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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1931, Mason City, Iowa i COMP HAFJLON E R r I S MEM ART DEPT Of IOWA f1 r 3 M 0 t N s I North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OVVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION YOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 3 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 171 KIDNAPER KILLS 15 YEAR OLD GIRL Tax on Rich Not Simple Problem of Breaking Up Wealth Puzzle to Couzens By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 3 CPAJ Senator James Couzens of Mich igan looked up from the pad on which he had been figuring figuring out lay i n heavier impost upon the estates 1e f t by dead m i 1 li o n aires in tpart to supply the gov ernraent with needed revenues in part to break up the gr e a t concentrations of wealth which he blames largely for the present economic depression It isnt as simple as it looks he complained The trouble is that aging multi millionaires have a trick of giving their fortunes away to their heirs before they actually die thus say ing their hoards from the Inroads of the tax collector At first thoe it may seem as if this dodge could be checkmated by taxing gifts too was done for awhile in fact hut the law was repealed later Second thot however observed the senator reveals a weakness in the gift tax Small gifts naturally should not be taxed so heavily in proportion as very large ones any more than small estates should be Turn to PnRC U Column YOUTHS FORCED TO HELP POLICE Michigan U Students in Jail D Increase in Size of 4th District May Favor Elkader Man rLKADER June N Haugen versus Charles A Ben son That wjl be the liineup a year from now when republicans of the new fourth district go to the polls to select a nominee for representa tive in congress Senator Benson a farmer living near here made his formal an nouncement of candidacy today al tho the strong run which he made against the veteran Northwood man in 1930 has made his entry into the race again a foregone conclusion A year ago the contest was so close that it hinged on the vote which went to a third candidate in the field W M Strand of Decorah who received a total of 4052 votes The difference between the Benson and the Haugen totals was 3353 votes Two Counties Added A factor of importance in the sit uation next year lies in the addition of two counties to the fourth dis trict under the redistricting maif date of congress These two counties are Buchanan and Delaware both touching on ANN ARBOR Mich June 3 UP University of Michigan freshmen who remained in jail two days before they aided police in ar resting the man from whom they purchased liquor were at liberty today still to face charges of pos sessing liquor and disorderly con duct James L Slocum 19 Pittsburgh is president of the freshman liter ary class His jailmate was Law rence L Heideman 18 of Laurium Mich Frank L Smith a carpenter whom police accuse of selling them liquor was arrested last night shortly before the students were re leased Police said the boys finally had given the information which led to his apprehension The students said they had not been allowed to communicate with friends since Monday night There had been no announcement of their arrests Police said they visited Slocums andHeidemans roominghouse on complaint of their landlord Satur day night and found a partly con sumed bottle of liquor in their room The boys are to be given a hear ing in justice court June B In the meantime they are at liberty under bond each Council Bluffs Girl Wins First Prize in Child Writing Contest COUNCIL BLUFFS June 3 lT Olsen 8 daughter of Mr and Mrs Minard E Olson of Coun cil Bluffs was announced today as first prize winner In the primary writing contest of the national Good Writers club at Washington She will receive a gold medal I ti AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I reckon youd call Sue May a modern Her idea o bein a motlel wife is to drive by the office so Bill wont have to walk home son friends as friendlyterritory Congressman Haugen however has already spent considerable time in the newly acquired area and his skill at developing an effective ma chine may be counted on to assert itself In any event Buchanan and Delaware counties bid fair to be an important battlefield of the 1932 congressional strife Next Year Different Next years contest said a local businessman in referring to the Benson candidacy is going to bn essentially different from last years In dozens of localities we found leaders friendly to Senator Benson but disinclined to give him any assistance because they didnt think he had a ghost of a chance His showing In the primary proved that he did have n chance and that f ail who were favorable to him had worked for him he would have been elected hands down Next year the fourth district will know more of Its candidate and of his strength It will be a real contest to say the least In announcing his candidacy to day Senator Benson issued the fol lowing statement to editors of the district Thinks Chances Good I shall be a candidate for con gress in 1932 The many letters of encouragement that I received after the primary election last year the generous support given me then and the support assured me since the formation of the new Fourth dis Tnm to rnce A