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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 10, 1931
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T U K " 1 0 ' i V A wo i N F.S ( Iowa's Edited for the Home . "THE NEWSPAPER. THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL., XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEB. 10 1931 OME E D I T I O N UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE! ~NQ. 107 Ambassador Real Winner Italian Envoy Shows Diplomacy in Affair. By CHARLES P. STEWART . A S H I N G T ON, Feb. 10. (CPA)-In spite of the way the Smedtey D. Butler court- martial resulted, Italian Ambassador Nobile Giacomo de Martinn wins. "Smed" might have been convicted of something or other or he might not; S e c r e t a r y o f State Stimson has apologized for it to Premier Mussolini, any- wa. V * * THO it was at our folks' expense A that he triumphed, we should not begrudge a tribute of deep admiration for Ambassador Martino's displomacy; he certainly is a quick thinker. Had he delayed action, even over night, following publication of General- Butler's reported reference to "II Duce" as a hit-and-run autoist, he evidently realized that the state dep'artment would have time to re fleet upon the desirability of Investigating first and apologizing afterward; in which event the contro- vesy must have strung out, probably much to the irritation of Premier Mussolini, who reputedly is an. "impatient individual. We are in the habit of mentioning the Latins as a dilatory people. The rapidity of Ambassador Martino's work in this instance ought to teach us better/ d e p a r t m e n'ts Nobila Gmcomo apology in hand "Martini before Secretary Stimson had had an opportunity to estimate the American public's opinion of it, from his next day's newspaper clipping service; he had cabled it to Rome and received "II Duce's" answer, accepting it and "closing the incident." As for the court martial?-"Ah," says · the ambassador blandly, "that's none of our business. We're satisfied. Your government has apologized--handsomely.' Youths Who Stole New Hampton Auto Found After Crash NEW HAMPTON, Feb. 10.--Joe Norton, 15, and Elliot Cunningham 14, both of St. Paul, were capture 1 by authorities at Montezuma this morning in possession of a car which had been stolen jtrom Edwaro, Schilling about 6 o'clock here las night. The two youths, who had run the car into the ditch and wrecked it, were brot back to New Hampton this morning by Sheriff George C Murray. Norton and Cunninghan ran away from their homes in St Paul four days ago. Horrors of Poison Gas Planes Pictured SENATE REJECTS BRITAIN STARTS ETO RESCUED FROM DRIFTING ICE FLOE IN BLIZZARD Henderson Pleads for Great Reduction in Arms. T ONDON, Feb. 10. UP)--An ominous picture of the next war, waged by airplanes equipped with poison gas to wipe out noncombatant populations was drawn today by Arthur Henderson, British foreign secretary. Speaking before 3,000 persons at Queen's hall in the first of a series of addresses intended to mold public opinion in preparation for the forthcoming international disarmament conference, the labor minister pleaded for support of his government's hope of substantig.1 arms reductions. Using Poison Gas. "The next war will not be like the last," he declared. "It will be incomparably worse. A great military expert has said that in the last war we were killing by retail but uext time we shall, do it by wholesale. The next war, if it ever should come, will be fought by aircraft and by aircraft using poison gas. "It is useless to protest that such warfare would be an international crime," 'be..said. "Wa, have surely learned" that it !s beyond:our pbWer to humanize the conduct'"of · modern war. Once war begins no man' and no government can control it. The only wayta stop such barbarities is to stop war itself." Asks Reduction. He pleaded for the powers to approach the forthcoming' conference with a view to obtaining a substantial reduction in national armaments. "Friends of peace in this and other lands have 12 months to mobilize public opinion of the world in favor of this great opportunity which, if not taken, may never come again," he said Birds Come North Too Soon; Drop in Streets of North Dakota Towns BISMARCK, N. Dak., Feb. 10. UP) --Thousands of birds have, been found dead in the street of Bismarck and Mandan since Saturday. A. W. Ecklund, bacteriologist of the state health department,.said he believed they died of starvation and exhaustion because they started their northern migration too soon and encountered adverse weather conditions. The birds were a species of sparrows known as Lapland Longspura. Two Held as Partners in Caress Kidnaping LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10. I/PI-Two men trapped by a former Chicago policeman, were held here today as .participants in the recent kidnaping of E. L. (Zeke) Caress, wealthy sportsman, and his wife. Buron Fitts, district attorney, said the men were Louis Franks, 45, alleged rum 'runner, and Ray Wagner, 33, St. Louis gangster. AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "I ain't never been untrue to Pa except once I let a candidate buy me a vanilla sundae an' never did tell him." INDICT OFFICERS OF CLOSED BANK President and Vice Head ol Bank of United States Face Trial. NEW YORK, Feb. 10. (IP}-- Tha New York county grand jury today indicted eight officials and directors of the closed Bank of United States. i The men indicted included President Bernard K. Marcus. Vice President Saul Singer, his brother Herbert, Chairman C. Stanley Mitchell of the board of directors and Isidor J. Kresel, counsel and director. The grand jury also indicted A. S White a director of Bankus corporation, an affiliate, and of the Marcus-Singer Trading corporation am H. W. Pollock, general counsel for the bank. Kresel is special prosecutor in the current appelate court inquiry into New York magistrates courts anci as such haa turned up a mass of testimony alleging corruption in the city judiciary. Herbert Singer was one of Mr. Kresel's clerks. Simon Kugel, another indicted, is vice chairman of the board and director of the Bankus corporation. Cast adrift on Lal;n Erie after ii shifting wind lirok« their ice floii away from (ho main icn puck, the two groups of fishermen shown aiiovc were among those rescued Him the efforts of coastKiiuriismcn anil tho crew of the tug Delaware, shown inset, near Buffalo, N. y., during a. tilizzard. In HIB top picture standing next tho police officer on the left, Is-Patrick Horrlgau, the only inerulinr of tho fishing party to take his boat with him on the ice, who rescued thaso shown with him In tho photo. Charles McCarthy, inset, notified the authorities on learning of the break and walked six miles thru :i blinding blizzard to warn fishing parties of the danger. Reds in Six Cities of America Carry on Demonstrations BY THE ASSOCIATED PIIESS Communist demonstrations for unemployment insurance and relief for jobless were staged simultaneously Tuesday in New York, Boston, Washington, Hartford, Conn., St Paul and Oakland, Cal. Police dispersed the demonstrators on Boston common, arrest- Ing 12 persons, two of them clergymen. One of the clergymen was run down by a policeman's horse. In New York 2,000 persons assembled in Union Square, remained orderly under police guard. ^ Call on Governor. A delegation called on Gov. Wilbur L. Cross of Connecticut, in Hartford, with relief requests and in Washington a group of communists was admitted to the house galleries after it had been refused access to the floor of that body. Forty policemen charged a parade enroute to the city hall in Oakland and broke it up. In Washington, a communist delegation which marched to the capitol was refused permission to appear on the house floor but was admitted to the house public gallery. At St. Paul a group of unemployment demonstrators forced their way into the Minnesota house ot representatives throwing the meeting into confusion and resulting in a 30 minutes recess. March to Hall. Several hundred unemployed marched to the city hall in Kansas City and asked an emergency appropriation of 5200,000 for relief. The demands were formulated at a (Tarn to Vaxe 8, Column -J), Would Dam Jown Rlvi-r WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. (/D-- A bill to permit the Consolidated Bridge and Bunding Supply company of Keoliuk, to dam the Des Moines river between Bellfast and Croton, 'was introduced by Representative Kopp, republican, Iowa. Dynamite Bomb Does Damage to Building CHICAGO, Feb. 10. (/P)--A dynamite bomb, exploding with terrific force, ripped a large hole in the foundation of the south aide eight story printing plant of the R. R. Donnelley Sons last night, throwing 400 employes into a panic. Decorous Ladies Chuckle at Hatchet's Final Rites Alice and Dolly Bury Symbol of Their Feud. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. UP)-There was a funeral here last night at which the spectators, decorous ladies all, laughed loud and long. Even Alice Longworth and Mrs. Dolly Gann gave way to mirth. A solemn cortege, wearing deepest mourning was carrying a black casket to its resting place when the first giggles broke thru the sombre notes of a funeral dirge. The box was placed under a headstone bearing the simple epitaph: "Hello Dolly! HeDo Alice!" It contained a hatchet--the hatchet, In fact. None other than the symbol of the capital's famous Gann-Longworth feud over social precedence. The funeral was conducted by the National Women's Press club.