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North Iowa's Edited for the Home HOME E D I T I O N "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM, NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESSLEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO . 140 Taxation Not Dull Congressman Finds It Interesting Subject. 2,000 TEACHERS CITY'S CUESTS ' ^F' ' - " ._ ' - . -- . .. . .- -- ---'" ~fc -- · " T \ I, By CHARLES P. STEWART ' A S H I N G T O N , March 19 (CPA) "Taxation a dull s u b j e c t ! " ex- c l a i m e d Congressman Henry T. Rainey, astonished. The point had been made that it is impossible to 'interest t h e public' in fiscal q u e s t ions, because they c a n be explained only in terms of dry figures, of which t h e average individual tires before he has arrived at any clear understanding of their meaning. A member for more than a generation of the house of representatives' ways and. means committee, in which all federal taxation measures originate, the Illinois congressman took the position that there is nothing impossible about it.. "There is almost nothing," ne insisted, "that taxation can't be made to accomplish," * * . * "TJOR EXAMPLE," continued the F Prairie state lawmaker, "congress once taxed a terrible disease out of existence. * "It was called phossy-jaw, a vocational complaint prevalent among makers of old-fashioned phosphorus* matches. The bones of their faces were attacked, due to working in i the fumes-from the chemicals. Hor! rible disfigurement ensued, fol- y lowed by^agonizing death in a few "' years. There was no known cure, ·. and seemingly no method of pre' venting, short of abandoning the : use of matches, for the manufac- '' turers said phosphorus could not be ' omitted from their formula without, making them prohibitively expensive, "We " Expense Account Repeal on House Calendar SOLONS PLUNGE INTO DEBATE ON ASSESSORS BILL Expense Account Action Taken by Ballot of 64 to 42. DES MOINES, March 20. W --Tho house today defeated, 40 to 61, tho Simmer amendment to the county assessors bill which would have made the county auditor · the assessor. First tho house killed a. pro- · posal of Representative D. R. McCrcery of Linn county to go Into a committee of the whole to consider all pending amendments. D ES MOINES, March 20. UP)--The house by a vote of 64 to 42 today placed on the calendar the bill to repeal the ?500 legislative expense account law. It had been reported by committes without, recommendation and action had been deferred from last month. The committee report was called up by Representative LeRoy Shields, Clarke, who spoke against constitutionality of the law. Debate was cut short by Representative L. B. Forsllog, Woodbury, who demanded the previous question. This brot Representative S. D. Whiting, Johnson county, to his feet with a demand that persons opposed to the repeal be given a chance to LIVE ON $6.25 A WEEK EACH Associated Press Photo Freyda Peck (left) of New I/ondon, Conn., and Kuth Korteliug of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, hope to get a B. S. degree from Simmons college, Boston, as the outcome of an experiment in which they expect to arrive at a minimum cost sit which a person can live. Excluding clothing tho experimenters maintain they can live "comfortably" on §0.25 a week each. They are shown at dinner which cost 22 cents each. igation of the af- £bre the ways and ' They .were- dying ,. --Jr^^W^M^ --ey 'simply fWeomp to show us the havoc that the industry was creating. ' ,. . ' "We slapped on a tax sufficient to kill the market for those matches, whether or no--tho it drove the country back to the use of flint i and steel. And straightway the manufacturers hit on a new formula, omitting the deadly phosphorus. (Turn to FURC 18, Column 3). CLEWfOUlTO EMBALMED BODY Kansas City Man Gone Since Four Days Before Smith Fire Occurred. PERRY. March 20. (50--County officials planned today to work on the possibility that the embalmed body of a man found in a burning truck belonging to John M. Smith, missing Perry Insecticide manufacturer, might be that of Quinten P. McNely of Kansas City. County Attorney George Sackett received a letter yesterday from McNely's brother at Allerton, who said his brother had disappeared Jan. 30, four days before the fire. He has been asked to send descriptive material -of his brother so that a check may be made here. State Agent Myron Tullar, who has been working on the case, said that he might make a trip to Kan- be heard. He was assured by the speaker this would be done when the bill was taken up later. Tee speaker pT^ted'oub thatjthe discussion to- I'jftttUfiA J ,.vy^-=iSL^!