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Tuesday, February 24, 1931
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FEBRUARY 24 1931 CLARION WINS 2 ; OECLAM FIRSTS Eagle Grove Also Captures . Honor in Round of State Contest. ·"CLARION, Feb. 24.--Clarion won two firsts and Eagle Grove won one first place in the first round of the state declamatory contest held here last night. Schools competing were Eagle Grove, Dows, Webster City, Belmond and Clarion. Philip Spencer .of Clarion was first in oratorical and Mildred Williams of Clarion was first in humorous. In dramatic Dorothy Donahoe, Eagle Grove; Mad ell a Miller, Webster City and Janey Storer, Clarion, tied for first and Dorothy Donahoe was declarer) winner on a percentago basis. Judges were Supt. L. J. Thein. Britt, Principal Edna R. Luce and Lewis E. Hedgecock of Hampton. IN THE RADIO WORLD By C. E. BUTTEBFIELD Associated Press Radio Editor (Time is central standard thruout) - NEW YORK, Feb. 23. (JP)-Metropolitan opera stars are to be headlined in a. new program start- Ing next week on WABC and chain. Heralded as the first CBS feature devoted exclusively to such entertainers, the program is to be put on weekly via a coast to coast hookup of 50 stations. The premiere, on March 2, is to have Beniamino Gigli, tenor, as soloist with a largo orchestra under the baton of Wilfred Pellctier, 3* year old conductor. The time will be 7:30 p. m. Each week a different star will be heard. Several specials are on the bills for this week. On the WJZ chain Wednesday night Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboy band will appear at 7:30 p. m. The same'i night Chain Grace Hayes of the stage will be a part of the pleasure hour. Non Halperin, vaudeville character singer, joins in the radio roundup on WABC and stations on Thursday night. A recent visitor to the NBC studios was Baroness von Hindenberg, niece of the president of Ger- inany, the occasion being the reported negotiation of a series of radio talks by her. Earle Sande, expert jockey, also called at NBC to see'his friend John P. - Royal, directpr of programs. It was said the visit may have had something to do with u proposed radio program in which Sande will appear. - ! f' Wlllfe 'Perceval-Monger, 'former inusic critic on a New York newspaper, 1 has joined the directing staff of the radio homemakers. Try these on your radio Tuesday: "The Machine an4 Unemployment," subject of the voters' service, WEAF and,hookup at 6. . Felix Fox, pianist, in the program of works of great composers, WJZ and others at 7:30. Brad Browne and Al Llewelyn via WABC and network at 7;45. Rapid transit, dramatic sketches, WEAF and stations at 10. Jack Denny's orchestra from Montreal over the WABC chain at 10:30. Apparently nothing makes the senate madder than, some one trying to keep it from spending a. few million dollars.--Ohio State Journal. IN DAY'S NEWS ^ Associated PtessPbolo When her husbund came home after an unexplained month's absence and complained because she had the radio tuned to a Rudy Vallee program, Mrs. William Welch (above) of Kansas City borrowed a pistol and shot him. She was held on assault charges. FIVE CONFESS AND CLEAR UP SHOOTING (Continued From rage 1). have any and started lighting matches which ^went out quickly, the confessions said. "Black struck at me and I shot toward a barrel standing at the side of the house and then shot again," Cogill'sc confession read. "Black said, "Who is this?' Black started to light the third match and I fired the third shot which struck him." Black is recovering from a wound in his leg at the home of his son-in- law, Clinton Tanner, 418 Second street northwest. Black is a teamster. 1 The boys made their getaway in o car which they had parked nearby and went, to the home of a frieuU where they burned part of their clothing, according to the confession of Cogill. Wore Mask. Wilson confessed he wore a white handkerchief for a mask at the time of the affair and told that the next morning they found a tire flat and changed it, but altho they intended to change all the tires, they did not. "Five days ago Cogill and myself formed a partnership to sell alcohol," Wilson wrote. Cogill started bootlegging a year ago this winter with Newberry an'l about six days ago began bootlegging with Wilson, according to Cogill's further confession. _, Wednesday night Wilson and Cogill laid plans to get another gun beside the one Wilson had so they went to the place at which Burgess works jfcd tried to get one from him but were unsuccessful, according to Cogill's confession. The boys had planned to go to Hampton on Saturday to stick up oil stations but changed their minds and didn't go, they both admitted in their confessions. ' Thursday and Friday nights we weer out on different highways out of Mason City looking for planted liquor 1 and on Wednesday night we decided U; meet a certain bootlegger and tak; his liquor 1'rom him," Cogill confessed. Met