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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home L 0 U 1 1 1 3 v EM DEPV OF DCS MQ1 ft r IOWA VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIC8 AIL NUUT11 IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 90 Secretary Fair to All Akerson Could Not Be Criticized as Partial By CHARLES P STEWART A S H IN G T O N Jan 21 George Akerson retiring as Pres ident H o o v e rs senior private secretary to join a largo film com pany ia entitled to a tribute of praise on one ground a n y He always has been impartial The mightiest potentate in the land calling to see the president by special ap pointment has run just as much risk of being snubbed by George as the humblest uninvited white house visitor It was not far from a 100 per cent risk in either case TN HIS DAYS as a Washington correspondent before he became a public character George was known among his fellow newspapermen as the Great Nordic Monsoon The original monsoon of course is a trade wind blowing steadily along the Pacific coast of Asia Hence in a geographical sense it was not a very appropriate nick name for who never blew along the Asiatic coast in his life BO far as I am aware Still it was a designation which did give the idea lots of air in only air but equatorial therefore hot air Thus after all as applied to Turn to Pnge 8 Column BONDS Highways Will Give Americans Work This Year FRENCHITALIAN SHIP TRUCE ENDS ly Prepared to Build Gun t rtf PARIS Jan 21 French Italiau navai construction truce agreed upon last year after the two countries had failed to adhere to the principal sections of the Lon don naval treaty was said in au thoritative circles today to have come to an end Rome dispatches stated that from now on Italy was prepared inde pendent of its normal construction program to build gun for gun with Prance Work is to be started on the suspended 1930 program of 22 submarines and seven other units with keels to be laid in a few jymonths Robber and Card Player Both Die in Pistol Duel WALERIA Cal Jan 21 Two men were killed in an attempt of two robbers to hold up three men were playing cards here last j night Carl Lord 58 a player opened fire on the robbers after one struck him The robber fired twice both bullets entering Lords body Lord killed the robber before he died Findings Disappoint Italian Wine Growers ROME Jan 21 wine growers and merchants with large wine stocks are disappointed at the dryness of the Wickesham report on prohibition to the president of the I United States They had been hop J ing that by some magic the report would turn the country wet over Bight AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Maybe I spoke too rough ut I dont want no sassy po ceman stcppin me when m a half hour late to a ridgeparty 300000 Workmen Will Be Employed During This Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEW roads long enough to circle the globe will crisscross Amer ica beneath the straining muscle of some 300000 workmen this year at a cost not far short of a billion dol lars Reports compiled Wednesday show that upwards of 9000 miles of the approximate 25000 miles total will be hard surface This is exclus ive of 11 states in which highway commissions could make no mileage estimates The actual cost estimates not in cluding six states in which road pro grams still are under legislative con sideration and taking no account of independent county highway con struction is of which the federal government will contrib ute 5293500000 Estimate Is Conservative The estimate of workmen to ben efit in the program is perforce con servative since atotal of ninestates have no definite figures on this par ticular item TheTsix states unableat this time ay figures are Arizona Massachusetts Sid New Tennesset expected to match itsfederal alloca tion of 54400000 however and the governor of Massachusetts has pro posed a bond issue of 510000000 Louisiana stands out as the most ambitious state of the year in its program of 2500 miles of pavement and 1000 miles of gravel with con templated expenditure of 000 and employment of approxi mately 12000 men Pennsylvania Is Second Pennsylvania is second in planned expenditure of but by far the leading contributor to em ployment In the contemplated use of 50000 workmen on 1400 miles on new roadway Should California use half of its budget for the bieunium in 1931 it will spend 555191500 This state has several legislative wrinkles to iron out tho before a definite pro gram can be announced New York expects to spend 000000 for maintenance of old roads and construction of 700 miles of new and to employ some 11000 men New Jersey had a budget of 537 000000 for 100 miles of new road and plans to keep 10500 men em ployed Illinois plans 1500 miles of hard surface at a cost of 545000000 with employment for 20000 men Texas will spend 45000000 and employ in the neighborhood of 15500 men Differ in Volume Apparent discrepancies between ratios of cost to mileage and em ployment is due to bridge and via duct construction included jn the TUTU tn FURO 8 Colnmn Millionaire and His Secretary Face joint Indictment of Murder PORTLAND Ore Jan 21 A Portland millionaire and his former secretary faced definitely a joint indictment for first degree murder today Circuit Judge W A Ekwnil yesterday denied a defense motion to quash the indictment againsc Nelson C Bowles and Irma G Loucks accused of fatally stabbing Bowies wife Mrs Leone Bowles 38 