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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas PAPER Edited for the Home riASLON E R HIS MEM 6 ART CEP T OF IOWA nr q iini VtS I A VOL XXXVII FTVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1O WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Blame Laid to Low Pay Labor Lacks Buying Power Couzens i Claims By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 15 CPA tho I have quoted it a couple times already may I begin by setting down a remark recently made to me by President Melvin A Tray lor of the First National bank of Chicago in sup port of his con tention that a general wage cut is a necessary precedent to prosperitys re vival Wemust not confuse an arbi trary fixed wage in dollars and cents with a real wage in its pur chasing power Employers must he as quick to recognize the real wage in a rising market as labor must be to recognize the real wage in a falling market Business cannot prosper if costs eliminate profit aud labor cannot work as fully as it should if capital is denied a proper return Todays market being a falling one as to the level of commodity Tarn to Pnco 12 Column I FLAMES DAMAGE BERLIN EMBASSY V Bluecher Palace Purchased By United States Nearly Destroyed BERLIN April 15 fa mous Bluecher palace on Pariser S Xtplatz which purchased by 1 A r government for an wag ba3iy 1 of firemen who of saving the palace concen trated their efforts on preventing spread of the blaze to nearby build ings Additional alarms emptied other firehouses and almost every piece of apparatus in the city was called out Origin of the fire was not deter mined There were no known casua ties but the offices of the Unite States commercial attache the onl part of the embassy which had bee moved to the building were de stroyed Title to the building was still its former owners hand so the Uni ted States government which is re puted to have paid fo it presumably escaped serious loss The palace was built by the Prus sian government as a gift to Gen era Bluecher who lurned the tide of battle at Waterloo MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 15 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE fvuxoa AIIU mrriamATUJNAIi NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE J0 J32 SENATE HOLDS UP INCOME TAX T VH Man Killed Two Hurt When Airplane Crashes BEACON N Y April 15 One man was killed and two injured in an airplane crash here A Stein Indianapolis was killed R C Win slow Indianapolis pilot and owner of the plane was critically injured GeorgeB Benton Minneapolis suf fered a fractured hip Convention Delegate Named LEtAND April Luther league of pur Saviors church elected Laura Hiiglen secretary to take the place of Arabella Huglen who resigned H O Haagenson was chosen a delegate to the Luther league riati6nal convenlion to be held at Chicago In June Tna Mrs A D Branstad ia alternate AUNT NET Robert Quillen Its no wonder Emmie dont like funerals Theyre the only Mntl o public af fairs where she cant be the center of attraction KING AND QUEEN LEAVE FORMER EXILES RETURN Martial Law Proclaimec at Barcelona After Clashes MADRID April 15 roya family of Spain was outward bound for exile today and the new republican government inauguratec its first day of power with a mani festo announcing its program Scores of political exiles returned from foreign lands to aid the estab lishment of the order for which thej were banished Other scores of men archists left voluntarily to live abroad A national holiday was decreed and the people continued yester days celebration over the fall of th monarchy Political prisoners were liberated thruout the nation but the govern ment refused to free common law offenders Designation Received Resignations of several Spanish ambassadors were received from ibroad and foreign envoys hastenec o pay their respects to the new foreign office Martial law vas proclaimed ai Barcelona as the result of partisan clashes and a 24 hour strike was declared to guard against a possible monarchist coup The text of the Icings lash procla was kept Hccre The queen left by train for Irun on the FrancoSpanish border In the meantime KingAlfonso who boarded a cruiser at Cartagena this morning wassailing westware on the Mediterranean presumably for England Queen Says Farewell The final scene of parting took place In the little station of Escurial near the palace today as the queen and her two daughters and twosons last of the family to depart bada adieu on the station platform to a little band of faithful retainers grandees and aristocrats who had gathered to wish them Godspeed Scores of members of the aristoc racy of Spain were also bound out Turn In Tnsa fi Column DECORATFIM MAKES LOW BID Contracts to Be Let on Work in Howard Winnebago Counties AMES April 15 were expected to be awarded today by the Iowa state highway commis sion for paving and bridge and cul vert construction projects for which low bids totaling nav been submitted A bid of 24863733 by Fred Carl son and company of Decorah was the low offer to pave 11225 miles of primary 59 in Howard county from road 9 north to the Minne sota me The basis price was SI 99 a square yard Among low bids on bridge and culvert construction projects were Wnnehago one pridge raising another road 9 from ne eaat and fora Forest City north LundgrenReis ompany res Koines aiso a culverts north Flower and of Eagle Grove 58866 Repeal Asked in Report of 1100 Women Hoover Requested to Lead Prohibition Reform WASHINGTON April 15 The womens organization for na tional prohibition reform today drafted for