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M A R L O N E R H I S M E M 4 A R T D E P T OF I O W A OF: 3 U O I N E S I A North Iowa's Edited for the Home '·THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUC, NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY . ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON PTTY TOWA WF^NF^HAV A TT?TT Q 1QQ-( TT^ : ' -- ---- ~-- ivi-aftUiN L.J.XI, iUWA, WJ^UJNiiihUAY, APRIL 8,1931 UNITED'PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL - HOME E D I T I O N Mean Graft V. S. Must War on Use of Mails to Defraud. - By CHARLES P. STEWART. A S H I N G T O N , April 8. (.CPA) -- Of all .the frauds practiced or a t t e m p t e d t h r u U n c l e Sam's mails, Assistant Solicitor Walter E. Kelly of the pcstoffice department says he inclines to think the mean- eat is the swindling of gullible u n f o r t u n atea - with fake, medicines. Sticking people w i t h worthless stocks is mighty amall business also, the solicitor agrees, but at least these victims' health is not being trifled with. As for the circulation of counterfeit race lottery tickets, reprehensible s.3 this traffic is and hard as he tries to suppress it, the official admits it does not arouse his indignation to quite so high a pitch as the bamboozling of honest people out of money which they believe themselves to be investing in legitimate business enterprises or, more particularly, the cheating of poor sick folk, with dope which cannot possibly be of the slightest benefit to them and may be positively injurious. * * * * S UCH "GRAFTS" seldom last long, according to Kelly; complaints generally begin to come in sooner or. later, and then, if it is evident some' crooked game is being played, a fraud order is Issued by the department and that stops it. I'That is to say," added 'the solicitor, "complaints usually are fairly prompt if the swindle relates to a snide medicine of .valueless stock of one sort\or another. ; tickets are not jpyM· quite sb speedr --1 iilfcyfoi* ~ ' fifi · ^aa*-,^m.***^ i-iviwa un,ii.j,ji,u wutju SJUKVIUB iWA^DM PTTV TTJWA WT?n\T7?Qr A v A TTTT o ino-i . TM . '" --"~" ---- -- -- : ---------- : -ftiAfrUJN OilY.iUWA, W-kD-Ni^SDAY, APRIL 8,1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 15fi " SPIKED BEER" USED AS BRIBE House Hears Praise and Censure for University t JP*KO,ffr'CoIiimn 5). ';' OKLAHOMACITY CHOOSES BLINN Rejects Rarin' Jack Walton, Impeached and Ousted as Governor. OKLAHOMA CIT7, April 8. ff Rejecting Rarin' Jack Walton, Oklahoma City voters have placed the reins of city government in the hands of quiet spoken C. J. Blinn for the next four years. Blinn, an attorney, has promised a house cleaning at the city hall and takes into office with him a complete ticket ot anti-administration councilmen. The former governor, Impeached and ousted in 1923, was decisively beaten, a record ballot giving Blinn 25.3T5 to his 16,307. Walton 12 years ago this month won the office which was denied him yesterday. The defeated candidate is under federal Indictment for alleged mail fraud in connection with an oil stock selling project. Rock Rapids Child Is v Drowned in Water Tank .ROCK RAPIDS, April 8. UP)-Beverly Ann Smith, 2, was drowned last night in a water tank on the farm of Ed Kerns, six and a half miles southeast of here; She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Smith. The body was found by Mr. Kerns, for-whom Mr. Smith worked, late last night. AUNT HET By Robert Guillen "Men think they've got more brains than women, but you never saw four of 'em playin' bridge an' all talkin' a b o u t different things an' none of 'em miasin' a word." VAN BUREN SAYS SCHOOL IS RUN BY 'AUTOCRATS' Green Defends Against Some of Solon's Charges. By JOHN T. MILAR rjES MOINES, April S. UP)--Praise IJ and censure for the University of Iowa resounded in the house today during discussion of the appropriations for the university.* The house is sitting as a committee of the whole for consideration of the biennial appropriations bill. Rising to defense of his committee's recommendation that the appropriation lie reduced 5515,450 annually from the budget recommendation, Representative' J. G. Van Buren, Jones, chairman of the house appropriations committee, took sharp issue with members who contended the cut would impair efficiency. He declared that any impairment in efficiency resulting from the reduction would be brot about purposely. Van Buren said that the University of Iowa has shown "gross irregularities." He declared the institution "does not belong to President Jessup or the state board of education." Referring to President Jessup, Van Buren:said.that "personally I wish the!university -on-'the .money recommended, let them get someone else to run it. It's not what Jessup has done for the university bul what he has done to the university that counts." Winds Up Plea. Van Buren wound up his plea for tindorsement of tho reduction by stating that he "believed better administration will produce better results." . Answering