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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home t ft H I S I1 EM ART DEPf OF IOWA DUB MO 1MES I A XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JAN 29 1931 Pry Report Analyzed flim of Wickersham Group Reviewed By Stewart The first of twoarticles an yzing the status of X xu YYA JHUttaVAX JAN W UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL 97 GRAIN MEN BACK FARM ACT jjKBy CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan 29 CPA An analysis of prohibitions sta tus as developed by recent events divides Itself nat urally into two chapters 1 The Wicker sham commission chapter 2 The presi dential chapter Chapter one deals at the out set with the gen esis Wick ersham commis sion which has to be understood arder to understand what fol the investigation which Wickersham commission has carrying on was to have been xclusively a prohibition probe was what Senator Carter Pass of Virginia who introduced e initial resolution for it intend He says so It was thus that was described in advance until Vter President Hoovers inaugura In that time however politicians come to realize that an investi Uon of prohibition pure and sim would be bad business a wet iport would make the drys howl jidty report would make the wets 811 and a straddle would suit no gy till there had to be an investi ion it had been advertised so Accordingly it was trans pied into an Investigation ot in general as an investigation must carefully avoid in tgating the problem which it had i planned it is that the A inquii tffeseficontradiction f consequent difficulty Maybe it Turn to Page 4 Column 1 tOLLYCASE cwneys for Alleged Bond Fence Call Evidence Prejudicial JEW YORK Jan 29 leys for James A Connolly al d fence for midwestern bank pers demanded declaration of a ftia1 in federal court today n a government witness related Jt the defense considered a pre cial conversation with the St j bond dealer udge Knox denied the motion nolly is charged with misuse of mails thru which the govern it alleges he sold the stolen ds he witness was Wilson Roose bier of the Sturgis Mich Na al bank robbed on Dec IT 3 Roose said he called on Con fly in St Paul on June 1C 1930 Hjr learning a number of bonds pen from the bank had been to the St Paul mans office e said Connolly refused to tell whom he purchased the bonds Mob Storms Jail Hangs North DakotaHSlaye MAN WHO FARMER FAMILY OF SIX LYNCHED Lynchers Batter in Doo of Jail Father Is Untouched CCHAFER N DakJan 29 One day before Charles Bannon 22 was to have been arraigned o charges of murdering a family o six he was taken from the McKen zie county jail here early today b a crowd of 80 men and hanged fron a bridge i Bannon was arrested last Novem ber after he had sold hogs belong ing to A B Haven a farmer fo whom he worked He confessei slaying Mr arm Mrs Haven am their four children last February The men all masked and someo them armed with guns battere down the steel jail door The lead era asked Deputy Sheriff Peter E Hallau forthe prisoner Upon hi refusal they overpowered him broke into Bannons cell and de parted with him In automobiles first tying up Sheriff F A Thomp son who was arousedby the noise Pleads for Father Bannons body was found som time later hanging from a bridg two miles east of Schafer It wa cut down and brot here Before he died ORDERS PROBE jr saying he bought them from a vnd and that he had promised 1 to reveal the friends identity ather of the bonds in question alleged to have been stolen JPe om Info a Cherokee Iowa officig Connolly Iowa savings ied to connection M h the Ottumwa Savings bank at Tctumwa HET By Robert Quillen phe delegate I entertain she was twenty but a woman that fat dont never snore Khat under forty i er also heltffo the crimes who was not molested Reachingthe bridge a one inch rope was produced from a car i was fastened to the railing and slipknot placed around Bannon neck He was pushed off the rat and dropped about 20 feet The mob then dispersed Bannons body wa cut down some tune later and bra here Bannons body was still warm when it was found hanging from the bridge by Sheriff Thompson States Attorney J S Taylor anc Coroner H J Larson Indications wore the victim had been draggec part of the way to the bridge which spans Sherry Creek one quarter o a mile east of here Neck Fractured A regular hangmans noose had been fashioned about Bannons neck and his arms had been bound so Turn to Pane 4 Column 3 ALABAMA HOUSE CONDEMNS TOM Calls Heflins Distaste for Election Defeat Poor Sportsmanship MONTGOMERY Ala Jan 29 Alabama house of represen tatives today adopted a joint reso lution expressing its condemnation of the very poor sportsmanship ex hibited by Senator J Thomas Hef lin in being unwilling to admit like a man that he was defeated in a fair election The resolution was adopted by a vote of 91 to 3 Demand Causes of Flare Up WASHINGTON Jan 29 demand by Senator Heflin demo crat Alabama that the senate cam paign expenditures committee be jiven authority to seize Alabama ballot boxes caused a brief flare up n the senate today Heflin asked mmediate consideration of his res olution to confer the power on the committee He claims that he was defeated for the senate last Novem ber by John H Bankhead by fraud and Is seekingan investigation John Banymore Film Star Confined to Bed LOS ANGELES Jan 29 John Barrymore film star was in bed today under orders of his physi cian after an attack of laryngitis Department Called to Extinguish Roof Fire A roof fire oSi the H W Clemens