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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home i a LON E ft M 4 R T c P r OF i o A JOI UES A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASO NCITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONALNEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 123 Jt Tinkham Is Looked at Bearded Solon Is One of Capital Sights NAVAL SETTLEMENT NEARED it is Df Id CHARLES 1 STEWART ASHINQTON Feb 28 CPA who come to Wash ington and go away again with out having seen Represeuta t i v e George Holder Tinkham of Mas sachusetts aint seen nothing as the jimjams sufferer said of everyone except former victims of the same dis temper Those who having been here and returned home are uncertain whether or not they have seen him have not No one who not knowing the eleventh Massachusetts representa tive already ever meets him with out apking the nearest bystander immediately as to his identity and the bystander generally can furnish the desired information for Con gressman Tinkham is about as fa miliar by sight to Washingtonians as the monument or the Lincoln me morial Capitol guides say he arouses more curiosity among visit ors the instant they glimpse him than Speaker Longworth Vice Pres ident Curtis Senators Borah and Heflin and Minority Leader John N Garner put together REPRESENTATIVE TINKHAM is an exceptionally able independ ent lawmaker of rare courage and strength of character The average visitor however is Indifferent to these details The Bostonians striking appc iV ExSoldiers Rush to Get Loans on Their Bonuses NEWYQRKCALLS ON RESERVES TO HOLD DOWN MOB President Promises Aid w in Quick Care for Needy ASHINGTON Feb 28 mobilization rush of 18 had its peacetime counterpart today in a rush of veterans all over the land to borrow 50 per cent of their adjusted service certificates as authorized by congress yesterday More than 20000 stormed the doors of the 54 regional offices of the United States veterans bureau during the first hour of the business today and the file increased hourly The New York regional office was forced to call police reserves Offices thruout the nation sent rush tele grams to civil service eligibles to re port at once for duty Needy Given Priority President Hoover announced ev erything would be done to facilitate carrying out the law now that it was in effect notwithstanding his eye ja iiiail uvi If v I i i i TT t i what catches the tou Chiobieollors to He quested Ad rfTiinistrator Hmes to give priority to It is true enough that a full in need iunusual these times To be surlhei took the radio last night the late Representative Charles call upon veterans thruout the Stedman of North Carolina whci to let thosemost m need TJfiit their applications first He them also not to borrow un tesHi A veteran borrowing 5500 now on a 51000 certificate he said would if he failed to pay interest have only 57403 coming to him at the 19io maturity The new statute involves a poten tial outlay of about SI700000000 If only the needy were to borrow President Hoover said the drain on died Wlyjok few weeks ago had Stedmana was show whito and closely trim med Besides he was nearly flO ob viously a lingering survival from a bygone generation Representative Tinkham is in lusty middle lie His intense blackness is only Tum to rage 2 Cnumn ALLEGEDlLLER CLAIMED INSANE Schroeder Tried for Torch Slaying Spends Day in Hospital INDIANAPOLIS Feb 28 Harold Herbert Scroeder 35 Mo bile Ala spent today in the psy chopathic ward at city hospital here his trial for the torch slaying last May 31 of an unidentified man adjourned over the weekend Presentation of evidence by which the state hopes to convict him of first degree murder was started yesterday the fourth day of his trial after the jury panel 1inally had been completed Miss Ruby Blue Indianapolis told of riding past the scene and seeing Schroeders flaming automobile from which the unidentified body was removed later Schroeder captured in Mobile several weeks later said that he had picked up a hitchhiker who was killed when the automobile went off the road near Terre Hauti and that fearing he would be ac cused of murder he drove back to wards Indianapolis and set fire to the car burning the body The defense some time ago filed a technical plea of insanity It was brot out thatSchroeder s grand mother and mother had been treated at the Independence Iowa state hospital AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I dont remember ever cloin anything sinful on a Sunday except once Pa tuned in on some fast music an I caught myself pattin my foot Cost of Iowa U Dormitory Probers Con Estimator Testifies to Cheap Quality of Construction DES MOINES Feb 28 ures on the cost of an addition to the mens dormitory at the Univer sity of Iowa occupied the attention today of the legislative committee nvestigating the schools adminis tration Harry F Lambertson Cedar Rap ids an estimator for the J W Hopp Construction company pre sented a report he had made to the Master Builders association on the difference in cost between the buildings as originally planned and as actually put up by J M Fisk university building superintendent Lambertson was the only witness at the morning session He testified that his estimates showed that changes made in the plans reduced the cost 52173580 The low bid for the addition he said was while as constructed it cost Less Than Cost Lambertson asserted that if the low bidder had constructed the ad dition according to the revised plan it could have been built for 5123 70720 He testified this was EXPECT TO AGREE ONNAVIES SOLONS RECESS WITH ROAD BILL NT TO PUBLIC ROGERS Arthur Henilereon left British foreign