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·Oi North Iowa's ILY PAI Edited for the Home E R H I S M E M 4 A R T OF IOWA U O t N E S |A · ,'vffH Jl HOME EDITION '· ' "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES All, NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. X X X V I I FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 132 2 Senators in Contrast North Carolina Has Benevolent and Hard Boiled. By CHAKLES P. STKWAUT p A S H I N G T O N , March 11. (CPA) --Senator Cameron Morrison and Senator-elect Josiah W. Bailey, who will double- team it together as North Carolina's two representatives in the' upper chamber at the next session of congress, are an oddly - assorted pair. Senator' Morrison is toga-clad already, by app o i n t ment of Gov. o: Max Gardner to succeed the late Senator Lee S. Overman. He will serve only until the 1932 election--unless, of course, he runs then and wins. Senator-elect Bailey defeated the veteran Senator Furnifold M. Simmons in last year's democratic primaries and triumphed easily in November over Representative George M. Pritchard, the republican senatorial nominee, and takes his seat in the seventy-second .congress in December. * * * I N THE ordinary course of events Washingon consequently would not have had its introduction to Senator-elect Bailey so early, but he made a special trip here some time ago to oppose (unsuccessfully) the (Turn to TnKC 20, Column J). ACCEPT LOW BID ON HOOVER DAM Cost of Project Estimated at $109,000,000; Six WASHINGTON, March 11 Secretary ^ Wilbur today acceptei the $48,890,995 -bid of the six com pahies, incorporated, of San-Fran' cisco for building the Hoover dam power house and appurtenant works at the Boulder canyoa project. Recognition of the company's offer 'as the low bid was tantamount to awarding the contract and cleared the way for starting construction on one of the greatest peace time engineering feats ever attempted. Start When Ready Estimated' cost of the dam, power system and appurtenances, .such as the intake towers, spillways and diversion tunnels, totals $109,000.000 but approximately half of^this will be supplied by the government in materials. The company will be instructor to ptart work when ready. The .specifications require that work be started within 30 days after the builder is given notice to proceed and the dam must be completec within six and one half years, with a penalty of $3,000 daily for each day longer, Will Post Bond Officials of the company salt they can start In a few days. They will post a $5,000,000 surety bond. The six companies, Inc., was a merger of as many western construction companies, several of whom have constructed other pro jects for the reclamation bureau. The organization includes: The Utah Construction company, Henry J. Keiser and W. A. Bechtel, McDonald and Kahn, Morrison-Knudson company, J. F. Shea company and the Pacific Bridge company. Fire Does Little Damage. DECORAH, March 11. -- A fire at the Fred Biermann residence yesterday afternoon slightly damaged the roof, but gained little headway AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "It's hard to believe in spankin' when you study the grown-ups around you an" remember they was spanked frequent when they was little." RECALL THREAT AGAINST JESSUP Borah Appeals for Export Debenture FARM BOARD IS FAILURE, IDAHO SENATOR AVERS Independents Disavow Plans for Third Party. W ASHINGTON, March 11. UP:-A renewed appeal for the export debenture plan of farm relief was made by Senator Borah of Idaho at today's meeting of republican and democratic independents. The Idaho republican said the farm board' had failed because there was no element of permanent policy in its plan for dealing with the farm relief problem. A renewed disavowal that new political party was being formed, advocacy of government operation of power plants and an eight point tariff program were laid before the meeting. In calling the meeting to order, Senator Norris of Nebraska projected the power issue to the fore and replied to the questions propounded to him last night by repuo- lican Leader Watson of the senate with'a re-assertion that no new party waa being created. Senator Costigan of Colorado, . democrat and a former member of the tariff commission, proposed the tariff program, which among other things called for tariff laws to pro mote "economic disarmament." i Answers Watson. i Discussing' the ; Watson questions Whjeh irxrt -JwMti/Hj "ru oo -'!»o J "»AK«l ftusslan recognition and 12 other subjects, Norris said "In the first place, Mr Watson does not appear to realize that we are hot pretending to be a politics party; that we are not here for the purpose of organizing a political party. The question he propounded he had best take home to his own political machine." Following Norris, Costigan urged