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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESSLEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 20 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 140 Taxation Not Dull Congressman Finds It Interesting Subject 2000 TEACHERS CITYS CUESTS T I By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 19 CPA Taxation a dull subject ex claimed Con gressman Henry T Rainey aston ished The point had been made that it is impossible to interest the public in fiscal quest ions be cause they can be explained only in terms of dry figures of which the average in dividual tires be fore he has arrived at any clear un derstanding of their meaning A member for more than a gen eration of the house of representa tives ways and means committee in which all federal taxation meas ures originate the Illinois congress man took the position that there is nothing impossible about it There is almost nothing ne in sisted that taxation cant be made to accomplish TJOR EXAMPLE continued the F Prairie state lawmaker con gress once taxed a terrible disease out of existence It was called phossyjaw a vo cational complaint prevalent among makers of oldfashioned matches The bones of their faces were attacked due to working in i the fumesfrom the chemicals Hor rible disfigurement ensued fol y lowed death in a few years There was no known cure and seemingly no method of pre venting short of abandoning the use of matches for the manufac turers said phosphorus could not be omitted from their formula with out making them prohibitively ex pensive We Expense Account Repeal on House Calendar SOLONS PLUNGE INTO DEBATE ON ASSESSORS BILL Expense Account Action Taken by Ballot of 64 to 42 DES MOINES March 20 W house today defeated 40 to 61 tho Simmer amendment to the county assessors bill which would have made the county auditor the assessor First tho house killed a pro posal of Representative D R McCrcery of Linn county to go Into a committee of the whole to consider all pending amend ments DES MOINES March 20 house by a vote of 64 to 42 to day placed on the calendar the bill to repeal the 500 legislative ex pense account law It had been re ported by committes without rec ommendation and action had been deferred from last month The committee report was called up by Representative LeRoy Shields Clarke who spoke against consti tutionality of the law Debate was cut short by Representative L B Forsllog Woodbury who demanded the previous question This brot Representative S D Whiting Johnson county to his feet with a demand that persons opposed to the repeal be given a chance to LIVE ON A WEEK EACH Associated Press Photo Freyda Peck left of New Conn and Kuth Korteliug of Cedar Rapids Iowa hope to get a B S degree from Simmons college Boston as the outcome of an experiment in which they expect to ar rive at a minimum cost sit which a person can live Excluding clothing tho experimenters maintain they can live comfortably on a week each They are shown at dinner which cost 22 cents each igation of the af the ways and They weredying simply fWeomp to show us the havoc that the indus try was creating We slapped on a tax sufficient to kill the market for those matches whether or it drove the country back to the use of flint i and steel And straightway the manufacturers hit on a new formu la omitting the deadly phosphorus Turn to FURC 18 Column CLEWfOUlTO EMBALMED BODY Kansas City Man Gone Since Four Days Before Smith Fire Occurred PERRY March 20 officials planned today to work on the possibility that the embalmed body of a man found in a burning truck belonging to John M Smith missing Perry Insecticide manufac turer might be that of Quinten P McNely of Kansas City County Attorney George Sackett received a letter yesterday from McNelys brother at Allerton who said his brother had disappeared Jan 30 four days before the fire He has been asked to send descrip tive material of his brother so that a check may be made here State Agent Myron Tullar who has been working on the case said that he might make a trip to Kan be heard He was assured by the speaker this would be done when the bill was taken up later Tee speaker thatjthe discussion to IjftttUfiA port Question of Morality In closing appeals for placing tie measure on the calendar Represen tative J P Gallagher of Iowa county said the question was one of morality rather than constitution ality The vote was taken today un der a call of the house signed by Representatives Kern Mathews Avery McCreery Drake of Musca tlne and Drake of Kebkuk Shields quoted from the consti tution the section providing that the Turn lo Iaso 2 Column DREISElSLAPS FACE OF LEWIS Nobel