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April 3, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 2

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SENATE INSISTS ' ON ASSESSOR ACT (CoBUmitd From Ttgt !.. ; ty districts, 53 two county districts, and 13 three county districts, j ''.. . Refuse* to Concur. i After a mbrning r spen't fn discuss- Jng proposed changes' in the truck bill, the senate refused by a vote of 19 to 28 to concur in house amendments. Proponents of the original senate bill sought to have it sent to a conference committee, expressing dissatisfaction with the amendments made by the lower branch. A motion to defer action was defeated, 27 to 20. . . . Altho the house amendments were rejected, the senate. adopted, 24 to 23, an ; amendment to these amendments. This amendment, a so- icalied compromise .amendment proposed by 21 senators, would limit ·the 'weight of vehicles and their loads .to S'/4 tons a wheel. The senator bill proposed a four ton limit and the house amendment a threi ton limit. Back to House. The bill now goes back .to.th house which can either recede from its amendments or stand firm, In which case the bill will go to a com promise committee. In the form in which it wa passed by the house the bill limits passenger vehicles on primary high ways to S3 feet in length, that o stogie motored'vehicles to 30 feet and an overall length, for truck an trailer* of .40 feet. Efforts to send the bill to conference were, strongly opposed, Sena tor L. H. Doran, Boone, pleaded fo action on the bill at this time, con tending It would be cut to pieces In a conference committee. Senatdr M. i. Cooney, Dubuque also urged immediate action. Upon motion of Senator Cooney the chai was instructed to appoint a com mittee to draft a resolution of con dolehce to the ,widow of Knut Rockne. Pass Finnern Bill. After overriding a negative re port by the cities and towns com mittee on the Finnern bill which SATURDAY S P E C I A L H A T S Rough Straws Hair Braids Bakus FOR YOUNG MEN Announcing A New Line of Strictly Young Men's College Styles It's a revelation to the . man wanting the last word in style. . . . The makers of Club Clothes have developed this" new line which is being worn by the very smartest dressers of the leading colleges of the country. . . . This is a great step forward for the Ray 'E, Prusia Co. to obtain this wonderful line and: to be the sole agents for this whole community. ... Style is not all you get-fabric value, tailoring--at the new, low level of prices means much. ... They're real high grade clothes at only-$28.50 and $33,50 would give municipalities operating public utilities the right to sell ant service appllcancea connected-will the utility, the house passed th measure, 77 to 13. The bill was amended so that th only merchandise which might b sold would be that incidental to th operation of the plant By a vote o 46 to 50 the house defeated tt Laughlln-VVeartn bill under whic the state would have, taken qve Tabor college'at Tabor. The pro ponents of the bill urged the neces slty. for a school in southwestern Iowa and said that title' to the prop erty would be delivered free of ai encumbrances. The bill was oppose on the grounds that it would mean additional expense and that th school wis not needed. Pass'Co-Operation Act. The house also passed the Short Forsling measure authorizing th highway commission to co-operat In the acquisition and maintenanc of interstate toll bridges. Representative Short said tha Nebraska had given Its board o public works the right to co-oper ate with Iowa on such a proposal "Under the bill the state hlghwaj commission would set aside annu ally 2 per cent of the primary road fund for acquisition and mainten ance of the bridges. The bill also would permit coun ties and municipalities to build in teratate primary highway bridge to be operated by the highway com mission as free bridges after col lection of sufficient toll to paj their cost. The senaCe rejected, 25 to 17, motion by Senator C. W. Topping of Des Moines that no sesaton b held Saturday because of Easter. Decide Adjournment, · By a vote of 58 to 29 the hoUs adopted a Joint resolution by Representatives D. M. Forsltng, Wod bury, and O. J, Reimers, Lyon, tha final -adjournment, be taken Apr! 15. The resolution goes to the. sen ate for concurrence and is not final as there may bo an attempt mad to have the vote reconsidered. In pressing adoption of the reso lutlon, Forsling said he had re cetved information that the legis lature could pass enabling leglsla tioh contingent upon the people's approval of the $^00,000,000 road bond amendment at .the election se for June 16. Legislative leaders previously had advocated a -recess until -Aug. 18 when they would return- to pass legislation making operative the amendment if approved. The house today received the biennial appropriation bill as passed by the senate, which asked concurrence in Its amendments. No action was taken. APPROPRIATIONS CUT DBS MOINES, April 3. UP--The house appropriations committee today recommended a slash of 51,741,!16 in the biennial appropriation to he state board of education, com-' tared with a reduction of $1,016 562 y the senate. The total appropriation for the oard of education recommended by he committee-is.