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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home I 11 K L 0 F ft ill5 M E M A ART UTPT OF IOWA nr I M FQ LA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MARKS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ME VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JAN 27 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 95 Nations Aid Is Preferred Proud Have Horror of Receiving Charity Hy CHARLES P STEWART Jan 27 If there is any one in congress who feeling called on to refei critically to bi business is en titled to have his comment accep ted without dis count for the least bit of rad icalism in its au thors makeup that membei surely is Repre sentative Hamil ton Fish Jr of ACTS Holub Gets in Auto Crash Verdict GRAIN DEALERS CHIEF PREDICTS SUCCESS OF PLAN Far from being a red the Empire State lawmaker expresses grave alarm at the senti ment which he believes is spreading thruout the country In order to survive he warns cap italism must clean its own house Immediately ILLUSTRATIVELY the New Yorker one of the richest legis lators on Capitol hill and a scion of one of the oldest bluestblooded and most conservative families in Amer ica views the present industrial and agricultural distress with the liveli est anxiety as unqualifiedly danger ous to establishecl institutions It is by deduction from the the ories of social and economic philoso phers like Representative Fish that one arrives at an explanation of the arguments advanced from unex pected quarters in favor of federa government aid of the cities unein Turn In ruj 2 Column 1 Blanket Indictment Slaying DETROIT Jan 27 blan ket indictment charging six men and a woman with the slaying of Jerry Buckley radio political com mentator was returned today by the Wayne county grand jury which has been investigating the killing and other crimes for five months Those named in the indictment were Ted Pizzino Joseph Rommar ito and Ansjelo Livecchi who are in jail here iete Licavoli who has been1 sought unsuccessfully since Buckley was shot to death July 23 and two men and a woman whose names were not disclosed They were described in the indictment as John Doe Richard Roe and Mary Roe Great Western Shows Substantial Increase in Earnings for Year CHICAGO Jan Great Western railroad reports a substantial increase in net earn ings in 1930 as against those 1929 according to V V Boatner president Despite a decline in total operating revenues of more thiin for the 12 months ended Dec 31 net after interest and all charges amounted to as against 31011516 in the same period of 1029 These earnings are equivalent to a share on 471346 shares preferred stock outstanding in 1930 as against S221 a share earned in 1929 Net railway operating income for the 12 months of 1930 amounted to against 52607170 De cember net railway operating in come amounted to as against a gain of PLAINTIFF WINS ACTION AGAINST FITZGERALD furors Deliberate for Nine Hours Upon Verdict A FTER deliberating for nearly JTT nine hours the jury returned a verdict of for the plaintiff in the case James H Holub vs Dr Don FitzGerald it oclock Tuesday morning The verdict was returned in a sealed form which was opened by Judge Joseph J Clark at the open ing of the district court at 10 oclock Tuesday The decision of the jurors had all the earmarks a compromise ver dict indicating that several stood out for a larger amount againat the opinion of others who either wished to give the defendant a ver dict or a lower amount for the plaintiff The plaintiff had asked 510000 Make No Comments None of the attorneys in the case wished to comment on the verdict H J Bryant defendant counsel stated that no decision had been reached in the matter moving for a new trial or appeal C C Put nam Des Moines who also repre sented the defendant was not here for the submission of the case Mon dayiaiteraqfini Srai I5iptner they had no comments to make The case was submitted to the jury at oclock Monday after noon Almost from the first it was apparent ttiere were decided differ ences of opinions among the jurors These were gradually ironed out as he night wore on The case involved injuries suf ered by Mr Holub last April when the automobile he was driving was stnick by a car driven by Dr Fitz Gerald The crash occurred while Mr Holub who is the manager of he local office of the Western Union Telegraph company was making a left turn from North Car olina avenue on to Eleventh street while driving northward Streetcar in Ciise According to the testimony a streetcar was to the north of the Holub car and obstructed a full view in that direction from which Dr FitzGerald drove The conten tion of the plaintiff was that Dr FitzGerald was negligent in driving at a high speed so that he could not control the machine while the de fendants contention was that Mr Holub was guilty of contributory negligence in turning to the left in the rear of a streetcar The case was bitterly fought thruout Twice the defendant moved for a directed verdict but the mo tions were overruled by Judge Clark The plaintiff succeeded in making an exceptional showing of EXKAISER OBSERVES BIRTHDAY ff AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I didnt know who the man was but I looked for somcthin when I hoard Vir ginia Anne sayin her hus band didnt understand her In exile a Doom Holland Wilhelm II once ruler of aI Germany celebrated tils seventysecond hirrluiuyTuesday Artist II J Scott has sketched him nlinve as lie looks today Inset photo shows the kaiser as ho was at Ihe height of his power in early days of war Final for Farm Board Approved by House Senate Gets Busy on COMMITTEE OF SENATE STUDIE SOW A U CHARGES 20 Alleged Irregularities Listed in House Body Resolution DBS MOINES Jan 27 Dan Turners request for a leg islative investigation of the Uni versity of Iowa administration was taken up this afternoon by the sen ate educational institutions com mittee The committee is headed by Sen ator H B Carroll of Davis county The house educational institutions committee yesterday recommended the appointment of a committee to conduct the investigation Its re port was received and read in the houso today Action was expected to bo taken on it tomorrow 20 Charges Mnde Twenty charges of alleged irre gularities in the operation of the university are contained in the resolution submitted by the house committee The accusations ranging in sub ject from university finances to the schools ouster from the Big Ten would be made the subject of an in quiry by a joint committee of five members if the house and senate approve The resolution was adopted by the institutiona committee in a two hour executive session late yes terday following a request for an investigation by Gov Dan Turner Most of the charges are directed against Walter A Jessup univer sity president W J McChesney treasurer and W R Boyd of Cedar Rapids member of the state board of education finance committee Deal With Interest Several of them deal with the waiving by the hoard of in terest on Rockefeller foundation 1 medical funds formerly on deposit in the First National bank at Town ROGERS SAN ANTONIO Tex Jan Well here we are in old San Antun io one of the last surviving unique cities of our country where history has been made and traditions and beauty preserved Just flew in from Austin the capitol Saw all my old friends Jim Ferguson Dan Moody Pat Neff and the new governor who is mighty fat and mighty able Spoke before the legislature but a comedian getting up before one of those bodies of men is just lost It would be like Dudee Vallee try ing to sing before an audience com posed of all grand opera singers He would just be outclassed And thats the way I was Yours Activities Logical Plan to Place Farmer in Advantageous Position Cottington Tells Iowa Coop Grain Dealers activities of the federal farm board are the O HCKlUJtl 5IB4LUIC Itt P S Latest bulletin says Hoover is Wetter Its getting to be like a stock market report 1 logical development of a program that is ultimately to give the farmer the same rights as held by produc ers of other goods that of profiting from the commer cial value of his products thru the maintenance of distribution machinery That was the declaration of S J Cottington Stan hope president of the Farmers Grain Dealers Associa tion of Iowa in his annual report at the opening ses sion of the organization convention at the armory Tuesday afternoon SCHALL WANTS Attorney General Wars With His Fellow Minnesotan WASHINGTON Jan 27 Attorney General Mitchell and Senator Schall republican Minne ii engaged today in an open con Red Cross Feeds 21000 in Single Arkansas County FOREST CITY Ark Jan 27 thirds of the entire popula tion of St Francis county of which this is the county seat is now living on the meager rations supplied by the Red Cross and the number is growing daily Out of a total population of 33500 in the county more than 21000 are on the dependent list for the provi severe injuries to Mr Holub thru sions given out every two weeks his own testimony and thru that ol physicians and others AYS WARNING WAS NOT GIVEN Canadian Officer Says Three Coast Guard Shots Hit Rum Runner NEW YORK Jan 27 Wes ley Anderson first mate of the Josephine K Canadian vessel shelled by the coast guard off Ambrose light Saturday night told inter viewers today that the guardsmen failed to fire any warning shots Anderson declared only three shells were directed at the Josephine K and said every one of them took effect One mortally wounded Cap tain William P Cluett master ot the vessel The first mate was to be a wit ness at the coast guard inquiry into the shooting convening this after noon Twentyone men in all hsve been held on charges of conspiracy to smuggle liquor into New York So far as I could judge our pos ilion was well outside the twelve mile limit Anderson said I would place it about 15 miles The British consul general In New York has been asked to send a rep resentative to the meetings of the board of inquiry This action was taken at the request of the Can adian government Since the residents of the towns are not receiving help from the Red Cross these figures indicate that virtually the entire rural population of the county is dependent on the national relief organization George E Parker general relief chairman for the county predicts the Red Cross relief list will reach 25000 