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L'0 OK I !-i I M F I A North Iowa's Edited for the Home VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY "THE NEWSPAPEK THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND Cannon Has Real Poise Bishop Impressive, a Says Charles P. Stewart. By CHAKLES P. STEWART · A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 11. (CPA)-Bishop J a m e s Cannon, Jr., of t h e Methodist Episcopal Church South, does not look his nearly 67 years, despite the stress and strain he has been subjected to of late. He looks crippled and feeble, but not very old. Until he fell a victim to what is now known as arthritis, but formerly was plain, old-fashioned rheumatism, he suggested, in appearance, rather the alert businessman than the clergy- TN A .LONG experience in the rep* ortorial calling- I have met quite a few bishops, of two or three different denominations, and they mostly impressed me as temperamental (shall I say?) heavyweights. Not that they necessarily were physically big-, but that it seemed to me natural to think of them in connection with bulk more than speed. By this I mean nothing; disparaging 4 I simply am trying to supply a 'picture of Bishop Cannon by de- Ascribing his opposite. The idea he rise to is not of the type which nocks its victims cold at a blow, but cuts them to ribbons with mar- fvelous celerity. *· * * H IS recent hearing, when he was vindicated before an ecclesiasti- tribunal at the Mount - Vernon ! Methodist church in Washington, I was so secret that nothing except ' second-hand rumors are available ·concerning its details; yet all these lagree upon the bishop's extraordin- E3-5:4,- coolness and self-possession In ;? 15 iSlcereK-'an:', excestfttlglyr- trying- f situation. . T can well believe-it, recalling- his behavior before tha senatorial lobby (Turn In 1'iige 'i, Column A). USAGE YOUTH IN CHEMICAL BLAST , Leo Genung Is Overcome by Fumes at Ohio State University. COLUMBUS, Onio, Feb. 11. LP)_ | Leo Genung, Osage, Iowa, was ono of three students who were over- b come by fumes yesterday when a * five pound bottle of liquid bromine exploded in the chemistry laboratory of Onio State university. Clarence Bremer, Holland, Mich., f graduate assistant in chemistry, was seriously burned on the legs /Jnd hands when he dropped the bottle. The other students who were overcome were Miss Ruth Dwycr and Claude Schmitt, both of Columbus. All were, taken to a hospital.' More than 400 students in the chemistry building were forced to flee to the open air when the fumes filtered thru the structure. IOWA TAX NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 108 SPEEDED 3,000 Chinese Miners Entrapped in Manchuria REPORT SHOWS ASSETS OF U. S. BANKS INCREASE Total -Is .$42 1 ,00 1,000 Greater Than in September. W ASHINGTON, Feb. 11. (IP)-- Re sources of the 7,038 National banks in Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii on December 31 totalled 528,799,684,000, an Increase of $421,001,000 over the September John w. Pole, comptroller of the currency, said the amount reported Dec. 31 was 582,799,000 less than the resources of 7,408 National banks at the end of 1929. Total deposits on last Dec. 31, aggregated 522,871,646,000 and showed increases in the three and 12 months period of $390,329,000 and §98,153,000, respectively. Included in the total deposits on Dec. 31, 1930 were demand deposits of $10,638,790,000 and time deposits of ?8,727,430,000. Deposits evidenced by savings past books totaled $6,166,360.000, representing- counts. 15,798,806 ac- Towel Is Used by -Sioux City Killer to Hang Himself SIOUX CITY, Feb. 11. UI)_C. F. Dillon, 48, slayer of Elmer Halstrom, Meriden, ended his life by hang-ing himself with a towel in his county jail cell today. He had been despondent for several days. Trial of Dillon had been delayed because his brother, C. E. Dillon of Cedar Rapida, had filed a charge of insanity against him before the board of sanity commissioners here. Dillon fatally shot Halstrom as the two were riding in Halstrom's automobile on Fourth street, Nov. 21. The men had met in Sioux City Leo Genung is a son of Dr. and Mrs. .G. E. Genung of Osage. Bound to Jury by Justice M. C. Coughlon Warren Cline,. Mason City, was bound over to the grand jury with his bond set at $500 when he appeared before Justice of the Peace M. C. Coughlon Tuesday afternoon. Cline was charged with failure to support his minor child. The child lives with its mother at Rockford l at present; AUNT HET By Robei-t Quillen "I used to give all o' the table scraps to the chickens u^ f il I learned how to make a club sandwich." about two weeks earlier. When questioned by the police, Dillon told conflicting stories. At first he said that Halstrom owed him a small sum of money, and that they had quarreled over the debt. Later he said that Halstrom refused to drive the way Dillon instructed. Dillon is survived by two children, Ruth and Betty, living in Atlantic with his divorced wife, Elizabeth, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Halbert, Red Oak. Dillon was a veteran of the World war and for a time was an inmate of the asylum at Autiubon. 