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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1931, Mason City, Iowa Edited for the Home E ft HIS MEM ART OEHT or IOWA o r s o i N E s I A f TJL VOL XXXVII JTVEJ CENTS PER COPy ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE flTTV TOW A 4VittiaUIN Idl X 1UWA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS APRIL 16 1931 HOME E DITI ON Wife Helped Longworth Refused to Steal Limelight From Speaker By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 16 CPA Macau lay writing of Horace Walpole a century or thereabouts ago spoke of the sub ject of his essay as possess ing merits of a very rare tho not a very high hind If his lordship were alive yet and some editor had assigned him the other day to the job of getting up an obituary of Nicholas Longworth it seems to me that he could not possibly have done better than to digup this old comment of his concerning Horace Walpole and adapt it to the late speaker of the house of representatives To my motion most of the ac counts of Speaker Longworth pub lished since his death have erred in describing him as a great man Which is claiming entirely too much i there is no doubt that he was a most remarkable 3 TfJ EVER the opportunity to achieve A greatness was offered to any in dividual it was offered to Nicholas Longworth He had family wealth and ex ceptional natural abilities Already broadened by a liberal ed ucation and extensive travel and a strongflair for public life Turn to Taffo B Column kX JACK AND WIFE TO FIGHT IT OUT ajjenge Accepted Sec J to UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 183 SPAIN QUELLS COMMUNIST RIOTS House Concurs in Road Bill Changes Cal April 16 UP r With divorce proceedings seem ingly inevitable and the seconds named all that remained today for staging of the court battle be tweenEstelle Taylor of the movies and Jack Dempsey former worlds heavyweight fistic champion was the fixing of the time and place Miss Taylor accepted Dempseys recent challenge from Reno when her attorney Joseph Scott last night telegraphed her husbands lawyer Robert E Burns that she was prepared to file suit in Los An geles1 The former titleholder has announced that he was establishing residence in Nevada with a similar idea The legal bout if and when it is arranged promises to be void of the sensational Neither participant is anxious for that they say and the charges are expected to consist merely of mental cruelty Chinese Bandits Slay 180 in Village of 200 TSINAN Shantung April 16 that180 out of the 200 persons in a village near Tenghaien Shantung had been massacred b bandits were received here today Advices said the bandits wiped out the village because its populace hac opposed them on a previous occasion when they attempted to loot the set tlement Infant Taken From River DAVENPORT April16 lice attempted Thursday to identify the body of an infant taken from the Mississippi river Wednesday af ternoon Physicians said the infant was aboutaone day old and that one side of thl head was crushed AUNT NET By Robert Guillen I dont carewhat the school books say three cups o coffto an twelve biscuits three helpinso ham an fried potatoes aint goin in no organ that just holds a quart EFFORT FAILS TO SLOWENABUNG AGTSPROVISION Opposition Would Force Senate Action Upon Shields Bill MOINES April 16 in senate amendments to the road bond enabling act was voted by the house today 61 to 34 after a determined effort to defer action Awrangle over the intent of the senate amendments delayed the vote Opponents contended that the senate changes would add 1800 miles of paving to the primary sys tem and professed to see ulterior motives in the failure of the senate to act on the Shields county road bond bill Both of these contentions wore denied by proponents of the high way bill led by Representative J H Johnson Marion Johnson said the senate had not changed the provis ions of the bill materially in regard to the paving mileage Sought to Delay Opponents of the bill also sought to delay action to force the senate to approve the Shields bill The lat ter measure prohibits the voting of further county primary road bonds and sets up an annual of 59 to be used for retiring the county bonds the remainder to be used for primaryroads The 100000OpO road bond en aWnp act was passed by the senate fonrr opposing it setsup machinery for carrying out the road bond amend meut in the event It is passed by th voters1 at the special election Junt 16 The Shields bill was passed by the house and has been reported ou by the senate sifting committee Three efforts to defer actionwere defeated before the house voted con currence Reimers Torgeson Shields and Hush who introduced the Shields bill led the fight to defer action Senate Defended Johnson said the senate had acted in good faith in passing the high Tum to Pane 4 Column MAN KILLED IN RUNNING FIGHT Girl Companion and Ohio Policeman Seriously Wounded BOWLING Ohio April 16 man was killed and his girl companion and a city po liceman were seriously wounded in a running gun battle between po lice and two men and two women here this afternoon near the busi ness district Charles Saunders 20 St Louis was killed by the police Wonetta Ross 20 St Joseph Mo was wounded in the head and City Policeman Ralph Castner seriously wounded in the stomach Ruth Saunders 20 Kansas City another occupant of the automo Dile which had a iMissourl license was apprehended but