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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home H A fi I 0 N E R HIS MEM ART OtPT OF OFS NEWSPAtfEU THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAK3 NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXX VII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 24 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 143 Break Even Says Brown Believes Postoffice Should Not Lose Money TURNER PLEADS FOR INCOME TAX The first of a icrics of two articles on whether postal rates should be Increased By CHARLES P STEWART March 24 CPA is the postoff ices prime purpose To make at worst to break even Or is it a public not to be run waste fully oi course but weV worth paying for even to the tune of some annual millions in the red reckoning in dollars and cents and noth ing else Postmaster General Walter F Brown holds that his department at least should be selfsustaining and recently asked congress for an increase in the firstclass letter rate to 25 cents an ounce to help him Legislators to Investigate in New York make it so He failed to get it Representa GOVERNOR LETS MAYOR WALKER LEARN CHARGES Roosevelt Requests That Any Reply Be Sent to Him Early ALBANY N 1 March 24 The affairs of the city of New York are to he investigated by a legislative committee A resolution calling for a thorogoing investi gation was adopted today by both houses of the legislature after pro Story of Dying Navigator Told by His Rescuer as Viking Crew Makes Port Blast Described Steamer Sagonas Skipper him tive Clyde Kelly of Pennsylvania a majority member of the postoffice committeeand generally recognized as the bestinformed legislator on Capitol Hill concerning all questions relative to Uncle Sams mails ex pressed his doubt whether a single one of his fellow lawmakers could be found to sponsor or approve such an increase and none contradicted m Nevertheless the subject has not been dropped It was announced thru the White House spokesman I some time prior to adjournment of 1 congress that President Hoover him self is alarmed By the steadily I mounting postal deficit and wants I a congressional committee to decide li what rates should be advanced to the departments revenues ir UpOSTMASTER GENERAL Brown states the case compactly for f the administration longed debate The action of the legislature fol lowed closely upon the announce ment of Governor Roosevelt that he had forwarded to Mayor Walker of New York now visiting at Palm Springs Cal a copy of the charges preferred against him by the city affairs committee headed by John Haynes Holmes and Rabbi Stephen S Wise with a request that any reply the mayor desired to make be transmitted to the governor as soon as possible after the mayors re turn to New York TaUen by Surprise The democratic legislators were taken by surprise The republican leaders had assur ances that the Westchester senav tors Seabury C Mastick and Wai ter W Westall whose opposition t a similar resolution a few week ago causedits defeat would line u behind an amended resolution wit EXPLOSION VICTIM theiasguiaticeVthatSamjielSeabur CAWiiWiiii iitWW n Amin tt HB BULLETIN ST JOHNS N F March 24 Balclten piloting an aerial searching expedition to the rescue of the Viking disas ter took off in his Sikorsky plane from Cornerbroolr N F for Horse Island this afternoon ST JOHNS N F March 24 IP Kean today brot home a ale of rescue on the northern ice loea that rivals any this port has heard ini the 30 years that Captain Jake has skippered sealers in the arctic waters He piloted the steamer Sagona into St Johns harbor early today with survivors from the Viking dis aster and one dead Navigator Wil liam Kennedy of the wrecked sealer It was from Kennedy that Captain Jake heard probably the most vivid story of the disaster that overtook Varick Frissell young American movie producer and his companions Kennedy died last night just after the Sagona picked him up near the Wadham islands and almost within sight of his Newfoundland home Tells Last Tale Captain Keane heard his tale shortly after he had taken him aboard the Sagona from a flag marked icepan just a week ago today Harry Sargent of Boston and Clayton King wireless operate on the Viking were with him Kennedy told the sealing captain atelegraphbr telephone conipahy Turn toraKO 2 Column CUSTOMS UNION HAS SPOTLIGHT AustroGerman Accord Asks Other Nations to Join in Treaty amended resolution calls for the ap pointment of a legislative commit tee of seven members instead of the 12 as at first proposed Three of the committee will be members of the senate and four will be members of the assembly They are empowered to make a most searching investi gation of all departments of the city 10WAUPROBERS TO RESUME JOB ON WEDNESDAY Will Go to Iowa City as POGERS Wf D frcss Photo VAKICK FKISSELL 27 NORTHERN IOWA DROUGHT BREAKS government and of courts They are to the inferior report their PARIS March 24 The eco nomic union projected by Austria and Germany today stole the thun der of the panEuropean committee meeting to consider further phases