in the next two weeks Livestock Perishes Livestock is on the verge of star vation and some actually has per ished The Red Cross authorized for feed for livestock and the fund was exhausted in three days Only 2000 of an estimated 6000 head in need received aid Francis county had a flood each of the three years prior to 1930 and then came the drought The drought produced a far greater relief task than did any of the three floods Depcndcn on Years Crops Most of those receiving Red Cross food are unaccustomed to luxury Turn to 2 Column War Department Measure WASHINGTON Jan 27 final installment of the revolving fund for the 7arm Board was approved today by he house aa it went forward with consideration of the independent of fices supply bill The senate took up the war de partment appropriation measure af er sidetracking the Howell bill for strengthening prohibition enforce ment in the District of Columbia Conferees on Muscle Shoals legis lation again failed to reconcile the differences between the house and senate proposals Proposes Stipulation Senator Black democrat Alaba ma said he proposed to attach to the war department appropriation bill legislation requiring that states counties municipalities and coop erative associations be given pref erence in disposing of Muscle Shoals power While Senator Black was charg ing deliberate delay in the house on the senates Red Cross relief fund the house approp riations committee heard Maj Gen Lytle Brown chief of army engin eers and Surgeon General Cum minp of the public health service testifying on the proposal Further action upon relief legis lation was promised by Chairman Haugen of the house agriculture committee who announced the sen ate bill to make 20000000 bushels of the Farm Boards wheat hold ings available for those in distress would be taken up tomorrow He indicated however his oppo Turn to IrtKn 2 Column WELCOME GRAIN DEALERS Mason City deems it a privilege to greet and entertain members of the Farmers Grain Dealers association of Iowa met here Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday in annual con vention Speaking for the community the GlobeGazette would express the hope that the visitors stay may be so pleasant that when they go home their foremost desire will be to come back soon Mason Citys latchstring is out to you of Tnrn to Iftsn 2 Column Italian Embassy Much Upset Over Insult to Duce WASHINGTON Jan 27 Ambassador de Martino of Italy in a formal statement characterized today as untrue and slanderous remarks regardingPremier Mus solini attributed to Maj Gen Smed ley Butler in a recent address in Philadelphia The navy department has asked Butler to explain the speech but has had no reply as yet Major Genera Butler commands a marine post at Quantico Va Adequate redress has been de manded by the Italian government in a formal protest to the state de partment againat Butlers remarks Whut IB One Life In an address delivered before the contemporary club of Philadel phia on Jan 19 Maj Gen Smedley D Butler stated the ambassadors statement said as it appears from the Philadelphia papers that Signor Mussolini had invited a friend of the generals whose name however he did not mention to accompany him in a tour around Italy in an ar moured automobile That duringthis tour Signor Mus solini ran over a child without stop ping when the accident occurred Mussolini uttered these words What is one life in the affairs of a state Embassy Denies All The royal Italy embassy can state categorically that Signor Mussolini has never invited any American to accompany him on any trip around Italy That the premier has never run over any child man or woman That if any accident of this sort has happened Signor Mussolini would have done what is the duty of every would have stopped and brot help The Italian ambassador has pro tested to Ihe department of state against such untrue and slanderous allegations expressed by a genera in active service The navy department asked Gen eral Butler in 3929 to explain a speech he mntle in Pittsburgh about the marines in Nicaragua but de cided finally remarks attributed to him had been misrepresented troversy over the appointment of a federal judge in the midwestern state The attorney general breaking the customary silence of his de partment issued a statement as serting it should be understood once and for all that he could not recommend to the president Er nest A Michel WILLIAM I Minnesota lawyer endorsed for the post by Schall The blind senator immediately replied with a statement indicating he would not withdraw the cndorse inent ami charging Mitchell less than good taste in some of his assertions TUESDAY EVENING p at arm ory Concert by Mason City high school baud p by E G Dunn WEDNESDAY FORENOON a at armory Call to order by president Community staging led by W S Wilcox Address George Godfrey member atate board of education Algona K Bliss director extensioh service Ames A Fitz grain fu tures administration Chicago Address Judge Henderson commerce council Des Moines WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON Joint session Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Iowa and Farmers Elevator Service com pany p at arm ory