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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1931, Mason City, Iowa MA E R HIS MEW 4ART OP IOWA North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT BIAKES ALL NOttTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 16 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERViqE JsJQ 136 Nation Split Three Ways Stewart Analysis of Politics Presages Difficulty By CHARLES P STEWART March 16 CPA e c o n omic and personal lib erality could pull together they would make a strong political team during the 10 or 20 months between now and nextelection That is to If the econom conserva tive wets would turn economical ly progressive for the campaign and if the econ inTcaHy progressive drys would turn wet for the same period thus effecting a temporary combination their joint vote would be worth ser icus consideration OPPOSED to such an alliance the economically conservative drys would stand alone Not that their number is incon siderable Indeed It generally is as sumed now that President Hoover will run for a sscond term as ar economically conservative dry anc even the most enthusiastic demo crats are no more than hopeful thai be will be beaten However regard less of his expected dryness no one questions that he will get a lot oi wet votes But he wouldnt gel them supposing the wetprogressive amalgamation above existed How Turn to PHRC 14 Column SURVIVORS OF SHIPWRECK ADRIFT HAVOC WROUGHT BY CONVICTS Public Utilities Bill Goes to Governor Turner HOUSE CONCURS IN AMENDMENTS SENATE PASSED Measure to License and Tax Billboards Is Introduced IBS MOINES March 16 house today concurred in seven D JOSLIN CHOSEN AS HOOVER AIDE Boston Newspaperman Will by AkersonJ amendments to the SimmerHIckliu bill to permit municipalities to pur chase public utilities plants from fu ture earnings The amendments were adopted 80 to 0 without de bate at the opening of the morn ing session The bill now goes to Governor Turner whose approval is expected inasmuch as he recommended the measure in his inaugural address Representative Leonard Simmer of Wapello county told the houso that all the senate amendments were friendly and did not change thepurpose of the bill which offers an alternative to issuing bonds Offers License Bill A measure to license and tax bill boards by Representatives Dayton Dito and Felter was introduced in tie house A similar bill already is efore the senate Representative Henry S Berry qt Monroe county filed a bill toset the peed limit in Iowa at 45 miles Licenses would be required for magnetic feelers under a proposal y Representative Walter Osboin 3f Decatur county WASHINGTON March 16 Theodore Joslin Washington cor respondent of the Boston Tran script has been selected by Presi dent Hoover to be his secretary succeeding George Akerson who re signed Joslin is a veteran Washington correspondent and for the last sev eral years has also done magazine work He succeeds George Akerson who resigned to take an important ex ecutive position with a large moving picture organization Akerson also was a newspaper man The presidents new secretary is 41 He has been the political cor respondent of the Boston Transcipt since about 1915 Most of his mag azine work has been political art icles contributed to worlds work and other magazines of comment and opinion It was said at the white house the date on which Joslin will take up his new duties had not been set Joslin entered theservice of the Associated Press in 1908 as an of fice boy He served with that organ ization as telephone operator copy boy regional editor and Rhode Island correspondent with head quarters in Providence He has been the head of the Washington bureau of the Tran script since 1924 He is a member of the Gridiron and National Press clubs Exp erts Called to Do Job of Drafting Pact LONDON March 16 British government today called i meeting of experts to begin hen on Thursday the work of drafting in its final form the AngloFrench Italian naval agreement AUNT MET By Robert Quillen About all Jennie needs to get over her Bailments is a husband too poor to pay regular illocate district schoolfunds on au equitable basis by alloting for each elementary unit and for each high school unit Seta Up System It sets up a system by which the need of various districts could but determined and provides for aid for Turn to rase 2 Column S A SIRRINE PIONEER DIES Saw Prairies Change Into Industrial Cities Lived at Clear Lake CLEAR LAKE March A 3irrine who saw Clear Lake and Vlason City growfrom a few crud abins to their present size died early this morning at a Mason City lospital He had been in failirii lealth for several months Brot to Clear Lake when an in ant by his parents Mr Sirrin lived to see and to have an impor tant part in the magic developmen of North Iowa Altho cast for role that might have played