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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1931, Mason City, Iowa I North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION 1Q 1QQ1 TTMTTcr IM UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 115 Curtis Cant Risk His Job Vice President Like ly to Prefer Old Toga By CHARLES F STEWART Central Press Staff Writer Feb 19 What Vice Presi dent Charles Cur tis thinks of the G O Ps n a tional chance in 1932 will be man ifested in due season in a fash ion there can be no mistaking If he considers the Republican ticket practically certain to win he will be a candi date for renom ination If the prospects strike him as strongly democratic he will ask tq return him to his old sen ate seat not the one on the pre siding officers platform but behind the desk at which he formerly sat among the 96 working voting everyday members of the chamber OF course all good republicans will predict victory for their party next year just as long as there la even a theoretical possibil ity of it that is to say until the ballots have counted when if the G O P eaten they reluct antly will have Ho admit as much Thus their words for publica tion may or may not reflect their real judgment Curtis will make the same par tisan claims as the rest of them TDut in his particular case everyone will know what his honesttogood ness opinion is if he is running for the vice presidency his confi dence will be genuine if for the senate there will be no question that a streak of profound skepti cism modifies it fc CURTIS evidently enjoys the vice presidency It probably was something of a disappointment to him at first he to be the Kansas City con ventions presidential choice How Turn to t Column DIES OF INJURIES William Wrede of Plymouth Fails to Recover From Skull Fracture William Wrede 62 Plymouth in jured when struck by an automobile Saturday night near Plymouth died at a local hospital about oclock Thursday morning He re ceived a skull and two broken legs Wrede was struck by a car driven by Mrs Stephen Fa gerly Osage as he was walking down the pavement Wrede who lived alone six miles south of Ply mouth had rented rooms in town and was moving in soon Mr Wrede spent six weeks in a hospital last fall with a broken hip suffered when he fell from a build ing while making repairs Funeral arrangements have not yet been made Jury Snatches Insane Killer From Shadow of Arizona State Gallows FLORENCE Ariz Feb 19 Charles B Foster of Claysville Pa was snatched from the gallows by a superior court jury which found him insane early today Foster con victed of murdering Mike Baker of St Louis who had given him a lift in his motor car was to have been hanged at dawn Friday The verdict was signed by members of the jury the minimum required for a decision in a sanity case AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Amy is the kind that suffers in silence but she always drops a hint so ever body will watch her do it WOMAN NEAR CHAPIN SHOT State Senate Votes for County Assessor System AMENDMENT TO ELECT FAILS BY 16 TO 30 BALLOT Tax Committee Bill Is Seen as Great Iowa Necessity MOINES Feb 19 The senate today by a vote of 29 to 17 passed the tax committee bill to establish a county assessor system The Knudson amendment to elect the assessors instead of having them appointed by the board of super visors first was defeated 16 to 30 bill was termed by Senator C F Clark of Linn county chairman of the tax committee as one which would pull Iowa out of the tax rut of the last 75 years He said it would modernize the assessment system by replacing 2782 township officers with 99 trained assessors Under the bill as passed the sys tem would become operative next Jan 1 Senate Roll Cull The roll call on the bill was as follows Ayes 298 Bennett Benson Bissell Blackford Carrol Clark of Cerro Gordo Clark of Linn Clark of Marion Clearman Cole Cooney Fraitey Gunderson Hager Hicklin Iclcis Kimberly Lowe MacDonald McCleland Moen Myers Patterson Quirk Rigby Ritchie Stevens Wen ner White Noes Anderson Beatty Garden Cbrlstiipliel Coykendall DorahvHilInVKentClemme Knudaon SaSnard Stanley Stbd dard Tabor Topping Wilson Absent 4 Baird Booth Coch rane Langfitt Under a call of the house the attendance of all members was required with the exception of those who were ill Amendment Debated The amendment of Senator I H Knudson Hamilton was the only change proposed to draw any de bate Its author claimed that his method would give a good type