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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home II S WEM ART IHPr OF IOW A K S MO IN E I A NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5 1931 PKESSAND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SEHVICK NO 103 Politics and Red Cross Microbe HavingIts Effect on That Body ASHINGTON Feb 5 No other com plaint that large organizations are subject to i3 so frightfully cou The American Red Cross has been exposed to it and shows some of the symptoms The patient has a strong constitu tion and may re sist tho attack successfu lly Nevertheless many observers are gravely worried Should the germs spread thruout the Red Cross1 en tire vast system approximately 4000000 members divided into more than 3500 local chapters the case would be a terrible one to deal with POLITICS OBVIOUSLY was in i the atmosphere three or four months ago as the federal govern ment began to plan for the winter to deal with conditions of industrial distress in all parts of the country But not the most farseeing person could have guessed at that time that the Red Cross was in danger Perhaps the industrial situation had been allowed to drift a trifle too long in the hope that it would Improve itself automatically Instead a few weeks later the outlook became worse due to un favorable developments in the droughtstricken farming regions added to the savage pinch of unem ployment in the cities DURING THE interval congress had met In the senate with a majority not overfriendly to the white house therfe was a disposition to blame the national executive for not having adopted remedial measures sooner The administration humanly re the position that noth ing likeks large scale relief was required as the senatorial critics Turn1 io Pnxc 4 Column PROBE TO SHOW U U Probe Resolution COMPROMISE OF 7 ffMITF PflMPS OLIlnIL unlfH u COURT TO TRY GENERAL BUTLER NEW YORK FEARS TONGOUT6REAK Police Alarmed by Ominous Rumors of Impending Warfare NEW YORK Feb 5 Alarmed by the ominous quiet of the streets and by rumors of im pending tong warfare police kept a close watch on Chinatown during the night and searched all Chinese entering on Leong and Hip Sing tong headquarters Action on the On Leong executive board in barring 21 members from office at the recent national con ference in Cleveland and the more recent narcotic raids in Newark N J were said to be responsiblp for the uneasiness Case Dismissed Upon Motion by Attorney The case against Pete Jekech Mason City arrested Saturday night in possession of a small amount of intoxicating liquor was dismissed upon a motion of City Attorney Harvey J Bryant at police court Wednesday night Beatrice Smith Mason City for feited a when she failed to appear to answer a charge of dis orderly conduct Redraft of Resolution Will Be Given to Senate DBS MOINES Feb 5 senate educational institutions committee today redrafted the house resolution calling for an in vestigation the University o Iowa administration Thelist of 2 charges against university officials was omitted The new resolution also omits a provision for appropriating the com mittees expenses but it is plarmec to take care of this in a separat joint resolution Some doubt aros as to the validity of an appropria tion clause in a concurrent resolu tion Goes to Senate The document will be presente to the senate tomorrow If it passes that body it will be referred to the house which adopted the first reso lution 99 to 0 Three senators and three repre sentatives would be named on the investigating committee under the senate proposal The resolution specifies as did the house measure that the chairmen of the educational institutions committees would choose the personnel i The senate resolution includesthe same provisions for asking assists ance from the attorney general and for making a report to this session Wording Changed Altho the house resolution stated hat the investigation was being re quested because of widespread charges against the university the senate committee changed the pre amble to include a sentence saying that the inquiry was being made in accordance with the rccommenda ion of Gov Dan Turner The new resolution also says that the investigation would appear to be in fairness to the state board of education and to officials and employes of the university The house resolution had listed 20 charges of maladministration Thiscourt of inquiry composed of six rear admirals and one major general of the marines has lieen approved hy Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams to try Major General Smedley