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J North Iowa's ILY PAI Edited for the Home H A K '. n N £ R H I S M E M 4 AR 0 t P T OF I O W A "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM, NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 122 Nye to Have Hard Fight North Dakota Prober Likely to Lose Toga. VETS LOANS BILL MADE LAW By CHARLES P. STEWART . A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 27. (CPA) --If ever a U. S. senator faced a terrific fight to hang on to his toga, such a battle is ahead for Senator Gerald P. Nye, when he comes up for reelection n e x t year in North Dakota. T h e number of powerful e n e m i e s Nye has made in recent months is is extratordinary. Already there are plenty of evidences of their preparations to invade his state from as far away as New England, the Rockies and Dixie, in a desperate effort to beat him. Many of them hate him not only politically but personally. From the first, the senate's conservatives on both sides regarded Gerald rather askance, as a progressive. Still, he is young, they said for a while, hoping time would tame him. In fact, he supported the Hoover ticket loyally enough in 1928. The G. O. P. management decided to trust him with the chairmanship of the committee on investigation of last season's'senatorial campaigning. It was one of the worst mistakes a party's bosses have made in a generation. Instead of trying to win their commendation by a few weeks' \vork with a whitewash brush, the Dakotan took his assignment seriously. It was a hectic year at best, and the amount of damage he did was appalling. * · · W HILE ILLINOIS, to be sure probably would have elected the Democratic Col. J. Hamilton Lewis to the senate anyway, Nye certain- (Turn to Page 8, Column 5).' ^I8RMS1LL27 ' IN SOT ITALY Shipping Demoralized Along Coast and Buildings Wrecked. NAPLES, Italy, Feb. 27. UT)-Twenty-seven deaths In southern Italy were laid today to stormi which demoralized shipping and dii considerable damage inland during the last five days. Loss of life was reported from such widespread points as Trapinl on the western tip of Sicily, an Messina and Foggia. Two persons were killed In tb collapse of a house at Santa Mir ra. A church and a number of othe buildings were wrecked at Amato Twenty houses collapsed at Giro Ma rina. At St. Bruno the streets were flooded and bridges wrecked; Two persons were killed at Tursi where a factory collapsed. The coasting steamer Maria Grazia was burning today 60 miles k off Capri after rescue of 14 members of the crew by a Greek vessel. Several small boats were sunk by the heavy seas. Capone Sentenced to Six Months in County Jail GANGSTER CHIEF FAILS TO PROVE HE WAS IN BED "ourt Calls Affidavit of Illness "Glaringly False." OHICAGO, Feb. 27. /P)--Al Ca- V-" pone was convicted of contempt in federal court today and sentenced to six months in the county jail. Judge Wilkerson in announcing his decision declared it was evident the affidavit which attempted to show Capone was ill and in bed when he was wanted by the government two years ago, was "glaringly false." The effect of the affidavit, the judge declared, was to "hamper the administration of justice" and that "this court is not to ba tampered with." Failed to Appear. The contempt consisted of Capone's failure to appear before a federal grand jur,y in 1929. He sent an affidavit from his Miami, Fla., home that he was too ill to risk a trip to Chicago. A doctor's certificate was also sent in. Later, t.ho federal attorney charged, it was learned that Capone had been at the races and had made a trip to Bermuda. During the hearing Capone produced two physicians and two ruarsea.who testified that the defendant was really ill at the time he refused to come to Chicago. Judge Wilkerson held that the fact that Capone finally appeared before the grand jury and was questioned made no difference as far as his contemptuous act was concerned. The point was, he said, that the 'respondent had caused to be sent up to Chicago an affidavit which he knew to be false in an attempt to influence the court. Allowed Freedom The court allowed Capone his freedom under the same bond of $5,000 and a continuance of 30 days from Monday to prepare his appeal to the United States circuit court of appeals. It ordered the prosecution not to prepare the order of committment until next Monday. The defense pleaded unpreparedness for an appeal in view of the state (Turn to PnRft R, Column 4). Small Decorah Girl Burned by Kerosene DECORAH, Feb. 27.--Theresse Magee, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Magee, who live on the Bluffton road, was severely burned Wednesday morning when she threw Icerosene on live coals in the kitchen range. Her parents were outside at the time but the child managed to smother the flames alone before she called for help. A physician was summoned at once and Tberesse is recovering. AUNT NET By Robert Quillen "One reason I like to use turpentine an' hog lard on Pa's chest is because I know Ilis cold is broke when he hollers about the way it smells." MOTHER SCOUTS ELOPING THEORY Edna May Cooper, 26, Flyer and Former Actress, Missing. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27. (T-Three theories as to the whereabouts of Edna May Cooper, 26, aviatrix, and former film actress, reported missing since Tuesday, were advanced today. Melvin Wickman, tram car operator, reported to police she had asked him the way to Santa Monica canyon Tuesday. She was walking, he said, and carried a traveling bag. Mrs. . Mary Cooper said her daughter had been worried over finances of the endurance flight in which she and Bobbie Trout set a refueling record for women of 122 hours, 50 minutes, adding she may have gone to a rest home or hospital. Miss Trout said Miss Cooper had often spoken to her of a banker admirer and suggested they might have eloped. Mrs. Cooper, however, scouted this theory. Iowa Senate Votes Branch Banking Bill Act Already Passed by House Ready for Governor. DES MOINES, Feb. 27. (-TI--The senate today passed the house bill permitting banks to establish branch offices in towns of the same county in which there are no other banks. The action was taken without opposition and with only a brief explanation of the bill by Senator C. L. Rigby of Cedar county. The measure previously was passed by the house and now goes to the governor-for signature. Speeding up the. legislative mill, the senate rapidly passed five other measures. Two of these 'were sponsored by the state bureau of investigation and introduced by Senator Lafe Hill of Floyd county- Carry Loaded Guns. One of the bureau bills would permit peace officers to carry loaded guns and other weapons in cars while pursuing criminals. Senator Hill explained that the present law makes no exception for officers in this connection. The other bill strengthens provisions making it unlawful for individuals or concerns to have machine guns in their possession. ; A legalising act relating to the issuance of bonds by the Bode school district of Humboldt county was passed by a vote of 35 to 9 Representative W. H. Strachan was the sponsor of the bill 'which has also been passed by the house. A bill sponsored by Representative Leonard Simmer of Wapello authorizing cities and towns to issue bonds for extending and improving public utility plants was passed by tue senate 33 to 0. Senator W. A. Clark of Marion spoke for the bill. It is of particular concern to the city of Ottumwa. Bill Fixes Mileage. A bill fixing the mileage ,to be charged by certain public officer for use of cars on public business at a maximum of 7 cents per mile was among the new measures in troduced today. A previous bil fixed the maximum at 6 cents ant was sent back to committee when numerous amendments were intro duced. The house today by a vote of 50 to 36 defefeated the amended Clear man bill which would require five days' notice of intent to wed before issuance of a marriage license bu left open a way for further consid eration of the measure by adopting a motion for future reconsideration by a vote of 52 to 30. The bill had been amended so tha the clerk of the county where eithe party resides could issue a certifi cate indicating the application, sucl certificate authorizing" any countj cleric to issue the license. Voles Ag-nlnst Bill. Mrs. Carolyn C. Pendray of Jack son county, the only woman membe in the house, voted against th measure and advocated its defea (Tom to Tnge K, Column 41. Actress Declines to Discuss Suit Against David Wark Griffith LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27. .)-Fern Setril, 22, actress, has declined to discuss with District Attorney Burton Fitts a 5601,000 damage suit she filed against David Wark Griffith, film director, alleging criminal assault. Earl W. Tnylor, a paroled convict, was held In technical custody today by Fitts, who said he had evidence Taylor and Mrs. Setri) attempted to sell a publisher the; "story" of Griffitn's alleged attack upon her prior to the time the suU was filed. CAUCUS DECIDES FOR LONGWORTH House Republicans, With 15 Members Absent, Meet in Harmony. WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. (ffl--1 harmonious mood the house repub licans last night decided to suppor Speaker Longworth and the presen slate of officers for re-election nex session. But away from the party caucu stayed 15 members who refused t commit themselves, by attendin either candidates or policies. Th group can hold the balance of ppwc in the next house, for the member ship is almost equally divided be tween the parties. The republicans of tbe powerfi rules committee were instructed t bring in at the next caucus recom mendation for changes in the hous regulations. Chairman Snell agreet He indicated present stringent rule would be loosened. Two other matters brot up at th meeting, behind closed doors, were prohibition and adoption of a policy favoring: restriction of oil and anthracite imports. No action was taken on