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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1931, Mason City, Iowa IS MEML AST DtPT OF IOWA ffS 1 A Nortft Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH fOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 21 1931 UNITED PRE53 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 137 Coals Ills Have Cure Bituminous Industry Simpler Than Aid for Farms INCOME TAX LOSES LAST STAND By CHABLES P STEWAHT ASHINGTON April 21 CPA as the soft coal indus trys illness Is if it were incurable no one could be blamed for it agrees Congress man David J Lewis of Mary land who once was a miner and how is an author ity ou theindus i I But he adds there is a cure In one im portant respect says the Mary land representative soft coals case is decidedly simpler to deal with than agricultures America has a large exportable surplusof farm products for which prices consequently are fixed in in ternational markets that are beyond our control Our soft coal exports practically are limited to Canada except for the little that goes into the bunkers of foreign ships visiting our ports Thus our soft coal problem in that it is mainly domestic Is one we are in a position to solve for ourselves IT IS a proglem Representative Lewis plans to attack at the next session of congress with bill de signed to accomplish 1 A freight rate readjustment insuring the consignment of coal from each of the various mines to Americans Seek Safety Aboard Ships that mines Turn tn natural markets and rago 8 Column COMMONS VOTES SUNDAY MOVIES LONDON April 21 kneeling Britons outside prayed for a divine visitation upon the heads of iniquitous defenders of the bill legalizing Sunday movies and other amusements the house of commons last night passed the measure 258 to 210 on its second reading A barrage ofprayerwas raised by ardent Sabbatarians while de bate on the movie bill was in pro gress Some of these groups gath ered about the statue of Oliver Cromwell great Puritan leader of the seventeenth century which stands on the parliamentary pre cincts The parties were mixed up in extraordinary manner in the lobbies when the vote was taken on the measure Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonaldand the conservative leader Stanley Baldwin for once found themselves in the same lobby voting for the bill The measure if passed on its third reading will cancel blue laws of 1780 Until recently nullification was considered to have taken place already but a Sabbatarian enforce ment campaign led to introduction of the bill to make their cancella tion formal as well as de facto State Senate Gives McFarlane Suitcase as Appreciation Gift DES MOINES April 21 appreciation of his services Lieut Gov Arch HcKatlane has been pre sented with a suitcase by the Iowa senate In making thepresentationSen ator J R Prailey of Lee county said This ia a token to one of the finest presiding officers in my 16 or 18 vears in the senate HONDURAS PUTS MARTIALLAWON ENTIRECQUNTRY Civil Guards Organizec to Help in Putting Down Revolt By MARIO RIB AS Copyright 1031 by the Asso ciated Prcssl TEGUCIGALPA Honduras April 1 21 women and children principally Americans of Tela and Trujillo coast cities of Honduras today sought safety aboard ships in the two harbors from attacks of revolutionary arm ies harassing the north coast While the cruiser Memphis sailed posthaste to Trujilio the Marble head was enroute to the danger zone Several hundred Americans along the northeast seaboard were not thot today to have been in real dan ger from the rebel armies who some believe to be in league with the Sandino insurgent movement of Nicaragua but fear is felt that de velopments may increase their haz ard AtarUal IAIW Imposed The Honduran congress last night imposed martial law on the entire country All available troops were called to the colors and civil guard groups were organizedto aid in put ting down the revolt which the gov ernment claims is sponsored by ir responsible discontents drawing up on disaffected laborers for therank and fileof ttieir armies President Vicent Mejia Collndrcs in a statement to the Associated Press said that while the govern ment recognized the revolt had not yet been put down he believed it to SIAMESE KING GREETS AMERICA King Projadhipok nf Slam visiting thu United States for an opera tion on his eyes tips liis hat to America as he debarks at Vancouver B C Behind him on the gangplank Is Queen RombalBarnL NORTH IOWAHAS TRACE OF SNOW MERCURYDROPS Mason City Temperature Down to 32 Lowest at Estherville By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow came tonorthern and cen tral Iowa Monday night to act as a reminder that summer still is two months off Freezing temperatures also were reported Estherville being the cold est In the state with 25 degrees That city also reported the most snow one inch Traces of show fell at Inwood Forest City Iowa Falls Boone Cherokee Marshalltown Fort Dodge andDes Moines Council Bluffs had clear weather but all other stations reported cloudy skies The cold wave covered the entire state Rainfall was general Monday the eastern portion getting most Clin ton received 172 inch of rain Keo kuk 117 Ottumwa 90 Davenport 88 and Cedar Rapids 57 Other low temperatures reported Monday night were Mason City 32 Iowa Falls 33 Marshalltown 35 Ot tumwa 38 Keokuk 39 Cedar Rap ids 40 Davenport 42 and Clinton 45 HERO OF MANAGUA Associated rcss Photo Noel C CireKory 15 son of Cupt INI C Gregory of the U S nrmy mciltari