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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1931, Mason City, Iowa L0 OK I i I M F I A North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY THE NEWSPAPEK THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEB 11 1931 UNITED PRESS AND Cannon Has Real Poise Bishop Impressive a Says Charles P Stewart By CHAKLES P STEWART Feb 11 Bishop James Cannon Jr of the Methodist Episcopal Church South does not look his nearly 67 years despite the stress and strain he has been subjected to of late He looks crip pled and feeble but not very old Until he fell a victim to what is now known as arthritis but for merly was plain oldfashioned rheumatism he sug gested in appearance rather the alert businessman than the clergy TN A LONG experience in the rep ortorial callingI have met quite a few bishops of two or three dif ferent denominations and they mostly impressed me as tempera mental shall I say heavyweights Not that they necessarily were physically big but that it seemed to me natural to think of them in con nection with bulk more than speed By this I mean nothing disparag ing 4 I simply am trying to supply a picture of Bishop Cannon by de Ascribing his opposite The idea he rise to is not of the type which nocks its victims cold at a blow but cuts them to ribbons with mar fvelous celerity HIS recent hearing when he was vindicated before an ecclesiasti tribunal at the Mount Vernon Methodist church in Washington I was so secret that nothing except secondhand rumors are available its details yet all these lagree upon the bishops extraordin coolness and selfpossession In 15 excestfttlglyrtrying f situation T can well believeit recallinghis behavior before tha senatorial lobby Turn In 1iige i Column USAGE YOUTH IN CHEMICAL BLAST Leo Genung Is Overcome by Fumes at Ohio State University COLUMBUS Onio Feb 11 Leo Genung Osage Iowa was ono of three students who were over b come by fumes yesterday when a five pound bottle of liquid bromine exploded in the chemistry labora tory of Onio State university Clarence Bremer Holland Mich f graduate assistant in chemistry was seriously burned on the legs hands when he dropped the bottle The other students who were overcome were Miss Ruth Dwycr and Claude Schmitt both of Co lumbus All were taken to a hos pital More than 400 students in the chemistry building were forced to flee to the open air when the fumes filtered thru the structure IOWA TAX NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 108 SPEEDED 3000 Chinese Miners Entrapped in Manchuria REPORT SHOWS ASSETS OF U S BANKS INCREASE Total Is 1 00 1000 Greater Than in September W ASHINGTON Feb 11 Re sources of the 7038 National banks in Continental United States Alaska and Hawaii on December 31 totalled 528799684000 an Increase of over the September John w Pole comptroller of the currency said the amount reported Dec 31 was 582799000 less than the resources of 7408 National banks at the end of 1929 Total deposits on last Dec 31 aggregated 522871646000 and showed increases in the three and 12 months period of and respectively Included in the total deposits on Dec 31 1930 were demand deposits of 790000 and time deposits of 8727 430000 Deposits evidenced by sav ings past books totaled 000 representing counts 15798806 ac Towel Is Used by Sioux City Killer to Hang Himself SIOUX CITY Feb 11 F Dillon 48 slayer of Elmer Hal strom Meriden ended his life by hanging himself with a towel in his county jail cell today He had been despondent for several days Trial of Dillon had been delayed because his brother C E Dillon of Cedar Rapida had filed a charge of insanity against him before the board of sanity commissioners here Dillon fatally shot Halstrom as the two were riding in Halstroms automobile on Fourth street Nov 21 The men had met in Sioux City Leo Genung is a son of Dr and Mrs G E Genung of Osage Bound to Jury by Justice M C Coughlon Warren Cline Mason City was bound over to the grand jury with his bond set at when he ap peared before Justice of the Peace M C Coughlon Tuesday afternoon Cline was charged with failure to support his minor child The child lives with its mother at Rockford l at present AUNT HET By Robeit Quillen I used to give all o the table scraps to the chickens I learned how to make a club sandwich about two weeks earlier When questioned by the police Dillon told conflicting stories At first he said that Halstrom owed him a small sum of money and that they had quarreled over the debt Later he said that Halstrom refused to drive the way Dillon instructed Dillon is survived by two chil dren Ruth and Betty living in At lantic with his divorced wife Eliza beth and by his parents Mr and Mrs J M Halbert Red Oak Dillon was a veteran of the World war and for a time was an inmate of the asylum at Autiubon 4 WHO ATE BAD FOOD STILL ILL Inquest Into Death of Three Awaits Outcome of Illness BROWNWOOD Tex Feb 11 UP inquest into the death of three members of a drought stricken ten ant farm family who fell ill Monday after eating the last food in their home awaited the outcome of the illness of four survivors today Dr C W Gray county health officer said poison in homemade bread was responsible for the death of H A Jones 40 and Hilady 8 and E C Jones 6 who succumbed after a scanty breakfast Monday The widow and her three children lay ill in a hospital here as funerals were planned for the dead today physicians held little hope for the