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North Iowa's Edited for the Home H A R L O N t R H I S M E M A A R T or Q E S "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XXXVII FTVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FEIDAY, MARCH 13, 1931. UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 'NO, 134 Shoals Plan Has Backer New Congressman Opposes Private Ownership. By CHARLES P. STEWART. p - A S H I N G T O N , March 13. (CPAI --"God sends the rain; I don't believe a private power company has any rigfct^to capitalize it," said O. B. Lovette, who beat E. Carroll Reece for congress ' l a s t year in ' Tennessee's e a s t e r n most mountain district, · despite the fact that Reece was 1930's o n l y candidate for whose return , ····· t o Washington -President Hoover had expressed a personal desire. He wrote to the Tennessee representative, wishing him success in his campaign for another term; wherupon Lovette jumped into the fight at the last minute and defeated Reece f o r - r e nomination on the G. O. P. ticket, ·which always wins on election day in that part of the hog-and-hominy state. ' . · "I favor government . ownership and 'operation of Muscle Shoals," was the essential plank in the Lovette platform.".' "Not," explained the new congressman, "that I am for the gov- (Tnm to Tneo 8, Column S. HUGELANDSLIDE EWLFS TOWNS Picturesque French' Village threatened by Mass of Rock and Earth. , , , . . ; ^ i w a 3 : be aring Fdowfl iipoff the picturesque 1 village .'of:-Le Chatelard a t - t h e rate of 500 feet ari-hour after engulfing Serges and Mich'aud. ' '· The landslide, brot on by the excessive rainfall of the past few weeks, broke loose from the hillside and moved downward with an area, of about 100 acres. . The engineers ordered the 125 inhabitants to move out of Le Chate- lard. ' ., · There were no casualties. The residents of the hillside, warned of the approaching slide, drove off their cattle and left their homes. DEMOCRAT ONLY HOPE-MORRIS Belting Quizzed in Testimony on U Athletics ADMITS JESSUP MAY NOT HAVE KNOWNOFLOANS Thot President Wanted Him to Use Athletic Fund Money. BULLETIN DES MOINES, March 13. /P) . --The original copy o£ the famoW'stush fund" letter from Auditor W. H. Cobb of the University of Iowa to Willis Mercer is in possession of Maj. John L. Griffith, Big Ten com-- missloner, Representative Byron Allen told the_legislative invest-" igating committee this afternoon. D ES MOINES, March 13. C7P)-- Paul E. Belting, former University of Iowa athletic director, was unable to say today ^whether President Walter A. Jessup knew students were receiving loans from an athletic fund. · Testifying before the legislative investigating committee about Iowa's suspension from the Big Teti conference, Belting said on cross examination that his action in creating a $1-,500 loan fund was his interpretation of Jessup's order to get money to pay athletes' tuition. He would not say whether Jessup actually directed him to make the transfer. jcBjEltiruj explained he,, had *rttKftt*'V'rtVlI^tD"'j-iViA**-^-rl f wAVA"+-t*'i : n-iftnA-cr' HUNT LEADERS OF SMUGGLERS Search .Continues for Clews to Murder of Hindu Student FAIRFIELD, Cal., March 13. UP) --Ringleaders of an alleged East Indian smuggling syndicate were hunted today as officials pressed the investigation ,of the slaying of San Ram Pande, 31, University of - California student The--federal government entered the case officially with announcement by W. R. Walsh, head of the San Francisco, immigration office, that his department planned wholesale deportation of Hindus in California. The ring was charged with smuggling aliens into the United States at ?1,000 a head. Walsh said Pande's death linked with operations of'vthe reputed syndicate. Pande's headless body was found in the Sacramento river near Rio Vista, Cal. AUNT HET By Robert Guillen "Heniy claims. he's the boss, but I've set by his wife in church an' no man bosses a woman that snores bass." s g : ; j u m n u v h a t he" 'did not? Believe '-it best" to'., follow that procedure. Belting Not Sure. '.'Did Jessup know that you made the transfer to a loan fund?" asked Representative George Miller. "I can't say,"Be!ting replied. He testified he believed there was nothing morally wrong in loans to athletes and that many meritorious cases required assistance. He admitted on further questioning that after Jessup told him to get the money the subject was never mentioned between them again. He said he presumed Jessiip knew the situation had been taken care of, but that the president did not inquire where' the money came from. Told by Belting that all the $1.500 came