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It A R LOU E R H I S M E M f i AR,T North Iowa's Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIJL, 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, SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO. 153 Still Room for Farmer Noted Financier Sees Plenty of Chance to Succeed SEEK COMPROMISE ON TAX BILLS (This Is the third of a series of dispatches in which Charles P. Stewart, on tour, Interviews Melvin Alvah Traylor, noted mldwestern financier, and president of the First National bank of Chicago). By CHARLES P. STEWART pHICAGO, April 4. (CPA)--All V^ the time that President Melvin A. Traylor of the First National bank of, Chicago had been discussing business conditions I had "been wanting to ask him about the farm question in p a r t i c u l a r . It seemed to me that as head of the rural west's foremost financial institution, he ought to take an especial interest in agricul- r » fiWiM ture's problems. «M « \\ And so ifc P roved ' «3Lm-/-l when I managed ·CZ4SPSTEWARf to direct the con- · w "** r versation toward the aspect of present-day economics. "I think I understand farming," he said, "for I was trot up on a farm. "The secret of agricultural pros- persity is .not essentially different from the secret of prosperity in most callings. I,t simply is to live within one's income. The industrial ·worker receives his. income in cash; the farmer takes his at first.hand, from the soil he cultivates. With judicious diversification--not by the one-crop method--he-can keep himself and his family in comfort on his own. products. That is as much, as agriculture ever promised to any man; generally speaking, it is all that it ever will yield to anyone. The farmer who speculates or engages in. some pther non-agricultural sideline should not blame agriculture if his extra-agricultural ventures involve him in difficulties. . . . "Thia country is not overcrowded with'farniers -who are content to be Fisk Claims His Building Direction Was Success AGAIN DENIES HE HAD WORK DONE ON S. U. I, FUNDS Defense Against Attack in Newspaper Ruled Unnecessary. By THEODORE F. KOOP, Associated Press Staff Writer. TOWA CITY, April 4. UP)--Lcgisla- * tive inquiry into J. M. Fisk's conduct of the University of Iowa building department in 1923 was aired today in the investigation of his private construction operations. Reference to a committee hearing of allegations brot by labor organizations at that time was made during cross examination of Fisk by Attorney Emmet Tinley. "I was apparently making such a success of my building operations for the university that labor unions became antagonistic," Fisk said. . As a result of that inquiry, Fisk said, the law was amended requiring the board, of education to call for bids on projects costing more than $10,000. He testified that he was not aware that Senator Frank Shane of Ottumwa had then visited Iowa City to look into charges, as previous testimony had indicated. , Reiterates Denial. Fisk reiterated a denial that anyone ever did private work for him on university time. He sought to tear down the. testimony of C. S. Humphrey and Ralph Crawford, ·who said, they worked .at , Fisk's housesi as"'students and were paid TREMORS LEVEL MANAGUA MAIN STREET 'IT HAPPENS that a few days be- 1. fore my talk with Banker Traylor I had had a chat in Washington with Assistant Secretary of Agriculture R. W. Dunlap, who made sub- stationally the same suggestion as the Chicago financier--namely, that at the present stage in our national development, actual livings for themselves and their families are all It is possible for at least a large (Turn to Page 14, Column 4) WOULD ABOLISH PARDON BOARD I l l i n o i s Deputy Warden Wants to Train Prisoners for Useful Work. JOLIET, HI., April 4. (jW--Pro- posals that the state board of pardons and paroles be abolished and that-prisoners be trained to assume responsible positions when they are discharged were iu the hands of the legislative investigation committee today. They were advanced by Deputy Warden Frank L, Kness, who has 24 years' prison experience. Summaried, his suggestions were: Abolish the parole board and save the state money. Build a new penitentiary adequately to care for prisoners and relieve the present congestion. Provide prisoners with more work and eliminate idleness, which, Kness said, fomented trouble. Provide a means by which dependable guards may be obtained. Return the old system of giving prisoners one year's parole. BROTHERS WILL SEEK NEW TRIAL TOAVOID PRISON [ury Convicts Gangster After 27 Hours of Deliberation. "He Is Risen, Will Be Song of Easter Day Christian World Has Many Methods of Celebration BOTH