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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas ILYPAI Edited for theHome R HIS IOWA t THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIA NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 23 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 142 Borah Bark Is Fierce Stewart Wonders If He Will Bite in 1932 By CHARLES V STEWART March 23 CPA Senator Wil liam E Borah of Idaho undoubt edly has the fiercest bark in combination with no bite whatever of any man in public life today Moreover the people he barks at know it To sit In the gallery and listen to him declaim on the senate floor one would imagine that the folk he attacks would unite to beat him at the next election or perish in the attempt But Borah never has any opposi tion to speak of CJENATOR NORRIS had to fight his political life In Nebraska last November Senator Schall squeaked thru by the narrowest of margins in Minnesota and still has a contest on his hands Senator Mc Master actually was defeated in South Dakota In 1926 conservative republicanism succeeded in ousting Senator Brookhart after he had been seated and put a bourbon dem ocrat Daniel F Steck in his place from the rockbound G O P state of Iowa Antiradical forces already are biing mobilized thruout the entire country to be thrown into unre liable areas next year in an effort to save or rescue them from pro gressive representation in Washing ton Borah however always has a walkover out in Idaho x WHAT the interests as the progressives call them evi dently dislike in statesmen such as Sehators Norris Schall Brookhart Nye JHowell LaFollette Blaine Gutting Wheeler Frazier Shipsteat TjbuSTsSien but really Senator Borah has a happy fac ulty talk as you may of voting right when the roll is called For example would be an extra session of congress this spring if the sena tors who were demanding adequate relief of industrial unemployment Turn to Pago 0 Column SEEK CAUSE OF FATAL PILE UP Six Killed Nine Hurt When Royal Scot Express v Leaves Rails LEIGHTONBUZZARD England March 23 Midlan and Scottish line officials today sougnt to learn the cause of the wreck which yesterday piled up the Royal Scot express one of the finest trains in the world and took six lives Nine passengers were in jured The train which frequently has registered a speed of 90 miles an hour on parts of the 400 mile run from London to Glasgow was pro ceeding at a rapid rate along a clean straight stretch of steel when the locomotive left the rails and keeled over on its side The first two coaches telescoped and tne third and fourth after swinging around crashed into another coach turning over One of the dead was Sir George Saltmarsh grain expert who was vice chairman of the allied whear purchasing commission in 1915 anl 1916 Two other passengers and the engineer the fireman and a dining car steward also were killed EQUALIZATION FEE PLAN BOOMED A ustria Defends Free Trade Pact With Germany ASKS OTHERS TO JOIN PROPOSED CUSTOMS UNION Czechoslovakia France and Italy Protest Agreement WIENNA March 23 V today answered protests against aer proposed customs union with Germany with an invitation to oth 3r European countries to join them in an abolition of customs barriers A formal protest by diplomatic representatives of France Italy and Czechoslovakia drew from Dr Jo hann Schober foreign minister and victechancellor the word that Ger many and Austria had no intention of concluding any treaty which ex cluded the other powers Invite All Others On the contrary he said both have invited any other European European join the projected customs union so as gradually to extend it to embrace all European countries He declared also that Austria felt more encouraged to embark on customs arrangement with Ger many since she was conscious that the plan had the approval both of Aristide Briand French foreign minister and author of an ambitious panEuropean scheme and of the league of nations Should Be Encouraged Theprotest of the three countries against the customs union project they based upon ah allega and compromise Austria s pledged independence aroused considerable bitter feeling in this country The comment was maae that it bat been logical to hope that any hon est effort to overcome the economic depression of European states nc matter by whom inaugurated would receive encouragement The demarche of the three gov ernments was regarded in some cir cles as an effort on their part to torpedo the agreement with Ger many which was announced here and at Berlin Saturday It was un derstood that under its terms which were not made public anc which are subject to ratification by the German and Austrian parlia ments all customs barriers between Austria and Germany will be re moved CABINET APPROVES AUNT MET By Robert Quillen None of our folks ever got up very high in the world but Cousin Joe was a deputy sheriff once an Sue married a preacher PARIS March 23 UP The French cabinet approved today thi movement initiated by Aristide BrI and to attempt to determine wheth er the AustroGerman economic ac Ttim to Tftffo 2 Cnlumri Jury Indicts Kassay for Alleged Plot to Wreck Big Zeppelin AKRON March 23 F Kassay 37 Goodyear Zeppelin em ploye who is alleged to have modi a remark which showed he