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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 10, 1931, Mason City, Iowa HIS MEM ART tEPT OF W oes i A North Iowas ILY PAP Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALT NORTH IOWAKS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION iiXJCJ JTl Jit i J1TX JL VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 10 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 131 LaFollette Idea Revived Progressive Confab Recalls One Led by Old Bob BANDITS HOLD UP BANK AT ALDEN By CHARLES P STEWART rASHINGTON March 10 OPA Nor ris La Follette Cutting and Wheeler and Sen atorelect Costi gan in calling prominent p r o gressives into c o n 1 e rence in March 11 and 12 undoubtedly meant it when they disavowed any intention to launch a third party movement It was just such a call by prEsent Sen ator LaFollettes father however that did result in a third party movement in 1924 The late Senator LaFollettes or iginal plan was to make so formid ably progressive a showing in ad vance of the two major party con ventions as to scare one or the other of them into the adoption of at least a moderately progressive platform and the nomination of a fairly liberal presidential candidate Instead one of them refused to scare and the other became in volved in a hopeless donneybrook Old Bob had no option HE HAD to run independently I dential candidate than is to be seen at first glance among todays pro gressive leaders He was not Senator Norris su perior in the matter of courage for the Nebraskans is absolute but he Turn to rage 2 Column 3 APPEJPLANNED QNiMElMENT Jefferson and Greyhound Bus Merger Pending T IS TRUE that the elder Senator LaFollette was a likelier presl LOCAL SYSTEM TO BE PART OF HUGE NETWORK New Trucking Line Starts Hearing on Bus Plan VjEGOTIATIONS are reported to be nearing completion for the merger of the Jefferson Transpor tation company and the Northland Greyhound lines which will make the bus lines running put of Mason City a part of an affiliation of sys tems that operate in all the United States over more than 35000 miles highway This merger the announcement of the opening of 9 daily trucking service between Mason City and starting Wednesday and a hearing held before a repre sentative of the railroad commis sion Tuesday for a certificate to op erate a new bus line between Mason City and Lansing constituted the motor transportation developments here Tuesday Other Developments Coining The present year is also expected HAS ENGINE TROUBLE Griffith Refuses to Give Evidence in Iowa Us Big Ten Ouster to Committee Materiat Property of House by to see other developments in Ma son Citys distribution facilities as well as additional announcements in bus transportation The proposed merger of the Jef ferson and the Northland lines makes the system developed in the past decade byMrs Helen M Brew er and purchased last summer by the Jefferson company p part of udge Lafld F Road Bond Measure Constitutional DESMOINES March 10 An appeal was expected to be filed today from District Judge Loy iLadds decision upholding the con stitutionality ofthe proposed 000000 road bond amendment and sustaining a motion of the defend ant to dismiss a suit to enjoin the governor and secretary of state from calling an election on the is sue in June In an oral opinion late yesterday Judge Ladd held the amendment to be valid He dismissed the suit on the motion of attorneys represent ing Governor Turner and G C Greenwalt secretary ot state The suit was brot by H U Ma thews Ottumwa whose counsel de clared that the amendment failed to comply with the constitution as it contained more than one proposi tion and that the voter hua the right to vote for each proposition separately Both houses of the legislature passed the board bond issue and a joint resolution sets the bond issue election for June 16 CAPTAIN EAKER FORCED TO LAND ON TEST FLIGHT Army Flyer on Attempt at NonStop Trip to EastCpast by the Pennsylvania and Southern Pacific railroads other large corporations Announcement of the proposed mergerwas made by Edgar F Zelle president of the Jefferson company while in the city Monday evening to confer with his Mason City man ager F R Fockler Mr Zelle was in Des Moines Tuesday conferring with other bus operators over the establishment of a union bus station there Ties in With Other Lines The Jefferson company will tie in strategically with the Northland routes connecting with the Grey hound buses at Duhuque to com plete a schedule from Minneapolis to Chicago thru northeastern Iowa The line operating from Minne apolis thru Owatonna Austin and Decorah connects with the Pick wick lines at Cedar Rapids The line between Mason City and Spencer Turn In Page 9 Column