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H A f t L Q N E H I S MEM 4 D E P T OP I O W A O I T S M O I M £ S . I A ' North Iowa's Edited for the Home "THE NEWSPAPER- THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME E D I T I O N VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PKR COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL, NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 141 Children to See Hoover President Will Visit Little Ones in Islands. By CHARLES P. 'STEWART ' A S H I N G T O N , March 21. (CPA; --What a difference it makes when congress adjourns never \yas better illustrated than by the publicity attendant u p o -i President Hoover's trip to Porto Rico and the Virgin islands. The president's heart has been touched, it is announced f r o m the white house, by represenU- tions of the hard lot of iorto jwean children. He wants to make the first-hard _ investigation of the generally bad ' economic conditions which prevail both in Porto Rico and among tnti Virgin islanders, according to information from the executive mansion, but concern for the little ones is the especially-stressed feature o f . the presidential journey. . ' * * T HAT this explanation accurately reflects the facts of the ca there is no doubt whatever. Child welfare unquestionably .Mr. Hoover's chief personal prepossession. Thruout the entire history of his activities as a worker for the alleviation of "human misery" n'.a first thot always has been for the young among the sufferers, both because of their helplessness, prqb ·ably, an'd on account of his realization pf the importance of their present upon the future. 'Yet there equally can be no doubt that the administration's publicity advisers, if not the president him · self,;.would have been mighty, care f ul' to avoid the placing of tdo c much ' emphasis upon the welfare aspect; · of the chief executive's'journey Sad · congress been in session; with plen ty .o£ its spokesmen ready to draw ' '" ''immediately between th CHAPLAINS BLAME PAROLE BOARD Gowrie Man Elected President by Teachers SCHOOL EXPERT OF MINNEAPOLIS GIVES ADDRESS A s s o c i a t i o n in Final . Session of Division Convention. P A LEISTRA of Gowrie, chair- · man of the executive committee of the organization the past year, was elected president of the north central division of the Iowa State Teachers association at the closing session of the convention Saturday morning'. Mr. Leistra takes the place of A. E. Rankin of Hampton, who as president presided over the sessions of the convention held Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday forenoon. The attendance at the convention was the largest in the history of the organization and was regarded by those in attendance as one of · the outstanding gatherings of the division. The total attendance passed the 2,200 mark. Other officers are: Ester Webb, Northwood, vice president; Catherine Osia, Humboldt, secretary, and R. E. Nyquist, Mason City, treasurer. On Resolution Committee. Supt. 3. E. Smith of Buffalo Center was chosen to the executive committee to fill the unexpired term, of Superintendent Draper, who resigned; Kate Skinner of Luverne was chosen for the full term. James Rae, principal of the Mason, schools, was chosen' a number 47 SCHOOLS REPRESENTED IN BAND PHOTO BY K I R K ' Sun Crosses Equator and 'Sprig Is CuV It May Be Poetry to Some but Not to Scientists. WASHINGTON, March 21. UP)-Spring arrived today at 7 minutes after time. 8 o'clock, central standard NEW PRESIDENT POLICE BEATUP SON OF KAISER August Wilhelm and Hitler "" Lieutenant Accused of Inciting Mob. BERLIN, March 21. ; Iff)--How he --a Hohenzollern prince and-son of the former Icaiser--was - rudely clubbed by German policemen in Koenigsberg last night, was related today by August Wilhelm himself, fourth son of the ex-emperor, on his arrival from East Prussia. He and Paul Goebbels, fascist aid, were beaten and bruised at the Koenigsberg" railway station when police broke up a national socialist ' demonstration. Hundreds of enthusiastic Nazis had come to see them off to Berlin after August Wilhelm's speech at a mass meeting, first prohibited as a menace to public peace and then permitted on the condition that Goebbels remain away. "I was struck over the shoulder, then clubbed on the head and ears," August Wilhelm said. "A lady who got in the way also was. clubbed. I appealed to a police major who was standing near, but he merely signaled to another policeman who whacked me again " Body of Italian Aviator Recovered From Ocean ROME, March 21. (ff)--The hody of Lieut. Giuseppe Damonte was recovered today from the sea near Pisa, where he, Col. Umberto