that special steps be' taken to secure lower tariffs on articles not manufactured in the United States; and that the tariff policy be revisec with the end in view of enlarging commerce with foreign nations. Proposes New Plan. Senator Elaine, republican, Wisconsin, followed Costigan with a proposal that tariff commission recommendations for changes be made to congress instead of the president. · Representative Lewis, democrat, Maryland, a former member of the (Turn to I'ORC 2, Cntunm 1). ALDEN ROBBER SUSPECTS HELD Pair Arrested at Sioux City Thot Members of Bank Bandit Quartet. SIOUX CITY, March 11." M Suspected of being two of the four bandits who yesterday morning hole up the Farmers Savings bank al Alden and escaped with · $4,000 in cash, two men today were held in the city jail here. The prisoners gave the names oi M. W. Dreeseen, 22, Sioux City, anc Willis Burnham, 25, Scholes, Nebr The men were captured at 4:30 o'clock this morning by a posse o: Sioux City police officers on guarc on federal highway No. 75 near the outskirts of the city. , Police Sergeant Joseph Young was informed by telephone by the night marshal at LeMars, that a late model small sedan, bearing H linois license plate No. 489--115 hat, passed thru LeMars at high speec and that the two men and the car answered the description of the Alden bandits. The .second call concerning the suspected bandit car was receivec at the police station here three minutes after the call from LeMars. It came from a policeman at Iowa Falls, who said the car answered the description of the bandit"car. Alice Day, Actress of Films, Mother of Boy LOS ANGELES, March 11. /P-Alice Day, screen actress, is the mother of an 8',4 pound son, born yesterday. Both were reported doing well today. Miss Day is the wfic of Jack B. Cohn, Hollywood broker The couple was married last summer in Santa Barbara, MINNESOTA INVITES HOOVERS Minnesota hopes to persuade President Hoover and Mrs. Hoover to pass their vacation at Dunn's Lodge, above, 200 miles north of Minneapolis, on Lake Lizzie. The Commercial club of Pelican Rapids, Minn., has extended the invitation. State Senate Refuses to Confirm Appointments of ' Gov. Turner'Declines Comment on Action of Group. DES MOINES, March 11. The senate today refused to confirm Gov. Dan Turner's' appointments of Frank Miles of Des Moines and Max Hueschen' of Holstcin to the state board of education. The action was taken in executive session and no report was made public as to the vote or the reasons for tho refusal. A two-thirds vote is required for confirmation. Miles, a democrat, is editor of the Iowa Legionaire. He would have succeeded S. J. Galvin of Sheffield for a six year term. Active in Campaign. Heuschen was active In Turner's campaign in northwest Iowa last year and was manager of Congressman Ed H. Campbell's drive in the eleventh district. His nomination was for the position now held either by Henry Shull of Sioux City or C. C. Sheakley of New Hampton. Hueschen is editor of the Holstein Advance. The senate action leaves three full memberships and one unexpired term on the board of education to be filled by the governor. Three republicans and one democrat will constitute the appointees. The un- expired term, that of the late W.' C. Stuckslager of Lisbon, would be-for four years. Handled Together The senate had planned earlier in the week to take only Miles' appointment today, but at the last minute it was decided to act on them together. Governor Turner declined to make any comment on the rejection of his appointees. He may now either send nominations to the senate or, should be wish to press the matter further, return the names of Miles and Heuschen. /This was the first occasion on which the governor and the senate had crossed swords on appointments. More than a dozen nominations had been confirmed previously- Houses Deadlocked on Assessors, Income Tax Bills. DES MOINES, March 11. )IP Retaliating for senate refusal to make the state income tax bill special order of business, the house today withdrew approval it hat given to a motion making the county assessors' bil la special order for Wednesday morning. Representative W. R. McCauley, Marion, was permitted by the house to withdraw his motion for the special order a few hours after the senate had blocked a move to set a time for consideration of the income tax bill. The house had approved the motion this morning Tax committees had previously agreed to bring the measures up as special orders at the same time. Houses Mark Time As a result, both houses are now marking time awaiting action by the other chamber on the bill befon it. The senate had already passed the assessors' bill and the house has passed the income tax bill. There was little discussion' in the house on McCauIey's motion to re consider. He said he made the mo tion because the senate had failed to make the'income tax bill a spe cial order and suggested that tho house delay until the senate is will ing to go along "50-50" on the twi bills. The house defeated the McCreary bill by a vote of 10 to 83. The meas ure would have placed the appoint ment of election judges in the hand PANTAGESAND MILLS GIVE UP Wealthy Californians Face Charges in Hollywood "Girl Bazar." SAN DIEGO, Cal., March 11. 