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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1931, Mason City, Iowa u J M P North Iowas Edited for the Home KIS MEM 4 ART CCPT OF IOWA CES MO NEE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIX NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 4 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 126 Lame Duck Ought to Go Pioneer Statesmen Never Intended Them By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 4 CPA may be the final fate of lame duck sessions of con gress there can be no question that they ought to be abolished course by c o n s t i t utional amendment that being the only possible method o t abolishing them Perhaps some folks do not fully understand the lame duck problem Worshipers of everything that al ready is established simply BE CAUSE it is established have tried to give the impression that the con stitutions framers had some mighty wise idea in their heads when thay created the institution of lame duckism Historical research amply proves that they did it by pure accident which undoubtedly they would have corrected if they had noticed it IT happened thusly The founding fathers had to choose one day or another on which to start the presidential term March 4 chanced to fall conveni ently so they selected it It meant riothing more than that it was a handy date for their then purposes Inasmxich as it was tha date picked for the beginning of each succeeding term it necessarily followed that it also was the date for the end of each new terms preceding term Evidently it then was suggested that itwould be a good plan to make the same date the dividing line between sessions of congress That likewise was agreed to To be surethe durationofarpres 1 1 turnedtheir attention to the choice of a day for elec tions Agricultures interests were the main consideration in the eigh teenth century and November proli ably was named on the theory that it was late enough for the farmrs to have their fall work out of the Turn in race Ifl Column BODYOFARLENE GRAVES EXHUMED Surgeons Agree on Findings in Autopsy Ordered by Court REYNOLDS Ind March 4 The autopsy over the body of Ar lene Draves was and the mutilated corpse returned to its resting place in the rural cemetery near here now cloaked with snow It was indicated that the surgeons mutually agreed on all findings The surgeons who made an ex amination ordered in the trial of Virgil Kirkland for the girls mur der would not comment upon their findings The trial will be resumed in Valparaiso tomorrow Defense counsel had sought the autopsy to establish a physical con dition whichif it exists they think will impeach state testimony pre sented by the Gary coroners physi cian Arlene died following a drinking party in Gary last November Kirk land and four other youths were held for murder and attack AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I auie was surprised when I seen Joe in his coffin Emmie Lou had dressed him in his best suit without cut tin the buttons off FINAL GAVEL ENDS CONGRESS Probe Committee Takes Over U Business Office AUDITOR TELLS GROUP METHODS IN MANAGEMENT Guards Withdrawn After Records Have Been Removed TOWA CITY March 4 Chair man H B Carroll of the legisla tive committee investigating the University of Iowa administration announced this afternoon that the committee had taken over the hand ling of the university business of fice He stated in response to a ques tion this morning from Emmet Tin ley attorney for the board of edu cation that the committee had been watchingsince Monday night to pre vent removal of the records It is not the intention of the com mittee or any member to interfere with the operation of this great in stitution Carroll said There is no claim is there that the institution has suffered asked Senator L H Doran of Tinley re ferring to the latters contention that business had been held up yes terday Ill make that later Tinley re plied Methods Peculiar Some peculiar methods were used transferring some of the rec iL The vault in the office was opened this noon to procure records requested by the committee for study at the afternoon session Cbbti ordered the action which was carried out with no interference from state agents Shortly after the arrival of the committee here the agents left Cpbbs office and that of J M Fisk university building superin tendent State officials would hot say whether they had been with drawn permanently but it was un derstood that the presence of the committee and the checking of the records relieved the requirement of a permament watch Auditor Heard Auditor W H Cobb told the committee this afternoon that two per cent of 90 per cent of the aver age daily balance of the university Turn to PHBC 2 Column n PAVING PLANNED IN NORTH IOWA Contracts Will Be Let for Work in Cerro Gordo and Kossuth AMES March 4 were expected to be awarded today on low bids totaling re ceived by the state highway com mission for the construction of paving bridges and culverts rip rap railroad overhead crossings and for the grading and