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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home H A f U O N E R H I S M E M 4 A R T D £ P T O F O W A I ft VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE 77io£ Ahead Capital and Likely to Come ' to Blows. By CHARLES f. STEWART · A S H I N G T O N ; April 10. (CPA) L a b o r believes that whenever the cost of living increases, e m- ployers ought to be willing to increase their em- ployes' pay cor- r e s p o n d s ngly. Otherwise t h e increase in the cost of i living amounts to a general w a g e cut. C a p i t a l believes t h a t ,--T7""-- i ' . when living costs aecline the workers ouriit to be equally willing to accept a corresponding reduction in wages Capital in the past has cut pay promptly when living costs have declined. In f ac t, Jabor has complained of a constant tendency on the part of employers to over-emphasize all downward swings in the "graph," while ignoring those in an upward direction. * e * TN 1915 Henry Ford evolved a new ·* theory, in favor of which the old capitalistic theory virtualy was scrapped and stayed scrapped until recently. The Ford theory (it really wag the brain child of the present Senator James Couzens of Michigan but Ford got all the credit for it) is that it is good business for the employer to keep increasing wages, regardless of the cost of living; that the em- ploye, after a!!, is the employer's best ci itomer; hence, that the more prosperous the employe is, the more prosperous his employer will be, by reason of the former's increased buying power. It took captains of industry a little while fully to assimilate this argument, but once they had done so they appeared to fall for It 100 per cent. i,W° 2M *? e 1 k e M ita owj 1 during the ;·'·? (Tnnt to Pago 2, Column 4). "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAJIS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY, IOWA, FEIDAY. APEIL HOME E D I T I O N UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE N Q. 128 ^^ ^^_ ^ _ ^ ^^_ ^^B ^- ' " ~ " "^'ttUJNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 128 T T · ' · " v : I : · - - ' M^MM m ·· ^^ University In vestig( NON-WORKERS IN . CHICAGO HUNTED Cermak Fires 2,000 Holding Temporary Jobs Under Thompson. CHICAGO, April 10. /P)_A check of all city hall departments was ·under way today by Mayor Anton J. Cermak to find employes whose services could be disposed ot by Chicago's new administration. This action followed an order is- s-ed yesterday for the dismissal of more than 2,000 city employes who held temporary appointments under William Hale Thompson, defeated candidate for mayor. At the same time fayor Cermak, shortly after taking the oath of office, issued an order to the city treasurer ""not to honor any vouchers for temporary employes until it can be proved they worked for their money and political work does not count." ;TJnder present conditions," he said, "unless actual savings can be affected, it will be difficult to carry on the business of the city for the rest of the year." Among appointments announced ny the new administration was that of Dr. Hugh O. Jones, Cermak's persona] physician, to be . acting health commissioner. He succeeds Dr. Arnold H. Kegel. JESSUP REVIEWS HISTORY OF GIFT BYROCKEFELLER P r e s i d e n t Points Out Advantages of Iowa System. BULLETIN DBS MOINES, April 10. /P --President Walter A. Jessup oj tno University of Iowa, de- mnd today to Hie Investigating committee that he knew of the existence of the Belting athletic slush fund for some time after it was created. J-)ES MOINES, April 10. UP)--An V agreement was reached today to close hearings in the University of Iowa legislative investigation Saturday noon. Denis Kelleher, attorney for the committee, and Emmet Tinley counsel for the state board of education, expressed the belief they could finish taking testimony by that time. Senator H. B. Carroll chairman of, the probe committee, later corroborated their statement The report of the committee, therefore, would be expected early next week. It must be submitted to both houses of the legislature before their final adjournment. Jessup on Stand. President Walter A. Jessup during examination by Kelleher this morning, reviewed the steps by which. Rockefeller funds were obtained for. the. new'medical building. PORTUGAL MOVES TO PUT DOWN REVOLT to End Saturday Noon ~ : : ·---- inrstiMVatlSHal "bank of Iowa; City vybuld not accept the money for deposit at the usual 2% per cent interest. Kelleher than questioned the president about the division of the board of education's authority. "I do · not know of any other state," Jessup said, "which gives a boar/J of education such widespread powers as in Iowa. Our system prevents confusion and I know of no other state that has made such a success." Growth of Law. Jessup pointed out that the board's development has been parallel to the growth of common law in that few specific duties were placed upon it. He explained the relationship of tie finance committee to the board but declared that the (Turn to Fa^e 2, Column 2 ) . Scout Rallies Planned. .HTBBING, Minn., April 10. JF)-Headwaters Area. Boy Scouts will told the first of a series of rallies by scouts of this district in the local Memorial building on April 24.. AUNT NET By Robert Quilten "I don't know whether men have stopped chawin' or whether you just can't tell so easy since they quit wearin' whiskers." GOVERN BEHIND GUARDED WALLS Portuguese President Fears Uprising of Rebels on Mainland. LISBON, Portugal, April 10. f/l'i --President General Cannon a and members of his cabinet today conducted the Portuguese government from within the third artillery barracks, a virtual fortress, protected by barbed wire entanglements, machine gun and artillery emplacements. Troops guarded public buildings and occupied strategic points in Lisbon and Oporto in an obvious effort to prevent spreading to the mainland of the revolt which has overturned the Lisbon authority in Madeira and yesterday flared in the Azores, another East Atlantic Island group belonging to Portugal. News of the Azores revolt wa.