personal presentation to President Hoover a resolution asking him to take action looking toward outright repeal of the eigh teenth amendment Met in executive session 1100 feminine antiprohibitionists earlier had voted to seek an interview with the president Word calne from the white house almost immediately that Mr Hoover would receive them at today Pledged td Repeal Pledged to outright repeal the or ganizations resolution concluded with a resolve that we petition tho president and the congress of the United States to take such action as will give to the people of tho states an opportunity to put into effect the principles to which wo adhere Insofar as the outstanding pro posals for reform made during this year the resolution to the presi dent said are predicated upon this necessity of repeal the womens organization for national prohibi tion reform is heartily in sympathy with them that insofar as their substitute plans may leave the mat ter still in tho hands congress and therefore liable to be a football in successive political campaigns it questions thef inaUty of the reliefs of the attempt at ha tional prohibition Immediately following the organ ization declared its belief that only upon repeal of the amendment and a return to the states of the powe to regulate liquor can a lastln solution of this great problem b founded In the preface to its resolutio the organization explained that th plans for reform mentioned by i were the systems of liquor contro proposed by Henry W Anderson o he WIckersham commission Chair nan Raskob of the democratic na ionai committee and Senator Mor row republican New Jersey resolution said It proposed repea jecause each of the outstanding lans if a repudiation of the pro ilbition laws requiring a new amendment to the constitution ah rogatlng its present provisions to become effective Decreed by Spanish Republic CHICAGO TUNNEL FIRE KILLS 11 Associated PressPboto Deadly smoke pouring from the superstructure of a tunnel project on Chicagos west side whore 11 men were suffocated and 17 others saved niter being overcome U INTEREST DOE Judge Loses Money by Not Having Bible EVANSTON III April 15 ts good business to have a Bible on land Magistrate Harry H Porter ouldnt find one yesterday and as result his court lost somo busi ness The Bible shortage was discov red when William Kaspter wanted Be magistrate to hear a suit for amages against Peter Vincent Your honor said Vincent I ont believe him and he doesnt he eve me but wed both believe ach other if we both testified with ur hands on a Bible Clerks searched but found noth ng better than a 1926 almanac Lets go to another court said Incent Kaspter agreed Estelle Decides She May Get Divorce of Her Own lacks Wife Right to Change Her Mind HOLLYWOOD Cal April 15 UP The breach between Jack Demp ey and his actress wife Estelle Taylor widened little today as Miss Taylor announced with slight eservationa that she had decided to ilea divorce suit here very soon By way of reservation the act ess intimated that a reconciliation was not an impossibility and that be might yet exercise her pre ogative of changing her mind Miss Taylor who Is now inter stcd in an operatic career made the nnouncemcnt after the former worlds heavyweight boxing cham pion had issued a statement from Reno that he wasthere to establish residence for the purpose of divorce at her request One shred of hope for reconcilia tion rested in an unconfirmed re port that Dempsey was returning to Hollywood Immediately Miss Taylor said her home would be open to him as always She said she had not heard from him directly or in directly v I feel she said that within the next 48 hours there will be some message from Dempsey What re sult this might have on her inten tions to file suit Miss Taylor did not say Opinion Based on Study of Records DBS MOINES April 15 UPXAt torney General John Fletcher today ruled that the state Is entitled to interest on the daily balances on the Rockefeller fund in the First National bank of Iowa City which the state board of education had waived Fletcher notified Chairman H B Carroll of the University of Iowa probe committee of his decision ii accordance with a request by tb commlttee last week Tho funds due the state in his opinion would tola about 530000 In yourresplution requesting thi opinion Fleacher wrote Carroll you do not give to me the facfc which you have discovered with ref erence to conditions under which this fund was deposited in the bank Based on Records Hence I am basing this opinion upon facts which I have gatherec from the institutions records on file with the board of education From the record which I have gone over in theoffice of the boarc of education and from the report oi the budget directors office as to average daily balances in the bank I am satisfied that the state oi Iowais entitled to interest upon the daily bank balances in this fund1 The letter did not mention the specific sum due the state Orlg nal discussion of thematter placed the figure at but a later computation by the budget direct ors off iceset it at nearer Principal Phase The question was one of the prin CABINET QUITS F S 11 ment of Adverse Elec tion Returns BUENOS AIRES April 15 The Argentinian cabinet resigne today handing Its collective reslg nation to the president The reaig nation was not accepted but a de was expected later in th cipal phases of the university probe and the committee had been hbld ng up its report until ruled The report is expected to be submitted to the legislature late onlght or tomorrow The board of education in April 1929 passed a resolution