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February 25, 1931

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I k North Iowa's \}AILY PAPER M -* Edited for the Home M A R L O N E R H I S M E M A R T DEPT or IOWA D E S M O I N E S f "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY . ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE N Q. 1 2 Q Democrats Not in Line Friction in Party Is Likely to Upset Strategy. A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 25. (/P»--A double - barreled threat of intra- party strife over prohibition and of revolt against Raskob leader ship hovers over the democratic national committee meeting her March 5. The battle for ballots in 1932 naturally is expected to he a subject of primary consideru tion when delegates from al fetates--wot, dry and moist--gathe. jit the call of John J. Raskob, chair- jman, to meet with the executive Committee and legislative leaders of the party. ? The announced purpose of the Conference is to have committep Juembers examine a new expert fi J-jiancing scheme and to "discuss |iolicies governing our activiUe Curing the next 15 months." 4 * # * |\ LMOST immediately after the / i calling of the conference, the first since the 1923 convention, ^here was a flood of gossip as to Significance of national parley so pong before a campaign. n l There were rumors o£ Raskob's bsignation, reports that a definite a fecision as to the party's stand on ^Prohibition and a program for dem- rs, Claim NEW YORK WORLD FOR SALE in the next congress wouli i formulated. Coincidentally with these reports, voice of rebellion against. Ras- leaclership and commitment of ie party to the wet cause 'was sard in the halls of congress. * + * OUTHERN democrats led by Sen- 1 ator Shepard of Texas and Mor|, la son of North Carolina opened fire 'iloo, Raskob and Jouett Shouse, head Says He Built Wall for University of Iowa Secretary. D ES MOINES, Feb. 25. (IP)--Testimony that state labor and material were used on residence property of W. H. Bates, University of Iowa secretary, and J. M. Fisk, su- erintendent of buildings and ·rounds wfts introduced today be- ore the legislative investigating he schools administration. O. L,. Reese, in the buildings and grounds department, told the com- littee he supervised construction f a cement retaining wall around Sates* home in Iowa City and also onstructed two foundations on louses belonging to Fisk on North Capital street, near the university. He testified that of 2,400 sacks jf cement used in the Bates wall, all but 375 came from a car on the university railroad siding where he always obtained cement for university building. He corroborated the (Turn to 2» Column 5). M 8 MAY BE AGREED lenderson E x p e c t e d to Point Way to Naval Problem Settlement. ROME, Feb. 25. (/T)--There wat ide expectation here today .tha \e British foreign minister, Arthu Aenderson, the first lord of thi imiralty, A. V. Alexander, arriving ;re today from Paris, would poin he way to settlement of Italy': d ival difficulties with France. ;i Fresh from negotiations with th (Drench foreign office and marin ministry, the two British minister /, were believed to hold the key to sol j'ution of the naval tangle whicl * kept the London naval treaty a yea ago a three power instrument. The compromise formula whic the Britons, and their foreign offic naval expert, R. L. Craigie, Uav with them, is understood to redui: the, margin which France has in sisted her navy maintain ovc Italy's. The margin which now remains is so small as to be immaterial and involves such ships as airplane carriers which Italy does not consider she needs at present. statements o£ N. J. Alexander, : ormer teaming contractor, that Leo Budreau, one o£ Alexander's , employes on university work, hauled all the cement to Bates' home. Told to Build Wall. T was directed to build the wall," Rees said, "by Mr. Fisk in Bates' residence. Previously I had constructed a laundry in. Bates' '"''^ 1 Big Boss Says People Answered Lyle on Issue. CHICAGO, Feb. 25. (71')--Alphonse ^ Capone, czar of Chicago gangs, slipped into the federal building a half hour before his scheduled arraignment on a contempt of court citation today and eluded the besieging throng of people who clogged the sidewalks about every entrance. Capone, accompanied only by his attorney, William F. Waugh, went directly to the courtroom of United States District Judge James H. Wilkerson. Two Attempts Upon Life of Cuban President