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..,---^ £ H H I S M E M 4 A R T · O E P T OF IOWA DES M O I N E S I A North Iowa's Edited for the Home HOME E D I T I O N "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. X X X V I I FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE ta -ijar**. *T**»-»«^tj ...»--TM - - -- --. -.- ·"---- T-irtTFT/TG* ~HT/"\ *1 Of* · Y. IOWA. THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1931 TTNITED PRESS AND INTERKATIONA^JJEWS^ SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO . 139 Roosevelt's ChanceGood Progressive Backing May or May Not Help. By CHARLES P. STEWART r A S H I N G T O N , March 19. (CPA) ·--To listen to the babble of conversation on the subject, o n e might think that the recent progressive conference in · Washington had almost, if not quite c i n c h e d G o v F r a n k l i n D Roosevelt's democratic presidential nomination for him. Maybe so. Democrats wh ·«»**£»»»~-- are not, on on substantial ground or another, den nitely opposed to Governor Robac velt, naturally are much impressei by the progressives' indorsement o him. There is no reason why thej should not say so and they ARC saying'so; hence the babble. But there exists an element o democrats who do object to the N York governor. They object to'hin on account of the very views he i supposed to hold, that make htm s acceptable to the progressives. Th present moment, however, is not a auspicious one for them to do the talking. In fact, they are not grea talkers anyway. Thus conclusions drawn from the babble may be misleading; it may be noiser than' it is significant. * * * S TTLL, the progressives have set Aunty Democracy seriously" a- thinking concerning her 1932 presidential candidacies, whatever may come of it. It already is accepted on all hands -·as a foregone conclusion, that the G. ..-O P. will renominate President Hoover, and the progressives made - it amply plain at their conference (if it had not previously been plain "enough) that he does not suit them at all. Not:all of them will bolt the FARMERS PACK HOUSE CHAMBER Teachers Arriving for Division Convention FROM 47 TOWNS TO OPEN DAY MEETING Prominent Speakers on P r o g r a m of Group. O NE hundred fifty-six high school musicians, selected as the best from 47 towns in North Iowa, arrived in Mason City Thursday morning and practiced Thursdaymorning and afternoon in preparation for the massed concert at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening in the high school auditorium as an opening feature of the tenth annual convention of the North Central division of the Iowa State teachers' association. Sessions of the convention will continue until Saturday afternoon. Outstanding educators are on the program of the general meetings and also the specialized conferences. Total registration at the convention is expected to be nearly 2,000. Friday the Iowa congress of parents and'teachers will be held at the Congregational church. Numbers which the massed band rehearsed for the concert were "Valiant Youth," march, Karl L. King, "Song of the Marching Men," Had- le'y; "The Glow Worm,*' an idyl, Lincke; "American Patrol," descriptive melody, Meacham; "Wedding,of the Winds," concert waltz, Hall; "American Legion," march, Grabel; "Light Cavalry," . overture, Von GuardsReady for Further Prison Riots 200 Militiamen Patrol Yard; Rioters Get Bread, Water. JOLIET, 111., March 19. UP)--The fever of rebellion burned low at the twin Illinois penitentiary toda^ chilled by the cold steel of'nationa guardsmen and rigid discipline o the prison staff. At the new Stateville prison 210 militiamen in command of 16 officers patrolled the yard while the havoc wrought by yesterday's devastating fire and riot waited the survey of a committee of legislators. CREW OF EXPLODED MOVIE SHIP white house engineer'next,, year,: ,tq Suppe' and ,."Fasa recent conference"was to let the dem ocrats know, that .the progressives At the 75 year old companion prison at the edge of Joliet, scene of the first uprising Saturday, GOO convicts who had not participated in the disorders marched to breakfast under double guards. There were no troops in sight of the 600 as they filed into the dining hall, 'but the troops were ready. Bread and Molasses. For those, 600 there was bread and molasses, coffee and fried potatoes. For the other 1,100 in the old prison, and 2,000 or more in the new, there was breakfast in bed-- without the usual attendant comforts. A! were locked in their cells, fed bread and water by trusty fellow convicts all means of communication with the outside world severed by the prison administration at the command of state officials. The spirit of unrest spread to day to the women's division. On re k W ILL BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., March 19.