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t) I North Iowa's I-LY PAI Edited for the Home V, J'*' f HA ftLOW £ R H I S M E M A R T D E P T OF t O W A . nF s MO I N E S I A, "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AMj NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" E D I T I O N VOL. XXXVII FTCE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE V MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 137 Democrats Not United Convictions Differ More Than Among Republicans. \ ·J By CHARLES P. STEWART ' A S H I N G T O N , March 17. (CPA) --The democratic party is a party of unalterable, profoundly sincere convictions, which would be o. k. if all democrats had the same convictions but there are various factipns of them. Each faction has a different set of convictions and ' they c l a s h violently and irreconcilably. Consequently whenever an assorted lot o£ democrats get together they fight like wildcats among themselves, as occurred at their leaders' Washington meeting recently. The republicans (the "regulars") lay their plans with scarcely a cross word spoken to one another, for they are unanimous on what they , desire. They want prosperity, especially in times like the present, when it' is at 3. premium. Nothing else in ; terests them--until they have the swag actually in hand; then they may quarrel over its division. Aa 1 to what it is, however, they agree, and it is immaterial to them wheth- · } er they get it by jimmying a cellar -"window or climbing p. drain pipe and coming down thru tha attic. ) The progressives are a party (ur group) of unrealized ideals, and it v Is safe to say they always will he. For such .of their 'ideals of today , as may subsequently he realized, 1 it is certain that they will substitute others falling within the im' realized classification; a realized '. ideal immediately goes into their discard, * .» » TTNDDUBTEDLY the most 're's 'U markable cSnceiitration of un- '' realized idealists that the world ever £ saw was effected by Henry Ford L in his celebrated peacp expedition ,, It 'is r questionable whether] that 5 in Cleveland In 1924, where and 1 when the LaFollette-Wheeler ria- ! tional ticket was launched, was N .,·· . · ' . - (Turn to rage 2, Column ' 3 ) , Succor Races Thru Icy Bay to Wreck Survivors \ [ BRITISH LABOR NOT TO RESIGN Lax Party Discipline Gets Blame for Defeat in Commons. LONDON, March 17. labor government today blamed lax party discipline for a defeat in the commons last night on a minor clause of the electoral reform bill 246 to 242. Th'e defeat brot cries of "Resign! Resign!" The ministry will not resign but steps will be taken to insure members being in their seats for futur divisions. Absence of 16 unpairec labor members last night may be called officially to attention of their constituencies. The presence of the 16 wouk have prevented the government de feat, but it would not have prevented a break between Sir John Simon, insurgent liberal, and his party leader, David Lloyd George who thus was unable to throw his entire party to the support of the government. The cabinet wil! consider entire abandonment of the electoral re form bill, which was arranged by the government and the libera chieftain, David Lloyd George, as the price of continued liberal co operation. Its feature is a provision for an alternative vote system which would effect more nearly pro portional representation. i 1, I ' v AUNT NET By Robert Guillen '·'I used to think I couldn't bear bein' away from Pa. But I find I don't mind it much if I know he's at home out o' meanness." SENATE APPROVES STATE POLICE EIGHT 20 TO 25 DEAD, 118 KNOWN SAFE Director and Aides in Picture Expedition Still Lost. S T. JOHNS, N. F., March 17. Succor raced thru Ice-choked White Bay today for the 118 known survivors of the barkentine Viking which exploded at sea Sunday night. The number of presumed dead stood at between 20 and 25. The fcnown missing were eight -- including Varlck Frissell of New York who was aboard to make '.'shots" for a movie of the sealing industry, A. E. Penrod, Waterbury, Conn., cameraman, and Harry Sargent, explorer who was cast as t?ie film villian" in the Frissell picture. Others missing were the wireless operator, the navigator, cook, stew- ird and the boatswain. The mate of the .Viking was on the ice with a broken leg. 118 Known Survivors. The 118 known survivors, including Capt. Abram Kean, Jr., reached Horse · island last night, walking ashore across the ice. The condition of the captain, who was blown from the bridge of the Viking to the ice when the ship exploded, was believed