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Wednesday, February 4, 1931
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTED FEBRUARY 4 1931 JOHN M, SMITH DIES IN CRASH Farmer-Labor Candidate for Iowa Governor Burns in Auto. DENISON, Feb. 4. UP)--John M. Smith, 37, Perry, farmr-labbr candidate for governor last fall, was killed or burned-to death when his automobile plunged into a ditch and caught fire three miles southeast of here last night. Smith was alone In the car. A farmer nearby, attracted by the flames, found the body badly burned. Apparently a tire had come off the car, causing it to go out of control. Smith was carrying 45 gallons of an inflammable patent mixture he manufactured and this caught fire, consuming the car. The body will be taken to Perry for burial. Smith is survived by his widow and a 9 year old son. WORKMEN ARE ENLARGING DAM Series of Gates to Be Installed in P. G. and E. Project. Employes of the Peoples' Gas and Electric company are at work on the dam of the concern just above the Pennsylvania avenue bridge over Willow creek. The reservoir is being extended northward by excavation, while plans are going forward for the in- stallation of a series of gates in the dam, which will be left the same height. These gates will make il possible to regulate the height oi the water. The cost will be In the neighborhood of^$20,000. It was originally planned to erecl a drum type of dam that could be rolled up to lower the water level. IOWA SENATE MAY v SHELVE REPEAL (Continued From Page 1). offered in the senate, together witli a score of code revision measures. Clearman of Johnson resented a bill providing for the lapse of five days between the application and granting of marriage licenses. The house buckled down to business in earnest today and passed seven- bills which were sent to the senate. After a half hour debate on the Wearin bill' to permit levying taxes against unusued cemetery lots, the measure was referred to the judiciary coratmtteee. - (-. .-f'lJUis "pissed .included: / -^^^BwlSao^PefiBltting' county supervisors ;to,levy a tax o£ one millT for ;ai 'soldiers' relief funJ. ··.r Seven Bills Passed. By Osborn--Legalizing the transfer of $9,000 from the Decatur county court expense fund to the paupers fund. ' By Forsling and Kern--Eliminating the necessity for annual guardianship reports of veterans on the anniversary of appointment as guardian. By the committee on judiciary-repealing the act exempting persons in military or naval service from civil actions. Repealing the act providing a $5 fine for township officers who fail to qualify; providing that acts be published in consecutive order. By the committee on cities and towns--giving municipalities the IN DAY'S NEWS Associated Press Photo Captain Frledrich Christiansen, commander of the DO-X, who reports that vfhc giant seaplane tins met tt'Hh on accident which will postpone continuation of the flight to Brazil. right to remove snow, ice or rubbish from sidewalks at 4 cents a squar yard. LENNART, KARIN EXCHANGE RINGS Prince and Bride-to-Be Act According to Swedish Custom. STOCKHOLM, Feb. 4. (/P)--According to old Swedish custom, Prince Lennart who will forego a coronet to marry a commoner, has exchanged betrothal rings with his fiancee. The exchange took place last night in the aiek room of the young woman,. Fraulein Karin Nissvandt, and in the presence of her father, a prominent Swedish industrialist of Dutch descent. Prince Lennart first placed his ring on the finger of the gir), who is 19, and two years his junior, and then held out his own left hand to her. The romance has caught the pop ular fancy, despite the refusal of King Gustave to sanction forthcoming marriage. The king's part is regarded as purely formal anc there are few Swedes who do not believe that his majesty at heart is very intrigued by the love affair of his grandson and'the pretty young commoner. TO RADIO JOB HOOVER REFUSES TO COMPROMISE (Continuctl From Page IK tives Cramton of Michigan anc Treadway of Massachusetts, who yesterday caused an uproai; in the house by their replies to previous Caraway speech. Caraway Challenges. Caraway today issued to them a public invitation that they get together on his