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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HARLON t R HIS MEM A ART or QES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS H O M E EDITION VOL XXXVII FTVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FEIDAY MARCH 13 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 134 Shoals Plan Has Backer New Congressman Opposes Private Ownership By CHARLES P STEWART pASHINGTON March 13 CPAI sends the rain I dont be lieve a private power company has any capitalize it said O B Lov ette who beat E Carroll Reece for congress last year in Tennes sees eastern most mountain district despite the fact that Reece was 1930s only candidate for whose return to Washington President Hoover had expressed a personal desire He wrote to the Tennessee representative wishing him success in his campaign for an other term wherupon Lovette jumped into the fight at the last minute and defeated Reece forre nomination on the G O P ticket always wins on election day in that part of the hogandhominy state I favor government ownership and operation of Muscle Shoals was the essential plank in the Lov ette Not explained the new con gressman that I am for the gov Tnm to Tneo 8 Column S HUGELANDSLIDE EWLFS TOWNS Picturesque French Village threatened by Mass of Rock and Earth be aring Fdowfl iipoff the picturesque1 village Chatelard atthe rate of 500 feet arihour after engulfing Serges and Michaud The landslide brot on by the ex cessive rainfall of the past few weeks broke loose from the hill side and moved downward with an area of about 100 acres The engineers ordered the 125 in habitants to move out of Le Chate lard There were no casualties The residents of the hillside warned of the approaching slide drove off their cattle and left their homes DEMOCRAT ONLY HOPEMORRIS Belting Quizzed in Testimony on U Athletics ADMITS JESSUP MAY NOT HAVE KNOWNOFLOANS Thot President Wanted Him to Use Athletic Fund Money BULLETIN DES MOINES March 13 original copy the famoWstush fund letter from Auditor W H Cobb of the University of Iowa to Willis Mercer is in possession of Maj John L Griffith Big Ten com missloner Representative Byron Allen told thelegislative invest igating committee this after noon DES MOINES March 13 Paul E Belting former Univer sity of Iowa athletic director was unable to say today Pres ident Walter A Jessup knew stu dents were receiving loans from an athletic fund Testifying before the legislative investigating committee about Iowas suspension from the Big Teti conference Belting said on cross examination that his action in creating a loan fund was his interpretation of Jessups order to get money to pay athletes tuition He would not say whether Jessup actually directed him to make the transfer jcBjEltiruj explained he had niftnAcr HUNT LEADERS OF SMUGGLERS Search Continues for Clews to Murder of Hindu Student FAIRFIELD Cal March 13 UP of an alleged East Indian smuggling syndicate were hunted today as officials pressed the investigation of the slaying of San Ram Pande 31 University of California student Thefederal government entered the case officially with announce ment by W R Walsh head of the San Francisco immigration office that his department planned whole sale deportation of Hindus in Cali fornia The ring was charged with smuggling aliens into the United States at 1000 a head Walsh said Pandes death linked with operations ofvthe reputed syn dicate Pandes headless body was found in the Sacramento river near Rio Vista Cal AUNT HET By Robert Guillen Heniy claims hes the boss but Ive set by his wife in church an no man bosses a woman that snores bass he did not Believe it best to follow that procedure Belting Not Sure Did Jessup know that you made the transfer to a loan fund asked Representative George Miller I cant replied He testified he believed there was noth ing morally wrong in loans to ath letes and that many meritorious cases required assistance He admitted on further question ing that after Jessup told him to get the money the subject was never mentioned between them again He said he presumed Jessiip knew the situation had been taken care of but that the president did not in quire where the money came from Told by Belting that all the 500 came from the athletic fund and not from taxes Senator W S Baird remarked Then I dont see why we should prolong this investi gation if none of the states money is concerned Saved Embarrassment Attorney Henry Walker on cross examination led Belting again thru his description of the events sur rounding his forced resignation in May 1929 endeavored to show that when Jessup asked to handle the resignation before the athletic council he did not under stand that Belting was not coming to the meeting Belting however maintained that the president must have understood he would not at tend was considerable pressure brot on President Jessup for your resignation interposed Senator Baird It seems td me he tried to do it with the least possible embar rassment to you I dont know as to that Belt ing said Baird shggested that Jessups of fer that Belting remain as physical education director was evidence ol that fact but Belting said he thot the offer came from the athletic council Must Be Politician Belting complained that a pro fessor is not supposed to be fired without a hearing He maintained an institution which sacrificed its men could not keep up a high repu tation Your greatest handicap I be lieve is that you are