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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home I L E R r Uf M A ART j ci T OF I OVA S MO I 10 ES J OME EDITION XXXVII PIVE CENTS PER COPY THK NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20 1931 tmrrED PRESS AKD INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 116 Reed Like to Try ExSenator Not Too Old for Fierce Campaign LOANS BILL AT WHITE HOUSE By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 20 CPA enato r James A Reed may be too old to outlast a term in the white house should he land there He will be past 70 before the democrats next national convention even However he should be nomin ated next year as his partys presidential can didate he is not too old to wojys the fiercest cam paign in all probability that this country ever saw Politicians on both sides generally are agreed upon that point S Reed has been out of the senate since March 1929 He did not run for reelection the preceding No vember having preferred to make a bid for fist place on the Jeffer sonian ticket at Houston Beaten there it was assumed that he was thru with public life on account of his age which already had been mentioned to his disadvantage JOW little they knew Jim Reed who took it for granted that a little matter of six and a half or seven decades could discourage him True folks did sit up and begin to take notice when a few weeks ago he went on the air with a speech which sounded astonishingly like the preface to a definite an f jnouncement of his candidacy to 1 carry democracys standard in 1932 Sr Still hn old friends in Washington i could hardly believe they had in terpreted him aright It seemed im J possible to them To old they re peated Now comes word from Kansas City that there was no mistake about it Jim once more is going af terjhenominatipn As the demo Ao be thereafter it is understood he will say so unequivocally I J there is this to be admit VV ted about Jim Reed f The democrats need a leader m 1932 who willtear into the G O P vi as the G O P never before was i torn into and it is doubtful if the whole field of politics ever has pro duced a warrior with qualifications J Turn lo roen 2 Column State of Siege Follows Attempt of Peru Rebels 60 CITIZENS AND ARMED TROOPS DEAM FARM SCENE OF SHOOTING Hc i f CHICAGOOLICE SE WIDENED Federal Government Enters t Affair to Question Captain Lee 1 CHICAGO Feb 20 The I scope of the investigation of alleged corruption in the Chicago police de partment was widened today with the entrance of the federal govern ment into the inquiry Edward A Fisher assistant United States district attorney started the action when he an nounced that Michael Lee a police captain attached to the Englewood station would be summoned today for questioning Particularly the federal official said he wanted to know how seven of the captains subordinates accused by saloon and gambling house proprietors as graft could make such levies without lees getting an inkling of the alleged affair Sevenraids on speakeasies in the nglewood district proceeded Fishers announcement They were made by investigators for the special grand jury investigating alleged police corruption I AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Upon Discovery Band Retreats to Old Fortress BULLETIN CVLLOA Peru Fob M lff JReal Felipe seized by iO revolutionists who sought to overthrow the Sanchez Cerro government wus captured by loyal forces this afternoon LIMA Peru Feb 20 state of siege was declared here and at Callao today after anx unsuccess ful attempt to overthrow the gov ernment of President Sanchez Cerro An official statement said a group of about 60 civilians and armed troops attempted an attack on the palace at 4 oclock this morning Their movements were discovered in time however and the band re treated to Callao barricading them selves in the old colonial fort Real Felipe The authorities said they be lieved the movement was headed by adherents of former President Leguia and they named General Pedro Pablo Martinez as one thopossible leaders Government troops the siege This ncident created little disturbance n the capital altho some stories were closed and troops guarded the main plaza LAWYIMAKE U PROBE PLANS Fort Dodge Attorney to Act for Committee of Assembly DES MOINES Feb 20 torneys for the legislative commit tee investigatingthe University of Iowa and for the state board of edu cation today were preparing for the opening of the probe next Monday Dennis Kelleher of Fort Dodge former assistant federal attorncj for northern Iowa was by he committee as its legal represen ative He will be in charge of ex mination of witnesses and will ar ange details of the investigation ided by an assistant attorney gen The board of education announce t has employed Emmet Tinley o Council Bluffs to conduct the de ense Under the legislative resolu ion ordering the probe Tinleys fee svillbe paid by the state Verne Marshall managing edito of the Cedar Rapids Gazette ha een summoned as the first witncs efore the committee Monday morn ng He is expected to presen charges made in his newspape against President Walter A Jessu and other university officials arc employes of the board of education The committee met briefly th afternoon