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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home COIP HARLON E R MEM fi AST OF IOWA noiMrs la THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS H EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 13 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENO 130 U S Blamed for Poverty Virgin Islands Made Poor by American Prohibition By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHING TON April 13 CPA f t e r trans forming the Vir gin Islands from a fairly prosper ous little group of colonies into a p o o r h o use as President Hoov er calls it it comes with poor grace from the United States to complain that a poorhouse is what we have in the pee wee de pendency on our hands Senator Duncan TJ Fletcher of Florida re spectfully submits Senator Fletcher recognizes that Denmark stuck Uncle Sam with a gold brick when she sold the islands to him for 525000000 in 1917 Nevertheless he agrees that it was up to the Washington govern ment to give the inhabitants of the islands the benefit of a reasonably intelligent American administration instead of depriving them of their only means of livelihood which was the production and sale of rural under the eighteenth amendment and then forgetting about them for the next 14 to have Mr Hoover express surprise on visit ing them in the course of his recent West Indian voyage to discover that they are not even as well Off today as they were under Danish rule V AT THAT however it irks the Florida senator somewhat to note the critical attitude taken by the islands last Danish governor to ward American indifference to their welfare as reported of him in dis patches from Copenhagen following publication of President Hoovers comment If thepanes tpok so benevolent ativiriterest desttn like 9y they out lit11917 Admitting that Uncle Sam has been careless it looks to the sena tor he says as if the Danes were middling mercenary they evidently cared more for than for what became of the islanders Hence the Florida solon considers that the sarcasms of the last Danish Trim to Page 3 Column BORAH AFRAID OF OIL AGREEMENT Says if Anyone Sets Price Government Should Have Power WASHINGTON April 13 anybody is going to control oil and gasoline prices Senator Borah wants the government to do it In a statement yesterday he indi cated he would approve legislation to make the petroleum Industry sub ject to government regulations sim ilar to those now applied to pub lic utilities He did not say what steps he contemplated In that di rection but asserted We certainly will not consent to production being controlled without controlling the price the public must pay The Idaho republican took this position toward administration moves seeking limitation of produc tion and imports as a means of re lieving the oil industrys depression He challenged a plan discussed last week by the oil states advisory com mittee to restrict domestic produc tion as well as the agreement among big companies to reduce talports AUNT HET By Robert Guillen I that six months was mighty little for robbin a bank but come to find out he got a job bein president or somethin before he done it TWO DIE IN CRASH NEAR FLOYD Turner and Fletcher Meet Protesting Farmers RESULT OF TEST ON MITCHELLS FARM OBTAINED National Guard Units at Cedar Rapids Are Demobilized TOWA CITY April 13 Dan Turner and Attorney Gen eral John Fletcher arrived from Des Moines shortly after noon for a conference with Cedar county ob jectors to the bovine tuberculin test The governor and about 20 farm ers wentinto a closed session at 1 p m Sheriff Foster Maxson of Ce dar countywas here but nol accompanied the farmers and did not attend the meeting Meanwhile the results of the test given last week to cattle on the E C Mitchell farm near Tipton were obtained today by state veterin arians without opposition Only a small number men gathered aa the doctors prevented Saturday from reaching the cattle reported that only one reactor was found Guards Demobilized National guard units at Cedar Rapids which had been summoned to the armory were ordered demob ilized at noon Captain J F Currell said he misinterpreted orders of Ad jutant General W H Bailey who had asked him to get the telephone numbers of the men ready to call themat a moments notice Currell message to call for immediate mobilization V Dr Peter vetef in arian in charge of the test at Mitchells farm permitted the own er to keep for 90 days a bull which reacted He said he would raise the quarantine on the farm this after noon Picketing continued at another of Mitchells three farms by his neigh bors who had joined in protesting against enforcement of the law Most of those interested however went to Iowa City for the governors conference Fails to