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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 1

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MARCH 31 ·§ 1931, KILIM IN PLANE CRASH * *' North Iowa's ILY PAI Edited for the Home * * * * * * * * "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUL NOUTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" · H O M E EDITI · VOL. XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 149 QUAKE WRECKS NICARAGUAN CAPITAI 40 thot Killed; Flames Ravage Buildings Left United States Orders Vessels Sent to Offer Aid. · · ' ' -t~ T T- i- -r ~f -i- '.·· i- -,~ ;£ :£ yfi ~ t , ^: :{: ;j: :;; ;£ sj: Elect Knudson and Pagenhart to City Council CHOSEN ON COUNCIL PANAMA CITY, March 31. ·T Forty persons were reported to have been killed in a terrific earthquake which devastated the city of Managua, capital of Nicarague today. The tropical radio operator in Managua reported that the cable office there was in ruins and that the Tropical company was operating from a plant five miles outside the city. The seismograph at the canal zone registered the quake which appeared of unusual intensity centering in Central America. A complete reading of the record had not been made, but officials said it was very distinct. Fire Threatens City. '../;.' Tropical radio advices said tJiat the city was under martial --S^alrtllStea^he rtX__-^;t in' the ^center of the town , I ahlr?tr'aveled -westward threatening to sweep the entire city. Approximately 1,50,0 marines are stationed in Nicaragua. On March 7, Rear Admiral Arthur S f , C. Smith,: commander of" the · United' States forces in Central America, was ordered by the navy department to begin gradual withdrawal of his forces. Communications Limited. MIAMI, Fla., March 31. Off)-Tropical radio station here received word of the Managua earthquake from the company's Panama City station shortly before noon-today, but said no information, was contained in the radio message except that houses that were not destroyed wero afire. " · The local station tried for fur- 'ther communication" with. Panama City, It does not work the Managua radio station. - , ' Pan-American airways officials also attempted to establish radio communication with their station at Managua after hearing of the . earthquake. H. M. KNUDSON W. J. PAGENHART Managua is the capital of Nicaragua and. has a population of about (Turn J to 13, .Colanm:8 Hoover Picks Castle to Succeed Cotton WASHINGTON, March 31. President Hoover announced today the appointment of . William R. Castle, Jr.; of Washington, as under-secretary of state, succeeding |) 'the.: late Joseph. Potter , Cotton of New York. : . · .; Kcnsaa'CHy Bank; Robbed. KANSAS CITY, March 31. CZP-- Five unmasked men held up the Community State bank here today and escaped with about $5,300. AUNT HET By Robert Guillen ."I hated to use my ever'- day dishes with the preacher here, but Cousin Ella an' the children happened '-in just before dinner." VOTERS CHOOSE MEN FAVORING MANAGER FORM Railroad Engineer Is to Succeed Wolf on Council TTERMAN M. KNUDSON and W. " J. Pagenhart were elected to the city council by substantial purall- ties over threa other candidates in the Mason City municipal election Monday. Mr. Knudson, who has been on the council thruout the four years in which the manager form of government has existed here, received a total of 1,943 votes, and Mr. Pagen- hart, an engineer on the Northwestern railroad and a new figure in the political arena, received 1,784 ballots, while their nearest opponent, Mier Wolf. Gray Chosen as Mayor of Charles City Bond Issue Approved at Osage for New City Hall CHARLES CITY, March 31.-In a hotly contested election in which six men were candidates for mayor, C. G. Gray was chosen here yesterday by a bare margin of 15 votes over his nearest competitor. The results were: Gray, 860; J. O Hughes, 845; P. A. Saddler, 577; J. L. Schrader, 87; Herman Priebe, 9, and White, 32. H. J. Huber was elected councilman in the first ward by a big majority over Glen Hamilton. J. E. Clancy was victorious by a large majority over Tom Livingston in the second ward. George W. Sanderson defeated H. W. Mullarkey by 50 votes in the third ward. John Martens defeated L. C. Thomas in the fourth -ward by 9 votes and R. P. Waller and Loren Parr were chosen wd.r Wd., Wd,, Wd., Wd. 5 Wd., Wd- 2 'Pet. Cooper Pet. '155 Pet. 212 Pet. 191 194 159 Pet. Pet. Pet. Pet. 214 124 90 Totals ;. .1339. Grupp 21 19 43 2fi 30 46 20 - 24 229 Knudson IPagenhart 234 228 41Q 250 313 242 - 51 _ i 1943, 217 209 394 234 281 167 228 54 Wolf 185 222 234- ^ 196 262 141 117 Total Vote 411 452 650 477 497 467 379 187 1784 1576 3520 [J Investigation Delayed by Late Court Reporters IOWA CITY, March;31. UP)--Absence; of the official court reporters :his morning, caused a postponement of the University of Iowa investigation until l:p. m., today..The train on which Gordon Elliott and Harry Beach, the reporters, were coming from DesMoines was more than an hour late. Senator H. B. Carroll, chairman, therefore called a recess. The committee held an informal session with attorneys and discussed methods of speeding up the investigation with a view toward concluding hearings this week. Arrangements may be made to hold night sessions, it was indicated. .The number of witnesses yet to be heard remains uncertain, however, as Oral Swift, assistant attorney general^ has been here for several days making further inquiries Into various phases of the probe. The board of education also has signified a desire to call a dozen witnesses, making it impossible as d result for the committee to estimate accurately the time required. KILL ROGERS *fcn\/c» r ^oys: BEVERLY HILLS, · Cal., March 31.