the other man said to be Ted of St Louis escaped JAPANESE ROYAL PAIR SEE SIGHTS Prince and Princess Appear Like Couple on Their Honeymoon WASHINGTON April 16 Jtepping for a brief time from the roles of royalty Prince arid Princess Takamatsu of Japan were in out ward today a honey noon couplefrom a foreign land en oylng the rsights of Americas With their formal official wel iome concluded last night by the jtate dinner at the white house he royal couple turned to aight iceing interspersed with tours lowever their program called also or ceremonious dinners arid func lons by both American and Japa lese officials Most prominent in their activities or today was a visit to the tidal oasin to see the famous blooms of herry trees presented to Washing on by Tokyo some 20 years ago FLAMES DEVOUR WISCONSIN WOODS ear Crandon Wta aftpr a forest firo had wrought its deadly destruction N Y Racketeer IT1 Killed by Foes Wiir NEW YORK April 16 seppe Masseria otherwise Joe the Boss described by newspapers as an associate of Al Capone and by the police as the biggest racketee of them all is dead from his foes bullets and the police today fearei thare would be a gang war Five bullets were fired into the back of his head and shoulders while he sat thumbing a cjeck of cards in an obscure little Italian restaurant in Coney Island last evening Lived in Harlem Joe lived in Harlem and he was a long way from home when he ar rived at the Nuova Villa Tammaro in his steelarmored car with its inchthick plate glass windows It was uncertain whether he arrived alone or whether there were any customers in the place The pro prietor was out for a walk and the cook was in the kitchen and neither knew a thing about it An hour after he arrived there was a volley of shots in the restaur ant and an automobile pulled away rom the curb Pool of Blood Police found Joe in a pool of lood a card table overturnedand the cards strewn over the floor His car was still outside where he had parked it and not a great distance away was a second automobile in which were found several sawedoff shotguns The feuds which Joe the Boss waged inNew York have been so many police said that anyone of a Jozen enemies might have killed lim Moreover Al Capone is sup posed to have warned him In recent weeks that some of his practices were dangerous for his health Joe came to the United States fa 903 then a boy of 16 Along about 920 when he had learned the ropes thoroly he blossomed out as a bie shot Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks heavy u S steel con inues decline Bonds irregular riils turn firm Curb heavy specialties soft Butter easy Foreign exchanges Irregular Ar gentine peso weak Cotton steady local covering Sugar easy trade selling Coffee lower easier Brazilian markets CHICAGO Wheat steady dry weather north vest Corn steady unfavorable weather orecast Cattle irregular Hogg steady to higher CONGRESSMAN GUILTY HARRY E KOWBOTTOM Gets Year on Conviction of Jr Bribe Taking EVANSVILLE Ind April 16 of acceptingbribes for procuring poatoffice appointments Harry E Rowbottom former In diana first district congressman must servo a year and a day in Leavenworth federal penitentiary and pay a fine of A federal court jury which delib erated two hours and five minutes last night found that Rowbottom accepted from Walter G Ayer for appointment of a son Greaham Ayer as rural mall carrier at Rock port Ind and that he received for procuring tie Dale Ind post mastership for S Grant Johnson Rowbottoms attorneys indicated no appeal will be taken At liberty under bond the former con gressman wag ordered to report at Indianapolis April 20 to start his iourney to the penitentiary The conviction concludinga two day trial on four counts of the ndictment returned against him early this year Similar sentences in each count willrun concurrently Rowbottom was acquitted on four additional counts of bribery and a charge of conspiracy was dismissed on motion of the government Testifying in his own defense towbottom yesterday admitted hav ng accepted from Walter G Ayer and having received the 5800 from Otto A Weilbrenner former lostmaster at Mt Vernon but con ended the money had been given lira to meet a deficit created by his psing campaign for reelection last fall and not In exchange for postal appointments lowan Killed by Train WEBSTER CITY April 16 J Cunningham 38 tower man n thn Illinois Central railroad waa truck and killed by a train last light The body was found this morning Town in Hands of Rebels Bombed by American flyers PUERTO CABEZAS Nicaragua April 16 insur gents after attacking and captur ing Cabo Gracias a Dios in the ex treme northeastern corner of their country were believed today to have fled from tho village looting it of a large quantity of stores Marino corps aviators made sus picious by silence of the radio sta tion there flew over Cabo Gracias a Dios yesterday and were fired upon The dropped 14 bombs but could not determine the number of casualties They said the insurgents appeared io be shoving off Ina number of small boats loaded with loot The insurgents attacked the little town at about 2 a m yesterday and least one of the Americans there the tropical radio manager Albert C Lester a native of Texas es caped to Puerto Cabezas Other American residents include Albert and Edwin Fagot of New Orleans and William J Green of Allegheny Pa of whom no information has been received here The insurgents burned some of he houses In the village