of assess ors who would be free from poli tical control than appointees of the board of supervisors Answering an assertion that the ballot is too long Knudson contended that voters know the qualifications of candi dates for county offices Senator C L Rigby of Cedar and George Patterson of Kossuth tax committee members spoke against the amendment Patterson said that ability rather than popularity is an assessors first requisite and that the former would have a larger voice under the appointive plan A fouryear term is provided un der the bill Deputies would be se lected by the supervisors as re quired The senate then passed without debate the StigerMayneBrown bill to permit the supreme court to is Tum to Inge 2 Column JOBLESS MARCH TO IOWA CAPITOL Unsuccessful Attempt Made by 50 Men to Talk to Governor DES MOINES Feb 19 tween 40 and 50 unemployed men today marched to the Iowa stats capitol where they made an unsuc cessful effort to see Gove Dan Tur ner They desired to urge the pass age of the Iowa labor preference bill but were advised to wait until a public hearing is held The meas ure was passed by the house yes terday and is now in the hands of a senate committee The unemployed group failing to see the governor called at the state labor commissioners office R S McClcJlan a spokesman urged them to make no demonstration We are not bums or panhand lers McClellan said We are all hard working men looking for an opportunity to work and asking only for what we believe Is right Other states have the labor preference bill and we believe Iowa should have it He said he and four others had sought work at the power plant be ing built for a pipeline station and were refused altho inside the en closure they saw between 25 and 30 automobiles only one of which bore an Iowa license BUTLER MUM ON MUSSOLINI Associated Press Pboti Maj Gen Rmertley TI S marine corns refused to be drawn into n discussion of the Mussolini hit und run iiffuir when he spoke at South Bend Ind Feb 17 It was his first public utterance since he wus reprimanded for his remarks ubout II Dune General Butler ivho spoke on crime conditions is shown with his aid dipt John Keller Backers Aim for Speedy Passage WASHINGTON Fb 19 of the veterans loan was urged fcy its advocates to speed it to a vote befora nightfall Senators Couzens republican Michigan and Harrison democrat Mississippi pleaded for quick ac tion to get the measure to Presi dent Hoover However an attempt by Harrison to get a limit on debate was blocked by Senator Reed republican Penn sylvania an opponent of the meas ure Holding a tremendous majority the sponsors looked forward con fidently to overriding the presi dents expected veto Decides fyi Program Meanwhile the house rules com mittqe decided upon a program for that branch of congress bringing up the administrations BONUS LOAN FACTS WASHINGTON Feb 19 The Veterans Loan bill would al low World war veterans to bor row up to half the face value of their bonus insurance certifi cates President Hoover and the trea sury estimate approximately will be borrowed if the measure becomes n law Veterans Administrator Hines believes 2550000 veterans of the more than 3000000 holding the adjusted service certificates would avail themselves of the loans Interest on the loans would be charged at 4 per cent instead of 6 per cent as now Veterans are now allowed loans up to 22 per cent of val ue of bonus certificates The average loan available to a veteran would be 5500 battleship modernization bill and the Jenkins restricted immigration bill in the remaining fortnight of the session In the house chamber party bickerings were laid aside for me morial services for members who have died within the last year Muscle Shoals conferees complet ed the preparation of their report embodyingthe new agreement for government power production and private operation of the fertilizer plant They planned to introduce it in the house late in the day and ask a vote tomorrow Former Postmaster General New appeared again before the senate committee investigating postal leases He was sharply crossexam ined by Chairman Elaine Heated verbal clashes were frequent Charges Collusion Elaine asserted there was collu sion to prevent a second grand jury investigation of the lease on the St Paul commercial postal substation The high command of prohibition enforcement Attorney General Mitchell Assistant Attorney General Youngqiust and Prohibition Director Woodcock told the house expendl Tiim to Iage 2 Column 6J WILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb 19 we lost a fine fellow out here Wednesday Louis Wolhelmthe great actor He was so ugly ana tough you loved him on the screen and when you knew him he was ac tually beautiful and you loved him for his character The senate votes on the bonus bill Thursday Mellon is supposed to be such a good treasurer that the sen ate is saying If you are such a good treasurer you ought to have a billion and a half Anybody can be a good treasurer if we dont draw anything out A good treasurer is a man that has it when we want it Spain is a monarchy today yea today Yours 9 KM UiHlMll tafc MRS SCHROEDER READY FOR DEATH More Concerned Over New Black Dress Than in Denial of Pardon NEW CASTLE Pa Feb 19 more concerned about the new black silk dress she Is to wear on the trip to the death house than in the fate that awaits her there Mrs Irene Schroeder 22 blond gunwoman today prepared for her removal to the prison at Bellefonte The former waitress mother of a 5 year old boy merely shrugged her shoulders when Informed last night that the state board of pardons at Harrisburg had refused her petition for communtation of the death sen tence The same unconcern was shown by W Glenn Dague dapper former Wheeling W Va auto and insur ance salesman under sentence to die with her in the electric chair Monday morning for the same crime Dagues doom also wag sealed by the pardon board yester day He refused to see the wife and two children he deserted several years ago Mrs Schroeder and Dague were convicted last March of shooting to death Corporal Brady Paul when he sought to question them concerning a store holdup Financial Wizard to Face Jury Indictments BELVIDERE III Feb 19 TV The spectacular rise of Albert Benham from a shipping clerk to a financial wizard had an aftermath today in his indictment by the grand jury A bench warrant for his arrest was issued by Judge E D Shurtlcff of the circuit court WORLD TUNES IN ON CHICAGO FOR ELECTION SHOW Big Bill Thompson in Center of Ring With jackasses EDITORS is the first of a series of three stories on the Chicago mayor alty campaign which will be de cided Feb 24 By VICTOR T HACKLEIl pHICAGO Feb 19 parade of jackasses a display of gang weapons a bitter exchange of per sonalities and the world tunes in on Chicago again This time the attraction is the threecornered race for the republi can nomination for mayor Mayor William Hale Thompson older and hoarser but still vigorous is opposed by Municipal Judge John H Lyle and Alderman Arthur F Albert in a contest that combines all the old time theatricals with ultramodern campaign methods As it turns the dials to Chicago and sits back to listen the world knows it is in for a good show Chi cago is an old familiar station it has entertained amused sometimes shocked those on the receiving end for many years News Is Exploited The gang wars Dion OBaniolis dramatic death the shooting of Tony Lombardo on a loop street the YalentineB massacre Seven gangsters the slaying of Alfred Licgle the nativities of Czar Al Ca pone all have been exploited to the far corners of the earth In a less spectacular but still im pressive way Chicagos news has told of industrial progress enor Turn In Patre 2 Column IOWA YOUTH TO ANSWER CHARGE Confession of Dale Greer Implicates Three Others FAIRFIELD Feb 19 cers today expected to take Dale Greer 18 Mount Pleasant to that city where he is wanted for ques tioning in connection with an auto mobile theft He had been bound over to the grand jury on the charge Greer yesterday waived prelimin ary hearing and confessed partici pation In a store robbery at Four Corners in Jefferson county Feb 9 Greers confession implicated him self and William Yates oC Red Oak John Monohan of Mount Pleasant and Estol C Foster of Cedar Rap ida In a third theft of a slot ma chine from the New London station Feb 9 and also in the stealing of five automobiles in southwestern Iowa communities Foster also was sifld to have ad mitted participation in the Four Corners robbery Yates and Mono han have not been apprehended GENElLWLER TO QUIT MARINES Signs Contract to Deliver v Series of Lectures Next Fall BUFFALO N Y Feb 19 Maj Gen Smedley Butler plans to retire from the marine corps next September to become a lecturer He announced his intention to for sako his military career for the platform last night when he arrived here to deliver an address explain ing that he had signed a contract to deliver a series of lectures begin ning next