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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1931, Mason City, Iowa Edited for the Home i j a r c i A a L o N E a HIS MCM 4 ART DEPT OF IOWA OfS MO NES J A VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATEDJPRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ME EDITION Ignore Land Owning Plan News Out of Spain v Underplays New System By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 28 CPA The Spanish republicans start upon reconstruc tion of their countrys land holding system has been curious ly played down in cables from Europe thus far It has been mentioned but only casually Perhaps this is because agricul ture having been particularly hard hit by postwar deflation with a resultant slump in the price of farms shallow economists tempor arily have ceased to land of much importance It would be strange if Spanish in tellectuals had fallen into such an error for while the overthrown mon archys actual practice was thoroly the abstract reason ing of the advanced independent school of Spains economic thot has long been of a very high order TJOWEVER key men in the new government appear to be living up what might have been expected of them The initial impression appears to have been that an ultraconservative group of republicans had come into power in Madrid It was hard to be Turn to Pago 10 Colamn 1 BURKE TAKEN TO HIS PRISON HOME UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NQ 143 WALKER UPHELD BY ROOSEVELT Over Their Reporter ST LOUIS MAN LjigEEl 600 CELEBRATE SPEAKER I Notorious 1 to Killer Scheduled There for 1 ST JOSEPH Mich April 28 UP Fred Burke notorious gangster who to life imprison ment after he had pleaded guilty to the killing of Patrolman Charles Skelly here Dec 14 1929 was moved swiftly and under heavy guard from Berrlen county jail at this morning accompanied by two automobiles for Marquette where he will begin serving his sen tence there Wednesday After a good nights sleep Burke appeared cheerful He was dressed nattily in a tailored gray suit and Na light topcoat He had nothing to say to the small gathering of news papermen who witnessed his leave He will he eligible tc apply far H parole after 25 years less time off for good behavior according to Michigan law General Berehguer to Be Tried for Execution of Two Rebel Leaders MADRID April 28 Damaso Berenguer who as premint staved off a Spanish revolution in the months succeeding the fall of Primo de Rivera looked at the world today from behind prison bars where he will await trial for responsibility for the execution of tworebel leaders last December 208 Deaths Last Winter Blamed on Wood Alcohol WASHINGTON April 28 A wave of 208 deaths during the winter attributed directly to the drinkingof wood alcolicj or syn thetic methanol was disclosed to day by the bureau of industrial al cohol AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I dont like my tacked dowii carpet as well as a rugbut I was bound to have somethin Ella May couldnt borrow for her bridge parties ST LOUIS MAN KIDNAPED WEEK AGO SET FREE Doctor Says No Ransom Was Paid for His Release CT LOUIS April 28 kJ PostDispatch in a copyrightec story says that Dr I D Kelley wealthy eye ear nose and throat specialist kidnaped a week ago last night was releasad by his captors today The release was effected the newspaper says on a road near Easl St Louis 111 when he was turned over to John T Rogers PostDis patch reporter following an anony mous tip over the telephone The physician was unharmed the newspaper says and declared that as far as knew no ransom was paid for his release In response to the telephone call Rogers met a man unkonwn to him in uptown St Louis and took the man in his automobile to a point across the river in East St Louis indicated by the stranger Doctor Wears Goggles Here twoother cars met Rogers and his companion and the physi cian wearing a pair of goggles wa turned over to the reporter Dr Kelley had been In the hands of his abductors for a little more than seven days when turned over to Rogers physician related how he was answered a telephone calfpurport Ing to befronia patient Dr Kelley saidhe arrived at Davis place the location indicated by his supposed patientand a man entered his auto mobile directing him at the point of a gun to drive where he was told Driving thru a rainstorm into the country on the Olive street road Dr Kelley said his captor and He arrived at