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8 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FATHER AND SON BANQUET IS HELD ISO at Methodist Dinner; Cloverleaf Quartet Gives Numbers. One hundred fifty men and toys Utended the First Methodist church father and son banquet held at the church parlors Thursday night. The dinner was served by Division one of the ladies aid with Mrs, Bert Ijindstrom as chairman. Ralph Stanbery was the toast- biaatar. Praser Spence gave a short message on "What I think of the Father and Son Idea." He said he thot a father and son event should be a time when fathers and sons get together for an evening of fun, a good dinner and have some outstanding feature as a surprise rather than some long toast program. The Cloverleaf quartet entertained the group with the following numbers, "The Ranger's Song," "It's Me," "Swing Along," "Heaven" and "Ain't It a Shame." Frank Plersol played two piano selections which were enjoyed. Following the short program at the dinner table Mr. Stanbery invited the group to the auditorium where the big surprise was to be given. The surprise was the moving picture "King of Kings." This feature was furnished the men's club of the church which sponsored the get together of the fathers and sons. Teachers, School Board Are Banqueted at Dumont DUMONT, Feb. 27.--Thirty-two teachers and their wives and school board members and wives attended the banquet given at the school by the domestic science girls Wednesday evening. The banquet was followed by toasts. Iowa Women Debaters Win. IOWA CITY, Feb. 27. UP)--Women debaters representing the University of Iowa last night defeated a team from the University of Wisconsin on the question of the state legislation compelling automobile owners to carry public liability insurance. SPURNED PRINCE! Most girls would give their proverbial eye teeth to dance with the Prince of Wales. Not so with Miss Mary Jane Kline, American beauty, whose picture has been on many magazine covers. When his highness asked her to dance on board the S. S, Oropesa, as that vessel wÂ«s sleaming from Bermuda to Cuba, she told him all her dance's had been promised 'to someone else. Davenport Mothers in Favor of Compulsory Army Drill in Schools DAVENPORT, Feb. 27. WP)--Davenport mothers favor Compulsory military training in the schools. Without a dissenting vote the Davenport council of Parent Teachers today took the stand that military training in the schools was physically and mentally beneficial to boys and young men. LOW GAR TARIFF ASKED IN FRANC Manufacturers Afraid High Tax Would Result in Retaliation. PARIS. Feb. 27. (UP)--French automobile manufacturers, realizing the fact that their industry has become the second largest automotive industry in the world, and the third ranking domestic industry, following only wheat growing and wine making, have decided that a protective tariff is more dangerous than helpful. Certain groups have asked parliament to lighten the tax on American, British and German cars as a clever effort to stave off retaliation. Majority Exported. Figures show that while importing two foreign cars, France exported five, leaving a balance well in favor of its automobile manufacturers. It is to protect this balance against retaliation that th? manufacturers are inviting the lower tariff. ,At. nresent American cars of mou than 15 h. p. ara compelled to pay an enormous duty, whether the cars are assembled in France or America. American manufacturers also complain that they are unable to get such advantageous ratings for their motors as French makers. Based on Horsepower. The new Ford, for example, ... rated at 19 h. p., while the corresponding Citroen and Renault cars are rated at 10 h. p. Since taxes, insurance and fees are based OL horsepower, the owners of American cars are forced to pay more than the owners of correspondingly small French cars. The French automobile industry, in 1930 consumed a total of 245000 tons of steel, 45,000 tons of cast iron, 12,000 tons of bronze, 4,50U tons of paints and varnishes, 3,300 tons of cotton and other stuffing for seats and 250,000 square metres of glass. Ban's Condition Unchanged. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27. OP)--The condition of Ban Johnson, former head of the American league, who is seriously ill here, remained unchanged today. FEBRUARY 27 JQi 1931 BRIDGE SLAYER ON TRIAL Associated Press Pbotei Mrs Myrtle Bennett (right) on trial nt Kansas City, Mo., for the fatal shooting cf her husband, Joiin G. Bennett, during 11 quarrel over a bridge game in their apartment Scut. 29, 3929. Left, her mother, Mrs. Alice B. Adlcitis, a defense witness. Former Senator James Heed is de- fon.so attorney. New Hampton Building Is Bought by Ennessy NEW HAMPTON, Feb. 27.