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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1931, Mason City, Iowa H A K L 0 J E R K f MEM fi ART OF IOWA IK S MO 1 N ES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THA ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JAN 22 1931 HOME EDITION Sowtfi 6y Malady Pellagra Believed to Be Aftermath of Famine By CHARLES P STEWART A SHrl N G T O N Jan 22 Disease notori ously tends to follow famine and it is with tho malady known as pellagra that the U S public health servics is bracing itself against the threat of its hardest struggle in recent years as a sequel to present w i d e spread destitu tions especiallj in tho more southerly states Where the complaint has been grad ually for some time pre sumably under stress of tightening economic conditions Often described as a skin disorder owing to its peculiar symptomatic eruption in reality pellagra is the deeplyseated result of just Such nutritional deficiencies as reason ably are to be expected in a popu lation largely on a povertycom pelled diet Altho cases of It have been re ported to the public health service from every state in the union the preponderance of them always has neen so heavily upon the gulfward side of the MasonDixon Una that medical authorities agree in regard ing it especially as a curse of that section of the country JUST WHY the scourge should be J relatively more prevalent among Pixies poor than in the correspond ing northern class is not clearly un derstood differences ia climate or in food habits are suggested as pos sible explanations also is advanced that thenorths very poor whocom paratively are less numerous than the souths may suffer from nutri tional which science DRYJDUCAL Six Bandits Hold Up Passenger Train ROBBERS SHOOT ONE MAN AS HE FOR HELP Turn to Pnso4 Column CLEW OFFERED IN CRATER MYSTERY Cash and List of Creditors of Missing Judge Discovered NEW YORK Jan 22 dence throwing new light on the disappearance of Supreme Court Justice Joseph F Crater buc reveal ing nothing as to his whereabouts was under the scrutiny of authori ties today It Included G690 in cash a bundle of securities insurance pol icies and a list of creditors in the judges handwriting marked con fidential and ending in these words I am very weary Love JOE Mrs Stella Crater his wife told District Attorney C T Grain she had found the package in a bureau drawer since returning to her Fifth avenue apartment last Sunday from Portland Maine Since the apartment had been searched thorply by police detec tivec ulr Grain expressed the opin ion that an unidentified person had placed the articles there some time between Sept 27 the last date of seaich and Sunday The note written in a scrawling land and on faded paper listed more tha20000 purportedly owed to Crater for legal services and gave directions as to how to collect the debts Two lawyers named were called by Mr Grain and admitted the indebtedness Among the papers was a 5500 made out to Judge Crater by himself and indorsed from the date of 30t i93o24 days after he propped from sight Men Escape With in Jewelry and Cash DELLEFONTAINE Ohio Jan 22 with quiet but grim precision six train bandits routed sleeping Floridabound pas sengers from their berths as a big four train neared here early today shot one man and made away with cash and jewelry estimated at Evidently timing the holdup well in advance the gunmen all masked and armed invaded the next to the last pullman of the No 9 train en route from Detroit to Cincinnati Oneman who shouted in alarm was shot and critically wounded and the remaining six passengers were mar shalled in the rnrim with the porter One Stands Guard One robber stood guard while the rest went thru the car snatching money and valuables As the train slowed down for Bellefontaine they leaped from the rear car and dis appeared Into the darkness The time between theic leap and the ar rival of the train wa sufficient for snake despite the vigilant 1500 Checks Relate Story of Clara Bow Jury Ponders Fate of Daisy De Voe Her Secretary LOS ANGELES Jan 22 The interesting story of Clara Bow in Hollywood as told by more than 1500 checks was before the jury de liberating today over the fate of Daisy De Voe charged with the theft of 15300 from her former em ployer At 10 a m the jury returned to its chambers from a hotel where it was taken last night after failing to reach a verdict in the first sev en hours of consideration The jurors found in the checks not only an interesting story of the life of Clara Bow in Hollywood but an equally intersting puzzle of whether Miss De Voe appropriated any of Claras money Thru the seemingly endless pile of checks the jurors found notations such as for liquor for fur coat 600 for beer making machine for pajamas for Al fred Matties Daisys boy The state alleged Miss De Voe spent much of Miss Bows money on herself and her friends Other than an early indication yesterday thatthe jury had bal Iote3 and disagreed by aetuczi deputy sheriffs police and railroad detectives The man shot was Edwin K Nel son Tampa Fla He shouted when aroused and was ordered to keep quiet He shouted again and was shot the bullet piercing his right arm and chest He was in a serious condition today with a punctured lung Woman