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Monday, February 23, 1931
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTK 1 FEBRUARY 23 1931 E , ;21 CHARGES GO TO ; PROBE COMMITTEE j - / (Continued Fwra Page 1). ·altho with conflicting -reasons. He -also alleged that President Jessup .McChcsney aSI W. R. Boyd, Ceda 'Rapids, chairman of the board's fi .aance committee, had invested par ;of this fund in government securi ties without authority, from the board at less than the required 5 ·per cent interest. 'He accused university officials with permitting the use of public building material and university labor on private buildings. He contended that supplies were purchase: at a higher cost than necessary ant .that an open market was prevented The university secretary, auditor and building superintendent were charged with irregularities and incompetence. Accused of Lobby. Marshall further claimed that Jessup, Boya ana Attorney C. M Dutcher, Iowa City, had built up a 'political lobby. He said Boyd is nol devoting full time to his office as required by law and that the univer- 'sity had hired private lawyers in- · stead of the attorney general. . President Jessup was accused c\ "direct and flagrant breaches of good faith" in handling the university's ouster from the Big Ten and of being largely responsible for the disqualification o£ 20 athletes. '.". Marshall related that he had employed public accountants to go over the university books and had appeared before the hoard of education in September, 1929, to make a statement regarding the interest on the Rockefeller funds. President Jessup and several .other university officials and all of the board of education except W. C. .Stuckslager of Lisbon attended the -hearing. Tlngley Objects. Marshall said he was willing to submit the names of persons from whom he had obtained evidence if he could be certain they would not be intimated before testifying. 'After some discussion, the comHiit- te voted 5 to 1 to ask him to give the names to Kelleher privately who would have power to supoena them. Tialey objected "to being-' demoted from an assoaiated investigator to someone who cannot be told the procedure." Kelleher replied that Tinley apparently had changed .his attitude since his opening statement in which he had endeavored to outline the attack on the school officials. "This is contrary lo 'my idea of the functions of the committee," Kelleher had said at the opening of the investigation, in answer to Tinley. "Such a statement would be merely propaganda and it would be impossible for us to avoid taking sides as prosecutor and defense council." Marshall read into the record ad- .'Tertlsements from his nevyspaper in 1928 in which Boyd announced hlm- IselfVas a dealer in securities. He pre- jBentsd'these in "support of his claim vthat Boyd is not giving full time jto his state,position. rLalce Mills Man Is Hurt as Pole Falls " Walter Skellenger, 21, Lake Mills, was brot to Mercy hospital Satur;day afternoon for treatment of injuries received in a fall. He suffered -.a bruised right knee and an injured 'jaw. The accident occurred when -Skellenger, helping his uncle move 'a house, climbed up a telephone'pole to cut a wire. The pole fell and he · was hurt; The exact extent of his injuries had not been determined late Saturday afternoon. Woman Suffers Broken Ankle. LiATIMER, Feb. 23.--Mrs. Jerry Jurgens, residing north of Latimer broke her right leg at the ankle She is resting fairly well. IN DAY'S NEWS Associated Press Photo Wilbur B. Foshay, president of W. B. Foshay company, Minneapolis, which went into receivership in 1929, was indicted by a federal jury on a. mail charge. ' which she was riding crashed into the rear end of a trailer. The trailer was used for transporting automobiles. The driver of the truck, Kenneth Lee, told officers he was having engine trouble and had parked. He was being held for investigation. Other occupants of the auto were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jackson, Waterloo. Mrs. Jackson suffered a dislocated hip, four broken ribs and a fractured arm. Fatally Injured at Turin. TURIN, Feb. 23. (IP)--Clarence Revcnsburg, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Revensburg, farmers near here, was killed when his automobile left the highway and overturned. Slippery gravel was believed the cause. His brother, Harold, received minor injuries. SEVEN ARE KILLED IN NORTH IOWA (Continued From Page 1). 40 miles an hour on a primary road when the accident occurred. Seven persons were in the car but the o'ther five were only slightly injured. Mrs. Walker suffered injuries which resulted in immediate death but Mrs. Cox was rushed to the Kossuth hospital at Algona where she died a short time later. She suffered a broken leg and internal injuries. She was 47 years of age. Coroner Leon Merritt and Sheriff L. A. Harvey investigated the accident. Run.Over By Train. Philip H. Curtis, 35, MarshaU- :own, was fatally injured when he 'ell off a gasoline railroad car one mile north of Sheffield Saturday night He died early Sunday mornng: at the Lutheran hospital at Hampton. Curtis and another man were ricl- ng on the M. and St. L. train No. 16. His companies, whose name vas not learned, reported when the '.rain arrived at Hampton that Curis- had fallen off, probalAy while asleep. A crew was sent out along :he tracks and a search made for him. He was found with one leg and one arm cut off. The "body has been taken to Marshalltown. · Fatally Hurt at Decorah. D. Swenson, 70, Decorah, died about 11 o'clock Sunday morning from injuries .' received Saturday night when he fell down stairs at his home on River street. His injuries were said by physicians to be serious and he was given treatment at once. Funeral arrangements" for Mr. Swenson have not been made but it is expected they will be held Wednesday afternoon at the First Lutheran church in charge of the Rev. T. A. Hoff. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery. Mr. Swenson was born in Norway in 1861. He was the father of 13 children, 11 of whom are living. His wife died nearly seven years ago. He was a former Lutheran minister and held the position of overseer of the poor in Decorah in 1929. He took the federal census in 1930. Killed at Waverly. Mrs. Joseph F. Clark, 39, Waterloo, was killed Sunday morning at Waverly, when the automobile m SPAIN MAY FORM SOVIET REPUBLIC (Continued From Faffe 1). extinguished. Half a dozen times in the next three or four years it flared up again, and I repeated my initial trip until I became extremely well acquainted with some of the anti-monarchist movement's organizers, whom I not only met in Spain during the progress of the various disturbances, but also in Paris and London, whither they skipped when each succeeding attempt fizzled. Oh, yes, they fizzled, but I always figured that they could not have" been repeated so persistently 'if there had not been a widespread underlying demand for them. In fact, there is no doubt that there was, and what is more, it was syndicalistic. * *' * ·THE SPANISH proletariat's phi- 1 losophy appears to run, indeed, to more advanced conclusions than simple republicanism, as was demonstrated by the attempt early in 1919 to establish Soviet rule in Buenos Aires, where I also happened to be present, in the role, just at that juncture, of publicity adviser to Washington's wartime diplomacy in be Argentine capital. Buenos Aires, to be sure, is a uarter of the world distant from pain, but its working class popu- ation is almost exclusively Spanish r Italian, and the Soviet essay's eadership was entirely of the former nationality, due to the superiorly of its training in revolutionary echnique. A communistic government on the Russian model actually was com- letely organized, as proved by the ubsequent seizure of its records, nd in my opinion it undoubtedly ·ould have gained control, had its upporters been armed in anything ut the most primitive fashion. As : was, street fighting raged for hree days, with an officially admit- ed loss of nearly 1,000 lives, which assuredly was far short of the real number. * * * T HUS MY own observation leads me to believe, that the school of hot which at present we are in the habit of referring to as "communis- ic" is exceptionally well represented in Spain. Obviously, too, Spain s in a state to furnish the "reds" with perhaps better than -the average of past opportunities of so many of which they have tried to avail themselves. And if fate does offer' them a reasonable chance, I can testify that they have the nerve .o fight for it, having seen them do it. Hence I do not altogetlier incline o pooh pooh the rumors. MOREOVER, if, mayhap, there '"· must be another Soviet repub- ic, Spain seems to me to be the deal place for it. Not myself fancying the idea of a communistic world, I should regret ;o see bolshevism spread to a coun- :ry like England; that would sug- _est that the concept was becoming really dangerously epidemic.. Or France. Or Germany--in .some respects especially Germany, for Germany's contiguity to Russia would concentrate entirely too many communists in one spot on the map. Spain, however, is not overly important, and in a kind of backwat er. Y ET SPAIN is of sufficient im parlance, should it go bolshevik on the heels of Russia, to scare th daylights out of conservatives am reactionaries the whole earth over According to Congressman Ham ilton, Fish, Ji\, the multi-milllonair lawmaker who has been investigat ing the "reds" lately, capitalism urgently needs to mend its abuses reform itself, "set its house in or der," as he expresses it, to head of communism. Spain by going communist, couli put a lot of kick into his argumenl and without doing any great harm either. MRS. SCHROEDER, DAGUE EXECUTED (Continued From Page I ) . of the state -highway patrol, Dec. 27, 1929. Hair Clipped Away. She was clad in a gray, artificial silk dress, loose and poorly fitting. The hair was clipped away from the back of her head at a spot where an electrode was attached. The woman walked into the death chamber apparently not needing the slight support the guards gave her. The guards placed her in the chair and quickly fastened the straps binding her to it. As she sat, the woman's fingers trembled just a trifle. The only human voice in the cold, gray chamber was that of the chaplain offering up a prayer. . The straps