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North Iowa's Edited for the Home ,-, H I . O M .E K I S t . ' t M A R T . OF I O W A I) I N E S 1 H O M E E D I T I O N "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOHTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PKR COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SE MASON CITY. IOWA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 101 Poor Would Not Gain Income Tax Removal Would Affect But Few AID STAND By CHARLES P. STEWART · A S H I N G T O N Feb. 3. -- T h e wets' and dry.s' whole debate is so w o n d e r f u l that perhaps no single detail of it can be called especially a m a z - ing-; all its details' seem entitled to the superlative classification. Otherwise one might feel justified in expressing a little extra surprise at the effective use by" wets of · the $100^300^000 Bond Amendment to Go to Voters mi i ir nACCML" BILL IS PASSE ROGERS " 100 ARE KILLED [ argument: [ "Think of the.enormous revenue " Uncle Sam could be collecting if the liquor trade were legalized, with a thumping tax on it!" In itself, .the proposition is sound enough. The late Joseph McCoy, veteran . dQmo treasury actuary, _told m^ shortly i _ a 'sp ep ial-"election t o vote o n t h e OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 3.-Back to the old home state and despite all the. evils that have hit the whole world she looks pretty good. The worst thing that can I happen to you in Oklahoma City is IS | to hit an oil well for you can't sell the oil. Appeared before the Oklahoma I legislature Monday- in joint session and injected a little seriousness i into what for one month has been J ES MOINES Feb. 3. (.W--Rep- a comedy deluxe. Had a couple of resentative ' J. H. Johnson of hours o£ food and conversation with Marion county, good roads major- "Alfalfa" Bill Murray, America s - - - a bill providing most colorful governor. They will never impeach this ma e de Validity of I f · tt,o I · · i n · t Principal Point or Contention. D Bodies of 28 Turkish Reactionaries Swing From Gibbets as Warning From Republic That Old Days Have Passed -*~ _ ---i- v^r · t · _ _ ,* Tf *-.»-!-/- **·!- , Alfalfa" grow right in the capitol. Yours, before his recent death that he es- constitutional amendment for a baby. He's too slick for 'em- He's v .j, timated an excise on alcoholic bev- $^00,000,000 highway bond issue go t lots of common sense and if the *jm erages, at p re-prohibition rates, would be f ile[ j i n the legislature peo pi e want a good government he would end the necessity for «i ture i a te this afternoon or tomorrow. w ill give it to 'em. Sometimes I federal income taxation. I have no Tne nouso of representatives ap- (j ou bt i£ they do, but watch old doubt he was quite right; he was a pl . oved tne meas ure 67 to 41 late 1 . . . . .. _ ,.-, marvelous statistician and taxes Monday afternoon following a five were his specialty. His opinion gen- holu , Debate between the amend- erally was recognized as final on ment . s sponsors and opponents. that subject. Validity of the act was the princi- * * * ,. , . . . pal point of contention. H OWEVER, comparatively fev *· Conceive(1 a£tcr tne Iowa supreme folk, wet or dry, have incomes court ne i d unconstitutional a road large enough to be taxed. bon(1 s t a tute passed in 1929, the Bi .,,- .t What good can it do such people legislat ure that year first approved ·gf?wS to have Income taxation abolished , the amendmen t. it was adopted in iB5tv¥8S Tn YIP. sure. Secretary o£ the \ tVi= cr .mn form last, week bv the ?fi ancial-pewees, but it is a mighty S indirect benefit at best; nothing for the average head of a family, on §3.500 a year or less, to get excited (Torn to 1'aKO 2.' Column 1). the same form last week by senate with little opposition. Supports Attack. Attorney General John Fletcher's opinion that the amendment is invalid furnished the framework of yesterday's attack. Supporters of the measure, however, cited ··" opinion by seven other lawyers it was entirely, legal. Favors More Exemptions From Iowa Income Tax DBS MOINES, 'Feb. 3. UP) -- An amendment increasing; exemptions Earthquake Casualty List Mounts as Fire Razes Napier. AUCKLAND, N. Z., Feb. 3. (/T-A Earthquake and fire levelled the city of Napier, N. Z., today leaving a casualty list reported at 100 dead and 1,000 injured and wrecked four nearby to%vns, causing an undetermined number of fatalities and injuries. Napier was still ablaze and virtually helpless tonight, the quake hav- ng cut .