HOUSES AT JOB OF CLEARING OFF CALENDARS House Votes to Appoint Study Commission on Corporation Laws. ; This Associated Press telephoto shows some o£ the' ruins of the main street of Manacua. Nicaragua, where earth tremors took a toll of nearly 2,000 lives March 31. Red Cross Takes Charge of Relief Work in Managua Crawford for a while went under the name of Cooper, Fisk presented photographs to show that he could not have hauled dirt in an alley of one house as he had testified. In answer to Crawford's testi- money that he loaded dirt which went to rough ground owned by Fisk, the witness said this might refer to a closed street opposite the university high school, for the walling of which Fisk paid $5 as a share of tho expense against his adjacent property. The improvement was for the university's benefit, he said. Describes Old Capitol. Today's session opened with a description of reconstruction of. the old capitbl and the building of the west approach. The building was partially fireproofed and was strengthened, he said, his department doing the work because the extent could not be estimated for advance bids. "We wondered many times why the building had not fallen down," Fisk said, telling how the timber supports had little strength and bow one corner had settled eight inches. Testimony that university tile had been used In building an Iowa City garage was answered by Fisk, who said the tile had been givea to workmen for their own use when the medical laboratories were remodeled. When he learned they had sold the tile to a junk dealer for $56, Fisk said, he made them repay the money te the university. He introduced vouchers showing this was done in 1928. "Newspaper Attack." Tinley attempted to bring out that Fisk had complete invoices for his own houses but the committee interrupted. "There is no testimony against Fisk on that angle," Representative Byron Allen, was a newspaper attack." Representative Frank Byers urged the speeding of the examination. "If the legislature adjourns (Turn to rase 15, Column 1) Thousands Pass Bier of Rockne to Say Farewell AUNT MET By Robert Quillen 'I didn't even know the man was dead until I seen his wife ridin' around in a sporty, new coupe." said "that By WILLIAM H. EWINjt.. MANAGUA, Nicaragua, April 4. tW4-The" w Re'd" Cross "today;.',took charge o'f relief work in Managua, razed by earthquake Tuesday and swept by fire afterwards. Aided by the United States marines and Nlcaraguan constabulary, Ernest J. Swiftj Red Cross official who arrived late yesterday by plane from Miami, set in motion relief and salvage machinery which will aim toward eventual rehabilitation of the city's 45,000 stricken population. 2,000 1/ost Lives. Swift came to a city of ruins, deserted by two thirds of its residents and with the remaining third living in tents and temporary shelters on the heights overlooking the debris. Two thousand persons lost their lives in the quake. While recovery of bodies of victims and treatment of injuries continue, other marine patrols are meeting certain emergency situations which have developed/Guard details have carried out unhesitatingly orders to shoot looters and four despatched Thursday night are understood to have brot the total executed to 20. Since · early days, women of this section have washed their clothes in the lakes about the city. Forty were thus engaged Tuesday at a small lake and were caught unawares by a landslide precipitated by the quake and thrown into the lake where they drowned. Denendents Saved Horror. With" their wives and children safely at Corinto where navy ships will take them to San Francisco and New York, marine corps officers hare entered the task of relief anfl rehabilitation happy that their dependents had been spared the further horror of epidemic and hardship. Four marine corps planes and three of the Pnn-Araefican airways carried the 200 refugees to Corinto where the transport Chaumont for Son Francisco and the U. S. S. Relief for New York awaited them. Body of Great Coach Carried to Final , Resting Place ^ SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 4. UP) -- Thousands passed the bier of Knute Rockne at his home in Sunnymede today to say a last farewell before his body was taken to its final resting place iu the Highland cemetery. As the refulgent sun of a beautiful day streamed a light of cheer for the heavy hearts, the thousands took one last glance at his casket in state at his home and then went to the church of the Sacred Heart on the campus of old Notre Dame for the final services and thence to the cemetery, situated on the rolling Indiana farm hills two and one- RADIO TRIBUTE NEW YORK, April 4. with Graham McNamee as announcer, a tribute