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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 7 1931 AIMEE'SSON.18, TO BE MARRIED Daughter of Oklahoma Oi '- Man Displays Ring of ^ ·, Evangelist's Son. * LOS ANGELES,' March. 7. I ; -Aimec Semple McFhersbn's son Rojf, 18, will be married after th , .evangelist returns from the orient Caroyln Frizzell, ·: Angelus Tempi executive, said today. ,'· ; Miss Loraa D. Smith, 19, daugh :ter of .Earl Jaines Smith, oil man at Alva; Okla., showed a diamon riner arsd said she was/engaged to Rolf. She is a graduate of Angelus ,Temple. Bible school. ' . "It hag been no secret a t . the temple:that they will be married, 1 said Miss Frizell. : Mrs. McPherson's daughter, Rob erta, was married a few days ago in Singapore to' Willlarn Bradlej 'Smyth, purser of the Dollar IJner President Wilson. , PROBE CONTINUES ;: ON U PURCHASES {Continued From Fage 1). owner had asked the university §20,000. The witness said he could give no background for the reason for buying the property. Skipping back to the university expansion program, Kelleher asked, "Is it true that you once said if property you had acquired was sold, the university would take a loss?" "I made the statement," Bates said, "but we never contemplated reselling." ' · "Then, you plan to acquire all property in the desired territory north of tie main campus f* Kelleher inquired. Bates agreed. "Is It youY thot that the population of 'Iowa, which is remaining- stationary, will warrant five tunes as many buildings in a few years?" the attorney continued. Enrollment Increasing-. , '.' Bates maintained that the school enrollment is steadily increasing. " ' . "The university is growing away JfrortL itself," Senator L. H. Dorah, a ·member of the committee, commented. The committee announced it ·would adjourn at 2:30 p. ID., until 10 a. m. Monday, when it will reconvene here. ,George T. Baker, president .of the state board of education, issued a statement today saying that the board still has "absolute confidence to the integrity of the university administration and its employes." - "We have heaoT nothing in the testimony so far to change our opinion," he said. /'All we 'ask is that we have the same opportunity to present our evidence that was accorded the opposition. This the legislative committee has assured ias,vrtll!'be given,us.", , , ,/ . 1 -.-.'. '· refilled'· With ^Clashes,. ,: , ' « 'TBe'-'last''tour''of the' taorriing '"Session.'was 'filled "With · repeated fclasb.es among KeUeher and Emmet Tinley,' attorney for the hoard: of education, and. members of the committee. .". 'T move we adjourn to the psychopathic hospital," interposed Tin- l e y during o n e argument. ' ·· " ' Chairman.H. B. Carroll admonished Bates for saying Several times he would look up the records. ' "Why have.you not-been able .to turn at once to your books for. the requested figures?" Carroll asked. ''The point has .been reached where I don't know if you haye records or are evading answers." Baird Is Applauded · · The audience applauded a remark by Senator .W. S. Baird of Council ·Bluff's,'when he said "this is supposed to be a fact finding,, not a fault finding committee. Why cannot both attorneys be fair ? If somebody has stolen, I'll call him a thief." ' ' ^ ·; "We can't know until we get the :facts,"- said Representative F. W Byers of Cedar Rapids, with the crowd again applauding. The first dispute arose when Tinley objected to Kelleher's statement that the McChesney property 'alone could not have been sought from the rental profits. The testimony finally showed the profits · last year amounted to 515,000. LONDON, March , 7. ISO--Wild storms which lashed the eastern Atlantic into a turbulent fury today disrupted shipping as far north as Iceland and as far south as north- :rn Africa. - . · · J. P. Morgan's yacht, the Corsair, upon which the archbishop .of Canterbury, convalescing after ao attack of neuralgia, is accpmpany- ng the financier to Palestine, had .o put in at Gibraltar to escape the gale. The lie de Prance and President Harding- were many hours late on the way to Cherbourg because of the storm. A gale