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North Iowa's ILY- PAI Edited for the'Home H - \ R L Q N £, R H I S l|EM I O W A t * "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIA NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME. E D I T I O N VOL\ XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 23, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 142 Borah Bark Is Fierce Stewart Wonders If He Will "Bite" in 1932. By CHARLES V. STEWART · A S H I N G T O N , March 23. (CPA) S e n a t o r William E. Borah of Idaho undoubtedly has the fiercest bark, in combination with no bite whatever, of any man in public life today. Moreover, the people he barks at know it. To sit In the gallery and listen to him declaim on the senate floor, one would imagine that the folk he attacks would unite to beat him at the next election or perish in the attempt. But Borah never has any opposition to speak of. # * * CJENATOR NORRIS had to fight *- for his political life In Nebraska last November. Senator Schall squeaked ,thru by the narrowest of margins in Minnesota, and still has a contest on his hands. Senator McMaster actually was defeated in South Dakota. In 1926 conservative republicanism succeeded in ousting Senator 'Brookhart after he had been seated, and put a bourbon democrat, Daniel F. Steck, in his place, from the rockbound G. O. P. state of Iowa. Anti-radical forces already are ' bi;ing mobilized thruout the entire country, to be. thrown into unreliable areas next year, in an effort ; ;_ to save or rescue them from progressive representation in Washing- J \ ton. Borah, however, always has a walkover out in Idaho. x » » * W HAT the "interests" {as the progressives call them) evidently dislike in statesmen such as Sehators ,Norris, Schall, Brookhart . Nye, ; JHowell, LaFollette, Blaine Gutting; Wheeler, Frazier, Shipsteat $^4l?riofc^orUj? TjbuSTsSien . uiauuj*ic£uy but: really try' : 'tb "*·'--" ·y.jioonvthem. ~ ; Senator Borah has a happy faculty, talk as you may, of "voting right" when the roll is called. For example: ^There would be an extra session of congress this spring if the senators who were demanding adequate relief of industrial unemployment Turn to Pago 0, Column 4). SEEK CAUSE OF FATAL PILE UP Six Killed, Nine Hurt When Royal Scot Express v Leaves Rails. LEIGHTON-BUZZARD, England March 23. (/T)--London, Midlan- and Scottish line officials today sougnt to learn the cause of the wreck which yesterday piled up the Royal Scot express, one of the finest trains in the world, and took six lives. Nine passengers were injured. The train, which frequently has registered a speed of 90 miles an hour on parts of the 400 mile run from London to Glasgow, was proceeding .at a rapid rate along a clean straight stretch of steel, when the locomotive left the rails and keeled over on its side. The first . two coaches telescoped and tne ; third and fourth, after swinging around, crashed into another coach before* turning over. One of the dead was Sir George Saltmarsh, grain expert who was vice chairman of the allied whear. purchasing commission in 1915 anl 1916. Two other passengers and the engineer, the fireman and a dining car steward also were killed. EQUALIZATION FEE PLAN BOOMED A ustria Defends Free Trade Pact With Germany ASKS OTHERS TO JOIN PROPOSED CUSTOMS UNION Czechoslovakia, France and Italy Protest Agreement. WIENNA, March 23. (#}--Aus'tria V today answered protests against aer proposed customs union with Germany with an invitation to oth- 3r European countries to join them in an abolition of customs barriers. A formal protest by diplomatic representatives of France, Italy and Czechoslovakia drew 'from Dr. Johann Schober, foreign minister and victe-chancellor, the word that Germany and Austria had no intention of concluding any treaty which excluded the other powers. Invite All Others. On the contrary, he said, both have invited any other European state--all European states--to join the projected customs union, so "as gradually to extend it to embrace all European countries. He declared also that Austria felt more encouraged to embark on tb customs arrangement with Germany since she was conscious that the plan had' the approval both of Aristide Briand, French foreign minister and author of an ambitious pan-European scheme, and of the league of nations. Should Be Encouraged. The.protest of the three countries against the customs union project which· they .based 'upon. ah ,allega- ^ial^^^B^i^^oiidas'im^ .and .