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North Iowa's DAILY PAPJER- rEditedfor the Home M A R L O N £ R H i s ' M E M a ART O E P T OF IO*A IOJ-8 MiINCa ( A Vf *jjk- XXXVII FIVB CENTS PER COPY ASSORTED PRESS LEASED WIRE "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAJJS NEIGHBORS" MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY,"MARCH 9. 1931 UNITED PRESS H O M E E D I T I O N OhioanBare Possibility Governor White One of-1932 Hopes of Democrats. By cHAR'tES r. STEWART r A S H I N G T O N , March 9. (CPA) ·--G o v, Georgt. White of .Ohio , does not .look, yet, like ' a pronounced d e m o- cratic presidential hope for 1932. His name has been mentioned but with no great emphasis. The gathering 1 March 5 of Jeffersonian national committee m e m b e r s i n Washington however, developed a _ .-,.-- ,,,_ crop of hints that the Buckeye executive may go into next year's convention with a pretty ..formidable following. \ Many more considerations are back of the George "White idea, in . the minds of those who think White wotild make a strong candidate, !·' than the mere fact of his Ohio gubernatorial victory last November. . , · · Of course he had to win or he would not now be a possibility, but that is by no means the only asset .his boosters claim for him. -*= * s OUPERFICIALLY Gov. Franklin tj . D. Roosevelt of New York and Gov. Albert C. Ritchie of Maryland, undoubtedly are the two leading democratic prospects for the coming 1 national Lanipaigc, perhaps :··' with, the .advantage beginning to . trdnd slightly in Ritchie's direction. This tread was one of the manifestations of the March 5 meeting. Previously the edge wag in Roose' velt's favor. As it probably is unnecessary to say, they are rival wets, "and wet sentiment appears gradually to have crystallized somewhat upon Ritchie as the more' de- · : · pendable of the two in ithis respect "'. T^npt unnaturally, since he always 'has been 'unmistakably wet, while ±1± ! Asao ,i ATE . PRKSS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY,'MARCH 9, 1931 UNITED PRESS .NB INTH^NAT^IT^^UPPLEMENTAL SERVICE N0 ro ALLEGED "SLUSH FUND" PROBED Silver LiningsAppear in Midwest Storm^Clouds 16DEATHSMARK FROZEN PATH OF I DAY BLIZZARD Europe and -East Coast of U. S. Suffer from Bitter Cold. CHICAGO March . 9. W)--Silver ^ linings appeared today in the storm clouds that brot a two day blizzard to the corn belt states of the middlewest and left a trail of deaths estimated at 16. . Farmers thruout the area were rejoicing at the heavy blanket of snow. In Chicago alone 35,000 men were put to work clearing away the drift?. Many of those hired had been without employment.' Speaking for southern Wisconsin alone, Prof. R. A. Moore of the University of Wisconsin said it would mean "hundreds of thousands of dollars to the future crop output." Thirteen of the 16 deaths resorted occurred in Chicago. Among ihe victims was an 18 year old boy, who was electrocuted when he bouched a high tension wire while sweeping snow from the top of a streetcar--the first job he had been able to find in months. Whipped by high winds the snow piled into drifts that reached a weight of 20-feet in some localities, put normal conditions were gradually restored for the most part yesterday as the storm moved east- DESTRUCTION LEFT IN WAKE OF ATLANTIC STORM ward. In Chicago the snowfall was. KIRKLAND CASE EVIDENCE OVER Arguments Open in Trial o Youth for Murder of Sweetheart. VALPARAISO, Ind., March B. (R --State and defense rested shortl; before noon today and were to ope! arguments in the trial : of ' Virgi Kirkland, accused of the murder o: Arlene braves, this afternoon. The end of the evidence presenta · tion was so Jacking in dranlatic significance-that few of the-spec tators realized that the record of the Kirkland case was completec except for arguments and the jury's verdict. Final pleas will be completed tomorrow. Dr. Erie H. Bukofzer, pathologist at the University of Illinois medical college, as the last 'witness testified a tissue specimen taker from the body of Arfene. Draves bore hemorrhage marks, indicative of attack. ' · · · . Seven possible verdicts that Judge Grant Crumpacker wijl instruct the jury it may return include assault and battery, carrying a maximum penalty of six months In jail and a 51,000 fine, first and second degree murder, manslaugh- ·i.ter, voluntary and involuntary, assault and battery with ravishment, and acquittal. Only the first degree murder carries the death penalty. AUNT HET By Robert Quillen ·3-1. "Pa thinks I ain't respect-' ful, but what's the sense in listenin' close when I know from long experience Just what he's goin' to say when he starts." LONDON, March 9. WP^-Bitter winter weather which swept' most of Europe over the week-end closed in on?