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Tuesday, April 7, 1931
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fi^^'STysrfV.i^^^^ia^SiWitiJjpsyjrfjjraj iVOTERS REJECT ? _ DEATH PENALTY Michigan Proposal to Us , Electric Chair Snowed jj Under in Election. '·'''' DETROIT, April 7. (M--A pro posal backed by Gov. Wilber " Brucker to re-establish the dt-^ penalty for murder in Michigan wa, defeated overwhelmingly In yester day's spring election. "The death penalty was abolishe .in the state 84 years ago, with lit ..·imprisonment remaining as th most severe punishment for murde Treason is the only offense pun . ishable by death. -' The -proposal that an electr! .chair be set up in the state priso ?at Jackson was defeated in "State-wide referendum by a major «4ty which probably will reach 55 -''000.': With l',771 precincts out o 3,507 reported, the vote was: Fo -138,573; against 163,168. "i In "contests for state offices, re publican, candidates won over thel -democratic opponents by large ma jorlties.' . ' =v. Former mayor Charles Bowles, o '^Detroit,, was defeated in an at JteVnpty at a political comeback. H 'ran against Judge John P. Sea! tifeii for judge of the recorder's court 'Bowles resigned from the bench t run for mayor 18 months ago. H ·was elected and then was recallei from office after · serving si -months. In yesterday's election h ' sought to regain his place on th bench. BATES SHOWS U ':· PROBERS PROOF (Continues From Fago 1). that obtaining land is the main rea :soa for their buying ae property rather make money fro rent - ' · · ... The committee announced defin itely that it would return to De Moines this afternoon. * "You have been criticized for in s tailing a check signing machine' ·Attorney Henry Walker said to lB ^', e3 ' "How did you happen to buy · "On the advice of the state audi -tor's office," Bates replied. "It also 13 used at Iowa State college." Under Direct Control. ... On redirect examination Kelleher sought to show that the cost of --' -««=^ tif *^3i^ I^CT NjeviTM^; For Haif and Scalp f ·_ A "'u?^- 1 * 0 !^ 001 TM 18 Fcal ? l."Ita- I K perfufflecl; safo for adults i Q ann, Worid'« l«jT«»*t HJ GUARANTEED MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE building the psychopathic hospital had not been placed in the university records until four years after it was completed. Bates said the hospital was under direct state control thru the board of audit and there was some question at first as to whether it should be integrated _with the university inventory. Kelleher contended the business office records did not show a profit and loss for the dormitories and dining rooms, but Batas maintained these businesses could be operated satisfactorily under the university's regular voucher system. Bates agreed that no deduction was made for depreciation, but that a certain amount of equipment is replaced annually. . Worked for Marshall. Reed Hedges, University of Iowa student, who worked on Bates' wall, testified this afternoon that O. L. Rees, the foreman, last February asked him several questions about the construction of the wall. Rees told him, Hedges said, that he was working for Verne Marshall, Cedar Rapids editor, collecting evidence for the investigation. Hedges said Rees inquired how much cement' had been used on the wall. "I said I couldn't remember, and he said, 'neither can I,' " Hedges testified. · ° · On cross examination Hedges said the cement was mixed in the usual proportions. He .was unable to tell whether the mixer belonged to the university but stated that he repaired the machine once. A university blacksmith came up another time to look at it, but did no repair work, Hedges said. Milo Dimity who repaired the wall in 1927 was next on the stand and testified as to the large amount of stone it contained. SENATE PASSES ^ PIPELINES BILL (Continued From C - o f t h t be or the tax payers ^ H ' '? plger ' A ] 1 a k e e , . Topping, of Des Homes, and T - Coykendall, Page, were among **o opposed the bill, senate? r incdorsed the junior °PP? r tunity for students to )« v sher e(3 ":ation without UId at a e p e n e . Polly Moran Falls on Stairs; In Hospital HOLYWOOD, Cal., April 7. (IP)-Polly Moran, film comeditnne, was in -the Hollywood hospital today for treatment of a fracture of the nose, suffered 'when she fell on a flight of steps at her home in Santa Monica. The actress met with the accident shortly after returning from Easter ·mnrise services. 