minister is confident ot agreement on he niiviil yrohlems of Frunue Italy ami Great Britain Wlieu he confers with AristUIc ISrhmd French foreign minister Jfaly and Great Britain have worked out a plun believed to be satisfactory to 54885 less than the cost as ac UangSter llHS tlOpe OH Day Stay of Execution of Sentence the treasury might be limited to Hope to maintain Rate The veterans bureau hoped to maintain its present rate of making loans within 10 days of the time the application is received Only the certificates which nave been in forci two years or more may be borrowe on under present tentative rulings which probably will remain in ef fect The bureau has been advised by numerous banks that they will make loans on the certificates at tHe new interest rate Thru a substan tial volume of business officials be lieved the banks would be able to make money on the per cent The senate debated for three hours preceding the vote Four more members voted for the bill thistime than on original passage The house had acted the day before in one third the time voting 328 to 79 to override the veto tually built Emmet Tinley counsel for the de fense questioned Lambertson close ly as to the details of his figures The witness said thairirothmghad been added or deducted for profit or overhead and that insurance had not entered into his computation of the unit cost He said his estimates had been based on a report of Otis Leefers Cedar Rapids engineer who testified yesterday he had inspected the addition while it was being con structed Buses Inexact Lambertson was unable during crossexamination to indicate the exact bases for some of his esti mates His work sheets were in troduced as evidence He set forth 37 itemswhich had been changed together with the sav ingmade by each revision Tinley examined him on his statement that arnish and shellac had been used Turn In 1ngc 2 Column 2t CONFESSION OF BOY ADMITTED Youths Story of Attack on Murdered Girl Goes to Jury VALPARAISO Ind Feb 28 T Kirklands confession to attacking Arlene Craves the night she died during a flaming youth party was admitted by Judge Grant Crumpacker today during the trial of Kirkland for the girls murder The defense objection except the implication of four other youths in the attack was overruled Refer ence to Paul Barton Leon Stan ford David Thompson Henry Shrik also accused of participating in the murder was stricken out Love and vengeance stand on the sidelines as the trial continues The love of Kirklands mother who daily sits among the front row spectators her eyes always on her accused 20 year old son Vengeance rides with the silent grim faced father and the sisters and brothers of the 18 year old girl The father sits with the prosecu tors suggesting now and then points to ask witnesses The sisters and the brothers of the dead girl declare nothing but death in the electric chair can atone for the tragic and untimely death of Ar lene 60YD CHARGED WITH GAMBLING Movie Players Flee When Police Raid Home of Actor HOLLYWOOD Cal Feb 28 H Boyd 45 stage and film actor was charged with pos session of gambling paraphernalia and liquor after a police raid which broke up a party at home early his to day Walter L Catlett 42 and Pat OBrien 31 were arrested o n intoxication charges Men and wom en in evening dress many of them said by officers to be film piayersfl thru doors and windows as six policemen under Lieut James Johnson burst in upon what they described as a well equipped gambling room and richly furnished bar Police said roulette wheels anci dice tables and more than a gal lon of liquor was seized CHICAGO Fej 78 iJtgi ning of the end oC the grip of power n Chicago of Scnrface Al Capone the internationally notorious gang ster chief was seen today by federal officials they said in the six months jail sentence imposed upon him in federal court Toppled suddenly from his throne of apparent immunity by Federal Judge James H Wilkerson who found him guilty of contempt of court for failing to respond to a grand jury summons in Ca one was pictured by government officers as losing ground because tlis reputation for immunity from punishment in Chicago appeared to broken But Capone altho apparently stunned by the length of his sen tence was in a fighting mood today with his hope pinned in a 30day stay of execution and an appeal by his attorneys to the circuit court of appeals Meanwhile he was free under a bond which will have to be renewed in federal court Mon day Having failed to convince Judge Wilkerson of the truth of his story that he was too ill to come up from his Florida home in the winter of 3929 to appear before the grnnrt jury which was investigating in comes Capone long known as the big fellow of the gangster busi ness faced not only the fight on the appeal but an appearance in crim inal court next Wednesday for vagrancy If and when Capone goes to jail it will not be a new experience for him as he was held for almost a year in Pennsylvania for carrying a concealed weapon in 1929 Six Arrested in Attempts on Life of President of Cuba Feb vTCouti martial and possibly serious penal ties were believed today to face Commander Manuel Espinosa aide decamp of President Machado and five members of the presidential guard who have been arrested un der suspicion of implication in the attempt against the life of the presi dent last Monday morning Espinosa was involved in the in vestigation by a soldier who stand ing patrol duty on top of the presi dential mansion lowered a bomb into a ventilating aperature and lit its fuse at about the time the presi dent wag taking his bath The bomb lodged in the vent at the floor above and exploded there The soldier is said to have told police