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Wednesday, March 4, 1931
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STORY OF GANGS INLIQUOR TRADE BEFORE SENATE Wickersham Report Jells of Governmental IN DAY'S NEWS ion. By JOHN'F? ; CHESTER' · WASHINGTON, March 4. UP)--A , ·» story of open-faced gangste activities, far-flung governmental .corruption and .wholesale liquor Jaw violations was unrolled today befor 'the senate. Drawn from the files of th Wicker^ham; commission-by a sen f Kte resolution, the testimony spreac thru surveys of prohibition condi tions in -Hliaols, New York, New .Jersey, Louisiana and Colorado Only in the latter state was dry law enforcement:termed "satisfactory. 1 .'·'·]'···' Highlights Are Given ; .Some highlights in the mass o data were; A gangster map of Chicago. - ;. The. names : of 330 .alleged Chicago "racketeers," 113 of'thena how dead,-:with each listed under such headings'as "dynamiter and bomb thrower" or "booze and -beer." , The reported discovery of "large ·quantities of poison-dipped bullets" in the reputed headquarters of "the Al Capone outfit." · Reports of gambling operations in New Orleans so widespread as to make bootlegging- there a /'piker racket.! 1 , - ·' Figures designed to show violations of the prohibition laws thru- out much of New York state so flagrant that 93 per cent of the criminal cases came under these laws. ' . . . . . '· Wickersham Group Meets ,. While this data .lay before the senate, members of the Wickersham commission met today in the sec- yorid session since the completion of : their now historic prohibition report." . ' . : · · · Faced with the necessity of completing their entire survey of crime and recommendations for its cure before July 1, the members had before them a report on "statistics of crime and criminal justice,", pre- t pared by Dean Roscoe Pound of "Harvard. They planned to consider also a survey of "''penal institutions, probation and, parole." The Hlinois report was signed with an assumed name, "Guy Lj Nichols." Those-who knew, the for- GANDHI AND IRWIN SET PEACE TERMS (Continued S'roro Pace i). MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE f be directed against .foreign goods, not necessarily British products, with the objects of promoting native Indian industries. Would Begin Anew. The truce assures nationalist participation in .the forthcoming second round table conference to be' held in India, but Gandhi has said that if the nationalist demands for. Indian autonomy in finances and-roili- tary matters are not granted by Britain .there, his followers will begin anew their agitation for separation 'from the British empire. , Financial and military super vision are the'two principal reservations made by Great Britain in an, offer of "dominion 'status with safeguards" given to India by Prime Minister MacDonald at the conclusion of the recent London round table conference, in which the nationalists refused to participate. · · The truce concluded another chapter of the struggle of Indians to regain control of a veritable subcontinent containing 320,000,000 people--after more. than a century of British domination. . . IN THE RADIO WORLD Testifying at the trial of Virgil Kirklnnd, at Valparaiso, Ina., accused of first degree murder in the death of pretty 18 year old Arlene Droves of Gary, Ina., Mrs. Bernlco Elser, above, painted a graphic picture of the girl's partly nu ft e ana battered body lying in an auto in frpntof the house where revelry was in full swing. Mrs. Elser was a guest at the party. The treasury was opened for S65- 00,000 in loans to the farmers of ' : ^llouula. a.uuae WliU tUleW. LUC IOi- ·mer prohibition investigator aaid he 'feared gang reprisals. ALLEGED KILLER (JJYES'HER STORY ~* 1). bridge game participant who exclaimed. "My God, Myrtle, what are you going to do?" She saSd, "I stumbled over a large .chair.' I don't know how , it hap- · pened. Something struck my arm. '· The gun discharged. -I was scared to death." The witness said she started thru .' the door and met Hennett. r, . Twisted. Her Arm. "He . was running toward me. When he got to me he grabbed hold . of me. He caught my arm and .- twisted it. Somehow in the scuffle the gun discharged.- I don't know 1 how it happened-- but that's what happened -- " ' : James A. Reed, .defense counsel^ -asked Mrs. Bennett What she said .