Mad- dalena and Capt. Fausto Cecconl plunged to their death on Thursday. AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "Pa ain't let me cut his hair since the time he made me nervous talkin 1 'about my folks an' that piece got snipped out of his ear." convention of ihe National Educa- :ion association. Miss Elizabeth Graves of Mason City was chosen lonbrary delegate. Following are the delegates to he state convention: Principal W. A. Cresap, Esther- rille; Supt. W. A. Ortmeyer, Arm- itrong; County Supt. Marie Sorum, Estherville; Mark A. Hampshire, Fort Dodge; County Supt. -Anna Johnson, B n ort Dodge; Supt. Ralph Bente, Stanhope; Supt. M. D. Anderson, Rqlfe; Supt. E. H. Parsons, Bode; Supt. C..G. Bray, Blairsburg; Supt. Donald Wier, Burt; Supt. J. R. Mounce, Garner; Lulu Harper, llarton; Supt. O. H. Rusley, Lake Mills; Supt. E. A. Morrison, Dows; Supt. J. Claire Robinson, Moorland; Principal Edna Luce, Hampton; Principal Hazel Grimes, Rockwell ~Hty; Principal Clifford Bcem, lagle Grove; Principal Emma Rehm, Mason City. The alternates are: Supt., G. D. Belken, Fcnton; Supt. C. yf. Stc- phenson, Graettinger; Dan Glen- ion, Emmetsburg; Supt. R. W. SJewell, Emmetsburg; Supt. L. J. Theis, Britt; Supt. A. A. Wolfe, Kanawha; Mrs. Bernice Bradley- Smith, Humboldt; Supt..H. J. Williams Belmond; Supt. L. A. Muth, Ventura; Supt. C. A. Pease, Clear Lake; Supt. R. D. Larson, Thornton; Elizabeth Oggel, Webster City; Helen Bridger, Manson; Supt. Grant L. Sanders; Plover; Mary Bullock and Ethel Hall, Mason City; Clara B. Dean and Mamie E. Fosler, Fort Dodge. The nominations were presentee? ay J. F. Overmeyer, superintendent of schools at Algona. Reports on Convention. A report on the national convention held last year at Columbus was made by Supt. J. S. Hilllard of Estherville. The financial report of the organization by Mr. Nyquist, printed on the programs, was adopted. Resolutions, adopted unanimously by the convention, expressed appre- ciaton to Supt. R. B. Irons, Principal James Rae and other' members of the Mason City school faculty for the excellent manner in which the convention was handled. Supt E. D. Swan'son of Humboldt, who presented- the resolutions, stated the attendance was the largest on record, numbering more than 2,000. More than 200 teachers registered from the district and some 200 from Dutside districts. The place for next year's convention will be determined by the executive committee. Ensign and Reed Talk. The addresses Saturday morning were given by C. R. Reed, superin tendent of schools at Minneapolis and Prof. F. C. Ensign of tne Stata University of Iowa, who took the place of Miss Agnes Samuelson. state superintendent of puhlic lr struction, who was unable to be. here because of illness. Professor Ensign, who was the chief speaker at the Junior college group conference Friday afternoon, when he presented new material on .{Tuza la PJXK* 20* Cahuxw U ASSESSORS BILL NOT DEFINITELY OUT OF RUNNING Motion to Kill Attempt P. A. Leistra of Gowrie, chairman of the executive committee the past year, was elected president of the north central division of thgtlowa State Teachers association at the closing session of the convention Saturday morning. Kanawha Youth Found Dead in Ditch Near Car KANAWHA, March 21--His body found a short distance from his ditched truck, Bob Brummund, 14 son of Mr. and Mrs. Hterm Brum- njund, was killed In an accident last night seven miles east of here. The youth'was riding alone at the time of the accident. Hancock County Coroner F. W Zigler investigated the accident. The body today is at the Foil and Wilson funeral-parlors. No funeral arrangements have been made. Accident Is Reported. Brummund was last seen about 8 o'clock last .night when he went to the garage after the car. He tolc his parents he planned to attend a moving- picture shqw. The ditched car was seen by persons driving along the road but they presumec the accident had occurred some time previously. When they arrived in Kanawha they reported an auto was in the ditch. Mr. Quingley of Goodell found the body of the youth about 10 o'clocl last night six feet behind the auto The auto evidently had turned ove two or three times and the fron part was still in the ditch. The glas: in the windshield was broken am the aides of the auto were broken and scattered for 200 feet nearby. Cushion Near Body. A seat cushion was found nea Brummund's body. The auto, Model A Ford with a truck body was badly damaged. Brummund, who was a student i the eighth grade, is survived by hi parents and one brother, John, freshman in the Kanawha hig school and a sister, Miss Mildred, student at Drake university. Hi father is an