Intendei to commit sabotage against thi giant navy Zeppelin Akron was indicted by the Summit countj grand jury today on a charge of vlo lating the state criminal syndicalism law Missing American Navy Aviator Is Found Sat WASHINGTON March 23 Verne Warren Harshman chief avi ation pilot missing since March 1 when he disappeared during nava flying exercises off the coast of Co lombla has been found and is now safe at Buena Ventura Colombia VESNES GRANDSON CHRISTENS NAUTILUS THREE KILLED IN IOWAACCIDENTS OVER WEEKEND Man Dies One Hurt as Train Hits Car Near Emmetsburg Here is a new view of the submarine Nautilus in which Sir Hubert Wilkins will explore the Arctic Jean Jules Verne inset grandson of Jules Verne the French novelist who will Le a member of the expedition has arrived In the United SJates to christen the boa t at Brooklyn navy yard Nautilus was the numo of the croft in his grandfathers prophetic story Photos in Joliet Probe JOLIET 111 March 23 Mem bers of the state board of pardons and paroles appeared before the legislative committee and helda heated executive session during which press photographers were criticized W G Jones chairman of the board of pardons and paroles R Keene Ryan and Thomas H Cannon had been summoned after convicts testified it was the attitude and al leged unfairness of the board that caused the undercurrent feeling of resentment which flared into riotous disturbances here Andrew Russell and Mrs McCartney who handle reformatory cases also appeared Put to Work Pending the opening session today 400 of the 2700 convicts held in their cells since Wednesdays riot were put to work cleaning up yards and buildings The last company of national guardsmen on duty were to be sent home today Rodney Brandon director of pub lic welfare precipitated the execu tive session today after he protested that convicts were photographed yesterday while witnesses and asked that newspapermen and photog raphers be barred He cited a state law which bars photographing of convicts lives Not Safe Brandon expressed the opinion that lives of Capt B A Davenport and Christie Looft guard the tiwo men believed by convicts to be the chief men who shot inmates killed recently would be worth nothing if they stepped in that yard again as a result of yesterdays publicity Roger Little chairman of the pri son investigating committee an nounced after the conference that sessions would continue unchanged and open to press representatives He declined to go into detail regard ing the discussion in Warden Hills office Dreiser Renounces Plans for Any Further Combat Turns From Role Man Who Slapped Lewis KANSAS CITY March 23 TheodoreDreiser has turned from the role of the man who slapped Sinclair Lewis The author of An American Tra renounced any intentions of further combat with the redheaded Nobel prizewinner and said he was really a good Referring to his slapping of Lewis at a gathering of New York literati Thursday night Dreiser said I couldnt sit there and swallow his Insults I dont like being cursed and accused of plagiarism Ive an swered that charge enough Asked if Lewis didnt turn the other cheek to receive the second blow the novelist commented that If I remember rightly it was the same cheek I slapped both times But that affair is closed he said Lewis has a reputation for being offensive I like Lewis and I believe Lewis likes me NEWSPAPER HERO OF ON BEAT TO LAST CHICAGO March 23 ing Johnson 40 for20 years crim inal courts reporter for the Herald and Examiner and the newspaper man whose personality furnished the basis for The Front Page died early today He had been 111 a week with hem orrhages of the stomach but re fused to leave his beat He had promised his physician that he would drop in at a hospital today He became critically ill last night however Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur writing The Front Page quite frankly used Johnson as their pro tagonist V He is survived by his widow and a son Louis Hilding 8 Throngs Welcome President Hoover at Island Capital SAN JUAN Porto Rico March 23 of people wel comed President Hoover here at this afternoon The president went immediately to the governors palace upon his arrival pausing only long enough to receive a salute from the Sixtyfifth regiment The presidential party traveled in 23 automobiles from Ponce where the Arizona anchored early today The president was enthusiastically cheered as he landed at Ponce but there was some hissing as the mayor officially welcomed him School children seranded the caval cade with songs as it passed thru the streets decorated with pen nan ta Governor Roosevelt and island of ficials were assembled to greet Pres ident Hoover at Ponce and there joined the party on its trip to tho capital Former Policeman Has First Mass as Priest CHICAGO March 23 The Rev Daniel R Daly Cnicago police man ordained Saturday as a Roman Catholic priest celebrated his first mass yesterday at the Visitation church Six hundred former fellow police men and as many more friends and relatives attended Packers Consent Decree to Go to Supreme Court WASHINGTON March 23 The decision to appeal to the su preme court an order modifying the packers consent decree handed down recently by the District of Columbia supreme court was an nounced today by the justice