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MASON CITY GLOBE-ttAZETTE NO SIGN OF COLD ; WEATHER BREAK 'Winter Still Keeps Grip on 1 , European Continent and British Isles. LONDON, March'11. UP1--There was no sign .today of a break in the bitter winter weather which has gripped most .'of Europe since last week. France, Germany, Austria and the British Isles continued to experience exceptionally low tem- ·peratures and heavy snowfalls. In England renewed snowstorms thickened the already heavy blanket .of snow. France is experiencing the coldest late winter in many years. Snowfalls' have been particularly heavy in northeastern France. The bitter · weather however, has blocked temporarily threats of floods in the Seine and'the Rhine; BORAH ASKS FOR DEBENTURE PLAN (Continued From Fuse 1). . . tariff commission, proposed .that all articles · not produced in this country be admitted free of duty. Fred J. Brenckman, representative of the. national grange,': said the republican, campaign pledges to put agriculture on a parity with industry was "utterly ' impossible .under the tariff so long as this country is' an exporter rather than importer of the major farm commodities." " :. "· · The .conference will : continue tomorrow. · · 14 SENATORS ATTEND ' WASHINGTON, March 11. IS-The list of members' registering the progressive conference today showed 9 senators in addition to'the ,five who*called the meeting. ' It showed 15 members 'of the House. :" - . - · · · . . Such a group If welded into a working Unit, would easily wield the balance of power' in the congress meeting next December in which the two parties are almost evenly divided. .'· The nine senators were: Republicans--Frazier and Nye.of North Dakota; Elaine, Wisconsin; Brookhart, Iowa, and Schall, Minnesota. · Dem'ocrats--Bulkey, Ohio; Thomas, Oklahoma; and Walsh, Massachusetts. - : , Farmer-labor--Shipstead, Minnesota. . -. · Senator" Norrls, Nebraska; LaFollette,_ Wisconsin and Cutting, New Mexico, republicans; and Wheeler, Montana, and Cpstigan, Colorado, democrats, called the meeting, · Senator Borah of Idaho will speak ! ^'Republicans :iBoileau;'Browne and S chEi elder, Wisconsin ; Ghris tgau and Selvig,' Minnesota; Campbell, Iowa; ; Sinclair, North Dakota; and Swing, California. Democrats -- Allgood Huddleston and Patterson, Alabama; Ayres, Kansas; Grosser, Ohio; Rankin, Mississippi; . and Parsons, Illinois, TEXT OF NAVAL ACCORD PUBLIC ^ ' ' . (Continued from Page 1). and Italy accept all provisions of part three of the London , naval 'treaty which they declined to ap "prove-last spring. \ ' ' ' The building provisions give botn France and Italy the ' right to complete before December 1938, two .capital ships .whose displacement shall not exceed' 23,333 tons and whose : gun caliber shall, not exceed 12 inches. Each nation may , build 34,000 tons of aircraft carriers. Regulated by Treaty. ' These" two ; categories, capital ships and aircraft carriers, are regulated by the Washington 'treaty. As 'for vessels whose tonnage .is regulated by the London treaty the Henderson memorandum says that neither France nor Italy will build any more submarines- other than for completion pf, their 193D programs. France and Italy agree ""that after completion of the 1930 class they will build no more big cruisers.. ' - . It is estimated by naval experts ,'that France will continue to' hold a superiority of about 157,000 · tons over the Italian fleet, altho this is not stated explicitly in the memorandum. . , . . . : Harmony Most Important, PARIS, March 11. UP--Renewa: .of harmony among the five nava' powers of the world'is regarded in France as the most important achievement of .the Franco-British, Italian naval accord. · . A spokesman for the foreign office said today that the agreement among' these three nations is the I sole guarantee for the success of the 1932 disarmament conference up on: which, the worTd has staked so much. , Aristlde Briand's next move wil be to submit to the French parliament the London naval treaty o: » 1930 which,- It is expected, now will . .be ratified almost unanimously. Italy Pleased With Pact . ROME, March 11. UP)--Government and press alike in Italy view the Franco - British - Italian nava accord as a great political achievement destined to exert a favorable 'influence upon disarmament, economic rehabilitation of the world, peace and prosperity. The government is especially happy over the settlement because It feels that the Jtallan policy has been fully justi fied. Fire Is Extinguished. DECORAH, March 11.