-'London and Southern .Eng- land'today. With temperatures very low, a" high wind drove a heavy snow before it today with indications that it would continue. Elsewhere in Britain the storm abated, leaving the eastern part of Scotland in the year's worst snow. Northeastern England also, was under a thick white blanket with the most bitter weather of the' winter prevailing. ' Northern France. Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia, Austria and Poland all were affected by the unusual cold. Snowdrifts blocked highways and delayed, trains, while where it was warmer swollen rivers threatened serious flooding. Snow continued for 46 hours straight in Vienna. Above Alarm Level ». The river Seine, at Paris was one foot above alarm level at Auster- itz bridge yesterday and lower sec:ions of the city were evacuated. It s not expected to go 'much "higher. The rivers or Burgundy and 'southeast France swelled steadily, inundating the meadows and riverside quarters of several towns but there vas no great damage. Seaside towns were hard struck some cases'. High tides and giant vaves swept away structures con- sidere^d far back from the water ine. In the North Sea the steamer Tern collided with the City of Maines and sank, all sixteen of the fern's crew being saved. Jugoslavia, Bulgaria and parts of ; reece and Turkey were shaken by evere earthquakes and residents 'orced from their homes into the litter weatheuxin those countries. Between 80 and 150 were believed dead. Expect No Letup The weather bureaus expect no etup in the extreme conditions fr,r everal days. This afternoon London itself was ilanketed with the snow which had alien steadily since early morning. The snow came on the heels of he coldest weather London has ex- lerienced in 15 years, the mercury Iropping to 15 degrees. London's snowstorm, the worst in 0 years, tied up traffic. The fore- ast was for continued cold and s Photo A i ^ u u t u t u u . f t Kaa JTHGltJ £x ssssrsi.asa. fSM :i '* w ^ ti ^ Oliver Wendell Holmes Follows Own Philosophy more snow. DEATH IN WAKE NEW YORK, March 9. m~Lash- ng- the Atlantic, seaboard from the Carohnas to the tip of Maine, a now laden gale left in its wnke oday death, injuries and property amage. Starting Saturday, night and con- nuing- unabated thru most of Sun- ay, snow and rain centered their uiy on New York state and on New ngland. Seven were killed in New (Turn to rage 2, Column 4). Keep Working, Jurist Says in Address on Radio. WASHINGTON, March 9 (/P)Oliver Wendell Holmes went abou farniliar duties today, exemplifying the philosophy expressed in a radic address on his ninetieth birthday. "The work is. never done while the. power to work remains" the aged jurist said. , He spoke only a'few brief sen tences ^ast night in response to tributes which included a eulogy by Chief Justice Hughes. "The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal " he said. Canter to Finish. ''There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voice of friends and to say to oneself: The work is done. But just as one sayj tliat, the answer comes: The race is over, but the work is never done while the power · to work remains. The canter that brings you to a standstill need not be only coming to rest. It cannot be, whils you stiil live. For to live is to function. That is all there is in-living." Those in the room with him at the study in his home, saw that the tributes affected him. His voice, however, did not falter. Quoted by Others. All of the speakers quoted from his speeches, writings and decisions. Dean Clark of the Yale law school said Holmes was so often ahead of his time that those who dissented with him today often found themselves agreeing later. Charles A. Boston, president of the American Bar association, said he had profoundly moulded the law and thoie who make it a .profession. The chief justice, who associates with him daily at the supreme court, said Holmes was "a constant contradiction of all that great age usually implies." Justice Holmes spent the day quietly, receiving the congratulation , of a few intimate friends and thou sands of messages. Mrs. John Daley, 110, Thot Oldest Woman in Iowa Dies at Ft. Dodge FORT DODGE, March 9. (/P)-Mrs. John Daley, 110, believed to be the oldest woman in' Iowa, died today at a hospital,here after several weeks of illness. She was a resident of Clare. Funeral services will be held at Clare. JAPAN AND U.S, DELAY ON PACT Agreement May Be Regar dec as Regional Among 3 Countries. 