corps was hailed 115 11 hero on arrival in San Diego Cnl for his actions in a school nt Managua Nicaragua nt the line of the earthquake He directed a num ber of children to safety and went in ixmld crumbling walls to rescue one little girl Royalty Reaches Chicago King and Queen ROCKIES DIVIDE be near its termination He had been forewarned he said arid was ready for its outbreak Saturday night President Mejia claimed that the people of Honduras irrespective of their political learnings were back ing up the government and he men tioned that the friendly Guatemalan government was cooperating in suppression of the movement by ar rests of Honduran rebels as they crossed the border into Honduras Three Battles Listed His account of the fighting here listed three Important battles since the revolt began The first occurred around Senaguer whjchthe rebels appeared to havecaptured later be ing driven from the city by a force Tnm In 2 Column 41 AUNT HET By Robert Guillen About all you can say for a guest towelis that its somethin to give a bride if you cant afford a gravy ladle RUTH NICHOLS TO FOLLOW LINDY Will Be First Woman to Try Solo Plane Trip Across Atlantic Ocean NEW YORK April 21 Nichols within two weeks will at tempt the first womans solo night across the Atlantic Col Clarence D Chamberlln her aeronautical ad viser said today In the red LockheedVega mono plane which she flew at a speed of 210 miles an hour at Detroit a week ago she will take off from Harbor Grace N F to follow the Lind bergh trail to Paris Miss Nichols will fly from Jersey City and Col onel Chamberlin will accompany her to Harbor Grace The airplane is being overhauled at the New Jersey aircraft factory of Colonel Chamberlin who it is said vainly tried to dissuade her from the attempt Miss Nichols tall slender and in her middle twenties started fly ing less than five years ago Be fore that she was known only as a soceity girl Early to Get View of Windy City CHICAGO April 21 special train bearing King Prajad hlpok and Queen Rambai Barni of Slam and their royal entourage from the Pacific to the eastern seaboard drew into the Chicago yards shortly before 9 a m today The royal couple had arisenearly to view what they could of Chicago from their train and to prepare to greet the few who would be ad mitted to their audience here The train was not brot into any downtown stationthe king having expressed a desire to remain in se clusion because of his indisposition and the haste of his journey east ward Arriving from Vancouver over the Canadian PacificSoq Line the cars were switched in the south yards to the New York Central tracks over which they were routed to New York running as a special For the first time since his ar rival in the United States King Frajadhipok appeared on the rear platform as the train stood inthe yards and waved cheerily to the crowd He consented to pose for photographers Both the king and queen appeared to have rested and were in better condition than at the start of the long overland journey General Nathan William Mac Chesney Siamese consul at go boarded the royal car and chatted for some time with the king and queen He was the only visitor DOG THAT WENT TO POLE IS DEAD Admiral Byrd Drops Lecture Tour to Be at Igloos Bedside CHICAGO April 21 is Theft of Army Model Browning at St Paul Arouses Holdup Fear ST PAUL Minn April 21 Theft of a standard army model Browning machine gun from Fort Snelling today put police on the alert as they feared the thieves might use the gun in a holdup A general alarm was broadcast to northwest communities Capt K H Hurghein said the lock on the forts armory was not thieves had user a forced as the Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK Stocks weak investment rails liquidated freely Bonds steady rails improve Curb heavy many oils at new lows Butter firmer Foreign exchanges irregular Spanish peseta improves CHICAGO Wheat firm freezing tempera tures Kansas Corn firm unfavorable weather southwest Cattle steady Hogs lower dead The fox terrier that accompanied Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd to the north and south poles died at 4 a m today in Boston of an intestin al ailment Admiral Byrdwho had tempor arily suspended his lecture tour at Springfield HI last night to rush back to Boston received the word upon arriving here And now that Igloo has djed the admiral said theres nothing to do but go on with the lecture tour I will leave late today for Memphis Tenn where I will speak tomorrow night The Lexington Ky engage ment which was for today cannot be filled of course Moro Than Friend Admiral Byrd felt that he had lost more than a friend in the passing of Igloo Igloo said the admiral tersely I dont want to talk about him Simple rites for Igloo will be de layed Byrd said until he returned to Boston a week from Wednesday I wanted to go to Boston he said to take persona care of Ig loo But how that he has died there isnt anything I can do for him Admiral Byrd last saw the little terrier when he wag in Boston Tern to Faffn 2 Colomn BELLEPUiNE FIRE PUT OUT Blaze for Time Was Threat to Entire Downtown District BELLEPLAINE April 21 KANSAS CITY April 21 Winter and summer were at grips over the western half 6f the United States today with high tempera hires ou the Pacific coast and sub freezing marks east of the Hookies At several California points the mercury soared to new records for April yesterday causing the state forestry service to issue forest fire warnings earlier than usual Low humidity in Washington