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North Iowa's | Edited for the Home ! , '· .-'I L ' ! '··' E R '·; ! r. Uf. M A A R T ; j ci ; T OF I O.VA ^ S MO I 10 ES J O M E E D I T I O N ! : : /VOL. XXXVII PIVE CENTS PER COPY "THK NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" , ' . WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1931 tmrrED PRESS AKD INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 116 · \ Reed Like to Try Ex-Senator Not Too Old for Fierce Campaign LOANS BILL AT WHITE HOUSE By CHARLES P. STEWART - A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 20. (CPA) --Ex-S e n a t o r James A. Reed may be too old to outlast a term in the white house, should he land · there. He will be past 70 before t h e democrats' n e x t national convention even. However, i£ he should be nominated next year, as .his party's presidential candidate, he is not too old to woj-ys the fiercest campaign, in all probability, that this country ever saw. Politicians on both sides generally are agreed . upon that point. S Reed has been out of the senate since March, 1929. He did not run for re-election the preceding November, having preferred to make a bid for fist place on the Jeffersonian ticket at Houston. Beaten there, it was assumed that he was thru with public life, on account of his age, which already had been mentioned to his. disadvantage. * * * JOW little they knew Jim Reed, · who took it for granted that a little matter of six and a half or seven decades could discourage him! True folks did sit up and begin to take notice when, a few weeks ago, he "went on the air" with a speech which sounded astonishingly ,like the preface to a definite an- f jnouncement of his candidacy to 1 / carry democracy's standard in 1932. Sr Still, hn, old friends .in Washington i could hardly believe they had in' terpreted him aright. It seemed im J possible to them. "To old!" they repeated. Now comes word from Kansas City that there was. no mistake about it. Jim once more is going af- terjhenominatipn. As the demo- -Ao be 'heia-'^tieyeV-vMSJrcfrj'S.-'or.'stfbij , thereafter, 'it is .understood, he will ·i say so unequivocally. I , * * * J' \irELL, there is this to be admit- ''.'' VV ted about Jim Reed: f The democrats need a leader m T'·' 1932 who will- tear into the G. O. P. vi as the G. O. P. never before was i torn into, and 'it is doubtful if the { whole field of politics ever has pro^ duced a warrior with qualifications . J (Turn lo roen 2, Column 2). State of Siege Follows Attempt of Peru Rebels 60 CITIZENS AND ARMED TROOPS DEAM FARM SCENE OF SHOOTING H c i. f -\. \ c CHICAGOOLICE SE WIDENED Federal Government Enters t Affair to Question ,! Captain Lee. 1 CHICAGO, Feb. 20. /P) -- The I scope of the investigation of alleged ' corruption in the Chicago police department was widened today with the entrance of the federal government into the inquiry. Edward A. Fisher, assistant United States district attorney started the action when he announced that Michael Lee, a police captain attached to the Englewood station, would be summoned today for questioning. Particularly, the federal official said he wanted to know how seven of the captain's subordinates, accused by saloon and gambling house proprietors as graft colectors", could make such levies without lee's getting an inkling of the alleged affair. Seven-raids on speakeasies in the nglewood district proceeded Fisher's announcement. They were made by investigators for the special grand jury investigating alleged police corruption. I AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Upon Discovery, Band Retreats to Old Fortress. BULLETIN C.-VLLOA, Peru, Fob. 'M. lff --Fort 'JReal Felipe," seized by (iO revolutionists who sought to overthrow the Sanchez Cerro government, wus captured by loyal forces this afternoon. L IMA, Peru, Feb. 20. OT?)--A state of siege was declared here and at Callao today after an x unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the government of President Sanchez Cerro. An official statement said a group o f ' about 60 civilians and armed troops attempted an attack on the palace at 4 o'clock this morning. Their movements were discovered in time, however, and the band retreated' to Callao, barricading themselves in the old colonial fort "Real Felipe." ' The authorities' said they believed the movement was headed by adherents of former President Leguia, and they named General Pedro Pablo Martinez as one o£ tho.possible leaders. '-.