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li 'V, ft North Iowa's Edited for the Home XT/^T VV"\r-- VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ' ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM, NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1931 H O M E E D I T I O N Rough Stuff Frowned on Demonstrators Have Rights, Couzens Reminds By CHARLES P. STEWAIIT · A S H I N G T O N Feb. 16. (CPA --Senator James Couzens of Mich igau frowns on the night stick and tear bomb method of dealing with unemployment demonstrations. T h e senator discusses police problems from the standpoint of practical experi- ience. · He was police commissioner of Detroit before graduating into the mayoralty and then coming to the - United States senate and, in his day as head of its force of peace guardians, his home city rated among th country's best-behaved of big industrial centers. Even yet the Wolverine solon speaks regretfully of his lost commissionership. "I never filled a position. I liked so well," he once told me. "But I had to give it up," and he sighed. "A candidate was running for mayor on. a platform which includec my removal if he won. I'd no choice but to run against him, to prevent it. Tho I beat him, it cost me the commissionership, when I became mayor." » · * TJOWEVER, in the present in- ·" stance, it,was a question concerning the proper police handling of unemployment demonstrations that I had asked the senator. The country has had a number of them in recent months, the national capital Itself has been the scene of one or two, and the suggestion is made that frequently 1 they are of communistic inspiration. "Suppose they are," answered the De-iroiter. '.sw/ it?.., .,,,.;,..·.: ,: "is a 'gathering'of"melmempioyed any the less a gathering' c.f the unemployed because maybe a few radicals were instrumental in organizing it? "Our five or six millions of jobless workers naturally seek leadership. "Who's fault is it if communists are readiest to offer it?" *= _ * * ·"THERE'S no denying," he contin- i ued, "that the police often start the trouble that so many of these affairs wind up in. "It's true enough that unauthorized demonstrations generally break a certain number of minor regulations. They block traffic and interrupt business. But it's equally true that the good nature of our huge army of the unemployed has been (Turn lo I'axa 10, Column 6). BRITISH PRINCES LOOK OVER RUINS Survey Old Inca Capital of Arequipa After Flight From Lima. AREQUIPA, Peru, Feb. 16. (.T) The Prince of Wales and his brother, Prince George, today roamed amid the ruins of the old Inca capital, Cuzco. A special train last night took the royal party to Cuzco. They will return here preparatory for their trip inland to LaPaz, Bolivia. The two princes came in airplanes yesterday from Lima where they had been entertained for several days. Just before landing, their plane circled over the fuming volcano, Mt. Misti, and then came down at Poronocche field at its foot. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen "I didn't know about her head bein" hurt in a wreck. I've seen her answerin' the how-to-get-beautiful ads in movie magazines, but I thot she was just born that way." DEATH CAR ^PRKS3 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JJO. 112 House Prepares to Consider Veterans Loans Bill SENATE GETS IN ON SUBEGT PROHIBITION S p o n s o r s of Veterans Act Confident of Passage. BULLETIN WASHINGTON, Feb. 1C.-- The senate today adopted a resolution asking the Wicker.shaiu commission to submit the testimony on which it based its prohibition report. W ASHINGTON. Feb. 16. OP)--The house today made ready for brief debate and passage by nightfall of the compromise bill to increase loans to veterans on their adjusted service compensation certificates. The senate laid aside the administration's $90,000,000 naval construction bill to work on appropriation measures and then became entangled in a row over prohibition. Speaker Longworth announced the veterans' bill would be brot up at 3:30 p. m., with a vote about 4:30. The measure would authorize loans of one-halt' the face value of the certificates. It was planned that the legislation be considered under a suspension of the rules, which to become effective, must be approved by e two-thirds vote. ..' Sponsors of the measure wef confident of enough ballots to earry it thru. Wants to Filibuster. Senator Black, democrat, Alabama, invited other senators to juin him in a movement to filibuster against appropriation bills unless Muscle Shoals legislation is enacted. A reference to next year's presidential campaign crept into the senate's prohibition discussion. Senator Sheppard, democrat, Texas, a co-author of the eighteenth amendment, demanded that Jouett Shouse, executive