charges and said Cramton had three times hung up on him when he tried to reach the representative by telephone. Senator Caraway said he ,, had challenged the house member to repeat to him personally his accusation on the floor yesterday that any one who said he was seekig a federal job was "an unadulterated liar." A constitutional amendment to prevent a recurrence .of present unstable banking conditions was held )y Owen D. Young to be the only resource if it is found the federal'gov- ernment ia without authority to ap- ^ly corrective measures. He testified n the senate's investigation of janking conditions. Could Be Floated. Rome C. Stephenson, president of the American bankers ^association mitte'e "he: that", a billion dollar bond issue to redeem the soldiers' bonus, could bs floated over .a period oj months, without serious injury to business. The senate agriculture committee reported favorably the Steiwer reso lutiou for a senate investigation o: the causes of fluctuations In com modity and security prices. A $10,000,000 program to provide for future veterans hospital needs was recommended to a house veter ana sub committee by Veterans Ad ministrator Hines for immediat consideration. The senate foreign relations committee deferred action on a motion by Senator Walsh, democrat, Montana, that it reconsider its decision to postpone consideration of the world court protocols until next December. ft Algona Hospital to Be Tom Down Soon ALGONA, Feb. 4.--The Algona hospital will close April 1. It will be torr^- down and as several oil companies are bidding for the site, it is probable that an oil station will be erected in its place. Dr. M. J. Kenefick, who has owned and operated the hospital 24 years, will continue to practice with his part ner. Dr. R. H. Crawford. The Kossuth hospital will take over the practice of the Algona hospital. Work has already started on an addition to the Kossuth hospital which will give it a-capacity, of 28 rooms with t\vo operating rooms. A nuraea' training course of the Ai- gona hospital will be transferred to the Koasuth hospital. HOPE ON APPEAL Wajor Is Denied New Trial After Wife Poisoning Conviction. TOPEKA, Kans., Feb. 4. (IP)--Maj. 'harles A. Shepard, army pulmon-; ary specialist convicted of fatally poisoning his wife, Zenana, June 15, 1929,. based his hopes today qn ah . He was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday by Judge Richard J Hopkins of the federal court, who denied his motion for a new trial. The defense was granted 90 days ID which to appeal. The 59 year old medical officer whose love affair \yith Miss Grace Brandon, blond, San Antonio, Tex. typist, was a factor in his conviction by a Kansas City, Kans., jury Dec. 22, was released under S20.000 bond. Red Cross Drive Has Total of $5,592.492 WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. (IP)--The Red Cross today had raised $5,592, 492 in its campaign for a $10,000, 000 drought relief fund. Rumors of long standing have been confirmed, announcing that Samuel I. Rothafel, better known to radio audiences thruout the country as "Koxy," Us giving up his theatrical enterprises to be m a n a g i n g director of the amusement center to be developed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., which will be known as Radio City, located In Fifth avenue, New York. . OPPOSED WILL; IS DISINHERITED Supposed Granddaughter of Senator Proved to Be Foundling. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. (.P)--Because she opposed Mrs. Mary F. Henderson's offer '-o give a house to the nation as a pei'.nanent residence for the vice-president, Mrs. Beatrice Van Rensselaer Henderson Wholean has been disinherited. · This action taken by the 90 year old widow of Senator John B. Henderson, Sr., following disclosure yesterday that Mrs. Wholean, accepted by international society as Mrs. Henderson's granddaughter, was a foundling .adopted by her son and his wife. At the same time papers which had been kept sealed in the records of the District of Columbia supreme court were opened to show Mrs. Henderson herself had adopted Mrs. Wholean as heir-at-law six years ago. After Mrs. Henderson recently offered one of her residences to the government, Mrs. Wholean brot