Fail Soldier and Youth Are Held as Would-Be Assassins. Bates said he wanted the job done so Fisk told me to go ahead and take any six o£ my men. He said I could use university lumber and the university cement mixer." Recs quoted Bates as saying- the cement had been ordered from the Wallace lumber yard in Iowa City, but he introduced as evidence pur- Press PTioto The Pulitzer building in New .York which houses the plants ot The ..Now York-World nnd.The.Nqwjy.ork Evening. World, now for sale. Inset is Herbert Pulitzer, presfdent of tho Press Publishing company, which publishes both papers. Employes Ask Permission to Buy New York World Scripps-Howard Of-* Rhode Island State Pier · Is Destroyed by Flames PROVIDENCE, R. I., Feb. 25. WJ --The state pier, built In 1814 at a cost of §530,000 was destroyed by a fire of undetermined origin early today. Officials estimated the loss at over half a million dollars. Senator Declares if Report Is Aimed at Him It Is "Contemptible Lie." WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. (!Pl-Senator Davis told the senate lobby committee today that i£ the reports that a senator had received $100,000 from a domestic sugar company during consideration of the tariff bill were directed at him "it is a ontemptiblo lie." The Pnensylvania republican is a ormer secretary of labor, having erved in the Harding, Coolidgc and Hoover cabinets. Soon after the meeting opened, Chairman Caraway showed Davis a opy o£ a memorandum he received rom Chairman Nye, of tho cam- mign funds committee, regarding partial investigation of the re- A night watchman counted for. was unac- AUNT NET By Robert Quillen "I didn't know Fred had took out any life insurance until I noticed Jane wasn't worryin" -no more about his bad colds." lort. Davis added to his prepared statement the assertion that he would ivaive all rights o£ senatorial immunity. Caraway began immediately to question him, asking him if he knew B. G. Dahlberg, president of the Celotex company. Davis said he knew him in a business way, that he held stock in the company worth from $80,000 to 5100,000. Questioned by Caraway, he said he had never discussed the sugar tariff with Dahlberg, could not tell whether his company wanted a high or a low rate and did not even know the rate on sugar. Davis denied he had accepted a campaign contribution from Dahlberg. After the brief examination of Davis, the committee adjourned. fers $5,000,000 for Newspaper. NEW YORK, Feb. 25- /T--The employes of the New York World today asked Surrogate James A. Foley for permission to purchase the paper on which they work. The request was submitted in open court by Gustave A. Rodgers, counsel representing- 3.000 men and women who are employed by the World, Evening World and Sunday World.- Waiting in the court room in the hope that they might be able to purchase the newspapers were Roy W. Howard o£ the Scripps-Howard organization, and Paul Block, publisher of a string of newspapers. "I suggest," said Surrogate Foley to the attorney for the employes, "that you make your proposal direct to the Pulitzers." The sale o£ the world was before the Surrogate because of the provision in Joseph Pulitzer's will directing that the' newspaper be perpetuated. The Surrogate must nullify that provision before the transfer can be made. The action was started in order that an offer made by Mr. Howard and said to be 55,000,000 might he accepted. Mr. Block intervened later. One public-spirited citizen, Rogers told the surrogate, had pledged 5250,000, "to keep alive the spirit of the world." Other financing, he said, could be arranged thru bankers, many of whom had offered help. He declared 52,000,000 was in sight. WILL soys: BEVERLY HILLS, Cat., Feb. 25. --The president has what is called the "pocket veto." If a bill is passed it comes to him and he has 10 days to carry it in his pocket and think it over but congress hasn't got 10 days to go. So he can't "pocket veto" any more. For his pockets are full now. Muscle Shoals is one o£ 'em. If the government runs it, we lose money. IE somebody runs it they make money. So let's keep it as it is, a tribute to our engineers, a constant argument to our statesmen and nightmare to our taxpayers. Yours, It was his first appearance in a Chicago court for a year, and the big gangster was in a jovial mood. He laughed at the widely published reports that he had returned from Florida to marshal his forces in the primary and aldermanic elections yesterday. Came