--Right in the midst of all this depression and starvation, why one old boy hasn't had it so bad. He haa been measuring 6,000 college girls. He compares 'em with co-eds 50 I years ago. I didn't know anyone ever thot o£ measuring one 50 years ago. And from what our elderly women lea us to believe, we didn't think they would have allowed it. Well this TURNER PLEADS FOR OBEDIENCE TO STATE LAWS Assessor Bill Crowded Out by Hearing on Cattle Tests. D I ES MOINES, March 19. (.fl?)--'Al crowd that overflowed ,.'Tasaden,a Day,"- march, - . , ; who Is a gu'eat-conductor anfl Gerald DRY LAW REPORT Mrs. P e a b o d y , Head of Group, Criticizes Wickersham Commission. WASHINGTON, March 19. /P-Criticism of the Wickersham commission's prohibition report as failing to represent the viewpoint of American women was made today by Mrs. Henry W. Peabody, chairman of the woman's national committee for law enforcement. In announcing the formation of an unofficial national law enforcement commission, composed of 20 women, Mrs. Peabody said the new group would meet in Washington from April 10 to 12 and would submit a composite report to President Hoover. "While the decision of the Wickersham commission was in the main gratifying," Mrs. Peabody said in a statement issued here, "there was a wide disagreement among members as to the remedy for improving enforcement in certain centers. "It did not present the woman's viewpoint, which is an important one. Women, thru their homes and children, were the greatest sufferers under -the old regime, and any study of prqhibition is incomplete without certain definite facts, hitherto untouched, which these women will present to the nation." GENERAL. PROGRAM . Thursday, Evening High School Auditorium 7:15-8:15--Music, North Central district band. Invocation--The Rev. W. H. Spence. Welcome--Mayor E. S. Selby. Announcements--President A. E. Rankin. Address--"The Lost Legion of Biology," by Judge Harry Olson, Chicago municipal court. Friday Morning High School Auditorium 8:30-9:15--Music, cantata, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," by grade pupils. 9:15-9:30--Assembly singing. 9:30--Address, "The Greatest of These," Mrs. H. Hattie Moore Mitchell, Pittsburg, Kans. 10:30-10:50--Music, the Chickasaw rural teachers' chorus. 10:50--Address by Dr. William S. Gray, University of Chicago. . Friday Afternoon , 2 p. m.--Group conference. Friday Evening 8:15--Operetta, "The Fortune Teller," By Mason City high school. . quest of the matron in charge War den Hill today rushed a quantity o 'tear gas bombs: to: tjie-wqinens'. pen w"of thTiu-fatcd movie sMs. Vlkine, which met with disaster by an explosion off White with alass of 2 0 Hve°s. Some of t h ' e movie equipment JB acen ia the picture. Ar«nv points to Varlck Frissel!, New York film director. from the house chamber and galleries into the corridors and aisles attended the opening of the hearing be. fore the legislature here this after- fellow finds that the present ones | noon a t w hich the "bovine tuberculo- are higher, wider and thicker, (he don't say if it's head, or body). And these he says have more lung capacity. Well WL Maybe because of the strenuous life _ _ ( _ o u at a female college. The parents a g pec i a i train, chartered by them only pick out the big dumb ones. at Davenport. Representative G. E. VanWert of Franklin county, chairman of the house committee on animal industry, presided over the committee hearing which is to discuss the Davis bill, which would make the testing optional. Not Ready Yet. At the opening of the session at 1 p. m., William Schmedika of Hardin county, one of the protesting farmers, announced that they were not yet ready to begin the discussion on the testing bill. He then launched into a discussion of tha I nuuu uL.wiiitiii unvi k/uv.ut, ..*».*..*-*---- sis testing law was to be discussed. Farmers were present from nil -- --,, - parts of the state, the majority com,,..,.. j. Well we knew that. I in g f r o m the east central and 1 south- e because of the strenuous life east part, arriving this morning on female college. The parents a g pec i a i train, chartered by them t the big " Yours, 5 I! i 11 , Syndicate, la*. VIKING COMPANY GETS FOOD, HELP Way for Medical and Other President on Way to Visit PossessiQns . , a!