whipped up high waves in he North sea and broke over de- 'easea on the southeast coast of England. Two small coast resorts, Jttlestone and Dymchurch, were battered and flooded at high tide Shipping in the channel ran to shelter. Anglo-French steamers had the worst experience of the winter and all arrived late, A schooner was tranded at Holyhead and the crew escued. The south Wales and north Jevon: coasts were swamped in laces and many houses flooded. IN THE RADIO WORLD By C. E. BtJIXEKFTOLD ·" Associated Press Radio Editor XTime is 'central standard thruout NEW YORK, March 6. iff)-- Thru sleet and storm flew a plane but it didn't get four radio enter tainers back to New York In time · to go on the air as they intended · Clarence Chamberlain, trans Atlantic flyet, flying from Kent Ohio, with Chandler Goldwaithe, or ganist; Henry Shops, tenor; Ar cadie Birkenholtz, violinist. an Sam Herman, ,xylophonist, all NBC : artiats, was forced ; down by slea' on a .farm near ClarksvHIe, N. J. The passengers came on to New York by train, but their program had gone on without them. . SATURDAY L' The University of Maine band WABC group at 3:30. Ted Busing's sport slants, WABC and others at 5. ·'·- Weber and Fields on WEAF and associates at 7. Southeastern Iowa Banks , Cut Interest on Deposits D V AVENPORT, March 7. (#-The interest rate paid the public on deposits in 33 banks of the quad- cities, Scott county and neighboring portions of Cedar and Muscatine ·counties will be reduced from four to three, and one-half per cent, effective April 1. A joint announcement was Issued today by the banks involved. STORMS RAGE ON LAND AND OCEAN i (Continued From Fate 1). ported an additional six inches. Al secondary roads were closed thera and all primary, highways with the exception of a stretch extending to the Adair county line. Threei county snow plows were stalled In drifts as county and state forces worked to open Nos. 34 and 169. :'Two bus lines from Kansas City to Des Motnes were not running ant trains into Des Molries were severa" hours late. Snow Reported ' Keokuk, Davenport, Des Moines and Omaha'all reported snow last night. The weather was threatening at Mason City, EatherviHe, Marshalltown and other points today, Ottumwa reported a heavy snow falling'today and drafting before a strong wind. Burlington and Muscatine today reported continued heavy snow which was drifting In a sharp northeast wind. Burlington reported a temperature of 28 and Muscatine .30.. Snow had ceased to fall -at Council Bluffs altho it atill was cloudy. .Comparatively mild weatner accompanied the snowfall thru'out the state, a low temperature of 20 being reported at Estherville, with 24 at Charles City. STORMS LASH SEAS SHEFFIELD-HANSELL HEFFTELD-- 17 sslinjer, t ..... homaa, t . . . . » , FC :::::;:::! 3 0 rook, e .ckhardC, g To.tnh ',..-.·. .Y...V.-..7 IANSEtT^l» ; oV.:' Jr« Chiller' J,'..',lli!"!!]/.!"!o' Swltur, b .'. n' Held, i Z JUurru, f o Totals ........... ....... g , o Substitutions: Suvldge for SehaaU, tar Schuler. FT 2 rr i a o a PF 1 1 a -i i OTHER SEMIFINALS AT FAIKSTELB Clasi B--Seml«nal» Jit. Union 29; Fackwood ». Rlchiani 17; WMfChejKr n. ·AT CEDAR RAPIDS CUui B--SemlnnalB Palo, 18; Clarence 11. · Mirtelle 80s Moriey 11. AT NEVADA Clans B--SttnUlnalU I.flnuiJe 34; Elkhart 32. ' Huxley 30; White Oak 22. AT OHARITON Cbu» A--Scmiflnali Chariion 32; HusitU 14, Albla 2; Leon 0 (forfeit). AT ATLANTIC Clus K--Second Round Cumberland 2; Tennant A (forfeit). Clwa A--Seeona Bo and Elk Born 31; Lewis 9. . AT DAVENrOBT Clu B--Semltlnala Calamtu 22; Bennett 18. \Veldon 22; Salmi* le. AT KEDFtELD Claai B--Semifinal* Cranrer 23; Cooper 8. ,' Van Meter 18i DeSqto 16. AST PLOVER ClM li--Semifinals Mallard 27; Marathon 14. DM Molnes Towaihlp 341 Webb 28. AT BOONE Claift B--Semifinals BoxHolm 28; Jordan 11. Mllford Township 12; liana 1. AT WEBSTER CITiT CTais B--Semifinals Stratford 31; WooUtock 7. New Providence 18! Ellsworth IB. · AT si AS ON err v Class B--Semifinals Keniett IB; Fertile 13. Sheffield; 17: Hantell 16. AT PAUIAINA Class B--Semifinals Alton 22; Borden ID. Hull 19; Mrlvln I S . Class A--Semifinals . Paulllna. 