Act The sifting committee of the house of representatives met for two hours this morning but failed to talce any action on the Davis bill to make testing optional with coun ties Representative H N Hanson of Winnebago county chairman called another meeting for tomor row The situation also came to the at tention of the house thru a resolu tion introduced by Representative F W Elliott Scott asking the leg islature to uphold the governor in enforcing the law and criticizing the attitude of opponents The governor conferred with leg islators before going to Iowa City at 10 a m Newspapermen were ejected from the office of his secretary Roscoe Jones while the governor was in his private chambers Turner made no comment as he left the state house RESOLUTION ASKED DES MOINES April 13 UF A resolution asking the legislature to condemn tha attitude of opponents of the compulsory cattle testing law Turn to 2 Column ILLINOIS WET BILL IS VETOED Governor Rejects Measure to Repeal Laws of Search and Seizure SPRINGFIELD 111 April 13 tff Louis L Emmerson today vetoed the bill for the repeal of the Illinois search and seizure laws The measure would have placed Illinois sixth in the column of states repealing their prohibition enforce ment acts The state senate passed it by only a two vote margin while the house has thrice passed reneal bills P Governor Emmerson branded the effort of Illinois wets to strike all prohibition laws from the state ute books as nullificationism Governor Emmerson said that pro ponents of the bill claimed people of the state were not in sympathy with the eighteenth amendment but at the same time stressed the point that executives of states were sworn 1 to uphold the federal constitution HELD FOR RANSOM MONROE Wis April 13 T and business asso ciates of Fred J Blumcr 50 year old brewer reported held for ransom continued to wait today for some word from his abductors The police search for the kidnapers and their victim went on but au thorities were admittedly with out tangible clews Opposition Voiced in House to Road Bond Amendment MOINES April 13 U position on the ground that county bonds should be retired first was encountered today aa the house took up the bill make operative the proposed road bond constitutional amendment The house adopted 56 to 44 an amendment placing the retirement of county road bonds ahead of the provision for defraying the cost of the primary roads in the bill The amendment was proposed by the sifting committee which also suggested a number of other changes for the consideration of the house Speak for Amendment Representative O J Reimers Lyon county spoke for the amend ment as did Representatives Leon ard Simmer Wappello and S R Torgeson Worth It was opposed by speakers including Representative J H Johnson Marion Representative J P Gallagher Iowa compared the argument to a discussion of the merits of Tweedle dum and Tweedledee Ho said pro visions for refunding the county bonds and for constructing the pro posed primary system both were in the bill He said the bill had met all requirements of the peoople of the state and asked the members to stand by it as written Representatives Reimers and Tor geson contended that the state first should turn its attention to getting out of debt It was contended by Representa tive W M Short Woodbury that the bill was based upon one writ ten last aumumn and that it con tains no requirements for payment of the bonds by 1952 as outlined by Its proponents Would Limit Bonds The amendment by Representa tive Leroy Shields Clarke which would limit the bonds to 15 years also was before the house for action Representative Johnson explained the purpose of the bill that it would carry into effect the constitutional amendment to be vested on by the people June 16 He said it would set up the machinery for issuing and retiring the bonds and estimated that thi retirement would be fin ished by 1952 The senate held a brief memorial service in the morning commemor ating the work of the late Arthur C Savage Adair A F Frudden Dubuque county Herbert E Dean of Oseeola John G Legel Charles City and W C Stuckslager Lisbon 2 lowans in Hospital After Crash at Omaha OMAHA April 13 L Dean of Sioux City and Robert Davis of Glenwood were held under police guard in an Omaha hospital following an auto collision Sunday in which they and six others were injured ANDERSON FIRM GIVENCONTRACT FOR POSTOFFICE Woodruff Proposed Building Edifice of Stone A DISPATCH from Washington Monday quoted an announce ment by treasury officials that the contract for the erection of the Ma son City postoffice building had been let to the Anderson company of Chicago The Anderson company bid was low among 37 contractors calling for completion of the building for This companys bid had been delayed in