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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1931, Mason City, Iowa I k North Iowas PAPER M Edited for the Home MARLON E R HIS MEM ART DEPT or IOWA DES MOINES f THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NQ 12Q Democrats Not in Line Friction in Party Is Likely to Upset Strategy ASHING TON Feb 25 double barreled threat of intra party strife over prohibition and of revolt against Raskob leader ship hovers over the democratic national commit tee meeting her March 5 The battle for ballots in 1932 naturally is ex pected to he a subject of pri mary consideru tion when dele gates from al dry and jit the call of John J Raskob chair jman to meet with the executive Committee and legislative leaders of the party The announced purpose of the Conference is to have committep Juembers examine a new expert fi Jjiancing scheme and to discuss governing our activiUe Curing the next 15 months 4 LMOST immediately after the calling of the conference the first since the 1923 convention was a flood of gossip as to Significance of national parley so pong before a campaign nl There were rumors Raskobs bsignation reports that a definite afecision as to the partys stand on and a program for dem rs Claim NEW YORK WORLD FOR SALE in the next congress wouli i formulated Coincidentally with these reports voice of rebellion against Ras leaclership and commitment of ie party to the wet cause was sard in the halls of congress OUTHERN democrats led by Sen 1 ator Shepard of Texas and Mor of North Carolina opened fire iloo Raskob and Jouett Shouse head Says He Built Wall for University of Iowa Secretary DES MOINES Feb 25 mony that state labor and ma terial were used on residence prop erty of W H Bates University of Iowa secretary and J M Fisk su erintendent of buildings and wfts introduced today be ore the legislative investigating he schools administration O L Reese in the buildings and grounds department told the com littee he supervised construction f a cement retaining wall around home in Iowa City and also onstructed two foundations on louses belonging to Fisk on North Capital street near the university He testified that of 2400 sacks jf cement used in the Bates wall all but 375 came from a car on the university railroad siding where he always obtained cement for univer sity building He corroborated the Turn to Column M8 MAY BE AGREED lenderson Expected to Point Way to Naval Prob lem Settlement ROME Feb 25 wat ide expectation here today tha British foreign minister Arthu Aenderson the first lord of thi imiralty A V Alexander arriving re today from Paris would poin he way to settlement of Italy d ival difficulties with France i Fresh from negotiations with th Drench foreign office and marin ministry the two British minister were believed to hold the key to sol jution of the naval tangle whicl kept the London naval treaty a yea ago a three power instrument The compromise formula whic the Britons and their foreign offic naval expert R L Craigie Uav with them is understood to redui the margin which France has in sisted her navy maintain ovc Italys The margin which now remains is so small as to be immaterial and involves such ships as airplane car riers which Italy does not consider she needs at present statements N J Alexander ormer teaming contractor that Leo Budreau one Alexanders employes on university work hauled all the cement to Bates home Told to Build Wall T was directed to build the wall Rees said by Mr Fisk in Bates residence Previously I had constructed a laundry in Bates Big Boss Says People Answered Lyle on Issue CHICAGO Feb 25 Capone czar of Chicago gangs slipped into the federal building a half hour before his scheduled ar raignment on a contempt of court citation today and eluded the be sieging throng of people who clogged the sidewalks about every entrance Capone accompanied only by his attorney William F Waugh went directly to the courtroom of United States District Judge James H Wilkerson Two Attempts Upon Life of Cuban President Fail Soldier and Youth Are Held as WouldBe Assassins Bates said he wanted the job done so Fisk told me to go ahead and take any six my men He said I could use university lumber and the university cement mixer Recs quoted Bates as sayingthe cement had been ordered from the Wallace lumber yard in Iowa City but he introduced as evidence pur Press PTioto The Pulitzer building in New York which houses the plants ot The Now YorkWorld nndTheNqwjyork Evening World now for sale Inset is Herbert Pulitzer presfdent of tho Press Publishing company which publishes both papers Employes Ask Permission to Buy New York World ScrippsHoward Rhode Island State Pier Is Destroyed by Flames PROVIDENCE R I Feb 25 WJ state pier built In 1814 at a cost of was destroyed by a fire of undetermined origin early today Officials estimated the loss at over half a million dollars Senator Declares if Report Is Aimed at Him It Is Contemptible Lie WASHINGTON Feb 25 Senator Davis told the senate lobby committee today that the reports that a senator had received from a domestic sugar company during consideration of the tariff bill were directed at him it is a ontemptiblo lie The Pnensylvania republican is a ormer secretary of labor having