of Aristide Briands scheme for an economic union of all Europe Members of the Briand commit tee assembled in an atmosphere of some distrust of the proceedings at Berlin and Vienna and of suspicion that the projected AustroGerman accord is the first step toward a political union of the two countries in violation of the peace treaties and the Geneva protocol of 1922 The text the accord which s subject to ratfication of the two parliaments waa made public in Berlin Its features are clauses which proclaim the equality and in dependence of the two nations ancJ their willingness to have other na tions join them in the union As seen here the effect of the accord will be to give Germany free and favored access to the markets of Austria accomplishing the dual advantage of making German goods available to Austrian citizens at lower price levels than has been the case If the union could be extended to certain of the Balkan countries the advantage to Germany would Be inestimable AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I reckon the race is im provin They used to beg for money to buy liquor an now they beg an spend it for gasoline findings with recommendations for remedial legislation not later than Feb 1 1932 and are granted 000 for expenses Conditions Impair The preamble of the resolution declared that the limited Investiga tions into the departments of the municipal government the depart ments of the government of the counties comprising the greater city and the inferior courts of the city had revealed conditions that have impaired public confidence in the efficient and honest administration of the government of the said city In the senate debate the minority members declared that New York could take care of its own affairs and that the majority were under the lash of W Kingsland Macy state chairman of their party Seabury an antiTammany demo crat who will be the committees counsel is investigating District Attorney Grain of New York as a commissioner designated by the governor As referee he is presid ing at an inquiry into magistrates courts by the appelate division an inquiry ordered by the governor HOOVEROFFTO VIRGIN ISLANDS President Speaks to Porto Rican Legislature at San Juan SAN JUAN P R March 24 JP Hoover after a brief visit to San Juan during which he addressed the legislature left for Ponce this afternoon enroute to the Virgin Islands The presidents party which in cludes the secretary of war and the secretary of interior Hurley and Wilbur will reach St Thomas Vir gin Islands Wednesday remain there four hours and then return to Washington The route today back to Ponci lay by way of Cidra where Presj dent Hoover will inspect the island vocational schools milk station and the baby feeding unit which ori ginated the present school of re form in the island As he was thrown to the Ice he said he saw Varick Frissall caught in the falling mizzen rigging He called out as he fell Ken nedy said and was enwrapped in flames Nine casks of kerosene oil on the after deck caught fire and of all the persons there Sargent King and myself are the only ones left Powder Spilled Kennedy said that some of tho men were filling powder cans in the magazine and that some was spilled on the floor then he offered as his version the explosion a spark from a pipe fell amongst the loose powder The Vikings navigator lapsed in to unconsciousness Captain Kean picked up the rescue story at that point We made for Horse Island the sealer said and I tried to put doc tors and medical supplies ashore Doctors Patterson and Moore took a crew of 25 and a new Glou to Snow as Downfall Continues Soon as Legislation Allows BEVERLY HILLS Cal March fatal plane crashes here yesterday with a man and a woman in each plane and both accidents avoidable But members of each couple thot they were pilots and got in the air and tried to prove it to each other One couple a man and wife were arguing who was the pilot when they took off Thats one way the auto is ahead of the plane a woman can sit in the back seat and do all the crabbing and gabbing she wants to but she cant reach tho wheel If your are going to do any argu ing with your wife or lady frienc 1 you better get it over before you get IES MOINES March 24 sumption of the University of owa investigation by a legislative ommittee is scheduled for tomor ow after six day recess Committee members have given o indication of the line of testi1 Q fa people just cant laud mony to be pursued at tho opening ession They agreed last week that ija youra hey will go to Iowa City to receive iirther evidence as soon as practi a1 the time being contingent on the ornpletion of tax legislation here Depend on Action Should the senate act speedily on he Income tax bill and the house lispose definitely one way or the ther of the county assessor bill the committee would go to Iowa City ate this week it was understood A ong fight on the measures might lold up the trip until next week W H Bates university secretary and W H Cobb auditor will com plete their testimony at Iowa City where J M Fisk superintendent of JOLIET 111 March 24 