Loses said she lost 2000 m diamonds and cash She was forced to join the subdued group huddled in the drawing room Turn to tum 4 Column it came from the locked chambers A seperate verdict must be returned on each of the 35 counts of grand theft CHECKS MAY CHECK CLARA AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I tooka needle and thread to the party Since Pa lias took on flesh I dont trust them old black pants o his BRITISH LABOR HAN8S TIGHT Cabinet Defeated in Vote on Amendment Keeps Seats LONDON Jan 22 de feated in the house of commons by 33 votes on an amendment to its education bill the government of Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonalcl remained in office today consider ing the issue at stake in the amend ment of minor character The vote was 282 to 249 The refusal to resign led Winston Churchill conservative to comment that Mr MacDonald was the greatest living master of the art of falling without hurting himself The government accepted the amendment which was forced by one of its own members John Scurr a Roman Catholic and later passed the amended bill on its third and final reading by a vote of 256 to 238 Most of the liberals abstained in the second vote The bill provides for raisingthe Hoover on Radio With Will Rogers and Amos NAndy WASHINGTON Jan 22 President Hoover as president of the American Red Cross today ac cepted an invitation to participate in the special drought relief pro gram arranged by the Red Cross and the National Broadcasting comWASHINGTON Jan pany to be broadcast tonight from Hawkes and Casey Jones and I flev ft Q nnlnnl n m T 1 T HOUSE RECEIVES BILL TO REPEAL Y screens Uf girl inset doesnt feel welfand neerts vacation tho checks which her forme secretary Miss Daisy Bo Voe paradea n court during Miss Dc Voes trial on a charge of rCPartT show Dairy looking over some ot the 1552 checks submitted ns evidence which totaled nearly in a little more than a year totaled 8 to 9 oclock C S T The president will speak from the white house The entire program is to be de voted to the drive on the Red Cross to raise to relieve suf fering in the drought stricken areas Other speakers will include former President Coolidge and Alfred E Smith Mnpy Pickford Will Rogers Mrs Augfist Belmont John Barton Payne Frieda Hempel and Amos n Andy ROGERS age of which children may leave school from 14 to 15 years with an allowance of five shillings to be made to needy parents whom thn law affects The Scurr amendment authorized a government appropria tion to equalize the additional btir that the law would impose on or nonprovided faced another hurdle m its trade disputes bill up for second reading today Observ ers believed the government would win by a small margin Five the religious schools The government Die of Drinking AntiFreeze Solution ASHLAND Ky Jan 22 Five men were dead today as a re sult of drinking antifreeze solution yesterday The dead are Cyrus OBrien Charles Brown Ben Fannin Beryl Ox and Dudley Gee Before his death early today Fannin told police he bought the solution at a gasoline service sta tion and took it to a boarding house where he shared it with the other men N DETROIT KIDNAP PLOT IS FOILED Detectives Arrest Two Men on Way to Abduct Child of Rich DETROIT Jan 22 000 kidnap plot against one of the children of Horace S Maynard wealthy Detroit businessman was thwarted by detectives last night with the arrest of two men who went to the Maynard home the of ficers said to abduct tho child Later two other men and a wom an were arrested and the four men were said by Duncan B McCrea assistant prosecuting attorney to have made a full confession They were held on charges of conspiracy to kidnap The woman was held as a policewitness Advance information detectives said enabled them to prevent the kidnaping A squad of detectives was concealed in the Maynard horns m Rose Hill park exclusive suburb and others surrounded the house The plot as reconstructed from iformation received in advance and rom the confessions police said vas directed against which ever of Maynards two children came first to hand when the kidnapers entered tho house Those under arrest are George B Spears 45 formerly a public ac countant in the Genera Motors building where Maynard has his of nces Kenneth parrington 29 for mer Detroit policeman Bernard Audsky 31 Anthony Orlando 31 and Orlandos wife Lena Y in here Wednesday afternon from New York Went up to the Opera Comique and heard the cast argue in bptl houses Senator Thomas from our great old state of Oklahoma was tryingto get a little appropriation for the Indians Vice President Cur tis and I were the only two ap plauded Its tough to get help for even the little white brothers much less us Injuns The lower house arguing over the soldiers bonus Whether to give them some aid now or get em another Had lunch with Al Smith in New York Tuesday at the democratic club The republicans club is on same street half block away and a speakeasy opened between the two Talking about a location Yours ft 1199 McMtuHI SiraMcttt BROTHERS WINS LEGAL SKIRMISH Court Orders State to Give List of Witnesses to Defense CHICAGO Jan 22 for Leo Brothers charged with the murder of Alfred Jake Lingle Tribune reporter won the first pre liminary skirmish today after a heated