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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home M A Mi Oil E fi IS MEM fi AST OcPT OF 14 VOL XXXVII FIVE GENTS PER COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASONJ3ITY IOWA SATURDAY FEB 14 1931 Robinsons Hopes Fade Arkansas Senator Is Not Probable 1932 Nominee By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 14 CPA Joseph T R o b i n s o ns democratic presi dential prospects never were daz zling Still he was his partys leading dry hope Politicians rec ognized his as pirations as worth at least a modicum of con sideration Now they are considered dubi ous The senators identification with the administrations famine re lief compromise is generally re garded as having been an exceed ingly bad thing for him presiden tially He is safe until 1934 as to hi3 senate seat Moreover he can argue plausibly that insofar as his home statewas justi fied in looking upon compromise as better than nothing Indeed his Arkansas teammate Senator Thad deus H Caraway agreed with him Caraway however is not figuring on the presidency and inflating a presidential boom is altogether a different matter from hanging on to a seat in the senate TO EXPLAIN how Senator Robin son became involved in the com promise Farmers in the SENATE PASSES Spanish Government of Dictator Berenguer Falls drought area notably aa we know for some time have been receiv ing government loans to feed their livestock and plant fresh crops but to their laments that they themselves were hungry the Wash ington administration has answered that they must look to the Red Cross for food since federal doles would tend to pauperize them Senator Rooinson dissenting upon this latter issue and insisting that Cross aid insufficient Evans Secretary of War in Two Cabinets in England Is Dead LONDON Feb 14 Lam ingtonWorthington Evans Bart 63 secretary of state for war in two conservative cabinets died in his sleep early today During the World war Sir Lam ing was attached successively to the foreign office the ministry of mu nitions the ministry of blockade and in 1918 was made undersecre tary for foreign affairs He was minister of pensions in 191819 and minister without portfolio in 1920 21 He was created baronet in 1916 EDWARDS CHIEF OF FRANCE IS Transfusions Fail to Save General Who Inspired Men DOSTON Feb Major Gen eral Clarence R Edwards 71 wartime commander of the twenty sixth Yankee division died early today at the Phillips house where he has been a patient since Jan 15 The general had been in a state of coma thru the night An intestinal operation the second since he be came a patient at the hospital was performed yesterday He failed to rally from the shock Two blood transfusions built up his fastebbing strength enough t warrant the operation which it wa hoped might cure the general Transfusions Performed third transfusion was per formed Immediately after the opera tion yesterday but the general sank into a coma and failed to rally A this morning General Ed wards began to sink rapidly Charles A Otis of Cleveland the generals sister was summoned ti his bedside and was present when the general died When a call went out from hospital a few days ago appealing for volunteers for a blood transfu slon former doughboys of the twen Wild Oklahoma City Oil Well Wins Night Battle With Workers OKLAHOMA CITY Feb 14 Victorious in a flood lighted night b ttle a wild oil Mary Jane Ungell No 4 roared into another engagement at daybreak Officials of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil company owner of the well said the gusher prob ably would be capped today End of Indian Trouble Believed to Be Ahead ALLAHABAD India Feb 14 IP Mahatma Gandhi today requested an interview with the viceroy of In dia Lord Irwin and settlement of Indias troubled political situation was believed in many circles to be within sight tysbctfi allBUr f biigKr tdgef tfier first Old and young rich and poor policemen and firemen a prominen lawyer and a widely known judgi all reported to the hospital Thej were all Edwards boys and eager to go thru for the old commandei as in the days of the war Inspired His Men General Edwards was one of the best loved division commanders in the American expeditionary forces His men insisted it ws his spirit that carried them thru and inspire them While he commanded the division m France the twentysixth was cited several times for its gallant work and General Edwards himself was honored twice by the French government and once by the Bel gian He was extremely proud of his command made up of New Eng land national guard troops trained by him General Edwards was born in Cleveland Ohio Jan 1 18GO he was graduated from West Point in 1883 and was promoted thru the grades to brigadier general which rank he attained in 1906 Funeral for burial arrangements in Arlington provided National cemetery Washington The body will be taken to the state house Sunday where it will He in state until evening when it will be placed on board a train for Washington The services in Washington will take place at 11 a m Monday The war department will provide a mili tary escort AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I didnt even know she was married until I noticed her nails wasnt fixed up an her neck needed washin INA