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North Iowa's Edited for the Home II S W E M A R T I H P r OF I O W A K S MO IN E? I A NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XXXVII STM 0 CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1931 T^TED PKESS-AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SEHVICK NO. 103 Politics and Red Cross Microbe Having'Its Effect on That Body A S H I - N G T O N , Feb; 5. (CPA)-No other complaint that large organizations are subject to i3 so frightfully cou- The American Red Cross has been exposed to it a n d shows some of t h e symptoms. The patient has a strong constitution and may resist tho attack -,. s u c c e s s f u lly. Nevertheless, many observers are gravely worried. Should the germs spread thruout the Red Cross 1 ' entire vast system (approximately 4,000,000 members, divided into more than 3,500 local chapters) the case would be a terrible one to deal with. POLITICS OBVIOUSLY was in i the atmosphere three or four months ago, as the federal government began' to plan for the winter, to deal with conditions of industrial distress in all parts of the country. But not the most farseeing person could have guessed at that time that the Red Cross was in danger. Perhaps the industrial situation had been allowed to drift a trifle too long, in the hope that it would Improve itself automatically. Instead, a few weeks later the outlook became worse, due to unfavorable developments in . the drought-stricken farming regions, added to the savage pinch of unemployment in the cities. D URING THE interval congress had met. In the senate, with a majority not over-friendly to' the white house, therfe was a disposition to blame the national executive for not having adopted remedial measures sooner. --Â·'Â·Â· The administration, humanly re* s'itfui;took the 'position' that nothing.; like'ks large 'scale relief was required as the senatorial critics (Turn 1 io Pnxc 4, Column 3). PROBE TO SHOW U, U Probe Resolution COMPROMISE OF : --" 7 ffMITF PflMPS! Â£ OLIlnIL unlfH u COURT TO TRY GENERAL BUTLER NEW YORK FEARS TONGOUT6REAK Police Alarmed by Ominous Rumors of Impending Warfare. NEW YORK, Feb. 5. -T-Alarmed by the ominous quiet of the streets and by rumors of impending tong warfare, police kept a close watch 'on Chinatown during the night and searched all Chinese entering on Leong and Hip Sing tong headquarters. Action on the On Leong executive board in barring 2-1 members from office at the recent national conference in Cleveland and the more recent narcotic raids in Newark N. J., were said to be responsiblp for the uneasiness. Case Dismissed Upon Motion by Attorney The case against Pete Jekech, Mason City, arrested Saturday night in. possession of a small amount of intoxicating liquor, was dismissed upon a motion of City Attorney Harvey J. Bryant at police court Wednesday night. Beatrice Smith, Mason City, forfeited a $l^bond when she failed to appear to answer a charge of disorderly conduct. Redraft of Resolution Will Be Given to Senate. , D BS MOINES, Feb. 5. (.T)--Th senate educational institutions committee today redrafted the house resolution calling for an in vestigation oÂ£ the University o Iowa administration. The-.list of 2( charges against university officials was omitted. The new resolution also omits a provision for appropriating the com mittee's expenses but it is plarmec to take care of this in a separat joint resolution. Some doubt aros as to the validity of an appropria tion clause in a concurrent resolu tion. Goes to Senate. The document will be presente to the senate tomorrow. If it passes that body it will be referred to the house, which adopted the first resolution 99 to 0. Three senators and three representatives would be named on the investigating committee Â· under the senate proposal. The resolution specifies, as did the house measure, that the chairmen of the educational institutions committees w o u l d choose the personnel. ' i The senate resolution, includes-the same provisions for asking assists ance from the attorney general and for making a report to this session. Wording Changed. Altho the house resolution stated hat the investigation was being requested because of widespread charges against the university, the senate committee changed' the preamble to include a sentence saying that the inquiry was being made in accordance with the' rccommenda- .ion of Gov. Dan Turner. The new resolution also says that the investigation would appear to be "in fairness to the state board of education and to officials and employes of the university." The house resolution had listed 20 c h a r g e s of maladministration This''court of 'inquiry! composed -of six rear admirals and one major general of the marines, has lieen approved hy Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams, to try Major General Smedley I). Butter, of the II S. marine corps, on charges of unbecoming: conduct, for remarks concerning Premier Mussolini, of Italy. (1) Rear Admiral 5e Steiguer, president of Hie'court, anil commandant of the third naval district, rsew York; (21 Hear Adm'sal Taylor, head of the war plans division; (3) Kear Admiral Clark, director of fleet, training at the navy department; (4) Kear Admiral Blitlccly, member of the navy general hoard; (5) Kear Admiral Phcljis, commandant of the Portsmouth, N. H., naval yiird; (B) Maj. Gon.'