and death hood were adjusted, the voice of the chaplain whispered on, and even before he had completed his words the contact was made. The woman's body rose up against the straps that bound her, fists clenched, the body tense. Have You Ever Had Your Gloves Cleaned By Us! SEND THEM IN NOW * PHONE 788 OR 789 Five Minutes. Robert Elliottt, the state's executioner, was at the switches controlling the current. For five minutes he kept' the current on, operating the electric apparatus while his eyes watched the form in the chair. Two physicians stepped forward. One of them examined the woman and stepped aside. The other similarly made an examination. They looked at each other and one of them turned. "Gentlemen, Irene Schroeder is dead," he said. Something less than a mnute later, the death chamber door opened again and admitted the Rev. H. O. Teagarden, and behind him Dague, The minister was Dague's pastor in a- church near Wheeling, W. Va., where Dague once was a Sunday school teacher. Dague gazed steadily at the witnesses before the death hood was adjusted. Then followed the prayer 'of the Rev. Mr. Teagarden, and the lectric contact. At 6:13 a. m., the hysicians 1 pronounced the man layer of Brady Paul dead. Sing Thrcs Hymns. Fifteen minutes before Mrs. chroeder was placed in the chair nd while the witnesses were pre- aring to enter the execution cham- er, the Rev. Mr. Teagarden and the ev. C. H. Lauer, stood outside the ells where the prisoners then were onfined, and sang three hymns- -What a Friend We Have in Jesus," At the Cross," and "Happy Day." The prisoners were in excellent pirits in their last hours. Both rose after having spent the night in leep. A matron greeted Mrs. chroeder with: "How are you this norning Irene?" "Fine," the prisoner replied calm- y- Mrs. Schroeder gained 22 pounds and Dague 40 pounds since their imprisonment. The woman was 22 fears old last week. Dague was 34. CLEANERS FURRIERS HOUSE REFUSES TO GIVE UP BILL (Continued From Pane 1). Worth, was overridden by a vote o 71 to 23. He said road users noi paid gasoline and automobile licens taxes which were sufficient. The house also adopted 'report for indefinite postponement o£ th following bills: By Brown--Permitting establish ment of a pension fund for municip al police clerks in towns of 100,000 By Koch--Licensing coal and fue dealers in municipalities. By Forsling--Removing polic matrons in cities of 100,000 fron civil service requirements. By Whiting--Permitting aban donment of county uniformity o school textbooks, upon vote of th people. ·' By Tamisiea--Requiring destruc tion of weeds in cities of 5,000 or over. DAME MELBA, 7T, SINGS SWAN SONG (Continued From rage 1). · 1929. In 1930 she contracted the disease which brot her death. Spoke to Sister. . The great singer rallied for a few minutes this morning from a state of coma and feebly spoke a few words to her sister and son, who alone in the past few days have been permitted to see her. Her last request was that a minister be summoned and with his prayer in her ears she passed peacefully into a slumber that was unbroken until death came. She died in St. Vincent's hospital, Sydney, where she was taken at tha end of January after spending a few weeks at her vineclad cottage at Melbourne. In the 40-years of her active career Melba sang all over the globe. best Sir Waiter Raleigh style for her to walk upon. Melba inquired his name and sent him a five pound note. LIFE RECALLED LONDON, Feb. 23. (/P--Many incidents in Dame Nellie Melba's long career--pathetic, humorous and dramatic--were recalled here today in counection with the diva's passing. One she once told herself related how the great 'and austere Lord Kitchener was moved to tears. It happened - at a dinner where she, Kitchener and two or three others were guests. After the meal came' the inevitable request for a song from the silver throated artist. She begged off, since she was not feeling well, but Lord Kitchener, with whom she was well acquainted, pleaded hard on the ground that he had been an exile from home for such a long time. "Eventually I consented and sang him 'Home, Sweet Home.' When I had finished, Lord Kitchener said not a word but coming up to me bowed and kissed ray hand. As he raised his head I saw the tears stream down his cheeks." One of the most touching iribi- dents occurred in Belfast. After singing in.Ulster hall one wild winter night she was about to enter her hotel and found herself confronted with a pool of rain water. She hesitated, whereupon Jack Pollock, a small newsboy who was in a little waiting group, took his bundle of papers and laid them down in the Give Chapin Entertainment. CHAPIN--The men members of the Chapin cemetery society are giving an entertainment in the school auditorium Saturday evening. MOVE TO PROBE LAID ON TABLE (Cnntlnufd From THRO 1). full and thoro investigation of all matters pertaining to the activities and conduct of Arch W. McFarlane, lieutenant governor of the state or Iowa in the solicitation and procuring of contracts for the sale of coal by the said Arch W. McFarlane or by him for companies in which the said Arch W; McFarlane has some interests and in particular the use of his office