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' " ' ' ! £ rt t / C i - 1 .a A R T O F I O W A '· i i M.FS r A North Iowa's ILY PAI Edited for the Home VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N f,TTY TOW A TTTTTCSTlAV Tf'PTJ'PTT A T?V la TftQI TTM»TM^ -- ~ -- - -- - i,i.i.x, IUWA, lUJiibUAY, l^BKUARY 17, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLE SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 113 Mellon Tip Not Taken Secretary Warned of Big Stock Slump to Come By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 17. (CPA) --According t o Eugene M e y e r, Jr., under examination by -the senate committee on banking and currency, as to his suitability for the post of governor of the federal reserve board, to which President Hoover recently appointed him, the board seems to him "to have done its best to warn p e o p l e against the orgy of speculation preceding the crasn of October, 1929. "But some people," supplemented the veteran financier, "didn't wan^. to be warned." He might have added that some hadn't sense enough either. * * * J F EVER anyone had. a tip, concerning what was to come, handed to him from high authority, I had one handed to me, forecasting that market slump -- and never realized it until long after it was alt over. Not that It made a particle of stock exchange difference to me. stocks being- a commodity in which I never dabbled in my life. But oh! what a choice bit of news I lost! thru being "too dam dumb" (as Vice President Curtis expresses it, when he wants to convey his idea of the limit of stupidity) to understand what Secretary of the Treasury Mellon ( no less an individual!) was trying to explain to me and a few others, early in March of 192s), relative to speculative prospects. * * * N THE light of what followed, I _ . _ . . . . , He was .worried by what Governor Meyer of the reserve board refers to as the then "orgy o£ speculation," which was wildly rampant in (Turn to 1'HKe 10, Column D). BRITISH PRINCES GO SIGHTSEEING Explore Amongr Ruins of Once Powerful Empire of Incas. CUZCO, Peru, Feb. 17. 6T--The Prince of Wales and his brother, Prince George, today went sightseeing among the ruins of what centuries ago was the once powerful Inca empire. In the Urbaniba valley they saw many prehistoric remains. Performers attired in the costumes of 400 years ago last night entertained the royal visitors at the new municipal theater with a revival of the songs and dances of the fallen empire. Prince George earlier in the day had dedicated the theater. A crowd of 10,000 persons greeted the royal figures when they arrived here by special train from Arequipa. Opponents of Optional M i l i t a r y Training in Iowa Attend Hearing DES MOINES, Feb. 17. (IP)--Opponents of the Torgeson-Pattlson bill to make military training optional at state schools were to appear this afternoon before the educational institutions committee of the house of representatives. AUNT NET By Robert Quillen 9.-IT "Sarah better give Tom a separate bedroom now that she's fleshenecl up'. A man can't feel romantic durin' the day if he's kept awake all night by snorin'." Baker Decision Injunction Ordered MEDICAL CLINIC CASE REMANDED Supreme Court Denies Right of Company to Practice. D ES MO1NES, Feb. 17. /T-- The name of Norman Baker was ordered included in the list of those enjoined from the practice of medicine in the operation of the Baker Institute at Muscatine under a decision handed down by the Iowa supreme court today. The court, in a decision written by Justice Truman S. Stevens and concurred in by the entire bench, ordered the decision of- the lower court reversed and remanded for a new decree in harmony with the findings of the higher court. As an alternative the supreme court offered to permit, upon agreement of counsel, the entry with the supreme court of a decree enjoining Baker and four associates from engaging the practice of medicine. In the original decree handed down by Judge C. L. Ely, four of Baker's associates in the operation of the institute were enjoined from practicing medicine. Started in ; May. The lower court, however, refused to enjoin Baker, holding that the state had not proved that he actually had been engaged in the practice of medicine after the other four " persons became associated with him. The state's application for an injunction to halt Baker's activities in the institute dated from May, 1930 when the state started proceedings thru Attorney General John Fletcher. The state asked that the institute be closed and said it would prove that Baker thru his agents and employes had practiced medicine without a license. The state also contended ths- 4 Baker and the other defendants Harry Hoxsey, Charles Gearing, Myrtle Gresham and Mary Turner, the latter two nurses, had administered secret treatments for cancer and other ailments when such treatment