waiving the interest In September of that year It adopted another resolution changing the reasons for the waiver W J McChesney university rcasurer and president of the bank ilaimed in evidence before the com mittee that he had never accepted he money as a regular deposit State accountants made a special audit of he fund last January at the attor ney generals request fy Cobb Charged With Cruelty by His Wife AUGUSTA Ga Apri 15 Jrs Charlie Marlon Lombard Cobb oday filed in Richmond county su erior court a petition for divorce rom Tyrua Raymond Cobb former major league baseball star Her pe ition charged cruel treatment If Great Britain is going to do ustlce to its Indians a great load ill be lifted from the American mind We may even get time to do uatice to ours The New Yorker ciston day The resignations followed the au nouncempnt of partial returns in last weeksprovincial election showing that the radical candidate Dr Hqrnorio Pueyrrsdon was lead ing the conservative candidate Minister of the Interior Sanchez Sorondo said that the members of tha cabinet told President Uriburu they would continue at their p until a new ministry was de nated IQStS ieslg CHICAGO LOVE RING UNCOVERED Two Women Held as Alleged Procurers of Girls for Wealthy Men CHICAGO April 15 women were held today by investi gators at the racket bureau of the states attorneys office as the al leged heads of a love ring which procured young party girls for wealthy and influential men The arrests followed a raid upon a north side apartment in which a book containing moire than 200 names of patrons and girls was found Mosto these Sergt Michael Ahern who conducted theraid said will be questioned The women held identified them selves a3 Baroness Katherine Kuhle wlndl 50 who claims her title Is genuine and Mrs Jane Stanton 43 tfres Stanlon said she had been ald ng the baroness for only two weeks Radio Short Course to Be Held at Iowa State AMES April 15 annual radio short course and midwest di vision American radio relay league convention for Iowa will be held lere May 8 and D at the Iowa State college it has been announced llinois Senate Passes State Income Tax Bill SPRINGFIELD April 15 UPt senate today passed the in ome tax bill by a vote of 30 to 17 The bill would make taxation of in omes by the state possible It now foes to the house for consldera joa MARINES GUARD SEAPORT TOWN AGAINST REBELS 9 Americans and Many Natives Slain Since Saturday PUERTO CABEZAS Nicaragua April 15 States ma rines from the U S S Ashevill landed today to protect the populac against attacks from Nicaraguan insurgents Nine Americans am many natives have been slain sine Saturday The insurgents who a tacked u lumber campthere by sur rise and have since ravaged nearby Hacien das have slain a large but vmdeter mined number of natives althc meeting with some reverses them selves at the hands of the Nicar aguan constabulary headed by Am ericim marine officers The Insurgents suddenly appeam at Logtown on the morning of Apri 11 at about 7 a m barely giving the commissary clerk tha ttmo to call the Wawa Junction telephone exchange He shouted help into the mouthpiece and ran leavine the receiver down Heard Bandits The Wawa operator as a conse quence was able to hear the bandits as they looted the Logtown commis sary and notified Puerto Cnbezo and other encampments in the v clnlty the guard camp bi awav marine arid four of toward the lumber stopped some distance await Captain Harlen Pefley an fdur more of tha guardia befor proceeding to Logtown When they were near the plac tho insurgents who had prepare an ambush opened fire from ne hind killing Captain Pefley an wounding a guardia and Selaer wh died later A figrht followed and af ter a while the insurgents with drew the guardia picking up thei dead and wounded and returning t the commissary reported the fieh to Puerto Cabezas Tapped Wires wires and were listening to the ap wlrth and were listening to the ap peal for help sothat when Lieuten ant Clyde Roy Darrah Ralph Beads ey and 20 men from Puerto Ca Tura to Pa B column Royal Couple Welcomed by Official U S Prince and Princess of Japan Visit in Washington WASHINGTON April 15 The welcome of Americas highest officialdom beaded by President and Mrs Hoover was extended to day to Prince and Princess Taka matsu of Japan The 26 year old prince as the lecond younger brother of tha cm eror of Japan Is second in line to he throne ranking after his older nrother Prince Chlchibu Ths prin ess la a daughter of the illustrious house of Tokugawa which for two and onehalf centuries supplied the hoguns that actually ruled the em lire but let go their rule to permit ull restoration of the cmperora hey are the first imperial Japan se couple to visit Washington Greeting Prepared A semistate greeting had been repared for the arrival from New fork including an honor guard of marines and band to play the Japan se and American anthems Mingled with official and state en ertalnments among them a state inner tonight at the white house several periods during the six ay stay when the prince and rincesa will be free to indulge in he pleasures of sightseeing Periods Set Aside Two periods were set aside one omorrow and one Saturday for a sit to the tidal basin where the famous cherry of okyo to Washington two decades now In full bloom Diplomatic protocol called for a isit to President and Mrs Hoover i the white house immediately fter the arriver altho similar reelings occur at formal functions fterward WILL ROGER PANAMA CITY April Spanish paper on the street just now says the king of Spain is out HB has had a stormy