a house where he was blindfolded and a hood was thrown over his head He was then assisted into the house After remaining there for a time he was taken in another automobile over a bumpy road to another building and taken upstairs Captors Searched Him He found himself in a room with an iron cot There his cnpts searched him and he was ordered n Tura o rage 2 Column PRAIRIE DUCHIEN VOTES ON BRIDGE Minneapolis Men Threatenec for Alleged Libelous Handbills PRAIRIE DU CHIEN Wis April 28 5Q000 bridge bond issue which brot threats of tar and feathers against five Min neapolis men who distributed cir culars opposing it was voted on here today Mrs Ruth Perry has told police sho believes her husband George Perry sluin In South fiend Ind ivns a racketeer and was involved In the famous faro swindle in Springfield 111 last January Still Angered by the appearance of handbills coritaining allegec libelous statements involving prom inent local men the voters went to the polls in unusually large num bers Meanwhile an investigation seeking to determine those respon sible for the bills was under way Prompt police action saved the five from possible attack by angry citizens who gathered late yester day upon noting the circulars which oppose the bond issue The men were jostled and there were cries of tar and feather em Police officers arrived before any violence was done The men were jailed partly as a precautionary measure A private company is building a toll bridge across the Mississippi connecting this town and Mar quette Iowa McGregor Iowa downstream a shortdistance also plans a bridge It would miss Prairie du Chlcn Much rivalry resulted Prairie du Chien accordingly pro poses to purchase worth of debenture bonds issued for the bridge here Two Held Weapons Found AMES April 28 Chcs pinsky 23 Sioux City and Merle Clarke 35 Rockwell City were held for investigation Tuesday by Ames police following their arrest Monday Police said they found three loaded revolvers in their car Fingerprints were aent to Des Moines for Investigation WELLS FARMER Klenk Crushed Under Quack Grass Digger After Falling WSLLS Minn April ilenk 30 son of Mr and Mrs William Klenk was killed late yes erday afternoon when he fll from a tractor acwas crisshai bcuoath a quack grain digger which was pulled by the tractor The tractor continued to run af er the accident and went thru a fence until it came to a highway Tade where it was discovered by passerby The body of Klenk was hen found He was dnjd and it is hot he lived but a short time after he accident Thev accident occurred on the farm of Klenks parents five miles west of Wells at about 1 oclock 600 CELEBRATE VINDICATION OF U WITH BANQUET Cedar Rapids Speake Says Town Still Has Faith r Auto Smash Injuries Fatal to Anita Girl Man Seriously Hurt ATLANTIC April 28 dred Walker of Anita died in a hos pital today from injuries suffered in an automobile accident A car driven by Winfield V Mayne of Council Bluffs crashed into one driv en by Miss Walkers brother Max last night Mayne was seriously hurt OWA CITY April than 600 persons last night attende a banquet in the American Legio hall here which was sponsored b the Iowa City Chamber of Com merce and designed to cembrat what ia regarded by residents Iowa City as vindication of the re cent charges brot against the Un versity of Iowa and its nrJministra tors by a Cedar Rapids newspaper Represented in the group wer townspeople faculty members stu dents and representatives fror other cities Davenport the home o George D Baker president of th state board of education has a dele gation of 40 members headed b Alfred P Mueller former mayor Cedar Rapids had a delegalio headed by the president and secre tary of the Chamber of Commerce Faith TJndimmed I want you to know said Fres ident Trewin of the Cedar Rapid businessmens organization tha there are many In Cedar Rapid whose faith in the university is un dimmned We regret Unit this invcs tigation was brot about The first and principal speakc of the evening was Henry G Walk jiTIowa City attorneywho aBslate in the the unJversltyan the state board in the recent inves tigation President W A Jessu spoke briefly but he made no men tion whatever of the charges or th inquiry confining his remarks t the necessity for keeping attentio fixed on the broad purposes of edu cation Tribute to Baker Former Mayor Mueller paid glow ingr tribute to the life and works o his townsmen President Baker am asserted that Davenport