chairman of the democratic national committee, name the slates on which he based a prediction that an anti-prohibition plank would be inserted in the party platform. Senator Wagner, democrat, New York, anti-prohibitionist, announced ie would speak tomorrow on the Wickeraham report. Tydings Challenged. Senator Tydings, democrat, Maryland, also an opponent of prohibition, brot up the subject of grape concentrates. He was challenged by Senator Black, democrat, Alabama, to introduce legislation' to clarify the situation, if he thot the concentrates violated the spirit of the prohibition laws. Without objection, the senate ordered a federal trade commission investigation of the cement industry (Turn to I'nse 2, Column 3). PICTURES TO PROVE IT! lUuIlovision programs are being sent from Germany to the United States successfully. A mnn performing before a radiovlsor in Leipzig, Germany, was photographed 4,000 miles away. In the General Electric laboratory in Scheneotady, by n Central Press cameraman. Inset in this camera record of radio history being made are (above) Dr. August Karalus, (below) Dr. E. F. W. Alexandcrson, inventors of the radio- vision broadcasting equipment. 'ongress May Abolish Its 'Corkscrew, 50 Cents,"* on Bill for One Affair MANN, FAMOUS ACTOR, IS DEAD Fear of Being Buried Alive Will Be Respected in Cremation. NEW YORK, Feb. 1G. (.T)--Louis Mann, actor, is dead. On and off the stage, he was the inveterate comedian from 3 to 65. Ill with cancer for the last two months, he suffered a relapse Tuesday and died last night at Mt. Sinai lospital in spite of an emergency operation. With him at the end were his wife, Clara Lipman, herself an actress, Fannie Hurst, the writer, and Congressman William I. Siro- vich. As death drew nigh, the portrayer of countless comedy roles and the inventor of such famous quips as "it is to laugh" grew serious. "No, I have no fear of death," he said, "but I have fought as long as I could and now I am losing the battle." Louis Mann seldom forgot he was a funny man. His depiction of the east side father struggling valiant- y and humorously to keep his brood ogether, his high "splitfence" col- ars, his antics with a telephone, his ricka of mispronunciation, his flar- ng temperament made him known nd heloved wherever the footlights lashec!. His lifelong fear that he would e buried alive wilt be respected hru cremation. WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. (.7)--A movement has been started to abolish the custom of holding official funerals for members of congress at government expense. Representative Sumners of Texas, a democrat, called the practice "barbaric" today in pointing to the type of item that has crept at times into the expense accounts of the funeral parties. "Corkscrew, 5u cents," was on the bill for burying one of the lamented members. "Paid setters up, 53," was another to which Sumners drew attention off the floor in discussing his resolution to stop paying the bills of funeral delegations out of contingent funds. Finds No Excuse. It was not chiefly because of such items that Sumners introducefl his resolution, however. He did that, he said, because he could find no excuse for so favoring a handful of legislators at the expense of the treasury. The expense records of historic funeral occasions, compiled by William Tyler Page, the clerk of the house, show a number of good expenditures. Time was, they show, when those in charge selected not one, but two or three sites for a vault for the deceased public servant. During tnc thirty-first congress they spent 530 for refreshments for those at tha wake of a statesman, "including those who were engaged one night in enclosing the body in a leader, coffin." .$* to Advertise. They spent $4 to advertise the obsequies--as distinct from death notices--of a member of the forty- first congress. Back !n the forty- sixth congress, one funeral party's expenses were ?5,469--not including, Sumners pointed out, refunds on railroad tickets of 22 mourners who dropped out before they reached tne destination. Even 10 years ago, it cost congress 57,120 to bury a Pacific coast representative. The house clerk said items have now been "standardized," and "reduced to the minimum," so the average congressional funeral costs from $1,200 to ?1,500. Earl Carroll's Revue Goes on in Chicago While Judge Decides CHICAGO, Feb. 16. UP)--Members of the cast of Earl Carroll's "Sketch Book" skipped thru their revised rev vue last night without police interference, under an armistice arranged by Municipal Judge Justin F. McCarthy. The police -raided the show last Friday on charges of obscenity. Judge McCarthy will give nig decision next Thursday. Alfonso Appoints Republican Chief to Form Cabinet MADRID, Feb. 16. /P)--King- Alfonso, taking