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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1931, Mason City, Iowa r fi L O ri E HI j M M OUT Of R a ART IOWA North Iowas Edited for the Home 0 F S M 0 I N e S I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JAN 14 1931 PRKSS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 84 Hoover Has Whip Hand He May Call Extra Session or Send It Home SENATE CONCEDES TO HOUSE By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan 14 CPA meaning the president shall says sec tion 3 of the U S constitution from time to time give to the congress infor mation of the state of the union and rec ommend to their c o n s i d e ration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient he Ship Crashes on Pacific Reef With Hole in Bow DROUGHT RELIEF BOD FUND BILL IS DROPPED OUT sions con ve n e both houses or either of them and la case of disagreement be itween them with respect to the time of adjournment he may ad VESSEL IS SENT TO ASSISTANCE OF PASSENGERS Reports Uncertain as to ordinary occaj r Immediate Danger to Those Aboard journ them to such time as he shall think proper It is plain enough Yet the lawmakers seem never to fcave reallzedthat the president has I authority not only to call them into to KetchkianAlaska today ground i special session hut in certain ed on the beach off Salmon river A cumstances to tell them he is sick their bickering and unceremohi s c Jan 14 V With a hole in her starboard bow iwhere she crashed on a reef of Helmoken Island the motorship Northland carrying 31 passenger fr ously order them home IT IS unlikely that any president ever desired to call a special con gressional session At best there always are senators and representa tives on Capitol Hill to find fault with him At worst with a majority adverse to him in control unlimited opportunities are open to the legis lative body to play smash with an administration For the white house to have con gress unavoidably on its hands once a year generally lasting all winter v Turn to Column The steamer Salvage King left Vic toria to go to her assistance The Northland owned by th Northland Navigation company was enroute from Seattle She car ried a crew 30 In proceeding up Johnstone Straits she ran close to Helmakeu Island and hit a sunken reef Capt Leonard Williams as soon as his vessel had shaken clear of the reef turned and raced for the slop ing beach off the mouth of Salmon river two miles distant on the Van couver Islandside of the channel and drove her aground Reports of the accident said there was no panic on board It not determined whether passengel i were in any immediater danger More Dope Promised on Lingle Case St Louis Asks for Next Chance at Brothers CHICAGO Jan 14 prom ise to release further information intended to show that Leo V Brothers St Louis gunman killed Alfred Lingle Chicago Tribune re porter was made today by investi gators working on the case The investigators including states attorney John A Swanson said the information had been with held temporarily because they are still collecting evidence and that to release it immediately would damage the states case They add that it would be made public at the proper time Swansons assertion followed one made yesterday by Attorney Robert E Cantwell Sr one Brothers attorneys who said he witnessed the Lingle slaying last June 9 and that Brothers was not the man who committed the crime KING CORN OUSTS WHEAT ST LOUIS NEXT FARMER BURNED N HELPING WIFE S SERIOUSLY ILL njuries Are Fatal to Mrs Frank Woodley of Hansell Aaacttttd Pu a Alter 82 years ot supremacy oh tlie Chicago board trade wheat was ousted from the main pit and com took its place Picture shows the trading floor after the change was marte Fl m G 0 P Committee Director Launches Campaign for 1932 NEW YORK Jan 14 A let ier from Robert H Lucas executive Director of the republican national ommittee to republican precinct leaders of the nation launching resident Hoovers campaign for re election in 1932 was published by the New York World today In the letter dated Dec 24 1930 Mr Lucas appeals to party aides to defend the president and join the national committee in conduct ing an aggressive active determ ined campaign from this day until the polls close in 1932 Claims Wages Sustained President Hoover experienced in of business and expert in in handling big things in spite of the worldwide depression and un employment has sustained the American scale of wages main tained the American standard of liv ing prevented a nationwide money panic and kept thousands of men and women at workin every com munity who would otherwise have been listed among the unemployed The past year however has dis closed a welllaid plan by the dem bcrats to embarrass the republican administration and to discredit the president of the United States And there has been no letup in Raskobs smear Hoover campaign To win in 1932 the democrats must destroy the republican leader By subtle innuendo and insidious propaganda which is being carried on by Ras Icobs organization in every com munity in the United States they hope to break down the peoples Turn to Page B Column J Markets at a Glance NEW YORK firm coppers in alate S govern Stocks rally Bonds irregular U menta firm Curb irregular oils ease Butter easier Foreign exchanges easy Sterling sags Cotton steady local covering Coffee higher Brazilian support CHICAGO Wheat firm cold weather and strength Kansas Cora firm predictions increased feeding and in sympathy with wheat Cattle strong to higher hogs lower ST LOUIS Jan 14 