these controversial issues, which were remanded to tbe first conference of the next congress. RAILROADER DIES SUBCONTRACTS' PRES3 SAMUEL HILL, 71 Samuel Hill Was Friend of Kings, PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27. (at-Samuel Hill, 74, friend of royalty and internationally known railroad builder, is dead. He succumbed here ast night after an 18 day fight igainst intestinal influensa. His illness developed suddenly Feb. 9. Last week'he underwent an operation, but he'failed to'rally. His son, James Nathan Hill, was called lore from his home in Washington, D. G. Besides his son, Hill is survived y his widow, »Mrs. Mary Hill, th.2 oldest daughter of the late James r. Hill, the "empire builder." Funeral services and cremation vill be in Seattle. An u r n , contaiu- ng the ashes, will be taken to Maryhill, a lonely castle Hill had erected overlooking the Columbia CROWDS IN CHILE WATCH PRINCE OF WALES DO 'DOZEN' By HAROLD T. BRAMAN VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 27. 71')--Crowds of Chileans who gather unabashed about the presidential summer palace these days have seen David Windsor, Prince of Wales, in some of his more intimate moments. The prince, when be arises, goes into the garden and does a round of calisthenics entirely oblivious of the staring eyes, already awakened to wonder by the habits of a man who waits until nearly noon to leave his bed. Dashing blue pajamas, tousled hair and sleepy eyes have made this phase of the prince's life the most interesting of his visit here to tbe crowds. Keeping up with the prince has proved to be one of the hardest tasks Chilean society and the British colony ever have had. EARCHED INTO Contractor Claims He Was Paid to Give Up Jobs. D ES MOINES, Fell. 27. (.T)--The sale of subcontracts on the $4,500,000 medical buildings at the University of Iowa was inquired into today by the legislative committee investigating the school's administration. Roy Anderson of Grinnell testified he gave up contracts for painting the hospital and an addition to the nurses' home because the construction company told him the state wished to take over the work. He had barely started a 529,000 contract on the hospital, he said, when a representative of the Elliott Construction company offered him 54,000 to quit the job. No complaint had been- lodged against his work, Anderson said, the representative telling him the stale wished to complete the job. Left Hill) Profit. The company also agreed to buy between ?f00 and $800 of materials Anderson had on hand. He testified his expense had been about $500, leaving him a $3,500 profit. Six weeks previously, lie related, he had held a similar conversation with n. foreman of the university buildings- departmentrwhb 'fold'him the state wanted to take over the varnishing- in the nurses' homo. Anderson said he deducted between 5500 and $1,000 from his ?3,000 contract and that he observed university painters doing the varnishing thereafter. Emmctt Tinley, attorney for the state board of education, brot out that Anderson held no written contract for the nurses' home additiun but was under a written agreement for the hospital work. Anderson also testified the Elliott Construction company had told him where he could get a cheap bond. Gcmmill on Stand W. H. Gcmmill, secretary of the hoard of education, was oh the stand for a short while today while Attorney Dennis Killeher finishec examination on subjects startec yesterday. Gemmill presented blue prints and specifications of an ad (Turn In 1'ngR f. Column 3). Japan Awaiting Expected Arrival of Royal Infant Boy Child Will Cause Greater Rejoicing SENATE PASSES MEASURE OVER VETO OF HO! Than Girl. TOKYO, Feb. 27. /P)--An "inter- ·.sting event" of paramount concern o the 90,000,000 subjects of the emperor of Japan is expected with- n a few days, for the birth of au nfant that may become the sovereign of the empire should take place about March 10. The Empress Nagako is about to iresent her consort, Emperor Hiro- "nito, with a cnild and in Uie imper- al palace preparations for the expected arrival have taken precedence over everything else. 1'rliicu Wanted. Even if the little mite of the blood imperial is a girl there will be nationwide rejoicing for the safety of the empress and her baby but the celebrations will not be so extensive as if it is a prince to be welcomed. In eiUier case, however, there will be ceremonies to announce the birth in the three shrines of the imperial palace--the Kashikodokoro, or holy of holies, where the imperial mirror of the sun goddess is enshrined; tut 1 ' Korei-Den, dedicated to all the an- ccstors of the imperial family, and the Shinden, where the "eighty myriad" gods of the Shinto Pantheon arc worshipped. Tell Sun Goddess. Imperial messengers will carry the tidings to the sun goddess at her main shrine at Ise. To the nation the happy event will be announced by radio broadcast , , . , Altho to the orthodox believers in the divinity of the imperial line-and this