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March 2, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 2

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE H MEXICANS DIE IN THEATER FIRE 10 Bodies Taken From Ruins of Building; Four More Sighted. j MEXICO CITY, March 2. U~At i iwish 14/persons were burned to I least ;' death and score or more injured · when the 178 year old Principal the! ater burned at the end of a midnigh: :j performance today. , · j By 10 o'clock this morning 10 ; bodies, all badly burned, had been taken from the ruins of the theater At that time police reported thai : they had sighted four others in the .' debris. | Among the victims were severa '· women and children. I Most, of those who died .were be .,' Jieved to have been caught in the panic stricken rush of persons try- j ing to gef out of the theater and i: trampled underfoot. ! SENATORS FEAR ; FOOD MONOPOLY 1 (Confirmed From rage i). j corresponding or larger reduction in retail prices. i 3--Some e'videribe that there is a i combination in restraint of trade to , ' fix and maintain the retail price oi oread. Reflect Decline I 4--The wholesale and retail prices of'white flour have generally reflected the decline hi the price of wheat. j 5--The lower prices paid to the i farmer for milk purchased for fluid I purposes have in general been re| . fleeted ia the retail prices charged j tq the consumer, but that the dis- . tributor has not borne any portion I of the reduction. \ 6--The reduction in price paid to ./ the. producer for miifc used in the | manufacture of : dairy products, | which is ugually\ purchased- at .'the j surplus price, has not in general :J been, reflected in the .retail prices consumer for dairy paid by the products. ; Percentage Less f--Retail prices of meat have re- fleeted the lower price received by the producer and the baker on a cents a pound basis but that the percentage of decrease in the retail price is materially less, due to the existence of too many dealers competing with each other, rather than a combination in restraint of trade. 8--Costs of distributing foods are too high and that a study of the marketing of farm products is worthy of consideration. -The report found that responsibility for the failure of the retail price of oread to reflect the decline 3n the price of wheat "rests primarily upon the large wholesale bakery-cOmpanieir." *· Census Reveals France's First Seaport Is Rouen ROUEN, March 2. UF)--Offi- cial figures reveal that Rouen, not Marseilles or Bordeaux, is the first port pf France. In 1930 Rouen handled 15,077,732 tons of merchandise, or 800,000 more than Marseilles, its nearest competitor. ONE CENT A DAY PAYS UP TO $100 A MONTH The Postal Life ; Casualty Insurance Co., 5432 lloriarty Building, Kansas City, Mo., is offering a new accident policy that pays up to $100 a month for 24 rrionths for disability and $1,000.00 for deaths- costs less than Ic a day--53.50 a year. Over 68,000 already have this protection. Men, women and children, ages 10 to 70, eligible. Send no money; Simply send name, address, age, beneficiary's name and relationship and they will send this policy on 10 days' FREE inspection. No examination is required. This offer" is limited, so write them today. 'Big Sister" Contest to Give Local Poets Chance to Win Prize By CONTEST EDITOR Globe-Gazette Ten dollars in gold! An autographed original strip ot Big Sister, popular comic appearing daily in the Mason City Globe- Gazette by Les Forgrave! And the fun of composing some- original poetry! ; These .are the prizes offered in the Mason City Globe-Gazette's new poem writing contest, which begins today. , The task is an easy one. Simply compose some verse in which you tel! the reasons why you like "Big Sister," or just a poem about this popular girl comic strip character will do. Send them hi with your name and address to the "Big Sister" Poem Contest Editor, care of Mason bity Globe-Gazelle. Your poem must be mailed before Saturday midnight of this week, when the contest ends. Each poem when mailed must be accompanied by a blank tally sheet such as is used in the Globe-Gazette bridge contest now in progress. Unless so accompanied the poem cannot be considered as an entry for the ten dollar prize. These tally, sheets can be procured at any of the 54 stores and business places co-operating with the Globe-Gazette in Ihe bridge contest. No There are no other qualifications necessary." Because of the popularity "Big .Sister" enjoys with old and young readers of the Mason City Globe-Gazette alike, we have decided to set no age limits. If you think you can compose poelry just put oil the old thinking cap and send in ths result. .You may win the prize. Les Forgrave, originator of " Sister" and one of America's bes: known comic strip artists, has agreed to autograph one of his original comic strips .which he will senl the winner. Think of it! The work of a nationally known artist all for your own in its original form. Here Is Sample. And just to show you how easy it is to write verse we are going to you a sample , here. Just like that, written out of our own head. And we're not a poet. You should be able to do lots better. . OUR NEWSPAPER The mint page first is grabbed by pa The sport news is my brother's The social notes, they suit my ma, She just won't read no others. Aw,' 'gee, they don't know what is great Now me, I rent? Big Sister! One day, the paper, it was;late And golly, how I missed her! And there you are! It's as easy as rolling off a log. And just to prove it we're going to give apother sample tomorrow. So sit down, write your poetry and send it in to the "Big Sister" 'Contest Editor, care Mason City Globe-Gazette and we'll do the rest Remember you can write any sort of poetry