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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 12, 1931
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JEALOUS FRIEND INDRAVESCASE Story involve! Girl and Not Kirkland as Person Who Struck Blow. .. Ind., .March 12. story that Arlene Dravea. is, died from, wounds resulting from, being struck: over the head with a milk bottle in the hands of a jealous girl friend and not from bruises inflicted by the convicted Virgil Kirkland, engaged the attention of his counsel today. Framing their plea for a new trial, to be presented to Judge Grant. Crumpacker Monday, Defense Attorney Barjatt O'Hara said that he was seeking the witness who was responsible for this new bit of evidence. : ·· * ' · Kirkland, who is to be sentenced Monday following his conviction for the death of .the girl at a drinking party, waa scheduled to be taken to the state prison at Michigan City soon after the pronouncement. · So frozen loans are the cause of bank failures. We knew that look in a banker's eye would have some such effect.-- Kewanee Star-Courier. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE W n n u l l ,n i d*nieT*o». ChecV them it · with Mood dependable oW PISO'S ASSESSORS BILL - DISCUSSION SET ," i (Continued' Frum Page 1). mittee under a house rule which gives ;a member -the right to ask that, a bill be taken from committee which had failed to act within 10-days of-its receipt. - : Torgesoa said that the bill was one of the-big issues in the state and that he felt the committee had had ·sufficient time to consider it,alt ho he realized, some of the members had been-very ibusy with the University of Iowa investigation. Kesolutton Defeated, ; ; The house Defeated, 17 to'68, the Brown. Joint resolution,- proposing a constitutional amendment .which would permit cities' to make excess condemnations for public improvement. It would also have given the cities the right to later sell or lease such, excess property. By a vote of 30 to 35 the'house defeated the Van'Buren bill'which would have permitted the reloca- :ion of school houses not at present on public highways. The house passed by a vote o£ 69 o 19 the ' Kimberley bill which would permit the county boards ot upervisors .to pay $2.50 weekly to a : iwidow with children. The supervisors would be empowered to make a one mill levy for'the fund. The Kimberley bill would affect Dubuque, Black Hawk, Lynn, Potta- wattarhie and Scott counties, v Fass Wamstaa Act The house also passed the Wam- stad act setting up a standard o£ gasoline.- Tests would be the same as those of 'the federal.specification board, and would be made by the department of agriculture at a $2.00 fee. . , Other' bills passed by the house T H E VITALITY SHOE F O R MEN Here's Real News r for men hard to please . . . and feet hard to fit This week we are introducing the amazing new Vitality Shoe for Men. If you are particular about your shoes' and would like to pay leas to be well-dressed, don't fail to see them. They please the .most particular. And comfort--every pair is built on the "vitality principle." Special lasting and a wide range of sizes insure glove-like fit. Come in and compare them In style, fit, workmanship a n d price. You'll make a mighty welcome discovery In shoe value. SHOE Sizes 5 to 14 Widths AAA to EE 105 North Federal Mason City [ Rough Straws Shiny Straws Dull Straws Bakus Ballibuntls Panamalacs $5 to $15 foloid' W O M E N S O U T F I T T E R S 101 NORTH FEDERAL, MASON CITV Included: By the committee on schools and text books, providing for an annual eenatfs of school children; by the Judiciary committee, clarifying the acts relating to tta refunding of tax on gasoline under the appointment of city and town officers; by Whiting,, permitting transfer of surplus township ball funds, to the township' school fund: by Hanson of Scott, authorizing the destruction of county records after 10 years. The house debate'd for more than an hour thaBair bill .restricting the carrying of .deadly weapons and then decided to defer action; Representative Hugh Taniisiea Intro duced a congressional redistrictln bill which would apportion the stal into nine districts. . ' Salary Cut befeated. Another bill to reduoe the salarle of state officers was defeated i the senate. Senator Roy'E. Stev ens' measure, which was similar t one indefinitely postponed In th house, was rejected, 16 to 26. ; Senator Lafe Hill's bUJ, creating sanitary board with powers to see, control of algae in Iowa lakes, was pass edjby the senate, 45 to.O. The senate .also approved- th house bill to prohibit licensed prac _titioners from using any profession al title or abbreviation other than that of his own profession; a bi! repealing.'the law requiring a pen ally for township officers who ar elected but refuse to qualify; ani a bill providing for serving action, against persona in military or -nava service. . Adopi Ucense Bill : Without debate the senate adopted the motor vehicle 'drivers' license bill, introduced by Senator L. -H Doran of Boone county. The. vote was 37 to 6. An amendment adopted placed the operators' license fee at 50 cents Instead of ?i, of which the county treasurer will retain 25 cents