and Oregon increased the danger in that sec tion Fair and warmer was the gen eral forecast in the Rocky mountain area which was swept by snow flurries last night Unsettled Weather Unsettled weather conditions with cloudiness and low temperatures were forecast for the plains states in the wake of snow and rain Freezing marks were forecast for South Dakota Nebraska and parts of Kansas Texas and Oklahoma Farmers in the area feared the benefit from heavy rains would be offset by damage to crops from the cold Temperatures were expected to rise during the day however Snow fell yesterday in Montana Wyoming eastern Colorado west ern Nebraska and Kansas and tho panhandle of Oklahoma The rain pushed northward into Minnesota where it aided fire fighters in checking a blaze which had burneJ over several thousand acres of Um ber Much in 1932 Race Wify Depend Upon What Curtis Does By FJIANCIS M SXBPHEJNSON WASHINGTON April 21 Republican leaders looking ahead to the 1932 presidential race arc eag erly watching for the decision to be made by Vice President Curtis on seeking reelection If this party veteran determines to go out for his former sent in the Spanish Republic Gets Recognition of Britain i Charles Curtis who would have against Senator McGill a democrat LONDON April 21 Great Britain today extended recognition to the new Spanish republic senate from Kan saa rather than take a chance on another f o u v year term as vice president It is conceded the move will bolster antiHoover re publican forces Curtis will an nounce his Deci sion in the fall Meanwhile he is keeping his own counsel Friends say he is con f rented with pleas from both ithose who would have him run again for vice p r c s i d ent and those in Kansas him campaign Senate Puts Off Action on Highway Bill Votes Down Motion to Suspend Rules on Enabling Act DES MOINES April 21 senate today refused to consider Iho enabling bill for the road bond issue proposed as a sub stitute for the measure vetoed by Gov Dan Turner last week A motion to suspend the rules and permit the bill to be taken up without going to the sifting com mittee was defeated 30 to 18 A twothirds vote would have been re quired Senator C A Benson Clayton highways committee chairman de clared the measure was a compro mise agreement and that It wcnl threefourths of the way in meet ing the governors objections Turner had held that the manda tory provision for paving 1800 ad ditional miles of the primary system was inadvisable r Substitute Measure The substitute measure have made this optional but adde a section requiring the graveling o primary connecting roads to ever town of 150 population Senator G F Clark Linn led th attack on the measure with the con tentlon that only an enabling bi with no riders should be consldere He asked that inasmuch ns th house had agreed to drop controver siat measures by refusing to add a income tax amendment to the mil age bill the senate should do like wise pass only an enabling bill ancl adjourn Clarks statements drew an at tack from Senator A V Blackford Van Buren who charged that Clark had misrepresented the content oC the changed measure The tW9 sen ators in a heated argument speaking of personal privilege Clark Denies Promise The accusation was made that Clark and other senators had prom ised that if Benson and other good roads leaders would recede from their demand for the rider section the income tax advocates would re cede from their efforts to add their proposal to the millage bill Clark denied that he had in structed house members on this point The sensible men in the house HOUSE REFUSES TO TACK RIDER ON MILLAGE ACT Tax Bill Already Thru Senate Approved by House 95 to 5 By GF1ARLES V WARREN DES MOINES April 21 ponents of the income tax failed today in an effort to attach their measure to the millage hill which the general assembly must pass be fore adjournment The house defeated the proposal ot its ways and means committea to attach the income tax 57 to 46 The committee proposed that the house add the income tax which was approved by the senate having tha same exemptions as under the fed eral law and a corporation tax 1 per cent Senate Stubborn Even those who fought for the in come tax aa an amendment were not optimistic over the result such action would have achieved It was asserted that the senate would re fuse to concur or would attach tho county assessor bill in addition Tha upper branch has steadfastly re fused thru four conference commit tees to set an Income tax without a system of county assessors Th house then passed the millagft bill 95 to 5 The measure which fixei the tax rate for statepur poses during the next two years was approved by the senate yester day Representative Homer Hush Montgomery said the addition of the Income tax hill to the mlllags have beaten the income tax said Senator Blackford We have a right as the peoples representatives to lay out the future road pro gram We should not leave this dis cretion to the highway commission for it is not responsible to the peo ple Senator W S Baird Pottawatt amie remarked that this was really an enabling act for 1C it passes it Tum In Pnso 2 Cnlumn n bill would reduce the total to 57 coming tTnsucdeasful efforts made duringthe debate this morningto defer action r n the amendment It was understaid that these moves were intended to gain tima and pave the way for a trade between the senate and house on the 100 OOOQOO road bond enabling act ani the income tax bill The income tax battle was fought over again In the house as