you wish, any length, but the subject material must be about "Big Sister." Where to Get Tally Sheets. Remember also, that each poefci entered in the contest must be accompanied by one of the bridge con- iest tally sheets. These tally sheets can be procured from any one of the following firms: Stevens Shoe company, the Merkel company, Gildner Brothers, Marshall Swift, Inc. D. K. Lundberg md company; J. C. Puth company! Palais Royal, Buehler Brothers, Setty Jane, Bankers Life company, 3am Raizes, Vance Music company, J. C, Penney company, Mason City and Clear Lake Railroad company, 2urrie-Van Ness company, New York Fashion shop, W. G. Block company, Mulligan and Son, Ideal American Laundry, Sears Roebuck and company, Damon's Inc., A. W. AS SAVE You EARN An easy way to greater happiness and financial independence is through a systematic savings plan, kept up regularly each week or month at the Northwest Savings Bank. Savings should be a definite part of your budget --a monthly habit. Save as you earn. Start now with a deposit at this strong, friendly institution. ' NORTHWEST SAVINGS BANK Mason City, Icwa AFFILIATED WITH Northwest Bancorporation Combined Resources Over $495,000,000 Knesel and son, Myers Beauty Salon, Boomhower-Streeter, Fireside Fuel company, First National bank, Lyons Launderers and Cleaners, Rainbow cafe, Ray E. Prusia company, Tyler-Ryan -Furniture company, International Harvester company of America, Harvey Brothers Clothes,' labell Oil company, W. J. Daly company, W. H. Potts, jeweler,' Independent Grain and Fuel company, Kelroy Fuel and Furnace company, Champlin Refining company of Iowa, Peoples Gas and Electric company, Purity Bakery, Brady Drug company, Hollywood Frocks, Smith's ' Klassy Kleeners, Yelland .and Hanes, E. B. Higley and : company, Chapin-O'Neil Coal company, Blanchard's,' Mason City Builders Supply company, Manning Brothers, G. S. 'Avery and son, Sterling, Home Bakery, Iowa State Brand creameries and Manley's. ARCHITECT TALKS IN INVESTIGATION (ConUnuetl From Page IJ. chased by competitive bidding. In reply to another question he said he djd not know how it could be told, whether the state showed a profit or a loss'on such transactions. · Souers testified that the notice about purchasing the joists from the state was sent'to contractors'after the notice for receiving bids 'had been published, . He'admitted the figures were sent only to firms which Indicated they were going to bid. Correspondence was introduced showing that Fisk acknowledged an error in computing some of the prices on the joists. It was called to his attention, the testimony showed, in a letter by H. A. Gage of Souers' firm and the prices were changed by Fisk. Error Somewhere. "Would it not occur to 'you that the list was not based on market prices but were arbitrary figures?" asked Keller. "There' was an error somewhere," Souers said. A portion of his testimony dealt with inspection of buildings for which his firm had drawn the plans. He said that on bujldings where Fisk was in charge inspection was limited to details on which he requested consultation, while on structures put up by contractors the entire building was Inspected. The former practice was necessary, Souers explained, because Fisk acted in the capacity of the owners' agent and "we can't inspect the owners' buildings." . ' , He testified, however, that the architects were called in on : Fisk's buildings as much as on those erected by the contractors. He'saitl most of their orders came from Fisk and the building committee of the state-board of education, composed of George T. Baker of Davenport, Philip Schoentgen of Council Bluffs, and Mrs. Pauline Devitt of Oskaloosa. - , Offer Accounts. Souers offered to produce his expense accounts as his only means of ascertaining the number of. inspection trips to Iowa City. He testified his firm drew plans for the university field house and athletic stadium which he believed were financed by the alhlelic corporation. Asked by Kelieher whether it were true his firm had protested to President Walter A. Jessup that Michigan architects were preparing the stadium plans and that the work was then turned over to the state architects, SoUers said, "I have never heard about it." He explained that he _got out the first sketches hurriedly for a homecoming meeting and that the contract was. received a year later. He did hot know whether the board of education or the athletic council assigned the contract. .Remembers the Incident Kelieher questioned him about the state's taking over the sub contract for point for the university hospital. Souers remembered the incident but could not say who ordered the change. He testified he did not know why the original contract was not carried out. ' ' In this conneclion Kelieher endeavored to bring out that Fisk could direct changes from the original plans on university buildings, Sourers was called on to present the revised drawings for tower rooms in the dormitory addition but was unable to go into detail as to what changes were made or what author- MAKCH 2 1931 ity there was for making them. ·' \ Kelleher planned.to continue the direct examination'after'the noon recess with cross examination to follow. It was expected that the committee will move to Iowa City Wednesday altho official anounce- ment had not been made. . MOST OF EUROPE SWEPT BY SNOW Biting Wind Piles Blanket of White Over Most of Continent. LONDON, March 2. UP)--The' greater part of Europe and the British Isles were under snow today. A biting wind piled the white blanket high in places and in others swept the ground bare. Bitter cold prevailed. ^ Extreme winter conditions prevailed over most of the continent from Urn a to .France. Sheep farmers suffered severe losses of stock. The gale which