CLAIRE AND GILBERT THRU Movie Couple Have Agreed to Separate According to Actress HOLLYWOOD cai Feb 14 m Claire and John Gilbert who flew to Las Vegas Nev in May 1929 and were married agreed last night to separate They had been maintaining separ ate residences for several months free to visit each other as they chose a plan which Miss Claire termed In Chicago on her way from New York to Hollywood as a perfect experiment Gilbert did not meet her on her arrival here and she said she would telephone him and then I think Ill give out the statement which the public sterns to want Later she issued the following statement On my arrival in Los Angeles today Mr Gilbert and I agreed to separate Any difficulties and misunder standings we have had probably at least are as much my fault as his Gilbert remained at the Malibu ranch home of Ronald Colman where Miss Claires telephone call had summoned him from a game of tennis He refused to comment Grave Crisis Now Faced by King Alfonso Elections Called Off as Ruler Calls in Leaders MADRID Feb 14 government of Premier General Damaso Berenguer successor to the Primo de Rivera dictatorship fell today bringing to a head a crisis which appeared to be the most dan gerous of any faced by King Al fonso in the course of his long reign The king accepting the resigna tion of General Berenguer and his cabinet cancelled parliamentary elections which were scheduled for March 1 and 15 and began conferences with political leaders with a view to formation of a new cabinet While the cab inet had been un der fire for sev eral weeks the situation which brot its fall de veloped only late last night when the Count of Ro mauones and other important lib eral monarchist leaders withdrew their support of the cabinets elec tion program New Constitution De Romanoheg a former premier and the Alhucemas issued a statement in which they said that they would participate in the forthcoming elections because they believed that abstention would set a bad precedent but that upon lu rajto 2 Oilnnm HALTERS AND MACHINE GUNS IN POLITICS by a man who didnt believe Big Hill lna clai for the ho thrown to MAN DROWNED IN CLOUDBURST Ftye Others Missing Ai te Rain Causes Flood in Arizona Police Mobilize Upon Rumors of Panama Revolt PANAMA CITY Feb 14 Apparently false reports of a coun terrevolutionary movement in Chinqui province northern Panama led to orders for mobilization of the national police force during the Later the chief of police here talked with the police chief in Da vid principal city in the province and was told that there was indi cation of impending trouble Reports of the movement were received by the Accion Communal organization which sponsored the recent revolution and deposed the Arosemena regime The information was that a steamer had landed arms at Pedragal seaport for Da Panama has no army and navy A national police force of 60 officers and 630 men suffice to keep the peace internally in normal times SOOWSTART ON GOLD RUSH Canadian Police Follow Into Livingstone Valley to Help Weak CALGARY Alta Feb 14 Heedless of their peril if caught in a blizzard 500 men many of them loorly equipped were hurrying into he Livingstone river valley today n quest of gold A three ounce piece of brot from the Livingstone country by a prospector showed traces of gold when assayed at Lethbridge was the lodestone drawing the goldseekers Into the YUMA Ariz Feb 14 cloudburst sent a wall of wate down a canyon and thru the vlllagi of Wellton 38 miles east of hen last night and otherwise wrough havoc in southern Arizona At leas one person drowned and five wen missing as a result of the storms Rain had fallen for an hour in Wellton when the roar of rushin water was heardWithin a few utes a wall of water six feet hlgl and 250 yards wide tumbled out of a flat bottomed canyon running from the rocky hills Into the city Wnter in Streets The water swirled thru the streets washing away a dozen cot tages demolishing two business buildingsripping up a mile and a half of railroad track and highway and tearing out power and telephone lines Automobiles caught in the first rush were carried away and wreck ed The one known victim was drowned when his car was washed into a ditch He was identified only as a man named Temple or Temple ton bound from Ontario Canada to El Centre Cal Scramble to Roofs Residents of Wellton scrambled U the roofs of their houses and re mained there overnight One motor ist climbed a tree and perched there until dawn The town for a time was a lake six feet deep A less severe storm sent a catar act into Mohawk and washed out the railroad and highway there Four Southern Pacific trains were halted by the washouts Scores of automobiles were caught between washouts near Wellton Two hundred volunteers left here upon receiving reports of the storms and attempted to fight their way thru to the affected dis trict quartz valley whicn valley Behind the goldseekers moved a mounted patrol of provincial police sent by Commissioner W G Bryun to succor any who might suffer from cold and hunger should a storm overtake them Many in the rush were from thn ranks of Calgarys unemployed novices in prospecting who set out on foot with little food and scant equipment Kdward I IJrmlstrcet Dies CINCINNATI Feb 14 ward P Bradstrcet oldest gradu ate of