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* " ' ' " " · ' " " · ' ' " ' ' ' ' " North Iowa's Edited for the Home E R "-:·"·'· :";/:.!''·:;:· U S M E M A . A R T - ' ! E P T O F I O W A ' - I . - ; ' - ' : A · " · " · : "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALt, NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H K i; O M n E O N VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE 'MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS' SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 127 ROBINSON, RASKOB DISPUTE Hoover Not Hit by Vote Overriding of Bonus Veto to Have No By CHARLES P. STEWART · A S H I N G T O N , March 5: (CPA) --Ordinarily it is c o n s i d e r e d mighty rough on a president to h a v e congress pass some piece of 1 e gi slation over his veto. Even if it is done by a body of lawmakers who are known to be at outs with him over-riding h i s veto rates as a severe snub, for it takes a two- thirds majority 'and the presumption is that the president's prestige must lie low indeed if he cannot hole together sufficient congressiona" following to prevent as large an adverse vote as that. Yet, altho President Hoover's veto of the veterans' bonus loan bil was tramped on with no ceremony watevcr by the congress which has just adjourned, politicians do no' speak of the incident as the slightesl set-back for him. * * * ·TECHNICALLY it was an awfu 1 drubbing the white house tenan received. The bill not only was passed ove his veto--it passed overwhelm ingly. In the senate this was not so sur prising, for the G. O. P. never ha had more than a paper majority ii the senate since Mr. Hoover ha been in office, A count of part- labels showed a theoretical total o (Turn to Tage 16, Column 3). Parliament Receives Text of Indian Peace Pact CHAIRMAN ASKS STATE CONTROL DAUGHERTY TO FACE SENTENCE Cor^icte Five Counts. WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio, jlarch 5. (tfV^-Mal S. Daugherty, brother ' of former United States Attorney General Harry M Daugherty and a figure in the sen' ate's investigation of oil land leases several years ago,- today faced a prison sentence for abstracting funds while president of the closed Ohio State bank. Daugherty was found guilty late yesterday by a Fayette county jury which required but one ballot. The 68 year old former banker, whose three weeks' trial was interrupted by the death of his aged mother, sat unmoved as he heard the verdict. His attorneys announced a motion for a new trial will be filed, pending which his sentence will be delayed. He was found guilty on all five counts of the indictment; each of which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of 510,000. Harold Hart Rites Held at Swaledali SWALEDALE, March' '5.--The funeral of Harold Hart was helc here. Relatives 'here from out of town were: John Hart, Mrs. Leo Karr, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Spring Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Ed Kobee Boone; Tom Fitzgerald and James Downing, Elma; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chambers, Clarion; Fred Hart, St Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hart Plainview, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs Francis McGough, Plainview; Mr and Mrs. John Erding, Gram Meadow. AUNT HET By Robert Guillen "I was goin' to have Pa's folks over to dinner this week, but the only old rooster I've got left is actin' kind o' sick." DAY MARKED BY TERMINATION OF "DISOBEDIENCE" Treaty Great Historical Document in India's Struggle. N EW DELHI, Ind., March 5. /P-The text of the peace pact between Mahatma Gan'dhi and the viceroy of India,, a historical document in India's struggle for freedom, ending the nationalist civil.dis- obedience campaign was made public here today and placed before the British parliament In London and the council of- the government of India as a basis for negotiations to be continued at a new round table conference. The Mahatma, addressing newspaper correspondents, after the text had been distributed, addressed an appeal to his countrymen to support the agreement and give him a chance to attain his goal of independence without violence. The principal provisions of the truce are: Abandonment of the civil dis- aedience campaign. Abandonment of the boycott as a olitical weapon.. Release of Prisoners. Release of prisoners held for noh- iolent offenses. Recognition of .right