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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1931, Mason City, Iowa t R HIS MEM J ART OEPT OF IOWA North loivas Edited for the Home ME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALT NORTH IOWANS VOL XXXVII MVB CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 138 Ways Dry League Progressives T hot Much Like Anti Saloon Group ER COPY ASSOU1ALliiJJ j NEW ILLINOIS PRISON IN FLAMES By CHARLES P STEWART March 18 CPA progres sives says Sen ator William H King of Utah a r e becoming much such an influence as the Anti Saloon league has been in American pol itics To be sure their program is far more com Rush for Veterans Loans Embarrasses Treasury 200 MILLIONS TO VIKING BLOWS UP OFF NEWFOUNDLAND BE REQUIRED BY MIDDLE OF APRIL Time Loan Checks ExpectedSoon to Be Speeded Up 1 WASHINGTON March 18 1 e a g u es ever was altho inci dentally most of them are national prohibitionists but they seek to accomplish it by the same throwing i oKiaruu JQ their strength to candidates who W Demands of World war veter sult them regardless of party And ans for loans jjas thrust hefore the T iiiro thp AntiI treasury the necessity of raising bUllr LUSMHI yet I predict that like the Anti Saloon league they always will be found to be predominantly repub lican for their ideals essentially ars undemocratic Senator King is a democrat and a liberal one not a conservative IT WAS not the Salt Lake City solons intention to criticize the progressives harshly Nevertheless it is a fact that the progressive movement draws decid edly a larger number of its re cruits from the republican rather than from the democratic to the extent in the last congress as an illustration of at least a half a dozen to one Centralization of government continued the senator is the progressives first Their present campaign toward it takes the form of advocacy of fed eral welfare legislation whicn hag l powerful appeal especially ma time of Htter widespreadiecon omic distress such as today s This goal the STftTEAWRDS ROAD CONTRACTS Two Paving and One Grail ing Jobs Held Over by Commission AMES March 18 the exception of two paving jobs and r a grading contract the state high L t way commission today awarded con I tracts on a basis of low bids an nounced yesterday The commission took no action on two paving projects in Allamakee county and on a grading project in Osceola county Cerio Gordo culverts on relocation road 65 west of Rock well Schaaf and Jakobsen of Lake Park 55316 also four bridges same highway A Olson Construction company of Waterloo Hardiu culvert on extension primary 65 in Iowa Falls Wilden Brothers of Iowa Falls 442 Smoot Makes Larger Estimate of Defici WASHINGTON March 18 Senator Smoot of Utah said today 2pO000000 in less than a month Likewise Director Ijams of the Veterans Bureau believes that with in a short time loan checks will be going out at the rate of 200000 weekly a sharp increase as the new machinery limbers up with use Secretary Mellon announced yes terday a request by veterans ad ministrator Hines for 5500000000 to cover payments on 1372006 ap plications received to March 15 It had been estimated 5300000000 would suffice and 1 per cent treasury certificates were issued to get that sum Needed April 11 Hines said however the half bil lion would he needd by April 11 How the will be raised was not announced The veterans administrator also told Secretary Mellon would be reqmreo to pay all loans He estimated 75 per cent of the As 500000 adjusted compensation cer tmcat tunes 90000000 would be required this week to meet loans weekly for the next three Cheeks Speed Up Bams disclosed that checks were issued much faster between March 7 and March 15 than in the preced ing week with a total of about 1GU 000 against 100000 He expressed ie belief 200000 would go out weekly unless the brakes are ap The increased loan value of cer more from ificates Ijams said has brot more applications for certificates from veterans who previously had not rcLcrtiiio vYiivj ivuiij ought to obtain compensation for heir war service There also have been more requests for disability allowances he said 2 MISSIONARIES SLAIN IN SLEEP Chinese Servants Suspected of Killing American Women PEIPING China March 18 Mrs Vera Mosebar White Battle Ground Wash and Mrs Victoria Marian Miller whose mother Hvcs I in Spokane Wash were slain in their sleep Sunday night at Yun Mayor Faces 10 Counts in N Y Charges Accusations Brot by Committee Made Public ALBANY N Y March 18 Charges preferred against the ad ministration of Mayor James J Walker of New York City by the City Affairs committee made pub lic by Governor Roosevelt today al lege misfeasance in office in 10 specific cases The charges said that the mayor had managed his office in the gov ernment of the city in a wasteful and incompetent fashion The charges were contained in a letter to which was attached a mem orandum containing allegations of failure to act in