--The fire truck was called to the Will Llnne- vold home yesterday, where fire allghtly damaged the roof. HUNT FOR CLEWS VIRGINIA BROOKS HUNT CLEWS IN FIEND SLAYING Dismembered Body of Girl, 10, Found Month After Disappearance. SAN DIEGO, Cal., March 11. /B --A trail of tracks and fingerprints was sought today by investigators searching for the slayer of Virginia Brooks, 10, whose dismembered body was found at Camp Kearny: mesa' yesterday, just one month after her disappearance. The girl's school books, evidently tossed from an automobile in a sack with aiiother which contained her broken body, were being examined. Imprints of tires left in the soft-soil by the car which carried the bundles to the spot where George'Moses, a sheepherder, found them; were photographed. · These offered slender clews which might lead to the apprehension of a killer, as brutal as the .one who kidnaped, slew and dismembered Marion Parker in Los Angeles four years ago. A search which spread fanwise from Oakland, Cal.,; across Arizona and New Mexico to ,the Texas panhandle followed the disappearance of Virginia Brooks the morning of Feb. 11 after she left her home for school. The grewsome discovery by Moses, who was led .to the sack by his sheep dog, convinced officers the girl had been slain In or near San Diego. Dr. S. E. Toomey, autopsy surgeon, was unable imroedately to determine the manner of death. MARCH 11 1931 IN THE RADIO WORLD By C. E. BUTTERFIELD Associated Press Radio Editor (Time is central standard thruoutI ·NEW YORK, March' 101 (JP-George W. Wickersham, chairman of the national commission on law enforcement, is to be heard via radio Thursday afternoon. His talk, to.he made before the Chamber of Commerce at Boston is to be broadcast by-WABC and network at 12 o'clock. His subject Is to be "The Work of the Commission." . Four shifts to Washington and back to New! York, were necessary when the . Justice Oliver' Wendell Holmes broadcast was made by the WABC network Sunday night. All of the speakers except one were in Washington, with the introduction being made from New York. l WEDNESDAY The Bo swell sisters, WEAF and stations at 7:15. · Saki Get Rich, dramatic sketch, WJZ and stations at 7:15. . The fast freight, with quartet and organ, WABC chain at 8. FLAHERTY SAYS HE WAS IN OMAHA Sioux City Man Fights His Extradition on Murder Charges. DES MO1NES, March 11. ( Pat Flaherty, Sioux City, whose-return to Huron, S. Dak., to face murder charges in connection-with the slaying of Charles Eyestone, is sought, today testified he was" in North Plate, Nebr., when the shoot- Ing 1 occurred. . ; ·Brot from Sioux.City,by a state agent, · Flaherty, appeared before Gov. Dan Turner on a hearing of .Gov. Warren Green's request fpr Flaherty's extradition. , Governor Turner heard one witness for the prosecution identify Flaherty aa "the man withithe shotgun," who - attempted to hold up Eyestone's apartment the night of Feb. 15. Eyestone, chief assistant auditor for the Chicago and Northwester, railroad at Huron, was shot' down in resisting the h'oldup. The witness 1 name was withheld. YOUTH CONVICTED v OF GIRL'S 1 DE/\TH · .(Continued From Face 1)*. for Virgil. Across the chamber was the bent father of Arlene. ' An extra detail; of deputies surrounded Kirkland, not because it was feared Kirkland would escape, but because rumors had been heard that fellow workers of Arlehe's brothers would attack the defendant if he were acquitted. Shows No Emotion. When the jury returned its verdict there .was:no demonstration; Kirkland, who has rarely shown signs of emotion excepting while on the .witness staad, remained unperturbed. Attorney O'Hara said he was confident a .new trial would be granted and the verdict set aside "because It was founded on the weakest count of the indictmnt--assault and battery .with, the. fist." ' "While I was making my closing argument to the jury yesterday," 3'Hara said, "one "of my investigators telephoned that a new witness iiad been found who ,'would come forward with evidence that will clear Virgil Kirkland entirely." Has New Witness., O'Hara said, the new witness was a woman and that he intended to see her, tomorrow. He refused to reveal her. identity. " ' · Arlene Craves, pretty and just out of high school, a drinking: party Nov. 29, 1930, at the home of David Thompson, a Gary fireman. Sixteen persona, husbands, wives and sweethearts, met at Thompson's home, for an evening of merry making, which' they described "as-not'unlike many parties of this day and age. Virgil Kirkland, 20, a football hero before-he was expelled from high school, escorted Arlene to the party 'and later was charged with her murder. The trial began Feb. 23. Slipped on to Porch. Spon after