includes the majority of the Japanese--the baby will be immortal if it is a manchild, every precaution .known, to science has been involved to safeguard Uio mother, 28, and child. EMTKESS NAGAKO W ILL- ROGERS W jc j*t%vC * BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Feb. 27. -- The stock market is picking up so that makes the rich boys feel a little better. Lot of appropriations bills for government expenditures have been passed, business in general in the last four or five weeks looks better but all that has nothing to do with the folks that the Red Cross has to feed. U. S. Steel can go to a thousand and one, Auburn's to a million, but that don't bring one biscuit to a poor old Negro family of 15 in Arkansaw who haven't got a chance to get a single penny in money till their little few bales of cotton are sold away next fall. That some places haven't reached their Red Cross quota just don't seem possible. Just, because it's getting warm that don't help these folks' appetite nny. Yours, © l i l t . UeN.u.bt Syndic-.!., lot. 250 DEAD, MANY HURT IN STORM Fiji Islands Busy at Task of Aiding Thousands Left Homeless. - By ALl'OKT BARKER. SUVA, Fiji Islands, Feb. 27. (/P)-With at least 250 persons dead, this South Sea island group turned today to the task of aiding the hundreds of injured and thousands left homeless by a terrific hurricane which raged for more than 24 hours last Saturday and Sunday. Striking almost without warning at nonn Saturday, the hurricane blew itself out late Sunday and since then Suva and vicinity has been ail but isolated from the rest of the world. The extent of damage was not learned hero until today. Swims Swollen Iliver. Authorities used a native courier to gather information from the Ba district. He swam the swollen Ba river and ran the 40 miles to and return in 48 hours. He found at least 80 dead and said at ono place 1,200 refugees were awaiting food and shelter. Unconfirmed dispatches from the Sigatoka district said 100 were drowned by floods resulting from torrential rains which accompanied tbe terrific winds. The Lnutoka district reported 17 identified dead and 23, including four Europeans, missing. Dispatches'said they were believed to have been killed or drowned. Disease Is Feared. Several persons were dead at Rewa, which, altho it escaped tins high winds, experienced severe floods. Authorities feared outbreaks of disease. During the height of the storm a train on tbe Ba-Lautoka railway was blown off tbe tracks, killing one person and i n j u r i n g many, Lau- loka dispatches said. AL'S BODYGUARD TO BE DEPORTED Doak Orders "Mops" Volpe to Be Sent Back to His Own Italy. WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. (.T-Secretary Doak today ordered the deportation of Tony "Mops" Volpe, known as a bodyguard of Al Capone, Chicago gang chief, and la- belled ns a public enemy by a Chicago civic committee. The order came at the end of an nquiry which led to the determina- .ion that Volpe was an alien unlawfully in the United States. P r o c e e d i n g s were instituted against him some time ago, but after the preliminary finding by immigration tribunals at Chicago -hat he was liable to exile, his counsel appealed both to courls there and to the labor department hero. Secretary Doak's decision was taken after a review of all the facts elicited. The man is at present out on bond. Volpe's association with Capone has been intimate and he is in addition, brother-in-law to the late "Diamond Joe" Esposito, whose death occurred in one of the gang struggles. Volpe was placed third on the list of "public enemies" which the committee formally named months ago. Volpe will be returned to Italy. DOCTOR FOUND GUILTY OF PLOT Brainard Faces Life Term in Shooting of Kansas Woman. COFFEYVJLLE, Kans., Feb. 27. /P)-- A life sentence at hard labor today confronted Dr. S. A. Brainard, prominent Coffeyville physician, found guilty yesterday of haying plotted the death of Mrs. Maude Martin, who was shot to death in her home here Jan. 0. Dr. Brainard probably will be sentenced Saturday. The physician was the third person to be convicted for the alleged conspiracy, Paul Jones, young bootlegger, nnl Muriel Sulliven. 18 year old Seminole, Okla., waitress, described as tbe actual .slayer, arc serving life terms for their part in the crime. Scripps - Howard Syndicate Buys New York Worlc NEW YORK, Feb. 27. UP)--Th combined New York Telegram, Eve nihjf World and Morning- Worl made its first appearance toda3~. The first edition, oil the street this forenoon, carried the masthead of all three newspapers, thus sig nalizing- the end of the World news papers as separately conducted bj Joseph Pulitzer and his heirs fo almost half a century and sold U the Scripps-Howard interests short ly after midnight. In its news story of the change, the combined Wo rid-Tel eg ram announced that the Morning World and the Sunday World would not be published hereafter. The World-Telegram carried many of the departments tluit appeared