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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AtTj NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 27 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JVJQ 146 State Bodies Important Stewart Sees Power of Legislatures in Politics Charles P Stewart Is tour ing America interviewing pow erful political figures who are not in Washington and other wise scanning the American dally dispatches will with many notables I By CHARLES P STEWART i VjADISON Wls March 27 CPA After watching the big con ecit gressional show in Washington for quite awhile state legislatures like Wisconsins and one or two other states where I have seen them in operation In the last few days seem rather smalltown stuff And yet once when I made sub stantially this same remark to a practical politi cian expressing some surprise that capable men can be found to attend to provincial such law W making he ans William S Vare wered What surprises me is that ca pable men are willing to fritter away their time in Washington so many more profitable issues at stake in the legislatures of their various home states ITH that he related how William S Vare Philadelphias repub lican boss on one occasion had to forego an extra term in congress he is out of it now on account ol his health but for many years he occupied a seat there regularly this one interval alone excepted because questions of such vital consequence to his particular group of political interests were pending in Pennsyl vania that his leadership in the Key tone state legislature was absolu tely indispensable As a matter of personal vanity Bill preferred being a national rep resentativv but when duty called mere consideration of social prestige discard In Tamman CRASH KILLS IOWA FALLS YOUTH MacNider Thot Likely as Hoover Running Mate MASON CITY MAN SUGGESTED FOR VICE PRESIDENT Hoovers Choice Believed Between Him and Roosevelt By RADFORD MOBUEY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON March a high source within the re publican party It was reported to day that President Hoover is seri ously considering selection of Han ford MacNider of Mason City as his 1932 runningmate The president was represented by this authority as determined upon a new candidate for the vice presiden cy rather than accepting Vice Presi dent Charles Curtis as coworker again next year Accordingto this source the only other vice presidential possibility the president has in mind is Gov Theo dore Roosevelt of Porto Rico Personal Friendship The presidents warm personal friendship for MacNider is well kaown He has long admired and liked the Mason Cltyan On every occasion when he has been in Wash ington during the administration MacNider and his family have beon either guests of the president or In contact with him Aside from the personal relation ship however there is no doubt in theminds of many republican sena tors still In Washington that Mac Nider would add considerable strength tothe republican ticket Chamberlin Iowa Flyer Before Court NEW YORK March 27 Clarence Chamberlin transAtlan ic flyer a native of Denison Iowa may stay on the ground a while He Is accused of flying a licensed ilano without a pilots license and i flying lower than the law allows over New York bay Sanford L Wlllits chief Inspector of the aeronautical division of the United States department of com merce forwarded the charges to Washington Wlllits summoned the flyer be ore him on receipt of reports he flew over New York bay at an alti tude of 40 feet March 2 City ordi nances and federal regulations re quire a minimum altitude of 500 feet The Inspector said he asked to see Chamberlina license and was shown one that had expired Under federal laws the flyer faces flnea of each count and he may be temporarily refused a license if the charges are sus tained Aplan to try for the mens alti tude record now held by Capt eorge Haldeman will be delayed until disposal of the charges Chamberlin is employed by the airplane division of the New York police department In an advisory capacity the same view It Is a commonplace Washing fton that Manhattans seats Iff cpn Igress irr so far as the Tigers fol Tom to rase 8 Column 1 r OFFICIAL IN N Y Building Inspector Who Quit f Tuesday Charged With Accepting Bribe NEW YORK March 27 Rollin C Bastress who retired last Tuesday as chief building inspector of New York arrested early today on a charge of accepting a bribe His arrest followed indications that the citywide investigation voted by the state legislature would be anticipated by direct action I against possibly vulnerable de partments and officials on the part of the city administration Bastress was taken into custody on order of Assistant District At torney Harold W Hastings Details of the charge against the former building official were not made tj public immediately Charles Brady superintendent of the building de partment resigned Tuesday A conference between James J Higglns commissioner of accounts and Hastings gave rise to rumors that indictments would be sought There was another rumor that Mayor James J Walker would ask for resignations of several city of g ficials on his re1 foraia next week AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Jim an Tom deserved ZOin to jail The idea o them tryin to get away with lawbreakin poor as they are to be honored For thati reason and because of the admitted solldar ity of Legions membership it ii argued He would add many votei that otherwise might