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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home t R HIS MEM4 ART OEPT 6r IOWA OKS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Hull Enemy of Tariff SenatorElect Likely to Turn Out Real Threat By CHARLES P STEWART N March 2 CPAl CordeH Hull or Tennessee issued a state men t as the nations legislators are in the habit of call ing their extra official utter ances of public questions a few days ago of sort worth mucn more serious at tention than the average political handout from Capitol hill For one thing it is an important statement be cause it relates to the tariff which is a tremendously important if not a very popularly interesting sub ject Second It is important because Representative Hull issues it And Representative Hull not only is one of the countrys foremost tariff ex perts but the next session of con gress will see him in the senate where it is a foregone conclusion that he speedily will be recognized among the extremely few a single pair of hands will furnish an ample number of fingers to count them on lawmakers of tiptop ability in Washington TT WOULD not be correct to say that Senatorelect Hull has pot been prominent even as a member of the house of representatives He has been as prominent a man as it is possible for a representative to be under conditions which prevail today in that congressional cham ber These conditions however have reduced all the representatives pret ty well to a common level In fact except by name they do not all know one another As for XnriVvto Fage r 3 Column WIRE SERVICE MAgQN CITY AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NQ J24 SENATORS FEAR FOOD TRUST Architect Testifies in U of lowaTnvestigati SOUERS CLAIMS indioltyo have hU ets at a Mcijr Glance NEW YORK rails lead down ward trend Bonds7IrreguIar long term treasuries soft reactions follow early steadiness Foreign Exchanges Irregular lira at new high for year local selling east spot market rumored Brazil ian government buying CHICAGO bearish farm re I serve estimate and good moisture southwest liquidation and poor cash demand i to strong Hogs steady Nordbye Nomination Laid Aside at Final Committee Meeting f WASHINGTON March 2 The nomination of Gunnar H Nord bye to be a federal judge for Min nesota was laid aside today by the senate judiciary committee at its last meeting of the session without action Failure to act virtually killed the nomination which dies unless con firmed before adjournment Wed nesday Senator Schall republican Min nesota fought the nominee FIRM PAID FOR ERROR IN WORK Says Methods of Fisk Were Legitimate in Trade DES MOINES March 2 UPvi Clark Souers Des Moines archi tecttoday described to the legis lative committee investigating the University of Iowa the construction of several buildings on the campus Souers testified that an error in grading the west approach to the old capital at Iowa City necessi tating reconstruction was made by the architects and was paid for By his firm The capital approach required the drawing of three sets of plans he said the final ones being drafted in 1927 That set lowered the sur face of the upper terrace about 18 inches he explained Quizzed on Changes Previously Souers was questioned it length about changes in the orig inal plans for an addition to the mens dormitory which was con structed under the direction of J M Fisk university building superin tendent Letters from Fisk to Souers firm in 1925 about the specifications were read into the record One of the letters said that in ad vertising for bids it should be men Bobby Jones Tees Up for Movie Debut Championship Golfer to Appear in 12 ion Pictures state wouldfurnish base brick at thousand and common brick at 15 a thousand Another letter said that the state had purchased the necessaryjoists which contractors would be required to buy Testimony last week showed that all bids were rejected and Fisk given of the work Was it usual for Fisk to in struct you to require the contract ors to buy materials from the own er asked Dennis Kelleher the committees attorney Usual Practice That is done a great deal both on state and private jobs an swered Souers He told Kelleher he did not know when or where the material was obtained or whether it was pur Turn Page Z Column AUNT HET ByRobert Quillen Janes oldest girl is goin to make some man a fine wife She can set by the hour and listen to symptoms with out mentionin her own 14 RUSSIANS ON TRIAL FOR PLOT Leaders of Social Democrats Confess Conspiracy Attempt MOSCOW March 2 teen leaders of the Russian social democratic party today began de tailed confessions on the witness stand after pleading guilty yester day to plotting overthrow of the soviet government by means of sa botage and foreign intervention The famous soviet prosecutor N B Krylenko spent most of the session examining the defendants on the organization of the social demo cratic party questions of class ideology and other related subjects Examination Divided He conducted the examination in five parts First organization sec ond activities of the party in for eign countries third the connec tion with other counterrevolu tionary organizations fourth sa botage and fifth documentary evidence Vladimir Groman soviet econo mist Boris Berlatsky of the soviet state bank and Abraham Ginsburg member of the supreme council of national economy defendants told of social