4 WHO ATE BAD FOOD STILL ILL Inquest Into Death of Three Awaits Outcome of Illness. BROWNWOOD, Tex., Feb. 11. UP) --An inquest into the death of three members of a drought stricken tenant farm family who fell ill Monday after eating the last food in their home awaited the outcome of the illness of four survivors today. Dr. C. W. Gray, county health officer, said poison in homemade bread was responsible for the death of H. A. Jones, 40, and Hilady, 8, and E. C. Jones, 6, who succumbed after a scanty breakfast Monday. The widow and her three children lay ill in a hospital here as funerals were planned for the dead today, physicians held little hope for the recovery of Hubert, 15. Here Comes Bride Down -and in Pajamas NEW YORK, Feb. 11. (/P--Here comes the bride--in pajamas. So was it predicted at the annual revue of the United Underwear and Negligee league of America last night at the Hotel Astor. The revue opened with the make- believe bride sweeping down the runway in lace pajamas, followed by her attendant In colorful effects of the same nature. Spectators were led to believe that the vogue soon would be popular at resort weddings. Stocks Ruled by Bulls 4th Day Straight Volume of Trading Is Swelled to Year Record. NEW YORK, Feb. 11. Iff)--Irrepressible bullishness reigned in the stock exchange today, steadily increasing in intensity for the fourth successive trading session. Altho the market was unsettled by a flurry of profit taking and bear selling in the first half hour, the bull movement was quickly resumed, and by midday the volume of trading had swelled to the largest proportions of the new year. Profit taking checked the advance in spots during the afternoon, as accounts were closed out in advance of Lincoln's birthday holiday tomorrow. Recovery Shown. The market seemed to be carried forward primarily by its own momentum, but midweek business statistics indicated that gradual recovery was still going forward in basic lines of industry. Vigorous bidding up of some of the volatile specialty issues in which a limited amount of stock is available for trading continued to enliven the proceedings, but leadership was vested in the pivotal industrial and utility shares, which pressed on to new high levels for the movement. Advances of $2 to about $10 a share were numerous. The bond market was largely neglected In. the en- thusiaam for stocks. Sells VpfOr'--'-:'---'-:-'' Erractic specialties such as J. I. Case and Columbia Carbon shot.-up about $9 a share, as bulls continued their drive against shorts. They touched levels more than $40 and 530 a share about their January lows. Chile Copper and Pittsburgh and West Virginia advanced ?6 each. Auburn dropped 510.50, then recovered, and wag given a rest. Sharles selling up ?3 to 55 a share included American Telephone, American Water Works,_ Gillette, Westinghousa Electric, Johns Manville, American Can, Goodyear, Worthington, and American and Foreign Power. U. S. Steel sold up ?2 a share, then slid off $1. Consolidated Gas, American Power and Light and Allied Chemical gained as much. FLOODS WRECK TWO VILLAGES Rumanian River Towns Are Undermined Along River. BUCHAREST, Rumania, Feb. 11. )--Dispatches from the fishing villages of Kowiar and Walkow on the Danube estuary today said the towns had been virtually wiped out by floods which undermined houses, many of which collapsed. The inhabitants, abandoning their few possessions, took to their fishing craft and others went inland to escape the rising waters. From the towns of Ismail and KIlia came word that 30 canals had frozen and both villages were under seven feet of water. Thousands of cattle have been drowned and more than 1,000 women, children and aged were marooned on roofs and threatened with famine. The water is rising steadily. Chicago Police Given Shoot to Kill Qrders in Drive on Bombers CHICAGO, Feb. 11. (/P)--Chicago police were under orders today to shoot to kill any known bombers who resist arrest. The order was issued by John Alcock, acting commissioner of police, as a result of the bombing Monday night of the Lakeside Press, south aide plant of the R. R. Donnelley and Sons Printing company. Des Moines Man Held for Deserting Child MOINES, Feb. 11. (.T) -- DES Cecil Stevens, held in Lincoln, Nebr., for DCS Moines authorities, is wanted only on a charge of child desertion, Sheriff C. F. Keeling said today. He added that he Intended to A PRESIDENT REMEMBERS Associated Prtss Photo President Hoover sent flowers to his boyhood school tencher, Mrs. Mollte Curran, who was 111 nt Wcwt Brunch, Inwu. Picture allows Mrs. Curran with houqnct from her distinjniisheil pupil. Chances Better for North Iowa Vets' Hospital By HADFOttD E. MOBLEY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.