who was found dead last No vember in Miss Loucks apartment Furious Storm Raging on Palestine Coast Abates JERUSALEM Jan 21 furious storm which raged over Palestine for 36 hours abated to day leaving a wide trail of destruc tion particularly along the coast Max Schmeling Sails From Germany to United States BREMEN Germany Jan 21 jT Schmeling German boxer sailed aboard the Europa today with his trainer Max Machon for New York ORDERED TO LEAVE Associated Irasa 1lialo John T Wilford American newspaper editor was ordered deported from Cuba for criti cism of the government In his paper He is shown after his ar rival in Miami Fla Dry Law Battle re Court WASHINGTON 21 AS9T The supreme court listened intently today to arguments attacking and defending the validity of the eight eenth amendment Surrounded by a calm sharply contrasting with the usual clamor of the prohibition issue the court room took under consideration the recent decision of Federal Judge William Clark holding the amend ment invalid because improperly ratified Solicitor General Thacher for the government and Julius Henry Cohen of New York supporting the C5ark ruling delved far into the history of the nation for material for their arguments The formertook direct Issue with Judge Clarks contention that the amendment was invalid because It was ratified by state legislatures rather than state conventions Cohen quoted John Marshall the famous chief justice and James Madison who had an important share in the formulation of the con stitution as authority for the state ment that such amendments as the eighteenth amendment must be submitted for ratification to state conventions Church Considers Case as Nye Committee Goes Forth to Battle WASHINGTON Jan 21 From two widely separated quar ters investigation descended today upon Bishop James Cannon Jr of the Methodist Episcopal church south Decision has been reached within his church to have a board of elders meet here within the next three weeks to determine whether thi bishop should be held for trial be fore the general conference He will be called before the elders Meanwhile taking advantage the passage of the Glass resolution which empowered the Nye cam paign funds investigating commit tee to investigate activities sur rounding the 1928 elections upon complaint Representative Tinkham republican Massachusetts prepared to furnish grounds for a study of the bishops antiSmith activities in V inia and nearby southern states Iowa Falls Physicians Dentists Hear Dr Boyd IOWA FALLS Jan bers of the medical society were entertained by the Hardin county Medical society at a dinner Diet and its Relation to Medicine and Dentistry was the subject of the principal address given by Dr J D Boyd of the University of Iowa facultv HOOVER PART IN REPORT DENIED 11 ARE AROUSED Wickersham and Kenyon Refute Newspaper Story W ASHNNGTON Jan 21 growing tumult of discussion dispute and speculation over the Wickersham prohibition report cen tered today around two salient queries How far did the commission mean to go toward recommending revision of the eighteenth amendment and what will be the political effect of President Hoovers opposition to such a step So aroused were the commission members over reports that the pres ident had intervened to forestall an unequivocal modification proposal that the following statement xvas issued by Chairman Wickersham Statement Is Dented The statement this morning the Washington Herald that the president persuaded this commission to abandon a tentative recommen dation in favor of revision of the eighteenth amendment is absolutely untrue and without foundation Neither the chairman nor any member of the commission now in Washington however was willing Jo tell the fiU story of the weeks discussiohwithin the commission or explain how or when the decision against an out and pro posal was reached Conclusions Ambiguous As it appears in the combined commission report signed by all of the members but one the suggest ed draft of a new eighteenth amend ment was preceded by an in and by a statement that opinion among members was divided Yet at least six of the 11 declared in appended statements that they favored either revision or repeal and at least two of these individual ex pressions alluded to revision as if they understood the full commission was for it Kenyon Denies Story ST LOUIS Jan 21 reading the denial of Chairman Wickersham that President Hoover had sought to influence the com missions report United States Cir cuit Judge William S Kenyon a member of the Wickersham com mission today issued the following statement I have never talked with the president concerning the report of the commission I have never talked with anyone who claimed to have talked with him about it and any statement that he influenced the commission in any way as to its re port is absolutely false Condition of Alma Rubens Thot Serious LOS ANGELES Jan 21 Mrs Theresa Rubens mother of Alma Rubens screen actress Miss Rubens was in a critical con dition today from pneumonia Miss Rubens the mother said de oped a cold thi e days ago which rapidly turned to pneu monia She was placed under the care of three doc tors at the home of friends It was planned to remove her to a hospital but because of her weakened condi tion the idea was abandoned The actress was arrested recently in San Diego on a narcotic charge and was freed on bail after being bound over to the district court for trial WILL ROGERS NEW YORK Jan try to