Prize Winner Accuses His Rival Novelist of Plagiarism NEW YORK March 20 Evening Post says that Theodore Dreiser novelist slapped the face of Sinclair Lewis Nobel literary prize winner at a dinner last night honoring Boris Pilnyak Russian communist writer The incident says the Post was the result of a literary feud brew ing since 1928 between the author of Main Street and the author of An American Tragedy It occurred after Lewis called upon to speak at the dinner said according to the Post story I feel disinclined to say anything In the Stateville Prison Inmates Smash in Cell Door Glasses STATEVILLE 111 March 20 IF in cell house F at tho model penitentiary here loosed their pentup venom in another short lived demonstration tgday smashing glass la their cellVdoofa anS I a chorus of invectives against their guards The disturbance was quelled In short order and efforts of the con victs to break from their cells were futile There were 729 convicts In the cellhouse most northerly of the four circular blocks Concert of Boos One prisoner gave the signal for the outburst by kicking thru the heavy plate glass panel in his barred cell door and shouting His fellows took up the concert of boos but could do little damage There was no chance for an es cape Young Chicago hoodlums who want to be big shots are the trou ble makers Warden Hill told the investigation committee Warden Hill was the first witness called General dissatisfaction with the pardon and parole boards Warden Hill said led to a disgruntled and mutinous feeling among the con victs The special legislative committee adjourned suddenly taking automo biles to Stateville to see the riot WILL ROGERS SECOND VESSEL OF VIKING FLEET REPORTED SUNK Crew Saved Balchen Heads Air Relief Expedition ST JOHNS N F March 20 The motor sealer Sir William one of the fleet of which the wrecked sealer Viking was a mem ber sank 15 miles northeast of Horse island this morning accord ing to advices received here The crew reached the steamship Eagle in safety The crew of the Sir William abandoned ship and reached the Eagle another sealing ship in two dories They fired the ship before leaving her so she would not be come a derelict and a menace tc navigation The steamer Sagona with II1 survivors of the Viking disaste aboard was caught in an ice jam Loday and it became impossible t say when she would arrive here The Sagona was to have left Hors Island for this port late this after noon BALCHEN SIGHTED BEVERLY HILLS Cal March 20 Just before Mr Hoover left for Porto Rico he had a long private conference with Senator Borah anc Borah told him tt go ahead and en to be onjltne outs that1 a i i you want to get anything done in this country There Is an awful lot of people that would like to see Bill Borah president and I would too Course I dont believe he would take it for he would have to make too great a personal sacrifice of prestige and authority It would be sorter Mussolini Jjeing only the king Yours liko till sas City to conduct an Investigation Tullar and Sheriff C A Knee of Dallas county questioned Mrs Smith again yesterday but said that they received no new clews to Smiths disappearance AUNT HET By Robert Guillen I know its sinful an car nal minded but when weve got Pas women folks for dinner I just cant help comparin my piecrusts with the kind they make presence of the man who stole 3000 words from my wifes book and be fore two sage critics who publicly lamented my receiving the Nobel prize Waited Hopefully Three years ago Mrs Lewis for merly Dorothy Thompson charged that Dreiser literally plagiarized her book The New Russia in his vol ume Dreiser Looks at Russia When Lewis made his remark the newspaper says the other included H e y w o o d Broun Irving S Cobb Rupert Hughes Burton Rascoe and Lautr ence hopefully far the shooting but Dreiser re strained himself nor did the two sage critics who were not im mediately identified rise to defend themselves at the moment No Apologies Given No apologies were given or asked the Post continues The hamenities were preserved while the company adjourned to the next room for coffee and cigars Strangely enough the account says Dreiser and Lewis found them selves face to face conversing pre sumably on the subject nearest to their hearts Suddenly the guests heard a re sounding slap saw Dreiser leaning forward and Lewis nursing his cheek Once again Dreiser slapped Lewis uttered no words but his cheeks flamed Then friends leaped between them and the incident was over first hand Oust Newspapermen Two of the four national guard companies were still on duty at Stateville and patrolled the yard as soon as the trouble broke The re duced force of 35 state highway