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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1931, Mason City, Iowa H HIS MEM 4 OEPT OF IOWA DES MOINES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE ta Y IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 19 1931 TTNITED PRESS AND SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 139 Roosevelts ChanceGood Progressive Backing May or May Not Help By CHARLES P STEWART r ASHINGTON March 19 CPA listen to the babble of conver sation on the subject one might think that the recent pro gressive confer ence in Wash ington had al most if not quite cinched Gov Franklin D Roosevelts dem ocratic presiden tial nomination for him Maybe so Democrats wh are not on on substantial ground or another den nitely opposed to Governor Robac velt naturally are much impressei by the progressives indorsement o him There is no reason why thej should not say so and they ARC sayingso hence the babble But there exists an element o democrats who do object to the N York governor They object tohin on account of the very views he i supposed to hold that make htm s acceptable to the progressives Th present moment however is not a auspicious one for them to do the talking In fact they are not grea talkers anyway Thus conclusions drawn from the babble may be misleading it may be noiser than it is significant STTLL the progressives have set Aunty Democracy seriously a thinking concerning her 1932 presi dential candidacies whatever may come of it It already is accepted on all hands a foregone conclusion that the G O P will renominate President Hoover and the progressives made it amply plain at their conference if it had not previously been plain enough that he does not suit them at all of them will bolt the FARMERS PACK HOUSE CHAMBER Teachers Arriving for Division Convention FROM 47 TOWNS TO OPEN DAY MEETING Prominent Speakers on Program of Group ONE hundred fiftysix high school musicians selected as the best from 47 towns in North Iowa ar rived in Mason City Thursday morn ing and practiced Thursdaymorning and afternoon in preparation for the massed concert at oclock Thursday evening in the high school auditorium as an opening feature of the tenth annual convention of the North Central division of the Iowa State teachers association Sessions of the convention will continue until Saturday afternoon Outstanding educators are on the program of the general meetings and also the specialized conferences Total registration at the convention is expected to be nearly 2 000 Friday the Iowa congress of parents andteachers will be held at the Congregational church Numbers which the massed band rehearsed for the concert were Val iant Youth march Karl L King Song of the Marching Men Had ley The Glow an idyl Lincke American Patrol descrip tive melody Meacham Weddingof the Winds concert waltz Hall American Legion march Grabel Light Cavalry overture Von GuardsReady for Further Prison Riots 200 Militiamen Patrol Yard Rioters Get Bread Water JOLIET 111 March 19 fever of rebellion burned low at the twin Illinois penitentiary chilled by the cold steel ofnationa guardsmen and rigid discipline o the prison staff At the new Stateville prison 210 militiamen in command of 16 of ficers patrolled the yard while the havoc wrought by yesterdays de vastating fire and riot waited the survey of a committee of legislators CREW OF EXPLODED MOVIE SHIP white house engineernext year tq Suppe and recent to let the dem ocrats know that the progressives At the 75 year old companion prison at the edge of Joliet scene of the first uprising Saturday GOO convicts who had not participated in the disorders marched to breakfast under double guards There were no troops in sight of the 600 as they filed into the dining hall but the troops were ready Bread and Molasses For those 600 there was bread and molasses coffee and fried potatoes For the other 1100 in the old prison and 2000 or more in the new there was breakfast in without the usual attendant comforts A were locked in their cells fed bread and water by trusty fellow convicts all means of communication with the outside world severed by the prison administration at the command of state officials The spirit of unrest spread to day to the womens division On re kW ILL BEVERLY HILLS Cal March in the midst of all this depression and starvation why one old boy hasnt had it so bad He haa been measuring 6000 college girls He compares em with coeds 50 I years ago I didnt know anyone ever thot measuring one 50 years ago And from what our elderly women lea us to believe we didnt think they would have allowed it Well this TURNER PLEADS FOR OBEDIENCE TO STATE LAWS Assessor Bill Crowded Out by Hearing on Cattle Tests D IES MOINES March 19 crowd that overflowed Tasadena who Is a gueatconductor anfl Gerald DRY LAW REPORT Mrs Peabody Head of Group Criticizes Wick ersham Commission WASHINGTON March 19 Criticism of the Wickersham com missions prohibition report as fail ing to represent the viewpoint of American women was made today by Mrs Henry W Peabody chair man of the womans national com mittee for law enforcement In announcing the formation of an unofficial national law enforce ment commission composed of 20 women Mrs Peabody said the new group would meet in Washington from April 10 to 12 and would sub mit a composite