at Pool Hall. Newberry met Cogill in the middle of January, 1931, at a local pool hall, Newberry confessed. He haj helped hide liquor both in the country and in Mason City but had re Keep Your Hair Beautiful and Lustrous HAIB that is beautiful and lustrous now --can be the aame in middle and later . life if Cnticnra Soap is used reg- \ alarly for the eliarapoo. Anoint spots ^J of dandruff and itching, if any t with £ Cattcnra Ointment before shampooing. A healthy scalp usually meang good hair. SoiJ) SSc. Oiotmcnt 25c. end 50c. Talcum ZSc. Ftofntlon: Toner Drug Chearieol Corpor«[;0B, Ualdea. Mau. CUTICURA Dollar Day Bargain V ^Lf Dinning Room Suite Wouldn't you like a new Suite for your Dining Room? How it would add to the beauty of your home. Your family would enjoy it. Guests would admire it. A handsome Suits, on sale Thursday a t . . . 00 207 Sixth Street S. W. Mason City ceivcd no money for handling the liquor and had decided to quit, he stated. Jpe Brackey confessed that during 1 the past week he had been implicated with Cogill in bootlegging. "I was to get $.50 for each customer I sent to Cogill," Brackey stated. "I got about ?1 and four ami one half pints of alcohol for the customers I sent to Cogill." The story of how Cogill and Wilson came after the gun which they said they wanted to use to Hijack somebody is contained in the confession of Burgess who also toid how he had sold alcohol at 51 a half pint to Cogill and how he had failed to receive pay for his alcohol. Briggs Boys Confess. Ancel Briggs, 20, Ronald Ashby, 16, and Gerald Briggs, 17, arrested last week in connection with a series of robberies from oil stations, homes and automobiles, have all signed confessions telling of the places tney robbed. The boys had in their rooms blankets, flashlights, electric grills, tire accessories, overcoats, a number of brief cases and many other articles. They admitted robbing the Mid Continent Service Station on East State street Jan. 1,' the service station on Fourth street and Carolina avenue northeast Feb. 1 and to several other robberies. Ancel Briggs was bound over to the grand jury and the others to the juvenile court. They all said they were from Centerville. GEMMILL TELLS OF U GIFT FUND (Continued From Pace 1). letic conference in 1929. He related a conversation with Paul E. Belt- ng, deposed athletic director, in which the latter described how Jesup farced his resignation. Bid Not Give Charges. The Cedar Rapids editor also claimed that Jessup prevented John U Griffith, Big Ten commissioner, from giving the university's ath etic board the charges on which the school had been ousted. This occurred, he said, at a board meeting at Iowa City. Marshall asserted his nformatlon came from reliable persons "known Ly everyone in this room." The committee was in executive session more than an hour yesterday considering . the admission of learsay testimony, to which Tinley lad raised objections. When the hearing was resumed, Kelleher read a statement saying- that the committee would seek corroborative evidence wherever possible. Senator H. B. Carroll of Davis county, chairman, stressed the fact that the committee is a fact find- ng body and not a court. Rules adopted last week give him the right · to decide whether evidence shall be admitted but the committee BONUS BILL LOAN ACT IS PUZZLING (Continued From rdgo 1). Secretary Mellon, with a guess of §1,000,000,000. W HATEVER the figure may be (and it depends, of course, on how many veterans avail themselves of the 50 per cent borrowing privilege on their certificates), Secretary Mellon foresees heavy calls on the national strong box in the early future and, far from having plenty of money, he anticipates a $500,000,000 deficit, or thereabouts, at the fiscal year's end, June 30. Thus, he, in turn, will have to borrow. Maybe he will raise cash on short- term securities; the new law permits him to do so. Or maybe he will prefer to sell bonds; he can do it under the terms of the second liberty loan act, authorizing $20,000,000,000 of them, of which only a trifle above $18,000,000,00 actually were issued leaving a margin of approximately $1,892,000,000 the treasury is still in a position to offer for sale without fresh legislaton, subject to the same old conditions. * # * CENATOR VANDENBERG'S for'-' mula, indeed, contemplates an intricate maze of "credit operations" by which the Wolverine statesman contends that provision for the veterans can be made to "take care of Itself,"- necessitating "no additional treasury financing." Suffice it to say (rather than attempt to explain it) that treasury experts admit it is deeper than they get the drift of._ More'than almost anything else in connection with the entire puzzle, it recalls Einstein-- Isaac Bacharach especially his theory of the fashion in which space bends back on itself, so that, at some stage in infinity, the mathematician finds himsell once more at the point he started out