democratic party politics their plans to slow down industry and their belief that the soviet scheme of government would not work in Russia 133000 Lose Jobs Groman said I did not believe that socialism could succeed in one country alone but the Mensheviks hoped to preserve the results of the revolution with the support of the labor movement abroad Coincident with opening of the trial the government disclosed that 138000 government public em ployes in the sovletunion had been dismissed from service More than 123000 were said to have been thoroly examined and cleansed Others were transferred to differ ent jobs many were demoted and a large percentage dismissed out right By BRIAN BELL HOLLYWOOD Cal March 2 pictures newest star looked out this morning to say So this is Hollywood Robert T Jones Jr winner of 13 major golf championships was on a new course 1 today teeing xip for an ambitious series of 12 pic tures f Starting at the green with a pic ture on putting he will stand be fore the camera until he has made chip shots niblick shots mashie niblick spade mashie and four iron combined three and two irons two iron iincf spoon compared brasaie driver trouble shots practice and finally to ring down the curtain a complete round Bob No Comedian Bob was asked as he prepared to start his work if there would be a comedy relief If there is he said somebody else will have to furnish it I wont try to do anything I know I know nothing about Ill stick to golf and hope for the beat v Ha Said hehad during the winter fl had to to get on my game but didnt succeed I hope Ill be bet ter when the shooting starts While in California the champion of ehampigns will play in several fourball matches for charity He had no suggestion to offer as to the most likely candidate to suc ceed him as amateur champion Picks Youngsters There are S9me really gretTt golfers coming up now with the youngsters he said The question will be whether any one of them may develop consistently Charlie Seaver the Stanford freshman will bear watching Bob appeared in Hollywood with a new golf bag one he has had since his last visit to England where it was given him He could not use it until he retired from competitiqn for he dared not risk changing his luck by changing bags For the same reason he never played vitb steelshafted clubs The work in the pictures will be done with the same old clubs he made do magic at home and abroad As a costar in the first picture will be Calamity Jane his famous putter FRENCH ACCEPT SETTLEMENT OF NAVAL PROBLEM U S Great Britain and Japan Must Now Adhere DARIS March 2 French r cabinet today decided that tha tripartite naval agreement reached last week by Great Britain Italy and France was satisfactory1 it was announced after a meeting of the ministers presided over by President Doumergue Thus Frances adherence to the arrangement which must now bo submitted to theUnited States Ja pan vand the British dominions was virtually assured The British foreign minister Ar thur Henderson and A V Alexan der first lord of the admiralty left at midday for London The point which seemingly cre ated the greatest interest was that one which some newspapers alleged would ask the United States and Japan to agree not to build capital ships larger than 23000 or 26000 tons whereas the maximum fixed by the Washington treaty and un changed by the London document was 35000 tons for battleships Several points of the accord need the approval of the United States and Japan and in fact constitute a modification of the five i Washingtoi jjavaltreaty as well the treaty of 1 Since the basis of the Italian agreement was the accord reached a few days earlier by France and Great Britain no time was lost in fixingan equitable relationship subjectto the review of the London treaty in 1936 HAUGEN HAS SERVED LONGEST left rl Jrr 4H Representative Henry Allen Cooper of Wisconsin left GilbertN auger Nortluvood becomes the dean of congress He will begin lus thirtythird year as a member or that body March 4 Henry Allen Cooper Dies Haugen Dean of Congress lowan Becomes Oldest Member in Point of Service Minimum of 25 and No Rain Iowas Forecast DES MOINES March 2 Minimum temperatures of 25 or 30 degrees Monday night and no rain were forecast for Monday and Tues day by Iowas government weather man Low temperatures reported Sun day night were Sioux City 18 Charles City and Des Moines 20 and Dubuque Davenport and Keo kuk 24 No precipitation was re ported Turn to Page 2 Monday AND READ ABOUT BIG SISTER POEM CONTEST Congress Needs to Pass But One Major Measure WASHINGTON March 2 With all major legislation except the deficiency bill out of the way congress devoted its at tention today to minor measures to investigations completed or in itiated and to postadjournment po litical plans The senate found it was not yet thru with veterans bonus legisla ture when Senator Barkley demo crat Kentucky introduced a meas ure to permit loans to be made on veterans adjusted compensation certificates as soon as issued in stead of requiring them to be two years old The house ways and means com mittee approved an investigation into conditions surrounding prod ucts for which embargoes have been urged during this session This committee also approved a resolu tion instructing the tariff commis sion to investigate the crude oil sit uation The house passed by 295 to 83 the Jenkins bill to reduce by 90 per cent the