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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, April 4, 1931
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APRIL 4 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 15 SOUTH GETTING BACK TO NORMAL Hyde Says Optimism Shown in Drought Stricken - Territories. KANSAS CITY, April 4. , Wi ·--Secretary Arthur M. Hyde says optimism has arisen in drought 'stricken areas of the south. "I find the section I visited," he said on his arrival here last night, "getting back in shape in good fashion. The mental attitude of the people shows a vast improvement." The head of the department of agriculture said he was impressed by the number of new garden fences he saw on a 300 mile drive thru Arkansas. A garden, he said had been planted by practically every farm family. Turning to wheat surplus prob- ' .sms, Secretary Hyde said he was convinced solution lay in control of production to suit domestic cle mands so the farmer could avail " himself of the 42cent tariff. Mason. · City Screen Attractions of , FISK CLAIMS HIS WORK WAS GOOD (Continued From Pago 1). and you have not all your witnesse: finished," he told Tinley, "you wll be out of luck." Tinley said that in such case h would complain. Fisk showed that Humphrey wa paid for working on 1 a cement driv in 1923, but Kelleher maintaine that Crawford was the witness wh said the state had paid him fo that labor. On redirect examination Kellehe went over Fisk's work on the hos pltal. Fisk admitted he did not fo low specifications on painting, an that the regular painting contracto could have worked on,the kitchen. Remembers No Error. Fisk insisted he had not made an error in transoms in the nurses' home addition. Kelleher referred to statements about it in the 1923 investigation, but Fisk said he did not remember any such error was .charged then. Fisk told' of straightening the s armory wall, which was four feet too narrow at one end, but added "we attributed that error to dirty work by some one else in moving stakes. However, I don't want you to believe I never made mistakes." Asked by Kelleher if he had located the foreman called "Dick" mentioned previously in the testimony, Fisk attempted to make an explanation. "Can't you answer yes or no? asked Kelleher. "No," replied Fisk. "He went to ',. the penitentiary In 1924." Iowa Mail Carrier at Center Point Commits Suicide Over Finances CEDAR RAPIDS, April 4. UB-- William F. Thompson, S3, for 27 years mail carrier at Center Point, committed suicide there today by shooting. -The body was found in the jarage by a son who was to have delivered the. mail today. Thompson left a note indicating bhat financial worries caused the act. His widow is visiting a sister in Huskin, Nebr. KEGINALD DENNY AND MIRIAM SEEGAR. IN A SCENE from "What a Man" which is to play at the Iowa theater Sunday and Monday. At Mason -City's THEATERS DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS AND BEBE DANIELS IN A SCENE from the breath-taking story of Wail street and elusive romance, "Reaching for the Moon." It opens a five day engagement at the Palace theater Saturday. ' one-half mill tax for municipal band purposes. The house deferred action on a motion by Representatives Paisley, Pattison, Osborn and Nelson o£ Story to take from the table a motion to reconsider the vote by which the motor vehicle drivers license law was defeated yesterday. IN DAY'S NEWS "HE IS RISEN," IS EASTER DAY SONG · (C'onUnued From I'aEO 1). high hats, flashing fashions, elaborate church services. Those who wish to be ostenta-- tious will pay as much as five dollars each for orchids--while others, broken by a winter of fruitless quest for work, will dine in the bread lines. In Czecho-Slovakia Easter will pivot a three day period of "divine peace" for the entire nation. In Russia--where communists do not believe in God--it will be just another day for many, altho thousands of devout persons still will observe the day. FAIR BUT COOL TAX COMPROMISE (Continued From PnRO 1. the date for sine die adjournment. The senate has yet to act on the ' 'resolution. Approval of the road bond legislation at this time would eliminate the necessity of reconvening the legislature in the event the voters approve the amendment. The bill defining semi-trailers and truck tractors, and fixing license "fees for tractors'used in this way was among the measures passed by the senate today. The upper branch also approved the 'Clark bill permitting communities to charge the sewage service. _ · Remove Restrictions. Senator M. C. Cooney's bill to remove restrictions on the amount of damages recoverable in the death or injury of a woman also was approved. A senate conservation committee bill prohibiting the erection of commercial structures within 200 feet of the entrance to a state park also was passed. The senate approved a resolution deploring the death of Knute Rockne and