Van Buren, Representative Harry Green, Pottawattamie said that later testimony before 04 investigation committee had explained some of the events to which Van Buren referred. Green said he was for an economic and efficient administration but did not believe it wise to make such a drastic cut. Representative Hugh Tamislea, Harrison, "pointed out that the proposed reduction was 20 per cent below the budget recommendation anC that it was almost one million dollars, less than the amount appropriated for the present biennium. Tamisiea directed attention to the fact that opposition developed to the Elliott bill which proposed a 5 per cent reduction in expenditures by taxing districts during the next two years. He also referred to a number of professors leaving the university in the last 'several years, stating they had received better offers elsewhere. He pointed out that the average salary of a professor at the institution was $1,700- annually and for all employes $1,100 annually. Representative A. H. Avery, Clay, told the members they were not dealing with material things but with ideas and that the reputation of the state was at stake. He declared the state was not spending too much for the university and Tnm to rasa 2, Column 8). FILE ROAD BOND TEST SUIT BRIEF Fletcher Claims Amendment Contains Duplicity of Material. DES MOINES, April 8. OP)--Attorney General John Fletcher today entered the test suit of the $100,000,000 road bond amendment by filing with the Iowa supreme court a brief contending that the amendment is invalid. Fletcher, appearing as," a friend of the court," contended in his brief supporting H. U. Mathews of Ottumwa, who seeks an injunction restraining state officials from calling a special election on the amendment, that the amendment contains a "duplicity of subject matter and propositions." "It is finally submitted to this court that the people of Iowa have a right to vote upon the many separate propositions Involved and included in the proposed article XITI separately,' 'the brief stated. The supreme court is expected to hear the case tomorrow morning. CERMAK CASTS HIS VOTE ted Press Ftoto Accompanied by relatives, Anton J. Cermak, newly elected mayor of Chicago, early cast hia vote in Tuesday's election in which ho opposed William Hale Thompson, incumbent. !Left to right: Kathryn Sullivan, election judge; Senator Rlchy E. Graham; Mrs. Graham, Cermak's daughter; Cermak; Dr. F. J. Jirka, and Mrs. Floyd Kenlay, another daughter. Democrats to Offer Plan of "Prosperity" Shouse Says Platform Will Take Stand on .Prohibition, ; 8 , - :pian:to: correct tHe'industrial crises" and a definite stand on prohibition "will be incorporated in the democratic platform for the 1932 campaign, Jouette Shouse, chairman of the national democratic executive committee, said today in an interview. Shoiise last night formally opened the campaign here with a speech to Iowa party leaders. He left today to continue his speaking trip thru the middle and far west. "The democratic stand on prohibition in 1932 will be definite," said Shouse, "because electors will not tolerate platform hedging in the forthcoming campaign." He did not intimate what the stand would be, but explained that a wet plank would not alienate the "solid south" because dissatisfaction with the republican administration would outweigh its dry sentiment. ( South to Come Back. He predicted a return of North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Texas, states which bolted from Alfred E. Smith in 1928, to the democratic fold. . j The plan to relieve the industrial· crises, Shouse said, would be more than an effort to relieve immediate'. conditions. It would be continuing in scope and would seek to curb expansion and prosperity wave before they revert to the eventual crash. In his address last night Shouse attacked the results of the Hoover administration. The "nauseous Grundy dose"' of tariff legislation and the "monumental failure" of the federal farm board came in for strong criticism from the democratic leader. Fallen Short. 'These two principles had so far fallen short of their intent, as to win not the applause but the rebuke of the entire nation," Shouse declared, pointing to the 1930 elections as evidence of the "distrust and dissatisfaction of the people" which had fallen upon the Hoover administration. The farm board, he declared, was the personal handiwork of President Hoover, xvho "tossed overboard the counsel of your farm leaders and gave you the farm board with a half billion dollars to dicker with. The result is that today your products are worth about half what (Turn to FagA 2, Column 5). WUPPER PLEADS GUILTY TO GET 110 YEAR TERM Nebraska.; ; 3anker Binec ' * " oh Forgery^ 1 Charges. fmprovement Shown in Condition of King George, Says Bulletin WINDSOR, Eng., April 8. «P--A slight improvement in condition of King George, who is suffering from sub-acute bronchitis, was noted in an official statement at Windsor Castle today. His majesty's physician, Lord 3awson of Penn, again