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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home k 11 lTf H A R L q N E R H S MEM ART OEPT OF IOWA MO INES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 104 COUNCIL MAY MAKE U PROBE Russell in Hard Luck Man Fired By Power Board Still Out of Job By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 6 Charles A Rus sell was referred to recently in the senate by sev eral of its mem bers as having saved the Amer ican public 000000 T h e y added that he was fired for doing it That he still is out of a job and in hard luck was not mentioned but he is In fact Rus sells case is not one to encourageTJncle Sams hired man to go to the mat for their boss Praise from progressive sources is all right as far as it goes but it pays no grocery bills pHARLES A RUSSELL formerly was a Montana lawyer He en tered the government service a few years ago on the interstate com merce commissions legal staff Proving exceptionally capable he subsequently was made solicitor for the original federal power commis sion consisting of the secretaries of war the interior and agriculture in connection with their cabinet duties He was highly efficient in this position too but presently it began to be complained that he was un manageable TO situationclear Whenever a private outfit pro cured the right to develop a gov ernment power site part of the commissions work was to check over the concerns report of its in vestments In the property to pre vent padding This was on the theory that rates to power consumers ought to yield fair dividends on the amount of v Tunv to Page 8 Column 4 Marquettes Vision of Waterway Nears Reality EXECUTIVE BODY File FOR JOB THINKS SENATOR Secretary Addresses Group of Deaf Thru Medium of Interpreter WASHINGTON Feb 6 retary Wilbur chuckled today as he related to friends how swiftly flying fingers wrote into the air yesterday a speech he was delivering Wilbur was speaking to a group of deaf persons His audience apparently hung on his words for the interpreters nim ble hands were kept at full speed and the bright eyes followed the quick digits Smiles gleamed on the faces of his hearers as Wilbur told them lit didnt know exactly what he vaa saying to was the inter preters that if anything wasnt right to blame it on the translator The secretarys address was made before inmates of the Columbia in stitution for the deaf on the birth day anniversary of the late Edward Miner Gallaudet the founder Bishops Son Freed of Murder Charges NEW YORK Feb 6 Matthew Maxon Jr bishops son today stood acquitted of charges of killing David Paynter 73 last April 18 in a lodging house brawl The verdict was returned last evening ay a jury of 12 men mostly middle aged executives LURES OF OTHER PLACES CHANGE POLITICAL MAP Oil Movies Sunshine Cause Need of New Apportionment By LEO RYAN Associated Press Staff Writer The siren call of grinding wheels the pot of gold at the gushers mouth the glamour of Klieg lights and bright sunshine inviting harried men with graying hair have set state legislative jigsaws awailing this winter to cut a new congres sional map of the United States Mostly it is a few of the lustier youngsters of Uncle Sams family grown gargantuan in the last 10 years on the papuof changing times which make it necessary to alter the representation of 33 states in the national house of representatives The 193a census taker as he went his rounds for the first time sines 1920 found that things had been happening Southern California once a desert had become a thick ly populated part of the United States Floridas palms had called some of the people who used to be found upon the middle plains Dont Like Job Detroit New York and Chicago where machinery groans and dollars ring had won many another lad from the milking school iThrubut most of the wide belt ot states re districting is feltto nieaiidwindling sectional prestige Missouri loses three members Georgia Iowa Ken tucky and Pennsylvania lose two each Alabama Indiana Kansas Maine Massachusetts Minnesota Mississippi Nebraska North Dako ta South Dakota Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Vermont Virginia and Wisconsin each lose one California gains nine seats most of thorn around Los Angeles and Hollywood Michigan gains four FILM AIDS BEER BARON sa Photo Joe SnHis known as the Boer Baron of Chicago wns acquitted of a vagrancy charge after he had shown a lilui iii a Chicago court dc himself as a farmer Seated is Judjjo J F McCarthy Stand ing left to right Assistant States Attorney James Brown James Burke Saltis attorney nnil Saltis at the movie machine Turn o Fafte 2 Column AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I aint never bought knit underwear for Pa since the time I started to pull a thread off of his collar in church an unraveled him down to the middle ONLY ONE ROAD FOR SURVIVORS Evacuation of Quake Area Is Carried on Under Great Hardship NAPIER New Zealand Feb G of Napier and Hastings proceeded today attended by almost every conceivable hard ship and discouragement Only one road is open and that is cracked and