from the athletic fund and ,not from taxes, Senator W. S. Baird remarked, "Then. I don't see why we should prolong this investigation, if none of the state's money is concerned." Saved Embarrassment . Attorney Henry Walker on cross- examination led Belting again thru his description of the events surrounding his forced resignation in May, 1929. ^Walker endeavored to show that when Jessup asked to handle the resignation before the athletic council, he did not understand that Belting was not coming to the meeting. Belting, however, maintained that the president must have understood he would not attend. '"There was considerable pressure brot on President Jessup for your resignation," interposed S e n a t o r Baird. "It seems td me he tried to do it with the least possible embarrassment to you." · "I don't know as to that," Belting said. Baird shggested that Jessup's offer that Belting remain as physical education director was evidence ol that fact, but Belting said he thot the offer came from the athletic council. Must Be Politician Belting complained that "a professor is not supposed to be fired without a hearing." He maintained an institution "which sacrificed its men could not keep up a high repu tation." "Your greatest handicap, I believe, is that you are not a politician." Senator Baird told Belting. "I didn't know a-teacher was supposed to be." the witness replied. "Even -in the ministry you have .to be a politician.'"Baird said. Belting yesterday expressed the opinion that, had he been allowed to (Turn In Pane 2, Column Z). Former Congressman Denison Acquitted of Violating Liquor Law WASHINGTON, March 13. /P-Edward E. Denison, former representative from Illinois, was acquitted' today of charges of liquor possession, PROBE U OF IOWA ADMINISTRATION "~ ' "/ ' · . - Associated Press Pboto University of Io\va officials sitting in with Major John I/. Griffith, commissioner of tho Western conference, at Chicago in an investigation of the university's administrative affairs. Left to right: Representative Byron G. Allen of Iowa; Henry G. Walker, attorney for thc.Iowu board of education; Juflgo Michael L. McKinley, Iowa alumnus; Oral Swift and Earl Wisdom of the.Iowa attorney general's office, and Major Griffith, Griffith'-refused to give up conference records without the permission of Biff Ten heads. PERU NOT FREE OF REVOLT YET President Confirms Report · of Arequipa Group's Non-Support. .LIMA, Peru, March 13. UPl--Pro- yisipnai-.President;Samanep pcampp Jtfidayjgave.'.; ijjtf icljal;' confirm ation: to- ; fjuipa,: army had refused !to 'support his government if Col. Gustavo Jiminez remained as secretary of war. : -. . The southern forces threatened a new 'rebellion if Jimenez did not step out and the junta here has been negotiating: by telegraph in an effort to bring the rebels into line. Planes-With Diphtheria Antitoxin Are Awaited by Villagers in Alaska POINT BARROW, March 13. ;P) -- Two airplanes bringing a new supply of antitoxin for this diphtheria-stricken' village were awaited anxiously today. Joe Crosson and S. E. Robbins, Alaska airmen, left Fairbanks yesterday with the serum. No Appeal Planned in Schroeder Conviction INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Maroh 13. '·/PI--Ira M. Holmes, attorney who defended Harold Herbert Schroeder of Mobile, Ala., said today no Appeal would be taken from the manslaughter verdict returned against the Mobile man last night. Man Returned Here After Arrest at Forest City Elmer Lundt was arrested by the sheriff at Forest City Thursday afternoon for local authorities · who want Lusdt'to answer a. charge of operating a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner. Offigers returned him to Mason City Thursday. Japan Names Royal Infant 'Yori Atsuko' TOKYO, March 13. UP)--Japan's tiniest bit' of royalty was cbrisU ened Yori Atsuko today on the seventh day after the princess' birth and shortly .thereafter in strict ac- with, time-honored, · rites; periai ancesto'ri; The name was chosen by the father from the ancient Japanese scriptures, Yori meaning obedience to heaven and Atsuko meaning generosity to those on earth. Is Fourth Daughter. Princess Yori is the fourth daughter born to their imperial majesties, Emperor Hirohito and Empress'Na- gako. The sovereign is without a direct male heir to succeed him on the throne of "the line unbroken for ages eternal." Early this morning the infant was given a ceremonial, bath in a newly wrpt tub of cypress. In a chamber nearby two historians read a passage from the ancient history of the imperial house. Have Ancient Rite. Simultaneously four high noblemen, garbed in the dress of the ancient court, twanged