they arrived, a bottle of alcohol was found in a pantry, and drinks'were served to Arlene, Virgil and another, couple. Some of "the boys" brot a gallon each of alcohol and wine, and everybody "ganged around" the kitchen table to drink it. While other couples danced or drank, 'Virgil and Arlene slipped away to the front porch. . Dick Sturtridge, former Depauw university star athlete, found them there, he testified, with Virgil leaning over Arlene and murmuring "I love you, you know I love you." · "I want to go home," was Arlene's only reply, said Sturtridge. Then he heard Arlene fall to the floor, ran over and picked her up, and Virgil carried her to an automobile "to get some fresh air." Washed OK Blood. , Paul Barton, owner of the automobile, and Thompson, the host, drove to a lunch stand for sandwiches with Virgil and Arlene in the rear seat^ -, ' , At the cafe, witnesses, testified, Kirkland washed blood from his hands and made a remark' construed by the state that he had attacked Arlene and prompted Thompson, to do likewise. The state stressed this testimony. Barton and Henry Shirk later started to Arlene's home. The party was over. · Kirkland remained with Arlene while his companions went into a restajirant. A Jpiterer came out and heard Kirkland exclaim: "My God, feel her pulse. I think she's dead." ' Carried to Doctor. Kirkland, Shirk and Barton carried Arlene's body into the home of ; Wharton. There they were told she was dead. ' Wharton testified they ran out and drove away,' altho he fired two shots in an attempt to stop them. The state charged that Kirkland struck Arlene during the porch scene when she resisted his advances, and its medical experts testified she was killed by the shock and injuries of criminal attacks, together with concussion of the brain. Acquaintances of Kirkland testified he boasted to them he would "knock hell out of Arlene" if he could not compromise her. One witness said Kirkland exclaimed he would "spoil Arlene, so nobody would want her." Brot In "Confession." The state was permitted to introduce a "confession" quoting Virgil as admitting three attacks, but references to alleged assaults · by four of his companions were stricken. Kirkland testified in his own behalf at a climatic point of th6 trial. Tearfully he said that he loved Arlene, wanted to marry her and was intimate with her only with her consent. He denied striking the girl, declaring he shook her because she was in a stupor.. / The trial adjourned for one day for medical expetts to perform a second autopsy when Arlene's body was exhumed. Defense pathplogists testified they found no evidence of criminal attacks. Beside Kirkland, four others were charged with the murder. They are Thompson, Barton, Shirk and Leon Stanford and will be tried separ ately. . ' DIPLOMAT DIES _ JOSEPH P. COTTON Undersecretary of State Ends Career After 2 Operations BALTIMORE, March 11. UP)-Ending- a career that was unique in the fields of diplomacy, Jaw, and finance, Joseph Potter Cotton died here yesterday after having undergone two major operations in six weeks. He was regarded as one of the keenest men ever drafted into government service, working as undersecretary of state in a manner that farot him praise from high and low alike.. His latest diplomatic achievement preceding a breakdown in health was .that of successfully handling affairs of state while Secretary .Stim son Attended the London naval conference. With him when he died in Johns were his wife, his daughter, Isabel, and his New York law partner, George S. Franklin. Born at Newport, R; I., July 22, 1875, 'Cotton was graduated from the Harvard law- school 25 years ater. In-1915 he went to Washing:on to act as agent and counsel for the government in the acquisition of Alaskan railroads. He was ap- DOinted undersecretary of state in May of 1920; , , ' In Washington President Hoove saw the death as a "great loss to :he government and to our country." Secretary Stimsou said Cot- tori had'"rendered service of literally inestimable, value." _ ' * Stimsori plans 1 to attend the funeral tomorrow at' New Bedford Hills, N. Y ' THREATS AGAINST JESSUP RECALLED (Continued From rngo 1). nee for one reason, the Mercer iund, and barred from reinstatement for another reason, the Belting iuntl, but Dr. Woodward reasoned that "it was all a part" of a general attitude on the part of Iowa." Comment on Judd Presence at the hearing of Dr. Charles Judd of Chicago . university, a high authority in the'north central association, has 'occasioned considerable comment because of the strife which recently broke between his organization and the Big Ten conference. "Just an interested spectator,' Dr. Judd slated in explaining his presence. Major Griffith* resumed his testimony this afternoon. Two other witnesses, one of them Joseph P. Langford, former dealer in sand at Iowa. City, and the other one unidentified as yet, will'testify before adjournment tonight for a § return to Des Molnes. , v Quizzed on Letters. Major Griffith was questioned about letters published in a Chicago newspaper in June, 1929, in which evidences of recruiting anc Two Nominated for New Hampton Mayor NEW HAMPTON, March 10.