full of fissures It is badly congested with hundreds of vehiclea all proceeding from the area stricken by Tuesdays earth quake and the tremors which have ceased hardly for an hour since A number of the dazed and nerve shattered refugees unable to con tinue alongthe Via have by the way an3 died where they fell Pathetic rude crosses have been placed over shallow graves dug for them Within the two towns the grim work of excavation of bodies of vic tims and identification is proceeding In cases the bodies are so badly crushed that recognition has been impossible and it is believed probable that a number of victims who perished in the falling hotels never will be identified Fortyeight persons were buried yesterday in a single grave babies have been born to mothers in a public park where they went when the tremors forced them from their homes Securities deeds and instruments worth mil lions are believed to have been de stroyed in banks and legal offices Napier and Hastings Anarchist Admits Planning Attempt on Premiers Life ROME Feb 6 Schirru arrested Tuesday night for possession of firearms and explo sives confessed today police said that he had planned an at tempt on the life of Premier Mus solini He had brot two high explo sive bombs here for that purpose police said he had told them Bombs were found in hotel rooms which he occupied police said Schirru who said he was an an archist was arrested after a gun fight with police and there were rumors at the time that he haJ planned an attempt on Mussolinis life but these were denied by tae authorities The police said Schirru drew a re volver while he was being searched at the police three policemen and attempted Jsuicide in flicting a serious wound in his head Police said Schirru was born in Sar dina and was a naturalized citizen of the United States He will be tried by a special tri bunal under the defense of the state act which provides a death penalty for the crimes of which he is ac cused H MUSSQLW1 WILL PONCA CITY Okla Feb Five thousand feet in the air and Hawkes is starting a dive for the field to land at Ponca City Played Thursday morning at the best ag ricultural school in America Okla homa A and M Their cattle win all the shows and their boys win all the judging contests Its not a raccoon coat college Say whats the news I dont get to read We are moving too fast Have the admirals got dressed for Butlers trial yet How does Mr Hoover stand on prohibition this week I was down in west Texa last week and they feeding goats the Wickersham report Yours SENATE DICKERS WITH HOUSE TO BREAK IMPASSE Hope for Drought Aid Compromise Still Runs High WASHINGTON Feb 6 ate leaders began bargaining with the chieftains of thejiouse to day for a compromise to break the impasse on relief legislation and avert a special session Hope that a solution for the prob lem would bo found still ran high President Hoover maintained his silence on the agreement reached by senate leaders and submitted to him yesterday The agreement calls for the addition of 525000000 to the drought loan fund already ap proved This would replace the 000000 appropriation for relief thru the Red Cross demanded by the democrats and approved by the sen ate Tydings Flays Brys Senator Tydings of Maryland again flayed the drys asserting it was legal to produce wine in the ome and that the farm board had oaned money to California grape rowers selling a fruit concentrate or this purpose Senator Sheppard t Texas a coauthor of the elgh flenth amendment took exception Meanwhile the house worked on he District of Columbia appropria biH planning to pass it in a snort time and ttch take upinlScel laneous legislation Republican leaders in both IN JUDGESHIP ROW Ottumwa Man Commits Suicide Because Girl Went With Other Men OTTUMWA Feb 6 young worhap companion looked on Raymond L Stansberry 29 former garage owner committed suicide last night a mile south of Ottumwa The girl Feme Hanford 21 said Stansberry had threatened to kill himself before if she did not quit seeing other men but that she doubted his sincerity Sheriff Ralph N Baker accepted the girls story POLICE INQUIRE INTO SHOOTING Des Moines Woman Dies After Denying She Had Shot Herself DES MOINES Feb 6 today began an inquiry into the death of Mrs Frances Foreman 26 following an early morning shooting at a friends apartment last Tues day Mrs Foreman died last night after she had told her sister Mrs L Hadad of Omaha that she had not shot herself Previously Mrs Foreman and other occupants at the apartment at the time of the shooting had said it was a case of suicide SOVIETS SEEK TO Federal judgesliip contro versy has been raging in Wash ington over Ernest Michel above Minneapolis attorney Senator Thomas DSchall pro gressive republican of Minne sota Indorsed Michel for a fed eral judgeship Attorney Gen eral William 0 Mitchell con servative1 republicanalso of Minnesota said he did not bc lievo Michel tho best man and refused to pass on the selection to President Hoover The Min nesota congressional delegation baelis Big Ships to Sail on Great Lakes Rivers Most of Work on Dam and Lock Projects Already