home 518 Adams avenue southwest called the department at oclock Wednesday afternoon Little damage was done Governor Shafer Lynching BISMARCK N Dak Jan 29 George F Shafer today ordered a thoro Investigation into the lynching of Charles Bannon and sent three state officials to the scene of the hanging near Schafer The hanging of Bannon by r Shafer said goba reputation of the state for law and orderLynch law in North Da kota should not be tolerated The governor aaid a thoro inves tigation will be made in an effort to determine the identity of the mob leaders and members Attorney General James Morris Adjutant General G A Fraser and Gunder Osjord head of the state bureau of criminal apprehension left for Schafer today after the gov ernor had communicated to them the news of the lynching LEFflTPOR MAN AT ORCHARD Helck Commits Suicide by Turning on Gas Jets in Apartment CHICAGO Jan 29 F Helck 35 was found dead in an apartment late last night with the Cts of a small gas plate open He eft two notes one of which was ad dressed to Kllwyn Fink of Orchard Iowa in which he said he had many rapaid bills and did not know where ils money had gone Roomed With Fink ORCHARD Jan 29 Ellwyn Fink who lives on a farm a mile lorth of here said today he had not leard before of the suicide of Helck whose roommate he had been a year n Chicago Mr Fink was in Chica o for three years but returned to Orchardabout six monthsago Mr Tink also said Helck was employed n the mens furnishing department 3f Marshall and Field company and was of a steady character He could give no reason for the suicide JUDGE REFUSES PLEA HOUSE VOTES TO SETUPGROUPTO PROBE CHARGES Resolution on Iowa U Investigation Sent to Senate ITVES MOINES Jan 29 Iowa house of representatives today passed a resolution setting up a special committee to investigate 20 charges made against the admin istration of the University of Iowa The vote on the resolution was 99 to 0 The resolution was then sent to the senate for action in that body There was no debate on the meas ure Representative Byron G Allen of Pocahontas chairman of the edu cational institutions committee stating that he felt no debate was necessary As passed the resolution pro vides for a committee of six instead of five as in the original proposal This amendment introduced by RepresentativeF C Byerg of Linn county calls for three members from each house including the chairman of the educational institu tions committee pf each branch Section Stricken A section of the original resom tion recommending that tha com mittee refer to the attorney general MBfinformation that the might take action he saw fit was stricken out Governor Dan Turner in a spe cial message to the assembly last week recommended an investigation of the university and the house edu cational institutions committee Monday reported the original reso lution and listed 20 charges against the university administration to be investigated Named in Charges President Walter A Jessup the state board of education W R Boyd of the boards finance commit tee W J McChesney university treasurer ancl J M Fisksuperin tendent of grounds and Buildings all were named in the charges many of which dealt with handling of the university finances Another of the counts blamed Jessup for the uni versitys difficulties with the west ern conference and most of the others dealt with the handling of supplies and building projects at the university With a view to having the com mittee report to the present assem bly the house struck put a part of he resolution permitting continu ance of the committee after tho close of the present session House eadcrs said however that if it be came apparent that the committee could not finish its work before the close of the session action to extend ts life would be taken by the legis aturc WILL ROGERS DALLAS Tex Jan 29 Well I see where they are still arguing over who is going to relieve who and which is the way to relieve any body But I want to tell you that from my experience down here when you really show folks that there is need they sure will re spond Its too bad the conflictions as to the way of relief come up I got a lot of sympathy with both sides for I can see where they both think they are right But I certainly cant see where the ones that are able are waiting to see what the government are doing before doing anything themselves Yours g Ml 29 Men Die in Explosion in IndianaMine Nine Rescued Alive Bodies Hard to Identify LTNTON Ind CSVThe PRINCES SAIL ON TOWARD HAVANA British Royalty Graces Golf Links at Bermuda on First Stop efense Counsel Asks That Two State Attorneys Be Dropped HAMILTON Bermuda Jan 29 Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George sailed over rough seas today toward Havana the next port of call on their trip to Latin America Residents and the winter colony crowded the dock last night as the liner Oropesa which brot the i princes from Spain lifted anchor and rode out into the gulf CHICAGO Jan 29 A plea Some visitors broke thru the y defense counsel that Assistant i police lines to take pictures of the tates Attorneys Charles Rathbun j prince who is adding to his COK nd James McShane be dismissed j nomen the most eligible bachelor rom the prosecutors staff in the murder trial of Leo V Brothers ras denied by Judge John Pry talski Attorneys for Brothers whose tria onthe charge of killing Alfred is set for March 3 alleged acll Drltl that Rathbun and McShane repre will in undeveloped markets sented private interests as thov While here thn r e lives miners were snuffed