=b?t^l-Jtnilil_i.I*.i-- .... port. Question of Morality. In closing appeals for placing tie measure on the calendar, Representative J. P. Gallagher of Iowa county said the question was one of- morality rather than constitutionality. The vote was taken today under a call of the house signed by Representatives Kern, Mathews, Avery, McCreery, Drake of Musca- tlne and Drake of Kebkuk. Shields quoted from the constitution the section providing that the (Turn lo I'aso 2, Column 5). DREISElSLAPS FACE OF LEWIS Nobel Prize Winner Accuses His Rival Novelist of Plagiarism. NEW YORK, March 20. UP--The Evening Post says that Theodore Dreiser, novelist, slapped the face of Sinclair Lewis, Nobel literary prize winner at a dinner last night honoring Boris Pilnyak, Russian communist writer. The incident, says the Post, was the result of a literary feud brewing since 1928 between the author of "Main Street" and the author of "An American Tragedy." It occurred after Lewis, called upon to speak at the dinner, said, according to the Post story, "I feel disinclined to say anything In the Stateville Prison Inmates Smash in Cell Door Glasses STATEVILLE, 111., March 20. (IF) --Prisoners in cell house "F" at tho model penitentiary here loosed their pent-up venom in another short- lived, demonstration tgday, .smashing , glass la their" cellVdoofa; anS ·hurling I a chorus of invectives .against their guards. The disturbance was quelled In short order and efforts of the convicts to break from their cells were futile. There were 729 convicts In the cellhouse, most northerly of the four circular blocks. Concert of Boos. One prisoner gave the signal for the outburst by kicking thru the heavy plate glass panel in his barred cell door and shouting. His fellows took up the concert of boos, but could do little damage. There was no chance for an escape. Young Chicago hoodlums who want to be "big shots" are the trouble makers, Warden Hill told the investigation committee. Warden Hill was the first witness called. General dissatisfaction with the pardon and parole boards Warden Hill said led to a disgruntled and mutinous feeling among the convicts. The special legislative committee adjourned, suddenly taking automobiles to Stateville to see the riot WILL ROGERS 'crt%/C* SECOND VESSEL OF VIKING FLEET REPORTED SUNK Crew Saved; Balchen Heads Air Relief Expedition. S T. JOHNS, N. F., March 20. The motor sealer Sir William, one of the fleet of which the wrecked sealer Viking was a member, sank 15. miles northeast of Horse island this morning, according to advices received here. The crew reached the steamship Eagle in safety. The crew of the Sir' William abandoned ship and reached the Eagle, another sealing ship, in two dories. They fired the ship before leaving, her so she 'would not be come a derelict and a menace tc navigation. The steamer Sagona, with. II 1 survivors of the Viking disaste aboard, was caught in an ice jam Loday and it became impossible t say when she would arrive here The Sagona was to have left Hors Island for this port late this after noon. BALCHEN SIGHTED BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., March 20. -- Just before Mr. Hoover left for Porto Rico he had a long private conference with Senator Borah anc Borah.. told him tt go ahead and en joy^himseU.^Ypu^can'it^aiford to .be onjltne : '-" outs" wlth" : 'B3rah7 ; that 1 ' (a; - i i you want to. get anything done in this country. There Is an awful lot of people that would like to see Bill Borah president, and I would 'too. Course I don't believe he would take it, for he would have to make too great a personal sacrifice of prestige and authority. It would be sorter Mussolini Jjeing only the king. -/ Yours, liko ® till. lfeN«uill sas City to conduct an Investigation. Tullar and Sheriff C. A. Knee of D a l l a s county questioned Mrs. Smith again yesterday but said that they received no new clews to Smith's disappearance. AUNT HET By Robert Guillen "I know it's sinful an' carnal minded, but when we've got Pa's women folks for dinner, I just can't help comparin' my pie- crusts with the kind they make." presence of the man who stole 3,000 words from my wife's book, and before two sage critics who publicly lamented my receiving the Nobel prize." "Waited Hopefully." Three years ago Mrs. Lewis, formerly Dorothy Thompson, charged that Dreiser literally plagiarized her book "The New Russia" in his volume "Dreiser Looks at Russia." When Lewis made his remark, the newspaper says the other mj es ts--who included H e y w o o d Broun, Irving S. Cobb, Rupert Hughes, Burton Rascoe and Lautr ence Stallings--"waited hopefully far the shooting but Dreiser restrained himself nor did the two sage critics who were not immediately identified, rise to defend themselves at, the moment." No Apologies Given. "No apologies were given or asked," the Post continues. "The h-amenities were preserved while the company adjourned to the next room for coffee and cigars." Strangely enough, the account says, Dreiser and Lewis found themselves face to face conversing presumably on the subject nearest to their hearts. Suddenly the guests heard a resounding slap, saw Dreiser leaning forward and Lewis nursing his cheek. Once again Dreiser slapped. Lewis uttered no words but his cheeks flamed. Then friends leaped between them and the incident was over. first hand. Oust Newspapermen. Two of the four national guard