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March 16, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 2

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 16 1931 COMMUNISTS TO TAKE CHANCES Pair Who Clam They Were Hogged in Dallas to Return. .DALLAS; Tex., Harch 16. UK--A. Dallas county grand jury today awaited the appearance of Charles J, Coder and Lewta Hurst, communist organizers' who charged .they ' /were .kidnaped at. the city Jail here March 5 and flogged into unconsciousness. *· : Promises of, official protection were ignored-by the communists in Kansas City yesterday. They said they would return to Dallas today or tomorrow assured only of the hacking of -"communist comrades there." The communists were arrested for staging a street demonstration in which they advocated racial equality, including- inter-marriage of Ne- jgroes and whites. They charged they were beaten by-cell mates be- '·fore 'their release, and subsequent kidnaping by an armed band which, they said, included prominent Dallas businessmen and members of the Ku Klux K3an, UTILITIES BILL IS SENT TO TURNER (Continued From Fage 1). those having a low taxable value on assessed, property, Municipalities would be allowed to license barber shops under a bill filed by Representative Rayburn L. 'Rutledge of Webster county.'Representatives L. B. Foersllng and Wal- lace M. : Short:of Woodbury county offered a measure to give Sioux City title to the abandoned Missouri river bed within its city limits between a high water mark-and a line ·indicated by the war department, .' . . ' Pass Bank Bills. The house passed a bill by the ·committee on banks and banking, which would substitute .the state's census for the federal census in determining the ·minimum capitalization of banks. Representative N.,' M. - Nelson, Cherokee, said the bill was ·especially applicable to- Cherokee; where it was proposed to organize a newljank with $^0,000 capital. He pointed out this could not be done under federal census figures, as .they included the Inmates of the state hospital, which gave the town a population of more than 6,000, the ·maximum for a ?50,000 capitalized banking institution. The Cooney bill, placing chiefs of polic e in cities of 30,000 or m ore un-. der civil service after 10 or more ; years continuous service, was passed ·by the house. : Propose 4-H Aid. A ; Trill'by Representative O. J. _ --., *Dltto/Osceola;'which, would increase. ' the amount of state aid for use In ''short courses for 4-H girls' and ·boys' clubs was passed.; Aid would 'be increased from $200 to J600 annually ui comities having no county ·or district fairs. Bills passed finally by the house ·included: By Benson--Giving the highway commission the right to vacate .rights of way-in the relocation of primary highways. By Hill--Legalizing issuance of 520,000 of swimming pool bonds in New Hampton. By Wearin--Establishing as presumption of abandonment failure to care for cemetery lots for a period of 20 years. · . . . By Mayrie, and Greene--Permitting use of surplus from operation of municipal waterworks in cities oi .40,000 or over by the board of trustees for the erection o£ buildings which other departments may use. CHAPLAIN GAVE AID TO CONVICT; (Continued From- Pago I). evidence of the chaplain's influ ence, and just before Warden Hi ,went to the hospital they com plained to him asserting that th Rev. Whitmeyer was "obstruct Ing justice by advising- the convict not to talk." Mr. Whitmeyer formerly had an Episcopalian parish at Herrin, II - . Warden Hill said today six stee saws had been found Saturday.nlgh in a cell of the new penitentiary a Statesville, near here, and that joint riot and attempted jail brea had probably been interrupted. J code message telling of an automp bile to be ready for the plotters le to the discovery, ho said. · Has No Grievance. Col. Frank D. Whipp, acting war .den at the time the three, convict were shot down, today made pub lie the text of the resignation. "I ha^ve no grievance," the chap lain wrote, "nothing but the kindes thots for Warden Hill and I heartil approve of his great work in in proving conditions at the-'peniten tiary. I like him very much." The letter said Mr. Whitmeye resigned ia order to enter parish work and that he was leaving o his own accord. Colonel Whipp has announced he asked for Mr. Whit meyer's resignation .beqause.be "dli not fit into the picture." The resig nation, on a regulation state blank was dated immediately after the deaths of the two convicts. George Jakowanis, 24, died in thi penitentiary hospital today, the sec ond prisoner to succumb to wound Inflicted by guards during th short-lived riot Saturday. Department is Called IN DAY'S NEWS but action was not taken until after tha dinner and election of a captain. Jessup did not attend, he stated. . · · · ' - . . . Dr. Fenton refused to repeat any remarks made during the session, saying he could not recall the detailed discussion.' . · · Report Satisfactory. A Big Ten faculty committee was n. Iowa City in January, 1930, and reported conditions satisfactory. He said he did not meet with the group. Director E. H.'