7P) --Alexander Pantages, millionaire show man and John P. Mills, prominent San Diego and Los Angeles real estate dealer, surrendered to police and were arranged today on charges of complicity in patronage of the so-called Hollwood "girl bazar." Pantages was released on $15,000 bail and Mills was released on $10,- nOO ha». TEXT OF NAVAL ACCORD OFFERS 3 CHIEF POINTS Terms Promise Success of Arms Conference Next Year. [ ONDON, March 11. (/R--The ^ terms of the British-Franco- talian naval .accord, transforming he London naval pact into a vir- ual five-power agreement, were made public today in the form of a memorandum by Arthur Henderson, the foreign secretary. Its terms cover three outstanding considerations in the armaments situation--technical problems of European naval power are swept away; renewal of an armaments race such as led to the World war las, it is hoped, been prevented; success of the world disarmament conference at Geneva next year is brot measurably closer. Two Britons Worked. The 3,000 words of Its text are e fruits of negotiations by Henderson and A. V. Alexander, first lord of the admiralty, with representatives of France and Italy. It is based on the principle oE continuance of the present Franco- Italian 'tonnage ratio until 1930, filling a gap in the London treaty by bringing the French and Italian fleets within the effective operation of the pact signed at St James' palace last spring. The memorandum states agree mejitjhaa been reached by the threa nations on" aU'points^Ternjs of thi settlement are dependent' upon th. approval of all signatories to thi London pact, including the Unite. States and Japan. Eliminate Suspicion. More important than its technical aspects, however, may be the rapid substitution of political cordiality and co-operation among European naval powers for the suspicion and uncertainty which have existed since France and Italy withheld full agreement to the London pact. (Turn In 2, C'nllimn ROGERS P* jt%/c · BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Marcl "·-- The biggest . thing in legisla tion .nowadays la the differen states' race for the divorce busi ness. Arkansaw guarantees a di vorce in three months including room and board. Nevada heard about it and callec a special session of their iegislatur and says, "we will give you one in six weeks and if any other stat goes under that time, we will givi vou a divorce, marriage and anoth er divorce all for the same tinn and price. In other" words that'; ctir business. We have built it up to what it is today. If there hai been no Reno, you would still havi been Jiving with the same old gal so remember we are the state tha will divorce you, even if we have to do it telegraph." Yours, 1 «»I. V«N.»,t( SrndJoU. IM. Under the new accord France (Turn tn Pace 2, Column L). FACES LIFE TERM VIRGIL KIRKLAND MAYOR WALKER MAY BE PROBED Society for Prevention of Crime Asks Governor to Clean New York. NEW YORK, March -11. ;P)-Mayor Walker was under bombardment today by citizens demanding that his official acts be investigated. Already magistrates' courts and the county district attorney are under official scrutiny. The mayor appoints magistrates. The district attorney is'elected. In a letter drafted for submittance to the legislature, the society for the prevention of crime asks that Samuel Seabury, already conduct- Ing two inquiries for Governor Roosevelt, be empowered to inaugurate a sweeping investigation of the municipality, aiming at the removal of Mayor Walker, who is on the way to California on a vacation Accused ot Misfeasance. While Samuel Marcus, counsel for the society, refused to divulge the charges, newspapers understood they accused the mayor of non-feas ance in office without reflecting on his personal integrity. A citizens' committee of one thousand to support such a cause as proposed by the anti-crime society is being formed by the Citizens' union, headed by William Jay Schieffelin. Its objects would be to crystallize public opinion, to aid the spot-lighting of official corruption and to inspire confidence /n timorous citizens who might furnish evidence. Churches Ask Acllon. The New York City Congregational Church association, representing 42 congregations, has adopted a resolution urging Governor Roosevelt to take further steps to correct evils at city hall. As a commissioner designated by the governor, Seabury is about to start investigating charges