recovery of Hubert 15 Here Comes Bride Down and in Pajamas NEW YORK Feb 11 comes the pajamas So was it predicted at the annual revue of the United Underwear and Negligee league of America last night at the Hotel Astor The revue opened with the make believe bride sweeping down the runway in lace pajamas followed by her attendant In colorful effects of the same nature Spectators were led to believe that the vogue soon would be popular at resort wed dings Stocks Ruled by Bulls 4th Day Straight Volume of Trading Is Swelled to Year Record NEW YORK Feb 11 pressible bullishness reigned in the stock exchange today steadily in creasing in intensity for the fourth successive trading session Altho the market was unsettled by a flurry of profit taking and bear selling in the first half hour the bull movement was quickly re sumed and by midday the volume of trading had swelled to the largest proportions of the new year Profit taking checked the advance in spots during the afternoon as accounts were closed out in advance of Lin colns birthday holiday tomorrow Recovery Shown The market seemed to be carried forward primarily by its own mo mentum but midweek business sta tistics indicated that gradual recov ery was still going forward in basic lines of industry Vigorous bidding up of some of the volatile specialty issues in which a limited amount of stock is avail able for trading continued to enliven the proceedings but leadership was vested in the pivotal industrial and utility shares which pressed on to new high levels for the movement Advances of to about a share were numerous The bond market was largely neglected In the en thusiaam for stocks Sells Erractic specialties such as J I Case and Columbia Carbon shotup about a share as bulls continued their drive against shorts They touched levels more than and 530 a share about their January lows Chile Copper and Pittsburgh and West Virginia advanced 6 each Auburn dropped 51050 then recov ered and wag given a rest Sharles selling up 3 to 55 a share included American Telephone American Water Works Gillette Westinghousa Electric Johns Man ville American Can Goodyear Worthington and American and Foreign Power U S Steel sold up 2 a share then slid off Consol idated Gas American Power and Light and Allied Chemical gained as much FLOODS WRECK TWO VILLAGES Rumanian River Towns Are Undermined Along River BUCHAREST Rumania Feb 11 from the fishing villages of Kowiar and Walkow on the Danube estuary today said the towns had been virtually wiped out by floods which undermined houses many of which collapsed The inhabitants abandoning their few possessions took to their fish ing craft and others went inland to escape the rising waters From the towns of Ismail and KIlia came word that 30 canals had frozen and both villages were under seven feet of water Thousands of cattle have been drowned and more than 1000 women children and aged were marooned on roofs and threat ened with famine The water is ris ing steadily Chicago Police Given Shoot to Kill Qrders in Drive on Bombers CHICAGO Feb 11 police were under orders today to shoot to kill any known bombers who resist arrest The order was issued by John Alcock acting commissioner of police as a result of the bombing Monday night of the Lakeside Press south aide plant of the R R Donnelley and Sons Printing com pany Des Moines Man Held for Deserting Child MOINES Feb 11 T DES Cecil Stevens held in Lincoln Nebr for DCS Moines authorities is wanted only on a charge of child de sertion Sheriff C F Keeling said today He added that he Intended to A PRESIDENT REMEMBERS Associated Prtss Photo President Hoover sent flowers to his boyhood school tencher Mrs Mollte Curran who was 111 nt Wcwt Brunch Inwu Picture allows Mrs Curran with houqnct from her distinjniisheil pupil Chances Better for North Iowa Vets Hospital By HADFOttD E MOBLEY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON Feb pects for a new veterans hospital in northern Iowa appeared brighter today following action of the house veterans affairs committee in re porting an omnibus measure includ ing G20000 recommended for ad ditional veterans hospitalization in that state Representative Ed H Campbell Iowa author of a bill for a new hos pital there said the amount alloted was less than Iowa Legionnaires and members of congress had re quested but represented a sub stantial part of the total 512000000 for all states Included in the bill That shows Campbell said that the needs for Iowa are rec ognized and we can expect more money next session adding to the present amount Campbell said he is informed a part of the fund when approved will be used to extend the facilities of the Knoxville hos pital and the remainder may be ap plied cither for the purchase of n general hospital for veterans use or for the erection of a new build ing Campbell favors the latter and ia supported by Representative Hau gen and other members of the dele gation BILL INTRODUCED question Stevens on committed here other crimes WASHINGTON Feb 11 bill to authorize for new veterans hospital construction thru out the country was introduced to day by Senator Smoot The measure provides for 12 new hospitals and additions to 26 exist ing institutions It embraces the Tnm to Faire 2 Column t Bread Drops But One Cent in Four Years Senate Group Finds WASHINGTON Feb 11 Testimony that bread has declined only one cent a pound in Kansas City during a four year period in which wheat haa declined from to 65 cents