from. *. * * ·THE Vandenberg hypothesis ·I only academically interesting, at any rate; philosophers there will have to be a bond issue (about $1,000,000,000) sooner or later, depending on the state of the money market. Incidentally, the treasury declares an income tax increase inevitable. Senator Vandenuerg practically alone disputes this. If it were deemed reasonable to expect that a majority of the veterans would pay regular interest on their borrowings, it is true that it would largely offset the government's interest on its bonds, but the idea is much more general that hundreds of thousands of them will take the specified 50 per cent of their certificates' face and regard the transaction as closed. Maybe right there is where the plan is open to its worst criticism-In 1945 the borrowing veterans, who have not kept UD their interest, will find the remaining 50 per cent of their certificates eaten up by these accumulated defaults; little or nothing will be coming to them. And immediately, the critics prophesy, a demand will be made for pensions, which is exactly what the present system's authors were most anxious to guard against. * * * V/fEANTIME, how shall the veter- 1'* an who wants his 50 per cent loan get it? He should apply, with his certificate, at the nearest regional office of the veterans' bureau, agree to the stipulated rate of interest and receive the amount due him. Arrangements have been made for the refinancing of loans made under the terms of the old law. About 300,000 ex-service men never have applied for adjusted compensation certificates. Hitherto a two-year lapse has been required between the granting of a certificate and the initial loan on it Administrator Hines' interpretation of the new law is that this interval is eliminated, but other authorities differ with him. The question is not yet settled. by a majority vote may override his decision. HOUSE WOULD PAY LAWYERS SALARY (Continued From sn I). sn measure apply only to state officers. The original measure was re-referred to committee when the senate adopted, the mqtion of Senator C. F. Clark, Linn. Amendments to exclude sheriffs and their deputies, engineers, and to set the maximum mileage charge at seven cents a mile were pending when this action was taken. Bill Approved. . The house conservation of resources committee reported favorably the Blair bill creating a sanitary water board which would consist of the commissioner of 'public health, chairman of the state board of conservation, state game warden and two memoers appointed by the governor. It would confine itself largely to the study of the elimination of algae in Iowa waters. The bill carries an appropriation of $10,000. Representative F. W. Elliott of Scott county introduced a bill which during 1032 and 1933 would require all taxing districts in the state to reduce their rates 5 per cent after the rates had been computed. The bill also would suspend the 5 per cent annual increase allowable under the present law. The house also received the county assessor's bill passed last week by the senate and referred it to the tax revision committee. Would Amend Rule. Representative Carolyn Pendray of Jackson county, who has been opposing lobbyists on the floor of the house, moved to amend the anti- lobbying rule by broadening the scope for admission to the house. Under the present rule each member may have only one guest or friend at a time. Her amendment would permit the admission of several. Among bills passed finally were: By Green--Providing for construction of bridges or viaducts on primary roads in cities over 2,500 where properties are more than 200 feet apart. By Beath--Permitting paroles outside the state. By McLain--Giving licensed podiatrists the right to buy alcohol for sterilization purposes. By Fabritz--Requiring the fish and game department to .sell undesirable fish. Correct this sentence: "There was no need of calling me," said the famous M. D., "for your regular physician has done everything just right."--Davenport Times. DRY AMENDMENT IS FOUND VALID (Continued From Page 1). and entirely free from ambiguity, | and that there was no room for the construction adopted by Judge Clark. Courtroom Crowded. The decision was delivered by Justice Roberts before a crowded courtroom. He stated that congress was granted complete jurisdiction to decide the mode of ratification and that it had the right to refer the amendment to legislatures for ratification. Roberts said that the contention had been made by attorneys upholding the Clark decision that the eighteenth amendment took power from the people which no other amendment did. He said that in the opinion of the court there were a number of amendments similar in connection with which the same point could be raised. Among them he named the thirteenth, fourteenth and the nineteenth. In conclusion he said that in the national prohibition casea in 1920 the court had proclaimed the'valid- ity of the amendment and that it now reiterated the position it had taken then. HAMPTON TAKES DECLAM HONORS' Students Win Three First Places in County Competition. HAMPTON, Feb. 24.