to go into the county general fund. . · · : ' . " ' Doran said In seven states where the plan has be«n in force since 1926 : there has been a 29. per pent decrease In auto accidents. Doran- said the idea back of the bill was to make the highways safe and remove frojin them, incompetent drivers. He explained that next .year drivers will receive their licenses without, charge when they obtain their auto licenses.. , 5 Bills Postponed Recommendations for the indefinite postponement of five bills were adopted by the senate. The, bills included one by Wilson, creating a municipal court clerk's pension fund and one by Wenner redefining the term "prosecution" to.include any investigation by a grand jury.' By a vote of 20 to 23 the senate refused .to adopt the committee recommendation for the indefinite postponement of the bill by Senator O. P. Myers of Jasper county. It provides that the cgunty recorder shall .keep numerical, .section or tract indexes of instruments on the title to real properties. : The committee on reduction of expenditures introduced a Dill providing that approval by 60 per cent of th.~vote,i t Sast«haU\be' riecessary to pass any proposition * to authorize Issuance of bonds in counties," cities, townships or other divisions. Fred J. Lazell of the school of journalism to give th matted his atteij- tlon. The final letter 'from Clalf" Marshall, Verne's brother,-to Jessup,' dated Sept 19, 1927, asked that'the contracts to be awarded three 'days later be given to his company beT cause it had submitted many de-, signs and gave.a low quotation. Tinley again tried to bring out tha^ the University and' Student Publications, Inc.j were separate in; stitutions. Marshall said he had asked Boyd to "help us straighten out the bad mess" of awarding contracts and that ha'told his brother "not to outbribe everybody else." Recognizes Right, : , "Do you recognize the right of everyone : tb talk to legislators?" asked Tinley in starting the discussion of lobbyists. '.. *" "I do," Marshall'replied. He admitted he did not charge-that any governor Had made appointments to the board of education which should not have been made. ' "·· i "Do you think the.lobby machinery was working properly when the governor sent up the. two names that were turned down yesterday"?" asked Senator W. S; Baird .df Council Bluffs. · . . : 'I don't know anything about it," said Marshall. . ' · " . ' . 'I guess it was the old machine backfiring," commented, Baird. Based on Keap'polntment. Marshall, after lengthy questioning, said, that his charge was based on the re appointment of the late W. C. Stuckslager of Lisbon by former Oov. John HammilJ in 1929, and that he had not criticized any other appointments.' ' ·· Tinley tried to'show that Marshall iiad been interested in the appointment of another man to the position. The witness said 'he might have written the governor about the case. He was' unable to say. whether his father, had telegraphed the governor that he favored another candidate. . ' · · · - . "You claim the full privilege of exercising the right to confer with the governor on any subject," asked Tinley. . "Yes," answered Marshall, "but never went on the floor of the eglslature." ' Opposed Probe. Marshall charged that the univer- lity lobbyists "worked feverishly to itop Senator Lars Skromme" a few years ago when he endeavored to promote an Investigation of the university. The v witness'said that at Boyd's request, he ' "was impor- uned to do his part" and telephoned Skromme and other senators urging nat the matter be shelved. He said IB had served in the same squad vith Skromme in the army. Marshall'mentioned former'Seha- ors Frank Shane, OttumwasjC. J. Pulton, Fairfield; C. ,F. Johnson, heffield and Senator F.'Stoddard, loan, as the men he tried to reach MARCH 12 1931 IN DAY'S NEWS BELTING SAYS HE DIDN'T WANT JOB From Pare 1). directly" with circulating a petition supporting -Fisk, signed by 30 students working in the grounds and buildings department. Paul E. Belting, former athletic director, and Mrs. Belting were present this morning, as were several members of the university athletic 'council. It was learned that Belting . and the council members had been subpoenaed. Cross-examination of Marshall turned to consideration of his charges that . University of Iowa lobbyists controlled legislation and influenced appointments to the state board of education. Marshall cited particularly an allegation that the lobbyists defeated a bill in 1929 proposing to place state schools under the board of audit. . "If that law had been passed," Marshall said, "this whole mess would not have developed." ! Blames Lack of law. He maintained that an employe of the board of audlt.'which is composed of the budget director, attorney general and the state auditor, should pass 'on all vouchers In the university business office. Attorney Emmet Tinley endeavored to show that this system is partly In effect thru the annual audit of the university books- by budget department accountants, but Marshall charged that their check "is not worth a whoop." He named as : members of the university 2obby President Walter A. Jessup; W- R- Boyd of Cedar Rapids, 'Attorney Charles M. Dutcher of