$14 i 042,25T.20 compared with $15,793,437.20 recommended by the budget commissioner. The committee recommended a total of 58,755,178 for the board )f control, a reduction of ?393,000 Irom the amount recommended by lie budget commissioner. The Benate had recommended a reduction of. $218,500. 'The committee recommended that the appropriation for the University 3f Iowa for the bennlum be out .torn $5,629,403.20 to $4,598,903.20, a reduction of $1,030,500. A reduction of $636,200 was recommended in the appropriation to Iowa State college, making a total of 54,826,800, compared with ?5,362,000 recommended by the budget. Cn the appropriation^ Iowa State Teachers college a reduction of 5139,filO, was recommended, making the total $1,435,644, compared with f 1,575,16.0 recommended by the budget. The school for the deaf would be allowed ?467,300, a cut of $30,000, and the school for the blind $249,500, a cut of $5,000. The committee also recommended the elmination · of an appropriation of $65,486 for the board of voca tional education. · Threatens Others, Kills Self. MUSCATINE, April 3. (#)-- After threatening the lives of several persons, Thomas Anderson, 38, laborer, committed suicide Thursday. Anderson shot himself when police ar- ·ived in response to a riot call put In by residents of the neighborhood- Cantata to Be Given. EAGLE OROVE, April 3. -- The faster cantata ''Love Triumphant " will be given at the Methodist hurch On Sunday evening with Miss Doris Sharp as reader^' FISK DEFENDS HIS RIGHT TO BORROW (Continued Fnim 1). own cement work was done In April. Statements Sleeping. "I didn't do it' and 1 couldn't do t," Fisk asserted to Senator W. S. Balrd who suggested Kelleher could save time by asking general questions. "From an interested witness," commented Kelleher, "a sweeping statement is of little value;" Fisk presented a letter from the *ock Island railroad agent saying that no cement waa received for the university duridg August and Sep- ertiaer, 1921, when cement was al- eged to have he en hauled from the racks to Bates' house. Fisk said he cement during those months was purchased locally. Senator L. H. Doran and Repre- entative Byron Allen Were the only absent committeemen today. Checked on Arrival. Fisk claimed that all building ma- erial is checked on its arrival and hat he could produce a record of all cement handled by the unl verity. He testified that he bought elec- rical supplies, pjumblng fixtures, nd other equipment costing $2BO rom the university storehouse, howing checks and receipted bills. ome of the checks were to Roy Mc- llnnls, state electrician, Flsk .aa- ertlng that these were for material wned by McGlnnlg. Fisk said McGlnnis and a clerk made an inventory of supplies and hat McGlnnla might keep private material In the storehouse if there ?as rpom. «He said evidence would e produced that five fans sold by. IN DAY'S NEWS Anattattt Pfits Photo Gen. Jose Maria Moncada, president of- Nicaragua, the capital of which, Managua, a city of 45,000, was devastated by a terrific earthquake. McGinnls.to Iowa City residents who had testified previously, were owned by McGlnnis and not by the University. . . . . ' Faculty" Not Privileged. Asked -by Kelleher who could buj supplies from the university store house, Fisk named Bates, storekeep era, the purchasing- agent and Pros ident Walter A. Jessup. The faculty members would not have the privilege, he believed. Flsk said that of about 50,000 tons of coal used by the university annually 5,000 tons for storage were bought by contract and about half of the remainder on the open market. On small lots, he skid, competitive bids In the ordinary "sense might not be sought. Sometimes, he agreed, a dealer might be telephoned for a price and the crder phoned back if 'the bid were acceptable. Ho testified that when,prices were similar, business Was distributed among different sections oj Iowa. AMERICAN WIVES, CHILDREN LEAVE (Continued From' Page 2 . j r . .. nttre northwestern 'section of the ity was threatened; Due undoubtedly to presence o£ lie marines here, relief has proceeded probably more Satisfactorily than n any similar disaster of its kind. A large amount of food has been rot here, by airplanes from Panama, Salvador, Guatemala and Costa Rica md.it is believed there Is sufficient lere to care for immediate needs. interrupted by Quakes. Vaccination and innbculatlon against smallpox, tetanuu and typhoid is proceeding. It was estt- nated that 150 emergency operations were carried out yesterday the work ferquently being Interrutped by new quakes. As bodies are recovered from the ruins estimates o£ the death toll ire being revised upward. Col. F. L.Bradman, in charge of emergency work, now reckons the number of dead at about 2,000. Other estimates on the totals run as high as 5,00(1 dead. Marine, officers discounted ru- nors that insurgents led by Augus- ;lno Sandiho were planning