Butter of the II S marine corps on charges of unbecoming conduct for remarks concerning Premier Mussolini of Italy 1 Rear Admiral 5e Steiguer president of Hiecourt anil commandant of the third naval district rsew York 21 Hear Admsal Taylor head of the war plans division 3 Kear Admiral Clark director of fleet training at the navy department 4 Kear Admiral Blitlccly member of the navy general hoard 5 Kear Admiral Phcljis commandant of the Portsmouth N H naval yiird B Maj GonTolin H Pnndieton 11 S MC retired of Coronndo Cnl anil 7 Rear Admiral Jhe navy general lioard Turn to FtlKD 2 Column y Navy Not to Make Public Charges Against Butler AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I aint denyin thats what made Emmies child like that All Ive got to say is that fallin on the head must kind o run in her fam ily Officials Check on Value of Pouch Removed From Truck MARSHALL Minn Feb 5 he fourth postal robbery in Min esota in as many days occurred ere early today when a mail pouch vas stolen from a truck at the rail oad station Officials were check ng to determine whether the louch contained any valuable mail The sack contained between 50 and 150 letters mailed at various points between Sioux City and Mar hall but local officials were unable 0 say how many of the letters were registered or carried anything of value In other mail robberies in Minne sota in the past four days a pouch containing S50000 mostly in bond coupons was stolen from a truck in St Paul three armed men robbed 1 bus of 21 sacks of mail at Morris Minn and robbers blew a postoffice safe at Waltham escaping with in stamps and cash Officials said the loss in the Morris robbery was slight The pouch here disappeared from a truck while the night attendant was waiting on a customer in the depot CAMPBELLSETS SPEED RECORD BEACH Fla Feb 5 over Ocean speedway here like a blue streak Captain Malcolm Campbell of Eng land today attained a speed 24573 miles an hour on the first two official trials for the worlds land speed record in his huge Blue bird racing car Generals Inaccurate Says Vanderbilt WASHINGTON Feb 5 navy department does not intend to make public the charges against Maj Gen Smedley D Butler The navy department will fol low the usual procedure a state ment released today said In the regular course ofeveuts the charges and specifications are made public when the accused is arraigned in open session before the court mar tial sitting in his case The Butler court martial will be held beginning Feb 16 in Philadel phia The charges served on him yes terday werebased on a Philadelp phia speech in which he referred to Premier Mussolini of Italy in un complimentary terms The state de partment apologized to Mussolini Maj Henry Leonard defensi counsel said last night Butlei neither desired publication of thi charges nor did he desire to with hold their publication It is a matter for determination wholly by the navy department he said BILL TO REPEAL EXPENSE MONEY ACT LOSES OUT State Senate Upholds Law by 28 to 18 Ballot DES MOINES Feb 5 Iowa senate today upheld the legislative expense account act passed in 1929 by killing a bill to repeal the law The senate voted 28 to 18 to sus tain a committee report recom mending indefinite postponement of the bill which was introduced by Senator B M Stoddard of Wood bury county Another measure by Stoddard which would repeal the expense law and raise legislators salaries from 51000 to 1500 begining in 1935 is still in committee Some doubts as to parliamentary procedure have arisen however so that it may be impossoble for the senate to take action on the second bill Clark Votes No The vote on the repeal measure was as folows Ayes Baird Bennett Blackford Christo phel Clark of Linn Cochran Coon ey Coykendall Frailey Gunderson Hicklin Hill Ickis Irwin Kent Kimberly Klemme Langfitt Mac Donald McLeland Patterson Quirk Rigby Tabor Topping Wenner Wilson Nays Bissau Carroll Clark do Clearman Doran Knudson Leonard Lowe Moen Myers Kit chie Stanley Stevens Stoddard White Abent or not voting Clarke of Marion Cole Hager Second Bill Barred Lieut Gov Arch McFarlane said off the floor that todays action on the salary bill will prevent consid eration of that portion of Stoddard s second bill calling for repeal of the expense account act One subject cannot be considered twice m the same session he said Senators Garden and Clark of Marion who were absent when the vote was taken later attempted to be recorded on the roll call but ob jection was made on the ground that action had been already com P The senate passed two bills by Clearman and White clarifying