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North lowers Edited for the Home VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MAS ON ·THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" . H O M E ' . E D I T I O N Russia Used as Example Cutting Flays U. S. on Situation in Arkansas By CHARLES P. STEWART. · A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 18. (CPAj --Suppose Russia's politico-economic system to be just as it la now; but i t s wealth, in casu and developed resources and accumulated products of all sortK, about the same as America's, in pro p o r t i o n to t h e i r populations. Would it be possible for the inhabitants o f some one especially, temporarily unlucky area, like Arkansas, to drag along for weeks and months in. such distress as thousands are suffering at present? "No," answered Senator Bronson Cutting of New Mexico, "I can't imagine it, under today's Russian government, with our government's command of money. Undoubtedly the afflicted region would quickly be relieved, up to approximately the common national level." ·f * * CENATOR CUTTING spent part J of the last congressional recess in sovietland, studying conditions. Perhaps, he says, communism will prove permanently successful there; perhaps not. He is not yet certain. At any rate, it is not a philosophy to suit any other country on eurth, according to the senator. For himself, while quite an advanced political liberal, "progressive" is an amply "ultra" adjective to apply to his views. One of the richest men in the southwest, he is a "red" by no means. Nevertheless,. he does insist that an "Arkansas," In the midst of comparative prosperity, would not be permitted by the existing regime at Moscow; also that widespread unemployment would not be tolerated aip of the day in .,.,. ... c rk.... sliould be - spread : ?6utt6 suffice for (Everyone. · '·· · .· ·;·. * ·-» · ' * ' U/YF COUR.SE, Russia did have V frightful regional famines in the earlier period of communistic government," continued the New Mexican, "but that was during the chaos which prevailed while organi- Tum to I'nRO 2, Column 1). GANDHURWIN TALK 3 HOURS Mahatma Appears Cheerful as He Leaves Viceregal Palace. NEW DELHI, India, Feb. 18. (!P --Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin, the viceroy of India, talked together for three hours this afternoon, seeking a way out of India's political difficulties. Gandhi appeared cheerful as he left the viceregal palace, remark- Ing, "The issues are still in the clouds. I am not coming back tomorrow." Now the mahatma will consult with other leaders of the Indian congress party and within the next few days will resume his conversations with the viceroy. TOW A WT?nMIT'ar A V 'Tm?TfDTT A rxr i o -inoi rv^^T" ~ ~ .. '. iUWA, WUNJLbDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 114 SENATE New COUNTRY SAVED Monarchist Cabinet Saves Alfonso Postmasters Reappointed . in Towns in North Iowa WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.--Eight postmasters have been reappointed and two new postmasters appointed in Iowa. North Iowa postmasters reappointed were Frank B. Moreland at Ackley, Charles A. Frisbee at Garner, and Arvijn S. Sans Sands at Mallard. AUNT MET By Robei-t Quillen "I tried bein' humble about my sins once, an' ever'borfy got to actin' so superior I had to be independent an' sassy to make 'em polite again." Opposition to Monarchy Loses Out for Time Being. By CLARENCE DUBOSK. M ADRID, Feb. 18. (/P)--After four days of political turmoil and uncertainty, Spain today had a new monarchist cabinet, aybiding revolution on the one hand and dictatorship on the other. Either o£ those possibilities had seemed imminent but now it is,believed that the tense atmosphere of the past week will be cleared anc that the situation is once more tranquil, at least for the time being. The fundamental causes of all the trouble of the past year still exist, however, and opposition to the monarchy probably will be renewed when the time is ripe. Old Officer \A'ins. Admiral Juan Bautista. Aznar, the oldest ranking officer in the Spanish navy and generally regarded as a neutral in politics, succeeded where Jose Sanchez Guerra and Melquiades Alvarez had failed. This afternoon he brot a new cabinet to the royal palace and its members were sworn in before the king. It includes General Beren- guery th e. admiral; a; pr ede cess or," and the^Cou^t · of ·RoraanDires7''w/liose ^refusal to participate' in Berehguef's election program resulted In the general's downfall. The cabinet is composed entirely of extreme right monarchists, with representatives of the conservatives, the liberals and the Catalan independents. The members of the new cabinet are: One Post Vacant. Premier, Admiral Aznar; secretary of war, General Berenguer; public works, Juan de la Circa; treasury, Juan Ventosa; economy, Count de Bugallal; labor, Duke of Maura; interior, Marquis de