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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1931, Mason City, Iowa 1 H ASLON ft HIS MEU ART DEPT OF OFS MOINES North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AWL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION CENTS PER COPY PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 28 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 147 Hill Tells Riot Cause Convicts of Higher Type Are Leaders Stewart Learns SNOWSTORM BLOCKS HIGHWAYS Charles P Stewart touring America in order to scan the American vista stops off In Joliet Ilh to get a first hand a view of the prison situation t By CHARLES P STEWART OLIET 111March 28 Convicts of today simply will not the treatment that the tough Jold characters of the prewar era s u b m i 11 e d to They prefer to be killed This is the conclusion I draw Boyd Defends Medical Funds Handling ASSERTS POLICY OF RESERVE IN BANK WAS WISE from talks with I 1 xir f folk best ac I jprpnrK Waivpi or quainted LereilUb VY dlVCI Ul Interest on Funds TAKING WRECK VICTIM TO RESCUE SHIP the recent prison riots here and at State ville and with the causes leading up to them It fortifies the impression t already h a d Kept There DES MOINES March 28 R Boyd Cedar Rapids chair man of the board of education fl gathered f r a m I nance committee today defended Hill persons to a posme handling of the Rockefeller ition best to understand outbreaks raedical funds atthe University of in New Yorks Colorados and other jowa I statespenitentiaries as the Testifying before the legislative Columbus O insurrection and fire mvestitrag committee Boyd ex resulting in the cremation in their gied the belief that it was vase cells of severalhundred inmates ct retain m jhe National bank the Buckeye institution some Iowa a portion of the money months ago instead of investing the entire Penitentiary rebellions on a large UQQOOO in government bonds He 1 scale are a new thing Having ajso Waiver by the board started however there are plenty or 7g2 jntereHt on the funds left them It isimpossible not to won der since they are so common now u the bank had been obligated why there were none of them for to interest on this trust fund merly Boyd said the bank should be en The obvious answer is that we whatever the fund earned j I 3 LAWS ON USE OF WEAPONS GO THRU IN HOUSE Machine Guns Barred by D Senator Lafe Hills Measure ES MOINES March 28 Steps to tighten the laws re Five Children Die in Storm as Bus Stalls Condition of 18 Thot Serious Driver Missing HOLL1 Colo March 28 Five children were frozen to death in a school bus stranded in a bllz zard 45 miles northeast of Lamar Eighteen other children occupant of the bus were In a serious condl tion today The storm swept the re gion Thursday News of the tragedy which oc curred late Thursday night reached here this morning as the bodies were brot from the prairie country have a new kind of convict i T HEAR the same thing said at 1 Joliet that I heard reported from the New York Colorado and Colum I bus that the cap 1 tives responsible for most of the were the best type of human ifflaterial that is to say the better comparatively cleancut L Tflenhoto rushed from Horse Island Newfoundland to Boston iy airplane VHdnr disaster showing seamen carrying victim to the rescue ship Foundation Frank lin which is taking them to St Johns Newfoundland garding the use and possession of deadly weapons were taken by the house today in the passage of three measures on the subject already ap I proved by the senate The bills introduced by Senator Lafe Hill Floyd prohibit the pos session of machine guns except by I law enforcement officers give peace I officers legal right to carry loaded guns rifles and other weapons in automobiles while on duty and per mit the chief of th e state bureau of 1 investigation to issue permits to members of his force to carry conr cealed weapons The house receives from the sen tlicrtce telephoned to Chi ate the combined income tax and Then the state would owe the bank No Secrecy In Acts There was no secrecy and no conniving in buying the government securities Boyd testified and he said the board had felt proud of the methodin which the transaction was handled W J McChesney bank president treasurer actedas I county assessor bill passed last 1 Wednesday No action was taken on the bill which probably will be Lindys Idea in Designing r LHftDoran and Repre passfor tolerably decent chaps ir 1 they were1at large These spirited youngsters are not