a bold step which may cost him much of his kingly power, today designated Jose Antonio Sanchez Guerra, leader of the movement for a constitutional convention to determine whether Spain shall remain a monarchy or become a republic, to form a new govern ment. Sanchez Guerra, leader of a left wing conservative group which probably is the strongest party in Spain, called at the palace before noon and after a two hour conference with the king announced ho would attempt to get together a cabinet to replace that of Premier Berenguer, which resigned Saturday. He said he would begin conferences immediately with other politicians and return to the palace at 6 p. m. today to let the king know what success he had had. It was believed he would be successful. While Sanchez Guerra, leaving the palace, did not state upon what grounds he and the king had come to terms, since Berenguer's resignation Saturday he has declared thr.t the only solution for the present crisis is immediate convocation of a constitutional convention to write a new Spanish constitution. This convention would exercise power above even that of the king. The king would have no power to adjourn it once it was convened and in view of growing left win" and republican sentiment in Spain a curtailment of his present broad powers might be expected. VOIUNTEERSAID HUNT FOR CHILD Feeling Runs High at Belief Girl Has Been Killed or Kidnaped. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Feb. 16. (/T)-- 'eeling- ran high here today as po- ice pressed a search for a trace of Vjrginia Brooks, missing 10 year old school girl. More than 1,000 men ond women and 910 Boy Scouts took part in the hunt yesterday. Officers had a description of a man seen walking with a girl whom a woman informer reported she be- ieved was Virginia Brooks, within a half dozen blocks of the girl's home Wednesday, the day she disappeared. Citizens feared the girl either had been kidnaped or killed. ACT TO PROVIDE DGAME Attacks Made in House on Game Warden System. D ES MOINES, Feb. 16. (.T)--The house today adopted by a vote of 70 to 27 the bill to create a state fish and game commission. The measure now goes to the senate. Attacks on the present game warden system as well as the personnel of the department fig'urcd in the three hour debate on the bill, with friends of the Izaak Walton league and the Will H. Dilg lea-rue leading in the fight for its passage. Representative S. D. Whiting, Johnson county, who was one of the closing speakers for the measure, reiterated charges made by Representative Leonard Simmer, Wapello county, that politics figured prominently in the fish and game department. Accuses Officials Representative P. H. Donlan, Palo Alto county, asserted that the department has not looked after the state's interests and Representative G. H. Hesse, O'Brien county, accused the officials of showing preference in distribution o£ fisl: and game. .The 27 members voting against the bill were as follows: Ballew, Bcath FJggins, Grrettr Greene.vHsnsen o Audubpn, Hansen of Scott, Hayes Husted, Johnson of Marion, McCreery, Malone, Mayne, Mead, Orr Paisley, Peaco, Pendray, Randall, Ryder, Shields, Thiessen, Thompson. Van Buren, Watts, Wcarin and Witt. The bill provides for establishment of a commission of six members who would serve without pay. (Turn to FHRO 2, Column 3). FALL FATAL TO CIRCUS ARTIST Lillian Leitzel, Queen of Big Top, Tumbles 45 Feet to Ground. COPENHAGEN, Feb. 1G. (JP)-~ Lillian Leitzel, queen of the big top and the sawdust ring, lay stilled today in death--the price she paid for having attempted her breathtaking body whirl high in the air once too often. The end came late yesterday in the midst of delirium brot on by head and spine injuries received Friday night when an iron ring broke and let her fall 45 feet to the floor of the Valencia music hall. . Alfredo Codona, her husband and himself a triple somersault trapeze artist, Hew from Berlin to her bedside. He believed her condition improved when he left the hospital in the afternoon but shortly after she took a turn for the worse and soon died. A native of Bohemia, the dainty circus performer lived 20 of the 37 years of her life in America, where with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circuses she made a reputation for thrilling feats it the end of a. rope which may outlive the modern circus. Her act was the "giant half flange"--to swing her right hand from a rope HO feet or more above :he three rings, literally throwing ler body over her own shoulder as a pivot. She usually did it just 100 :imes, but her record was 249 times. Her mother, Nellie Leamy, originated the act and until her daughter took it up was its only practitioner. WAS KNOWN HERE Thousands of Mason City and ^Torth Iowa residents