auctioneer. Germany, Austria to Form Customs Union BERLIN, March 21. (m--A. vl tual customs union of Germany an Austria will be established unde · 'jf, terms of a treaty to be preaente the parliaments of both countrle during 1932, it became known her | today. A FEATURE of the convention of the North Central division of the Iowa Teachers' association which closed here Saturday was the appearance of the North Central band. One hundred fifty-six players 'rom 47 schools participated in the program of difficult numbers. Karl j. King, Fort Dodge, prominent composer, directed the first number which he had written. Gerald R. Prescott, Mason City high school conductor, was leader for other numbers on the program. D ES MOINES, March 21 forts to bring definite death to he county assessors' bill were hreatencd temporarily in the house f representatives today/ Speaker Francis Johnson ruled nit of order a motion by Represen- ative Henry Berry of Monroe coun- y to reconsider the vote by which he bill was defeated yesterday and hen lay the motion on the table. The action, if carried, would pre- ·ent taking up the bill again this lession. The speaker held that Represen- .ative Byron Allen of Pocahontas lounty had 24 hours in which to call up his motion for reconsideration, made just after the vote was taken ?riday. This would give sponsors of he bill opportunity to try to win 14 more votes. . Waits Until Monday. The ruling will prevent discussion of reconsideration until Monday. Roll Call Given. The roll call on the county assessor bill was as follows: Ayes (41)--Avery, Bonnstetter, 3rown, Byers, Dayton, Donlon, Ellsworth, Gallagher, Gissel, Greaser Greene, Hanson o£ Atldubon, Hannon, Helgason, Hesse, Hollingsworth Hollis, Hopkins, Hush, Husted Johnson o£ Marion, Kern, Langland, jichty, McCaulley, McCreery, McLain, Millhone, Morton, Nelson of (Turn to FnjEC 2, Column 7). Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK Stocks--Heavy; chemicals- lead decline. Bonds--Irregular; rails and industrials steady. Curb--Irregular; investment trust improves. Butter--Steady. Foreign Exchanges--Firm; Ger man mark strong-. Cotton--Higher; trade b u y i n g and week-end covering. CHICAGO Wheat--Barely steady; bearisl- weather reports. Corn--Barely steady; forecast in creased receipts. Cattle--Steady; hogs steady lower. Violet Rays Advised to Poultry Grower NEW YORK, March 21. Raise your chickens under ultra violet rays. A scientist from th Westlnghouse Lamp company ha demonstrated that of four cockerel from the same hatching, two tha were so exposed weighed 20 ounce at the end of six weeks and th others weighed 11 ounces. (WILL- ROGERS 9fft\/K* BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., March 1. -- Every state in the union gam- les as much as Nevada does but hey were smart enough to pass a aw and get some tax money out f it. If Wall street paid a tax on very. -"game'!- tthey; run,. Aye would; et- o h ' r e e n e to .run. the t ov- PRIEST TELLS OF BOYS LOCKED UP WITH VETERANS Hearing Recesses While Board Members Are Called. j jet- gnough'r ey.enve to .run. ;the t gov- irmne^'ionV;;:^^?.'''^^?^ ''uf' ":7'" l ,?S:^ - ' ' Funeral S e r v i c e s to Be Held Monday Afternoon. Mrs. Mary A. Emsley Adams, 92 years old, 304 Second street southeast,-; one 'of the pioneer Residents of : hpaie . iAiibther; thing-, we don't see in' to able - to even check, crime, so why not legalize it and put a heavy ax on it, make the tax for robbery o high that a bandit couldn't af- ord to rob anyone unless he knew hey had a lot of dough. We have taxed other industries mt of business. It might work here. ml. McNiuiht SiiulluU. ID*. The coming- of the annual vernal season may have meant high emotions to the poets but it was a matter of higher mathematics to compilers of the nautical almanac. Spring comes at the minute when the sun crosses the equator from south to north. Next year it will be at 1:54 p. m. March 20. And in 1933 the crossing- will occur at 7:43 p. m. March 20. Havo to Figure. Prof, James Rohertson, director of the nautical almanac, who has watched 30 springs figured in on naval observatory hill, explained why spring, instead of arriving sedately on the same hour, same day, year after year, will always keep mathematicians figuring. Even changing the calendar to a 13 month year wouldn't change spring's changeability, he said. "So long as the earth goes around the sun in 365% days, the fraction will keep spring from ever coming out even," said Professor Robertson. "The extra fourth dpy would throw off any calendar that might be made. Grass Grows Green. "There are, of course, two reasons for this year by year devia- * J n _ in rtnv-ifirr'a or-T-1 