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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1931, Mason City, Iowa t H HIS ART OEPT OF IOWA DCS UOINDS I A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOHTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 105 More Strife Yet to Come Extra Session Not Likely to Prove Peaceful By CHARLES P STEWART Feb 7 President Hoover and the senate finally having ar rived at a dead lock which defi nitely promises an extra session of congress un less an eleventh hour compro mise is reached it is interesting to consider what the row is about Times as any one can see are hard The administra tion has taken various steps to lieve distress but the senate feeling that not enough had been done to give more iTOm the United States treasury to the Red Cross to clothe and feed cold hungry people The president objected on the ground that such charity tends to pauperize its recipi ents Besides according to Chair man John Barton Payne of the Red Cross in a later statement the Red Cross does not need the extra 000000 In fact he refused in the Red Cross name to accept it Nevertheless the senate voted the 525000000 If the Red Cross will not take it several senators have suggested that it can be handled by some other agency like the Salva tion Army t BUT the house of representatives is more amenable to the admin istration than the senate Accord ingly knowing the president to be opposed to it the former body gave a majority against the allowance That hangs the appropriation up so far as the present congress is concerned However this congress will cnc the next house of Ji wellastiesen aW certainlSTJviU be less rerflonsive tr presidential wishes It pTbbably will o k the treasury Turn to VnKe 12 Column BONDSMEN PAY IN SHOOTING Veterans Relief Blocks Way With Drought Settled MORE SNOW FOR MIDDLE AMERICA Farmers Hopeful Backbon of 3 Months Drought Broken CHICAGO Feb 7 by nature with moisture farmers in many sections of the parched middle west were hopeful today that th backbone of the three months drought had been broken Reports from various sections of middle America last night told of rain or snow and the weather man held out further hope with a pre diction for more moisture today The prediction was for rain or snow in many parts of Illinois Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Iowa Minne sota and North Dakota with a pos sibility of showers in some sections of Missouri Kansas and South Da kota There was a veritable downpour in some localities in Illinois and it was welcomed particularly in the southern part of the state where 250000 residents in more than a score of communities have been ap prehenhive of a serious threat to their water supply Farmers at Pana in the central Illinois region said the rain came just in time to save late sown wheat Snow and sleet prevailed in sections of Iowa and Wisconsin with rains in Okla homa Kansas and a part of Ne braska CONFEREES ARE SATISFIED WITH RELIEF MEASURE Soldier Controversy Is Again Extra Session Menace BUIxLEXIN WASHINGTON Feb 7 Lieut Col Campbell B Hodges aide to President Hoover tele graphed Secretary Hurley today that theRed Cross and local agencies were adequately meet ing conditions of suffering In 16 counties of Arkansas WASHINGTON Feb 7 old controversy today became a new menace to the plans of con gressional leaders for avoiding a special session Congratulating themselves that a compromise on relief legislation had removed the extrasession threat they found proposals for redeeming veterans adjusted compensation certificates blocking their way The conferees of the senate and house agreed today to the relief compromise a proposal that 000000 for farm rehabilitation be added to the drought loan revolving fund previously ap proved RepresentatlyeTJl3on the repub lican leader predicted its adoption would end the controversy over the senates proposed fund of for relief thm the Red Cross op posed by the administration and the republican house Rumblings of Opposition There were some rumblings of op position to the compromise from the ranks of the house Party lead ers however reiterated their faith in the compromise Meanwhile the senate finance committee agreed to defer action until next week on bills to cash the soldiers certificates so that the house ways and means committee may have an opportunity to act The latter claims jurisdiction over such legislation A compromise described today by Representative Gamer the demo cratic leader as calling for an out lay of in new loans to veterans was the basis of a de mand for action at this session Announcing the compromise yes terday Representative Bacharach Tarn in IaRo 2 Cnlamn AUNT HET By Robert Quillen a Mary Lou is always com plainin her stocldns dont fit neat around the ankle but the skin wouldnt either if she had to stretch it over a foot like that SPENCER YOUTH ACCUSED BY PAIR Alleged Confederates at U of Michigan Say He Sold Liquor ANN ARBOR Mich Feb 7 Resumption of the hearing of Orie E Brown 25 Spencer Iowa law student at the University of Michi gan was set for today in a probe of liquor conditions on the univer sity campus Two alleged confederates one of whom was a witness against Brown appeared with the latter in the opening of the examination