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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home K A R L O H £ fl H I S M E M A D E P T O F I O W A "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Ali, 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, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL, NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL; SERVICE NO. 152 Join Issues for Relief Co-Operation Essential for Permanent Result (This Is the second of a series o£ two dispatches In which Charles P. Stewart, on tour, interviews Melvin Alvah Traylor, noted midwestern financier, and president of the First National bank of Chicago, on remedies lor the economic depression. The dispatch dealing with causes was printed yesterday.) SENATE STICKS TO ASSESSOR ACT 200 American Wives, Children Leave Managua By CHARLES P. STEWART /CHICAGO, April 3. (CPA)-- Hav'- ing analyzed America's -economic indiposltion President Melvin A. Traylor of the First National hank of Chicago raised the question: "What are we going to do about it? "In my opinion," he continued, "relief can only be attained if we regard our ideal as a pool of prosperity out of which labor can draw its fair share, invested capital a reasonable return and government the minimum re- ·qulrements for its operation. . "For all too lotigr " we have dealt with emergencies on the spur of the moment, without any well-matured plans or any consistency of purpose. "Is It asking _ too much of rea- 'CSAS.PST£V*iflT sonable men in business and government to sit down together and endeavor to formulate a policy? In such a conference must meet the representatives of all classes interested in our sc-cial, economic and political welfare." * # * "THE government's representa- 1 lives,", continued Banker Traylor, "must be willing to consider questions of publiejollcy more genuinely from the standpoint of human welfare than from that of personal aggrandizement. "The government must practice those principles of integrity, economy and industry which should characterize the conduct of every ^citizen;' to -the end .Jhat the burderi MARINES READY TO BATTLE OFF RAID OF BANDITS Three Planes Assigned to Take Refugees to Pacific Port. . /ably ttestrOjrthe-aburces from which revenue must come. "This brings me to a suggestion regarding liquidation of our burden of war debt. ''I have never believed In the soundness of the theory that this (Tuni tc Tape 2, Column G. HIT RACKETEERS IN POCKETBOOKS Federal Government Takes Hand in New York's Gang Affairs. /NEW YORK, April 3. UP--The federal government was preparing today to strike at New York racketeers thru their pocketbooks In reference to their income tax payments. The campaign, it was indicated after a conference between federal revenue authorities'and the United States district attorney, would be along the lines of the recent drive in Chicago which resulted in jail terms for A! and Ralph Capone and others. A special squad of about 50 federal operatives is expected to begin work in the city early next week investigating narcotic sales, bootlegging, night club operation, lotteries and pools, smuggling, and all activities for which the incomes are not usually reported. The large bank accounts of policemen involved in the magistrates courts inquiry also are expected to come under scrutiny. By WILLIAM H. EWING MANAGUA, April 3. OR--Two hundred American wives . and children bade farewell today to husbands and fathers of the United States marine corps as airplanes began their evacuation from Managua, devastated by earthquakes Tuesday. Three planes were assigned to take the American refugees to Corinto, Pacific .coast port, where some will remain but most will debark for the United States. The marines are remaining lu Managua, continually reinforced by details which h'ave been pulled in from outlying sections, and are superintending the tremendous task of relief, but in view of the lack of accommodations and possibility of an epidemic, it was thot best that the women and children should leave the stricken area. Bandit Force Advances. Altho the marine officers believe it impossible that gangs of insurgents or bandits would attack the city in its present extremity, their watchfulness was made apparent last night when a telegram was received from Concepclon, 15 miles away, that a bandit force was advancing on tha city. Everybody at the marine aviation field was ordered out and civilians sleeping in the open nearby were ordered'to report;for arms and airi-. imialttoirso'atrto;be able'to : defend themselves. A few "minutes' later it was ascertained that ttie force referred to was SO miles away and everybody was allowed to go back to sleep. ' There were constant reports yesterday from natives reaching Managua from the