will be paid Knute Rockne in a 15-minute broadcast via WJZ and stations at 6:45 o'clock (GST) tonight. Father Patrick Haggerty of the Notre Dame faculty, Hugh O'Donnell, business manager of the New York Times, and Margaret Anglin will participate. BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., April 4 -- Just when the country was doing all it could to economize in government why along come a law and says, "Every time your state gets so many thousand new population, they must all throw in and hire another representative in their state congress." Weil California foolishly grew. And now they got to pay for it. A dozen unemployed must be sent to congress by the taxpayers. Well California is split wide in two. The north of the state claim these new ones shall come from the south and south claim they should come from the north. And the taxpayers are so sore about having to hire extra ones that they don't care where they come from but are telling 'em where to go. Yours, 0 till, H«Nut IOWA WILL HAVE NICE EASTER DAY "Fair and Warmer" Verdict of Government Weather Forecaster. DES MOINES, April 4. Plans for the Easter fashion parade may go on unhampered by thots of rain, the local government weather forecaster assured. today. "Fair and warmer" wag his verdict. Temperatures are expected to start to rise in the western part of the state late today and indications point to generally fair weather thruout the state Sunday, the weather bureau announced. v Traces of rain .were reported In the northern and eastern portions of the state Friday night. Fort Dodge .10 inch of precipitation and Davenport and Iowa City .16 inch. Nora Springs Tax Board to Hold Meeting Monday NORA SPRINGS, April 4.--The board of equalization consisting of the town council and trustees will meet for an all day's session Monday. half miles northwest of the university. It wasn't until after 2 o'clock this afternoon that the cortege started from his home and started its final journey. Thousands stood bare headed in reverence to the man who meant so much to them and the sports world. As it passed the Notre Dame football stadium, which Rockne himself built, there was a pause for a reverent salute. The campus was still and peaceful. AU business was suspended and trains running Into South Bend paused for one minute as a mark of respect. Only 1,400 friends and intimates were able to enter the church for the services, but other thousands, bare headed, heard the services from the amplifiers on the campus. Are You the Family Drudge? Then read about Mary Vaughn in new story, Love, Preferred «y Edna Robb Webster Beginning Tuesday, April 7 in thd Globe-Gaze lie JAPAN PREMIER HAS OPERATION Obstruction Developed as Result of Assassin's Bullet. TOKYO, April S.--(Sunday)--An operation performed upon Premier Yuko Hamaguchi at 1:25 a. m., today was said by surgeons to have been successful. The operation was to remove an obstruction In the 61 year old premier's abdomen which developed as the result of a bullet, fired Nov. 14 by Tomeo Sagoya, 23.' Sagoya was believed to have been actuated by misguided patriotism growing out of opposition to the acceptance by the Hamaguchi government of the London naval treaty provisions. GOVERNMENT OF RUMANIA QUITS Former Foreign Minister Is Expected to Head New Cabinet. BUCHAREST, Rumania, April 4. (^P)--Prime Minister George S. Mir- onescu resigned this morning with his whole cabinet because of parliamentary difficulties. Nicholas Tltulescu, former foreign minister, is expected to bo summoned from London to form a new government. The government of Premier Mir- onescu took office in October last year. From the outset its life was considered doubtful. It had hardly been formed and approved by. King Carol when its early collapse was predicted. Titulescu who is expected to be called from London to form a new cabinet is the permanent representative from Rumania to the council and assembly of the league of nations. He was president of the eleventh assembly of the league last year. /CHICAGO, April 4. (m--The re- V-- sponsibility for the murder of Alfred Lingle was placed today on the shoulders of Leo V. Brothers thru his conviction by a jury which decided on 14 years imprisonment as his punishment. Breaking what appeared to be a hopeless deadlock, the jury it Judge Joseph Sabath'a court found the St Louis gangster guilty of th crime yesterday afternoon and gav him the lightest sentence possibl under Illinois law. Twenty-seven hours oE deliberation preceded th verdict. First Big Case. Thus ended the first big ganglam case to reach a jury in Chicago, bu there were indications that the legal fight to save Brothers was not over, as defense counsel announced they