Brothers charged with the Lingle murder in Chicago will be tried for first degree murder in St Louis if the Chicago case should fall au thoritiessaid here today t Circuit Attorney Franklin MilleV has written to States Attorney Swanson of Chicago asking him to hold Brothers on a charge of mur dering aservice car driver John De Blasi in August 1929 if the case against him in Chicago is dismissed fot any reason Red Cross Drought Relief Fund Is Growing Rapidly Iowa City Only Town Love by Wire Revealed at DeBoe Trial Clara Bow Weeps and Smiles During Reading AUNT HET By Robert Quillen FRANKLIN WINS FARM CONTESTS Hancock Second in Member Percentage Reported at Convention DES MOINES Jan 14 Franklin county farm was announced as winner of two contests sponsored by the state fed eration The Carroll county farm bureau won another contest Franklin county with 1239 mem bers won the trophy for the larg est membership for 1930 The total membership represented 6087 per cent of all farmers in the county and won for Franklin also the trophy for the largest percentage of farmers members Carroll county by obtaining 298 new members a net gain of 261 over 1929 won the trophy for the largest net membership gain Other counties listed as high in membership were Hancock Chero kee Clayton Jasper Benton Pay ette Boone Shelby Dallas Wood bury Webster Linn and Calhoun Hancock was second to Franklin in percentage of all farmers having membership in its county Farm Bureau It listed 1144 members out of 1887 farmers for a percentage of 6062 Cherokee county was third with 5942 per cent Besides Carroll counties making gains of 100 or more in membership were Johnson Tama Iowa Kossuth Scott Audubon East Pottawatta mie Woodbury Muscatine Jasper WInnebago Appauoose and Dallas Drivers License Bill Introduced in State Senate DES MOINES Jan 14 ator L H Doran of Boone today in troduced a bill in the Iowa senate providing for the licensing of motor vehicle drivers with a fee for all but owners of automobiles The measure whlc h if passed would become effective Jan J 1932 would provide for mandatory revo cation of licenses if the driver should be convicted of manslaughter or felonies arising from an automo bile accident if he should fail to stop after an accident causing in jury if liquor or drugs should be transported or if three charges of reckless driving should be placed aganst him In a year Licenses Suspended ire State Past Its Quota WASHINGTON Jan 14 encouraging response to the appeal for a drought relief fund was reported by Chairman Payne of the Red Cross Telegrams were received from many chapters chairmen saying checks for their quotas were being mailed These included three Vir ginia chapters Fort Monroe Fort Eustice and Saltville The state of Virginia is listed in the drought af fected area Warren Ohio Bloomfield N J Torrington Conn and Garden City N Y telegraphed of having placed checks for substantial amounts the largest 52500 in the mails Iowa City Listed In the midwest cities which had met their quotas include Logan Iowa Sioux Falls S Dak Har rington Kans Devils Lake N Dak Fort Morgan Colo and Iowa City Iowa Five national executives have been dispatched to drought strick en areas to report whether relief is being given adequately Midwest headquarters in St Louis reported increased suffering due to rapidly falling temperatures accompanied by snowstorms Chapters which a week ago felt a minimum number of families would have to he helped today find Licenses in certain other optional themselves feeding half the causes would be suspended for one I never suspected Pa but once an that was when he got to bathin in the middle o the week an bein nice to me like his conscience was hurtin year with appeal provided to the district court Licenses would not be issued to insane persons or those physically or mentally disabled Fifty cents of each license would go to the county general fund Senator C F Clark of Cedar Ra pids submitted a measure which would transfer twothirds of k cent of gasoline tax from the primary road fund to the secondary road fund replacing the present 25 mill property tax levy for the county road building fund It would be dls Tnra to Pase B Column BODYOFEVANS MGREGOR FOUND Man Whose Car Broke Thru Ice on Mississippi Had Money in Pocket population the message said Turn to Page 6 Colnntn Supposed Clew id Two Flyers Fate Is Proved False HORTA ISLAND OF Azores Jan 14 British cruiser engaged in gunnery practice off Sao Miguel Island Azores Sun day night unwittingly gaverise to a false hope of a clew to the disap pearance of the airplane Tradewind on its flight from Hamilton Ber muda Saturday The cruiser sent up several rock ets One of these which disappeared into the ocean about 20 miles off Mosteiros Point Sao Miguel was mistaken by some for the Tradewind falling into the sea and a radio sta tion there is said to have broadcast an appeal to ships to keep a lookdut in the vicinity Portuguese admiralty officials ordered the destroyer Ibo to the scene but withdrew the order after learning the facts Meanwhile the steamer Nuolja j and others are continuing the search for the Tradewind and its two occupants Mrs Beryl Hart and Lieut William A MacLaren but with almost no hope of finding them The plane left Bermuda at noon Saturday for Horta but has not been heard from since It was cn One rOTite to Paris from New York and Norfolk Va with a payload JAMPTON Jan 1 today threatened Frank Wood ey Hansell farmer who yesterday ose from a sick bed to extinguish flames on his wifes clothing that esulted in her death Physicians ermed his