as lieutenant governor in connection therewith and as a means of procuring said contracts and the activities and conduct of Arch W. McFarlane in misusing his office of lieutenant governor of Iowa in procuring legislative advances and gains for certain railroads and public utilities and other interests in violation of his trust and of law. "That the committee is hereby authorized to employ such counsel, stenographic and reporter service that it may deem necessary and to take such action as may be necessary to procure the attendance of witnesses, the production of books, papers, documents, records and correspondence and the proper subpoenas therefore shall be issued by officers of the house upon the requisition of the chairman of the said committee. When said investigation is completed, said committee shall make a report to this house of its findings, and recommendations." Committee Rejects All Embargo, Tariff Bills WASHINGTON; Feb. 23. W)--All embargo, and tariff bills including the proposed limitation on oil imports today were rejected by the house ways and means committee. The committee does not expect to meet again this session. Three Killed in Explosion. BRASOV, Rumania, Feb. 23. JT --Three young girl chemists were killed and 10 persons were injured when a burning film exploded in a chmical laboratory at Tilui, Rumania, today. How to Escape FLU Avoid so far as possible the places where flu tferms are most likely to be spread; overcrowded cars and public meeting places; overheated, stuffy rooms. Be careful of close contact with others and beware of all couplers and sneezers; breathe through the nose, get fresh air, but avoid drafts or chilling. Get iots of rest. Eat plenty of citrus fruits. Keep the bowels open. Take extra precaution to keep in good physical condition, so your system will have high resistance against germs. Above all, avoid catching colds. They lower your resistance to the flu germ. Ward them off. At the first sign of any cold, take Bayer Aspirin and remain indoors if possible until your cold is gone. If you have a sore throat, dissolve some Bayer Aspirin tablets in water and gargle; this will relieve the soreness and reduce the inflammation. If you have any reason to suspect even a touch of flu, call your doctor at once. WANTED TO DIE BELLEFONTE, Pa., Feb. 23. UP --Disclosure that Irene Schroeder md Walter Glenn Dague had asked their counsel not to take steps to obtain a further stay of sentence Because "we do not want life irm- irisonment now," was contained in a letter written by Dague and made public by the Rev. H. O. Teagarden .oday. Dague revealed himself in the let- Ler as a man who had spurned a call to "consecrate my life to the service of God" back in October, 1917. In his letter dated Feb. 22, Dague wrote to the Rev. Mr. Teagarden. He said that he "had the call from God to consecrate my life to His service" at a time when.the minister was in the pulpit at his church in Dallas, W. Va. Dague recalled that the minister had asked if there was' "a young man here who will consecreate himself to God." "God is calling, and he does not answer," Dague quoted Mr. Teagarden as saying: "That man will sink to the depths of hell." "He could not have known that I was that young man," Dague wrote. FUNERALS PLANNED « And it seems another actress thinks she can afford Gloria Swanson's husband for a while.--Waterloo Tribune. . WHEELING, W. Va., Feb. 23. ( Between the graves of his mother and sister Walter Glenn Dague will be buried. The man whose life was taken in the electric chair of Rockview penitentiary in Pennsylvania tor slaying a state highway officer, will be buried tomorrow in Marshall county. West Va., back of the Sand Hill Methodist Episcopal church where he once taught a Sunday School class and led a Boy Scout troop. Services for Mrs. Schroeder will be held tomorrow at undertaking parlors in Wheeling by the Rev. W. M. Sprague of .the Wesley Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will take" place in the family plot in Mt Rose cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio. Local Men Broadcast Over Waterloo Station The Clover Leaf quartet will broadcast a program over station WMT at Waterloo at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening. The program is to cousist of a group of popular numbers, a group of spirituals and a group of classical numbers. The quartet Is made up of Frank Poole, first tenor, Milton Dalvey .second tenor, Charles Dalin, baritone, nnd Guy Croson, bass. It is accompanied by Frank Piersoi. The Rusty Hinge quartet, another Mason City organization, broadcast from station WHO, DCS Moincs, (Saturday night. A N N O U N C E M E N T WM LARNER CO. is. now the EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE for KUPPENHEIMER GOOD CLOTHES It is only fitting that this fine clothing store should sell America's finest clothing.-- only proper t h a t William Larner Co. should be the exclusive represen- tative for Kuppenheim- er Good Clothes. This store is now holding an advance showing of the new spring styles in suits and topcoats --· you are invited. The HOUSE of K U P P E N H E I M E R CHICAGO £ I

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