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t MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 17 1931 GEORGEMECHEM DIES SUDDENLY Heart .Disease Is Fatal to - Clarion Man, Employe of Road Commission. . CLARION,, March 17.--George Mechem, 00, employed the past two years for the state highway commission for buying right-of-way, died suddenly at 10:15 o'clock this morning at his home. Mr. Mechem. who was -formerly county engineer; after -eating breakfast this morning lay down for a short time. Altho he was not feeling in poor health he later went upstairs. He was found in a critical, condition by hia wife and died before a physician arrived. Heart disease caused his death, altho he did not know he suffered from this. SEEK MEMBERS OF"CON"GANG Police of Four Countries in Hunt; American Hangs Self in Cell. ROME, March 17. UP)--Police of four Countries hunted today for a dozen members of an alleged international confidence gang- revealed with the arrest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Spencer of Albany, N. Y., and Leo L. Davidson, native of Kansas City, Mo., charged with a $35,000 swindle. Davidson hang-ed himself yesterday in his cell with a noose matfe from his underclothes. Police of England, Germany and Belgium who -were notified of the ' arrests were asked to round up companions of Davidson and the Spencers. Spencer was said to have operated in Brussels, London and Berlin. Mrs. Spencer was released today but' remained .under police observation. : i Relatives _ of Davidson were sought for instructions about disposition' of his body. He once gave New York city as his address. His passport said he was born at Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 16, 1876, and contained the penciled address Tulsa, Okla. A British army colonel, B. B. Paymaster, caused' the arrest yesterday of Davidson and the Spencers.- He told police Davidson sold him Â§35,- 000 worth of fake stock. IN THE RADIO WORLD . By O. E. BBTTERFIELD Associated Press Radio Editor (Time is central standard thruout) NEW YORK, March 16. UP*-- A new radio microphone is to be introduced when the 'second act of the premier of the opera "Wozzeck" is broadcast from the stage : of the Metropolitan opera house in Philadelphia next Thursday night. It is the parabolic reflector microphone, which picks up sound waves .just in reverse of the actiqn of the searchlight. The parabolic microphone is mounted some distance away from the orchestra or stage. Inaugurating an experiment in broadcasting, a self-help in piano playing, NBC is to present John Erskine, author and head o'f the Juilard musical foundation in the first of the series on March 28. Queenia Mario, Metropolitan con-. tralto, is to be guest on WABC and CBS stations April 6. . . Belle Baker opens the new WABC series of stage and . other % stars at .9 p. m., "March 25. Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas speaks in the National Farm and Home hour March 20. TUESDAY National student federation program, WABC hookup at 3:30. Mrs. James Roosevelt, mother of New York's governor, guest speaker, and Suzanne Steel, mezzq soprano, in the afternoon tea, WEAF and stations at 4. . "From the Mill to the Market Basket," topic of voter's service, WEAF and group at 6. Lorna F a n t i n, numerologlst, WABC and associates at 7:15. Sigmund Spaeth and the Happy Bakers, WEAF group, at 8:30. Melodies of Erin by Hugo Mariani's orchestra, WJZ and hookup at 9. GLEE CLUBS TO PRESENT OPERA "Fortune Teller" Has Many Colorful Scenes and Tense Plot. "The Fortune Teller," a three-act comic opera by Victor Herbert, was to be ready for presentation at the high school auditorium Tuesday evening at SrlS. The opera is being presented jby the glee clubs of the high school and junior college. Maxlne Beerinan and Fern Meiers will portray the leading-feminine characters;of the opera in different performances. The part is that of Irma, a young girl, who, unknown to herself, is an heiress and for thia reason is desired in marriage by a Polish nobleman, Count Berezowsk!. Irma is in love with Captain Ladislas. She is compelled to take the place of her .twin brother Fedor in the army to save her brother, who is-thot to have run away with Mada- molselle Pompom, from being called a traitor. She leaves a message that she has committed suicide. Fresco, the dancing- .master, fears that he will lose the bribe money he was promised by Count Berezowski if he should marry Irma. He begs Musette, a Gypsy maid, who bears a marked resemblance to Irma, to replace her.,In the end, however, Musette marries her gypsy lover, Sandar, played by Edwin Helbling, while Irma marries Captain ladislas, portrayed by Raymond La- Gasse. Edwin Helbling sings "The Gypsy Love Song"- in the production. The part of Fresco, the dancing master, is cleverly played by Ken Leonard. Boris, the gypsy leader and father of Musette, is p'ortrayed by Lea Pippert. -The part of Count Berezowski is played by Paul Odlang. Mrs. Hoover Kriits to Help Clothe Jobless WASHINGTON, March 17. UP-Mrs. 