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t H H I S M £ M A R T O E P T O F I O W A DCS U O I N D S I A North Iowa's Edited for the Home "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOHTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 105 More Strife Yet to Come Extra Session Not . Likely to Prove Peaceful. By CHARLES P. STEWART · A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 7. (CPA)-President Hoover and the senate finally having: arrived at a deadlock which definitely promises an extra session of congress, unless an eleventh h o u r compromise is reached, it is interesting to consider what t h e r o w i s about. Times, as anyone can see, are hard. The administration has taken various steps to lieve distress, but the senate, feeling that not enough' had been done, './anted to give $25,000,000 more _iTOm the United States treasury to the Red Cross to clothe and feed cold, hungry people. The president objected, on the ground that such charity tends to pauperize its recipients. Besides, according to Chairman John Barton Payne of the Red Cross, in a later statement, the Red Cross does not need the extra .$25,000,000. In fact, he refused, in the Red Cross' name, to accept it. Nevertheless, the senate voted the 525,000,000. If the Red Cross will not take it, several senators have suggested that it can be handled by some other agency, like the Salvation Army. t * » B UT the house of representatives is more amenable to the administration than the senate. Accordingly, knowing the president to be opposed to it, the former body gave a majority against the $25,000,000 allowance. That hangs the appropriation up, so far as the present congress is concerned. . However, this congress will cnc the .next house of Ji well;as'tie,sen- ' aW, certainlSTJviU be 'less: re'rflonsive tr. presidential wishes. It pTbbably will o. k. the $25,000,000 treasury (Turn to VnKe 12, Column 4). BONDSMEN PAY IN SHOOTING Veterans Relief Blocks Way With Drought Settled MORE SNOW FOR MIDDLE AMERICA Farmers Hopeful Backbon of 3 Months' Drought Broken. CHICAGO, Feb. 7. (JP)--Favored by nature with moisture, farmers in many sections of the parched middle west were hopeful today that th backbone of the three months drought had been broken. Reports from various sections of middle America last night told of rain or snow and the weather man held out further hope with a prediction for more moisture today. The prediction was for rain or snow in many parts of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota, with a possibility of showers in some sections of Missouri, Kansas and South Dakota. There was a veritable downpour in some localities in Illinois and it was welcomed particularly in the southern part of the state, where 250,000 residents in more than a score of communities have been ap- prehenhive of a serious threat to their water supply. Farmers at Pana, in the central Illinois region, said the rain came just in time to save late sown wheat. Snow and sleet prevailed in sections of Iowa and Wisconsin, with rains in Oklahoma, Kansas and a part of Nebraska, CONFEREES ARE SATISFIED WITH RELIEF MEASURE Soldier Controversy Is Again Extra Session Menace. BUIxLEXIN WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. m-- Lieut. Col. Campbell B. Hodges, aide to President Hoover, telegraphed Secretary Hurley today that the'Red Cross and local agencies were adequately meeting conditions of suffering In 16 counties of Arkansas. W ASHINGTON, Feb. 7. (IP)--An old controversy today became a new menace to the plans of congressional leaders for avoiding a special session. Congratulating themselves that a compromise on relief legislation had removed the extra-session threat, they found proposals for redeeming veterans adjusted compensation certificates blocking their way. The conferees of the senate and house agreed today to the relief compromise, a proposal that $20,000,000 for farm rehabilitation be added to the $£».lOO.OOlv drought loan revolving fund previously approved. :.' ; ;Representa.'tlye-,TJl3on, the republican leader, 'predicted its adoption would end the controversy over the senate's proposed fund of $25,000,000 for relief thm the Red Cross, opposed by the administration and the republican house. Rumblings of Opposition. There were some rumblings of opposition to the compromise from the ranks of the house. Party leaders, however, reiterated their faith in the compromise. Meanwhile, the senate finance committee agreed to defer action until next week on bills to cash the soldiers' certificates so that the house ways and means committee may have an opportunity to act. The latter claims jurisdiction over such legislation. A compromise described today by Representative Gamer, the democratic leader, as calling for an outlay of $1,200,000,000 in new loans to veterans, was the basis of a demand for action at this session. Announcing the compromise yesterday, Representative Bacharach, (Tarn in I'aRo 2, Cnlamn 3). AUNT HET By Robert Quillen a.