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North Iowa's Edited for the Home M A Mi. O i l E fi ' ' . I S M E M f i A S T O c P T O F I O V / A $ M D I ^ E S 1 4 VOL. XXXVII · FIVE GENTS PER COPY "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE .MASONJ3ITY. IOWA, SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 1931 Robinson's Hopes Fade Arkansas Senator Is Not Probable 1932 Nominee. By CHARLES P. STEWART · A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 14. (CPA) --Senator Joseph T. R o b i n s o n's democratic presidential prospects never were dazzling. S t i l l , he was his party's leading dry hope. Politicians recognized his asp i r a t i o n s a s worth at least a modicum of consideration. Now they are considered dubious. The senator's i d e n t i f i c a t i o n with the administration's famine relief "compromise" is generally regarded as having been an exceedingly bad thing for him presiden- tially. He is safe until 1934 as to hi3 senate seat. Moreover, he can argue plausibly that, insofar as his home state'was concerned,* he«was justified in looking upon compromise as better than nothing. Indeed, his Arkansas teammate, Senator Thaddeus H.. Caraway, agreed with him. Caraway, however, is not figuring on the presidency, and inflating a presidential boom is altogether a different matter from hanging on to a seat in the senate. * * * T O EXPLAIN how Senator Robinson became involved in the compromise situation-Farmers in the SENATE PASSES Spanish Government of Dictator Berenguer Falls drought area (notably Arkansas), aa we know, for some time have been receiving government loans to feed their livestock and plant fresh crops, but to their laments that they themselves were hungry the Washington administration has answered that they must look to the Red Cross for food, since federal "doles" would tend to pauperize them. Senator Ro'oinson, dissenting upon this latter issue, and insisting that; Red^ Cross · aid w^s insufficient. Evans, Secretary of War in Two Cabinets in England, Is Dead LONDON, Feb. 14. UD--Sir Lamington-Worthington Evans, Bart., 63, secretary of state for war in two conservative cabinets, died in his sleep early today. During the World war Sir Laming was attached successively to the foreign office, the ministry of munitions, the ministry of blockade, and in 1918 was made under-secretary for foreign affairs. He was minister of pensions in 1918-19, and minister without portfolio in 192021. He was created baronet in 1916. EDWARDS, CHIEF OF FRANCE, IS Transfusions Fail to Save General Who Inspired Men. DOSTON, Feb. 14.X/P)-- Major Gen*-' eral Clarence R. Edwards, 71, wartime commander of the twenty- sixth (Yankee) division, died early today at the Phillips house, where he has been a patient since Jan, 15. The general had been in a state of coma thru the night. An intestinal operation, the second since he became a patient at the hospital was performed yesterday. He failed to rally from the shock. Two blood transfusions built up his fast-ebbing strength enough t. warrant the operation, which, it wa hoped, might cure the general. Transfusions Performed. third transfusion was per formed Immediately after the opera tion yesterday but the general sank into a coma and failed to rally. A 3:30 this morning. General Ed wards began to sink rapidly. Mr«, Charles A. Otis of Cleveland, the general's sister was summoned ti his bedside and was present when the general died. When a call went out from ^. hospital a few days ago appealing for volunteers for a blood transfu slon, former doughboys of the twen - · ' ' Wild Oklahoma City Oil Well Wins Night Battle With Workers OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 14. (/T)-Victorious in a flood lighted night b: ttle, a wild oil / well, Mary Jane Ungell No. 4, roared into another engagement at daybreak. Officials of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil company, owner of the well, said the gusher probably would be capped today. End of Indian Trouble Believed to Be Ahead ALLAHABAD, India, Feb. 14. (IP) -- Mahatma Gandhi today requested an interview with the viceroy of India. Lord Irwin, and settlement of India's troubled political situation was believed in many circles to be within sight. ty-sbctfi · all'BUr f biigKr td'gef tfier first. Old and young, rich and, poor policemen and firemen, a prominen lawyer and a widely known judgi all reported to the hospital. Thej were all "Edwards' boys," and eager to "go thru" for the old commandei as in the days of the war. Inspired