serious. Injury among the others was not believed great. The first ship to reach, the scene was the sealing, steamer TJngava. A. report from tjie wireless s laptop. atHgrse'lsIapd ^id a^ory 1 had off shore at/daylight, making very aldw progress thru the ice pack Seven men were in the dory, five apparently seriously hurt. Miss Ottis Bartlett, the 18 year old wireless operator on the island reported it as doubtful that the dory would be able to make shore. Cause Not Explained. What caused the explosion has not been explained. It was said that it may have resulted from dynamite often used to blast a ship's way thru the ice. Friends of Frissell in New York, however, said the Viking carried no explosives. One explanation that received credence was that the Viking, seeking to pound its way thru the fettering floes, may have put too great a strain on the boilers, putting on so much steam as to result in an explosion. , Some survivors told of seeing several motionless forms lying on the ice, and of hearing'moans. The Viking, an auxiliary barken- tine,.was 50 years old; one of the hardy croft of .the fleet which yearly searches the seas off the Labrador coast for seal. 100 ARMED MEN AMBUSH GUARDS Four Wounded in Fight Over Labor Policy'of Pipe Line Firm. ST. LOUIS, March 17. (ff)--About 100 rjen armed with shotguns anc revolvers ambushed six guards o! the Phillips Pipe Line company today as they drove along 1 a Hog Haven road'to escort laborers to the tanks of the company, and woundec four of the guards in a gun battle The attack was attributed to labor troubles," as the tanks of the pipe line company are being erectec by the Chicago Bridge and Iron company, under an "open shop" policy. As the guards, all special deputy sheriffs, traveling in three automobiles, entered a ravine, about 25 automobiles appeared from a side road. "The cars began to circle around us Indian fashion," said Jack Johnson, chief special deputy who was treated for gunshot wounds in the leg.\ "I stepped out and said 'Don't come any further boys, stay off thisjoad' and they opened fire. "About 400 shots were fired, the shooting- lasting about 12 minutes. "We couldn't tell whether we hit the other'men or not." Officer Killed by Bomb. BELGRADE, Jugoslavia, March 17. (^P)--An army officer, Major Rekalovitz, was killed today by one of three bombs with which efforts had been made to blow up the military academy. HOOVER TO MIX BUSINESS AND PLEASURE JTfnal preparations have-been made for President Hoover's 10 day business and pleasure cruise In. the Caribbean sea. The chief executive will go by train to Norfolk and then clepurt on the- reconditioned battleship Arizona, above. He plans to visit Porto Rico and probably the Virgin Islands to discuss administrative problems In these American possessions and get in some fishing. Six M. C. Boys Hurt in Crash 5 Convicts Hurt as Joliet Prison ,., Band Has Battle JOLOET, HI, March 17 (/P)--Thd prison band at the new Stateville penitentiary engaged, in a private insurrection of its own today and when the din was ended five convicts went to-the emergency, hospital for treatment. The 17 players had fought among themselves over the suggestion of one of their number that a riot be instigated. The prisoners were at band practice when the suggestion was made. No guards were present. Thot Time Ripe. Someone thot the time was ripe to follow the example of fellow-convicts of the old penitentiary on the other side of the river, who rebelled Saturday and wrecked the prison shops. Others 'differed, and a free- for-all started with band instruments playing a discordant tune on convicts' skulls. Deputy Warden Frank Kness, in charge at Stateville, quelled the fight in short order. ' · Deputy Warden Frank Kneff said he had been, warned that the chair factory at the new prison was to be bombed at. 10 a. m. Extra guards were posted, however, and the attack did not materialize. Hold Inquest. Deputy Coroner Willard Blood was in charge of the inquest called for this afternoon at the old prison. Warden Henry C. Hill and his deputies were summoned and Blood said the jury itself would be empowered to call any prisoners whose testimony it desires. Warden Hill kept the 1,100 prisoners in their cells today, still on bread and coffee diet. He planned to restore normal routine by releasing small groups of the men daily, but has not decided when this will he- gin. LONDON VISIT IS MERE SIDE TRIP Morrow Will Just Drop in to Confer on Naval Agreement. 