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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas iLY PAi Edited for the Home H Art LOU ft HIS MEW d ART OEPT OF tOWA DFS MO IHES I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALOL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 6 1931 UNITED PhESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 154 Canal Plans Given Jolt Nicaraguan Project May Suffer From Quake Results By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 6 CPA ca nal plans may prove to have suffered a severe jolt as a result of the earthquake which destroyed the little repub lics capital city of Managua with the loss of thou sands of lives If so subject to seismic disturb ance is the route a s a f e one for the purposed in tcroceanic c o n nection The fact is however that the Pacific earthquake belt must be crossed in one place or another if there is tobe a new canal at all for the simple reason as pointed by Capt N H Heck chief of the coast and geodetic surveys di vision of terrestial magnetism and seismology that it virtually en circles the Pacific ocean from Cape Horn northward along the western littoral of both the Americas around byway of the Aleutian Islands to Japan thence southward thru the Philippines and Australia as far as New Zealand with hardly a break except for the lack of any known connecting link across Antarctica Captain Heck to be sure has no suggestion to make either for or against the canal proposal CAPTAIN HECK does say that next to Panama Nicaraguas history has been freer from ter restial shakeups than that of any of the other Central American coun tries even that has not been wholly the quietest or has been in historic times hitherto Then Nicaragua Managua he adds has been some what less stable than the remainder of the country especially the area Io thru which the The region Buph zoSeSTgenerallyare subject to earth disturbances tho ordinarily more extent than those 1 Fflgfl 2 Column BIDS ANNOUNCED ON POSTOFFICE Virgil Kirkland Granted New Trial for Murder EVIDENCE RULED NOT SUFFICIENT FOR CONVICTION Youth Was Accused of Killing Sweetheart With Fist VALPARAISO Ind April 6 Virgil Kirkland was granted a new trial today for the murder of Ills Gary schoolgirl sweetheartAr lene Draves Judge Grant Crum packer in Porter county circuit court ruled that evidence on the first count in the indictment that of murder by striking the 18 year old girl with his fist was insuffi cient for conviction Judge Crumpackers decision was made after studying the evi dence for several weeks Kirklands punishment had been fixed by the jury at life imprisonment The court said there would have been no question about it if the jury had voted for conviction on the count charging murder while commiting rape Courtroom Crowded A crowded courtroom heard the judge read his lengthy decision Judge Crumpacker expressed sympathy for the family of the dead Gary Ind girl who died after a drinking party there last Nov 29 He said a higher court would surely have reversed the jurys de cision had be refused Kirkland t new trial and instead granted him an appeal COURT AFFIRMS FALL SENTENCE Upholds Fine of Blackmer for Failing to Testify V in Bribe Case WASHINGTON April 6 sentence of one year In jail and fine against Albert B Fall former interior secretary was af firmed today by the District of Columbia court of appeals At the same time the court upheld the deci sion of a lower court under which Harry M Blackmer was fined for contempt of court in refusing to return from France to ap ALBERT B FAUpear as a wit ness in the oil trials of Harry F Sinclair and Fall Fall was convicted of accepting a bribe from Edward L Doheny for a lease granted the California oil man to naval oil reserves while Fall was secretary of the interior At the conclusion of a lengthy de cision in which he quoted liberally from arguments in the lower court case Associate Justice Josiah A Van Orsdel of the court of appeals said simply The judgment is affirmed vT received more mail regarding this case than any other in my ex perience on the bench he said Ninety per cent of it was from Chicago and most of it from wom en Kirkland a 20 year old Gary milJ worker was convicted March 10 after a trial lasting 12 days before a male jury He was not sentenced pending decisionon his petition for a new trial Four of his companions of the liquor party are awaiting trial on charges of attacking the girl Trial Set April 29 Judge Crumpacker named April 29 as the date for Kirklands new trial Chief Depvity Prosecutor John Underwood Jr characterized the decision today as an outrage He announced to the courts the state would consider dismissing the first wo counts of