22; Hartley 6. Bock Rarldj 3«; Prtmuhar 14. AT BEINBECK ClajJ B--SemlllnaJi AplinRton 29; demons 27. Geneseo 21; Orange Townihlp 20 (overtime]. V AT MONTIOEIXO . Cla«a A--F)nt Round JtonUceUa 25; Subtique 34. . Semifinals afaiaoketa 28; Manchester 20. AT.OTTUMWA Cbus A--Second Round New Sharon 2; Moravia Q (forfeit). ClM B--Semifinal! Keswlolc 10t Hlteman 38. Tbombnrs* lI MartlnHbarc IS. AT 5IARENGO Clais A--Semifinal! South'EnilljS IS; MarenfO 4. Class B--Semifinals Blalntown 31; CoKrrove 19. Guernsey 40; Victor 34. AT BUFFALO CENTER Class B-^Semlflnals Ltdyard 39; CroUl Lake 18. DoUlver 34; Whlttemore 20. AT CHEROKEE Clua B--Semifinal! T.!nn Grove 2ff; Clexhom 11. Grand Meadow 21; Larrabe* 1C. AT WAVERLY Clasi A--^gem!flnal · Teachen Hltfe (Cedar Falls) 20; Cedat Falls 19. Claii B--Semifinals Janesvtlle 38; Frederleksbnrjr 18. Dunkerton 36; New Ifartford 28. WHERE TWO MEN LOST THEIR LIVES Pictures by Floyd Wright. THE VIEW above -is from the ·I southwest corner of what before the tragic fire Friday morning was one of Forest Park's most beautiful residences. It was in this structure that Truman A. Potter, as well known perhaps as any resident of Mason City, and William R. Hayes, former county ' clerk of courts, were suffocated early Friday morning. While a major part of the damage was to the Interior of the house, some of the effects o" the flames and smoke are. evident here. It will be noted that the windows were shattered by the heat. The picture at the side here was .taken. , ; : at ,, the northwest corner, of it show3-at ·· closetringS tti'e w of the large- west'.livihg:r6om : "whSre the flames are believed to have originated. The room just above was the' one in which the two men were sleeping. Mr. Potter, roused by the smoke, made his way to the west wall of the room and there his body was found, crumpled against the floor and wall within three feet of a window. He bad knocked over a bridge lamp in hi? desperate attempt to reach' the window and it lay beneath him and at his side. The covers on Mr. Hayes' bed had scarcely -been disturbed, indicating that the carbon-dioxide fumes deadened rather than awakened him. The bedroom was black from the smoke but there was no evidence in it of actual burning. Giants Beat Radcllffe. · RADCLJFFE, March 7.--Gilker- son'a Union Giants won their thlrty- Ifth straight victory by defeating Radcliffe's strong independent quin- et 38 to 25. ORAGEDAWSON IS FOUND DEAD Funeral Arrangements Will Be Made Later; Burial at Algona. Grace T. Dawson, 304 Madison avenue northwest, was found deud in bed Saturday morning. He went to bed about 11 o'clock Friday night in 'ordinary health. Mr. Dawson, a tailor, was a member' of the First Methodist church and 6£ the Modern Woodmen of America lodge. He is survived by his wife, a a on, O. L. Dawson of Wesley, and a half brother, Warren Baldwin, Algona. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed but burial will be at Algona. The body will He in state at the McAuley funeral home until it is sent oyerland to Algona. Five Bombs Explode in Havana; Child Injured HAVANA, March 7. (m--Five bombs exploded in Havana; today, doing some damage and injuring one child. One, bursting in- San Nicolas Street, broke many windows and attracted a great crowd. The others were in the central and residential districts. Portuguese River Rises to Flood Large District LISBON, Portugal, March 7. UP)-Swollen by heavy rains of the past two days the river Tagus has risen considerably above the normal level, flooding a large territory along its banks. ·Former Resident is Dead. MARBLE ROCK, March 7.