tfnl f \TC.t' t~Vlf Wife of Missing Perry Man Fails to Get by Police PERRY, March 21. UP)--After frustrating a meeting last night be- .ween Mrs. John M. Smith, wife of .he missing Perry insecticide manufacturer, and one or more men in a coupe bearing a Minnesota license, state and county authorities concentrated their efforts here today In hopes of solving the mysterious disappearance o£ Smith. State Agent Myron Tullar said :oday he believed that Smith was in :he immediate vicinity, to which be- ief credence was added by the statement of an oil station attendant at DeSota, 25 miles south of here, that a man answering Smith's description stopped at his station last night. / Followed Several Miles. Sheriff C. A. Kneo was informed yesterday that Mrs. Smith had received a telephone call arranging a meeting with an unknown party, deputy sheriffs were assigned to watch the Smith home and about 7 p. m. the woman left in an automobile. The deputies followed her for several miles when a coupe passed her car. She drove on a short distance, the deputies said, and turnpd around and followed the coupe. The deputies said that they gave chase and noticed that the two machines added speed. About 15 miles from Perry MM. Smith's car plunged off the pavn- ment, tipping over as she tried to pass another car. Deputies Aro Outdistanced. The deputies said they pursued the coupe for four miles but were outdistanced. Returning, they took Mrs. Smith, unhurt, to Perry. Tullar said he would question her today regarding the abortive meet- Ing and the telephone call. While engaged primarily in seeking the whereabouts of Smith, authorities also were trying to determine the identity of the burned body which was found in Smith's wrecked truck Feb. 3. Mrs. Smith was under a doctor's care today as the result of restlessness following her pursuit by officers. : 'S aBuraay7?mof tig. ·' Shevhka' -been' an Invalid for'several years.'"''" 1 '' ' Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home. Dr. W. L. Dibble, minister of the Congregational church, will be in charge of the service. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. Adams, whoso name before her marriage was Mary A. Church, was the daughter of the Rev. Jesse 13. Church and Julia Bailey Church. She was born Oct. 8, 1839, at Springboro, Crawford county, Pennsylvania. Was Early Resident. Prohably no woman had more to do with the moral and intellectual development of Mason City during the early days than Mrs. Adams, who had lived here for considerably more than half a century. Tho she originally came to this state from her Home in Pennsylvania for a visit with her brother, one of the early Mason City postmasters, she was so delighted with the surroundings and the outlook for the future that she remained here even tho her people in the east expected her to return after a year's stay. Her brother, Jarvia S. Church, was a lawyer as well as postmaster and was prominent in the early pu- litical llfo of the city. Mrs. Adams almost immediately after her arrival began to help her brother in the administration of the postoffice ap- Turn to rnRO 2, Column 8). lion in spring's arrival--first, omlquity of the ecliptic, and second, .Oiai.difference · .between ·. the mean sun; and:th triie ; aun.:.Th'e' true sun, in elliptical course, travels with uneven velocity--" Outside the grass on observatory hill unquestionably grew green with mathematical precision. No matter what stellar course it traveled, there was spring. JUST ANOTHER DAY DES MOINES, March 21. Spring- }3 here according- to calendar, but as the' far as tempera- OLIET, HI., March 21. OP)--Startling charges of both the Protestant and Catholic chaplains of the Illinois state penitentiary that unrest here is due to the attitude of the state parole board, at noon today interrupted the legislative hearings while the committee wired, summons to the parole board chairman and the two memfcers who hold hearings here. Duo to new disclosures by the Catholic chaplain, the Rev. Ellgus Weir, the committee also extended the scope of its investigation to include the southern Illinois penitentiary at Chester and the Illinois state reformatory. Father Weir told them that there were boys of 16 imprisoned here with hardened criminals, and that at the state reformatory, built for wayward youths, there were men of 30, and there are insane criminals here, he said, who should be in. the asylum for criminal insane. Members at Fnutt, "Neither the parole law nor parole regulations are at fault," Father Weir said, "but the pardon board, members. It is their attitude here that has caused the trouble." W. C. Jones, chairman of the state parole board, R. Keehn, Ryan