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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HI S WEM ART OePT Of JOWA fS MOINES M LO BSG VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE Rural Areas Grab Seats Cities Complain of Districting for Congress Charles P Stewart on tour scanning the American vista stops In Chicago By CHABUES P STEWART Central Press Staff Writer pHICAGO March SO Chicago is the first of the coun trys great cities to be stung by its state legislature in connection with the recent cen sus showing of the representa tion it is entitled to at Springfield the Illinois cap ital And my how the windy me tropolis did howl its Indignation But it was nothing to the chorus of howls that will go up presently froru THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 30 1931 HOME EDITIO HOUSE DISCUSSESAX REDUCTIOr Mm W A m w cover how they are going to be lamflammed out of their rights in the matter of representation in Washington which is just what is going to happen to them to a dead certainty what happened to Chi cago the other day conclusively demonstrated it y A FTER eaqh census as probably everyone knows the proper ex perts at the national capital figure out how many representatives each Plate is entitled to under the new count of its population varying al the way from one as in the cases states like Arizona and New Mex ico up to 45 which will be New xorks total according to the 1930 tally of its inhabitants It is then up to the legislatures of the respective states to divide its own states into the re quired number of congressional dis of course the legis latures of states with only one ren resentatlve apiece Confessor ROBINSON 15 YEAR TERM HOUSEBREAKING Reiterates Claim That He Killed Family in Villisca 30 RoWnsrtn nKnc THE system worked very satls i factorUy up to tie point where the cities began to be big enough If given their fairshare of represen tation in proportion to population to lord it over the agricultural ele Turn ta Page 16 Cclnmn 2 YOU VOTED ALABAMA BACK ON FEET AGAIN Farmers in Drought Areas Look Forward to Fall Harvest MONTGOMERY Ala March 30 limited credits available and gardens progressing rapidly Alabamas farmers in the drought stricken areas are again selfsus taining and are looking forward to the fall harvest to bring them back to normal again Thru federal farm loans loans on veterans adjusted service certificates and limited priv ate credits the farmers have been able to stand on their feet The mild winter and ample rain faJl have contributed toward aiding m speeding preparation of soil for the new crops with indications that more acreage will be given to feed stuffs and gardens will be more in dustriously cultivated this year Thru the fall and winter cam paigns tolive at home and for a reduction in cotton acreage was car ried toevery section of the state ana farm leaders say both have borna fruit The Red Cross has practically withdrawn from Alabama because farmers have been able to obtain credits to carry on Robinson alias George Meyers who Saturday confessed the slaying of six persons in Villisca Iowa in 1912 and who yesterday was said to have headed a plot of 10 prison ers to break out of the county jail was sentenced to from 14 to 15 years in the Michigan state prison at Jackson today Robinson was convicted of break ing and entering Feb 18 He had been caught robbing a Grosse Point Park home Ilcpeats Confession Before Circuit Judge Homer Fer guson today Robinson reiterated his confession of the Iowa slayings Robinson was said by police to have been convicted four times previously of various offenses In a private conference with Judge Fer guson and Assistant Prosecutor William C Buckingham he admit ted the crimes When asked abou them in court he denied them Advised by Prisoners Buckingham said he was con vinced other prisoners in the coun tyaail advised Robinson to deny the Bother convictions In the hope that Robfesoris confession that he killed six persons at Villisca Iowa does not tally with the record of the crime officers said Eight per sons were killed Robinsons con fession accounted for only six of Iowa Ax Murders Sentenced All My Days Are Wasted Away is the title of a song written by JLeo Brothers on trial at Chicago for the mur der of Alfred Lingle news paper reporter Brothers is showing his mother the song which he wrote while awaiting trial 6 STORY THOT FALSE AUNT NET By Robert Quillen always says he aint interested in gossip but he dont say it until I get thru tellin all the detailsV DES MOINES March 30 James Risden chief of the state bu reau of criminal Investigation said today he not place much cre dence In thestoryof LeRoy Robin son alias George Myers that he had perpetrated the Villisca axe murders in 1912 Risden said he was sending no men from his office to Detroit where Robinson today was sentenced to from 14 to 15 years for robbery Portions of Robinsons confession to Detroit officers on the Villisca slayiugs do not tally with the facts of the case Robinson claims to have killed six persons while eight were found slain YOU VOTED NORBBYE MADE FEDERAL JUDGE Minnesota Man Opposed by Schall Gets Recess Appointment WASHINGTON March 30 President Hoover today gave a re cess appointment to Gunnar H Nordbye to be United States judge for Minnesota At the time It was announced at the white house that Nordbye would be given the recess appointment it was said that such a course seemed to be the only solution to the prob lem of procuring a judge for the highly congested district of Minne sota Nordbye was