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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home M A L 0 M E f HIS M f W OCPT OF rtf S MOINES I THE NEWSPAPER THxVT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 119 Bonus Bill Is Puzzle Effect of Loan Act Unknowable as Einstein By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 24 CPA to un derstand what will happen un der the veterans bonus loon act ia like trying to un derstand E i n stein Not only ia it impossible for the ordinary in dividual to fol low tha mathe matical process es leading up to an answer to the problem The problem also is a mystery Finally Einstein is the only authority there is on the subject of relativity he invented it On the subject of bonus fjf loans there are many authorities who get results varying all the way from zero as reckoned by Senatot Vandenberg of Michigan up to 51700000000 according to Secre tary of the Treasury Mellons cal dilations ONE SEES to be sure how Secre tary Mellon arrives at his esti mate of the amount Uncle Sam will lihave to dig up in short order to make the veterans loans provided under the new law The sccre Itnry assumes that most of the hold jers of adjusted bonus certificates Swill want to realize on them very soon up to the authorized 50 per of their face value Congressman Isaac Bactmrach of SNew Jersey the loan measures au thor thinks not however His the uory is that the proportion of bor Ijrowers out of the total number of holders will remain f aiiout the same as hitherto at rate immediate calls on the Iteaaury will not exceed loq to j430opopoo Frank T Hinesiwho veterans af Kfairs ought to be as good a judge Kas anyone splits the difference be i tween Congressman Becharach anc Turn to 2 Column HOUSE AT WORK ON LAME DUCK Bill Proposes Amendment to Start New Congress in January i WASHINGTON Feb 24 lame duck house now sitting to day had its chance to vote upon el iminating the lame duck sessions of the future Demand for passage of the legislation was strong A special legislative rule limiting debate to four hours ushered in con sideration of the Gifford resolution proposing a constitutional amend ment to bring the congress elected every two years in November into session the following January 4 and to induct the president and vice president 20 days later instead of on March 4 The principal aim of the legisla tion is to do away with the present extended legislative powers of members who have been defeated commonly termed lame ducks Several times the senate has adapted the Norris resolution to abolish this short meeting It failed of passage in the house three years ago because of opposition to having two indeterminate sessions In bringing up the measure Speaker Longworth and other ma jority leaders fulfilled a promise made to its proponents early this DRY LAW DECLARED VALID Gemmill Explains Handling of Rockefeller Fund STATE BOARD OF DUCATION MAN PROBE WITNESS Interest Was Used for Medical Research He Says DES MOINES Feb 24 tails of transferring funds for state educational institutions were explained today by W H Gemmill secretary of the board of educa tion testifying before the legisla tive committee investigating the University of Iowa administration Gemmill said that the board per mits transfer of moneys not appro priated by the legislature either by the finance committee or the board itself The finance committee lie added does not act without recom mendation of the president of the affected school Earnings on the Rockefeller med ical fund were subject to allocation for any use in the medical college he said The customary procedure was by adopting a resolution on President Walter A Jessups rec ommendation Reads Board Minutes Gemmill read minutes of the board of March 7 1929 showing that 5159047 of Rockefeller inter est money had been transferred to a permanent trust fund for medical research at Jessups suggestion The interest fund originally was the records showed hut 52000 was spent for the dedication of the university hospital Gemmill explained the operation of the finance committee and said he issued reports to board members twice a month on the committees activities No printed rules govern transfer of funds he said reference being made when necessary to rules scattered thru the minute books The committee recessed at a in in order that its three senate members might attend to legisla tive duties for a short time Resolution Is Read A resolution adopted by the board Jan 19 1927 was read into the tes timony It was a request that the finance committee prepare an amendment to the Iowa laws to permit purchase of bonds at a low er interest rate than 5 per cent One of the charges brot by Verne Marshall managing editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette is that 518 000 was lost thru the purchase of bonds with some of the Rockefeller money at less than 5 per cent Gemmill followed Marshall to the stand The latter was excused tem porarily after examination by Den nig Kelleher the committees attor ney because Emmet Tinley rep resenting the board of education wished to delay cross examination until after the committee visits the University in Iowa City No time has been fixed for such a trip altho anticipates making AUNT MET By Robert Quillen What this town needs ia less birth control and more control o them thats al ready born the committee one soon Marshall went into details about the part President Walter A Jessup played in the universitys suspension from the