and Thomas H. Cannon are the pardon board members who hold hearings here, the priest sold. Roger Little, chairman of the legislative investigating committee, sent summons requesting their pres? ence here. · " · · -*· ·· ·V'.Developments today, the, committee a$aatfk,{Srda£# Heee£ry'-*'Stm- flay session which will Be Called tomorrow morning. · The Rev. George Jj'. Whitmeyer, discharged Episcopal chaplain of tha Illinois state penitentiary, defended himself before the committee. Made No Statement. "I made no statement to tha press," he declared. "Newspapermen came to me und asked questions and then put their' answers into my INCREASE NOTED IN EMPLOYMENT Relief Agencies Plug Along Encouraged by Better Outlook. WASHINGTON, March 21. .UP-Encouraged by new data placing the number of linemployed in January at 6,050,000 but snowing more recent signs of business improvement, relief agencies plugged along today in their efforts to keep joblessness at a minimum. \ Secretary Lamont estimated that that number of persons wag out of work, able to work and looking foi- work at the end of the first month of the year. He based his figure on two reports simultaneously issued by the census bureau. One gave revised unemployment totals for the 1930 census taken last April as 2,249,062 out of a 122,755,046 population. The other was a special Janu- nry, 1931, unemployment count covering 19 cities with a population of 20,639,981, which showed 1,930,666 hunting work. Both these unemployment totals include only those seeking jobs. Since the special January census was made, Lamont said, there "has been evidence of a slight but unmistakable improvement in the | employment situation." ture is concerned March 21 is just another day of mild weather for I6wa. . Des Moines came thru the winter of 1930-31 without experiencing zero weather. In fact it is exactly a year and 43 days since the temperature reached zero here,- on Feb. G, 1930. The lowest this winter was 0.2 above on Jan. 14. The lowest temperature officially recorded in the state this "winter" was 15 below at Decorah on Jan. 21. The winter of 1930-31, which comprises the three months of December, January and February, was the dryest in 58 years In Iowa, according to the local government weather bureau. The season's biggest snowstorm arrived the first week in March. The snowfall, however, came only to the three southern tiers of counties in the state. Farmers thruout the state suffer because of the drought. · The average for the whole country was less than 62 per cent of the normal ptecipitatlon. Fog- In Twin CUies. ST. PAUL, March 21. (7P)--The twin cities stood away in a corner of the northwest today and wept fog and mist for a time because the sun wouldn't come out on the first day of spring. It was obvious to Hibbing !n tho northern part of the state and Mankato In the southern that Minnesota wasn't feeling so chipper about this spring business for it was either cloudy or raining" In those places. Anyway, tho temperature of 33 above in the Twin Cities marked the end of the warmest Minnesota winter sinca 1878. mouth. I have no complaint to make against Warden Hill. I think it would be a big mistake if he were taken away from here." · Roger Little, chairman of the investigating committee, sought to impose court rules on him and hold him to direct answers, but the minister insisted on telling- his own story. He called the shooting of (Turn (o I'oRe 3, Column 1). HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL (Semifinals) Boone 16; Roosevelt High, De3 Moines, 15. CATHOLIC BASKETBALL (Third Round). Do la Salle, Minneapolis 22: Catholic, Washington, Ind., 17. Did You Know See Answer on Editorial Page Monday IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Saturday night nnd Sunday. Not much change in temperature. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures fo* 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clocls Saturday morning: Maximum Friday 42 Above Minimum in Night 32 Above At 8 A. M. Saturday 84 Above Trace of rain. The tiny spit of rain which fell on Mason City Friday evening about dinner time (unless you were outdoors, you wouldn't even have noticed it) was the second precipitation recorded this month. And March is supposed to be a damp month. WEEK'S FORECAST Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday, March 23: For th upper Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys: Considerable cloudiness probably some rain first part and again toward the end of tha week; temperatures near normal except nomcwhat above in northern sec- 'ions. Ibina, with''two'American'

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