condition critical this af crnoon He is confined to the Lu heran hospital here for treatment Mrs Woodley was burned yester day morning when she threw kero sene into the furnace at her home Streams of flaming liquid leaped out after her Her husband who was ill in bed heard her screams and came to her assistance His clothes then caught fire also Three other persons succeeded in extinguishing the flames Was in Car Crash Chest injuries were received in an auto accident recently by Mr Woodley He WBS in bed at the time of his wifes accident Physicians stated he is now theatened with pneumonia His recovery is believed doubtful Altho Mrs Woodley was con scious for 10 hours after she was burnedjher flesh was deeply soarred by the flames Her hair was burned off She and her husband were rushed from their farm three miles northeast of Hansell to the hospital soon after they were burned Burial at Harlan Funeral arrangements have not been made but the services probab ly will be held in the Methodist church at Harlan near Dumont Burial will be at Harlan near where she was reared Mrs Woodley whose maiden name was Emma Gourly was 55 years of age Mr Woodleys hands are seriously burned He also suffered burns on other parts of his body Senate Democrats Let Act Go Thru LOS ANGELES Jan 14 fectionately phrased telegrams to Clara Bow introduced in evidence intensified interest today in the trial of Daisy De Boe her former sec retary charged with theft from the redheaded flapper of the films Miss Bow took the stand yester day and alternately wept smilec wrung her gloved hands and pow dered her nose during the readinj of the messages baring mementoe of her past romances She testified her onetime secretary wante for the telegrams before they were recovered by prosecutors from Miss De Boe Telegrams Are Cited The telegrams contained such en dearing expressions as An elegant gift like yourself None other superior Love and lone liness Earl Swiftly my love flies back to you my own sweet darling Earl Be a good girl and dont stay out too late with the boys All Frisco ia not large enough for my love Harry Dear sweetheart darling baby 1 do miss you and this is only the beginning Rex The old homestead dont seem the same since our Nell left and the steam room wont steam any more Harry Three men whose nahiea have re Bow boy WASHINGTON Jan 14 Senate democrats abandoned their food loan amend ment to the emergency drought relief appropriation today in bowingto the vote of the admin istration controlled house against it However before the modified measure was voted upon democrat ic leader Robinson gave notice that unless adequate relief is provided other relatively unimportant leg islation is going on the scrap heap at this session In condemning the action of the iiouse republican leaders against the food loan provision Robinson warned he would seek action on additional relief legislation as a part of the agricultureappropriation bill or the deficiency appropriation measure Filibuster Charged These supply bills must be en acted before March 4 adjournment if an extra session is to bo avoided The house meanwhile again heard charges ot a filibuster from1 Representative Tilson tho republi can leader directed this time af Representative Parks democrat Arkansas worked its way thru the house legislative machinery Ap proval was given a measure to transfer Billys cently been linked with Miss as having been those of Torn to Pnjre ff Column STOCKHOLDERS WIN FIRST ROUND Bethlehem Officers to Show Cause or Explain Big Bonuses Iowa House Votes to Employ 30 More Committee Clerks Hammill Refuses to Do Woodmansee Favor DES MOINES Jan 14 John Hammill today announced his refusal to commute the death sen tence of Dr Fred A Woodmansee Des Moines dentist who was given the extreme penalty for the murder of VV F Knap a trunk manufac turer McGREGOR Jan who dragged the Mississippi since Sun day found the body of Francis Evans of McGregor late Tuesday near Prairie du Chien His car was found under the ice after it had evidently broken thru as he crossed the river on the Ice road In his pockets 500 was found He worked for the Milwaukee rail road here until two months ago Parties were dragging the river since Sunday when Evans car was found The car door was open He Iijft here Saturday morning ASKSlMMElATE WATERWAY AID Thompson Committee Draws Resolution Asking Use of Appropriation CHICAGO Jan 14 tions seeking the immediate release of approximately by the government for immediate Mississippi flood control construc tion were being framed today by the resolutions committee of Mayor William Hale Thompsons waterway and flood control conference The money was appropriated in 1927 by congress but to date Thompson declares only has been expended The mayor is anxious that the balance of the original be made avail able now for a doublewedged pur pose insuring the Mississippi valley against a repetition trous a repetition of the disas 1927 flood and relieving un vemployment The resolutions were framed by a committee headed by James M Thomson of New Orleans who is acting as chairman after former Governor A J Weaver of Nebras ka announced his inability to serve They will be presented to the con ference for final action either late today or tomorrow iOWAN HELD FOR KILLING GROCER Authorities at Des Moines Check Alibi Given by ExConvict DES MOINES Jan 14 W Wilson 30 was being held in Folk county jail today while au thorities were checking an alioi that would free him from suspicion as the slayer of George Cordaro 60 year old grocer Saturday night Sheriff Charles Keeling