de partment Sub Officer Weeks Is Lost at Sea NEW YORK March 23 Willard I Grimmer quartermaste of Sir Hubert Wilkinss polar sub marine Nautilus was lost overbear yesterday in the outer harbor a the crew was on the way to th Brooklyn navy yard for christening today He was married three week ago Report of the tragedy by Com mander Sloan Danenhower sklppc of the craft was merely that Grim mcr had been lost and that a thor search had been made Members o the crew said the cable or dec rail broke under his weight an that he fell into the sea from th sfter deck The cable wag intac when the submarine was berthe last night Grimmer 27 years old was for merly a radio operator in the navj His widow is the former Miss Mar Fountain of Philadelphia Navy tugs police launches anc navy airplanes joined in search for Grimmer after radio calls were sent from the submarine Sir Hubert was not aboard The submarine was recently re conditioned for the polar underice trip in July T Jury Chosen to Try Brothers for Death of Chicago Reporter CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING CHICAGO 111 March 23 jury to try Leo Brothers for the murder of AlfredLingle Tribune police reporter was completed at today and immediately sworn in The jury was taken out the courtroom while the attorneys wrangled over various points of lavtf No session was held after noon and the opening arguments were set for tomorrow morning persons were killed and several seriously injured in auto nobile and train accidents thruout he state over tho weekend The dead Vincent Bur tie 21 DCS Moines John Brodigan 00 Columbus Wis Otto B Schmidt 55 Van Home Brodigan was instantly killed and nis brother Dave 55 Emmets burg was badly injured last night when the car in which they were riding was struck by a fast Milwaukee train eight miles west ol Smmetsburg Funeral arrangements for John Brodigan have not been made Physicians Monday stated Dave Brodigan would recover The Brodigan auto approached the crossing at the same time a long automobile carrier trailer came from the opposite direction It Is tho that lights from the truck blinded the driver of the Brodigan auto Taken to Emmetsburg The Brodigan auto a Ford Tudor struck the side of the first coach When this crash occurred the en gine oE the auto was thrown In on direction and the auto was Carrie 2GO feet along the tracks The trai stopped The body of John Brodiga was taken to Emmetsburg wher Dave Brodigan was also taken fd treatment John Brodigana head was spl open His brother suffered cuts an bruises John had come to visit his broths for the first time in 20 years Hurt nt Blceville Cecil Nulty suffered cuts an bruises on his face Saturday nigh when the car in which he was rid ing crashed into a tree in Riceville Nulty and Ed Ton both minors took a car belonging to Ed Condon which a son James Condon parke near tho postoffice The two youths drove the car fo four blocks but when the aut struck some sand it swerved an hit a tree Nulty was cut by flyin glass The accident occurred i front of the Lester Yager home The auto was badly damaged Killed at DCS fllolncs Bartle was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed into the rear of an automobile near Des Moines Audrey Powell 15 of Des Moines riding with Bartle was ser iously injured suffering a possible skull fracture Schmidt president of the Van Home Savings bank died Sunday from injuries received in an auto mobile accident near Newhall lato Saturday Two sisters Ida Marie and Lila May Hauser 12 and 4 years old respectively were critically in jured at Sioux City when struck by an automobile driven by Charles Ray of Sioux City The children witnesses said ran in front of the car Ray was not arrested Leonard Bryan 23 of Fairfield received serious injuries Saturday night when his automobile plunged into a ditch near Fairfield His hi was fractured and he was badly cut and bruised Three other occupants of the car were injured slightly At Dubuque James Sullivan 59 was in a grave condition from in juries suffered when his automobile collided with a fire truck His skull was fractured HOLLYWOOD Cal March Ougnt to match the winner oC the heodore Dresier Sinclair Lewis out against Bernard Shaw Thesi vriters fight mostly with sarcasm nd I think Shaw could lick both f em Mr Hoover approaches Porto Uco with confidence He knows here cant possibly be as much vrong with it as there is with us hpusands of people went from all over southern California today o see the big race in Mexico the Agua Calleute handicap but there vas an awful lot that didnt go on account of the crowds They knew they wouldnt have u chance to get to the bar Yours 9 fill Int DID YOU KNOW 9 9 Turn to It Today on Page 3 THE NEW ILLUSTRATED QUESTION BOX Hope Increased for Revival of Assessors Bill DES MOINES March 23 Hope for reviving the defeatec county assessors bill was increased in the house today with the voting down of a motion offered by Repre sentative H S Berry of Monro county to lay the question on th table The vote was 46 to 54 Berry proposal would have pre vented further action on the bi during this session The total of 5 votes against his motion however is one short of the constitutiona majority required to pass a meas ure in the house Representative Byron Allen Po cahontas had moved