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H A R L O N E f t H I S M E M A R T O t P T O F I O W A O F S M O I N E S t » North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home ·THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME E D I T I O N VOL. XXXVII *TVE CENTS.PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL Y, 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL, NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE ]\JO. 125 OPENING INSTALLMENT I LOVE, PREFERRED ily K»NA RO»B WEBSTER Anth.r ·( Copyright' 1931. Caitral t. Etc.: !s '; M ARY swung around from her typewriter and reached for the telephone. "Miss Vaughn speaking," she announced, briskly. Then, after a moment, "Oh, hello-: Dick," with a little breathless gasp, while her heart accelerated its speed from a normal seventy-two to something over one hundred. "At the University club?" she repeated in an Incredulous tone, and her face brightened perceptibly. "Why, of course. Thanks a lot, Dick. Yes, eight o'clock, then." \ ' She replaced the instrument slowly, gropingly. It was so unbelievably true. Dick Baldwin, the debonair young wholesale man for another firm "in the street" and a former football star at Princeton, whom she had known less than a month and who had taken her out just twice, had asked her to a dance at the University club! She had dreamed o£ invitations like that, from men like Dick, but this--this was real. She held her head in her two hands, childishly, as if to steady it. That wag the way Dick Baldwin, or even his voice, affected Mary. Demure, poised, industrious', practical Mary--who had been forced by circumstances to wrestle With the many realities of life. She had learned that tomprrow not only didn't provide for itself but others looked to her for provision, as well. In the past five years she hadn't found much time even to day-dream about University club dances, or any other pleasures. For that matter, she hadn't seen a man until a month ago whose society she preferred to a comfortable, quiet evening at home after the difficult days at the office. Wasn't sue glad, now, that sbo* hadn't spent much of her time on the callow youths who had persistently sought her out; like Eddie Graham in Paterson who always acted when he saw her, like she now felt about Dick, Howard .Davis in the other office where she had worked first, and others? Wasn't she even more glad that she had anticipated and prepared for just such an occasion as this? After that second evening with Dick, when he had given every indication that he would be wanting to see her much more, she had decided ' that at all costs she must have some REDISTRICTING BILL PASSED Report Shows Profit for Prohibition Fall Says He Is Not Likely to File Appeal Former Secretary Is Glad Suspense Has Been Lifted new evening clothes. Nothing too inexpensive, either. She had selected, after hours of careful shopping and deliberation, a wine-red chiffon that swept the floor in diaphanous folds, with a cowl collar draped from B sharp V-shaped decolletage and a narrow beaded yoke. She told herself repeatedly that she couldn't afford the dress and that she might never need it. But just in case he should ask ier for a real date, she had to be prepared. Kow it had happened!,:;' ' _ \ ' . : . - . . ' ' ' , " . . ( . ; ; / , -»- ---^^.-^tSdwn s^fn'an wttli whom'anevenlng would be more important to her than working at the office. Then,, vivacious, industrious f'DIck Baldwin, the Dew wholesale man for the house of Jameson-Blair, had called at the office to offer Foster a participation in a syndicate loan for the United Metal Co., that would place 100,000 shares on the market. Dick had made an instant impression on Foster, who said so to 'Mary; but so had Mary impressed lUIck, as he practically told her so when he asked her to dinner with him the third time he talked with her. Mary turned back to her machine ') with new vigor, as if she had taken \a stimulant. Five minutes before, (her back had been aching so it felt (like hot Irons were scorching tha (Turn io Fate 0, Colanin 1). t King George 111 With Sub-Acute Bronchitis WINDSOR, England, April 7. /P t --An official statement issued at I Windsor castle today announced I that King George, who has been ill [ since Sunday, was suirenng from sub-acute bronchitis. He was said } to be making slow but satisfactory progress. THREE RIVERS, N. Mcx., April 7. UP)--Albert B. Fall, 'former secretary of the interior, was debating today the advisability of appealing-from a decision of the District of Culunibia court of appeals affirming his conviction of taking a bribe in the California naval oil lease transaction with Edward L. Doheny. - ' , Fall said it was "remotely possible" but not probable he would appeal to the supreme court. He said hia decision would wait until he received a'copy .of the court's action. ^^'.-s^r.TJpholds;Sentence,, j-.'. ·......