write my little jokes without getting riled up over anything But tonight I am on the war path For the first time in our life time our country is in need Our most respected men are pleading for aid Tho our great organization congress is at last awakened our presidents mind is naturally taken up with important problems of immediate aid for his people Seven million peoples minds are on their next cup of coffee and what happens The prohibition re is turned in The only possible thing you could think of that we dont need right now Outside the Einstein theory is the prohibition theory Prohibition Our grandchildren will be arguing over that and here we are takingit serious at a time like this If we could butter that report and put it between two loaves of bread it would be welcome now What an aid to Arkansas that re port will be in this crisis Poor Hoover When somebody does do something for him they do it at the wroncr time llll Iti 1 I Congress Busy oh WorL Far Removed From Prohibition BULLETIN WASHINGTON Jan 21 ff A house Mil to authorize con struction of 11 bridge across the Mississippi river sit McGregor Iowa was passed today by the senate and sent to the white house WASHINGTON Jan 21 Echoes of the Wickersham re port sounded thru capitol corridors today while the senate and house worked on legislation far removed from prohibition The senate headed toward a night session to complete debate on the interior department supply bill to which it Ims attached democratic leader Robinsons resolu tion to aid the povertystricken Talk About Report A calendar of miscellaneous pub lic domain bills occupied the house chamber but talk in the anterooms was on that dozen conflicting re ports turned out by the law enforce ment commissioners Senator Tydlngs democrat Mary land proposed a senate investiga tion of how the commissions con clusions were reached and whether advice was received from outside sources In the house another antiprohi bitionist Representative LaGuar dia presented resolutions to give congress power to regulate liquor traffic and for a joint congressional investigation of prohibition Bill Shows Increase The house received from Its ap propriations committee a bill ask ing for independent government agencies during the next fiscal year an increase of over current expenses Another administration measure proposing a 100000000 increase in Turn In 8 Column Eight Men Sued for for Alleged Attack on Alton Man ALTON Jan 21 jury of three women and nine men today began consideration of testimony in the damage suit brot by John T DeJone against eight men ns a sequel to a tar and feachcr incident last summer In his petition before circuit Judge C W Pitts DeJone claimed his character and reputation had been damaged in the affair Defendants arc George Celrich Dick Versteeg George Has Gerrit Van Marel Casey Habott Arie Bannrel William Willcmscn and John Willemsen LATIMERMANIS ELD WOUNDED WIFE WITH GUN Mrs George Dohrmann Is Recovering at Hospital HAMPTON Jan the re sult of Injuring his wife and a aired man at his farm home near Latimer by shooting them with a shotgun George Dohrmann Jr is aeing held in the Franklin county jail pending a hearing by the county commission on sanity Mrs Dohr mann is recovering at the Lutheran Hospital here and the hired man Leonard Vogel is able to do the chores at the Dohrmann farm Sheriff F C Schwieger who in vestigated the shooting fray said he could ascribe no motive to the act of Dohrmann He stated he learned Dohrmann had received treatment for a mental disease at an institution at Des Moines Dohr mann has been charged with in sanity Fires Thru Window According to officers the shooting occurred at night Dohrmann stepper outside of the house with a 410 gauge shotgun In his hand He circled the house and then fired thri a double window at his wife ant the hired man Mrs Dohrmann and Vogel weri sittingat a table Dohrmann was only about 12 feet away when he fired the shot The window glass was shattered 0 Shots in Breast Nine shots entered Mrs Dohr mans breast Three were near hei Turn to PaRO R Column BAKER ACTED AS DOCTOR CLAIM State Seeks Order to Close Muscatine Medical Institute DES MOINES Jan 21 Ar uments that evidence in the trial record showed Norman Baker of Muscatine had practiced medicine both directly and indirectly with out a license were laid before the Iowa supreme court today in the states effort to restrain Baker from operating his institute The case was carried to the su preme court from the Muscatine county district court where Judge C L Ely granted an injunction restraining four of Bakers associ ates from functioning in connection with the institute He refused to extend the injunction to Baker Gerald O Blake assistant at torney general presented the argument Baker he said was sole owner of the Baker cancer cure given to patients at the in stitute He cited testimony from the trial record showing that Baker had ad vised patients as to the manner in which to treat various diseases He also argued that a previous case decided by the court had declared illegal the management of an in stitution in which the learned professions were practiced by a corporation He declared that the arguments of the court in deciding this case were applicable in the case of an unlicensed individual such as Baker Answering the state argument regarding unlicensed persons man aging medical Institutions J F De vitt Baker counsel claimed that the courts upholding of this point would