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M A = L O N E R H I S M E W 4 A R T 0 £ M O P I O W A North Iowa's Edited for the Home "THE NEWSPAPER THAT BIAKES ALL NOttTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME E D I T I O N VOL. X X X V I I FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERViqE JsJQ. 136 Nation Split Three Ways Stewart Analysis of Politics Presages Difficulty. By CHARLES P. STEWART · A S H I N G T O N , March 16. (CPA) --If e c o n omic and personal liberality could pull together, ' t h e y would make a strong political team during the 10 or 20 months between now and next'election. T h a t is to say-If the economical^ conservative wets would turn economically progressive for t h e campaign and if the econ- inTcaHy progressive drys would turn wet for the same period, thus effecting a temporary combination, their joint vote would be worth ser- icus consideration. * * * O PPOSED to such an alliance, the economically conservative drys would stand alone. Not that their number is inconsiderable. Indeed, It generally is assumed now that President Hoover will run for a sscond term as ar economically conservative dry, anc even the most enthusiastic democrats are no more than hopeful thai be will be beaten. However, regardless of his expected dryness, no one questions that he will get a lot oi wet votes. But he wouldn't gel them, supposing the wet-progressive amalgamation above existed. How (Turn to PHRC 14, Column 3). SURVIVORS OF SHIPWRECK ADRIFT HAVOC WROUGHT BY CONVICTS Public Utilities Bill Goes to Governor Turner HOUSE CONCURS IN AMENDMENTS SENATE PASSED Measure to License and Tax Billboards Is Introduced. I BS MOINES, March 16. (J5PJ--The house today concurred in seven D -' JOSLIN CHOSEN AS HOOVER AIDE Boston Newspaperman Will ^ -^^m^^^ by AkersonJ amendments to the Simmer-HIckliu bill to permit municipalities to purchase public utilities plants from future earnings. The amendments were adopted 80. to 0 without debate, at the opening of the morning session The bill now goes to Governor Turner whose approval is expected, inasmuch as he recommended the measure in his inaugural address Representative Leonard Simmer of Wapello county told the houso that all the senate amendments were friendly and did not change thepurpose of the bill, which offers an alternative to issuing bonds. Offers License Bill A measure to license and tax billboards by Representatives Dayton, Dito and Felter was introduced in tie house. A similar bill already is efore the senate. Representative Henry S. Berry qt Monroe county filed a bill to-set the peed limit in Iowa at 45 miles. Licenses would be required for magnetic feelers under a proposal y Representative Walter Osboin 3f Decatur .county. WASHINGTON, March 16. Theodore Joslin, Washington correspondent of the Boston Transcript, has been selected by President Hoover to be his secretary succeeding George Akerson who resigned. Joslin is a veteran Washington, correspondent and for the last several years has also done magazine work. He succeeds George Akerson, who resigned to take an important executive position with a large moving picture organization. Akerson also was a newspaper man. The president's new secretary is 41. He has been the political correspondent of the Boston Transcipt since about 1915. Most of his magazine work has been political articles contributed to world's work and other magazines of comment and opinion. It was said at the white house the date on which Joslin will take up his new duties had not been set. Joslin entered the.service of the Associated Press in '1908 as an office boy. He served with that organization as telephone operator, copy boy, regional editor and Rhode Island correspondent with headquarters in Providence. He has been the' head of the Washington bureau of the .Transcript since 1924. He is a member of the Gridiron and National Press clubs. Exp 'erts Called to Do Job of Drafting Pact LONDON, March 16. (IP)--The British government today called i meeting of experts to begin hen on Thursday the work of drafting in its final form the Anglo-French Italian naval agreement. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen "About all Jennie needs to get over her Bailments is a husband too poor to pay regular doctor~bills." illocate district school'funds on au, equitable basis by alloting $900 for each elementary unit and $l,2tu for each high school unit. Seta Up System. It sets up a system by which the need of various districts could but determined and provides for aid for (Turn to rase 2, Column 1). S, A, SIRRINE, PIONEER, DIES Saw Prairies Change Into Industrial Cities; Lived at Clear Lake. CLEAR LAKE, March 16.--S. A 3irrine, who saw Clear Lake and Vlason City grow-from a few crud abins to their present size; died early this morning at a Mason City lospital. He had been in failirii lealth for several months., Brot to Clear Lake when -an in :ant by his parents, Mr. Sirrin lived to see and to have an impor tant part in the magic developmen of North Iowa. Altho cast for role that might have played a mor prominent part in the drama of th west, Mr. Sirrine chose rather t live a quiet and unostentatious life Operated Lunch Room For about. 