Iowa City, Senator George Clearman of Johnson county, W. H. Geni- mlll, secretary of the .board of education, and "everybody else who works to put across the Jessup pro gram." Introduces Letters. Before taking up the charges of lobbying, Tinley, introduced correST pondence in 1927 between Marshall and President Jessup seeking a contract from Student Publications, Inc., on behalf of 'the Truart Engravers, controlled at that time by Marshall and -his brother. The first letter, in which Marshall protested against the 1926 contract for the university student yearbook engraving going to an out-of-state firm, was read yesterday. A second letter asked Jessup to aid in obtaining the 1927 contracts for Marshall's firm, and said that Boyd, who Is chairman of the board of education's finance committee, had asserted his company would receive H the following year. Asked for Contract*. The copy of the letter from Jessup to Marshall, dated May 23, 1927. said the president had asked Prof. " To alleviate K distress in the quake torn sections in southeastern Jugoslavia, Bulgaria rind Greece; where more than 200 persons lost their lives and S4 towns were leveled\ King Alexander, above,': Jugoslavia, has Issued a decree permitting all soldiers, enlisted from the earthquake era, to return to their homes to aid in rehabilitating their families and friends. ut could not say whether he talked i all; of them. Killed Part of Bill. The witness charged that the lobby ucceeded in lillling part of a bill equiring that the lowest responsible awarded:construction con- Tacta." 7^ -^ V , h i · ,,j TM -Do you consider the acts of these obbyiats'-disreputable?'-' asked Sentor Baird. 'Insofar as they injured.the pub- c Interest," Marshall said. 'When · the senate voted in ac- ordance With their wishes, did the enate commit a direputable act?" aird questioned. Marshall replied In he affirmative. . Representative Frank C. Byers -of edar Rapids, a member of the committee, said that he voted against audit -bill at the request of tuckslager, who, he said, sat at his esk three days to discuss the matter. . Tinley went Into a lengthy exami- atlon about the auditing system and Marshall urged that a state ac- ountant be placed in the university usineas office. Legislators , "Weaklings." "If legislators are weak enough _ follow lobbyists, does not that peak as ill of their reputations as f 'the lobbyists?" asked Senator L. I. Doran of Boone at the close of be discussion. "It does," Marshall replied. Asked o name^ any "weaklings," he said here were many -legislators who uccumbed to lobbyists. , Christinas'letters to Marshall from 3oyd were Introduced In which the writer expressed confidence In Marhall's paper and said he knew the ditorial power should not be abused. "Tiey were dated 1927 and 1928. A letter from J. M. Fisk to Boyd tlay 2, 1930, said he had heard that tarshall complained against the ullding and grounds department and that he would be glad to have he matter gone into by someone re- ponsible. Marshall charged that Boyd wrote the letter. MAYOR WALKER TOO "FLIPPANT" 'Wisecracking''Criticized as Demand for Investigation Gains Momentum. "NEW YORK, March 12. (IP)-UP--Mayor Walker's "flippant attitude" and "wisecracking", were criticized in a petition to state authorities as demand:; for 'an Investigation of his administration gathered momentum today. A petition in the society for th': prevention of crime was sent to Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt anfi the legislature at Albany. Without Impugning the major's personal in- t.egrHy, it charged him with a "laissez-faire" toward official corruption and urged that Samuel Seabury be authorized to inaugurate a sweeping inquiry into the city government. Other agencies that adopted' resolutions calling for immediate action Included the New York, board of trade, the Presbyterian Union, and the city affairs committee. FORMER IOWAN GOESTOTRIAL Cabaret Singer, Accused of Murder, Once Lived at Hampton. SALT LAKE CITY, March 12. (if) -- Verna Jean Day le, 21 year old cabaret singer, formerly, of. Hampton, Iowa, went to court here today to face a charge of first degree murder in the slaying of -Sam Frankj 65 year old Jewelry auctioneer of Memphis, Tenn. Selection of a jury was expected to occupy today's court session. The defendant was arrested shortly after Frank was found beaten and gagged ,in his hotel room here last December. The purported confession was barred from evidence in her preliminary hearing, her attorney, Samuel A. King, a brother of. United States Senator William H. King, contending it -had been obtained thru the promise -that her true identity was to be kept secret. Canadian Parliament Opens; AVaterway.ancL SENTENCED ON ARSON CHARGE Hoffman Paroled to Sheriff of Floyd County on Pleading Guilty. Dewey. Hoffman of Charles City pleaded guilty to attempted arsou before Judge C. H. KeUey in the Cerro Gordo county court Thursday morning and waa given a sehtencV of two years in the penitentiary. J-ne -sentence was suspended and the defendant paroled to Sheriff Bernard Atherton on good behavior. The^defendant entered a written plea in which he stated that he set fire to his home at Charles City on the