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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited Tor the Home ART OEPT OF IOWA MOINES I A THK NliWSlAFEK THAY MARKS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ME EDITION VOLXXXVII ETVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JAN 31 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 99 Democrats Are Hopeful Hoover Has Much to Overcome in 1932 By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan crats would be saying that they stand a good chance to their man to the white house in 1932 whether they thot so or not But they really do think so now Still more to the point some prominent re publicans such as Congressman James M Beck of Pennsylvania probably the ab lest of their number in the house of representatives are confessing to grave doubts concerning the G O Ps 1932 presidential prospects This is not to argue that it would be a wise stunt for a cautious polit ical prophet to predict a democratic victory 21 months hence It is to argue only lhat the demo cratic outlook is better than usual NOBODY disputes lhat the eco noniic depression yes and the droughl will handicap the republi can candidate Times may improve certainly but they will hardly be booming again by next election day Anyway the country will not havi forgotten as soon as that what i is going thru at present To put it that the depression wi benefit the 1932 democratic ticke is not quite the way the Jeffer sonian leaders like to have the ider expressed but taats what i amounts to If ever there was a bit of ques tion of President Hoovers renom ination it generally is agreed tha Turn o Iage 101 Column THREE MEN GO TO DOX ENDS FIRST OCEAN LAP Two Firemen Hurt Six Overcome Fighting Blaze PLANE REACHES iOWAROADBON ISSUE IS VALID SAY 7 LAWYER Bliss Mason City One Who Disagrees With Fletcher DES MOINES Jan 31 Iowa Good Roads association today sent to legislators an opinion by seven lawyers answering Attor ney General John Fletchers conten tion that the proposed constitutional amendment for a road bond issue is invalid The attorneys held that the meas ttre violated no principles of consti tutional amendments citing Iowa supreme court decisions in support of their claim Validity of the proposal is ex pected to be a major issue in house of representatives Monday that body votes on submitting the amendment to lowans at a spe cial election Should the house ami the people approve the amendment it would be submitted to the su preme court for a test as to its legality One Purpose Claimed It is our opinion the seven law yers said that the said amendment has only one purpose i a the im provement of the state highway system and that all of the provis ions of said amendment pertain tu that purpose and that it meets the r WILL ROGERS FORT WORTH Tex Jan These people in the droughtstrick en country aint waiting for the government to relieve em their well to do are helping their lesn fortunate themselves At a matinee Friday in Wichita Falls we played to 9100 AtFort Worth Friday night the Cofmans paradisewa played to 18000 At my breakfast matinee Thursday morning at Abilene 6500 and every cent of lhat is net People in America have got the money and will give if they know the need is here and these people know it is Say we got a real show Frank Hawkes is our monologist National broadcasting loaned me the Revel lers the greatest singing quartet in America Jimmy Rodgers the Victor artist yodler and Chester Byers worlds champion roper Bui quit wiring for dates We are all filled Yours DOX ON SOUTH ATLANTIC FLIGHT Triple Execution of Crime Partners Third in Ohio History CC5ATMBUS Ohio Jan 31 Three men partners in crime went silently their deaths in the elec tric chair at the Ohio penitentiary last night in the second triple elec trocution in the states history The men were Fred J Massa 27 Earl Sites 27 and Kenneth Mc Cartney all of Mansfield Ohio In 32 minutes they paid the death penalty for the fatal shooting of Ralph Wilcox Gallon filling station operator in an attempted holdup last June 27 Each walked unfalteringly into the death room and waited for the end without a word AVilcox was shot while his young wife looked on when he resisted the robbery The trio escaped but was caught and sentenced to the state penitentiary for attacking a wom an While in the prison they were recognized and tried for the mur der Garner Man Victim of Auto Explosion to Be Buried Monday GARNER Jan ser vices for Frank J yrich Hancock supervisor who died of burns re ceived when his car caught fire from an explosion will be held at 9 oclock Monday morning at St Boniface Catholic church here with the Rev Francis Kopecky in charge Burial will be in St Boni face cemetery 2 miles west of Garner AUNT HET By Robert Quillen II A woman dont love a man she can trust too much Its like havin on a hat you know no other woman would have itis only one amendment 0 The attorney general contended that nine subjects are included in amendment while the constitu tion provides that only one subject shall be considered at a time The Sawyers who wrole Ihe opin ion are Emmet Tinley of Council Bluffs Charles M Dutcher of Iowa City W L Bliss of Mason City Lamonte Cdwles of Burlington H