-? "Mary Lou is always com- plainin' her stocldn's don't fit neat around the ankle, but the skin wouldn't either if she had to stretch it over a foot like that." SPENCER YOUTH . ACCUSED BY PAIR Alleged Confederates at U of Michigan Say He Sold Liquor. ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 7. UP)-Resumption of the hearing of Orie E. Brown, 25, Spencer, Iowa, law student at the University of Michigan, was set for today, in a probe of liquor conditions on the university campus. Two alleged confederates, one of whom was a witness against Brown, appeared with the latter in the opening of the. examination yesterday. Alan Thompson, non-student from Marion, Incl., awaiting ar raignment in circuit court on charges of possessing liquor, said he and Robert Custer, also of Mar ion, had been in the "business' about a month and a half, and had made irregular purchases from Brown. He said the liquor with which they were apprehended wa; obtained from Brown. Brown, who is charged with pos session of liquor, did not testify yes terday. All three were arrested Jan. 27. Waterloo Engineer Is Killed in Train Bump FREEPORT, 111.,, Feb. 7. Clarence F. Goodwin, 54, Waterloo engineer, working as a fireman on the Illinois Central railroad, · was killed today when another train ran into his engine as it was pulling out of the yards. George Wheeler, Waterloo, the engineer, was unhurt. BACK IN THE OLD HOME "PHOTO BY CARL WRIGHT" BILL TO REALIGN SEATS IN SENATE TTrtTH ten years of rigorous public life at an end, Governor and Mrs. John Harnmill are now enjoying tliclr Ilrst complete relax- has been In Britt a major part of;the time since he retired lost month front three terms Jn the governor's chair. Before that he had been lieutenant governor and eurller he represented Hancock, Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties in the state senate. The Hammill plans for the future have not been announced. Old friends and neighbors in Britt, however, arc hoping that they will resume residence there. For a score of years they have owned nnd resided in their present comfortable home in_ the southeast section of Britt. Both the former governor and Sirs. Hummill are In excellent health, us tills picture attests. California njiil Florida papers could copy this picture to Iowa's advantage. It was taken on I*,h- fi. Nole Unit Mrs. HamniHl is without coat. Such was the bulminess of the day and of the winter 1 Actor Halts Panic When Explosion Rocks Theater First Night Audience Files Into Wrecked Streets. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7. UP)-Thirty persons were injured, several seriously, and a panic in a theater audience of more than 2,000 was narrowly a'verted when an explosion in a power main in front of the Orpheum theater shook the building late last night. So terrific was the blast that several persons standing in front of the theater were lifted into the air and others were hurled against store windows. A portion of the street was torn up and windows smashed. A brilliant first night audience, augmented by the presence of more than 1,100 motion picture players, packed the theater for the premiere of "Cimarron." Many film stars were on the stage making personal appearances when the explosion shocked the theater. Robert McWade, veteran stage and screen actor, averted a panic. "Don't get excited folks," McWade cried. "That was just part of the celebration in my honor." The audience laughed and grew calm. The showgoers filed out in an orderly manner a short time later, when squads of police and firemen took charge of the situation. Three Men Are Killed When Auto Hits Train DETROIT, Feb. 7. (.I 1 )--Three men were killed today when their automobile struck a Pere Marquettc freight train at the Joy road crossing. The victims were Albert Thompson, 25; Fred Walker, 20, and Benjamin Barnett, 27. Soviet Steamer Hits Rock; Sinks Rapidly RIGA, Latvia, Feb. 7. (/P)--The soviet steamer Sergeac, with 100 persons abroad, this morning struck a rock near Sehastopol and began to sink rapidly. Several Russian warships