the indictment charg ing murder in perpetration of a rape and while attempting perpetration of a rape JDavid Thompson host to the liq uor party is scheduled to go on trial April 14 in Crown Point AUNT MET By Robert Quillen That Congressman said there wasnt no job harder than to please the voters but Ill bet he never took in a female boarder Markets at a Glance NEW YORK XI S steel at new 1931 low foreign issues slump leaders sag after early rally CHICAGO v favorable weather and larger receipts good weather anc easy cash position to lower teady House Discussion of Appropriations Scene of Argument By JOHN T MILAll AssociatedPress Staff VVrltcr DBS MOINESApril 6 cusslon of the biennial appropiIa ions bill was begun today by tha house sitting as a committee of the whole with Representative Leonard Simmer Wapello in the chair The discussion found the house in an argumentative mood and with Representative G J Van Buren Jones chairman of the appropria tions committee fighting every at tempt to increase committee recom mendations Storni Breaks The storm broke when the appro priations for the department of ag riculture wera under consideration Several cuts below tho senate ap proval had been made in allotments for various associations Tha cuts ranged from to annual ly The question found the farmers divided on the subject with tho house voting down the first attempl to make a increase over com mittee recommendations for the Baby Beef Producers association The house took up consideration of the lengthy measure section bj section By a vote of 62 to 18 i went into an executive session on motion by Representative Frank El liott Scott with newspapermen and house officials the only persons al lowed on the floor with the mem bers Short Motion Lost The first appropriation taken up was that for the adjutant generals department Representative W M Short of Woodbury county suggest ed a flat 5 per cent decrease in allowances for the department and so moved He was defeated U to 71 He said he predicted his motion on the adoptionof the Elliott hill pro viding for 5 per cent decrease in tax expenditures for each of the next two years The house finally approved an an nual appropriation of 5221325 for the adjutant generals office a de crease of below the senate recommendation TAX CONFEREES REPORT FAILURE TOTHEIRHOUSES All Proposed Changes in Assessor Bill Voted Down DES MOINES April 6 bers of an income tax conference committee today reported back to their respective houses that they were unable to reach an agreement A new committee will be appoint ed and will continue efforts to reach common ground on the income tax county assessor measure The committeereport today was signed by all members It was understood the committee voted on two proposals one that the senate recede from its demand that the countyassessor plan be passed as an amendment to the income tax bill and the other that the assessor system be restricted to certain coun ties Both proposals were rejected Two Senators Willing In the committee It was proposed to make the county assessor plan apply to counties of 20000 popula ion or over Another proposal was that it apply to counties of 25000 or over Two senate members of the committee were reported to have been willing to accept a compro mise on the population basis but the other two senate members stood firm Senator C A Benson of Clayton county a member of the committee said heMtad beenrunwilling toaccept the compromiseas he felt the coun ty assessor system should be iu op eration hrall counties or none In reporting to the senate Sena tor George W Patterson Kossuth that fivo members be ap pointed to the new committee Lieu tenant Governor Arch McFarlane said he would announce the names of the senate members later in the WILL ROGERS soys EL PASO Tex April Had a great trip in here today over the American Airways passenger line Kelsey the pilot had flown 400000 miles without a sign of a mishap Glad to hear in Los Angeles this morning from the different airlines that the late accident had not in terfered with travel Why my hair turned from gray to white just 15 minutes ago in a taxi going over to Juarez old Mex ico when a Mexican missed us by inches Would have given my life to have been in a plane Was going to the bull fight got my tickets then saw an old pony that they was going to use in the fight and I couldnt make it Yours 9 till Uerfitutil day Increase Tobacco Tax A sifting committee bill to tax all forms of tobacco and to Increasa the tax on cigarets by half was in troduced in the senate today It cor responds to legislation considered by the interim tax revision commit tee Where the present law provides a tax of one mill a cigaret tha new provision would