Their ac ivities on the Atlantic coast have he appearance of a general offen sive Moat of the American inter csts and investments in Nicaragua are in this section Apparently reliable reports today said that the Rev Karl Bergener Watertown Wis a Moravian mis sionary in the Prinzapolka district had been killed by the insurgents SAVE LIVES ONLY WASHINGTON Apm ie seemed less probable today that the united States would send a material force to Nicaragua to protect American property The government had indicated however it would make every effort to prevent loss of American lives The gunboat Asheville with her nearly threescore marines was un der orders to remain at Puerto Cabezas to guard Americans Of ficials here however expressed the opinion attempts might not be made o protect property unless more urgent circumstances develop The department had under con sideration repeated requests from the Standard Fruit and Steamship company of New Orleans for steps which would offer additional prb ection for Its worth of holdings in northeastern Nicaragua No official statement of policy was made but It wag indicated the state department is inclined to the belief that the job of maintaining order is that of the native guardla It was added that marines there are supposed to fight only to defend ives Official dispatches from the trou iled region were meager The mll tary situation was said to be about he same the commander of the guardia reporting steps had been taken to reestablish satisfactory control FARMERS SEEK 2 YEAR BAR TQ CATTLE TESTING Ultimate Aim Repeal of Law If Injunction Is Granted TIPTON April 6 A commit tee representing the group of Cedar county farmers who object to the enforcement of the compulsory bovine tuberculosis test law met with their attorney J C France at his office here this morning Altho nothing was available re garding their mission it was un derstood that plans for future steps by the farmers will be outlined It is reported here that M W Stapleton Muscatine and H M Havner Des Moines former attor ney general have been retained by the objectors and an effort will be made to obtain a two year injunc tion restraining the state from car rying on the testing herds in this county Will Seek Repeal If the injunction is granted it was said the farmers will again at tempt to obtain passage of a bill in the next legislature which would repeal the present compulsory test law It ia known that such a petition was circulated at the meeting hold Tuesday at the Fred Butterbrodt farm when more than GOO members of the objecting group agreed with certain provisions to allow the testing of The farmers were silent today regarding the statement from thi governor that the present forces now at work testingcattle here would hot be withdrawn Nine of the 13 owners of dairy and breeding cattle whose herd have been under quarantine because of their refusal to submit them to the tuberculin test have notified their local veterinarians to come and apply the test it was reported this morning 16 HERDS TESTED DES MOINES April 16 Peter Malcolm state veterinarian said today that 16 Cedar county herds aggregating 400 cattle had been tested since last Friday when he was refused admission to the B C Mitchell farm to read the test on that herd Our men will go right on test ing ho said Whether there will be more trouble I cant guess but state veterinarians are certainly riot oing to be withdrawn from Cedar county Dr Malcolm said he would return to Cedar county Thursday afternoon to resume direction of the tests He conferred today with Gov Dan Tur ner Atty Gen John Fletcher and Mark Thornburg secretary agri culture King George Continues to Recover His Health WINDSOR Bng April 16 King George Is continuing to make satisfactory progress toward recov ery from his bronchial attack it waa officially stated at the palace this morning WILL Says PANAMA CITY April of Spain the poor fellow I feel kinder sorry for him I met him while in Spain and lie seemed just about the most regular guy you would want to talk to and every body has had to admira his person al nerve You know us up homo we just cant understand this Latin politics The only time they ever get to cheer Is when one side overthrows the other Then they get to cheer mighty fast What they need in nil these Lat n countries Is a party that com ares with our democrats One who oses and dont do nothing about it but talk Your3 Spanish King Family Begin French Exile Alfonso Declares He Has Not Renounced His Throne PARIS April 16 ting and queen driven from their hrone at Madrid in a movement which has culminated in establish ment of a Spanish republic today found asylum in France Sad faced and tearful Queen Vic oria who left an English home to become the bride of King Alfonso reached Paris with fiva of their hildren this forenoon She retired to a hotel apartment where she was said later to be in a state of vir tual prostration as a consequence of the strain of the past four days She shut herself up in her bed room and would see no one upon her doctors advice that she must have absolute rest and quiet until to night when Alfonso is expected here from Marseilles where he landed from the cruiser Principe Al fonso at dawn today Alfonso to Arrive With Alfonsos arrival a few minutes before midnight the entire Spanish royal family will he gath ered in Paris with the exception of the third son the Infante Don Juan who went to Gibraltar from Cadiz yesterday and may remain there