last Friday t reconsider the vote by which th assessors bill was defeated Berry moved to table Allens suggestion leaves Question Open This action leaves the question o reconsideration open and was take after an attempt by Representatlv J H Johnson Marion to make th Berry motion a special order fo next Friday Johnsons motion became debat able after Speaker Francis Johnsor ruled that it took precedence ove the motion to table The ruling wa made on a point of order raised b Representative L M Forsling Woodbury The proponents of the bill ind cated thruout the debate that it was desired to leave the question open pending senate action on the in come tax bill They Jinked up the two measures as part of the tax revision program Representative S R Torgesou Worth and C O Dayton Washing ton said the house had everything to gain and nothing to lose by wait ing a few days before placing the question in a position which would preclude its further consideration during the session Time Necessary They declared that the time was necessary to meet the senate half way and said that they wanted the opportunity to keep the question alive and that if necessary some compromise might be worked out with the senate on the two bills It was the contention of Berry that the two measures were not insep arable He said he had asked the governor if the assessor bill was necessary in order to make the in come tax bill workable and that Turn o PIXRO 2 Column Gandhi Will Wait for Death Before Taking Any Rides in Heavens NEW DELHI India March 23 Gandhi take an air plane ride If I must soar into the heavens he replied to two avi ators I prefer to do it thru tho natural process of transmigration after I leave this earth Girl Bums to Death as Fire Sweeps Flat DETROIT March 23 A 10 year old girl was burned to death and four persons were injured in a fire which swept a six family flat on Alger avenue at 4 a m today More than 50 persona were forced out of the building some fleeing down a car stairway and others dropping from windows WATSON THINKS SYSTEM IS ONLY LIKELY REMEDY emand Made as Farm Board Says It Will Not Buy Wheat TTASHINGTON March 23 V A renewed demand for the qualization fee plan of disposing if agricultural surpluses was voiced oday by republican leader Watson if the senate in the wake of the farm boards an nouncement that it would pur chase none of the 1031 wheat crop Senator Wat sonlong has been in advocate of the equalization fee which as a feature of the McNaryHaugen bill was vetoed by former Presi dent Coolldge Discussing the Senator Watson effect of the farm boards an nouncement today Watson said We have got to the equalization fee That appears to be the only remedy Predicts Optional Use A prediction that optional use of the export debenture and the equali zation fee would be substituted for stabilization operations came today from Chester H Gray of the Ameri can Farm Bureau federation Gray Washington representative of the organization pointed to abandonment by the farm board of stabilization operations In wheat as the forerunner of a congressional move to strip this power and substitute the two pointi of contention in the long campaign for farm relief Tills will be done by friends of the act not its enemies he said1 Gray predicted 50 cent wheat as a result of the boards announce ment of yesterday Thrown on Farmer The action of the board Gray said means that the burden of taking care of crop surpluses has been thrown back on the farmer where it always has been Farmers dont need a farm board to tell them that He observed that farmers would reduce acreage only when economic conditions absolutely forced1 them and expressed belief that next fall if wheat prices dropped to 50 cents as he thot they would production would be curtailed Gray said the boards decision would reopen the entire farm con troversy in congress As a result he said he was confident a method of control thru the export debenture or equalization fee would be adop l Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK Stocks heavy pivotal shares sag moderately Bonds easy rails and utilities sag Curb heavy active shares case Butter easier Foreign exchange steady Ger man mark strong Cotton lower bearish farm board statement and weak grain mar kets Sugar steady trade buying Coffee easy lower Brazilian ex change CHICAGO Wheat easy bearish farm board statement Corn easy large receipts and sympathy with wheat Cattle steady to lower Hogs lower fed Must Reduce Acreage CHICAGO March 23 farm boards decision not to buy into the 1931 wheat crop was inter preted today by George S Milnor president of the grain stabilization corporation as a warning to farm ers that stabilizing must be thru acreage reduction IOWA WEATHER Cloudy rnin cost and extreme north portions Monday night and possibly northeast portion Tuesday morning colder west portion Monday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 41 Above Minimum in Night 29 Above At 8 A M Monday 40 Above Rainfall 12 Of an Inch Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Above Minimum in Night 29 Above The rain which fell upon Mason City early Monday morning was the first real precipitation of the month In fact the total up to now was only 02 of ah inch plus a trace on one other dny China with two American womeu ;