outlands that bandits were approaching the city. Marines last night shot two natives caught looting the ruins. Will Remove Capital. · Government officials Insist that Managua will be rebuilt but today it appeared that the capital would be removed, at least temporarily to Mas ay a. located about half way between Managua and Granada. The blaze in Managua, which has never been completely under control since the earthquake Tuesday forenoon, shifted by a change in tho wind during the night so that tha A ssocia ted Press Pota Above, Leo V. Brothers (right) of St. Louis, looking into the Chicago courtroom where he was tried for the murder of Alfred "Jalse" Llngie, Chicago newspaper reporter. Below, his mother, Mrs. Rose lessen, Webster Groves, Mo., with Elsie Mackacek and Esther Dick, friends. Fisk Believes It Right to Borrow ffle U^qiuptoeht AUNT NET By Robert Quillen "These new doctors may be smart, but I don't want no doctor diagnosin' · me without givin' me a chance to explain about my symptoms." (Turn to Pagfl 2, Column 4). CONVICTS WANT ELECTRIC CHAIR Will Plead Guilty if They Don't Have to Go Back to Prison. COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 3. (IP)-A promise of immediate death in the electric chair will bring a guilty plea Monday from two Ohio penitentiary convicts who confessed they fired the prison, resulting In the snuffing out of the lives of 320 convicts. The prisoners, Clinton Grate and Hugh Gibson, indicted for first degree murder on six counts, told Prosecutor Donald Hoskins today they would plead guilty when arraigned Monday, if the prosecutor could guarantee they would be sentenced and electrocuted. "Under the circumstances, what else can we do?" asked the convicts. Gibson said, "we don't want to gt back to the penitentiary. It's not the prisoners, but the officials we're afraid of." Grate said there was no premeditated murder when they set the fire. Witness in Fairfield Case Says Cattle He Bought Were Not Sent FAIRFIELD, April 3. (IP)-- Wilmer K. Gilkerson, Louistown, III., the first witness to take the stand for the state in the trial of John B. Stever, local cattle dealer who is charged with conspiracy, claimed he was delivered different cattle from those he bought on sight at Fairfield April 21, 1930. IOWA CITY, April 3. S-- J. M. Flsk, University of Iowa building superintendent, testified today before the legislative investigation committee that he believes it is proper .for university employes to use idle state equipment. Pisk, who is charged with utiliz ing state labor and material for private gain, admitted that he and a carpenter prepared millwork for one of his houses in the university carpenter shop and that he authorized the state cement mixer be used in constructing e. retaining wall at Secretary W. H. Bates' residence. "I can. see nothing wrong with loaning employes idle equipment,' Fis'k said. "I th.ot it was all right for me to go to the carpenter shop and rip a board on the ifnlversitj saw. I thot the state could at least allow me as much consideration as any foreman, of a private manufacturing- company." Used Autos Free. Fisk testified he and Bates frequently used their automobiles without charge, to transport visitors about the campus. "There is no difference," he v maintained, "in using the state mixer arid in glv ing an auto for the use of the .uui versity." The witness denied, however, tba state laborers ever were paid b; the university for work done on his houses. He cited one instance in which a man repaired his autmo bile and turned hi his time to th state, so, Flsk said, he relrhbursei the university. He protested against the burden of proof of innocence being place upon him. "I ask the committee, he said, "If I have to prove ever; transaction. Isn't that burden 01 the prosecution?" "The committee isn't responsible if you regard one side as prosecu tion," commented Representatlv George Miller. Paid Three Painters. "There isn't anything I want t cover up," Fisk added, "but I wan to retain my self respect." Flsk reported he paid three painl ers, whom he named, for work i 1920 and 1821. Kelleber endeavored to fix the ex tent to which Flsk thot it permlsa able to use university equipment. "I thot it proper to fix trim fo a small house," the witness aald. "How about a large house?" in quired Kelleher. "I wasn't building a large house, was the answer. Much of the testimony centere around the charge that Flsk used sacks of cement from the chemistr building on his house in 1921 an that he authorized the use by Bate of cement from cars on the univer Bity sidetrack. He stated no cemen was delivered to the chemistr building until August, whereas hi dura la r«u 3, Column J. *-f '-f.V - ·* **".'';"£-- Cai:-," April 31 BROTHERS' FATE STILL IN HANDS OF GUARDED 12 