.Tolin H. Pnndieton, 11. S. M- C-, retired, of Coronndo, Cnl., anil (7) Rear Admiral D:y oÂ£ Jhe navy general lioard. (Turn to FtlKD 2, Column y . Navy Not to Make Public Charges Against Butler Quotations* -------- AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "I ain't denyin' that's what made Emmie's child like that. All I've got to say is that fallin' on the head must kind o' run in her family." Officials Check on Value of Pouch Removed From Truck. MARSHALL, Minn., Feb. 5. (,T-'he fourth postal robbery in Min- esota in as many days occurred ere early today when a mail pouch vas stolen from a truck at the rail- oad station. Officials were check- ng to determine whether the louch contained any valuable mail. The sack contained between 50 and 150 letters mailed at various points between Sioux City and Marhall but local officials were unable 0 say how many of the letters were registered or carried anything of value. In other mail robberies in Minnesota in the past four days, a pouch containing S50.000, mostly in bond coupons, was stolen from a truck in St. Paul, three armed men robbed 1 bus of 21 sacks of mail at Morris, Minn., and robbers blew a postoffice safe at Waltham. escaping with $200 in stamps and cash. Officials said the loss in the Morris robbery was slight. The pouch here disappeared from a truck while the night attendant was waiting on a customer in the depot. CAMPBELLSETS SPEED RECORD Â·DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5. (/T 1 )--Roaring over the^ Ocean speedway here like a blue streak, Captain Malcolm Campbell of England today attained a speed oÂ£ 245.73 miles an hour on the first oÂ£ two official trials for the world's land speed record in his huge Bluebird racing car. General's Inaccurate, Says Vanderbilt WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. W--The navy department does not intend to make public the charges against Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler. "The navy department will follow the usual procedure," a statement released today said. "In the regular course of-'eveuts the charges and specifications are made public when the accused is arraigned in open session before the court martial sitting in his case." The Butler court martial will be held beginning Feb. 16 in Philadelphia. The charges, served on him yesterday, were.based on a Philadelp- phia speech in which he referred to Premier Mussolini of Italy in uncomplimentary terms. The state de partment apologized to Mussolini. Maj. Henry Leonard, defensi counsel, said last night Butlei neither desired publication of thi charges nor did he desire to with hold their publication. "It is a matter for determination wholly by the navy department," he said. BILL TO REPEAL EXPENSE MONEY ACT LOSES OUT State Senate Upholds .Law by 28 to 18 Ballot. D ES MOINES, Feb. 5. UPJ--The Iowa senate today upheld the legislative expense account act passed in 1929 by killing a bill to repeal the law. The senate voted 28 to 18 to sustain a committee report recommending indefinite postponement of the bill, which was introduced by Senator B. M. Stoddard of Woodbury county. Another measure by Stoddard which would repeal the expense law and raise legislators' salaries from 51,000 to ?1,500 begining in 1935 is still in committee. Some doubts as to parliamentary procedure have arisen, however, so that it may be impossoble for the senate to take action on the second bill. Clark Votes No. The vote on the repeal measure was as folows: Ayes: 28--Anderson, Baird Bennett, Blackford, Christophel Clark of Linn, Cochran, Cooney Coykendall. Frailey, Gunderson, Hicklin, Hill, Ickis, Irwin, Kent, Kimberly, Klemme, Langfitt, MacDonald, McLeland, Patterson, Quirk, Rigby, Tabor; Topping, Wenner, Wilson. Â· . : .-. ..':.: ; ..' '. Nays "iS^-Beatty, Benson/ Bissau Â·Booth, Carroll, Clark of"CJeWtt"Gor- do Clearman, Doran, Knudson Leonard, Lowe, Moen, Myers, Kit chie. Stanley, Stevens, Stoddard, White. Abent or not voting, 4--Garden, Clarke of Marion. Cole, Hager. Second Bill Barred. Lieut Gov. Arch McFarlane said off the floor that today's action on the salary bill will prevent consideration of that portion of Stoddard s second bill calling for repeal of the expense account act. One subject cannot be considered twice m the same session, he said. Senators Garden and Clark of Marion, who were absent when the vote was taken, later attempted to be recorded on the roll call but objection was made on the ground that action had been already com- P The senate passed two bills