so easy to keep knocked over the nose as the Bill Sikes were The Bill Sikeswere ugly and sullen and yet they were accustomed to being treatedlike criminals and accepted such treatment accordingly The Turn lo Faco 12 Column TURNERPLEADS FOR INCOME TAX Hopes House Will Act Early to Give Senate Another Chance holding part Allen pressed reason for with the Rockefeller institution thetSraffc vel9peafrtmxanideapf suggested Colonel CharlesA Lindbergh will be completed here next week andflown to Detroit for its first public exhibition at the na tional air show money inasmuch as they said there jj meets the expectations of en was no immediate need for the jt can cruise with six pas funds sengers at a speed of between 190 I had nothing to do with the and 2QO miles an hour carrying a building program Boyd remarked gagoune supply sufficient for a four repeatedly It is a question of nour flight and a reserve tank for judgment as to whether some of the another half hour money 28 DES MOINES March An appeal for passage bj senate of the state income tax made last night by Qov Dan judgment Didnt you believe any loss from a decline in bond prices would be less than the interest account asked Dorau after Boyd had re marked that not all the fund was placed in securities because of possible drop in value We were concerned with cc serving the principal the answered pointing out that the board had decided against distrib uting the money in Iowa banks be cause of the unstable financial sit uation He testified the portion withheld was left to McChesneys Changed landing Gear a lowwing Lockheed ROGERS Leaders Fail to Agree on Tax Increase brot up the first of next week Several Ways Open Several ways of handling the bil are open to the house It can con near Towner Colo The dead Lucille Stonebraker Orlo TJn teiflt Robert Brown Kenneth Johnson and Mary Miller The children range in age from 8 to 14 years Driver Not Found Carl Miller driver of the bus anc father of one of the children had not been found this morning His us stalled in the snow Miller lef in search of help and became lost in drifts which ranged from 10 to 12 feet The 18 children who survived ar being cared for at farm homes Parents of the 23 children alarmed at the failure of the schoo bus to arrive organized a searc late Thursday but it was not untl late last night the bus was foun stalled in deep snow Those who survived probably will recover Roads were Impassable today the sole survivor See where the republicans threat ened to make an issue out of the carryings on of Tammany hall Tammany says Yeeah well you just start and when we open up on you Prominent men or organiza tione cannot get back at some enemy like they would like to for their own nose is not clean They claim business ia getting better because there is fewer ap ples being sold on Wall street Lord that only means its getting worso Yours cur in senate amendments refus to concur or amend and concur The house also passed today the Rigby bill Which wouldmake bank draftastsisuedjiupOivV deposit of quis which was purchased by Colonel Lindbergh who flew it from Los Angeles to New York a year ago in 14 hours and 45 minutes But in the year that has passed engineers 9 KcNmM BjnJIct lot a retractable landing gear have changed it so that only a general resemblance remains Going a step beyond the Idea of a retractable landing gear engineers have made the tail wheel retractable without making it rigidwhen it is in position for landing The tail statio WHO Boyd admitted that was wheel disappears in the fuselage and ao declared that deposited in the American Trust the landlng gear into the wings by bBnk at Cedar over radio WOT Tta one of the ftatures of hs revis on plat of which he is a director He said form however an equal amount of gov As the matter now stands the ernment bonds was The pilot instead of being seated whole matter of tax revision is in the deposit was withdrawn when Qf fuse is placed jeopardy Turner said the state department objected to o behind the motor in a cov The governor directed attention the universitys being made a speI J to the fact that the senate attached cial creditor the assessor bill to the income tax Cannot Remember bill when it passed it and that the Attorney Denis Kelleher sought means of hydraulic pressure con trolled by a lever in the cockpit PI need Behind Motor ered cockpit streamlined a third of the distance along the top the fuselage The passenger compart Michigan Given First Chance at Notorious Burke JEFFERSON Mo March 28 papers for