the mail but the department decided to consider it The building which is to house the postoffice on the first floor various federal officials on the sec ond floor and the federal court on the third floor will be erected on Second street and Delaware avenue northeast Receives Telegram Postmaster G M Woodruff re ceived a telegram from Congress man G N Haugen confirming the awarding of the contract and also stating that the chief architect of the treasury department at Wash ington had under consideration cer tain changes sugegsted by Mr Woodruff Among these changes was the substitution of stone for brick It was Mr Woodruffs contention that since itwas possible to build an cheaply thejj9vernnient Should erect a stonefatiier than brick Mr Woodruff also sugegsted that the Federal avenue sewer be used instead the Delaware avenue sewer which would make possible other contemplated installations in the basement which would not be possible because of the relative height the Delaware sewer New Drawings Needed Mr Haugen stated that stone construction would undoubtedly re quire new drawings and would de lay the project a month or two Mr Haugen reached Washington Monday morning going there from Cincinnati where he went to attend the funeral of Speaker Nicholas Longworth Just when the Anderson company plans to start work was not learned A representative of a local railroad interviewed the company a few days ago and was told that nothing would be done on the matter for 30 or 60 days King of Spain May Abdicate PLANE CRASHES FATAL TO SEVEN Chief Pilot of Milwaukee Airport and Mechanic Among Dead Airplane accidents caused the deaths of seven pilots or their passengers Sunday George Wein chief pilot for the Curtiso Wright airport at Milwau kee and his mechanic Carl Jantz were killed when a control wire snapped on their plane and sent them crashing 300 feet to the ground Wing Buckles The right wing of the craft piloted by Gertin A Munson 30 buckled as a left bank was attempted and Munson and W H Portman 21 were killed at Houston Texas At Sodus N Y Hugh Shipley Putneyville farmer and Homer Pot wine garage employe riding in a plane piloted by Robert Loope were killed in a fall from an altitude of 300 feet Loope was uninjured Killed In Stunting Walter Frick 26 secretary of the Gray Eagle flying service of Ma rion 111 was killed when stunting at the Marlon airport He nose dived from an altitude of 1000 feet and when he tried to level at 200 feet the motor missed fire William Davis 47 suffered a frac tured skull and a crushed right leg in a fall of 500 feet before 4000 spectators at Hasbrouck N J He was flying one of five airplanes of French manufacture brot to this country by Charles Levine Jap Premier Disabled by Bullet Quits Wakatsuki Expected to Be Successor of Hamaguchi TOKYO April 13 as the result of a shot fired last Nov 14 by a young assassin Yuko Hamaguchi resigned today as pre mier of Japan and presented the resignations of his entire cabinet The appointment of Reijiro Wak atsuki former premier as succes sor to Hamaguchi was regarded as a foregone conclusion and it was expected Wnkatsuki would retain most of the Hamaguchi cabinet The Hamaguchi administration which lasted less than two years weathered many storms growing out of its acceptance of the London naval treaty and the attempt upon the premiers life was attributed to dissatisfaction among patriotic ex tremists with Japans position re garding the arms limitation agree ment Shot by Assassin Hamaguchi was shot by Tomeo Sakoya 23 a member of the Love of Country association Investiga tions disclosed that no responsible political group had anythingto do with the shooting and Sagoya was regarded as a misguided patriot He has not yet been tried For weeks Hamaguchi lay in hospitalconvalescing while Baron KyutoShidchEirathe foreign min ister actedaaihead of the adminis tration which was the subject of several conservative attacks in the diet Recently Haniaguchi tried to re sume active direction of the gov ernment but was forced to reenter the hospital Two operations were performed upon him last week Decides to Resign Convinced his illness would pre clude his participation in politics for some time Hamaguchi decided to resign As leader of the Minseito lib eral party Hamaguchi became pre mier July 2 1929 His victory In bringing about ratification of the treaty over the objections of influ ential groups in the navy was re garded as significant as previously in naval policies the custom of the government had been to accede to the wishes of this solidarity As Japans chief delegate to the London conference Wakatsuki backed the international agreement Pantages and Others Summoned Before Court SAN DIEGO Cal April 13 Alexander Pantages wealthy the ater operator and four other per