-Warren Boone, 87, a former resident here, died at the home of his daughter, Emma Boone Wilder, at Houston, Texas. He was the father of Harry H. Boone, sports editor of the Fort Worth Press, STILL TIME O "Big Sister" Poetry Contest Ends Saturday Night, March 7, at Midnight-- So Mail Your Contribution Now By CONTEST EDITOR Globe-Qazette The Globe-Gazette's "Big Sister" poetry contest'ends Saturday night at midnight. So if you've planned . going to the movies or out with your ' best girl, you'd,better sit down first, write that bit of poetry you planned, attach.your name and address and drop it in the nearest mail box addressed to "Big Sister" Contest Editor, care Globe-Gazette and have it off your mind. Otherwise, when the winner is announced next week, you'll be kicking yourself for n/t having submitted something. Each poem when mailed must be accompanied by .a blank tally sheet such as is used ia the Globe-Gazette bridge contest now In progress. Unless so accompanied the poem cannot be considered as an entry for the ?10 prize. These tally sheets can be procured at any of the 54.stores and business places co-operating with the Globe-Gazette in the bridge contest. ' The contest is open to everyone.* AH you have to do Is write a poem, any style, any length, about "Big Sister," by Les Forgrave, the popular family comic atrip which appears dally in this paper. The poem .must be mailed by midnight, Saturday, March 7. As a.prize for the best poem submitted, the Globe-Gazette is offering 510 in gold and Les Forgrave, the artist, will present an autographed original-of "Big Sister" to the winner, in addition, Forgrave is one of the world's best-known comic strip artists. An original from his pen.is well worth possessing. It's not too late. You still have a few hours to write that poem. If you want an idea simply get out a Monday or Tuesday edition of the Globe-Gazette. Sample poems werb published In those issues. But do it now. Sunday will be too late. OR GRAVE Ladd Has Road Bond Case in Advisement iES MOINES, March 7. f/P)_ Judge Loy Ladd had under advisement today the injunction suit instituted by H. -U. Mathews of Ottumwa, seeking to prevent the governor and secretary of state from calling an election on the proposed 5100,000,000 road bond amendment in June. Arguments In the case were completed In district court yesterday. Operetta Will Bo Given. ALLISON, March 7.--An operetta, "Miss Cherry Blossom" will bo presented by tho high school glee clubs Wednesday evening. WOMAN HAPPY AT ACQUITTAL Mrs. Bennett Found Innocent of Husband's "Bridge" Slaying. KANSAS CITY, March 7. (If)-Mrs. Myrtle A. Bennett rejoiced today in acquittal on a murder charge growing- out of the bridge game slaying of her husband. "Words cannot express my thanks for vindication," she said. The 35 year old widow wag freed yesterday by the verdict of a jury which had deliberated her fate eight and one half hours. Favorite Retreat of President Hoover on Rapidan Made Ready WASHINGTON, March 7. i/P-The favored retreat of President Hoover for the last two aiunmers in the Virginia mountains on the Rapicfan river is to he made ready for occupancy. The fishing season opens on April 1. Present plans are for the president soon to begin his usual week-end trips to the mountain retreat, where he has taken practically the only rest he has had since coming into office. President Is Invited to Dedicate Lincoln Tomb WASHINGTON, March 7. (.T)-Senator Glenn, republican, Illinois today invited President Hoover to dedicate the Lincoln tomb at 'Springfield this summer. 7 Will Apply for Papers. WEST UNION, March 7.--Seven residents of Fayette county will apply for final naturalization papers when the agent from the department of labor comes to Judge H. E Taylor's court in West Union April 14. LONGWORTH IS FAVORED TO WIN (Continued From Page 1). Votes as the leaders tell him to vote, he stands some chance of getting it. If he balks, his bill is quietly smothered. * * * T-HUS INSURRECTION is kepi 1 down. The bosses, once in control, play the rank and file of the members' off against one another. But naturally a large majority is needed. Otherwise a group of malcontents ' i a s,ure to form and, by,flopping temporarily over to t h e m i n o r i t y , transform t h e latter in to a majority and overthrow its erstwhile leadership. Bosses Long- Nichofos worth, Tilson and Lonjnvortti Snell have had the required majority hitherto. In the last congress it was a majority of nearly 100. There was an element which would have been glad to rebel, if it could have done any good, but it was not numerous enough to wipe out so wide a margin. * * * MEXT DECEMBER'S tally of the * ''representatives