number of immigrants ad mitted from all countries during the nexttwo years The Bacon bill to prevent reduc tion in postmasters salaries because of smaller receipts during business depression was approved by the house postofflce committee which amended it to make it applv onlv to the 1932 fiscal year The senate today adopted a reso lution authorizing Secretary Hyde to loan without security 55000000 of the which has been ap propriated for seed feed and fertil izer in the droughtstricken areas WASHINGTON March 2 The deaa of the house of represen 80 year old Henry Allen Cooper of Wisconsin died here yesterday The republican progressive who has sat in congress longer than any man now there succumbed to acute indigestion several hours after taking part in a bitter house ses sion Saturday night Cooper came to the house in 1893 from the first districtgof his state He served until the sixtysixth con gress when his constituents turned upon him he believed for voting against entering the World war but he was back again the next term and to stay ROGERS jt distinguished figure and bearded as he His was a white haired stood tall and erect among his col leagues He was looking forward to coming back again next winter with the seventysecond congress to which he had been reelected Cooper was a militant leader of the progressive element from the northwest a supporter thruout his career of the elder LaFollette Today the house paid him tribute with an adjournment of respect to his memory A committee will rep resent congress in escorting the body back to Racine Wednesday There the body will lie in state for a time before the burial services He is survived only by his widow Susan Both houses of congress recessed for an hour today out of respect for Representative Cooper SANTA MONICA Cal March 2 soldiers that are lined up get ting their money sure look like they needed it The big financial boys say that its bad economy to pay the money now When was there anything connected wjth the war good economy Even entering it wasnt a stroke of financial genius HogIsland cost as much as this bonus and the enemy couldnt find it and i neither could we A debt is just as hard for a gov ernment to pay as it is for an ind vidual No debt ever come due a a good time Borrowing is the onl thing that is handy all the time Yours Barnes Finds Better Times Getting Near Head of Presidents Survey Committee Optimistic WASHINGTON March 2 The business horizon finds Julius H Barnes is clearing getting better signs are optim istic Such is the re port of the chan man of President Hoovers national business survey conference for the midwinter season not only in the United States but abroad as well were the clouds of depress ion seen pushed back by the light of Things ara Julius Barnca I Inc IOWAN NOW DEAN The house must pass on the meaa Action Completed Congressional action was com pleted on the JonesCooper mater nity and infancy and rural health aid bill with house approval of a conference report The senate ac ceded to house amendments Incor porating the rural health program The bill which now goes to the president would authorize 000 a year for federal aid to statea in mothers and infants welfare work on the dollar matching prin ciple o fthe SheppardTowner act The senate agriculture committee approved a resolution proposing a senatorial investigation of agricul tural conditions but eliminated pro NORTHWOOD March 2 The deatli of Representative Henry A Cooper of Wisconsin leaves Rep resentative Gilbert N Haugen of the fourth Iowa district as the old est congressman in point of length of service Haugen a republican will start his thirtythird year in the house of representatives Thursday He was reelected last November for a sev enteenth term His service began March 4 1899 Cooper had served 18 terms but they were not consecutive Haugen has been returned every two years by voters in his district A native of Rock couniy Wis he is 71 years old Haugens most notable congres sional work was his coauthorship of the McNaryHaugen farm relief bill as chairman of the house agri cultural committee King Zog Plans Leave of Vienna for Albania VIENNA March 2 King Zog of Albania who escaped an BS sassins bullet when he was shot at in front of the Vienna operahouse on Feb 20 has decided to leave Vienna this week presumably to re turn to Albania Police announced that neither the day iior the of his departure nor the station from which he would leave would HEROIC MOTHER BURNS TO DEATH Iowa City Woman Dies When She Tries to Rescue Child IOWA CITY March 2 Henry Grady 45 was dead today while the son she attempted to save from their burning home in which she believed he had been trapped was alive and well Mrs Grady entered the blazing structureseeking her son William 9 Unknown to the mother the boy and two other children had been taken to safety by the father The body of the mother was found on the second floor It was believed she died from suffocation after her path downstairs had been cut off by the flames Survivingare the husband three sons and five daughters including Mrs Delbert Harris of Iowa City and Mrs Russell Putnam of Rock Island 111 one of the sons Henry Jr is in Omaha Lost Aviatrix Found in Hospital Injured SAN FRANCISCO March 2 dispatch to the CallBulletin from a staff correspondent todav said Edna May Cooper movie act ress and aviatrix missing from Hol lywood for a week was locnted today