MOVE TO AWAIT ASSESSORS BILL FATE DEFEATED Call of Senate Requires Attendance of All Members DES MOINES March 24 senate took up consideration the state income tax bill this morn ing shortly after receiving a mes sage from Gov Dan Turner urging its passage A call of the senate required the attendance of all mem bers The senate defeated a motion Ty Senator E R Hicklin of Louisa county to defer action on the in The governor warned that cer come tax bill until the house had tain selfish organized interests are taken definite action on the county of Interests Measure Called Means of Lightening Load on Property DES MOINES March 24 Coy Dan Turner today intervened n the legislative tax fight and called upon the senate to pass the ndividual and corporation income tax bill In a special message to both houses the governor reiterated his demand for enactment of an income tax as a means of lightening the burden of visible property He pro posed that the tax should apply only to persons who are subject to the federal income tax with low rates on small incomes 1111 Convict Declares More Rioting at Joliet Is Likely using every means to defeat the in come tax but that their assault does not alter the fact that this is a fair principle of taxation Must Bo Thoro Referring to his first message to the legislature in which he asked a thoro revision of our ancient tax revision he declared that half hearted revision would be of little value There has Been no change in conditions or in public sentiment he governors message said that VVLLCL V2 O AJiv uuw uu 1 j i JT buildings and grounds and W J warning has been sounded that there McCheaney treasurer also will be may be a resumption of disorders m heard Whether or not President the Illinois penitentiaries in which Walter A Jessup will be called to three convicts have already been the witness stand has not been ankilled in uprisings since March 14 nounced It was Sivelx tha legisla Hope for Completion tive committee investigating unrest in the states twin prisons by JOB it iaj thel Morana conyict serving time for charged tTmt h i to a member of a assessor bill The vote was 42 to 2 Hicklin and Senator F D Ickis Union were the only members vot ing for the motion to defer Still Live Issue Hicklin said the county assessor ill is still regarded by the house 3 a live issue and that Governor Turner so regards it He directed attention to the governors messaga and quoted from it that the people of Iowa want a complete tax revi sionprogram Senator C F Clark Linn sug vould justify us if we permit the I gested the senate could protect ession to come to n close having Hself by passing tho incometax ailed in our duty in this respect bill and filing a motion to recon Enact legislation then that aider Asked by Hicklin why the vill lift part of the ever increasing senate should not follow tho pre rarden of taxation from visible cedont of the house and defeat tha roperty and you will have accomtill before voting to reconsider jlished more for the economic welClark replied that he thot this un iare of your constituents than can wise oe accomplished in any other way Governor Turners name again We are aware that certain sel1 Was mentioned by Senator W S fish organized interests are using Baird Pottawattamle who asked every means at their disposal to deJ Clark If the governors veto could ba feat the state income tax Their as1 obtained on the Incometax bill if saiilt doea not alter the fact that it was pasaeu1 ty the senateiana cester dory and when the islanc was reached the dory was so badly broken up by rough going over heavy broken ice that she was use less and lost on the beach Without rest or sleep In th piercing cold the two doctors from the Sagona and Dr F Everett Faw cett of New Tork surgeon aboard the Imogene ministered to the Vik ing survivors Exhausted by Work The few people on the islanc vere exhausted from continuou vork and loss of rest and the lira Turn to Inuo 2 Column 2 Mellon Works on Birthday WASHINGTON March 24 I Secretary Mellon passed the 76lti anniversary of his birth today a the desk where he has worked fo the cast 11 years Markets at a Glance DES MOINES March 24 Northern Iowa which has been suf fering from an almost yearlong drought rejoiced today as the state wide rain which started Monday ontinued to fall intermittently in ome cases changing to wet snow Reports of precipitation ranged rom 62 inch at Boone to 08 inch t Dubuque Des Moines and Hum oldt both received 51 inch Other eports were 44 Inch at Charles City 20 inch at Sioux City 12 inch at Davenport Traces of rain fell in he southeastern and southwestern corners of the state The government weather bureau said that altho the rain was not classed as a major aid to agricul ture it would benefit pastures and winter wheat Traces of snow were reported falling during the morning at Des Moines Waterloo Boone and Cres ton where it was accompanied by n bigh wind Snow plows made their appear ance in Cherokee county for the first time since January to clear the soggy drifts left by a 60mile north westerly gale last night and early today understood