-The two principals sat at the same table, guests of honor at the newspaperwomen's merrymaking. Incidentally, Mrs. Gann came first on the guest list last night, but then it was alphabetical. The newspaperwomen gave Mrs. Longworth a silver wedding anniversary present. CITIES TO GREET Callao and Lima Prepare as Royal Party Touches Peru Soil. LIMA, Peru. Feb. 10. (!?}--Callao and Lima made ready today to give an enthusiastic welcome to the Prince of Wales, Prince George and their party when they arrive tomorrow aboard tho Oropesa. The two princes, who are making a good will tour of South America, touched Peruvian soil first yesterday at Cabo Blancho, proceeding by automobile thru Lobitoa and Negritos to Talara, where the party was feted at, the Peruvian club. DAISY GRANTED former Bow Secretary Gets 18 Months in County Jail. ' OS ANGELES, Feb. . 10. (.}»-- Daisy De Voe, former secretary 3f Clara Bow, film actress, was [ranted probation from n. prison erm by Judge William Doran today mt she must spend 18 months in the county jail. The remainder of a five-year period she will be at liberty under supervision of the county probalion officer. The court's decision was prefaced by a request from Miss De Voe's counsel that she be permitted to withdraw her application for pro- mtion made on Feb. 2 following her conviction nearly three weeks ago on charges of stealing 5825 from Miss Bow. Miss De Voe stood firmly and azed attentively at Judge Doran as he quietly announced his decision. After the court had told her she would not have to serve a possible prison term of one to 10 years, ihe looked at her attorney, William Beirne, for an instant and then apparently resigning herselt to the court's judgment, she walked from the courtroom! to begin her term tn the "county jail':. No attempt was made to' appeal the motion for n new trial, denied a week ago. AGREES TO WAGNER President Pleased With Act Designed to Cut Down Unemployment. MKS. NICHOLAS I.ONGWORTH MRS. EDWARD E. GANN WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. President Hoover haa signed the Wagner bill which provides for advanced planning of public works as a means of combatting the evils oi unemployment'. Senator Wagner, democrat, of New York, and Representative Graham, republican, Pennsylvania, had worked out an admirable bill, the president said, and he approved i "with a great deal o[ pleasure." "The bill is not n cure for de pression," he said, "but it provides for better organization of relief." In making his announcement Mr Hoover said that lie wishes .to give credit to two men who had fur nished a great many of the ideas in corporated in the legislation. The two were Edward Hunt, economis for the commerce department, am Otto Mallory, Harrisburg, Pa. Markets at a NEW YORK Stocks--Strong; rails advance vig orously. Bonds--Irregular; convertibles re vive. Curb--Strong; profit takin checks further rise. Butter--Firm. Foreign exchanges--Easy; Sler ling sags; Dutch at year's low. Cotton--Higher; f i r m stock mar ket and trade buying. Sugar--Steady; Cuban support. CHICAGO Wheat--Firm; rumored Russia revolution and better export de mand. Corn--Firm; smaller receipts an in sympathy wilh wheat. Cattle--Steady to lower. Hogs--Higher. 69 Thot Lost in Crash of Steamers Off Japar TOKYO, Feb. 10. (/P)--Sixty-nin persona were feared lost today in collision between the Frcnc steamer, Porthos, and the Japanes Kikusul Maru in the harbor during a heavy snowstorm yesterday. The Japanese vessel sank quickly and the Porthos, after picking up 25 of her complement, returned to port with small damage. FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 10.-ay that Tulsa is a bear. We played lere Sunday night to exactly 30,00 at one single performance, mak- ng 5100,000 the state of Oklahoma aid in the one week. It wasn't the ttraction; it was the cause. These eople down in these states know hat there is folks that are hungry, nd they are going to feed 'em as ong as they are able. And say, they ot a great gag down/ here.. They on't oppn up a soup/kitchen ami 2ed a lot of professional bums, hey make 'em work, and then give cm the money to buy some food. ~'layed my wife's town, Rogers, .rk., Monday and Fort Smith Monay night. Yours, Senate Tackles Relie! in Hope of Passing Measure. W ASHINGTON, Feb. 10. congress worked on routin today a delegation of communist appeared to present a petition de manding unemployment insurance. They were directed to give thei document to the' sergeant at arm of the house. Police were on hand ti prevent trouble but the march wa peaceful. The house was considering tin navy supply bill and the senate had :alcen