BigTen ath Tum tn 2 Column TO CHURCH WITH GRANDPA As a tribute of George Wnslngton President Hoover and Mrs Hoover accompanied by their granddaughter Peggy Ann attended services at Christ church Alexandria Vn sitting in the pew once used by the first president Plioto shows President Hoover and his little grandchild after the services SENATOR FACES BRIBERY CHARGE Borah and Robinson Join in Demand for Probe of Stories WASHINGTON Feb 24 Investigation of published reports that a senator received between 5100000 and from a sugftr company while the tariff was being framed by congress was demanded in the senate today by Senators Borah republican Idaho and Rob inson democrat Arkansas Borah read the senate a story published in a New York paper to day declaring evidence has been placed before the lobby committee purporting to show the payments to an unnamed senator No name Is mentioned Borah said but I am sure the senate would not want that to go uninvca tigated and would wish the facts procured He said the lobby committee of which he ia a member is authorized to make such an investigation Robinson democratic leader sup ported Boraha demand Chicago Vote Its Heaviest and Quietest Nearly 400000 Ballots Cast in First Four Hours CHICAGO Feb 24 heaviest and the quietest primary election yote Chicago has ever seen was indicated today as the citizenry swarmed to the polls The vigorous campaign waged by Mayor Wil liam Hale Thompson Judge John H Lyle and Alderman Arthur F Albert for the republican nomina tion combined with ideal weather to bring out votes in unprecedented numbers A canvass of scattered precincts brot the estimate that nearly 400 000 ballots bad been cast in the first four hours and the likelihood that the previous estimates of a 700000 total vote would be far surpassed The balloting was as orderly as it was brisk The thousands of poll watchers and dozens of roving po lice squads had little to occupy their time A report to the election commis sioners said a gang of armed men administered a beating to Patrick Hines an aldermans worker while three women kicked and screamed at the sluggers The latter fled when a crowd gathered Police found things tranquil when they arrived the election judges professing to know nothing of the disturbance Bricelyn Undertaker Suffers Stroke at Party and Succumbs BRICELYN Minn Feb R Linderman 65 Bricelyn under taker died about 2 oclock this morning following a stroke which occurred last night while he was at the American Legion card party Hf was carried to his home where he failed to recover Adjournment Denied in Buckley Murder Trial DETROIT Feb 24 ers Judge Edward J Jeffries today denied the states motion for a 10 day adjournment of the trial of Ted Pizzlno Joe Bommarito and Angela Livecchl indicted for the slaying of Radio Announcer Jerry Buckley last July The judge announced that the trial would get under way tomorrow morning with himself presiding OFFICIALS PROBE DUMONT DEATHS Solution to Poisoning of 2 Children Sought in In vestigation DUMONT Feb 24 Officials were awaitingthe results ofautop ales to determine the cause of the deaths of Tina Behrends 12 anc Ben Behrends 16 and the myster ions illness of fourothers in the Henry Behrends family here Sher iff H W Burma left for Cedar Falls lost night where he took the intestines of the children them examined The two to children died Sunday from the effects o poisoning is is thot Mrs Bob rends and three other children are recovering Whether an inquest wil be held or not by S C Whittalter coroner will be determined on the outcome of the autopsies Wins 19 Out of 20 IOWA CITY Feb 24 expertness of Isaac Kashdnn cham pion of the Manhattan Chess clu of New York City was demon strated last night when he won 1 out of 20 simultaneous matches Walter H Schmidt of Burlingtoi held the New Yorker to a draw 1 the twentieth match K ILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb 2 senate is trying to get th Wickersham committee to tell them where they got all their dope from What the senate really ought t ask em is Where did you ge your opinions from after you ha received all your dope The lame duck bill comes up this week A lame duck Is a man that didnt bring home enough loot from the national treasury to war rant his reelection but they let him stay there 13 months longer to see if he wont reform and bring home at least a new postoffice building or enough to widen Polecate creek Yours BOOTLEG BOYS SENTENCED TO ELDORA SCHOOL ogill and Wilson to Service in State Institution Kobcrt Newbcrry Joo Brntk ey and Koy Burgess pleaded guilty to a county attorneys information charging them with bootlegging uud transportation of Intoxicating liquor and each was sentenced by Judge J J Clark Tuesduy afternoon to three months in jnil and n fine of After giving the sen tences Judge Clark gave a short lecture In which ho pointed out that most of tho vice uiid crime of today orig inates because of liquor The defendants were represented by Iu H Boomhower and the state by County Attorney Roo Thompson TWO 16 year old boys John Cogill and Darrell Wilson who confessed hey were the organizers and direct ng geniuses of a bootleg ring In Mason City and who wero impli cated in a seiies of hijacking and holdup episodes here in the past few weeks were Tuesday sentenced by Judge Joseph J Clark to the boys training school at Ellora The formal charges placed agains the two boys were bootlegging as saultwith attempttocommit grea bodily Injury and robbery with ag