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North Iowa's Edited for the Home i a * L O N E ft ·H £ «C M 4 R T ·J c P r OF i o * A J O I U E S - A "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XXXVII *TVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASO NCITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL- NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 123 Jt Tinkham Is Looked at Bearded Solon Is One of Capital Sights. NAVAL SETTLEMENT NEARED it, is Df Id CHARLES 1'. STEWART . A S H I N Q T O N , Feb. 28. (CPA) --Tourists w h o come to Washington a n d go away again without having seen Represeuta t i v e George Holder Tinkham of Massachusetts "ain't seen nothing," as t h e j i m - j a m s sufferer said of everyone except former victims of the same distemper. T h o s e who, having been here a n d r e t u r n e d home, are uncertain whether or not they have seen him, have not. No one who, not knowing the eleventh Massachusetts representative already, ever meets him without apking the nearest bystander immediately as to his identity, and the bystander generally can furnish the desired information, for Congressman Tinkham is about as familiar, by sight, to Washingtonians as the monument or the Lincoln memorial. Capitol guides say he arouses more curiosity among visitors, the instant -they glimpse him, than Speaker Longworth, Vice President Curtis, Senators Borah and Heflin and Minority Leader John N. Garner put together. · · » REPRESENTATIVE TINKHAM is ·tv an exceptionally able, independent lawmaker, of rare courage and strength of character. The average visitor, however, is Indifferent to these details. The Bostonian's striking appc iV Ex-Soldiers Rush to Get Loans on Their Bonuses NEWYQRKCALLS ON RESERVES TO HOLD DOWN MOB President Promises Aid w- in Quick Care for Needy. ' ASHINGTON, Feb. 28. IIP)--The mobilization rush of '18 had its peacetime counterpart today in a rush of veterans all over the land to borrow 50 per cent of their adjusted service certificates as authorized by congress yesterday. More than 20,000 stormed the doors of the 54 regional offices of the United States veterans' bureau during the first hour of the business today, and the file increased hourly. The New York regional office was forced to call police reserves. Offices thruout the nation sent rush telegrams to civil service eligibles to report at once for duty. Needy Given Priority. President Hoover announced everything would be done to facilitate carrying out the law now that it was in effect, notwithstanding his eye. ja LV^ *i uvi. itvinf^ * v I'f v -I , i_ - i · . - i _ TT t » » i what catches the tou C hi. ob;ieol ; lor ! s to . lt ~ He "quested Ad- rfTiinistrator Hmes to give priority to It is true enough that a full bea^Vterans, in need i- unusual these times. To be sur lhe i H ' n =s took the radio last night the late Representative Charles \. of\ call upon veterans thruout the Stedman of North. Carolina, whc'i fmtry to let those-most m need - .TJ'fiit their applications first. He ttf/ged them also not to borrow un- tesHi necessary.·-···-'·:,'.', . . . ' · . · " ' - . . , · " A veteran borrowing 5500 now on a 51,000 certificate, he said, would if he failed to pay interest, have only 574.03 coming to him at the 19io maturity. The new statute involves a potential outlay of about SI,700,000,000 If only the needy were to borrow President Hoover said the drain on died Wlyjok few weeks ago, had '*,*·«· ·'irat'j.j.^sentattve Stedman'a was show whito and closely trimmed. Besides, he was nearly flO, obviously a lingering survival from a bygone generation. Representative Tinkham is in lusty middle li'e. His intense blackness is only Tum to rage 2, Cn'umn 7). ALLEGEDlLLER CLAIMED INSANE Schroeder, Tried for Torch Slaying, Spends Day in Hospital. INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 28. (.I 1 )-Harold Herbert Scroeder, 35, Mo. bile, Ala., spent today in the psychopathic ward at city hospital here, his trial for the torch slaying last May 31 of an unidentified man ·being adjourned over the week-end. .Presentation of evidence by which the state hopes to convict him of first degree murder, was started yesterday, the fourth day of his trial, after the jury panel 1'inally had been completed. Miss Ruby Blue, Indianapolis, told of riding past the scene and seeing · Schroeder's flaming automobile, ' from which the unidentified body was removed later. Schroeder, captured in Mobile .several weeks later, said that he had picked up a hitch-hiker who was killed when the automobile went off the road near Terre Hauti;, and that fearing he would be accused of murder, he drove back towards Indianapolis and set fire to the car, burning the body. The defense some time ago filed a technical plea of insanity. It was brot out that'Schroeder s grandmother and mother had been treated- at the Independence, Iowa, state hospital. