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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas ILYPAI Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE H A R L o N E ft NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY HOME EDITION Raskob Not Party Man Opponents Point His Defection of Past to By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 17 CPA Democrats who oppose the plan of their national chairman John J Raskob to commit the Jef feraonian party to a home rule policy on the liquor question are not necessar ily drys Some of them are to be sure Yet even of these by no means all are In favor of so dry a declaration at their next convention as to drive the wet element to secede Equally there are democratic wets who are far from willing to have wetness made an article of party faith to the ex tent of leaving the drys no choice but to bolt It does not follow that such indi vidiuals drys or wets are cow ardly politicians either They make out a pretty good case TRUTH is that Chairman Raskob while an excellent wet UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS Um H oujxiunuajiiMXAl SERVICE JsJQ THREE REPORTS MADE ON U PROBE V W V A I CaptiveWisconsin BrewerFoundUnhtirt POLICE FOLLOW PAYS NO RANSOM KIDNAPER GANG FLEEING NORTH Men Who Hold Blumer Attempt Escape to Canada Wis April 17 1V1 Bred J Blumer president of he Blumer Products companykid naped eight days ago arid held for ilSOOOO ransom returned safely to his home here shortly after noon to day Blumer was brot here from Deca ur 111 where the kidnapers re eased him last night by Sheriff My itasKoo wnue on excellent wet ron West of Greene county F B has not been a consistent Lutzingcr president of the First ftnf Nnfinntll nt crat It is according to his own ac count that he left the party be cause ofhis sound money principles Turn tn Fajro Column O DEFEATS MOVE Conservative Motion Beaten British Government 54 Votes ffKThe taiiiBEcor ijamsay today to be as in office as at any time In Itsnearly two years of 3ife after beatinga conservative motion of censure with a majority ol 54 votes The tory leader Stanley Baldwin made a determined attack against the ministry at perhaps its most vulnerable front unemployment in moving its censure on that counc but in the division lobbies the com mons lined up 305 for the govern ment 251 against The ministry was aided by the Votes of 23 liberals fewer than half the liberals in the commons The margin of victory amazed even the most sanguine of MacDonalds fol lowers The vote assured the government of continuation in office for an in definite time Its next danger point may come after presentation of tha budget which is likely to contain some unpleasant items for the com mons both government and opposi tion but with liberal help such as accorded in last nights division it should pull thru without difficulty Woodmansee Reaches Day for Hanging but Has Stay of Sentence DES MOINES April 17 Scheduled to hang today for the murder of W F Knap Dr Fred A Woodmansee former Des Moine dentist has been granted an indefi nite stay of sentence Failure of the Iowa supreme court to rule on Woodmansees peti tion for a rehearing on the previous approval of conviction in Polk coun iy district court brot about the postponement The petition will be considered by the court in its May session National bank of Monroe and his two brothers Adam and Jacob Blumer said he had been hand cuffed and blindfolded while held prisoner One of the extortion gang slept with him for five of the night he was away he said Archie E Wells secretarytreas urer of the Blumer Products com pany of Monroe announced thi morning that Blumer was found in a Decatur 111 hotel early today Flee to Canada Wells added the men who kid naped the brewer and demandei ransom released their cap tive without receiving any money They are now fleeing to Canada Wells said he believed with police close ion their trail of the brewery presi dentreiterated here that noran aom wasgiven the kidnapers He said he had no idea where b was taken after being held up on the street in front of his home the night of April 9 He said he was moved twice during the week fol lowing but for five days was kep in a safe place close to the center tif a well populated city He was unable to name thecity While in the kidnapers hands he said he waa given good treatment PoliceToo Close He said he was released in De catur about 9 oclock last night and told where he could find a hotel He expressed the opinion he was freed because the persons holding him were alarmed at finding au thorities close on theirtrail Blumer said that he was accosted a short distance from his home lost Thursday night as he was on the way to a Monroe hotel to keep a business engagement At the point of n gun he was forced into an auto mobile and driven out of town to the south There the party transferred to another car A gun was held at his head constantly he said pre venting any attempt at escape or even an outcry Associated Press Photo FKED J BLUMER AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Jane aint got sense enough to keep a husband No matter how much he talks she ought to o Icnow cd better than to confess she wasnt listenin OIL EXPLOSION Pederson Girl in Serious Condition Following Stove Blast Burned by an explosion of a kero sene stove Virginia Pederson li monthsold daughter of Mr