up the drought relief com promise with the idea of getting rid of it before the day was over. The house will have to act afte the senate votes but it is expecter to aid in placing a fitting markc on, the burial place of one of the major controversies of the seventy first congress, Bartlctt Hoard. The senate committee investigat ing postoffiee lenses, again heard John H. Bartlett, former assistant postmaster general, on the St. Paul postoffice lease. Charles Trotter," his former assistant, followed him and denied signing Bartlett's name to the lease. Opposition to bills to prohibit or curtail futures trading on the grain and cotton exchanges was expressed by exchange and board of trade executives. A delegation from the dairy states urged to house ruies committee to give preference to a measure to place a 10 cent tax on colored oleomargarine. The house veterans committee approved the Rogers hill to authorize $12,500,000 for hospitals. Disagree on Amendments. The house disagreed to the senate's amendments to the Elliott bill (Turn tn 1'nBR H, C'ohimn 3 ) . 20 Charges Omitted in Bill; Hearing to Be Public. -VES MOINES, Feb. 10. (.T)--Tha -^ senate today adopted the house esolution for an investigation o£ ie University o£ Iowa adminlstra- ion but struck out the list of 20 harges and the appropriation sec- Ion. It added, however, provisions or a defense attorney and public earing. After defeating a proposal by lenator C. L. Rigby of Cedar county, o turn the investigation over to the xecutive council the senate be- ame embroiled In a debate over vhether the accused persons should permitted to employ lawyers at tate expense. Senator C. A. Benson of Clayton :ounty presented an amendment :alling for this action together with horthand transcription of all testimony and open hearings. Would Bo Prejudiced. Senator L. H. Doran oC Boono county declared that tho proposal assumed that the committee would :e prejudiced In advance. Senator H. B. Carroll of Davis coi.nty remarked that he viewed the proposal as a noVe of obstruction and pointed out that there was no restriction on fees. Senator W. S. Baird ot Potta- wattamle county suggested thab the whole'proposal of the · Inveati* gatlon be "sent hacli^to tbe-jy^j ernor where· It-bolonga; 11 TTj' iJSjx,... that the'hou'se.aad no authority "to begin the investigation because of the law which provided for removal of appointive officers by the governor and the senate. Baird contended that the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Republican was the only paper which had taken up (Turn PJIKO H, Column fi). JUDGE LYLE IS SUED FOR LIBEL Mayor Thompson Objects to Charges in Campaign Address. ; CHICAGO, Feb. 10 (JP--Attorney Edward O. Biggins, attorney for Mayor William Hale Thompson, announced in a statement from the mayor's office today, that he had filed suit for 5100,000 damages against Judge John H. Lyle based on statements in Lyle's mayoralty campaign speech last night. Higgins said Lyle, who is contesting the mayor's attempt to seek the republican nomination in the primaries Feb. 2-1, charged Thompson with misuse and misappropriation of public funds and had challenged Thompson to sue him. He said the mayor "accepted tho challenge for the purpose of giving Lyle an opportunity to prove the truth of these charges, which he knows well ho cannot do." Florence Parker, Gone for Two Weeks, Found by Police. . NRW YORK, Feb. 10. WP)_Florence Parker of Yonkers, N. Y., stepdaughter of a vice president of the Manufacturers Trust company of New York, was found at the Hotel Picndilly, 227 West Forty-fifth street, today by police. She had been gone from home for two weeks. Miss Parker said she had been at the hotel ever since her disappearance, under the name of Ros Dennis. She explained that she had left home after a misunderstanding with her stepfather, James MacDonough, from which she had gained the impression .she was a financial burden to the household. She promised her mother today she would return home. Her mother assured her she would bo welcomed. Sfi* IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Tuesday night and Wednesday. Rising temperature Tuesday night and in tlic oxtrcmo cast portion Wednesday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for the 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 17 Above Minimum in Night 2 Above At 8 A. M. Tuesday 1 Aliovo After the index in the Globe- Gazette's alcoholic thermometer dropped Monday night to 2 above zero--the lowest of the first 10 days of the month--the wind shifted into the south and there was a quick upturn of the temperature. The cold wave, if it can be called that, appeared to have been broken.

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