out in an explosion at the Little Betty coal mine near here late yesterday With the rescue of two men last night and seven more this morning all of the men in the mine had been accounted for Identification of the victims pro ceeded slowly this morning Many of the bodies were so badly burned and disfigured a check of the dead was made difficult Eighteen bodies were taken from the mine this morning Brot Out Alive The men who were brot out alive this morning had barricaded them selves in an entry off one of the main corridors Rescue workers re newed efforts to penetrate the gas filled shaft in the hope that still others might be found alive Tho cause of the blast could not determined immediately Veter an miners expressed belief it was i gas explosion First reports were Jiat power being carried into the nine for firingshots had exploded The rescue crews however said 10 boxes of powder wore found intact Some of the bodies brot to the surface were badly mangled Others were badly charred Still others bore no marks indicating poisonous gas followingthe explosion had taken toll Day Force Gone Most of the 115 men of the day force working in the west entry of the mine yesterday had just left when the explosion sent its booming warning over a two mile radius Others quickly scurried to safety but 32 were trapped underground Quickly organized rescue teams worked thru the night risking their lives in efforts to reach the en tombed men while hundreds of per sons including wives and children of miners milled about the iit mouth Eight of the rescuers were temporarily overcome by the gas The mine is operated by the Lit tle Betty Mining corporation of Chi cago of whicl Lyle Dayhoff is president It is said to be one of the largest producing mines in the state greatest traveling salesman The trip to South America which will culminate with inauguration of tiw British trade exposition in Buenos Aires in March generally is consid ered an attempt to sell British good private interests as thoj are employed by the Chicago Trib une for which Lingle was a re porter The trial judge told the defense he was not going to have this mal ter develop into anything but a mur der trial There will be no side is sues he said While here the princes played 18 oles of golf on the Tuckerstown and attended a reception at jvernment house tp which mote iin 600 guests had been invited The Oropesa will arrive at Tavana probably Sunday It will re main there only an hour or so The next stop wil be Jamaica Daughter Bom to Wife of Robert Tyre Jones ATLANTA Ga Jan 2D daughter was born today to Mrs Robert Tyre Jones Jr wife of the golfer It is the third child in the family The other children are Clara Malonc Jones 6 and Robert Tyre Jones HI 3 25 MILLIONS FOR HUNGRY VETOED BYKEGROUP Senate Goes Ahead With Plans Confident of Passage WASHINGTON July 39 The senate today rejected an amendment to tho war depart ment appropriation bill which would have barred tho use any funds for compulsory mili tary trainingin civil schools or colleges YITTASHINGTON Jan 29 Congress took up today where it left off yesterday on drought and unemployment relief The house appropriations commit tee voted against the 525000000 for the hungry sponsored by the senate and the issue headed for the house floor Senate democrats went ahead with plans to have some other agency administer the 525000000 that the Red Cross refused They are confident the proposal finally will be approved by the house Voto Down Proposal The house appropriation commit tee also voted down a proposal by Representativo Baylor democrat Colorado to tun over the 000 000 fdr relief tothe president for distribution S Opposition to cash bonus now for veterans was reiterated by Sec retary Mellon The setting was transferred to the house ways anc means committee today but the senate finance committee continuec its hearings on the bonus also The wishes of the administration that congress pass pending naval legislation including5104030000 for new construction and moderni zation were presented to Speaker Longworth by Secretary Adams and Chairman Britten of the house naval committee The speaker prom ised all possible cooperation be tween now and adjournment in March Writers Urge Passage Urgingpassage of the vestal copyright bill Chester Crowell writer and Gene Buck composer declared before the senate patent committee the present law works great injustice upon the creative artist The house was presented with a special rule to call up for consid eration the CapperKelly bill to legalize resale price contracts on goods bearing trademarks Repre sentative Purnell Indiana republi can urged its adoption CRITICIZED DUCE Associated Press Photo Markets at a Glance Departure of DOX Is Postponed to Saturday LISBON Portugal Jan20 Departure of the DoX giant Ger man flying boat on a transAtlantic flight was postponed today until Saturday to permit further tests of newly arranged motors and recent wing repairs NEW YORK shorts cover as selling dwindles U S governments drop sharply rally erases early decline Foreign French franc weak trade buying increased spot of ferings CHICAGO large Canadian ex port sales improved eastern de mand to higher U S Apologizes to Mussolini for Butlers Remarks WASHINGTON Jan 29 M The United States governmcn apologized today to Premier MUB solinl of Italy necause of a recen speech In Philadelphia by Maj Gen P jBatlii of taematmes In which remarks derogatpry to thi premier figured Secretary Stimson in a noti handed Italian Ambassador De Martino formally apologized to Signer Mussolini