gravelon the primary highways of the state Paving totaling 65878 miles on the basis of low bids would cost in Benton Black Hawk Cerro Gordo Emmet Iowa Kos sutii Lee and Story counties Bridges culverts in Appa noose Davis Benton Fremont and Pottawattamie counties would cost grading in Mills and Mitchell counties would cost 07203 graveling in Adams Henry Keokuk and Taylor counties 4J 63551 sidewalk in Dickinson county and riprap in Van Buren county The largest paving project 23 524 miles on primary 9 across Em met county received a low bid of by the Hallett paving company of Crosby Minn The basis price per square yard would be the state to furnish the cement Low bids on paving Cerro miles reloca tion primary 65 west of Rockwell Bryant Paving company Waterloo basis a square yard state to furnish cement miles primary 9 from Swea City west to Emmet county line Henkle Construction company Mason City 512970213 basis a square yard state to furnish cement On grading Mitchell miles road 105 from St Ansgar west E J Wilson and Son Omaha HOOVER PASSES HALFWAY MARK March 4 1931 marks the halfway mark in the administration of Herbert Hoover as president of the United States Photo shows him left when he was Inaugurated at right a recent picture showing how his stormy career in the white house has aged him Shame at Conditions of Mothers Death Causes Act AUDUBON N J March 4 today read in the entries in her diary for the last four days the story of the shame over the life and death of her mother Vivian Gordon that led 16 year old Benita Bischoff to kill herself The girl a freshman in high school was found unconscious in the gasfilled kitchen of her home yesterday by her stepmother Mrs Eunice Bischoff She died shortly after reaching a hospital In her diary she had made four entries the first on Feb 28 two days after her mothers body with a knotted cord around her neck xvas found in Van Cortlandt Park New York The mother had given in formation to vice investigators Mother tn Mess The entries were February an awful mess mother got herself into she has been found dead in New York and they are saying terrible things March one is nice to me especially mother her step I guess Ill change my name from Bischoff to Frederica Frederica was her middle name March are saying so many things It is awful March just cant live any longer This has got to be too much for me I am going to end it all Prosecutor Convinced Clifford A Baldwin prosecutor of Camden county said he was con vinced Benita had committed sui cide Benitas father John E C Bischoff who is deputy marshal at the District of Columbia reforma tory of Lorton Va arrived here today to make arrangements for her funeral Vivian Gordon was Bischoffs first wife and Benita had lived with him most of the time since he ob tained a divorce from her mother in 1925 Rain or Snow Outlook for Iowa on Thursday DES MOINES March 4 Rain or snow starting in the west portions tonight and continuing across the state Thursday is pre dicted for Iowa by the government weather bureau Temperatures dropped a little lower Tuesday night with Charles City reporting 16 degrees Sioux City 18 and Des Moines 21 Fort Dodge at Polls on City Manager Plan FORT DODGE March 4 Fort Dodge citizens today voted upon a proposed change from the commission form of city govern ment to the council manager plan KILL ROGERS soys BEVERLY HILLS Cal March 4 Paul Y Anderson who covers Washington for the St Louis Post Dispatch is one of tha keenest and most fearlesspolitical writers in Washington And there is where all the best ones are He is the young fellow that dur ing a senate investigation suggest ed one question to the committee to ask the witness and it unearthed oil from one end of Pennsylvania avenue to the other Well Paul paid me a compliment a day or so ago that I am really provid of It was in regard to the republican fear of an Increased in come tax Here it is Thank the Lord after all these years you have finally said something true keep on another 10 years and you may say something funnv Yours litllTcNxiilit Syndicate ino PREACHER FACES MURDER CHARGE Counci Bluffs Negro Held for Shooting Wife and Youth SIOUX CITY March 4 lice today arrested Mark Brown 38 Negro minister of Council Bluffs who they charge shot and killed his estranged wife Mrs Eliza beth Brown 20 and wounded Paul Richardson 20 Negro here last night The shooting occurred when Brown met his wife and Richardson walking along the street Police said a brief argument followed the meet ing when Brown pulled a gun from his pocket and fired five shots One bullet pierced Mrs Browns body near the heart arid killed her instantly Another struck Richard son in the chest but did not wound him seriously President Hoover Signs Yellow Oleo Tax Measure WASHINGTON March 4 the presence of a group of members of the house from Kansas and Min nesota President Hoover today signed the bill providing a tax of 10 cents a pound on yellow oleomar garine ALLEGED KILLER OF HUSBAND ON STAND AT TRIAL Emotion Halts Story of Shooting After Bridge Game CITY March 4 Mrs Myrtle A Bennett ac cused