bpwstrings, an archaic rite intended to drlvo all evil influences out of the life of the imperial infant. Followed then the christening, and the .ceremonies before tho three shrines in, tha imperial household, personally'attended by the emperor, whereby the name of the infant was conveyed to the gods and imperial ancestors. ; Prince Chichibu, the emperor's next younger brother, continues aa heir presumptive. Condition of Former Chancellor Is Serious BERLIN, March 13. (£--The former chancellor, Dr. Herman Mueller t who is ill here, was said today to be in a serious condition altho he spent a quiet night. Senate and U Officials to Confer on Drinking NINE STORY FALL KILLS GHICAGOAN Alexander Revell Leaps or Falls From Window of Hotel. CHICAGO, March 13. (ff)-- Alexander H. Revell, 73, one of Chica- gb's 'leading furniture, dealers,- leaped ' Minnesota Concerned*' Over Farm School Suspensions. ST. PAUL, Match 13. (/B--The Minnesota senate today appointed a committee of four members to confer with representatives of the University of Minnesota faculty regarding suspension of 17 students at the university farm 'school for drinking. The action followed introduction of a resolution earlier in the day for an investigation of the suspensions and reports of drinking on the campus. The investigation resolution, introduced by Senator George L. Siegel, St. Paul, was laid over until Monday, pending the confer-' encu. . Action on the Siegel resolution was postponed after several senators had declared that a wholesale investigation, such as. proposed, might hamper efforts to reinstate the suspended students. Senator Charles E. Adams, Duluth, proposed the committee of four to negotiate with fhp. faculty recrardine rein- statement of the students. The Siegel resolution will be brot up Monday if the negotiations are unsatisfactory. In discussion 4 which preceded adoption of Senator Adams' motion, the university administration, was severely criticized. Senator George H. Sullivan characterized the suspensions as "barbarous" and "sounding more like a ban of the middle ages than that which we^mlght expect of our modern civilization." Several of the parents were extremely bitter in condemning the suspension action, declaring their children "had been chosen as an example while others have been per- mitt,ed to go on." In several instances the suspended students would have had only another week of school before completing a three year course. More than 100 seniors at the farm school today threatened to "walk out" on commencement exercises March 25 unless 13 of their fellow clasamfen suspended f o r liquor drinkine are allowed to graduate. the Drake" hotel. His wife;''who was in the apartment with him, was hysterical when hotel employes reached her and was unable to answer questions. Revell was born in Chicago and became one of. the city's oldest and best known furniture dealers. Ho became president of the Alexander H. Revell company in 1879. % He wag active in civic organization, particularly in reform movements. Revell WRS prominent in golfing circles, having organized the Illinois senior golf association and being a member of Onwentsia and Old Elm clubs. He once won tho amateur championship of Germany. JURY PICKED IN DANGER'S TRIAL Former Hampton Girl Faces Charge of Murdering Memphis Man. SALT LAKE CITY, March 13. UP) -- Interest in the trial of Verna Jean Daijle, 21, cabaret dancer, charged with the slaying of Sam Frank, Memphis, Tenn., jewelry salesman, centered today in the selection of the jury. When court adjourned late yesterday, 11 men and one woman were in the jury box but neither state nor defense had used any peremptory challenges. Officers said Miss Dayle had confessed the slaying and robbing of the jewelry salesman last December 6« At her preliminary hearing the confession was not admitted as evidence. No indication has been given as to what sort of defense will be presented for her. She formerly lived in Hampton, Iowa. BILL FOR PLANT ON CEDAR RIVER FAILS IN HOUSE Hicklin Act Rejected by 28 to 74 Vote After Amended. BULLETIN DES MOINES, March 13. W) --After a lengthy debate, thu lov.'a senate today passed the Simmer bill to permit cities and.towns to putcnuso utilities plants out of future earnings. The vote was 37 to 13. D BS MOINE.S, March 13.'UP--The house today by a vote of 28 to 74 defeated the Hicklin bill which would have permitted the diversion of the Cedar river at Moscow for hydro-electric development. The ;blll passed the senate three weeks ago, receiving the bare constitutional majority of 26 votes. Before the final vote, Representative Byron Alien of Pocahontas county amended it to permit any