- .if anything during the scuffle. "I said, 'O, Jack, be careful of the gun.' " : - "I . was - frightened' ' almost to . death," Mrs. .Bennett said. . . "I realized he was hurt. I didn't know whether he was hit or hot at first. I was frightened. It was only a second until the thing- had discharged again." Reed's last question was: -.··"Mrs. Bennett, did; you intend in. ; tentionally or' consciously to fire a ;gun at yotir husband that night?" . . . · ''Just Went Off" i. "No, indeed .1 did not. I'd rather have been dead myself," she replied. Cross-examining, Prosecutor Page asked whether her husband faced her or had his back to her during the struggle. Tne witness said she did not know. Asked whether he faced her when she fired the gtin, Mrs. Bennett replied: "It wasn't fired, it just went Off." - : · · · · . ' f . ' . Mrs. Bennett testified four shots . h'ad been fired, presumably two while she stumbled and the last two which killed Bennett.' Unsuccessful in an effort to force .from the- defendant an admission · she had told an entirely different version of the homicide previously, · Page concluded his crogs-examina- : tion.' . Former Senator Reed announced the defense would rest. «"rin «,«,,-« s * tttes '' approximately 500,000,000 for public. improvements, to- stimulate employment, and an undetermined, but higher outlay for loans to World war veterans. ' . ,'' Joined in Stampedes. Time and again the Hoover policies were saved, by the dominant republican forces in the house tho these also joined in two stampedes to enact veterans legislation over vetoes. A measure increasing Spanish war. pensions was so enacted as well as the World war loan bill Transfer of the prohibition bureau .from the treasury to the justice department was the principal achievement in connection with the ·"- -- f--· ^wi-uit^nijii W1LU LQc dry laws. This was done at the first regular session. The short session, despite uncounted hours of debate, sent to the white house but four biHa touching upon the liquor laws , One was the justice department appropriation bill, carryine Sll- 239,000 for the prohibition bureau' The other three had their genesis m the Wickersham commission One relaxed the Jones "five and ten law, as it affected violations involving less than a gallon of liquor. The others defined minor type of- loiva to Get Hospital DES MOINES, March 4. )--An addition to the present veterans' hospital at Knoxville and a new veterans' hospital at some other place in Iowa was assured by President Hoover's signing of :the senate hos-J pitai construction bill. The bill allotted 5375,000 for construction of an addition at Knoxville and · suggested ' the apportionment of $1,275,000 for a new institution in the state. Six Companies join in Low Bid for Building Hoover Dam and Plant DENVER, March 4. (/P--The low bid for the construction of the Hoover dam, power plant and appurtenant works, submitted today to the United States reclamation service here, was offered by six companies, inc., of San Francisco. Their bid was $48,890,995.50. Three bids were received. PROBE GROUP IN IOWA U OFFICES (Continued From 1'aso ,1), accounts is collected 'in interest with settlement mqnthly. Before 1922, he said, the rate was two and one-half .per cent of the' entire amount. He declared there had been ho deviation from this provision to his knowledge. · Attorney Kelleher led Cobb thru explanations of each sheet in the general ledger,. which " the auditor testified was under his close supervision. He told Senator Dpran he knows the daily balance in every fund. j Cobb said m the morning session, that records of the 52,250,000 Rockfeller foundation gift and a similar donation from the state for medical buildings had been kept in separate books. : . He testified he revived the auditing system when he came from the University of Elinois and that changes had since, been made as the university - developed. A general ledger of all 'accounts is kept, he said, ,'with -another subsidiary appropriations ledger. . Three Members Absent. He explained other details of the office and the booking system, saying he was responsible to Secretary W. H; Bates and then-to the board of education and the finance committee. Senators Carroll and Doran and