rushed to her assistance. United States to Put Up Artificial WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. tificial indoor waterfall, with a 30 toot head, and an imitation torreni channel capable of carrying 300 cubic feet of water a second, an among facilities government con tractors will presently begin con structing for the bureau of stan dards. These devices, together with sun dry pumps and water channe shapes of unusual size and confor mation, are the equipment for th newly designed federal hydraull laboratory. Dr. George K. Burgess director o£ the bureau, has ap proved the plans to spend 5350,00 in establishing the laboratory. "We hope to find the answers fo several engineering problems first class importance which com up in the use and handling of wate resources," Dr. Burgess said. "I dam and conduit construction, it i advisable to determine just ho varying conditions of pressure, an we consequently have had to wor out a method of imitating cas cades." Dr. Burgess said there would b n main flume 12 by 10 feet in d mcnsions to supply the channels, th water in the laboratory being use over and over. Amelia Earhart Marries George Palmer Putnam Announcement Made by New York Office of Publisher. Consideration of State Redistricting Is Opposed. -VES MOINES, Feb. 7. OT-- A move J to. block consideration of the enatorial redistricting question at his session of the Iowa legislature vas started in the senate today. Senators A. C. Blackford of Van Buren county, J. W. Kent of Lucas ounty, and I. H. Knudson of Ham- Iton county, offered a resolution de- laring that consideration of the uestion should originate in the senate, but because of other more important problems at this session, hould not be brot up at this time. Three bills to reapportion the 50 .enatorial districts have been in- roduced in tho house. The resolution went over under he rules until the senate reconvenes n the house. The resolution went over under he rules until the senate reconvenes Monday afternoon. AW Cr.'ppled Children. A bill providing for the educa- ton of handicapped children was of- "ered by Senators F. C. Stanley of Vlahaaka county and H. B. Carroll of Davis county. School districts would be empowered to conduct classes for =; crippled pupils and to provide bedside instruction for'those unable to attend school. The measure was prompted by n recent survey of handicapped children conducted by the state department of public instruction. School districts would be reimbursed by :he state under the bill's provisions for 90 per cent of the increased cost n training handicapped pupils. The bill carried an appropriation of $50,000 state aid for the first year and 5100,000 for the second, with §8,000 for office expenses. Others Introduced. Other bills introduced in the senate today included one by Cochran of Montgomery for establishment of a state department; one by Coykendall of Page to permit superior court clerks to issue marriage li- :enses, and one by Cooney of Du- auque calling for governor's proc- amations on Armistic day and Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays. The senate passed three bills, among them one adopted by the house to legalize a city hall election at Missouri Valley. The Cooney bill, placing the fire and police chiefs of DuBuque under civil service, was passed, as was one by White of Benton to exempt rural fire trucks from auto licenses. Cooney'a measure would permit the Dubuque fire chief to be chosen from the ranks without loss of civil service rights. Reverse Present Order. The house committee on judicial and political districts introduced a bill which would give Lee county two members and Wapello one, reversing the order of their present representation in the lower chamber. The committee fixed a ratio of representation at 21,959, instead of 24,4.13. The reapportionment is made on the basis of the 1930 census, the statutes giving the nine largest counties two representatives each. The inestigalion of the University of Iowa moved a step nearer today with introduction of a .bill providing for the appropriation of such funds as was necessary for the probe. The NEW YORK, Feb. 7. (/P)--Amelia Earhart, trans-Atlantic flyer and George Palmer Putnam, publisher and explorer, were married today at the home of Mr. Putnam's mother, Mrs. Frances Putnam, at Noank, Conn. Announcement of the marriage was made by Mr. Putnam's secretary in New York and confirmed by relatives at Noank. Will Itctuin Name. Judge Arthur Anderson performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by