H Stipp of Des Moines Dana Wa terman of Davenport and W A Smith of Dubuquc Position Is Explained The posilion taken in the attor ney generals opinion the attor neys said is that in order to repeal or provisions of the constitution each specific provision modified must be specifically re ferred to in the amendment No au thority is cited to sustain that posi tion That is not the law as to con stitutional amendments If we correclly understand the opinion it would be impossible to submit an amendment to the consti tution which would provide for the creating of an expenditure ol the proceeds for a definite purpose by one amendment to the constitution The attorneys quoted Ihe supreme court in three opinions holding amendents to the stale constitulkn valid each of which they claimed contained more than one angle t Ihe subject Takes Up Three Points The document took up three poinls on which Fletcher ruled the amendment illegal It disputed his contention that it is necessary Turn In Ingc 8 Column O UM KctOull Watson Accepts Demo Challenge of Extra Session WASHINGTON Jan 31 Senator j Tejnibl i can leader today formally accepted the democratic challenge for an extra session of the new congress in the battle over relief legislation It looks like an extra session said Watson if the democrals are going lo insist upon it They apparently are willing to have it The country does not want it I accept the challenge Senate democrats meanwhile were standing on thejr ultimatum of the extra session unless their six point relief program is enacted Rejects Main The house has rejected the main point of the democratic for Red Cross and republican leaders there sent word to the senate today that they would stand on lhat The house which began debate on the approprialion bill for legisla tive offices was urged by Represen tative Lehlbach republican New Jersey to take up his resolution to submit Ihe question of repeal of Ihe Eighleenth amendment to state conventions He based his demand upon Ihe report of the Wickersham law en forcement commission which he said agreed that prohibition was not observed and not enforced Rcpresenlalive Laguardia republi can New York joined his plea con lending that under the Lehlbach resolulion each stale could be as wel or dry as it pleaseo Will Fight Wets Meanwhile a warning that dry democrals will fight any attempt to Tnm to Pncr 8 Column Associated Press Iliolo The Riant ttorninn seaplime DOX shown above is off on a crossing of the Atlantic occnn following thu route in map Commander Friedrich Christiansen right will he In choree Linut Clarence Sciiildhauer an American is i copilot anil second in command LAVAL WINS ON TWOf Son of Country Butcher One of Youngest Men Ever to Lead France PARIS Jan 31 La val son of a country butcher and one of the youngest men ever lo reach the head of Ihe French gov ernment was established in offico today by two voles ot confidence which surpassed the hope of even his fondest friends His supporters saw in the Iwo majorities 54 on the first vote anrl 51 on a ballot rejecting an opposi tion amendment to the original ques tion of confidence indicating that this government the seventh in the life the present parliament would hold on until a new president is elected in June to succeed M Doumerguc The first vote came on a question of acceptance or rejection of tha declaration of policy and was car ried by the government 312 La 258 An amendment offered by the radi cal socialists would have involved some extension of free education M Laval believing Ihe matter one of educational rather than political policy asked its rejecllon The chamber responded wilh a vote fav oring the government of 309 to 258 IOWA SENATOR Insistence Upon Questioning of Meyer Leads to Words WASHINGTON Jan 31 termination of Senator Brookhart republican Iowa to question Eu gene Meyer Jr regarding federal reserve board policies led to sharp words today in the senate banking subcommitlee considering the New Yorkers nomination to be governor of the board Action on the appointment wan thus blocked The nominee said he would not prostitute Ihe policies or lower the dignity of the reserve system by submitting to questions concerning what he might do as governor un der certain circumstances before he was confirmed lo Ihe posl He was supported in this hy Senator Wag ner Democrat New York Brookhart protested he had not asked any immaterialor hypotheti cal questions thus far but insisted he wanted to go into the facts and the United States senate would determine what questions are to be asked Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK Stocks heavy chemicals liqui dated Bonds weak U S treasury Is re act about a half pint Curb heavy small losses general Butter steady Foreign exchanges irregular Swiss franc weak Cotton easy southern selling Sugar higher Cuban buying Coffee steady trade support CHICAGO forecast rain Kan sas and poor export demand large receipts and poor cash trade to higher CITIES SERVICE CAN INTERVENE Richfield Oil Receivership to Be Considered on Wednesday WILMINGTON Del Jan 31 71 J O Wolcott has granted the Cities Service company Iheright lo intervene as a party complainant in the receivership bill filed here by A Hicks Lawrence slockholder