stoot solidly behind the state board o education and the administrators p the university Speaking as an alumnus W Earl Hall of Mason City brot assurance that the loyal ty of former students of the uni versity stands solidified back o Turn lo Paso 2 Column 3 ROGER WASHINGTON April night was gridiron dinner here In Washington where the president attends and sees the cleverest kid ding and satires put on by the newspapermen who know these big birds backwards Say do you know that I run on to those D A Rs still here They run their conventions till every member gets to speak They have been here so long that their badges are be ginning to tarnish Times are so hard that Fort Worth Tex Is the only town that can afford lobbyists here Carter and his gang are after some federal plunder and he knows that it is Had a long chat with Secretary Stimson today and he knows things about Nicaragua that none of these critics of his do Yours AMERICAN SHIP GOES TO RESCUE Swedish Steamer Abandonee by Crew on Catching Fire in MidAtlantic LONDON Apri 28 American steamer Excalibur lefi her course this morning and spec to aid the crew of the Swedish motor vessel Castor out of Cur acao for Lisbon which was aban doned when she caught fire in mid Atlantic The Castor sent out an S O about this morning Half an hour later the British stcame Forsdale radioed to Lloyds at Val encia that the Castor had been abandoned and the Excalibur was proceeding to the scene The Castor was a tanker prob ably carrying crude oil from Vene zuela MacNider Does Not Have Plans for Any Office He Declares OTTAWA One April Hanford MacNider United States minister to Canada has no expecta tion of running for any political of fice he informed the United Prcsi in connection with the straw vote taken by the Washington Post of delegates to the republican presi dential convention of 1028 which placed him sixth of 19 on the list of choices for the vice presidential nomination next year I Hdfurtt InJtaU Senate Campaign Probe Group to Start Work in Cannon Case May 6 WASHINGTON April 28 The senate campaign funds commit tee decided today to resume on May 6 its investigation into the anti Smith campaign expenditures in 1928 by Bishop James Cannon Jr New Mayor Takes Over His Jot CHICAGO April 28 J Cermak native son of Bohemi who once mined coal in the pits o Braidwopd 111 occupied his desk to day for the first time as Chicago formally inducted mayor He regarded it as a fulltim job he said one dedicated to re ducing the citysexpenditures re storing law and order and prepar ing Americas second city for th century of progress exposition i 1933 He outlined that program in hi inauguration last night in the court cil chambers Will Reduce Taxes Cermak said he would expec much from an advisory committe which will assist him in bringin about an efficient administratioi Among those appointed to the com mittee were William R Dawes banker Elmer J Stevens and D F Kelley merchants Oscar Mayer packer Victor Olander labo leader Julius F Smictanka lawyer Prof Charles E Merriam Univer sity of Chicago Mrs Kellogg Fair bank social and civic leader Joshu DEsposito engineer and Burt A Massee business executive GANGSTER DIES IN AUTO CRASH Benny Butler Had Survive Bullets hut Tipover CHICAGO April 28 Butler a gunner of the Dann Stanton and Capone legions and th pal of Leo Brothers convicted kfl er of Alfred Lingle came lo hi death today Bullets had felled him before bu it was not the instrument by whici he lived to finish him An automo bile in which ne was riding sho past a stop light witnesses said crashed into another car over turned and Butler was dead when they picked him up It was Butler who furnished th liaison by which the detectives seeking the killer of the Tribune crime reporter Jake Lingle kep n touch with the suspected mur derer His telephone wires wen apped Butler was always in con tact with Brothers and thru his in strumentality the investigators fin ly captured their quarry Markets at a Glance NEW YORK steel shares lead ate recovery Latin American is lues liquidated rally checks de cline Foreign stor ing advances further local covering lower spot market trade selling CHICAGO bullish Kansas eport and dust storms Canada excellent weather and poor cash demand to lower HURLETSSILVER STREET SILENT 3 Bartenders and Proprie tors of Establishments Arrested HURLEY Wis April liver street was silent today The 63 bartenders and proprietors f establishments along that thoro