nominated for the place before the adjournment of congress but was vigorously op posed by Senator Schall who had previously urged the nomination of Ernest Michel Attorney General Mitchell who is from Minnesota refused to rec ommend the nomination of Michel and Indulged in a vigorous contro versy with Schall over the appoint ment Nordbye will fill a judgeship re cently created YOU Giant Who Refused to Join Circuses Is Dead NORFOLK Nebr March 30 UP giant Is dead Fred Boche 70 who refused manv circus offers because of his great strength and size died after an ill ness of several months Snow Paints Middle west KANSAS CITY March 30 The middlewest digging out from a snowstorm which took a known toll of 16 lives last week found its ef forts mocked by a fresh fall today Snow began falling in the Rocky mountain states of Colorado Wy oming and Montana yesterday and late last night was falling in Ne braska Kansas and western Mis souri Meanwhile the sections which felt the fury of last weeks blizzard took stock of the loss In lives and damage to early crops and fruit List Reaches 16 The known death list reached 16 yesterday when the body ofBoyd Edwards 7 year old Max Nebr school boy was recovered in a snow filled canyon midway between his farm home and the sehoolhouse which he left Thursday Finding of the boys body culminated a three day hunt Fifteen of the 20 school children who survived the cold in a Turn o Page Z Column YOU Collection of Income Taxes for March on Downtrend for 1931 WASHINGTON March 30 Income tax collections for March continued their downward trend in the treasury report for March 27 For the month only had been collected as compared to 5549960217 last year The days collections totaled 851614 as compared to last year The collections since last July 1 were approximately less than for the similar period of the preceding year YOU VOTED BOMB EXPLODES AT ROYAL HOME Reports of Blast Close to Apartment of Italian Prince Denied TURIN Italy March 30 QUIZ BAKER ON U LAND BUYING TO EXPAND CAMPUS Kelleher Stresses Sand Plant Purchase and Leasing nES MOINES March 30 George T Baker of Davenport president of the state board of edu cation was questioned today before the University of Iowa probe com mittee regarding the purchase of land for campus expansion Attorney Denis Kelleher examined him particularly on the transaction by which the university obtained a sand plant and subsequently leased it to J P Langford Baker testified that he knew of the affair only in a general way and believed that it was consumated at the suggestion of J Fisk university building super intendent The primary purpose he said was to obtain the property in the expansion program and to fur nish sand for the new medical build ing Deal Not Shown Kelleher contended that there must have been some deal with Langford who leased the property at a month that was not shown on the records A require ment was made he claimed that contractors should buy sand from this plant at a cubic yard de livered Baker explained this was done in order to help Langford earn part of his ren SonTeTenuTEances rent the witness continued On one occasion p 000 was deducted be cause of additional equipment Lang ford had purchased at the univer sitys request to do some work which afterwards was not carried out Baker said he would assume full responsibility for this deduction Saved on Hospital Baker testified he believed the university saved on the hos pital by having the contractors buy sand from Langford at a cubic yard Altho Kelleher maintained the records did not show any reduction hsd been made in the estimate from the stipulated price of Baker claimed that the allowance was made in the original bids SCHOOL BOY BANDIT Associated Prcsi Photo Mlcliael Burke 16 high school freshman suid by offi cers to have confessed two murders and about 100 St Joseph Mo burglaries Ho is the son of a St Joseph attor ney FARM BOARD IS ABLE TO DEFINE ITj OWN POUCY on His Return From Garibbeans March 30 President Hoover feels that the farm board is amply able to define and defend Its own policies and pos ition The decision of the board to dis continue stabilization of wheat prices was one of the first questions brot to the attention of the presi dent upon his return fromhis Carib bean trip It was said at the white house that the farm board makes its owu Baker said that this was a lower just as the shipping board price than the sand could have an tne interstate commerca com mission The board It was said was given full power and responsibility hy congress It has been the view of many high officials in the Hoover tion that the stabilization work in augurated over a year ago by the farm board had In view the saving of a great many banks in the wheat VOTERS GETTING OUT TO CHOOSE 2 COUNCILMEN 1574 Votes Cast by 2 p m Five Are in Race A TOTAL of 1574 votes had been cast for city councilmen at 2 oclock Monday afternoon In the citys regular election At that hour the total vote in each of the eight precincts stood ap proximately as follows First ward first precinct198 First ward second precinct 210 Second ward first precinct 325 Second ward second precinct 203 Third ward first precinct201 Third ward second precinct 123 Fourth ward first precinct 220 Fourth ward second precinct 94 Total The vote altho not overwhelm ingly heavy indicated a wide inter est in the election Starting at 7 oclock in the morning a steady stream of voters filed into the pollingplaces The polls will close at 8 oclock Monday evening The following five names appear on the ballots with instructions to vote Tor