Hoyos; justice, Marquis Alhucemas; foreign affairs, Count de Romanones; minister'of marine, Admiral Luis Rivera. This list leaves vacant only the ministry of instruction. But this post is expected to be filled shortly. The admiral, it was said in official circles, is In poor health and was induced to accept the heavy task which now is his only by an appeal to his patriotism. General Berengxier also is not well and it was considered doubtful that he would be able to participate actively in the new government. Son of de R.h-era Hurt. MADRID, Feb. IS. (.Tl--Fernando Primo de Rivera, son of the former dictator, was injured last nigth when a mob of republicans attacked an automobile in which he and several other monarchists were riding thru central Madrid shouting "Long Live the King!" He received only minor injuries. This was one of several minor disorders during the night. Today the city was quiet. MAY SUCCEED LEGGE COMPANION OF VICTIM SOUGHT Body of Chicago Gangster Is Found Covered With Wounds. NEW YORK, Feb. 18. (.W--The slaying of Frank Marco, Chicago gangster of many aliases and rackets, launched police on an extensive search for his attractive blond companion today. After the discovery of his bullet- pierced and knife-scarred body yesterday, police identified him with the co-operation of Chicago authorities and by check on a hotel room key found in his pocket. He was wanted for questioning in conection with the killings of Tony Lombardo, head ot Unione Sicliano, and Jake Lingle, Chicago Tribune reporter. Telephoning his hotel room, a detective talked with a woman who admitted he was an occupant but refused to give a description of him. By the time the officer had reached the room, the woman had taken her baggage and fled. Hotel attaches said they had registered as Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mario. ] Associated Press I'lioto James C. Stone, vice-chairman of the federal farm board, was considered as the proh;iblc successor of Chairman Alcxtihder Legge of that body. Announce Merger, Effective Friday - ^WATERLOO, Fip.1^.18. . (/Pi-Merger, effective Friday,: of the Waterloo Daily Courier and Waterloo Tribune was announced today. The Courier is published afternoons daily except Sunday. ThL Tribune Is published each morning except Monday. The publishers, in announcing the consolidation, said it will end duplication and provide complete coverage of the field served by the papers at a lower cost. The announcement was printed In today's Daily Courier. It said the name of the merged papers would be the Waterloo Daily Courier, combined with the Waterloo Tribune. First Edition Friday. The first edition o£ the merged paper will be published Friday evening after which it will be issued each evening except Saturday for the subscribers in Waterloo and the outside territory who can be served with evening delivery. A morning edition will be published for other subscribers outside Waterloo. The paper also Mil be published on Sunday mornings for all subscribers. John C. Hartman and Jackson McCoy, editor and general manager of the Courier, will be editor nnd general manager of the merged papers which will be printed in the Courier plant and published by the W. K. Hartman company. Kndlo Station Retained. Radio station' WMT, now owned by the Tribune; the commercial printing, engraving and direct mailing departments of the Tribune and that paper's building are to be retained by William A. Reed and Harry Shaw, who have been the Tribune editor and general manager. The consolidation brings into one plant the four newspapers represented in the two now existing. The Courier, founded in 1858, absorbed the Waterloo Daily Reporter in 1914. The Tribune, founded in 187!), was merged with the Waterloo Times in 1901. Both the Courier and the Tribune have received the full leased wire service of the Associated Press. The Tribune will publish as usual Thursday morning but Friday morn- ng the paper will be issued from the Courier plant. Governor Emerson of Wyoming Past Crisis CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 18. JT-A slight improvement was reported today in the condition of Gov. Frank C. Emerson of Wyoming, who is suffering from pneumonia. Attending physicians said the governor was near death at the crisis of his illness yesterday. Indiana Representative New Hoover Appointee WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. (.W-President Hoover today will appoint Representative Elliott, republican, Indiana, as assistant comptroller general. Elliott was defeated for reelection in November. HOUSE BILL WILL LET CITIES OWN UTILITY PLANTS Passage Ends Four Day Debate Over Many Amendments. rvES MOINES, Feb. 18. (.T)--The U house today, by a vote of 76 to 23, passed the Simmer bill to permit the establishment of municipal utility plants. It was the end of a four days' battle on the subject, fraught with intensive de- .bate and numerous