a bushel was pre sented today In the senates food price investigation New York Widow Thot Kidnaped for Ransom NEW YORK Feb 11 New York American today said in a copyrighted story that Mrs Myr tle Stella 36 widow of a wealthy real estate operator bad been misi ing from her home for seven days The theory was held that she had been kidnaped and was being held for ransom ROGERS LITTLE ROCK Ark Feb Well here I am back in Little Rock just three weeks later than when I visited this section and still there is a division of opinion in Washing ton as to how these folks should be fed I dont think we have anybody in Washington that dont want to feed em But they all wnnt to feed em their way I tell you one fellow that is cer tainly with cm and that is the weather man It has certainly been the warmest winter in years If the weather man ever deserts em with what little clothes and bed coverings they have why they will suffer That was n mighty fine thing Mr Hoover did Tuesday about his salary donation Yours tf ItM Me NIMBI Body of 18 Year Old Found in Ditch Covered With Cobwebs NEWTON Kans Feb 31 Harvey county officers sought clewa today in the slaying of Miss Lucille Price 18 year old high school grad uate who disappeared Jan 24 Her body bruised and covered by cobwebs was found in a ditclx beside nn isolated road southeast of Newton yesterday by Robert Jor dan a farmer who was hunting strayed horses Her clothing was torn and a set was missing from her ring Miss Price disappeared after leaving Helen Spriggs a chum while walking home from the public library Miss Spriggs told police that soon after Miss Price left her and pro ceeded homeward a motor car which she believed contained two men and a woman passed down the street in the direction the slain girl had taken Ruth Hanna McCormick Sued for in Bill Filed in Chicago CHICAGO Feb 11 Hanna McCormick Illinois con gresswomanatlarge was de feated in the U S senate race last November by James Hamilton Lewis was named in a suit for 000 on file today Cairoli GIgliotta attorney who filed only a praecipe refused to elaborate but hinted that its basis a breach of contract SENATE DIVIDES SHARPLY SE Glass Democrat Calls Measure Abject Surrender UTASHINGTON Feb U ate democrats divided more sharply today over the drought re lief compromise with Glass of Vir ginia terming the loan fund accepted by the party leader ship an abject surrender The Glass assault put new life into the attack against the com promise but senate leaders still were confident of a decisive major ity for it and prepared to seek a roll call before adjournment today Glass described the substitute for the 525000000 Red Cross appro priation as a surrender disguised with pretense Two Measures Passed Before taking up the compromise however the senate passed two minor measures One added 000 to the reclamation construction program and the other established a reservation in the South Dakota Black Hills Committee activity increased as the session drew nearer its close the house rules committee clearing the track for votes on a number of Onewasthe proposal to ellm lame duck sessions of con gress and another was the Wicker sham commission recommendation to make liquor padlocking laws more stringent Investigations continued before senate committees Postmaster Gen eral Brown nnd Chairman Blame of the rjoatofflce leasing committee spending a couple oC hours in re partee over the leasing situation Cupper Bill Grain exchange officials reiterat ed opposition to the Capper bill to prohibit future trading before tho senate agriculture committee The house ways and means com mittee narrowed proposals for vet erans relief legislation down to plans for increased loans and pay ment of one fourth of the value of the adjusted certificates of exserv ice men The legislation is consid ered the most important remaining to bo disposed of A sign that sentiment against an extra session has not waned wan tho action of the senate foreign re lations committee in refusing to re Tum to Iaue 2 Oilumii i Markets at a NEW YORK Stocks irregularly higher late profit taking reduces gains Bonds irregular domestic move uncertainly Curb strong utilities buoyant Butter steady Foreign exchanges irregular far easterns rally Cotton higher higher Liverpool and firm stock market Sugar higher Cuban buying Coffee lower easier Brazilian markets CHICAGO Wheat easy benefitical snow Missouri and Winnipeg weakness Corn easy larger receipts and sympathy wheat Cattle steady Hogs steady to lower CAREER CLOSED Man Who Paid 50 Per Cent on Loans Announces He Is Thru BELVIDERE 111 Feb M The financial career of Albert W Benham former shipping clerk whose dabbling in high finance reputed paid investors enormous re turns was at an end today The financial wizard who was called the one man mint because he was reputed to have paid his friends and neighbors as high as f0 per cent on their investments with formally announced last night that he was penniless and thru Loss of Life Is Expected to Be Large Relatives Weep at Pit Head as Rescue Goes on PEIPING China Feb 11 Chinese reports from Manchuria here today said that 3000 miners were entombed Sunday noon in the Fushun mines by an underground explosion A considerable loss of life was feared Rescue work was started Immedi ately but only a few persons could be taken from the shaft Relatives of the entombed men gathered at the pit head in their grief making a pitiful scene The Fushun mines one of the most important