'Herbert Hoover's knitting needles have been clicking for'the unemployed. She.; has made five sweaters in varying colors and sizes and given them to the Red Cross unit organized by Mrs. Edward Everett Gann. One thing about gang justice; when gangsters put a man. on the spot .they don't let him off on bond. --Cedar Rapids Gazette." SPRING Tom Brown's first spring in Mason City and our chance to show you the New Spring Suits and Topcoats at a sensible price. ALL Alterations Freo Extra Trousers S8.00 No More ... No Less WASHINGTON, March 17. The National Aeronautic association today approved 38,743 feet, attained .by Miss Ruth -Nichols on March 6, as the-new altitude record for women. DEMOCRATS NOT UNITED ON PLANS (ConUnucd From Fage 1). somewhat reminiscent of it. The progressives' meeting in Washington this month Â·contained a similar reminder. In fact, I met several old shipmates (fellow survivors of the Ford excursion) at both of these affairs. Â·THE TYPE of individual who -gees i on peace trips and attends progressive conferences needs to be studied in the midst of a sizable assemblage of his own sort of folk to be fully .appreciated. It might be supposed he would' stand out more conspicuously in the singular number. Such is not the case. Mixing him into a throng: of ordinary, average people dilutes his personality. To make this cleat, let us take the peace trip- as an illustration. ! I GARFIELD HEARS SUIT TESTIMONY $25,000 Asked in Death of Charles City Man in , Fort Dodge Case. FORT DODGE, March 17--A jury in Judge T. G. Garfield's division of Webster county district court this morning was heading the last of the .testimony in the, $25,000 suit of W. B. Johnson, administrator of the estate of Henry C. Irish of Charles City, against the Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Transportation company.: Irish, 21, was fatally injured April 27, 1930, .when the transportation company bus on. which he was a passenger collided with an automobile driven by E. E. Price of Gilbert on primary road No. 15 near Ames. Negligence on the part of the bus company is charged by the plaintiff, but Peter Schierholz of Fort Dodge, driver of the bus, testified this morning that Price crashed headon into the bus after neglect- Ing to halt for a stop sign; Other passengers on the bus confirmed his story. IOWA TRIED FOR " , REINSTATEMENT (Continued From Fate 1). engineering faculty dropped physical education from its curriculum, he said.' : Â· Â· . ., Â· . Glad-to Accept. ; Dean Williams declared the athletic board readily accepted Belting's resignation' with most members speaking strongly ip its favor. He said it was President Jessup who suggested keeping Belting aa a teacher.. ' "If you had called Belting into the meeting would a more amicabTe understanding have resulted?" asked Representative George Miller. ... "I don't believe the result would have been different," Dean Williams said. "It is possible Belting might have" felt better." He testified that to his knowledge there had been no refusal to recommend Belting for other positions, a complaint which the former director made on the witness stand last week.- . , Regime Not Success. , Â· "Of course the Belting regime was not a success," Deari Williams said. "But there' is no disposition to be vindictive." Â» Referring again to the ineligible athletes, the" dean asserted that Jeaaup had no part in their disqualification, and that he has never attempted to influence the athletic board. ' Oran Pape of Dubuque, former football and track star, told the! committee about borrowing money for tuition and of being declared ineligible on a charge of professionalism. He admitted playing professional football at Galena, 111., in 1926, but denied other instances. Pape said that E. H. Lauer,-athletic director, once signed) a .note with him for 5300 after he had been unable to obtain the money from other