Yale and nestor of the Ohio bar died at his home here early to day He was 100 years old lowan One of Couple Held for Murder in Oklahoma Car Crash NORMAN Oka Feb 14 A A Ferguson of Anamosa Iowa and Dan Bentley of Chattanooga Tenn pleaded not guilty to cnargos of murder in connection with the fatal injuries incurred by Houston C White of Noble Okla in an au tomobile accident Thursday Authorities were quoted as say ing Whites car was forced from the road by a machine driven by Fer guson and Bentley and crashed into a tree The pair arc being held in jail here Earthquake Rocks City and Villages of Azores PONTA DKL GADA Azores Feb 14 earthquake rocked the city of Ponta del Gada and neighboring villages today It was Crowing ightens Up Lyle Silences Heckle as Biff Bill Dodges Hen Fruit CHICAGO Feb 14 throwing enlivened interest in Chi cagos mayoralty campaign today Mayor William Hale Thompson who is seekingthe republican nomi nation for mayor and a chance to become Chicagos worlds fair mayor was the object of the at tack Three eggs were tossed at Big Bill as he stood on the stage of a downtown theater but they missec their mark The man who threw them from the audience wns pounced upon by other listeners but was later seized by police who car ried him to a rear entrance and re leased him Thompson Contradicted Mayor Thompson was declaring that he wore was no mans halter around my neck shaking a halter to drive home his point when the barrage of eggs began Oh yes you do interrupted the jg tosser You wear the hood urns collar With this remark he began his Barrage of eggs One struck the lalter in the mayors hands An other splattered against a iwoman spectators face while the third fell mrmlessly on the stage floor For a ime bedlam reigned but quiet was restored and the meeting resumed after the man had been taken away Lylo Triumphant While Mayor Thompson was hav ng his troubles with the egg throw ng Judge John H Lyle one of his opponents had to contend with a icclcler in another theater where he vas speaking on the subject of angsters and what he termed politicocriminal alliances The audience resented the Keek ers action but Judge Lyle told him hat nobody but a criminal would defend gangsters and the man left the theater Judge Lyle did his talking with a sawedoff shotgun and a portable machine gun on a table in front of him to illustrate his attack on gang ters Gng Carol Is Only Royal Rumanian Who Has Not Seen Helen BUCHAREST Rumania Feb 14 King Carol of all the oyal family of Rumania has not isited the bedside of Queen Helen who is suffering from influenza definitely estranged from Helen has taken no official notice f her illness Persons in authoritative position eny emphatically that the queen pon her recovery will marry a Ru manian officer Colonel Skeletti reported terday I COST FIGURED UP Only 42 Killed in More Tha 300 Battles With Rebel Nicaraguans WASHINGTON Feb 14 tt cost the marines a little mor than to stay in Nicara gua fight more than 300 battles ant brushes with insurgents but only iZ of their number have been killec since 1926 Now it has been decided to bring the devlldogs out of the Centra American republic the cost can be totaled The cost figure given of course covers only the difference in the expenditures for the force over and above what would have been spent upon it at home The number of dead too repre nts only those killed by the Others lost their lives in accidents or sickness but they arc more difficult to charge against the Micantguan account as such fatali ties occur everywhere The withdrawal plan announced yesterday by Secretary Stimson called for immediate shipment home of the entire combat force This movement can be completed by June it Is believed leaving only n orce principally engaged in na tional guard training or air patrol vork sents Wan Sentenced to 30 Days in County Jail Rtiasel Jones Dougherty was ientenced to 30 days in the county ail by acting Justica of the Peace md Mayor A O Jensen on a charge f illegal possession of intoxicating iquor improperly labeled He was entenced Thursday and taken to Mason City Friday i ROGERS joys EAST VAUGHN N Mex Feb 14 left Texarkana at daylight in hard rain and low fog Made Fort Worth then same condition clear cross Texas but here we hit a real nowstorm and Captain Hawkes ouldnt see so we landed on em rgency government landing field committee immediately waited on me to speak here on behalf of snow llef fund Friday the thirteenth may not be xactiy unluckybut it hasnt lone s a whole lot ot good Secretary ngalls ia with the fleet in Pana ma and wanted his ship on the west oast Wait a minute Here is Hawke1 ays its cleared a little and we can ake Albuquerque So long Yours Dry Laws of Iowa Braced by House Act Second Offenders to Be Classed as Habitual DES MOINES Feb 14 house today took steps to strength en the Iowa prohibition laws by voting to class second offenders as habitual violators Previously a fourth offense was required for such a conviction The vote waa 72 to G with the following opposing the bill Elliott Gallagher Hayes ODonnell Ryder and Short With only one dissenting vote the liouse passed the bill appropriating the necessary funds for the Investi gation of the University of Iowa Representative Walter Osborn democrat of Decatur county voted against