- Government troops pursued^ the ·"Toup;to-eallaVand lid siege. This ncident created little disturbance n the capital altho some stories were closed and troops guarded the main plaza. LAWYIMAKE U PROBE PLANS Fort Dodge Attorney to Act for Committee of Assembly. DES MOINES, Feb. 20. (/I 1 )--Attorneys for the legislative committee investigating- the University of Iowa and for the state board of education today were preparing for the opening of the probe next Monday. Dennis Kelleher of Fort Dodge former assistant federal attorncj for northern Iowa, was chosen^ by he committee as its legal represen- ative. He will be in charge of ex- mination of witnesses and will ar ange details of the investigation ided by an assistant attorney gen ra\. The board of education announce! t has employed Emmet Tinley o Council Bluffs to conduct the de ense. Under the legislative resolu ion ordering the probe, Tinley's fee svillbe paid by the state. Verne Marshall, managing edito of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, ha een summoned as the first witncs efore the committee Monday morn ng. He is expected to presen charges made in his newspape against President Walter A. Jessu and other university officials arc employes of the board of education The committee met briefly th afternoon and arranged details for the hearing Monday. It was agreed that Marshall at that time would be asked to present the names of any persons he believed should be called on to testify. The committee notified the board of education of the hearing and requested that It be represented. MKS. IRA DEAM, JR. "It won't take that new couple long to get acquainted with the swell families ir this town. He's got a jol collectin' bad accounts." Above is a view of the farmyard near Chapin .where Joe F. Smith, hired man, shot his employer's wife, Mrs. Ira Deam, Jr., Thursday,morn- in" The cross on the porch marks the place where Smith is supposed to have stood when he fired at Mrs. Deam. The cross in the yard shows where Mrs Deam foil when struck a glancing blow on the side of the head by the charge of shot. The empty cartridge was found near the porch and the small tree in the foreground was riddled by shot from The gun and cane with which Smith committed suicide are shown in the center photograph. Smith fell on top of the weapon so that it lay crosswise with his back. Hc used the cane to discharge the gun. Below is a view of the corner of the house where he retreated to kill liimself after he had supposedly killed Mrs. Deam. The cross marks the spot where his body was discovered after neighbors found Mrs. Deam near'the highway. Bandits Rob Bookies of $10,000 in Heart of Chicago Loop Area CHICAGO, Feb. 20. i.-Pi--Five ' strangers" entered a racing handbook establishment on Madison street, in the heart of the loop, last night and made away with $10,000 in loot. The bandits lined up fiO patrons nd the keepers against the waU with machine guns. True Information Filed in Tiffin Shooting Case IOWA CITY, Feb. 20. (.'T')--A true Information charging murder was filed against Ed Alberhasky, 50 year old farmer near Tiffin, today by County Attorney F. B. Olson in connection with the slaying of Hayes Carver, 35. CONDEMNED PAIR READY FOR DEATH Mrs. Schroeder and Dague Unmoved by Efforts of Attorneys. NEW CASTLE, Pa.. Feb. 20. (/!) --Apparently unmindful of the last desperate efforts of their attorneys to find some technicality which might give them a few more weeks of life, Mrs. Irene Schroeder and W. Glenn Dague, listlessly prepared today to die In the electric chair at dawn Monday. , The slayers of a state highway patrolman, notified last night that Governor Pinchot has announced he was unable to grant them a stay o£ execution, awaited arrival of tlie death warrants--the signal for their removal to the Beliefonte death house. The blond former waitress turned g-unwoman, fondled the black Kitten that has made her ecu 1'is abode; Dague, one ' time Sunday schoo' leacher, poured over his Bible. County authorities are checkin; further the story Mrs. Dague says her husband told her of the deatl of Tom Crawford, brother of Mrs Schroeder and alleged accomplice o the couple. She said Dague asscrtet Crawford died of wounds he re ccived in the gun battle in whicl the highway officer .was snot an' that he and Mrs. Schroeder burici him secretly. Dague's mother lives in Washing ton, Iowa. AUTO GAS FATAL TO MRS, DU PONT Director of Eastern Firm Finds Wife's Body in Studio. WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 20. (If --Police said today they were satis ied the death oC Mrs. Eugene E u Pont, in, wife of a director o lie du Pont company, was due t monoxide gas generated by her au omobilc. Mrs. du Pont, wiio was deeply in erested in art, was found dead las light in her studio at the du Pon esate in Greenville, near her, by her msband. She had run her car in the jarage, above which the studio is situated, but had neglected to shut off. the motor.