yester day Alan Thompson nonstudent from Marion Incl awaiting ar raignment in circuit court on charges of possessing liquor said he and Robert Custer also of Mar ion had been in the business about a month and a half and had made irregular purchases from Brown He said the liquor with which they were apprehended wa obtained from Brown Brown who is charged with pos session of liquor did not testify yes terday All three were arrested Jan 27 Waterloo Engineer Is Killed in Train Bump FREEPORT 111 Feb 7 Clarence F Goodwin 54 Waterloo engineer working as a fireman on the Illinois Central railroad was killed today when another train ran into his engine as it was pulling out of the yards George Wheeler Waterloo the engineer was unhurt BACK IN THE OLD HOME PHOTO BY CARL WRIGHT BILL TO REALIGN SEATS IN SENATE TTrtTH ten years of rigorous public life at an end Governor and Mrs John Harnmill are now enjoying tliclr Ilrst complete relax has been In Britt a major part ofthe time since he retired lost month front three terms Jn the governors chair Before that he had been lieutenant governor and eurller he represented Hancock Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties in the state senate The Hammill plans for the future have not been announced Old friends and neighbors in Britt however arc hoping that they will resume residence there For a score of years they have owned nnd resided in their present comfortable home in the southeast section of Britt Both the former governor and Sirs Hummill are In excellent health us tills picture attests California njiil Florida papers could copy this picture to Iowas ad vantage It was taken on Nole Unit Mrs HamniHl is without coat Such was the bulminess of the day and of the winter 1 Actor Halts Panic When Explosion Rocks Theater First Night Audience Files Into Wrecked Streets LOS ANGELES Feb 7 Thirty persons were injured several seriously and a panic in a theater audience of more than 2000 was narrowly averted when an explos ion in a power main in front of the Orpheum theater shook the building late last night So terrific was the blast that sev eral persons standing in front of the theater were lifted into the air and others were hurled against store windows A portion of the street was torn up and windows smashed A brilliant first night audience augmented by the presence of more than 1100 motion picture players packed the theater for the premiere of Cimarron Many film stars were on the stage making personal appearances when the explosion shocked the theater Robert McWade veteran stage and screen actor averted a panic Dont get excited folks Mc Wade cried That was just part of the celebration in my honor The audience laughed and grew calm The showgoers filed out in an orderly manner a short time later when squads of police and firemen took charge of the situa tion Three Men Are Killed When Auto Hits Train DETROIT Feb 7 men were killed today when their automobile struck a Pere Marquettc freight train at the Joy road cross ing The victims were Albert Thomp son 25 Fred Walker 20 and Ben jamin Barnett 27 Soviet Steamer Hits Rock Sinks Rapidly RIGA Latvia Feb 7 soviet steamer Sergeac with 100 persons abroad this morning struck a rock near Sehastopol and began to sink rapidly Several Russian war ships rushed to her assistance United States to Put Up Artificial WASHINGTON Feb 7 tificial indoor waterfall with a 30 toot head and an imitation torreni channel capable of carrying 300 cubic feet of water a second an among facilities government con tractors will presently begin con structing for the bureau of stan dards These devices together with sun dry pumps and water channe shapes of unusual size and confor mation are the equipment for th newly designed federal hydraull laboratory Dr George K Burgess director the bureau has ap proved the plans to spend 535000 in establishing the laboratory We hope to find the answers fo several engineering problems first class importance which com up in the use and handling of wate resources Dr Burgess said I dam and conduit construction it i advisable to determine just ho varying conditions of pressure an we consequently have had to wor out a method of imitating cas cades Dr Burgess said there would b n main flume 12 by 10 feet in d mcnsions to supply the channels th water in the laboratory being use over and over Amelia Earhart Marries George Palmer Putnam Announcement Made by New York Office of Publisher Consideration of State Redistricting Is Opposed VES MOINES Feb 7 A move J to block consideration of the enatorial redistricting question at his session of the Iowa legislature vas started in the senate today Senators A C Blackford of Van Buren county J W Kent of Lucas ounty and I H Knudson of Ham Iton county offered a resolution de laring that consideration of the uestion should originate in the sen ate but because of other more im portant problems at this session hould not be brot up at this time Three bills to reapportion the 50 enatorial districts have been in roduced in tho house The resolution went over under he rules until the senate reconvenes n the house The resolution went over under he rules until the senate recon venes Monday afternoon AW Crppled Children A bill providing for the educa ton of handicapped children