.Lauer .and Dean C. C. Williams were selected to present the athletes' plea for reinstatement to the conference, he' believed, md he recalled hearing their report hat the conference would not restore them. · No endeavor has since been made, 3r. Fenton said, to obtain the atH- etes' reinstatement. He .was unable to tell why the' boys had not icen called 1 before .the athletic oard or the conference to explain bey did not know they were vlo- atingr a Big Ten rule in taking' a oan. Hud No Fear. "I wish 1 could have finished my estimony' Saturday," Dr. Fenton aid at one point. "Yesterday I saw tlr. Kuever {Prof. R. A. Kne,ver, ormer. athletic. council .secretary) who said he. had 'the original min- ites of some of our meetings. Whether.it was wise or unwise, I ooked at them." ·Why do you say thati" asked lenatbr L. H. Dorau of Boone. "I wanted to do my own remem- ering," Dr. Fenton replied. He admitted he was under no fear of out-, ide pressure or of losing his job. Later in the session Kelleher bowed him a copy of the minutes and asked if they were the same as those he saw yesterday. "They seem to be as far as I can ecall," the witness said after The power behind the killing of Alfred "Jake" JJngle (below), Chicago reporter, may be bared during the trial of lie o V. Brothers (above), accused as the hired slayer, which started Monday. Ford Would Give Wages to Students FORT MYERS, Fla., March 16.-^- 'aying young -people to go to ,chool is advocated by Henry Ford. In. an interview, the automobile nanufacturer expressed at length lis opinions on both education and let. In education he was positive urging the establishment of vo- atiohal ' schools which paid their upils aa a remedy for what he de- crib ed and decried as waste'd ef- ort by. school children. - Ford would combine practicaVand echniaal instructioirwltiftheiteacli- rig of'theory. Young people, 'ia aif ases, should learn to read and write and' gain a solid foundation along these lines, he said. Practice With Theory. But.from the eighth grade, he laid, practice and technic should hold equally with theory. "Young people ought to be paid o go to school," he 'eaid. "They ought to learn to handle finances as well as to do other work." Ford practices what he preaches. At the schools at Deaifborri, where iis plant is located, youngsters are laid enough to ilve on for the work ;hey do in school from the time they are 12 years old. The'boys divide their time between the classroom and the technical work. The burden of the technical education should fall on the 'shoulders of industry, Ford stated. He elaborated on paying pupils for their work. Appeals to Pride. "A boy should, be paid to learn anything. He. must realize that what he makes will be sold. The action appeals to his pride and am bitlon, and stlra him to further en deavor." As far as girls are concerned Ford offered the same recommen elation. Turning to the objective of edu cation, he said that "everythln leads up to happiness, and the onli thing that will bring it, simple aa 1 is, is the realization of accomplish ment." Ford for years has eaten, frul for one meal, starches at a secbn and proteins at the third,'The die meets his individual requirements. "But," he concluded, "JUst becatis it suits me Is no sign It wool everyone.*' studying the "pages at length.-. $80,000 Deficit, , Just before the noon recess Dr. Fenton testified that the'-'athletic department has a deficit of about $80,000. He~ said he believed no bonds were in default. . Asked by Kelleher why the athletic council's name had been changed to board in control of athletics, he asserted it was at Jessup's orders/He explained, however, that the board has greater authority and knowledge of the department how and meets every two weeks. At the start of the session Kelleher read Into the'records correspondence between Major John L. Griffith and Jessup in which the Big Ten commissioner inquired about the registration of several athletes, including Robert Spradling an£ Doyal Plunkitt, both of Indiana. CONVINCED BODY IS NOT SMITH'S Wife and Brother of lowan Disagree on Proofs of Doctors. PERRY, March 16. UP)--Mrs. John M. Smith today expressed tha conviction that a body found cremated in her husband's burning truck near Denison, ' Iowa last month, was not that of her husband and asked that it be removed from the family plot at a local cemetery. Smith's brother, Otis S. Smith, Manilla, still believes the body-that of his brother, who in the last elecr tion was farmer-labor candidate for governor of Iowa. When told that dental and medical charts proved that the body coulo! notihave been Smith's,*he said: · '-;"That's a lot of bunk." ·'·'·' The politician . disappeared 'Feb. 3^ Investigation by Insurance companies revealed the medical and den- .tal proofs that the body found in Simth's burning truck was not his. SUSPECT SLAYS BROTHER, SELF Sheriff Is Shot by Alleged Bank Robber, in Serving Warrant.' MONTICELLO, Ind., March 