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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1931, Mason City, Iowa MARCH 31 1931 KILIM IN PLANE CRASH North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUL NOUTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITI VOL XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 31 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 149 QUAKE WRECKS NICARAGUAN CAPITAI 40 thot Killed Flames Ravage Buildings Left United States Orders Vessels Sent to Offer Aid T T i r i i yfi j sj Elect Knudson and Pagenhart to City Council CHOSEN ON COUNCIL PANAMA CITY March 31 Forty persons were reported to have been killed in a terrific earth quake which devastated the city of Managua capital of Nicarague to day The tropical radio operator in Managua reported that the cable of fice there was in ruins and that the Tropical company was operating from a plant five miles outside the city The seismograph at the canal zone registered the quake which appeared of unusual intensity cen tering in Central America A com plete reading of the record had not been made but officials said it was very distinct Fire Threatens City Tropical radio advices said tJiat the city was under martial in the of the town I ahlrtraveled westward threatening to sweep the entire city Approximately 1500 marines are stationed in Nicaragua On March 7 Rear Admiral Arthur Sf C Smith commander of the United States forces in Central America was ordered by the navy depart ment to begin gradual withdrawal of his forces Communications Limited MIAMI Fla March 31 Tropical radio station here received word of the Managua earthquake from the companys Panama City station shortly before noontoday but said no information was con tained in the radio message except that houses that were not destroyed wero afire The local station tried for fur ther communication with Panama City It does not work the Man agua radio station PanAmerican airways officials also attempted to establish radio communication with their station at Managua after hearing of the earthquake H M KNUDSON W J PAGENHART Managua is the capital of Nicar agua and has a population of about Turn Jto 13 Hoover Picks Castle to Succeed Cotton WASHINGTON March 31 President Hoover announced today the appointment of William R Castle Jr of Washington as un dersecretary of state succeeding the late Joseph Potter Cotton of New York KcnsaaCHy Bank Robbed KANSAS CITY March 31 Five unmasked men held up the Community State bank here today and escaped with about AUNT HET By Robert Guillen hated to use my ever day dishes with the preach er here but Cousin Ella an the children happened in just before dinner VOTERS CHOOSE MEN FAVORING MANAGER FORM Railroad Engineer Is to Succeed Wolf on Council TTERMAN M KNUDSON and W J Pagenhart were elected to the city council by substantial purall ties over threa other candidates in the Mason City municipal election Monday Mr Knudson who has been on the council thruout the four years in which the manager form of govern ment has existed here received a total of 1943 votes and Mr Pagen hart an engineer on the Northwest ern railroad and a new figure in the political arena received 1784 bal lots while their nearest opponent Mier Wolf Gray Chosen as Mayor of Charles City Bond Issue Approved at Osage for New City Hall CHARLES CITY March In a hotly contested election in which six men were candidates for mayor C G Gray was chosen here yesterday by a bare margin of 15 votes over his nearest competitor The results were Gray 860 J O Hughes 845 P A Saddler 577 J L Schrader 87 Herman Priebe 9 and White 32 H J Huber was elected council man in the first ward by a big ma jority over Glen Hamilton J E Clancy was victorious by a large majority over Tom Livingston in the second ward George W Sander son defeated H W Mullarkey by 50 votes in the third ward John Mar tens defeated L C Thomas in the fourth ward by 9 votes and R P Waller and Loren Parr were chosen wdr Wd Wd Wd Wd5 Wd Wd2 Pet Cooper Pet 155 Pet 212 Pet 191 194 159 Pet Pet Pet Pet 214 124 90 Totals 1339 Grupp 21 19 43 2fi 30 46 20 24 229 Knudson IPagenhart 234 228 41Q 250 313 242 51 i 1943 217 209 394 234 281 167 228 54 Wolf 185 222 234 196 262 141 117 Total Vote 411 452 650 477 497 467 379 187 1784 1576 3520 J Investigation Delayed by Late Court Reporters IOWA CITY March31 sence of the official court reporters his morning caused a postpone ment of the University of Iowa in vestigation until m todayThe train on which Gordon Elliott and Harry Beach the reporters were coming from DesMoines was more than an hour late Senator H B Carroll chairman therefore called a recess