the groom's mother and Judge Anderson's son, Robert. The bride said she would retain her maiden name and continue her executive position with on aviation company. Her husband is associated with the publishing firm of Brewer and Warren. The romance of the young woman flyer and the explorer-publisher is¥ traced by some of their friends to ' a meeting at which Mr. Putnam represented Mrs. Frederick guest in a search for an aviatrix to f'y across the Atlantic in the plane Friendship. Selected by Putnam. Miss Earhart was selected by Mr. Putnam to join the flight, and she left her work as director of the Denison settlement center to pursue fame and adventure in tho air. On June 17-18, 1928, she new from Trespassy, N. F., to Burryport. Wales, with, the, late Wilmer D. Stultz as-pilot and Lou .Gordon "as mechanic. Putnam has been married before. His first wife was Mrs. Dorothy Binney Putnam. They were divorced in Reno in December, 1929. AMELIA EAUHAUT (Tarn tn 2, Column 3). Body of Man Tortured and Killed Discovered CHICAGO, Feb. 7. W--The body of Joseph Tanzillo, 34, his hands tied behind him, was found lying in an alley early today. Police said he was shot to death after undergoing torture. GOVERNMENT TO HAVE WHISKY Dry Law Requires Stock for Medicine; Supply Gets Low. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. (/P)--Orders for the manufacture of two million gallons of medicinal whisky in 1931 are being sent to distillers in Pennsylvania and Kentucky by the industrial alcohol bureau of the treasury department. The action is in compliance with the prohibition law which requires the government to keep an ample stock of medicinal whisky available. The prohibition bureau last year started to replenish the dwindling supply of the legal whisky which had decreased to approximately 8,500,000 gallons. Manufacture was stopped in 1920. About 1,!300,000 gallons of medicinal liquor are used in the United States each year and the law requires it be aged four years before it can bo sold. At present there is approximately 6,500,000 gallons of the old stock o~f liquor still on hand. There is 2,000,000 of new whisky manufactured in 1D30. The amounts to be made by each are not made public but 70 per cent of the whisky is bourbon and is manufactured in Kentucky while 30 per cent is rye and is manufactured in Pennsylvania. 20 Men Rescued From Ice Adrift Upon Lake Erie BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 7. (/P)-Twenty men who had been drifting for several hours on a huge ice floe In the open waters of Lake Erie ·were rescued late this afternoon and. .brot ashore baric coast guards. It was believed that at least five other men remained ofl the floa which was thot to bo several miles in extent. As if the blinding snow, crashing ice and bitter wind were not enough odds against the coast guard rescue crews, a dense screen of fog formed between the boats and the drifting floe, making the work of rescue doubly hard and adding the problem of locating the men to the task of reaching them. The men, according to their companions, were fishing on the ice beyond the breakwater and it is believed they had no hint of impending disaster until they were a considerable distance out from shore. f( Red Cross Has Received $6,787,720 for Relief WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. (.T--The Red Cross today had received 56,787,720 in its campaign for a $10,000,000 drought relief fund. 13 INSANE MEN STILL AT LARGE Inmates of Tennessee State Hospifa! Make Escape During Fire. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 7 JP-Thirteen inmates of the Central State hospital for the insane, who escaped during a fire late last night, remained at large today. Dr. W. S, Farmer, hospital superintendent, said all were "potentially dangerous." When the fire broke out, 600 inmates were released. Hospital guards attemp' 1 to keep them bunched ns closely as possible, but despite their efforts 24 escaped. Eleven were recaptured. WILL ROGERS W f 4*a%y£ · Princes Find PanamaGirls 'Not So Bad" PANAMA CITY, Feb. 7. UP)--A pretty dark haired brown eyed American girl captured the fancy of the Prince of Wales, who danced with her most of last evening on the pavilion of the Union club overlooking beautiful Panama bay. She is Miss Eleanor Nichols of Newport, daughter of Commander Newton Lord Nichols, in charge of the Balboa naval radio station. She spent most of the evening during the dance for the two princes in the arms of the Prince of Wales. He bent low above her, while the bright moon shone over the bay of Panama and the palms waved in the breeze and sang a popular song played by the orchestra, "Without You," into her car as they danced. Prince George was especially attentive to Miss Cecilia Alfaro, pretty niece of the president. The princes boarded the Oropesa shortly after 1 o'clock to continue toward Peru, the next stop in their South American tour. Plaintiff Settles Out of Court With Surety Company. pHARLES CITY, Feb. 7.