Conference and in Confidence CHICAGO March 10 John L Griffith athletic commis sioner ot the Big Ten today refused to turn over to a committee of the Iowa state legislature any official documentary evidence dealing with the University of Iowas ouster from the conference in 1929 All official reports are given to me in strictest confidence arid it is not my pleasure to divulge the in formation contained in these reports to anyone unless the faculty com mittee of the conference orders me to do so Major Griffith told the commitee here to investigate the inside causes for Iowas ouster Griffith Called First Major Griffith called as the first witness by the legislative committee headed by Representative Byron Allen was how reports fil tered into his office as far back as 1924 relative to violation of con ference rules on recruiting and slush funds at the University of Iowa When he was asked for specific charges particularly about the re port he placed before President Wal ter Jessup of Iowa after that uni versity had been ousted Major Griffith will you kindly bring that official report of the one youplaced before President this commit tee nskedi Earl Wisdom assistant attorney general of Iowa who was doing the bulk of the questioning NovI cttnnotdo GVjfflffi MAIUON Ky March 10 m Ira Baker noted army pilot on a transcontinental flight was forced down at noon today near lolu 15 miles northwest of here by engine trouble His piano stuck in thu nmil and wus badly damaged Tho aviator escaped with minor scratches T ONG BEACH MUNICIPAL AIR Ll PORT March 10 Des Moines Children Critically Burned in Explosion of Kerpsene DES MOINES March 10 Bruce Towers 8 and Richard 1 sons ofMr and Mrs Milt Towers were critically burned when a kero sent lampin their attic bedroom exploded early today setting fire to the house partially destroying it Mrs Towers was burned about the hands in rescuing the children AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I aint surprised at the way little Sallie turned out Manys the time Ive seen lier mother powder her nose right in church MOTORMEN HURT ASTROLLEYS HIT Only Passenger in Des Moines Streetcar Collision Is Slightly Injured DES MOINES March 10 Two streetcar motormen were in a critical condition today as the re sult of a trolley collision yesterday iliss Susan Hearty a school teacher the only passenger of either car vas slightly injured in the headon mpact Guy Warren motorman suffered a fractured skull fractured leg and cuts and bruises while the other motorman H E Sudbrook received a fractured leg fractured arm and possible internal injuries The cars started to burn after the crash but the blaze was quickly ex tinguished IDWAlORlCAST ISUNSETTLED Light Rain or Snow Possible in Southeastern Portion of State DES MOINES March 10 UP Unsettled weather for the entire state with possibly light rain or snow in the southeastern portion Is forecast for Iowa by the govern ment weather bureau here Tlis temperature is expected to hover about the freezing point with a minimum of 30 predicted for the entire state Low temperatures reported Mon day included Keokuk 24 Cbarlrf City Dubuque and Davenport 26 and Des Moines Omaha and Sioux City 30 No precipitation was re ported Ira Eaker noted army pilot hopped off here at a m C S T to day for the Atlantic coast on a non stop flight to test his army trans port airplane He said emphatically he would not attempt to better th2 transcontinentalflight record Two previous attempts to get off the ground failed when the ship yeered to the right under the heavy load of gasoline threatening to carry Eaker into nearbyhangers I am carrying 486 gallons of gasoline he said and I am going to fly just as far as that will take me Maybe I will get to Dayton Ohio or I might get as far as Washington The purpose of the flight is to test the high speed of this transport airplane We are trying to find a ship that will be able to keep up with pursuit airplanes On this flight we will check the consumption of gasoline the per formance of the motor what high speed it is capable of attaining and the performance of the ship as a whole Captain Eaker was a member of the crew of the army plane Ques tion Mark when that ship estab lished a world refueling endurance flight record over Los Angeles more than two years ago Joe Nikrent official timer of the National Aeronautic association recorded the takeoff so in case Captain Eaker reaches New YorK and in better time than Capt Frank M Hawks record of 12 hours 2f minutes 3 seconds the new mar would stand The army flyer esti mated the gasoline consumption o his plane at 48 gallons an hour am pointed out it hardly would be pos sible for him to reach New York in 10 hours that1 Major is the property of the conference and I cannot violate