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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home ·1 ··· -t L '') M £ ft ·i I 5 M E M A / t T O E ^ r OF J g | VOL. XXXVII ETVE CENTS PER COPY "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" OME E D I T I O N ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 21, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONA^" 8 f f a b ci '2: 1 v. ti ai ij ;S , 1 ' t* H Dry Circles Are Aroused Mrs. Willebrandt Is Sure of Grape Legality »[- I By CHARLES P.^ STEWART. · A S H I N G T O N Feb. 21. (CPA --Whenever Mrs M a b e l Walke Willebrandt ex presses her opin ion upon an- question arisin out of the eigh teenth amend m e n t o r Vol steadism t b. ablest wet-and dry authorities in the land listen respectfully. Not for noth ing, tbey agree did she sp n ' e a r l y eigh years intensively studying such problems, as the justice department's chief prohibition specialist. During recent weeks the smartest anti-rum experts in Washington' have made almost a microscopic ' examination of her assurance to her client, Fruit Industries, Ltd., of its perfect right to sell grape concentrates regardless oj their alco holic potentialities, provided they are lawfully latent potentialities a1 the time of the concentrates' delivery to customers. Their final verdict is that it is without a technical flaw. * * :* T HE description of grape concentrates, precisely in the form i marketed, as certain to 'develop a kick entirely on their own initiative, I is a trifle too casual. · A few ingredients do have to bs added. i Of course it is assumed that they ' will NOT be added. On that assump- Turii to Tagc Z, Column 8), iRISDEN DOESN'T iJplCJfAWET es - Not ^Remember; Saying | Conditions Were Worst | in 16 Years. 5 ' \ .DES MOINES, Feb. 21. OT)-- t lames E. Risden, chief of the state i, bureau of investigation, referring to (the statement attributed to him by ·Frederick C. Dezendorf, senior at- 'torney of the federal prohibition \oureau, that liquor conditions in l.'owa "were the worst in 16 years," .taid that "he did not remember justifying to the Wickersham com- '· ..iisispn that such was the case in ' i iwa.'" _ ; · "There is very little whisky in f-janva," Risden said. "We find very ilj ttle when we conduct raids. Al- JL'^vjiost without exception the liquor '}·'· seized is alchohol." Roscoe P. Bane, I' superintendent of public safety of '' Des Moines, however, reaffirmed the statement Dezendorf attributed to him, saying "if anyone knows where he can buy a drink in DCS Moines, I ivould like to know where that place Is." Death of Yorklown Man Is Thot Murder Instead of Suicide CLARINDA, Feb. 21. (.T)--Page tounty officials today were investi- I gating a new theory according to ' which Marion Annan, 62, Yorktown, found dead in his home Wednesday, Ivaa killed by a robber, rather than [hat he took his own life. L. D. Walker, coroner, expressed the belief that Annan surprised a fobber in the house where he lived alone, and that the intruder had ! Ihot the farmer in escaping. Annan's pockets were ransacked of tverything save a penny. AUNT HET Ey Robert Guillen Him, i "I still use lai-d an' tur- I pentine an' kerosene on Pa's ' chest to break up his colcis, but I have to put it on a flannel rag since lie shaved i his whiskei-s off." ALLEGED NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL. SERVICE JyfO. 117 Senate Receives Notes of Wickersham Committee TESTIMONY NOT LESS CONFUSING THAN ITS RESULT Secret Data and Opinion: of Cabinet Men Are Omitted. By S. BR. BLEDSOE W ASHINGTON, Feb. 21. (#)--The senate had before it today a bewildering mass of documents, data and testimony on liquor contro from the Wickersham commission. It represented part of the material on which the commission marie its conflicting report on prohibition Secret testimony was missing. The views of Secretary Mellon, Attornej General Mitchell and other official.- were not included. Standing out from the mass was Prohibition Director Woodcock's suggestion, made before taking the office, thai "Home option" was the solution oJ the liquor problem. The pile revealed also that John Motley Morehead, minister to Sweden, urged a modification of the Swedish system of liquor control for the United States. Mabel Walkei Willebrandt's defense of the legality of grape concentrates was detailed. Officers are Recommended. Recommendations for a veritable army of federal officers to enforce pT-ohibitioui attacks on the dry laws by labor"leaders,;rad repprts on conditions in 32 states were included in the data submitted. It seemed as controversy- provoking as the much discussed commission report