assets of the south Manchuria railways are about 20 miles east of Mukden Details the disaster were not immediately ascertained TWO MEASURES Business on Its Way Back Says Edison Now 84 FORT MYERS Fla Feb 11 A Edison said in his eightyfourth birthday interview today that he believed business con ditions had begun a three year re turn to normal The employment situation he said was several sizes too big for him The questions were among 29 submitted to Mr Edison How long do you think it will take the country to regain the level of economic and business activity that prevailed before the depres sion ho was asked Mr Edison studied the question for n minute and then wrote Three years gradual rise is now started Not tn Fust The interview took place before he joined the stato and city cele bration of his birthday to dedicate the new Edison bridge across the Caloosahatchec river Other questions submitted him and the answern included Question Are we living at too fast a pace Answer No we crave loo many lux uries Whom do you regard as the five outstanding men in tho world to day Mr TCdison gave no you think prohibition is succeeding or failing you regard Mr Hoovers administration to date as a failure or succcsn and why success Not in Favor you in favor of the dole system of helping tho jobless not in favor of any kind of dole is your estimate oC Mussolini man of great executive ability Probably a good man for the Italians Before he answered the questions Mr Edison visited with guests be fore breakfast The meal was Into but afterwards he attired himself in a blue suit inserted n largo sun flower in the buttonhole and went from his home to hia office with Harvey S Firestone an old friend for tho interview He told Mr Firestone it feels fine to ho 84 PASS EN HOUSE Income Tax Bill Put On Special Order of Business MOINES Feb 11 revision was speeded on its way today when the house passed two mensures sponsored by the joint committee on tax revision It also made the personal income tax bill a special order of business for Fri day Feb 20 at 10 a in Bills passed today gave added powers to the state board of assess ment and review One measure would permit the board to assess public utilities in municipalities aa well as rural districts and pipe lines in the utilities coming un der the provisions of the bill It passed by a vote of 87 to G Tha present law gives the board the right to make assessments on rural property only The other bill would give the board the right to sub poena witnesses hold public hear ings and would provide for issuance of notices on increased assessments with right of appeal to the district court Tins bill passed by a vote of 87 tn n Both bills passed without debate Special Business The personal income taK bill was made a special order of business at the request of Representative Mar ion McCaulley of Camoun chairman oE the house tax revision commit tee He first rcqucstefl to havBtha bill made a spfcSal order Tuesday but set back the date aftor protest by Representative Simmer Allen and Relmers It was their thot that the mem bers needed more time to study the bill which was characterized as probably the most important before the session The house passed a bill sponsored by the committee on public health which considers anyone in the practice of medicine who acts as a representative of any person who prescribes or furnishes medicine After defeatinga second bill re garding revocation of of doctors the house on motion of Rep resentative Allen voted tn reconsid er the measure which will be talteii up tomorrow morning Itovokns Licenses The bill to bo reconsidered would provide for the revocation of a li ense of any person associating1 itli or assistingan unlicensed prac titioner of any of the healing arts The StigerMayne and Brown bill providing for a court test of consti tutional amendments before submis sion to the people was made a spe cial order of business for a m tomorrow The Elliott and John son joint resolution fixing the timo is June 1 for voting on the state road bond amendment will be taken up as a special order immediately following disposition of the court lest bill The house cities and tovns com mittee today recommended imlef nlte postponement on the Forsling bill providing for a referendum of mployes salaries in commission Turn lo Taiio 2 rnlnmn B PRINCE OF WALES REPLIES TO LIMA MAYOR IN SPANISH LIMA Peru Feb 11 The Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George arrived here this morning from Callao where they disembarked from the liner Oropesa They were welcomed by the mayor who presented them with the freedom of the city and gave them commemorative medals and parch ments The Prince of Wales responded to the mayors address in Spanish lowu to Ifpar Anny Bund WASHINGTON Feb 11 The senate passed a bill authorizing army hand to attend the Grand Army of the Republic oncampmen n DCS Moincs Sept 1318 IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday not much change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fair 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 31 Abovo Minimum in Night Abnvn At 8 A M Wednesday 25 Above How quickly chilly weather wilt vanish under the influence of a south wind was demonstrated Tues day From 2 above in the night tha mercury mounted to the 34 abova mark before night And Tuesday nights minimum descended less than 10 degrees below the melting mark Wednesciay saw n continua tion of the march up the mercury column ;