Let By VICTOR T HACICLER CHICAGO Feb 6 vision that Pere Marquelte wrote home about in 1674 a vision of ships of commerce sailing the Great Lakes threading thru a canal to the Illi nois the Mississippi and the Guf of Mexico is Hearing reality After centuries of planning some working and much despairing the waterway conceived by the first white explorers has entered the fi nal stages of fulfillment in the hands of government engineer and builder Of the five main dam and lock projects only one has not been awarded to contractors Work has been started on two and within the last week the contracts have been let for the other two calling for the expenditure of more than 000 Hopes Are High tranches agreed to expedite action on a veterans hospitali zation program recommended by Veterans Administrator Hines in anticipatingfor future needs St Paul Lease The Elaine committee investiga tion of postoffice leases went fur Turn to 1ngc 2 Column Legge Says Russians Aim for Controlling Position in Market WASHINGTON Feb man Legge of the farm board said today he viewed Russias official grain exports statement as an in dication that the Soviets were turned toward a dominating position In the world wheat market The American farmer cannot compete with Russian wheat in the world market he said and if ho attempts to he will have to give up riding around in automobiles Samuel R McKelvie grain mem ber of the board joined in asserting that American producers could not compete with Russian wheat be cause of Russias free land and free labor McKelvie said there was question but that Russia with un limited virgin land could produce great quantities of wheat cheaply for many years at least with no labor cost MAN DROWNS IN BOAT EXPLOSION Several Reported Injured as Glass Bottom Boat Burns OCALA Fla Feb 6 man was drowned and several re ported injured today when a glass bottom boat caught fire from a gasoline explosion at Silver Springs near here J A Perkins 65 Oak Park HI was drowned when he jumped from another boat during the excitement vitnesses said Occupants of the burning boat nlso leaped into the water but all were believed rescued Ambulances and medical aid hur ried to the scene The extent of in juries was not immediately avail able Between 15 and 20 persons were believed to have been aboard the boat Nora Springs Defeats Mason City B Five to Open Tournament Here Nora Springs high school defeated the Mason City B squad basketball team 14 to 9 Friday morning to open the B class practice tourna ment at the local high school Des Moines Man Slays Wife and Commits Suicide DES MOINES Feb 6 fred Clemens 49 today shot and killed his estranged wife Ada 42 and then committed suicide police said The shooting and suicide oc curred on a downtown street as Mrs Clemens was on her way to work Police said witnesses told them the couple had separated a week ago and that Clemens shot his wife following1 an argument Robert Kelcher a witness said that as the couple approached the United laundry where Mrs Clemens worked her husband pulled a shot gun from beneath his overcoat and fired at her Mrs Clemens started tograpple with him Kelcher said but Clemens gave his wife a violent shove and fired two shots into her body as she fell to the ground He then killed himself Mrs Clemens died on the way to tho hospital I have the highest hopes said Lieut Col W C Weeks United States engineer that the entire project will be open for navigation in the early summer of 1923 Pere Marquette and Louis Joliet In 1673 went up the Illinois and Des Plalnes rivers carried their canoes across the Chicago portage low ered them into old Mud Lake ami descended to Lake Michigan VTlie next year Pere Marquette wrote back to France that here was an Ideal place for a cut o canal connecting what he callcc the Lake of the Illinois and th river he knew as the St Louis The advantage of being able to bull a boat in Lake Erie and sail it t Tarn Page 2 Column Senate Votes to Take Up Resolution on Tuesday DES MOINES Feb 6 ator C L Rigby of Cedar county today proposed that the state exe cutive council instead of the legisla tive committee conduct an investi gation of the University of Iowa ad ministration Rigby filed an amendment to tha house resolution calling for the in quiry Tha resolution read Whereas the governor of Iowa has by special message recom mended that tho general assembly investigate rumors reflecting upon the official conduct of tho stato hoard of education and its adminis tration the State University of Iowa and Intended For Task Whereas the legislature of tho state has heretofore made provision for the removal of any appointiva officer by majority vote of tha executive council of the state ot Town and Whereas the general assembly la at the opinion that an investigation by a regularly constituted tribunal established for that purpose will better serve the ends of justice and he purposes of the state than an nvestigation made by the general assembly in the light of the multi tudinous duties imposed upon tho general assembly during the briet period that it remains in session Now therefore be it resolved