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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1931, Mason City, Iowa Edited for the Home I A U 0 N E R US MEM ART OEPT OF IOWA unINES VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS fna COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED wms SERVICE Longworthf the Ruler Speaker Was Always Strictly Party Follower By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 11 CPA T he word smart always was the fittest adjective to ap ply to Nicholas Longworth as a political person ality Thruout his career he was an admitted be liever in organi zation methods a strict party man He would not even desert the republican ranks to follow his fatherinlaw as a progressive presidential candidate This doubtless was partly due to his own ultraregularity It might equally have been at tributed however to the fact that he never showed a sign of pro gressive sympathies s i DERSONALLY he unquestionably 1 was absolutely honest He was that way intrinsically Neverthe less he had no compunctions in operating in conjunction with his partys Cincinnati machine at a time when many unpleasant things were being said about it In congress Longworth was very useful to the hardboiled element from the very fact of his recognized individual probity and his reputa Tnrn to Paso 2 Column RANSOM DEM AND CUT TO Secretary of Kidnaped Mans Firm Gets Letter From Guys NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH IOWAN8 NEIGHBORS CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 11 1931 HOME EDITLON INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO AINU iiMTUKNAXIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 129 SENATE AIRS FILIBUSTER CHARGE Final U Probe Session Takes Up Board Policies 3 MEMBERS OF I Gi secretary of the Blumer Products coinpany today received an anonymous letter from Chicago reducing to the ransom asked for the return of Fred J Blu mer 50 head of the Monroe brew ery reputedly held by kidnapers Blumer former president of the Wisconsin Brewers association has been misaing from his home since Thursday night when he left tu keep a telephone business appoint ment Shortly after Wells received a telephone call stating Blumer was safe but held for ransom Mailed From Chicago 0 The letter received today was In a white government envelope mailed at p m yesterday from Chi cago It read Dear sir We make it 100 grand now Wrap it in a white paper and wait at the southeast corner of Madison and Canal streets Tuesday morning be tween 9 and 10 If you tell anybody about this well it will just be too bad We are above the average in brains so be careful The letter was signed Unem ployed guys Sheriff Myron West said he be lieved the letter a hoax but that it might elicit a hurried reply from the real kidnapers Any one even if they pose as average intelligent criminals should have sense enough to know that the Blumber family is not going to walk down Chicago streets in broad daylight with cash on them to be delivered at a specific corner Attorney Thot Kidnaped CHICAGO April 11 The po lice were searching today for Ben jamin McWilliams a veteran attor ney on the theory that he may have been kidnaped and slain He has been missing since March 29 One report reaching police was that n close friend of Alphonse Capone had asked him to help search for the missing man GROUP EXPLAIN THEIR METHODS Shull Says Iowa Plan Is Recommended to Older States rjES MOINES April 11 University oE Iowa probe com mittee at its final session today delved into fundamental policies of the system whereby the state board of education is aided by a full time finance committee Three members of the board Mrs Pauline Devitt Oskaloosa Miss An na B Lawther Dubuque and Henry Shull Sioux City were on the stand with Shulls testimony centering around his views on the organization of higher education under state control The committee adjourned public hearings shortly after noon and will set about preparing its report for submission to the legislature next week Senator L H Doran asked Attorneys Denis Kelleher and Era met Tinley to submit written state ments of what they believed the report should contain Asked for Views Senator Dorau asked Shull for his views on the present setup whereby the finance committee is the excu tive committee for the unpaid board of education Under the present law Shull replied one cannot interpret it any other way It has been proved in other states that a paid board of regents has not been successful it might ibe that the size of the finance committee could be increased There are so many routine matters for that group to do because the board can not be on the spot all the time We have to trust our employes We could keep more detailed rec ords if we had more help System Recommended Shull said that the Iowa system has been recommended to other states by the Carnegie foundation He suggested appointment of a committee to study educational management by other states and warned against taking only the evidence of this probe to condemn the Iowa system This committee might be cx tiected to incorporate in its report suggestions for changing or improv ROYAL JAPANESE PAIR ARRIVE havc Japanese Prince ing tffe law commented sentative Bvron Allen Rep re Mrs Devitt denied that one or two members controlled the board nnd told of working actively on the Niildin and business committee She said she had examined all the plans for major buildings and had Turn to 2 column AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I thot at first he was in nocent innocent man is goin to hire a lawyer as slick an highpriced as Jim T B TEST LAW TO BE ENFORCED One More Attempt to Use Peaceful Means Will Be Made DES MOINES April 11 One more attempt will be made to enforce the bovine tuberculosis test ing law in Cedar county by peace ful means state and county officials decided in a conference here today In a statement issued after Gov Dan Turner met the officials be hind closed doors the conference decided that we are going to see that this law is enforced The statement said that leader of the Cedar county farmers oppos ing attempts of the department of agriculture veterans to conduct the tests would hold a conference in Cedar county tomorrow and it is our sincere hope that out of this conference will come a resolution to the effect that there will not continue longer opposition to the law Dr Peter Malcolm state veterin arian representative of the attorney generals office and of Cedar county officials met with the governor Dr Malcolm was ejecteo from a Cedar county farm yesterday by a group of farmers Crowd of Farmers Groxvs TIPTON April 11 crowd of farmers at the E C Mitchell farm hadgrown to 300 at noon today Objectors were called out by general calls over rural telephones Leaders said 1000 wouia be at the farm by midafternoon The objectors will permit no strangers to enter the Mitchell farm Newspapermen were escorted to the road to Look Over US NEW YORK April 11 Prince Takamatsu of Japan an his bride set out today to discove what makes America tick He didnt put it quite that waj but it seemed nevertheless to b the general Idea of the interyieu he gave shortly after his arrival I look forward to seeing all th things that make for the greatnes of America and to meeting manj of its prominent people he said I have long read and studied books on America and I know I shal enjoy the visit Ag for his bride of a year Prin cess Kikuko she too wishes to see the great things that are here Prince Takamatsu younger broth er of Emperor Hirohito and a mem ber of the oldest reigning family in the world is traveling incognito bul his first full day in the Unitec States was filled with official func tions The couple arriving yesterday on the Aqultania took a salute of 2 guns as they passed Governors Is land and rode up Broadway thru lanes of cheering crowds At the Battery a group of communists had assembled but their attempted demonstration was abortive SPANISH VOTERS TO GO TO POLLS Nations First Election in 8 Years Will Be for City Offices MADRID April first elections in eight years will he held in Spain tomorrow when voters will register their preferences for mu nicipal offices The polling will mark the first step in the program of the govern ment to return the country to a normal constitutional life Heavy police guards will be main tained over election day to suppress any rioting Principal Interest in the elections lies in the test they will afford of the strength of antimonarchist sentiment which is known to have grown in the last few years Fire Sweeps Store at Estherville 7 Men Badly Burned ESTHERVILLE April 11 fhe J C Penney store was swept by fire of unknown origin with a lamage estimated at all of which is covered by insurance Sev in men including four firemen were severely burned about the face and hands in combating the fire WILL SAN JOSE CR April in here by PanAmerican today We was wakened exactly at the same time this morning by another little shake in Managua now I am a prophet among the marines as I said they would use them for reveille Tomorrow this beautiful little country celebrates a national vic tory over the United States Now I know how an Englishman feels in our country on the fourth of July Our calamities come in bunches now Nick is dead Washingtonwont seem the same to me I used to go straight for his office and make it my headquarters at the capitol all day We would get Jack Garner who loved Nick and then I would between the two get the real low down on what the government wasat dom I have been told many times by many democrats that he was the most able and most popu lar man in congress Why is it a bum politician never dies Yours MNIDER SCOFFS ATRUMORHE1S HOOVER CHOICE Hines Says Clear Lake May Get Veterans Hospital By RADFOIID B MOBLEY IITASHINGTON April Hanford MacNider Mason City today scoffed at reports he will be chosen by President Hoover for his running mate in 1932 say ing they were mere rumors Altho he denied the probability of his candidacy it is thot he might have done so out of regard for Vice President Curtis and other high re publican officials When questioned MacNider laugh ed it off with the statement all that Is mere rumor It is known however that he Is held in high regard at the white house While here MacNider has had several conferences with depart ment officials one of the most sig nificant of which was that with General Hlnes head of the vet erans bureau who told MacNider Clear Lake is being considered as a possible site for Iowas new 000000 veterans hospital Hines was unable to make any definite statement in this regard but said Clear Lake is understood to have many of the healthful qualifications necessary to a hos pital site Before leaving for Can ada tomorrow1 Mr and Mrs Nider will have lunch with the Hoovers at the white house1 Dempsey on Way to Reno Refuses to Explain Why Difficulties With His Actiess Wife Have Been Rumored DISCUSS