that Thomas C. T. Grain, district attorney of New York county, has been guilty of misfeasance. As a referee of the appellate division of the state supreme court Seabury has been Investigating magistrates courts and has devcl- 20 Year Old Steel Worker Convicted of Girl's Murder VALPARAISO, Ind., March 11 UP)--Life behind the turreted wall of the state prison at Michigan Clt loomed ahead of Virgil Kirklanc 20 yeatyJd,jSte$j.w.orKer of Gary Ind, today The former high school -gridiro star was convicted last night by i Porter county jury of murderin ArJene Draves, IS, his sweetheari during a "flaming youth" drinking party at an obscure Gary home las November. The jury of nine farmers, a rail road telegrapher, bricklayer and a grocer, finished 12 days' work by finding him guilty of first degre murder and fixing his sentence a life imprisonment. Sentence on Monday. Judge Grant Crumpacker wil j formally sentence Kirkland Monday Kirkland, soon after, will be taken to the Michigan City state prison to remain for the rest of his life unless Judge Crunipacker finds merit on a motion for a new trial or a superior court finds an error in the proceedings, or future execu tive clemency is evoked to liberat him. The jury had deliberated only Lhree hours. With their verdict, the tense waiting of the first of the five youths, charged with Misa Draves' death, was over. Leon Stanford, second of the five was brot here from Crown Pom late yesterday and lodged in a eel adjacent to that occupied by Kirk land. The other three, Paul Barton David Thompson and Henry Shirk are confined at Crown Point. Got Change of Venue. Kirkland and Stanford bad ob tained a change of venue from th Lake county courts. The others wil also ask for a change of venue, al tho none will be tried soon, accord ing to Lake county's prosecutor Robert Estill. Estill added tha Thompson, host of the fatal party will be the next to,face trial. The accused youth awaited th verdict, his face drawn and chalk^ Near him were his mother" and step father. They had mortgaged thei home to Insure adequate defcns (Turn to I'ngo 3 Column 3). oped evidence of framing of women. grafting and OCAMPO IS NEW PERU PRESIDENT Arrange Plans to Swear i Southern Leader as Provisional Head. LIMA, Peru, March 11. W) David Samanez Ocampo was to b sworn in late today as provisions president of Peru, it was announce this morning at the governrnen house. After dining at the palace las night the new leader from th south, who is expected to guid Peru back to civil government wit the aid of all the leading faction In Its months-long revolution, com municated by telegraph with acv oral provincial centers. The natur of his negotiations was kept secre Later the incoming executiv conferred with a group of civilian Tinley Makes Long Review of Testimony Examines Gemmill on Education Board Records. DES MOINES, March 11. m --Cross examination o£ Vernu Marshall, Cedar Knplds editor, who hrot charges of maladmin- istration against University of Iowa officials was started this afternoon. Attorney Emmett Tinley endeavored to shake Marshall's testimony that W. It. Boyd of Cedar Itaplds, chairman of the finance committee of tho state board of education, does not devote full time to his office as required by law. By THEODORE F. KOOP' Associated Press Staff Writer. DES MOINES, March 11. (/Pi- Attorney Emmet Tinley, represent- ng the state board of education backtracked today over the mass of testimony given by W. H. Gemmill, secretary of the board, before :he legislative committee investigating the University, of Iowa. Tinley spent an hour and a half cross examining Gemmill on evidence that had taken nearly foul days for the original presentation, tt included a variety of subjects dealing' with the board's records and financial transactions. Hud No Knowledge. The cross examination brot out .hat Gemmill had no personal knowledge of the cost of constructing university buildings aside from the figures ia reports sent to his office Questioned about a 522,000 item for improvements on the men's dormi tory, he said he believed this .re ferred to changes in the old part o: the building rather than on the new addition. j, Dennia,KeHeher,.,the committee/ attorney, had endeavored ; in difec examination to add that $22,000 t .