Representative George Miller, Shelby county, -were the, only members .of, the investigating committee at the opening session. Representative Byron Allen of Pocahoutas county, still is in Des Molnea, Senator wj S. Baird is m Council Bluffs and Representative Frank Byers" in Cedar Rapids The last two were ex- By C. E. BUTTERFIELH , Associated Press Radio Editor · (Time is central .staudira thruout) ·' NEW. YORK, March 4. /p_ Graham McNamee and Doc Rockwell are to take a hand in c^e corji pone .dunking controversy. They're to try a debate · on the subject,before a radio audience tomorrow night. Graham, as a lead- Ing announcer, is to argue that crumbled corn pone is the correct way when it's served with potuk- ker. Rockwell, the stage funny man, is to insist on dunking J _ Thirty minutes have been allotted on the WEAF hookup to these two to fight it out. They are to start at 10:l5-p. m. Judges will be a boxing referee, a football head linesman, a baseball umpire and a six-day bicycle race starter. Mrs. Emily Post, authority on etiquette, has.been Invited to serve as chief Judge. " pected tonight, The old capitol chamber which .». uu UAU v,c*^jiL.i_fA UllcllJll^m.' WHICH housed Iowa's early legislatures was crowded with about 200 students, faculty members and townspeople,' gathered for the hearing. The.-famous series, to have been a WMAF Sunday feature, has been postponed ..pending more definite program arrangements. "Skyscraper, ' a dramatic sketch based on the love of two steel workers for the same girl, ,is \to be-.repeated -on WEAF and .chain next Sunday night. Aileen Stanley, musical comedy star; is to be guest of Richie Craig-, Jr., on WABC and chain the mght of March 10. NBCHs to bring three more afternoon concerts from London on March 9, 10 and 11. John Brewster, .New York actor, and Tom Tarra.nt, playwright/head the revamped cast for minute dramas WABC hookup on Tuesday hightd WEDNESDAY Charles .M. McCann, night newa editor of the United Press, Ernest speaker in Bill Schudt's Going to Press, WABC and network at 5. The Boswell sisters on WEAF and others at '6. Safci Get Rich, a new dramatic sketch on WJZ and chain at 7-15 Evelyn Herbert, soprano, guest artist with the Nathaniel ShSkrot orchestra, WEAF and chain at T'oO. Farewell address to America by Dr. Albert Einstein, WABC and hookup at 9. PUBLpTiUTIES GAIN; RAILS LOSE Heavy Selling 'in Morning's Trade Sends Rails Down $2 to $7. NEW YORK; March 4 (1F--The damage done by a sharp break m the railroad shares- was partially -repaired by an upward tendency in the public utilities in today's stock market The rail shares dropped $2 to 57 in heavy selling during the morning .and several issues from other groups lost J2 or more. Reductions in the dividends paid by .Rock Island 'and LebigV Valley I railroads, and the Youngstown Sheet jnd Tube ^Co., were developments favoring tfia bears. ' . On the other hand, market sponsors of the public utility issues interpreted bullishly the sustained veto of the Muscle Shoals bill which would have permitted government operation.. Extreme losses ranging from $2 to. S7 a share in such Issues as U. S. SteeJ, American Can, New York Central, Baltimore and Ohio, Southern Pacific, 'Frisco, Union Pacific, and Atchison were about half regained by mid-aJternoon. Standard Gas sold up more than $2, and American Power and Light, United Corp., Public. Service of N. J., and American Water Works showed gains of $1 or more. * AL SMITH WOULD DISCUSS ISSUES Says Democrats Must Not Be Afraid to Talk Public Questions. WASHINGTON, March 4. ta--A u-? e dhlwn b y Atoed E. between discussion and adoption of policy gave food for thot to day to the democrats who fear prc- hibition.wUl be brot up before toe pending sesaion of the party national committee. · The democrats, said the 1928 presidential candidate yesterday might as well give up and join th» republicans if they were afraid to discuss all public questions " Earlier he had expressed the- opinion that policy forming was not within the sphere of the committee but a task for the national convention.. This had allayed-somewhat the widespread protest over rumors -'that Chairman Raskob would bring up the-wet-dry issue. Smith's .latest statement was seized upon by political observers to back up a prediction that fire works might