--Hampton emerged with three first places in the county declamatory contest held here last night, winning the county cup for the seventh consecutiva year. Dale Wallace was first in oratorical, Alice Pink was first in dramatic and LuVerne Murphy waa first in humorous. Schools competing were Sheffield, Chapin, Geneva, Larimer, Popejoy, Hansel!, Coulter and Hampton. Mrs. J. E. McMahon of Mason City is the coach of the Hampton students. Popejoy won two second places and Latimer one second. For Hair and Scalp I iffta bottle corrects eealp Irrita- .Ions; a Proven Germicide, celleatflr I nerfaraod; Baf» foradalts ndehll-1 drtn. World'! lirveflt Mile] Dm KSrlBts.Biirhere, Beauty Pft! Insured and Assured Metropolitan policyholders--including about one-fifth of the total populations of United States and Canada-have built up their reserves from millions into billions. financial story below is a record of X achievement by men and women who are planning to avert want or to build estates. You may admire their steadfastness of purpose last year under handicaps which tested courage. These people--policyholders of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company--are building for their future. They would like to know what the future holds in store for them and for the country as a whole. Let them, and other citizens, examine any chart of our country's unparalleled prosperity over the past hundred years. It appears, not merely as a jagged line, but as a series of towering steps which rise steadily onward and upward. It is heartening now to recall that, after each depression, our country has always gone forward to greater heights of prosperity and better, sounder standards of living. Today this country has more riches and better facilities than ever before with which to commence .her next great period of development. A review of the financial history of the United States since it was founded in 1783 should turn any pessimist into an optimist The Metropolitan will gladly mail, free, a booklet, "The Development of Prosperity in America", telling of past ups and downs--and ups again-and how soon the "ups" followed. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Financial Report to Policyholders for Year Ending December 31, 1930 Assets I . $3,310,021,818.17 f Larger than axy tt/ur financial inslitutiaa in the world) Liabilities Statutory Reserve $2,870,453,034.00 j Reserve for Dividends payable in 1931 upon Industrial Policies . . . 44,568,156.00 Ordinary Policies . . . 48,028,166.72 Accident and Health Policies Total Dividends . . All Other Inabilities . .' . . Unassigned Funds . . . ; . 94,625,472.72 142,783,551.75 202.159.759.70 $3,310,021,818.17 863,230,995.31 299,461,766.79 3,305,037,927.00 Income in 1930 . . ~. I '. ~ Increase in Assets during 1930 /)Paid-for Life Insurance Issued, Revived and Increased in 1930 (Excluding Increase tn Group Policies) Total Bonuses and Dividends to Policyholders from 1897 to and including 1931 ...... ; 622,966,910.29 Life Insurance Outstanding Ordinary Insurance , . . . . $ 9,286,568,051.00 Industrial Insurance (premiums payable weekly or monthly) . 6,821,768,687.00 Group Insurance ...... 2,702,629,646.00 Total Insurance Outstanding . . 18,810,966,384.00 {Larger ikon any ether lift Insurant! company in thi world) ' Policies in Force (Indudint . ,, . 44,826,363 I, -192,052 Group Certificates) (Mare than any other life Insuunct Accident and Health Insurance \ Outstanding Principal Sum Benefit . . . . . $1,402,110,601.00 Weekly Indemnity ...... 15,172,026.00 ·2EEE : i. f Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Some Noteworthy Daily Averages of the Company's Business During 1930 2,144 per day in Number of Claims Paid. 19,639 per day in Number of Life Insurance Policies Issued and Revived. \ $10,907,716 per day in Amount of Life Insurance Issued, Revived and Increased. S2,d93,529 per day in Payments to Policyholders and Addition to Reserve. $988,323 per day in Increase in Assets. Growth in Ten-Year Periods Number of Life Insurance Policies in Force at End of Year Outstanding Assets Life Insurance at End at End of Year of Year 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 . .9,331 . 117,088 2,099,882 5,494,057 11,288,054 24,176,752 $13,335,108 . 19,167,349 . 235,037,926 . . 5833,914.19 . 1,947,821.79 . 10,781,173.01 . 923,877,917 . . 62,158,034.33 2,215,851,388 . 313,915,172.39 6,380,012,514 . 980,913,087.17 1930 . 44,826,363 . 18,810,966,384 . 3,310,021,818.17 This Company is a mutual organization. It has no stock and no stockholders. All of its assets are held for its Policyholders. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY · NEW YORK FREDERICK H. ECKER, President LEROY A. LINCOLN, Vice-President and General Counsel

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