The committee held an informal session with attorneys and discussed methods of speeding up the inves tigation with a view toward con cluding hearings this week Ar rangements may be made to hold night sessions it was indicated The number of witnesses yet to be heard remains uncertain how ever as Oral Swift assistant attor ney has been here for sev eral days making further inquiries Into various phases of the probe The board of education also has signified a desire to call a dozen witnesses making it impossible as d result for the committee to estimate accurately the time required KILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal March 314See by the paper this morning where the department of Indian af fairs has promised that they will have their Indian agents do bettet thjs year I mean do better for the Indians for a change you want to read an interest ing document and it may have had something to do with this shakeup a new book just out called Massacre He gives you the dope Lots of people think cause the Oaages have oil that all Indians are rich Why the Pine Ridge agency Siouxs have eat so much horse meat that they are wearing bridles instead of hats Yours 9 1M I Mdfeilxtt IDC Balchen on Way Back from Fruitless Hunt ST JOHN N B March 31 W back to the United States after a fruitless search for victims of the Viking disaster Bernt Balchen hopped off early to day heading for Boston via Port land Maine He was accompanied by Merion Cooper and Randy Ens low Wrigley Plans to Buy Cotton to Help South CHICAGO March 31 liam Wrigley Jr plans to purchase up to 100000000 pounds ot cotton on the American market in the next eight months at prices not to exceed 12 cents ACCUSE WALKER AND TAMMANY City Affairs Committee oi New York Holds Mass Meeting NEW YORK March 31 Mayor Walker is given 100 days by John Hayries Holmes to enjoy his return to the city Then he will have come to his Waterloo and will have started upon his exile said Holmes at an over flowed mass meeting at Carnegie hall last night The mayor is due from California Saturday The meeting was called by the city affairs committee which has preferred charges with Governor againat Mayor Walker Speakers were Holmes chairman of the city affairs committee Norman Thomas socialist leader Heywood Broun columnist Dr Sidney E Golstein associate rabbi of the free synagog arid Paul Blanshard executive director of the city affairs committee HOUSE DEFEATS COMMISSION ON UTILITIES BILL Senate Continues Work on Appropriation Measure MOINES March 31 Iowa house of representatives by a vote of 34 to 67 today defeated a bill which would have created a commission having supervisory and regulatory authority over all Iowa utilities The major opposition to the meas ure was based on the ground that it would take such regulatory pow ers away from the present govern ing power and might throw the utilities question into politics Pro ponents of the bill charged that a lobby had been active against its passage and that it cad been the of a whispering campai given a rupp meat trailed with 229 votes Indorsed Manager Plun The election of Mr Knudson and Jr Pagenhart w as regarded by po itical observers as an indorsement of the city manager plan as it has seen operative in the city the past our years It was upon this record that the two successful candidates campaigned The terms for the councilmen will not start until the first Monday in April 1932 at which time Mr Pa genhart succeed Mr Wolf on he municipalitys governing body Mr Knudson led the ticket in most of the city showing more strength than in the election twp years ago altho at that time there ivere more candidates in the fleldl and five councilmen elected of two In the 1929 election Mr Knudson received 1384 votes out of a total of 3030 less than half while Monday he received 1943 votes out of a total of 3520 Councilman Knudson led the ticket in six of the eight precincts in the city piling up substantial pluralities in the four inside pre cincts and also leading in the two north precincts Mr Wolf led by a wide margin in the two south pre cincts but came far short of get ting the percentage of votes in the larger inside wards compared with two years ago when he made his initial appearance on the council Was Consistent Vote Getter While no place showed any flashy form Mr Pagenhart proved himself a consistent vote getter While he did not lead in any of the precincts the figures also show that he wsanot below second place anywhere1 but in the second pre cinct of the third ward where sec ond honors went to Mr Knudson While failing of election by a considerable margin Mr Cooper showed that he was in the running