sons were summoned to court here today for preliminary hearing on charges of participating in a love bazar involving girls of high school age Killed When Car Tips MUSCATINE April 13 Lillian Swanson 24 was fatally in jured Sunday when her automobile overturned lowan Dies of Injuries COUNCILBLUFFS April 13 M Peterson 42 died of in juries received when he was thrown from the rumble scat of a car here Saturday night RULE THREATENED Associated Press tlioto KING ALFONSO XII Woodcock Plans Campaign Against Grape Concentrate WASHINGTON April 13 An intention to prosecute grape concentrate concerns whenever it can be provedtheir goods are sold wltt an intent that they be used ii the manufacture of beverage which is intoxicating In fact was reiterated today by Prohibition Di rector Woodcock Woodcock included this statemenl in a letter made public today by the Washington headquarters of the crusaders Both the federal dry chief and Attorney General Mitchell wore asked a series of questions by the organization but only the for mer replied in detail The crusaders letters referred particularly to a firm represented in Washington by Mrs Mabel Walk er Willebrandt former assistant at torney general In order that the citizens may know what they may properly do within the law the crusaders let ter said ask you to state whether the sale of this product is legal and if so whether it is also legal to sell kegs for the purpose of making wine which will develop a greater alcoholic content than is permitted by the Volstead act The keg has been treated as a part of the apparatus for making li quor and the press has reported many raids in which kegs were seized which had been offered for sale Woodcock replied that the ques tion of intent was involved but added that there was the practical difficulty of the proof of such un lawful intent ROGERS Pf tftusC PANAMA April Brookhart has just been down at Panama and he was shocked and said the people down here were just wallowing in sin and he was going to introduce a bill in congress to remove the canal to go between Cedar Rapids and DCS Moines So the people here asked me to come down to offset Brookhart and I kinder wanted to see and perhaps join in the I will say this for the folks down here They are not wallowing in the canal I flew in here yesterday from Costa Rica and I havent seen the canal yet and cant find any body that knows where It is There is one great thing about the tropics it gives you a great alibi Yours RUTH NICHOLS IS QUEEN OF SPEED Breaks Earhart Record for Airplanes With 210 Miles an Hour DETROIT Auril 13 Nichols Rye N Y aviatrix set a new speed record for women over a three kilometer course here this morning with a speed of 210685 miles an hour Mrs Amelia Ear hart Putnam held the previous rec ord of 181157 miles an hour Taking off from the Grosse Isle airport at a m to avoid cross winds forecast for later in the day Miss Nichols flying the Lockheed Vega plane in which she set the womens altitude record last month sped over an official course laid out near the flying field Miss Nichols made two round trips over the course and the speed was the average of the four tim ings In the trips against the wind she timed nt 193036 and 202814 miles an hour and with the wind the times were 221825 and 226880 Royalists Are Badly Beaten in Elections Three Ministers of Kings Cabinet Give Resignations BULLETIN PARIS April IS tele phone message from Madrid to Routers Agency tonight sulil that the Spanish cabinet had decided to resign MADRID April 13 with victory over the monarchists in yesterdays elections Don Nice ton Alcala Zamora and the group of republican leaders who pro claimed a revolution in Spain last December late this afternoon for mally demanded that Alfonso rec ognize the Spanish republic In a note signed by all the signa tories of last Decembers revolu tionary proclamation the republi cans declare that Sundays elec tions signify an expression the public will for an immediate re public in Spain On the other hand the constitu tionalist monarchy bloc some of its chiefs said today will probably be disbanded immediately Ilan Manifesto It was predicted that the consti tutionalists would soon Issue a man ifesto declaringrthat their program tor e constitutional monarchy was no longer necessary because the people yesterday hadvoted against monarch I al rule Persona close to the throne said the king was considering an at tempt to form another provisional government of old guard politicians to settle the situation temporarily The king was to decide this after noon at a cabinet meeting whether to accept and announce the resigna tions of three members of his cab inet which were tendered this morn ing In the opinion of qualified ob servers the king has three possible courses of action