11 years he operate the P. D. lunchroom at Clear Lak together'with Miss Clela Miller an Mrs. Nell Williams, who afterward kept house for him and cared fo him in his declining years. Mr Sirrine also operated the Oaks hot at Clear Lake for a number years,! during which time he was mine host to many important dignitaries. He was an intimate friend of William Jennings Bryan, who was entertained at the Oaks on several occasions. · Mr. Sirrine left his home at Clear Lake when 9 years of age and went to Mason City, where he was helped in his education by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, who at that time was teaching school there. He and Mrs. Catt continued to remain friends. He also became acquainted with Frances Willard, temperance leader. He played baseball with Billy Sunday on the latter's visit here. Had Clothing Store Mr. Sirrine at one time operated, a clothing store in Mason City on the site now occupied by the Crystal. Thruout his life he dealt in real estate. One of Mr. SIrrine's wishes, as expressed to his friends, was that at the time of hia death, James E. Blythe of Mason City should give the funeral address. An effort is being made to reach Mr. Blythe, who is in the west, but It appears unlikely that he will be able to reach here in time. Wednesday afternoon has been set as the time of tie final rites. U. S. Official Wounds Wife, Kills Himself Mrs. Von Bayer Thot in Great Danger in Hospital. WASHINGTON, March 16. (/P)-After shooting and seriously wound- ng his wife, William H. Von Bayer, 3f the Indian service in the interior department, today shot and killed himself. The shooting took place in the apartment of the couple in fashionable Chevy Chase. Mrs. Von Bayer, suffering from wo bullet wounds, was taken to a lospital where it was said she waa n great danger. She was known lere as a musician. CHAPLAIN, TOLD TO RESIGN, GAVE AID TO CONVICTS Second" Prisoner Dies of Wounds Received in Rioting. J OLIET, III, March 16. UP)--Warden Henry C. Hill asserted today that the Rev. George Wnitmeyei-, state, penitentiary ? jchaplain;.; ; ,-tad, been asked to resign-three weeks ago after the discovery of evidence that he had been fomenting dissatis. faction and carrying letters to and from prisoners. Investigators for the "secret six" crime fighting committee of the Chicago association of commerce demanded of the prison administration that Chaplain Whitmeyer bo removed. His resignation was received Feb. 25, three days after the fatal ambush of three escaping prisoners whose death he called "murder" ut the hands of prison guards. Warden Hill made his 'statement to newspapermen at the old penitentiary shortly after he had announced the death of a second convict from wounds inflicted by guards during Saturday's riot of 1,100 rebellious prisoners. Four convicts were shot, two fatally, and a captain of guards suffered a broken arm in the uprising. 'The Rev. Mr. "Whitmeyer was caught carrying letters to and from prisoners," said the warden. " I have these letters. Needed Good Riot, 'A convict brot to my office by Deputy Warden Erickson said Chaplain Whitmeyer was telling the prisoners 'what this place needs is a damn good riot.' This testimony was given me about Jan. 29." Warden Hill was taken ill meanwhile and while he was In a Chicago hospital the "secret six" asked that Chaplain Whitmeyer be dismissed and at the order of the warden, Col. Frank D. Whipp, state superintendent of prisons, asked his resignation. The intervention of the association of commerce crime committee followed the interrogation of prisoners by "secret six" investigators who sought thru them to solve a series of bank robberies in Chicago and suburbs along the Indiana-Illinois state line. Obstructing Justice. · While questioning the convicts, the Investigators said they found (Turn to Page Z, Column 1). KILL- ROGERS W £_ fiv/c · BEVERLY HILLS. Gal., March 16. -- When you read about thousands of people clamoring to see their hero you don't know if it's Mahatma Gandhi or Charley Chaplin. The day of the big man (physically) has passed. Here is these two little figures, the most popular two men in the world today, Mahatma in his breech clout, and Charley in his derby, both of 'em too smart to let the king knight 'em. Gandhi la trying to save India and Charley will do what he can for Hollywood. Mr. Hoover has found out where there was no senators going for their vacation and he is going there, Porto Rico. Yours, 9 1BII. VeHitiiht BrtuKut*. Ice. t j_ CJ Resentment against conditions in the state penitentiary at Joliet, III.,-smoldering for months, flared Into a major riot Saturday. One convict was hilled, a second died of Wounds wliiln three men were injured. More than 1,200 prisoners participated In tho riot which started in tho dining hall of tho prison. I2ioto shows a. section of the kitchen after quiet was restored. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks--Strong; several utilities at 1931 peaks. Bonds--Firm; industrials higher. Curb--Strong; oils Join advance. B utter--Unsettled. Foreign exchanges --· Irregular; Shanghai improves on strength in silver. Cotton--Higher; firm; foreign markets arid higher bar silver. Sugar--Lower; easier spot market. CHICAGO Wheat--Firm; cold weather Kansas and large decrease Canadian visible supply. Corn--Firm; forecast unsettled weather and small country offerings. Cattle, lower; hogs, lower. Brothers Goes on Trial for Slaying of "Jake" Lingle CRIMINAL COURT, C h i c a g o , Marcli 16. UPl--Leo Brothers went on trial for the Alfred Lingle murder today amid excitement such as the new criminal court building had never seen.before. Altho no' evidence is expectpd for at least a week, a large crov/d jammed the corridors leading to Judge Joseph Sabbath's courtroom long before the scheduled opening. Extra bailiffs were needed to keep order. Interest Unusuul The trial held unusual interest for Chicago, for not only was the assassination of Alfred Lingle, Tribune crime reporter, one of the most spectacular 'of gang killings but it also was the first big gang shooting actually to result in a murder trial. . Added to this was the fact that the Lingle slaying last June 9 resulted in the greatest drive against crime in recent Chicago history. The defendant, accused of killin; Lingle for a fee, a fugitive from St. Louis, was calm when he was brot in. The defense asked that bailiffs re frain from searching lookers on. Demands' Witnesses "It gives a bad impression to the jury," Defense Counsel Tyrell Krum argued. The defense renewed Its demand for a complete list of state witnesses. Judge Sabbath compromised on an agreement that as soon as new witnesses are obtained 'the defense should immediately be notified. Mrs. Rose Jessen. Brothers' mother, was in court with her daughter Mrs. Esther Dick. Harry Cantwell, St. Louis attorney, was allowed to join the defense counsel. Sioux City Shaken by 10 Terrific Explosions as Oil Company Bums SIOUX CITY, March 16. /P-With 10 terrific explosions tha shook the city for blocks around, thi gasoline storage plant of the I Miller oil company was destroyed b; fire today with damage estimated a 550,000. The fire started at about 1 o'clock this morning. 4,000,000 Citizens Must File Income Tax Returns Treasury Expects to* Estimate Deficit for Year. WASHINGTON, March IS. (IT)-Jig and little money earners alike :oday gave the treasury dollars and cents sketches of 1930 which will ie joined together to form another bigger picture the government watchfully awaits. Four million citizens had until midnight tonight to file income tax ·eturns for last year with internal revenue bureaus. From these statements the treasury expects to forecast during the :ortnight-how great the deficit wiU be at the end of the current fiscal year next June 30. Officials estimated 5525,000,000 would flow into the treasury with the returns, which must be accompanied by at least one-fourth payment of the total due. Last year tho first quarterly payments reached §628,000,000. Officials believe the receipts for 1930 will be about 5100,000,000 less because of the depression. Today will be one of the biggest money days since the war. A total of 52,095,261,150 will be received and 51,139,000,000 expended. At the close of business on March 12 the government had a deficit of §420,235,531, having collected $2,165,902,275 and spent ?2,586,137,80U For the fiscal year starting last July 1 income taxes dropped off $85,000,000. While the income taxes are rolling in, the treasury will pay ( oft $1,109,000,000 in maturing 3',i per cent treasury notes and will sel 51,519,000,000 in bonds and treasury certificates of indebtedness to provide funds for meeting the notea the soldiers compensation loans and interest on the public debt. Physician Testifies in Trial of Portland Couple for Stabbing HILLSBORO, Ore., March 16. M --Dr. Paul B. Cooper was to tak the stand today in the trial of Nel son C. Bowles, Portland capitalist and Irma G. Loucks, his forme stenographer, for the murder o Mrs. Bowles. Dr. Cooper was called lo atteni Mrs. Bowles when she either wa: stabbef] or stabbed herself in Mis Loucks' apartment in Portland Nov 12. FENTON CLAIMS BELTING ACTED LIKE AUTOCRAT Says Iowa U Athletic -Director Tried tp Get All Credit. ASWELL DIES OF HEART DISEASE ^ouisiana Congressman for 16 Years Helped Create Farm Board. WASHINGTON, March 16. UP)-James Benjamin Aswell, G2, Natchl- tochea, La., representative from the eighth district for more than 16 years, died suddenly at his resi- cr-nce .here early t o d a y of heart disease. As ranking minority m e m ber on the house agriculture c o m - mittee, li e took an active part in the formulation of the legislation that created the farm board and last fall-he was the leader in the fight against the administration to James Aswcli i n c r e a s e the drought loan fund to $15,000,000. Dr. Aswell had served continuously since he entered congress in 1913. He was elected to the seventy-second congress yet to be organized. Before entering politics, he was president o£ the Louisiana Polytechnic institute for four years. He was in good health until his death He spent yesterday in preparing for his departure for home. Besides Mrs. Aswell, he is survived by his son, James B. Aswoll, Jr., a New York