will join the nillions who mourn the death of Lilian Leitze!, darling of the circus vorld. The diminutive and dainty aerial rtist had been in Mason City sevcr- 1 times and performed the very tunt which caused her tragic death n Copenhagen. Miss Leitzel was known peraonal- y by a group of Mason City res- dents chiefly thru the efforts of liss Dixie Willson, who knew the crialist intimately, having tr.iv- led with the Ringling circus for a eoson. KILL- ROGERS ' SANTA MONICA, Cal., Feb. 16. --Well here we are back home and what a trip we had out here in all this rain and fog. One time during tho trip from Albuquerque wo gained an altitude of 75 feet above tlin ground. This rain over the west sure will do a lot of good. Last night during- a forced stay in Albuquerque they gave us a dinner and Frank and T just to keep our hands in and not forget our littse jokes passed the hat for a thousand dollars to pay their Red Cross quota. See where the republican party had cut down on the U. S. navy and airplanes to balance their budget. They better give us a postoffice building and a concrete road. Yours, 100 Drown in Chinese Fete of Neiv Year Chinatowns on Pacific Coast Gay With Color CANTON, China, Feb. 16. «)-- Dne hundred persons drowned in the Pearl river south of here today when a steamer with 500 aboard struck a rock and sank. Those aboard had been celebrating the Chinese new year. Hoover Submits ions for Public Buildings WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. (vD--Al- locations for public building projects aggregating 520,105,000 were submitted to congress today by President Hoover. They are the first to be recommended under the public building program outside the District of Co lumbia since the Elliott bill increasing the program from $15,000,000 to 5415,000,000 was approved by the chief executive. The Elliott bill, sponsored by the administration, was sent to the president last week by congress. These allocations, along with others aggregating $49,515,000 submitted by the president on Feb. 2, ar^ to b^ included In the second deficiency bill now being drafted by the house appropriations committee. Practically all of the items are expected to receive final congressional approval this session, so the treasury can carry on its plan to complete a -10-year building program in about five years. The allocations leave .$80,120,000 yet to he assigned. The treasury is continuing its survey of building needs with a view to making further recommendations. Larger allotments include: Des Moines, postoffice $775,000; Milwaukee, postoffice, courthouse --id customhouse 51,850,000. Council Bluffs, postofiice and courthouse $160.000. Fergus Falls, Minn., courthouse' and postoffice ¥150.000. Hopkins, Minn., postoffice 585,000. Pipestone, Minn., postoffice $90,100; Port Huron, Mich., customhouse and postoffice 511o,000; Ro- citeslcr, Minn., postoffice 5360,000. ROYALTY DOWN WITH MEASLES Queen Marie of Jugoslavia Telegraphs Husband to Come Home. BUCHAREST, Rumania, Feb. HG. /P)--Queen Marie of Jugoslavia, sister of King Carol and second daughter of Dowager Queen Marie, ms the measles. The queen who has ieen ill for several days, was put o bed Saturday after developing an nflamniation of the trachea. Queen Marie telegraphed her husband. King Alexander, that his wife was ill and it was believed he might come here to be at her side. Queen Helen, estranged wife of Qng Carol, who late Saturday was hot to be developing pneumonia, vas much improved today. Her illness is of much less consequence nan was at first supposed. OPEN TO WORLD SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16. (/!) --Chinatowns along the Pacific :oast flung aside their shielding :loaks of oriental mystery today and permitted thousands ot visitors to view that colorful bit of pageantry which marks a Chinese new year festival. Busk heralded the official opening of the six day celebration, tho second one witnessed this year. Younger Chinese with modern ideas about calendars observed .Ian. 1 as new year's day under orders or! President Chiang Kai-Shek. But none of the thunder of the orthodox Chinese celebration was stolen. Dusty and narrow Chinatown streets were ablaze with color. Ali the brilliant trappings significant o!; the event flew from oddly roofed homes and business establishments. Promptly at dusk ancient Chinese who stoically withdrew from the occidental whoopee Jan. 1, locked theii shops- and joined the gay throng; milling about Grant avenue, China town's main thorofare here. Fran balconies, housetops, open spaces or gabled roofs showered a myriac Chinese pyrotechnics. True to the dictates of their venerable confucions, slipper shod and kimonad celestials paced from 'shop to shop paying debts contracted during the preceding 12 