Column 4 SEEKSTRANGERS AS BANK ROBBERS Pair Missing From Brayton Blamed for Setting Fire to Oil Tanks BRAYTON June 3 rob bers who took from the Bray ton Savings bank Tuesday while employes watched a fire and worked so neatly that the theft was not discovered until a patron sought to cash a check were sought by Audubon county authorities to day Two strangers who had been here for two days and who disap peared after the robbery were sus pected of robbing the bank after first setting fire to 100 oil tanks at the George C Hoegh oil station They drov a brown coupe with an Ohio license L F Miller cashier and his son Einar assistant cashier had gone to the fire about 12 oclock as bail everybody In town and many from surrounding communities When they reopened the bank about 1 p m a customer presentee a check and the theft was discov ered The Millers expressed the belict that the robbers had set fire to the oil tanks to detract attention while they looted the bank King George Makes Peers on Birthday Looks With Favor on Annual List of Honors LONDON June 3 George looked with favor the sixtysixth anniversary his his annual list birth day honors creating among other distinctions four baronetcies 25 knighthoods and two privy counctl orships Sir Edward Elgar master of the kings imisick who has just turned 74 himself is one the new bar ons He is the composer of Pomp and Circumstance and other ora torios He was made a knight of the British Empire in 1904 and decor ated with the order of merit in 1911 Dame Commander The other barons are Sir Thomis Jaffrey consulting actuary of the Aberdeen Savings bank Philip Henry Devitt founder of the Nau tical college at and Sir Herbert Gibson an organizer of the empire trade exposition in Buenos Aires Miss Sybil Thorndike known as Englands leading tragedienne was made a dame commander of the British Empire Dating her theatri cal career from 1904 she has played virtually all of Shake speares feminine roles of tragedy Sets Order Merit Sir William Henry Bragg emin ent physicist and director of the DavyFaraday esearch laboratory was the only individual to receive the order of merit regarded by of work with xrays and crystals Ben Turner M P veteran trade unionist and former secretary of mines is among the new knights The Earl of Athlone former gov ernorgeneral of South Africa and Attorney General Sir William Jowltt were made privy councilors The king held his first Derby dinner in two years at Buckingham palace last night entertaining 56 members of the Jockey club Benson to Be Candidate Against Haugen in 19321 WISCONSIN MAN TDHNR DUN nKing George PRESIDENTIAL TIMBER AT GOVERNORS MEET I Beyer Dies in BAULl WuuNUtU 10MUIKUH Makes Peers I riT Falls of BY HIS VICTIM mil MAUL Hi LIKELY ENTRANT MarketsatA Glance NEW YOUK Slocks Strong leaders buoyant as shorts cover Bonds Irregular rails turn firm Curb Strong active oils lead rally Butter Steady CHICAGO Wheat Easy withdrawal Farm Board support Corn Steady bullish crop and weather reports Cattle Higher hogs strong Beyer Dies in Iowa Falls of Head Injuries Iowa State Dean Was Hurt in CarTrain Collision IOWA FALLS June Dean Samuel WBeyer of Iowa State col lege at Ames who was injured in an autotrain crash here Tuesday morning died at Ellsworth hospital early today He was 66 years old Dean Beyer who was head the industrial science division at the college was hurt when the auto In which he and Dean Anson Marston head of the engineering school at Iowa State was struck by a south bound passenger train near here while they were enroute to Elkader to attend the funeral of D D Mur phy former member of the state board of education While Marston escaped with rel atively minor injuries Beyer was unconscious for more than four hours after the crash and continued in a state of coma Attending phy sicians expressed the belief he suf ered a basal fracture of the skull The body will be taken to Ames Interested in Youth For more than a quarter of a lentury Dean Beyer served as a member of the faculty of Iowa Hate college He was deeply inter ested in the activities of young men and women and in clean whole some athletics His associates re spected him for his straightfor ward method of attacking the prob lem of life Dean Beyer was born May 15 1865 Among the chief executives from 24 states at the twentythird annual conference at French Lick Ind were several who have been mentioned as presidential possibilities right in this group Wovernqrs Gilford Pinchot of Pennsylvania FranliUn I jRooseveJt of New York Albert C ItltcJile of Mary land and George White of Ohio Cermak Asks State Legislature to Come to Help of Chicago CHICAGO June 3 and Cook county financially pinched because of a tax muddle turned to the state legislature to day for relief legislation Mayor Anton J Cermak who hurried to Springfield last night to consult with members of the leg islature said before his departure that unless legislative relief was forthcoming by July 1 he would re duce the citys forces to a mini mum IOWANS PROPOSE BUS REGULATION Interstate Commerce Group Studies Brief Filed by Commissioners WASHINGTON June 3 interstate commerce commission to day had before it a brief filed by the Iowa board of railroad commis sioners urging regulation of inter state bus and truck traffic by the interstate commerce commission The brief was one of several pre sented to the