against the Richfield Oil company of California The court fixed next Wednesday as the date for a hearing on the re ceivership applicalion Lawrence owner of 300 shares of common stock in the Richfield company al leges insolvency Cities Service is one of Ihe largest owners of the Richfield common stock Receivers for Richfield have al ready been appointed by courts in Informality of Bennett Is Thot Unusual Hanford MacNider Is One of Hoover Din ner Guests WASHINGTON Jan 31 Maintaining an informality unus ual in a distinguished visitor Prime Minister R B Bennett of Canada took advantage today of an oppor lunily to carry out the purposes of his trip to Washington The premiers program for the day was kept entirely open except for a few conferences wilh news papermen so that he might discuss the affairs of the Canadian legation with officials of the mission Altho it was indicated officially the premiers conversations with Secretary Stimson had concerned no matters of international importance President Hoover said he considered such a visit was in the interests of the common welfare of both nations The dinner Mr Hoover gave last night in honor of Mr Bennett of fered an opportunity for the Infor mal discussions which Ihe president said would take place between the premier and American officials The guest list was confined lo the six officials in Washington having the most intimate relations with CanadianAmerican affairs It In cluded Secretary Stimson William R Casllc Jr assislant secretary of state for weslern European affairs Hanford MacNider American minis ter to Canada and Hume Wrong Canadian charge d affaires COSTORMIN ISOOWN Cedar Rapids Flames Break Out 2nd Time Thot Under Control Fire Does Damage of CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 31 Two firemen were injured and six overcome by smoke and gas while fighting flames in the Newman department store Lhis morning Damage to the building and stock was estimated at 5500000 The injured A D Rock back hurt Assistant Chief W F Vrlm urtery cut Those overcome dipt T S McDermott Andy Coleman A J Novuk C A Nelson Koy Vrba Capt Joseph Trlusy The which broke out in the elevator shaft in the basement at 8 p m last night were be lieved to have been under control at midnight They broke out on the first floor this morning and firemen were able to confine them to that floor and the basement Ruined by Smoke Stock on the other three floors however was said to have been ruined by smoke and water Part of the loss was covered by insurance The store had recentl invoiced its stock at 5350000 Car Ettinger assistant manager said Some of the departments in th store had been leased to other mei chants who also suffered heavj losses Don Minear druggist place his loss at 525000 AE Harni Eight Roads of Southwest Reduce Fare to Two Cents ST LOUIS cost of train Jan 31 riding goes down California New York Washington and Oregon Arizona Einstein to Sail Home to Germany on March 5 PASADENA Gal Jan 31 Dr Albert Einstein German scien tist said today he would leave Call fornia Feb 23 and sail from New York for Germany March 5 on the steamer Deutschland President Signs Bill for McGregor Bridge WASHINGTON Jan 31 President Hoover today signed a bill aulhorizing W L Eichendorf to construcjl maintain and operate a bridge across the Mississippi river at McGregor Booth Tarkington to Leave Hospital With Part Sight Restored BALTIMORE Jan 31 to recognize friends and distinguish the color of Ihe landscape after months of darkness Booth Tarking ton today packed his grips to leave Johns Hopkins hospital successful in his 14 yearfight to overcome cataracts His improvement how ever will be gradual He made plans to go to Cheslnut Hill Philadelphia to rest before re turning to Wilmer institute to be fitted to three pairs of glasses He will continue hts writing nearly onehalf In many parts Ihe southwest at midnight tonight A fare of 2 cents a mile will go into effect on the Frisco lines which operate in nine soulhwcstern stales and on seven other railroads between points where they com pele with the Frisco The reduced fare applies only to chair cars and coaches The present rate is 36 cents a mile In laying its new tariffs before the interstale commerce commis sion last month the Frisco said it desired the 2 cent rale as a means of meeting bus competition Three compeling lines objected when Ihe commission yeslerday failed to sus pend the rate announced by the Frisco effective Feb 1 Seven lines announced they would meet the re duction between competitive points The roads are the Santa Fe Rock Island Illinois Central Kansas City Southern Missouri Pacific Missouri KansasTcxas and Cotton Belt The 2 cent rate also is being given a Irial on Ihe Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific The Chicago and Northwestern also will cut its fare tonight for a 3 monlh experi mental period Inquest Planned in Death of lowan Hit by Freight BURLINGTON Jan 31 oner B A Pnigh planned an inquest today Into the death of Clarence A Wells 52 Burlington who was killed late last night when his truck was hit by a Burlington freight train COAST GUARD IS FREED OF BLAME Board Decides Canadian Boat Was Clearly With in 12 Mile Limit WASHINGTON Jan 31 report of the coast