afternoon of Feb. 28 for the purpose of collecting $1,400 insurance :on his house and 81,300 on his furniture. ' . The confession, which Hoffman signed, stated he saturated an ola pair, of overalls with kerosene and threw them on a pile of kindling in' the basement, which he also had covered with oil. Just before settin* fire to the. overalls, Hoffman got uis family into an automobile to-go to Waterloo. The black smoke attracted the attention of neighbors and the immediate arrival of the fira department prevented the flames from doing much damage,' Hoffman was accompanied to Mason City Thursday by Dan Shannon, chief of police at Charies City; E: C. Hardwig, county attorney of Floyd county, and a state ' fire marshal. IN THE RADIO WORLD OTTAWA, March 12 tariff, a governmental economy program, farm relief and the St Lawrence waterways' awaited consideration of the second session of Canada's seventeenth parliament, opening today. The opening was to be broadcast thruout the United Stateg by the National Broadcasting company. | By C. E. BtJTTERFIELD Associated -Press Radio Editor (Time is central standard thruoutl NEW YORK, March 10. (~~A. debate, with one team in Chicago and the other in Boston, is to be broadcast Saturday afternoon by the WABC network- Upholding tie affirmative of the question, "Resolved that the Anderson plan as incorporated in the Wickersham report, constitutes the best method of dealing with the prohibition problem." Harvard university debaters will go on the air from WNAC, Boston. The Chicago university team, taking the negative, will be in the studios of WBBM, Chicago.-- THe Judges will be H. V. Kaltenborn, ' radio commentator, Dr. Arthur F. Beston, president -of the Ctiautauqua institution and Dr. Elizabeth MacDowell of Columbia university. . ' The broadcast opens at 3 p. .m. and lasts, an, hour. It is in change , President Hoover, Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson and Manuel C. Tellez, Mexican ambassador, are to be heard in a Pan-American day broadcast planned by WABC and stations April 14. Morton Downey, radio tenor, has signed a six weeks theater contract 'said to net him 55,000 'per week. R. C. A. Radiotrons For Sale By BOOMHOWER-STREETER SMITH HABDWARE 113 North Federal Ave. Phone 142 BUY R C A RADIOTRONS --at-VANCE Music Co. TUBES TESTED FREE WE SELL RADIOTRONS Tubes Tested Free Currie-Van Ness Co. New Life for old radios Note the b[g difference In your set when you install new RCA. Radiotrons, the radio tubes recommended for; year* by, leading radio set manufacturers. [ICfVc your dealer test your tubes today. I'WORN-OUT TUBE | tJTnr R C A R A D I O T R O N S Letkfirlhi R,J anJ.Blatl Cartaa RCA RADIOTRON CO., INC. . Harrison, N.J. M Radii, Curfaralian if Aratriia SutiiJtarj) T H H E A R T O F Y O U R R A D I O R C A RADIOTRONS Distributed By L. P. Courshori Company Mason City, Iowa R C A RADIOTRONS Sold By Peoples Gas Electric Co. "For Better Appliances" Open Evenings John McCormacK,' Irish tenor, is to sing la a WJZ St. Patrick's day program March'17. Bobby Jones is to .make a special repeat program for coast listeners at 8:45 p. m. Pacific coast time each Wednesday. The Oxford-Cambridge boat- races in the Thames river, England, are to be described for American listeners the morning of March 21 on' u WJZ network. The announcers will be two members of the British Broadcasting corporation staff who will tell their story from a yacht in the Thames. Short waves will bring the description to America The time is to be 8:15 to 9 a. m. · Mrs. James Roosevelt, mother of the governor'of New York state, if to be guest speaker In the after noon tea, WEAF and station, March 17. ·Directed ..Verdict in E)enison Case Denied WASHINGTON, March 12. Justice Peyton Gordon today denied a motion for a directed verdict of acquittal of Edward E. ;Denison, former representative from Illinois, charged with possession of liquor. - - --7--- - ' "Calif ornians enjoy perfect weather," says a publicist.' So do we all'. But where can you find it? -- Cedar Rapids Gazette. STOPS FALLING BIG DANCE Clear Lake Golf and Country Club "TINY LITTLE AND HIS TOE TEASERS" THURSDAY, MARCH 12 Bigger and Better Than Ever COME AND ENJOY YOURSELF Get to Know YOU CAN DEPEND ON A CILONER STORE May We Suggest Platinum Grey For your new suit. A two button .single breasted coat with rope , shoulders. Tweeds, worsteds, or basket .weaves for the fabric; with durable silk-like Celenese linings. -Would have cost you at least §30 a year ago. $25.oo Others $19.50 to $00.00 North Scotland Tweeds for your topcoat.-Swagger models with or without raglan sleeves. These topcoats will stand more punishment than a "Missouri Mule." An economical coat for in- between seasons. $19.50 Others up to $40.00 Snap Brim Hat with a bound rim, tapered crown--you. can shape them to suit yourself. Arab tan is proving to be a very popular color as well as grey. . : $6.00 Others $3.50 to $10 Barathea Ties In plain colors add a smart touch to your spring outfit. They are hand tailored. The Barathea weave is similar to a crepe but holds its shape much better. $1.50 A New Shipment of Borsallno Hals Hns Just Been Unpacked

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