WATERWAY PORTS OF REBEL ISLANDS CLOSED Lisbon Government Pub lishes Decree Establish ing Blockade LISBON Portugal April 11 A decree establishing a blockade and closing the ports of the islands of Sao Miguel and Terceira in thn Azores was published today by the Dortuguese government The decree was the first official admission that the revolt which be a week ago at Funchal Ma eira had spread to the other east rn Atlantic Archipelago owned by ortugal Garrisons of both insular capitals hursday sent word to Lisbon they were severing relations with the ome government The expeditionary force sent to uppress the rebellion at Funchal rrivecl yesterday at Porto Santo ne of the islands of the Madeira rotip They are establishing them eleves there for the campaign gainst Funchal Colonel Noronha omrnanding officer of the garrison n the Island of Fayal Azores said e believed the Island to be almost mpregnable WASHINGTON April 11 R J Manion Canadian minister of railways and canals told Secretary Stimson today he believed Canada would shortly formally advise the United States of its willingness to proceed with the St Lawrence waterway project Manion whose department direct ly handles such projects conferred informally with the secretary He was accompanied by Col Han ford MacNider American minister to Ottawa and Hume Wrong Ca nadian charge daffaires here The minister for railways and canals told the secretary he was not in a position to speak formally on behalf of Premier R B Bennett regarding tho St Lawrence but pointed out that Bennett in his first campaign speech for the recent elections had advocated the water way Manion said he knew of nothing which would change the favorable attitude of the premier Barber Commits Suicide CEDAR RAPIDS April 11 eorge W Young 64 a barber ommitted suicide by hanging in his otel room Friday Women UrgeDry Educational Drive Example in Home WASHINGTON April 11 A nationwide educational cam paign fortified by good example in the home was named today by an unofficial law enforcement commis sion of 22 women as their chief rec ommendation for improving the present prohibition situation This was the conclusion of a com posite prohibition report presented yesterday to President Hoover and described as postscript to the Wlckersham study It was made public today at a luncheon by the womans national commitee for law enforcement Forget Parties In one of the 22 individual studies from which the consensus was drawn Mrs Clement L Shaver wife of the former chairman of the democratic national committee urged women to forge they were democrats or republicans and vote only to overthrow the liquor traf fic She said President Hoover was in a strong position because of his prohibition stand Mrs GiffortJ Plnchot wife of the Pennsylvania governor conceded enforcement was a tough nut to crack addingthat if the drya did not want it enough to fight for it the amendment might just aa well be repealed Better Than Others Mrs Carrie Chapman Catt wo man suffrage leadersaid she had never observed a liquor law that was SALT LAKE CITS April 11 fA Dempsey former heavy weight ringchampion was enroute to Ueno Nev today after refusing to comment on his matrimonial af fairs and saying he sought six weeks of rest The exchampion visited hla mother here yesterday and left last night for Nevada where divorce residence requirements were re duced recently to six weeks He in timated he would spend his time camping but did not name his companions Both Dempsey and his actress wife Estelle Taylor have denied recent reports they had marital difficulties Miss Taylor told of a minor disagreement but denied knowledge of any intention on her husbands part to seek a divorce Dempsey said the reports were news to him Tho former champion announced in Columbus Ohio last Monday he would retire for two months on the order of physicians at the Mayo clinic Rochester Minn He said he planned to resume refereeing anf1 promotion of bouts after bis rest VIVIAN GORDON DIED PENNILESS KnickKnacks Worth 1 More Than Her Entire Estate NEW YORK April 11 few knickknacks which she let behind in her apartment the nigh she was killed their value not ex ceeding form the entire estat of Vivian Gordon a Broadway fig ure in connection with whose deal five men have been arrested In the days when things wer breaking for her Vivian Gordon was popularly supposed to have ac cumulated thru transac tions which police said includes blackmail Even at the time of her death six weeks ago it was gos siped that she had Harry Stein a racketeer arrested on suspicion of homicide in the case and four other men remained in custody today while police con tinued their search for a sixth man It was intimated that the man now sought is the one who drove the car from which Miss Gordons body was thrown into van Cottlandt Park the night of Feb 26 Attorneys for Stein threatening habeas corpus proceedings said he could establish an alibi JACK DEMPSEY Eaker Flashes East in Attempt for New Speed Flight Record WICHITA Kans April 11 Capt Ira C Eakcr nnted army test pilot flashed eastward toward New York today in quest of a new trans continental flight record today af ter a brief refueling stop His red and blue low wing mono plane which carried him from Bur bank Cal to Wichita in 6 hours 2 minutes and 38 new into the air on the final lap at a m C S T Markets at a Glance Tom to Page Column reformatory NEW YORK Westinghouse at new low rails recover trading dull Foreign Exchanges Irregular