motored Torn London and called at the caa- tle this morning. He saw the king with Sir William Rees, larynologist and Dr. Henry Martyn, recently assigned to the castle. W EST POINT, Nebr., April 8. UP -- Paul Wupper, whom the state charges embezzled a million dollars from his bank at Beemer, today pleaded' guilty to 10 counts of forgery in district court here, and was sentenced to a total of 110 years in the state penitentiary. He also was fined $500 for each of 10 offenses: / Wupper declined counsel, telling officials ha was "ready to take, my medicine." District Judge Clinton Chase sentenced the man who for years ruled Beeraer as its mayor and bank president, to 20 years in prison on the first forgery charge. The judge later explained that each charge involved two counts and that Wupper was sentenced to 20 years on the first offense and to 10 years In prison for each of the other nine offenses. The sentences are to, run consecutively. The charges involved forgeries totaling ?35,000. ' Wupper, who is 54, also was charged with the embezzlement of ?67,000 from the bank which failed in September, 1928, but this count was not pressed by County Attorney Harvey Ellenberger. . While held in Philadelphia on a bigamy charge, Wupper admitted he was wanted in Nebraska -in connection with the bank failure which wiped out the savings of hundreds of residents of this county. Second Wife Claims Reward. LINCOLN, Nebr., April 8. . Hedwig HirschBrtakman, Philadelphia, second wife of Paul Wupper, who was sentenced at West Point, Nebr., to 110 years imprisonment on charges incident to hia operation of the bank of Beemer, today filed claim to a $2,500 reward offered by the state of Nebraska for Wupper's arrest and conviction. Amelia Flies Autogiro at 18,500 Feet Height WILLOW GROVE, Pa., April 8. UP)--Amelia Earhart, making an altitude night in an autogiro today, was announced to have made an unofficial mark of 18,500 feet. Liner Anchored in Fog After Hours Aground SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., April 8. W)--The giant Cunard liner Bercn- garia was anchored !n a dense fog off Nabtower at the entrance of the Spithead today, after spending several hours aground nearby during 1 the night. Unknown Man Killed by Train. ONAWA, April 8. UP-- Officers Wednesday were attempting to identify a man about 40 years old who was killed Tuesday when he slipped beneath a moving freight train. "BIG BILL" LIES BURIED BENEATH CERMAK'S VOTES 191,916 Majority Sets Record of Chicago Mayoralties. /"·HICAGO, April 8. UP)--The politi- ^ cal career of William Hale Thompson as mayor, today lay buried beneath a record-breaking blanket of votes which elevated to the mayorshlp Anton J. Cermak, onetime immigrant boy from Bohemia. "Big Bill, the Builder," and a past master of the art of American politics, was swept out of office by his democratic opponent by the overwhelming- majority of 191.91G, thus becoming the worst beaten mayoralty candidate in the history of the city. The vote, Thompson, 475,613, Cermak, 667,529, was In sharp contrast to the previous record majority of 147,477 by which Thompson won in 1915. Thompson won but five of the city's 50 wards. The result by which the "cow- hoy" mayor's aspirations for a fourth term were abruptly ended was halted by his opponents as a "new deal for Chicago." Says Chicago Redeemed. "Chicago," said Robert Isham Randolph,, president of the Chicago association o£ commerce,""has .re de emed - itself .. ; W*'v-had .enough o Nero fiddling .while Rome'burnea" 1 We had told the world that we ar prepared to regain our business lev el and restore our good name." · The mayor-elect, who expects to take office soon--possibly within the next week--took his elevation to the mayorship of America's second city quietly, declaring the "whole world" would not be disappointed In the new administration. "Criminals," he said, "will fine; no hiding place here. Our streets will be Hafe. Industry and commerce will find the highest encouragement. We shall at once set ourselves to the task of preparing our house for those who shall visit us at the century of progress exhibition. This truly begins a new day for Chicago." Victor}' la Celebrated. Bedlam broke loose in the streets of downtown Chicago as shouts of frenzied Cermak supporters haled his victory over the master showman, bombs and bullets added to (Turn to raga 2, Column 0). hild Victim of Bow and Arrow Accident CEDAR RAPIDS, Apri: s. (m-- Victim of a bow and arrow accident, Mary Meader, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Meader of St. Paul, was a hospital here Wednesday in danger of losing the sight of an eye. While playing with her cousin, Haven Simmons, 8, she was struck In the eye with an'arrow the boy had aimed at a poat. The wind is said to have deflected the arrow. KILL- ROGERS *f n*sc · "Soys: BROWNSVILLE, Texas, April 8. --Brisbane ought to be here now and write about' progress in a regular passenger plane on regular daily run with big three motored Tords with American pilots over .ropical Mexico. Just stopped at Guatemala City, beautiful old city. We are now flying over its big coffee plantations. I hand this to the radio operator on board; he radios o the nearest telegraph office, they send it to New York and they in 'urn wire it out to your paper and he whole thing wiH be done before we land in the little country of San alvador where we spend the night Left Los Angeles Sunday morn- ng. This is Tuesday evening. Would tiave only been to Chicago by train. These farmers seem to be looking or their own relief. They farm lear up to the top of theso moun- ains. Yours, Farm Board's Results Seen as "Menace" Marketing Act Failure, Says Head of Board of Trade. CHICAGO, April 8. 