and arranged details for the hearing Monday It was agreed that Marshall at that time would be asked to present the names of any persons he believed should be called on to testify The committee notified the board of education of the hearing and re quested that It be represented MKS IRA DEAM JR It wont take that new couple long to get acquaint ed with the swell families ir this town Hes got a jol collectin bad accounts Above is a view of the farmyard near Chapin where Joe F Smith hired man shot his employers wife Mrs Ira Deam Jr Thursdaymorn in The cross on the porch marks the place where Smith is supposed to have stood when he fired at Mrs Deam The cross in the yard shows where Mrs Deam foil when struck a glancing blow on the side of the head by the charge of shot The empty cartridge was found near the porch and the small tree in the foreground was riddled by shot from The gun and cane with which Smith committed suicide are shown in the center photograph Smith fell on top of the weapon so that it lay crosswise with his back Hc used the cane to discharge the gun Below is a view of the corner of the house where he retreated to kill liimself after he had supposedly killed Mrs Deam The cross marks the spot where his body was discovered after neighbors found Mrs Deam nearthe highway Bandits Rob Bookies of in Heart of Chicago Loop Area CHICAGO Feb 20 strangers entered a racing hand book establishment on Madison street in the heart of the loop last night and made away with in loot The bandits lined up fiO patrons the keepers against the waU with machine guns True Information Filed in Tiffin Shooting Case IOWA CITY Feb 20 true Information charging murder was filed against Ed Alberhasky 50 year old farmer near Tiffin today by County Attorney F B Olson in connection with the slaying of Hayes Carver 35 CONDEMNED PAIR READY FOR DEATH Mrs Schroeder and Dague Unmoved by Efforts of Attorneys NEW CASTLE Pa Feb 20 unmindful of the last desperate efforts of their attorneys to find some technicality which might give them a few more weeks of life Mrs Irene Schroeder and W Glenn Dague listlessly prepared today to die In the electric chair at dawn Monday The slayers of a state highway patrolman notified last night that Governor Pinchot has announced he was unable to grant them a stay execution awaited arrival of tlie death signal for their removal to the Beliefonte death house The blond former waitress turned gunwoman fondled the black Kit ten that has made her ecu 1is abode Dague one time Sunday schoo leacher poured over his Bible County authorities are checkin further the story Mrs Dague says her husband told her of the deatl of Tom Crawford brother of Mrs Schroeder and alleged accomplice o the couple She said Dague asscrtet Crawford died of wounds he re ccived in the gun battle in whicl the highway officer was snot an that he and Mrs Schroeder burici him secretly Dagues mother lives in Washing ton Iowa AUTO GAS FATAL TO MRS DU PONT Director of Eastern Firm Finds Wifes Body in Studio WILMINGTON Del Feb 20 If said today they were satis ied the death oC Mrs Eugene E u Pont in wife of a director o lie du Pont company was due t monoxide gas generated by her au omobilc Mrs du Pont wiio was deeply in erested in art was found dead las light in her studio at the du Pon esate in Greenville near her by her msband She had run her car in the jarage above which the studio is situated but had neglected to shut off the motorShe was engaged in tainting a chair when she was over come Mr du Pont was almost overcome when he opened the garage door Going to the studio which also was filled with the fumes he found his wifes body on the floor Physicians said she had been dead about two hours Victim of Shooting Tells Details of Tragedy at Chapin HAMPTON Feb side of her face mutilated one eye re moved and suffering considerable pain Mrs Ira Deam Jr 32 who lives one mile east of Chapin revealed today the details of the tragedy which occurred at her homWyesterday morning She was wounded bjrJdsrprSftuth 2 hired manwho committed sui ide later Mrs Deam vho is confined to the utheran hospital here for treat lent is suffering considerable pain ut physicians stated she will re aver She will undoubtedly be con ned to the hospital for some time or treatment Relatives of Smith ave been notified of the tragedy Mrs Leon Sullivan Clear Lake vas told by Mrs Deam how the hooting occurred First Smith came ito the house said he was go ng to get a gun to kill some skunks ive minutes later he returned Throat Was Made Youre going to do what I want you to Smith said to Mrs Deam according to the version given her ister Oh youre kidding was Mrs Deams reply Smith approached her lowever and she fled out of the house When she was in the yard Smith fired at her from the porch RATE SCHEDULE FOR INCOME TAX BILL IS REDUCED Plan Approved by House Provides Minimum Tax of DBS MOINES Feb 20 re duction in the rate schedule for the proposed state income tax was approved by the house of represen tatives today in its debate over tho tax measures The new schedule introduced by Representative F W Nelson Story was passed by a vote of 83 to 10 It calls for a tax of 1 per cent on the first of taxable in come 2 per cent on the next 52000 3 per cent on the next 