quoted Wilson as saying he was at the home Fred Smith his employer when the shooting occurred The sheriff said the only evidence against Wilson was Mrs Cordaros identification of him as the bandit who took her husbands life Wilson said he reached Des Moines Jan 2 atter his release from the state penitentiary where he served a sentence for child de sertion Smith gave him employ ment hauling ashes soon afterward he said Ho denied implication in the shooting Indicted for Cuttine Wires FAIRFIELD Jan 14 C Campbell and George R Geescka of near Fnlrfield were indicted yes terday by the Van Buren county grand jury on a charge of cutting electric wires NEWARK N J Jan 14 An order calling on the Bethlehem Steel corporation and 13 officers and directors to show cause Jan 27 why they should not give an ac counting of payment of bonuses totaling was signed today by Vice Chancellor Backes A temporary Injunction sought by four stockholders whoask the refund of any part of the bonus total found to be excessive was denied The injunction would have restrained the company from mak ing further bonus payments pend ing settlement of the suit The bonuses were paid over a period from Jan 1 1917 to June 30 1930 DES MOINES Jan 14 Iowa house of representatives today overrode objections of 40 members and approved the employment of 20 additional committee clerks bringing the number to more than 90 Representative Leonard Simmers resolution precipitated an hours de hate in which several members from both republican and democratic sides demanded greater economy in government The final vote in favor of the proposal was 54 to 40 Simmer urged the additional clerks in the interests of aiding un employment conditions Representa tive S R Torgeson republican Worth county opposingthe meas ure said Iowa is eighteenth among states in the size of Its legislature but seventh in the number of em ployes No More Needed Representative H F Garrett democrat Wayne county said that members of the minority party would hold up the hands of gov ernorelect Turner in demanding economy in public office He claimed that no need for additional clerks has arisen since the com Tum lo Pane S Colomn hill national park from the Inferior to department It now goes to the seri ate Asks Reconsideration Senator Walshof Montana asked the foreign relations committee to day to reconsider its actiondeferring the world court issue untl next De cember He madethe point he was not present when the committee by a vote of 10 to 9 postponed considera tion No action was taken on hia re quest today Other committees found plenty to do A naval construction program to cost 574030000 was approved by the house naval committee The bill calls for a 13800 ton aircraft car rier a flying deck cruiser with 3G planes four submarines and 130 airplanes Approves Experimentation The committee declined to ap prove Secretary Adams recommen dation for a six Inch gun cruiser at a cost of It approved an expenditure of for ex perimentation on Diesel engines A treaty with Germany providing for extradition of fugitives from justice was reported favorably to the senate by the senate foreign relations committee It was nego tiated last July and Is effective for 10 years The house Judiciary committee heard Representative Hoch repub Tum to Page Column Will Rogers CLAREMORE Okla Jan 14 I flew into Oklahoma Tuesday just one day after our new governor was christened He has been in 24 hours now with no talk impeachment so it looks like we got a novelty in thero at last He is going to help out Ok lahomas unemployment prob lem by not releasing any more prisoners If we had everybody back in jai that was in and that ought to be why we would have to borrow outside handa He says we are paying too much for our government that it alrt worth it Yours WILL ROGERS PROBE OF IOWA U HOSPITAL ASKED Linn County Doctors Would Inquire Into Truth of Reports CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 14 resolution asking investigation of the University of Iowa hospital has been passed by the Linn County Medical society The move was taken the state ment said to ascertain the truth or j falsity of a report by the societys special Committee regarding prac I tices in purchasing supplies for the hospital and to determine if these practices are consistent with Jaw and accepted business ethics and conducive to the promotion of pub lic confidence The committee It was announced reported its inabil ity to determine the extent of al leged Improper methods of purchas ing supplies A request will be made the reso lution Indicated that tho Iowa State Medical society call n meeting to Instruct the societys legislative committee Copies will be sent the state group Terry Druggan Gets Year Sentence for Contempt of Court CHICAGO Jan 14 Druggan who pleaded guilty Mon day to violating the federal Income tax law was sentenced to a year In the house of correction by Muni cipal Judge John H Lyle today on a contempt of court citation The contempt charge resulted from the former wealthy beer barr ons pleas of illness la absenting himself from vagrancy hearings Jn Judge Lyles felony court IOWA WEATHER Fair Wednesday night and Thursday somewhat colder castcentral portion Wednesday night not quite so cold west portion Wednesday night ris ing temperature Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Afnximum Tuesday IS Above Minimum In Night 2 Below At 8 A M Wednesday 2 Below A January minimum was rung up Tuesday night when the mercury dropped to the 2 below zero mark Wednesday dawned clear with a brisk wind out of the northwest ;