instances involving the board of standard and appeals the department of licenses condem nation proceedings health depart ment director of budget depart ment of hospitals the dock depart ment and the sinking fund com mission recalcitrant officials and the grand jury magistrates courts FOR INCREASE IN Discussion of Athletic Situation Dropped for Time DBS MOINES March 18 The legislative investigating committee turned today to a con sideration of conditions at the Uni versity of Iowa hospital Leaving testimony on the univer sity athletic situation dangling the 6ommittee called Dr Arthur Ers kine of Cedar Rapids representing a committee of the Iowa Medical association He presented a report endeavoring to show that purchas ers of hospital supplies had been uneconomical until recently but the committee turned his testimony to Word of Fate of Ship Crew Three Men Picked Up From Ice Floe by Rescue Ship ST JOHNS N F March 18 storm whipping across Nova Scotia today plagued a world seek ing definite word concerning the fate of the sealing ship Viking and OPTIONAL DRILL HOLDS INTEREST OF LEGISLATORS Torgeson Sponsor Bill Speaks in Defense DES MOINES Marchl8 question of optional military training in Iowas state aided edu cational institutions occupied the at tention the house today The bill under discussion was sponsored by Representatives S R Torgeson Worth and H C Patti son Jefferson Opening for proper ents of the measure Representative Torgeson said tho question was strictly an educational one ana asked tliat it be discussed wholly on itn merits He said the compulsory feature in educational training was not neces sary to national defense and had been recognized by some military men as a disadvantage Notes Legion Favor He stated however that soma American Legion officials favored universal military training and add ed that outside of the officials of land grant educational institutions which have a financial interest in the question he knew of few other colleges which favored compulsory training In opening for opponents of the bill Representative Hugh Tamisca said that the Iowa commander of tne American Legion had nexer ex pressed himself as in favor of uni versal militarytwining Outlining the military curricula at Iowa State college and the University of Iowa the speaker said he had found no dissent among persons who had tak en the course as to its value As to his own experience he said he preferred the military to physical training Discounts MERCHANT DEAD J E IGOU PIONEER MERCHANT DIES AT HOME id Long Career as Retailer1 Reared at Eldora itr company of 144 A brief wireless spent in military training which he characterized as a training in lead ership He said many educators be lieve much good comes from com pulsory training Declaring that he had received said LIUCIS had been picked up from an ice floe by the sealer Boethic bringing the list of those known to have been saved to 124 Three oth ers including Harry Sargent Bos ton explorer were picked up last nieht by the steamer Sagona Saved by Boethic saved by the Boethic today were Johnson Kean and Best ac cording to the wireless word They are believed to be W Johnson mas terwatch of Conception Bay Al fred Kean of Brookfield N mmittee turnea nis Lesniuuiij ireu discussion of treatment of indi pand a Newfoundlander known men siecp expected the treasury deficit to nanfu it was learned today They than present estimates were missionaries of the Seventh The Day Adventist mierion mnuu UJ that department chairman of the senate finance com mittee estimated the deficit would be Taps Gas Main Dies PERRY March 18 attempting to tap a gas mam Francis DeSart 2T employe of a local gas company was asphyxiated yesterday He was working in a hole four feet deep jay The crime was attributed to Chi i nese servants ut the mission who had been discharged The husbands of the women had gone on businesj im AUNT HET By Robert Guillen Marriage aint changec Henry much except now he eats at the drag store with his wife instead o eatin at the restaurant alone and the police department He has failed properly to admin ister the government of the city of New York in the interests of the people the charges said of Mayor Walker He has ignored conditions of inefficiency and corruption and if under public pressure he has in itiated investigations he has al lowed such investigations to lapse without report or result He has ap pointed unworthy men to public office and kept in office unworthy men subject by law to his removal conduct in the office of mayor since he took office on Jan 1 1930 has been incompetent inef ficient and futile with the result that the local machinery of govern ment has failed to function properly and the administration of the city has been brot into disrepute gent patients Asks More Money Dr Erskine pleaded for increased appropriations so that the hospital could be operated at full capacity He said that only twothirds of the beds are filled and that there is a large waiting list of