argument before Judge John Prystalski The court granted amo tion to instruct the state to furnish the defense with a complete list of witnesses the names of whom have been kept secret to date A second motion to force the state to give a bill of particulars was laid over until tomorrow when Judge Pryatalski will hear further arguments The court announced it would set a date for the trial at the conclusion of thtse arguments The defense again served notice that it would resist the states de mands for an early trial Latimer Man Who Shot Wife Ordered to Insane Hospital HAMPTON Jan Dohrmann Jr Latimer who shot and wounded his wife and hired man was committed to the state hospital for the insane at Indepen dence when he was arraigned be fore the insanity commission here this morning He will be taken to the hospital Friday Mrs Dohrmann and Leonard Vo gel the hired man were injured when Dohrmann fired upon them thru a window Mrs Dohrmann was taken to the Lutheran hospital here but was able to leave the hos pital yesterday Mr Vogel was not seriously hurt Sheriff F C Schei ger arrested Dohrmann after the shooting when the man was brot to his office by his father Some of the shots entered Mrs Dohrmanus chest and head Most of these have been removed Approval of Road Bond Issue Reported by Committee MOINES Jan 22 resentative James N Hayes bill to repeal the state prohibition laws was filed with the clerk of the house of representatives after ad journment this noon It will be read for the first time at tomorrows session Hayes democrat is from Dubuque county The bill provides for repeal of chapters 94 to 98 inclusive of chap ter 6 of the Iowa code of 1D27 These chapters provide for the general prohibition of the manufacture sale or keeping for sale of intoxicating liquors the methods of indictment and trial of offenders use of search warrants seizing and sale of con veyances used in the transportation of liquor in violation of preceding chapters ant the use of injunctions and abatement of liquor nuisances Municipalities May Pay Senate judiciary committee No 1 reported a recommendation that the constitutional amendment authoriz ing a rpad Is Sye he appro of the proposal is expecfedrto be tak en up tomorrow Bill providing that municipalities may pay for public utilities plants for past or future earnings was in troduced by Senator E R Hicldin of Louisa county The measure is in line with the recommendation of Governor Turner in his inaugural address Other Senao Bills Other senate bills included one by Blackford of Van Buren making a month the minimum salary for teachers and one by Stoddard of Woodbury authorizing cities over 40000 to levy a onehalf mill tax for municipal bands The senate adopted a resolution which it sent to the house asking a joint session on Lincolns birthday with former Senator A L Rule of Mason City as the speaker Few Bills Introduced After a brief session at which mileage accounts were approved and several new measures intro duced the house adjourned until to morrow Altho comparatively few bills have been introduced the members in Turner Picks Way for Post on Road Body Nomination of Clark Confirmed by State Senate DES MOINES Jan 22 ernor Dan Turner today nominated Thomas Way of Des Moines his pri mary campaign manager for mem bership on the state highway com mission effective July 1 The ap pointment ia for four years Two of Governor Turners nomi nations were approved today by the senate that of Dr D C Steelsmith as state health commissioner and of Senator Ed W Clark of Mason City as insurance commissioner Dr Steelsmith formerly deputy health commissioner appointed act ing health commissioner by Gov John Hammill upon the death of Dr Henry Albert Senator Clark will succeed Ray Yenter Iowa City named by Gov ernor Hammill Way hag the distinction of having managed the campaigns of two Iowa governors He was in charge of Albert B Cummins forces be fore his first term in office 30 years ago and led Turners campaign last spring A former resident of Britt he served in the Twentyeighth general assembly as representative Hancock anil Wright counties The seaate is ec ted fofkc t tbniortovv on his nomination Markets at a Glance NEW YORK U S Steel rallies U s govern ments strong utilities improve Foreign ster lingadvances firm foreign mar kets better spot de lower Brazilian cables CHICAGO bearish Kansas re port bearish Argentine crop estimate lower hogs steady to Iowa U Reports to Be Considered at Meeting DES MOINES Jim 22 ports concerning the University of Iowa financial administration will be considered tonight at a meeting of the Iowa house committee on state educational institutions Chairman Byron G Allen of Poca hontas county saidtoday i Torn Jo PORO 4 Column ALMARUBENS BATTLE ENDED Picture Star Loses Valiant Fight Against Narcotic Addiction LOS ANGELES Jan 22 Death has ended the valiant fight of Alma Rubens to conquer nar cotic addiction and make a come back in motion pictures Miss Rubens 31 two years ago a screen star of the first magnitude lived a story more tragic than any film makers would attempt to de pict She died last night of pneu monia but the coming of death after a 60hour coma served to re move the darkest cloud ever to shadow the blackhaired actress Two weeks ago Miss Rubens was arrested