-- ",Ttie"appellate' court "upfield"th'e sentence of one year imprisonment and ?100,000 fine against Fall, who served in tie cabinet of President Harding. "I am a poor man," he said, "and I have no money for further legal defense. Certainly I cannot pay the heavy fine." "I am an old man, and for the last eight years I have known little but trouble. In many respects, the decision is a welcome relief, for the weight of suspense has been heavy." Eanch Not His. He recalled that the ranch he once attempted to buy from Doheny was not his now. "It Is rented and my only income is from a small herd of beef cattle, and my wife sells some butter and milk in El Paso," he said. "I ara not guilty," he said, "and the great masses of people who put me in positions of trust long before I became secretary of the interior do not believe me guilty." File Stay of Sentence. WASHINGTON, April 7. (ff)--A decision to file a stay, extending for 30 days the time of invoking the court mandate which might send Albert B. Fall to prison for a year, ·was announced today at the office of Prank J. Hogan, counsel for the former interior secretary. Reports of Shooting Looters Exaggerated WASHINGTON, April 7. UPi-- (American Minister Hanna at.Mana- gua advised the state department today that reports of the shooting of many looters in the earthquake stricken city had been exaggerated. The Nicaraguan national guard, he said, had killed only one looter and wounded another. AUNT HET By Robert Quillen r . "We was goin' to have just plain old hash, but when .company come in unexpected I put it on lettuce leaves an' called it salad." SENATE PASSES PIPELINES BILL Act Gives Companies Right of Eminent Domain in Iowa. By CHARLES V. WARREN DES MOINES, April 7. (ff)-- The Myers bill, one of the dozen pipeline company regulating measures before the present general assembly, was passed today by the senate without opposition. The bill gives pipeline companies the right of eminent doman, requiring that they operate under permission of the state board of railroad commissioners. It was sponsored by Senator O. P. Myers of Jasper county and a companion measure now is In tho house. It requires companies to pay an annual occupational fee of 50 cents for each inch in diameter of pipe a mile in the state and also to pay a permit fee of one dollar a mile on the same basis. The fees are in addition to the general tax provided In other legislation. i Limit Junior Colleges. Junior colleges will not be established in communities having less than 20,000 population under a reduction of expenditures bill passed by the senate, 27 to 15. The debate which has flared on several occasions over educational expenditures was reborn briefly In the discussion of the bill. Proponents said there were 22 public junior colleges, at present, and that tha BALANCE SHEET FOR 10 YEARS OF DRY LAW MADE Woman's Group £ Government Has Not Lost Money. OALTIMORE, April 7. w--Ten O years of prohibition were audited today by the woman's national committee for law enforcement and profits found greater than losses. A balance sheet covering 1920 to 1930 was submitted by the organization to answer dry law foes who have based their attack OD what they saw as decreased income to the government and similar economic declines. The audit, prepared from numer- out official sources, was discussed by Mrs. Arthur Hedstrom of Buffalo, N. Y., before a gathering of Baltimore clubwomen. Mrs. Henry W. Peabody of Orlando, Fla., chairman of the. committee, said in Washington the "profit and loss account" was prepared "to remove thi impression that the eighteenth amendment has decreased in any way the income to the government." Quotes Wickersham. In its recapitulation, the study quoted the Wickersham commission report to show a total gain of: "Increased production, increased efficiency of labor, tKe elimination of blue Mondays, decrease in industrial accidents, increase in savings, and! decrease.- in- demands^ :on ; -cliarK ties and social agencies." The accounting-, which was head-; ed "People of the United States in account with Prohibition, Inc.," showed losses as: One hundred and seventy thousand saloons; $363,000,000 in federal income from taxes on 51,817,000,000 worth of liquor; 64 per cent decrease of liquor formerly drunk; 38 out of SO "Keeley" cures and 60 out of 60 "Neal" cures closed; 10 to 60 per cent reduction in juvenile court cases; 54 per cent drop in .number of children cared for by welfare associations; 50 per cent decrease in arrests for prostitution and 11 per cent drop in number of 18 to 20 year old boys sent to penal institutions. Listed as gains were: ' Taxes Called Gain. Two billion dollars in federal income taxes; $779,000,000 in automobile and gasoline taxes; 350,000 gasoline stations and 3,615 branch banks; 28 per cent increase In milk consumption; 30,000,000 new savings bonk depositors; ?68,000,000,000 more life insurance holdings; 400,000 new homes a year since 1921; 47 per cent more hotels, average wage increase of 25 per cent; 150 per cent increase