gravation The conviction of the boys fol lowed confessions made to police of ficei3 over tho sions that read like pages from a detective magazine Admit Shooting Black Cogill who apparently was the leader of the embryo alcohol ring admitted shooting William Black on the latters doorstep Friday night Young Wilson confessed having been Cogills companion on the expedi tion which resulted in the shooting Chief witnesses at the hearing were R R Oulman and L W Neary of the police department ant Miss Cora Hamlin attendance offi cer of the local schools J W Ros of the Webster box factory here ap peared in behalf of Wilson stating the boy had worked under him a the plant and had always shown hlmaelf industrious and efficient Mr Rose offered to accept the guardianship of the Wilson boy am for a time Judge Clark held tha under consideration It was final decided however that with th boys record and other condition that he should go to Eldora Represents State Charles Barlow assistant count attorney represented the state in the matter and questioned the wit nesses Neither of the two boys hac attorneys Implicated with the two boys in the booze selling syndicate organizet by Cogill were three others whos hearings were scheduled to come u before Judge Clark Tuesday after noon charged with bootlegging or information filed by County Attor ney Roe Thompson These were Robert Newberry 27 rural To Brackey 19 who lives at 726 Mas sachusetts avenue northeast Roy Burgess 22 rural Confessions were obtained all five of the youths by police ove the weekend Go to House Cogill and Wilson went to Black1 house for the purpose of buyint some liquor the confessions statec They asked Black If he had som liquor or home brew and he said h did the boys wrote How about giving us some th boys asked Black said he didn Tnm In Pane 2 Column Walker vs Risko Bout Postponed MIAMI Fla Feb 24 WalkerRisko fight scheduled fo tonight was postponed this after noon on account of rain by Pa Stribling promoter of the match Firemen Use Dynamite BESSEMER Mich Feb 24 Firemen fightinga stubborn bla which threatened to destroy an en tire block of buildings in Bessemer downtown section resorted to th use of dynamite shortly befdre p m today to combat the spread Daughter of Briton Goes With Gandhi Englishwoman Has Left Pleasures of Life Behind By JAMES A MILLS NEW DELHI India Feb 24 IP the scenes of the present lolitcal drama in India is an Eng ishwoman Miss Madeleine Slado laughter of Sir Edmund Slade for many years commanderinchlef of British naval forces in India Renouncing all the pleasures and amenities of everyday existence s Slade hag embraced ascetic sm and the mysteries of Hindu life and has become the ardent disciple if Malmtma Gandhi who took her o the sacred city of Benares and after immersing her in the Holy Sanges river initiated her into the Hysterics of the Hindu religion Shaved Her Head She has shaved her head in mon astic fashion given all her money tp he poor goes barefooted burned all ler European clothes and wears inly the cheapest homespun Hindu arments She has taken the Hindu name of Mira Bai Miss Slade prays fasts and ir dulges in various forms of expia tion and enters into regular pe riods of silence and meditation Sho has charge of Gandhis household prepares all his meals sees that h is properly clothed and looks afte him with a mothers solicitude for child isa worn a of advanced age could not show more devotion to the aged leade than Miss Slade who worships hiir with the ardor of the most intens religious zealot Woman of Culture Miss Slade who is a woman o marked culture ability and execu live capacity is much more than a mere servitor or disciple of Gandhi She takes an active part in the in dependence movement and in addi Lion to giving Gandhi advice she at tends to his large correspondence Miss Slade first learned of Gandh fivo years ago Her father disinherited her fo embracing the cause of Indian inde pendence to the detriment of tin British empire but the daughter di not care HOME WRECKER AssaclattdPitis pioto Colleen Moore film nctress in court at Los Angeles to deny charges of n former landlord that she and lier hnstmnd Imd wrecked si house rented from him House Would Pay Attorneys of Big ies Salary STUCKSLAGEH 61 DIES OF FLU Member of State Board o Education Dies at Home of Daughter CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 24 W C Stuckslager 61 Lisbon member of the state board of cdu cation dropped dead at the home o his daughter Mrs Lanning McFar land at Winnetka 111 late Monday according to information receive here today Stuckslager had been ill of influ enza for several days His nines prevented him from attending the investigation of the University of Iowa now in progress at Des Moiues Stuckslager long had been inter ested in educational matters He had been a member of the board of trustees of Cornell college at Mount Vernon Iowa for 22 years Tne last 14 years he has been a member oC the board executive committee He served in the house in both the twentyeighth and twentyninth Iowa general assemblies and in 1903 was elected to the state senate in which branch he served the thirt ieth thlryfirst thirtysecond thir tythird and thirtyfourth assem blies He was born in Lisbon near here Oct 24 1869 and was graduated from the high school there In 18Sb after which he entered Cornell col lege In 1893 he enrolled at the Uni versity of Chicago the following year returning to Lisnon to enttir the StuckslagerAuracher bank which