-4-See by the paper this morning where the department of Indian affairs has promised that they will have their Indian agents do bettet thjs year, -I mean do better for the Indians, for a change. \It you want to read an interesting document (and it may have had something to do with this shakeup) r^ad a new book just out called "Massacre." He gives you the dope. Lots of people think cause the Oaages have oil that all Indians are rich. Why the Pine Ridge agency Sioux's have eat so much horse meat, that they are wearing bridles instead of hats. Yours, 9 1M I. Mdfeilxtt Siatkmt*. IDC. Balchen on Way Back from Fruitless Hunt ST. JOHN, N. B., March 31. W) ---Enroute back to the United States after a fruitless search for victims of the Viking disaster. Bernt Balchen hopped off early today, heading for Boston via Portland, Maine. He was accompanied by Merion Cooper and Randy Enslow. · Wrigley Plans to Buy ^ Cotton to Help South CHICAGO, March 31. (/P--William Wrigley, Jr.; plans to purchase up to 100,000,000 pounds ot cotton on the American market in the next eight months at prices not to exceed 12 cents. ACCUSE WALKER AND TAMMANY City Affairs Committee oi New York Holds Mass Meeting. NEW YORK, ' March 31. UP)-Mayor Walker is given 100 days by John Hayries Holmes to enjoy his return to t h e city. . - . ' · · ' ' · . "Then he will have come to his Waterloo and will have started upon his exile," said Holmes at an overflowed mass meeting' at Carnegie hall last night. The mayor is due from California Saturday. · · _ , · ' ' The meeting 'was called by the city affairs committee, which has preferred charges with Governor ^koosevelt againat Mayor Walker Speakers were Holmes, chairman of the city affairs committee; Norman Thomas, socialist leader: Heywood Broun; columnist; Dr. Sidney E Golstein, associate rabbi of the free synagog, arid Paul Blanshard executive director of the city affairs committee. HOUSE DEFEATS COMMISSION ON UTILITIES BILL Senate Continues Work on Appropriation Measure. T\ES MOINES, March 31. (JP)--The " Iowa house of representatives by a vote of 34 to 67 today defeated a bill which would have created a commission having supervisory and regulatory authority over all Iowa utilities. The major opposition to the measure was based on the ground that it would take such regulatory powers away from the present governing power and might throw the utilities question into politics. Proponents of the bill charged that a lobby had been active against its passage and that it cad been the of a "whispering campai given a rupp," meat trailed with 229 votes'. Indorsed Manager Plun. The election of Mr. Knudson and Jr. Pagenhart w as regarded by po- itical observers as an indorsement of the city manager plan as it has seen operative in the city the past 'our years. It was upon this record that the two successful candidates campaigned. The terms for the councilmen will not start until, the first Monday in April, 1932, at which time Mr. Pa- genhart ·,,will succeed.' Mr. Wolf on :he municipality's governing body. Mr. Knudson led ,the ticket in most of the city, showing more strength than in the election t-wp years ago, altho at that time there ivere more candidates in the fleldl" and five councilmen elected instead* 0 of two. In the 1929 election Mr. Knudson received 1,384 votes out of a total of 3,030, less than half, while Monday he received 1,943 votes out of a total of 3,520. Councilman Knudson led the ticket in six of the eight precincts in the city, piling up substantial pluralities in the four inside precincts and also leading in the two north precincts. Mr. Wolf led by a wide margin, in the two south' precincts, but came far short of getting the percentage of votes in the larger inside wards, compared with two years ago when he made his initial, appearance on the council. Was Consistent Vote Getter. While no place showed any flashy form, Mr. Pagenhart proved himself a consistent vote getter. While he did not lead in any of the precincts, the figures also show that he wsa-not below second place anywhere 1 but in the second .precinct of the third' ward, where second honors went to Mr. Knudson. While failing of election by a considerable margin, Mr. Cooper showed that he was in the running in all of the eight precincts of thu city. He came nearest challenging his opponents in the second precinct of the third ward, where he came within one vote of second place. Mr. Grupp's vote was evenly distributed : over the city, failing everywhere to approach that of any of the other candidates. Jean Dayle, Former Hampton, Iowa, Girl, Acquitted of Murder SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 31. 