career and his troubles are all over now I bet Mr Hoover says The lucky guy Well If they think running a re public is a cinch all they got to do is look around a little 1 been in eight republics In the last 10 days including our own and every one of em ought to be under Mussolini The paper says the republicans took over Spain now watch some poor Spanish farmer try and get relief Yours DANGER OF OPEN REBELLION OVER I B TEST PAST Farmers Agree to Obey Law Ask Certain Concessions April 15 Concur rence ny approximately 50 Cedar county au agree ment between their representative and state officials concerning th state bovine tuberculin cattle tes law was believed today to hav ended the controversy that threal ened at times to develop into one rebellion v The farmers yesterday agreed t permit state testingof their herd and ratified an agreement mad Monday at Iowa City at a confer ence between their representatives and Gov Dan Turner and Atty Gen John Fletcher After four and a half hours of discussion a formal statement was made by the committee of 15 which represented the farmers at the meeting with the state officials The statement set forth three prin Ipal provisions by which the losi ng of cattle could be made They were Permission of the farmers to employ veterinarians of their own choosing withdrawal immediately of all state forces now engaged in esting cattle in the county and hat the governor exert every effort o bring about a record vote on the Davis bill which would make tu ierculn testing of cattle optional The statement made it clear that n permitting the testing of the cat le the farmers had not changed heir opinion that the present test s unreliable that it neither pro ects public health nor eradicates ovine tuberculosis and that It per mita confiscation in the name of the aw Meanwhile testing of cattle con Inued in the county by state veter narlans Dr A H Joehnk and Dr A Weires HOUSE VOTES TO DEFER PROBE OF MFARLANECASE Drivers License Bill Is Approved by House in Amended Form By THEODORE F KOOP MOINES March 15 Tha Y official hour for adjourning the tortyfourth general assembly came and went this noon with debate over major problems continuing in both house and senate The customary pretense of stop ping the clock at was followed so that the assembly can spend as much more time in session as it de si res The final legislative day brot a vote in the senate which was re garded as a test of sentiment against the income tax bill That body defeated a proposal 22 to 28 to instruct a conference commit tee to ask the senate to vote on the bill without the county assessor amendment Without Instruction The motions defeat left the third conference committee to meet this afternoon with no Instruction altho Senator B J Wenner announced In the senate that there was hope of a compromise Other members were inclined to the belief that the com mittee eventually might find itself unable to agree Charges that senate members of the group had been stalling to de lay action before final adjournment were made on the floor Meanwhile the appropriations bill which must be passed before the legislature can finally adjourn was in another conference committee Some house members of this group If to bold up action in an effort to force the senate to a Vote on the Income tax bill itself Probe Deferred A resolution to investigate charges against Lieut Gov Arch McFarland on cool dealings with the state university was linked with the income tax situation by Senator M D Cooney of Dubuquo county who charged that it was in troduced because McFarlane had not appointed conferees favoring the income tax The house voted 60 to 4t to defer action on fie investigation until the University of Iowa investigating committee submits its report to night or tomorrow Representative P H Donlon Pain Alto who called up the resolution said the house should not adjourn vithout settling the matter one way ir another Both houses found some time to onsider other legislation this morn ng Backtrackingon its former ac ion the house passed by a vote of 9 to 15 the Doran drivers license illl In an amended form Amendments Mnde As passed by the house the own r of a motor vehicle would receive is license without extra cost when he vehicle is registered Drivers vho do not own their car would pay i license fee of 25 cents each two reara Chauffeurs licenses would VETS WILL STAY DES MOINES April 15 Governor Dan Turner and Mark G hornburg secretary of agriculture eclared today that stato veterin rlans working In Cedar county eating1 cattle there for tuberculosis ould not be withdrawn Cedar county farmers will be per mitted however to choose accred Tnm to Innii B Column Markets at a Glance NEW YORK U S Steel lowest nee 1928 Brazilians sag selling affects all roups Foreolgn panish peseta firm southern selling nd weak stock market CHICAGO firm cables and arge export sales bullish government feather and sympathy with wheat to higher Turn In i ff Column IOWA WEATHER Fair in northwest portion cloudy in east and south por tions Wednesday night with showers In the south and cx trcmo east portions somewhat cooler in tho central nnd wcat portions Thursday fnlr with local cloudiness cooler In the extreme cast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 A 1L Wednesday Maximum 7fl Minimum oft At 8 A St Wednesday 57 Precipitation 58 Inch Coming in intermittent showers uesday afternoon and late in the ight the raincame In a manner mt did a maximum amount of good o the crops in North Iowa Up to oclock Tuesday evening a total f 21 of an inch fell tho remainder omlng during the night ;