to look with favor on completion of testimony in a maxprevious pardon and parole board imum of two weeks This would give for his parole but was rearrested the members time to draft a report after 11 months of freedom He re for presentation to the house and fused to give the members name senate Dont think this is the end the At the outset of the hearings tha witness said in referring to the riot members agreed they would sign a ing in the old prison and the State general report if possible but reviuc penitentiary The inmates served the right to prepare Individdidnt want to riot March 14 and ual reports should their opinions not they wouldnt have if it hadnt been coincide with those of the majority ailaiyjrtjjnlfile of tjHtatton and the responsibility isfiow on the assessors bill ed topas3 V Tinley Unable to Attend COUNCIL BLUFFS March 24 Tmley attorney for the state board of education in the leg islative investigation of the Uni versity of Iowa will be unable to resume his duties at Des Moines to morrow because of illness Physicians said the veteran law yer must remain in bed indefinitely Henry Walker of Iowa City who has assisted Tinley will take charge of the defense in the investigation NEW YORK Stocks firm Rails reflect short covering Bonds heavy rails and foreigns ease Curb firm specialties strong Butter unsettled Foreign exchanges steady ster ling firm Cotton lower easy cables and southern selling Sugar higher firm spot market CHICAGO Wheat steady Australian acre age reduction and decreased world visible Corn easy increased contract stocks and good weather Cattle steady Hogs strong to higher Philip Snowden Able to His Bed for Time LONDON March 24 Snowden chancellor of the exche quer who had been confined to hw lied since early in March with in fluenza and cystitis was up and about for a time today EXTRA SESSION BROT UP AGAIN Equalization Fee Plan Again Camps on Doorstep of Congress WASHINGTON March 24 That political equali zation back on the doorstep of congress today along with power unemployment relief measures and demands for a spe cial session In the trial of the farm boards announcement that It would not at tempt to stabilize the 1931 wheat crop came renewed calls for enact ment of the equalization fee At the same time a special committee in augurated a campaign for an extra session and Representative Laguar dia republican New York present ed a program he said must be ac ARRESTED IN GENARO CASE Named Suspects in Slaying of Capone Henchman by Brother for the stoolpigeon guards and in mates and their activity Stoolpigeon guards brot on this riot and you havent heard the last of it Over Crowding Is Blamed Two prisoners were killed in the March 14 disorders which occurred iri the older of the two prisons and one met death March 18 at the newer penitentiary known as State ville Warden Henry Hill blamed overcrowding and the activities of tho parole board Morans testimony given just be fore the committee adjourned to re open the inquiry at Springfield to day was attacked by Thomas H Cannon a member of the present board who declared the convict was telling only one side of the story Says Sympathy Misplaced You must remember Cannon said that these convicts hate everybody Much of your sympathy for them is misplaced The session became heated when Cannon charged that State Senator Daniel Serritella of Chicago and oth er members of the legislature had senate to copperate with the house in the passage of an income taxi bill Will ReduceLevy There is no merit to the argu ment that an income tax will not become a replacement tax It will reduce the state levy by the amount collected by way of income tax thus reducing the property tax on all property in the state of Iowa All the arguments made against the income tax resolve into mere destructive tactics They come largely from individuals and organ iEations who are not carrying their share of the tax burden and who seem to conclude that the people will acquiesce in a situation where onehalf of the wealth of tho state represented by visible property pays more than 95 per cent of all tho taxes CHICAGO March 24 men were held today in connection with the slaying of Johnny Genaro Capone Calumet City overlord Information which led to thefr detention came from1 August Anerio Genaros brother He broke ganglands code of silence yester day and told Police Capt Michael Hughes the names of those he sus pected As a result Frank Tallarico Bruno Rodi Louis de Luca and Dominic Valera were held Six oth ers held with them will be released Hughes said Percy Grainger Given Piano Lesson1 by Boy Visitor 5 Years Old WHITE PLAINS N Y March 24 a five year old boy Percy Grainger concert pianist has received a piano lesson Francis Laska who has given a tried to bring pressure on the parole board to get the release of prisoners in whom they were interested While the hearing was in prog ress the Rev George L Whitmeyer Episcopal chaplain who resigned after the warden had charged him with fomenting disorder confirmed a report that he himself had once been a convict He said he had been sentenced1 to