erved in the Harding Coolidgc and Hoover cabinets Soon after the meeting opened Chairman Caraway showed Davis a opy a memorandum he received rom Chairman Nye of tho cam mign funds committee regarding partial investigation of the re A night watchman counted for was unac AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I didnt know Fred had took out any life insurance until I noticed Jane wasnt worryin no more about his bad colds lort Davis added to his prepared state ment the assertion that he would ivaive all rights senatorial im munity Caraway began immediately to question him asking him if he knew B G Dahlberg president of the Celotex company Davis said he knew him in a busi ness way that he held stock in the company worth from to 5100000 Questioned by Caraway he said he had never discussed the sugar tariff with Dahlberg could not tell whether his company wanted a high or a low rate and did not even know the rate on sugar Davis denied he had accepted a campaign contribution from Dahl berg After the brief examination of Davis the committee adjourned fers for Newspaper NEW YORK Feb employes of the New York World today asked Surrogate James A Foley for permission to purchase the paper on which they work The request was submitted in open court by Gustave A Rodgers counsel representing3000 men and women who are employed by the World Evening World and Sunday World Waiting in the court room in the hope that they might be able to pur chase the newspapers were Roy W Howard the ScrippsHoward or ganization and Paul Block pub lisher of a string of newspapers I suggest said Surrogate Foley to the attorney for the employes that you make your proposal di rect to the Pulitzers The sale the world was before the Surrogate because of the provi sion in Joseph Pulitzers will direct ing that the newspaper be perpetu ated The Surrogate must nullify that provision before the transfer can be made The action was started in order that an offer made by Mr Howard and said to be 55000000 might he accepted Mr Block in tervened later One publicspirited citizen Rogers told the surrogate had pledged 5250000 to keep alive the spirit of the world Other financing he said could be arranged thru bankers many of whom had offered help He declared 52000000 was in sight WILL soys BEVERLY HILLS Cat Feb 25 president has what is called the pocket veto If a bill is passed it comes to him and he has 10 days to carry it in his pocket and think it over but congress hasnt got 10 days to go So he cant pocket veto any more For his pockets are full now Muscle Shoals is one em If the government runs it we lose money IE somebody runs it they make money So lets keep it as it is a tribute to our engineers a constant argu ment to our statesmen and night mare to our taxpayers Yours It was his first appearance in a Chicago court for a year and the big gangster was in a jovial mood He laughed at the widely published reports that he had returned from Florida to marshal his forces in the primary and aldermanic elections yesterday Came Friday Judge Lyle made an issue of me and the people answered him he id It was Judge John H Lyle who issued a wholesale lot vagrancy warrants for Capone his friends and enemies after they were listed by the Chicago crime commission as public enemies Capone awaiting the opening of federal court saidhe was ready to answer the charge in criminal court He came back Friday he said to meet the contempt citation and any other charge held against him He will surrender to the county or city officers when his federal court ap pearance is ended Everyone Frisked Detectives frisked everyone enter ing the courtroom but no weapons were found Capone had kept his attorney on the run with his long strides from the Adams street entrance of the government building to Judge Wil kersons chambers Once there how ever he was smiling and affable shaking hands with all who ap proached answering and parrying questions in greatgood humor Capone pteacied not guilty to the contempt charge which grew out of his alleged dilatory response to a federal grand jury subpoena two years ago The gang chief had sent word from Miami that illness pre vented his immediate return but government agents reported he was healthy enough to frequent race tracks HAVANA Feb 25 at tempts upon the life of President Machado within two days have failed A soldier stationed on top of the presidential residence has been arrested in one instance while po lice have taken into custody a youth charged the second attempt The first attempt was with a bomb which was lowered thru a ven tilating vent presumably into the presidents bathroom It failed because the bomb stopped at the bathroom of the floor above in the quarters the presidents soninlaw Emilio Obregon It ex ploded doing considerable damage but injuring no one The soldier is said to have confessed The second attempt occurred durj ing the presidential address at in auguration the new 518000000 Capitol yesterday The president was making a plea for nationwide peace when a youth was seen to pull a revolver from his pocket The action precipitated a near ri ot but police rushed the youth from the crowd before he could fire The marine band played the national anthem to quiet the crowd and the GERAUDO MACHADO president