in number of high school students; 30 per cent reduction in Infant mortality; 300 per cent increase In college students. The statement said: "We do not claim that the gains of the last 10 years are due to pro-, hibition alone, but acknowledge gladly other agencies which have contributed to these gains. What we wish to call your attention to is that there are gains." FIRST BABY BORN IN AIRPLANE Lindy is the name of this little chap who little realizes us he sleeps the hours aivay that ho is tho first baby In this wlilo world born in u speeding airplane. Ho is shown with his mother, Mrs. Alex' Miller, nn Indian woman, who lives at "MIIo 214" on the Hudson Bay railway. Mrs. Miller was being rushed by phinp to a hospital at This Pas,'Manitoba, when attendants found that they had to turn the cabin of their piano Into an cmercency maternity ward. Both arc doing exceedingly well. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK: heavy; steel shares lead Brazilians decline .{Torn to 2, cotomn 3). Stocks decline. Bonds weak; sharply. Curb heavy; small losses in dull trading. Butter steady. CHICAGO: Wheat easy; bearish Kansas, report and beneficial rains northwest. Corn easy; fine weather and poor cash demand. Cattle steady to weak. Hogs lower. Vdliva, Who Insists World Is Flat, Takes to Bed; Foot Burned ZION, HI., April 7. OP-- Wilbur Glenn Voliva, overseer of a religious organization here, who recently declared on his return from a trip around the. world that he could prove the earth is flat, la confined to his home with an injured foot He burned- it on a heater the other day when he stepped from his bathtub. CHICAGO EARLY VOTE INDICATES 1,250,000 B a l l o t s for Mayoralty Election Predicted. r-HICAGO, April 7. UP)--Unprece- ^dented numbers of early voters, quietly registering their choice between William Hale Thompson and Anton J. Cermak for mayor, presaged the largest vote for mayor in Chicago's history. It was an ideal day, warm and sunny, and the thousands who filed thru the booths in the first few hours caused election officials to revise their estimate and predict a total of 1,250,000, a quarter of a million more than in the last election. There were few disorders, mostly personal fights between election judges, fights that were quickly halted by police. Election officials removed the entire staff of judges and clerks at the sixteenth' precinct in the twenty-seventh ward and replaced them because of charges of fraud. Many Voted Twice. Attorneys for the election commission said the books in this precinct revealed that many persons had voted twice, that many who had voted in the primary had never registered and that many deac persons were listed as having voted. The precinct officials were found guilty of negligence. In the presidential election of 1928 the total Chicago vote was 1,313,680, but the highest ever cas in a mayoralty contest was 999,741 In 1927. The present registration '1,412,135. The extensive organization work that had been noticeable thruou the campaign continued up to the very end. Thompson's republican followers and the democratic organ ization backing Cermak had watch ers, workers and . advertisers a every precinct. The polls close at 4 p. m., central standard time. Most Orderly Election. Notice was given at the city ha! this afternoon that returns, gath ered as usual by a policeman i each of the city's 2,987 precincta will be canvassed at the corpora tion counsel's office starting at th close of the polls. It has been th custom for these returns to be mad (Turn (A Page 2, Column 3). Beauty Who Killed Husband to Receive Temporary Release NICE, France, April 7. UP)--Mag Istrate Vachler said today that Mr; Charlotte Nixon-NIrdlinger- of S Louis, will be temporarily release within five days on the charge c slaying Fred Nixon-Nirdlinge: Philadelphia theater owner. Her case wll probably,be hear in August. Some Facts in Lives of Candidates By Tho Associated Press. WILLIAM HALE "BIG BILL" THOMPSON (Republican): Born In Boston, Mass., 1869, brot o Chicago in infancy. Father a wealthy real estate operator. ' Left "prep" school without graduating and worked on western ranches. Prominent athlete and sportsman; football star and yachtsman. Entered political life 30 years ago, elected alderman. Joined the William Lorimer political school. Elected mayor (four year terms) n 1915, 1919, 1927. Defeated for republican nomination for U. S. Sena,or in 191S. Stands for re-election on his record; charges opponent wants to 'hog" nil political power In city, accuses him of extravagance. Has been married 30 years--no children. Says this is last campaign--win or lose. ANTON J. "TONY" CERMAK (Democrat): Born in Prague, Czccho-Slovakia, 1873, brot to United States in In- 'ancy. Father a miner, moved to Braid- vood, 111. Educated in grade schools and ater night schools. Worked in mines. Came to Chicago at 16 and earned his own living; towboy for street cars, carting waste wood. Entered political life 28 