theconfidences given me by making such a report public Would Give Outline Major Griffith added however that the best he could do was to give the committee an outline with no specific charges This he prom ised to do at the afternoon meeting which was called for 2 p m Major Griffithquestioned for one hour at the meeting held at the Hotel Sherman was regarded as a mighty cagey witness by the Iowa delegation His replies were guarded and whenever the committee at tempted to obtain specific details of charges he sidestepped them This sidestepping he explained when he was asked and refused to give of ficial documentary evidence of the charges levelled against Iowa The athletic commissioner did Mve the committee what it regarded is an important bit of information lowever when he told that reports of rule violation at Iowa reached his office as far back as 1924 or efore Paul Belting was made and hen discharged as director of ath letics at Iowa Belting Accused Belting had been accused of start ing the whole investigation by tell ng Major Griffith air of Iowas athletic sins aEter his dismissal Did Belting ever give you infor mation as to the condition of Iowa asked Wisdom I cannot recall anything specific he ever gave me replied Major Griffith In factreports of rule violations at Iowa had reached my office thru various channels as far back as 1924 In fact when Belting went out to Iowa I brot the rumors Turn to Page 0 Column V From Treasurer Discussed DBS MOINES March 10 Further testimony about the purr chase by the University of Iowa of the residence of W J McChesney its treasurer was given today to the legislative investigating com1 mittee by W H Gemmill secretary the state board education Denis Kelleher attorney for the committee sought to prove that title to the Iowa City property was invalid because McChesney had not received a court order authorizing him to sign the deed as trustee for his wife Gemmill said he did not know if such an order had been ob tained An opinion bythe Ball Ab stracting company said the trans tor would be legal only with this provision Records of the finance committee of the board of education for Dec 13 1924 at which only W R Boyd was present said that on recommen dation of President Walter A Jes sup the purchose was recorded as of July 29 1924 The minutes refer red to a meeting of June 19 but Gerumills book did not show any record of the latter meeting Record Incomplete Asked for an explanation Gem mill said that inadvertently the record is not complete He referred to President Jessup Boyd and Sec retary W H Bates for an explana tion about the purchase of the 520 000 residence The deedwasjjprpduced showing BOND ISSUE FOR SCHOOL PASSED IN CHARLES CITY New Building Planned Lakota Votes for New Plant pHARLES CITY March V 1372 votes to 1033 Charles City voters yesterday approved n bond issue of for the erec tion of a new high school Recently President H M Gage Coe college addressed the citizens on the sub ject of the new school and it was pointed out that a new structure was important in maintaining the official accrediting of the school system John Christiansen now school board president was reelected a member of the board receiving 1401 votes His opponent E S Fyler received 930 votes The total vote cast was 2410 Five years ago when the new high school bond issue was up for elec tion a total of 2441 votes was caat Lakota Votes Bonds LAKOTA March voters yesterday authorized a WILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cat March is not much humor in this but there is a whole lot of warning This Jamaica ginger jag has hit our coast Here is what you get in a two ounce bottle for 50 cents First the and toes be come numb then the legs and knees become permanently paralyzed It seldom reaches above the knees Among yesterdays cases a bar ber with wife and two children hands totally paralyzed a laborer with wife and three children will never walk again atold soldiers home 32 cases and two deaths and all a druggist has to plead is that he didnt know it was poisoned This is not to be construed as a prohibition lecture Its really an at for just old corn It only par alyzes you temporarily Yours it bad V29ti924 Gem r till SvadluU to himabout the purchase bt the property and that ha approved altho hecould not say whether it was discussed before or after thu deed was dated He was unable to answer a ques tion of Senator L H Doran of Boone as to the cause for the delay in recording the transaction in the finance committees records He al so was asked about a 300 voucher Turn lo THRO 4 Cnlunm 000 bond issue to be used on con structing a new school building The vote was 169 for and 38 against This bond total together with surplus on hand will make it possible to build a structure