sources. Acted on Friendship. He told Attorney Emmet Tinley, representing the board of education, that he believed Lauer acted from friendship but later declared to Attorney Denis Kelleher that he thpt the motive school. was to keep him in "Before I was^declared ineligible," Pape said, "it seemed to be all right with the athletic department if I left school, but I guess they thot it wouldn't look so well if I left as soon as ,1 become ineligible." Pape also testified Laiier loaned him $35 to go to Dubuque to try borrow money from friends, but he said he was .unable to obtain funds' there after 'he was disqualified. Previously he had had several offers of aid, be added. , Haffett Testifies. William Haffett of Des Moines, who was associated with a syndicate in the purchase of 5500,000 stadium bonds, was called shortly before noon. He testified he believed no notice to bidders had been issued, but that a few groups had asked to submit bids, which were opened in Secretary W. H. Bates office. The bonds 'do not constitute a state debt, Haffett said, Â· altho ,the hoard of education approved their issuance. They are being paid from athletic department receipts. Haffett said he did not examine a statement of gross earnings when he bid on the bonds, 1 -but went over the bookkeeper's figures of receipts and disbursements. The decline in the bond market and the university's athletic troubles caused the securities to drop to about 592, he said, adding the principal market has been in Minneapolis. Hassett Examined. Cross examination of Has sett took only a short time" this afternoon. It was brot out that the system followed in the sale of the stadium bonds was a common practice in financing. Hassett testified he had received an inquiry this week for the purchase of $5,000 of the bonds at $95, which^he said was a good price. Attorney Kelleher then recalled Clark Souers,-Des Moinea architect, who testified two weeks ago about construction of several university buildings. He presented a list of buildings designed by hia firm at the university, and Kelleher then turned him over to Attorney Emmet 'Tinley for cross examination. The appearance of Souers indicated that the committee has nearly completed its Investigation into the athletic situation. President Walter Jessup an'd Director Lauer are reported to be the only other witnesses on that phase yet to be heard. WITNESSES UP t IN DAYLE TRIAL Former Hampton Girl Faces Charge of Murdering Man in Hotel. SALT LAKE CITY, -March 7. UP) Â·The state of Utah today had started across the stand a procession of witnesses upon which it depends to convict Jean Dayle, 21, former cabaret singer, on a charge of murder in the death last December of Sam Frank, elderly Memphis jewelry auctioneer. The state's first witness was Joseph Blickensderfer, county surveyor, who explained a plat of the hotel room ' i n which Frank was slain. A prospective witness was the proprietor of a~jewelry store here where the state alleged Jean Dayle met Frank at an auction and to which they returned at various ^ times to make purchases. Miss Dayle Is a native of Hampton, Iowa. Few persons do enough good turns to make them dizzy.--Shelby county Herald. We wouldn't mind giving another driver half the road if Â· he would take it on his own side.--Perry Republican. Â· Â·, ' SENATE APPROVES STATE POLICE ACT (Continued From Fuse a couple Â· hundred tourists, efferyes- cent with radical- views of nearly every imaginable shade and complexion, sealed up in ' a smallish. ectual,to tha rthaT 1eflsed-^5eAxiatjU.Â« i^ Â».-,.Â« , -Kefceives Approval. * With this amendment the bill te- ceived approval 78 to 7. The house made two measures storm-tossed vessel on the bosom of the Atlantic, and left to ferment for a fortnight, unrelieved by the sligh- est modifying influence, naturally would generate an atmosphere fit to blow the decks off. Yet any one of this company, by himself alone, probably .would spend a lifetime In his home town without becoming noticeable for anything in excess of rather pronounced opinions. A progressive convention in a dryland auditorium is nothing to compare with a peace voyage. There are too many leaks from without; too many vents within. It does- not last long enough, either. Nevertheless, to an 'old Ford excursionist there was a sniff of the real peace ship aroma in Cleveland in 1924 and Washington. again this spring in | \yOULD NOT want to be accused of trying to make fun of the pro- I sympathized