-.compromise? A-ustria' s' ; pledged independence, aroused: considerable bitter feeling in this country. The comment was maae that it bat been logical, to hope that any honest effort to overcome the economic depression of European states, nc matter by whom inaugurated, would receive encouragement. The demarche of the three governments was regarded in some circles as an effort on their part to torpedo the agreement with Ger many, which was announced here and at, Berlin Saturday. It was understood that , under its terms which were not made public anc which are subject to ratification by the German and Austrian parlia ments, all customs barriers between Austria and Germany will be removed. CABINET APPROVES AUNT MET By Robert Quillen "None of our folks ever got up very high in the world, but Cousin Joe was a deputy sheriff once an' Sue married a preacher." PARIS, March 23. UP) -- The French cabinet approved today thi movement initiated by Aristide BrI and to attempt to determine wheth er the Austro-German economic ac (Ttim to Tftffo 2, Cnlumri 3). Jury Indicts Kassay for Alleged Plot to Wreck Big. Zeppelin AKRON, March 23. UP)--Paul F Kassay, 37, Goodyear Zeppelin em ploye, who is alleged to have modi a remark which showed he Intendei to commit sabotage against thi giant navy Zeppelin "Akron" was indicted by the Summit countj grand jury today on a charge of vlo lating the state criminal syndicalism law. Missing American Navy Aviator Is Found Sat WASHINGTON, March 23. --UP Verne Warren Harshman, chief avi ation pilot, missing since March 1 when he disappeared during nava flying exercises off the coast of Co lombla, has been found and is now safe at Buena Ventura, Colombia. VESNE-S GRANDSON CHRISTENS NAUTILUS THREE KILLED IN IOWAACCIDENTS OVER WEEK-END Man Dies, One Hurt as Train Hits Car Near Emmetsburg. Here is a new view of the submarine Nautilus, in which Sir Hubert Wilkins will explore the Arctic. Jean Jules Verne, inset, grandson of Jules Verne, the French novelist, who will Le a member of the expedition, has arrived In the United SJates to christen the boa t at Brooklyn navy yard. "Nautilus" was the numo of the croft in his grandfather's prophetic story. Photos in Joliet Probe JOLIET, 111., March 23 (/P)-- Members of the state board of pardons and paroles appeared before the legislative committee and held- a heated executive session d u r i n g which press photographers were criticized. W. G. Jones, chairman of the board of pardons and paroles; R. Keene Ryan and Thomas H. Cannon- had been summoned after convicts testified it was the attitude and alleged unfairness of the board that caused the undercurrent feeling of resentment which flared into riotous disturbances here. Andrew Russell and Mrs. McCartney, who handle reformatory cases, also appeared. Put to Work Pending the opening session today, 400 of the 2,700 convicts held in their cells since Wednesday's riot were put to work cleaning up yards and buildings. The last company of national guardsmen on duty were to be sent home today. Rodney Brandon, director of public welfare, precipitated the executive session today after he protested that convicts were photographed yesterday while witnesses and asked that newspapermen and photographers be barred. He cited a state law which bars photographing of convicts. lives Not Safe · Brandon expressed the opinion that lives of Capt. B. A. Davenport and Christie Looft, guard, the tiwo men believed by convicts to be the chief men 'who shot inmates killed recently, would be "worth nothing if they stepped in that yard again," as a result of yesterday's publicity. Roger Little, chairman of the prison investigating committee, announced after the conference that sessions would continue unchanged and open to press representatives. He declined to go into detail regarding the discussion in Warden Hill's office. Dreiser Renounces Plans for Any Further Combat Turns From Role .of* "Man Who Slapped ,, Lewis." KANSAS CITY, March 23. (/TV- Theodore-Dreiser has turned from the role of "the man who slapped Sinclair Lewis." The author of "An American Tragedy", renounced any intentions of further combat with the red-headed Nobel prizewinner and said he was "really a good fellow.". Referring to his slapping of Lewis at a gathering of New York literati Thursday night, Dreiser said: "I couldn't sit there and swallow his Insults. I don't like being cursed and accused of plagiarism. I've answered that charge enough." Asked if Lewis