work on which will he started aa soon as possible W E Ley was elected school director Manly Election Is Close MANLY Marcri unusvjal rieaitureofVUievvpting inthe Manly school district yesterday was the election of a candidate whose name was written in on the ballot Candi dates for directors whose names were published on the ticket were L W Blattspieler and Chris Soren son Names written in were those of Mrs Will Mitchell and Mrs J DICKINSON WILL DIRECT SPECIAL FARM AID GROUP FOUR MEN MAKE GETAWAY WITH IN CASH Robbers Force Employes and Customer Into Vault 10 un masked bandits held up the Farmers Savings bank here today and escaped with in cash The bandits forced three employes and a customer into the vault and scooped up available cash The imprisoned quartet escaped after 10 minutes by opening the vault from the inside with a screw driver The bandits headed northwest in a new model Ford sedan bearing Illinois license plates Posses composed of peace officers and vigilantes took after the bandits Onu Stands Guard Three of the bandits entered the bank shortly after 9 a m One re mained on guard at the door while the remaining two covered Cashier Willard Miller A Watson as sistant cashier Otto Hopping eller and Dr R C Robertson the ustomer The four were ordered to lie on lie floor while the bandits searched ho cash drawer Miller said he was hen ordered to get any other avail able cash Then after obtaining more money rom Miller they locked four in he vault and fled Miller said the men were dressed as farmers one wore a jacket and a cap Attempts to Cut Pay of Six State Officers Defeated DES MOINES March 10 Two attempts to reduce salaries of state officials failed in the lower branch today the Iowa legislature Turn to t Column W to Hold Any Early Meeting ASHINGTON March 10 James Francis Burke genera Body of Girl 10 Found Hacked to Pieces in Wilds SAN DIEGO Cal March 9 Apparently kidnaped and slain by a fiend the body of Virginia Brooks 10 year old East San Diego school girl missing since Feb 11 was found in an isolated section of Camp Kearny mesa today virtually hacked to pieces The body was wrapped in burlap It was found by a sheep herder GOLD WEATHER IN EUROPE HANGS ON Snow and Rock Avalanches Interrupt Traffic in France By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bitter weather continued general over Europe Tuesday Cold winds swept the quaketorn Balkans Snow and rock avalanches de stroyed telegraph lines and inter rupted rail traffic at Chamberry and ThononLesBains France The Black Forest and Rhine val ley in Germany were buried under the deepest snow of years English roads were encrusted with ice or piled high with snow Ships groped thru blinding snow and buf feted upfi turbulent waves New England and upstate New York storms lifted with drifts eight to 10 feet high left on highways The Balkans rumbled a fourth time as disintegration continued be neath the Greek mountains There were new fissures but no addition al damage of consequence By a vote of 41 to 46 the mem bers declined to pass the bill of Representative Victor Felter of Warren county who proposed a re duction of each in the sal aries of six state officials No sooner had the vote been announced than Representative W H Short Woodbury moved for a reconsidera tion which carried 55 to 45 When the hill again was placed before the members after a lengthy debate it failed by a vote of 50 to 49 The measure would have reduced the salaries of the secretary of state auditor treasurer secretary of the fair board and secretary of agriculture from to and that of the attorney general from to These in creases were granted in the 1929 session Bill Amended The bill had been amended so that the decreases would not be ef fective until 1933 A motion by Rep AUTO STRUCK BY TRAIN AT DOWS Chris Yakel 40 Alexander Farmer Injured When Car Stalls DOWS March Yakel 40 farmer near Alexander was seriously injured last night when his auto stopped on the railroad track and was struck by a fast Rock Is land freight train He was in an unconscious condition this morning and was taken to the Lutheran hos pital at Hampton Mr Yakel was accompanied by his three children when he drove on the Rock Island tracks between 9 and 10 oclock last night For some reason which has not been dis covered the auto stalled on the tracks Two of Mr Yakels sons jumped out of the car to safety His small daughter was still in the car when struck by the train but was not badly injured She suffered minor injuries but was taken to her home this morning Mr Yakel Jumped from the auto but was struck by the train and thrown quite a distance He was given treatment by a local physi cian The exact extent of his in juries has not been determined The auto was badly damaged counsel of the republican