suit to prevent completion of the transaction on grounds her grandmother was no longer mentally competent The foster granddaughter as an heir, also asked an accounting o the vast Henderson estate. DOZEN UNIONS IN CUBA ON STRIKE General Walkout in Havana Is Not Complete Success. HAVANA, Feb. 4. M')-- Cuban labor groups fell short today of their goal of a general strike in pro:est against recent political developments, but a dozen or so of the larger organizations answered the call and their members remained away from work. The strike began at 6 p. m. yes- :erday, linotype operators, carpeu- ers, plasterers, cigar makers, stevedores, metal workers, builders, sponge fishermen and deep sea fishermen being included in the walkout. It was uncertain how long the strike would last. Altho called for 24 hours, it appeared that some elements wished to prolong it. If the strike ends at 6 p. m. today, .t will precede expiration of the first 60 day period; oE, suspension of onatltutSonal; guarantees, avitlio r t- " ' ^ 1 extended by' the Cuban congress, Altho technically a sympathy strike to aid the fishermen who have been out for weeks on a wage dispute the labor organizations consider the walkout principally a protest against the renewed suspension authorization and other political developments. IN THE RADIO WORLD WEDNESDAY Bobby Jones golf chat, WEAF network at 8. Drama, "An Untold Tale," WABr hookup at 10. Boetry readings by Howard M. Clancy over WJZ and stations at 10:45 Meltonville Community Club to Hear Crossley MELTONVILLE, Feb. 3.--The regular monthly meeting of the Community club will be held in tho hall Wednesday evening. Men are in charge of both the program and lunch and have procured the Rev. W. Crossley of Northwood as speaker. The Heiney orchestra of Northwood will play. ' OLD GOLD THE BEAN Upsets rival brands with Sweeping Victory, in Ripley's latest Taste-Test BOSTO They held another "tea- party" at Boston- the other day. ''Down with the tyranny of habit!" was the cry. "Let's find put which cigarette really .tastes the best." From Back-Bay to the Fishing Docks, it was another Boston rebellion. Throwing brand prejudice overboard . . . more than a thousand Boston smokers compared the four lending cigarettes, with the brand names bidden. They didn't know which was which. All they wanted was to O F F I C I A L B O X - S C O R E An audited by a Boston Firm of Accountants "I hereby certify that the following Is a t r u e Add complete audir of tho teat of the four foadlnftclfuurettes, conducted by Robert Rlpley, in Boston. 1 * OLD GOLD..431 Brand X. 268 Brand Y 299 Brand Z .. ...220 MAIN AND COMPANY, Accountanu tud Auditor* NOT A COUGH IN A CARLOAD pick out the best tasting cigarette. At Lexington . . . modern Minute Men needed hardly a minute to give O. G. a 2 to 1 victory. At Bunker Hill, OLD G O L D ' S cool, throat-easy quality completely routed the enemy. "No taxation without representation" ... said the Boston of longago. "No throat-tax... and unlimited smoking joy" says the Boston of today. FLETCHER SAYS BANK OWES U · Continued From 1'agc 1). as a deposit but for investment. The report to Anderson shows that money produced from income and profit from investment of the fund in government bonds when not needed tor building purposes totaled 5 161,808.30. According to a resolution adopted by the board of education Oct. 18, 1929 at the request of the Iowa City bank, no interest was claimed on the money because it had not been accepted as a deposit. A previous resolution had been adopted waiving the interest because more than the amount involved had been earned thru investments. Brown's letter to Director Anderson is as follows: Letter In Given. "We are advised that when the university authorities conferred with the First National bank regarding the deposits of this gift, the bank advised then they did not choose to accept the account and pay the usual 2,4 per cent interest if the university expected to make heavy withdrawals on the fund in the very near future and it was agreed that the First National bank should invest this gift money in government securities, without charge for the service rendered.. ^ . :. .._,·. .''