IS:u:k Friday. "Judge Lyle made an issue of me and the people answered him," he . .id. It was Judge John H. Lyle who issued a. wholesale lot o£ vagrancy warrants for Capone, his friends and enemies after they were listed by the Chicago crime commission as "public enemies." Capone, awaiting the opening of federal court, said.he, was ready to answer the charge in criminal court. He came back Friday, he said to meet the contempt citation and any other charge held against him. He will surrender to the county or city officers when his federal court appearance, is ended. Everyone Frisked. Detectives frisked everyone entering the courtroom but no weapons were found. Capone had kept his attorney on the run with his long strides from the Adams street entrance of the government building to Judge Wilkerson's chambers. Once there, however, he was smiling and affable, shaking hands with all who approached, answering and parrying questions in great'good humor. Capone pteacied not guilty to the contempt charge which grew out of his alleged dilatory response to a federal grand jury subpoena two years ago. The gang chief had sent word from Miami that illness prevented his immediate return but government agents reported he was healthy enough to frequent race tracks. HAVANA, Feb. 25. UP)--Two attempts upon the life of President Machado within two days have failed. A soldier stationed on top of the presidential residence has been arrested in one instance, while police have taken into custody a youth charged \vith the second attempt. The first attempt was with a bomb which was lowered thru a ventilating vent, presumably into the president's bathroom. It failed because the bomb stopped at the bathroom of the floor above in the quarters o£ the president's son-in-law, Emilio Obregon. It exploded, doing considerable damage but injuring; no one. The soldier is said to have confessed. The second attempt occurred dur-j ing the presidential address at inauguration o£ the new 518,000,000 Capitol yesterday. The president was making a plea for nationwide peace when a youth was seen to pull a revolver from his pocket. The action precipitated a near riot, but police rushed the youth from the crowd before he could fire. The marine band played the national anthem to quiet the crowd and the GERAUDO MACHADO. president resumed his address. Norris Predicts Agreement Upon Anderson WJcKersIiam © 1091. UeN.UBU Syndicate. Inc. Markets at a Man Shot in Quarrel With Wife Over Rudy · Vallee Dies of Wound KANSAS CITY, Feb. 25. (-T) -William Welch, a'plum«»?r shot last Thursday, police said, in an argument with his wife over the merits of a radio program by Rudy Vallee, died last night. Police said Mrs. Welch told them her husband was killed in a struggle for possession of a revolver she had borrowed from n neighbor after he criticized her for listening to the .crooning tenor. The widow is held. NEW YORK Stocks heavy; amusement and utility shares lead decline. Bonds irregular; governments and amusement bonds weak. Curb irregular; profit taking checks rally. Butter firmer. Foreign exchanges easy; peseta tumbles Cotton selling. of a cent, barely steady; southern Sugar steady; better spot situation. CHICAGO Wheat f i r m ; bullish weather report and fair export sales. Corn f i r m ; improved cash demand. Cattle steady to strong. Hogs irregular. Police Prepared to Put Down Mild Disturbances in Dozen Cities. LONDON,; Feb. 25. (JFl--Riots occurred in a dozen European cities today as the jobless observed "international unemployment day" but police were prepared in advance and nowhere did the demonstrations get out of hand. There were speeches to factory workers in Moscow, a roundup ot communist suspects in Paris and riots of minor proportions in Berlin and its suburbs. The national guard was out in French factory towi3 and special precautions were taken in the southeastern and central Europe, where these occasions have made trouble in the past. Reports from various cities where the day was observed indicated that less than two score had been injured in street fights with police. Body Fears Great Revenues of Bootleggers. NEW YORK, Feb. 25. (/T)--Henry W. Anderson, Richmond, Va., member of tho Wickcrsham commission on law observance and enforcement declared today that immense revenues of bootleggers threaten thi.s country's social peace and security. Anderson, addressing tho Ne\v York Merchants' association, referred to prohibition as "this highly emotional