policemen was also on hand Superintendent Rodney Brandon of the state department of public welfare upon his arrival ordered all newspapermen ejected from the cell blocks and issued notice that none is to be admitted to cell houses Representative Michael L Igoe of member and the house of Chicago committee minority leader of Springfield expressed the opinion the prisoners should be fed instead of being confined on bread and wa ter rations in their cells Warden Hill issued orders for cheese and bologna a meal of I Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stone and Web ster crosses 50 into new high ground railroads and utilities higher Cities Service strong Foreign Exchanges Steady French franc advances lower cables and poor trade demand CHICAGO steadiness Win nipeg and forecast large worlds shipments forecast decreased receipts to lower Fire at Iowa Falls Wrecks Hotel IOWA CITY March estimated at betweein nnd was caused by flames at the Woods hotel here last night when the blaze gutted the struc ture The flames were brot under control at midnight thru the efforts of six fire depratments which suc ceeded in keeping the fire from spreading to adjoining buildings Thebuilding was three stories high andvalued at Insur ance amounted to 580000 It was understood today that the hotel will be rebuilt Flames Come Out Roof Bliss Hall manager of the hotel said he first discovered flames in the linen room He put out this tlaze with an extinguisher suffer ing slight burns on his hand Soon after however flames were seen coming from the roof All the occupants went safely out of the hotel The flames from the roof rapidly burned down thru the center of the structure leaving only the walls of the main struc ture standing The building was of brick veneer construction Other Departments Called Fire departments were called from Hampton Alden Hubbard Eldora and Ackley A modern addi tion to the south Uaving 40 rooms was not badly damaged A barber shop cleaning establishment and a ISLE AU HAUT Maine March 20 Balchens amphibian plane flying to Newfoundland pass ed over this island at p m today The plane was heading di rectly east hugging the coast Speaks Pessimistically BOSTONiMarcn 20 aerial relief expeditibi headed by Bernt Balcnen famous aviatbfi took off from the Boston airport at a m today on the first leg of a flight to Newfoundland to search for survivors of the wrecked sealing ship Viking Randy Enslow relief pilot was at the controls Speaking into a microphone at the last minute spoke somewhat pessimistically of the flight as a doubtful task Carry Fathers Message As the flyers soared away they carried with them a touching part ing message of confidence from Dr Lewis Frissell of New York father of Varick Frissell young motion picture operator who was num bered among the missing in the Vikings tragedy The expedition was expressly authorized by Dr Frissell Informed that weather conditions might delay the flyers at St John the doctor expressed the desire that the plane make a start on its rescue mission and told the members of the crew he had every confidence In Balchen as the pilot Carries Organizer The big twinmotored Sikorsky amphibian plane carried besides Wood Makes Two Records in Speedboat Sets Mark of 1006 Miles an Hour and Breaks It MIAMI BEACH Fla March 20 Wood king of Americas water coursers pushed his trim motorboat Miss America IX across a measured mile on Indian creek here today to claim two new world speedboat records He set the first with an average two way speed of 1006 miles an hour The second record made 45 minutes later was 101154 miles an hour for an average of two runs Wood announced he would make a third run over a nautical mile this afternoon in an attempt to lower all international speedboat records His average time for the second new record of the day was 3559 seconds Wood accompanied by Orlin John son his mechanic piloted the Miss America IX on a northbound trip over the measured mile at a speed of 100755 miles an hour as he made his second successful attempt to break the record of Sir Henry O D Segrave of England of 9876 miles an hour Woods time for the mile as 3573 seconds On the return speed run he made his best time of the day accom plishing the mile in 3545 seconds at a speed of 10155 miles an hour Kayo Don to Follow OPERATES GAVEL A E Ranltln superintendent of schools at Hampton and president of tho north central division of tho Iowa State Teachers association is presid ing at the sessions of the an nual convention here NEW YORK March 20 Woods new speedboat record wil be in danger next Wednesday when Kaye Don ace of the English drivers attempts to establish a new mark England IIv at Buenos Aires Miss