report to President Hoover While the decision of the Wick ersham commission was in the main gratifying Mrs Peabody said in a statement issued here there was a wide disagreement among mem bers as to the remedy for improving enforcement in certain centers It did not present the womans viewpoint which is an important one Women thru their homes and children were the greatest suffer ers under the old regime and any study of prqhibition is incomplete without certain definite facts hith erto untouched which these women will present to the nation GENERAL PROGRAM Thursday Evening High School Auditorium North Cen tral district band Rev W H Spence E S Selby A E Rankin Lost Legion of Biology by Judge Harry Olson Chicago municipal court Friday Morning High School Auditorium cantata The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by grade pupils singing The Greatest of These Mrs H Hattie Moore Mitchell Pittsburg Kans the Chick asaw rural teachers chorus by Dr William S Gray University of Chicago Friday Afternoon 2 p conference Friday Evening The Fortune Teller By Mason City high school quest of the matron in charge War den Hill today rushed a quantity o tear gas bombs to tjiewqinens pen thTiufatcd movie sMs Vlkine which met with disaster by an explosion off White with alass of20 Some of the movie equipment JB acen ia the picture points to Varlck Frissel New York film director from the house chamber and galleries into the corridors and aisles attend ed the opening of the hearing be fore the legislature here this after fellow finds that the present ones noon at which the bovine tuberculo are higher wider and thicker he dont say if its head or And these he says have more lung capacity Well WL Maybe because of the strenuous life o u at a female college The parents a gpeciai train chartered by them only pick out the big dumb ones at Davenport Representative G E VanWert of Franklin county chairman of the house committee on animal indus try presided over the committee hearing which is to discuss the Da vis bill which would make the testing optional Not Ready Yet At the opening of the session at 1 p m William Schmedika of Har din county one of the protesting farmers announced that they were not yet ready to begin the dis cussion on the testing bill He then launched into a discussion of tha I nuuu uLwiiitiii unvi sis testing law was to be discussed Farmers were present from nil parts of the state the majority com Well we knew that I ing from the east central and1 south e because of the strenuous life east part arriving this morning on female college The parents a gpeciai train chartered by them t the big Yours 5 I i 11 Syndicate VIKING COMPANY GETS FOOD HELP Way for Medical and Other President on Way to Visit PossessiQns there has yet been reported The matron asked that no men guards be sent as she feared their presence might excite the in mates Thirty ringleaders suspected of starting yesterdays revolt were placed in solitary cells today Deputy Warden Frank Kness chief executive at the Stateville sec tion said today the man whose blow with a crowbar sounded the signal for the outburst yesterday was Wil liam Wheeler of Springfield a for mer penitentiary guard Ten years ago Wheeler as a worker in the prison print shop and a guard smuggled in guns to the convicts and in the insuing break two convicts and one guard killed Wheeler was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part Warden Challenges Threats JOLIET 111 March Threats on the part of convicts in the peni tentiary and at Statesville today to set fire to mattresses were answered by Warden Hill with an order to guards not to let any convict out at his cell Let them sleep in the ashes tha warden said It was explained such fires would not spread beyondthe cell MOBILE FINDER DIES IN CRASH Famous Italian Aviator and Two Companions Fall SENATORSDO BILL TO REDUCE RATE ON LOANS AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Emmie Lou neednt put on airs about her new bath room I knowed her when the whole family used the sleeve for a washrag R Prescott director of the Mason City high school band 1930 atate champion When the many musicians in the massed band gathered Thursday morning for but two rehearsals be fore the concert of difficult numbers they played surprisingly well to gether altho this was the first time they were assembled This was be cause all the players rehearsed the numbers and followed Instructions on interpretation sent out in ad vance The various sections of the band were supervised by instructors who gave the high school musicians spe cific directions applicable tofthe in dividual instruments These super visors represented Instructors thru out north Iowa The committee In charge of the event which has made plans for many months consisted ol John H Orth Fort Dodge Rudolph Timmel Burt Joseph Weatby For est City Reul N Cook Sheffield Turn to FnEe 17 rolumn 6 Official Inquest Held Into Deaths of Aged Couple at Clarinda CLARINDA March 19 oner L D Walker announced would hold an official inquest a 2 p m today into the deaths o Mr and Mrs Irving Beach age Clarinda residents who died pre sumably from the attacks of tw robbers who entered their home las Sunday night A double funeral for the victims was held yesterday with burial in a single grave ISSUES TO SET NEW MARK owa and Texas