3 !an Appeal of Shannon Case to Supreme Court WATERLOO, April 7. UP)--Counsel for Dell Shannon, who was aken to Fort Madison April l to serve a 15 year term for the slay- ng of Ralph Rourke, said today he would appeal the case to the su- reme court. The appeal bond was ut to ?4,000. . Heg-ulate Film Storage. * , ' G - t Jar, said the question - , of how much the state w a s i n g to pay for education merited thf ri^i es r t - consideration - Senator c. F. Clark, Linn., added that the schools with small attendance were "inefficient and expensive to taxpayers." The senate passed a bill authorizing cities and towns to regulate storage and handling 'of inflammable rcution picture film. It afterward was discovered that motion piclure theaters would be required to install r n TM SV3 ' ems ' so t°e- vote was reconsidered m order that this provision might be removed. h,, A » m ° n = t ? e dozen bills approved by the senate at its morning session was the house bill sponsored by Representative George M. Hopktas to change the dates on which .applicants should take examinations for uniform county teachers certificates. ?? te kill changing the date for iting the unexpended balances Aidto Quake Area Prompt White House Speedy in Action, Says Stewart 'APRIL 7 1031 fun? i° r tr " Ck fees to fund also was approved. Senate members of the new conference committee on the income tax bill were announced today bv Lieut. Gov. Arch McFarlane as senators f Clark o f ~ Linn, Knudson, Blackford, Irwin and Stevens.. Speaker Francis Johnson said he would appoint as house members nf the. income tax conference committee Representatives J. H. Johnson, Greater. Tepaske ' Strachan aud HOLE BtJKNED IN ROOF. KANAWHA, April 7.--A hole j.out two feet square was burned i the roof of the house owned by XT. Johnson here .Sunday fore- oon. An upstair bedroom was dam- ged by water and chemicals. The ouse is ..occupied by the Paulson amily " EARLY CHICAGO VOTE IS HEAVY {Continued Piom Pago i). available to the newspapers immediately without canvassing hv the administration. County Judge Edmund Jarecki in charge of the election machinery said at noon "This is the most orderly election conducted since I took office. . . It was estimated that 510000 By CHARLES P. STEWART -- - A S H I N G T O N , April 7 (CPA)-President Hoover a n d t h e R e d C r o s s function with especial energy In the face of a ' s u d d e n e m e r g e noy. A moment w h en others are fairly paralyzed by the u n e x pectedness of some great d i s a s t e r , and flabbergasted by the utter lack of p r e p a r a t i o n seems to be just t h e m o m e n t _--,,--.-- when the president's head is. the coolest and the machinery of the Red Cross hits most accurately on all cylinders. The promptness with which the white house rose to the Nlcaraguan situation, the promptness with which it stirred the navy department to action, the rapidity with which the Red Cross mobilized its resources and expedited plans for the immediate aerial transport of'skilled direction to the scene of the Central American, catastrophe w.ere beautiful and wonderful. CLOSE-OUT OF THE STOCK --of the-Courshon One-Stop Service FIRESTONE OLDFIELD TIRES TUBES ANEi ACCESSORIES -FIRESTONE - 475x19 FIRESIDE $ 6.4O 500x19 FIRESTONE 500x20 FIRESTONE 525x21. FIRESTONE 550x19 FIRESTONE 550x20 FIRESTONE 600x20 FIRESTONE 6.85 I 7.05 8.55 9.00 9.35 10.10 ELECTION ISSUES By ASSOCIATED PRESS The issues in Chicago's election today, were outlined by the candidates-in sttaements. : . . . . . . Cermak said:.: · : . ' . ' . ''. _ "Chicago's future is the biggest issue. We are fed up on ballyhoo. Chicago's reputation must be purged of gun-men, gun-talk and sharp-shooters. Chicago homes must be saved from the tax sharks. Our streets must be made safe alike for resident and visitor, we must sweep out the city hail, clean up the debris of the last administration and give to the people the same inspiration we formerly enjoyed. Our unemployed must be put to work, and prosperity must again return to the second largest city of America." Thompson said: "Chicago voters must