will be: Republicans, 218. Democrats, 216. Farmer-labor, 1. Of the G. O. P.'s 218 at least 18 are too independent to be counted on by the Longworth-Tilson-Snell triumvirate. The 18, being republicans, have a slight preference for Longworth for speaker, but it is a preference, wbich he can forfeit readily by fretting the 18 even in some matter of no great importance. A speaker is not necessarily chosen for a whole session of congress, either. Having been elected, it is assumed, to be sure, that he is elected 'for the session, but tho house 'can depose hjm whenever it desires. . * * * 1 ONGWORTH, then, tho he wins, '-'·will be accepting a two-year job of balancing himself, to all intents and purposes, on a tight-rope. The' tight-rope will be joggled vigorously, too. Lbngworth's rulings have not been questioned with any vehemence heretofore, because those who have felt like questioning them have known it would do them no good; to try to do so- Henceforward they arc sure to be questioned right and left to many cases they will be questioned no matter which side Longworth takes, . . * ' = * · - . , LTOWEVER, should an insurrec- " tion develop--should Longworth oe voted out ol the speakership and Representative-John N. Garner, the ^demo cratic' : leader j^b s. p\jt- in, his pi4ce,',_cj(ii'ner's v ;lot -wijj'-be no han-i pier''thah-hig;Htf(ir£'f ci^C:ffi7^ .Jn; one -respect it will-be worsen With the democrats in control of the speakership, the .chairmanships of all the house of representatives' committees would pass into democratic hands and the senior members of nearly all of them are from southern states. These .old-timers certainly would object to yielding to newcomers and the latter as certainly would' demand a share of tfiem. . . By favoring the southerners, Garner, himself a Texan, inevitably would be accused of sectional prejudice; by arguing for a fair divison with the Nordics, he would enrage the formidable Dixieland contingent. * * * I T IS LUCKY, maybe, for Garner that the edge is somewhat with Longworth. The speakership of the house of representatives is a grea,t distinction, undoubtedly, and enjoyably authoritative under such circumstances as have prevailed' during the six-year period of Longworth's incumbency thus far, but the term beginning next December promises to be too much like trying to keep order in a. Kilkenny cat convention to be pleasant. Chapin Farmer Is Not Hurt as Train Hits Car CHAPIN, March 7--Harry Towle, farmer west of- town, escaped injuries Friday afternoon when he was crossing the railroad tracks south of the depot and was struck by an engine on the M. and St. L. crossing. The front end of the car was badly demolished. Railway Mail Clerk Charged With Theft CEDAR RAPIDS, March 7. (JB-Charged with stealing letters from the -government malls, Ross D. Long, 38, railway mall clerk, was held in jail today after arraignment before Federal Commissioner D. C. Hutchison.' Federal officials said that he had confessed. Funeral Plans Made for Suicide Victim KNOXV1LLE, March 7. ta?)--Funeral arrangements were being made today for Lloyd Shives, 31, who committed suicide yesterday by hanging himself In a barn near here. He left a note blaming ill health and financial worries. No Candidates File for Titonka Election TTrONKA, March 7.--The school election at tho Titonka consolidated school next Monday will likely be a quiet affair. The term of L.. B. Larson as director expires and a treasurer will be elected. Lee O. Wolfe is the present treasurer. No candidates have filed nomination papers so the ticket will be blank. "SOVIET SLAVE" STIRS UP RIOTS Appeal for Freedom Leads to Running Fist Fight in Audience^ LONDON, March 7. UP)--All the prize.fights of ] recent years in Albert. hail put together have not produced so much good scrapping as developed when the trades defense union exhibited a purported "soviet slave" .in a .mass meeting called to protest Russian economic methods last night. , " The "slave" voiced an appeal for freedom for the men, women and children working in Russian timber camps, from which 'he said he escaped a few months ago. Running* 1 ' fights continued