'PARIS, March 9. (IP)--Delay by the United States and Japan in approving the naval accord among- Great Britain, France and Italy, has given rise to an impression here that the agreement may be regarded officially as a regional arrangement among the three countries, to run until 1936 without official modification, of the London and Washington naval treaties. It is felt here that there is a tendency in Toyko and Washington to avoid a'new five-power conference to ratify the accord, and to avoid if possible the necessity for formal approval which would mean submission of the agreement to the United Stales senate and the Japanese diet. Dispatches from Tokyo today were interpreted as indicating- that the political opposition . there was atempting to impede indorsement of the accord on the ground that the French submarine tonage allocated in the agreement is not satisfactory to Japan. Under the agreement France gets about 81,000 tons of submarines while Japan has only 52,000 tons. In the face of these developments, there was a growing belief that the text of the accord may not be published Wednesday, as scheduled. Limit Nnvnl Armaments. ANGORA, Turkey, March 9. /P-The text of a protocol limiting naval armaments ?.n the Black Sea, and signed here Saturday by Turkish and Russian representatives, w.is published today. Completing the Russo-Turk pro- ocol of 1929, the new agreement engages Turkey and Russia not to proceed with any augmentation of naval armaments on the Black Sea ir contiguous seas without notifying he other party six months in ad- 'ance. 'oughlin Opposed to "Law as It Stands" DETROIT, March 9. (/P)_Opposi- lon to "the law ag it now stands" va. expressed by Father Charles E. -oughlin in a discussion of prohibition last night during his weekly adio broadcast from the Catholic hurch of the Little Flower. 80 to 150 Known to Be Dead After Quake in Balkan: BELGRADE,- Jugoslavia, March 9. A--Between 80 and 150 dead were counted today in eastern Jugoslavia and adjacent Bulgaria rocked before dawn Saturday am yesterday,, by severe earthquakes More than 900 buildings and other structures in eastern Jugoslavia were demolished and 500 persons wera estimated to have been injured. Shaken from their beds and panic stricken after the first quakes, residents were afraid to go back to their homes until late Saturday. At 4 o'clock Sunday morning they were routed into tho open again in their bedclothes. Felt In Greece. The quakes both Saturday and yesterday extended from eastern Jugoslavia across Bulgaria to the shores of the Black sea. The epicen- :er was near Drama, Bulgaria. The quakes wero felt in Greece. Eastern Thrace and Adrianople. ' King Alexander and Premier General Zivkovilch left here during- the day for southern Serbia to super- ntend relief operations which were already under way. Trains being sent out with, food, shelters, medicines and drinking water. No Buildings Standing-. Not one building 1 was left stand- ng in Pirava where 19 persons were tilled. The bridge across the Parva Between Skoplje and Guevgeli col- apsed, interrupting railroad traffic. Afraid as residents were to go lack into such homes as were left standing, the quakes occasioned real iuffering thruout the stricken areas. Che shocks .yesterday occurred in exceptionally bad weather, during a stormy, black night. Telegraph and telephone lines were out and the extent of the damage in isolated sections, without wire communication even in normal imcs, may not be known for days. , Loss Enormous. The newapaper Pravda, basing its stimate on tho most meager reports, said today th"e loss of life would be enormous. The Belgrade meteorological In- titule warned today that quakes of greater or less intensity may be ex- oected in the Balkans in the near uture.as'a result of wide settling f the surface. From the Valandovo region today ame unconfirmed reports that sev- ral villages had been razed with he dead numbering 100 or more. Six thousand have been driven rom their homes' and many of the omcs were destroyed, the reports aid. IOWA ASSEMBLY AT WORK AFTER 10 DAY RECESS Invitation to Speak to Joint Session Given Brookhart. r\ES MOINES, March 9. W)--The U Iowa legislature reconvened a 2 p. m. today after its 10 day spring recess. The afternoon was devote to routine business. On motion of Representative S. R Torgeson, Worth, United State Senator Smith W. Brookhart wa invited to address a joint session during the afternoon. The hous passed a joint resolution asking th