- outbreak^ there has yet been reported. The matron asked that no men guards be sent as she feared their presence might excite the inmates. Thirty ringleaders suspected of starting yesterday's revolt were placed in solitary cells today. Deputy Warden Frank Kness, chief executive at the Stateville section, said today the man whose blow with a crowbar sounded the signal for the outburst yesterday was William Wheeler of Springfield, a former penitentiary guard. Ten years ago, Wheeler, as a worker in the prison print shop and a guard, smuggled in guns to the convicts and in the insuing break two convicts and one guard we^e killed. Wheeler was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part. \ Warden Challenges Threats. JOLIET, 111., March 19.-- Threats on the part of convicts in the penitentiary and at Statesville today to set fire to mattresses were answered by Warden Hill with an order to guards not to let any convict out at his cell. "Let them sleep in the ashes," tha warden said. It was explained such fires would not spread beyond'the cell. MOBILE FINDER DIES IN CRASH Famous .Italian Aviator and Two Companions Fall SENATORSDO BILL TO REDUCE RATE ON LOANS AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "Emmie Lou needn't put on airs about her new bath room. I knowed her when the whole family used the same'*undershirt sleeve for a washrag." R. Prescott, director of the Mason City high school band, 1930 atate champion. When the many musicians in the massed band gathered Thursday morning for but two rehearsals before the concert of difficult numbers they played surprisingly well together altho this was the first time they were assembled. This was because all the players rehearsed the numbers and followed Instructions on interpretation sent out in advance. The various sections of the band were supervised by instructors who gave the high school musicians specific directions applicable to f the individual instruments. These supervisors represented Instructors thru- out north Iowa. The committee In charge of the event, which has made plans for many months, consisted ol John H. Orth, Fort Dodge; Rudolph Timmel, Burt; Joseph Weatby, Forest City; Reul N. Cook, Sheffield (Turn to FnEe 17, rolumn 6) Official Inquest Held Into Deaths of Aged Couple at Clarinda CLARINDA, March 19. (1F--Cor oner L. D. Walker announced would hold an official inquest a 2 p. m. today into the deaths o Mr. and Mrs. Irving Beach, age Clarinda residents who died pre sumably from the attacks of tw robbers who entered their home las Sunday night; A double funeral for the victims was held yesterday with burial in a single grave. ISSUES TO SET NEW MARK owa and Texas Hold Lead in Proposals to Build Highways. NEW YORK, March 19. W)--The iredilection of Americans col- eetively to borrow on the future o finance improvements promises o make 1031 the banner year in the volume of bond issues authorized 'or such purposes. Voters set a new high record last year in saying "yes" to bond issue proposals but municipal bond authorities here say that the prospect that they may be even more liberal in approving public expenditures this year is suggested by proposals already under consideration. Iowa and" 1 Texas are considering the largest highway bond issues. The Lone Star state's legislature is debating a 5200,000,000 bond issue. Iowa will vote June 16 on bonding the state for 5100,000,000. A referendum will be held in Montana May C in a 50,000,000 good roads issue. Proposals of county, city, village and district units as compiled by the bond buyer, would swell the total $71,000,000 if all were approved. 300 Men Back nt Work. CEDAR RAPIDS, March 19. W) --Three hundred men have returned to work in the Rock Island railroad shops here. The company announced the men had been rehlred on a five day week basis. ST. JOHNS,'N. Y., March 19. UP) --Food and medical assistance were landed on Horse Islahd, where more than 100 survivors of the wrecked sealing steamer, Viking, were sheltered, radio advices received here reported. The landing was effected by the united efforts of the crews of seven sealing ships, which for many hours had been pounding the ice in anef- fort to make way for the rescue ship Sagona. Has Gangrene . Wireless Operator C. King is suffering from gangrene in his legs' and Navigator W. Kennedy is ill with pneumonia, wireless reports added. The remainder of the survivors were in "fairly good condition," reports indicated. The sealer Imogene .reported a propeller blade broken in an effort to reach the island last night. While search for the missing continued, available figures indicated that there were still 18 unaccounted for, including Varick Frlssell, New York motion picture producer and his cameraman, A. G. Penrod. 