Hold Lead in Proposals to Build Highways NEW YORK March 19 iredilection of Americans col eetively to borrow on the future o finance improvements promises o make 1031 the banner year in the volume of bond issues authorized or such purposes Voters set a new high record last year in saying yes to bond issue proposals but municipal bond au thorities here say that the prospect that they may be even more liberal in approving public expenditures this year is suggested by proposals already under consideration Iowa Texas are considering the largest highway bond issues The Lone Star states legislature is debating a 5200000000 bond issue Iowa will vote June 16 on bonding the state for 5100000000 A refer endum will be held in Montana May C in a 50000000 good roads issue Proposals of county city village and district units as compiled by the bond buyer would swell the total if all were ap proved 300 Men Back nt Work CEDAR RAPIDS March 19 W hundred men have returned to work in the Rock Island railroad shops here The company announced the men had been rehlred on a five day week basis ST JOHNSN Y March 19 UP and medical assistance were landed on Horse Islahd where more than 100 survivors of the wrecked sealing steamer Viking were shel tered radio advices received here reported The landing was effected by the united efforts of the crews of seven sealing ships which for many hours had been pounding the ice in anef fort to make way for the rescue ship Sagona Has Gangrene Wireless Operator C King is suf fering from gangrene in his legs and Navigator W Kennedy is ill with pneumonia wireless reports added The remainder of the sur vivors were in fairly good condi tion reports indicated The sealer Imogene reported a propeller blade broken in an effort to reach the island last night While search for the missing con tinued available figures indicated that there were still 18 unaccounted for including Varick Frlssell New York motion picture producer and his cameraman A G Penrod 118 Still Alivo The tally stood Survivors on the island 118 survivors on rescue ships 6 bodies recovered 2 unac Tiim to ruffe 4 Colnmn Pola Negri and Prince Absent as Hearing on Divorce Suit Is Begun PARIS March 19 di vorce suit of Pola Negri motion picture actress against Prince Serge Mdlvani charging that he aban doned hertwice was argued today before the Seine tribunal by coun sel Neither principal appeared The judge fixed no date for issuance of a final decree but indicated he would do so soon Steams Out OLD POINT COMFORT Va March 19 batteries boomeo irom ship and shore the battJeship Arizona steamed out toward the Virginia capes and the sea this morning carrying President Hoover to Americas island possessions iu the Caribbean The recently remodeled drearl naught will carry the president and his party thru 3000 miles of the Caribbean to Porto Rico and tb2 Virgin Islands Arriving by train this morning from Washington members of the presidential party breakfasted aboard their cars and were motored to the dock in army automobiles Flag Run Up As they reached the embarking point the president boarded an ati Turn to rocro 4 Cnllltnn IOWA I PROBE TAKES RECESS Solons Attend to Work as Move Is Made to Stop Injunction Suit Pipelines Reported DES MOINES March 19 he six members of the legis ative committee investigating the University of Iowa today turned Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks firm General Motors 1931 high Bonds steady governments high er Curb strong Aluminum of Amer ica soared 40 points Butter seady Foreign exchanges firm Spanis peseta strong Cotton steady trade buying Sugar higher firm spot situation Coffee higher European buying CHICAGO Wheat easy favorable weathe and bearish Kansas report Corn easy large contract dellv cries Cattle steady to lower Hog steady PISA Italy March 19 berto Maddalena famous Italian flyer and finder of the dirigible Italia survivors Lieut Fausto Cecconi and MechanicSergeant Da monte were killed today when their seaplane fell into the sea Maddalena discovered Gen Um faerto Nobile and a group of other survivors of the Italia in 1928 near Spitzbergen and dropped medicine and supplies to them on the ice after the Italian airship had been wrecked on its north pole flight He and Lieutenant Cecconi for merly held world air records for distance and duration flights and both had recently returned from the LatinAmerican flight of Air Min ister Italo Balbo on which Mad dalena was adjutant Miss Pankhurst Expects to See Christ on Earth By LORENA HICKOK NEW YORK March 19 Miss Christabel Pankhurst daugh ter of Emmeline Pankhurst noted British militant suffragist of the ast generation believes that the second coming of Christ is at hand She is confident it will occur in county assessors bill now before the house saying that it would1 take awaythe local rights J W Lenker president of tha Farmers Protective association fol lowed him on the floor He asserted i that his organization was opposed Rillo In Rormlatp to the assesor biirbecause they be D111S IO iXegUldlC valuattons of farm properties should be mode by local men who he insisted would be more com petent judges of the values Gov Dan Turner jtpf obedience to theMaw and teecf protection of the farmers rights so far as they were within his power Governor Speaks He rehearsed the events leading up to the