-Nearly 700 people . attended th» Union caucus at the firemen's auditorium Monday night. No opposi tion was offered except for councilman at large, A. H. Weap and Theodore ^Crieger were nominated ovei Herman Koehler. Others on the union ticket are Albert \Vaichol2 for mayor, Alvah Griffeth for treasurer, Charles Kllng for assessor and John L. Crawford for park commti- 'ioner. Portland* Man Blames Affair With Secretary for Stabbing of Wife HILLSBORO, Ore., March lli' --Purported statements by Nelaon C. Bowles and Irma G. Luocks concerning the fatal stabbing of Bowles wife in Miss Loucks 1 Portland apartment last-November heightened in terest In their murder trial here today. Bowles, in the statements, tolc: police responsibility for the tragedy lay in his continued relations with Miss Loucks. Thruout the statements, however, the defendants maintained Mrs. Bowles stabbed herself. subsidizing of athletes was bared. One was a.letter from an unsigned alumnus who wrote another graduate that, he expected to get two Omaha athletes,'one of them Irving Nelson, to come to Iowa. Another was signed "-^ =- Coach," dealing with L the hopes of getting Weidon, a track star/ to enter Iowa. The writer said he could guarantee Wei don's - expenses, books, railroad fare, etc. Major Griffith said the two 'letters. were part of the exhibits used in Iowa's expulsion. 'Major Griffith . also was asked about the Jennings-session fund and said he sent a representative to Iowa to investigate at the request of i Dean Williams of Iowa. The fund, he. said,, was deposited in a bank as a guarantee for athlete's nSk The fund, he added,: was not known to Director of Athletics- Lauer. Woulfl Not Know.- ·. "In my .mind I felt that Iowa had done the best it could in investigating Pape," Major" Griffith said. "The Pape investigation, I believe, satisfied the conference faculty committee that Iowa had tried to get to the bottom of the case. However,.at the .worst I. believe his guilt of /professionalism wasn't very serious." , Wisdom .asked Major Griffith if he didn't believe that a president of the university knew almost everything happening around his office, referring .to slush funds. "No, a ' president can't know' everything going on," Major Griffith replied. "Why, many times- a coach or athletic director do not know that recruiting is going on." doing . so, many things that cost money. We must stop trying to keep up with the Joneses." The.Simmer bill to permit municipalities to pay. for utility plants from future earnings was made a special order of business for Friday. Margarine Tax Up. -The Iowa house of representatives today passed by a .vote of 93' to '0 the McCrerry-Van Buren bill raising a tax, of 5 cents a pound on oleomargarine sold within the state. . An attempt by Representative Harry Greene of Pottawattamie .county; to amend the bill which would provide a one cent inspection fee on all oleomargarine sold in Iowa arid of four cents a pound tax on oleomargaine containing less than 75.per cent of animal 'oil was defeated. The bill passed without any opposition debate, other than the attempt of Greene to amend the'meas- ure. ' ' ASSESSORS, TAX BILLS HELD UP (Continued Vrom Page 1). of the boards of supervisors. Biills passed by the house included: . . .. House Passes Bills. By Hunt, authorizing the attorney general to appoint local attorneys to assist claims arising thru, the highway .commission, payment to be made from the primary road fund. . --, By Van Buren and Helgason, providing for reimbursement to school districts for taxes exempted by tax free land in the,district. By Hanson of Winnebago, providing uniform forms for county distress warrants. ' ' . A re f .est by Senator Frank Ickis 9f Union, county that the fish and game commission bill be re-referred to the committee which previously had recommended it be killed produced a brief debate. Upholds Request. Senator I. H. Knudson, Hamilton, upheld the request, saying that opposing forces had worked out a tentative agreement whereby W. E. Albert, present game warden, would be retained until his term expires in 