07P--Jean Dayle was acquitted of the murder of Sam Frank, Memphis jewelry auctioneer, by a jury which, returned its verdict at 11:12 a. m. today. She is a native of Hampton, Iowa. Stamfordham, Secretary to King George, Is Deac LONDON, March 31. «P--Lord Stamfordham, private secretary to King George, died today, aged 81. Melrosa and Russell Olds!; hospital trustees, Harry Rosencrans, assessor and Carl Magdsick, treasurer. ' Bond Issue Approved. OSAGE, March 31.--Voters of Osage approved a bond issue not to exceed $15,000 to be used for building a new city hall by a count of 461 for and 203 against at the election yesterday. The citizens' ticket was elected, C. E. Juhl receiving 422 votes as compared with 280 for Harvey Richards, people's ticket candidate. LOST TO FOOTBALL in- lui 're the Famous Coai at Notre Dair 1 of 8 Victirt n Airmail Plane, on \; to Coast, Found / in Kansas. ; 'j IANSAS CITY, March 31. ; ( Knute Rockne, famous fo_ co!.ch of Notre Dame univi" and seven others were killed wit transcontinental and westerns' passenger and. airmail crasheVl in flames today in ,'y, lure several miles southwe Bazar, Kans. t ' r Rockne boarded the p lcl "^ 0 f enroute to California at 9 :lslVS and about 11 a. m., the ship, e f Pictures, of Knuto Re football wfeuird, killed in '«· I crush, will H.IC found on pag fied by its department merce license liuimbi r. buraed as it foUight'I|Co of Algona Election Close. ALGONA, March 31.--By a margin of eight votes C. F. Specht was chosen mayor here yesterday in a hotly contested election. The entire is' ticket, with the exception of the mayorship, was elected. Albert Ogren, citizen's candidate, received 538 votes and Spechb 546. A contest 'in the election for councilman in the second ward resulted in 199 votes for W. F. Foster and 135 for,J. M. Moore. Other councilmen are Thomas Cain, W. A. White, Frank Johlhaas, C. Herman and Fred Gelgel. Two-thirds of the possible votes were cost. · Stiff Battle Results. DECORAH, March 31:--A stiff battle resulted in the post of fourth ward councilman at the election here yesterday, bringing out a record number of votes in this ward. (Turn to Pago 2, Column 1). INFORMER SHOT DOWN ON STREET Alleged Drug Peddler Who "Talked" Killed by Two Men. CHICAGO, March 31. UPl--While throngs of homeward bound show- goers were passing, two men walked up behind Max Tendler, 42, as he stood buying a newspaper and shot him to death late last night. The killers escaped in an automobile after firing five shots into the victim's body. Tendler was arrested at the Met- ropole hotel with Marie Gibbons and John Baldwin last January 14, the police reporting they found narcotics in their possession worth $2,000, and their investigation of the killing was being made on the theory that it was the result of a dru peddling affair. Reports were circulated th,at Tendler had been an Informer for the New York police and that he had been instrumental in connection with the conviction o£ Police Lieutenant Becker, Lefty .-Louis and "Gyp toe Blood" for the murder of V'rman Rosenthal, New York srambler, but the New York authorities reported they did not recall him. Ixmg Votes"No." Noes--Aicken, Allen, A very, Bair, Ballew, Berry, Bonstetter, Craven, Davis, Dayton, Ditto, Drake of Keokuk, Drake of Muscatine, Ellsworth, Fabritz, Figgins, Finnern, Gissel, Greaser, Greene, Hansen of Audubon, Hayes, Helgason, Hollis, Hook, Hunt, Hush, Johnson of Marion, Kern, Koch, Kohler, Langland, Lepley, Long, McCreery, McDermott, McLain, Malone, Mathews, Mayne, Millhone, Nelson of Cherokee, O'Donnell, Orr, Paisley, Peaco, Pendray, Randall, Randolph, Ratliff, Rawlings, Reed, Riemers, Rowe, Rider, Rylander, Shields, Short, Stanzel, Stiger, Strachan, Tamisiea, Thiessen, Torgeson, Van Wert, Watts and Witt. Continues Study. Continuing its study of the biennial appropriations bill, the senate today adopted committee recommendations making a considerable reduction in the total as proposed by the original bill. The action is not final, however, as the sections will be reconsidered both by the senate and house. Eric Brown, state accountant, today figured that the action of the senate yesterday and today hag (Turn lo Puce 2, Cnlumn * · DEFENSE OFFERS EYE WITNESSES Three Men Testify Brothers Was Not One Who Ran From Shooting. CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING, CHICAGO, March 31. UP)--Matching eye witness for eye witness, thB defense opened its case today in the trial of Leo Brothers for the murder of Alfred Linglc. The state had presented eight persons who said they "saw Brothers at or near