be lost As a former commander of the American Legion and as a former assistan secretary of war he has had suffl cient executive and Washington ex perience to qualify it is thot Preliminary Step It was also suggested in somi quarters that his appointment to th minlstershlp to Canada by the pres ident was preliminary to placin him on the ticket next year I served to keep MacNider in the pub lice eye and to give him a chanc for distinguished service in connec tion with the St Lawrence water way negotiations Upon the outcome of these ne gotiatlons much depends so far MacNiders chance of the nomina tion is concerned Success and a start on the giant project to the sea would probably place him on the ticket Failure would probably mean obscurity and unwillingness on tfu part of the party leaders to accep him regardless of the presidents attitude Use of the Roosevelt name to can eel probable democratic nomination of Gov Franklin RooseVelt of New York the presidents trip to Porti Rico and desire for an easterne on the ticket are strong factor pointing toward Theodore Roosevelt however FEUD SHOOTING BREAKS UP TRIAL Brothers Accused of Killing Man Examined on Charge of Murder FINEVILLE Ky March 27 JP fuailade of gunfire in the corri dor of the Bell county courthous in which one man was killed ana four wounded today broke up the examining trial of three men charged with participation in a fatal holdup Walter Parsons 30 Blackmont charged with having slain his cou sin Creed Collett In the holdup Saturday night was shot to death MendeU Parsons a brother was probably fatally Injured and thre others were less seriously hurt Odell and Herbert Collett broth era of the man killed Saturday night were charged with shooting The shooting occurred1 asspec tators and witnesses were making their way Into the courtroom Three of those Injured were by stand ers Minister to Be Buried SIOUX CITY March 27 Funeral services for the Rev Mark Masters 57 retired Methodist mln istcr will be held Saturday at Whit field HOUSE ACCEPTS SENATE BILL ON Act Designates Length and Speed on Public Highways DES MOINES March 27 house today by a vote of 92 to 4 passed the senates bill regulating the weight length and speed of mo tor trucks on the state highways Under the bill the weight woulc be limited to 3 tons a wheel for solic tires and 3 tons a wheel for pneu malic tires Merchandise truck would be limited to 30 feet in length motor busses to 33 feetand com bination truck and trailer to 40 feet The speed limit of trucks woul be increased from 20 to 35 miles an hour The speaker appointed a commit tee of Representatives Ditto Hush Gallagher Watts Berry and Shor to discuss the osteopathy measure now pending with a view of affect Ing a compromise on conflicting points PreparingMotion Representative J N Johnson Marion Is preparing to offer a mo tion asking for a reconsideration o the vote by which the Balr concur rent resolution was defeated yester day The hesolutionprovided for recess from April 15 to Aug 18 Th recess was proposed so that the leg Islateure might return for the enact ment of enabling legislation pro vided the voters approve the 100 000000 road bond amendment Governor Turner will go on th air at tonight on stations WOC and WHO for a further discussion of the legislative situation and th administration tax revision program it was announced at his office to day Refuse to Table The senate today defeated a bil taking from cities the power to bull Turn o Page 2r Colnmn TWO NEBRASKA BOYS IN STORM Searching Parties Hunt fo Children Lost in Zero Weather LINCOLN Nebr March 27 ff Two boys were lost today in th blizzard which brot zero and near zero temperatures to most parts o Nebraska They were Boyd Edwards 7 yea old Max Nebr youth who disap peared while enroute home from rural school yesterday and Bu Fountain 13 of Red Cloud who wa not seen after he stepped out door last night to put his dog to bed i the barn Scores of persons are searching for each lad PRESIDENT HOOVER IN PORTO RICO KILL ROGERS soys BEVERLY HILLS Cal March 27 Well Chicago Is having the last laugh The rest of the country rose up In wrath with pictures and edi torials of Chicago killings and its elaborate gangsters funerals Now If your town hasnt burled a gang ster with a rose festival its rather plebeian Los Angeles backed by the Cham ber of Commerce and the florists arc out for that trade now They put on a trial funeral here last week that looked like a movie opening night The flowers were only limited by the amount they could ship in Our slogan is before you shoot eacti other dont overlook Los Angeles Racketeering is Americas biggest Industry and their funerals ia big msiness This Associated Press telephoto shows President Herbert Hoover in bnclc seat with Gov Theodore Roose velt Jr entering San Juan Porto Rico Porto Ricans lined the streets and gave the United chief executive a hearty reception Priest Sixth to Point Out Leo Brothers Young Man Run Away CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING CHICAGO March 27 John Reynolds of Notre Dame uni versity appeared as a state witness in the Leo Brothers murder trial today and testified that Mr Brothers answers the description of the man who fled from the Al fred Llngle slaying The young dark haired priest the sixth person to Identify Brothers as the man who ran out of the Ran dolph street pedestrian tunnel after the shooting last June was not far from the east end of the subway he said when heheard a shot He turned around but not