£ff its water supply. Its stunned populace stood by, unable to count its dead and without effec- ive means of fighting the fire. Dynamiting was resorted to in an attempt to check the flames. Shakes Coastal Region. The first shock came shortly before 11 a. m. shaking a large portion of the coastal region of Hawkes bay province of which Napier is the capital. Hasicgs, a town 15 miles from Napier, reported 21 dead and 100 injured. All early reports of casualties were expected to be exceeded as no accurate count could be made immediately. Dressing stations had been estab- CANADIAN STATESMAN IN U. S. * Citizens Are Kept at Home as Condemned Rebels Die (Turn 10 10 YEARTERM St, Paul Broker Convicted On Charge of Misusing amendment. Mails. NEW YORK, Feb. 3. (/D--Con victed in 20 minutes, James A. Con nolly, St. Paul, Minn., broker, ha I been sentenced to 10 years in prison J 1 and fined $25,000 for misusing the iV mails in the sale of stolen securities. fj 1 , Receiving the jury's verdict of ' guilty on three counts yesterday, Federal Judge John C. Knox forthwith fined and sentenced him to five year* in Atlanta penitentiary on each, suspending the last penalty on the condition that hfe never again engage in brokerage. ( . Connolly specifically was charged with handling $75,000 in securities lost in mid-west bank robberies. Upwards of 50 witnesses, including bank officials and brokers from Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, niinou, Wisconsin and Texas, testified that he sold stolen bonds and refused to re-purchase them when their origin I became known. Without calling a witness, the defense contended that Connolly bought and sold securities like any broker and could not be held responsible for their source. Notice of intention to appeal was not given. Some of the bonds alleged to have been handled by Connolly were claimed to have been stolen from the Cherokee, Iowa, bank. Officer, also wanted to question Connolly in Section with the 590,000 robbery ,,,,,, , _______ _,.,,,,,,.. . The argument^ over the constitu- i in the proposed-- state Income tax tiouality of the amendment- led-Rep- I -was introduced in the Iowa senate resentative A- H. Avery. of Clay .today by Senator I/. H. Do ran of county and other speakers to de- Boone. clare that the legislature was not Under the amendment, a single a court, that the supreme court man W ould be allowed an exemption alone should pass on Its validity. of 51,250 from his income and a Thev held that the state was bound m a r r j e ( j m an $2,500. Under the orig- morally to relieve the counties of j na j measure, one per cent would be bonds voted in expectation of the pa y e j on the first $2,000 and would ____ l ____ I. 'I innl-nflaa r*Tl ft rTftT i"pnt". nfl GElnll SUC- increase one per cent on each suc- m\ of the bank. Ottumwa, Iowa, Saving ROBINSON LEADS TIRADE AGAINST Limiting debate to five minute cee( jing $1,000 up to a maximum of neeches shortly before the vote 5 per cettt A deduction of $20 from - ... -. the (.jy. p a ; d wou id be allowed in the case of married men and $10 in the case of single men. Doran's amendment would make the one per cent tax applicable to the first $1,000 remaining after the exemption was deducted and would increase on a graduated scale. Cleans Up Calendar. ' The senate cleaned up its calendar by passing three minor bills without dissent, and adjourned before noon until Wednesday. One of the measures, by Booth of Shelby, designates county trunk roads as arterial highways and au- AUNT MET By Robert Quillen GENERAL STRIKE Move Is Protest at Increase in Power Given to President. HAVANA, Feb. 3. UP)--A general trike to last 2-t hours or more, has been called to begin in Havana at 6 p. m., today in protest at renewed authorization by the Cuban congress for suspension of consti- .utional guarantees. Havana labor organizations meet- ng separately last night, voted to call the walkout. There were indications that the order would be widely obeyed. Most Havana newspapers, their employes -"--'--· ijave notice they would attempt to publish. While the chief grievance is the renewed authorization for suspension of constitutional guarantees, the strike order also cites the recent suspensions of most of the Havana newspapers, imprisonment of students, and other measures of defense adopted by the administration of President Machado. The GO day suspension of constitute al guarantees decreed by President Machado in December after island-wide disturbances will eno tomorrow,'but under a new authorizing order, passed last week by the house of representatives and approved last night by the senate, the president may at any time renew the suspensions for an indefinite lished.:thruout the devastated. district but rabre nurses "were badly neeifed""for" new casualties were constantly being reported School Boys Killed. It was feared that 14 boys ha been killed in the collapse of a buidling connected with a school at Napier. The quakes were reported continuing late tonight and hundreds arranged to sleep in the open. All communication with the outside was severed excepting radio service, which delivered first reports of the disaster. Relief was being rushed from all available places by arship, train and airplane. Primo Minister B. B. Bennett (left) of Cunadii was welcomed to Washington by Henry L. Stlmson, secretary of state, when he arrived in the capital for nn unofficial visit. He was accompanied by IlaufonI MaoNliler of Mason City, U. S. minister to the dominion. By MUSCIH.A. RING MENEMEN, Turkey, Feb. 3. (.T) -The bodies of 28 Turkish Moslem reactionaries swung from gibbets in the cold Balkan wind today in a stern warning from the republic that the days of the caliphate have democra passed forever. nounced Singly and In some cases by position groups the condemned men, con-J against victed of leading an abortive revolutionary movement here Dec. 23, were led at dawn from their cells to the gallows, where Gypsy hangmen, kowestern caps oddly topping baggy Turkish trousers and scarlet sashes, swung them qloft. Kept in Homes, Because of the martial law which as been in effect since the revolt, itizens were kept in their homes until 8 a. m., and there were almost no witnesses to the executions beyond a few officials. An occasional cream could be heard from women peeping from behind shuttered win- iows, however, and with the advance of day, shuddering crowds passed the gruesome scene. Perhaps the only cheerful place in Menem en today was the prison where seven persons rejoiced he- caused their sentences were commuted at the lost moment from death to 24 years imprisonment. These were all over 65 or under 20 Deadlock Over Drought Relief Continues Unbroken. W ASHINGTON, Feb. 3. .T-P r'e s i d e n t Hoover stopped squarely into the relief appropriations dispute today with a detailed defense of the administration's opposition to federal aid. Simultaneously at the capitol, democratic leader Robinson dc- as "unconscionable" tho taken by those aligned "dividing tho burden be- 00-X UNABLE TO affecteO make no (Turn to Fngc 2, Column 2). 'urner Reappoints Riepe as Member of Highway Commission. 1 "I'm glad I took dinner I with Sue. Since eatin' her i pie crust, it don't make me ' feel so cheap when she ', passes us in her swell car." term. Water Too Rough for Hop- off of Germany's Giant Seaplane. LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands, Feb. 3. (.T)-- After several attempts to get into the air in continuation of their flight across the Atlantic, officers of the DO-X, giant German eaplane, had suspended their flight .oday until tomorrow. The plane taxied yesterday from near Las Palmas to Bahia Gando, 7ut even there the water was too rough today for the takeoff with the Des Moines Woman Seriously Wounded by Self-Fired SKo DES MOINES, Feb. 3. /!'--Mrs Frances Foreman, 26, a widow was in a serious condition in a hos pital here from a wound in the abdomen, said to be self inflicted. Mrs. George McCoy, a friend, iu whose apartment the shooting took place, said Mrs. Foreman and a man whom she introduced as "a friend" came to the apartment a short time before the shooting. Mrs. McCoy and her husband were there at the time. Later, Mrs. McCoy said she heard two shots and found Mrs. Foreman wounded, lying on the bedroom floor. . DES MOINES, Feb. 3. Dan Turner today nominated A. L. Urick, Des Moines, for statp. labor commission and reappointed" C. C. liepe, Burlington, as a member of he state highway commission. Meanwhile, the senate, in executive session, confirmed the reappointment of J. H. Honfierson as state commerce counsel. Urick will replace H. V. Hoyer as head of the labor deportment on July 1. He formerly held that poii tion and was for several years state president of the federation of labor Riepe, an attorney, is one of two democratic members cf the highway commission. This is the second nomination of three places which the governor must fill an that. body. The senate already has ronfirme! the selection of Tliomns A. Way, Des Moines, as one republican member but it was not indicated whether he will succeed Clifford Kites of Anamosa or H. A. Darting of Glenwood. Lady Dcies, Daughter of Goulds, Dies American Heiress, as Bride, Dazzled Society LONDON, Feb. 3. /!')