and Mrs Reuben Peterson who live on South Fourth street in Clear Lake is in a serious condition at Park hos pital Preliminary examination by physicians indicated that her burns were deep The baby was alone at her home and her mother was at the neigh bors when the explosion occurred The baby was in a high chair After the explosion her mother who heard the report of the blast ran to her home Mrs Pederson picked up the high chair and rushed out of the house carrying the baby which was cov ered by the flaming liqiiid She ex tinguished the flames on the lawn The mother was not burned The baby was given first aid treatment and then rushed to Park hospital Both of herarma her face and back were seriously burned The house waa slightly damaged by the explosion Americans Stay in Nicaragua at Own Risk WASHINGTON April 17 Secretary Stimspn today gave no tice to American citizens in Nicara gua that the American governmen could not undertake general pro tection of itscitizens in that coun 1 Observes 66th Birthday By Cutting Her Throat DES MOINES April 17 Mrs Ollva Gordon today killed her self on her sixtysixth birthday Her husband found her on the floor with her throat cut v le Dp tif sent thru too 1 egatibn aKManaguia apd thereon sulate at Bluefields recommendci that all Americana wio do no feel secure under the protection afforded them by the Nicaraguau government thu the Nicaraguan na tional guard withdraw from th country or at least to the coas towns whence they can be protectet or evacuated in case of necessity Remain at Own Risk Thbse who remain the officia notice said do at their own risk and must not expect Ameri can forces to he sent inland to their aid The state department prefaced its recommendation with the following instructions to the legation at Man agua and the Bluefields consulate In view of the outbreak of bantlir iry in portions of Nicaragua hither o free from such violence you will advise American citizens that this government cannot undertake gen eral protection ofAmericans thru out that country with American forces Lead to Difficulties To do so would lead to diffi culties and commitments which this government does not propose to un dertake In announcing these instructions Secretary Stimspn said that with American warships at three of the four ports of any importance on the eastern coast of Nicaragua full irotection would be given American ives and property within those port cities Reinforcements for the navol orcea gathering to protect Ameri ans in insurgent torn Nicaragua oday reached Puerto Cabezas The ruiser Memphis arrived early to ay and within an hour the gunboat usheville left that port for Cape racias A Dios some 60 miles up he coast The gunboat Sacramento is due in Bluefields later today Cruiser Approaching The cruiser Rochester was ap Differences in Money Bill Are Removed Third Committee on Income Tax Bill Disagrees DES MOINES April 17 Agreement of the appropriations conference committee today fore cast the close of the fortyfourth general assembly tomorrow or Mon day AHho the committee had not re ported publicly at noon it was un derstood to have ironed out differ ences in house and senate budget bills Should both branches accept the report enrollment of the com pleted measure would he the only required action before adjournment Failure of thV tax revision legis lation at this session appeared im minent with the disagreement of a third conference committee on the Income taxcounty assessor bill Committee DIsbaAds Unable to reach a compromise which would have mada the county auditor the assessor the committee disbanded without recommending appointment of another group Sen ator G W Patterson Kossuth noved to appoint a fourth commit SPAIN SEEKS TO TAKECATALON1A ONDERREPUBLIC Madrid Faction Anxiou to Prevent Split in Nation BULLETIN PARIS April 17 French government officially recognized tho new Spanish re public today being the first ma jor power to do so DARCELONA spam April 17 w cabinet delegation arrivec here by plane this afternoon from Madrid and Immediately went into conference with Provisional Presi dent Macia relative to the status of the Catalonian republic with the central government tee The staunch income possibility remained that tax advocates might endeavor to hold up adjourn ment in a final attempt to obtain avorable action but it appeared improbable that such a move could IN ASSEMBLY v J i Appropriations conference com mittee reports agreement Income tax conferees disagree fail to suggest new committee Senate provides for interim committee to study government expenditures House passes Moen constitu tional amendment relative to fill ing legislative vacancies Legislature receives reports of University of Iowa probe com mittee much headway The senate has een unwilling to conaider the in ome tax bill without a county as essor provision to which the house as repeatedly objected Looks to Future Meanwhile the house looked to uturj tax reduction by passlnta esolution for appointment of an In rlm committee to study reduc on of public expenditures An mendment was attached to auth rlze study of enacting a general ales tax to raise school revenue he commission would consist of iree senators three representa ves andthree persons named by he governor The house approved the Moen onstitutlonal amendment to give he general assembly the right to etermine how Its vacancies should