itself, and like the report, furnished comfort for botli wets and drys. The senate is expected to take no action at present as a result of ""! glimpse behind commission · mes. It may cause argument even that is not expected to be extensive. March 4 is at hand and the senate is weary. Transmitted After Resolution. The material was transmitted late yesterday to the senate in response to a resolution by Senator Tydings, democrat, Maryland, an opponent of the liquor laws. Woodcock's suggestion that leaving liquor undisturbed in private homes might close the lid on Pandora's prohibition box was unique and startling. It was made while h« was a special investigator for the commission, only a little while be- Fore he became prohibition director. He said his plan could be put into effect "by a simple administrative policy." "The citizen could not claim the right to buy or sell liquor," he added. "But if he possessed liquor, or makes liquor in his home and fn such a way as not to be observed by the public and if he properly supports his family, this policy would require that he be not dis"- turbed. Law Punishes on Failure. "If he fails in a single public duty, if he breaks the peace in any way, if he fails to take care of his family, if he fails to keep himself (Tom in I'ORe 2, Column 7). 25 CHORUS GIRLS FREED BY JUDGE Case Against Earl Carroll's Show.Dismissed by Court. CHICAGO, Feb. 21. (.T)--Charges against 25 chorus girls of Earl Car- -oll's "Sketch Book" of participat- ng in an obscene and indecent performance were dismissed today and cases against four principals dismissed when Judge Justin F. McCarthy sustained defense motions to end their triai. Counsel for defense in closing arguments attacked the testimony of Miss Effie Sigler'and Miss Sarah E. Riley, members of the motion Jicture censor board, on the ground hey failed to identify in the court- ·oom any of the defendants and hat their testimony was incompetent. They renewed their frequent motions to quash the complaint and were finally upheld. The show was to close a five veek engagement here tonight, returning for a second run after a veek in Milwaukee. It was raided Feb. 13 by police. The trial began ast Wednesday. BRITISH PRINCES MISS REVOLT Associated Presa Photo The Prince of Wales and his brother, Prince George, got out o£ Lima, Peru,-just in time to escape getting mixed up in a revolution. Above they are shown at a reception given in their honor when they visited tmia, Peru. Left to right: Lieut. Col. Luis ··»!. Sanchez Cerro, president who subdued the revolt; Wales, Mrs. Alfredo Mon(agnc, wife of th-» Peruvian foreign minister, and Prince George. ' Fighting Yoimgster and ' Arthur Makes Quieter Campaign Than His Opponents EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final .story telling about tho Chicago mayoralty campaign. By VICTOR T. HACKLER CHICAGO, Feb, 21. (.T)--A comparative youngster with a reputation as a fighter and a crusading jurist who leaped into fame as a foe of gangland are challenging the reign of Chicago's verteran mayor. Arthur F. Albert, only 32 years old but an alderman for 10 years, is one of those trying to oust Mayor William Hale Thompson in Tuesday's republican primary. He is backed by the faction headed by Senator Charles S. Deneen. John H. Lyle, the municipal court judge whose campaign against the underworld won him the title "the nemesis of Gangland," is the other major candidate. Picas Much Alike. In vastly different ways these two candidates are saying- much the same thing: They are urging voters to turn the present administration out of the city hall and have hurled charges of "criminal-leading ul- liances" ad of corruption. Each claims to be the leading anti- Thompson candidate and asserts that a vote for the other means a vote for Thompson. Both have been at one time affiliated with Thompson's organization but both have been outspoken opponents in recent years. Altho this similarity of argument runs thru their campaigns the personalities of the two men are greatly different and there is much bitterness In the two camps because the anti-administration vote is being split. Spectacular Campaigner. Lyle is a spectacular campaigner as he is a spectacular judge. His stage properties are the deadly weapons of the gangster and .as he talks ic holds up a machine gun and Jemonrstrates how it is put together. Se tells why gangsters use that ;ype of weapon, how many shots it 'ires and how accurate is its aim. The audience shudders. Lyle is thin and of medium iclght, but he gives the impression ot enormous energy. He came to {Turn to I'UKC '2, Column 1). !anvas Company Wins From St. Ansgar 39-30 The