be on the basis of a mill and half or three cents a package for most grades of cigar eta The tax oncigars snuff and other forms of tobacco would be 10 per cent of the retail price A dozen bills were passed by the upper branch in a busy morning session as thework of clearing the calendar continued Congressional redistrlcting one of the more im portant subjects awaiting senata at tention is not expected to be brot up until later in the week Long Bills Pass Three house bills sponsored by Representative Long also were passed by the senate These fixed the duties of local health officers provide for the reporting of venereal diseases to the state department of health and provide that local of ficers may terminate periods of quarantine The senate received from its sift ing committee a bill repealing the Tnm io Paje 2 Column 2j Children and Eggs Gather on Lawns at White House Rain Prediction to Halt Annual Affair WASHINGTON April 6 Myrald colored hardboiled eggs to day were ready to roll merrily down tha white house lawns The weather man took an attitude not many children could condone He had predicted hourly Cloudy with rain today Her two older grandchildren Peggy Ann 6 and Herbert HI were on hand But Htle Joan the in fant had to limit her play to what egg rolling she could do in the nur sery or In the arms of an attend ant Several hundred children from babies in gocarts to 10 year olds were waiting when the iron gates swung open at 9 oclock At 10 oclock the program which Mrs Hoover planned began The blue and red uniformed marine band swung into the south grounds marched up to a raised platform in the center removed rain protec tors from their instruments and struck up a folk song Knolls along the edges of the grounds were the most popular points There scores tossed their eggs Into midair and rolled them down to shrieking playmates Gaily colored baskets swung from the childrens arms Grownups ad mitted only if accompanied by child spread blankets on the grass and assisted In games The first casualty was Sam Jackson 10 Muskcgon Mich He broke his arm when he fell from the portico overlooking the grounds He was carried tq a waiting ambu lance and sent to the emergency hospital CHICAGOVOTERS TO MAKE CHOICE Cermak and Thompson Both Confident of Victory in Election CHICAGO April 6 ia going to be Chicagos worlds fair mayor One more day of a bombardment of words and the voters will decide the question tomorrow choosing between William Hale Thompson republic an and Anton J Cermak democrat immigrant CzechoSlo vakian who came up from coal min ing to a position of power in politics Confidence radiated from both sides as the rival candidates pushed their campaigns without pausing for Easter Sunday Cermak told his audiences that he felt he would win by the largest vote ever given a mayoralty candidate In Chicago Dying Pastor Prays forMan Who Shot Him Old Minister Believed Jealous of Rival Evangelist NEVADA Mo April G The reunited congregation of a little churchv at Halleya Bluffa mourned a a took up the shooting of the Rev George Rider Kansas City evan gelist at the home of its former pastor the Rev J A Brown The evangelist 43 mortally wounded on a mission of peace diet here Easter day praying for for giveness for Mr Brown a 67 year old veteran of tfce ministry who was held in the Vernon county jail I wish I was dead too the prisoner said A pall was cast over their little church in the white oak clearing The men and women in Its home made pews worshipped in sorrow under a crudely painted motto Christian union without contro versy Motive of Jealousy Webster Hallett prosecuting at torney said the motive of the shoot ing hinged on the success of serv ices Mr Rider conducted the last three weeks in tho nondenomina tional pulpit Mr Brown resigned last December Sixteen persons wens converted in a revival that restored harmony to the church Mr Rider called to attend a fu neral in Kansas City said he sought to pay Mr Brown a compliment in asking him to conduct Easter serv ices The former pastor refused The evangelist was shot in the back and left side as he returned with Mrs Rider to his motor car Dropping1 to his knees he prayed for his assailant Rather Go in Box I would rather go back to Kan sas City in a box he said than to leave this community while there ia so much bad feeling In it C P McCumber deputy sheriff a member of the church ar rested the former pastor Authori ties said he had told several ver sions of events leading up to the shooting He waa quoted as saying Insist ence of the evangelist on a reconcil iation had angered him and led to blows Again he said the evangelist had attempted to force entrance to bis house He said dissension had caused him to