England H is the same boat in which Sir Henry Segrave was killed while making the record of 987 miles an hour which Wood broke today plumbing shop were housed in thii portion The hotel was erected in the fif ties It was remodeled into a mod ern structure 15 years ago and was known as an exceptional hotel for a town of this size J L Welden and Mr Bliss own much stock in the hotel which ij operated by the Woods hotel com pany The Yarger apartments a wood en frame structure next to the ho tel were in danger of burning Its easy to make silver worth two dollars an ounce You just hammer it Into the shape of a gravy Uapids Gazette Balchen and Enslow Merion Coop er of New York wbo organized the expedition The takeoff was made under gray skies and in the face of a 16 mile northeast headwind which appeared to be rising Allowing for their load and for the wind the flyers estimated it would take them live and onehalf hours to reach St John New Brunswick which was expected to be the first stop The plane carried 433 gallons of gasoline and 100 pounds of concen Tnrn o raitn Z Column MANTHOTDEAD FOUND ON ROAD Cedar Rapids Youth Tells of Being Beaten and Carried Away DES MOINES March 20 Leroy Kelly 20 believed to have been drowned in the Cedar river at Cedar Rapids was found by police here today He told a story of hav ing been knocked unconscious placed in an automobile and dump ed out in a patch of woods near Ankeny Kelly said he stopped near a car parked close to the Quaker Oats company plant at Cedar Rapids Thursday and three men jumped out of the car One of them struck him on the head knocking him un conscious When he awoke near Ankeny to day he said he made his way to a highway and was picked up by a motorist who brot him to DCS Malncs FARMERS HOME AFTER PROTEST Stage Demonstration Over Cattle Test Law at Capitol DES MOINES March 20 Farmers battling the compulsory bovine tuberculin testing law re turned to their homes today after staging the largest demonstration before the general assembly of re cent years Their protests registered yester day by more than 1500 persona will be considered Tuesday by the house committee on animal in dustry Representative G E Van Wert of Franklin county chairman said He did not anticipate that the committee would meet before its usual time to take up the Davis bill to make tho test optional Altho opposition to the tubercu losis plan was their principal ob jective the farmers took occasion to voice their opinion against the county assessors bill now under de bate in the house After their meet ing yesterday afternoon they packed the house chamber again in the evening to hear speeches against that measure Thompson Now on Farm Board Backed Founding WASHINGTON March 20 A man who took only 48 hours to prove he favored the ideas of at least 67000 farmers has been ap pointed to the federal farm board Hia commission places Sam H Thompson on the board which he sought forseven years to establish with enactment of the agricultural marketing act a for the past 20 months Back in 1924 Thompson appeared before the house agriculture com mittee to speak for the McNary Haugen equalization fee bill His right to represent Illinois farmers was challenged He left town and in two days returned from Chicago with 07000 signatures on a petition asking the bill be passed He thca testified Work Starts at Once The appointment yesterday of Thompson who was elected to the presidency of the American Farm Bureau federation for three terms was announced at the white house Thompsons Job begins immediately He fills the vacancy left by the res ignation of Alexander Legge as chairman and the appointment of James C Stone to that position SPEECHES GIVEN EXPERTS AT HSAUD1TOR1UM University of Chicago Faculty Member on Program MASON CITY entertained Friday the largest gathering of teachers in its history Close to 2000 In structors were in the city attending the tenth annual convention of the north central division of the Iowa State Teachers association which opened Thursday evening and con tinues thru Saturday Even the second balcony was re quired to hold the throng that crowded into the high school audi torium Friday morning to hear the lectures by Mrs Hattio Moore Mit chell dean of women at Kansas State Teachers college and Dr William S Gray oC the University of Chicago Besides the throng in tho auditorium scores milled about the corridors attending to registra tion and preparing for the 22 group conferences that comprised tho program for tho afternoon Talks on Keiidlng Tho important part which read ing plays in the Intelligent develop ment of the child was portrayed In a scholarly manner by Dr Gray who particularly stressed the prog ress