in a Monterey Qal hospital where she was being treated for serious injuries om eliminated profrom which he would leave would vision for including operations of be made known in advance us they the farm board m the inquiry j feared further attempts on his life Einstein la tndlun Chief ALBUQUERQUE N Mex March 2 Einatein is an Indian chief The Hopis in adopt ing him gave him the name Great confidence and energy Some of the bright spots ho re ported Adjustment Attained Recurring demonstration that in dustry generally has attained an ad justment of stocks production ami marketing in which even a moderate expansion in demand will have im mediate results Evidence that reduced city spending reflects into lower farm prices for products in which thcra 13 no apparent depressing surplus such as most dairy products Clear indication that the volumo of savingsin theirf various form large and is still mounting Abroad he said repeated evi dences of improved conditions aro recorded Collections Fair Collections in wholesale centers for the past several weeks were classed as only fair and insurance sales were lower than in January of 1930 Building construction was a little less than 590000000 off from a year ago with corresponding re duction in building material move ments A pickup was seen in long dis tance telephone communication but telegraph and cable business rnii road and streetcar traffic was still off REPORT ON COST OF BREAD MADE BY COMMITTEE Group Sees Tendency of Corporations to Get Monopoly March 2 The senates food price investi gating committee today recommend ed careful scrutiny by the fed eral trade commission arid the jus tice department of an alarming tendency toward the monopolistic control of the nations food by a small group ot powerful corpora tions and combinations The recommendation was em bodied in the committees report to the senate of its inquiry into the prices of bread meats sugar and milk Within the past few years the absorption of independent baiters and milk distributors by gigantic nationwide corporations holding companies mergers and chain en terprises has been carried forward with amazing rapidity the report said and added If Laws Recommended existing laws are not suffi cient to control these mergers and combinations in the public interest the agencies above recommend to the named should congress such as they deem remedial legislation necessary Among other findings are the retail price of bread has not declined proportionately with the price of wheat should be an immediate reduction of at onecsnta pound In the wholesale price of bread thruout the country and Turn In Injre 3 Oilumn Veterans Bureau Strives Mightily to Keep Up Speed WASHINGTON March 2 Striving mightily to meet the pleas of all the needy in double quick time while protecting the treasury from undue drain veterans bureau officials settled down today to meet the crest of the wave of loan seek ing veterans They looked for the peak this week a number of applicants dwarfing the lines which formed Friday afternoon and Saturday at the more than 50 offices Meanwhile they drilled away at every change that came with pleas that the veterans who had no ur gent need to borrow keep their loan certificates unimpaired They com bined this with urging upon in dividual banks to absorb as much as possible of the loan demand Still they could not measure the demand for money confronting Jiem The minimum would run to the demand of those really in need A higher figure vould be to those who already have borrowed The maximum is about a figure they hope to avoid bv a larrre margin fa The most recent loan value sum mary of the certificates is us of Dec 1 It follows for the midwest states SOUTHERN PERU STILL IN REVOLT Sanchez Cerro Overthrown by Navy U S Aviators Released LIMA Peru March 2 revolutionary Southern Junta at Arequipa today refused to recog nize the new Peruvian provisional government organized here yester day The new government was formed when Lieut Col Luis M Sanchez Cerro resigned as head at the re quest of the navy which turned against him American Flyers Freed LIMA March 2 Amer ican embassy today said thatitwo American aviators whose planes were commandeered yesterday by Peruvian army officers had been released by their captors and were at liberty to go or come The two pilots said to be mem bers of the Johnson expedition Ambassador Dearing protested to the foreign minister of the retiring junta Colonel Krfnesto Montagne who promised to investigation 2420M 773111 H2J53 innaoH forth Dakota South Dakota 85170 funn Value uf owa Woman of 70 Sues lubby 74 for Divorce SHENANDOAH March 2 T Claiming that her 71 year old hns iand had taken his personal effects rom their home and deserted her ttrs Ellen Carr 70 filed a petition or divorce against James Carr on he ground of cruel treatment They vere married at Hocknort Mo Dec 11 1929 3Kt Weaj WEEKLY Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday slightly warmer Monday night LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Blavimimi Sunday 33 Above Minimum In Night 18 Above At 8 A M Monday 21 Above Figuresfor 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Saturday 82 Above minimum in Night 18 Above March came in at a lower tem perature than has been customary for February but had none of the proverbial proclivities of the lion Mason Cityans found a heavy white frost on the ground Monday morn ing ;