of salt area residents,to make their own salt., ,_ Picketing of non-aggressive na- ure to'be~permlt.ted. v . ;"",",, "' ' i, x " r ' Repressive ordinances, Issued dur- ng civil disobedience campaign to "ie withdrawn. Where property confiscated for axes has been sold to a third party he transaction is to be regarded as inal so far as the government is oncerned. Sale and purchase of British goods is not to be interfered with. Abandonment of nationalist demands for an inquiry into alleged olice excesses. . Return of Property. Return of .unsold confiscated Toperty. Participation · of t,he nationalists n a second round table conference in the principles of federation, cen- ral responsibility and financial anrf nilitary safeguards. . Preparations were already being made today by the nationalists an I their moderate friends for participation in a forthcoming round table ;onference to work out details of ;he projected Indian constitution. Some look to London as the sUe of the meeting but the nationalists hope that it will be held in India. RAGINGBUZZARD SWEEPS ROCKIES Wild March Storm Travels East Into Mississippi Valley. DENVER, March 5. £)--A wild March blizzard raged over the Rocky · mountain region today and was "sweeping cold and snow into the. Mississippi .valley. With the storm moving eastward, below freezing temperatures and snow were forecast tonight and tomorrow for parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Snow was falling today in Colorado, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Iowa, Wyoming and Montana. A blizzard lashed Wyoming. Airmail planes in the mountain section were being kept aloft under restricted schedules. Pour persons were known to have been injured in automobile accidents on storm swept Colorado highways. Relief agencies at Oklahoma City made preparations to house the needy in vacant buildings tonight in the face of predictions of a 40 mile wind bearing snow and sub-freezing temperatures. DEMOCRATS IN PARLEY ON 1932 ELECTION PLANS t Associated Pnits Pliolo Leaders of the democratic party who met in Washington Thursday to lay plans for the 1932 election. A revolt against the leadership of .Tohn J. Ruskob, chairman, is rumored and it is reported that u. definite stand on the prohibition question will be formulated. Southern democrats led by Senators Sheppnrd and Morrison oppose Raskob anil Jouett Shouse, head of the executive committee, in putting n wet label on tho party. Senator Tydings stands for repeal of the dry amendment- ' Arlene Draves Did Die From Assault, Asserts Physician VALPARAISO, Ind., March 5. W) '--Dr. Joseph Springer of Chicago, testifying today as a defense witness, declared there was no irmtilia- tion oh the body of Arlene Draves to indicate that she had been ravished, one of the charges against Virgil Kirkland, on trial for the girl's murder. Springer yesterday aided at a post mortem in Reynolds, the second since the girl died following a Gary drinking party last November. The physician asserted he did not find bruises, tears or lacerations pointing to assault by Kirkland and the four other young men, also accused of Miss Draves' murder. · Died of Hemorrhage. Springer asserted Miss Draves died from a brain hemorrhage anc not from shock induced by assault as the state contends. , Roland Oldham, examining the former Chicago coroner's physician presented several questions before Judge Crumpacker overruled Underwood's objections. "Did you, basing your statement upon your experience, find tliat Arlene Draves had been ravished ? Oldham asked. "No," replied Springer. Underwood pointed his preliminary cross examination at Springer's (Turn to Tase 4, Column 5). Prince Lands at Capital. BUENOS AIRES, March 5. (J! The Prince of Wales landed at E Polomar airfield this afternoon a the end of a flight from Mar de Plata. Eye Witnesses Tell of Detroit Hotel Slaying DETROIT, March 5. (!Pl~ Eye witnesses of the Gerald E. Buckley slaying were to tell the court and jury today their versions of how the radio crusader fell before a hail of bullets in the La Salle hotel lobby the moraine of July 23. GRAB A PENCIL QUICK! write a poem about BIG SISTER SEE DETAILS OF PRIZE CONTEST ON PAGE 14 TODAY ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., March 5. --Our very popular new governor f California, "Sunny Jim" Rolph, n the first meeting he had with his abinet last Monday lost his watch. That's nothing, wait till he