4 pel cent on the next and 5 per cent on all in excess of The original bills call for a tax of Iper cent on the first 52000 of taxable income and an increase of 1 per cent on the levy for each additional 1000 ujj to a maximum of 55000 All above that would be axed 5 per cent under one of the original measures and G per cent under the other Minimum Tux The Nelson schedule however provides an exemption of only 000 in the case of single persons and in the case of married BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb 20 talk about this country being hard up Every place thinks its worse off than the other The Red Cross as usual is doing heroic work but its the people that they cant reach people that they never heard of people that are so far back in the woods that the rest of the world has almost forgotten em Those are the ones that I pity in all this depression I am speaking of the senate and congress of these U S I want to see a Red Cross relief formed that it will go so far buck into the underbrush of the hinter land that it will reach this little known but patriotic group then can CONGRESS BUSY ON MONEY BILLS AWAITING VETO Muscle Shoals Measure Expected to Pass House the Red Cross say We have formed our duty Yours per lill Tiim to rage 2 Column Markets at a Glance persons with a minimum tax of 53 The exemptions arc virtually the same as those under theoriginal bill drafted by the Joint legislative tax committee The substitute mea sure under consideration allows ex emptions from the tax of 515 for a single person and 25 for a marnec person The house defeated 52 to til an amendment to lower the taxes on all corporations to 3 per cent Tho house served notice that i ntended to pass some kind of n measure when it defeated 21 to 8 an amendment of Representative F W Elliott Scott which would have virtually wiped out the two com plete bills before it Ordered Reduction Elliotts amendment would have ordered all tax levying bodies to reduce the milluge for all purposes by five per cent for tho years 1932 to 1936 inclusive Then house voted down the pro posed corporation tax amendment by 52 to 54 The discussion for the reduction of the corporate income tax was led by H M Greene Pottawattamie J T Hanson Scott F C Byers Linn and O T Roe Allamakee Greene proposed an amendment BIG BILL PUTS UP BEST BATTLE r LONG CAREER ThpmrjspnCarries All tlis Old Vituperation and Showmanship EDITORS is the second of a series of three stories dealing with tho Chi cago mayoralty campaign Three Bombs Exploded in Chicago Are Laid to Troubles With Labor CHICAGO Feb 20 bombs exploded within a period of less than two hours last night were laid to labor troubles today by police authorities Bombs set off at the Big Four advertising carriers handbill dis tributing plant and the General Outdoor Advertising company dis tributing plant did little damage but tne one set off at the Packard Motor company did 3000 damage Andrew D Clarke Former Banker at Algona Succumbs LINCOLN Ncbr Feb 20 Andrew D Clarke 88 former Al gona Iowa banker and landowner died at the home of n niece here yesterday Two daughters and son survive Boy 12 Kills Little Sister With Shotgun MONTCLAIR N J Feb 18 OB Senior 12 killed his year old sister Patsy today While Patsy was lying in bed wit her mother William found a shot gun and playfully pointed it at her insisting that she get up It went of and killed her The mother was un touched to the Nelson amendment making the tax 2 per cent It was the contention of the ad vocates for lower corporation taxes By VICTOR T HACKLEK CHICAGO Feb 20 William Thompson Big Bill Thomp son to flailing his way thru the campaign for the nomina tion as the republican candidate for mnyar is fighting one of HIE most bitter and virulent battles of his long and colorful career Roundingout his sixtysecond year an even dozen of them as mayor of Chicago stricken more than once by prophets from the po litical lists because of illness and party defections Thompson has set his cowboy hat at a warlike angle and emerged again with the blud geons of battle Municipal Judge John H Lylc and Alderman Arthur F Albert are opposing the mayor In next Tues Kft 2 Column NEW YORK many leaders touch years best Bonds Irregular investments fluctuate uncertainly Electric Bond hares leads rally Foreign exchanges Irregular eseta advances briskly trade support CHICAGO steady beneficial ains and small exports increased country offerings IOWA7ALLSTRIO GIVEN 25 YEARS Youths Sentenced After Plea of Guilty to Bank Robbery ELDORA Feb 20 and Kenneth Eldred brothers and Lloyd Havens all of Iowa Falls were sentenced to indeterminate sentences not exceeding 25 years in the Anamosa reformatory after pleading guilty to the holdup Mon day of the Farmers Savings bank ANTIMONARCHY MEN MARK TIME Spanish Labor Leaders Thot to Be Planning General Strike MADRID Spain Feb 20 Pi Taken by surprise at the mon archist union which has permitted formation of a government under Prernicr Admiral Juan Azner Y Ca banas socialists republicans and other anti monarchists elements were believed today to be marking time before renewing active oppo sition to the throne Altho Spain continues tranquil there were reports that the socialist and labor leaders were planning a general