--Prospects for a new veterans hospital in northern Iowa appeared brighter today following action of the house veterans affairs committee in reporting an omnibus measure including ?G20,000 recommended for additional veterans hospitalization in that state. Representative Ed H. Campbell, Iowa author of a bill for a new hospital there, said the amount alloted was less than Iowa Legionnaires and members of congress had requested, but represented "a substantial part of the total 512,000,000 for all states Included in the bill." "That shows," Campbell said, "that the needs for Iowa are recognized, and we can expect more money next session, adding to the present amount." Campbell said he is informed a part of the fund, when approved, will be used to extend the facilities of the Knoxville /psychiatric hospital, and the remainder may be ap-. plied cither for the purchase of n general hospital for veterans use or for the erection of a new building. Campbell favors the latter and ia supported by Representative Haugen and other members of the delegation. BILL INTRODUCED question Stevens on committed here. other crimes WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. (A 5 )--A bill to authorize $20,877,000 for new veterans' hospital construction thru- out the country was introduced today by Senator Smoot. The measure provides for 12 new hospitals and additions to 26 existing institutions. It embraces the [Tnm to Faire 2, Column :t) Bread Drops But One Cent in Four Years, Senate Group Finds WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. W-Testimony that bread has declined only one. cent a pound in Kansas City, during a four year period in which wheat haa declined from $1.75 to 65 cents a bushel, was presented today In the senate's food price investigation. New York Widow Thot Kidnaped for Ransom NEW YORK, Feb. 11. (IP)--Tho New York American today said in a copyrighted story that Mrs. Myrtle Stella, 36, widow of a wealthy real estate operator, bad been mis.-i- ing from her home for seven days. The theory was held that she had been kidnaped and was being held for ransom. ROGERS * LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 11.-Well here I am back in Little Rock, just three weeks later than when I visited this section and still there is a division of opinion in Washington as to how these folks should be fed. I don't think we have anybody in Washington that don't want to feed 'em. But they all wnnt to feed 'em their way. I tell you one fellow t h a t is certainly with 'cm, and that is the weather man. It has certainly, been the warmest winter in years. If the weather man ever deserts 'em with what little clothes and bed coverings they have why they will suffer. That was n. mighty fine thing Mr. Hoover did Tuesday about his salary donation. Yours, tf ItM Me NIMBI Body of 18 Year Old Found in Ditch Covered With Cobwebs. NEWTON, Kans., Feb. 31. (/P-Harvey county officers sought clewa today in the slaying of Miss Lucille Price, 18 year old high school graduate who disappeared Jan. 24. Her body, bruised and covered by cobwebs, was found in a ditclx beside nn isolated road southeast of Newton yesterday by Robert Jordan, a farmer who was hunting strayed horses. Her clothing was torn and a set was missing from her ring. Miss Price disappeared after leaving Helen Spriggs, a chum, while walking home from the public library. Miss Spriggs told police that soon after Miss Price left her and proceeded homeward, a motor car which she believed contained two men and a woman passed down the street in the direction the slain girl had taken. Ruth Hanna McCormick S u e d for $50,000 in Bill Filed in C h i c a g o CHICAGO, Feb. 11. W)--Ruth. Hanna McCormick, Illinois congresswoman-at-large \yho was defeated in the U. S. senate race last November by James Hamilton Lewis, was named in a suit for $50,000 on file today. Cairoli GIgliotta. attorney, who filed only a praecipe, refused to elaborate, but hinted that its basis ' a breach of contract. SENATE DIVIDES SHARPLY SE Glass, Democrat, Calls Measure "Abject Surrender." UTASHINGTON, Feb. U. C.T')--Sen- '* ate