accompanied .the show raised dangerous seas in the channel and North sea which claimed several victims. Sixteen were believed to have perished near Fr'aserburgh, Scotland, when a Dutch trawler turned off shore and conditions were too bad to attempt a rescue. One body was Washed ashore. Fire Department Goes to Automobile Fire An overh.eatea emergency brake on a Nash-sedan helonging to the C. B. Brooks company caused the fire department to be called at 2:58 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Oscar Sang, Mason City, was driving the car. The fire occurred in front of 223 Second street southwest. No damage was done. IN DAY'S NEWS "Bill" Boyd,-above, veteran film actor, doesn't want to be confused with the William H. Boyd, now of the screen and recently of the New York stage, arrested in a raid on his Hollywood home and charged with operating - a gambling place. A picture of the wrong Boyd ran by error in Saturday's Globe-Gazette. Recover From Injuries L A K O T A , March 2.---William Wertjes and Rollie Steele. Jr., are recovering from broken collarbones. Mr. Wertjes' was broken when' he jumped from a wagon when the team his nephew was driving ran away. Rollie Steele's collarbone has been broken twice while playing at school. HULL ENEMY OF TARIFF BACKERS ., (Continued Fran FHK I). non-political folk,- it Is 'doubtful whether many people are familiar with the reputations of any of them below the rank of Speaker Longworth. Republican Floor Manager Tilson, Democratic Leader Garner, the mighty Chairman Snell of the legislatively almost omnipotent rules committee ?--are they household words'? I question it. B UT A SENATOR? A senator Is different. If for no other reason than that there are tinly 96 senators, to 435 representatives, the'for- mer stand out more noticeably than the latter. Not but that there are senators of no particular c o n s e - quence, for that matter. Still,'it is possible for a 1 senator, of the right, quality, to show well-nigh as con- spicuotisly as the president. For instance, Senator Cordon Hull Borah, Senator Norris, in his way Senator Hefiin--"Who's he?" is « question altogether unlikely to Be asked · when any one of his group tiappens to be mentioned. * * * - pORDELL HULL "has been just as '*~- able a statesman (and he is fully entitled to credit for real statesmanship) in the house of representatives as he will be ia the senate. Taxation has been his specialty. He was author of the income tax law of 1913; of its revision in 1916; of the federal inheritance tafc act. He can stand punishment, too-was chairman of the democratic national committee during his party's dark days from 1921 to 1924, when he had to pledge his personal credit for its office rent. » * » I T SHOULD not be - understood that the Tennesseean has been a nonetity hitherto, either. . He has been presidentially mentioned. His state knows him, as was demonstrated by hfs run for the senate; he is pretty well known thruout the solid south; politicians everywhere know him. Nevertheless, he is not known nationally, as his brains and his services entitle him to be; but he is due- to be, mighty soon after the next congress convenes, for he will take his senate seat with all the acquired experience of-25 years at the other end of the capitol building, and it is certain that there will nqt be'any lost or wasted motion about him, iu getting started. His recent statement proves it. * * * CENATOR-ELECT HULL'S state*J ment is in reality a warning--to his own party. It may be there is nothing but coincidence in the fact that passage of the present Hawley-Smoot tariff law was followed by approximately a 30 per cent slump in'America's export trade and by a tightening up o" the already economic pinch, some say, in the country's history. The Tennessee senator-elect, however, lays the export slump and the hard times principally to the Hawley-Smoot tariff, and what especially irks.him is the thot that its framers could not have squeaked it thru congress (the representatives accepted it by a liberal margin but its prospects looked highly dubious in the senate for a while) if they had not had democratic votes to help them. . TTULL'S WARNING to democ- ·!· * racy's leaders is that he will let them cover up what he considers their error (to give it its mildest name) by hush, hushing the tariff issue in the seventy-second cou- gress. . . ·; . ( . _ He wants reduction, and intends to demand It. i Having probatrty forgotten fully as much about taxation principles as his fellow senators are likely to know, including' the whole 95 of them, he threatens to be an awkward customer in debate in their legislative branch--where debate Is encouraged, instead of being smothered, as in the house of representatives. Mason Cityaris Will Speak at Fort Dodge Ralph Lloyd Jones, R. L. Jackson and Dr. Hardy Pool left Monday afternoon for Fort Dodge, where they were scheduled to appear before a mass meeting to discuss the city manager form of government, on which the city will vote in the near future. The Mason Cityans will talk chiefly on the success of the plan here. Funeral Rites Are Held at Blue Earth for Mrs. Badker, 82 GARNERi March 2.--Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Marie Badkey, 82, were held yesterday at Blue Earth,' Minn., in the home of her daughter, Mrs. John F. Ruas, the Rev. Mr. Hiller, evangelical pastor, officiating. Burial was at Dumont. Ida Marie Brice was married to Henry Badker, Their, oldest child, a daughter was bora in Germany from which place they came directly to Dumont, where they made their home for years. To Mr. and Mrs. Badker were born 12 children, six of them living. The groundhog created strikingly little interest "this year. 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