bridge quarrel slayer took the stand today and described the shooting of her husband John G Bennett as accidental Her recital of the tragic end of their bridge game was halted when the witness was overcome by emotion Speaking in a low voice Mrs Bennett began her testimony with the bridge game which the state contends led to Bennetts death Asked what if anything1 her hus band did to her when they quarreled over their bridge playing Mrs Ben nett replied Blows Were Hnru He slapped me Hard or easy blows Hard the witness replied Mrs Bennett said her husband then declared his intention of be ginning a business trip that night instead of in the morning as prev iously planned She said she went to him in a living room close where he was reaching for his bag I just thot ft would be better to try to make him feel better tg ask hlriivnoi to goand to apologise to toget his gun Gun in Dresser Mrs Bennett said the gun was in a dresser drawer in her mothers room Other witnesses previously testified Bennett habitually carried his pistol on business trips Between sobs Mrs Bennett told of walking from her mothers room to encounter Charles Hofman Turn in Fnso 2 Column By JAMES A MILLS Copyright 1031 by the Associated Iress NEW DELHI India March 4 Mahatma Gandhi Indian nationalist leader and Viceroy Lord Irwin at high noon today signed a truce which ends the nationalist civil dis obedience campaign and secures nationalist cooperation in working out a qualified dominion status for India The truce culminated nego tiations of weeks Gandhis nationalist working com mittee voted unanimous approval of the terms In return for abandonment of the civil disobedience campaign which the nationalists inaugurated a ago in an effort togain independ ence from Great Britain Gandhi wrested from the viceroy an am nesty for all political prisoners held for nonviolent offense the right of those residing on the seashore to make their own salt andadjust ments regardingthe return of prop erty confiscated for nonpayment of taxes May Discourage Sales The nationalists also agreed to forego their demand for an official inquiry into police excesses in quell ing nationalist demonstrations Picketing will be keptwithin the normal laws of the country which allow any citizen to discourage by peaceful means the sale of any com modity that the under the normal laws of India will DEATH PENALTY MAY COME BACK Michigan Legislature Passes Bill to Change System of 80 Years LANSING Mich March 4 Capital punishment bad passed from the hands of the legislature today to become a statewide issue The Foster capital punishment bill making death in the electric chair mandatory for first degrea murderers was on its way to the desk of Governor Brucker It was braved he will sign the measure If his approval is given the death penalty will be submitted to the voters in the April G election If accepted by them executions for criminals will return to Michi gan after an absence of more than SO years Injuries in Fall Fatal SIOUX CITY March 4 juries suffered in a fall from a scaffold at Gayville S Dak Dec 12 proved fatal today to Peter Mar tinson 52 Vermillion S Dak who died at a Sioux City hospital HURRY Send in your poem about BIG SISTER SEE DETAILS OF PRIZE CONTEST ON PAGE 10 TODAY Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin Decide Peace Terms Nationalists of India Win Right to Make Their Salt PRESIDENT PUTS APRROVALUPON HOSPITAL BILL Contentious Spirit in Evidence Way Thru Last Day MAHATMA GANDHI Turn lo ruRo Column t Perfect Dub Is Often Result of Lengthy Practice ITHACA N Y March 4 The adage practice makes perfect is disproved in the Cornell univer sity department of psychology So are other old saws like early to bed and early to rise slow and steady wins and you cant teach an old dog new tricks Folks trust the old rhymes so implicitly says Prof J G Jenkins experimental psychologist that sometimes real harm is done Causes Dub Golfers For one thing belief that prac tice makes perfect is responsible for a flock of dub golfers It is no the amount of practice but the qual ity which counts says the psychol ogist He holds that the adags should read you learn what you practice and he adds The poor dancer and the dub golfer alike after years of patient effort become expert only in mak ing the atrocious steps and shola they have practiced Whether early to bed and early to rise tends toward health and wealth depends upon whether you are a morning sleeper or an eve ning sleeper The morning sleeper spends most of the night getting to sleep and obtains his greatest rest shortly before awakening while the picture for the evening sleeper Is just the reverse Is Good Poetry Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown is good poetry but in truth the head of simple life and of clear conscience lies just as uneasy You cant teach an old dog new tricks recently has begun to slip For says Professor Jenkins it has been shown that a person well past middle age can learn a given skill almost as rapidly as he could have at any time in earlier life It is such vicious proverbs as the