the bill which was spon sored by the educational institutions committee Sciuito Lucks Quorum The senate unable to obtain a quorum met only for a few minutes to hear reports of committees and introduction of bills The senate highways committee recommended killing the Gunderson bill which would add one cent to the gasoline tax A bill to change the chief justice of the supreme court at the end of six months instead of a year was introduced by senate judiciary com mittee No 2 Representative Leonard Simmer of Wapello county attempted to bring up his bill to permit munici palities to pay for power plants from future earnings but were raised that time was needec for studying a committee amend ment Simmer maintained that he had been given unanimous consent Turn 2 Column G SUPPORT Veterans Aid Is Given Support in Report to House WASHINGTON Feb 14 formal report recommending enact ment of the compromise proposal or additional loans to veterans was submitted to the house today by its ways and means committee The accuracy of the figures in ecretary Mellons statement oppos ng the committee proposal was challenged by Senator Vandenberg republican Michigan The Michigan senator author of similar bill denied it would create a potent liability of 00000000 because there is already i loan liability on the certificates of 725000000 A complete scale of increases in personal income surtaxes was pro losed in a bill introduced by Repre entative Frear republican Wiscon in to meet the prospective treas ury deficit Join in Opposition The chairman of house and sen ate committees which deal with rev nue raising legislation joined Sec Mellon in opposition to the loan compromise Chairman SmooL of the senate inance committee agreed with Chairman Hawley of the house ways arid means committee that the gov mment would have to raise taxes Turn lo Initr Column Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks Irregular Loews re ponds to bullish activity Bonds Irregular prime issues teady Easy late rally reduces mall losses Steady Foreign Exchanges Weak Eur peana drop led by Sterling Cotton erlngs Higher Lower increased spot of European buy CHICAGO Steady firmness Winni eg and forecast sold southwest Corn Steady better feedini de nanci Cattle Irregular to strong offer nga limited LEADERS Compromise Is Approved After Six Days Debate WASHINGTON Feb senate today accepted the 000000 drought loan compromise on relief legislation Supported by both democratic and republican voters the substitute for the Red Cross relieC funj was given approval after six days of debate in which republican inde pendents and some democrats se verely condemned it It must now be approved by tha house where administration leaders already have promised It support President Hoovers approval is con ceded Is for Loan Fund The compromise appropriates 520000000 as a loan fund for ag ricultural rehabilitation Secretary Hyde who will administer the fund has informed the senate there could be no prohibition against the use oC the money by the farmers for the purchase of food and clothing It adds the already appropriated for loans for purchase of seed livestock feed and fertlliz The compromise waa embodied in the appropriation bill carrying funds for next years operations oC the in terior department The entire bill was formally approved by the vote This completes senate action on tha interior bill the first of 11 supply treasures to get thru ttie senate Would Be TJaotai Qnrj The interiorbill carries almost ofwhSoh mora than 920000000 would be availabla immediately for public improve ments in government projects in tlia west The vote for approval of tho promise was 67 to 15 Eight repub licans six democrats and the farm erlabor senator voted against tha compromise Thirtyone democrats and 36 republicans voted for it The house received the relief proposal shortly after it waa approved by the senate and were made to give it consideration before adjournment late today The house had considered miscel laneous bills on its calendar Hear ings 011 proposals to limit or pro hibit the importation of foreign oil continued before the house ways and means committee und a scnata judiciary subcommittee went for ward with its scrutiny of a bill tn make birth control informatics legal Adopts Conference Report The house adopted a conferenco report on a bill to authorize military construction at a cost of morn thaii The measure now goea to the president The bill would authorize a J45000 officers building nl West Point of ficers quarters costing at Fort Lewis Wash and a barracks for the medical detach ment at Camp Benning Ga IOWA WEATHER Fair Saturday nlgdt and Sunday rising temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foU 21 hour period ending at 8 ocloclt Saturday morning Maximum Friday J8 Afiovo Minimum In Night Above At 8 A M Saturday 7 Above Friday nights iow was within 3 degrees of the coldest recorded thua far in February And it wasnt very cold at that Saturday morning a south wind had spnmg into being heralding an early end for the tem porary cold spell WEEKS FORECAST CHICAGO Feb 11 outlook for the week beginning Monday Feb 16 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys not much cold weather likely some indica tions of fairly general precipitation bv middle or trlose of week ;