companies were still on duty at Stateville and patrolled the yard as soon as the trouble broke. The reduced force of 35 state highway policemen was also on hand. Superintendent Rodney Brandon of the state department of public welfare, upon his arrival, ordered all newspapermen ejected from the cell blocks and issued notice that none is to be admitted to cell houses. Representative Michael L. Igoe of member and the house of Chicago, committee minority leader of Springfield, expressed the opinion the prisoners should be fed instead of being confined on bread and water rations in their cells. Warden Hill issued orders for cheese and bologna. a meal of I Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks--Firm; Stone and Webster cro'sses 50 into new high ground. Bonds--Irregular; railroads and utilities higher. Curb--Firm; Cities Service strong. Butter--Firm. ' Foreign Exchanges -- S t e a d y ; French franc advances. Cotton--Lower; lower cables and poor trade demand. CHICAGO Wheat--Steady; steadiness Winnipeg and forecast large world's shipments. Corn--Steady; forecast decreased receipts. Cattle--Steady to lower. Hogs--Lower. $60,000 Fire at Iowa Falls Wrecks Hotel IOWA CITY, March 20.--Damage estimated at betweein $50,000 nnd. $60,000 was caused by flames at the Woods hotel here last night when 'the blaze gutted the structure. The flames were brot under control at midnight thru the efforts of six fire depratments, which succeeded in keeping the fire from spreading to adjoining buildings. The'building was three stories high and'valued at $100,000. Insurance amounted to 580,000. It was understood today that the hotel will be rebuilt. Flames Come Out Roof. Bliss Hall, manager of the hotel, said he first discovered flames in the linen room. He put out this tlaze with an extinguisher, suffering slight burns on his hand. Soon, after, however, flames were seen coming from the roof. All the occupants went safely out of the hotel. The flames from the roof rapidly burned down thru the center of the structure, leaving only the walls of the main structure standing. The building was of brick veneer construction. Other Departments Called. Fire departments were called from Hampton, Alden, Hubbard, Eldora and Ackley. A modern addition to the south Uaving 40 rooms was not badly damaged. A barber shop, cleaning establishment and a ISLE AU HAUT, Maine, March 20. UP)--Bernt Balchen's amphibian plane -flying to Newfoundland passed over this island at 12:05 p. m. today. The plane was heading directly east, hugging the coast. Speaks Pessimistically. -!. BOSTON,iMarcn .· 20. .;. . aerial: relief expeditibi headed by Bernt Balcnen, famous aviatb'fi took off from the Boston airport at 9:53 a. m. today on the first leg of a flight to Newfoundland to search for survivors of the wrecked sealing ship Viking. Randy Enslow, relief pilot, was at the controls. Speaking into a microphone at the last minute, Ba^chen spoke somewhat pessimistically of the flight as a "doubtful task." Carry Father's Message - As the flyers soared away they carried with them a touching parting message of confidence from Dr. Lewis Frissell of New York, father of Varick Frissell, young motion 'picture operator, who was numbered among the missing in the Viking's tragedy. The expedition was expressly authorized by Dr. Frissell. Informed that weather conditions might delay the flyers at St. John, the doctor expressed the desire that the plane make a start on its rescue mission and told the members of the crew he had every confidence In Balchen as the pilot Carries Organizer The big twin-motored Sikorsky amphibian plane carried, besides Wood Makes Two Records in Speedboat Sets Mark of 100.6 Miles an Hour and Breaks It. MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 20 A 1 )--Gar Wood, king of America's water coursers, pushed his trim motorboat, Miss America IX, across a measured mile on Indian creek here today to claim two new world speedboat records. He set the first with an average two way speed of 100.6 miles an hour. The second record, made 45 minutes later, was 101.154 miles an hour for an average of two runs. Wood announced he would make a third sp*ed run over a nautical mile this afternoon, in an attempt to lower all international speedboat records. His average time for the second new record of the day was 35.59 seconds. Wood, accompanied by Orlin Johnson, his mechanic, piloted the Miss America IX on a northbound trip over the measured mile at a speed of 100.755 miles an hour as he made his second successful attempt to break the record of Sir Henry O. D. Segrave, of England, of 98.76 miles an hour. Wood's time for the mile as 35.73 seconds. On the return speed run he made his best time of the day, accomplishing the mile in 35.45 seconds at a speed of 101.55 miles an hour. Kayo Don to Follow. OPERATES GAVEL A. E. Ranltln, superintendent of schools at Hampton and president of tho north central division of tho Iowa State Teachers association, is presiding at the sessions of the annual convention