didn't turn the other cheek to receive the second blow, the novelist commented that, "If I remember rightly it was the same cheek I slapped both times." "But that affair is closed," he said. "Lewis has a reputation for being offensive. I like Lewis and I believe Lewis likes me." NEWSPAPER HERO OF ^FRONT'PAGE^0IESf- ' ON "BEAT" TO LAST CHICAGO, March 23. UP--Hilding Johnson, 40, for.20 years criminal courts reporter for the Herald and Examiner and the newspaperman whose personality furnished the basis for "The Front Page," died early today. He had been 111 a week with hemorrhages of the stomach, but refused to leave his "beat." He had promised his physician that he would "drop" in at a hospital today. He became critically ill last night, however. Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur, writing "The Front Page," quite frankly used Johnson as their protagonist. ' 'V He is survived by his widow and a son, Louis Hilding, 8. Throngs Welcome President Hoover at Island Capital SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, March 23. W)--Throngs of people welcomed President Hoover here at 12:30 this afternoon. The president went immediately to the governor's palace upon his arrival, pausing only long enough to receive a salute from the Sixty-fifth regiment. The presidential party traveled in 23 automobiles from Ponce where the Arizona anchored early today. The president was enthusiastically cheered as he landed at Ponce but there was some hissing as the mayor officially welcomed him School children seranded the cavalcade with songs as it passed thru the streets, decorated with pen- nan ta. Governor Roosevelt and island officials were assembled to greet President Hoover at Ponce and there joined the party on its trip to tho capital. Former Policeman Has First Mass as Priest CHICAGO, March 23. UK-- The Rev. Daniel R. Daly, Cnicago policeman ordained Saturday as a Roman Catholic priest, celebrated his first mass, yesterday at the Visitation church. Six hundred former fellow policemen and as many more friends and relatives attended. Packers Consent Decree to Go to Supreme Court WASHINGTON, March 23. UB-- The decision to appeal to the supreme court an order modifying the packers' consent decree, handed down recently by the District of Columbia supreme court, was announced today by the justice department. "Sub" Officer, "-rprT^-rr f~~ Weeks, Is Lost at Sea NEW YORK, March 23. UP)-Willard I. Grimmer, quartermaste of Sir Hubert Wilkins's polar sub marine Nautilus, was lost overbear, yesterday in the outer harbor a the crew was on the way to th Brooklyn navy yard for christening today. He was married three week ago. Report of the tragedy by Com mander Sloan Danenhower, sklppc of the craft, was merely that Grim mcr had been lost and that a thor search had been made. Members o the crew said the cable, or dec rail, broke under his weight an that he fell into the sea from th sfter deck. The cable wag intac when the submarine was berthe last night. Grimmer, 27 years old, was for merly a radio operator in the navj His widow is the former Miss Mar Fountain of Philadelphia, Navy tugs, police launches anc navy airplanes joined in search for Grimmer after radio calls were sent from the submarine. Sir Hubert was not aboard. The submarine was recently reconditioned for the polar under-ice trip in July. T Jury Chosen to Try Brothers for Death of Chicago Reporter CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING, CHICAGO, 111., March 23. UP)--The jury to try Leo Brothers for the murder of Alfred- Lingle, Tribune police reporter, was completed at 11:15 today and immediately sworn in. The jury was taken out -o£ the courtroom while the attorneys wrangled over various points of lavtf. No session was held ^his afternoon, and the opening arguments were set for tomorrow morning. · HREE persons were killed and several seriously injured in auto- nobile and train accidents thruout he state over tho week-end. The dead: Vincent Bur tie, 21, DCS Moines. John Brodigan, 00, Columbus, Wis. Otto B. Schmidt, 55, Van Home. Brodigan was instantly killed and nis brother, Dave, 55, Emmetsburg, was badly injured last night when the car in which they were riding was struck by a fast Milwaukee train eight miles west ol Smmetsburg. Funeral arrangements for John Brodigan have not been made. Physicians Monday stated Dave Brodigan would recover. The Brodigan auto approached the crossing at the same time a long automobile carrier trailer came