His Men. ' General Edwards was one of the best loved division commanders in the American expeditionary forces His men insisted it w?.s his spirit that carried them thru and inspire them. While he commanded the division m France, the twenty-sixth was cited several times for its gallant work and General Edwards himself was honored twice by the French government and once by the Belgian. He was extremely proud of his command, made up of New England national guard troops trained by him. General Edwards was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 1, 18GO, he was graduated from West "Point in 1883 and was promoted thru the grades to brigadier general, which rank he attained in 1906. Funeral for burial arrangements in Arlington provided National cemetery, Washington. The body will be taken to the state house Sunday, where it will He in state until evening when it will be placed on board a train for Washington. The services in Washington will take place at 11 a. m. Monday. The war department will provide a military escort. AUNT NET By Robert Quillen "I didn't even know she was married until I noticed her nails wasn't fixed up an' her neck needed washin'." INA CLAIRE AND GILBERT THRU Movie Couple Have Agreed to Separate, According to Actress. HOLLYWOOD, cai., Feb. 14. (m --Ina Claire and John Gilbert, who flew to Las Vegas, Nev., in May, 1929, and were married, agreed last night to separate. They had been maintaining separate residences for several' months, free to visit each other as they chose, a plan which Miss Claire termed In Chicago, on her way from New York to Hollywood, as a "perfect experiment." Gilbert did not meet her on her arrival here and she said she would telephone him "and then, I think I'll give out the statement which the public sterns to want." Later she issued the following statement: "On my arrival in Los Angeles today, Mr. Gilbert and I agreed to separate. "Any difficulties and misunderstandings we have had probably at least are as much my fault as his." Gilbert remained at the Malibu ranch home of Ronald Colman, where Miss Claire's telephone call had summoned him from a game of tennis. He refused to comment. Grave Crisis Now Faced by King Alfonso Elections Called Off as Ruler Calls in Leaders. MADRID, Feb. 14. (.T)--The government of Premier General Damaso Berenguer, successor to the Primo de Rivera dictatorship, fell today, bringing to a head a crisis which appeared to be the most dangerous of any faced by King Alfonso in the course of his long reign. The king, accepting the resignation of General Berenguer and his cabinet, cancelled parliamentary ^»j elections which were scheduled for March 1 and 15 and b e g a n conferences with political leaders with a view to formation of a new cabinet. While the cabinet had been under fire for several weeks, the situation which brot its fall developed only late last night when the Count of Ro- mauones and other important liberal monarchist leaders withdrew their support of the cabinet's election program. ' New Constitution., _De Romanoheg, a former premier and the" "Marquis"';de - 'Alhucemas," issued a statement in which they said that they would participate in the forthcoming elections because they believed that abstention would set a bad precedent but that upon .(Turn lu rajto 2, Oilnnm I). HALTERS AND MACHINE GUNS IN POLITICS by a man who didn't believe "Big Hill" !ln a clai for the republic^ ..om^ion, ho thrown to MAN DROWNED IN CLOUDBURST Ftye .Others Missing. Ai te Rain Causes Flood in Arizona. Police Mobilize Upon Rumors of Panama Revolt PANAMA CITY, Feb. 14 UP)-Apparently false reports of a counter-revolutionary movement in Chinqui province, northern Panama led to orders for mobilization of the national police force during the , . Lat . er the chief of police here talked with the police chief in David principal city in the province and was told that there was indication of impending trouble. Reports of the movement were received by the Accion Communal organization which sponsored the recent revolution and deposed the Arosemena regime. The information was that a steamer had landed arms at Pedragal, seaport for Da- Panama has no army and navy A national police force of 60 officers and 630 men suffice to keep the peace internally in normal times. SOOWSTART ON GOLD RUSH Canadian Police Follow Into Livingstone Valley to Help Weak. CALGARY, Alta., Feb. 14. GT)-Heedless of their peril if caught in a blizzard, 500 men, many of them loorly equipped, were hurrying into he Livingstone river valley today