Called to order by President Snedecor Community sinuging led by A H Runcie Report of service E L Krejrer and Feed ing Rex Beresford extension service Ames General discussion of topics suggested by question box p ban quet at Y M C A a plate Group singing and entertain ment by Rusty Hinge quartet Banquet address by Dr A Raymond Grant pastor M E church Vinton Political Debl Mitchell himself a native of Min nesota said be believed the people of that state did not want men ap pointed to pay political debts The cabinet officer indicated also that Schalls recommendation of MitcheU was unsatisfactory to President Hoover Senator Schall the attorney general said has submiltiri the name of only one man for this place It has been thu practice it the initial suggestions are un satisfactory to the executive for Turn In 1nsfi 2 Column Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK traders await quarterly steel report rails heavy small changes in dull market Foreign exchanges Irregular French franc firm favorable cablei and trade buying Cuban support Coffee Lower disappointing Brazilian markets CHICAGO Wheat Firm continued dry southwest gooil shipping i mand and firm cosh markets to strong Gandhi Urges Releasing of Nationalists BOMBAY India Jan 27 Gandhi released last night from a British prison at oona today urged the authorities o liberate the thousands of Inlian lationalists still in jail emphasiz ng the necessity for general polit cal amnesty if peace is to bo re stored in India I feel he told the Associated Press that the release of the mem jers of the congress party working committee makes a difficult situa tion infinitely worse and makes ac tion by the working committee al most impossible The thousands still in prison are better able to act than all the liberated leaders com bined The authorities evidently do not yet understand that the nationalist movement has so affected the minds of the masses that their leaders however eminent they may be are utterly unable to dictate any course of action In my opinion this is a very iialthy condition for inde pendent thinking is the very es sence of democracy If release of the leaders is to have thK desired effect he said all political prisoners also must be freed and their liberation will be in effective if British repression is rot stopped altogether Gave Entire Program Somewhere in the three day ses sion of the association criticism of the federal farm board plan is ex pected to rear its head but the board supporters had their view presented in the address of Mr Cot tington who besides heading the Iowa grain dealers is a member of the board of directors of the Farm ers National Grain corporation The address was a masterly exposition of the purpose and plan of the mar keting act and was exhaustive in its explanation oE rarna of farm board activities The agricultural marketingact recognized there was a farm prob lem and the whole philosophy of Its operation is based on the attempt to help shorten the route between the producer and the consumer Mr Cottington pointed out The farm er according to Mr Cottington lias as much right to profit distributing his product himself its has Henry Ford or the Standard Oil company to benefit from the distri bution of goods they produce The farmer owned and farmer controlled marketing agencies make the first step in this development The farm er he contended never benefitted from speculation beyond the legi timate hedging of actual transac tions He showed the reasonableness of the boards stabilization efforts Reports Presented The opening of the convention took place at oclock Tuesday afternoon when close to 1000 dele gates gathered at the armory for the occasion The program of the opening session included the report of the president as well as that of the secretary W H Thompson Fort Dodge and an address by Carl N Kennedy assistant secretary of agriculture After the convention was called to order by President Cottington the Rev J D Pickett gave the in vocation followingwhich E H Wagner retiringpresident of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce welcomed the visitors to Mason City Music was supplied by the Clover Leaf quarter COTTINGTON TALKS The agricultural marketing act recognizes there is an agricultural problem and declares it to be the policy of the government to place it on a basis of economic equality with other industries and it will as sist fanners thni their own co operative organizations to control Turn to IUBP Cdlunm Wea One tiling the world needs is a way to get its deflations on the in stallment plan Fountain Inn Trih uric IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy colder east and south portions Tuesday night Wednesday fair oonncwhnt warmer northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 17 Above Minimum in Night SI Above At 5 A M TMesclay 35 Above Imagine it Jan 27 and a record of no freezing temperature in a 24 hour period Other nights have been balmy but Monday night was balm iest the minimum being 2 degrees above the freezing point By making use of smudges as Floridans and Californians have this winter North Iowa could almost have pulled thru the winter with a crop of oranges or bananas ;