had been founded by hia fath DES MOINES Feb 24 house today by a vote of 91 to passed the Brown bill which woul place county attorneys in countie of over 60000 population on straight salary basis All fees bein returned to the county treasure Voting against the measure wer Representatives Howard Ballew o Appanoose and G J Van o Jones Counties affected would be Blac Hawk Dubuque Linn Polk Pottn watamie Scott and Woodbury Un der the salary scale the attorney in counties of 60000 to 8000 would receive 53500 80000 to 100 000 over 100000 55000 The law would become affectivo in January1933 The present salary is 53000 plug tha fees By a vote of 77 to 9 the houso passed the Snyder bill which would provide for tail lights for horse drawn vehicles Simmer Act Passeil The house also passed tho Sim mer measure which would permit trustees oC municipally owned wa ter works which are free from debt to issue bonds at a maximum inter est rate of 5 per cent and not to exceed 25 per cent of the physical value of the plant Representative Simmer said the bill would affect only Ottumwa whose water plant was making an average net revenue of an nually The senates advance in clearing up its calendar struck a snag in the bill of the committee on com pensation of public officers The measure sets a maximum of 6 cents a mile to be charged by state and county employes for the use of cars on public business A battle was forecast when the senate voted down a motion to defer action on the measure until after the spring recess and refused to ex cuse members serving on the state university investigating committee Gunderson Explains Senator E O Gunderson Winne bago chairman of the committee which introduced the bill took up an explanation by reading letters on expenditures by county and state of ficers and departments Senator Wilson of Polk county started a running fire of crossquestioning In this he was joined by other members of the senate By a vote of 9 to 34 the senate rejected an amendment by Senator C A Benson Clayton making the Turn tn z Column SUPREME COURT REVERSES JUDGE CLARKS RULING jovernment to Continue Its Enforcement Efforts WASHINGTON r C Feb 24 eighteenth amendment vas sustained as valid today by he supreme court Under the decision the govern ment will continue its efforts to orce the Volstead law The ruling was handed down in lie governments appeal from tho decision of Federal Judgo William Clark oC New Jersey who held tha amendment invalid because improp erly ratified Judge Clark contended that to ba valid the amendment should hava een submitted to state conventions ror ratification rather than to state egislatures Thia view the court found untenable Quuslied Indictment When William H Spraguo and iVilliam J Howey were brot to trial before Judge Clark on n charge ot possessing and transporting 50 barrels of beer ho quashed the in dictment holdingthe prohibition amendment invalid In an exhaustive opinion he the position that as the eighteenth amendment attempted to transfer to the federal government jurisdiction over rights reserved to the people it Khoulcl have been submitted to state conventions for ratification He held that its ratification by atato legislatures was insufficient to make it effective The government appealed at once The stipreae courtexpedited tria proceedings hearing oral arguments within a month altho counsel toi the defendants sought approximate ly three months more time Hughes Withdrew Chief Justice Hughes withdrew from the case stating he would take no part in its decision because he had filed a brief in a previous prohibition case which in his jurtg nient disqualified him from partici pating The controversy turned on the in terpretation to be placed by tho court on article V of the constitu tion which provides that amend nents shall be valid when ratified the legislatures of throefourths of the states or by conventions in threefourths of the states as the one or the other mode of ratifica tion may be proposed by congress The government contended the anguage of the article was clear Tnrii tn Pjigft 2 Column president both of tha of another at Mount er in 1874 He was bank and Vernon Surviving are his widow who is cnroute home from Boston and four daughters Mrs Harold VanMetre of Berkeley Cal Mrs Bradford Faxton of Boston Mrs Ray Mc Conolgue of Los Angeles and Mra MacFarland Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK Stocks strong popular shares at new 1931 highs Bonds irregular fluctuate nar rowly Curb strong governments heavy Butter weak CHICAGO Wheat easy beneficial moisture and Increased stocks afloat Corn lower increased visible sup ply and small consuming demand Cattle irregular Hogs lower Bureau Gives Warning of Freezing Weather in All Parts of Iowa DES MOINES Feb 24 warning that freezing temperatures may be expected thruout the state tonight and Wednesday was issued by the local weather bureau today Lower temperatures are expected over the entire state with the ex ception of the extreme southeast ern portions Freezing temperatures were v in Sioux City and Daven port with 28 degrees Des Moinea 29 and Dubuque and Keokuk 30 eal IOWA WEATHER Mostly fnir Tnesdny night and Wednesday someivhat colder Wednesday except cxtrcnio southeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morn ing iVIiiximum 4 Aliovo Minimum SO Above At 8 A M Tuesday 32 Abovo The temperature Monday cama near equalling the maximum for tha month while Tuesday gave promisa of nt least equalling Mondays rec ord ;