from the opposite direction. It Is tho that lights from the truck blinded the driver of the Brodigan auto. Taken to Emmetsburg. The Brodigan auto, a Ford Tudor struck the side of the first coach When this crash occurred, the en gine oE the auto was thrown In on direction and the auto was Carrie 2GO feet along the tracks. The trai stopped. The body of John Brodiga was taken to Emmets'burg wher Dave Brodigan was also taken "fd treatment. John Brodigan'a head was spl: open. His brother suffered cuts an bruises. John had come to visit his broths for the first time in 20 years. Hurt nt Blceville. Cecil Nulty suffered cuts an bruises on his face Saturday nigh when the car in which he was rid ing crashed into a tree in Riceville Nulty and Ed Ton, both minors took a car belonging to Ed Condon which a son, James Condon, parke near tho postoffice. The two youths drove the car fo four blocks but when the aut struck some sand it swerved an hit a tree. Nulty was cut by flyin glass. The accident occurred i front of the Lester Yager home. The auto was badly damaged. Killed at DCS fllolncs. Bartle was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed into the rear of an automobile near Des Moines. Audrey Powell, 15, of Des Moines, riding with Bartle, was seriously injured, suffering a possible skull fracture. Schmidt, president of the Van Home Savings bank, died Sunday from injuries received in an automobile accident near Newhall lato Saturday. Two sisters, Ida Marie and Lila May Hauser, 12 and 4 years old, respectively) were critically injured at. Sioux City when struck by an automobile driven by Charles Ray of Sioux City. The children, witnesses said, ran in front of the car. Ray was not arrested. Leonard Bryan, 23, of Fairfield, received serious injuries Saturday night when his automobile plunged into a ditch near Fairfield. His hi? was fractured and he was badly cut and bruised. Three other occupants of the car were injured slightly. At Dubuque, James Sullivan, 59, was in a grave condition from injuries suffered when his automobile, collided with a fire truck. His skull was fractured. HOLLYWOOD, Cal., March 23.-- Ougnt to match the winner oC the heodore Dresier, Sinclair Lewis out against Bernard Shaw. Thesi! vriters fight 'mostly with sarcasm nd I think Shaw could lick both f 'em. Mr. Hoover approaches Porto Uco with confidence. He knows here can't possibly be as much vrong with it as there is with us. ?hpusands of people went from all over southern California today o see the big race in Mexico, the Agua Calleute handicap, but there vas an awful lot that didn't go on account of _the crowds. They, knew they wouldn't have u chance to get to the bar. Yours, 9 f i l l , «cN.nibtB,i,dle.t«, Int. DID YOU K N O W ? ? 9 9 « · « Turn to It Today on Page (3) * * * THE NEW ILLUSTRATED QUESTION BOX Hope Increased for Revival of Assessors Bill DES MOINES, March 23. UP)-Hope for reviving the defeatec county assessors' bill was increased in the house today with the voting down of a motion offered by Repre sentative H. S. Berry of Monro county to lay the question on th table. The vote was 46 to 54. , · .Berry proposal would have pre vented further action on the bi during this session. The total of 5 votes against his motion, however is one short of the constitutiona majority required to pass a meas ure in the house. Representative Byron Allen, Po cahontas, had moved last Friday t reconsider the vote by which th assessors' bill was defeated. Berry moved to table Allen's suggestion leaves Question Open. This action leaves the question o reconsideration open and was take after an attempt by Representatlv J. H. Johnson, Marion, to make th Berry motion a special order fo next Friday. Johnson's motion became debat able after Speaker Francis Johnsor ruled that it took precedence ove the motion to table. The ruling wa made on a point of order raised b Representative L. M. Forsling Woodbury- The proponents of the bill ind! cated thruout the debate that it was desired to leave the question open pending senate action on the income tax bill. They Jinked up the two measures as part of the tax revision program. Representative S. R. Torgesou, Worth, and C. O. Dayton, Washington, said the house had everything to gain and nothing to lose by waiting a few days before placing the question in a position which would preclude its further consideration during the session. Time Necessary. They declared that the time was necessary to meet the senate halfway and said that they wanted the opportunity to keep the question alive, and that, if necessary, some compromise might be worked out with the senate on the two bills. It was the contention of Berry that the two measures were not inseparable. He said he had asked the governor if the assessor bill was necessary in order to make the income tax bill workable, and that (Turn (o PIXRO 2, Column 2). Gandhi Will Wait for Death Before Taking Any Rides in Heavens NEW DELHI, India, March 23. 