in all of the eight precincts of thu city He came nearest challenging his opponents in the second pre cinct of the third ward where he came within one vote of second place Mr Grupps vote was evenly distributed over the city failing everywhere to approach that of any of the other candidates Jean Dayle Former Hampton Iowa Girl Acquitted of Murder SALT LAKE CITY Utah March 31 Dayle was acquitted of the murder of Sam Frank Mem phis jewelry auctioneer by a jury which returned its verdict at a m today She is a native of Hampton Iowa Stamfordham Secretary to King George Is Deac LONDON March 31 Stamfordham private secretary to King George died today aged 81 Melrosa and Russell Olds hospital trustees Harry Rosencrans asses sor and Carl Magdsick treasurer Bond Issue Approved OSAGE March of Osage approved a bond issue not to exceed to be used for build ing a new city hall by a count of 461 for and 203 against at the election yesterday The citizens ticket was elected C E Juhl receiving 422 votes as compared with 280 for Har vey Richards peoples ticket candi date LOST TO FOOTBALL in lui re the Famous Coai at Notre Dair 1 of 8 Victirt n Airmail Plane on to Coast Found in Kansas j IANSAS CITY March 31 Knute Rockne famous fo coch of Notre Dame univi and seven others were killed wit transcontinental and westerns passenger and airmail crasheVl in flames today in y lure several miles southwe Bazar Kans tr Rockne boarded the enroute to California at and about 11 a m the ship ef Pictures of Knuto Re football wfeuird killed in I crush will HIC found on pag fied by its department merce license liuimbi r buraed as it of Algona Election Close ALGONA March a mar gin of eight votes C F Specht was chosen mayor here yesterday in a hotly contested election The entire is ticket with the exception of the mayorship was elected Al bert Ogren citizens candidate re ceived 538 votes and Spechb 546 A contest in the election for council man in the second ward resulted in 199 votes for W F Foster and 135 forJ M Moore Other councilmen are Thomas Cain W A White Frank Johlhaas C Herman and Fred Gelgel Twothirds of the pos sible votes were cost Stiff Battle Results DECORAH March stiff battle resulted in the post of fourth ward councilman at the election here yesterday bringing out a rec ord number of votes in this ward Turn to Pago 2 Column INFORMER SHOT DOWN ON STREET Alleged Drug Peddler Who Talked Killed by Two Men CHICAGO March 31 throngs of homeward bound show goers were passing two men walked up behind Max Tendler 42 as he stood buying a newspaper and shot him to death late last night The killers escaped in an automobile af ter firing five shots into the vic tims body Tendler was arrested at the Met ropole hotel with Marie Gibbons and John Baldwin last January 14 the police reporting they found nar cotics in their possession worth and their investigation of the killing was being made on the the ory that it was the result of a dru peddling affair Reports were circulated that Ten dler had been an Informer for the New York police and that he had been instrumental in connection with the conviction Police Lieu tenant Becker Lefty Louis and Gyp toe Blood for the murder of Vrman Rosenthal New York srambler but the New York au thorities reported they did not re call him Ixmg Allen A very Bair Ballew Berry Bonstetter Craven Davis Dayton Ditto Drake of Keo kuk Drake of Muscatine Ellsworth Fabritz Figgins Finnern Gissel Greaser Greene Hansen of Audu bon Hayes Helgason Hollis Hook Hunt Hush Johnson of Marion Kern Koch Kohler Langland Lep ley Long McCreery McDermott McLain Malone Mathews Mayne Millhone Nelson of Chero kee ODonnell Orr Paisley Peaco Pendray Randall Randolph Rat liff Rawlings Reed Riemers Rowe Rider Rylander Shields Short Stanzel Stiger Strachan Tamisiea Thiessen Torgeson Van Wert Watts and Witt Continues Study Continuing its study of the bien nial appropriations bill the senate today adopted committee recom mendations making a considerable reduction in the total as proposed by the original bill The action is not final however as the sections will be reconsidered both by the senate and house Eric Brown state accountant to day figured that the action of the senate yesterday and today hag Turn lo Puce 2 Cnlumn DEFENSE OFFERS EYE WITNESSES Three Men Testify Brothers Was Not One Who Ran From Shooting CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING CHICAGO March 31 ing eye witness for eye witness thB defense opened its case today in the trial of Leo Brothers for the murder of Alfred Linglc The state had presented eight persons who said they saw Brothers at or near the scene of the Lingle asassinatlon and Defense