'Grapevine'. Information Says Majority Want Acquittal. pRIMINAL COURT BUILDING, ^ Chicago, April 3. UP)--Twelve men, guarded as no Cook county jury had ever been guarded before, labored today over the problem of whether Leo Brothers killed Alfred ."Jake" Linglc, Chicago Tribune reporter. They received the murder case at 2:24 p. m., yesterday and were kept at it continuously thruout the night with no chance to sleep, but today there was no indication that a verdict was-in prospect. Thru the barricaded jury rooms, guarded by a double detail of bailiffs, there seeped only an occasional sound of argument. "Grapevine" information, Impossible to confirm, was that the count was 10 to 2 or 11 to l for acquittal. Walt for Verdict. Meanwhile the defendant's relatives, newspapermen and a few spectators loitered in and about the courtroom in an altitude of watchful waiting. It was the first big gangland murder case in Chicago's history to go to the jury and tho careless attitude of those who were waiting scarcely belied its importance. Judge Joseph Sabath was uncompromising: In his determination that a verdict should be reached if at aU possible. He kept the jury In their deliberation room, away from their beds all night, and said that unless ' word-- from the " MRS. LINGLE AT TRIAL is a new picture of Mrs. Helen Sullivnn Single, widow of Alfred Llngle, Chicago newspaper reporter. Mrs. tangle w«s photographed at tho trial of I-co Brothers, charged with the murder of her husband. --I don't,?think L could be accused if saying: anything detrimental to lommercial aviation for I think it s the safest and only way to travel but every mode of transportation should use every possible invention that might add the least bit to safety. Now a parachute wasn't invented iust for some nut to go up and jump .out for fun. Your Lindbergh, four Hawkes, Doolittle, Williams, [ngalls, all wear 'cm. That's why most of 'em are still here. Now I have never understood why commercial' planes didn't use them. Now the wing came off Rockne's plane mighty high up to light as Far away from the plane as It did. ~ always had a doubt if I would iiave the nerve to jump .but there would have been none about Rockne. He would have stepped out of there pulled'that ring and toid a funny joke on the way down. It at least gives .you a chanca that you haven't got otherwise. Tha army and navy demand it and they can't be wrong all the time. At least have 'em there and leave It optional with the passenger. Yours, jury,- or -Unless the " attorneys required him to find out what the jury could report, .he would "leave them to their task." Gives Jury Time. "They are here for one thing," said Judge Sabath, "and I'm going to give them every opportunity to reach a verdict. Let them have plenty of time to think." At 12:45 when the jury's lunch was brot up, Judge Sabath left the building and said he would not return until 3 o'clock whether a verdict was reached or not. · · lltl. Bnaat*. fa. STATE MAY AID IN BURKE TRIAL Attorney General Pays Visit to Cell of Reputed Gang Killer. ST. JOSEPH, Mich., April 3. (.TO-Attorney General Paul W. Voorhels was here yesterday to confer with Wilbur M. Cunningham, county prosecutor, and offer him state aid in the prosecution of Fred Burke for the killing of Patrolman Charles Skelly in December, 1929. The attorney general, introducing himself as a former Wayne county prosecutor, visited Burke's cell. The gunman, he said, readily admitted his conviction in Detroit In 1B19 in a deed fraud case. Voorhels said he did not attempt to discuss the present case with Burke. GRID PLAYERS TO BE PALL BEARERS 1914 Classmates of Rockne to Form Guard of Honor at Funeral. SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 3. M'l --Six Notre Dame gridiron, heroes, including, the entire ' backfield of Knute Rockne's last team, will carry their coach to his grave tomorrow. Pall bearers selected today were Tom Conley, end ,and captain of the.- 1030 team; Tom Yarr, center and captain elect for 1031; Frank Carideo, all-American quarterback; Marty Brill and Marchmon'c Schxvartz, the Halves, and Lawrence "Moon" Mullins, fullback. Twelve classmates of Rockne from the graduating class of 1914 will form a guard of honor. Risk Arraigned for Murder. FORT DODGE, April 3. (^--Harold Risk, 26, was expected to be arraigned today on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Leo Ebson, Duncombe filling station operator who was killed in a holdup last December. State Agent Myron Tullar brot Risk here from Webster City. Banker and Family Held Captive; Four Bandits Get $10,000 MUNDELEIN, 111., April 3. Iff)-Four men held the cashier of tho Mundeleln Staffl bank captive In his home all lost night, then trussed up his wife ; and three children, forceu him to open the