and the Italian people for the remarks made by Butler Only a short while before Secretary Adams had ordered court martial for marine officer the celebrated Butler had been reported publicly as saying he had been told by a friend that Slgnor Mussolinis auto mobile struck a child and that the premier drove on without stopping Admits Substance Having learned from the navy department that Major General Smedley D Butler United States narine corps a formal statement y Stimson said has admitted that the quotation of his remarks in tho press was substantially correct I tave this morning handed n nota o the Italian ambassador express ing to Signer Mussolini and to the Italian people the deep regret this government at this unauthor zed action on the part of an offi cer on active duty Ambassador De Martino called on he secretary at the latters request to receive the note The ambassa Tnm fo I Column Man in Cedar Rapids Jail Commits Suicide CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 29 James Callahan 4G a salesman confined in the city jail since Mon day on a cijarge of passing worth less checks committed suicide by hanging In his cell today He left a note indicating he was on the verge of a nervous breakdown Earthquakes Kill Four Injure Many in Albania KORITZA Albania Jan 23 Earthquakes beginning at dawn yesterday ancl continuing thruout the day have caused considerable destruction in Jioritza and here about At least four persons are dead and many injured THEATER ROBBED OF CASH o Bandit Escapes After Holding Up Assistant Manager CHICAGO Jan 29 Gustave Sct ergren assistant manager of the Majestic theater in the heart of the oop was robbed oC in cash checks amounting to 5258 by a Negro who accosted him inside the heater early today Settergren was taking the money vhich represented the ticket sales of last nights performance from the second floor to the box office when ho was accosted on the stair way by the robber After compelling Scttergren to surrender rTs money the Negro thrust him into a small private stairway locked the door and fled The theater was held up Dec 13 by three men who obtained the pay roll of the company which is at the theater ob taining 53126 Indian Congress Seems Opposed to New Status ALLAHABAD India Jan 29 of the working com mittee of the all India national con gress sponsors for the campaign of civil disobedience revealed at an in formal meeting today that they were virtually opposed to British offers of a revised constitutional status for India VOTE TO ADOPT NEW BYLAWS IN FINAL SESSION Cottington Retires as AH Other Directors Are ReEIected AFTER voting their approval ot 1 v the federal marketing act and adoptingamended and substituted articles of incorporation and by laws the delegates to the twenty seventh convention of the Grain Dealers association of Iowa closed their three day meeting at the ar mory Thursday afternoon Eight of the nine directors were reelected to the board S J Cot tington Stanhope president for the past year however refused to al low his name to go before the cau cus of the seventh district in which he lived and Harry Sumner Clar ion was chosen in his place E G Dunn Mason City was renominated and elected director in the fourth district The other directors are Henry DeGroot Orange City first Oscar Heline Marcus second N 1C Anderson Thompson third Len hard Holden Ottesen fifth J C Riedesel GHdden sixth W S Cris well Luther eighth and William Niebuhr Blairstown ninth To Choose orflccrs The directors were scheduled to meet later in the day to chose offi cers The place for the 1932 con vention will be chosen by the direct ors next October The resolution supporting the jfarm marketing act passed without a dissentingvote ab did siu olTthe resolutions presented by the com mittee and read by Milford M Beeghly Pierson the committee chairman The harmonious accept ance of the marketing resolutioin is said to have been due to the fact that it recommended support of the marketing act rather than specific ally mentioning the farm board Reuben Holman Rockwell member of the committee who drew up the original resolution sought to make Turn to Illce IB Column 1 Spencer Youth Held at U of Michiganas Campus Bootlegger ANN ARBOR Mich Jan 29 T Attorney Albert Rapp to day was preparing charges against Oric E Brown 23 of Spencer towa senior University of Michi gan law student and leader of an al leged gang of campus bootleggers Brown wat arrested yesterday with Robert Custer and Alton Thompson of Mariou Ind Custer is a student and Thompson an alleged iquor dealer Sheriff Jacob Andres saidvCuster and Thompson confessed to boot egging on the campus and other ilaccs since last October including deliveries ofliquor as far away as Jackson Mich Brown refused to talk he said 9Kt IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Thursday night Friday slightly warmer ex cejo cnst iind central portions Thursday night somewhat cold er northwest portions Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures lot M hour period eliding nt 8 ocloev Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday T3 Above Minimum in Night 2f Ahovn At 8 A M Thursday 27 Above The most remarkable feature of his weather is that it continues ali lormally warm day after day in the ace of the fact that the wind is pre dominantly out of the northwest Uusually a northwest wind in the winter time means cold weather uud ilizzards A new maximum record or January was established Wednesday Thursday morning the ky was overcast and the tcmpera ure was not rising rapidly ;