--Nick Ennessy has purchased the Glass block which houses the New Hamp"ton clinic, the Sandusky Jewelry store, the Wilkins Rexall Drug company, Philip Gtmclackcr Shoe repair shop, Dana tailor shop and the New Hampton Tribune-Gazette from the Wilkins brothers. The annual rental amounts to $3,000 plus heat prorated. The purchasing price was not made known. How many democrats are ready and willing to cough up to repay the loans of Raskob to the national Garretson, Railroad Man, Is Dead at Cedar Rapids CEDAR RAPIDS, Feb. 27. (JPi-- Austin B. Garretson, 75, former president of the Order of Railway Conductors and a. former member of the commission on Industrial relations, died today after an illnesn o'i several weeks. Wmona Youth Ordained. to Priesthood Jn Rome ROME, Feb. 27. f/P)--Seven American students will be ordained pi'iesto tomorrow in the Church of St. John Lateral!--mother church of committee? Louder, please!--At- Christendom. They include Bernard Iantn Constitution. J Mangan, Winona, Minn. COUPLE TO FACE Man and Woman in Jail for Holdup of Bank at Hastings. HASTINGS, Nebr., Feb. 27. f.T-- County Attorney Herman Schroeder said today he would file charges against the woman and man in jail here in connection with the $27,000 robbery of the Hastings National bank. He said both would be charged with kidnaping in connection with the abduction of Patrolman William Woods during their dash for freedom and that the man also would bo charged with bank robbery. Officers this morning said the woman was Velma Creighton, wife of one of the three roabers. The man who was wounded in a gun battlo gave his name. as Robert Hendricks. Officers said he had been identified as Jim Thomas and wanted in Texas for bank robbery. Irrigation Work to Be Done in Mexico MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27. (UP)-The secretary of agriculture has announced large appropriations for irrigation work. The creation of land available for agriculture is expected to improve the economic condition of national industry and to provide for unemployed laborers. Approximately 5200,000 will go to the Valley of Juarez in northern Chihuahua, $100,000 to the Valley of Zamora, and $73,000 to Matehuala in San Luis Potosi. Carlton Woman Nearly Reaches Century Mark ALBION, N. Y., Feb. 27. (UP) -The hand of death defeated the hopes of Mrs. Laura Sergent Barry of the town of Carlton to live to be 100 by 17 days. Mrs. Barry had lived in Carlton for _97 years and was the oldest resident of the county. She leaves six children, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren. HEIR PREFERS WORK Altho he is the heir to the Stoarns' pharmaceutical niil- Hons, Frederick Stearns, II, 3!, Detroit, prefers lonrning tlib business from the ground up to spending four years in college. Three generations of his forbears have done this before him. Photo shows young Stearns at work Movie, "King of Kings," to Be Shown at Church The men's club of the First Methodist church will sponsor the showing- of a religious move Sunday night at 7:30. The 12 reel picture, "The King of Kings," by Cecil Dc- Mille, wil be shown. The evening service will be the twentieth Sunday evening service arranged by tho Men's club of the church. Ralph Stanberry will preside. R TO FACE J 8 IDEA CHARGE Van Och Held After Death . of Former Des Moines Woman. OMAHA, Nebr., Feb. 27. (S 1 )-- I County anthorilies announced today that they will file either charges of murder or manslaughter against Frank Van .Och, alias Nelson, following an autopsy which revealed that Mrs. Betty Burns, 39, his reputed mistress, died of a brain ; concussion. Mrs. Burns, former resident of Des Moines, was found dead in her room at Van Och's establishment early yesterday. Dr. Sam McCleneghan, who performed an autopsy, today said the woman had probably died as the result of a severe beating which caused the concussion. Von Och toW the police that she had committed suicide by asphyxiation hut the autopsy failed to show the effects of gas in her blood. The woman's husband, from whom she was separated six years ago, is reported to be an investment salesman at Jackson, Miss. Supreme Court Plans to Dismiss Attack on Woodmen Rate Raise WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. (JV)--The supreme court indicated today it would dismiss an attack by members on an advance in dues by the Modern Woodmen of America, fraternal insurance society. Tiie society's claim it had the authority to make the change was sustained by the Illinois supreme court. American Missionaries Evacuate Chinese City HANKOW, China, Feb. 27. Un- American missionaries at Kikung- shan, Honan province, 100 miles north of Hankow, were evacuating to this city today as a result of encroachments by communists following the withdrawal of government troops. 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