resumed his address Norris Predicts Agreement Upon Anderson WJcKersIiam 1091 UeNUBU Syndicate Inc Markets at a Man Shot in Quarrel With Wife Over Rudy Vallee Dies of Wound KANSAS CITY Feb 25 T William Welch shot last Thursday police said in an argu ment with his wife over the merits of a radio program by Rudy Val lee died last night Police said Mrs Welch told them her husband was killed in a struggle for possession of a revolver she had borrowed from n neighbor after he criticized her for listening to the crooning tenor The widow is held NEW YORK Stocks heavy amusement and utility shares lead decline Bonds irregular governments and amusement bonds weak Curb irregular profit taking checks rally Butter firmer Foreign exchanges easy peseta tumbles Cotton selling of a cent barely steady southern Sugar steady better spot situa tion CHICAGO Wheat firm bullish weather re port and fair export sales Corn firm improved cash de mand Cattle steady to strong Hogs irregular Police Prepared to Put Down Mild Disturbances in Dozen Cities LONDON Feb 25 oc curred in a dozen European cities today as the jobless observed in ternational unemployment day but police were prepared in advance and nowhere did the demonstrations get out of hand There were speeches to factory workers in Moscow a roundup ot communist suspects in Paris and riots of minor proportions in Berlin and its suburbs The national guard was out in French factory towi3 and special precautions were taken in the southeastern and central Europe where these occasions have made trouble in the past Reports from various cities where the day was observed indicated that less than two score had been injured in street fights with police Body Fears Great Rev enues of Bootleggers NEW YORK Feb 25 W Anderson Richmond Va mem ber of tho Wickcrsham commission on law observance and enforce ment declared today that immense revenues of bootleggers threaten this countrys social peace and se curity Anderson addressing tho York Merchants association re ferred to prohibition as this highly emotional question He emphasized he was speakingneither for or against national prohibition At a former period in our his tory he said when the strain upon our social and political structure was much less severe than it is to day the prolonged agitation of the Inflammable question of slavery un der intemperate leadership on botl sides threw us into an unnecessary war So today in the face of more dangerous conditions the cnntinuee agitation of this highly cmotionn question in a spirit of intolerance may lead to disastrous conse quences Anderson said tho question elm lenges wets and drys northerner and southerners cities and rura communities to find a solution thru understanding born of knowledge and faith born of love of our com mon country He warned that th problem must be approached in r Bill Would Have Supervisors broad spirit of tolerance States believe in temperance Op osition to prohibition even by ab stainers he added arises out of undamental beliefs which arc deep y rooted in our political life This DES MOINES Feb 25 house today by a vote of 25 to C2 defeated tho Whiting bill which would have placed the licensing of roodhousea and amusement places outside of municipalities in the hands of the county supervisors Li censes now arc issued by the town ship trustees By a vote of 32 to 0 the house passed the Van Buren and Torgeson bill placing the audit of nil institu tions under the hoard of control and state board of education under the supervision of the state board of au dit Representative Torgeson of Worth county said that he believed the measure would be good for the institutions adding had such a been enforced the investigation of the University of Iowa now undni way probably would not have oc curred WASHINGTON Feb 25 Prediction was made in the senate today by Senator Norris republican Nebraska oC an early agreement be ween the senate and house ovei heir differences on lie constitu tional amendment fixing a new time for meetings of congress The senate formally rejected the Gifford resolution adopted yester day by the house as a substitute fo the Norris constitutional amend meht Senators Norris and Borah re publicans and Walsh democrat Montana were named conferees to meet with the house In adjustingthe differences Would Abolish Sessions The constitutional amendment us voted by both branches would abol sh the present sessions of a con gress after a new congress has been elected known as the lame duck essians Supporters of legislation that is in danger of having congressional doors close on it March 4 were busy today trying to get it thru After a conference with Speaker Longworth a sub committee of the house ways and means committee was named in an effort to draft a compromise bill which supporters and opponents of oil import re striction might support Chances Ended The senate finance committee ap peared to have definitely ended any chances that another embargobill might have hud for passage It voted unfavorably on a measure to tighten restrictions round goods made by forced and indentured labor The senate took up the nomina BUNDESEN FILES INDEPENDENT IN MAYOR RACE Thompson Leads Lyle by 67841 Ballots in Primary CHICAGO Feb 25 man N Bundesen coroner ot Cook county and a