the scene of the Lingle asassinatlon, and Defense Attorney Tyrrell Krum said he had about the same number of witnesses who would testify that they, too K were near the Randolph street pedestrian subway last June 9, and who would swear Brothers was not the man they saw flee. A defense motion for a directed verdict of acquittal was denied today. The first defense witness was Ir- cnce O'Malley, railway switchman, O'Malley said he was in the tunnel when Lingle was shot, saw the man who did the shooting, saw the gun in his hand, saw him lay it beside the body. Brothers walked directly in front of the witness stand and faced O'Malley. "Is this the man you saw?" he was asked. "No, sir," replied the witness. Two others also testified the man who fled was smaller than Brothers. Increased Taxes Not Necessary, Asserts Hoover WASHINGTON, March 31, (/P)-President Hoover said today that unless congress increases the . bud- ret figures there would be no increase in taxes. , Mr. Hoover said he had canvassed the entire financial situation of the nation thru various government agencies and departments and that 10 saw no necessity for a taxation increase. The president said: People Must Help. "There will be no increase in taxes if the next congress imposes no increases upon the budget or other expenditure proposals which the administration, will present. But for congress to do this, the people must co-operate to effectively discourage and postpone consideration of the demands of sectional and group interests." Senator Watson expressed unalterable opposition to an increase in taxes or a federal bond issue to meet the treasury deficit after a breakfast conference today with President Hoover 'at the white house. The chairmanship of the republican national committee alJo was discussed, but it was agreed, Watson said, that "there is no great rush about reorganization of the committee" now headed by Senator Fess of Ohio. Let Country Rest. "Our thot was," the senator said, "to let the country rest from politics, go ahead and attend to business and rehabilitate ourselves free from the clamor of politics." The republican leader said he would confer with Secretary Mellon in a few days on the financial problems .facing the government. The farm board situation also was discussed as was the legislative situation in a general way. Gives Kla Solution. Representative Wood, Indiana republican, was the last to join the discussions. As chairman of the house appropriations committee which group must pass on all government expenditures--he proposed other remedies. Back from Panama, he said he thot a decrease in appropriations and an already apparent improvement of business ought to solve the situation. t : the scene, but It wab..; 'he noted coach was a pa. 1 j. on the wrecked airliner a : v rjct all those aboard had betl oiled. · i IThe passenger list annoumKst, iqre: S I Knutc Hockne. . II. J. Christensen, Ohlcago. 'f .T. II. 'Hooper, Chicago. W. B. MHIcr, Hartford; Conn. F. Goldthwalte, New York. C. A. IjObrcch, Chicago. The pilots were Robert Fry an J fess Mathias. The plane exploded in mid-air and fell to earth in flames, witnesses said. Witnessed Explosion. Edward Baker witnessed the ex.- jlosion and saw the plane plunge as V IB was feeding cattle iu the pasture ( ' a short distance away on the farm of his father, Seward Baker.} Baker found five bodies Wih.nn.'' reached the plane. He not; beJ undertaking establishment ai_^| Ion wood Falls. Ambulances [,, :o the scene over muddy pro which impeded their progrils, J Altho muggy weather mad J hazardous, the 10 passenger r-' · airliner took off here this moil with passengers and a cargo of il Departure, scheduled at '\ Accidental Shooting Is Fatal to Iowa Farmer NEW LONDON, March 31. A coroner's jury held tlat Ira Hale 48, farmer, was accidentally killet when investigating a disturbance among his sheep Mondaly. His body was found after he leilt the house with a gun. The widow and four children survive, (Tnm to Tano 13, Column 4) 1 CEDAR RAPIDS HOLDS FAKE SALESMAN ON j CHARGE OF SWINDLES j CEDAR RAPIDS, March 31. (/P) -Hearing of .*. E. Miller, charged^ with obtaining money under false»i pretenses, was set for Wednesday. Miller's' offer to sell two-pants suits for $16.50 aroused the suspicions of Gus Kutrules who wrote to the Woolcraft Clothing company of Grand Rapids, Mich., which denied Miller was employed by it. Miller admitted selling several suits here, collecting about $40 in advance. One of his customers swore out tha warrant. Local police say Miller is wanted in several Wisconsin cities. IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday; somewhat warmer Wednesday. LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period j ending at 8 a. m. Tuesday: Maximum Monday 42 Above Minimum in Night 17 Above At 8 A. M. Tuesday 32 Above The wind was back in the northeast Tuesday, following some mora benevolent breezes from the south | Monday.

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