October He said the recent Mussolini inci dent which resulted in an apology to the Italian premier by the state department and a reprimand for Butler from the navy department had nothing to do with his propose retirement His resignation he said was con tingent upon the consent of the president adding that some Wash ington officials were aware of his plans and that he expected no op position Woman at Decorah Dies at 99 Services Sunday Pioneer in Winneshiek County Spoke Only French DECORAH Feb Mrs George Donaldson 89 died yesterday after noon about 3 oclock after suffering for two weeks with the flu Funeral services will he held Sunday morn ing at 9 oclock from St Benedicts Catholic church with the Rev Fa ther Martin Hogau officiating and interment will be in the Catholic cemetery Mrs George Donaldson was one of Decorahs pioneers having been a resident of Winneshiek county since 1876 As Marie Bausquet she was bora at St Denis near Montre al July 14 1031 She was married o George Donaldson at Milton Que bec on April 24 1848 After their marriage they were engaged in terming in Canada for several years later coming to the United States and settling near Bear Creek Wis After farming there for a time thevj moved to Algona and to Decorah in 1876 Nine children were born to Mr and Mrs Donaldson six of them are living Mrs Prebe James Bock Minn Henry Faribault James Rochester John and Robert Decor ah and Mrs L J Larson Decorah with whom Mrs Donaldson made her home George Donaldson died in 1882 Besides six children Mrs Don aldson leaves 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren She had been in excellent health until the past month and had been up and about her home every day She was able to read her prayer book and do some sewing without the aid of glasses Mrs Donaldson spoke only French knowing very little of the English language MKS OEOKOE DONALDSON Interstate Transit Lines Buy Fort Dodge and Des Moines Firm CHICAGO Feb 19 state Transit lines owned by the Chicago and North Western rail road has acquired the Fort Dodge Des Moines and Southern Trans portation company which operates 38 buses over 550 miles of Iowa highways The acquisition becomes effective March 1 MARSHALL FIRST PROBE WITNESS Committee Adopts Rule for Hearing of University Charges DES MO1NFS Feb 19 Hearings on the University of Iowa investigation will start Mon day at 9 a m the legislative com mittee decided today Verne Mar shall managing editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Republican will be the first witness Tho chairman will rule on the admissability of evidence unless overridden by a majority vote will preside at the hearings and will swear witnesses It was agreed that one or more members may hold hearings when advisable reporting later to the full committee The group voted to consider as evidence oral testimony written reports and documents and desposi tions of persons who are unable to come to Des Moinea The rules were prepared by Sen ator L H Doran Boone Represen tative Frank C Byers Linn and Representative George Miller Shel by Byers moved the adoption The committee then went into closed session to arrange employ ment of an attorney and a court re porter but it was announced Unit a report would be expected within a short time this afternoon Senator W S Baird of Pottawat tamie county waa absent because of illness Marshall will present to the com mittee Monday a list of charges which he made in his paper against officials of the university and of the state board of education Twenty charges originally were in the legislative resolution calling for the investigation but were stricken out by the senate The committee plans to base its work largely on Marshalls testimony Foshay Who Made Fortune and Lost It Faces Charges ST PAUL Minn Feb 19 A man who set out to be an artist and then became a financial wizard who built and lost a fortune today stood indicted by a federal grand jury as the result of his enterprises He is Wilbur B Foshay president of the WB Foshay company of Minneapolis which controlled num utilities in the United States Canada and Central Ameri ca The company went into the hands of a receiver Jn November 1029 Indicted with Foshay were six former officers of his companies all named in connection with the sale of the firms securities thru use of the mails They are H H Henley R J Andrus H E McGinty Palmer B Mabry and C W Salis bury Student to Financier From art student to financier head of utilities whose stock had an