n quest of gold. A three ounce piece of brot from the Livingstone country by a prospector showed traces of gold when assayed at Lethbridge was the lode-stone drawing the gold-seekers Into the YUMA, Ariz., Feb. 14. cloudburst sent a wall of OT)--A wate down a canyon and thru the vlllagi of Wellton, 38 miles east of hen last night and otherwise wrough havoc in southern Arizona. At leas one person drowned and five wen missing as a -result of the storms. Rain had fallen for an hour in Wellton when the roar of rushin_ water was heard.,Within a few min~ utes a wall of water six. feet hlgl and 250 yards wide tumbled out of a flat bottomed canyon running from the rocky hills Into the city. Wnter in Streets. The water swirled thru the streets, washing away a dozen cottages, demolishing two business buildings,'ripping up a mile and a half of railroad track and highway and tearing out power and telephone lines. Automobiles caught in the first rush were carried away and wrecked. The one known victim was drowned when his car was washed into a ditch. He was identified only as a man named Temple or Templeton, bound from Ontario, Canada, to El Centre, Cal. Scramble to Roofs. Residents of Wellton scrambled U the roofs of their houses and re mained there overnight. One motorist climbed a tree and perched there until dawn. The town for a time was a lake six feet deep. A less severe storm sent a cataract into Mohawk and washed out the railroad and highway there. Four Southern Pacific trains were halted by the washouts. Scores of automobiles were caught between washouts near Wellton. Two hundred volunteers left here upon receiving reports of the storms and attempted to fight their way thru to the affected district. quartz valley whicn valley. Behind the gold-seekers moved a mounted patrol of provincial police sent by Commissioner W. G. Bryun to succor any who might suffer from cold and hunger should a storm overtake them. Many in the rush were from thn ranks of Calgary's unemployed, novices in prospecting, who set out on foot with little food and scant equipment. « Kdward I'. IJrml.strcet Dies. CINCINNATI, Feb. 14. /Pj--Kd- ward P. Bradstrcet, oldest graduate of Yale and nestor of the Ohio bar, died at his home here early today. He was 100 years old. lowan One of Couple Held for Murder in Oklahoma Car Crash NORMAN, Ok!a., Feb. 14. IJPI-^- A. A. Ferguson of Anamosa, Iowa, and Dan Bentle'y of Chattanooga, Tenn., pleaded not guilty to cnargos of murder in connection with the fatal injuries incurred by Houston C. White of Noble, Okla., in an automobile accident Thursday. Authorities were quoted as saying White's car was forced, from the road by a machine driven by Ferguson and Bentley, and crashed into a tree. The pair arc being held in jail here. Earthquake Rocks City and Villages of Azores PONTA DKL GADA, Azores, Feb. 14. (,T--An earthquake rocked the city of Ponta del Gada and neighboring villages today. It was Crowing ightens Up fStyigQ^Race Lyle Silences Heckle. as 'Biff Bill' Dodges Hen Fruit. CHICAGO, Feb. 14. f/p)_Egg throwing enlivened interest in Chi cago's mayoralty campaign today. Mayor William Hale Thompson who is seeking- the republican nomination for mayor and a chance to become Chicago's "world's fair mayor," was the object of the attack. ' Three eggs were tossed at "Big Bill" as he stood on the stage of a downtown theater, but they missec' their mark. The man who threw them from the audience wns pounced upon by other listeners, but was later seized by police, who carried him to a rear entrance and released him. Thompson Contradicted. Mayor Thompson was declaring that he wore was "no man's halter around my neck" shaking a halter to drive home his point when the barrage of eggs began. "Oh, yes you do," interrupted the jg tosser. "You wear the hood- urn's collar." With this remark he began his Barrage of eggs. One struck the lalter in the mayor's hands. Another splattered against a iwoman spectator's face, while the third fell mrmlessly on the stage floor. For a :ime bedlam reigned, but quiet was restored and the meeting resumed after the man had been taken away. Lylo Triumphant. While Mayor Thompson was hav- ng his troubles with the egg throw- ng, Judge John H. Lyle, one of his opponents, had to contend with a icclcler in another theater where he vas speaking on the subject of angsters and what he termed politico-criminal alliances. The audience resented the Keeker's action, but Judge Lyle told him hat "nobody but a criminal would defend" gangsters and the man left the