force the closing of all hos pitals in the state which were op crated by boards of directors com posed of laymen The second division of the su preme bench consisting of chief Justice F F Faville and Justices Truman S Stevens Lawrence De Graff E GAlbert and Henry F Wagner heard the arguments Leaders of Food Raid in Oklahoma City Jail OKLAHOMA CITY Jan 21 of a mob which stormed a grocery here yesterday shouting for food were in jail as the city and state took steps today to relieve suffering among the unemployed COMMISSIONER E W CLARK DES MOINES Jan 21 Gov Dan Turner today nom inated Senator E W Clark of Mason City lor state Insurance commissioner and Dr D C Steelsmlth formerly oE Du buque for state health commis sioner The senate went into ex ecutive session to receive the nominations 9 I m as Case Nears Jury LOS ANGELES Jan 21 Clara poker debts boyfriends and financial af fairs hovered in the background today as a jury of elderly men anc women waited to hear the final ar guments of attorneys before retir ing to deliberate on whether the film redheads former secretary Daisy De Voe is guilty of grand theft Daisys trial on charges of theft of 515300 from the film flapper probably will reach the jury late in the day Claras erstwhile aecretary confidante will face a possible prison term of from one to ten years if convicted Clam An Artist In yesterdays arguments the prosecution painted Clara as an artist and not a business woman who trusted Daisy and character ized Miss De Voe as one who be trayed the friend who trusted her Deputy District Attorney David Clark accused Daisy of deliberate ly perjuring herself Actually she was stealing from her employer rightand left as the evidence shows he asserted She was authorized to buy everything Miss Bow needed but never to transfer Miss Bows money to her own private account She was not authorized to take Mias Bows let ters and telegrams later to use Lhem in an attempt to extort 5125000 from the generous girl who iiad befriended her Actress at Home Clara was not in court She ia still confined to her Beverly Hills home with a cold contracted in the early days of the trial Episodes in Claras private life including poker parties and liquor buying brot out by Daisy before the court ruled that mud slinging had no place in the trial were gone over by Clark as he sought to show Daisy betrayed a trust The boy friends of the two young women in the case Rex Bell Claras present attachment and Alfred Mathes Daisys companion testified briefly IOWA HOUSE TO OPINION OF STATE LAWYER Resolution of Like Sort Is Passed Over in Senate DES MOINES Jan 21 Iowa house of representatives after a heated debate today voted 62 to 36 to nsk the attorney general for an opinion on the legality of the proposed constitutional amendment to authorize a road bond issue The fight for the resolution vaq ed by Representative Short of Woodbury county and Renresnta ivo Simmer majority floor leader Representative Elliott supported by Representative J H Johnson Marion county and Byerc Litm marshalled the forces for the sub stitute motion which would have had the attorney general pass solely upon the legality of procedure Uius far While the fight was waging in the house on the two rcscliiUona the senate passed over a resolution similar to that of Short Resolution Ucfetitcd The Elliott substitute resolution was defeated by a vote of fa to 45 Four mavubciH were aljseul ordid not vote Several cjf the members who voted for the short resolution said they were not opposed to the pro posed lpO000000 roacl bond issue but wantedto ba certain itj theaxnendmont Be unconstitutional as was the law passed four years ago On point in question on the amendment relates to improvement of primate route No 3 which called for its improvement to Nebraska City Nebr Representative Short speaking for his resolution said he asked the attorney generals opinion to make certain the procedure was correct and the proposed amendment valid He declared no similar amendment had been presented to the people Iowa Things have seeped out that have caused people to lose confidence in the soundness of omjudgment he said This probably is the cause of Tllm to faff K Column 3 Markets at a Glance NEW YORK U S Steel leads decline rails at new highs reaction follows early advance Foreign Ster ling higher improved trade demand disappointing spot market and featureless CHICAGO bullish govern ment weather report improved cash de mand to lower Bntisn Government Downed in Commons But Will Not Resign LONDON Jan 21 VlacDonald government was de eated in the house of commons today on an amendment to the edu cation bill but Prime Minister MacDonald said no vital principle was involved Thus the government will not be obliged to resign IOWA WEATHER Fair with rising temperature Wednesday niglit Thursday partly cloudy somewhat warm er south central and extreme east portion Wednesday night and colder in afternoon or nighl in northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 23 Abovo Minimum in NiRlit 7 Jlelow At 8 A ST Wednesday 5 Below Trace of Snow The lowest temperature of the season in Mason City was rung up Tuesday night The GlobeGazettes index descended to the 7 below zero mark and at tho American Beet Sugar plant north of the city the official cooperative station of tho weather bureau recorded a 10 below zero temperature This is the widest difference between the thermome ters at these two places that hag been shown in mnny months ;