writer, and Mrs. James Edward Cantrill of Georgetown, N. Y. By THEODORE F. KOOP i D BS MOINES, March 10. UP)-Paul E. Belting, former University of Iowa athletic director, was described today as autocratic and egotistical by Dr. .R. A. Fenton, a member of the athletic board, in cross examination before the legislative investigation committee. Dr. Fenton said that Belting In testifying last week took credit for improving athletic finances during the first year of his regime when the profit really was due 'to Howard Jones, retiring director. He added that Belting became increasingly unpopular while Burton Ingwersen, football coach, grew in popularity, at least among students. Before and after Belting's term, the athletic council had much greater responsibility, Dr. Fenton said, than when Belting was at Iowa. During the latter period, Fenton testified, the council was principally "acting as a bumper." Tells of Discord. Dr. Fenton repeated statements made Saturday that there was discord among the coaching staff because of friction with Belting and Orville Simmons, his assistant. Ho said he had no reason to believe the morale of the coaches was not good at present. Attorney Henry Walker, who was conducting the cross examination, began to question Dr. Fenton about the meeting at which Major John L. Griffith,. Big Ten commissioner, conferred with the board about Iowa's ouster. He tried to show that material brot by Griffith was not discussed because it concerned former athletes. , Senator L. H. Doran interrupted to say that the committee believes the incident immaterial. 14 Disqualified. Fourteen Iowa athletes were disqualified in December, 1929, with - (Turn lo rann. 2, Column 2). FRISSELL, FILM DIRECTOR, UPON SEALING VESSEL Ship Burns to Edge of Water;" 150 Men Aboard. BULLETIN NEW YORK, March 16. m-- Uowrinjj Brothers, Ltd., owners of the sealer, Viking, received word today tho ship exploded off Horse Island, White Buy, N. F., hilling 20 persons. S T. JOHNS, N. F., March 1C. UP)-Marooned on a loose ice-pack in the North Atlantic, surviving members of the crew of an unidentified vessel, believed to be tho sealing ship Viking, were drifting seaward with the floos off White,Bay, messages reaching the government from Horse island said today. Tha vessel x had burned to tho water's edge, tha messago said. Tho first message received here .reported a terrific explosion In the vicinity. The Viking, commanded by Capt. Abraham Kean, Jr., carried Varick Frlssell, film director," and a crew of 150 aboard. The early report of the explosion said a blast was heard Saturday night and a ship seemed burning. The Viking was the only sealer in the neighborhood. The ship's crew numbered 138 with two stowaways. With Frissell, promoter of ine talking picture "White Thunder," were A. E. Penrod, cameraman who had filmed "Down to .the Sea in Ships," ;and Harry Sargent, an explorer who waa taking 1 a Ieading:part ib the^roduc-^ tlon. ' . The tugs Foundation Franklin and S. S. Sagona are being rushed to the scene. White Bay Is an inlet of the Atlantic ocean on the north coast of Newfoundland. It is about 60 miles long. FILMED NEW SCENES NEW YORK, March 16. (IP)-Varick Frissell, 26, New York, whose chartered sealer, Viking, was reported today to be in trouble near Horse Island, left his home here two weeks ago to film supplemental scenes for the motion picture, "White Thunder," of which he is the producer. "He likes the game," said his father, Dr. Lewis Frissoll, "and I don't know whether the extra scenes were necessary or not. He took a company with him last year. This time he went with only a few nides." n Dry Agents Engage in Futile Raids Hunt for "Joe Doe" CHICAGO, March 18. M 1 )-- Government dry agents raided half a dozen Capone resorts yesterday in a futile search for "Joe Doe," wanted for holding up Roy M. Budd, a prohibition operative, and Dan Coakley, a Chicago policeman, in front of Ralph Capone's Cotton club in Cicero. There was no activity at the Capone haunts save at the stockade. This ceased and the revellers promptly vanished as the authorities appeared. MacDonald Majority in Commons Shrinks LONDON, March 16. /!')--The majority of the MacDonald government in the house of commons shrank to 10 today when an amendment by the conservatives to the section of the electoral reform bill dealing with university constituencies wag rejected 178 to 168. Did You Know Watch This Space IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Monday night mid Tuesday. Warmer in the west and central portions Monday night and In the east portion Tuesday. LOCAL STATISTICS .Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 87 Aliove Minimum in Night 15 Aliove At 8 A. M. Monday 25 Ahovo Figures for like period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Siiturdiiy 35 Above Minimum In Night 10 Above If March keeps on at its present rate, the weather records locally are going to"contain an Interesting phenomenon--that of a March, which ia colder than its predecessor, February. The reason therefor will be that March is about normal and that February was abnormally warm.

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