resign There was a lot of gossip he said a lot of untrue gossip I got out of the church to stop it LEGISLATORS GO OVERU RECORDS WITH WH COBB You Cant Scare Me Auditor Retorts to Kelleher By THEODORE F KOOP TOW A CITY April 6 nicalities of the University of Iowa financial records were scrut inized today by the legislative in vestigating committee with Audi tor W H Cobb on the stand Attorney Denis Kelleher finished Cobbs examination at nooa and he was to undergo cross examination by Attorney Emmet Tinley this afternoon questioned Cobb on de tails of distributing the cost of new buildings Cobb said no one in his office was especially familiar with the records before 1921 which was before he came to Iowa City Asked if J87000 had been omitted from the reporton the costs of the new chemistry building Cobb said let me explain about that Cant Scare Cobb I didnt ask you for an explana tion Kelleher replied I merely asked for a statement of fact You cant scare me Mr Kel leher was Cobbs retort adding that it was a clerical error and cleared up later in the annual re port The auditor added that his depart ment was responsible for the error TROUBLES PILE UP clattd Press Pbolo A nonsupport charge led to a bigamy charge that caused Paul Wupper above to tell Philadelphia officers that ho was wanted in Nebraska for embezzlement of nboufc 000000 Wupper 54 was for merly mayor and bank presi dent of Beemer Ncbr Change of Venue for Wupper Case Hearing Planned INDIANA FIRM IS LOWESTOF370N LOCAL BUILDING Rye Company Is Only Mason City Firm Bidding j By RADFORD E MOBLEV Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON April art offer of 215000 James I Barnes Logansport Iod was the lowest of 37 bidders on construction of the proposed Maaon City postof fice Supervising Architect James A Wetmore announced today after the opening at the treasury depart ment Coath and GOES Chicago was second low bidder with and James Leek Minneapolis next with The only Mason City Bid der was the Rye Construction com pany with 298107 The Otis Elevator company was the lowest of six companies the contract for Installation of ele vators in the building with an of fer of 515101 Of Classical Design The new postoffice which is to have an approximate frontageon Delaware avenue off 128 feet and on Second street north east of 87 feet will be of a classical design with exterior walls with red brick and stone trimmings It will be fireproof thruout with the exception of certain parts of the roof which will be covered with tile on the sloping parts and position on the flat The basement will contain boilefl and fuel rooms and store rooms for How did your books balance with that amount omitted inquired Kelleher It was in the ledger but left out of the report Cobb answered The books would balance but it was not in the building inventory In otherwords Kelleher per sisted your consolidated balance sheet is purely arbitrary Agrees to Statement Cobb at first demurred but finally agreed to a statement by Kelleher that you can obtain the balance by finding the sum of one column and then placing equal fig tures on tho pthcr side Cobb was interrogated about payroll figures on the chemistry building in August 1921 sent over from the department of J M Fisk building superlntendentTho records showed tho payroll from Aug 6 to 12 was entered as of Aug 20 A summary of payments mode to the C M Dutcher law firm for at torney fees was introduced Cobb said only minor payments were made to other lawyers Talked to Treasurer Regarding his letter to the board of education in 1929 suggesting the waiver of inteerst on the daily bal ance of the Rockefeller medical funds in the First National bank Cobb testified that he talkedto Treasurer W J McChcsney fre quently about the funds obtaining from him data on which the docu ment was based He could not recall Turn to Pojro 3 Column 3 WEST POINT Nebr April 0 OP A change in plans for arraigning 1 other activities it was learned embezzler wasraade by authorities Tentirely by tho today after they heard large crowds t Ing offices for the postmaster British Banker Confers With Meyer and Mellon WASHINGTON April 6 Montagu Norman governor of the Bank of England conferred today with Eugene Meyer Jr governor of the Federal Reserve board Secre tary Mellon and members of the board planned to attend the hearing County Attorney Harvey Ellen berger said he would confer with August Baster assistant receiver of the State Bank of Beemer near here and then take Wupper to some other county seat town in the ninth judicial district for arraignment Wupper former president of the Beemer bank is held in connection with embezzlements totaling about 51000000 He revealed his identity at Philadelphia