federal government to proceed with the improvement of the upper Mis souri river from Kansas City to Sioux City. The resolution was in troduced by Representatives W. M Short and L. B. Forsling, Woodburj county, and George Mayne and H M. Green, Pottawattamie. The reso lution stated that it was "economic: justice and necessity for the govern ment to carry forth the work in thi upper Missouri river developmen program'." Asks More Money. It urged the administration and secretary of war and-the army en gineers to send at least 55.000001 for the work and asked that addl tional sums be appropriated to mak the stream navigable. The resolutioi is to be transmitted to the presi dent, the secretary oE war and th chief of the army engineers. 'Representative Hugh J. Tarn ,Isiea,,vHacri»6u county,-said toofay h has prepared a bill for congressiona redistricting which he · will intro duce this week. In conformity wit President Hoover's reapportionmen plan, the bill would reduce Iowa' representation in the national hous of representatives from 11 to nm members. The plan is the third to b proposed. Tamisiea said the measure -wa drafted with the thot of disturbing the present districts as little as pos sible. The districts as outlined would be: First--Washington, Louisa, Jefferson, Henry,. DesMoines, Lee, Van Buren, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar and Muscatine counties. Population 251.084. Second--Scott, Clinton, Jackson Jones, Linn and Benton counties 264,583. Cerro Gordo Fourth. Third -- Delaware, Buchanan Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler Franklin, Wright, Hardin, Grundy (Turn to Pnso I, Column ]). Canada 'sNew Envoy to U.S. War* Veteran Joins MacNider as Former Soldier- Diplomat. OTTAWA, Ont., March 9. OT-When .William D. Herridge becomes dominion minister at Washington, both Canada and the United States vill have distinguished soldiers in each other's capitals. Major Herridge served in the front ine during the World war and received the military cross and dis- Inguished service order for conspicuous bravery in action. Hanford rtacNIder, minister to Ottawa, was a lieutenant colonel in France, earn- ng numerous citations, and later lecoming commander of the Amer- can Legion. Premier R. B. Bennett announced he appointment of Major Herridge, Saturday night and King George gave formal approval. He is expect- d to assume his duties within two months, succeeding Vincent Massey esignecl. The new envoy is( in his early for- ies, is a widower and a lawyer, le has had wide contacts with Am- :rican businessmen and attorneys n arguing patent and corporation ases before the highest courts of he dominion. 4 Menshevik Traitors Get Terms to 10 Years MOSCOW, March 9. f/T)--Four- rfensheviks on trial for treason inne last Sunday today were sen- enced to prison for terms running o 10 years. SANTA BARBARA, Gal., March 9.--I am like my good friend, Ar thur Brisbane. The town that yoi are writing- from that day is the oni that you should coma and settle in. Now this is Santa Barbara on the bank of the same ocean he has HO glowingly depicted to you at va rious times and here this afternoon for a charity relief polo game be tween youth and old young, the foui boys we are playing- combined agi is 90 years while our team is exact ly 200. Mr. Max Fleischmann, tho fine sportsman and big game hunter, Mr Jim Wigmore of - Cleveland and Snowy Baker, Australia's greates all time, all round athlete, each are exactly 54 and myself with thirty- eight makes 200. Yours, ® t t l l . UeN.niht . lot SOVIET SPEAKER ASSAILS U. S. IN CONGRESS TALK Stimson Plans to Lool Into Situation in ; · ( . . · . i · · · , - C I O " ' ' - ' ' ' L ' * ' " sia. R10SCOW, Mrarch 9. (/P)--Th 1 " sixth biennial All-Union Sovie congress was under way here toda\ after a rousing inaugural by Vyach eslaff Molotoff, president of th Council of People's Commisars. Mot otoff in his opening- address assailed the United States and other cap italistic countries, thus providing a background against which to pain the progress of Russia under sovie and communist rule. Sitting- on the grand opera house stage behind him during a long address were the Russian strong man Joseph Stalin, and other communist chieftains. Once tiie speaker alluded to Stalin, who is secretary general of the all powerful communist party, and the 1,479 delegates went into an uproar of applause. Challenges World. Molotoff challenged the rest of :he world on economic prosperity, pointing out-that there was no unemployment in Russia. He denounced charges of dumping and declared that the American "foolish :ish bill"--framed by Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr., after a congressional investigation of communists --undoubtedly would affect trade relations between the two countries. "America must remember," he ;aid, "that the imports of the soviet union depend upon her exports." Commenting 1 ' upon charges of 'orced labor in the lumber camps, Ylolotoff asserted that there was ittle if any convict labor in the tim her districts. STUDY QUESTION WASHINGTON, March 9. (/Pi- Assistant Secretary of State Wil- inm R. Castle, Jr., in the absence of Secretary Stimson, today intimated that the secretary's projected (Turn to Pago ! , Column SOUTHERN PERU FACTION LEADS nsurgents at Arequipa to Form New Provisional Government. LIMA, Peru, March 9. UP) -- Lima and Arequipa insurgents have ettlcd their differences with an greement allowing: the arequipans o organize the new provisional POV- rnment. Upon his arrival here from the outhern city, Lieut. Col. David Samanez Ocampo, will assume the rovisional presidency, and two of Is fellow arequipnns will take port- olios in his ministry. One cabinet ortfolio will go to the central Peru, ne to the north, one to the trans- ndean region and one each to tho rmy and navy. SOLONS DISCUSS ATHLETE LOANS FROM U BRIEFLY Plan Described as One Generally Followed by Big Ten. r\ES MOINES, March 9. UF-- Wll" Us Mercer, Iowa City businessman, was called this afternoon before the legislative investigating committee to testify regarding the alleged operation of a "slush fund" for athletes at tha University of Iowa. The fund is reported to have been one of the causes for the school's suspension from the Big Ten conference in 192D. Mercer is alleged to have been proprietor of the fund for a group of Iowa City merchants. Receive Permission^ Emmett Tinley, attorney' for state board of education, received permission from the committee to cross examine Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids editor, after Mercer's testimony is completed. Marshall openod the investigation with 21 charges of maladministration by- university officials. The committee touched briefly on. the practice of permitting athletes and other students to sign notes for their tuition. . After W. H. Bates, secretary of :lie university, had read a list of nearly 50 athletes who had signed notes la 1927 and 1D28, Senator L. H. Doran, Boone, said "the committee understands that this la a common practice in most schools, I do not believe we need to givs much, time to the matter." Bates agreed that virtually all colleges, including most Big Ten Institutions, allow students to defer tuition Jn.-th,is.fashto.n,., ' " ' Examination of Bates on this question was the first mention of ?^ e ^ of . the cllQ rges lodged against the university's administration bv Verne Marshall, Cedar Rapids editor, regarding the school's suspension from the Big Ten conference TJennis Kelleher, the committee's attorney, questioned Bates as to whether all the athletes' notes for the 'first semester of 1927-28 had been paid in a lump sum but Bates did not have the record books in which these notes were listed. He offered to produce them as soon as possible. Bates brot out during- cross-exam- nation by Henry Walker who is aid- ng Emmet Tinley as the board of education's counsel, that students now are not allowed to reregister or receive diplomas until arrange- nents have been made for taking up their notes. He admitted that his ruling -had not applied before Replaced Free Tuition The witness said tho practice of igning notes replaced in 1926 the (Turn to Z, Column 1). IOWA WEATHER Fair, somewhat colder in tho cvlrcmo cast portion; rlsinc temperature in tho cxtrenm west portion nfoiulay ni f f ht Tuesday incrauslng cloiidincsH; fiomnwlmt warmer in the south portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures or 24 hours period ending at 8 i clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 88 Above* Minimum In Night 18 Above At 8 A. M. Monday 23 Aboi'o Figures for 24 hour period ending ·t 8 o'clock Sunday morning; Maximum Saturday 32 Above Minimum in Night 20 Above If March continues at its present emperalure for the remaining 1 21 ays, the average for the month will be lower than that of Febru- ry. The first 10 days have been hilly, altho this particular part of owa has escaped the snow and terms which have lied up trans- ortation and communication in. ther parts of the country. Not a 'ake of snow has fnllen here since '"ebruary. S L 5 's !i- :ai re r- -'.o t it n

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