public agency or political subdivision to take over the plant. In such a recapture proposal, the amcnd- merit'provided that good will would not be included in the price, which would be limited to actual construction, realty and financing dosta. State Ownership. During his talk on the amendment, Allen said he favored for the state ownership of utilities. jVThe. hjill -was :.,brot, up. by Repre- ·ssntaHve-'.Theqdbre/ .Drake,\ Muscatine',-' who;Vpplnted : oilt ( that'.' it' : was planned to develop 90,000 horsepower of electric energy. He said the cost of, improvement was estimated at $10,000,000, of which $3,000,000 for labor would be spread out over two years. He said that Muscatine was solid for tha bill that it would provide flood control, which was badly needed and that all riparian rights had been ob- tnincd. Representative R. R. Hunt of Louisa county also spoke for the bill, saying that it would give his county proper flood relief thru the diversion of the waters into the proposed canal. He also stated he had received no protest from any person in that county. ; Opposes Contentions. Offsetting Hunt's contentions, Representative P. H. Donlon, Palo Alto, said he had received some petitions from Louisa county residents opposing the measure. He declared (Turn In TnRo 2, Column 3). Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks irregular; allied chemical recovers after touching 3-year low Bonds heavy; U. S. governments firm. Curb heavy; moderate declines general. Butter unsettled. Foreign exchanges easy; sterling sags. Cotton easy; bearish week-enc statistics. · Coffee higher; Brazilian support CHICAGO Wheat easy; excellent winter weather. Corn easy; increased offerings and good Argentine weather. Cattle steady. HOES higher. Prince of Wales Will Open Great Britain's Argentine Trade Show BUENOS AIRES, Arg., March 13. (fl)--The Prince of Wales will throw open here tomorrow the greatest British trade show ever held outside -the empire, climaxing Great Britain's effort to recapture first place in Argentina's foreign trade . Twenty million dollars worth of British-made goods have been as sembled in Palermo park. KILL- ROGER? 'fifife/C · ·joys: BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., March 13.--As there was more money spent on cold cream arid cosmetics last year than on, bacon and beans, why naturally there must be more people interested in beautifying themselves. The international beauty congress met in New York yesterday and they figured out that this rubbing something on your head to prevent baldness, is really what causes it. They claim that yiu got to take stuff internally for it. So from now on if you see a bald headed bird reach for his flask, don't ask him for a swig. It's only irrigation juice for his roof. Yours, SENATOR STILL OPPOSES PLANS OF THIRD PARTY Says Republicans Will Nominate Hoover, Not Liberal. © till. McN.B,ktS,ndk»l..Ii lt Possibility That Gandhi Will Visit London Discussed LONDON, March 13. C7P)--The possibility that Mahatma Gandhi will visit London this spring, probably in May, was discussed in official quarters of Britain today in the wake of Prime Minister MacDonald's announcement that the Indian federal structure committee, set up durln g ttje first round table confer' ,'Th'e 'committee is the most important group in the round table organization. If Gandhi comes to London it will be as one oil tha all- India congress delegation. Wants Gandhi. The government's invitation to tho Mahatma, leader of the Indian nationalists, to participate here in further negotiations looking to a qualified dominion status for India was announced by MacDonald in commons last night. He also revealed the preliminary meeting of the federal structure committee. "It is hoped and expected," MacDonald said, "that members of the Indian nationalist congress will come as delegates to 'the earlier meeting and that Gandhi will be one of them." The prime minister's announcement was made after the attitude of the opposition parties toward India had been considerably clarified by Stanley Baldwin, conservative leader, who repledged himself and his workers to striving by every possible means to work out a solution of India's problems. Accepted as Denial "I shall carry out that policy as long as I am here," he said. "I shal do it not in a niggardly spirit but with every effort to overcome tin, tremendous difficulties facing us.' The address was accepted generally as Baldwin's denial that he had surrendered to the Beaverbrook- Rothermere press and to Ills former lieutenant, Winston Churchill. A recent party pronouncement imply ing a boycott to the next Indian round table conference had left