two C E Cooper G Grupp Hi M Knudson W J Pag enhart and Mier Wolf Councilmen elected Monday will take office the first Monday in WILL ROGERS been obtained elsewhere in Eastern Iowa and that the only other plant tn Iowa City was too small to sup ply the required 42000 yards lieased Property The university leased the sand property becaue it did not want to get into the commercial sand busi ness He explained his ing was that contractors had the option of buying sand from Lang ford but were not required to do so Tarn to 2 Column YOU BURKE STARTS TO FIGHTRAP Gunman Refuses to Waive Examination When Arraigned ST JOSEPH Mich March 30 Burhe began a deter mined fight against life imprison ment for murder today refusing to waive examination when arraigned for the killing of Charles Skelly St Joseph policeman He was held for examination April 8 before Justice of the Peace Joseph Collier The big gunmans arraignment took place In a tiny anteroom of the county jail where only a handful of officers cameramen and three or four newspaper reporters were atl belt which would have failed if wheat prices continued to decline here as rapidly as they had started Many of these banks held loans secured by wheat at prices ranging around those set by the farm board for buying the surplus These banks now have been able to clear these loans and readjust themselves to prices on the world wheat market Chairman Stone of the farm board coming back to his desk after a trip into Kansas and Oklahoma said grain cooperatives generally had expressed approval of the boards decision not to stabilize 1931 wheat 1C THREE HELD FOR SHOOTING GUARD Gangsters Caught at Mem phis and Held for Min nesota Sheriff MEMPHIS Tenn March 30 IF alleged gangsters of East St Louis HI are being held here for Investigation in connection with the shooting of a guard during a payroll robbery at Proctor Minn in 1929 Memphis police have been requested to hold the three men for the sheriff of St Louis county Minn The men all of whom carried guns when they were arrested here Thursday gave their names as Charles Dove Harley Grizzell and George Rciley A witness to the Proctor shooting and robbery who now lives at Greenwood Miss partially identi fied newspaper photographs of the trio police said YOU VOTED BEVERLY HILLS Gal March Mr Hoover just got back from Porto Rico after a call with our little dark brown couzens He told em he would see that they had the same opportunities we enjoy here so I guess he is having Charley Otis and company stock brokers put in a branch down there That will give then a leisure class and the rest of em employment working for em The president didnt think much of the Virgin islands He thot we were bunked on that deal I think myself we was perhaps influenced by the title We are mighty good colonizers We ought to sell or give away to some enemy our island holdings and cou centrate entirely on the old head quarters ranch here at home Yours 01UIHtKtafMb4j King Corn Is Dead Long Live Wheat CHICAGO March 30 corn is dead Long live king wheat Deposed by the native maize nearly three months ago wheat was shoved back into the cereal throne today in the Chicago board nf deei of trade 1TherleIuJji flioa to keep hands off after the 1930 wheat crop Is marketed ended corns brief dynasty and once more placed wheat trading in the bigpit Early laat Monday before the farm boards weekend decision had reechoed over the vast trading hall the fingers that signal offers and acceptances flew faster The trade lying dormant during the governments stabilization of the 1930 crop eagerly bounced Into the wheat pit again The futures sales of that day gave graphic evidence of wheats surging tide vis ELLIOH BILL MADE TO T01931 AND Disposal Prevented Special Order on Utilities j MOINES March 30 The house today took up Elliott proposal for a 5 per tax reduction but failed to disji of the measure thru a special of of business to consider thepii utilities commission bill amendment the Elliott plan made to apply to the years 1931 1932 instead of 1932 and 1933 it also was amended to make it vide that the total fund raisec taxation shall be 5 per cent than that raised by the 1930 Ic The original bill provided tha rates should be reduced by 5 cent Sponsors of the bill estim ttit it would affect a reductk on the basis of tit for 1930 Brown Leads Support Representative E R Bi Polk in leading the support a till said It would compel a r tlon in expenditures and that was a step in the right dire He said It was the only constru stroke to compel such a redu which had been placed befor present session Objections raised were large the grounds of the effect th would have on school distric was argued that it could nc duce the salaries of teachers interest and other similar ex tures To meet these objec bushels bushels mitted Burke indicated he would plead it was their amnty LU life of corelation of knowledge f lias built for them their most It more than seven feet tall more ports were current here today that a bomb had exploded in the Plaz zetta Pasello near the royal palace where the Prince of Piedmont Hum bert and his bride Marie Jose prin cess of the Belgians live Officials denied any knowledge of tha affair 6 The infernal machine waa said to have been a box of explosives placed close to a wing occupied by tha royal apartment the royal armory and the prefecture seat of the pro and human lasting monu not guilty at his April 8 appear ance then lapsed into stolid silence Barratt OHara Chicago lawyer who defended Virgil Kirkland in his trial for the murder of his Gary