go to the polls tomorrow and keep their city from becoming entangled In the tentacles' of one of the most powerful, most selfish and most corrupt political organizations ever known. Every vote for Mill Thompson will be a" vote for Chicago's advancement and for sure success of the 1933 world's fair. Keep 'Tony' out of the city hall; his sinister influence already has besmirched the name of Cook county." r\F THE FRICTION and squab- »-' bllng which marked the dispatch of assistance to Arkansas and other drought-parched regions in the United States a few weeks ago there was "not a trace. From Mr. Hoover and John Barton Payne down to the most unimportant of their assistants the spirit evidently prevailed that thousands of people were suffering under overwhelming misfortune, that haste -- without confusion -- waU an essential to them as relief itself, that the occasion was not one- for the waste of a moment for consideration of questions of expense. The watchword was, "If funds already provided are inadequate, there are plenty more." It sounded curiously in comparison with the arguments listened to not long ago in connection with problems involved in carrying American drought victims thru the fag end of the winter -- with the ever- recurring suggestion, "It is all very well to talk about relief, but these farmers must not be pauperized." * *· » CO MUCH for the demonstration «·} which the Nicaraguan tremblor haa'afforded. _ . . . . . ; · The earthquake promises, -' likewise, to furnish an excuse to cancel orders for the recall of United States marines from the little republic. Of the 1,300 still there, a r r a n g e m e n t s had been made for the withdrawal of all except some 500 by June 1. In this matter HERBERT Mr - Hoover has HOOVER given repeated indications of sympathizing with those who oppose the employment of American armed forces on such duty if it can possibly be avoided. ·-- OLDFIELD - 440x21 OLDFIELD $4.O5 450x20 OLDFIELD 4.60 475x19 OLDFIELD 5.45 500x20 OLDFIELD J.gQ 525x20 OLDFIELD 6.75 600x20 OLDFIELD' 6.95 JOE DANIELS Fone 688 First and Washington S. W. IN THE RADIO WORLD " By C. E. BtJTTEUFIELD (Time is central standard thruout) NE\y YORK, April 6. (.iB--If "Casey" Jones decides to retire as an aviator,' there should be a job waiting for him at the mlcprophone. Not as announcer, but as a piano soloist. By this time those listeners who tune in the weekly Keys to Happiness series are aware that the flyer can glide his fingers along a piano keyboard as easily as he operates the control stick of his plane. Christened . Charles Sherman Jones but nicknamed "Casey" in his youth because the song "Casey Jones" was one of his favorites, the aviator played three popular numbers , as soloist In the program, which is conducted by Dr. SIgraund Spaeth on WEAF and stations as a self-help to piano playing. Jones plays -by ear alone, never depending upon written music. He is almost as calm before the microphone as when he is in the air. Only once did he slip when nervousness crept in for a second or two. The song "Casey Jones" revamped to fit the modern bearer of that name, and sung by Alois Havrllla, the announcer. Introduced the aviator-pianist to his audience. TUESDAY Aviation program from Cleveland presentation of Harmon trophy to Lieut. James'Doollttle, WEAF and stations at 11:30 p. m. Princess Laura Rospigiopsi, guest speaker on WEAF sind'stations at 4. Dramatic sketch, "Moon Maiden," co-starring the authoris.Va.l- cntine Williams and Alice Craw-' ford, WEAF and hookup at 10. VJEVERTHELESS, there are ob- J-" vious influences in favor of the leathernecks' retention in full present or increased numbers in the Central American field. These influences already are advancing reasons against any modification of the . existing occupation. Were congress in session, the president would find supporters on Capitol Hill for his program of reducing the marines' strengh In Nicaragua to a minimum. In the lawmarkers' absence, however, the pressure on Mr. Hoover to revise his plans may prove more difficult for him to resist. SOUTH OBJECTS TO RASKOB POLL Protest, Praise and Discor Follows Prohibition Sounding. WASHINGTON, April 7. £)- Protest, praise and discord to day followed Chairman Raskob prohibition poll of democratic na tional