--The former Helen Vivien Gould, American heiress who as the youthful bride of the fifth Baron Decies dazzled English society, died here at dawn today of a heart attack which developed from jaundice. She was 39 years old and had been ill three weeks. Death came in a London nursing home. Besides her husband, who has had a famous career in the army, she left three children, a son and two "daughters. The granddaughter of Jay Gould, whose railroad manipulations made him a money king of the post Civil war period, Lady Decies came to he known in England for the spectacles she sometimes presented society, her penchant for the unexpected and . a lavish but charming hostess. She was married in 1311 when she was 19. The ceremony was performed in New York, its splendour and the prominence of the principals giving it wide publicity. Her name was frequently in the headlines, particularly when on her TUESDAY SENATE: Begins debate oil independent offices supply bill. Commerce committee continues taking of testimony on oil tariff proposals. Banking committee hears further testimony in its financial investigation. Public lands committee begins inquiry into Keliey oil shale charges. Monday Keview. Resumes debate on Howell bill to provide for stringent prohibition enforcement in District of Columbia. Banking committee hears proposals for repeal of capital gains tax- Banking sub-committee continues hearings on nomination of Eugene Meyer, as governor ot federal reserve board, HOUSE: Debates annual supply District of Columbia. tween the treasury and the generous hearted." Thus was maintained tho deadlock on this latest issue which threatens a special session o£ the new congress. At the outset of his statement to tho regular press conference, tho president called attention to "certain senators" having declared "they will force an extra session" unless appropriations for charitable purposes arc forthcoming. There followed his view that starting such appropriations would strike "at the roots of self government." Willing to Pledge. "I am willing to pledge myself," he said in conclusion, "that if the time should ever come that the voluntary agencies of this country together with the local and state governments are imablo to find resources with which to prevent hunger and suffering in my country, I wiU ask tho aid of every resource years of age. \ · ° r tne federal :government because 32 GibbetsErected. A* . 1 1 would rip more -see T3iVr.t'y-two gibbets'were"- evect.eal ameilfe'-CttEcb'^Kitryirion. yesterday for the condemned, but at . · the last moment the Turkish parliament at Angora commuted the sentences of two, and two others, terrified at the approach of their hour of doom, died of heart disease. In cases were it was possible the gibbets were erected on the spots were the condemned men harangued (Turn to 1'use 2, C o l u m n 4 ) . F, MAYTUTTLE DIES AT OSAGE Services for Globe-Gazette Correspondent Will Be Held Wednesday. OSAGE, Feb. 3.--Mrs. F. May Tattle 62, well known newspaper writer'and naturalist, died here this morning at 2:30 o'clock;. following any senator or congressman. "I have faith in : the American people that such a, 'day will not come." In the senate, Robinson of Arkansas asked whether it did not seem strange "that they who thot it advantageous to nrnlce liberal appropriations from, thu federal treos- (Tnm to 1'agfl 2, Column }· GOVERNOR TURNER HALED INTO POLICE COURT; PAYS FINE more than 4,000 gallons of which the craft is carrying. fuel The next lap of the flight will be from here to the Cape Verde Islands, the plane continuing from there to Fernando Do Noronha, Natal, Rio de Janeiro and New York The DO-X came here Saturday from Lisbon. DAISY bill for nn illness of several weeks. Funeral ismct oi v.oiu.,.,«u. services will be held at: 2 o clock Veterans committee considers leg- Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist islative program. church in charge of the Rev. John Agriculture committee prepares to D. Kern. act on oleomargerine measures. Mrs. Tuttle had been a reporter Interstate commerce committee for 10 years on the Osage News and ' maternity was a correspondent for the Globe- Gazette and contributed to other publications. She was well known t * . . _ . i 11,,TM C* mis* i - i l n r r i o l P H DES MOINES, Feb. 3. L1--Gov. Dan Turner was a visitor in police court this morning--by request. It cost him $5. Tagged Saturday for double parking he wus requested to appear yesterday, but arrived after the court closed. On the back of his summons card he wrote: "Called. No one in. Due for conference at state house. Will appeal- again." He appeared before Judge .T. F,. Mershon today, pleaded guilty and insisted on paying his fine. works on infancy and bill. Monday Review. honeymoon she smoked a cigaret ai the railroad station in Brunswick, Ga Her reception in the British court was a triumph and she became one of the most prommen figures of English society. Lary Decies was one of the heirs to the $75000,000 Gould fortune, over which legal battles raged for years. Her father was the late George Jay Gould. 