indigent pa tientsThis situation he asserted has created a lack of clinical ma terial and is hampering training of medical students to Tallfu 150 ratles away 1LCU A message to the United States and kept in unworthy legation here from Consul Harry i Stevens brot word of the killings The skulls of both women had been fractured oy hatchets Two children of Mr and Mrs White were not molested Yunnonfu authorities w e r e searching for the assailants but had made no arrests only as Best who was assisting the three Fnssell New York A G Penrod New York and the making of soundmovies among the sealers With these additional rescues the jt of missing still numbering 20 includes Frissell Penrod W J Roach chief engineer and three en gineers six firemen seven sealers and one stowaway Return Thru Strait JE IGOU 71 pioneer merchant and a former member of the DamonIgou company died at his home 403 Pennsylvania avenue iHKoanni i southeast Wednesday forenoon He He declared that only 3 per cent had been ill several weeks of the total classroom hourswere Holy Family Catholic church with the Rev P S OConnor in charge Mr Igou was a member St Jo sephs church The body will be taken from the Meyer funeral home to the home Thursday where it will lie in state until time of the service Hal Four Sons Mr Igou is survived by his wife four sons George Igou Rapid City S Dak Thomas Igou Dca Momes LeRoy Igou and Jesse Igou both of Mason City A brother lives in Los Angeles Mr Igou was born and spent the first 42 years of his life in Eldora When ho was 13 years old hi father died Two years later the death of his mother left him am his brother to look out for them selves He obtained a job with a man who ran a dairy farm on the edg Eldora After milking was ove military trainingat the University of Iowa Representative Stanley Watts Van Buren asserted he had received no preparation from that experience for the almost two years he spent in the World war It was a contention of Represen tative H F Garrett Wayne that military training was an Important factor in preparedness which he said was insurance for peace He added that military training kept college boys from idle pursuits and diciplined their habits U S Will Not Need to Help in Work of Drafting Naval Pact WASHINGTON March 18 A3 a result of a long transAtlantic telephone tween edical students Bowring Krotners uwueia ipate jn He contended that a 25 per cent the viking which exploded and sank Franco crease in the appropriation would off La Barbe Island Sunday night conversation today be Stimson and Am Dawes and Senator Dwight W Morrow in London the secretary said it would now appear unneces sary for the United States to partic i J f in the morning he was required to gather up a number of cows from residents in Eldora to herd with Kcturn Thru strait gary for tne United States to parc Bowring Brothers Ltd owners of jn tne work drafting tho pvoloded and sank 1 rfniinn tha cattle of his employer during the day on the prairie outside town Came to Mason City Finally Mr Igou obtained a job with F M Pettey in his general store at Eldora with whom he re mained for 21 years Later he took SOUND OF GUNS AND RIOTING IS HEARD IN WALLS State Militia Called Leopold Brot From Old Prison TOLIET 111 March 18 j ville prison was afire this after noon and rioting and gunfire were heard within the walls Warden Henry C Hill speeding to the new penitentiary from his of fice in the old prison across the river after an alarm found tha prison in flames and disorder within Newspapermen were ejected from the gates by armed guards They heard rioting and shooting Leopold Brot In Nathan Leopold Jr one of tho two boy slayers of Bobby Franks had just arrived at Stateville with a group of 19 prisoners being trans ferred from the other prison when the rioting began The convicts were safely brot within the gates The outbreak was the second ma jor disturbance in the twin peniten tiaries in a week two convicts hav ing been killed and two shot at the 75 year old stone prison lost Satur day The Stateville prison was ac claimed one of tho worlds finest penal institutions when completed about seven years ago Its four cheesebox cell houses are grouped about a central circular dining hall connected by covered passageways It was constructed of concrete and stone blocks and was regarded as being thoroly fireproof CftU State lv Warden Hill called t or ttte iff militia this afternoon ern Illinois regiments have been der orders to be ready tor emerg ency service since Saturdays up rising and should be in Joliet by tonight Word came from the prison gates that dining hall kitchen and laun dry were destroyed by the flames Structures alone survived every thing within being charred ruins The walls of the penitentiary swarmed with armed guards and a sinister thunder of shouts from tho convicts was punctuated by the sharp bark of guns from tha owers Scores of highway and city police surrounded the prison guarding against any escape Billows of smoke