question." He emphasized he was speaking- neither for or against national prohibition. "At a former period in our history, he said, "when the strain upon our social, and political structure was much less severe than it is today, the prolonged agitation of the Inflammable question of slavery under intemperate leadership on botl sides threw us into an unnecessary war. So today, in the face of more dangerous conditions, the cnntinuee agitation of this highly cmotionn question in a spirit of intolerance may lead to disastrous consequences." Anderson said tho question elm! lenges wets and dry.s, northerner! and southerners, cities and rura communities to find a solution "thru understanding born of knowledge and faith born of love of our com mon country." He warned that th . problem must be approached "in r Bill Would Have Supervisors! broad spirit of tolerance." States believe in temperance. Op- osition to prohibition, even by abstainers, he added, "arises out of undamental beliefs which arc deep- y rooted in our political life." This DES MOINES, Feb. 25. (.T)--The house today by a vote of 25 to C2 defeated tho Whiting bill which would have placed the licensing of roodhousea and amusement places outside of municipalities in the hands of the county supervisors. Licenses now arc issued by the township trustees. By a vote of 32 to 0 the house passed the Van Buren and Torgeson bill placing the audit of nil institutions under the hoard of control and state board of education under the supervision of the state board of audit. Representative Torgeson of Worth county said that he believed the measure would be good for the institutions, adding had such a lav/ been enforced, the investigation of the University of Iowa, now undni way, probably would not have occurred." WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. JP)-Prediction was made in the senate today by Senator Norris, republican, Nebraska, oC an early agreement be- ween the senate and house ovei heir differences on [lie constitutional amendment fixing a new time for meetings of congress. The senate formally rejected the Gifford resolution adopted yester day by the house as a substitute fo the Norris constitutional amend meht. Senators Norris and Borah, republicans, and Walsh, democrat, Montana, were named conferees to meet with the house In adjusting- the differences. Would Abolish Sessions. The constitutional amendment us voted by both branches would abol- sh the present sessions of a congress after a new congress has been elected, known as the "lame duck" essians. Supporters of legislation that is in danger of having congressional doors close on it March 4 were busy today trying to get it thru. After a conference with Speaker Longworth, a sub committee of the house ways and means committee- was named in an effort to draft a compromise bill which supporters and opponents of oil import restriction might support. Chances Ended. The senate finance committee appeared to have definitely ended any chances that another embargo'bill might have hud for passage. It voted unfavorably on a measure to tighten restrictions round goods made by forced and indentured labor. The senate took up the nomina- BUNDESEN FILES INDEPENDENT IN MAYOR RACE Thompson Leads Lyle by 67,841 Ballots in Primary. · C HICAGO, Feb. 25. /Tl--Dr. Her* man N. Bundesen, coroner ot Cook county and a democratic) leader, plunged into the contest foe mayor of Chicago today as an independent candidate. Scarcely awaiting- the counting of ballots in yesterday's mayoralty; primary, Dr. Bundesen addressed letters to his friends and supporters announcing Ills entry Into the race. His announcement made tha impending struggle for tho executive chair a three way one, with Mayor William Hale Thompson, re- nominated by the republican party, challenged by the democratic nominee, Anton J. Cermak, and CoroneU Bundesen. Appointee ot never. The independent candidate had his political debut as an appointeo of Mayor Dover. He was health com- nissioner of Chicago in tin earlietf Thompson cabinet. He won the cor-, oner's post at the head of the democratic ticket in 1828. "Big BiH," sometimes referred tcj as "The Builder," Chicago's "Cowboy mayor," with hat tilted at a rakish angle, rode to victory thru a tornado of political fireworks in yesterday's republican primary foS the mayorality nomination, crush' ing Judge John H. Lyle, "gangster nemesis," and other opponents. Judge Lyle Silent. "When 2,987 precincts had reported