Elmira reformatory in New York prior to his ordination on a grand larceny charge He be gan a study for the ministry after he waa paroled Mr Wbitmeyer prior to his res ignation as chaplain denounced the tactics used in handling prisoners in Joliet tU CV t i Cilll liiUtJU UK tH tl J 4 u cepted by the party which organ concert or so himself visited tnp izes the next closelydivided house master at a Wends home ami heard him playThe boy said thera The extra session demands were made at a conference headed by Norman Thomas a former socialist condidate for president Delegates told Senator Watson and Speaker Longworth congress should meet to deal with ecbnomic distress While Watson and Longworth agreed to take the request to the president on his return from the Caribbean the senator exprssedtho belief business would revive more quickly with congress in adjourn ment an error and proved it by tho score A certain passage had not been repeated Grainger thanked his caller Robert Edeson Veteran Character Actor Dead HOLLYWOOD Cal March 24 Edeson veteran char acter of tho stage and screen died early today of heart disease Witnesses Named in Brothers Trial for Murder of Reporter CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING Chicago March 24 prose cution laid the ground work today for its murder case against Leo Brothers based on testimony of eye witnesses to tho assassination of Alfred Lingle reporter Assistant States Attorney Way land Brooks in his opening state ment listed one eye witness after another and said This witness will tell you that that man was Leo Brothers Coroner Herman N Bundesen was the first witness for the prose cution He told of rushing to tho scene of the slaying finding that the man was dead and identifying the body The people have spoken as plain ly on this matter 6f tax revision as they have ever spoken on any ques tion of needed legislation in our state Urges Corporation Tax The governor pointing out that Iowa is one of few states having no business tax ureged a corporation income tax justly applied to reach tho profits of corporations gained within the borders of our states He said the argument that such a tax would discourage industry bas no merit Certain lines of business may attempt to escape but business gen erally does not fear an income tax the message continued for the reason that an income tax is based on the principle that no tax is paid Tnm In rmo 2 Column PROBESOLDBS HOME TROUBLES Commandant Asks Dismissa of Two From Institution at Marshalltown MARSHALLTOWN March 21 investigation of the low Soldiers Home here by two mem bers of the board of control will b resumed Wednesday when wltnesse will be called to tell of the allege use of state labor and materials fo Urges Quick Action Clark contended that the gaver nor should not be brot into the ar gument Others who urged immediate ac tion on tho bill included Senator L H Doron of Boone county He said the fate of tho income tax bill should not depend on the action of the house of the governor Senator C E Anderson of Webster county also urged that the bill be consid ered on its own merits The senate voted to aubstltuta the income tax bill aa revamped by its committee for the one passed by the house Measure Revamped Important changes in Cie re vamped bill included1 those increas ing the exemptions under the Indi vidual tax clause making the cor poration tax 2 per cent instead oC 3 per cent exempting stock divi dends and changing the allocation in businesses conducted in Iowa with parent offices outside the state In its present form the hill pro vides for individual exemptions of for single persons 52400 for married and for each depend ant Tho house bill provided for Tiim to rune 1 Column IOWA WEATHER Generally fair slightly colder in the northeast and extreme cost portions Tuesday night Wednesday fulr slightly warm er In tlio afternoon LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 45 Ahova Minimum in Night At 8 A M Tuesday S3 Aboro 35 Above 77 of nn Inch outside work O H Michael and A M McCol board members yesterday heard ev Idenco in cases of two of the mem bers of the home whose dismissal has been asked by Commandant B C Whitehlll Frank J Shay fighting expulsion from the institution asserted he consistently had been rudely treated by Whitehlll The other defendant J W Delk did not get to testify Whitehill who said he welcomed a full investigation said that both men were troublemakers and he in troduced letters from other state soldiers to prove that Shay has a troublemaking disposition Rainfall Trarc of Snow March rains are not ordinarily appraised at a value of yet there are those who feel that this was a low evaluation of the ona which started falling at 5 oclock Monday morning and continued most of the day and night Twelva tiundredths of an inch had been re corded at 8 oclock a m Monday 32 at 6 oclock Monday evening ana an additional 45 Monday night making a grand total of 89 of an inch For a time Tuesday morning there was a brisk snowfall but it vanished almost ns soon as id touched the ground China with two American women WHO ;