in the old World. The old Telegram ran about J12 pages. The first edition of the WorlU-Talegram had 44. In an editorial titled "The World- Telegram," the enlarged newspaper said: "Thru half a century the institution which Joseph Pulitzer founded and that founded by E. W. Scripps (the Telegram) have been working in separate ways toward a common end--to sum it up in a single sentence that ideal is--liberalism, independence, consideration for those who have no other spokesman anc. 1 a deep faith in the ability of the common man, given a fair deal, to belter himself. "It is oni; n u t u r a l that those who now will publish the World-Tcle- ;ra;n view the f u t u r e with mixed emotions--with elation at the op- lortunity and with humility before .he greatness of the obligation." With the passing of the New York World, the last of the great group of newspapers has departed Tom Park Row. A generation ago more than a dozen had their homes on and about City Hall Square. 3 r o o k h a r t and Steels Both Vote Against President. W ASHINGTON, Feb. 27. (.·!)--Tho veterans loan bill was enacted nto law today over the veto oS 'resident Hoover. The senate voted decisively to) override the presidential opposition, This action, coupled with a similar decision yesterday by the house, nit the la\y into immediate effect. The act authorizes World war veterans to borrow up to half the face value of their adjusted compensation certificates--an csti- nated average of 5-500 being made available to each of the 3/198,000 ex-service men who hold the insurance. As in the bouse, the senate) flounted the veto with little ceremony. With two-thirds votes 'required, the house count was 328 toi 70. 17 Vole Nu The senate vote was 7fi to 17, Sixteen republicans and 0114. democrat voted to sustain tbu veto,' Thirty-six republicans refused td.i support Hoover's veto and joined in passing the measure. Veterans administrator Hines was at the whrtc house when the scnato acted'. Aa he left, he said the bureau, could make the lirst loan under thei bill within five minutes. Altho General Hines has not given an official opinion on the question^ it wus said at his office the "ac» cepted opinion" was that th '^'"T^ cates' woulirhkve^to^be two : 'ye'55fJ r * old before being: "eligible for loan a, Chocks to Start Checks for the loans will be mailed as rapidly as possible, with, the first expected to be on their way tonight or tomorrow. Among Ihe 76 senators voting Cor tlie bill were Brookbart, republican') and Steclc, democrat, of Iowa. The house, meanwhile, agreed to lisagrcc with tbc senate on the Inter's amendments to the second dc* Iciency bill. The senate lidded ibout SI0,000,000 to tbc measure, t was sent to conference. The house census committee tilled all reapportionmcnt legisla-. ion HO far as this session is con- erncd. It tabled measures to in. :rease the leadership o£ tlie house. Congressional conferees reached n agreement today on the terma f the naval appropriation, the last if the supply measures. Hud Urged ISr«nlt President Hoover had urged a. ircnlt in their disagreement at a ircnkfnst conference today. The senate and house conferees . a short while later, came to H.'quick settlement in their dispute, which lad conLinued for almost a week. The conferees agreed to tbe son- ·itc'.s provisions of $10.000,000 for .he construction of 1 L destroyers. On the point tliat forot. on the dlf- iculty--whether 1 the construction was to be confined to private or overnmcnt shipyards -- the con* Cerecs agreed it should be done iii ·ovcrnment yards. LI/TIC and Markets at a Glance NKW YOKK: Stocks, heavy; leading shares sol( in later trading. Bonds, steady; governments ad vance. Curb, irregular; utilities mce profit-taking. Butter, steady. Sugar, steady; Cuba support. CHICAGO: Wheat, steady; belter cxpor trade and rally Winnipeg. Corn, steady; unfavorable wcathc and steady cash markets. Cattle, steady. Hogs, steady to lower. .ies permitting. TCarly adoption off ll-.is last of l.he .supply bills will ba sought, it was indicated. Wea IOWA WEATHER \ Mostly imselilud; probably ^ ruin Friday itiK'it or Sulunlny* ' No decided change in (tsnipura-* i lure. ' LOCAL STATISTICS Globc-Onzctte weather figures fot} 21 hour period ending at 8 o'clocij Fri(Jiy morning: M a x i m u m Thursday 45 Ahovrt M i n i m u m in N i g b t :i" Abnvt) A I, K A. M. Friilay .t« Aliovo The f i r s t precipitation in a. weeM descended upon Mason City Friday morning and continued in mist-lik(J form thru tbe forenoon. Tbe teni« perature stood JUHL above tbc frce/.- ing point. It is recalled that February had many of the attributes ofi the lamb when it came in. Will it K out- the srinie way or like thq lion '! Arthur Goebel, Father of Noted Aviator, Dies LOS ANOKLKS, Feb. 27. M'l- A r t l i u r Goebel. 7ii, father of (.lie well known aviator, Art GoclicI, rlicd at his borne lale yesterday of a cerebral hemorrhage. The son and ; the widow .survive. i

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