by Clearman and White clarifying the laws on county road bonds. It adopt- (Turn to PftKn 2i Colnnin 2). QUAKE TAKES HEAVY TOLL - A U C K L A N D V N Q R T H ' Aliove |s n view ot Hawlics* Boy, Napier, North Islatul, Now Zoa T land, scene of'tfie'dlsastrous-EartMiuakc which'detfaatatea the city, In- jurlhfr more than 1,(100 persons and htllinjr hundreds. Tidal waves am landslides added to the terror of survivors of the catastrophe and breaks in thn earth's crust are said to extend n distance of 40 milea Virtually all of North Island felt the shock. House Accepts One of Measures But Cuts Amount. W ASHINGTON, Feb. 5. LP)--Senate leaders came to terms today on relief legislation and forwarded to President Hoover a compromise which they were hopeful would avert a special session. Meanwhile, the house accepted one of the relief measures demanded by the senate democrats, but reduced the amount it would appropriate. As approved by the house, this would provide $2,000,000 for medical aid in the drought area. he senate asked $3,000,000. Under the compromise $25,000,00 would be added to the loan fund ready approver, with some liber- ization of their terms under which rought stricken farmers could jorrow from it. Nears Enactment. The first of the appropriation ills neared final enactment with ouse approval of the conference eport on first deficiency measure arrying 5109,303,000 of which $45,62,000 is for public construction. Vhen the senate approves the re- ort, the bill will be sent to the vhite house. The senate adopted a resolution o seek a test of the right of George Otis Smith to hold office aa chairman of the power commission. The Â·senate previously had . confirmed Smith, but repeated the nomination afttr President Hoover refused .to retfiTTt.lt. '" ' ' ' Â· ' Â· ' - " ! "'" ' : ' Buildings Toppling About Heads of Rescue Squads Authorities Speed Up* ~~ Evacuation of Napier DURANT, Okla., Feb. 5.--I see by Wednesday's paper where Mr. Hoover dispatched a flyer to Arkansaw and the stricken area to see how bad things were. He could have sent a blind man and found out: The Red Cross is feeding 70 counties in this state. Every town is feeding people yet the ones that have it sure do help. We played morning, afternoon and night in three small towns all under G.OOO population and the three paid over $10,00 in admissions. They did that because they know it's needed. If the rest of the country could just get woke up like that and quit waiting on the government- Look at the farmers--they been promised relief since Lincoln's first administration. Yours, Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks heavy; U. S. Steel touches January low. Bonds firm; rally by governmental group continues. Curb heavy; small declines reduced in last hour. Butter steadier. Foreign exchanges heavy; Dutch at new low for year. Cotton higher; firm Liverpool and :rade demand. Sugar steady; Cuban support. Coffee lower; European selling. BUTLER MISQUOTED PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 5. l/T-Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., reputed source of the Mussolini story that has resulted in Gen. Smedley D. Butler facing a court martial, was on record today as saying the marine officer had "quoted inaccurately" something he heard at the (Turn to I'nse 1, Column 4). Midget Motor Car and Tricycle in Collision PALO ALTO, Cal., Feb. 5. (ff)-A. midget motor car driven by E. R. Henshel, collided yesterday with u tricycle operated by Andrew Offen- hiser, 3. Neither was injured, tho report to police said, but the machines were considerably damaged OROPESA HEADS TOWARD CANAL Airplane Will Carry Roya Passengers Across Isthmus. S, S. OROPESA, Feb. 5. Cff 1 )--The Oropesa, making good time thru the Caribbean, today with its roya passengers, the Prince of Wales and his brother, Prince George, was expected to touch American soil early Friday morning at Colon or San Cristobal in the canal zone. An airplane there will take the two princes across the isthmus to the Pacific coast and Panama City where they will board the Oropesa again for the trip to' Peru when it has concluded Us passage of the canal. CHICAGO Wheat easy; forecast rain or snow southwest. Corn easy; unsettled southwest markets. Cattle irregular. . Hogs higher. Girl on Roller Skates Struck by Automobile Margaret Gilman, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilman, struck by a car driven by Maynard C. Fessenden at Ninth street and North Federal avenue Wednesday afternoon, was taken to Park hospital, where she received treatment for a bruised right knee. She then was able to go home. The child was on roller skates. Former Dean Dies in Washington. AMES, Feb. 5.