1 LONDON, March 17. (yT)--Senator Dwight W. Morrow's visit to official Britain on matters pertaining to the Anglo-French-Italian naval agreement will be a mere side trip in his European holiday. Arrival of the liner Leviathan at Southampton shortly after noon will enable the New Jersey senator to reach London late this afternoon. Arthur Henderson, minister for foreign affairs, will be waiting to receive him at the foreign office-, for a discussion of the naval agreement. Messrs. Crnlgie, Rosso and Mas- sigli, experts representing Britain, Italy and France, will begin work Thursday on the formal draft of the new pact. ROGERS * L. t *· ( *X?~*.. BEVERLY HILLS, caj, March 17--Triis is income tax day, arid I am.:in no'shape to be funny. Why don't they do it all like they do the gasoline tax, you pay it when you buy it and you are thru with it, or make the man that pays it to us take it out, or something. Tho way it is they let us handle it one.year, then two and a half months after it's all made and spent then they ask you to pay it. But no one that made enough to pay tax this year should kick. In fact it's Increased taxes on incomes of over JIOO.OOO net, where the money, should come from to supply work during slack time. Yours, Labor Crowd Jeers Gandhi as He Speaks BOMBAY, India, March 17. /!-Mahatma Gandhi, accustomed to adulation and worship, and commanding the respect even of his British antagonists, last night heard jeers, hoots, hisses and catcalls from a labor audience which he was about to address. Communists taunted him with failure to provide for release of labor agitors in, his truce with Lord Irwin which led to abandonment of the civil disobedience campaign and charged him with betraying the workers. "Down with Gandhi," they shouted. "Down with the national congress! Down with British imperialism." Gandhi pleaded that he had done his best for the labor agitators but that'what he had been able to do depended upon the extent to which they had' been aligned with the movement for Independence. He said that the forthcoming national congress convention at Karachi would demand complete independence from Great Britain, and that nationalist delegates at the forthcoming round table conference would reiterate the demand. As Gandhi has explained before, he does not mean complete independence In the American'sense so much as dominion status with no reservations, which Britain thus far has not been willing to grant. Charlie Chaplin Dodges Crowd on Ferris Wheel VIENNA, March 17. IFt-- Charlie Chaplin has found solitude in a fer- rls wheel. When a crowd of admirers mobbed him In an ment park, he climbed into a gondola and rode for 30 minutes. Auto Wrecked on Return From Trip Meeting Six Masoa City high School boys injured In an automobile crash nea Rudd Monday, showed improvemen Tuesday. Three are at Park hoa pital where they were taken fol lowing the accident. None of th boys are thot to be seriously in jured, according to attending phy sicians. The accident occurred at an in tersection about three miles eas of town about 6:30 o'clock as thi boys were returning from Ceda Falls, where they had been to con suit faculty members at the col lege there concerning music work in which they are engaged. The boys were driving west from Floyd when their car and om drivea by J. H. Boughey, Rudd, col lided. Boughey was coming from the south. The car in which the boys were riding tipped over on the pavement and turned over severa times. It was ruined but the top did not crash, a fact which prob ably saved the boys from more serious injury, they said. Hughes Is Injured Raymond Hughes, 18 Adams ave nue southwest, was the most seri ously injured of the group, physi clans said. Junior Seney, 622 Washington avenue southwest, and Durwood Smith, 1012 Carolina av enue northeast, are also still in th hospital. Glade Sperry, 311 Second strcf) northeast; Howard Ross, 401H North Federal avenue, and Stanley Wilson were released from the hos pilal after their injuries had been treated. Hughes suffered concussions an( was unconscious for some time' fol lowing the accident. He had re gained consciousness and seemed t be definitely 'Improved Tuesda; ·morning, according to hospital rec ords. He also received injuries ti the right side of his head and fac and his left hand was hurt. He wa bruised and shaken. Cuts Not Serious. Smith received a scratched chin an injured right thigh and probablj several fractured ribs on the righ side. X-ray photographs are to b taken Tuesday. Seney received cuts on the righ arm and face and a punctured righ thigh. Probably none of his injurie were serious, however, physician said. Ross, who was driving the auto mobile, received a broken wrist. Th other boys were bruised and shaken Hughes was taken to Park hos pital by Arthur L. Sherin. Rober Pierce brot Ross back. The othe boys were taken to the hospital i the automobile of Mrs. Arthur Rul and in another car. Orcutt Gives Two Talks. SWEA CITY, March 17.