meets he highway commission. The senate right in the last min- tes when dozens of important bills vere up for their last chance, what o you suppose they stopped and "iscussed? "How %vet Chicago and Jew Jersey was and the private ife of Al Capone." Such minor matters as the lame duck bill, the embargo on oil bill, that the very prosperity o f - f i v e tales depend on) all were passed over in order to discuss the fact hat Colorado was dryer than New York because, there was fewer jeople. Yours, © t i l l , UeN.uiht Erndlotf. mo. HURRICANE HITS BRITISH ISLAND Loss of Life Undetermined; Property Loss Great; ' Crops Ruined. CAPETOWN, Union of South Af rica, March 5. UP)--A message fron Port Louis, Mauritius, today sai that a devastating hurricane ha raged there since yesterday evening Loss of life could not be deter mined but property loss was enor mous and it was feared all crop were ruined. The steamers Clan grahm and Sangate castle wer ashore in the harbor. Condition were growing worse. Mauritius is a. British island col ony in tho Indian ocean, 600 mile east of Madagascar and 2,300 milt from Capetown. Port Louis has population of 50,000. PROBERS TRACE ALL PURCHASES OF LAND BY U Cobb, School Auditor, Tells Source of Moneys. TOWA CITY, March 5. (.«--The 1 legislative investigating- committee today began to trace the purchase of all real estate by the state University of Iowa during the last nine years. AH payments from the real estate account in the office of Auditor W. H. Cobb were read into the record and Cobb was. asked to produce vouchers indicating the items covered. f Senator W. S. Baird, Council Bluffs, endeavored to have Dennis Kelleher, attorney for the committee, delve into ' each transaction fully. "If we do that," Kelleher said, "I will not have time to question any more witnesses in Iowa City." "But you will get your'per diem salary just the same," Baird responded. Borrow From Funds. Cobb testified Secretary W. H. Bales handles the school land transactions. He said many purchases were made from tuition and other fees.received and that occasionally land was bought from one fund which would be reimbursed when enough money was, in i the proper ' ' - ' 1 - ' · · ' · Carries Approval of U. S. Leaders Philosopher, Writer Made Earl Russell Bertrand Elevated on Death of Oft-Wed Brother. LONDON, March 5. /T-- The British peerage today had for a new member Bertrand Russell, English author and philosopher, who, thru the death of his brother, the oft-married second" Earl Russell at Marseilles Tuesday night, becomes the tblfd Earl Russell. The end came i mi .. ..... »-- « suddenly to the ! second earl, when he was enroute to England from the Riviera. Stricken with a heart attack, he died in a Marseilles hotel. He was G5. The second earl succeeded to hia title when 13 years old. At 25 he married Mabel Scott, daughter of Sir Claude Scott. He obtained a divorce BMTRANO RUSSE.LL from her at Reno, Nev., ,and while still in. Nevada married Mollie Cook of Galway, daughter of the bishop of Kilmore and herself twice divorced. When he returned to England the courts refused to uphold the Nevada divorce and he was charged with bigamy. A house of lords trial followed and he was sentenced to three months in prison. WASHINGTON, March ?he naval agreement 5. (1?) -between taly and France, -bringing all five major sea powers into line on limi- ation, bore today the American government's tentative approval. President Hoover and Secretary itimson broke silence on the new igreement late yesterday, itatements of praise. issuing The agreement's text was not at :he time in the .hands 1 of the execu- :ive, but was expected to be delivered today by Sir Ronald Lindsay, Jritish ambassador. Ifapes No Revision Required. Awaiting the text, Secretary Stimson expressed hope the new 7act would not require revision of .he London treaty which bound the United States, Great Britain and lapan to limited naval programs. Revision would require senate ratification of amendments. Because Great Britain was satis- field, he said, the chance that she might invoke the treaty's escalator clause to meet French construction was removed. Britain reserved that right as long as her cross-channel neighbor stayed out of the limitation pact, and the United States in turn held- the right to match any additions to the British fleet, ton for ton. Governments to Consult. PARIS, March 5. (^)--The gov r ernments of Japan