French franc strong active weekend covering Cuban buying European selling CHICAGO good export sales and firm cables small country of ferings and moderate Cattle and hogs steady Sentenced to Womens Prison COUNCIL BLUFFS April 11 on charges of passing a forged check Mrs Madeline Frank lin Council Bluffs was sentenced Friday to 15 years in the womens Immense Throng Pays Tribute at Longworth Burial CINCINNATI April 11 UP Speaker Nicholas Longworth wn purled today iu Spring Grove cyne tery the resting place 6f his fore bears No words of eulogy were spoken as the simple ritual of the Episcopa church was read But a silent tribute was paid t him by men in whose high circles he moved and by townspeople who revered him President Hoover came with an official party together with a large delegation from congress where Mr Longworth served for more taan 20 years Brief Prayers Said Funeral services were held at Christ Episcopal church where the Rt Rev Henry Wise Hobson bish op coadjutor of the diocese of south rn Ohio pronounced the brief pray in the ritual of the dead Men and womenhigh in public affairs called at the Rockwood estate of the Longworths to extend iheir sympathies The body arrived y a special train from Aiken S Mr Longworth died of pneumonia two days ago The Interior of the home was tanked with flowers and inside the church which had seating capacity or only 750 persons the aisles Tnni to fata 2 Column ENDS FATALLY Sioux City Woman Recovers in Hospital Husband Is Dead SIOUX CITY April 11 Adam A Kicffer was In a hospital oday recovering from a bullet wound and scalp injury received luring a quarrel in which her hus and was fatally wounded The woman told police last night he was attacked by her husband when he became angered in a dispute ver disposition of sortie family fur niture She said her husband aged 26 rew a revolver and struck her ver the head inflicting a deep gash Seizing tho gun she admitted fir ng three times one of the shots triking Kieffer in the back and re ulting in his death Mrs Kieffer vas wounded in the leg when th un was discharged earlier in the cuffle BACKERS WORK TO FORCE THRU INCOME TAX ACT Body Adjourns Without Approving Motion to Require Report ryes MOINES April 11 upj Charges that members aro fili bustering to defeat income tax county assessors compromise efforts were aired today as tho senate battled over a motion to require the conference committee to report by Monday afternoon The motion filed by Senators Li H Doran Boone and C F Clark Linn precipitated a parliamentary tangle which brot an appeal from a ruling of tlie chair for the first time this session The verbal engagement finally was halted by adjournment with the DoranCIark motion not having bsen acted upon The debate arose in the first meeting of the senate after Lieut Gov Arch McFarlano bad appoint ed the senate members of the third GOVERNOR SIGNS DBS MOINES April 11 Gov Dan Turner todUy signed the TamlsieaAnderson congres sional redistricting bill reducing lowaa districts from 11 to nine which was passed recently by the legislature The redistricting was made necessary by an act of congress reapportioning repre aentatio non the basis of the 1930 census income taxcounty assessor confer ence committee and bcfora tha house members had been announced I All Efforts Failed So far reachan agreement between tha senate which has refused to approve an in come tax without a system of coun ty assessors and the house which has favored an income tax but op posed the county assessor plan hava failed Is it fair that the majority of senate members appointed to the committee be opponents of the in come tax Senator E W Clark of Cerro Gordo county asked in tha course of the discussion Senator George Wilson Polk replied that the majority of the sen ate appointees have favored the in come tax To this Clark retorted Lhat they hacl favored It only if It ncludcd the county assessor amendment Senators Wilsonand Joe Frailey Lee pointed out that he bill which combined the two was the one which the senate had ap proved Second Call Filed Upon the filing of the Doran iark motion a call of tho liousa signed by 13 members was filed Turn to PJIKB 2 Column Accused of Shoplifting Woman Sues Gets COUNCIL BLUFFS April 11 UP McQueen 57 warded a judgment for In er damage suit against a ouncil Bluffs grocery store by a istrict court jury She charged that n employe of the store made her ivulge the contents of her shopping ag in the presence of others in the tore Testimony showed that noth ngwas found in the bag that she ad not paid for IOWA WEATHER Fair Saturday night rising temperature in northwest and north general portions Satur day night Sunday piirtly cloudy or cloudy nnd warmer LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 02 Minimum in Night so At 8 A M Saturday 48 After a running start Friday morning something happened tfj impede the progress of the mercury in the GlobeGazettes weather shel ter and the days maximum was only degrees higher than tha 8 oclock a m temperature Satur day opened clear and balmy with tne temperature rising rather rap idly from the 8 oclock setting WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO April 11 TVWeather outlook for the week beginning Monday For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and tha northern and central great plains unsettled Monday with showers and probably another precipitation per iod before closo of week cooler Monday or Tuesday warmer by Wednesday or Thursday ;