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen *-»·» "I don't remember ever cloin' anything sinful on a .Sunday except once Pa tuned in on some fast music an' I caught myself pattin' my foot." Cost of Iowa U Dormitory Probers Con Estimator Testifies to Cheap Quality of Construction. DES MOINES, Feb. 28. (/T--Figures on the cost of an addition to the men's dormitory at the University of Iowa occupied the attention today of the legislative committee nvestigating the school's administration. Harry F. Lambertson, Cedar Rapids, an estimator for the J. W. Hopp Construction company, presented a report he had made to the Master Builders' association on the difference in cost between the buildings as originally planned and as actually put up by J. M. Fisk. university building superintendent. Lambertson was the only witness at the morning session. He testified that his estimates showed that changes made in the plans reduced the cost 521,735.80. The low bid for the addition, he said, was $145,443, while as constructed it cost $133,256.08. Less Than Cost Lambertson asserted that if the low bidder had constructed the addition according to the revised plan, it could have been built for 5123, 707.20. He testified this was EXPECT TO AGREE ON,NAVIES SOLONS RECESS WITH ROAD BILL NT TO PUBLIC ROGERS '^11%/C · Arthur Henile'reon, left, British foreign minister, is confident ot :» agreement on (he niiviil yrohlems of Frunue, Italy ami Great Britain Wlieu he confers with AristUIc ISrhmd, French foreign minister. J f a l y and Great Britain have worked out a plun believed to be satisfactory to tl« J.iY^nc'j, ,- « **. »j 548.85 less than the cost as ac- UangSter l l H S tlOpe OH Day Stay of Execution of Sentence. the treasury might be limited to $170,000,000. Hope to maintain Rate. The veterans' bureau hoped to maintain its present rate of making loans within 10 days of the time the application is received. Only the certificates which nave been in forci two years or more may be borrowe on, under present tentative rulings which probably will remain in effect. The bureau has been advised by numerous banks that they will make loans on the certificates at tHe new interest rate. Thru a substantial volume of business, officials believed the banks would be able to make money on the 4'^ per cent. The senate debated for' three hours preceding the vote. Four more members voted for the bill this_time than on original passage. The house had acted the day before in one- third the time, voting 328 to 79 to override the veto. tually built. Emmet Tinley, counsel for the defense, questioned Lambertson closely as to the details of his figures. .' The witness said thairirothmg-had been added' or deducted for profit or overhead and that insurance had not entered into his computation of the unit cost. He said his estimates had been based on a report of Otis Leefers, Cedar Rapids engineer, who testified yesterday he had .inspected the addition while it was being constructed. Buses Inexact Lambertson was unable during cross-examination to indicate the exact bases for some of his estimates. His work sheets were introduced as evidence. He set forth 37 items'which had been changed together with the saving- made by each revision. Tinley examined him on his statement that 'arnish and shellac had been used (Turn In 1'ngc 2, Column 2 t . CONFESSION OF BOY ADMITTED Youth's Story of Attack on Murdered Girl Goes to Jury. VALPARAISO, Ind., Feb. 28. (.T) --Virgil Kirkland's confession to attacking Arlene Craves, the night she died during a flaming youth party was admitted by Judge Grant Crumpacker today during the trial of Kirkland for the girl's murder. The defense objection, except the implication of four other youths in the attack, was overruled. Reference to Paul Barton, Leon Stanford, David Thompson, Henry Shrik, also accused of participating in the murder, was stricken out. Love and vengeance stand on the sidelines as the trial continues. The love of Kirkland's mother, who daily sits among the front row spectators, her eyes always on her accused 20 year old son. Vengeance rides with the silent, grim faced father and the sisters and brothers of the 18 year old girl. The father sits with the prosecutors, suggesting now and then points to ask witnesses. The sisters and the brothers of the dead girl declare nothing but death in the electric chair can atone for the tragic and untimely death of Arlene. 60YD CHARGED WITH GAMBLING Movie Players Flee When Police Raid Home of Actor. - HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Feb. 28. I/P) --William H. Boyd, 45, stage and film actor, was charged with possession of gambling paraphernalia and liquor after a police r a i d which broke up a party at home early his today. Walter L. Catlett, 42, and Pat O'Brien, 31, w e r e arrested o n intoxication charges. Men and' women in e v e n i n g dress, many of t h e m said by o f f i c e r s to be film pi a y ers . fl thru doors and windows as six policemen under Lieut. James Johnson burst in upon what they described as a "well equipped gambling room and richly furnished bar." Police said roulette wheels anci dice tables and "more than a gallon" of liquor was seized. CHICAGO, Fe?j. .78,. .