-She was engaged in tainting a chair when she was overcome. Mr., du Pont was almost overcome when he opened the garage door. Going to the studio, which also was filled with the fumes, he found his wife's body on the floor. Physicians said she had been dead about two hours. Victim of Shooting Tells Details of Tragedy at Chapin HAMPTON, Feb. 20.--One side of her face mutilated, one eye removed and suffering considerable pain, Mrs. Ira Deam, Jr., 32, who lives one mile east of Chapin, revealed today the details of the tragedy whi,ch occurred at her homW-'yesterday morning. .She ; was ' eriouslj:" wounded "bjrJdsrprSftuth; 2, hired man,-who committed sui- ide later. Mrs. Deam, %vho is confined to the utheran hospital here for treat- lent, is suffering considerable pain ut physicians stated she will re- aver. She will undoubtedly be conned to the hospital for some time or treatment. Relatives of Smith ave been notified of the tragedy. Mrs. Leon Sullivan, Clear Lake, vas told by Mrs. Deam how the hooting occurred. First Smith came ito the house an(l said he was gong to get a gun to kill some skunks, 'ive minutes later he returned. Throat Was Made. "You're going to do what I want you to," Smith said to Mrs. Deam, according to the version given her ister. "Oh, you're kidding," was Mrs. Deam's reply. Smith approached her lowever and she fled out of the house. When she was in the yard Smith fired at her from the porch. RATE SCHEDULE FOR INCOME TAX BILL IS REDUCED Plan Approved by House Provides Minimum Tax of $3. D BS MOINES, Feb. 20. UP)--A reduction in the rate schedule for the proposed state income tax was approved by the house of representatives today in its debate over tho tax measures. The new schedule, introduced by Representative F. W. Nelson, Story, was passed by a vote of 83 to 10. It calls for a tax of 1 per cent on the first $2,000 of taxable income; 2 per cent on the next 52,000; 3 per cent on the next $2,000; 4 pel- cent on the next $2,000, and 5 per cent on all in excess of $8,000. The original bills call for a tax of I p e r cent on the first 52,000 of taxable income and an increase of 1 per cent on the levy for each additional ?1,000 ujj to a maximum of 55,000. All above that would be :axed 5 per cent under one of the original measures and G per cent under the other. Minimum Tux $3. The . Nelson schedule, however, provides an exemption of only $1,000 in the case of single persons and $2,000 in the case of married BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Feb. 20. --You talk about this country being hard up. Every place thinks its worse. off than the other. The Red Cross as usual is doing heroic work, but it's the people that they can't reach, people that they never heard of, people that are so far back in the woods that the rest of the world has almost forgotten 'em. Those are the ones that I pity in all this depression. I am speaking of the senate and congress of these U. S I want to see a Red Cross relief formed that it will go so far buck into the underbrush of the hinterland that it will reach this little known but patriotic group, then can CONGRESS BUSY ON MONEY BILLS AWAITING VETO Muscle Shoals Measure Expected to Pass : House. the Red Cross say "We have formed our duty." Yours, per- ® l i l l , Tiim to rage 2, Column Markets at a Glance persons, with a minimum tax of 53. The exemptions arc virtually the same as .those .under, .the...original bill drafted by the Joint legislative tax committee. The substitute measure under consideration allows ex emptions from the tax of 515 for a single person and .?25 for a marnec person. The house defeated 52 to til an amendment to lower the taxes on all corporations to 3 per cent. Tho house served notice that i ntended to pass some kind of n measure when it defeated 21 to 8 an amendment of Representative F. W. Elliott, Scott, which would have virtually wiped out the two complete bills before it. Ordered Reduction. Elliott's amendment would have ordered all tax levying bodies to reduce the milluge for all purposes by five per cent for tho years 1932 to 1936 inclusive. Then house voted down