e filled The law requires a spe Tnrn o1 Iaso 2 Column MAY USE FORCE preaching Balbow In the canal zone en route to the Nicaraguan east coast The Memphis commanded bv Captain G L Meyers carries 39 of ficers and 437 enlisted men of the navy No marines are aboard but an organized landing force is main tained which could go ashore in cose of emergency The Sacramento commanded by Commander W W Smith has a complement of 11 officers and 163 enlisted men and no marines ROGERS MIAMI SPRINGS Fla April17 have read of the San Bias Indians not Sam but San Bias Well all morning we flew low over their beautiful coral islands You can leave and visit them but you must get away before night the old chief wont let you stop after dark Due to his foresight they are the only 100 per cent pure Indians Coast of Colombia Is beautiful Catagena with Ita old Spanish ports nearing Venezuela stop for the night at Maracaibo thats where all By CLARENCE OTJBOSE MADRID April 17 termined to prevent dismember ment of Spain the provisional gov ernment of President NIceto Alcala Zamora today took steps to bring Catalonia where an independent re publican government has been set up back under theMadrid author ity The minister of state Alejandro Lerroux after a long cabinet session last night at which the problem was discussed that ap parentjy theje was necessity to iiaewaririea force but that tha republic would have been prepare to use violence if necessary to re move this thorn in Spains side On Good Terms The minister of justice Fernando Do Loa Rlos Marcellno Domingo minister of instruction and Nicolau Dqlwer minister of economy left Madrid today by airplane for Bar celona to confer with Colonel Fran cisco Macia president of the Cata lonian republic to prevent the seces sion of Catalonia from Spain prop President Alcala told newspaper men Great cordiality exists be tween Colonel Macia and us and everything is working out nicely The people of Spain appeared to day to have turned easily from celc Turn to Iazo 2 Colnmn 1 JUDGlWADfoF IOWA CITY DIES Little Hope Had Been Held for Jurist Following Hemorrhage LOS ANGELES April 17 United States District Judge Martin J Wade 69 Iowa City who for 16 years served on the federal bench in southern Iowa is dead here fol lowing a six weeks illness Since suffering a cerebral hem KING STARTS EXILE frea Photo Alfonso Receives Great Ovation on nw Of Spain and Victoria his English queeato day faced together in France an exile which Alfonso Is confident will Madrid throne at ui Lnut 3 wncrc All AsTieville is manned by nine I the foreign oil Is coming on from S nnrl nnliatarl mnT r officers and 155 enlisted men and has aboard 33 marines and one ma rine corps officer Commander W W Waddell ia master Body of Man Missing 2 Days Found Hanging CEDAR RAPIDS April 17 The body of Wencll Vanisky 55 who had been missing since Wed leaday today was found hanging n a tree near the Rock Island racks south the city He left u lote indicating he was worried over his citizenship papers that put our Independent companies out of business I was told to not drink water in these tropical countries I had nev er tried their beer with ham and eggs in the morning but I am managingto gulp It down How ever I have heard of worse hard ships Yours orrhage the judge had been critic ally ill and Dr Leland Hawkins the attending physician said that at no time was much hope held for his recovery Mrs Wade was at the judges bedside when he died last night Judge Wade had been spending his winters in California for several years Plans were made today to take the body to Iowa City Markets at a Glance Stocks breaks badly NEW YORK heavy Auburn Auto I HH KlHatk Via Panamerican Airways Plane JNC309NB Bonds steady railroad issues Im prove Curb heavy utilities under pres ure Butter weak heavy trade Foreign exchanges irregular Ar gentine peso rises Cotton higher southern and local buying Sugar easy lower spot market Coffee steady Brazilian support CHICAGO Wheat steady absence rain north west and large export sales Corn easy excellent weather and predictions larger receipts Cattle steady to higher Hogs weak to lower To both Victoria and Alfonso and the five of their six children who are here with them the people of Paris extended a welcome which was more like that of conquering leroes than refugees Alfonso was visibly startled to see he huge crowd awaiting him as he topped from his train He doffed a green fedora and attempted to slln ut a aide door of the railway sta ion to a waiting car but found an other cheering crowd awaiting him there Appears Upon Balcony At his hotel police had to make a way for him thru a throng which stood outside and finally upon their insistent demands he appeared with Victoria upon a balcony opening on their rooms Both struggling to master their emotions smiled nm bowed and withdrew but the shout Ing continued and they had to ap pear again Not until two hours later at 2 a ni when the lights in the royal aparement were turned out did the crowd disperse The acclaim to Alfonao and Vic toria was mingled French and Span ish The shouta were both Vlvele Roi and the Spanish Viva e Rey Many of the French cheering him were those of monarchist be lief who see In Alfonso a descen dant of their own dethroned royal house Inquires of Son One of Alfonsos first inquiries upon reaching Paris It was under stood was for the welfare of