^~A. iJ-.tgi ning' of the end oC the grip of power n Chicago of "Scnrface Al" Capone, the internationally notorious gangster chief, was seen today by federal officials, they said, in the six months' jail sentence imposed upon him in federal court. Toppled suddenly from his throne of apparent immunity by Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson, who found him guilty of contempt of court for failing to respond to a grand jury summons in 192!), Ca)one was pictured by government officers as losing ground because tlis reputation for immunity from punishment in Chicago appeared to broken. But Capone, altho apparently stunned by the length of .his sentence, was in a fighting mood today, with his hope pinned in a 30-day stay of execution and an appeal by his attorneys to the circuit court of appeals. Meanwhile he was free under a $5,000 bond, which will have to be renewed in federal court Monday. -Having failed to convince Judge Wilkerson of the truth of his story that he was too ill to come up from his Florida home in the winter of 3929 to appear before the grnnrt jury which was investigating incomes, Capone, long known as the "big fellow" of the gangster business, faced not only the fight on the appeal but an appearance in criminal court next Wednesday for vagrancy. If and when Capone goes to jail it will not be a new experience for him as he was held for almost a year in Pennsylvania for carrying a concealed weapon in 1929. Six Arrested in Attempts on Life of President of Cuba. -Feb.; vT- -Couti . , . martial and possibly serious' penalties were believed today to face Commander Manuel Espinosa, aide- de-camp of President Machado, and five members of the presidential guard who have been arrested under suspicion of implication in the attempt against the life of the president last Monday morning. Espinosa was involved in the investigation by a soldier who, .standing patrol duty on top of the presidential mansion, lowered a bomb into a ventilating aperature and lit its fuse at about the time the president wag taking his bath. The bomb lodged in the vent at the floor above and exploded there. The soldier is said to have told police that Espinosa, who is a brother of a Cuban judge and oC a congressman, had offered him $6,000 if he would plant the bomb. Police said today that a former Havana mayor and a number of other prominent citizens might be involved. Tax Revision Program Under Way; 18 Bills Approved. PjES MOINES, Feb. 28. (.T)--The '-' Iowa legislature has completed' the first half of its session with thr; roa'd bond constitutional amendment passed on to the voters and he tax revision program under vay. When the 158 assemblymen left :or 10 days' vacation last night, they had introduced 718 bills, of which 18 had finally been approved by the governor. The number of measures placed n the hopper during the first 47 days of the session, however, was lielow the 192!) figure. Senators liave drafted 307 bills, compared to 430 during the same period two years ago. In the house 411 bills iiave been introduced, against 433 in the same period of the lust session. In addition, 11 joint resolutions have been presented in the senate and seven in the bouse. Many Acted on. Altho the number of bills which have become law is small, a large proportion of the remainder havn received favorable action or have bqen defeated by one branch of tha legislature."'"' . - - ' - · ; , · · · ; Sixteen measures are in the hand; of the enrolling committees or are on the governor's desk awaiting hl. approval or veto. The senate, in addition, has passed 53 bills which have been sent to the house, and the latter body has approved 71. At thu recess two years ago the governor had signed 21 bills and each house had passed 75 others. The legislature has disposed entirely of one of its major problems --the amendment to the slate constitution providing for a $100,000,000 road bond issue. It was approved by both branches. Spcclul Election Culled. A resolution calling for a special election June 16 on final approval of the amendment also has been adopted. In addition, a bill has been signed by the governor permitting the supreme court to issue declara- "RED LilAG 5 ' The middle class is the one that is able to live in public as the rich do by living in private as the poor do.--I'ulillslier.s Syndicate. $200 Robbed From Eagle Grove School; Investigation Made EAGLR GROVE, Feb. 28.