between spectators and a crowd of interrupters during the two hour meeting. The disturbers were ejected. The disturbance began .when Winston Churchill and Lord Brentford, formerly Sir William Joynspn Hicks, both former conservative ministers, started addressing .tho meeting. Both were heckled. Lord Brentford said treatment of women in* the prison' camps was such that he dared not reveal it in a mixed audience. The "soviet slave," whose name was not announced lest, it was said, it bring persecution of his family in Russia, declared: "Women and children live under such appalling conditions that thousands die from cold and hunger." ' ' The disturbances continued even thru the singing of "God Save the King." · . , . ' . . CHURCH FILLED AT POTTER FUNERAL C«ntlnuca From PSBO 1). after the service. This was. the only music for the occasion. Shortly after 10:30 o'clock the Rev. Mr. Dibble went to the pulpit and read the Twenty-third Psalm. This was followed by a sketch of Mr; Potter's life, following in outline substantially what · was contained in the Globe-Gazette's account Friday. ; . An lovva Product "Mr. Potter was peculiarly an towa-product and devoted his life for its development," the minister said in the course of his outline. He concluded this phase of the service with Tennyson's poem, "Crossing the Bar," which included the lines: _ "May there be no sadness Or Farewell, when I embark' 1 The Rev. Mr. Dibble ,then gave a short prayer v and the service, was -oncliidGd. 1 "" Tlis r***"""~~ ~~~'--*~ ----- · ' -~ Jijiiii^Cljyjfc ·*-^. : ^r.-x. ^HP^': 1; r-'"'''"-i- _ioon relativeSfa detaU^'of inights Templar and other friends left with the body for Waucoma where burial was to take place, Saturday afternoon, with the Knights Templar in charge. Knights in Charge' ... Pallbearers for the commitment service, made up entirely of sir mights, were announced as follows: E. H. Wagner, Ralph Stanbery, Ed Stoltz, Joe Daniels, Clarence Hausen and Earl Bruns. Other knights taking part at Waucoma included J. H. Tait, eminent commander; Remley Glass, prelate; Albert Hass, W. A. Westfall, Wayne McGowan, Roy McEwen and Earl Moody. In the group that went to Waucoma besides the members of .the family were: Frank Pearce, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Webster of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Webster, Harry Conover and Dr. W. F.-Conover. Out of town visitors included Jefferson Jones, one of the owners of the Minneapolis Journal, and L. N. Harkness, managing editor of'the Journal, on which Merle Potter is dramatic critic and general feature writer. CITY PAYS TRIBUTE Resolutions of condolence; drawn up by City Attorney H. J. Bryant' at the request of the city counci}, were sent to the Potter family and also made a part of the city records Saturday. v The resolutions read as follows' "Whereas, in the death of the Honorable T. A. Potter the city of Mason City has suffered an irreparable loss and terrific shock, and "Whereas, the city council of'tlin city of Mason City in session recall with pride the unparalleled record of Mr. Potter while chief. executive of the city of Mason City and, "Whereas, it is deemed fitting that recognition be given to his sterling achievements as a man and public official, "Now therefore, be it resolved bv the city council of the city of Mason City, that the said city recognizes a distinct loss in the passing of Mr. Potter; that the city as a whole, from its humblest citizen to Its most influential, are profoundly shocked and grieved at the untimely death of this most beloved character, and that the said city expresses Its sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family who have suffered so severely in the loss of husband and father. That this resolution bo spread upon the official records of the city of Mason City, Iowa and a copy thereof mailed to each member of his family, and published in the Mason City Globe-Gazette." Drake Band to Tiny MANLY, March 7.--The Drake university band is scheduled for n concert at the Manly high school auditorium on the afternoon of March 25.

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