was not prescribed by a licensed physician. Limited Injunction. Judge Ely enjoined those four on Oct. 15 after a lengthy hearing had been held in Muscatine the month previous. Baker and the four persons enjoined all asserted that they carried out orders of licensed physicians. Judge Ely refused to make the injunction applicable to Baker on the assertion that he could consider testimony covering only the period in which all five defendants were together at the hospital. Hoxsey, the last to arrive, joined Baker's staff March 14. The court declared that evidence introduced showing that Baker had practiced medicine without a license applied to instances before that date and therefore was irrelevant. He is- (Tum In Column 3). GAFE IS HELD UP BY BANDITS Four Men With Gun Steal $100 From Federal Avenue Business. Four men held up and robbed John Galios, night man at the Venice cafe, 111 South Federal avenue, of about $100 at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. The men escaped in a touring- car with side curtains, but witnesses were not sure whether it was a Buick or a Studebaker. The men came into the restaurant and ordered rolls and coffee which they ate leisurely, Galios told police. After they had finished two strolled to their car parked at the curb and the other two held up and robbed Galios at the point of a gun. They took about $50 from the till and S50 from Galios. They also took some cigarets. The men were about 40 and were wearing dirty suits, according to the description given police. One man was heavy, Galios said. The men drove south hut a policeman at Ninteenth street and South Federal avenue did 'not see them pass. A policeman on East State street did not see the bandits either. Hearings in U Charges Will Be Held Soon Committee Waits for Report of Rules Group DES MOINE3, Feb. 17. legislative committee investigating the University of Iowa administration met briefly at 1 p. m. today but recessed until later in the afternoon because the rules committee was not ready to report. Senator H. B. Carroll, Davis county, committee chairman, said the attorney general would report tomorrow as to whether he could furnish one of his assistants to handle the detailed work of the investigation. Committee members. expressed the hope that hearings can begin within a few days. It was agreed that both the accusers and the accused should be apprised of the opposing sides' plans for the inquiry- and that there should be "no surprises" as the taking of testimony progressed. The committee plans to hold most of its hearings at the capitol, altho a trip to Iowa City may be necessary ,to inspect university buildings. While no definite procedure has been outlined, the investigation is expected to start with the presentation of charges against the officers by Verne Marshall and his associates of the 'Cedar Rapids Gazette, which has attacked the uni- Versity-adininJstratiOQ in a series · of articles. · Senators on the committee are Carroll, Doran and W. S. Baird of Pottawattamie, a l l republicans. Representatives are Allen and Byers, republicans, and Miller, democrat. Iowa House Bill Favoring Labor of State Passed BULLETIN DES MOINES, Feb. 17. Reduction of the proposed state budget for the next two years was demanded today by Oov. Dan Turner in a special message to the Iowa legislature. DES MOINES, Feb. 17. (/P)-- The house of representatives today passed, by a vote of 100 to 0, the Peaco bill which gives preference to Iowa labor in public works. The bill defines an Iowa resident as one who has been in the state for six months. Violations of the provisions of the bill would be punishable by a maximum penalty of J1GO fine or 30 days in jail. The bill came up during a discussion on the Ballcw measure which provides for giving preference to both Iowa labor and Iowa products in the construction of public works. Upon a motion of Representative Leonard Simmer of Wapello county the house struck from the Peaco bill a provision which would have exempted the highway commission from its provisions relating to the use of Iowa materials. Provides for Contracts. A further amendment, by Representative F. C. Byers, Linn, provides that contracts for public works should contain a provision for use of Iowa labor. Altho the Baliew bill was made a special order of business, the house decided to take up the Peaco measure after its author had offered an amendment substituting his bill for that of Representative Balleiv. Baliew asked passage of his bill on the ground that it was economically sound. Representative O. J. Ditto, Osceola, sought to have action deferred until Tuesday,- but was defeated IS to 76. Baliew said that nt a public hearing on his measure before the commerce committee, a representative of a Mason City cement company said his company had a contract for use of gas. Ballcw pointed out that his bill would aid