--An investigation is being made by local officers into the theft of between 5150 and $200 from the high school safe some time Thursday night or early Friday morning. Tools which the robbers used were procured from the manual training room. A hole was cut in the wall to gain entrance to the office. Money from various school funds and from the sale o£ second hand books was kept in the safe. Supreme Court Jury Acquits Indian Woman of Love Murder. BUFALO, N. Y., Feb. 28. (.Vi-Lila .limerson, Cayuga Indian woman twice tried for the murder of Clotilde Marchant last March was acquitted today by a supreme court jury. The state contended thruout the trial, at which Supreme Court Justice Alonzo G. Hinkley presided, that the woman once known as "Red Lilac" of the Cayuga Indians had instigated the murder o£ Mrs. Clotilde Marchand so that she might be more free to carry on her admitted intimacy with Henri Marchand, artist and husband of the murdered woman. The defense introduced testimony to prove that Lila had no knowledge of the crime cither before or after its commission and that others had motives at least equally strong to desiring the death of Mrs. Marchand. BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Feb. 28. · -- Mr. Hoover must have made out a pretty good case against the bonus, for I see where they voted it over him. It wasn't Mr. Hoover they were shooting at, it was "Uncle Andy." They resent him running the show. The whole trouble with the republicans is, their fear oC an in- rcase in income tax especially on igher incomes. They speak of it Imost like a national calamity. I eally believe if it come to a vote whether to go to war with Eng- und, France nnd Germany com- ined, or raise the rate of incomes f over 5100,000, they would vote 'ar. Yours, in tory opinions on constitutional (Tuni tn I'IISR 2, Column 1). Leo Beireis, 20, Is Fatally Hurt in Tumble While Trimming Trees. EAGLE GROVE, Feb. 28.--Leo Beireis, 20, was almost instantly killed when he fell 30 feet to the pavement from a tree which he was trimming, last evening:. He suffered fatal injuries and never regained consciousness. The accident occurred as he was sititng on a limb and cutting a,large limb above himself. When the top limb fell, it struck the limb on which he was sitting, breaking it. Mr. Beireis is survived by his widow, parents, a brother and two sisters. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Indian Leaders Vote to Reject Irwin Proposals Without Salt Provis NFAV DELHI, India, Fob. 28. (.1' --The working committee of the Indian congress party today votec to reject the viceroy's proposals fo a compromise settlement of tin party's demands. It was said that all hope of a settlement o£ the differences be tween the congress and the govern ment over the status of India had been . virtually abandoned by th congress party tonight. The government refused point blank, it was said in authoritativi circles here, to grant the mahatma' demand that Indians be given th right to make their own salt, hold ng that the present salt revenn aw could only be altered by a legis lative act. It was learned tonight tha Gandhi will call on the viceroy to morrow afternoon in another effor to reach a compromise. Large Barn and Much Stock Are Burned by Blaze Near Goldfield. GOLDFIELD, Feb. 28.--Fire destroyed a large barn containing many head of stock on the Guy Wheeler farm three miles northwest of here last night with a loss estimated at 58.000. In addition to the barn 14 head of purebred shorthorn cattle, four head of horses, a shot- land pony and much hay were destroyed. One other building anil a large pile of corn fodder were also burned. Air. Wheeler's son, Alfred, discovered the flames about 10:30 o'clock, shortly after the f a m i l y returned from town. Port of the loss \vis covered by insurance. Markets at a Glance © 1», MeN.urh! Srndht!*, [,,. Congress Adjournment, Its ,e WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. (.T) .is essential work completed, con- ress today coasted along toward adjournment, the senate bringing \ip old issues and the house debating varied legislation. Independent 1'epubliesn and dejnn cratic senators raised the drnugh. nd unemployment relief issues again and gave the administration a thoro verbal flailing. Senator Caraway, democrat, Ar tansas, said Secretary Hyde wus 'deliberately," withholding drought ,oans authorized by congress. Senators Copeland of New York, HIK Walsh of Massachusetts, both democrats, said the administration hai failed to deal with the unemployment situation. Blame Congress. Senators Borah, Idaho, and La- "ollette, Wisconsin, republicans med congress for "lack of pur- lose and courage" antl for "sur- "endering" to the administration on the relief issue. The house passed a bill to make the national guard subject to the call of the president. It went on u a measure sponsored by the admin istration to restrict immigration t 10 per cent of quotas for two years The senate today authorized th lobby committee to continue ita in (Turn lo I'uRi! 2, fiiEiinm n). Henderson Will 'Confer With Briand Upon Program. TOME, Feb. 28. (A 1 )--Great Britain v and Italy today reached an ac- ord in principle for the settlement f all naval problems left pending )y the London conference o£ last rent. ; The accord will bo submitted to he French foreign minister, Aris- .ide Briand, in Paris tomorrow and. f he accepts it a five power treaty carrying limitation oC all categories of naval tonnage will emerge. In- ismuch as Foreign Minister Arthur Icnderson of Great Britain, had al- ·cady reached an agreement in principle with the French before iuitat- ng- the conversations here, M. Sriand'a acceptance of the Britisli- Ifalian accord was expected almost is a matter of course. ('ninplRtu Solution. Henderson himself was so hopeful i that he said a complete solution. , of the differences between Franca ind Italy would bo reached in Paria 'if the talks there me as satisfac- .ory as they have been here.