attempts to amend the measure. The bill provides for payment for the plants 'out of their f u t u r e earnings. The discussion started today on the amendment of Representative F. W. Elliott, Scott, which would provide that rates, terms of contract and cost be submitted to a referendum at one time. This was defeated by a vote of 37 to 61. Elliott, speaking- fot his amendment, said that he had no interest in any utility but that thousands of lowans had investments in various utility plants and that those investments made possible much of the development in our cities. Espouses Referendum. Representative J. P. Gallagher, Iowa county, espoused the referendum proposal, declaring that its elimination would deprive the people of a valuable right. The house then took up' consideration-of ,'aii ; amendment by Simmer, approving it by a vote of 66 to 29. This amendment would provide for submission to a vote the question of establishment of a municipal plant, leaving the question of cost and rates to be set by the city council after public hearing, which would be advertised. An attempt to forestall a vote oil the entire question was made by Representative W. E. S. Hutcheon, Greene, who moved that the bill and all amendments be referred again to the judiciary committee, which would report back next Monday. R. L. Rutledge, Webster, said he approved the Hutcheon motion as he thot the Simmer amendment had some serious faults.. However, the motion lost 43 to 58. A roll call then was had on the Simmer amendment which carried 66 to 29. Representative J. H. Johnson, Marion,. said he did not like the bill, as a city could exceed its funded Indebtedness. Considered Delayed. The senate delayed consideration of the county assessor's bill while it overrode a committee report recommending killing of the Anderson bill to reduce Interest on chattel mortgages from 3V4 to 1% per cent a month. The bill now will go on the calendar and the author said tie would propose an amendment placing the rate at 2\!, per cent. Senator Roy Stevens of Wapello county introduced a bill to set Feb. BEVERLY HILLS, Gal., Feb. 18. --Those of the soldiers that need it should get at least 30 per cent of what the government owes 'em. But let the ones that are not soldiers quit hollering for it, on the grounds that it would make the country prosperous. We used 'em in the war when we needed 'em, now we are using what they saved out of the war to help out the rest of us. Everybody nowadays is suggesting 1 ways of getting prosperous on somebody else's money. Yours, (Turn (o 2, Column -I). SEARCH FOR GIRL TURNS TO TEXAS 50 Soldiers Ordered to Drag Pools for 10 Year Old Child. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Feb. 18. (7P)-- A hunt for Virginia Brooks, missing 30 year old school girl, extended across Arizona, New Mexico aud into Texas today. While 50 .soldiers were ordered by Brig. Gen. Robert McCleave from Fort Rosecrans to search canyons and drag pools east of San Diego, Deputy Sheriff Blake Mason enlisted the aid of officers as far east as Amarillo, Texas, in the search for the suspected kidnaper. Mason telegraphed fron Phoenix that a girl identified by photo- jrapns as Virginia had stopped at Wellton, Ariz., for two days with a man about GO years old who posed is her father. San Diego police planned to drag n. stagnant pool on the east side of the city today. Footprints checking with shoes worn by the girl, who dropped out of sight Feb. 11 whilo on her way to school, were fouiirt ate yesterday heside the pool. Offl cers also were seeking Frank Lindsey wanted on a charge of slaying lis wife in Seattle, in connection vith the girl's disappearance. Supporter of Lindsey Quits Job in Church Rector of New York Church Accepts Resignation NEW YORK, Feb. 18'. JPl--The resignation of the Rev. Eliot White from the staff of Grace Episcopal church because of his militant advocacy o£ companionate marriage stirred the ecclesiastical world today.""'"'" ·''."-··!··-"·--·-·- - - " · -- -,.-.._-·- The Rev. Dr. W. Russell Bowie, rector of the phurch, one of the most fashionable in the city, isaued a statement saying that Mr. White's resignation had been accepted and that his name had been removed from the church calendar. Mr. White's controversy with his superiors is a squel to the recent activity of Ben Lindsey, advocate of companionate marriage. As chairman of the speakers' committee, Mr. White invited Lindsey to address the New York churchmen's association. When Bishop William T. Manning protested White led the members in a movement to override the bishop and Lindsey spoke. MORE SUICIDES IN MONTE CARLO Casino Directors Worry at Number of Foreigner* Who Take Lives. MONTE CARLO. Monaco, Feb. 18. (,T)--The increasing number of foreigners committing suicide here Is beginning to worry the Casino directors probably for the first time in the 6,1 years of the gambling palace's existence. In one week three men, an