democrats divided more sharply today over the drought relief compromise, with Glass of Virginia, terming the $20,000,000 loan fund accepted by the party leadership an "abject surrender." The Glass assault put new life into the attack against the compromise but senate leaders still were confident of a decisive majority for it and prepared to seek a roll call before adjournment today. Glass described the substitute for the 525,000,000 Red Cross appropriation as "a surrender disguised with pretense." Two Measures Passed. Before taking up the compromise, however, the senate passed two minor measures. One added $5,000,000 to the reclamation construction program and the other established a reservation in the South Dakota Black Hills. Committee activity increased as the session drew nearer its close, the house rules committee clearing the track, for votes on a. number of ·bills. 'One-was-.the proposal to ellm- ·inate lame duck sessions of congress and another was the Wickersham commission recommendation to make liquor padlocking laws more stringent. Investigations continued before senate committees, Postmaster General Brown nnd Chairman Blame of the rjoatofflce leasing committee spending a couple oC hours in repartee over the leasing situation. O(ipos« Cupper Bill. Grain exchange officials reiterated opposition to the Capper bill to prohibit future trading before tho senate agriculture committee. The house ways and means committee narrowed proposals for veterans relief legislation down to plans for increased loans and payment of one fourth of the value of the adjusted certificates of ex-service men. The legislation is considered the most important remaining to bo disposed of. A sign that sentiment against an extra session has not waned wan tho action of the senate foreign relations committee in refusing to re- (Tum to I'aue 2, Oilumii i) Markets at a NEW YORK Stocks irregularly higher; late profit taking reduces gains. Bonds irregular; domestic move uncertainly. Curb strong; utilities buoyant. Butter steady. Foreign exchanges irregular; far easterns rally. Cotton higher; higher Liverpool and firm stock market. Sugar higher; Cuban buying-. Coffee lower; easier Brazilian markets. CHICAGO Wheat easy; benefitical snow Missouri and Winnipeg weakness. Corn easy; larger receipts and sympathy wheat. Cattle steady. Hogs steady to lower. CAREER CLOSED Man Who Paid 50 Per Cent on Loans Announces He Is Thru. BELVIDERE, 111., Feb. M. Wl-The financial career of A.lbert W, Benham, former shipping clerk whose dabbling in high finance reputed paid investors enormous returns, was at an end today. The "financial wizard" who was called the "one man mint" because he was reputed to have paid his friends and neighbors as high as f0 per cent on their investments with ·linn, formally announced last night that he was penniless and thru. Loss of Life Is Expected to Be Large Relatives Weep at Pit Head as Rescue Goes on. PEIPING, China, Feb. 11. /!)_ Chinese reports from Manchuria here today said that 3,000 miners were entombed Sunday noon in the Fushun mines by an underground explosion, A considerable loss of life was feared. Rescue work was started Immediately but only a few persons could be taken from the shaft. Relatives of the entombed men gathered at the pit head, in their grief making a pitiful scene. The Fushun mines, one of the most important assets of the south Manchuria railways, are about 20 miles east of Mukden. Details o£ the disaster were not immediately ascertained. TWO MEASURES Business on Its Way Back, Says Edison, Now 84 FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 11. /p) --Thomas A. Edison said in his eighty-fourth birthday interview today that he believed business conditions had begun a, three year return to normal. The employment situation he said was "several sizes too big for him.' The questions were among 29 submitted to Mr. Edison. "How long do you think it will take the country to regain the level of economic and business activity that prevailed before the depression?" ho was asked. Mr. Edison studied the question for n minute, and then wrote: "Three years gradual rise is now started." Not tn Fust. The interview took place before he joined the stato and city celebration of his birthday to dedicate the new $500,000 Edison bridge across the Caloosahatchec river. Other questions submitted him and the answern included: Question: Are we living at too fast a pace? Answer: No. Q.--Do we crave loo many luxuries ? A.--No. "Whom do you regard as the five outstanding men in tho world today? (Mr. TCdison gave no answer). Q--D " you think prohibition is succeeding or failing? A.