with the gressives. Indeed, Ford expedition, and always believed that it might have attained its end eventually (by furnishing a slapstick accompaniment to the war that promised to make the conflict ridiculous sooner or later) if the humorless Henry had not been stricken with cold feet and abandoned it. For all that, pure progressive-ism in large quantities is funny. Progressives are so unmitigated[y serious. Some of them are so impractical! ( A republican convention's- outstanding characteristic is its cynicism. Turbulence generally is predominantly characteristic of a democratic free-for-all. The progressives are rather pathetically amusing. * * * R IGHT IN FRONT of me at the late Washington conference sat Pete Witt, of the old-time, haru- hltting, go-getting Tom L. Johns4n regime in Cleveland, already a disciple of the ultra-advanced politico- economic school In an era when mose of the present generation were still In knickerbockers. Among the talks he was called on to listen to was a prolonged dissertation on the beat fashion of adapting a high protective tariff to ag- George which would regulate the practice of osteopathy special ord-ers for Thursday and Friday morning. Members of the house, at an impromptu service, commemorated St. Patrick, the patron saint of.the day. Addresses were made by Rep. Patrick H. Donlon of Palo Alto and Rep. J. Patrick Gallagher of 2/iva county. Representative , Donlon presented Rep. Carolyn C. Pendray' of Jackson county; Mrs. Francis Johnson, wife of the speaker, and Mis a Katherine Joyce, secretary to the speaker, with bouquets of KUIarney roses. The celebration ended with the house singing "My Wild ilrlsh Rose." ' Defeat Gun Bill The house today by a vote of 46 to 46 defeated the Balr bill prohibiting the carrying of certain -dangerous weapons without a sheriff's, permit. A majority of 55 is required for passage. The bill would have prohibited the carrying of a dirk, stilletto, dagger and similar weapons, but would have permitted the sheriff to issue permits to persons 14 years or older to carry a revolver, tear gas gun or pocket billy. The senate defeated a committee bill .giving boards of supervisors power to contract with the boards of free public libraries and to prevent the establishment of free public libraries. The senate then adjourned until tomorrow morning. SPECULATE ON 1932 ELECTION Something Radically Wrong Somewhere, Declares Johnson. WASHINGTON, Â· March 17. (-Speculation on the 1932 presidential election blossomed again today as an aftermath of the recent progressive, conference and attacks by a re- riculture's advantage. An out-and-out Henry free trader, Pete first showed signs of extreme impatience; finally got up and stepped outside into the lobby to cool off under the collar. Following him, "What do you'think of 9.JEAS7 STATE... 30 STEPS'FROM FEDERAL it?" I asked the veteran. "It sounds to me," said Pete, Â·like a discussion of the moral law, in terms of prostitution." Style arbiters tell us that the spring mode will be brighter clothes for men. But. what Is needed more is brighter men for clothes.--Louisville Times. . publican and a. democrat on party leadership. In a statement interpreted as a suggestion that some one other than President Hoover be nominated by his party, Senator Johnson, republican, California, expressed his opinion In these words. "There is something radically wrong somewhere. Somebody should 'ascertain what it is." At the same time a Kansas democrat, Representatives Ayres, declared a possible division in his party on prohibition and asked for repudiation of the state liquor control plank suggested by Chairman Raa- kob to prevent such an eventuality. The Kansan did not indicate hs would favor the nomination of either a "wet" or "dry"'to head his party ticket SUNSHINE MELLOWS Heat Purifies The advice of your physician is: Keep out of doors, in the open air, breathe deeply; take plenty of .exercise in the mellow sunshine, and have a. periodic checli'Up on the health of your body. LUCKIES are always kind to TUNE IN-- TheLuckyStrike Dance Orche5- tra, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening over N. B. C. networks. Everyone knows that sunshine rnel-" lows--that's why the "TOASTING" process includes the use of the Ultra Violet Rays. LUCKY STRIKE- made of the finest tobaccos the Cream of the Crop-THEN -"IT'S TOASTED" -- an extra/ secret heating process. 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