that Espinosa who is a brother of a Cuban judge and oC a congressman had offered him if he would plant the bomb Police said today that a former Havana mayor and a number of other prominent citizens might be involved Tax Revision Program Under Way 18 Bills Approved PjES MOINES Feb 28 Iowa legislature has completed the first half of its session with thr road bond constitutional amend ment passed on to the voters and he tax revision program under vay When the 158 assemblymen left or 10 days vacation last night they had introduced 718 bills of which 18 had finally been ap proved by the governor The number of measures placed n the hopper during the first 47 days of the session however was lielow the 192 figure Senators liave drafted 307 bills compared to 430 during the same period two years ago In the house 411 bills iiave been introduced against 433 in the same period of the lust ses sion In addition 11 joint resolutions have been presented in the senate and seven in the bouse Many Acted on Altho the number of bills which have become law is small a large proportion of the remainder havn received favorable action or have bqen defeated by one branch of tha Sixteen measures are in the hand of the enrolling committees or are on the governors desk awaiting hl approval or veto The senate in ad dition has passed 53 bills which have been sent to the house and the latter body has approved 71 At thu recess two years ago the governor had signed 21 bills and each house had passed 75 others The legislature has disposed en tirely of one of its major problems amendment to the slate con stitution providing for a 000 road bond issue It was ap proved by both branches Spcclul Election Culled A resolution calling for a special election June 16 on final approval of the amendment also has been adopted In addition a bill has been signed by the governor permitting the supreme court to issue declara RED LilAG5 The middle class is the one that is able to live in public as the rich do by living in private as the poor Syndicate Robbed From Eagle Grove School Investigation Made EAGLR GROVE Feb investigation is being made by lo cal officers into the theft of be tween 5150 and from the high school safe some time Thursday night or early Friday morning Tools which the robbers used were procured from the manual training room A hole was cut in the wall to gain entrance to the office Money from various school funds and from the sale second hand books was kept in the safe Supreme Court Jury Acquits Indian Woman of Love Murder BUFALO N Y Feb 28 Lila limerson Cayuga Indian wo man twice tried for the murder of Clotilde Marchant last March was acquitted today by a supreme court jury The state contended thruout the trial at which Supreme Court Jus tice Alonzo G Hinkley presided that the woman once known as Red Lilac of the Cayuga Indians had instigated the murder Mrs Clotilde Marchand so that she might be more free to carry on her ad mitted intimacy with Henri March and artist and husband of the mur dered woman The defense introduced testimony to prove that Lila had no knowledge of the crime cither before or after its commission and that others had motives at least equally strong to desiring the death of Mrs March and BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb 28 Mr Hoover must have made out a pretty good case against the bonus for I see where they voted it over him It wasnt Mr Hoover they were shooting at it was Uncle Andy They resent him running the show The whole trouble with the re publicans is their fear oC an in rcase in income tax especially on igher incomes They speak of it Imost like a national calamity I eally believe if it come to a vote whether to go to war with Eng und France nnd Germany com ined or raise the rate of incomes f over 5100000 they would vote ar Yours i n tory opinions on constitutional Tuni tn IIISR 2 Column Leo Beireis 20 Is Fatally Hurt in Tumble While Trimming Trees EAGLE GROVE Feb Beireis 20 was almost instantly killed when he fell 30 feet to the pavement from a tree which he was trimming last He suffered fatal injuries and never regained consciousness The accident occurred as he was sititng on a limb and cutting alarge limb above himself When the top limb fell it struck the limb on which he was sitting breaking it Mr Beireis is survived by his wi dow parents a brother and two sis ters Funeral arrangements have not been announced Indian Leaders Vote to Reject Irwin Proposals Without Salt Provis NFAV DELHI India Fob 28 1 working committee of the Indian congress party today votec to reject the viceroys proposals fo a compromise settlement of tin partys demands It was said that all hope of a settlement the differences be tween the congress and the govern ment over the status of India had been virtually abandoned by th congress party tonight The government refused point blank it was said in authoritativi circles here to grant the mahatma demand that Indians be given th right to make their own salt hold ng that the present salt revenn aw could only be altered by a legis lative act It was learned tonight tha Gandhi will call on the viceroy to morrow afternoon in another effor to reach a compromise Large Barn and Much Stock Are Burned by Blaze Near Goldfield GOLDFIELD Feb de stroyed a large barn containing many head of stock on the Guy Wheeler farm three miles northwest of here last night with a loss esti mated at 58000 In addition to the barn 14 head of purebred shorthorn cattle four head of horses a shot land pony and much hay were de stroyed One other building anil a large pile of corn fodder were also burned Air Wheelers son Alfred discovered the flames about oclock shortly after the family re turned from town