seeing any body on the floor went up to the street to see if there was any chase The priest said a young man ran across the street pursued by a policeman and dashed up an alley The man did not passcloser than 60 feet from him the witness said Do you see that man In the courtroom asked Assistant States Attorney Wayland Brooks Mr Brothers answers the de scription Clarence Muehlberger of the crime detection laboratory of Northwestern university was on the stand briefly to provide a connect ing link in the states proof that the gun found near Lingles body fired the bullet found in his brain Dr Muehlberger told of receiv ing the gun from a coroners deputy and of taking the bullet from De tective Commissioner John Stege His testimony is to be supplemented later by that of Col Calvin God dard ballistics expert who made the actual tests lowan Visiting Brother in Seattle Found Dead With Throat Slashed SEATTLE March 27 Young 53 research engineer for the Midwest Refining company of Iowa was found dead at the home of a brother T F Young whom he was visiting here yesterday His throat had been slashed with a razor Rel atives said he had been in ill health and had recently lost money Four Acresof Houses and Shops Destroyed by Flames in Burma RANGOON Burma March 27 UP acres of houses and shops were destroyed today by fire at Ptakakku on the Irrawaddy 80 miles below Mandalay More than 1000 persons were made homeless and the damage was estimated at No casualties have been reported thus far MEAGER SHARE OF SNOW FALLS IOVA Storm Covers Mountain Area and Down Into Southwest A NOTHER layer of moisture fell over North Iowa early Friday morning in the form of misty rain and a two inch layer of snow The precipitation here up to 8 oclock Friday morning totaled 22 of an inch The snow was heartily welcomed by the fanners of this section bo cause of the comparatively dry con dition of the soil despite the rain of several days ago The local precipitation was North Iowas rather meager participation in a blizzard that spread fanliko from the northwest Friday blew its icy breath over sections of the Rocky mountains southwest and middlewestern areas Came as Surprise Lulled into fancied securtiy by one of the mildest winters on record and apparent beginning of spring animal and vegetable life was ill prepared in many cases to with stand the unexpected shock Dam age was thot to bo great Subzero temperatures prevailed parts of Montana Wyoming and Colorado where clearing weather generally was predicted as the storm moved eastward Precipitation totaled 26 of an inch in Denver but snow was ex tremely heavy In sections of Wyom ing Zero temperatures and drifting snow paralyzed traffic disorganized communication lines and grounded mall planes in Nebraska Six motor ists were rescued from their car near Chadron Nebr where they were trapped by the storm after their automobile skidded from the highway In the western part of the state the mercury dropped to zero and a 50mile gale drove snow into deep drifts The seasons worst storm was re ported at Norton Kans four inch Tnrn to Papa 2 Colnmn Jury Fails to Indict Man Who Answered Call of Conscience MAQUOKETA March 27 Brot back to Maquoketa by a guilty conscience Ralph Oakes 24 was free today a grand jury having failed to indict him for alleged bad check activities Oakes returned from Wichita Kans two weeks ago and gave himself up to the county attorney He had been sought for writing more than in bad checks The Jury took no action against Oakes when he made good the checks and paid the coat of action against him Burke Plans to Fight His Extradition Was Wed byCen terville Pastor ST JOSEPH Mo March 27 UP Dltchburne asslsant states attorney from Chicago announced today that Fred Burke notorious gangster had refused to waive ex tradition to Chicago where he is charged with the St Valentines day massacre of seven Moran gangsters DItchburnes announcement was made after the prisoner had been questioned for several hours by Chi cago officers and Chief of Police E M Mathews of St Joseph Admits Identity The assistant states attorney said Burke had admitted his Iden tity Iwas in Chicago last week and while there purchased a motor car Burke was quoted as saying Chicago is a nice town Ive been there several times Dltch burne said Burke told his question ers The governor of Illinois has is sued requisition for the gunmans extradition according to theassist ant attorney v To Resume Grilling Officers planned to resume grill ing the prisoner after a short In tervalBefore the questioning Burke was viewed in his cell by Claude Hensel sheriff at Lincoln Nebr and Forrest Shappaugh policeman ordered away from the Lincoln Na tional bank while that institution was being robbed Schappftiigh declined to say whether he had identified Burke as one of the Lincoln bandits Yours AGED MAN DIES IN LAKOTA FIRE FROM OIL BLAST High School Musician Is Victim on Way to Contest i TOWA FALLS March I Newland 17 was almost in stantly killed in an automobile col lision about oclock this morn ing while riding with Roger Hale and Armiu Warnecke in the Hale car The boys were enroute to Mar shalltown to participate in a subdls trict musical contest when their car was struck by a car driven by G S McClelland at the greenhouse cor ner Newland was thrown from the car His companions escaped with slight injuries The Hale car was 9 IM I HcNnill SjndleU IB wrecked GASOLINE EXPLODES CONTRACTS FOR COAL DISCUSSED iN IOWA U PROBE Kelleher Tries to Show Bids Were Not