the return of Fred Burke notorious gunman and gangster to Michigan were honored by Gov Henry b Caulfield today Burke ia held at St Joseph Mo Preparations deeper into of its citi zens to meet increasing expendi tures and a prospective deficit was the subject today of discussions in the capital Legislators and organizations alike took part in the talks but it was considered unlikely either major party would push a proposed tax increase at the next session of congress because of the nearness of the presidential election While these discussions were un der way the treasury prepared to issue on Monday in SO day bills to help counterbalance the deficit and pay veterans loans Favor Increase Aligned in favor of a tax in crease were at least three progres sive Senator Norris of Nebraska and Borah of Idaho and Representative Frear of Wisconsin Senators Reed republican Penn sylvania and Walsh democrat Montana asserted they were against the proposal Norris satd he believes money making the search for Millar diffi cult Closes Dismissed MlUerls bus About KhSO ioclockS uui u i ment is behind the pilot Visibility house had since rejected the asses to fix the responsibility for the in frQm cockpit is increased by the SOT bill for a second time troduction of the interest waiver use for tne time of curved It is my strong hope Turner resolution at a board meeting in safety plate glass said that the house will act on April 1929 Boyd said he could not vVitb a 425 horsepower super the bill and send it back to the sen recall any of the details and was motor the top speed of the ate without delay Then the senate unable to say who first proposed SQip lg eatinmted at 225 miles an will be definitely obliged to decide for or against the Income or against a measure to reduce taxes on farms homes buildings and general tangible property Turn to Pane 2 Column hour AUNT HET By Kobert Quillen Maybe Bill wasnt to blameeven if he was guilty His wife ia always so polite to him he most likely for got he was married ALBERT LEA MAN AND WIFE HELD Arrested on Charge of Rum Extortion Austin Man With Them KANSAS CITY March 28 William S Doyle 30 of Albert Lea Minn and his bride of a month were held Vi the county jail here to day while officers investigated complaints the man was attempt ing fo extort money from prespec tlve liquor buyers Several residents m cities near here reported Doyle had approached them with offers to sell Canadian liquor but was asking a deposit of a case He had taken no or ders Officers said Doyle admitted he did not intend to deliver the li quor Two traveling companions Clif ford Creegan 24y Austin Minn and Miss Julia Kline 22 also were held Creegan said he had been em n AB nVia llf filllT1 DAISY OUT OF JAIL AT LAST Success Crowns Efforts of Clara Bows Former Secretary LOS ANGELES March 28 Daisy De Boe blond exsecretary and former companion of Clara Bow was at home today success crowning her sixth attempt to gain release from jail on bond And I wont be back she said We cant loae The girl who promised to tell all about her former actress em ployer from whom she was con victed of and stopped telling only when she was ordered to do so by the court was elated at her release Gee I feel like singing she said She had served more than 60 days of her 18 months term Her release was ordered by the district court of appeals on a habeas corpus were immediately beguiTby the Michigan authorities to return Burke to St Joseph Mich where he is wanted for killing a policeman Michigan has no death penalty so the most Burke can be given is life imprisonment An armored motorcar equipped with machine guns waiting at Macon Mo in the northeast sec tion of the state to proceed to St Joseph in Northwestern Missouri to return Burke to St Joseph Mich was ordered to leave for St Joseph Mo as soon as the extradition was ordered To discourage the curious who wish to see the alleged killer a blanket has been placed over the wire partition between the office of the police station and the cell block Burke lolls in his cell apparently I disinterested in outside happenings Ordered to Pay in Suitfor FORT DODGE March 28 district court jury here has orderefi Michael J Fodge farmer near here to pay John Feller 15 5300 as set tlement for a damage suit filed by the latters father Fodge is alleged to have fired at Feller with a shotgun last October seriously wounding him Fodge testified that Feller and two companions had been throwing atones at his and that he fired one shot into the should be raised by increasing