that the executive council of tha Statp o heroby reque ta Red Cross Has Relief Total of WASHINGTON Feb 6 Red Cross receipts in its drought relief campaign for 510000000 today totaled Eighmey Former Head of Waterloo Bank Dies WATERLOO Feb 6 J Eighmey 68 former president of the First National bank died at a m today He underwent an operation on his stomach a week ago Possibility of Breaks in Drought Seen by Bureau I GEORGE LAND IN PANAMA Royal Tourists Climb Into Plane for Crossing of Isthmus COLON Feb G into this harbor this morning while the coast guns boomed a salute the steamship Oropesa came alongside her pier and discharged the Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George The royal tourists who are on their way to South America for the British trade exposition at Buenos Aires next March stayed on tho pier only long enough to acknow ledge the welcome of diplomatic and military officials Going to France field the airport the brothers climbed into a Pan American airliner and took off for Panama City They will board the Oropesa again at the Pacific end of the Panama canal BUTLER TRIAL IS NOT FOR RADIOS Effort of Broadcasting Group Meets Cold Turndown From Navy WASHINGTON Feb 6 energetic efforts of one of the large broadcasting groups to obtain per mission for putting the Butler court martial on the air have met with a cold turndown at the navy depart ment Secretary Adams refused to have the trial of the marine general which will be held in Philadelphia a week from Monday taken into homes everywhere via microphones and radio receiving sots Incidentally friends of General Butler today computed that if the courtmartial resulted in the most severe penalty of dismissal from the service the marines remark about Premier Mussolini of Italy would cost him just about General Butlers base pay is a year He is 49 years old having served 32 years in the marine corps A marine officer of Butlers rank is eligible for retire ment on request after 30 years of service His retired pay would be a year If he resigned with the expecta tion of living to the age of 70 he would receive for the 20 years Dismissal from the service would prevent his receiving retired pay r b e filed before it again at board of education or any of its members and take such action with respect thereto as may be justified by the evidence The executive council is composed of the governor Secretary of State G C Greenwnlt Auditir J W Long Treasurer Ray E Johnson and Sec retary of Agriculture Mark G Thornburg Set Ditto for Debute The senate previously voted to take lip consideration of the reso Xtirn 1nge I Column B MINNESOTA HAS 5TH MAIL THEFT Postal Inspectors CoOper ate With Police to Catch Thieves RACINE Minn Feb 0 Thieves stole another mail pouch here early today the fifth postal robbery in Minnesota in five days The pouch carrying letters for lo cal distribution contained no reg istered mail postal authorities said and the monetary loss was small Postal inspectors from tho St Paul office are cooperating with county and local officers in an ef fort to apprehend the thieves whosa operations have included St Paul Morris Marshall and Waltham Rewards of are out for tha robbers DES MOINES Feb 6 sibility of a break in the long winter drought was seen today by the gov ernment weather bureau following light sprinkles of rain and snow re ported from various stations which in some cases continued today The heaviest precipitation during the night was given as 04 inch at Des Moines with light sprinkles re ported at each of Sioux City Wa terloo and Council Bluffs In sev eral instances the bureau said the rain was not heavy enough to meas ure Rain or snow was looked for over the weekend with temperatures continuing above normal Before winter returned to normal cy A pair of wrens in S F Peter sons yard in Rock Rapida are re cent parents of twins New Trial for George Huckins Set in March CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 6 new trial for George E Huckins convicted ofgaining money under false pretenses has been schedule for the March term of court County Attorney Carl Hendrickson an nounced Markets at a Glance NEW YOUK Stocks firm rails ease in late trading Bonds firm investment issues fractionally higher Curb firm oils and specialties rally Butter firm Foreign exchanges strong Sterl ing at new 1031 high Cotton lower weak cables and lo cal selling Sugar steady Cuban buying Coffee steady trade support CHICAGO Wheat easy forecast heavy snow southwest Corn steady unfavorable weather and moderate receipts Cattle steady hogs higher IOWA WEATHER Unsettled Friday night and probably occasional rain except snow or rain in north portion not much change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fof 21 hour period ending at 8 oclocH Friday morning Maximum Thursday 45 Above Minimum In Night 24 Aliovo At 8 A M Friday 2fi Above Friday morning brot the first real snow of February In large flakes it descended thruout the forenoon There was a substantial blanket ot white Some of the flakes were an inch or more in snowballs in fact Thursday wag both clear and warm ;