estimated value of marked the career of Foshay As a youth he had turned his ambitions to art study but while he waa at Columbia university his father suf fered financial reverses and the son had to go to work After considerable experience in public utility operation he organized a company In 1927 to own operate and manage public utilities and to finance them thru sale of Foshay securities to the public Within u year the enterprise had acquired utilities in Minnesota South Dakota Kansas and Nebraska Sold In East These properties were sold to eastern interests and a new chain organized and the latter was sold in 1927 for a sum represented to bo Another grouping be gan and it continued until its af fairs became so involved it waa placed in receivership Foshay now is manager of a granite quarry near Salida Colo Government officials who present ed the case to the grand jury here said prosecution would follow as as possible While the specific counts and charges were not made public it was understood they centered about use of the mails in selling securities Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks strong steels and coppers led upturn Bonds firm rails and govern ments Improve Curb strong specialties and metal shares rally Butter steady Foreign exchanges irregular Spanish peseta strong Cotton steady foreign and do mestic trade buying Sugar easy trade selling Coffee easy lower Brazilian mar kets CHICAGO Wheat firm bullish Kansas re ports and unfavorable rains Arcen tlna Corn firm decreased country of ferings Cattle irregular Hogs steady to higher FARMHAND THEN SLAYS HIMSELF AS VICTIM RUNS Mrs Deam Loses Eye but Is Expected to Recover rHAPIN Feb built up evidence here this afternoon ixplaining the shooting of Mrs Ira Deam Jr 32 who was seriously njured by Joseph Franklin Smith 24 hired man at the Deam farm vho then committed suicide Mrs Deam is In the Lutheran hospital at Hampton where physicians stated she would recover The tragedyoccurred about clock this morning at the Deam lome a mile east of here Only Mrs Deam and the hired man were at home when the shooting took place Dr W R Arthur Franklin coun y coroner who with Deputy Sheriff Lemkc investigated the shooting itated he believed Smith was Jmv n mentality From where we found shots In i tree and empty shotgun shells in he front yard it seems that Smith shot Mrs Deam when the two were n the front yard It is probable that 10 made advances to her and was Unsuccessful it was na that he would wish to get her out of the way Cody Slumped Near House He probably shot at her and then as she ran down the road he turned the gun on himself We found his body slumped at the northwest corner of the Deam houae Mrs Deam had not been attacked Physicians at the hospital said that Mrs Deam would live It was necessary to remove her right eye Twenty shots entered xme side of her face and five entered her skin near her eye None of the bullets penetrated her skull She was suffering considerably from shock and made no statement on the shooting Coroner Arthur stated he would question her when she had improved Ixft Home Early Mr Deam left his home early this morning and was buying stock The tragedy was discovered by Mr and Mrs George Van Nest who live two miles northeast of Chapin who wen driving to town As they came along the road they saw the body of a woman tumble nto the ditch about 20 rods from the Deam house Mrs Deams face vas bloody and she was unconscious Mr Van Nest ordered her rushed o the hospital and then went to the Deam home Sam Myers neighbor heard the shots and arrived at the house at hat time He and Mr Van Nest found the body of Smith slumped near the corner of the house with tie gun underneath him He had fired the weapon into his mouth discharging the gun with the ram rod which was found gripped in his land Officials were notified and arrived about 10 oclock approximately 10 minutes after the tragedy occurred Mr Deam was notified of the Weal IOWA WEATHER Probably fair Tlmrsdny night und Friday hut some cloudiness Somewhat wanner Friday und in tlio extreme southwest por tion Thunidiiy night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday S3 Almvo Minimum In Night 31 Ahovfi At 8 A M Thursday 31 Above Precipitation 00 of an Inch With snow turning to slush and a temperature which hovered just above the freezingpoint Wednes day was one of the most complete ly disagreeable days the winter has turned loose on North Iowa tn date Thursday morning started out as a duplicate ;