--Succeeding. Q---Do you regard Mr. Hoover's administration to date as a failure or succcsn and why? A.--A success. Not in Favor. Q---Arc you in favor of the "dole" system of helping tho jobless? A.--Am not in favor of any kind of dole. Q.--What is your estimate oC Mussolini ? A.--A man of great executive ability. Probably a good man for the Italians. Before he answered the questions Mr. Edison visited with guests before breakfast. The meal was Into but afterwards he attired himself in a blue suit, inserted n largo sunflower in the buttonhole and went from his home to hia office with Harvey S. Firestone, an old friend, for tho interview. He told Mr. Firestone "it feels fine to ho 84." PASS EN HOUSE Income Tax Bill Put On Special Order of Business. r\ES MOINES, Feb. 11. UP)--Tax *- revision was speeded on its way today when the house passed two mensures sponsored by the joint committee on tax revision. It also made the personal income tax bill a special order of business for Friday, Feb. 20, at 10 a. in. Bills passed today gave added powers to the state board of assessment and review. One measure would permit the board to assess public utilities in municipalities aa well as rural districts, and include* pipe lines in the utilities coming under the provisions of the bill. It passed by a vote of 87 to G. Tha present law gives the board the right to make assessments on rural property only. The other bill would give the board the right to subpoena witnesses, hold public hear-, ings and would provide for issuance of notices on increased assessments with right of appeal to the district court. Tins bill passed by a vote of 87 tn n. Both bills passed without debate. Special Business. The personal income taK bill was made a special order of business at the request of Representative Marion McCaulley of Camoun, chairman oE the house tax revision, committee. He first rcqucstefl to :havB' ; tha bill made a. spfcSal order for'"Tri's Tuesday but set back the date aftor protest by Representative Simmer, Allen and Relmers. It was their thot that the members needed more time to study the bill which was characterized as probably the most important before the session. The house passed a bill sponsored by the committee on public health which considers anyone in the practice of medicine who acts as a representative of any person who prescribes or furnishes medicine. After defeating- a second bill regarding revocation of license:i of doctors the house on motion of Representative Allen voted tn reconsider the measure, which will be talteii up tomorrow morning. Itovokns Licenses. The bill to bo reconsidered would provide for the revocation of a li- ense of any person associating 1 itli or assisting- an unlicensed practitioner of any of the healing arts. The Stiger-Mayne and Brown bill providing for a court test of constitutional amendments before submission to the people was made a special order of business for 30:30 a. m. tomorrow. The Elliott and Johnson joint resolution fixing the timo is June 1 for voting on the state, road bond amendment will be taken, up as a special order immediately following disposition of the court lest bill. The house cities and tov.-ns committee today recommended imlef- nlte postponement on the Forsling" bill providing for a referendum of mployes salaries in commission (Turn lo Taiio 2, r n l n m n B) PRINCE OF WALES REPLIES TO LIMA MAYOR IN SPANISH LIMA, Peru, Feb. 11. /P) _ The Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George, arrived here this morning from Callao where they disembarked from the liner Oropesa. They were welcomed by the mayor who presented them with the freedom of the city and gave them commemorative medals and parchments. The Prince of Wales responded to the mayor's address in Spanish. lowu to Ifp.ar Anny Bund. WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. 7P).- The senate passed a bill authorizing th« army hand to attend the Grand A r m y of the Republic oncampmen: n DCS Moincs Sept. 13-18. IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Wednesday ' night and Thursday; not much change in temperature. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures fair 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. Maximum Tuesday 31 Abovo Minimum in Night ·» Abnvn At 8 A. M. Wednesday 25 Above How quickly chilly weather wilt vanish under the influence of a. south wind was demonstrated Tuesday. From 2 above in the night, tha mercury mounted to the 34 abova mark before night. And Tuesday night's minimum descended less! than 10 degrees below the melting mark. Wednesciay .saw n. continuation of the march up the mercury column.

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