16. #'--A sheriff's attempt to arrest two brqthers for bank robbery resulted in death" to all three from gunfire at the home, of 'the suspects' mother north of hera yesterday. Ray Fisher, 40, sheriff of White county, was shot in the head and instantly killed by Scott Talbutt, 43, as he started tp serve a warrant of the Tippecanoe county circuit court. Then,'of fleers-said, Talbutt shot to death his brother, William Talbutt, 34, and committed suicide. Income Tax Office to . B e Open Un^il 8 O'Glock .Internal revenue offices in 'the basement of the schoql administration building were to be open until 8 o'clock or after Monday night for the filing of income tax returns, according to ,L. P. Sanborn, deputy collector. Monday was to be the final day, for filing reports before the 25 per cent penalty attaches, Mr. Sanborn said. "The Valiant" Wins in Bureau Contest for Howard County- · CRESCO, March 14.--In the final staging of the Howard county Farm Bureau drama contest, held in the Cresco theater Thursday evening "The Valiant," a'play staged by the Howard Center township group, was ·declared the winner by the judge, Mrs. J. Wallace of the dramatic department of the Iowa.State 'college. The winning 'townships represented in the final contest March 12 were Oak Dale, Cheater, Howard Centsr and Vernon Springs. Opening Service of District Meeting at Immanuel Monday Night The opening service of the meeting of the Port Dodge district at the Immanuel Lutheran church will be held at 8 o'clock Monday evening, when the Rev. O..T. Erickson, Fort Dodge, and the Rev.. Waldo Ekeberg, Dayton, will preach. The Rev. Mr. Erickson's subject wi.ll.be "A Vision of Victory." The Rev. Ekeberg's theme will be "What will you do with Jesus?" Special music wUl.be a solo by B. E. Setterberg. The series of services continues with a discussion Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 on the subject "The' Cross of Christ." At the evening service the sermons will be by the Rev. Anton Linder, Odebolt, on "The Atonement and the Christian Life," and the Rev. Anton Chell, of Stratford, on . "Our Scrutiny of Self." Music will be by a male quartet. IRELAND MAY BE WET FOR WHILE Dai! Considers Bill to Open Public Houses on St. ' Patrick's Day. DUBLIN, Irish Free State; March 16: VP)--The saorstat may drown the shamrock.tomorrow if the dail gives an expected- decision some time today pn_ a. bill legalizing open public houses for a' few hours oil Saint Patrick's day. Otherwise only Ulster and North Ireland, where liquor restriction laws are less strict, will be the only section of the Emerald Isle which can carry out the old custom with fervor. - This year's Saint Patrick's day promises to be one of the happiest in years. The past year has been marked wtih less of the political turmoil of which Ireland has known so much in recent years and the spirits of everyone are remarkably high. ' - ' There wiU'be. military parades and open air, mass in the barracks and squares all over the free state, with special services in all churches. Athletic events are arranged for the afternoon.. Illiteracy is deplorable, but it is not aa bad as being- able to read everything and believing it all.-^-San Diego Union. ONE CENT A DAY PAYS UP TO $100 A MONTH The Postal Life Casualty Insurance Co., 3718 Dierks Building, Kansas City, Mo., is offering a new accident policy that pays up to $100 a month for 24 months for disability and $1,000.00 for deaths--costs less than Ic a day--$3.50 a year. Over 68,000 · already have this pro- tec f ion. Men, women and children, ages 10 to 70, eligible. Send no money. Simply send name, address, age, beneficiary's name and relationship and they will send this policy on 10 days' FREE inspection. No examination is required. This offer is limited, so write them today. DA N C E R, K. O. VAUDEVILLE - -- OKEH RECORDS Bobby Griggs and His Recording Band WILL PLAY AT CLEAR LAKE COUNTRY CLUB WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1931 Dancing from 9 P. M. Until 1 A. M. by Automatic Alarm · , Tie fire department was called to the Letts Spencer Smith company, 503 South Federal avenue Saturday afternoon by an automatic^ sprinkler and fire alarm de- Flee. Wo fire was discovered. FENTON TELLS OF BELTING ACTIONS ', , (Continued From Pa6 1). the hope that the Big Ten confer ence would reinstate them.as'wel as the school, Dr. Penton said in th morning session. The athletic board voted to de clare the boys ineligible with 'th realization that srich action would "save.the university and 'perhaps save the boys." The athletes were those who had borrowed money from the so-called Belting fund. If the athletes were not disqualified and the school not reinstated he testified, Iowa would not have been able to play 'any first class colleges. Ineligibility in one conference extends to all others, he said. Honed for Reversal. "It was agreed," Dr. Fenton continued, "that we should try to remain in the 'conference and not punish the boys, if possible. 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