the Iowa coal industry, which he said has shown a big slump in the last several years. Brown Leads Fight. The fight for segregation of the labor and products provisions was (Turn In J-njre 1. Cnlumii I). Many Present! at Carnival. DECORAH, Feb. 16(--The Elks' carnival, which ended after a three day celebration, drew an enormous crowd. QUEEN RECOVERING Queen Helen of Rumania, cs- trunged wife of King Ciirol, is recovering from the grippe. Reports in Buchnrest society ure that she plans to marry u Rumanian officer, Colonel SUe- letti. . SIPS DROP Salesman From Mason City Had Not Been in Good Health Previously. S. S. Sips, 207 East State street, dropped dead at the Downs service station at Greene shortly after 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. He entered the station and was not feeling well. Suddenly he became critically ill. Before he could be taken from the station or before a physician could be summoned, he died. Mr. Sips, who was a traveling salesman for the Hamilton Seed company of Cedar Rapids, lived here for about 11 years. He was about 151) years of age. The body will he brot to Mason City. It is now at a funeral parlor at Greene. Air. Sips was not married. He had a sister and three nephews in Pennsylvania and two brothers in Illinois. For the past seven years Mr. Sips made his home at the John Dunn residence. Impeachrnent of State Treasurer of Missouri Recommended to House JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 17. (.T 1 )--Impeachment of Larry Brunk, state treasurer of Missouri, on 12 specific charges involving "negligence" and "criminal malfeasance" was recommended to the Missouri house of representatives today by a special investigating committee. SENATE BUSY IN TO RUSH LOAN BILL THRU Principal Concern Is to Forestall Pocket , Veto. ·UTASIIINGTON, Feb. 17. /V-- ·" Senate sponsors of the veterans loan bill confidently made plans today for sending the measure quickly to the white house. Foreseeing approval by a large majority, their principal concern wan in getting the bill to President Hoover in time to forestall the possibility of a poi!ket veto. The bill wag approved in the house late yesterday by an overwhelming vote. Senator Ashurst, democrat, Arizona, gave notice he would enter a motion tomorrow to discharge the finance committee from consideration of the' measure and bring it at once before the senate. IletimiB to Work. The senate meanwhile returned to its work on appropriation measures, repulsing an effort to delay their enactment, and the house listened to several miscellaneous speeches and took up conference reports on minor bills. Senator Black of Alabama, who had warned he would filibuster ap- pcopriatlan.'measures in_ an effort to obtain Muscle Shoals" legislation, sought to prevent the senate from taking up the independent offices supply bill. His motion was defeated 54 to 18. with independent reublicnns supporting Black. Oil Industry Up. The situation in the oil industry came before two house committees. The ways and means committee heard opponents of the Capper- Garber bill to restrict oil imports. The commerce committee begun hearings on the Hoch bill to divorce oil companies from their interstate pipe lines and place the latter under the jurisdiction of the interstate commerce commission announced it could neither approve nor disapprove the measure. The house judiciary · committee ordered a favorable report on the Sparks bill to exclude aliens from the population represented in congress. A constitutional amendment is proposed to bring this about. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks weak; react sharply after early upturn. Bonds heavy; domestic sag in desultory trading. Curb mixed; profit taking active. Butter firm. Foreign exchanges irregular; Italian lira sags. Cotton higher; firm cables. Sugar lower; Cuban selling. Coffee higher; trade buying. CHICAGO Wheat steady; bullish weather and firm cables. Corn firm; small country offerings and decreased contract stocks. Cattle steady. Hogs weak to lower. Movie Stars, Married in Secret, Start Honeymoon Virginia Valli Refuses to Wed on Friday, the Thirteenth NEW YORK, Feb. 17. (A)_Secretly married for three days, Charles Farreli and the former Virginia Vaili, screen stars, leave tonight on the liner Augustus for an European honeymoon. They were married in Yonkers, N. Y., shortly after midnight Saturday. With the traditional superstition of actor folk, Miss Valli balked at being married on Friday, the thirteenth, even if It meant two trips to Yonkers and a midnight wedding to dodge the jinx. Farreli and Miss Valli went to Yonkers Fridaj', obtained a marriage license. They had planned to be married at once but Miss Valli suddenly recalled that it was Friday the thirteenth. The couple and their party consequently returned to New York to await the passing of tho jinx. · Malic