to attack the city. Virtually all the injured, except a few serious cases, have · been removed to the city of Granada. The whole attention of the medical corps now Is turned to the sanitation and prevention of disease. Water From Brewery. Water Is being taken from the brewery which ceased its usual perations to provide the only pure .supply in the city. Other water is leing brot from Lake Managua and iblled in the improvised plant. The hiost rigid enforcement of martial law was In operation fol- owing an outbreak of looting. Marines were Ordered to shoot on ight any one seen looting. Excel- cnt order now prevails. Some natives are talking of re- urnlng and rebuilding their homes as soon as the dangers of the fire are over. APRIL 3 1931 MARINES FEED 7,000 WASHINGTON, April 3. (/£-- Dispatches to the war department oday from Col. D. I. Sultan, In charge of the Nicaraguan canal urvey party, said marines were eedlng over 7,000 persons In Managua with the number Increasing onstantly. . Confidence was expressed at mar- ne corps headquarters that there were sufficient American marines and Nlcaraguan national guardsmen north and east of Managua to irevent any descent of ^ insurgents upon the ruined capital. Evan if Insurgents were able to lip thru this cordon, they would ave little chance to cross the level pen country near the populated rea surrounding Managua without elng annihilated by the marines, fficials said. Reporters Have Troubles. NEW YORK, April 3.--The spirit f Association Press reporters Is shown by a message received from Will'am H. Ewlng; Associated Press bureau chief at Panama.,who flew to Managua to aid in covering the earthquake, iiwlng's message reads: "We are Working speedily as possible with great help from Tropical radio but many difficulties. Trans- portationless,, np sleep, sometimes hungry but wltha! cheerful." Pope Sends 'Help. VATICAN CITY, April 3. Pope Plus XI today cabled to Nicaragua an unannounced sum for re lief of th« stricken city. EARTHQUAKE FELT BtTENOS AIRES, April 3. UB--A violent earthquake felt during the night in Tucuman province threw inhabitants into panic. Several sustained minor Injuries when hurry- Ing out of their shelters but no deaths were reported. The tremor was moat violent In Balta, but no reports of damages were received. IN THE RADIO WORLD By O. E. BTJTTERFIELIi Associated Press Radio Editor (Time la central standard thfuout) NEW YORK, April 3. UP)--Tho classical concert hour is to be reduced to half an hour effective oh WEAF and stations April 12 and the 30 minutes dropped will be taken up .with the Big Brother club, which moves from 6 to 8:46. Secretary of Labor Doak speaks la the national radio forum, WABC and network Saturday night. Dale Wimbrow is putting on a song and patter act via the WABC group each Tuesday, Thursday arid Saturday afternoons.-Dbuglaa Gilbert' is to present wofcd pictures of and Interviews with-business leaders in a series starting April 12 and to be heard each Thursday and Sunday nights thereafter. FRIDAY Radio guild play, "The Terrible Meek," WJZ and network at 3. "Seven last words of Christ," WABC and network at 4. Brahhi's requiem, national oratorical society, WEAF and chain at ICE ON PROPELLER THOt CRASH CAUSE (CoatinuM) From Pate 1). blades. Late today these three blades and the hub had not been found altho a searching: party has been searching. the country for miles around the accident." Investigators assumed that something severed the wing with little or no^warning on the theory that there was no serious difficulty at the last radio report, two mlnutea before the time of the crash as fixed by watches of three of the Victims, and eye witness reports of a wing section floating- away from the plane in its fatal dive near Bazaar, Kan«. · The statement said the findings were informal and not to be construed as'official. It was concluded that' the airplane had been operated entirely in accordance with air commerce regulations; that dally inspections were satisfactorily made; that the airplane was, to the best of everyone's knowledge, thoroly airworthy and that no blame can be attached to .the pilots. Fokker to Look Again WICHITA, Kans., April 3. (IP)-Anthony Fokker, designer of the transport plane in which Knute Rockne and seven others \vere killed, left here tSday by air for New York after efcpreBdtng belief a broken propeller may baVe been responsible for the .crash. He said his Investigation had not been completed and he wouia' stop here next week 'on his way back to Los Angeles to seek further evidence. JOIN ISSUES FOR ANY REAL RELIEF · ·' (Continued From rage 1). generation should pa.y the entire cost of our participation in the last war. There Is much to be said for the argument that while we are prosperous we should pay heavily, but now we are,no longer in that state we should, so far as possible, provide for slower amortization! with a consequent lightening of tax- atiob. In my judgment, this alone would contribute more to a restoration of business activity than any other single step which could be taken. "Much optimism Is engendered by I