. ?"me fecbrcls. sbow/that, jtha^\inl- verslty received from TJSejTKo feller foundation the sum 61 $2,250,000 between Dec. 23, 1923 and Nov. 14, 1927, ail of which was left with the First National bank for the purpose of investments or for meeting the payments of contracts, invoices, etc., in the erection of the new medical hospital. "Statements attached hereto show that the profit accruing from these investments was $161,808.30. Hac these funds not been invested, and left in the bank to draw interest at the rate of 2V 2 per cent, com pounded annually, the interest would have amounted to $158,866.81 or $2,941.49 less than was earned from the mvestments. Checks on Hand. · "The records disclose that the tymk had on hand at various times various amounts in cashier's checks that were awaiting- investments and it is this item that the attornej general refers to. If it is decided that the bank is to pay interest oi these amounts in addition to the profit of $161,808.30 on investments there is due the university the sum of $30,562.55 instead of $28,762.00. "With reference to that part o the attorney general's letter stat ing, "It appears that a resolution was adopted by the board of edu cation April 9, 1929, which attempt ed to waive the Interest on the daily bank balances of the Rocke feller foundation in the bonk," pleas be advised that such a resolutioi was adopted by the board ana copy of same is attached hereto. "In view of the fact that you not take charge of this departmen until February, 1929, the write wishes to advise that this depart ment, since its origin, has ha knowledge of all times of the trans actions of this fund and knew tha the interest was waived in lieu o the profits from investments." INDIANS READY TO MAKE SALT Gandhi Breaks His Silence to Predict Victory in Struggle. BOMBAY, India, Feb. 4. /P--On the eve of peace parleys with delegates returning from the round table conference, the congress party headquarters announced today that its president and members of its war cpuncil would publicly manufacture salt in the great Maidan square to- mDrrow, in direct defiance of the law This is the offense for which Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned last May. The gesture of civil . dis obedience is certain to result in th rrest of all those participating ant uthorities prepared for trouble. Mahatma Gandhi today broke hi: ilence to address 100,000 natives a Ulahabda. He declared that it tva mtten in heaven that India's strug le for complete independence woul nd victoriously. MANLY MARSHAL AUTO GAS VICTIiV (Continued EYom ruga 1). usiness houses for him, but learne hat his father had not been seeu Returning to the house, he entere le garage, the doors of whicn wer losed. Switch Turned on. Marshal Miller was found iyin t the rear of the auto. He cou! ot be revived. The spark awitc f the auto was turned on but th motor was not running. Marsha ililler had recently .suffered sligh trokes and had heart disease,' bu he coroner stated tnat it was on 1 . lie gas which caused his death On Aug. 25, 1869, Mr. Miller wai orn near Postville. He moved to arm west of Manly in 1901 an ame to Manly in 1919. He had bee narshai here for 9 years. Marshal Miller is survived by hi widow, four sons, Harry, Vinton Joyd and Morey, Mason City, an Clare, at home,. and one daughte Mrs. J. R-'QuaJle, Mason City. POWDER TRUCK, TRAIN COLLIDE 'wo Killed by Explosion and Third Fatally Scalded by Steam. SALT LAKE CITY, Feb* 4. (.¥)-- powder truck and a passenger rain collided on a grade crossing .ere yesterday, blasting two men o death. Another was killed by team. W. E. James, 43, injured fireman if the Denver, Rio Grande Western ocal jarred by the detonation the truck's load of 300.000 dynamite caps, told investigators today IB believed a heavy fog obscured :he driver's vision. The blast killed George W. Bega- raan, 50, of Eureka. Utah, the driver, and his companion, Jame.i Prinsen, 56, director of the Western Powder company. Ben F. Rugg 69, of Ogden, Utah, the engineer was scalded fatally. The train ran on about half a mile and then wab stopped by the crumpling of the engine trucks. The blast wrecked the engine anci shattered windows in the train Twenty persons were injured. James, the fireman, and Jack Holbrook, Cudahy