last that require destruction for the good of society and the attack is made not to show that all old sayings are false but to show that experimental verification rather than mere antiquity must be re garded as the final test of their truth LORD IKWIN Italy Gets TwoThirds Tonnage of France on New Naval Agreement ROME March 4 was learned on good authority today that the BritishFrancoltalian naval ac cord gives France a global tonnage of 670000 and Italy 441000 as of 1936 The French quota includes 84 000 tons of obsolete ships and the Italians 5000 tons Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks heavy rails sold utilities supported Bonds irregular U S govern ments firm Curb irregular utilities rally Butter steady Foreign exchanges irregular fai eastern raten rise Cotton higher favorable from India Sugar easy poor spot demand Coffee higher firmer Brazilian markets CHICAGO Wheat steady bullish feeding es timate and farm board buying Corn firm better cash demam and small receipts Cattle strong to higher Hogs steady to lower BLOND WAITRESS TELLS OF DATE Describes Flirtation With Former lowan Accused of Murder INDIANAPOLIS Intl Match 4 flirtation between a Mom waitress and Harold Herbert Schroeder Mobile Ala formerly o Clarion Iowa was revealed at hif murder trial today Miss Jean Carson waitress testi fied about dates she had witi Schroeder last spring prior to the finding of a charred torso of a man in Schroeders burned automobile on a lonely road just west of here There were two or three holes In the windshield of his automobile and Schroeder said they had been caused by boys throwing rocks Miss Carson testified I asked him if he carried a gun and he said no He then showed me a knife he carried A knife which was introduced in evidence Tuesday its having been taken from Schroeder at the time of his capture in Mobile was iden tified by Miss Carson as being the one she saw The first witness of the day WRS Harvey Shipp who identified a coa found 10 feet from the burning car Other articles found nearby and in the coat also were identified WASHINGTON March 4 The seventyfirst congress ad journed today amidst a tension re miniscent of the most exciting days of its two years The contentious spirit that has wept the senate from the starlj prevailed to the end with a fili ouster tying up all activity in the closing hours The house passed the 520800000 nospitalization bill before yielding1 to the farewell ceremonies which marked the end of official life for more than 40 republican mem bers President Hoovers signature made it law Signed Late Bills With his cabinet he went to the apitol in the final hour to sign some last minute bills and to say good bye to the leaders He re mained in the presidents room just outside the senate chamber where his policies have encountered persistent opposition from a do minant coalition of republican in dependents and democrats The tall white haired Senator Thomas Oklahoma democrat held the floor in the senate in a stub born but futile attempt to obtain a vote on a resolution for an in quiry of the oil industry He wanted on embargo on oil importations Promptly at xPrcst dent Curtis1 and speaker Lbrigworth let fall and house respectively laofcfedi cnce to the constitutional mandate Filibuster Kills Act After accepting the senate boa pital bill in place of its own the house approved an immediate ap propriation of 56000000 to start construction Senate passage fol lowed quickly The unyieldingThomas filibuster killed all pending legislation inT eluding the maternity aid act the Jenkins bill for a 00 per cent cut in immigration for two years a batch of nominations including that of Representative Elliott republi can Indiana to be assistant comp troller general and the vestal right measure The fall of Vice President Curtis gavel cut the Thomas speech short He had spoken unceasingly thru the final three hour session Democrat Tukcs Scot Speaker Longworth was cheered when he asked Representative Byrng of Tennessee a senior democrat to take the house dais a few minutes before adjournment Representative Crisp democrat Georgia offered a resolution ex pressing the gratitude of the Ohio republican for his fairness in his office An ovation was given Speaker Longworth after the resolution was unanimously adopted The mem Tum o IUKO 2 Cnlumn IOWA WEATHER i Increasing cloudiness prob ably followed ly rain or snow Thursday ami in tliowest por tion Wednesday night Warmer i Wednesday night and In the cost portion Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fbf 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 34 Above j Minimum in Night 15 Above At 8 A M Wednesday 20 Above Altho the high temperature leveT1 of February and January havent as yet been reached in this opening week of March it must be admitted that the weather thus far in an ill reputed month hasnt been of n variety to stimulate criticism Tues days maximum was 3 degrees be low that of the previous day and the nights minimum was 5 degrees lower than on the previous night Wednesday dawned clear with wiud out of the northwest ;