are who are accused of helping to arn for Hurley the name of bad oy of the lumbering mining ontier were all in Ashland Wis acing United States Commissioner V S Gate on changes of vjolating he federal prohibition laws The defendants made a sober ek to Ashland Townspeople lined he streets and waved farewells as risoners were carried in un nuto obile caravan under the direction Marshal C H Rawllnson of adison Wis and his deputies HOUSE SPEAKER RACE PROMISES TO BE CLOSE ONE Tilson Expects to Be Given Consideration for Position WASHINGTON April 28 Possibilities of a close contest over the republican candidate for speakership of the next house today appeared to have passed the blos soming stage Representative Tilson of Connec ticut majority floor leader in the last congress definitely entered the race with this announcement Having served in the house for 20 years I know that its members will exercise their fair and honest judgment with regard to the speak ership Having been elected major ity leader four times I should nat urally expect that I should be con sidered Will Not Campaign Tilson made it plain however that he would not make an active campaign to succeed the late Nicholas Longworth Some col leagues of the Connecticut republi can interpreted his statement as in dicating he would not support the apparent but candi dacy of Representative Snell re publican New York for the posi tion In speculation which followec Longworths death Tllsou and Snel have oeen prominent among thos discussed for the speakership With frh tL house Snell as chairman of the power ful rules committee automatically became one of the probable candi dates His friends have been active in his behalf and he has spent most of his time in the capital Make Statements There remains however a feeling among some republicans that their candidate should represent a west ern state Representative Michener and Representative Mapes of Michi gand Rnmseyer of Iowa however have declined to make any state ments on the subject Representa tives Beck of Pennsylvania and Piir nel of Indiana also have been men tioned in the talks Observers held that republican hopes of organizing the next deli cately balanced house when they will have a majority of possibly one or two took a considerable setback with Longworths death Tilson however said he believed republicans would organize The candidate of his party for speaker ship possibly will be opposed by Representative Garner of Texas democratic leader in the last house SIMPlONlLAD BOARD IS OUT Encouraged by Farm Boards Withdrawal From Grain Exchanges OKLAHOMA CITY April 28 UP John A Simpson president of he National Farmers Union says IB sees encouraging signs in hanges in membership of the fed ral farm board and in its decision o withdraw from operations on grain exchanges and boards of rade Simpson expressed the opinion asL night however that the farm cards move to encourage reduc ion of crop acreages would fizzle ust as previous attempts have izzled They dont make any provision or profits to the growers he said Simpson said the National Farm rs Union would discuss a proposal hat it join the federal agencys rogram at a meeting in Des Hoines May 5 Attack Upon Rebels at Funchal Ordered by Lisbon Leaders LISBON Portugal April 28 immediate general attack pon rebel forces at Funchal Ma eira was ordered today by the ar council of superior officers of IB Lisbon expeditionary force to he island group The expeditionary force is using he nearbyisland of Porto Santo as case for Its operations against unchal which has been in the con rol of a rebel Junta for the past month IAUL F KASSAY LAW FOUND NOT CONSTITUTIONAL Mechanic Accused of Plan to Wreck Dirigible Pleased AKRON April 28 HoMin that the Ohio criminal syndlcalisr is unconstitutional eon mSJu s today theindict ment against Paul F Kassay 37 former GoodyearZeppelin mechank who had been scheduled to tr trial today for alleged attempts to damage the navy dirigible Akron Wanamakcr has had the question of constitutionality under considera tion since Friday when Assistant Prosecutor George Harjjreaves filed n brief upholding the legality ot Iho syndicalism law In answer to at tacks on its legality in a demurrer filed by Mrs Yetta Lauj attorney for Kassay Class Legislation The demurrer assailed constitu ionality of the measure on the rounds that it is class legislation and abridges the right of free speech freedom of the press and freedom to effect political