in heritance taxes and raising the levy on bigger Incomes Frear said the government should not be operated on borrowed money Raises Obligations Every other governmental unit raises its obligations by taxation Jie said yesterday We must do likewise But Reed said that instead of in creasing taxes congress should re fuse handouts to the soldiers an farmers He advocated abolition of the farm board The present tax rates will yiel enough for all ordinary expenses he asserted If congress will de velop the courage to say no it wil not needto increase taxes AllIndian Congress Committee Ratifies GandhiIrwin Truce KARACHI India March 28 OP A resolution ratifying the Delhi truce between Mahatma Gandhi and Viceroy Irwin was adopted to day by an overwhelming majority by the AllIndian Congress com McLelaria bill permittingun incorporated towns to establish vol unteer fire departments and ex empting the members from poll tax and jury service was passed by the senate with opposition Senator Lew MacDonald of Cher okee county opposed exempting the volunteer rrrcmen from jury service but his motion was defeated The bill provides for volunteer depart ments of 10 men with firefighting equipment purchased by public sub scription Copy of Nebraska The senate approved the Stevens bill providing for service on the secretary of state on actions gainst nonresident motorists Sen tor Stevens said the bill was a copy f tha Nebraska law Senator L H Doran Boone said hat under the present law lowu esidents were put to great expense n actions against motorists from other states in cases involving the tilling of rtiimals or personal injury Acommittee bill making it a mia demeanuor to destroy identification marks on manufactured goods also vas approved The upper house passed a house bill permitting fire nen to use two trot lines having not more than 25 hooks each The Hopkins bill adding the study of Iowa history to the cur riculum of common schools was tense that classes wereDismissed at theTowner schoolMiller called for the pupils and started with 23 of them for their homes At Pleasant Hill 18 miles north of Holly the bus stalled in a 12 foot drift with the snow coming down so thick it was impossible to see any distance ahead Miller stayed with his child pas sengers all day Thursday and Thursday night Friday morning he started afoot for help telling the children he intended to find a tele phone Miller never reached the tel ephone The children played school games all day Friday but last night the severe cold took itstoll Five per ished Of the 18 survivors nearly all are suffering from pneumonia and several have frozen hands faces and feet The small amount DRIFTS DEFYING ALL EFFORTS TO GET CARS THRU Bus Marooned Near Rudd Plows Are Working NORTH IOWA was caught ia thet grip of the worst snowstorm of the winter Friday night and Satur ay morning Continually drifting now came near paralyzing motor raffle while all north and west ound trains were late Fruitless efforts to clear the main highways out of the city were made Saturday morning by snow plows under the supervision of the lighway commission Three plows mounted on trucks were put Into operation early In the morning but the snow drifted back into the high ways as fast as they were cleared One plow going east became stuck in a huge drift near Nora Springs and was forced to return Plans were made to send in a more powerful plow as soon as tho wind died down sufficiently so the open ings would not be filled in imme diately Couldnt Get Thru Scores of persons who daily maka the trip from Clear Lake to Mason City found the highway Saturday morning Several auto mobiles and trucks were said to bo in the ditch between Mason City and Clear Lake as well as on other highways radiating from here The east and west highways were in worse shape than the north and south roads according to informa tion from road supervlsprs prpb JB fact that th b wind The storm practically tleijUtSjtijo facilities of the Thuradayvmorning T h t ably fa tatton company Friday and Saturday morning The only bus to leave the local station Saturday morning was one bound for Mlnne polls which started out at 7 clock with the understanding the river was to call back Jf he was forced to stop As no word was re elved before noon indications were hat the bus got thru Bus Is Marooned No attempt will be made to send jusea east or west until the situa ion clears it was stated The bus which here Friday night for Vaterloo was marooned in a drift Turn In THBO 2 Column Torn 2 Column Turn lo 2 