--An ^ agreement for a settlement was reached here this morning by attorneys for the plaintiff and the National Surety company in ,tho 525,000 damage suit brot by Mrs. Olive Klinkel, administratrix of the estate of Donovan Klinkel against P. A. Saddler, former sheriff of Floyd county. The case, it is expected, will be dismissed by the supreme court in accordance with this settlement. The settlement reached, It was stated by F. A. Ontjes, who with W. G. Henke, was attorney for tho plaintiff, on the agreement of the bonding company to pay to the plaintiff half of the bond which was carried on Saddler. This bond was 55,000. The other half of tho bond, it was said, was approximately the cost to the surety company for the litigation. Shot at Oak Park This agreement for a. settlement \vas considered the close of a case vhich has been in court for the past two years. It was the outgrowth of the shooting of Donovan Klinkel, son of the plaintiff, at Oak Park near liere on May 8, 1027. On learning of tbe settlement Saddler stated he was much disappointed and hoped that tb.e case, would come up '^ftir .tbe, tetria\,^.Jjjg.'}^ been scheduled for \3^"ffierVupi,|- r ^ s court. He said he regrettecLtnat .the--' shooting occurred but,;*" /he had done it in self defense.' ^..e also declared he hart no apology to make for his action. Tried Before Jury The case was first tried in district court here when the defendants were given the verdict by a jury. Then the case was appealed to the supreme court, which ordered the trial for a rehearing. Attorneys for the plaintiff claimed that Sheriff Sacldler was called to Oak Park on the night of the shooting to arrest another man who was pointed out to him. They said that Donovan Klinkel happened to be at the park at the time and was shot a f t e r he and the sheriff met as the sheriff was attempting to arrest the other man. Harry Fitzgerald and Joe Campbell were attorneys for the defendants. The settlement was reached without prejudice sn that the case will not come up again for trial. MUSKOGEE, Okla., Feb. T.-- The Englishmen come over again and showed us what speed really is. It wouldn't be so bad if they would break the records in their country, but to come here and do it right under our very nose, and we are supposed to be so fast at everything. That is just like us going to Oxford and speaking better English than they do. Some American tried to assassinate Mussolini. We are in bad enough at home without some nut trying to get us in worse abroad. They are not going to get that Mussolini. He's too foxy to even get assassinated. Yours, s at a ' Sitctu. IML NEW YOHIC Stocks--Strong; General Motors touches year's best. Bonds--Irregular; investment issues move uncertainly. Curb--Strong; Vacuum Oil rises 4 points. Butter--Steady. Foreign Kxchnnges--Firm; Sterling continues advance. Cotton--Lower; hedge selling. Sugar--Lower; trade selling. CHICAGO Wheat--Firm; insufficient moisture relief. Corn--Firm; predictions rain and firmer cash markets. Cattle--Steady. Hogs--Steady to lower. IOWA WEATHER Trolmbly fair Saturday night and Sunday except local doudi- ncss. Somewhat colder Sunday in the northwest portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gaz.ette weather figures for 21-hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum Friday 20 Ahnvn Minimum tn Night 25 Above A'i 8 A. SI. Saturday 27 Above Snowfall Clinches Precipitation .48 of an Inch Friday's snow, which began between 8 and 9 o'clock In tho morning continued until well into the afternoon and left the next to tho heaviest, blanket of the winter. A forenoon of melting; and packing Saturday, however, reduced tho average level from 1 or 4% inches down to 3 inches. WEEK'S FORECAST CHICAGO, Feb. 7. GT--Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday, Feb. B: For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys: Probably one or two precipitation periods; temperatures mostly above normal, but some colder weather may occur, especially over north portion.

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