here. NEW YORK, March 20. UP)--Gar Wood's new speedboat record wil be in danger next Wednesday, when Kaye Don, ace of the English drivers, attempts to establish a new ;mark ,,wit£y;Mi5S : -v England :;IIv at Buenos Aires. Miss' England ;H is the same boat in which Sir Henry Segrave was killed while making the record of 98.7 miles an hour, which Wood broke today. plumbing shop were housed in thi.i portion. The hotel was erected in the f i f ties. It was remodeled into a modern structure 15 years ago and was known as an exceptional hotel for a town of this siz.e J. L. Welden and Mr. Bliss own much stock in the hotel, which ij operated by the Woods hotel company: The Yarger apartments, a wooden frame structure next to the hotel, were in danger of burning. It's easy to make silver worth two dollars an ounce. You just hammer it Into 'the shape of a gravy ladle.--Cedat Uapids Gazette. Balchen and Enslow, Merion Cooper of New York, wbo organized the expedition. The takeoff was made under gray skies and in the face of a 16 mile northeast headwind, which appeared to be rising. Allowing for their load and for the wind, the flyers estimated it would take them live and one-half hours to reach St. John, New Brunswick, which was expected to be the first stop. The plane carried 433 gallons of gasoline and 100 pounds of concen- (Tnrn (o raitn Z, Column 5). MANTHOTDEAD FOUND ON ROAD Cedar Rapids Youth Tells of Being Beaten and Carried Away. DES MOINES, March 20. (7P-- Leroy Kelly, 20, 'believed to have been drowned in the Cedar river at Cedar Rapids, was found by police here today. He told a story of having been knocked unconscious, placed in an automobile and dumped out in a patch of woods near Ankeny. Kelly said he stopped near a car parked close to the Quaker Oats company plant at Cedar Rapids Thursday and three men jumped out of the car. One of them struck him on the head, knocking him unconscious. When he awoke near Ankeny today, he said he made his way to a highway and was picked up by a motorist who brot him to DCS Malncs. , FARMERS HOME AFTER PROTEST Stage Demonstration Over Cattle Test Law at Capitol. DES MOINES, March 20. W)i- Farmers battling the compulsory bovine tuberculin testing law returned to their homes today after staging the largest demonstration before the general assembly of recent years. Their -protests, registered .yesterday by more than 1,500 persona, will be considered Tuesday by the house committee on animal industry. Representative G. E. Van Wert of Franklin county, chairman, said. He did not anticipate that the committee would meet before its usual time to take up the Davis bill to make tho test optional. Altho opposition to the tuberculosis plan was their principal objective, the farmers took occasion to voice their opinion against the county assessors' bill now under debate in the house. After their meeting yesterday afternoon, they packed the house chamber again in the evening to hear speeches against that measure. Thompson, Now on Farm Board, Backed Founding WASHINGTON, March 20. UP)-A man who took only 48 hours to prove he favored the ideas of at least 67,000 farmers has been appointed to the federal farm board. Hia commission places Sam H. Thompson on the board which he sought for--'seven 'years to establish with enactment of the agricultural marketing act, a la\y for the past 20 months. Back in 1924, Thompson appeared before the house agriculture committee to speak for the McNary- Haugen equalization fee bill. His right to represent Illinois farmers was challenged. He left town, and in two days returned from Chicago with 07,000 signatures on a petition asking: the bill be passed. He thca testified. Work Starts at Once The appointment yesterday of Thompson, who was elected to the presidency of the American Farm Bureau federation for three terms, was announced at the white house. Thompson's Job begins immediately. He fills the vacancy left by the resignation of Alexander Legge as chairman and the appointment of James C. Stone to that position. SPEECHES GIVEN EXPERTS AT H.S.AUD1TOR1UM University of Chicago Faculty Member on Program. M ASON CITY entertained Friday the largest gathering of teachers in its history. Close to 2,000 Instructors were in the city attending the tenth annual convention of the north central division of the Iowa State Teachers' association, which opened Thursday evening and continues thru Saturday. Even the second balcony was required to hold the throng- that crowded into the high school auditorium Friday morning to hear the lectures by Mrs. Hattio Moore Mitchell, dean of women at Kansas State Teachers' college, and Dr. William S. Gray oC the University of Chicago. Besides the throng in tho auditorium scores milled about the corridors attending to registration and preparing for the 22 group conferences that comprised tho program for tho afternoon. Talks on Keiidlng. Tho important part which reading plays in the Intelligent development of the child was portrayed In a scholarly manner by Dr. Gray, who particularly stressed the progress being made in UiQ teaching of reading by means of research. Investigation has shown that reading habits developed in school FRIDAY EVENING 8:15--Operetta, "The Fortune Teller," by Maaon City high school. SATURDAY MORNING , 8:30. Music--Mason .City grade ' scfiool orchestra. WY Ai'Stor- er, director. 