1933- Senator C. A. Benson, of. Clay ton county, remarked-that he did not know who_ ha4_Jtllfi^outh«aty^%tQ make such an agreement and that he would not permit anyone'? to write bills for him. Senator G: W. Patterson, Kossuth, expressed the opinion that Benson had spoken hastily and that difference between the house and the senate on the hill could be removed. Senator Ickis'. request finally was granted. Override Committee. The senate then overrode, 25 to 22, a committee report recommend- ing'defeat of Senator C. F. Clarke's bill to prohibit municipalities from bonding for swimming pools. The bill was placed : on the calendar after Clarke made a speech on tax reduction. "Why has the tax bill tripled in the last 20 years?" Clarke asked. 'It is because the government is Good L u c k! It's simply luck if you've escaped ACUTE INDIGESTION. Why not be SAFE with Bell-an s ? BELLANS FOR INDIGESTION Why? DO GRAHAM CARS L A S T L O N G E R SYNCHRO-SILENT FOUR-SPEED TRANSMISSION LOWER 'ENGINE SPEEDS --REDUCED WEAR STURDIER CONSTRUCTION--AND.50 OTHER REASONS--LET US SHOW YOU Prices, at the factory, $845 up for the new Sixet; $1155 up for the new Eightf. LAU MOTOR CO. 24 Second St. S. E. Mason City, Iowa A A A A M Jtcnr Mir D*-1 roll Symphony OrcIirMra, and Kilg^r ,\. Our* I--llu- (Jralinni KailEu Unitr--rvrry Sunday Evrnln* at R:30 on Columbia Chnln. FRIENDS HUNT MISSING IOWAN Search Near Council Bluffs Yields No Clew to Mystery. ' ' COUNCIL BLUFFS, March/ 11. ^B--Fifty friends and neighbors of Joseph Light, missing Carroll merchant, made a futile search for lim today in the countryside between here and Hamburg. The group, traveling in a dozen :ars, visited every farm house in :he region, ; talked with persons in :ach small town and showed his pic- :ure everywhere they went but at noon had uncovered no clews. Light disappeared eight days ago after a.buying trip to Omaha. His snow-laden automobile was found on a street three; days later but no trace of him has since been found. 1158-5; Jury Chosen to Hear Denison Liquor Trial WASHINGTON, March 11. A jury of eight men and four women was chosen in District of Columbia supreme court today to hear charges of liquor possession against Edward E. Denison, former representative from Illinois. Green, Council Bluffs, -" Takes Job With State COUNCIL BLUFFS, March 11. UP)--Sam A. Green, democrat, former mayor of Council Bluffs, has accepted appointment as field representative of the state board of assessment and review. Green supported Gov. Dan Turner during his campaign. His salary will be $2;bOO a year. .. or your Money Back! anybody can o f f e r n e w spring suits and topcoats . . . . but it takes Tom B r o w n t o bring Mason A I* L City.. Iowa's $22.SO Greatest NO MOKE--NO LESS Value! 9 EAST STATE,.. 30 STEPS FROM Jingle Contest! C A S H P R I Z E S * ' An easy contest for boys and girls, fathers and mothers. It's very simple . . . just write one line to complete a Jingle. Six cash prizes each week. What's a Jingle? Here's One.. --- - - - ~ - Now chUaren^htre's-^om^hi^^^rn^-^-rr--! Diamond bread Jingle contest with prizes, too Have mother and dad who are very wise Help you to win a real cash prize. It's Simple and Easy Commencing Thursday, March 12, each loaf of Diamond bread will have a red band around it. On this band will be the first three lines of a Jingle. Copy the 3 lines on a piece of paper and write a 4th line to complete the Jingle. Mail the Jingle with the red band to Mason City Baking Co. Jingles Start Thursday The first Jingle will appear Thursday, March * 12, and on the red band with each loaf of Diamond bread for 6 consecutive days. A new Jingle on the red band every Thursday. Your first complete Jingle must be mailed by Fr~ lay night, March 20. Judging will be done 'each Saturday starting March 21. Prize winners will be. announced in Globe-Gazette Monday, March 23. -, These cash prizes each week . . . First prize $3,00,2nd prize §2.00, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th prizes, each $1.0.0. Contest will continue several weeks. Contest Open to Everyone Anyone may enter this unique contest except Mason City Baking Company employes and their families. j All prize winners will be announced in this paper. Six winners each week. For more information, phone or write the Mason City Baking Company or ask any Diamond bread dealer. Remember Diamond Bread is always Quality Bread, containing only the best of lard, sugar, milk and flour prepared and baked in a sanitary bakery with scientific care and precision. Mason City Baking Co* DIAMOND BREAD MASON CITY, IOWA

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