bank's vaults today and escaped with $10,000. Propeller Broken by Ice May Have Been Crash Cause By'OSCAR, LEIDING WASHINGTON, April 3. (IP)--A small .piece of ice may ho.ye .sent America's-'- -"niost "· r fam6us coach, Knute^Rockne, and seven others to death in Tuesday's airplane crash. Findings of department of commerce investigators, made known in a statement last night, showed the death plane may have fallen with a wing section rent aaunder by vibration after ice shattered a propeller blade. The right outboard engine, on the side of the broken wing, was found with its three propeller blades and hub missing tho the safety nut normally holding them in place remained on the end of the crank shaft. Ico Formed on Edge. "Investigators were advised," the statement said, "that ice had collected on the entering edge of the wing and it is assumed that ice had also collected around the propeller hub. "Is is possible that a substantial piece of ice may have broken loose from the hub and been struck by one of the propeller blades, resulting in its breakage. "Tho resultant shock to the entire structure was probably transmitted thru the brace struts which extend to the fuselage, thus opening the structure and releasing the mail stored therein. "The engineering section of the aeronautical branch has calculated that there would be a load in excess of 100,000 pounds upon the engine and the engine mount should one blade of the propeller break off at normal cruising speed. Arc Not Found. "The investigation indicates that this load snapped the wing off and then almo.st simultaneously the hub broke, releasing the'other two {Turn to Pnjfe 2, Column G). Woman Says Parole Board Threatened Attention Directed to Women's Prison in Illinois JOLIET PRISON, 111., April 3. UP)---A woman convict, Hazel Willard, 22, of Herrin, III., called as first witness by the legislative investigating committee,^ today added another charge against the pardon and parole board and turned the committee's attention to the women's prison. Declaring she had withstood the efforts of Chairman W. C. Jones and Thomas H. Cannon, of the parole board, to force her to implicate her husband, her stepfather and his brother, in the charge of receiving stolen property on which she wa:i convicted, Mrs. Willard said she thereby had forfeited her chance of getting a parole. Woman Culled Liar. "Both. Mr. Jones and Mr. Cannon," she said, "told me that if I preferred to serve my full term, rather than implicate my husband, it was aU right with them. "When I told them I would not implicate him, because he was not guilty, Cannon yelled at me 'you're a liar' and pounded the table so that I nearly fell out of my chair in fright. I told him I was not a liar and that I would go back and serve my full time rather than do what he wanted me to." She told that she was seat hero on a one to 10 years sentence, and because she refused to comply with the parole board's request was given the maximum of six years and three months. Nothing to Complain. She cleared the charge made against the late Warden, Thompson, INCOMETAXBILL AND RIDER SENT TO CONFERENCE HoXise Rejects Torgeson Bill for Senatorial Redistricting. parole' board member of Rocklord, Would You Marry Your Boss? Read about Mary Vaughn in Love, Preferred By Edna Robb Webster Beginning Tuesday, April 7, in the Mason City Globe-Gazette MAYOR WALKER WILL NOT TALK "Corruption in New York? Listen to That Guy," He Replies. CHICAGO, April 3. (IP)--"Corruption in New York 7 Listen to that guy," replied the mayor after a leisurely breakfast as newspapermen waited outside his special car in a drizzling rain. The mayor is on his way home to New York to face a special legislative investigation. "How about the Holmes Investigation and the governor's demand for an explanation?" he was asked. "Yes, I had a fine time in California," was his comeback. "How about the 100 days they give you to stay in office?" "That sunshine oxit there certainly did me a lot of good," he said. Later, "Sure I'm going- to make a statement but to the governor and no one else. He'll be the, first one to get a statement out of me:" whom the 'former chaplain, Whlt- meyer, said had made definite promises to her. She said she promised to "tell him something at the next board meeting" but that he was killed in an automobile accident in the meantime. There was nothing to complain of In Mr. Thompson's action toward her, she said. Jo Moran, star convict witness, was recalled at the instance of Michael L. Igoe, who asked that the stenographer records show that "several prison officials had advised the committee of their belief that Moran is innocent of the charge of which he was sentenced." "Pay or Stay." Moran renewed his charge of crookedness against the parole board. Declaring