coramitteemen. What would happen was proble matical. A number of southern dr leaders, however, redoubled effort to forestall convention approval o the national committee chairman' home rule plan. Others saw hi proposition as a solution to prohibi tion questions while at least on committeeman urged the party com mit itself to a referendum on th eighteenth amendment. Senator Hull of Tennessee, wh once held the position'Raskob no\ occupies, interpreted the poll as-a effort to make prohibition a "parti mount issue, which automatical! would, for an indefinite number o years, exclude serious or deliberat consideration of all other issues an problems," no matter how vexing. Byrd Voices" Opinion. Another .outstanding souther dry leader, former Governor Byr of Virginia, reiterated his belie that the national committee shoul not establish party policies. Tha prerogative, he said, should be lef to national conventions. Chairman Raskob had attempte to anticipate this objection in hi letter to committeemen. He-said th last national convention instriicte the group he heads to make "recom mendations of policies or procedur for the consideration of the conven tion." His proposals, and the poll, h said, were in line with that direc tion. But Meg. Charles J. Sharp, na tional commltteewoman for Ala bama, asserted: "I can say that truly grieve that Mr. Raskob ha persisted in urging a commitmen by an unauthorized committee." Senator Robinson of Arkansas senator leader who vigorously pro tested the home rule proposal when ,lt was advanced at the democratic national committee meeting here in March, declined to comment. Hi friends here_ said they had no re;i sou to believe he had changed his former opinion. Too Early for Platform. From Vincent M. Miles, Arkansas committe_eman, came,the expression that the "1932 convention shoulc pledge the congress of the Unitec States, If it is democratic, to a referendum on prohibition at the congressional elections in 1934." "No democrat," he insisted, "can aay he is a democrat and object to majority rule." · · - · . Benton McMillin, Tennessee committeeman, thot it: v?aa too., early to prepare;-'a · par'^y T flatform Tha Louisiana national- cbmmitteewom- man Mrs. Stella Hamlin, believed the home rule suggestion an "idea' Solution." Some leading anti-prohi Ditionists in the capital privately expressed the view that Raskob had erred in stressing prohibition. Opinion as to the outcome of the difficulties was divided. Some, however, held it was unlikely any group would decide definitely to bolt the party until they were convinced Raskob's plan would he made a plank at the national convention. SEES NO DANGER BUTTER ROBBER SHOT TO DEATH JKilling of Youth Believed to Solve Robberies in Fayette County. MONONA, April 7. UPX--Alvin Sheffert, 25, was shot and killed at Luana, near here last night by Arthur Roberge,- special policeman for the Milwaukee railroad, who caught him and a companion robbing- a car of butter. Eighteen tubs of butter had been removed from the car when the policeman who had been guarding the car discovered the men. He called on them to halt and, when they started to run, fired on Sheffert, the bullet striking him in the back and killing him immediately. His companion escaped. The killing climaxes a series of butter robberies committed in Fayette and Allamakee counties since last fall. A large quantity of butter has been stolen, officials said, and officers have been working on the case for several months. Sheffert lived here and always had had a good reputation, according to.officers, who are attempting to discover the identity of his com- panlon. Authorities believe the two were members of an organized gang, i An Inquest today was planned. DES MOINES, April 7. UP--The democratic party is in no danger o; splitting up because of the Raskob plan to modify the eighteenth amendment, Richard F. Mitchell of Fort Dodge, national democratic committeeman from Iowa one chairman'of the state central com mittee, said today. Mitchell Is here to attend a ban quet given tonight in honor of Jouett Shouse, chairman of the national executive committee. "The- present discussion over the Raskob plan, is caused'-by a difference . in viewpoint," Mitchell said. "The southern democrats fear it will mean liquor for the Negroes, while the northern democrats see modification as a removal of the cause for gangs and a large part of the present criminal tendencies. "Mr. Raskob is advocating something entirely new politically. He is giving the people a chance to write their own liquor plank for 1932 Instead of waiting until the convention and then trying to ram thru a program of his own." EXPERTS HIRED TO WHIP ENEMIES Professional Floggers Work in Gangs for Pay in Florida. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 7. tff"--The police theory that expert whipping for a fee was being earned on In this area by a band of professional floggers was strengthened today by the beating of Owen Jackson, a barber. liast week six were arrested for a flogging. Jackson's flogging took place Friday night by a gang that abducted him, beat him, and gave him "10 days to leave town." · Jackson declined to give some of the details of the whipping and officers said they had not learned why he-had been beaten. He told them ho was whipped with a strap or belt bv four men and afterward walked 14 miles back to Elfers, his homo near here. An investigation is under way into - the flogging about two years ago of a Tarpon Springs man and about a month ago of a St. Petersburg man; 2,000 Greet Refugees From Managua as Ship Makes Port at Balboa BALBOA, Canal Zone, April 7. (/P--Two thousand persons greeted the U. S. S. Chaumont, naval transport, when it reached Balboa docks last night from Corinto laden with American-women and ehildren, refugees from quake stricken Managua. A few of the refugees probably will be allowed to debark here before the Chaumont sails and be cared for by friends. Others will go on to Norfolk. Visit at Des Moines. AREDAL.E--Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fisk visited relatives at Des Moines and at Gilbert Saturday and Sunday. BOY SCOUT PROGRAM WILL BE BROADCAST Edwin Johnson, research assistant of the University of Iowa character education department, will broadcast Tuesday night over station WSUI during the scouting hour, sponsored by the Omicron chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega, national honorary scouting fraternity. This broadcast will be from 9 o'clock to 10 o'clock. The subject of Mr. Johnson's talk will be "Understanding That Boy." He has had 15 years experience in scouting and this, coupled with his work in the university, makes him competent in being able to understand the boy, it was stated. His talk should provide some very helpful material for the use of scoutmasters and others interested in building of character and training) v for citizenship, | i 1 The rest of the evening's "program! ;'i will be given over to the eagla I scouts of this organization, who will relate a number of camping experi- 1 ences. There will also be a variety \ of musical selections by members V of the chapter. ! KJlIed When Truck Tips. ('· MARENGO, April 7. IS--E. J. \ Schooley, 52, was killed Monday -'.when the oil truck he was driving / overturned four miles east of here. I Schooley was a World war veteran. [ ' Smith Made Police Chief. \ IOWA CITY, April 7. UP)--The 'l newly elected council has appointed i Frank L. Smith, former Johnson j county sheriff, chief of police to ' succeed Charles F. Ben da. J IT WON'T BE LONG NOW! It will not be long before the roofing peddlers are knocking at your door, trying to sell you an 85 or 90 pound roof, worth around $3 per square, for $10 to $12 per square, applied. They don't care to tell you how much per square; they don't care to have you know how many squares there are in your roof. f They do all the figuring for you. They sell you by the JOB. All they care to let you know is the price of the JOB. If you are satisfied to pay §150 to $250 for a new roof, why not get your money's worth? Get three times the material in weight. . Or, if you want a light-weight roof let us sell it to you for one- third the peddler's price. Better investigate roof ing' and shingle prices, weights and quality before you pay twice, and even more, than your job is We and the manufacturers from whom we buy, make good any detects that may come to the roof you buy from us. Oh yes, we will put your roof on for you, with HOME labor. 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