the laws on county road bonds It adopt Turn to PftKn 2i Colnnin QUAKE TAKES HEAVY TOLL AUCKLAND VNQRTH Aliove n view ot Boy Napier North Islatul Now ZoaT land scene oftfiedlsastrousEartMiuakc whichdetfaatatea the city In jurlhfr more than persons and htllinjr hundreds Tidal waves am landslides added to the terror of survivors of the catastrophe and breaks in thn earths crust are said to extend n distance of 40 milea Virtually all of North Island felt the shock House Accepts One of Measures But Cuts Amount WASHINGTON Feb 5 ate leaders came to terms today on relief legislation and forwarded to President Hoover a compromise which they were hopeful would avert a special session Meanwhile the house accepted one of the relief measures demand ed by the senate democrats but re duced the amount it would appro priate As approved by the house this would provide for medical aid in the drought area he senate asked Under the compromise 00 would be added to the loan fund ready approver with some liber ization of their terms under which rought stricken farmers could jorrow from it Nears Enactment The first of the appropriation ills neared final enactment with ouse approval of the conference eport on first deficiency measure arrying 5109303000 of which 62000 is for public construction Vhen the senate approves the re ort the bill will be sent to the vhite house The senate adopted a resolution o seek a test of the right of George Otis Smith to hold office aa chair man of the power commission The previously had confirmed Smith but repeated the nomination afttr President Hoover refused to retfiTTtlt Buildings Toppling About Heads of Rescue Squads Authorities Speed Evacuation of Napier DURANT Okla Feb see by Wednesdays paper where Mr Hoover dispatched a flyer to Arkan saw and the stricken area to see how bad things were He could have sent a blind man and found out The Red Cross is feeding 70 counties in this state Every town is feeding people yet the ones that have it sure do help We played morning afternoon and night in three small towns all under GOOO population and the three paid over in admissions They did that because they know its needed If the rest of the country could just get woke up like that and quit waiting on the government Look at the been promised relief since Lincolns first administration Yours Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks heavy U S Steel touches January low Bonds firm rally by governmen tal group continues Curb heavy small declines re duced in last hour Butter steadier Foreign exchanges heavy Dutch at new low for year Cotton higher firm Liverpool and rade demand Sugar steady Cuban support Coffee lower European selling BUTLER MISQUOTED PHOENIX Ariz Feb 5 Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr reputed source of the Mussolini story that has resulted in Gen Smedley D Butler facing a court martial was on record today as saying the marine officer had quoted inaccur ately something he heard at the Turn to Inse 1 Column Midget Motor Car and Tricycle in Collision PALO ALTO Cal Feb 5 A midget motor car driven by E R Henshel collided yesterday with u tricycle operated by Andrew Offen hiser 3 Neither was injured tho report to police said but the ma chines were considerably damaged OROPESA HEADS TOWARD CANAL Airplane Will Carry Roya Passengers Across Isthmus S S OROPESA Feb 5 Oropesa making good time thru the Caribbean today with its roya passengers the Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George was ex pected to touch American soil early Friday morning at Colon or San Cristobal in the canal zone An airplane there will take the two princes across the isthmus to the Pacific coast and Panama City where they will board the Oropesa again for the trip to Peru when it has concluded Us passage of the canal CHICAGO Wheat easy forecast rain or snow southwest Corn easy unsettled southwest markets Cattle irregular Hogs higher Girl on Roller Skates Struck by Automobile Margaret Gilman 6 daughter of Mr and Mrs C E Gilman struck by a car driven by Maynard C Fes senden at Ninth street and North Federal avenue Wednesday after noon was taken to Park hospital where she received treatment for a bruised right knee She then was able to go home The child was on roller skates Former Dean Dies in Washington AMES Feb E Rich ardson clean of home economics at Iowa State college from 1023 to 1026 died Tuesday night in Wash ington from a heart attack accord Ing to word received here by Genc vieve Fisher dean of home eco nomics NAPIER New Zealand Feb 5 Frightened by new tremors which toppled standing buildings