--Th Rev. O. G. Orcutt of the anti-saloo league spoke in the morning ser vice at the Methodist Episcopa church. At 11 o'clock he held a scr vice in the Grant communlt .church. OWA TRIED FOR REINSTATEMENT OF 14 ATHLETES Williams Says No One Approved of Belting Administration. AES MOINES, March 17.' CT-J Dean C. C. Williams, chairman f the University of Iowa athletic oard, told the legislature today that every effort wag made to ob- ain reinstatement by the Big Ten onference of 14 athletes who had 1 een disqualified for borrowing money from the so-called "Belting und." Dean Williams on cross examina- ion said the board presented to the onferencD in May, 1930, a petition asking that eight of the atuletes till in competition be declared elig- ble. In addition, he said, he visited he Universities of Illinois and Chicago to discuss the case with officials. The brief submitted to the con- erence on the case was read into he records in an effort to show hat the athletes thot they were orrowing directly from the bank, nstead of from athletic funds. Nevertheless, the conference turned down the request unanimously. Students Petitioned. The special conference commit- :ee which came to Iowa City in January, 1930, refused to interview Lhe disqualified athletes, Dean Wil liams testified. The students submit ted individual petitions to the con faience .besides the university' brief. Senator I/. H. Doran inquire whether- the legislative commltte or the hoard of education could d anything more in the case. "I can' think of anything," Dean William answered, adding that the athlete would not even be eligible if they enrolled in other schools. "Don't you think the conferenc was unfair in reinstating the uni versity but not the boys?" askci Senator W. S. Baird. "We have always felt so," repiie 1 Dean Williams. All Against Belting. The witness testified he invest! gated the administration of Pan E. Belting, former athletic director at the request of President Walte A. Jessup, and "did not find a sin gle .person who thot Belting wa. satisfactory." The director's "arrogance anc egotism" irritated high schoo basketball coaches, he said, so greatly that they refused to hol the annual high school basketbal tournament at the university. Belting required students to make up two class periods for every absence in physical training, work ing thereby a hardship on engineers Dean Williams said. As a result, the (Turn to I'airo 2, Cnlunm ft). SLAIN WOMAN'S HUSBAND DIES Victim of Paralytic Stroke Unable to Tell Story of Murder. CLARINDA, March 17. (/Pi--Unable because of his paralysis to tell how his C8 year old wife had been murdered, Irving Beach, 74, died at a local hospital early today of exposure. His wife was apparently slain yesterday in an attempted robbery. Her hands were tied behind her back. A gag was In her mouth. A aister of Mrs. Beach who discovered the murdered woman and her dying husband late yesterday in their home, found Mrs. Beach's body on the floor and Beach unconscious behind a bed where he had been either rolled or pusned. His hands were bound and he apparently had been beaten and had lain helpless while his wife was slain. He had been in the cold house for more than 12 hours after the robbers had left his dead wife. Beach, who suffered a paralytic stroke three weeks ago, was conscious at intervals until his death. Unable to speak, he could tell nothing of the robbery and was too weak even to nod his head. Hospital authorities said that, altho hti had been beaten, his wounds were superficial and he. had died of exposure. The couple were reputed to have had a large sum of money hidden about their home. The double funeral will be held here at 2.p. m., Wednesday. IRISH PRESIDENT WHJLIAM T. COSGRAVE Emerald Isle Pays Honor to Saint Patrick DUBLIN, Irish Free State, March 17. WPp-Resldents of the SaorL'ta and kindred souls in the northern counties today celebrated Saint Patrick's day with nationwide religious ceremonies, civic programs, sporting contests and feasts and dancing which may last until tomorrow morning. An eleventh hour legislative omission prevented drowning the shamrock in good Irish whisky but for those who did not live too far awav there was a prospect of a trip over into Ulster where restrictions clos-' ing public houses on Saint Patrick's day do not hold. President Cosgrave planned his second radio