extending condolences to his family. The senate adjourned at uoori to reconvene at 10 a. m. Monday. When the legislature adjourned at noon it was understood the con- 1 ference committee on the income tax and county assessor bills would bring in a report Monday that they had been unable to agree. This decision, it was said, was reached after a protracted discussion of the subject this morning. Such action would require appointment of a new conference committee. Passed by House. Bills passed by the house included: By Torgeson, clarifying the difference between the schoolhouse fund and the general fund; by Allen and Hansen of Winnebago, requiring buyers of livestock to preserve their tickets of purchase--the bill was designed to curb the theft of livestock;, by Stiger, legalizing the issuance of bonds for the Trayer swimming pool; by Johnson of Marion, giving the secretary of agriculture the right to revoke or suspend licenses of veterinarians; by Stoddard, permitting cities with a population of 40,000 or more to levy a WASHINGTON, April 4. Generally fair but cool Easter weather east of the Rockies was forecast today by the weather bureau. The bureau explained, however, that by "fair" weather it did not necessarily mean sunshine. West of the Mississippi to the Rockies slightly cold weather was reported today. It was raining in the southern Atlantic, eastern gulf states and in northern New England. Washington, crowded with thousands of Easter visitors, had light rains but the weather bureau said they would end before night and tomorrow would be partly cloudy and cooler. The visitors, however, will have to wait several days if they are to see the famed Japanese cherry blossoms. Charles Henlock, who supervised the planting of the trees back in the Taft administration and probably knows them better than anyone else, said they would not bloom be- Leo V. Brothers, St. Louis alleged gangster, convicted of the murder of Alfred Lingle, Chicago Tribune reporter. The jury recommended a sentence of 14 years Imprisonment. IN THE RADIO WORLD fore next Wednesday. MEXICAN TOWNS ASK FOR RELIEF Whole Villages Attacked by Malady That Leads to Blindness. By C. E. BUTTERFIELD (Time is central standard thruout) NEW YORK, April 4. (7P)--A radio fan at Portland, Ore., spent $35.50 on a long distance telephone call to New York to advise Ernie Hare of the team of Jones and Hare how much ha liked their program. Tribute to Knute Rockne in Ted Husing's sport slants, WABC hookup at 5. Weber and Fields, WEAF and others at 7. "East Lynne," Showboat play. WABC and chain at 9. Sisters of the skillet, WJZ and network at 10:30. Douglas Fairbanks has thrown aside armor, steed, sword and buckler for the first time in 10 years--has attired himself in a well- fitting business suit--has exchanged battlements for a penthouse apartment topping ; a skyscraper---and the result is the happiest mixture of entertainment the year has brot forth. The picture is "Reaching For The Moon," for United Artists, and is opened Saturday at the Palace theater with Bebe Daniels as the dazzling object of Fairbanks' affections. The story and dialog are smart and sophisticated, the action is romantic and rapid, the settings range from fashionable New York to a luxurious liner at sea, and there Is a bountiful seasoning of. comedy. And when the last word is said about lovely women, it should be in connection with the hand-picked beauties who glide thru the scenes of "Reaching For The Moon." They called it a "million dollar cast" when the filming was going on at United Artists, and a glance at the names seems to make the sum fall short. For, in addition to Fairbanks and Daniels there are Edward Everett Horton, sure-fire farceur; Jack Mulhall. a star in his own right; Claud Allister, the comic Britisher; June MacClby, goregeous to gaze upon; Luana Walters, a new beauty; and such veteran troupers as Emmett Corrigan, Walter Walker, Helen Jerome Eddy, Adrienne d'Ambricourt and Phil Tead. Reginald Denny, one o£ the most engaging personalities in pictures, appears at his best In the role o£ a likable tramp In "What a Man," the Sono Art all-talking picture which comes to the Iowa theater Sunday. It's full of swift moving fun, packed with interest, and tingled with just enough dramatic action to round out a talkie that promises to be one of the most entertaining pictures of the season, according to critics. Playing opposite the star is Miriam Seegar, a comparative newcomer whose blond beauty and dramatic talents make her a welcome addition to the films. 