reform Tuaranteed by the constitution Kassay was arrested March 1S by edcral officials and jailed under S20POO bond He was Indicted and cept in custody until March 26 when 140000 bond was furnished by ricnds Following Judge Wanamakers uling Hargreaves said he will ap cal to the state supreme court and vill try to get back his job as riv ter on the navy airship Justifies Faith Kassay said This decision justi led the faith I had in the American onstitutlon when I gave up my iungarian residence and came to his country The decision win do nore good than all the police cluhs n the world among the people the government calls reds Kassay was accused of telling a government undercover agent nown as Pctrov that he had left ivcts out of the ship framework vould omit more and if nercssarv would attempt to wreck the craft y damaging the control room when the Zeppelin took the air Hargreaves maintained it was not necessary for the state to show any overt act had been committed but merely to prove that tha ciefendnnt had declared his intention of com mitting such an act FRANCE STUDIES NAVAL PROPOSAL Settlement Suitable to AH Three Countries Seems Hopeful PARIS Apri 28 tions looking toward the settlement of the FrancoBritishItalian naval accord are continuing Premier Laval said today French naval ex perts are still studying great Brit ains proposals No details ot a long conference of the council of ministers yesterday were disclosed beyond the fact that the cabinet is hopeful of achieving an agreement that two secondary decisions had been reached regard ing relations with Italy and Great Britain CHARGES FILED AGAINST MAYOR ARE DISMISSED Tammany Leader Calls Action Vindication of Record A LBANY N Y April 28 Governor Roosevelt today dis missed the charges brot against Mayor James J Walker of New York by tlie city affairs commit tee The committee had asked that Mayor Walker be removed for in competence and neglect of duty The governors action was an lounced at the executiveoffice here Roosevelt was at his Hyde park home Tile charges against Walker were received by the governor March IS They were signed by Dr John Hnynes Holmes as chairman of the committee and Rabbi Stephen S Wiso as vice chairman Advised of Action Governor Roosevelt advised May or Walker in California of the ac tion taken against him and that his reply should tie forwarded to Al bany when he returned from the Pa cific coast trip intended to benefit the mayorsi health On April 20 Walkers reply was handed to Roosevelt The New York City executive de fended his administration lauding its accomplishments in the 15000 word reply he had prepared Dr Holmes and Rabbi Wise sought an opportunity to file a rebuttal Regarding the charges the gov ernor said I do not find sufficient Justlflca tlpnjnthesedacumcnts na submit ted in the matter of these DECISION INEVITABLE NEW YORK April 28 menting on the dismissal of charges against Mayor Walker by Governor Roosevelt John F Curry leader of mmsvy iinll said The decision was inevitable It is only another vindication of Mayor Walkers splendid and unparalleled record Mayor Walker was presiding at a neetlng of the committee of tho vholc of the board of estimate in city hall when told of the governors action I have no comment to make at his moment ho said This does not preclude me from making some comment at another time Will Keep Up Fight The mayor then rapped with his avel and went on with the meeting Paul Blanshard executive director of the city affairs committee said The governor has dismissed the harges against Mayor Walker vithout giving us any chance to of er a rebuttal to the mayors weak distortions and personal assaults Our answer is that we will keep ip the fight upon the mayor and in lie future we will not forget the ovcrnof The issue is now clearly drawn etween decent citizens and tha Tammany machine Wea IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Tuesday night mid Wednesday not quite so cool Tiicsdiiy nlglit In southeast nn Mouth central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock uesday morning Maximum Monday 55 Minimum In Night 3 At 8 A M Tuesday 51 Balmier days appear to be here londays minimum was the highest 10 days and the nights minimum s not been equaled In about the nme length of time The northwest ind which has chilled North Iowa or these several days had shifted the west Tuesday morning and here were Indications that it might wing around into the south before ght ;