118 Still Alivo The tally stood: Survivors on the island 118; survivors on rescue ships 6; bodies recovered 2; unac- (Tiim to ruffe 4, Colnmn 4). Pola Negri and Prince Absent as Hearing on Divorce Suit Is Begun PARIS, March 19. ^P)--The divorce suit of Pola Negri, motion picture actress, against Prince Serge Mdlvani, charging that he abandoned her.twice, was argued today before the Seine tribunal by counsel. Neither principal appeared. The judge fixed no date for issuance of a final decree but indicated he would do so soon. Steams. Out. OLD POINT COMFORT, Va., March 19. W)--As batteries boomeo. irom ship and shore, the battJeship Arizona steamed out toward the Virginia capes and the sea this morning carrying President Hoover to America's island possessions iu the Caribbean. The recently remodeled drearl- naught will carry the president and his party thru 3,000 miles of the Caribbean to Porto Rico and tb.2 Virgin Islands. Arriving by train this morning from Washington, members of the presidential party breakfasted aboard their cars and were motored to the dock in army automobiles. Flag Run Up. As they reached the embarking point the president boarded an ati- (Turn to rocro 4, Cnllltnn 3). IOWA I) PROBE TAKES RECESS Solons Attend to Work as Move Is Made to Stop Injunction Suit. Pipelines Reported DES MOINES, March 19. #-he six members of the legis- ative committee investigating the University of Iowa today turned Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks firm; General Motors 1931 high. Bonds steady; governments high er. Curb strong; Aluminum of Amer ica soared 40 points. Butter s-eady. Foreign exchanges firm; Spanis peseta strong. Cotton steady; trade buying.. Sugar higher; firm spot situation Coffee higher; European buying CHICAGO Wheat easy; favorable weathe and bearish Kansas report Corn easy; large contract dellv cries. Cattle steady to lower. Hog steady. PISA, Italy, March 19. (JP)--Umberto Maddalena, famous Italian flyer and finder of the dirigible Italia survivors, Lieut. Fausto Cecconi and Mechanic-Sergeant Damonte were killed today when their seaplane fell into the sea. Maddalena discovered Gen. Um- faerto Nobile and a group of other survivors of the Italia in 1928 near Spitzbergen and dropped medicine and supplies to them on the ice after the Italian airship had been wrecked on its north pole flight. He and Lieutenant Cecconi formerly held world air records for distance and duration flights and both had recently returned from the Latin-American flight of Air Minister Italo Balbo on which Maddalena was adjutant. Miss Pankhurst Expects to See Christ on Earth By LORENA HICKOK NEW YORK, March 19. (ffV-- Miss Christabel Pankhurst, daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, noted British militant suffragist of the ast generation, believes that the second coming of. Christ is at hand. She is confident it will occur in county assessor's bill, now before the house, saying that it would 1 take away-the local rights. J. W. Lenker, president of tha Farmers Protective association, followed him on the floor. He asserted, i that his organization was opposed Rillo In Rormlatp to the assesor biirbecause they be- D111S IO iXegUldlC Uev(id valuattons of farm properties should be mode by local men who he insisted would be more competent judges 'of (the values: ·. *· Gov. Dan, ..Turner, /pJea'Jed,, jtpf, obedience to theMaw and gnavan-* teecf protection' of the farmers', rights so far as they were within: his power. Governor Speaks. He rehearsed the events leading up to the meeting, stating that Paul Moore, a Cedar county farmer, about two weeks ago told him oE the opposition to the bovine tuberculosis eradication .law. He said Moore Informed him there was considerable sentiment in . . D ES MOINES, March. 19. (Sit-Senator C. E. Anderson's small loan bill was defeated by the senate, 38 to 12, today. It would have reduced the legal interest rate on loans not exceeding 5300 on chattel mortgages from 3% to 1% per cent a month. · An amendment by Anderson making the rate 2 '/a per cent was de- a feated, 29 to 20; while an amendment by Senator C. F. Clark of attention to their duties in the assembly after declaring 1 a recess f the probe until next Wednesday. The action was agreed on late ·esterday because of important bills oming up for consideration in both louses. After reconvening the committee hopes to rush the'investiga- .ion to an early completion. Meanwhile several phases wil continue under way. The committee's auditor is still checking the university records and the