--Anna E. Richardson, clean of home economics at Iowa State college from 1023 to 1026, died Tuesday night in Washington from a heart attack, accord- Ing to word received here by Genc- vieve Fisher, dean of home economics. NAPIER, New Zealand, Feb. 5. (/PI -- Frightened by new tremors which toppled standing buildings about the heads of rescue squads, authorities today speeded up complete evacuation of this once beautiful seaport. An appeal was sent to railroad officials at Wellington to provide the rolling stock necessary to take re fugecs from this city and the sur rounding country to camps where they can be cared for until sanitary conditions can be restored here With every hour the death tol has mounted and tonight Red Cross, officials said the number of dead in Napier, Hastings and surrounding villages stricken by Tuesday's quakes, would mount well past 1,000. Thousands are injured and virtually everyone is homeless. Return for Relics. Desire of the stricken citizenry to make last visits to the shambles which were their homes 'is complicating evaculation. Many have insisted upon returning to their for- mi-r residences and searching the ruins for valuables, relics and the like. The sewage systems have all been destroyed and if any great number of people remain in the devastated Five Arrested as Gandhi Adherents Begin Making Salt . . - . . Â· Â· , . . Â· , . . . Â· Tiie' senate a d 6 p . t e ' a \ ' a ' ' , directing the tariff commission investigate foreign and domestic copper production costs. Committees Meet. Committees of both houses met on veterans legislation. The senate finance committee heard veterans Administrator Hines recommend a reduction in disability allowances to veterans receiving hospltaliza- Lion. This he said would discourage them from remaining in government institutions longer than necessary. In the house ways and means committee, financiers who have testified in opposition to cashing the (Turn (n 1'npi) '3, Column 4). (Tom to Tncc 2, Column 1). BRITISH AVIATOR COHS SUICIDE Officer in Royal Flying Corps Kills Self After Seeing War Picture. BALTIMORE, Md.,.Feb. 5. f/P-- John F. Dandy, 40. a lieutenant in the British royal flying corps during the World war, committed suicide on a street here, early today, after seeing a moving picture which dramatir.ed the part aviators played in the war, police reported. His mother, Mrs. Mary Dandy, with whom he lived, said her son had been despondent recently be cause of ill health. A motorist, who summoned the police, told them he saw Dandy walk across the street and. as he reached the curb, draw a pistol and shoot himself in the head. BOMBAY, India, Feb. 5. VW-- Renewal of the salt making campaign of the Indian nationalists in a public square here today led to arrest of the five members of tha working- committee of the all India national congress. It was the twenty-second successive war council of the congress here to go to jail. The twenty-third war council promptly took its place at tho salt deposits. The national civil disobedience campaign is being intensified here. Picketing of the foreign cloth shops is on the increase and a number of clashes between pickets and police have resulted. 'At Allahabad yesterday, police raided the offices of the weekly paper, Young India, which was edited and managed by Mahatma Gandhi before his arrest last year. A cyclograph machine was seized as well as copies of the paper containing messages from Gandhi congratulating the staff on continuing it as a cyclograph publication after its printing presses had been confiscated. Five persons were arrested. Open to Conviction. LUCKNOW, United Provinces, India, Feb. !3. (A!)-- Mahatma Gandhi, who cama here yesterday from Allahabad, declared today that his mind was open to conviction as Sheriff Myhre States Dillon Had Maps of Building in Kiester. K1ESTER, Minn., Feb. 5.--Sheriff Helmer Myhre of Albert Lea slated yesterday he believed H. J. Dillon, who has several aliases, planned to rob the First National bank here about two weeks ago, which was about the time ho was captured. Maps were found on Iiim showing sketches of the Kiester bank building. (Turn In Pngfl t. Column Cl. Red Cross Fund Drive Passes 6 Million Mark WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. (/T)--The Red Cross drive for a 510,000,000 drought relief fund today passed the $6,000,000 mark, the total being $6,198,623. Eveiy Building on Farm Except House Destroyed HAWARDEN, Feb. 5. /T)--A loss estimated at Â§10,000 was caused today by fire which destroyed every building except the house at the farm of K. Brunsting, near here. Firemen of Hawarclen were called, but arrived too late to save anything. IOWA WEATHER Cloudy to partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday. Vroliubly some nun or snow in this south portion. Colder Friday In the south portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 4S Above Minimum in Night 27 Above At 8 A. M. Thursday 29 Aliove How come? Out in North Dakota a newspaper man reports tliat fresh strawberries are being picked from the vines. Is North Dakota soil any more fertile than that oÂ£ Iowa? The first robin of the year has been seen. How about the first strawberry?