rose above the walls and tho flare of the burning buildings could be seen from out side None Thot Killed One newspaperman who managed to get within the prison walls saw 50 guards charge into a mob of 100 rioting convicts tossing tear gas bombs before them and driving the prisoners into their cells Not a shot was fired by tho charging guards and so far as is known no one has been killed or wounded It was believed all the prisoners had been forced into their cells Brig Gen John J Garrity left Chicago to take charge of the na tional guard troops at the prison taking with him companies E F G and H of the 125th infantry Oth lo Column over the management of Italian naval accord BOY CONFESSES SLAYING 2 MEN Undersized New York Youth of 18 Got in Holdups NEW YORK March 18 undersized 18 year old boy con fessed to police early today that he had slain two men within the past 10 days in holdups in Connecticut and New Jersey He netted Rosario Bruno was quoted By police as admitting that he and two confederates shot down Nick Leg elis March 9 in a lunch wagon Several days later he said he alone killed Harry Weller an attendant in a gasoline station because he was desnerately in need of money Markets at a Glance NEW YORK rails rally from new low I U S govern ments sag active shares ad vance slightly Foreign exchanges sterling higher trafle buying CHICAGO dry northwest and bullish South Dakota reports forecast unfavorable weather hog steady to higher increuse improve the hospital 50 per cent also expressed the view that a limit of 500 medical students should be set by the board of education Prices Differed Dr Erskines committee report set forth that bids for supplies were not always opened simultaneously and that late biddars were informed of prices He sought to show ac cording to Attorney Denis Kelleher that altho the market had not changed prices differed in 1928 and 1930 Methods in the department of Frank Humeston university pur chasing agent had tended to nullify competitive bidding Dr Erskine claimed He read letters however from university officials expressing the belief that the law always had been complied with Cooperation of Robert Neff hospital supenn tendent has greatly improved con ditions Dr Erskine said Interested in Economy He declared that Neff is interest ed in economy and that he has no criticism to offer of his work He told the committee that he believes as a result that the hospital is get ting full value from Its purchaser of supplies at present Senator W S Baird of Council Bluffa interrupted the witness fre Tom to 4 Colbmn First commercial production of rubber has begun in the United States That ought to put some snap into the World Herald BEVERLY HILLS Cal March 18 Well yesterday was the seven teenth of Ireland Of all the nation alities that have helped to root the Indians out over here the Irish are the only ones that have made enough impression on everybody till they celebrate their holiday And say did you know that dur ing all this depression over the world and all countries having rev olutions and changing leaders why old Ireland has come thru the best of all of em When you are laying out your European trip this spring dont overlook the old Emerald Isle Its got em all beat for beauty romance humor and hospitality and the best horses In the world Shamus You Cant Guess This DID YOU KNOW the branch store in Eldora of T R Glanville He worked there three years i In 1901 he came to Mason City where he entered the firm of T R Glanville and company with Mr Glanville and C W Damon who had just come here from Omaha Then he and Mr Damon bought the Glanville interests and in 1908 moved to the present location of the store He had not been active in the store for the past two years WeA IOWA WEATHER Generally fair slightly coldef in tho cast and extreme south portions Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy with somewhat warmer in tho ex treme west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Above Minimum in Night 28 Above At 8 A M Wednesday 29 Above Except that there was an ab sence of wind Tuesday could be listed as the typical March day St Louis Beauty Not to Face Murder Trial NICE March 18 i nsnia iia LUC Vachier indicated today at the close Sun in the morning clouds by noon It ln 1 f 1 1A Tint 1 tO bfi Turn to Column 1IU Watch This Space of first examination of Mrs Charlotte Nash NixonNirdlinger that the former St Louis beauty would not be charged with first de gree murder for the slaying of her husband in their apartment here a week ago lowan Killed In Accident LIME SPRINGS March 18 Ed F Johnson 52 contractor and carpenterwaa killed in an auto mobile accident Monday nignt when the stearing gear of the car broke sending it into a ditch Leslie Deck er driver the car suffered slight injuries out I lit uiiu itiv j Temperature not low enough to be called cold nor high enougn to be classified as warm Wednesday opened cloudy wind in northwest and an appearance of imminent snow or rain ;