5--President James C. Murray of the Chicago board of trade declared today that the stabilization program of the farm board "has failed completely in the attempt to main the markets on any satisfactory level." In an address before the Chicago Association of Commerce, he said the 'farm board's operations "have only resulted in accumulations which are a menace to the coming crops." Referring to the fact that board of trade would be 83 years old tomorrow, Murray said the exchange new provides work directly or indirectly for 100,000 persons, that its members maintain bank balances of more than $200,000,000 to finance movements of the farmers' crops and that to this vast machinery the 33 other American grain exchanges look as a true price barometer, "Phantom Wheat," Large volume of hedges and re- hedges handled thru this market, much of the wheat being in unde- llberable positions, he said, ivas responsible for the term "phantom wheat." "But there is no such thing as phantom wheat," said Murray. Every sale is a bona fide contract for delivery and every purchase likewise carries with it the responsibility of accepting delivery. Settlement of a sale by offset is simply buying pack or substituting- some other : seller thru jpurcbase.,..;..',-,.. .',.]_\ '""""Passage of the agrlculturafiuar keting act intended to be of benefi to the farmer has admittedly failed of its purpose. Ably managed bi honest men interested in the work" out out of .a definite scheme ol farm relief, the operation of the act has again demonstrater the futility of interference with the norma action and reaction to supply anc demand." Build Co-Opcratives. Thru the act, he said,. the government has advanced "large sums for the purpose of building up'co- operative companies, under obligation to market their grain thru the single hcannel approved by the Farm Board." But It has been clearjy demonstrated in the experience of other countries that "the unit system of marketing thru one national channel is not a success, and that a free and open market, carrying a wide public interest is (Turn to Pago 2, Column Q). MAN SLAIN, TWO HURT IN HOLDUP Customers Thrown in Panic as Robber Attempts to Leave Store. CHICAGO, April 8. UD-- One man was shot to death, two were wounded, perhaps fatally, and several hundred customers in Marshall Field and company, were thrown into panic yesterday afternoon, when a lone, middle aged robber .attempted to escape after holding up and robbing a restaurant manager. The robber, who gave his name as Fred Smith, 47, a Jobless machinist, was booked today on charges of murder and robbery. The man slain was Casimir Krazinski, 37, the proprietor ot a flower stand on the landing of elevated station at Randolph street and Wa- jash avenue. He was hit by five bullets as he stood near his stand, just before Smith made a vain dash thru Field's. Markets at a Glance NEW YORKr Stocks firm; utilities reflect covering. Bonds weak; rails slump. Curb firm; covering lifts leaders. Butter firm. Foreign exchanges Irregular; German mark strong. Cotton lower; easy cables and iouthern selling. CHICAGO: Wheat steady; insect damage NP- iraska and small European stocks. Corn barely steady; fine weath- :r and Increased offerings. Cattle weak; nogs lower. SPEAKER STRICKEN NICHOLAS LONGWORTH Longworth Is Seriously III of Pneumonia Wife ' at Bedside of Patient Who Had "Good Night.". - T . ' s - Car -. April 8 . -r- TJjcbpiaa Longwortn, for six -years , speaker of the house; ; lay seriouslji ill here today from pneumonia. Mrs Longworth was at his bedside. The former Alice Roosevelt ar rived here to be with her husban this morning. She was summonei last night after physicians attending Longworth revealed a heavy cold he had had for 10 days developed into pneumonia Monday night. While saying their patient was seriously ill, Longworth's physicians would not make public details of his illness. Dr. R. H. Wilds of Aiken said there had been no change in Longworth's condition since late yesterday, but added that- the patient had a "good night." Longworth is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Curtis of Washington. He was here for a vacation when he became ill. FOREMAN AT U TELLS METHODS OF DETECTIVES 3rown Was 'Pumped' for Information Against Officials. j By THEODORE KOOP rOWA CITY, April 8. US)-- Charle9 1 