being made in UiQ teaching of reading by means of research Investigation has shown that reading habits developed in school FRIDAY EVENING The Fortune Teller by Maaon City high school SATURDAY MORNING City grade scfiool orchestra WY AiStor er director a m Agnea Samuelson state superin tend of public instruction Assembly by Mr Grimm Address Following Up Ed ucation C R Reed super intendent of Minneapolis schools Business meeting Ever a champion of the soil tiller Thompson contends the present con dition of agriculture is largely re sponsible for the depression If agriculture can be restored to pros perity he said in accepting the new work business in general will be rejuvenated He is a protagonist of cooperative farm organizations Added to Fiirm For seven years he urged passage of the marketing act and other legislation he thot remedial His the9ries were based on experience since he was born In Adams county 111 in 1863 and started with an 80 acre farm which has been added to so that it is now 500 acres and is being run under his supervision by a son Sixteen years ago Thompson or ganized a pioneer livestock cooper ative society in Adams county and he became a charter member of the disappear In a largo percentage of cases soon after tha school days according to Dr Gray who said this fact was emphatically demonstrated in army tests during tho World war The reason for this he said is the fact that the persons did not retain their reading interest Research had also shown that reading varies greatly by commun ities depending on library facilities and other factors Inferior Rending Sought The character of modern reading according to tho Chicago professor is not such as to develop good citi zenship The average reader of tha newspaper seeks out the cartoons the articles on acts of violence sport pages and the serial stories he said causing the space given over to editorials and articles of educational value to shrink mater ially Another fact developed by inves tigation is that children exhibit gross inability to interpret their reading with any degree of intelli gence This occurs not only in the grades and high school but also in olleges The speaker then described de velopments that have taken place n the past 10 years to overcome his difficulty and to make reading n school something that will def IOWA WEATHER Cloudy rain or snow Friday night and probably n east por tion Saturday Not much change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursdays 46 Above Minimum in Night 27 Above At 8 A M Friday 32 Above Altho Thursdays temperature did not rise to the expected heights it was within 7 degrees of the months maximum thus far Friday morning clouds obscured the sun The wind was out of the south and the temperature thru the forenoon hovered around the freezing mark Illinois Agricultural association Be sides these positions he has been n director of the national livestock and meat board and of the farm boards subsidiary national grain corporation To succeed Thompson as presi dent the American Farm Bureau federation elected Edward A ONcil of Montgomery Ala Charles E Hearst of Des Moines took ONeals place Gambling Legalized as Nevada Governor Signs CARSON CITY Nev March 20 all forms of gambllnp became legal in Nevada today am the path of the divorce seeker wil be shortened May 1 as the result o two bills signed by Gov Fred B Balzar Train Crash Victim Improves SIOUX CITY March 20 Improvement was shown today in tha condition of William J King 1 who suffered interim injuries when his car was struck by a Chi cago Northwestern passenger train at a grade crossing nltely benefit the pupil An effort las been made to make the teach ng such as to develop intelligent nterpretation and to stimulate the reading motive and independent Lhinking As a part of this the child is given a much wider type of read ing Sirs Mitchell Speaks The first speaker on the prograiri Friday morning was Mrs Hattie Moore Mitchell The school is but tne Handmaid to tho three factors operating in the lives of boys and girls who pass over the door sill of the schoolhousa out into tho world she told tha gathering Whether eighth grade graduates or Ph Ds these three factors are the determinants as to riches and reaches of life From the living demonstrations of these three fac tors you and I welcome tho message of thin hour Only God can measure tha influ ence of the printed page so I sought the editor the man whoso black crooked marks bring us tho mes sage in song oration history art science or story and I asked him were he to have tho privilege that is mine this hour what would ha say His reply was just three things Turn to 8 Column C with two American wno umea frionrto ;