Column mittee Doors of Only Bank at Rockwell Closed ROCKWELL March of the First National bank of Rock well only local bank were closed today by order of the directors ac dark Sheep Has Quadruplets GLENVILLE Minn March James Mllford and Milton Larson who live north of town are the own ners of a ewe which gave birth to cording to a statement signed oy W A Regan examiner incharge W F McClelland Is president and F C Sleg cashier The bank was capitalized for 25000 and had been reorganized MACNIDER HERE FOR ONE DAY Arrives on Crest of Storm to Look After His Busi ness in City Again putting in his appearanqe on the crest of a storm Col Han ford MacNider arrived in Mason City Saturday morning to spend a day attending to his business inter ests here His visit to the city was cut short two hours by the fact that his train from Chicago was late having been slowed down by the snowstorm He planned to leave again Saturday night The colonel spent a large part of the Say in his office in the North Federal building and with his asso ciates at the First National bank He merely smiled and started talking about the weather when his attention was called to an item by a Washington correspondent in the GlobeGazette Friday stating tho Mason City man was being consid 6 Are Burned to Death as Blaze Ravages Village MARSHFIELDr Wis March 28 persons four of then members of one family wer burned to death in a fire which de stroycd three business building and several residences early toda in the village of Loyal 20 mile west of here The dead are Mrs Natt Bever 30 Mrs Joseph Shober SO Robert Christcnsen 10 Marie Chrlstenscn 4 Sirs Frank Chrlstensen 35 and Jane Chrlstensen 5 Mrs Christensen and her daugh ter Jane died at a hospital here With their deaths all of the Chris tensen family with the exception of the father became victims of the tragedy a g our Robbers Fail in New York Bank Holdup NEW YORK March 28 attempt was made by four men with guns to hold up the Seventyninth street and Amsterdam avenuei branch of the National City bank today The burglar alarm was set off by a clerk and the robbers fled one of them being captured after a running gun pursuit Broad way WEATHER ployed as boyies chauffeur action brot by her attorney Club Prepares Cantata COULTER March Easter cantata will be presented in the Lutheran church in Coulter Sunday afternoon by the girls glee ered as President Hoovers running mate in 1932 You certainly have wea ther here in Iowa he said In Can ada we have had nothing like this His attention was then called to the fact that his visits to Mason City this winter have as a rule been accompanied by severe storms and that between visits the atmosphere has been unusually amiable dont affect the weather in club sponsoredf by Misses Edel Jen I dont affect the weather son and Maude Beach 1 Canada that way he answered ECONOMIC UNION FOR PROTECTION Austria and Germany Hat to Compete With U S and Russia BERLIN March 28 national economic units particular ly the United States and sovie Russia were pictured today in re ports of an address of Dr Kar Renner former Austrian chancellor as having been made the projecte economic union of Austria and Ger many necessary Dr Renner speaking before th AustroGerman peoples union sai that the economic unity of th United States had long challenge the existence of disunited tariff rid den Europe while recently sovie Russia has risen as a new grea nationalized and unified trad J force Partly cloudy and colder Sat urday night Sunday generally fair slowlyrising temperatures in west portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 32 Above Minimum in Night 22 Above i At 8 A M Saturday 23 Above 1 Snowfall 4 Inches Precipitation 40 of nn Inch i Snow Level at 8 A M 5 Inches j These figures above plus a brisk wind out of the northwest tell the story of Fridays weather The storm continued In diminished in tensity Saturday morning but tha backbone of the blizzard the first real one of the winter appeared to have been broken This bit of satire from Nate Miller appears to have been addressed to the weather I recognize my dear old state She is proving up at last and how Ive been in doubt myself of late But anyone would know her now WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for the period ot March 30 to April 4 1931 For tho upper Mississippi and lower Missouri and the northern and central great plains Rains or snows near beginning and again toward end of week temperatures mostly below normal first part probably above towards end of week I ;