Might Mean Wur 1 To continue the district and then the parliamentary elections cither under Premier Juan Bautis to Aznnr or a new government This probably would lead to a republic 2 To establish another military dictatorship This might mean an immediate strike revolution and civil war 3 To abdicate The government Is confused in the face of the sweeping republican majorities Amid occasional out bursts of joy the republicans arc sitting tight and waiting for the kings decision If the government proceeds with its election program the republicans expect to win and establish their form of rule If the government cancels the elections the opposition believes that the peo ple will fight WOMAN IS ALSO BADLY HURT AS AUTOS COLLIDE Accidents Bring Death to 4 lowans Over WeekEnd BULLETIN OSAGE April Haus cr Minneapolis victim of an uuto accident near Floyd died ut a hospital hero at about 3 oclock tills afternoon OSAGE April A Mitchell Coleraine Minn was killed and two other persons were seriously injured when an auto and a truck crashed on highway 218 about 6 miles north of Floyd Monday after noon shortly before 1 oclock Mr and Mrs H Hauser Minne apolis were injured Physicians at Savra hospital Osage where they are confined for treatment stated that Mr Hausers chances for re covery are slight Cans Crash Hctidon Mr MitcheTl was traveling south with Marvin Mitchell his son in a truck When this truck and a tour ing car occupied by Mr and Mrs Hauser which was going north struck gravel they both swerved and collided headon The truck was hurtled into a ditch and the tour g car was demolished The only person to escape with out injury was Marvin Mitchell He called for help at once and physi cians from Osage came to the scene of the accident The body of T A Mitchell was found underneath the truck It is thot he was instantly killed Suffered Skull Fracture Mr Hauser who is about 68 years of age suffered a fracturent the base oitheBKull Sirs Hauser received cuts on her face Physi cians said she would probebly re cover Mr and Mrs Hauser were on their way home from Cedar Rapids The body of Mitchell is now in the Champion funeral home at Oaage Relatives of Mr and Mrs Hunger have been notified of the accident Graf Zeppelin Lands at Home After 97 Hour Trip FRIEDRTCHSHAFEN Germany April 13 Graf Zeppelin landed here at dawn today after a hour journey to the southern Mediterranean Egypt and Palestine Fire That Razed Lumber Yard in Michigan Controlled MENOMINEE Mich April 13 fire oJ undetermined origin that destroyed a lumber yard and three dwellings here and two build ings across the Menomineo river at Marinette Wis with a loss estimate at more than was brot un der control shortly after 9 a m to day Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks firm public utilities lead forward movement Bonds steady rails Improve Curb firm several specialties strong Butter unsettled Foreign exchange irregular Spanish peseta weak Cotton steady local covering Sugar steady trade support CHICAGO Wheat firm large export sales and small flour stocks Corn firm bullish Illinois reports and firm cables Cattle weak hogs lower 4 KILLED SUNDAY Ky Associated Press Three persons were killed and six seriously injured in automobile ac cidents in Iowa Sunday Another died from Black Damp gas in lialed when he was exploring an olil coal mine and two companions are expected to recover The dead Florence Stoiiton 18 Lnnesboro Lillian Swanson 24 MuHcatlne Ethel HhUr 21 tJiUo Park Lewis Saner 17 Ottutmva The injured Glen Wahl and Merle Truesdell both of Hawnrden F Stoelting Paulllna Henry Baaeck Craig M Simmons Laxe Park Mrs Baton Stcnaay Luverne William Mannu el and Charles Cramer both of Ot tumwa overcome by mine gas Miss Stouton died Monday of in juries rtceived Sunday when her au tomobile overturned near Lohrville Turn to Iuee 2 Colnmn Thieves Break Into Fostofflne PLEASANT PLAIN April 13 LW obtained 5100 in money and stamps when they broke Into the postoffice here Saturday night WEATHER Furtlycloudy Monday night and Tuesday slightly cooler Monday night in northwest portion Tuesday in north portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday HO Minimum In Night 18 At 8 A M Monday CO Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 11 Minimum in Night 47 Temperature figures standing by themselves fall short oE telling tha weather story for Saturday and Sunday Both days as well as Fri day there was a terrifically heavy wind which filled the air with dust and debris The storm appears to have been related to the one in Min neapolis which wag regarded aa the worst in many years even par alyzing traffic for a time according to report Monday dawned clear and altho there was a fairly brisk wind it was not of hurricane proportions as on the two previous days ;