Always Competitive WIFE QUESTIONED Kir DES MOINES March 27 Senator L H Doran Indicat ed this afternoon that If there have been irregularities in the sale of coal to the University of Iowa by Ueut Gov Arch McFarlanc it wns the concern of somebody other than the legislative investigating com mittee ES MOINES March 27 W A Chapman secretary of LAKOTA March 27 Burns in juries and suffocation suffered last night by Robert Prlngle 89 in a fire originating from an explo sion of gasoline caused his death early this morning Mr Pringle who was feeble was carried from his home In an unconscious condi tion v His son M B Pringle who helped rescue his father suffered burns on his hand and forehead and his leg was cut while breaking a window His condition is not considered ser ious however Mr Pringle had been living alone altho someone had been with him much of the time to help him His son resides across the street and was starting fire In the kitchen of his fathers house about oclock last night His father was sitting la the next htL KANSAS CITY March 27 After a night in the police matrons room Mrs Fred Burke formerly Bonnie Porter daughter of a Milan Mo farmer reiterated to police questioners today that she was un aware her husband was a criminal She told of bridge and golf games in Kansas City with the husband she Turn o Fugo Column St Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Cotton steady trade buying Stocks weak steels heavily sold Bonds Irregular Australian is sues strong Butter firm CHICAGO Wheat steady cold weather southwest Corn barely steady large Argen tine exports Cattle lower Hogs firm the OHagua Coal company of Wa terloo was led thru a list of coal contracts with the University of Iowa In his examination today by Attorney Denis Kelleher before the legislative investigating committee In answer to a question from Senator L H Doran Kelleher ex plained he was trying to show pri marily that competitive bidding was not always carried on at the uni versity rather than to bring out interest of Lieut Gov Arch McFar lane in the coal contracts The OHagan company Is a subsidiary of the Arch McFarlane Fuel company A series of telephone orders from the university in 1928 for coal was read into the record on which Chapman said there apparently had been no bidding or letting of con tracts He testified there were oc casions when the OHagan com pany submitted bids but did not re ceive contracts However he could produce no records to substantiate his claim Balrd Starts Dispute A reference by Senator W S Baird to Kelleher as the prosecu tor brot a retort from the attorney that he should not be regarded in that light and precipitated a Tarn to Fast Z Column OUTLINE PLAN OF WHEAT BOYCOTT European Delegates to Rome Conference Show Way of Protection ROME March 27 Delegates from European countries to the world wheat conference today out lined their plan of a virtual Euro pean wheat boycott as a means of protecting their home agricultural industries Generally speaking It was agreed that there would be no acreage re duction on the farms of Europe At the same time the possibility of a preferential wheat tariff agree ment among European nations was discussed as a means of virtually shutting out importations from the great wheat growing countries of the world and providing for the ab sorption of the European crop at home Water Spreads GosolIntJ A can which the son tnot con tained kerosene but which it wns later discovered had gasoline was picked up by the son to start a fire This exploded throwing flaming liq uid about the room The son threw some water on the flames but this buoyed the flames up and carried them Into the room where his fa ther was sitting Flames quickly spread In the low er floor of the house Neighbors who heard the explosion come to the Pringle house The son ran out of the house and with the help of neighbors gained entrance to the room in which his father was sit ting by breaking thru windows Tnlrcn to Sons Home Robert Pringle was found un conscious and was taken across the street to his sons home for treat met He suffered a burned hand his forehead was singed and his side was injured He died at 3 oclock this morning Physicians stated suffocation was the main cause of his death The fire department was called and extinguished the flames The first floor of the Pringle home was badly damaged by the fire Mr Pringle is survived by his son and two daughters one of whom is married and living in Min neapolis and Emma Pringle who lives In Greene Funeral arrangements have not been made IOWA WEATHER Cloudy snow Friday night and probably In cast and cen tra portions Saturday morn Ing Cold wave Friday night with temperatures near 10 above Saturday Colder In the east and central poritions Sat urdny LOCAL STATISTICS 1 GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclocli Friday morning Maximum Thursday 47 Ahove I Minimum In Night 28 Above j At 8 A M Friday 20 Above Precipitation 22 of an Inch Snowfall 2 Inches I The winter weather which Mason City didnt get in December Janu ary or February has arrived tardily Thursday night brot a snowstorm and Friday morning the weather forecaster was talking In terms oC wave ahead By 2 oclock Friday afternoon the snow total had grown to 3 Inches 2 Inches of which remained on the ground and an additional 07 of an inch of precipitation had been recorded in the GlobeGazette3 gauge grounds for Oklahomas criminals xi is predictable that each and every one of these may Dcnr wullLa Amen styla ;