would ask for a new trial, and said they felt confident a rehearing would be granted. They described tho result as a compromise. April IT was fixed as the date for hearing iheir arguments. Civic leaders hailed the result as a blow to Chicago gangs, and th-? prosecuting attorneys said . they were satisfied that the verdict was just. Brothers Calm. ,. '. Brothers himself took the vevjlct calmly; He 'paled a little when it was read, but otherwise remained as much unperturbed as he did during all the while the prosecution was piling up the testimony of witnesses who said they recognized him as the man they saw near or fleeing from the scene of the Tribune reporter's slaying last June 9. His mother, Mrs. Rose Jesson, however, became hysterical and hla sweetheart, Miss Betty Cook, cried bitterly. Twenty-four ballots in all were taken by the jury whose members said they started out 7 to 5 for acquittal, gradually reaching 11 to 1 for conviction. H. W. Crotzer said that at no time was the electric chair demanded by the prosecution given any consideration. The maximum considered was life imprisonment. Lasts Three Weeks. The trial, lasting nearly three weeks, resolved into a question of the identification of the man seen fleeing from the vicinity of the Michigan avenue pedestrian tunnel in which Lingle was shot in the back of the head while enroute to a race course. No attempt to prove an olibi for Brothers was made by tho defense, which described the case as a "frameup," nor did the prosecution try to prove a motive as au answer to the oft-repeated question: "Why was Lingle killed?" There have been unofficial versions, however, assigned as reasons why the ?65 a week reporter with an income of $60,000 or more a year was killed. One was that he may have "double crossed" his friend, Aiphonse Capone, the gang ster chief. NEW YORK, April 4. (If)--Along the avenues--and iu hell's kitchen --among the stalls and carts of South Halsted street--and along the babbling sidewalks of Harlem --on Pennsylvania avenue, Olive street, Main street, Grand and Commonwealth avenues -- in all America, Easter comes tomorrow In Piccadilly, too; on the Venetian canals; and Unter Den Linden and in Paris; in the shadow of tenements where bread is a luxury and in green-rolling meadow lands where they feed milk to the dogs --Easter comes. In San Francisco thousands wil wind up the foot trails of Mt. Davi son to stand beneath the lighte cross that tops It and greet th Easier sun. Indians Will Dance. Arizona's Yaqui Indians will dance in paint and masks to shrill piping of flutes and the weird roll of thunder drums, making the observation of Easter a week-long instead of a single day's event. Four hundred white robed children, grouped in a Greek cross, will send their voices ringing thru Hollywood, Cal., bowl in "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" after trumpets have sounded the dawn and 30,000 spectators have joined in the singing of hymns. Forty thousand persons--if the day is fair--will crowd "God's Acre" .«* Vytafitpn.Salem, N,: Car-, By JOHN T. MILAR. Associated Press Stuff Writer. D ES MOtNES, April 4. £)-- While the senate and house worked. today trying to clear the calendars, the conference committee was at work trying to reach a huppy medium on the incoma tax and county assessor bills so as to give a tax revision program acceptable to both houses. The members oC the committee said that probably no report would be forthcoming before the middle of next week. The house today passed the Tam- isiea-Garrett joint resolution creating a commission of seven members to study the corporation laws and report to the 1933 session. An appropriation of ?20,000 would be provided the commission which would be composed of two senators, two representatives, the attorney general, secretary of state and the president of the Iowa Bar association. Sumo Since 1851. In advocating passage of the resolution, Representative Tamisiea pdinted out that the corporation laws had not been thoroly revised since 1851. The house decided to take up Immediately, upon disposition of tho biennial appropriations bill, trm Beatty joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment which. would permit paymerit of state bonds from, taxes other than.. those " Markets at a Glance /here Eoater Sunday has been the ccaslon of special ceremonies ince 1773. And in Jerusalem, in the shadow f Calvary where Christ hung Crucified against a black sky Caster will be celebrated under the muzzles of machine guns, with Caster music provided by the umble of armored cars. Afraid ot Rioting. There is fear by authorities that rouble may arise between the pro- mufti and anti-mufti forces from Hebron during