nationa committee said today there woulc be no early meeting of the nationa committee because the country is suffering from an overdose of poli tics In a formal statement issue shortly after Senator Fess of Ohio chairman of the committee hue said at the white house plans were being laid for intensive work of tht organization Burke said the com mittee would not attempt to usurp the functions of the national con vcntion in shaping political poll cies We have been running along easily Fess said but the time has come when we must let the countrj know about the quiet steady con structive work that has gone on here under President Hoover In other words we are going to ge into high gear Hoover Not Consulted Fess made his announcement a the white house He said however that he had not gone over plan with President Hoover at today conference but would be back later in the month to lay the complete program before him In an announcement of its for mation Robert H Lucas said a pri Turn lo Taco 4 Column Alden is in Hardin county about sixmiles westof Iowa Falls at thethird in Iowa since Jan 1 The First Trust and Savings bank of Mdville was robbed Jan 9 of and on Feb 16 three men obtained in a robbery of the Farmers Savings bank of Steamboat Rock The Steamboat Rock bandits later were captured and sentenced to indeterminate sentences not to exceed 25 years The men were Kenneth and Wendell Eldred and Lloyd Havens of Iowa Falls resentative J M Hayes of Du buque to table Shorts motion for reconsideration was defeated In asking reconsideration Repre sentative Short said the people of the state expect a reduction of ex penditures and if cuts are to be made they must begin somewhere He said that salaries for the last dozen years were going up by leaps and bounds Representative G H Donlon Palo Alto and I M Reed of Mahas ka county supported the Short mo tion They declared that the reduc tions were in line with Governor Turners economy program and that retrenchment should be car ried out as well as talked Representative S D Whiting of Johnson county opposed any reduc tion declaring that it was unneces sary and uncalled for because of a surplus of in the treas ury Reduction Small Representative W M Hanson of Winnebago said that state salaries totalled 51467000 annually and that the proposed reduction would Turn to rage 4 Column Markets at a Glance NEW YORK 11 point break in Allied Chemical interrupts ad vance Bonds steady new financing well taken Curb firm Niagara Hudson Power at new high Butter firm Foreign exchanges firm German mark strong Cotton lower southern selling easy cables and Sugar steady firmer spot mar ket CHICAGO Wheat barely steady bearish Kansas report and good Corn easy large southwest move ment Cattle weak to lower Hogs higher GANDHI HERO IN HIS HOME TOWN Crowds Kneel to Kiss Hem of Homespun Garment as Leader Returns AHMADABAD India March 10 a years absence Ma hatma Gandhi was back in his own home town today a conquering hero Thousands turned out at every station as the train bearing the na tionalist leader sped from New Delhi where Gandhi last week won from Viceroy Lord Irwin concea sions which Indians largely consider a victory over the British govern ment Climaxing day of ovations the largest crowd of all met thi mahatma at the railroad statioi upon his arrival here The monste crowd surged toward the tiny 6 year old sage and for a time It was feared Jie would be crushed t death Gandhi who was observing hi weekly day of silence made no an swer to the ovations but tears cam as thousands knelt and those near est him crawled forward to kis the hem of his homespun gar mcnts SISTER OF DEAD GIRL COLLAPSES Final Arguments Heard in Trial of Kirkland for Fatal Attack VALPARAISO Ind March 10 MurriH demons sister of Arlene Draves collapsed and had to be carried from the courtroom today during final arguments in the trial of Virgil Kirkland charged with the murder of Miss Draves They tore the body of this girl from its pastoral grave to bolster p a losing cause said Edmund reund young Valparaiso attorney 3 state assistant Frcund choked and paused to re ain his composure Before he could esume Mrs demons fainted and vas carried from the packed court corn by her husband and her irother Elmer Sfit Weaj IOWA WEATHER Tartly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday posisluly light ruin in southeast portion some what extreme south east portion Tuesday night LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 4t Above Minimum In Night 23 Above 8 A M Tuesday 33 Above Monday was the warmest day yet for March with indications that Tuesday will go considerably above as the temperature at 8 av m was 10 degrees above the corresponding hour Monday The wind was turned from the northwest to the south east ;