his ihird son the 17 year old Infante Don Juan who was taken to Gibral tar from the naval academy at Cad iz shortly after proclamation of the Spanish republic He appeared greatly relieved up m being told that arrangements lad been made for Juan to take the Roma today from Gibraltar to Na sles from where he may proceed to Exile Not Planned No decision has been made as to vhere Alfonso will spend his exile vhether In Paris a nearby villa or n England where because his wife Is an English princess he probably would be accepted aa a member of the British royal family Alfonso is Tom o 2 Column SOLONSFINDNO EVIDENCE OF ANY DISHONEST WORK None of Reports Suggests Discharge of Any Officers or Employes Minor Suggestions Made as to i Changes of Policy the Iowa w uv vjuivcrany or iowa investiea charge of any officers or employes UNIVERSITY OF IOWA INVESTIGATION COST WILL BE DES MOINES April 17 eglslatlve investigation of the Un1 versity of Iowa cost 52299601 statement filed in the senate toda by Senator Lew MacDonald Cher okee revealed Expenses of transcribing th more than 6000 pages of testimon made up the largest single Item 5726738 madfiout to Gordon L E liott Attorneys fees constituted th next greatest expense In the repor Denis Kelleher of Port Drlge at torney for the Investigating com mlttee receiving 5549990 Attorneys Costly Emmet Tinley Council Bluffs chief counsel for the board of edu cation would receive 5479372 Henry G Walker Iowa City who assisted Tinley would receiv 74493 Mueble Ream and McClain ac counting firm which studied the university figures for the commit tee was credited with a bill for 5159035 A R Lapitz special investigator retained for a time by the commit tee had a bill of 50711 and the expenses of investigators for the state bureau of investigation to taled Witnesses Expenses of witnesses totaled 1164S3 C R Humphrey univer sity purchasing agent was credited with the highest amount Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids editor would receive President Wal ter A Jesaup of the university and George T Baker of Dav enport president of the board ot education A bill for an appropriation to de fray the costs of the investigation Is now pending In the senate None of the items con be paid until this money is appropriated The expenses of the six commit tee members were Representative Byron Allen Representative George Miller 570571 Senator W S Balrd Senator L H Doran S5366 Senator H B Car roll and Repreaentatlva Frank Byers 54464 Acute Alcoholism Brot Death of Cherokee Man CHEROKEE April 17 Acute alcoholism was reported by county coroner Dr C F Qulnn oa thc cause of the death of recently ueau yesterday at his home here I from Arkansas FOUR BURN TO DEATH IN TENT Gas From Texas Pipeline Is Set Afire Woods Catch Ablaze KILGORE Texas April 17 persons a man and woman md two children burned to death n their tent three miles from here early today i The dead are Mrs Kate Dodson about 39 Hurt Bishop 22 J B lowell 6 and JD Howell 9 The lowell boys were the sons of Mrs Dodson Reports to officers here said gas rom a leading pipeline filled the ent and became Ignited Searchers ecovered the bodies A pillar of flame from the leak ET pipeline set a nearby forest on Ire but Kllgore firemen soon placed he blaze under control The victims of the fire were re No Prosecution Basis We report no basis for criminal prosecution of any persons tho majority statement said It was 5ed Carrc11 Representative yron Allen of Pocahontas county Representative Frank C Byers of Linn county and of any property any kind BWnrtenJelnEtaK to tha ally or state wrote Senators Balrd of Gw editor of the Stoc Particulars Agree The findings of the majority and minority groupa agreed In six par tlcuters as follows 1 That the grounds and buildinirg discontinue construe 2 That the real estate expansion irogram be stopped duringthe de pression period and that tSltlon ceipts not be used to buy land 3 That the board of education make suggestions for reapportion ment of authority between it and he finance committee 4 That the use of university for private purposes bo 5 That purchasingfacilities ba ised solely for the benefit of the chool thc attorney general the universitys principal egal work These comprised virtually all tha uggestions in the minority report nhe findings of the other four mem ers touched more minutely on tha oints of testimony particularly on onstractlon of campus buildings andllng of the Rockefeller medical ima and the schools ouster from he Big Ten athletic conference Waiver Study Asked The majority report asked the at orney general to investigate mora horoly the boards waiver of inter Tilrn Pnse 2 Column Farmers Union to Meet BANCROFT April Robert H foore secretary and treasurer of ie Farmers union announced a eeting at the Forester hall Mondavt venine IOWA WEATHER Fair Friday nlghtj not quite no cold In central portion Sat urday fair with increasing cloudiness warmer In east and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock rlday morning IWnxlmum Thursday Minimum In Night 43 At 8 A M Friday 55 The remarkable thing about tha eather of the past week has been ic similarity at least in the mat r of temperature extremes of the ays The maximum temperatures ave ranged from 71 to 85 with a fference of only 2 degrees the past iree days The minimum range in its week period has been from 4IV 53 degrees ;