** He left for Paris wilh A. V. Alexander, first lord of the admiralty, and British admiralty experts, and hopes tomorrow to obtain full agreement with the French. When that is accomplished the text ot the new. accorfl will be submitted to tho governments o£ the United States, Japan and the British dom'mions, signatory to the t.ripi 'of.' London lor' thui--'! e .f 3 (1 7 ti e d .1 s s f t t powc' noth ', " and -the elaboratio: TM r ° limitation document. '"' Lusted :{ Days. Negotiations which led to the nc- cord have been carried on hero for the past three days, largely by ad- mimlty experts, following similar negotiations in Paris where all. but the final details were ironed out. Yesterday Premier Mussolini himself toolc over Italian direction oC the conversations and this morning gave his approval to the agreement. Then n brief joint communique waa issued. It read: "As the result ot friendly considerations, carried on in a spirit of cordial collaboration, which the ministers Henderson and Alexander have had in the last few clays with the head of the government anil with Ministers Grandi and Sirian- (Tnrti In rum- 2, Cnlnnm H). NEW YORK Stocks--Heavy; rails under pros sure. Bonds--Steady; domestic displa firm strength. Curb--Irregular; tilities sag. Butter--Quiet. Foreign exchanges ·-- Irregular; Spanish higher. Cotton--Higher; week-end covering. Coffee--Higher; trade buying. CHICAGO Wheat--F.asy; beneficial snow Kansas and weak Winnipeg. Corn--Barely steady; large receipts. Cal Lie--Steady. Hogs--Weak to lower. FIREMAN KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK 11 Passengers and Two o Crew Slightly Injured in Collision. LA CROSSE, Wis., Feb. 28. t.Tl--A fireman was killed ami 13 persons were injured early today when the Olympian, crack passenger train of the Milwauke road, collided with a Chicago, Minneapolis Omaha line train at a crossing near Camp Douglas, enst of here. AI Wood, Oconomowoc, Wis., fireman on the Olympian, was killed. He was caught beneath the locomotive when he jumped from the cab. The conductor and Engineer Taylor of the Olympian, together with II passengers, were slightly injured. Trainmen said the Olympian's locomotive crashed into the side of the Omaha line engine. Roth engines were derailed and about fiOO feet of track was torn up on the Milwaukee road right of way. Service on both lines was re-established several hours after the accident. All of the injured were rerouted to their destinations over nearby Northwestern lines. The Northwestern train northbound from Chicago to Minneapolis, was standing across the intersection. It had stopped at the Camp Douglas station. The Olympian's locomotive crashed thru an express car and was derailed. Five clerks in the mail conch attached to the Olympian were severely shaken but otherwise u n h u r t when the mail car and baggage car were crushed against the engine. Trainmen found a derailed switch open on the Milwaukee road track. Heavy moisture on the track WHS helicv'cd to have contributed to the engineer's failure to bring his train to a stop. Autoist Gets Tag for Date Not on Calendar PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 28. (,T)-There comes a time, tiic saying goes when every man gets a break. C. K. Rockwell got liis yesterday--a traffic tag commanding- him to appear in municipal court at 9 n. m., Feb. 31. IOWA WEATHER Cloudy to partly clouily Saturday nip;lit and Sundny. Colder Saturday night- LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 2-1 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday m o r n i n g : Maximum Friday 52 Abovo Minimum in Nl^lit 2!) Abovo At 8 A. M., Huliirday !)0 Abovo Indications were present Satur* day that March might come in like a lion. While the temperature in thu forenoon hovered about the meltinp level, there was a chill north wind which carried suggestions oC impending snow and cold. WEEK'S FORECAST CHICAGO, Feb. 28. m')--Weather outlook for the week beginning. Monday, March 'i. For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and tho n o r t h e r n and central great plains--Temperatures mostly; near or somewhat above normal; not much precipitation likely.

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