his attitude somewhat In doubt. Man Burned in Auto Fire Was Already Embalmed Body Buried as Smith^ May Not Have Been Perry Man's. PERRY, March 13. /T--A theory that the burned body of a man buried here February 3 as John M. Smith, farmer-labor' candidate for governor in 1930, was not that of Smith was being investigated today at the request of insurance companies with which Smith carried 550,000 worth of policies. The body of the man, burned almost beynod recognition, was found under the wreckage of a motor truck near Denison, Iowa, and was identified by Mrs. Smith as that of her husband. When exhumed yesterday and subjected to an autopsy it was revealed, Coroner L. H. De Ford said, that it had been embalmed before It had been burned. The authorities were unable to identify the body. Contained Stitches. C. D, Bessner, an undertaker, told them the corpse contained a mortician's stitches, made before the burning. Meanwhile a search for Smith W ASHINGTON, March 13. Senator Norris, republican, Nebraska, chairman of tho progressive conference, aaid today the only hope for a. liberal presidential candidate is in the democratic party. In a conference with newspapermen, Norris reiterated the forma":ion of a third party was imprac- He conceded tha renominatton of President Hoover by the republicans and said the progressives' only hope was in the democratic party. Mentions No Candidate. Norris did not mention any particular candidate, nor; did he give definite assurance, that he would support any specific democratic nominee. Ho said however that if Lhe republicans renomlnated Hoover and the democrats named Owen D. Young the progressives would have nowhere to turn. In such an event, Norris continued, it would be impracticable for the progressive to form a third party because of the lack of time for organization purposes between the dates of the conventions and. the election. The unusually early popping of political phenomena has occurred in :he three distinct groups--democrats., republicans and Independents. Ct bos gone- far already in defining Issues and developing candidates, ' Are Outstanding Isaacs Prohibitions-power," nnercployment'" and the tariff stand out aa isauett projected fr6m the early whirl of conferences and maneuvers. As for candidates, President Hoover/titular head of the republican party, is unchallenged so far within the regular ranks and the republican national committee has centered its efforts in support of his administration. There are a host of democratic possibilities, including wets and drys. The progressive conference lead- era centered their attacks upon President Hoover and made it plain he was not acceptable. TULSA SHAKEN BY EXPLOSIVES No Lives Believed Lost in Blast of 400 Quarts of Nitroglycerin. TULSA, Okla., March 13. m~ Tulsa and its environs were shaken early today by the explosion of 400 quarts of nitroglycerine stored in a magazine two miles west of Red Fork, near Tulsa. Scores of windows were broken. Officials of the American Glycerine company, owners of the explosive, said that no lives were believed to have been lost. . They expressed the opinion a grass fire might have been responsible. Small bits of the steel house) which covered the explosive were found miles away. was under way on the theory tha he ia still alive. Dentists testified that their work on Smith did not correspond with that in the mouth of 'the burned man. Doctors furnished addltiona testimony that Smith had "sufferei a fractured skull several years ag' but that there was no indication of a fracture on the skull of the body. Features Unrecognizable. Mrs. Smith said that at the time of the burial she believed that the body was that of her husband but said that the features were not recognizable. She could advance no theory where her husband might be if alive. The Perry man was the owner of the Farm Disintone company, manufacturers of stock and poultry remedies. When he left home February 3 he had in his truck 45 gallons of tho remedy, an inflammable liquid. Officials said they had no indications regarding the present whereabouts of Smith, the identity of the body at Perry, or whero It was obtained. IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Friday night and Saturday; somewhat colder Friday night. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather 1 figures) for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Friday morning: . Maximum Thursday 55 Above Minimum In Night 33 Above At 8 A. M. Friday 35 Above Precipitation .02 of an Inch Thursday night's ruin was tha first precipitation of the first two weeks of March in Mason City.

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