not a poli tician Senator Baird told Belting I didnt know ateacher was sup posed to be the witness replied Even in the ministry you have to be a said Belting yesterday expressed the opinion that had he been allowed to Turn In Pane 2 Column Former Congressman Denison Acquitted of Violating Liquor Law WASHINGTON March 13 Edward E Denison former repre sentative from Illinois was acquit ted today of charges of liquor pos session PROBE U OF IOWA ADMINISTRATION Associated Press Pboto University of officials sitting in with Major John Griffith commissioner of tho Western con ference at Chicago in an investigation of the universitys administrative affairs Left to right Representa tive Byron G Allen of Iowa Henry G Walker attorney for thcIowu board of education Juflgo Michael L McKinley Iowa alumnus Oral Swift and Earl Wisdom of theIowa attorney generals office and Major Griffith Griffithrefused to give up conference records without the permission of Biff Ten heads PERU NOT FREE OF REVOLT YET President Confirms Report of Arequipa Groups NonSupport LIMA Peru March 13 yisipnaiPresidentSamanep pcampp Jtfidayjgave ijjtf icljal confirm ation to fjuipa army had refused to support his government if Col Gustavo Jiminez remained as secretary of war The southern forces threatened a new rebellion if Jimenez did not step out and the junta here has been negotiating by telegraph in an ef fort to bring the rebels into line PlanesWith Diphtheria Antitoxin Are Awaited by Villagers in Alaska POINT BARROW March 13 P Two airplanes bringing a new supply of antitoxin for this diph theriastricken village were await ed anxiously today Joe Crosson and S E Robbins Alaska airmen left Fairbanks yesterday with the serum No Appeal Planned in Schroeder Conviction INDIANAPOLIS Ind Maroh 13 M Holmes attorney who defended Harold Herbert Schroeder of Mobile Ala said today no Appeal would be taken from the manslaugh ter verdict returned against the Mo bile man last night Man Returned Here After Arrest at Forest City Elmer Lundt was arrested by the sheriff at Forest City Thursday af ternoon for local authorities who want Lusdtto answer a charge of operating a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner Offigers returned him to Mason City Thurs day Japan Names Royal Infant Yori Atsuko TOKYO March 13 tiniest bit of royalty was cbrisU ened Yori Atsuko today on the sev enth day after the princess birth and shortly thereafter in strict ac with timehonored rites periai ancestori The name was chosen by the father from the ancient Japanese scriptures Yori meaning obedience to heaven and Atsuko meaning gen erosity to those on earth Is Fourth Daughter Princess Yori is the fourth daugh ter born to their imperial majesties Emperor Hirohito and EmpressNa gako The sovereign is without a di rect male heir to succeed him on the throne of the line unbroken for ages eternal Early this morning the infant was given a ceremonial bath in a newly wrpt tub of cypress In a chamber nearby two historians read a pass age from the ancient history of the imperial house Have Ancient Rite Simultaneously four high noble men garbed in the dress of the an cient court twanged bpwstrings an archaic rite intended to drlvo all evil influences out of the life of the imperial infant Followed then the christening and the ceremonies before tho three shrines in tha imperial household personallyattended by the emperor whereby the name of the infant was conveyed to the gods and imperial ancestors Prince Chichibu the emperors next younger brother continues aa heir presumptive Condition of Former Chancellor Is Serious BERLIN March 13 for mer chancellor Dr Herman Muellert who is ill here was said today to be in a serious condition altho he spent a quiet night Senate and U Officials to Confer on Drinking NINE STORY FALL KILLS GHICAGOAN Alexander Revell Leaps or Falls From Window of Hotel CHICAGO March 13 Alex ander H Revell 73 one of Chica gbs leading furniture dealersleaped Minnesota Over Farm School Suspensions ST PAUL Match 13 Minnesota senate today appointed a committee of four members to con fer with representatives of the Uni versity of Minnesota faculty regard ing suspension of 17 students at the university farm school for drinking The action followed introduction of a resolution earlier in the day for an investigation of the suspen sions and reports of drinking on the campus The investigation resolu tion introduced by Senator George L Siegel St Paul was laid over until Monday pending the confer encu Action on the Siegel resolution was postponed after several sen ators had declared that a wholesale investigation such as proposed might hamper efforts to reinstate the suspended students Senator Charles E Adams Duluth proposed the committee of four to negotiate with fhp faculty recrardine rein statement of the students The Siegel resolution will be brot up Monday if the negotiations are un satisfactory In discussion4 which preceded adoption of Senator Adams motion the university administration was severely criticized Senator George H Sullivan characterized the sus pensions as barbarous and sound ing more like a ban of the middle ages than that which ex pect of our modern civilization Several of the parents were ex tremely bitter in condemning the suspension action declaring their children had been chosen as an ex ample while others have been per mitted to go on In several in stances the suspended students would have had only another week of school before completing