strike withholding action emporarlly in order to witness the governmental program in full swing A meeting of the socialists and jeneral workers union has been called for tomorrow to formulate a program Two linotype operators who broke a strike called by that group yester day were beaten badly by a group of strikers last night Police broke up a demonstration of 200 strikers in front of the residence of Dr Jose days primary and the poison dart they have aimed at Thompsonism1 have brot him full tilt into the fray with all the vigor vituperation and showmanship of his past campaigns Gunning for Officu Making eight and 10 speeches a day sending out thousands of workers and bales ot literature en gineering all sorts of stunts includ ing jackass parades and airplane advertising Thompson is gunning for a fourth term which would give him a longer tenure in the office than any other man What is more important it would give him the opportunity of welcoming visitors to the 1933 worlds fair Big Bills fame was only re gional until he refused to invite WASHINGTON Feb 20 veterans loan bill passed boldly thru the doors of the white house today an unwelcome guest in the presidential household Congress stood by awaiting Mr Hoovers veto Sponsors of the measure were holding their forces in line in confident expectation of mus tering the twothird majority oC both houses necessary lo enact tho measure over the presidents disap proval The bill increasing tho loan value of adjusted service compensation ertificates from 22ia to 50 per cent vas signed by Vice President Cur is and Speaker Longworth shortly after congress met and dispatched at once to the executive mansion It vas passed late yesterday by tha enate 72 to 12 Work Accomplished Meanwhile both branches accom plished something in the way of np roprlation legislation The hovfse idopted the conference report on the state justice com merce and labor departments supply bill completing congressional ac ion on that measure Then it adopted conference re ports on the 41G000000 war de partment and the Din trlct of Columbia supply bills and sent both to the senate The senate was debating and making progressjfctth supply bill for the navy department i Iteport Presented Chairman Parker of the housd interstate commerce committee pre sented a lengthy report urging leg islation to bring railroad holding companies within the jurisdiction oC tho interstate commerco commis sion The house adopted a resolution expunging from tho congressional record remarks by Chairman Mc Fadden of the banking committee accusing the two New York sena tors of supporting Eugene Meyer for governor of the federal reserve board as part of a political trade under which there would be no in vestigation of Tammany hall The Muscle Shoals compromise report proposing federal produc tion of power and private produc tion of fertilizer was brot up in the house late this afternoon with approval almost certain Adopt Resolution The senate adopted without de bate a resolution suggesting that President Hoover negotiate with other countries to prevent the de basingof silver coll and dumping of silver on the world market The house passed the Hawley bill to authorize the issuance of 000000000 irt bonds for refunding maturing Liberty Loan bonds Congressional action on the long pending billion dollar treasury postofficc appropriation bill was completed today with senate adop tion of the conference report Marshal Joffre to Chicago during the World war This brot down Turn In Pamn 3 Column at Steamboat Rock The trio said they undertook the robbery hoping to be able to a S17S mortgage Havens held on the Eldred automobile Appeal bond were set at each Their arrest followed Kenneth Eldreds escape the bank with from Maria Albinann nationalist party leader Catalonia turbulent South Span ish province containing the city o Barcelona is to have virtual pollt cal autonomy independent of Mad rid under the program of the new government as announced last eve ning MOUNTAINS TOO HIGH FOR PRINCE British Traveling Salesmen in South America Seem Tired Out LA PAZ Bolivia Feb 20 The Prince of Wales oppressed by the high altitude of this mountain capital hurried back today across the Andes to Antofagnsta Chile after spending just seven and one half hours in La Pax In that time he crowded an offi cial reception at the executive pal ace where he and Gen Blanco Ga lindo president of the military junta exchanged decorations an other reception at the town hall a final reception at the British lega tion and dinner with the president at the palace Both he and Prince George were obviously tired and oppressed by the rarified atmosphere here w Weai IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness Friday night possibly followed by rnln or xnmv In tho extremo ivcnt portion warmer In the central portion Saturday rain or Know colder In tho extremo portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday Aliovn Minimum in Nlglit 22 Ahove At 8 A M Friday 35 Ahovo Tracn of Snow After three days of cheerless 1C not cold weather the reappearance of Old Sol Friday morning was highly appreciated in Mason City The wind had gone hack Into the south and a marked rise of the mer cury during the day had got under way before noon ;