unofficially, i the .master show man, who used aviation; talking pfo» tures and a jackass parade to boN ster his campaign, had a total of 298,242 votes compared to 228.40X for Judge Lyle, who had promised the voters he would make things so hot for the gangsters if he. was elected mayor that they would all be glad to get out of town. On th« basis of the same tabulation Alderman A. F. Albert had !)u,50G, G. K. Schmidt 11,223 and Eugene McCaffrey 813. These figures gave the man who once said he would "bust King George of England on the snoot" a plurality of 07,841 over Judge Lyle. The latter was silent about the result, but promised a statement later, whereas "Big Bill" was in a happy frame of mind, declaring ho won on his principles--"drive internationalism and prohibition out of the republican party." of County in Charge of Licenses. Clubs Got Aid. Aid for boys and girl?. 4-H club Gf To Webster City. EAGLE GROVE, Feb. 25.--In response to an invitation, 28 members of the local Rotary club enjoyed the hospitality of the Rotarians at Webster City On Monday night. work from appropriations to county agriculture societies would be permitted by the Ditto and Mend foil passed by a vote of 62 to 2D in the house today. By a vote of 83 to 3 the house took favorable action on the Mill hone bill which provides thnt two o: more defendants can be tried joint ly on the same indictment. Reprn sentative Ivfillhone said the bil 1 (Turn to 1'ORo 2, Column 3). tion of Kugenc Meyer of New York as federal reserve board government but interest centered on other developments on and off the floor. The house education committee approved the Reed bill to authorize an annual expenditure of $1,000 on he national council of intellectual ooperation. It would be expended n exchange of ideas between west- rn hemisphere countries. ittitude of public opinion, ho said, s beyond the control of government. Insurgents Set Up Government Under Name of "Southern Junta." LIMA, Peru, Feb. 25. (.-P)--A government announcement today sale! that insurgents have set up their own government under the name "The Southern Junta." The garrison at Cuzco has adhered to the movement. It added that President Lieutenant Colonel Luis M. Sanchez Cerro was proceeding with preparation: for making war on the rebels bu also was attempting to settle the dispute pacifically. After a secret meeting with th president, 100 army officers vote to send three of their number t Arequipa by plane to negotiate witl tho rebels. The rest o£ the country was sai to he calm with the first, cavalr regiment at Tacna ready to marcl upon Arequipa. Mercury to Stay at vf "i1|| Freezing, Weather Bureau Warns Iowa DES MOINES, Feb. 25. (m-- Clear skies but continued freezing temperatures are forecast far Thursday by the local government weather bureau. The northeastern section of the state may expect low temperatures of 20 degrees and all other sections 25 degrees. Low temperatures for the stato reported Wednesday morning werej Sioux City 28, Charles City 30 and Des Moines 32. 9Kt Three Bandits Escape With $27,173 in Hastings Robbery. HASTINGS, Nebr., Feb. 25. (.TO-Three robbers this morning held up the Hastings National bank, bound and gagged 13 employes Including three women, took 527,173 nnd escaped. The trio forced entrance into the bank about 6 a. m., by breaking a window in the rear and awaited the arrival of employes and for the time lock to work. Thirteen persons had arrived and were bound and gagged in the basement at 8:45 a, m., when the time lock permitted the opening of the vault. The robberw scooped up the loot, $27,173 in gold, silver and currency which they loaded into a new sedan, bearing a Lancaster county license; plate, and escaped. Police Chief John S. Bramble said the robbers left the building about 8:50 a. m., and that, he knew the identity of at lenst one of the men. Not a shot was fired during the robbery. IOWA WEATHER Fulr Wednesday night and Thursday. Slightly colder Wednesday night In tho northeastern portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures fotf 2-t hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 58 Abovo Minimum in Night 29 Abovo At 8 A. i\t. Wednesday HO Above The highest temperature o£ thd winter was recorded Tuesday aft" ernon when tile Glohe-Gazettc's mounted to the Fifty-two was the previous high mark for February and 03 waa the J«nufirv maximum. mercury in tha weather shelter 58 -degree mark.

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