a three year course More than 100 seniors at the farm school today threatened to walk out on commencement exercises March 25 unless 13 of their fellow clasamfen suspended for liquor drinkine are allowed to graduate the Drake hotel His wifewho was in the apartment with him was hyster ical when hotel employes reached her and was unable to answer ques tions Revell was born in Chicago and became one of the citys oldest and best known furniture dealers Ho became president of the Alexander H Revell company in 1879 He wag active in civic organiza tion particularly in reform move ments Revell WRS prominent in golfing circles having organized the Illi nois senior golf association and be ing a member of Onwentsia and Old Elm clubs He once won tho amateur championship of Germany JURY PICKED IN DANGERS TRIAL Former Hampton Girl Faces Charge of Murdering Memphis Man SALT LAKE CITY March 13 UP Interest in the trial of Verna Jean Daijle 21 cabaret dancer charged with the slaying of Sam Frank Memphis Tenn jewelry salesman centered today in the selection of the jury When court adjourned late yester day 11 men and one woman were in the jury box but neither state nor defense had used any peremptory challenges Officers said Miss Dayle had con fessed the slaying and robbing of the jewelry salesman last December At her preliminary hearing the confession was not admitted as evi dence No indication has been given as to what sort of defense will be pre sented for her She formerly lived in Hampton Iowa BILL FOR PLANT ON CEDAR RIVER FAILS IN HOUSE Hicklin Act Rejected by 28 to 74 Vote After Amended BULLETIN DES MOINES March 13 W a lengthy debate thu lova senate today passed the Simmer bill to permit cities andtowns to putcnuso utilities plants out of future earnings The vote was 37 to 13 DBS MOINES March house today by a vote of 28 to 74 defeated the Hicklin bill which would have permitted the diversion of the Cedar river at Moscow for hydroelectric development The blll passed the senate three weeks ago receiving the bare con stitutional majority of 26 votes Before the final vote Representa tive Byron Alien of Pocahontas county amended it to permit any public agency or political subdivi sion to take over the plant In such a recapture proposal the amcnd meritprovided that good will would not be included in the price which would be limited to actual construc tion realty and financing dosta State Ownership During his talk on the amend ment Allen said he favored for the state ownership of utilities jVThe hjill was brot up by Repre Musca tine whoVpplnted oilt that planned to develop 90000 horse power of electric energy He said the cost of improvement was esti mated at of which 000000 for labor would be spread out over two years He said that Muscatine was solid for tha bill that it would provide flood control which was badly needed and that all riparian rights had been ob tnincd Representative R R Hunt of Louisa county also spoke for the bill saying that it would give his county proper flood relief thru the diversion of the waters into the proposed canal He also stated he had re ceived no protest from any person in that county Opposes Contentions Offsetting Hunts contentions Representative P H Donlon Palo Alto said he had received some peti tions from Louisa county residents opposing the measure He declared Turn In TnRo 2 Column Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks irregular allied chemical recovers after touching 3year low Bonds heavy U S governments firm Curb heavy moderate declines general Butter unsettled Foreign exchanges easy sterling sags Cotton easy bearish weekenc statistics Coffee higher Brazilian support CHICAGO Wheat easy excellent winter weather Corn easy increased offerings and good Argentine weather Cattle steady HOES higher Prince of Wales Will Open Great Britains Argentine Trade Show BUENOS AIRES Arg March 13 Prince of Wales will throw open here tomorrow the greatest British trade show ever held outside the empire climaxing Great Britains effort to recapture first place in Argentinas foreign trade Twenty million dollars worth of Britishmade goods have been as sembled in Palermo park KILL ROGER BEVERLY HILLS Cal March there was more money spent on cold cream arid cosmetics last year than on bacon and beans why naturally there must be more people interested in beautifying themselves The international beauty con gress met in New York yesterday and they figured out that this rubbing something on your head to prevent baldness is really what causes it They claim that yiu got to take stuff internally for it So from now on if you see a bald headed bird reach for his flask dont ask him for a swig Its only irrigation juice for his roof Yours SENATOR STILL OPPOSES PLANS OF THIRD PARTY Says Republicans Will Nominate Hoover Not Liberal till Possibility That Gandhi Will Visit London Discussed LONDON March 13 possibility that Mahatma Gandhi will visit London this spring prob ably in May was discussed in offi cial quarters of Britain today in the wake of Prime Minister MacDon alds announcement that the Indian federal structure committee set up durln g ttje first round table confer The committee is the most im portant group in the round table organization If Gandhi comes to London it will be as one oil tha all India congress delegation Wants Gandhi The governments invitation to tho Mahatma leader of the Indian nationalists to participate here in further negotiations looking to a qualified dominion