a day or so before going w Naples Both the king and queen from the moment they reached France made emphatic declaration that Al fonso did not abdicate his throne or renounce the royal line but mere ly suspended the royal prerogative until such time as he decides wheth er the people want him or wish to cast him aside The king has not abdicated He has not even passed over hlg pow ers He has merely lett his country Victoria insisteOto new who journeyed with her i daye on the frontier to Retained All Bights A similar declaration was at Marseilles by the kings spokes man the Duke of Miranda chief of the royal household who declared His majesty has retained all his rights He has merely abandoned power In order to avoid trouble or even civil war It was a griefstricken queen who could hardly believe what had happened to them who came by train from Hendaye to Paris but it was a nervous irritable king who arrived at Marseilles aboard the cruiser Principe Alfonso The queen and the royal family ave takenan entire floor at the Hotel Meurlce with 28 rooms The salon of the king and over looks the Rue de Rivoll with a view beyond of the Tuileries gardens where Marie Antoinette used to stroll before her downfall Children Incapacitated One of the tragedies of the Span ish royal house lies in the physical incapacities of two of tho children the Prince of Asturias heir to the throne who Is a hemophile and the nfante Don Jaime 3dconu son who s a deaf mute Don Jaime was at his mothers side during the ordeal of welcome at Paris Tho Prince of Asturias Turn io Injrn 4 Column NATIONATWORK AS EXCITEMENT BEGINS TO DROP President of Republic Greets Peoples of j Two Americas I By CLARENCE DUBOSE Associated Press Staft Correspondent Copyritht 1031 By the Aasaclulcd Iron MADRID April 16 settled down today and went ack to work after a prolonged and ittie less than delirious holiday of celebrating the new republic The new cabinet was tackling tho formidable mass of details and gen eral problems which were demand ng the attention tho govern ment Communist distrbances which lad flared at Seville Barcelona and Bilbao seemdd to have sub sided Order continued in Madrid Re publican or red flags floated every vhere Create Oivn Gunrds The republicans have created heir own volunteer civilian repub ican guards which are not yet in uniform and are distinguishable only by red arm bands Many army officers soldiers and jovcrnment employes today had re moved the royal crown and insignia from their caps and jackets AH official documents and pub Icatlons face a similar situation The royal palace here has been formally attached by the new gov ernment and declared national property of the republic The people of Spain are continu ing to assume that King AlEdnso to tM GROUP TO MAKE 2 REPORTS Baird and Doran Minority in Opinion on University Investigation DES MOINES April 16 majority and a minoriy report of the University of Iowa investigation will be submitted to the legislature t was learned today Senators W S Baird Council Bluffs and L H Doran Boone arc mdcrstood to have prepared a statement dissenting from the find ngs of the other four committee members Those who will sign the majority report it was learned are Senator H B Carroll of Blonmficld chair man and representatives Byron G Allen Pocahontas vice chairman Trank C Byers Cedar Rapids and George Miller Shelby county The reports will not be presented to the general assembly until to morrow it appeared probable today The final draft of the majority statement was still being prepared and its completion was not antici pated before late tonight Chairman Carroll was still work ng on the list of expenses for the ilx weeks investigation ami was inable to say when the summary would be submitted y Lu claims his royal rights hava not been printed and are generally unknown here Problem Difficult The Catalan problem is one of the difficult immediate situations Madrid republicans doubt the ex pediency of attempting to set up two independent republics just now one in Spain and one in Catalonia They are attempting to persuade the Catalan republic to accept for a while state rights within the Span ish republic Banks have had a brisk demand for foreign money mostly from jrandecs and wealthy aristocrats out some from businessmen who are sendingmoney abroad The peseta was quoted at Madrid today at around 952 to the dollar with Turn in THRO 4 Cnlumn British Labor Appears Sure of Victory With Aid of Liberal Votes LONDON April 16 ment majority on tonights division was believed assured by a vote aken by the liberals this afternoon Twentyeight favored supporting he government seven were in favor of voting for the conservative mo ion of censure and eight were in favor of abstaining As the laborites hold a normal majority over the conservatives the margin of 21 votes by the liberals ippeared certain to give the Mac Donald ministry victory IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Thursday night and Friday except cloudy Thursday night in the ovtromo cast portion Not much change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GIobeGazetto weather figurcu for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 74 Minimum In Night 47 Precipitation Trace Altho thundershowers were im minent most of the day Wednesday none of them really maerlJized af cr the early morning rains In the forenoon a few drops fell but they were not sufficient to he recordable n the GlobeGazetten rain gage ;