theater- Judge Lyle did his talking with a sawed-off shotgun and a portable machine gun on a table in front of him to illustrate his attack on gang- ,ters. Gng Carol Is Only Royal Rumanian Who Has Not Seen Helen BUCHAREST, Rumania, Feb. 14. /T)--Only King Carol of all the oyal family of Rumania has not isited the bedside of Queen Helen, who is suffering from influenza. ^arol, definitely estranged from Helen, has taken no official notice f her illness. Persons in authoritative position eny emphatically that the queen pon her recovery will marry a Rumanian officer, Colonel Skeletti *« reported i- * - · terday. I ' COST FIGURED UP Only 42 Killed in More Tha 300 Battles With Rebel Nicaraguans. WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. (/Pitt cost the marines a little mor than $5,500,000 to stay in Nicara gua, fight more than 300 battles ant brushes with insurgents, but only -iZ of their number have been killec since 1926. Now it has been decided to bring the devlldogs out of the Centra American republic, the cost can be totaled. The cost figure given, of course, covers only the difference in the expenditures for the force over and above what would have been spent upon it at home. The number of dead, too, repre- nts only those killed by the ·enemy." Others lost their lives in accidents or sickness, but they arc more difficult to charge against the Micantguan account as such fatalities occur everywhere. The withdrawal plan announced yesterday by Secretary Stimson called for immediate shipment home of the entire combat force. This movement can be completed by June, it Is believed, leaving only n orce principally engaged in national guard, training or air patrol vork. sents Wan Sentenced to 30 Days in County Jail Rtiasel Jones, Dougherty, was ientenced to 30 days in the county ail by acting Justica of the Peace md Mayor A. O. Jensen on a charge )f illegal possession of intoxicating iquor improperly labeled. He was entenced Thursday and taken to Mason City Friday, i ROGERS 'joys: EAST VAUGHN, N. Mex., Feb. 14 --We left Texarkana at daylight in hard rain and low fog. Made Fort Worth, then same condition clear cross Texas, but here we hit a real nowstorm and Captain Hawkes ouldn't see, so we landed on em- rgency government landing field. \. committee immediately waited on me to speak here on behalf of snow llef fund. Friday the thirteenth may not be xactiy unlucky,but it hasn't (lone s a whole lot ot good. Secretary ngalls ia with the fleet in Panama and wanted his ship on the west oast. Wait a minute. Here is Hawke.1. ays it's cleared a little and we can ake Albuquerque. So long. Yours, Dry Laws of Iowa Braced by House Act Second Offenders to Be Classed as Habitual. DES MOINES, Feb. 14. (1P--The house today took steps to strengthen the Iowa prohibition laws by voting to class second offenders as "habitual violators." Previously a fourth offense was required for such a conviction. The vote waa 72 to G, with the following opposing the bill: Elliott, Gallagher, Hayes, O'Donnell, Ryder and Short. With only one dissenting vote the liouse passed the bill appropriating the necessary funds for the Investigation of the University of Iowa. Representative Walter Osborn, democrat of Decatur county, voted against the bill, which was sponsored by the educational institutions committee. Sciuito Lucks Quorum. The senate, unable to obtain a quorum, met only for a few minutes to hear reports of committees and introduction of bills. The senate highways committee recommended killing the Gunderson bill, which would add one cent to the gasoline tax. A bill to change the chief justice of the supreme court at the end of six months instead of a year was introduced by senate judiciary committee No. 2. Representative Leonard Simmer of Wapello county attempted to bring up his bill to permit munici palities to pay for power plants from future earnings but \objections were raised that time was needec for studying a committee amendment. Simmer maintained that he had been given unanimous consent (Turn t« I'aRi* '2, Column G . SUPPORT Veterans Aid Is Given Support in Report to House WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. (A')--A formal report recommending enactment of the compromise proposal : or additional loans to veterans was submitted to the house today by its ways and means committee. The accuracy of the figures in :ecretary Mellon's statement oppos- ng the committee proposal was challenged by Senator Vandenberg, republican, Michigan. The Michigan senator, author of similar