Port of the loss covered by insurance Markets at a Glance MeNurh Congress Adjournment Its e WASHINGTON Feb 28 T is essential work completed con ress today coasted along toward adjournment the senate bringing old issues and the house debating varied legislation Independent 1epubliesn and dejnn cratic senators raised the drnugh nd unemployment relief issues again and gave the administration a thoro verbal flailing Senator Caraway democrat Ar tansas said Secretary Hyde wus deliberately withholding drought oans authorized by congress Sen ators Copeland of New York HIK Walsh of Massachusetts both dem ocrats said the administration hai failed to deal with the unemploy ment situation Blame Congress Senators Borah Idaho and La ollette Wisconsin republicans med congress for lack of pur lose and courage antl for sur endering to the administration on the relief issue The house passed a bill to make the national guard subject to the call of the president It went on u a measure sponsored by the admin istration to restrict immigration t 10 per cent of quotas for two years The senate today authorized th lobby committee to continue ita in Turn lo IuRi 2 fiiEiinm Henderson Will Confer With Briand Upon Program TOME Feb 28 Britain v and Italy today reached an ac ord in principle for the settlement f all naval problems left pending y the London conference last rent The accord will bo submitted to he French foreign minister Aris ide Briand in Paris tomorrow and f he accepts it a five power treaty carrying limitation oC all categories of naval tonnage will emerge In ismuch as Foreign Minister Arthur Icnderson of Great Britain had al reached an agreement in prin ciple with the French before iuitat ng the conversations here M Srianda acceptance of the Britisli Ifalian accord was expected almost is a matter of course ninplRtu Solution Henderson himself was so hopeful i that he said a complete solution of the differences between Franca ind Italy would bo reached in Paria if the talks there me as satisfac ory as they have been He left for Paris wilh A V Alex ander first lord of the admiralty and British admiralty experts and hopes tomorrow to obtain full agree ment with the French When that is accomplished the text ot the new accorfl will be submitted to tho gov ernments the United States Japan and the British dommions signatory to the tripi of London lor e f 3 1 7 ti e d 1 s s f t t powc noth and the elaboratio limitation document Lusted Days Negotiations which led to the nc cord have been carried on hero for the past three days largely by ad mimlty experts following similar negotiations in Paris where all but the final details were ironed out Yesterday Premier Mussolini him self toolc over Italian direction oC the conversations and this morning gave his approval to the agreement Then n brief joint communique waa issued It read As the result ot friendly consid erations carried on in a spirit of cordial collaboration which the min isters Henderson and Alexander have had in the last few clays with the head of the government anil with Ministers Grandi and Sirian Tnrti In rum2 Cnlnnm NEW YORK rails under pros sure domestic displa firm strength tilities sag Foreign exchanges Irregular Spanish higher weekend cover ing trade buying CHICAGO beneficial snow Kansas and weak Winnipeg steady large re ceipts Cal to lower FIREMAN KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK 11 Passengers and Two o Crew Slightly Injured in Collision LA CROSSE Wis Feb 28 fireman was killed ami 13 persons were injured early today when the Olympian crack passenger train of the Milwauke road collided with a Chicago Minneapolis Omaha line train at a crossing near Camp Douglas enst of here AI Wood Oconomowoc Wis fire man on the Olympian was killed He was caught beneath the locomotive when he jumped from the cab The conductor and Engineer Taylor of the Olympian together with II passengers were slightly injured Trainmen said the Olympians lo comotive crashed into the side of the Omaha line engine Roth en gines were derailed and about fiOO feet of track was torn up on the Milwaukee road right of way Serv ice on both lines was reestablished several hours after the accident All of the injured were rerouted to their destinations over nearby Northwest ern lines The Northwestern train north bound from Chicago to Minneapolis was standing across the intersec tion It had stopped at the Camp Douglas station The Olympians lo comotive crashed thru an express car and was derailed Five clerks in the mail conch at tached to the Olympian were se verely shaken but otherwise unhurt when the mail car and baggage car were crushed against the engine Trainmen found a derailed switch open on the Milwaukee road track Heavy moisture on the track WHS helicvcd to have contributed to the engineers failure to bring his train to a stop Autoist Gets Tag for Date Not on Calendar PORTLAND Ore Feb 28 There comes a time tiic saying goes when every man gets a break C K Rockwell got liis traf fic tag commandinghim to appear in municipal court at 9 n m Feb 31 IOWA WEATHER Cloudy to partly clouily Saturday niplit and Sundny Colder Saturday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 52 Abovo Minimum in 2 Abovo At 8 A M Huliirday Abovo Indications were present day that March might come in like a lion While the temperature in thu forenoon hovered about the meltinp level there was a chill north wind which carried suggestions oC im pending snow and cold WEEKS FORECAST CHICAGO Feb 28 outlook for the week beginning Monday March i For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri val leys and tho northern and central great mostly near or somewhat above normal not much precipitation likely ;