10 Killed, 5'I Injured in Wreck of Siberian Train CHELIABIANSK, Siberia, Apri 4. (A'J--Ten persons were killed am 51 injured in a train wreck nea here last night. Wife Held on Charge of Shooting Axteil, Identification Expert DENVER, Colo., April 4. . UP-Mrs. Maudlne C. Axteil was held today on a charge of slaying her husband, Police Captain Harold W Axteil, 46, nationally known identi flcation expert and the father of six children. Axteil was shot to death in hi home yesterday. Police said th widow confessed she killed the of ficer following a quarrel in which he threw a pitcher of water at her Meeting to Be April 6. RUDD--The ministerial meetin; will be held April 6 at the home o the Rev. Clarence Budensick. Last Time Saturday " Big Money" with EDDIE QUILLAN ROBT. ARMSTRONG JAMES GLEASON MIRIAM SEEGAK MARGARET LIVINGSTON STARTS SUNDAY Reginald Denny // "WHAT Al«AN" FAST FUN AND SPARKLING SITUATIONS IN THE STAR'S HAPPIEST ROLE NEWS EVENTS LAUREL AND HARDY COMEDY I CARTOONS COMEDY Now Playing THRU WEDNESDAY -- -For the first time since they appeared in the Pathe picture "Oh Yeah," Robert Armstrong and James Gleason are teamed in strong roles in the Pathe comedy drama, "Big Money," which is to be presented for the last time Saturday evening at the Iowa theater. Eddie Quillan and Miriam Seegar are featured in the leading roles. MEXICO CITY, April 4. Urgent calls for relief have been received by the health department from Chiapas, where whole villages have been attacked by onchoper- cosis, a malady which leads to blindness. The government recently sent several medical brigades to the afflicted zone in an effort to stamp out the disease, but messages received in the lost two days said it was still spreading at an alarming rate. Cases were cited of Indian villages in the interior of the state where not a single inhabitant is free from the ailment and it was estimated that 20,000 persons would be blinded if rapid relief x steps were not taken on an extensive scale. ' The germs form In lumps under the skin and work their way to the optic nerves, the only cure being to cut the lumps out as fast as they appear. BUCK NAMED TO COLLECTOR JOB Succeeds Chicago Woman Who Resigned After "Faro Swindle." CHICAGO, April 4. (JF--Clarence I F. Buck, appointed by President Hoover today to be collector of Internal revenue in Chicago, will take the office vacated by Mrs. Myrtle Tanner Blacklidge after the notorious "faro swindle." Mrs. Blacklidge resigned in a. storm of publicity that followed the affair in a Springfield, III., hotel last December. She had borrowed $50,000 from Edward R. Litsinger, Chicago politician, and the money disappeared, she said, when she was cheated out of it in a faro game but Litsinger charged that he knew nothing of the supposed faro gams and that Mrs. Blacklidge was a party to the swindle. He threatened to bring formal charges against her, but never has done so. During the last pre-convention presidential race. Buck managed the campaign for former Gov. Frank O. Lowden. He resigned as director of the state department o,* agriculture lost year to run for state tresaurer but was defeated. COMING ATTRACTIONS I'ALACE. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday--Douglas Fairbanks in "Reaching For the Moon with Bebe Daniels Thursday, Friday -- "Doctor's Wives" featuring Warner Baxter and Joan Bennett. IOWA. Sunday, Monday--Reginald Deny in "What A Man." Tuesday, Wednesday--"The Cat Creeps" with Helen Twelvetrees, Raymond Hackett and Lilyan Tashman. Thursday--John Boles and Laura ,a Plante in "King- of Jazz" with 'aul Whiteman and his hand. Friday, Saturday--"Madonna of The Streets" featuring Evelyn Jrent and Robert Ames. EASTER DANCE Clear Lake Golf and Country Club MUSIC BY BOBBY GRIGGS and His Recording Band Saturday Night, April 4th German Group Would Reduce Working Hours BERLIN, April lor Bruening's 4. (IP}-- Chancel- commission appointed to study a remedy for Ger many's unemployment problem to day suggested two partial solutions --general shortening of workin hours and prohibition against civ il servants from engaging in aid jobs. The highly revelatory clothes era ended just in time to keep the girl from utilizing cellophane.--Akansn Gazette. Former Businessman at Osage Kills Self OSAGE, April 4.--Charles Morse, about So. former businessman here, committed suicide at Seattle, Wash . according to word received here yesterday by his wife's cousin, Mrs. C. E. Gardner. Mr. Morse, who had been in failing health some time, shot himself yesterday. He is survived by'his wife, Mrs. Flora Bush Morse; and two married daughters. Funeral services will be held Saturday. Mr. Morse several years ago operated a grocery store here and was later head of the local telephone exchange. .England to Australia Airmail Route Opened CROYDON, England, April 4. UP) --Fifteen day airmail service from England to Australia was inaugurated today with departure of an Imperial Airways liner carrying 50,000 letters from India and Australia. Mow Playing THRU WEDNESDAY BARGAIN MATINEE SUNDAY TILL 2 P. M. MIDNIGHT SHOW SATURDAY 11:15 P. M. The Gay Mad A Modern "Gaucho of Wall Street. Living, Laughing, Loving His Way Thru His Greatest Picture! Easter Special Greater Show Season

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