that convicts' belief was that it was either "pay or stay," with this board as well as the two previous boards, and that he knew because he had served as a "go between," for convicts with money and "Major Mesline, fixer for Bill Colvin," and "Colvin's boss." He named a Chicago lawyei named McNamara as "fixer for Mesline," In the alleged parole dealings with inmates. Under the parole board then, Moran said, "I attended every meeting and conferred with McNamara on cases as they came up." CAPO¥BEATS VAGRANCY RAP Prosecutors Cannot Locate Officer Intimate Enough to Testify. P ES MOINES, April 3. (/P)--Tha senate today refused by an unanimous vote to recede from ita amendments to the Income tax blll t sending the measure into a conference committee. · The action on the bill came unexpectedly after the measure had been! returned by the house, which yester« day refused to accept tha sonata amendments. Senator C. F. Clark, Linn, told tho senate that its only advisable course was to insist on Its amendments, including the county assessor plan, which was tacked on toi the bill when the senate originally; considered the measure. Lieut. Gov. Arch McFarlane appointed as senate members of the conference committee Senators Patterson, Benson, Cooney and Moen. The house was not prepared to name its members. The action of the senate, whicbi begins another chapter in the tax revision controversy between the two houses, was not unexpected. Senators who had sponsored the combination of the income tax bill and the county assessors amendment had announced they would resist any separation efforts. Bill Defeated. The Torgeson-Ellsworth senatorial rcdistricting bill was defeated in the house today by a vote of 43 to 5G. Further reconsideration of th5 measure would require an affirmative vote of 72. Representative S. R- Torgeson, Worth, asked passage of the measure on the ground that there had not bean a senatorial reappwt'-W" ment 'since 1882 and thp.t ho fbtTHj^e';'-" 7 the district lines were fair as'could be proposed. Representative T. P. Balr, Buena Vista, O. E. Husted, Madison, and P. O. Millhone, Page, opposed tha bill. Declaring that it was unfair, made a checker board of the stata and that no attempt had been mads to equalize populations of the districts. Adopt Amendment. Before the bill went to n vote thd house adopted an amendment by Representative John F. Rylandee making Marshall county a separate district and hooking 1 up Tama and Benton counties in the sixteenth district. In the thirty-sixth district Johnson and Iowa counties would have been placed together under another amendment adopted. The alignment of the four counties in tho northeastern section of the state would have been reversed with Fayctte and Clayton making the thirty-second district and Winneshiek and Allamakee malcing tho sixteenth district. Under the original plan Clayton and Allamakeo were together as were Winneshiek; and Fayette. The Torgeson - Ellsworth plan would have provided 1-1 single coun- (Tum lo J'aRO 2, Colamn I), CHICAGO, April 3. (/P)--Charges of vagrancy were wiped from "Scarface" Al Capone's escutcheon today. The prosecutors said they could find no policeman Intimate enough with the gang chief's doings to testify to his vagrancy. Capone posed genially for the photographers who comprised most of the little audience In the felony court. It was during his recent trial for contempt of federal court, for which he was handed a six months jail term, that Capone had his first appearance In the municipal court as an alleged vagrant. The warrant had been issued by .Judge John H. .Lyle last fall when Capone was given position No. 1 on the crime commission's roster of "public enemies." Capone, smiling, free of any state charge, walked out with his escort of detectives. Only five minutes elapsed from the moment Capone entered the courtroom until his dismissal. Asked what he thot of the Leo Brothers trial, Capone said: "I think it's the biggest frame-up I ever saw." IOWA WEATHER Snow nnd colder Friday night, Saturday becoming fair und continued cold. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures fotf 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock; Friday morning: _ Maximum Thursday 4S Minimum in Night 35 At 8 A. M. Friday 37 Above Precipitation Trnco After a bright, sunny start Thurs* day, clouds came on to the scena and halted the advance of the mercury. The day's maximum fell S degrees short of the mark set the previous day. Between 5 and G o'clock in the afternoon, a few dropa of rain fell in Mason City and Friday morning there was still a look of moist expectancy in the sky. Besides, the wind was from the north» east, a favored direction for rain at this time of year. Si

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