commerce commission Tuesday It suggests that the inter state commerce group cooperate with the state commissions Reten tion by state bodies of the right to regulate intrastate traffic is asked however if the plan is carried into effect UNITED STATES NOT TO PROTEST CANADIAN RAISE Democrats to Wage Their Campaign With Tariff as Issue XITASHINGTON June 3 W Secretary Stimson indicated today that the United States would not protest to the Ottawa gov ernment against the new Canadian tariff rates The American government con siders the tariff a purely domestic question the secretary said He added that he had not yet studied the new Canadian rates Chairman Jouett Shouse of the democratic national executive com mittee predicted his party would ac cept tariff as an issue in charging the administration with responsibil ity for prolonging the business de pression thru the SmootHawley act Blow to Industries In a formal statement Shouse said American exports to Canada had been sharply curtailed since en actment of the measure and added Canadas latest tariff increases on goods imported from the Unitec States Is one more blow to our in dustries already suffering from the ruination of our foreign markets by the SmootHawley tariff The administration could no have inflicted greater punishmen on American business had it delib erately sought to alienate our bes customer While state department officials awaited u report on the Canadiai increases from Minister MacNlder Senator Goldsborough of Maryland in a statement thru the republican national committee assailed Sena tor Harrison of Mississippi on hi tariff stand Ignores Assertion Goldsborough charged that in statement thru the democratic na tional committee Harrison Ignore a contrary assertion of Prime Min Ister Bennett that the Canadia tariff Increases are by way of re tallatlon against the American tar iff act He charged Harrison sup ported certain Increases in the tar iff bill and declared the southerne was ready to kill It unless he ob tafned a duty of six cents a poun on Mississippi long staple cotton Senator Harrison aaid thru th national committee that Canada action will further affect legltimat American Industry ROGERS HOLLYWOOD Gal June 3 ust had an election out here today or new councilmen and new scvers nd more people got their crosses ilxed up This Is cotton week all over the outh They had laid by their silks or a week At all the luncheon lubs the speeches are to be about cotton That will perhaps disgust 11 the listeners with ever wearing otton again What the south needs is a week ailed steal the farmers cotton eed week If thesouth was robbed f all their cotton seed for five they would be loaning Mel on money Yours ON ALL FASCISTS TO STE Order Follows Arrest o Catholic Youth Group Leaders CANNON FILES SUIT Asks Damages From Tink ham for Alleged Libel in Charges WASHINGTON June 3 Bishop James Cannon Jr filed suit in the District of Columbia supreme court today against Representative Tlnkham republican Massachu setts for for alleged libel Cannon based his charges upon the charges Tinkham made in con nection with his 1928 antiSmith campaign activities The southern Methodist bishop al leged that Tinkham had wittcn and caused to he published on June 19 1930 an article charging him with violating the federal corrupt prac tices act Rumania to Celebrate Day of Carols Return BUCHAREST Rumania June 3 8 anniversary of the re turn of King Carol from Exile has been declared a national holiday in Rumania Wilson Leaves for Lecture Platform AMES June C Wil son Instructor in English at Iowa State college world traveler who with Francis Flood crossed Africa by motorcycle has resigned to de vote his full time to lecturing ROME June 3 director ate of the fascist party headed by Premier Mussolini tonight issued a call to all fascists to defend Ihelr achievements against antifascists under whatever banner n phrase which was interpreted as referring to the Catholic action organization It was made known that a number of leaders of Catholic young peo ples organizations have been ar rested on political warrants signed by the prefect After being ques tioned they were held for further disposition which may mean con finement to the Island of Lipari Among those arrested was At torney Corsanego honorary gen eral president of the Italian Cnth olic young peoples organtzai ion Receives Admonition He received from the prefect a political admonition a measure which usually immediately precedes exile to the prison island In a speech to the college of chaplains of immigrants reported today in the newspaper Osservatore Romano Pope Pius last night heaped ridicule upon official state ments by the Italian government in connection with the dissolutior of all the Catholic youth clubs in Italy That dissolution he said violatec the right of the church to form and guide young people and violated al so the natural law made for the good of souls under which men form themselves into associations Pope Uses Ridicule He ridiculed and denounced the governments official communique asserting that Catholic societies not directly connected with the nationalist rasclst party had been dissolved without the slightest in cldent As for the phrase without th slightest incident the pontiff de dared That expression is worth a trea sure It is enough to think of all th incidents the irreverences indecen