a mor prominent part in the drama of th west Mr Sirrine chose rather t live a quiet and unostentatious life Operated Lunch Room For about 11 years he operate the P D lunchroom at Clear Lak togetherwith Miss Clela Miller an Mrs Nell Williams who afterward kept house for him and cared fo him in his declining years Mr Sirrine also operated the Oaks hot at Clear Lake for a number years during which time he was mine host to many important digni taries He was an intimate friend of William Jennings Bryan who was entertained at the Oaks on sev eral occasions Mr Sirrine left his home at Clear Lake when 9 years of age and went to Mason City where he was helped in his education by Mrs Carrie Chapman Catt who at that time was teaching school there He and Mrs Catt continued to remain friends He also became acquainted with Frances Willard temperance leader He played baseball with Billy Sunday on the latters visit here Had Clothing Store Mr Sirrine at one time operated a clothing store in Mason City on the site now occupied by the Crys tal Thruout his life he dealt in real estate One of Mr SIrrines wishes as expressed to his friends was that at the time of hia death James E Blythe of Mason City should give the funeral address An effort is being made to reach Mr Blythe who is in the west but It appears unlikely that he will be able to reach here in time Wednesday af ternoon has been set as the time of tie final rites U S Official Wounds Wife Kills Himself Mrs Von Bayer Thot in Great Danger in Hospital WASHINGTON March 16 After shooting and seriously wound ng his wife William H Von Bayer 3f the Indian service in the interior department today shot and killed himself The shooting took place in the apartment of the couple in fashion able Chevy Chase Mrs Von Bayer suffering from wo bullet wounds was taken to a lospital where it was said she waa n great danger She was known lere as a musician CHAPLAIN TOLD TO RESIGN GAVE AID TO CONVICTS Second Prisoner Dies of Wounds Received in Rioting JOLIET III March 16 den Henry C Hill asserted today that the Rev George Wnitmeyei state penitentiary jchaplaintad been asked to resignthree weeks ago after the discovery of evidence that he had been fomenting dissatis faction and carrying letters to and from prisoners Investigators for the secret six crime fighting committee of the Chicago association of commerce demanded of the prison administra tion that Chaplain Whitmeyer bo removed His resignation was received Feb 25 three days after the fatal am bush of three escaping prisoners whose death he called murder ut the hands of prison guards Warden Hill made his statement to newspapermen at the old peni tentiary shortly after he had an nounced the death of a second con vict from wounds inflicted by guards during Saturdays riot of 1100 rebellious prisoners Four convicts were shot two fatally and a captain of guards suffered a broken arm in the uprising The Rev Mr Whitmeyer was caught carrying letters to and from prisoners said the warden I have these letters Needed Good Riot A convict brot to my office by Deputy Warden Erickson said Chaplain Whitmeyer was telling the prisoners what this place needs is a damn good riot This testimony was given me about Jan 29 Warden Hill was taken ill mean while and while he was In a Chi cago hospital the secret six ask ed that Chaplain Whitmeyer be dis missed and at the order of the warden Col Frank D Whipp state superintendent of prisons asked his resignation The intervention of the associa tion of commerce crime committee followed the interrogation of pris oners by secret six investigators who sought thru them to solve a series of bank robberies in Chicago and suburbs along the IndianaIlli nois state line Obstructing Justice While questioning the convicts the Investigators said they found Turn to Page Z Column KILL ROGERS W BEVERLY HILLS Gal March 16 When you read about thou sands of people clamoring to see their hero you dont know if its Mahatma Gandhi or Charley Chap lin The day of the big man physi cally has passed Here is these two little figures the most popular two men in the world today Mahatma in his breech clout and Charley in his derby both of em too smart to let the king knight em Gandhi la trying to save India and Charley will do what he can for Hollywood Mr Hoover has found out where there was no senators going for their vacation and he is going there Porto Rico Yours 9 1BII VeHitiiht Ice tj CJ Resentment against conditions in the state penitentiary at Joliet IIIsmoldering for months flared Into a major riot Saturday One convict was hilled a second died of Wounds wliiln three men were injured More than 1200 prisoners participated In tho riot which started in tho dining hall of tho prison I2ioto shows a section of the kitchen after quiet was restored Markets at a Glance NEW YORK several utilities at 1931 peaks industrials