was of ered by Senators F C Stanley of Vlahaaka county and H B Carroll of Davis county School districts would be empowered to conduct classes for crippled pupils and to provide bedside instruction forthose unable to attend school The measure was prompted by n recent survey of handicapped chil dren conducted by the state depart ment of public instruction School districts would be reimbursed by he state under the bills provisions for 90 per cent of the increased cost n training handicapped pupils The bill carried an appropriation of state aid for the first year and 5100000 for the second with for office expenses Others Introduced Other bills introduced in the sen ate today included one by Cochran of Montgomery for establishment of a state department one by Coyken dall of Page to permit superior court clerks to issue marriage li enses and one by Cooney of Du auque calling for governors proc amations on Armistic day and Lin colns and Washingtons birthdays The senate passed three bills among them one adopted by the house to legalize a city hall election at Missouri Valley The Cooney bill placing the fire and police chiefs of DuBuque under civil service was passed as was one by White of Benton to exempt rural fire trucks from auto licenses Cooneya measure would permit the Dubuque fire chief to be chosen from the ranks without loss of civil service rights Reverse Present Order The house committee on judicial and political districts introduced a bill which would give Lee county two members and Wapello one re versing the order of their present representation in the lower cham ber The committee fixed a ratio of representation at 21959 instead of 24413 The reapportionment is made on the basis of the 1930 census the statutes giving the nine largest counties two representatives each The inestigalion of the University of Iowa moved a step nearer today with introduction of a bill providing for the appropriation of such funds as was necessary for the probe The NEW YORK Feb 7 Earhart transAtlantic flyer and George Palmer Putnam publisher and explorer were married today at the home of Mr Putnams mother Mrs Frances Putnam at Noank Conn Announcement of the marriage was made by Mr Putnams secre tary in New York and confirmed by relatives at Noank Will Itctuin Name Judge Arthur Anderson performed the ceremony which was witnessed by the grooms mother and Judge Andersons son Robert The bride said she would retain her maiden name and continue her executive position with on aviation company Her husband is associated with the publishing firm of Brewer and Warren The romance of the young woman flyer and the explorerpublisher traced by some of their friends to a meeting at which Mr Putnam represented Mrs Frederick guest in a search for an aviatrix to fy across the Atlantic in the plane Friend ship Selected by Putnam Miss Earhart was selected by Mr Putnam to join the flight and she left her work as director of the Denison settlement center to pursue fame and adventure in tho air On June 1718 1928 she new from Trespassy N F to Burryport Wales with the late Wilmer D Stultz aspilot and Lou Gordon as mechanic Putnam has been married before His first wife was Mrs Dorothy Binney Putnam They were divorced in Reno in December 1929 AMELIA EAUHAUT Tarn tn 2 Column Body of Man Tortured and Killed Discovered CHICAGO Feb 7 body of Joseph Tanzillo 34 his hands tied behind him was found lying in an alley early today Police said he was shot to death after undergoing torture GOVERNMENT TO HAVE WHISKY Dry Law Requires Stock for Medicine Supply Gets Low WASHINGTON Feb 7 ders for the manufacture of two million gallons of medicinal whisky in 1931 are being sent to distillers in Pennsylvania and Kentucky by the industrial alcohol bureau of the treasury department The action is in compliance with the prohibition law which requires the government to keep an ample stock of medicinal whisky available The prohibition bureau last year started to replenish the dwindling supply of the legal whisky which had decreased to approximately 8 500000 gallons Manufacture was stopped in 1920 About 1300000 gallons of medi cinal liquor are used in the United States each year and the law re quires it be aged four years before it can bo sold At present there is approximately 6500000 gallons of the old stock liquor still on hand There is 2000 000 of new whisky manufactured in 1D30 The amounts to be made by each are not made public but 70 per cent of the whisky is bourbon and is manufactured in Kentucky while 30 per cent is rye and is manufactured in Pennsylvania 20 Men Rescued From Ice Adrift Upon Lake Erie BUFFALO N Y Feb 7 Twenty men who had been drifting for several hours on a huge ice floe In the open waters of Lake Erie rescued late this afternoon and brot ashore baric coast guards It was believed that at least five other men remained ofl the floa which was thot to bo several miles in extent As if the blinding snow crashing ice and bitter wind were not enough odds against the coast guard rescue crews a dense screen of fog formed between the boats and the drifting floe making the work of rescue doubly hard and adding the problem of locating the men to the task of reaching them The men according to their com panions were fishing on the ice be yond the