7P)--Would Gandhi take an airplane ride? "If I must soar into the heavens," he replied to two aviators, "I prefer to do it thru tho natural process of transmigration after I leave this earth." Girl Bums to Death as Fire Sweeps Flat DETROIT, March 23. (/TC-- A 10 year old girl was burned to death and four persons were injured in a fire which swept a six family flat on Alger avenue at 4 a. m. today. More than 50 persona were forced out of the building, -some fleeing down a car stairway and others dropping from windows. WATSON THINKS SYSTEM IS ONLY LIKELY REMEDY )emand Made as Farm Board Says It Will Not Buy Wheat. TTASHINGTON, March 23. UP)-'V A renewed demand for the qualization fee plan of disposing if agricultural surpluses was voiced oday by republican leader Watson if the senate in the wake of the . ___ farm board's announcement that it .would purchase none of the 1031 wheat crop. Senator Wat- son'long has been in advocate of the equalization fee, which as a feature of the McNary-Haugen bill was vetoed by former President Coolldge. Discussing the Senator Watson e f f e c t of the farm board's announcement today, Watson said: "We have got to the equalization fee. That appears to be the only remedy.'' ·t Predicts Optional Use A prediction that optional use of the export debenture and the equalization fee would be substituted for stabilization operations came today from Chester H. Gray of the American Farm Bureau federation. Gray, Washington representative of the organization, pointed to abandonment by the farm board of stabilization operations' In wheat as the, forerunner of a congressional move to strip ! thV A board' : of this'' power and substitute the two pointi of contention in the long campaign for farm relief. "Tills will be done by friends of the act; not its enemies," he said 1 . Gray predicted 50 cent wheat as a result of the board's announcement of yesterday. Thrown on Farmer "The action of the board," Gray said, "means that the burden of taking care of crop surpluses has been thrown back on the farmer where it always has. been. Farmers don't need a farm board to tell them that." He observed that farmers would reduce acreage only when economic conditions absolutely forced 1 them, and expressed belief that next fall if wheat prices dropped to 50 cents, as he thot they would, production would be curtailed. Gray said the board's decision would reopen the entire farm controversy in congress. As a result, he said, he was confident a method of control thru the export debenture or equalization fee would be adop- ·n/\ l Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK Stocks heavy; pivotal shares sag moderately. Bonds easy; rails and utilities sag. Curb heavy; active shares case. Butter easier. Foreign exchange steady; German mark strong. Cotton lower; bearish farm board statement and weak grain markets. Sugar steady; trade buying. Coffee easy; lower Brazilian exchange. CHICAGO Wheat easy; bearish farm board statement. Corn easy; large receipts and sympathy with wheat. Cattle steady to lower. Hogs lower. fed. Must Reduce Acreage. CHICAGO, March 23. Iff)--The farm board's decision not to buy into the 1931 wheat crop was interpreted today by George S. Milnor, president of the grain stabilization corporation, as a warning to farmers that stabilizing must be thru acreage reduction. IOWA WEATHER Cloudy, rnin cost and extreme north portions Monday night and possibly northeast portion Tuesday morning; colder west portion Monday night, LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 41 Above Minimum in Night 29 Above At 8 A. M. Monday 40 Above Rainfall .12 O f a n Inch · Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday -l(i Above Minimum in Night 29 Above The rain which fell upon Mason City early Monday morning was the first real precipitation of the month. In fact the total up to now was only .02 of ah inch plus a trace on one other dny. '"1 'China, with two American womeu

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