higher oils Join advance B Foreign exchanges Irregular Shanghai improves on strength in silver firm foreign markets arid higher bar silver easier spot mar ket CHICAGO cold weather Kan sas and large decrease Canadian vis ible supply forecast unsettled weather and small country offer ings Cattle lower hogs lower Brothers Goes on Trial for Slaying of Jake Lingle CRIMINAL COURT Chicago Marcli 16 Brothers went on trial for the Alfred Lingle mur der today amid excitement such as the new criminal court building had never seenbefore Altho no evidence is expectpd for at least a week a large jammed the corridors leading to Judge Joseph Sabbaths courtroom long before the scheduled opening Extra bailiffs were needed to keep order Interest Unusuul The trial held unusual interest for Chicago for not only was the as sassination of Alfred Lingle Tri bune crime reporter one of the most spectacular of gang killings but it also was the first big gang shooting actually to result in a mur der trial Added to this was the fact that the Lingle slaying last June 9 resulted in the greatest drive against crime in recent Chi cago history The defendant accused of killin Lingle for a fee a fugitive from St Louis was calm when he was brot in The defense asked that bailiffs re frain from searching lookers on Demands Witnesses It gives a bad impression to the jury Defense Counsel Tyrell Krum argued The defense renewed Its demand for a complete list of state wit nesses Judge Sabbath compromised on an agreement that as soon as new witnesses are obtained the defense should immediately be notified Mrs Rose Jessen Brothers moth er was in court with her daughter Mrs Esther Dick Harry Cantwell St Louis attor ney was allowed to join the defense counsel Sioux City Shaken by 10 Terrific Explosions as Oil Company Bums SIOUX CITY March 16 With 10 terrific explosions tha shook the city for blocks around thi gasoline storage plant of the I Miller oil company was destroyed b fire today with damage estimated a 550000 The fire started at about 1 oclock this morning 4000000 Citizens Must File Income Tax Returns Treasury Expects Estimate Deficit for Year WASHINGTON March IS Jig and little money earners alike oday gave the treasury dollars and cents sketches of 1930 which will ie joined together to form another bigger picture the government watchfully awaits Four million citizens had until midnight tonight to file income tax for last year with internal revenue bureaus From these statements the treas ury expects to forecast during the ortnighthow great the deficit wiU be at the end of the current fiscal year next June 30 Officials estimated 5525000000 would flow into the treasury with the returns which must be accom panied by at least onefourth pay ment of the total due Last year tho first quarterly payments reached Officials believe the receipts for 1930 will be about 5100000000 less because of the de pression Today will be one of the biggest money days since the war A total of 52095261150 will be received and 51139000000 expended At the close of business on March 12 the government had a deficit of having collected 165902275 and spent 258613780U For the fiscal year starting last July 1 income taxes dropped off While the income taxes are roll ing in the treasury will pay oft in maturing 3i per cent treasury notes and will sel 51519000000 in bonds and treasury certificates of indebtedness to pro vide funds for meeting the notea the soldiers compensation loans and interest on the public debt Physician Testifies in Trial of Portland Couple for Stabbing HILLSBORO Ore March 16 M Paul B Cooper was to tak the stand today in the trial of Nel son C Bowles Portland capitalist and Irma G Loucks his forme stenographer for the murder o Mrs Bowles Dr Cooper was called lo atteni Mrs Bowles when she either wa stabbef or stabbed herself in Mis Loucks apartment in Portland Nov 12 FENTON CLAIMS BELTING ACTED LIKE AUTOCRAT Says Iowa U Athletic Director Tried tp Get All Credit ASWELL DIES OF HEART DISEASE Congressman for 16 Years Helped Create Farm Board WASHINGTON March 16 James Benjamin Aswell G2 Natchl tochea La representative from the eighth district for more than 16 years died suddenly at his resi crnce here early today of heart disease As ranking mi nority mem ber on the house ag riculture c o m mittee li e took an active part in the formulation of the legislation that created the farm board and last fallhe was the leader in the fight against the administration to James Aswcli increase the drought loan fund to Dr Aswell had served continu ously since he entered congress in 1913 He was elected to the sev entysecond congress yet to be or ganized Before entering politics he was president the Louisiana Polytechnic institute for four years He was in good health until his death He spent yesterday in pre paring for his departure for home Besides Mrs Aswell he