11LU L L U I L y *fc»* IV.' »» « i j y n . j . « . i « Passed $100,000,000 public build- for her bird studies Several ;,,,,·,, bin by her were published on this sun Passed measure to establish dir- ject and she has given many ad- igible base at Sunnyvale, Cal. dresses on nature She was an ac Agriculture committee approved live member of the Baptist ciiurcn proposal to use $5,000,000 to expand for many years. w : rnm agriculture credit corporations. Besides her husband Hiram Four Ottumwa Banks to Merge as Union Company OTTUMWA, Feb. 3. (.T)--Merger of four Ottumwa banks into an institution to be known as the Union Bank and Trust company was announced today. Tho banks fnnlveri are the Ottumwa Savings, Iowa National, Ottumwa National and Wapcllo County Savings. Judge Refuses Her Plea for New Trial on Theft of Clara's Money. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3. WP)--Only a written plea for mercy by Clara Bow and a jury's recommendation for leniency stood today between penitentiary wails and Daisy De Voe, convicted of the 'theft of $825 from the film red-head. The slim, blond Daisv. who until Hollywood's recent real life thriller was the film flapper's secretary and pal, saw her hope for a new trial go glimmering in Superior Judge William Doran's court yesterday. A plea for probation instead of a one to 10 year sentence for the grand theft conviction was entered by Daisy's counsel, William Belrne, when the plea for a new trial was denied. Beginning Tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) M A D L A U G H T E R A Thrilling Mystery Story That Will Keep You Guessing Until the Very End! r i C U l L U l U u i u u i l I.LIIIJUIIM.»U».U. "-" u««- 111 fr,»- q n m p Chairman Fish of the house com- Tuttle, who has been 11 for some munist investigating committee, time and will bo. unable to attend asked Secretary Stimson to obtain the services she is amvivcd by two permission for investigators to study daughters, Mrs. Ruth Conner, Rudd, p - . . . . . . . K. T : _ I an( j Mrs. Dorothy Sampson, Olare- mont; one son, Donald, Osage, who is deputy district clerk and three i aisters, Miss Harriet B. Woodard, use o£ convict labor in Russia. Des Moines, who has been here for a time caring for her sister; Mrs. Alice Jenkins, Des Moines, and Mrs. Olive Ogg, Newton. Three grandchildren are also living. Markets at a Glance STOP IN JAMAICA Little Island Extends One of Greatest Welcomes in Its History. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 3. --Jamaica today extended one of the greatest welcomes o£ its history to the Prince of Wales and his NEW YORK brother, Prince George, arriving at stocks firm; pivotal shares im- noon aboard the Oropesa from Ha- p rove moderately, vann, Bermuda, and Spain. Bonds irregular; governments Thousands from outside the city s t ron g as decline is halted. flocked here to bo present when the two princes, who are cnroute to South America on a British good will tour, debark for their island reception. Tomorrow morning the Prince or Wales will unveil the memorial clock tower at Kingston . parish church, erected to honor the Jamaicans who fell in the World war., o| 0( -Vq The royal party will sail southward I bullish farm stocks, for the Panama canal zone later in the day. Curb steady, leading shares dull. Butter unsettled. Foreign exchanges firm; Spanish exchanges drop with silver. Sugar lower; easier spot market. CHICAGO Wheat firm; bullish %veather and good export Bales Canada. Corn firm; small receipts and Cattle steady to strong. Hogs irregular. IOWA WEATHER Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday. Slightly colder Tuesday night in tho northwest portion antl in tho extreme cast portion Wednesday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 50 Alinve Minimum in Night 29 Above At 8 A. M. Tuesday 33 Abovu Trace of I'rcclpitution A "pea soup fog" i3 a term which Londoners might apply to the weather phenomenon which was visited upon Mason City and North Iowa Monday night. It was so dense that it precipitated upon trees and dripped off in large drops. Motoring was a hazardous undertaking. It followed a warm, clear day and Tuesday morning all traces of tho fog had vanished. The average temperature for February thus far has been about 40 degrees.

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