broadcast in three days to Irishmen residing in other nations. · In a published message of good will he said: "All is well with the Saorstat Eireann. We arc continuing with increasing success to build the old Irish nation anew, to preserve and strengthen its distinctive nationality and to procure for Ireland's sons and daughters a living In then own land and enjoyment of a freedom not less than that of any other nation." He concluded with a greeting to American Irish and the blessing: "God bless you all." ACT PATTERNED f TER LINES OF MINNESOTA LAW Measure Companion to One Introduced in Lower House. D ES MOINES, March 17. /P)--Tha Benson bill creating a staTo highway control force under the direction of the state highway department passed the senate today, 29 to 17. An amendment wag attached, however, permitting the state department of justice to commander the services of the patrolmen In emergencies, as in the pursuit oE criminals and fugitives. A force of 35 men having the- power of peace officers to enforce, traffic laws on primary highways under the direction of the state highway department wag provided for. This force was described as u, beginning for a larger system similar to the Minnesota plan, a companion bill now before 'the house. Runs Into Snag. When considered in the senate today the bill struck a temporary snag in proposals that the patrolmen, bo placed under, the executive council or that their duties and that o£ motor vehicle inspectors be combined. Neither proposal was accepted. The roll call on the highway pat- ·ol bill was: Ayes--Baird, Benson, Biackford, Booth, Garden, Chrlsto- )hel, Clark of Linn, Clark of Maron, Clearman, Cochrane, Cole, Hoy- cendall, Doran, Hager, Hill, Ickis, Kent, Knudson, Langfitt, Leonard, McLcland, Myers, Rigby, Stanley, Stevens, Stoddard, Topping, Wen- ncr and White. - Noes--Anderson, Bennett, BIssell, Clark'of. Cerro Gordo,^Cooney, Gun- dBrapn,. JrwlnJ 7 Kinierley, Klcmme; Lowe, MacDbnald, Mocn, Patterson, Quirk, Ritchey, Tabor and Wilson. It Looks Like Mayor Thompson Will Twist Lion's Tail This Year CHICAGO, March, 17. f/D-- Mayor William Hale Thompson, seeking a fourth term under the republican banner, formally launched the campaign yesterday by charging that his democratic opponent, Anton J. Cermak, was giving aid and comfort to King George of England, Cermak said he was not shrinking from any discussion with the mayor "if it is along the proper lines." Override Proposal. The house today overrode a recommendation of the 1 ways and means committee for indefinite postponement on the Pattispn-Reerl bill which would have taxed endowment lands owned by educational institutions and leased for profit. The bill was called' by Representative I. M. Reed of Mahaska, ono of the authors. As passed, the measure was amended so that on real estate of educational institutions held under an annuity contract, the annuitant would pay the taxes on the contract (Turn In Turn 2, Column 4). Spencer Pair Fined 5} for Kidnaping Man to Force Confession SPENCER, March 17. /T)--Dr. n. W. Remer, dentist, and Rush Smith, charged with kidnaping Leo McGuire nnd holding him prisoner in a hut near a lake hero while attempting to force him to tell, who had written letters l,o the wife of one of the men, accusing him of improper conduct, yesterday were fined $500 each, and required to pay costs. Both pleaded guilty after a grand jury had returned indictments. Wea Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks, heavy; New York Central at year's low. Bonds, firm; rails improve. Curb, irregular; specialties strong. Butter steady. Foreign exchanges, firm; Europeans strong. Cotton, lower; decreased trade demand. Sugar, higher; European buying. Coffee, lower; disappointing Brazilian advices. CHICAGO Wheat, easy; forecast beneficial moisture and Increased world's visible supply. Corn, easy; larg-e country offerings and increased contract stocks. Cattle,, irregular. Hogs, steady to higher. IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy and possibly rain in the extreme cost portions Into Tuesday night ov Wednesday. Slightly wanner in south central and extremo cast portions Tuesday night. Somewhat colder in central portions Wednesday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 45 Above Minimum in Night 25 Above At 8 A. M. Tuesday SO Above The most remarkabie feature of the March weather up to date lies in the fact that there has been only .02 of an inch of precipitation, and that in a single 24 hour period. Traditionally March is a moist month in Iowa.

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