be set off in the garden room of the Mayflower hotel some time around-noon tomorrow. Democratic leaders in and out of congress continued warning against, such an anti-prohibition tesolution and demanding that the nation's economic status be made the dominating issue for .1932. The wave of sentiment on this point came, not only from southern democrats, but from long-time members of the party in the east and west. v MARCH 4 1931 Tipton Bank Is Closed ·DES MOINES, March 4. UP)--The state banking department was advised today that the Cedar County State bank at Tipton had closed its doors because of frozen assets. Stolen Car Is Claimed SWEA CITY, March 4.--The Chevrolet car that was recently found abandoned and burned on road K north of the city has been claimed by Vernon Black of Led- yard. The license number had been removed from the car arid the engine numbers chiseled off. Mr. Black said the car was stolen from him a short time ago. The tires had also been" removed from the car. SHOWMEN MISSOURI OLD GOLD DID! S C O R E S BIG V I C T O R Y O V E R R I V A L S IN ST. L O U I S T E S T By ROBERT RIPLEY, Himself Creator of "Believe It or Not" ' ?'Are you smoking the cigarette you like best? Are you SURE? Here's what happened in St. Louis the other day. 1041 smokers sampled the four leading brands, with the names concealed. Then they picked out the one that tasted best. "Result? It wasn't even close. OLD GOLD; 334; Brand X, 264; Brand Y, 237; Brand Z, 206.. I conducted this test and it was fair and square, proving again that OLD GOLDS are made of smoother tobaccos, genuinely easier on your throat.". OLD MAN RIVER GOES O. G. Rlploy elves his famous cigarette tatte-test to the crew of an old- fashioned MlsslssIppiRlver boat docked at St. Louis. Will Fill Vacancies FERTILE, March 4.--The election of school directors and treasurer will be held .March 9. Two directors will be elected to fill the vacancies of James Kirk and Jasper Humphrey and a treasurer to fill the vacancy of C N Jorgenson 'PALACE, O F F I C I A L B O X - S C O R E As audited by Certified Pnblio Account ants ' 'I hereby certify that the followlnfUsn true and complete audit of the test of the four leading cigarettes, conducted by Robert Rlplcy, In St. Loula." OLD GOLD.. .334 Brand Y ...... 237 Brand X ...... 26* Brand Z ...... 206 , KELLER Co. r NOT A C O U G H 1'. Lorillard Co., I N A C A R L O A D ,,, ... ,, . ^ ,, Tune in OLD GOLD Chafer Reading. .T^d.y.t 8.15 P. M .,Thur«.ays « M^.M./B^T^En' Youngstown Sheet and Tube Reduces Dividend NEW, YORK, March 4. (JP--Directors of Youngstown 'Sheet and' Tube _ company today reduced the annual dividend. rate on the common stock to ?4 from $5 by declaring a quarterly disbursement of 51. Just S E N S E ! If ACUTE INDIGESTION strikes tonight will- you be sorry? Or is BeH-ans near? BELL-ANS FOR INDIGESTION CONGRESS AT END ,V- OF SHORT SESSION (Continned From Page 1). hers shouted happily as the apeak ; er thanked his colleaq^ies. - .Shoals Bin Loses. ; Last'of the big- Issues, MUBC! ; Shoals, was taken off the legislatiy . slate for another term during protracted night' session. The sen . ate failed to override the Hoove · veto of the Norris resolution fo government operation of the war time plant. Soon thereafter the sec ond deficiency bill, last essential ap , propriation, was made ready for the president. The short session concluding ; tcday, marked by great bitterness between the senate and the president, accomplished principally legislation to aid the unemployed and BUfferers from laat year's drought. A Word to the Wise Some stores sell good quality food it kighprices. Their customers are usually the careless rich. Someetoressdlpoorqualityfoodajfou^r/cej, Their customers are usually the careless poor. A P stores :sel! good quality food at low prices-Thty are for the wise:, who pay no more than is necessary for the best. Wise people, rich or poor, shop where they get highest value for their money. A P's food satisfies the nicest taste. Its prices suit the thinnest purse. It'» a great satisfaction to get your money's worth. That is why A i P stores have more customers than any other stores. The Great ATLANTIC PACIFIC Tea Co. "TSti See Our Values in Thursday Globe-Gazette ! # (\ "·a*.-

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