secre :ary of the state executive counci Is preparing a list of land pur chases approved by the council. Th reports probably will go to the committee next week. The attorney general's o f f i c e today was taking steps toward the dismissal of a petition for an injunction filed against the committee ia Polk county court by V. M. Byers, Harlan attorney. Byera, who lost year wag the republican candidate against Representative George Miller, democratic member of the committee, alleges that the investigation is beyond the legislature,^ rights. Hearing Set for April t. * DES MOINES, March 19. (/T)-District Judge J. J. Halloron today set April 1 as the time for hearing the application of V. H. Byers of Harlan for a restraining order against the legislative committee investigating the University of Iowa. The order authorized Byers to proceed with htg action. icr lifetime see him. that she will actually . Her faith, she said today, is based on the fulfillment of prophecies first uttered by Moses and reiterated thru the Bible to the end of revelations. Not End of World. Miss Pankhurst does not hold with those who believe the reappearance will mean the end of the world but she expects it to be dramatic enough ao that there can be no doubt of his identity. "Two thousand years ago," she said, "he came in poverty and weakness and humility. But this time he will descend to the earth | in all his majesty, with demonstrations of divine power more miraculous than any of the miracles of modern science." Will Rule Earth. Rather than violence and destruction, Miss Pankhurst believes, tho return of Christ will mark the beginning of a mlllenlum of perhaps 1,000 years in which he will rule the world -- an age of such peace and progress and splendor as the earth has never seen. Chiefly in the unrest which she sees in the present age -- crime, wars, rumors of wars, economic depressions, political upheavals, rebellion against authority, fear in the hearts of men-- docs Miss Pank- hurat recognize fulfillment of prophecies uttered many centuries ago. ILIGLH. Mjr *ji,."i»".wj. --·- -- Linn county to fix it, at 3 per cent lost, 24 to 26. The bill, before the senate as a special order of business, prompted a lively discussion. Its opponents contended .the present rate was not unfair to the borrower and that a lower rate would force loan companies out of existence. Effort in Relief. Anderson asserted the bill was an effort to relieve to a certain extent financial distress in the state. He said lobbyists had been active against it. Senator A. V. Blackford also said that opposition came from "loan shark-." Senator R. E. Stevens of Wapello county contended that it would be a mistake to interfere with the present law, and that it would force tho. people into the hands of persons charging more than the legal rate. Others who spoke against the bill included Senators Benson, Knudson, and Hicklln. Senator L. H. Doran, Boone, who at the last session introduced-a bill to reduce the small loan rate from 42 to 18 per cent annually, was among those who supported the bill. Bills Reported. New pipeline regulation bills were reported to the senate without rec ommendation by its public utilitie! committee. One was the Myers bil which would place pipeline regula favor of refusal to obey the statute and that much of tho resentment at tho time was caused by the belief that the people opposing the test were not permitted a hearing on the Davis bill. The governor said he told Moore that any citizen or group of persons was entitled to a hearing on 11 legislation. He added this conver- (Tnrn to 1'iiRn 4, Column 4). Search for Lost Navy Aviator Enters Third Day With Hope Waning XT. S. S. ARKANSAS, March 10. ./P)--Search for Verne Warren 3arshman of San Diego, Cal., chief aviation pilot who was lost with lis plane over the Colombian coast Tuesday morning during naval maneuvers, entered its third day to- lay with, waning hope for his rcs- (Tum to VOR« 4, Column 3). Did You Know Wea See Answer Here Tomorrow IOWA WEATHER Mo.itly cloudy, rain or snow prolmblo Friday »nd In west portion Thursday night; slightly warmer in extreme southwest portion Thursday night. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 42 Above Minimum in Night 2!) Above At 8 A. M. Thursday SO Above Balminess that was suggestive of the February not long since passed had returned to Mason City Thursday. At 8 o'clock the mercury had approached within 6 degrees of the Wednesday high point and a maximum for the day of 50 or above seemed well within the possibilities.

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