breakwater and it is be lieved they had no hint of impend ing disaster until they were a con siderable distance out from shore f Red Cross Has Received for Relief WASHINGTON Feb 7 Red Cross today had received 56 787720 in its campaign for a 000000 drought relief fund 13 INSANE MEN STILL AT LARGE Inmates of Tennessee State Hospifa Make Escape During Fire NASHVILLE Tenn Feb 7 Thirteen inmates of the Central State hospital for the insane who escaped during a fire late last night remained at large today Dr W S Farmer hospital su perintendent said all were poten tially dangerous When the fire broke out 600 in mates were released Hospital guards attemp 1 to keep them bunched ns closely as possible but despite their efforts 24 escaped Eleven were recaptured WILL ROGERS W f Princes Find PanamaGirls Not So Bad PANAMA CITY Feb 7 pretty dark haired brown eyed American girl captured the fancy of the Prince of Wales who danced with her most of last evening on the pavilion of the Union club over looking beautiful Panama bay She is Miss Eleanor Nichols of Newport daughter of Commander Newton Lord Nichols in charge of the Balboa naval radio station She spent most of the evening during the dance for the two princes in the arms of the Prince of Wales He bent low above her while the bright moon shone over the bay of Panama and the palms waved in the breeze and sang a popular song played by the orchestra Without You into her car as they danced Prince George was especially at tentive to Miss Cecilia Alfaro pretty niece of the president The princes boarded the Oropesa shortly after 1 oclock to continue toward Peru the next stop in their South American tour Plaintiff Settles Out of Court With Surety Company pHARLES CITY Feb agreement for a settlement was reached here this morning by at torneys for the plaintiff and the National Surety company in tho 525000 damage suit brot by Mrs Olive Klinkel administratrix of the estate of Donovan Klinkel against P A Saddler former sheriff of Floyd county The case it is ex pected will be dismissed by the su preme court in accordance with this settlement The settlement reached It was stated by F A Ontjes who with W G Henke was attorney for tho plaintiff on the agreement of the bonding company to pay to the plaintiff half of the bond which was carried on Saddler This bond was 55000 The other half of tho bond it was said was approximately the cost to the surety company for the litigation Shot at Oak Park This agreement for a settlement considered the close of a case vhich has been in court for the past two years It was the outgrowth of the shooting of Donovan Klinkel son of the plaintiff at Oak Park near liere on May 8 1027 On learning of tbe settlement Saddler stated he was much disap pointed and hoped that tbe case would come up tbe been scheduled for court He said he regrettecLtnat the shooting occurred had done it in self defense also de clared he hart no apology to make for his action Tried Before Jury The case was first tried in dis trict court here when the defend ants were given the verdict by a jury Then the case was appealed to the supreme court which ordered the trial for a rehearing Attorneys for the plaintiff claim ed that Sheriff Sacldler was called to Oak Park on the night of the shooting to arrest another man who was pointed out to him They said that Donovan Klinkel happened to be at the park at the time and was shot after he and the sheriff met as the sheriff was attempting to arrest the other man Harry Fitzgerald and Joe Camp bell were attorneys for the defend ants The settlement was reached with out prejudice sn that the case will not come up again for trial MUSKOGEE Okla Feb The Englishmen come over again and showed us what speed really is It wouldnt be so bad if they would break the records in their country but to come here and do it right under our very nose and we are supposed to be so fast at everything That is just like us going to Oxford and speaking better English than they do Some American tried to assassi nate Mussolini We are in bad enough at home without some nut trying to get us in worse abroad They are not going to get that Mus solini Hes too foxy to even get as sassinated Yours s at a IML NEW YOHIC General Motors touches years best investment is sues move uncertainly Vacuum Oil rises 4 points Foreign Ster ling continues advance hedge selling trade selling CHICAGO insufficient mois ture relief predictions rain and firmer cash markets to lower IOWA WEATHER Trolmbly fair Saturday night and Sunday except local doudi ncss Somewhat colder Sunday in the northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 20 Ahnvn Minimum tn Night 25 Above Ai 8 A SI Saturday 27 Above Snowfall Clinches Precipitation 48 of an Inch Fridays snow which began be tween 8 and 9 oclock In tho morn ing continued until well into the afternoon and left the next to tho heaviest blanket of the winter A forenoon of melting and packing Saturday however reduced tho average level from 1 or 4 inches down to 3 inches WEEKS FORECAST CHICAGO Feb 7 outlook for the week beginning Monday Feb B For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Probably one or two precipitation periods temperatures mostly above normal but some colder weather may oc cur especially over north portion ;