9:00 a. m. Address--Miss Agnea Samuelson, state superintend of public instruction. 9:40 Assembly singing--Directed by Mr. Grimm. 9:50 Address, "Following Up Education," C. R. Reed, superintendent of Minneapolis schools. 10:40 Business meeting. Ever a champion of the soil tiller, Thompson contends the present condition of agriculture is largely responsible for the depression. If agriculture, can be restored to prosperity, he said, in accepting the new work, business in general will be rejuvenated. He is a protagonist of co-operative farm organizations. Added to Fiirm For seven years he urged passage of the marketing act and other legislation he thot remedial. His the9ries were based on experience, since he was born In Adams county, 111., in 1863 and started with an 80 acre farm which has been added to, so that it is now 500 acres and is being run, under his supervision, by a son. Sixteen years ago Thompson organized a pioneer livestock co-operative society in Adams county and he became a charter member of the disappear In a largo percentage of cases soon after tha school days, according to Dr. Gray, who said this fact was emphatically demonstrated in army tests during tho World, war. The reason for this, he said, is the' fact that the persons did not retain their reading interest. Research had also shown that reading varies greatly by communities, depending on library facilities and other factors. Inferior Rending Sought. The character of modern, reading, according to tho Chicago professor, is not such as to develop good citizenship. The average reader of tha newspaper seeks out the cartoons, the articles on acts of violence, sport pages and the serial stories, he said, causing the space given, over to editorials and articles of educational value to shrink materially. Another fact developed by investigation is that children exhibit gross inability to interpret their reading with any degree of intelligence. This occurs not only in the grades and high school, but also in. olleges. The speaker then described developments that have taken place n the past 10 years to overcome :his difficulty and to make reading n. school something that will def- IOWA WEATHER Cloudy, rain or snow Friday night and probably !n east portion Saturday. Not much change in temperature. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Thursdays 46 Above Minimum in Night 27 Above At 8 A. M. Friday 32 Above Altho Thursday's temperature did not rise to the expected heights, it was within 7 degrees of the month's maximum thus far. Friday morning clouds obscured the sun. The wind was out of the south and the temperature thru the forenoon hovered around the freezing mark. Illinois Agricultural association. Besides these positions he has been n director of the national livestock and meat board and of the farm board's subsidiary national grain corporation. To succeed Thompson as president, the American Farm Bureau federation elected Edward A. O'Ncil of Montgomery, Ala. Charles E. Hearst of Des Moines took O'Neal's place. Gambling Legalized as Nevada Governor Signs CARSON CITY, Nev., March 20 UP)--Virtually all forms of gambllnp became legal in Nevada today am the path of the divorce seeker wil be shortened May 1 as the result o two bills signed by Gov. Fred B Balzar. Train Crash Victim Improves. SIOUX CITY, March 20. /F)-Improvement was shown today in tha condition of William J. King. ?1, who suffered interim! injuries when his car was struck by a Chicago Northwestern passenger train at a grade crossing. nltely benefit the pupil. An effort las been made to make the teach- ng such, as to develop intelligent nterpretation and to stimulate the reading motive and independent Lhinking. As a part of this the child is given a much wider type of reading. Sirs. Mitchell Speaks. The first speaker on the prograiri Friday morning was Mrs. Hattie Moore Mitchell. "The school is but tne Handmaid to tho three factors operating in the lives of boys and girls who pass over the door sill of the schoolhousa out into tho world," she told tha gathering. "Whether eighth grade graduates or Ph. D.'s, these three factors are the determinants as to riches and reaches of life. From the living- demonstrations of these three factors you and I welcome tho message of thin hour. "Only God can measure tha influence of the printed page so I sought the editor, the man whoso black, crooked marks bring us tho message in song, oration, history, art, science or story, and I asked him were he to have tho privilege that is mine this hour what would ha say. His reply was, just three things (Turn to V«*o 8, Column 1). C with' two 'American '' wno umea ·'" t"..TM" frionrto

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