the proposed corporation tax amendment by 52 to 54. The discussion for the reduction of the corporate income tax was led by H. M. Greene, Pottawattamie J. T. Hanson, Scott, F. C. Byers Linn, and O. T. Roe, Allamakee. Greene proposed an amendment "BIG BILL" PUTS UP BEST BATTLE r LONG CAREER Thpmrjspn.Carries All tlis Old Vituperation and Showmanship. EDITOR'S NOTE--This is the second of a series of three stories dealing with tho Chicago mayoralty campaign. Three Bombs Exploded in Chicago Are Laid to Troubles With Labor CHICAGO, Feb. 20. OP)--Three bombs, exploded within a period of less than two hours last night, were laid to labor troubles today by police authorities. Bombs set off at the Big Four advertising carriers handbill distributing plant and the General Outdoor Advertising company distributing plant did little damage, but tne one set off at the Packard Motor company did .?3,000 damage, Andrew D. Clarke, Former Banker at Algona, Succumbs LINCOLN, Ncbr., Feb. 20. CA")-Andrew D. Clarke, 88, former Algona, Iowa, banker and landowner died at the home of n niece here yesterday. Two daughters and son survive. Boy, 12, Kills Little Sister With Shotgun MONTCLAIR, N. J., Feb. 18. OB --William Senior, 12, killed his year old sister Patsy today. While Patsy was lying in bed wit] her mother, William found a shot gun and playfully pointed it at her insisting that she get up. It went of and killed her. The mother was un touched. to the Nelson amendment making the tax 2 per cent. It was the contention of the advocates for lower corporation taxes By VICTOR T. HA.CKLEK CHICAGO, Feb. 20. (.T)-- William Thompson -- "Big Bill Thompson" to Chicago-- flailing his way thru the campaign for the nomination as the republican candidate for mnyar is fighting one of HIE most bitter and virulent battles of his long and colorful career. Rounding- out his sixty-second year, an even dozen of them as mayor of Chicago; stricken more than once by prophets from the political lists because of illness and party defections, Thompson has set his cowboy hat at a warlike angle and emerged again with the bludgeons of battle. Municipal Judge John H. Lylc and Alderman A r t h u r F. Albert are opposing the mayor In next Tues- Kft 2. Column 1). NEW YORK Stocks'--Strong; many leaders touch year's best. Bonds -- Irregular; investments fluctuate uncertainly. Curb--Strong; Electric Bond hares, leads rally. Butter--Firmer. Foreign exchanges -- Irregular; eseta advances briskly. · Sugar--Steady; trade support CHICAGO Wheat--Barely steady; beneficial ains and small exports. Corn'--Easy; increased country offerings. Cattle--Steady. Hogs--Higher. IOWA7ALLSTRIO GIVEN 25 YEARS Youths Sentenced After Plea of Guilty to Bank Robbery. ELDORA, Feb. 20. I/PI--Wendell and Kenneth Eldred, brothers, and Lloyd Havens, all of Iowa Falls, were sentenced to indeterminate sentences not exceeding 25 years in the Anamosa reformatory after pleading guilty to the holdup Monday of the Farmers Savings bank ANTI-MONARCHY MEN MARK TIME Spanish Labor Leaders Thot to Be Planning General Strike. MADRID, Spain, Feb. 20. (.Pi- Taken by surprise at the monarchist union which has permitted formation of a government under Prernicr Admiral Juan Azner Y Cabanas, socialists, republicans and other anti monarchists elements were believed today to be marking time before renewing active opposition to the throne. Altho Spain continues tranquil, there were reports that the socialist and labor leaders were planning a general strike, withholding action :emporarlly in order to witness the governmental program in full swing. A meeting of the socialists and jeneral workers' union has been called ! for tomorrow to formulate a program. Two linotype operators who broke a strike called by that group yesterday were beaten badly by a group of strikers last night. Police broke up a demonstration, of 200 strikers in front of the residence of Dr. Jose day's primary and the poison dart; they have, aimed at "Thompsonism 1 have brot him full tilt into the fray with all the vigor, vituperation and showmanship of his past campaigns. Gunning for Officu Making eight and 10 speeches a day, sending out thousands of workers and bales ot literature, engineering all sorts of stunts, including jackass parades and airplane advertising, Thompson is gunning for a fourth, term which would give him a longer tenure in the office than any other man. What is more important, it would give him the opportunity of welcoming visitors to the 1933 world's fair. "Big Bill's" fame was