Packing com party employe, the most seriously A. freight depot and a postoffic station nearby were virtually de molished. Only six passengers wen on the train, all s escaped injury. The truck was^enroute from th Western Powder company magazine to the Tintic Powder and Supply company of Eureka. The blast tore a hole in the side of the engine, ripped loose the front trucks and buried the powder truck in the ground. v Mominating Group Named to Prepare Slate of Officers At the board meeting of the Woman's club Tuesday afternoon at the Y. W. C. A. a nominating commlt- :ee was elected to include Mrs. W. A. Westfall, chairman; Mrs.. Bennett A. Webster and Mrs. William H. Hathorn. The committee will prepare a slate of officers to be Jlected at the general meeting in March. It was voted to have, an additional general meeting March 3 at the Y. W. C. A. at which Mrs. hrystine Button Carter of New York, interior decorator, will speak. Carl Sandburg will be the speaker at the regular general meeting Match 10. NORTHWOOD MAN GETS SENTENCE Murphy Convicted of Fraud; Will Spend 7 Years at Fort Madison. CRESTON, Feb. 4. UP)--R. L. Murphy, 34, Northwood, pleaded guilty to obtaining money under false pretenses and was sentenced to seven years in Fort Madison penitentiary today. Murphy was alleged to have posed as a representative of a Kansas City construction firm and agreeed to hire truckers if they would pay him for a license. He has a wife and a child at Northwood. His parents reside in Kansas City. PICTURE PROVES SALTIS FARMER Judge Dismisses Charge of Vagrancy Against Former "Beer Baron." CHICAGO, Feb. 4. (#)--A motion picture was reeled off in the darkened courtroom of Municipal Judge Justin F. McCarthy yesterday and Joe Saltis, sometimes re- fetyed to as the former "back o' the yards beer baron," walked out, free to continue his agricultural pursuits. Vagrancy was the charge, but Judge McCarthy after viewing the picture and considering the other evidence, dismissed tha complaint. The picture, depicting Saltis, who is listed as one of Chicago's "public enemies," as a gentleman farmer, also showed the 23 room hotel on his estate near Winter, Wis., a golf course, ; a lake, fishing boats anrt 'hunting lodges. Rock Island Postpones Stock Dividend Action NEW YORK, Feb. 4. £--The Chicago, Rock Island arid Pacific railroad announced today that action on the quarterly dividend payable March 31 on the common stock was postponed at today's directors' meeting until the regular m/mthly meeting- of the board March 4. Thoughtful Mothers: Loved ones will not suffer from ACUTE INDIGESTION if Bell-ans is on hand. (Signed) "DOWN WITH THETYRANNYOFHABIT!" It was another Boston rebellion. Smokers picked O. G. for throat-ease and smoothness. LAW COMMISSION IN SESSION AOAIN Body Continues Its Survey of Whole Field of Crime. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. (ypi-- Torn apart by its controversy over prohibition, the law enforcement commission assembled continue surveying: the whole field of crime. Immediately before the members were two virtually completed reports, one dealing with criminal statistics and the other with the prosecution of crime. Unless disagreements develop over the material or form of these surveys it was held possible both might be in President Hoover's hands before the end of the month. However, the work is to be conducted at a more leisurely pace than characterized the last part of the commission's prohibition deliberations. Uncler present plans an adjournment will be called the lat- 1 ler part of the week until March 4. SALE 300 PAIRS LIGHT SHOES FOR SPRING TIES, PUMPS, STRAPS... FOR WOMEN AND MISSES StartingThursday Morning Springtime colors . .' . beige, blonde, gray, black. Styles for spring and summer. Finest leathers. Various toes arid heels. Very dressy shoes for street, business, parties, dances, school, Sundays. Values Formerly to $12.50 This Sale Is a feature of Stevens Greatest Shoe Sale during 47 years In business . . . Now Going On. This sale price $5.85 because size ranges aro broken . . . but you'll find many styles to fit you. Stetwu. ShceCh DEPENDABLE 105-NO. FEDERAL AVE. MASON CITY - IOWA

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