Austrian, an Italian and a German committed suicide after losing heavily in the Casino. When a gambler takes his life within the Casino grounds it is practically impossible to check up on the fact and In many cases even the resident consuls are not notified. Before the war the gardens in front of the Casino were favorite suicide sites but now it seems that the despondent losers prefer the privacy of their hotel rooms with the result that the public knows what is going on. Tho the Casino, several years ago, stopped the system started by Camille Blanc, the founder, whereby losers were given tickets to their homes, it is reported that the plan has been unofficially working for the past few weeks. "SMED" BUTLER SAYS U. S. Boy Convicted of Sioux City Theater Robbery SIOUX CITY, Feb. 18. f/W--John- ny Arensdorf, 20, charged with robbery with aggravation in connection with the $2.800 robbery of the Orpheum theater, was found guilty of larceny, by a jury which returned its verdict at 0:30 this morning. The case was given to the jury at 3:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Players Elect New Officers. FAYETTE, Feb. 18.--Officers elected for the coming semester by the university players, Upper Iowa dramatic organization were: President, Margaret Madeen, Arlington; vice president, Robert Graham, Colorado Springs, Col.;-secretary-treasurer, Fern Johnson, West Union. Public Opinion Must Be Aroused, General of Marines Says. COUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. IS. /W-Alphonse Capone, Chicago's gangland chief, will be deported to Italy when public opinion is aroused, it was predicted by Major- General Smedley D. Butler in an address here last night. "When public opposition is aroused," Butler said, "Capone will go back to Italy--but I can't, talk about Italy." The remark was one of a few referring indirectly to the Mussolini- Butler imgroglio made before the knife and fork club, whose members he addressed on the subject of the causes and cures o£ crime. "God help the man wiio gets in the way of an aroused public opinion," said the marine commander, who recently was censured for a speech in which he related au episode of which he had been told, describing Premier Mussolini, of Italiy as a hit and run driver. Hns Had Experience. "I've had an experience of that sort," he added. For the most part Butler confined his remarks to a description of his administration of .the Philadelphia" "crime "cleanup" a few years ago. He recommended the constant shifting of policemen from one beat to another as a means of putting a stop lo corruption. The out-spoken general, who said he had never posed for motion pictures, engaged in a blustery expostulation at the start of his speech with news reel men whom he finally permitted to set up their cameras and incandescent lamps before the speaker's table. "I greet you allho I cannot see you," he told his audience, squinting' into the blinding lights. He halted his speech to glower at the cameramen, then relented and joked with them before continuing. Look For Womnn. Some of General Butler's observations on suppressing crime: "The most effective work In trac- ng criminals is thru their women. They alwny.i come back to them." "Police will carry on if you give .hem half a break. They are human like us and have families to support." "I believe in prohibition ami will continue tp · until we get a better plan." "Any police chief will tell you he can clean up a city in 24 hours when the people demand it." ACTION AWAITED UPON ROAD BIDS Bridge and Culvert Work to Be Done in Butler and Clayton. AMES, Feb. 18. C.T--Action today was expected on low bids aggregating $325,228.12 announced in the fortnightly meeting yesterday of the Iowa state highway commission. In these, most recent additions lo 1031 road improvement plans are a number of small paving jobs in Blackhawk, Clayton, Crawford, Fremont, Marshall, «nd Tama counties, which, on the basis of the low bids, would cost $247,186.12. Bridge and culvert projects in Blackhawk, Butler, Clayton, Decatur, Plymouth, and Tama counties would cost 578,042. No announcement was made on the projected 'construction of two bridges in Woodbury county on highway '20 cast of Sioux City. Low bids on bridge and culvert work: Blackhawk county--Five c u l - verts road 20 cost of Waterloo, Cedar Falls Construction company of Cedar Falls, $1,990. Butler county--Approaches to present bridge road 18 east of Dumont, A. Olson Construction company of Waterloo, $1-1,000. Clayton county--One bridge road 13 in Marquette, A. Olson Construction company of Waterloo, 513,838. WASHINGTON, Fob. l«. m --John W. Davis, democratic presidential candidate, ill 1921 was selected today to represent the: senate In its court test to the right to office of Chairman Smith of the power commission. few After Operation L'pS J ~ANGELES, Feb..,, 18. UP)-Louis Wolheim, bad man of "the screen but beloved film