Second Trip. Another trip to Yonkers and the marriage was performed ut the First Methodist Episcopal church parsonage about 12:30 a. m. Saturday, the fourteenth, by the Rev. Ralph Houston. The witnesses included Mrs. John J. Regan, who was formerly Alice Joyce; Blanche Sweet, Carltou Hockstra, Farrell's manager, and Albert Scott, a friend. Farrell explained to friends that his reason for the elaborate secrecy was that-he ,wishea to be aboard the liner on his honeymoon before news of his marriage reached Hollywood. Dates Four Years. The romance dates back about four years to Hollywood's lots. She already was a featured player in universal pictures. He was just beginning his meteoric career. He climbed the heights rapidly, sealing his success with Janet Gaynor in a series of popular pictures. His latest was "The Man Who Came Back." The bride Is a native of Chicago, where she was born Virginia Sweeney. The bridegroom hails from New England. It is her second marriage, she having divorced Denmr- est Lamson several years ago. It is his first. TROOPS AIM BIG CHARMS-i KARREI.I, Auto Runs Into Truck. MOVILLE, Feb. 17. (/P)--Ernest Wright, 55, suffered severe injuries when his automobile ran into a stationary truck near here yesterday. lowan Wins $19,223.93 on Newfoundland Horse Lucky Cecil Atherton Plans to Take in Burlesque BOONE, Feb. 17. (/P)--It was "lucky" Cecil Atherton today. But he is not counting hia chickens prematurely, the chickens being 519,223.93 he was advised he won on a dollar ticket in a horse race at St. John's, Newfoundland. Still skeptical about the sudden windfall, he tried to wait until the money actually was in his hands before he spent it. He did however, express two plans for using the cash, "when and if," as he said. First, he plans to take some friends to a burlesque show in Chicago. But the main use of the money, he said, \f.l\ be to "salt it down and educate my four children, all boys." Atherton is assistant engine house foreman at the Chicago and Northwestern shops here. He has tried such tickets before, he said, but without luck. He bought his lucky ticket from an unnamed woman, one of four chances on "Burning Up," a horse which won second in the army and navy veterans sweepstakes for the Havana mile at Oriental Park. St. John's. Three others won similar sums. Three United States citizens won 538,'!77.8ff for holding the ticket for Belgian Lass, which won first. Investigator in Jake Lingle Killing Silent on Return From Trip CHICAGO, Feb. 17. OP)--Pat Roche, chief Investigator in the Alfred (Jake) Lingle murder case, continued his silence today after a mysterious three week trip which carried him to Havana, Miami, New Orleans and other cities. Simultaneously with his return, Robert E. Cantwell, Sr., a member of the counsel for Leo V. Brothers, St. Louis gangster accused of slaying Lingle, announced his withdrawal. Cantwell had joined the defense attorneys when he, a witness of the Lingle murder, declareo. Brothers was not the killer. ROGERS ' Iowa Falls Youth Held for Robbing $1,000 From Bank ELDORA, Feb. 17.--His career as a bank bandit ended shortly after It started, Kenneth Eldreci, 20 Iowa Falls, today faced arraignment on charges of robbery of the Farmers Savings bank ut. Steamboat Rock. He escaped from' the bank with ?1,000 hut was capturec sopn after by vigilantes. Eldrcd, who lived in Iowa Falls most of his life, entered Steamboat Rock bank eight miles northeast of here in Hardin county shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Cashier E. Christians was at the cage window and Assitsant Cashier J. A. Holmes wus writing a letter. The youth then whipped out a gnu and ordered the bank employes to put up their hands. He ordered the two men to fill a sack with money. Christians succeeded in leveling a gun at Eldred but Eldred said he would shoot Holmes if it was not put down. After leaving the bank, Eldred went to a car. Christians fired at him from the rear window. At that time L. G. Condon and Roy Hathaway, both vigilantes, heard Lhe shots and began chasing Eldred, firing at him. Soon Eldrcd halted his auto and climbed out as Condon covered him with a rifle. The youtli started to grab for the rifle and Condon pulled the trigger. He didn't hit the youth but Eldred surrendered. Ho had been wounded by a bullet that Dlerced his heel and another which barely touched his neck. County officials were scouring the highways by this time and took charge of the prisoner. Officials also planned to investi- ate Wendell EklreiJ, a brother of -he youth, who was arrested while ic was trailing the car in which his brother was fleeing. The money was recovered. BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Feb. 17. -- Now here is something you must not get wrong. The government Saturday passed a bill to appropriate 20 million as a loan to farmers In the tlought area, but it