after being arrested for a bigamous marriage and was returned to West Point today Fear No Violence Reports here were that many res idents of Beemer planned to come to West Point in anticipation of the hearing Officers asserted they had no fear of mob violence Dozens of Cnmlng county residents including Wuppers first wife lost their sav ings in the failure of the Beemer bank The only charge now on file against Wupper who formerly was mayor of Beemer as well as presi dent of the bank is that he embez zled 567000 Ellenberger said addi tional charges would be filed later and that Wupper has Indicated he would plead guilty Too Many Weddings Marital troubles led to Wuppers arrest In Philadelphia on charges of nonsupport When Wuppers wife number 2 learned about wife num ber 1 and the complaint was changed to bigamy the former banker told authorities he was wanted in Nebraska on charges of wrecking the Beemer bank Wupper went under tho name of Frederick Brinkman in Philadelphia where he had worked for a time loxvan Killed In Crash MARSHALLTOWN April 6 OF Shinkie of Colo was killed and two companions were injured in an auto collision near here Sun day Harlan Mains of Colo and Harley Reimenschneider of State Center were cut severely sistant postmaster arid ent of mails Convenient window and box arrangements for thel transaction of public business have been arranged To Have Elevator A high speed elevator will run td tho third floor which will contain the courtroom a suite of offices for1 the judge and spaco for all other court activities except the jury rooma Tho jury rooms will be on the second floor but connected with the courtroom by a private stair way Other governmental activities will also be on the second floor Tho interior finish of the post office lobby will be of red tilo float with marble borders and wainscott Ing and walls ceiling and cornlcei of plaster The courtroojn will hava a woodfloor walls of plaster and beam ceiling Another item on the new post office will be found on page 4 Girl Who Danced With Prince Behind Counter ST LOUIS April 6 danced with the Prince of Wales and now she Is a salesgirl Miss Lenora kahili socially prominent is work tag in a department store because she likes the job The prince sought an introduction to her on an ocean voyage Iowa Plans Veishea AMES April 6 State college will hold its annual Veishea college exposition May 7 to 9 with Gov Dan W Turner as one of tha speakers A Philadelphia suicides room was found to he Uttered with income tax blanks and data so there was no Journal Would You Let Your Sister Take From You the Man You Love READ Love Preferred By Edna Robb Webster Beginning Tuesday April 7 in the GlobeGazette Campbell Looks Death in Eye But Stops Racing Car Rod Holding Wheels Breaks at 100 Mile Speed BROOKLANDS Englandr April 6 Malcolm Campbell worlds motor car speed king looked death in the eye for a few seconds today while an almost unmanageable rac ing car carried him along the steep ly banked track at Brooklanda at 100 mllca on hour Competing in a handicap event at the opening day of racing on the Brooklands Auto Racing club pro gram Sir Malcolm was just com pleting the first lap of a 12 milo race when the rod holding the front wheels in position broke Aa the spectators lining both sides of the track gasped in horror Sir Malcolm fought the careening car along tUe steeply bonked track as the other competitors roared past and brot it to a halt without mishap If tho cat had gone off the track it probably would have meant death both to himself and many spectators Campbell said it was one of tha closest calls hed ever had It was a ghastly experience suppose my luck holds good he said Sir Malcolm was asked when he came to tho United States last Jan uary to attempt to set n new worlds speed record if he never feared thai death might overtake him in one of his mad dashes along a track or the sands of Daytona Beach Ive seen it in front of me s many times he said then Im a fatalist You never go before you time If my time Is up Im readi io go Theres no uae grousing IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Monday night and Tuesday Warmer Monday night nnd In tlio cast and centra por tions Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobsGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 56 Minimum in Nlglit 31 At 8 A M Monday 41 Figures for 24 hour period end Ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 40 Minimum in Night 27 April presented a smiling faca Saturday and Sunday the maxi mum on Sunday being 4 degrees higher than that recorded on any other day so far this new month The mercury was doing a rapid risa Monday forenoon influenced by a warm sun and a balmy south ;