in San Diego on federal charges of smuggling and posses sion of narcotics She was taken ill with a cold which developed into pneumonia shortly after beingre leased from jail under 55000 bond to await hearings and trial Arc at Death Bed Beside her death bed in the home of Dr Charles J Pfleuger her phy sician stood her mother Mrs Theresa Rubens and her sister Mrs Hazel Large of Madera Cal When nearly 12 years ago Miss Rubens played the feminine lead in Douglas Fairbanks The Half Breed she was described as Holly woods newest Cinderella Her starring roles in such pictures as Humoresque The Valley of Silent Men Gilded Butterfly Siberia and Unseeing Eyes duringtile next decade established her as of filmdoms foremost Then in January 1929 Miss Ru bens was revealed as n narcotic ad Tiirn lo race 4 Column Firemen Rescue Congressman and Wife From House WASHINGTON Jan 22 Representative and Mrs Bankhead of Alabama early today were car ried to safety down a ladder from their blazing home on Nineteenth street Other than shock of exposure in the freezing weather they were unharmed Their daughter Miss Tallulah Bankhead who recently returned to this country after attaining star domon the stage in England was in New York visitingfriends When the Bankheads were awak ened before daybreak they found the stairway shut off by smoke Firemen quickly set up a ladder and carried them to safety The Bankheads had been in the house but two days having leased it for the short session of congress ISLEFT OF JUSTICE BILL BY HOUSE Commerce Commission to Reconsider Eugene Meyer BULLETIN WASHINGTON Jan 22 OT The housetoday eliminated that provision from the justice department supply bill which provided 550000 to bo spent on educational matter in connec tion with prohibition WASHINGTON Jan 22 With the Wickersham report freshly in mind the house today resumed the controversy over pro hibition enforcement appropriations The senate decided meanwhile to recommit the nomination of Eugene Meyer Jr to be governor of tha federal reserve board to tho inter state commerce committee This ac tion was urged by Senator Brook hart republican Iowa The house wet bloc started going right down the line in opposition to all sorts of funds to promote en forcement allotted to the justice de partment in its supply bill It met failure Urges Mild Beer Representative William E Hull republican JJllnois urged three per cent beer Representative Cellar democrat New York r introduced a resolution tocarry ouiitha TRIPLETS BORN TO MR AND MRS BENZ NEAR CHARLES CITY CHARLES CITY Jan lets were born to Mr and Mrs Mil ton Benz yesterday at their home in the country There are two daugh ters and a son and they weighed three four and five pounds respec tively Mrs Benz was Freda Schei decker before her marriage and these are her first children TURNER TO NAME GROUP ON RELIEF Committee Will Take Care of Any Distress in State This Winter DES MOINES Jan 22 Dan Turner said today he will ap point an Iowa committee on em ployment and relief to take care of any possible distress in the state this winter The governor conferred today with Fred C Croxton of Washing ton D c representing President Hoover s unemployment commis sion Croxton is touring 10 staler arranging for relief measures to aid men out of work and persons harm ed by the drought Croxton said he found middle western states including Iowa among the lightest sufferers be cause they were leas dependent on industry than in the east He talk ed with officials of the Iowa fed eration of labor while here dans liquor prescriptions be freed of present testrfcttona Senator Blame republican Wis consin an advocate of repeal said there was no time for prghibition legislation this session but that full hearings should be held next year Representatives a Tex as democratic New republican disputed in tha house over the Wickeraham report Investigate Relief Republican house leaders decided to send the senates ap propriation for Red Cross relief to the appropriations committee for in vestigation The free bill to reduce immigra tion by 90 per cent for the Uvo years was approved by the house immigration committee George L Harrison governor of the New York Federal Reserve bank testified in the senate investi gation of bankingconditions and warned that measures to curb spec ulation on the stock exchange must take into consideration a bootleg Turn to Pnso t Column Walsh Asks Return of 3 Power Board Names WASHINGTON Jan 22 A motion to refer back to the senate interstate commerce committee the names of the three members of the power commission whose nomina tions President Hoover refused to return to the senate was made to day by Senator Walsh democrat Montana IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Thursday night and Friday No decided change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period endingat 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 22 Above Minimum in Night 4 Above At 8 A M Thursday 10 Above After one subzero plunge the mercury was back to moderate lev els again Thursday morning the nights minimum of 4 above being 11 degrees higher than on the prev ious night A warm sun was con tributing to the rather rapid ad vance of the mercury up the column curing the forenoon By 8 oclock haM the 10 above mark ;