the moslem feast if Nabi Moussa, which is being observed even as the Christian Caster. In Washington, the president of the United States will attend a Masonic and a Quaker service. New York will observe the day with (Turn to l'oi:e 16, Column Z) ·.. Johnson, Marlon, aske'd : the bill he made a special order, when it was found some opposition, had developed. The biennial appropriations bill has been made a special order for 10 a. m. Monday. Avoid Reconvening. The senate received from Its highways committee the bill to carry out the $100,000,000 road bond program. The hill, anticipates the approval of the road bond constitutional amendment by the voters at the special election June 1G. Introduction of the bill was tho second step to assure adjournment of the legislature April 15. The first was the passage by the house yesterday of a joint resolution setting: (Turn to IS, Column 1) Convict Trusty Makes Escape at Iowa Prison FORT MADISON, .April 4. UP-Glen Smith, 35, formerly of Cedar Rapids, escaped from the state penitentiary here Into yesterday in a light delivery truck which he drove outside the prison walls as a trusty. He was sent here six years ago on an automobile theft charge and had 10 yow» to NEW YORK Stocks strong; Auburn Auto climbs over 20 points. Bonds firm; U. S. Goyt. steady. Curb firm; small gains on covering. Butter steady. Foreign exchanges steady; Spanish peseta sags. Cotton holiday. Sugar holiday. CHICAGO Wheat--strong; Insect damage southwest and good export sales. Corn--Firm; unfavorable weather Kansas and smaller receipts Cattle--Steady. Hogs--Steady to lower. Nebraska Bank Head Waives Extradition PHILADELPHIA, April 4. (/P-Paul Wupper, wanted for wrecking the State bank at Be'emer, Nebr., ol which he was president, started hif journey west at 1:15 p. m. today, In charge of Nebraska officers. Ho L waived RING IN TUB IS CLEW TO BANDIT Brazen Robber Helps Himself to "Shorts" of Captive Bank Cashier. MUNDELEIN, 111., April 4. (A 1 )-Marshal Clayton Tiffany was in a thotful mood today as he considered his clews in the case of the $10,000 robbery of the State bank of Mun- deleln. They included: 1--A pair of fancy blue-striped "shorts" belonging to Milan G. Mott, the bank's cashier, which one of the four banks bandits donned after he' had taken a bath in Mott's home. 2--A dark circle which the robber left In Mott's bath tub. "la there any reason why I shouldn't go upstairs and take a bath?" the fastidious bandit asked while his three companions were olding Mott and the members of Is family captive in the Mott home. As no one objected he proceeded to carry out his plans. "An expert, with a microscope," Marshal Tiffany said, "might get some idea of the brazen personnlit.y of the fellow by taking a look at that ring." County police searched the neighborhood for traces of the four robbers, without results. They stole the money wnerf they took Mott to the bank yesterday, making themselves at home in his residence all night. Turner Asked to Lead Child Health Meeting DES MOINES, April 4. (7P--Gov- ernor Dan Turner has been requested by the Iowa Public Health association to promote a conference on child health and protection in Iowa. A resolution was drafted by the association yesterday as it concluded a two day session here. DECORAH MAN'S JAW IS FRACTURED WHEN TOOTH IS EXTRACTED DECORAH, April 4.--Fred Grant has a broken jaw. Yesterday It was only a toothache. He had the bothersome molar extracted by a dentist and it was a freak tooth. The roots hod grown aidewise and entwined about the roots of the two adjoining teeth. When the diseased tooth wna extracted three teeth came out fracturing Grant's jaw. It was packed in ice by a physician and Fred la resting at home for a few days. 5Xt \ IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday. Rising temperature Sunday and in tho extreme west portion Saturday night. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning; Maximum Friday 52 Minimum In Night 2!) At 8 A. M. Saturday .10 Friday's maximum was the highest yet recorded in April altho in both February and March there were temperatures which exceeded it. At almost exactly the same time as on the previous day, between 5 and 6 o'clock p. m., a few drops of rain descended. Friday's precipitation, however, had more the appearance of a typical April shower. WEEK'S FORECAST CHICAGO, April 4. (.Tl--Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday, April 6: For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains.--some Indications ot precipitation period by middle ot week; temperatures mostly normal or above, but cooler weather may occur towards close. I

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