was to be loaned on security. Now the man and his family that are hungry down there have no security. If he had any security he wouldn't be hungry. He would have already put it up. So this loan has not relieved the people that the Red Cross has been feeding at all. They have got to go on being fed by the Red Cross, so you towns that have beep so slow in raising your quota, because you have been waiting on the government to see what they would do, now you see, so get busy and raise it. They have got to be fed till a new crop Is raised, and when they raise it, the last one 'is still in this country. It hasn't been sold yet. But no town can possibly have nn excuse now for not doing their part. Yc-.irs, THEATER PANIC Rome Mardi Gras Crowd in Stampede as Roof Caves In. ROME, Feb. 17. (.-P)_A panic of spectators at the Morgana theater resulted in injuries to scores tonight when part of the roof of the theater caved in. The building was filled with a crowd of Mnrdi Gras carnival holiday makers. Firemen tried unsuccessfully to prevent a panic, hacking great holes in the wall an emergency cxit.s, but the crowd stampeded. Three ambulances carried off most of the seriously injured. Louis Wolheim, Screen Villain, Is Recovering LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17. (.T -Louis Wolheim, screen "villain" was recovering today from an operation he underwent yesterday ! Tor what surgeons diagnosed as a | "primary stomach condition w i t h chronic appendicitis-." The n i l m e n t , the medical men said, was induced by a. recent successful a t t e m p t by the actor to reduce. IN GRAVE CRISIS Chief of Palace Guards Rumored as Leader of Coup. By CLARENCE DUBOSE MADRID, Feb. 17. /!')-- (Tele- i ' i phoned via London)--As King Alfonso strove today to give Spain a responsible government all indications were that a new military dictatorship would 1 be set up. Long range guns were trained miinously on the city and machine funs had been placed strategically u preparation for any eventuality. Persistent reports gained , credence .hat General Leopoldo Saro, farmer :liief of the king's palace guards, vould be the new dictator. Censorship was again established A r m y Men Disgusted. A group of high army officers, eported to be disgusted because he king seemed to be yielding to the left, were reported preparing to seize the power and repeat the coup )y which Prime de Rivera seized the iictatorship. Melquindes Alvarez, chief of the reformist party and one of the leaders in the demand for a new constitution in Spain, declined King Alfonso's offer of the premiership. The crisis was thrust upon Spain with failure of Jose Antonio Sanchez Guerra to form a government on a basis of liberal constitutional revision. Collaboration 'noKsc*^: - ----Sanchez Gueri-a, designated ~by King Alfonso yesterday to get together a cabinet, went to the palace at noon today and informed the king- that lie had been unable to procure the collaboration of the republicans and socialists, radical left groups, and would have to renounce his task. He advised the king to call upon, Melquiadcs Alvarez, another advocate of constitutional revision to limit the powers of the throne, and leader of the "reformist" group of the Spanish conservative party. Alvarez, if anything, would ho regarded as more radical than Sanchez Guerra, whose designation by the king yesterday was regarded by monarchists as a surrender to the extremists. Madrid Stil! Quiet. The development, which came with astonishing suddenness, threw the political situation into the utmost confusion and made developments extremely uncertain. Madrid was quiet hut alive with rumors of military action, none of which could be confirmed. A large, military clique is extremely dissatisfied with yesterday's events, which they consider constitutes an unnecessary surrender by the king of royal proroga- live, and it was easily within the bounds of possibility today that some section of the group would attempt a coup d'etat to re-establish a dictatorship similar to that ot the lato General Primo de Rivera, Fund RiMiches $8,310,342 WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. .T-The Red Cross campaign for a ?10,000,000 drought relief fund today reached $8,37(3,342. IOWA WEATHER '· T'ilir Tuesday night and Wednesday except cloudiness; slight- ' ly u:irni(.T Wednesday in ccn- (tti! anil u-est portions. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 o'clnck Tuesday morning: Muxiimim Monday 51 Aliovn Minimum in Night: 30 Above* Minimum In Nijjht 30 Above Monday's maximum lacked only; 1 degree of touching the mark attained Sunday when a record for the current February was established. By Tuesday morning the wind had turned around into the north nnd lowering clouds at noon Tuesday bore a threat of possiblo snow just around the corner.

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