democratic leader plunged into the contest foe mayor of Chicago today as an inde pendent candidate Scarcely awaitingthe counting of ballots in yesterdays mayoralty primary Dr Bundesen addressed letters to his friends and supporters announcing Ills entry Into the race His announcement made tha impending struggle for tho execu tive chair a three way one with Mayor William Hale Thompson re nominated by the republican party challenged by the democratic nomi nee Anton J Cermak and CoroneU Bundesen Appointee ot never The independent candidate had his political debut as an appointeo of Mayor Dover He was health com nissioner of Chicago in tin earlietf Thompson cabinet He won the cor oners post at the head of the demo cratic ticket in 1828 Big BiH sometimes referred tcj as The Builder Chicagos Cow boy mayor with hat tilted at a rakish angle rode to victory thru a tornado of political fireworks in yesterdays republican primary foS the mayorality nomination crush ing Judge John H Lyle gangster nemesis and other opponents Judge Lyle Silent When 2987 precincts had report ed unofficially i the master show man who used aviation talking tures and a jackass parade to boN ster his campaign had a total of 298242 votes compared to 22840X for Judge Lyle who had promised the voters he would make things so hot for the gangsters if he was elected mayor that they would all be glad to get out of town On basis of the same tabulation Alder man A F Albert had G K Schmidt 11223 and Eugene Mc Caffrey 813 These figures gave the man who once said he would bust King George of England on the snoot a plurality of 07841 over Judge Lyle The latter was silent about the re sult but promised a statement later whereas Big Bill was in a happy frame of mind declaring ho won on his inter nationalism and prohibition out of the republican party of County in Charge of Licenses Clubs Got Aid Aid for boys and girl 4H club Gf To Webster City EAGLE GROVE Feb re sponse to an invitation 28 members of the local Rotary club enjoyed the hospitality of the Rotarians at Web ster City On Monday night work from appropriations to county agriculture societies would be per mitted by the Ditto and Mend foil passed by a vote of 62 to 2D in the house today By a vote of 83 to 3 the house took favorable action on the Mill hone bill which provides thnt two o more defendants can be tried joint ly on the same indictment Reprn sentative Ivfillhone said the bil 1 Turn to 1ORo 2 Column tion of Kugenc Meyer of New York as federal reserve board government but interest centered on other de velopments on and off the floor The house education committee approved the Reed bill to authorize an annual expenditure of on he national council of intellectual ooperation It would be expended n exchange of ideas between west rn hemisphere countries ittitude of public opinion ho said s beyond the control of govern ment Insurgents Set Up Govern ment Under Name of Southern Junta LIMA Peru Feb 25 gov ernment announcement today sale that insurgents have set up their own government under the name The Southern Junta The garrison at Cuzco has adhered to the move ment It added that President Lieuten ant Colonel Luis M Sanchez Cerro was proceeding with preparation for making war on the rebels bu also was attempting to settle the dispute pacifically After a secret meeting with th president 100 army officers vote to send three of their number t Arequipa by plane to negotiate witl tho rebels The rest the country was sai to he calm with the first cavalr regiment at Tacna ready to marcl upon Arequipa Mercury to Stay at Freezing Weather Bureau Warns Iowa DES MOINES Feb 25 Clear skies but continued freezing temperatures are forecast far Thursday by the local government weather bureau The northeastern section of the state may expect low temperatures of 20 degrees and all other sections 25 degrees Low temperatures for the stato reported Wednesday morning werej Sioux City 28 Charles City 30 and Des Moines 32 9Kt Three Bandits Escape With in Hastings Robbery HASTINGS Nebr Feb 25 Three robbers this morning held up the Hastings National bank bound and gagged 13 employes Including three women took 527173 nnd escaped The trio forced entrance into the bank about 6 a m by breaking a window in the rear and awaited the arrival of employes and for the time lock to work Thirteen persons had arrived and were bound and gagged in the basement at a m when the time lock permitted the opening of the vault The robberw scooped up the loot in gold silver and currency which they loaded into a new sedan bearing a Lancaster county license plate and escaped Police Chief John S Bramble said the robbers left the building about a m and that he knew the identity of at lenst one of the men Not a shot was fired during the robbery IOWA WEATHER Fulr Wednesday night and Thursday Slightly colder Wed nesday night In tho northeast ern portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fotf 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 58 Abovo Minimum in Night 29 Abovo At 8 A Wednesday HO Above The highest temperature thd winter was recorded Tuesday aft ernon when tile GloheGazettcs mounted to the Fiftytwo was the previous high mark for February and 03 waa the maximum mercury in tha weather shelter 58 degree mark ;