status for India was announced by MacDonald in commons last night He also re vealed the preliminary meeting of the federal structure committee It is hoped and expected Mac Donald said that members of the Indian nationalist congress will come as delegates to the earlier meeting and that Gandhi will be one of them The prime ministers announce ment was made after the attitude of the opposition parties toward India had been considerably clari fied by Stanley Baldwin conserva tive leader who repledged himself and his workers to striving by every possible means to work out a solution of Indias problems Accepted as Denial I shall carry out that policy as long as I am here he said I shal do it not in a niggardly spirit but with every effort to overcome tin tremendous difficulties facing us The address was accepted gener ally as Baldwins denial that he had surrendered to the Beaverbrook Rothermere press and to Ills former lieutenant Winston Churchill A re cent party pronouncement imply ing a boycott to the next Indian round table conference had left his attitude somewhat In doubt Man Burned in Auto Fire Was Already Embalmed Body Buried as May Not Have Been Perry Mans PERRY March 13 theory that the burned body of a man buried here February 3 as John M Smith farmerlabor candidate for governor in 1930 was not that of Smith was being investigated today at the request of insurance com panies with which Smith carried 550000 worth of policies The body of the man burned almost beynod recognition was found under the wreckage of a motor truck near Denison Iowa and was identified by Mrs Smith as that of her husband When exhumed yesterday and subjected to an autopsy it was revealed Coroner L H De Ford said that it had been embalmed before It had been burned The authorities were unable to identify the body Contained Stitches C D Bessner an undertaker told them the corpse contained a morticians stitches made before the burning Meanwhile a search for Smith WASHINGTON March 13 Senator Norris republican Nebraska chairman of tho progres sive conference aaid today the only hope for a liberal presidential can didate is in the democratic party In a conference with newspaper men Norris reiterated the forma of a third party was imprac He conceded tha renominatton of President Hoover by the republi cans and said the progressives only hope was in the democratic party Mentions No Candidate Norris did not mention any par ticular candidate nor did he give definite assurance that he would support any specific democratic nominee Ho said however that if Lhe republicans renomlnated Hoover and the democrats named Owen D Young the progressives would have nowhere to turn In such an event Norris con tinued it would be impracticable for the progressive to form a third party because of the lack of time for organization purposes between the dates of the conventions and the election The unusually early popping of political phenomena has occurred in he three distinct crats republicans and Independents Ct bos gonefar already in defining Issues and developing candidates Are Outstanding Isaacs Prohibitionspower nnercployment and the tariff stand out aa isauett projected fr6m the early whirl of conferences and maneuvers As for candidates President head of the republi can party is unchallenged so far within the regular ranks and the re publican national committee has centered its efforts in support of his administration There are a host of democratic possibilities including wets and drys The progressive conference lead era centered their attacks upon President Hoover and made it plain he was not acceptable TULSA SHAKEN BY EXPLOSIVES No Lives Believed Lost in Blast of 400 Quarts of Nitroglycerin TULSA Okla March 13 Tulsa and its environs were shaken early today by the explosion of 400 quarts of nitroglycerine stored in a magazine two miles west of Red Fork near Tulsa Scores of windows were broken Officials of the American Glycerine company owners of the explosive said that no lives were believed to have been lost They expressed the opinion a grass fire might have been res ponsible Small bits of the steel house which covered the explosive were found miles away was under way on the theory tha he ia still alive Dentists testified that their work on Smith did not correspond with that in the mouth of the burned man Doctors furnished addltiona testimony that Smith had sufferei a fractured skull several years ag but that there was no indication of a fracture on the skull of the body Features Unrecognizable Mrs Smith said that at the time of the burial she believed that the body was that of her husband but said that the features were not recognizable She could advance no theory where her husband might be if alive The Perry man was the owner of the Farm Disintone company man ufacturers of stock and poultry remedies When he left home Feb ruary 3 he had in his truck 45 gal lons of tho remedy an inflammable liquid Officials said they had no indi cations regarding the present whereabouts of Smith the identity of the body at Perry or whero It was obtained IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Friday night and Saturday somewhat colder Friday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather1 figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 55 Above Minimum In Night 33 Above At 8 A M Friday 35 Above Precipitation 02 of an Inch Thursday nights ruin was tha first precipitation of the first two weeks of March in Mason City ;