$171,000 as the total cost of th addition. Tinley and Kelleher clashed fre quently this morning and at on point argued over whether the uni versity had purchased' any lam after 1927 Tinley charged that th opposing attorney had misinter preted testimony by auditor W. H Cobh, and obtained the statemen from Gemmill that some land had been bought after that date. Reads From Reports Kelleher denied that he had no made the evidence clear. Gemmill read from reports to show that the university had bought 5334,220 worth of land in 1926-27 from the tuition fund which had totaled $508,000. Gemmill explained to Tinley thi detailed operation of his office. Hi pointed out that he is not an ac countant and that he compiles his reports from statements issued : by the university business office. Four stenographers and clerks assis him. Tinley remarked 1 that during 1 thi investigation he will seek to maki a complete showing of all funds in the hands of the hoard of education and-that he would account for a] money used in constructing unl versity buildings. Check School Accounts. IOWA CITY, March 11. (IP)--A check of the University of Iowa ac counts Is in progress by Louis J Muehle of Dea Moines, employe by the legislative committee Invest! gating charges of maladminlstra tion at the school. Inspection will be made, Much! said, of the university records to de termlne tlie system used, the effi ciency, and any discrepancy in tU accounts. A direct report will be made thi week-end, Muehlo said. GRIFFITH TELLS 0WANS DETAILS OF PAPE PROBE Says Men Who Opposed Jessup Sponsored "Slush Fund." By Staff Correspondent. HICAGO, March 11.--The report ^- o£ a threat made by an Iowa lumnus that "President Jessup would be toppled from his throne" f the football coach was not discharged was recalled by John L. Griffith, Big Ten athletic commls- loner, when he resumed his testimony today before Byron Allen, vice chairman of an Iowa legisla- .ive investigating committee. "To conference officials," he said, "the situation had the appearance of being a cat and dog fight." The same persons who were con- ' .ributlng to the slush fund were the persons who were making the :hreats against the president, he said. Details Struggle. The struggle of the university to regain its rights In the conference, were detailed by Major Griffith. He" told of the Investigation of Oran Pape, football star, which resulted in his being declared ineligible in the second year of his athletic competition." "I urged Director .E. H. Lauer of Iowa to give him the benefit of the doubt," he said. A fund administered by Iowa City and Davenport businessmen without knowledge of Director Lauer' waa described. "The Pape case was a technical violation, a. borderline ca^e," he aald. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks weak; rails sold on New ·York Central dividend cut. Bonds firm; utilities -advance. Curb heavy; Vacuum Oil weak. 'Foreign exchanges irregular Sterling firm. Sugar higher; Improved spot sil uation. Coffee higher; Brazilian suppor CHICAGO 'Wheat firm; forecast cold wav and decreased receipts. Corn firm; bullish Argentine ad vices and firm cables. Cattle steady. Hogs weak to lower. Dies of Crash Injuries. DES MOINES, March Jl. (A-Guy Warren, motorman, died lat yesterday from injuries receive when his trolley crashed heado with one piloted by H. E. Sudbrook who is in a hospital suffering se vere injuries. Blame for the eras hag not definitely been determined. . . . ^ ^ .,· Fred Woodward, vf ce'president OE the University of Chicago, took use stand just before 11 o'clock for questioning by Henry Walker, attorney for the state board of education. Failure of the university to din- qualify athletes who had participated In the Belting fund was the one principal reason Iowa was not restored to the conference in December of 1029, he testified at the outset., "If there was evidence that the boys were innocent, that they went :o the bank and borrowed the money n the regular way, would your attitude or that of the conference nave been different?" Wisdom asked the Chicago member of the faculty committee which suspended Iowa from schedule making rights. "Too Innocent" "No," he replied, "for the reason that no intelligent boy would be so innocent. It isn't the practice of banks to lend money without security." "But concede that the boys were innocent," Wisdom insisted. "Iii that case," said Woodward, ·'I should say that for the general good the penalty would have to fall upon the innocent. In the final analysis the boys have not been barred from getting an education. They are merely prohibited from participating in intercollegiate athletics." Mr. Wisdom suggested that Iowa had been ousted from the confcr- (Tum tn TAKD 2, Column 4). IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness with light snow find colder In tho west ami central portions; much colder.In tho northwest portion Wednesday n i g h t . Thursday cloudy and much colder; light snow In tho southeast and extreme cost portions, LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 A. M. Wednesday: Maximum Tuesday 47 Above Minimum In Night 16 Above At 8 A. M. Wcdn'sd'y 34 Abovo Altho the thermometer sank almost to the lowest figure of tha month during the night, the mercury was at a new high for 8 a. m. reading Wednesday, The wind waa still in the southeast.

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