promised expenditures of a billion and a half this year on public Im- provoments. I believe In public 1m- pi'ovements, as I believe in progress In every sound direction, but the country staggers today under a load of 'debt and taxes that It sustains only with the utmost difficulty That this situation can be cured by tie further use of credit for objects not 'In themselves essential to national welfare seems to me Impossible. Government activities are comfortably housed at present. To the extent that the Improvements vacate now rented private property, which is contributing its share of taxes, actual income and existing values will be destroyed,'non-taxable prop erty will be created and real economic depreciation will resuit--for the sake of the temporary employment of a relatively limited number of workers. Relief from.owing much money does not He in borrowing more. "I believe .thoroly to' proper government supervision aim regulation of those great enterprises which are best operated practically as monopolies, but such supervision and regulation should never assume the proporltipns of administration or confiscation. "Scattered thruout the country .are the owners of more than 24 billions of failropd securities. More than 1,500,000 .employes, representing perhap 6,000,000 people, draw their daily wage from American railroads. These great properties are struggling along with constantly diminishing returns, due In no small measure to the fact that their managements can exercise only limited control over either their incomes or expenditures. Unless their position is dealt with most intelligently and constructively by their regulating forces, disaster is Inevitable. "What'ls true of'the railroads applies equally to our utilities. Prosperity cannot return if utility credit Is destroyed and utility development Is retarded. If abuses have taken place, let them be dealt with, but let us not destroy the industry to punish the few." * * * "IN a conference such as I envisage," * went on the financier, "the representatives of business will have to answer for their share to an extent probably greater than.the representatives df government. "None of us would be willing to stand across the path of progress or advocate mankind's, return to conditions of a century ago, but I ques- tion If there is not a line beyond which we cannot succeed in certain directions without doing more harm than good. · "In recent years we have seen a great revival in consolidations, which I believe warrants serious consideration, I do not know the maximum size any enterprise can attain without losing Its maximum efficiency, but I am certain that no enterprise can be successful with a division-of responsibility for major policyY'When an institution transgresses the limitations of one human mind to grasp fully all such questions, in my opinion that institution has passed beyond the possibilities of maximum efficiency and economy. ' "Another tendency of modern business Is the substitution of machines for men. Synthetically we are eliminating workers, whereas synethetlcally we have found no method of increasing consumption. This fact challenges the unselfish consideration of the management of American business. » * * " \ T THE 'conference to which I 4 * have referred," said President Traylor, "of 'course there must be present labor's spokesmen, for the plan will wholly fall unless the program gives to those who work for their dally bread, which Includes most of us, an equal opportunity to' work and enjoy the fruits of their labor. "Emplbyers must be as quick to recognize the real wage In a rising market as labor must be to. recognize it in a falling market, or there can be no stability in prosperity and employment. Business cannot prosper if costs eliminate profit; labor cannot work as fully as it should if capital is denied a proper return." Andrew E. Halverson Succumbs at Fertile FERTILE, April 3.--Andrew E.' Halverson, 50, died this morning from a month's illness of Bright's disease. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Elm Free Methodist church is charge of the Rev. Frank Fran- stad, psage, assisted by the Rev. H. O. Okland, Fertile. Mr. Halverson is survived by hia widow and one son, Ernest. CLOSING OUT THE STOCK OF THE Courshon One-Stop Service which I have purchased and will sell AT GREAT SAVINGS ^ -- , ^ All Firestone Tires, Tubes and Accessories --JOE DANIELS OLDFIELD FIRESTONE 440x21 475x19 475x20 475x11 50Ox19 5OOx20 525x21 550x19 550x2O 600x18 600x19 6OOx2O 650x18 700x20 Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone $ 5.25 $ 6.40 $ 6.65 $ 6.90 $ 6.85 $ 7-05 $ 8.55 $ 9*00 $ 9.35 $ 9.55 $ 9.80 $1O.1O $11.9O $15.95 44OX21 450x20 450x21 475X19 500x20 525x20 525x21 600X2O 600x21 30x3y 2 30x31/2 31x4 33x4 32x6 Oldfield . Oldfieia Oldfield Oldfieid Oldfield Oldfield Oldfield Oldfield Oldfield Reg. Oldfield 0. S. Oldfield S. S. Oldfield S. S. Oldfield 10 ply Oldfield $23.9O WHILE THEY LAST Fone Other Sizes Priced in Proportion JOE DANIELS MASTER SERVICE FIRST AND WASHINGTON S. W. ' Fone

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