character of Hollywood, died at G a. m. today. Death followed an operation Monday. His condition had been reported satisfactory until hours b e f o r e death. Wolheim was 50 years of age. He was suffering from an abdominal ailment brot about by n. strict diet which tie had followed t o r e d u c e h i s weight tor a part "n a picture. When ho entered the hospital ho had lost about 30 pounds. After the operation, au attending \ surgeon, Dr. Clarence Hopkins, said a condition had been disclosed which might necessitate another operation when the actor recovered but death came as he tried to regain his strength. Chinese Train Wreck Kills 26, Injures 72 HANKOW, China, Feb. 18. (/['I-Twenty-six were killed and ,72 inured in a train wreck Sunday near Jinyang, 100 miles north of here on he Peiping-Hankow railway. Because of heavy snowfall which crippled wire and rail communlca.- ion.s, the report reached here only oday. VETERANS LOAN BILL APPROVED COMMITTEE Conferees of House and Senate Agree Upon Muscle Shoals. \if ASHINGTON, Feb. is. (#--The ' ' senate reached the crux of another dispute with President Hoover today und in the face of a presidential letter expressing unalterablo opposition prepared to pass the vel- eriiii-i loan bill. The measure, to increase the loan value of adjusted service compensation certificates from 22^ to 50 per cent of face value was approved by the finance committee a short while after the chief executive's communication liad been read. Agreement was reached to tako .he bill up tomorrow. The house, meanwhile, keeping n. close eye on the progress of the veterans bill in the senate, approved the conference report on the SI 000,000,000 supply bill for the treasury and postoffice departments. Conferees in Agreement. After 10 years of agitation and monlh.s of dispute In conference representatives of the house and .senate came to an agreement on the disposition of Muscle Shoals. All the senate managers and a. majority of the house conferees signed an agreement providing for government operation of the power plant, leasing o£ the nitrate plant for fertilizer production and government construction of power transmission liuea. Former Postmaster General New entered a Vigorous-defense oJT-tho- activities of the 1 poetofJJce 'department in negotiating postal leases under his administration. The senate foreign relations committee unanimously rejected the proposed treaty with Canada for- allocation of power at Niagara falls. The houso appropriations committee reported the second defi- T(lrn (o I'mto 'I, Cnliinm J). Markets at a Glance U PROBE BODY IN SECRET SES! Legislators Discuss Hiring of Attorney and Court Reporter. DES MOINES, Feb. 18. «)--The cgislntive committee investigating he University of Iowa admini.stra- ion went! into secret session this af- ernoon to discuss employment of ftn attorney and a court reporter. Altho the resolution for the in- 'estigation state's that all hearings mall be public, the committee in- -erpreted this to refer only to the aking of testimony. Representative JYank C. Byers, Linn, suggested the executive session with Reprcsenla- ivc Byron A l l e n , PocahonU.s, sec- mding it. Indications were that the comrnit- ee will hire an attorney from out- ·Ide the attorney general's office al- ho it was .said after the closed meeting was over that an assistant "rom his office probably w i l l be prc- icnt at al hearings. Consideration of rules for the Investigation was held over until tomorrow. NEW YORK Stocks--Irregular; leaders rise 2 to G points before late faltering. Bonds--Steady; tone improves but trading dull. Curb--Firm; utilities rally. Butter--Steady. . Foreign exchanges--Firm; continentals advance. Cotton higher--Firm foreign markets and unfavorable trade advices. Sugar--Steady; trade support. Coffee--Lower; European selling. cmcAoo Wheat- Barely steady; beneficial rains southwest. Corn--Barely steady; bearish weather forecast. Cattle--Lower; hogs lower. Sfie IOWA WEATHER I'iirtly c-lomly (,, (·lonely Weil- ni'sdiiy night and Tliur.sihiy; rising t e m p c r u t i i r o Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather f i g u r e s for 2-1 hour period ending at 8 o'cloclt Wednesday m o r n i n g : 3Iii\iimnn Tin-win v 3 Alinvr. M i n i m u m in Night. 31 Almrn At 8 A. M. Wednesday '.K Almvn S n o w f a l l .5 O f a n i n c t l r r r r : l j ) i l u t i n n .(H of an Im:h T h e Globe-Gazette's e d i t o r i a l w r i t e r did a l i t t l e bragging about lowa'.s weather. And lobk what hap. p c n e d ? It w e n t right to the weather man's head and he Hcnt North Iowa a b o u t t h e most disagreeable day it has had .since December. A snow began f a l l i n g in the early morning Wednesday and was continuing disagreeably t h r u the forenoon, driven by an easterly wind and accompanied by a temperature which stood at about t!ie m e l t i n g point.

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