Attorney Tyrrell Krum said he had about the same number of witnesses who would testify that they tooK were near the Randolph street pedestrian subway last June 9 and who would swear Brothers was not the man they saw flee A defense motion for a directed verdict of acquittal was denied today The first defense witness was Ir cnce OMalley railway switchman OMalley said he was in the tunnel when Lingle was shot saw the man who did the shooting saw the gun in his hand saw him lay it beside the body Brothers walked directly in front of the witness stand and faced OMalley Is this the man you saw he was asked No sir replied the witness Two others also testified the man who fled was smaller than Broth ers Increased Taxes Not Necessary Asserts Hoover WASHINGTON March 31 President Hoover said today that unless congress increases the bud ret figures there would be no in crease in taxes Mr Hoover said he had canvassed the entire financial situation of the nation thru various government agencies and departments and that 10 saw no necessity for a taxation increase The president said People Must Help There will be no increase in taxes if the next congress imposes no in creases upon the budget or other expenditure proposals which the ad ministration will present But for congress to do this the people must cooperate to effectively discourage and postpone consideration of the demands of sectional and group in terests Senator Watson expressed un alterable opposition to an increase in taxes or a federal bond issue to meet the treasury deficit after a breakfast conference today with President Hoover at the white house The chairmanship of the republi can national committee alJo was dis cussed but it was agreed Watson said that there is no great rush about reorganization of the com mittee now headed by Senator Fess of Ohio Let Country Rest Our thot was the senator said to let the country rest from pol itics go ahead and attend to busi ness and rehabilitate ourselves free from the clamor of politics The republican leader said he would confer with Secretary Mellon in a few days on the financial prob lems facing the government The farm board situation also was dis cussed as was the legislative situa tion in a general way Gives Kla Solution Representative Wood Indiana re publican was the last to join the discussions As chairman of the house appropriations committee which group must pass on all gov ernment proposed other remedies Back from Panama he said he thot a decrease in appropriations and an already apparent improve ment of business ought to solve the situation t the scene but It wab he noted coach was a pa1 j on the wrecked airliner rjct all those aboard had betl oiled i IThe passenger list annoumKst iqre S I Knutc Hockne II J Christensen Ohlcago f T II Hooper Chicago W B MHIcr Hartford Conn F Goldthwalte New York C A IjObrcch Chicago The pilots were Robert Fry an J fess Mathias The plane exploded in midair and fell to earth in flames witnesses said Witnessed Explosion Edward Baker witnessed the ex jlosion and saw the plane plunge as V IB was feeding cattle iu the pasture a short distance away on the farm of his father Seward Baker Baker found five bodies Wihnn reached the plane He not beJ undertaking establishment Ion wood Falls Ambulances o the scene over muddy pro which impeded their progrils J Altho muggy weather mad J hazardous the 10 passenger r airliner took off here this moil with passengers and a cargo of il Departure scheduled at Accidental Shooting Is Fatal to Iowa Farmer NEW LONDON March 31 A coroners jury held tlat Ira Hale 48 farmer was accidentally killet when investigating a disturbance among his sheep Mondaly His body was found after he leilt the house with a gun The widow and four children survive Tnm to Tano 13 Column 4 1 CEDAR RAPIDS HOLDS FAKE SALESMAN ON j CHARGE OF SWINDLES j CEDAR RAPIDS March 31 Hearing of E Miller with obtaining money under pretenses was set for Wednesday Millers offer to sell twopants suits for aroused the suspi cions of Gus Kutrules who wrote to the Woolcraft Clothing company of Grand Rapids Mich which denied Miller was employed by it Miller admitted selling several suits here collecting about in advance One of his customers swore out tha warrant Local police say Miller is wanted in several Wisconsin cities IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday somewhat warmer Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period j ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 42 Above Minimum in Night 17 Above At 8 A M Tuesday 32 Above The wind was back in the north east Tuesday following some mora benevolent breezes from the south Monday ;