only regional until he refused to invite W ASHINGTON, Feb. 20. (.T)--The veterans loan bill passed boldly thru the doors of the white house today, an unwelcome guest in the presidential household. Congress stood by awaiting Mr. Hoover's veto. Sponsors of the measure were holding their forces in line in confident expectation of mustering the two-third majority oC both houses necessary lo enact tho measure over the president's disapproval. The bill', increasing tho loan value of adjusted service compensation. ertificates from 22i'a to 50 per cent, vas signed by Vice President Cur- .is and Speaker Longworth shortly after congress met and dispatched at once to the executive mansion. It vas passed late yesterday by tha enate 72 to 12. Work Accomplished. Meanwhile, both branches accomplished something in the way of np- roprlation legislation. The hovfse idopted the conference report on the $138,000,000 state, justice, commerce and labor departments supply bill, completing congressional ac- .ion on that measure. Then it adopted conference reports on the ?41G,000,000 war department and the $45,600,000 Din- trlct of Columbia supply bills, and sent both to the senate. The senate was debating and making progressjfc'tth the,· supply, bill for the navy, department i Iteport Presented. Chairman Parker of the housd interstate commerce committee presented a lengthy report urging: legislation to bring railroad holding companies within the jurisdiction oC tho interstate commerco commission. The house adopted a resolution: expunging from tho congressional record remarks by Chairman McFadden of the banking committee accusing the two New York senators of supporting Eugene Meyer for governor of the federal reserve board as part of a political trade under which there would be no investigation of Tammany hall. The Muscle Shoals compromise report, proposing federal production of power and private production of fertilizer, was brot up in. the house late this afternoon with approval almost certain. Adopt Resolution. The senate adopted without debate a resolution suggesting that President Hoover negotiate with other countries to prevent the debasing- of silver coll and dumping of silver on the world market. The house passed the Hawley bill to authorize the issuance of $8,000,000,000 irt bonds for refunding m a t u r i n g Liberty Loan bonds. Congressional action on the long- pending billion dollar treasury- postofficc appropriation bill was completed today with senate adoption of the conference report. Marshal Joffre to Chicago during the World war. This brot down (Turn In Pamn 3, Column 1). at Steamboat Rock. The trio said they undertook the robbery hoping to be able to f\y a S17S mortgage Havens held on the Eldred automobile. Appeal bond; were set at $7,500 each. Their arrest followed Kenneth Eldred's escape the bank. with $1,000 from Maria Albinann, nationalist party leader. Catalonia, turbulent South Span ish province containing the city o Barcelona, is to have virtual pollt! cal autonomy, independent of Mad rid, under the program of the new government, as announced last eve ning. MOUNTAINS TOO HIGH FOR PRINCE British Traveling Salesmen in South America Seem Tired Out. LA PAZ, Bolivia, Feb. 20. /!)-The Prince of Wales, oppressed by the high altitude of this mountain capital, hurried back today across the Andes to Antofagnsta, Chile, after spending just seven and one- half hours in La Pax. In that time he crowded an official reception at the executive palace where he and Gen. Blanco Galindo, president of the military junta, exchanged decorations, another reception at the town hall, a final reception at the British legation, and dinner with the president at the palace. Both he and Prince George were obviously tired and oppressed by the rarified atmosphere here. w Weai IOWA WEATHER \ Increasing cloudiness Friday ' night, possibly followed by ' rnln or xnmv In tho extremo ivcnt portion; warmer In the central portion. Saturday rain or Know, colder In tho extremo \vcHt portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 2 t hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: ' Maximum Thursday 3(5 Aliovn M i n i m u m in Nlglit. 22 Ahove At 8 A. M. Friday 35 Ahovo Tracn of Snow After three days of cheerless 1C not cold weather, the reappearance of Old Sol Friday morning was highly appreciated in Mason City. The wind had gone hack Into the south and a marked rise of the mercury during the day had got under way before noon.

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