guard board which inquired into the capture of the Canadian rum runner Josephine K today exoneraled the crew of the patrol boat of wrongdoing and said the rum runner was clearly with in 12 miles of Ihe coast of the United States The report was made public by Assistant Secretary Lowman after being sent to the stale department for transmission to the Canadian legation s The board found that charges lhat Boalswain Karl Schmidt com mander of the CG145 was under influence of liquor was unlrue ant said the death of the master of the rum runner tho regrettable was unavoidable under the circum stances William Cluett captain of the Josephine K died as tho result o wounds received from a shot by coast guard crafl Turn to rniHi ft Congress Urged to Pass Pending Margerine Bili DES MOINES Jan 31 Congress was urged to pass a pent ing bill prohibiting use of palm o in the manufacture of oleomargai ine under a joint resolution ap proved by the house of representa ives today The resolution intro luccd by Representative G E Va Vert of Franklin county went t he senate for consideration The resolution said that enact ment of the bill would be a grea Benefit to the dairying interests o wa The proposed road bond amend uent lo Ihe constitution came int the limelight again when Speakc lohnson ordered a call of the nous for 30 a m Monday the hour a which consideralion of the measur starts Call Requested The request for the call was matin by Represenlatives J H Johnson of Marion counly E P Laughlin of Fremont county F B Witt of Butler county D McCrecry of Linn county and H C Pattispn of Jefferson counly This procedure requires all mem bers of Lhe house to be present both for Ihe debale and Ihe vote It waj indicated today lhat the discussion may delay the vole until late Mon day or possible Tuesday The house passed its first bill to legalizing act sponsored by Representative A H Avery of Clay county The bill validates sale of really by Ihe consolidated independ ent school district of Lloyd townx ship Dickinson county The vote was 78 to 0 Fix Shoveling Price The house committee on cilies and towns introduced and reported for passage a bill which would fix the price to be assessed for removal ef snow and ice by a municipality After 10 hours Ihc city could do the Turn In riiRP Column S Eighteen Passengers on Ship in Flight to Brazil AS PALMAS Canary Islands Jan 31 The German sea lane DOX landed in the harbor lore at p m a m The big ship settled down in tha larbor with a great roar of motors vhicu brot everybody within hear ng distance to the waterfront She iad completed this first lap of her irojccted flight across the South Vtlantic to Brazil in almost exact y seven hours Fog between Lisbon and the Ma deira Islands made a change in her original plans and Commimder Friedrich Christiansen instead of dropping a mail bag at Funchal as 10 had intended eliminated the Madeira detour and came straight lore Proceeding on Schedule A radio message sent an hour be ore the arrival said the trip was jroceeding on schedule without un oward incident The lap was an SGO mile stretch of Lhe Atlantic ocean off the coast of northwestern Africa Eighteen persons by far the larg est number ever to attempt a long ocean flight in a heavier than aif machine were aboard the craft De parture from Lisbon was at a m a m From Las Palmas the plane to morrow will fly to Porto Praia in the Cape Verde Islands After a 39 hour halt it will attempt themost 1 nando D6 miles distant A be made and the craft will proceed to the mainland at Natnl and down the coast to Rio de Janeiro From Rio de Janeiro the plane will continue to New York The ship is commanded by Capt Friedrich Christiansen Lieut Clar Turn o Pngr ft Column Two Youths Burned to Death After Crash on Way Home From Dance BALTIMORE Md Jan 31 Returning from a dance at a down town hotel two young men wera burned to death early today in a fire that followed Ihe collision ol their automobile and another They were identified hours afterward as John C Hager 21 and Frederick Schreiver Daniel Love Negro who said he was Ihc driver of Lhe other ma chine was held pending completion of a coroners investigation Campbell Makes Speed of Nearly 200 Miles on His Practice Run DAYTONA BEACH Fla Jan 31 Malcolm Campbell British contender for the worlds land speed record attained an un official speed of nearly 200 miles an hour today on the first praclice run in his Blue Bird II car since com ing here from England The present record is 231 miles an hour established here In 1929 by th late Sir Henry Segrave aiso of Eng land Hunt Man sit Ksthcrvillc ESTHERVILLE Jan 31 search is being conducted for Wit lam Stam farmer who disappeared after accompanying his son to Es hervillc IOWA WEATHER Fair slightly colder in the ex treme cast portion Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar companj wealher figures for the period end ing at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday Minimum in NIglit 36 At 8 A M Salurday 26 WEEKS FORECAST CHICAGO Jan 31 Weathci forecast for the week beginning Monday For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri mostlj fair except some rain or snow dur ing the first part of the week tem peratures slightly above normal a a rule ;