tha amendment was discussed The de bate waxed fiery nt times and in one instance members engaged in an exchange of personal remarks The advisability of nn income tax was argued against by F W Scott Turn to rudft Z Column fl ROGERS Wf Portuguese Forces Sent Against Revolting Port LISBON Portugal April 21 reached here today that the naval expeditionary force sent out to quell rebellion in Madeira had begun operations against the A fire which destroyed the O R Herrlng furniture store at an esti mated loss of and for a time seriously threatened the en tire downtown business district was brot under control early today The fire was discovered in the Herring store shortly after mid night A strong wind fanned the flames An adjacent grocery store caught fire The Cora Belt Savings bank also was damaged by smoke and water The entire loss is placed at 000 Cause of the fire has not beeu WASHINGTON April 21 Show you what habit will do been flying every day till we could come to a capital of some republic then would stay all night Well was flying to New York from Florida today on the splendid new East Coast airline a great route over beautiful country from Jack sonville with stops at Savannah Charleston Florence Raleigh when Uncle Josephus Daniels met me Richmond Saw many old friends all along When I got to this town I saw a dome so I figured it must be a capital 30 I got off just thru force of habit and sure enough it was a capital But you wouldnt think it from the ones I visited This Is the quiet est night I have spent Managua with its earthquake has got it on this Maybe I can show em how to start a revolution tomorrow Yours iff I Mdiuckt in Vlll Not Retire Certain it is that Curtis has no intention of retiring from public life Consequently he is keeping a weather eye on things While he was one of the outstand ing foes of President Hoover in the preconvention campaign of 1928 the Kansan has served the Hoover administration loyally since he was nominated vice president But there are no ties to the fu ture between Curtis andHoover There have been humors of other vice presidential candidates in the official family of the president There now Is speculation of wheth er Curtis cares tc risk his fortune again with the Hoover organization in a national election Attitude Watched The attitude of Curtis is being watched particularly by restless re publicans of uncertain strength who are speculating on an attempt to overthrow Hoover in the next con vention This group has its nucleus in the dissatisfied Hoover organiza tion of 1028 in the south headed by Horace Mann In the gossiping at the capitol there also is talk among antiHoov er republicans of an attempt to get Calvin Coolidge back in the race with Curtis or Senator McNary of Oregon as his running mate But that is only gossip and so far ahead of a campaign Victim of Attempted Suicide Still Living CEDAR FALLS April 21 Fred Butler farmer still is alive in Sartorl hospital altho he is barely breathing and has not yet regained consciousness after his attempt Sunday to commit suicide by hang ing In the barn on his farm KIDNAPED GIRL WAS WED HERE St Paul Youth Arrested in Wisconsin Wife Tried to Leave Him Harry H Drill St Paul held in Madison Wis on a charge of kid naping his wife Helen Mary Fisher Drill St Paul heiress was mar ried in Mason City July 17 1930 by M C Coughlon justice of the peace records here show Drill gave his age as 23 and Mrs Drill as 20 The arrest of Drill and two com panions Sunday on a charge of kidnaping Mrs Drill in New York City where she was a coed at City college and forcing her to ac company them in an automobile bound for St Paul climaxed a drama in which the young couple Sauce for Goose Is Sauce for Gander Woman Pays Alimony LOS ANGELES April 21 Mrs Hattie E Shuler S3 must pay S65 a month alimony to Chester E Schulcr 54 her former husband and in addition provide him rent free quarters in one of her apart ment houses had played since they were first married in 1028 at Northwood That marriage was annulled be cause of the youth of Mrs Drill During the following three years she tried to avoid Drill wbo she says threatened her and finally succeeded In getting her to marry him a second time to keep him from committing suicide She was suing for divorce KingsfordSmith Off to Pick Up Airmail Stranded on Island IOWA WEATHER Prolmbly fair Tuesday night and Wednesday but some cloud iness Colder Tuesday night in tho central and west portions heavy frost or freezing temper ature Not quite so cold Wed nesday afternoon In tho west and central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 47 Minimum in Night 32 At 8 A M Tuesday 33 KainfnII 08 Those who believed that North owns weather had forgotten how o present a seamy side were dia lluslonedi Monday when along with a disagreeable rain the mercury did a tailspin to tho freezing mark Fruit tree buds and other items ot vegetation which got off to a start of the gun stand in grave danger of being frostnipped At 8 oclock Tuesday morning a few flakes of snow were drifting down and shortly before noon there was a resumption of the snow the flakes being so small as to look like either mist or sleet In the air SYDNEY N S April 21 Wing Commander Chales Kings fordSmith flying his famous plane the Southern Cross started this af ternooon for Koepang island 01 Timor to pick tip airmail strandet there when the plane from London City of Cairo cracked up Saturday KingsfordSmith expects to de liver the English mall at Port Dar win northern Australia Friday ;