meeting stating that Paul Moore a Cedar county farmer about two weeks ago told him oE the opposition to the bovine tuber culosis eradication law He said Moore Informed him there was considerable sentiment in DES MOINES March 19 Senator C E Andersons small loan bill was defeated by the sen ate 38 to 12 today It would have reduced the legal interest rate on loans not exceeding 5300 on chattel mortgages from 3 to 1 per cent a month An amendment by Anderson mak ing the rate 2 per cent was de a feated 29 to 20 while an amend ment by Senator C F Clark of attention to their duties in the assembly after declaring1 a recess f the probe until next Wednesday The action was agreed on late because of important bills oming up for consideration in both louses After reconvening the com mittee hopes to rush theinvestiga ion to an early completion Meanwhile several phases wil continue under way The commit tees auditor is still checking the university records and the secre ary of the state executive counci Is preparing a list of land pur chases approved by the council Th reports probably will go to the com mittee next week The attorney generals office today was taking steps toward the dismissal of a petition for an in junction filed against the commit tee ia Polk county court by V M Byers Harlan attorney Byera who lost year wag the republican candidate against Representative George Miller democratic member of the committee alleges that the investigation is beyond the legisla rights Hearing Set for April t DES MOINES March 19 District Judge J J Halloron today set April 1 as the time for hearing the application of V H Byers of Harlan for a restraining order against the legislative committee investigating the University of Iowa The order authorized Byers to proceed with htg action icr lifetime see him that she will actually Her faith she said today is based on the fulfillment of prophecies first uttered by Moses and reiter ated thru the Bible to the end of revelations Not End of World Miss Pankhurst does not hold with those who believe the reap pearance will mean the end of the world but she expects it to be dramatic enough ao that there can be no doubt of his identity Two thousand years ago she said he came in poverty and weakness and humility But this time he will descend to the earth in all his majesty with demonstra tions of divine power more miracu lous than any of the miracles of modern science Will Rule Earth Rather than violence and de struction Miss Pankhurst believes tho return of Christ will mark the beginning of a mlllenlum of per haps 1000 years in which he will rule the world an age of such peace and progress and splendor as the earth has never seen Chiefly in the unrest which she sees in the present age crime wars rumors of wars economic de pressions political upheavals re bellion against authority fear in the hearts of docs Miss Pank hurat recognize fulfillment of pro phecies uttered many centuries ago ILIGLH Mjr Linn county to fix it at 3 per cent lost 24 to 26 The bill before the senate as a special order of business prompted a lively discussion Its opponents contended the present rate was not unfair to the borrower and that a lower rate would force loan com panies out of existence Effort in Relief Anderson asserted the bill was an effort to relieve to a certain extent financial distress in the state He said lobbyists had been active against it Senator A V Black ford also said that opposition came from loan shark Senator R E Stevens of Wapello county contended that it would be a mistake to interfere with the pres ent law and that it would force tho people into the hands of persons charging more than the legal rate Others who spoke against the bill included Senators Benson Knudson and Hicklln Senator L H Doran Boone who at the last session in troduceda bill to reduce the small loan rate from 42 to 18 per cent an nually was among those who sup ported the bill Bills Reported New pipeline regulation bills were reported to the senate without rec ommendation by its public utilitie committee One was the Myers bil which would place pipeline regula favor of refusal to obey the statute and that much of tho resentment at tho time was caused by the belief that the people opposing the test were not permitted a hearing on the Davis bill The governor said he told Moore that any citizen or group of per sons was entitled to a hearing on 11 legislation He added this conver Tnrn to 1iiRn 4 Column Search for Lost Navy Aviator Enters Third Day With Hope Waning XT S S ARKANSAS March 10 for Verne Warren 3arshman of San Diego Cal chief aviation pilot who was lost with lis plane over the Colombian coast Tuesday morning during naval maneuvers entered its third day to lay with waning hope for his rcs Tum to 4 Column Did You Know Wea See Answer Here Tomorrow IOWA WEATHER Moitly cloudy rain or snow prolmblo Friday In west portion Thursday night slight ly warmer in extreme south west portion Thursday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 42 Above Minimum in Night 2 Above At 8 A M Thursday SO Above Balminess that was suggestive of the February not long since passed had returned to Mason City Thurs day At 8 oclock the mercury had approached within 6 degrees of the Wednesday high point and a maxi mum for the day of 50 or above seemed well within the possibilities ;