and the United States, it is reported here, will consult each other before disclosing their official attitude toward the recent tripartite naval agreement of France, Great Britain and Italy. It is understood that the agreement may be published March 9. From information here it would appear that France will get 81,000 tons of submarines and will agree with Italy not to construct before 1936 more than two battleship cruisers of 23,000 tons each. The accord, like the London treaty, runs to 1936. ·XUIiai;: w . . · : , . ' ! , . ' ; . , _ - · ,, _ . , ' , " . · · . . . . . · · · ; . . . '^!Th"(Faudi{br°8 record".Wok showed only : the names and.amount of real estate warrants issued. Cobb explained that the system in force until 1923 gave the purpose on the same sheet but that the growth in the business of the university required a change in bookkeeping. The committee asked Cobb to prepare a list of all real estate owned by the university which is being rented, together with the cost of repairs and improvements. Representative Frank C. Byers of ·Cedar Rapids asked Cobb to list the attorney's fees paid in the last 10 years. Handled By Board "Do you use the attorney general's department to investigate deeds?" inquired Senator L. H. Doran of Boone. "I can't answer," Cobb said. "The attorneys are handled by the board of education and the finance committee." / Kelleher touched on a wide variety of financial subjects in exam- ing Cobb, who was still on the stand at noon. It appeared that he might testify thruout the afternoon b e f o r e cross-examination was reached. Cobb read a list of 19 funds invested in securities aggregating about $685,000 · which are in the hands of W. J. McChesney, unlver-' sity treasurer. ( The largest is the permanent land fund of $85,889 donated by the government in 1847. The scientific medical fund created from interest (Turn to TOKO 4, Column .1). After serving his term he was Tcinstated-in the house Of lords and thereafter took an active interest in politics. Since 1929 he had been parliamentary u n d e r s e c r o t a r y for India. Bertrand Russell has gained renown for the freedom of thot in his writings on mysticism, marriage and morals, international affairs and other subjects.' His works are banned in the Irish free state. OF LIQUOR LAWS Democratic Senator Says Committeeman Aids Republicans. W ASHINGTON, March 5. (.-I'J-- Senator Robinson, democratic leader in the senate, took the platform at -the democratic national committee meeting today after a speech by Chairman Raskob to state that a "crisis has been needlessly precipitated upon the democratic party." Raskob had advocated that the party sponsor a. state control of liquor problem program in the next presidential campaign. ·"I would be lacking in frankness," Robinson said, "if I refrained from declaration that this crisis has been needlessly and unwisely precipitated. Aided Republicans " . . . Some one has said that Herbert Hoover had rendered more aid to the democratic party in the past two years than any one parson. "I hear our beloved chairman (Raskob) has paid him back and rendered assistance to the republican party. "The national committee Is an administrative body. Its function nart responsibilities are to carry out the mandate of the convention. It must recognized that for members of :he committee to attempt to instruct the convention is to Invite what every democrat wishes to avoid-dissension and division." Retain Amendment. Veterans Loan Brigade Not to Get Off Next Saturday Afternoon WASHINGTON, March 5. ff)-Altho all federal employes get Saturday afternoon off from now on, the veterans loan brigade of the veterans' bureau must work this week-end at least. The Washington oftlce will he kept open all Saturday afternoon receiving applications for loans. At closing t.imo last night the officu had mailed out a total of 6,011 checks totalinc $2,323.965. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks strong; steels and utilities lead upturns. Bonds irregular; German 5 1 /is reach new years high. Curb firm; utilities strong. Butter steady. Coffee steady; European buying. CHICAGO. Wheat easy; forecast beneficial snow central west. Corn firm; small southwest movement. Cattle irregular. Hogs steady to lower. ' FT, DODGE BEATS MANAGER PLAN Proposal, Losing for Third Time, Fails to Carry Precinct. FORT DODGE, March 5. CTO-- Fort Dodge voters defeated the proposal for a city manager plan of government yesterday by a 2,829 to 1,585 vote. The manager plan was to replace the present commission government and was "-- Miird defeat for the proposal. The city manager proposal failed to carry in any of the city's nine precincts. Many candidates are now expected to enter campaigns for the positions of mayor and two councilmen. The vote by precincts was: Precinct For City Against Manager First 92 171 Second 83 318 Third 180 328 Fourth 143 456 Fifth 297 346 Sixth 268 27 Seventh 284 · -11 Kighth 125 20 Ninth 113 229 MARRIAGE NOT FOR PITEMAN Dance Band Leader Believes . Only Ordinary Folks Can Succeed. CHICAGO, March 5. (ft)--Marriage, says Paul Whiteman, is a middle-class institution. "At any rate it seems to work best for those of the average mode --somewhere between the hod-car- rier and the banker," said the world known orchestra l e a d e r , whose third union has just been dissolved by divorce. Master of modern music, pioneer of concert jazz who added a symphonic touch to the post-war dance lyrics, Whiteman found himself unable to incorporate into his private life the music which responds to his baton. Married to Dunce Band " 'Van' was right," he said, re- 'erring to Vanda Hoff, the dancer le married in 1822, "I'm married to a dance band." A sigh traversed his 2DO odd lounds. "She was always right--a wonderful girl. She always said I took more interest in other people's af- airs than I did in hers. For Instance, the boys in my band. My work is my life and I can't allow anything to interfere with it. "It's hard for two people in the show business to be happily married. Anyway, I found it impossible. It isn't a normal existence. It's a very intense life. "No, two 'show people' cannot always be good audiences for each other. Yet when one leaves the profession something else is lacking. Hasn't Hud Home can't remember ever having iiad a home," he said. ''I haven't lived more than two months in any one place for years. 'How to be happy tho successful--' that's been my problem. I've been a flop in my private l i f e . and I'm not blaming anyone but still I can't blame myself entirely either. "Paul, Junior? 'I'm afraid they tvon't stop my boy. He's seven, but neople who have observed children lays he knows more than the average kid of what music is all about. Just now he's planning to be an aviator--we have four pilots in our band--but he may learn yet to wave a baton." Raskob _proposed . that: Uiev elgb,r - teenth amendment' be TetalneTbuf " that a new amendment be adopted ' permitting any state to direct and control the manufacture, transportation and sale of liquor. "I should like to christen this the home rule plan," he said. . The meeting had previously greeted with cheers his assertion he did not intend to ask the committee to commit itself on questions of policy. Absent at tne morning session, Alfred K. Smith, the party's nomi- ne for president in 1928, attended after lunch. He was cheered as he took a place on the platform. He was accompanied by James M. Cox, the presidential nominee in 1920. Sliousc Applnudcd." The enthusiastic gathering also applauded a statement by Jouett Shouse, executive director of the national committee, that the party organization would sponsor no individual candidacies for the presidency. "It is felt by many that many of our southern states desire to remain dry," Raskob continued, assuring that under his program of state control, these states could do so and still retain the co-operation of the other states." He urged that the party strive to take the government out of business, give relief to commerce and trade and advocated the clarification of its tariff policy. He asserted that it should not attempt to try artificially to keep up prices. Talks States' Rights. He suggested that right be granted business to combine where tho (Turn lo I'nire 4, Column .1). SRt IOWA WEATHER Cloudy and snow Thursday night and In possibly cast portions by morning. Slightly colder in south portions Thursday night. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 87 Above Minimum in Night 22 Above At 8 A. Tit. Thursday 24 Above Wednesdays maximum temperature was the same as that recorded Sunday and as high as any yet listed for the current March. Wcathei' reports spoke of storms In the off- Ing but their heralding indications were not yet observable in Mason City Thursday morning.

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