months. Ages ago Confucipus advised "owe no man" and Chinese custom carries on that advice to start the new year with a clean slate. MIOCENTER Brookhart Speaks at Anniversary of Maine WASHINGTON. Feb. ]f. (.T) -Senator Smith W. Brookhart of Iowa was one of the principal speakers at the thirty-third anniversary of the sinking of the battleship Maine which was observed here yesterday with simple ceremonies in Arlington cemetery. Markets at a Glance Motorist Fails to Stop After Accident on Highway. BUFFALO CENTER, Feb. 16-- Of- JJ ficials today were watching in our states for the "hit and run" driver whose automobile yesterday .fternoon struck and killed Emma ^riesenberg, 20, Buffalo Center. She vas walking with three companions along highway No. 9 when the car lit her and she died almost instnnt- y- O. II. Swcnson, Winnebago county heriff, notified sheriffs in Iowa, dinnesola, and North and South Dakota to be on the lookout for the death c.'ir, altho few details of iden- ification' were available. The acci- lent was broadcast last night from he radio station at Yankton, S. Dak., in an effort to locate the driver of the auto. The frame of the broken lens was ound on the road after the accident. This had a number which of- icials thot might be an important r actor in locating the owner o£ the mtomobile. Miss Friesenberg was he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry i Friesenberg, who live four mileu lortheast of Buffalo Center. nt l.iiiHnii Home. Miss Friesciibcrg-, who worked at Hotel Rowley, Buffalo Center, waa walking west on the highway about a half mile west of Buffalo Center. She was going with. Darluae Potter, Buffalo : Center. :.The: two 'girls met' Ruth Carlson,, teellylf.iy,' Stor- ^.Z^" Swea Larsoii in;- front lof ' ^he Loi '" son farm residence.. · , A When the four giris met, an auto, which witnesses Kaid was being 1 driven at a high rate of speed, was seen coming down the road. Three of the girls went to the south side of the road and Miss Friesenberg ran toward the north .side. Body Thro'.vji Over Car. She was struck by the headlight of the car and her body thrown over the machine. The car, witnesses stated, swerved and slowed up after the accident as the driver gained control of the machine and (Tltni Id 1'dRn i, fiil "~^ N'KW YORK Stocks--Strong; Auburn''crosses 200. Bonds--Irregular; U. S. governments reactionary. Curb--Strong; utilities at new 1931 high. Butter--Firm. CHICAGO Wheat--Easy; beneficial rains Oklahoma and Texas. Corn--Easy; liberal receipts and increased visible supply. Cattle--Steady to higher. Hogs--Higher. PLYMOUTH MAN Condition of William Wrede Is Considered Serious at Hospital. William Wrecle, Plymouth, is in a critical condition at Park hospital where he is receiving treatment for injuries suffered when he was struck by a car. The accident occurred while he was walking on (he pavement east of Plymouth Saturday night. He is suffering a fractured skull, both of his legs are broken and his elbow is bruised. Mr. Wrede. who lives on rural route No. 1 out of Plymouth, wan hit by a car driven by Mrs. Stephen Faterle, Osage, according to Deputy Sheriff R. C. Schlffman, who in. vestigated the accident. He was unconscious after the accident. Last summer Mr. Wrede suffered a broken hip. His right leg is now broken at the ankle and his left leg is broken below his hip. Condition of Dame Meiba Is Grave After Relapse SYDNEY, N. S. W., Feb. Ifi. f.-Tl-- Dnme Nellie Meiba, famous prima donna, was said by physidaiis tr he in a grave condition today. She suffered a relapse last night. She has been ill for .several weeks and was thot to have improved. Damage From Early Morning Blaze Partly Covered by Insurance. BRITT, Feb. 1C.--Fire of und e t e r m i n e d origin destroyed the coliseum here early Sunday morning. The blaze was discovered about ·I o'clock. Only the walls, which were made of brick, remained standing. The Green Lantern Coffee shoppe, situated In the front of the coliseum, was also destroyed. The loss is partly covered by insurance. SK* IOWA WEATHER Vrolmbly ruin or .snow Hlon- ilny night and Tuesday except mostly cloudy Tuesday in tho extreme uost porlion. Slightly c.ol1«r Monday night in the northvvrst. portion nnd In the ri«rlhiiist jinrlinn Tui'Htliiy. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 2-1 h o u r period entling at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday , r 2 A hove M i n i m u m in Nl^ht; 30 Above At 8 A. M. Monday 33 Above Figures for 2-1 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: M a x i m u m Siitiirduy 3~ Ahnvo Minimum In Night 2-t Aftovo Sunday saw the highest temperature of this remarkable month. It approached w i t h i n a degree of the January maximum.

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