years ago, elected state legislator. Political follower of Roger Sullivan and George Brennan. Elected chairman Cook county board (four year terms) in 1922, 1926, 1930. Defeated for U. S. senate in 1927. Says Thompson responsibila for rising city taxes, gang rule, unsavory reputation and waate and extravagance In city government. Has three children and seven grandchildren. Promises to resign as head of county government If elected mayor. BATES SHOWS U PROBERS PROOF HE PAID BILLS Committee Sees Checks and Receipts for Materials. [OWA CITY, April 7. (/P)--Con* tinulng his denial of using state labor or material on private property, Secretary W. H. Bates of the University of Iowa today produced additional evidence that ho paid for all supplies himself. The retaining wall around his residence was built largely of stone with a cement veneer, Bates testified, In explaining the small amount of cement purchased. In 1927 part of it fell down, he said, and was rebuilt because of shoddy construction. He presented receipted bills and checks for stone, sand and other material as well as payments for labor. The cost of the wall, with the subsequent repairs, totaled almost $2,000, his records showed. Bought All Paint, Bates testified that he bought all the paint for the house himself, contradicting statements of Leo Amish that the material was the rame as that used by the university. He offered bills and checks for the paint, and for electric wiring done on the house to offset testimony by A. H. Platzer that the electric equipment was in a box bearing n. university label. Two students did the wiringrBates said, in explanation of the statement by Platzer that the work was done on university time. The examination then shifted to a discussion of tenant properties, Bates saying that only about $1,000 had been lost to the state in unpaid rent during 20 years. He pointed out on the map the district in which the university is buying land. Quizzed on Rent. Committee members questioned Bates about the $91 rent paid by J. M. Fisk, university building superintendent. He said this was the samo as that paid by the previous tenant, plus cost of steam heat. Asked by Senator L. II. Doran why ·Fisk rented a home when he owns several houses, Bates said that all of them were apartment houses. Attorney Denis Kelleher- introduced records to show that Fisk altogether had paid $3,800 in rent while the university had spent $2,300 for repairs on the house. Bates testified that the ?100 rent paid for Treasurer W. J. McChesncy's homo was fair and the highest obtainable. Would Lose Money. Representative George Miller suggested that if taxes were considered, the university would be losing money on the rental properties, to which Bates agreed. Ha added, however, BUSY IN WORKSHOP SENATE VOTE ON ACT PASSED BY HOUSE IS 35-8 House Continues to Cut Down Appropriations - for Education. · BULLETIN. j DES MOINES, April 7. W-The senate today passed the Tomlsiea-Anderson e o n g r cs- slonul rcdlstrictlng bill by a veto of 35 to 8. Tho measure has already passed tho house. D ES house (Turn tn 1'aKn 2, Column 1), Hoover Asked to Talk at Legion Convention FATHER AND 7 CHILDREN BURN Flames Consume Log Cabin; Occupants Unable to Escape. GALLIPOLIS, Ohio, April 7. UP)-A father and seven of his children were burned to death early today when fire destroyed the log cabin home on Swan creek, 10 miles from here. The father was James White, 59. The cabin, located on the banks of the Ohio river, quickly burned and the victims had no opportunity to escape. In addition to White, tho dead are: Mary, 20; James, 18; John 14; Irn. 9; Mae, 5; and twin daughters, Nora and Dora, 3. WASHINGTON, April 7. Ralph T. O'Neil, natlonn.l commander of the American Legion, today invited President Hoover to attend the Legion convention in Detroit in September, The president took the invitation under consideration. ROGERS *tn\/6* Boy Who Was King Learns of Machines Carol Starts Prince Michael Upon His Apprenticeship BUCHAREST, April 7. .(/T)--The boy who was king is learning to be a mechanic. "Captain Georgescu, teach my youngster all you know of mechanics," a message addressed by King Carol to Captain Caton Georgcscu, inspector o£ the royal automobilo park, has started Michael, the grand voivode o£ Alba Julia, on an engineering apprenticeship. His workshop is in the lower portion of the royal palace and is fitted up with the most comprehensive equipment for every type of automobile repairs. Program Set Up. "I beg of you to teach him everything from A to Z of the mechanical profession," said King Carol. With a smile he added: "If the youngster should. refuse to obey, please tell me." A working program has been set up by Captain Georgescu and approved by the king. Tho grand voi- vode 1ms to wear overalls and hang up his street clothes himself. "Ho is an apprentice and not a prince while with y f t and must serve himself," Carol added. Learns Drill Parts. The first week's work included the