about the heads of rescue squads authorities today speeded up com plete evacuation of this once beau tiful seaport An appeal was sent to railroad of ficials at Wellington to provide the rolling stock necessary to take re fugecs from this city and the sur rounding country to camps where they can be cared for until sani tary conditions can be restored here With every hour the death tol has mounted and tonight Red Cross officials said the number of dead in Napier Hastings and surrounding villages stricken by Tuesdays quakes would mount well past 1000 Thousands are injured and virtually everyone is homeless Return for Relics Desire of the stricken citizenry to make last visits to the shambles which were their homes is compli cating evaculation Many have in sisted upon returning to their for mir residences and searching the ruins for valuables relics and the like The sewage systems have all been destroyed and if any great number of people remain in the devastated Five Arrested as Gandhi Adherents Begin Making Salt Tiie senate directing the tariff commission investigate foreign and domestic copper production costs Committees Meet Committees of both houses met on veterans legislation The senate finance committee heard veterans Administrator Hines recommend a reduction in disability allowances to veterans receiving hospltaliza Lion This he said would discourage them from remaining in government institutions longer than necessary In the house ways and means committee financiers who have tes tified in opposition to cashing the Turn n 1npi 3 Column Tom to Tncc 2 Column BRITISH AVIATOR COHS SUICIDE Officer in Royal Flying Corps Kills Self After Seeing War Picture BALTIMORE MdFeb 5 John F Dandy 40 a lieutenant in the British royal flying corps dur ing the World war committed sui cide on a street here early today after seeing a moving picture which dramatired the part aviators played in the war police reported His mother Mrs Mary Dandy with whom he lived said her son had been despondent recently be cause of ill health A motorist who summoned the police told them he saw Dandy walk across the street and as he reached the curb draw a pistol and shoot himself in the head BOMBAY India Feb 5 Re newal of the salt making cam paign of the Indian nationalists in a public square here today led to arrest of the five members of tha workingcommittee of the all India national congress It was the twentysecond succes sive war council of the congress here to go to jail The twentythird war council promptly took its place at tho salt deposits The national civil disobedience campaign is being intensified here Picketing of the foreign cloth shops is on the increase and a number of clashes between pickets and police have resulted At Allahabad yesterday police raided the offices of the weekly pa per Young India which was edited and managed by Mahatma Gandhi before his arrest last year A cyclo graph machine was seized as well as copies of the paper containing messages from Gandhi congratulat ing the staff on continuing it as a cyclograph publication after its printing presses had been confis cated Five persons were arrested Open to Conviction LUCKNOW United Provinces India Feb 3 Mahatma Gandhi who cama here yesterday from Allahabad declared today that his mind was open to conviction as Sheriff Myhre States Dillon Had Maps of Building in Kiester K1ESTER Minn Feb iff Helmer Myhre of Albert Lea slated yesterday he believed H J Dillon who has several aliases planned to rob the First National bank here about two weeks ago which was about the time ho was captured Maps were found on Iiim showing sketches of the Kiester bank building Turn In Pngfl t Column Cl Red Cross Fund Drive Passes 6 Million Mark WASHINGTON Feb 5 Red Cross drive for a 510000000 drought relief fund today passed the mark the total being Eveiy Building on Farm Except House Destroyed HAWARDEN Feb 5 loss estimated at was caused to day by fire which destroyed every building except the house at the farm of K Brunsting near here Firemen of Hawarclen were called but arrived too late to save any thing IOWA WEATHER Cloudy to partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Vroliubly some nun or snow in this south portion Colder Fri day In the south portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 4S Above Minimum in Night 27 Above At 8 A M Thursday 29 Aliove How come Out in North Da kota a newspaper man reports tliat fresh strawberries are being picked from the vines Is North Dakota soil any more fertile than that Iowa The first robin of the year has been seen How about the first strawberry ;