schoolgirl sweetheart visited Burke for a few moments today Burke made no comment however Chicago detectives having yielded to Michigans claim after failing to get Burke to talk about the Moran gang massacre of which he is suspected apparently aban doned interest in him They did not follow the armored car into St Jo seph last night New York police YOU MRS SINNEWELL ROSEVILLE DIES Woman Drops Dead Shortly Before Time of Rites for Husband ROCKFORD March Shortly before the time when funeral sery ices were to be held for her hus band Mrs John Sinnewell 7iJ cropped dead at Roseville from an attack of heart disease Her hus band died Friday afternoon from an attack of pneumonia Mrs Sin newell died at oclock HAVE YOU VOTED Pennsylvanian Will Be Director of Iowa AntiSaloon League HARRISBURG March 30 Markets at a Glance telegraphed that detectives would vlncial government 300 pounds It exploded without damage Fins dress does ria ciami Js lost on the dofr for lies faithful tn death He sees the great soul wliidi I he boJy And its Kreat to be young with a dog at your heels arrive from their city at noon to The Rev B E Ewlng head of the Harrisburg district of the Pennsyl vania AntiSaloon league today an nounced that he had accepted the position of superintendent of the Towa AntiSaloon league Mr JSw ing came here last year from In day to question Burke about the murder of Frank irale dianapolis the times wnen tne become the kingdom of our Lorrl and of His Christ In his name Amen j uTirt i NEW YORK Stocks weak Allied Chemical lowest in four years Bonds heavy rails soft Curb heavy utilities wealt Butter steady Foreign exchanges easy French franc steady Cotton lower decreased trade de mand Sugar barely steady easier spot market Coffee lower disappointing Braz ilian market CHICAGO Wheat firm rally Winnipeg Corn barely steady favorable Ar gentine weather Cattle dull Hogs higher YOU INDIA CONGRESS RATIFIES TRUCE GandhMrwin Pact to End Disobedience Accepted by Assembly KARACHI India March 30 UP Delhi truce between Mahat ma Gandhi and Viceroy Irwln end Ing the civil disobedience campaign was ratified by the entire assembly of the allIndia national congress I today K lllul o thi jtibJirr nl not ajrce There coulrt not linvu Lccn llie accord of wlifch the rclaUcr sjioUir week year Overnight the trade had boomed sales to the leadership of old For the first time since the grain stab ilization corporation set the stabil izing price wheat sales passed corn To the trade it was independ ence the trades ascendancy once more to control of sales For the week total sales wero 119393000 to 63679000 bushels the previous week YOU VOTED 7 SAY MARCO WAS CHIEF SUSPECT Brothers Defense Will Try to Prove Defendant Is Goat ncys defending Leo Brothers In his murder trial announced today that they would attempt to Introduce evidence that Frank Marco who has since been killed in New York was once considered by police the chief suspect in the Alfred LIngle mur der As the state was putting on its last witnesses the defense sub poenaed Lieut Walter Storms and Capt John Stege and revealed that the police officers would be asked about other suspects to the Lingle slaying principaly Marco a former chauffeur to Julian Potatoes Kaufman The first witness today was Dr M A Pfannbecker an xray special ist who gave technical testimony concerning an examination of the head of Officer Anthony Ruthy Ruthy was the witness who told the court Friday that he was chasing a vision as well as a man Immed iately after the LInglo slaying and who said that when he Identified Frank Foster another Lingle sus pect his mind was a blank The state has several witnesses who are expected to testify that Ruthy has been mentally unbal anced for years but Uie defense will attempt to prove that Ruthys testi mony was merely an act to throw out his previous identification of Brown Intro iced an amenci Provded mnler thS law tie bill shall not apply The amendment making the bllti apply to 1931 and 1932 was intro duced by Representative L B Fora ing Woodbury Forslingalso sought to defer action but his motion was defeated Commission Bill Uj Taking up the public service com mission bill the house heard a lengthy explanation of its provi sions by Representative Frank Holllngsworth Boone a member of the committee sponsoring the The bill provides for a public service commission of five members Two members of the first commis sion to be appointed by the governor and the other three to be members of the railroad commission Funds for the operation of the commission are to come from an annual license fee to be paid by utilities on the basis of 20 cents on each on their taxable property in the state Idea Not New I Hollingsworth said that the public service commission idea was not new He said that Iowa was coni splcuous by its lack of regulation of public utilities adding that states now regulate telephone and Turn to Pane 2 Column YOU Ashes of Officer Who Shot Self Sent Home SAN FRANCISCO March 30 ff ashes of Emory Wlnship wealthy retired naval officer who shot himself to death here March 21 were enrouta today to Macon Ga his legal residence The funeral will probably be Friday morning IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday slightly warmer extreme west portion TuRSday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period endirt at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 37 Minimum In Night 20 At 8 A M Monday 33 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 31 Minimum in Nfght 20 Snowfall 5 Of an Inch Precipitation 06 of an Inch I MRS ;