construction of a brass cube to scale, a door latch and the tail of a. swallow. In the smithy, Mihai, as his name is spelled in Rumania, has to learn all the parts of an oil drill, the uses o£ different types of fuel, oxy-hydrogen names and tho art of welding metals. In the plumbing- shop the use of metal scissors and construction of a pot cover, soldering and, finally, the joining of two pieces of a pipe, will be taught him. The second half o£ the program will include the construction and repair of a motor engine. MOINES, April 7. #--Thd continued its economy march in discussing the biennla] appropriations bill today, making large holes in the appropriations for the department of public instruction and refusing an tncreasa for the state insurance commissioner. The senate had recommended that the salary of the superintendent oE public instruction be increased from 54,000 to $5,000, putting tho office on a parity with tha other elective state offices. Representatives Tepaske, SiouS City, and Kern, Polk, declared tha assembly had declined to reduca salaries of other state officials to $4,000, so that of the public In* structioii superintendent should bd increased. Salary Cut Carries. Despite their plea the appropr!a« tions committee amendment reduc ing the salary from the senate's recommendation was carried 54; t3 44. The house then slashed salaries for inspectors In the department ?300 9, year each and lopped, ofl _. $7,200 'for two directors or".'re* "." search and their traveling. ,e*j penses. An additional $500 was Clil from general traveling expcns'es, making a total annual cut in tha department of $9,900 and giving it a total of ?31,220 compared with $41,120 approved by the senate. The attempt to Increase the sal« ary of the insurance commissioned from $4,000 to $5,000 failed by a vote of 49 to 38. The house overrode Its appropriations committee's report to strike from the bill a senate allotment of $4,COO for thd Iowa coal Institute. House Overrides Senate. The house overrode the senate id Its approval of askings by the secretary of state by inserting an item of 518,000 for the real eatat^ board. This bad been stricken bjl the other branch. The appropriations for the governor's office were cut to $19,700, a decrease of 51,000 below the senate approval. Of the total decrease ?500 came from the arbitration board and $450 from the governor's traveling expense fund. Neither tha liouse appropriations committee 01 the house sitting as a committee of the whole had any comment'to make on the senate's provision In the governor's appropriation making it possible for payment of tha legislative expense account. This matter can be taken up further when the house considers the appropriation measure for final action. MEXICO CITY, April 7.--Viva la Mexico City. This is a*great old city and no excuse for anyone not coming. It don't take long. Left El Paso this morning and made the 1200 miles in nine hours on regular passenger line. Fare is $75, American pilots and fast Lockheed ships; country is peaceful, working and happy. That last revolution kinder discouraged their gangsters. This fellow Clark that took Morrow's place is doing a fine Job here. Seems good to not hear a prohibition argument or a speech on "business Is slightly on the upgrade." Yours. eiHi.iicH, ARISTOCRATS OF EUROPE GATHER Uninvited Guests Assemble in Palermo for Wedding of Nobility. PALERMO. Italy, April 7. .T-Uninvited, 1,000 aristocratic and noble guests were gathered here today from all Europe to attend tomorrow's wedding of Prince Henri, count of Paris, heir to the supposed French throne, and Princess Isabelle Marie D'Orleans and Brngance, descended from tho royal houses of Franco and Brazil. This gathering of Europe's aristocrats has been one of the strangest social events of years. They came in answer, not to the usual pompously engraved invitations but to notice I that all those of certain rank would I bo welcome. Rock Island to Adopt 2 Cent Fare Between Several Iowa Cities DES MOINES, April 7. UW--Thl Chicago, Rack Island and PacifW railroad will adopt an experimental fare ot 2 cents per mile between several Iowa cities April 13. Th rates will be in effect for one montB between DCS Moines, Indianola, Winterset, Washington, KnoxvllZe. Lcighton, Tioso Hill, Washingtoij and Keokuk and all intermediate points on connecting lines. , . W fi ai IOWA WEATHER Generally fu.ir Tuesday night and Wcdnosday. Slightly warmer Tuesday night in cast central portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures foj 2-1 hour period ending at 8 o'clocl Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 62 Minimum In Night 40 At 8 A. M. Tuesday 50 Monday's maximum was the hlgbj est thus far recorded In 1931 an^ likewise the 8 o'clock temperatur* Tuesday morning was a recor( breaker for the first three monthl o£ the present year, presaging i maximum for the day even highei that ot Monday* i

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