Brown, foreman in the University of Iowa buildings and grounds de-I partment, told ti,- legislative inves tigating committee today that pri« ·ate detectives last January gava Lim "spiked beer" in an effort tp ret him to disclose information) ibout the department. Brown said that the men, using :he names Burton and Brent, "told me they wanted some scandal." He identified "Brent" as A. R; apltz, later employed by the legislative committee, at that time the detective was wqrklng for Verna Marshall, Cedar Rapids editor. "Think It Over." "I said I would not tell anything [ could not pro.ve," Brown testified. Ihey gave me two bottles ot ^spiked beer 1 and told me to thinU it over. "Burton later came to see me and said ho had a letter from Gov. Dart Turner saying to talk all I wanted to and I would not get conned4 They didn't show me the letter." Brown, who said he had nevetf done any private work for J. AC Fiak, buildings superintendent, of Secretary W. H. Bates, told thA committee he refused to talk to tha detectives. He denied testimony by Lewis Maske, a truck driver, that he was incorrectly ; paia for two daya instead ,p£ two: hours work. : cards were introduced t COUNTY REFUND BILL DEFEATED Measure to Pay Back Funds Spent on Roads Loses in Senate 16-28. DES MOINES, April 8. (/T)--The Stoddard bill to refund to 'counties money spent for surfacing primary highways over their regular allotments was defeated by the senate today, 16 to 28. The payments were to have been made from the state primary road fund. It was estimated they would require a total of 55,227,000, for 30th principal and interest for :onds voted. A lively debate was precipitated after the bill was called up by the senate sifting committee. A similar bill, by Senator Lafe Hll!, Floyd, has not been reported. Proponents of the Stoddard bill contended it involved a moral issue, asserting that the counties which had pioneered in primary lighway paving had been promised .heir expenditures would be refunded. Speaks in Opposition. Of those who spoke in opposition to the bill, several agreed that the counties should be repaid but contended it would be unwise to do so at this time. Continuing work on its calendar, :he senate passed a dozen more bills of the 51 reported back by the sifting committee. A bill by Senator Hill providing .hat county deputies may give ia lability policy in place of the regu* ar bond was approved 37 to 6. It vould permit vigilantes to qualify for service under the sheriff without going to the greater expense of filing a regular bond. The Knudson bill removing shares of capital stock of telephone and telegraph companies from the tax exemption list was made a npeclal order for 10 a. m., tomorrow. Other Bills Passed Other bills passed by the senate ncluded: By senate committee on hlgh- (Tum to roso t. Column 5), IB Followed. - . . . . , The law requiring preference'td Iowa products is followed by the University of Iowa purchasing' department, Prank E. Humeston, pur. chasing agent, testified at the legislative investigation today evett tlio the practice may be slightly less economical. He admitted to Attorney Denis Kelleher on cross examination that if it were not for the law, purchases might In some cases be made mor» cheaply from out-of-state firms. "Do you understand that good* made in New York are Iowa products if sold by Iowa firms?" inquired Kelleher. "No," Humeston replied. "Then you are under obligation to favor Iowa bidders in those cases?? Denies Monopoly. "Only if we get better prices," the purchasing agent answered. He in» (Turn (o Prise 2, Column 3) Man Slays Girl of 15 Who Refused Escort and Commits Suicide MOUNT PLEASANT, April 8. (#) --Angered because he was refused an appointment with her, Lyle Ford/ 28, Mount Pleasant, yesterday shot and fatally wounded Mary Smith, 15 year old high school girl. He then, shot himself, dying several minutes ater. You don't realize the lifting poweP of yeast until you compare tha rices of wheat and bread.--:Schetv« cctady Gazette. IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness, probably followed by shotverfl in extreme west portion Wednesday night and Thursday, and central and e«8t portions Thursday; much cooler Thursday and extreme west portion late Wednesday night. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures fo 24. hour period ending at 8 o'cloclt Vednesday morning: Miiximum Tuesday 8t Minimum in Night 41 At 8 A. H. Wednesday 84 The mercury Tuesday shot to new icights and Wednesday it started ut with an evident intention to go till higher. Whereas at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning the temperature was 50, at a corresponding hour Wednesday it was 64. Sioux City with a maximum of 84 degrees wat owa's warmest point -- three de- frees higher than here. The official nstruments at the bet sugar plant north of town recorded a high of 78. At noon Wednesday' the mercury stood at 81, Tuesday's maximunj and by 3 o'clock It had touched th* 8T mark.

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