Mason City Canvas'company .efeated the St. Ansgar Lions in ,he quarterfinals of the semipro asketball tournament at the Y. M. 7. A. Saturday noon 39 to 30. The anawha independents lost to the vntchell All-Stars 30 to 16 in the ther bracket of the quarterfinals, ^he winners were scheduled to meet n the semi-finals Saturday after- oon. Man and Woman Slayers Ride to Their Last Home NEW CASTLE, Pa., Feb. 21. M?) --Irene Schroeder ami W. Glenn Dague left here today by automobile for a ride half way across the state of Pennsylvania to Rockview penitentiary where they are sentenced to die Monday for the killing of a guardian of the state's highways. A little cavalcade of automobiles bearing the prisoners and a heavily armed guard left the Lawrence county jail at 11:30 a. m. Sheriff Frank Johnston and his men planned to dash all the way across country to the state's prison in high powered automobiles, a distance by airline of nearly 250 miles. The roads the doomed prisoners will traverse on their death ride once were patrolled by the victim of their banditry. Corporal Brady Paul of the state highway patrol. It was along a highway near here Dec. 27, 1929, that Paul was shot and killed as he sought the bandits who held up a grocery store at. Butler. Mrs. Schroeder and Dague both admitted they were the bandits. GUARD KING ZOG FROM ASSASSIN Albanian Ruler's Adjutant Is Killed by Shot Fired at Chief. VIENNA, Feb. 21. W)--Precautions for the safety of King Zog I, 36 year old self made monarch of Albania, were redoubled today as police investigated an unsuccessful attempt against his life as he left tho opera last night The king's adjutant. Major Top- olai, received one of the 12 bullets intended for the monarch and was killed instantly. Another bullet wounded an Albanian court official, M. Lipozova, in the hip. The two assassins, who gave their names as Asiz Cami and Nadk Tielezzi, were captured by chauffeurs of other cars standing- behind the royal vehicle. They were badly manhandled. Que'stioning brot no other explanation than they had acted thru political motives. A blood feud exists among the Albanian mountaineers against the king and there have been frequent attempts to kill him. He rarely emerges from his palace at Tirana without clouding his movements. King- Zog was proceeding thru the "ront door of the opera building to his waiting car when the shooting- occurred. ; MUSCLE SHOALS AND LOANS BILL CONGRES Little Concern Is Shown Over Routine Work at Hand. ^WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. /!)-- "· Congress was more concerned today' about veterans relief and Muscle Shoals legislation than it was with routine measures before it. The veterans measure was at the white house with a veto assured but party leaders discounted rumors that the president might threaten an extra session to raise money to meet its obligations if it were passed over his veto. Senator Reed, republican, Pennsylvania, who conferred yesterday with the president on the bill, said he had not heard the suggestion that Mr. Hoover was contemplating an extra session under the circumstances. Veto Expected. Muscle Shoals reached the senate today from the house where it was passed late yesterday, 216 to 153. There is little doubt that it will be approved Monday or Tuesday but some believe it will be disapproved by the president. The house today .considered miscellaneous bill as the senate worked on the last of the regular supply measures, that, for the navy. Sena- to'rv~Biaine,FTepublicau, WjKconsinj interrupted the course of the bill to urge Diistrict of Columbia legislation. Asks Supervision. Chairman Parker of the houae interstate commerce committee introduced a measure to put railroad holding companies under the supervision of the interstate commerce commission. A summary of n lengthy investigation of holding companies by the committee was made public yesterday. The house ways and means com- mitte closed its hearing on proposals for an embargo on oil importation and fixed Monday for a report. A compromise plan was in the making. The conference report on the $1,053,000,000 independent offices suply bill was adopted by the house and sent to the senate. Bullishness of Stocks at New Heights Prices Go '$1 to $12 Higher in Brief Session NEW YORK, Feb. 21. OB--Bullishness rose to new heights in today's brief session of the stock market, sending share prices $1 to $12'higher in the most active Saturday trading since last May. Transfers in the stock exchange for the two-hour session aggregated 2,400,000 shares of which 900,000 were traded in the last 30 minutes. The so-called pivotal stocks recorded gains of $1 to ?3, while a few issues were pushed up 54 to $12. The price trend wavered at times, but bulls made a 'supreme effort to close the list at the top, evidently to preserve speculative enthusiasm over the two day weekend, for the market will be closed Monday in observance of Washington's birthday. Stocks making- net gains of $2 to $5 included American Can, Air Reduction, American Smelting, American Tobacco B, New York Central, Eastman, Goodyear, Allied Chemical, Stone and Webster, Western Union, Gulf States Steel and U. S. Industrial Alcohol. Such issues as U. S. Steel, Radio and American Telephone gained about $1. Auburn was again the high flyer, gaining about $12 a share, closing at 5210.75, a new high for the year, and $109.25 above its January low. iRGHiriOSEN FOR ROAD Captain Campbell Is Knighted for Speed Mark Set at Daytona LONDON, Feb. 21. (.1')--Captain Malcolm Campbell walked into Buckingham palace this morning, spent 40 minutes with King George, and came out Sir Malcolm Campbell, his majesty having bestowed upon him the accolade of knighthood. The honor was in recognition of the captain's feat of driving an au' tomobile 245 miles an hour on the sands of Daytona Beach, Fla., on Feb. 5. Accident Injuries Fatal. SAC CITY, Feb. 21. Iff)--Zylphn Easier, 15, and Lucy Jean Mohler, 12, died from injuries received in automobile collisions. BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Feb. 21. --Well, yesterday I had what I thot was a kinder funny "gag." I said the people the Red Cross really should reach was the ones away mck in the woods that no one ever aeard of, the senate and congress of the U. S. Well, I pick up the paper this morning and I find their sense of lumor didn't Jibe with mine. They had added the word not to the senate and congress and made it so it not only didn't have any humor but no sense. What I am trying to get at (if I can get the papers to use It as I want it) Is to have the Red ross care for congress and the senate instead of having it done as a 'dole" from the taxpayers, as it is now. Yours, Appointment by Governor Completes Roster of Commission. DES MOINES, Feb. 21. (.T)-Willard D. Archie, 35, Sidney, was nominated today by Gov. Dan Turner as the fifth member of the state highway, commission for a four year term -beginning July 1. Archie, who is an automobile dealer, lived for several years at Corning, Governor Turner's home. He was graduated from Corning high school in 1015 and attended Simpson college for two years. During the World war he served as a second lieutenant and later was a captain in the Iowa national guard. The nomination was received by the senate in executive session and was referred to a subcommittee for consideration. The appointment completes the roster of the highway commission, Governor Turner having previously selected C. C. Riepe, democrat of Burlington, for another term and Thomas A. Way, republican of Des Moines. Archie also is a republican. Two Will Kctirc. Clifford L. Niles of Anamosa, present chairman and H. A. Darting of Glemvood will retire from the commission in July. Without a dissenting- vote, the house passed the Hopkins bill requiring the study of Iowa as well as United States history In the public schools. Other bills passed finally by the house were: By Thompson -- Extending the season on red foxes upon petition of 250 residents in a county. By Booth--Designating- county trunk roads outside of municipalities as arterial highways and pro- (Tiim lo I'ujci; 2, Column 7). KINDNESS PAYS Mrs. Elizabeth c/'uscy (if St. 1'aul, Minn., received $10,000 by the will o£ Mrs. Anthony Smith of Chicago. Twenty-five, years ago Mrs. Cusey befriended Mrs. Smith when the luttcc became III on a train. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK: Stocks--Strong; American can leada upturn. Bonds--Heavy; Australian issues rally. Curb--Strong-; utility favorites touch new highs. Butter--Unsettled. Foreign exchanges -- Irregular; far easterns strong. Sugar--Steady; Cuban support. CHICAGO: Wheat--Barely steady; beneficial rains Kansas and easiness Winnipeg. Corn--Barely steady; forecast large receipts and lower Buenos Ayres. Cattle--Steady. Hogs--Steady. Rates Scaled Down From Those Advocated by Committee. r\ES MOINES, Feb. 21. f/PJ--The ·L' administration income tax bill was'in the hands of the senate today rearing- the stamp of approval of 82 members of the "house. Twenty"our representatives voted against adoption of the measure late Friday. The rules were scaled down ma- .erially from the recommendations of the joint legislative tax committee. As finally approved by the house, the tax on individual incomes would be as follows: One per cent of the first $2,000 of net taxable incomes. Two per cent on the third and fourth |l,000. Three per cent on the fifth and sixth 51,000. Four per cent on the seventh and eighth $1,000. Five per cent on all income over that amount. The bit Includes a 3 per cent corporation tax for both Iowa and foreign firms, while the original proposal was for 4 and 4',-i per cent. Would Deduct From Intnl. A single person would deduct $10 from his total tax and married persons would deduct $20. In addition S3 would be allowed for each dependent, an increase of $1 over the committee's proposal. A minimum tax of $3 would be levied against single persons with a net income of $1,000 and married persons with ?2,000. The measure was brot to a vote late in the afternoon following five hours of debate on the rates and exemptions. The final figures represented a. compromise, particularly on the corporation rates. Once during the morning the house rejected the 3 per cent figure, and then in the afternoon reconsidered Its action. Voting: Is Given. Fifty-seven republicans and 25 democrats xvere recorded in fnvor of the bill. Those voting against it were as follows: Republicans (12) Bair, Brown, Byers, Elliott, Ellsworth, Forsllngj (Turn to ruga 2, Column I . WANTED IN FOUND IN NORTH IOWA Fourth Suspect in Galva Case Arrested at i Spencer. PENCI3R Feb. 21. UP)--Deputy Sheriff ( CharIes Nash of Henry county, 111., this afternoon started for Illinois with Orvjlle Whisker, 49, captured on the Paul Enninger farm near hero as the fourth member of .he group accused of kidnaping Earl Yocum, Galva banker, last Oct. 21. Whisker, who readily admitted lis identity when confronted in u :ield by Nash and Sheriff Fred E. Srickson and Deputy Sheriff Harry Wilsey of Clay county, Iowa, had been working on the Enninger farm for two weeks. Ho told Enninger us name was Oscar Johnson. He worked for Enninger shucking :orn last fall and when he returned this month agreed to repair fences and do other routine work In return. :or his board, Enninger told the officers. Hunted Since Full. Nash and Erickson had been, working on the case since shortly after the kidnaping. They said they suspected Whisker last fall but when they were about to make an. arrest he disappeared. Whisker said he had since been in Nebraska but Nash declared he believed he had been in northwest Iowa thruout tho winter. Whisker was immediately recog- Des Moines Has Not Felt Zero Weather for Year and Six Days DES MOINES, Feb. 21. OP)--Today's pleasant thot: One year and six days havo passed, weathermen here said, stnca Des Moines experienced zero wctith- er, the last time tho mercury reached that point being Feb. 15, 1930, when" it was minus ten. Warmer weather was forecast for tho week-end. dition and return with Nash to Illinois where, he said, he expects "a hard rap." Vernon Ahlgren, Lloyd Winslow and Harry Whisker, cousin of Orville, are to face a jury Monday. Orville Whisker probably will be tried separately, as he must first be arraigned. Kidnaped Oct. 25. Yocum, president of a Galva bank, was kidnaped from in front of his home last Oct. 25. Mystery shrouded his disappearance for several days, Ma wife and the authorities working quietly to outwit his captors and prevent Injury to him. Mrs. Yocum answered a demand for ?SO,000 ransom by wrapping a block of wood and leaving it at the appointed spot. On the fifth morning- after his disappearance Yocum was liberated and returned unharmed. One by onu the alleged kidnapers were surrounded by posses and lodged in Henry county jail, where they await Kidnaping is punishable by death in Illinois. IOWA WEATHER Posailily i-ain in extreme- weo(: portion Siiturdny night; or Sunday; Increasing cloudiness in CGntruI and east portions; ruin Sunday or Sunday night; "1 slightly warmer Saturday nljfht. in central and oust portions; somewhat colder Sunday in e.v- ' tremo west portion. · · LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figure^ for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Friday 43 Above Minimum In Night 2» Ahovo At 8 A. M. Saturday 27 Above Balmy days returned Friday! The day's maximum was 11 degrees above the freezing level and Saturday the rise of the mercury in the forenoon indicated a maximum more nearly 50. WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, Feb. 21. til')-- Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday. Feb. 23: For the uppei- Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys: Mostly fair first half of week, probably precipitation period within latter half; temperatures mostly above normal.

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