cics and vandalisms in Rome and i the smaller cities in the edifice which enjoy extraterritoriaily It i enough to consider the offenses t the person of the supreme pontiff The old Beyet homestead SB six miles west of Manly at tno turn o the road toward Han Ion town The old brick house in which the family lived still stands almost hidden by trees He came to IOWR State college in the eighties receiving a degree of bachelor of science in geology in 1889 The degree of doctor of phil osophy was conferred upon him by Johns Hopkins university in 18H5 Returning to Iowa State college the same year he entered upon his duties as member of the faculty Carried Dual Kolc Beyer carried on a dual role as a teacher and an athletic organizer during his 36 years at Iowa State Coming to the college as a pro fessor of geology in the engineering division under Dean Marston Mars ton and Beyer have been close friends ever since Beyer assumed the duties of dean In 1917 when Dean Marston was called into service as a major in the engineering corps At the ose of the war he was promoted dean of the industrial science ivtsion which corresponds some what to liberal flrts colleges in ther universities He held this po tion for the last 12 years Beyers work in geology has been ocognlzcd as a marked contribu ion to the science Intercollegiate thletea have been his chief inter st outside the classroom and rou ine of handling the affairs of the undreds of students in his division Before the formation of the big six onference he served as faculty rep csentative nf Iowa State at meet ngs of the old Missouri Valley con erence and has since represented he school at meetings of the new froup Chairman of Groups While working with these groups he was chairman and a member of numerous committees which framed rules adjusted difficulties and ren dered decisions governing the par ticipation and activities of middle western schools in athletics His reputation for fairness sym pathy and justice In handling the difficulties and problems of his students is considered a classic by us coworkers and students Al ways straightforward In his meth ods he dealt directly with the stu dent in matters of discipline His voice in the faculty councils was a convincing one and had a signifi cant effect on the trend of the col lege affaire Dean Beyer was married June 22 1893 to Miss Jennie Morrison of Hedrick He is survived by two children Jeannette Beyer Ithaca N Y and Mary Morrison Beyer who Is completing her studies as a senior in home economics at Iowa State at the present time Family Witnesses Fight Beside Road Ashley Blames Girl WINONA Minn June 3 attempted kidnaping of Evelyn Brown 15 Beaver Dam Wis ended today when her abductor Roy Ash ley also of Beaver Dam shot and killed her after being wounded probably fatally by his victim Ashley wanted in Beaver Dam on a warrant charging kidnaping was taken to a hospital where physi cians planned on emergency oper ation in an effort to save his lite He was shot In the abdomen Only Two In Car First reports said another man was with the two but members at the Elmer Nelson family who wit nessed the affair told authorities there was only Ashley and the girl in the automobile which stopped be fore their farm house As Ashley was filling the radiator with water they said the girl screamed He kidnaped me Ash ley hurled a bottle at the girl who fired four times at him He appeared to have been hit but dragged her from the machine grabbed the gun and hit his victim over the head Tried to Bliime Girl Ashley then drove a quarter of a mile away pulled the girl from the car near the Frank Schultz farm home according to Charles Frank and Eugene Winters and the two Schultz boys and shotherthru the itfA iead M Ho walkSd away1 aat down and told the elder Schultz she stiot me and then shot herself Ashley was taken to the hospital where he was not permitted to talk being weak from loss of blood New Victory Bell to Ring When Drake Dedicates Dormitory DES MOINES June 3 cation of Drake university womens dormitory will be opened Saturday with the sounding of the new victory bell President Walter A Jessup of Iowa university Gov Dan Turner and President R M Hughes of Iowa State college arc Included in the list of speakers on the program Howard J Clark Des Moincs at torney and president of the dormi tory association will speak at tlia laying of the cornerstone Radio Interference Ordinance Passed by Whittemore Council WH1TTEMORE June town council passed an ordinance prohibiting electrical interference with radio reception and providing for punishment for violation SKe Wea IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy probably showers or thunderstorms Wed nesday night and Thursday In ha east portion and thundcr Wednesday afternoon or night in Iho west portion Cool er Thursday and In the west and norlli portions Wednesday night LOCAL STATISTICS Local weather statistics for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 76 Minimum In night SB At 8 A M Wednesday 68 The wind had turned from the southwest to directly south Wednes day The mounting temperature Wednesday indicated that summer was really here Renkin to Form New Cabinet in Belgium BRUSSELS Belgium June Renkin the Catholic party leader today accepted a mandate to form a new cabinet succeeding that of Premier Henri Jaspar which resigned on May 21 ;