is sur vived by his son James B Aswoll Jr a New York writer and Mrs James Edward Cantrill of George town N Y By THEODORE F KOOP i DBS MOINES March 10 Paul E Belting former Univer sity of Iowa athletic director was described today as autocratic and egotistical by Dr R A Fenton a member of the athletic board in cross examination before the legis lative investigation committee Dr Fenton said that Belting In testifying last week took credit for improving athletic finances during the first year of his regime when the profit really was due to How ard Jones retiring director He add ed that Belting became increasingly unpopular while Burton Ingwersen football coach grew in popularity at least among students Before and after Beltings term the athletic council had much great er responsibility Dr Fenton said than when Belting was at Iowa During the latter period Fenton testified the council was principally acting as a bumper Tells of Discord Dr Fenton repeated statements made Saturday that there was dis cord among the coaching staff be cause of friction with Belting and Orville Simmons his assistant Ho said he had no reason to believe the morale of the coaches was not good at present Attorney Henry Walker who was conducting the cross examination began to question Dr Fenton about the meeting at which Major John L Griffith Big Ten commissioner conferred with the board about Iowas ouster He tried to show that material brot by Griffith was not discussed because it concerned for mer athletes Senator L H Doran interrupted to say that the committee believes the incident immaterial 14 Disqualified Fourteen Iowa athletes were dis qualified in December 1929 with Turn lo rann 2 Column FRISSELL FILM DIRECTOR UPON SEALING VESSEL Ship Burns to Edge of Water 150 Men Aboard BULLETIN NEW YORK March 16 Uowrinjj Brothers Ltd own ers of the sealer Viking re ceived word today tho ship ex ploded off Horse Island White Buy N F hilling 20 persons ST JOHNS N F March 1C Marooned on a loose icepack in the North Atlantic surviving mem bers of the crew of an unidentified vessel believed to be tho sealing ship Viking were drifting seaward with the floos off WhiteBay mes sages reaching the government from Horse island said today Tha vessel xhad burned to tho waters edge tha messago said Tho first message received here reported a terrific explosion In the vicinity The Viking commanded by Capt Abraham Kean Jr carried Varick Frlssell film director and a crew of 150 aboard The early report of the explosion said a blast was heard Saturday night and a ship seemed burning The Viking was the only sealer in the neighborhood The ships crew numbered 138 with two stowaways With Frissell promoter of ine talking picture White Thunder were A E Pen rod cameraman who had filmed Down to the Sea in Ships and Harry Sargent an explorer who waa taking1 a ib tlon The tugs Foundation Franklin and S S Sagona are being rushed to the scene White Bay Is an inlet of the At lantic ocean on the north coast of Newfoundland It is about 60 miles long FILMED NEW SCENES NEW YORK March 16 Varick Frissell 26 New York whose chartered sealer Viking was reported today to be in trouble near Horse Island left his home here two weeks ago to film supplemental scenes for the motion picture White Thunder of which he is the producer He likes the game said his father Dr Lewis Frissoll and I dont know whether the extra scenes were necessary or not He took a company with him last year This time he went with only a few nides n Dry Agents Engage in Futile Raids Hunt for Joe Doe CHICAGO March 18 Gov ernment dry agents raided half a dozen Capone resorts yesterday in a futile search for Joe Doe wanted for holding up Roy M Budd a prohibition operative and Dan Coakley a Chicago policeman in front of Ralph Capones Cotton club in Cicero There was no activity at the Ca pone haunts save at the stockade This ceased and the revellers promptly vanished as the authori ties appeared MacDonald Majority in Commons Shrinks LONDON March 16 majority of the MacDonald govern ment in the house of commons shrank to 10 today when an amend ment by the conservatives to the section of the electoral reform bill dealing with university constitu encies wag rejected 178 to 168 Did You Know Watch This Space IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Monday night mid Tuesday Warmer in the west and central portions Mon day night and In the east por tion Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 87 Aliove Minimum in Night 15 Aliove At 8 A M Monday 25 Ahovo Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Siiturdiiy 35 Above Minimum In Night 10 Above If March keeps on at its present rate the weather records locally are going an Interesting of a March which ia colder than its predeces sor February The reason therefor will be that March is about normal and that February was abnormally warm ;