bill, denied it would create a "potent liability" of $i,00,000,000 because, there is already i loan liability on the certificates of 725,000,000. A complete scale of increases in personal income surtaxes was pro- losed in a bill introduced by Repre- entative Frear, republican, Wiscon- in, to meet the prospective treasury deficit. Join in Opposition. The chairman of house and senate committees which deal with rev- :nue raising legislation joined Sec- ·etary Mellon in opposition to the /cteriins loan compromise. Chairman SmooL of the senate inance, committee agreed with Chairman. Hawley of the house ways arid means committee that the gov- mment would have to raise taxes (Turn lo I'nitr-. ·', Column H), Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks -- Irregular; L o e w s re- ponds to bullish activity. Bonds -- Irregular; prime issues teady. Curb-- Easy; late rally reduces mall losses. Butter-- Steady. Foreign Exchanges -- Weak; Eur- peana drop, led by Sterling. Cotton erlngs. Coffee-- Higher; Lower; increased spot of- European buy- CHICAGO Wheat-- Steady; firmness Winnieg and forecast sold southwest. Corn -- Steady; better feedini? de- nanci. Cattle -- Irregular. Hogs--Steady to strong; offer- nga limited, LEADERS Compromise Is Approved After Six Days' ~ Debate. WASHINGTON, Feb. !·{. (.T)--ThS ' ' senate today accepted the $20.000,000 drought loan compromise on relief legislation. Supported by both democratic and republican voters, the substitute for the $25,000,000 Red Cross relieC f u n j was given approval after six days of debate in which republican independents and some democrats severely condemned it. It must now be approved by tha house, where administration leaders already have promised It support. President Hoover's approval is conceded. Is for Loan Fund. The , compromise appropriates 520,000,000 as a loan fund for "agricultural rehabilitation." Secretary Hyde, who will administer the fund,' has informed the senate there could be no prohibition against the use oC the money by the farmers for the purchase of food and clothing. It adds the $.15,000,000 already appropriated for loans for purchase; of seed, livestock, feed and fertlliz- ,. The compromise waa embodied in the appropriation bill carrying funds for next year's operations oC the interior department. The entire bill was formally approved by the vote. This completes senate action on tha interior bill, the first of 11 supply, treasures to get .thru ttie senate,,; Would Be TJaotai Qnrj' The interior'bill carries £'l almost $90,000,000 of-whSoh, mora than 920.000.000 .would be availabla immediately for public .improve, ments in government projects in tlia west. The vote for approval of tho com« promise was 67 to 15. Eight republicans, six democrats and the farmer-labor senator voted against tha compromise. Thirty-one democrats and 36 republicans voted for it. The house received the $20,000,000 relief proposal shortly after it waa approved by the senate and plan:i were made to give it consideration before adjournment late today. The house had considered miscellaneous bills on its calendar. Hearings 011 proposals to limit or prohibit the importation of foreign oil continued before the house ways and means committee und a scnata judiciary sub-committee went forward with its scrutiny of a bill tn make birth control informatics legal. Adopts Conference Report. The house adopted a conferenco report on a bill to authorize military construction at a cost of morn thaii $400,000. The measure now goea to the president. The bill would authorize a J45.000 officers building nl West Point; officers quarters costing $343,784 at Fort Lewis, Wash., and a $75,00tt barracks for the medical detachment at Camp Benning, Ga. 3ft* IOWA WEATHER Fair Saturday nlgdt and Sunday; rising temperature. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures foU 2-1 hour period ending at 8 o'cloclt Saturday morning: Maximum Friday J8 Afiovo Minimum In Night ·! Above At 8 A. M. Saturday 7 Above Friday night's iow was within 3 degrees of the coldest recorded thua far in February. And it wasn't very cold at that. Saturday morning a south wind had spnmg into being, heralding an early end for the temporary cold spell. WEEK'S FORECAST CHICAGO, Feb. 11. (/T)--Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday, Feb. 16: For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys, not much cold weather likely; some indications of fairly general precipitation bv middle or trlo.se of week.

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