} contained in 'cablegrams received by the premier, one announcing that the Azores had decided to sever relations with Lisbon. A similar cablegram was received from San Miguel, largest of the group's nim; islands.- » Despite these developments, an official bulletin stated that all was quiet In the colonies and islands ex- I cept in Madeira. An official statement said 30 persons were arrested in a roundup of anti-government plotters yesterdav | among them the two former cabi: net minister, Dr. Luno Simeon and Dr. Brlce Camacho. British Force Lands. · FUNCHAL, 'Madeira, April 9. Iff) --A force from the British cruiser London, sent to Fimcha] whan the revolt on this Island broko out last week-end, was landed hera today. The. population received the officers and men enthusiastically and the civil governor of tho islanri wrote a warm letter of friendship to the captain of the vessel, which is charged with protection of British nationals and property in the event 01 disturbances here. Court Hears Suit to Stop BondingVote Road -Bond;, Amend nient '-Va^dit gued by Siipp. DES MOINES, April 10. (i Hearing of arguments on the valiu ity of the 5100,000,000 primary roa bond constitutional amendmen opened today by the Iowa suprem court. Harley Stipp,.Des Moines attor ney, defending the .validity of th amendment, appeared before th full bench of the court during th morning session and explained th amendment in detail. He was questioned closely by th supreme court justices, particular^ Justices Stevens and Grimm. Question Discussed. The question whether the amend went should have been divided int two or more amendments, giving the people the right to vote- on the propositions separately at the spe cial election June 16, came in for considerable discussion. Stlpp explained that there are two rules regarding unity of amendment, one the Idaho rule requiring that if the amendment can be divided into two or more subjects, it would be split into separate amendments to permit voting on the subjects separately. The Iowa rule, and that followed m most slates, Stipp told the court provides that if the purposes behind the various clauses of the amendment are the same, the amendment can be presented as a unit. Hearing Op«ncd. Five attorneys who maintain that the amendment Is unconstitutional opened the hearing with a review of their arguments. Fred H Free, Sioux City, attorney for S. A. Haislet, who intervened in the case and Haislet both appeared in argu- menta against tha amendment. Representative Leonard Simmer Uttumwa attorney, and one of tho leading opponents of the road bond amendment in the legislature, ami A. A. Herrick and W. B. Sloan of Des Moines, attorneys for H U Mathews of Ottumwa, plaintiff in the action,- also presented arguments. ° Mathews seeks to enjoin Governor Dan Turner and G. C. Green- (Tnm to rage 2, Column C). ROGERS *^tfl\/C* ' MANAGUA, Nic., April 10 Tha president says to Minister Hanna 1 wonder-what- Rogera v r i m ' - ' - . - morous ..in.iourrpltlful^plight, .Weiii you know "these little small' sTnaites occur quite frequently. This morning just as the '-reveille bugle was blowing one come and everybody jumped out of bed so now they are going to use a. quake Instead o reveille every morning. v Here is some divine spark of re lief for the antirprohibltionists Everything in town was destroyed but the brewery--churches, schools banks, stores--but it was an act of Providence at that for. the water works were destroyed and all they had to drink was beer. The commandant sent 20-marines to protect it and with the 100 that was already there why they were able to hold it. Even a quake has its good points. The senate and cabinet run out of :own and haven't shown up since. What Hoover would give for the recipe. Flew today with Major Mitchell, head of the air forces of the marines. Went all over the bandit country they patrol. You have to see this terrible mountainous coun- ry to see what these aviators have leen up against. I could tell you for .week, some of the things these aviators have done in this country. Now they need money and they need help. The popr people just valk about dazed but in addition to money to help, feed 'em and restore ome sort of roof over their heads, what I think is needed worse down ere is Chick Sales. Yours, Longworthon Last Ride to His Old Home To Rest,ifi Cincinnati 61 Fears Ago. Markets at a Glance NEW Stocks irregular; rails recover from new lows. Bonds irregular; rails recede. Curb irregular; covering brines small gains. Butter unsettled. Foreign exchanges irregular- sterling steady. . CHICAGO Wheat firm; bullish weather and foreign buying'of futures. Corn firm; good cash demand. Cattle steady. Hojrs steady to lower. Grinnell Man Claims He Defended Father in Fight With White MONTEZUMA, April 10. (JPI-- efense testimony was expected to e heard again today in the trial of racy Russell, of Grinnell, charged 1th assault with intent to commit murder as the result of an attack on Warren White, Rose Hill farmer Russell testified yesterday he hit White in defense of his father, Dick Russell, claiming that While attempted to strike his father with an ax. . · The case was brot here on a change of venue. Wallace Beery Takes Up Flight Home After Death of His Mother .ST. LOUIS, April JO. M--Wai-' lace Beery, motion picture player resumed his flight to Los Angeles' shortly after 7 a. m., today. Beerv was forced back to the airport here yesterday afternoon by bad weather, and upon his return was notified of the death of his mother in Los Angeles. AIKEN, S. Car., April 10. «P)-_ ^ h w ?! l EC , ial r rain ' bear 'iE: the body of Nicholas Longworth, speaker of the house, left here for Cincinnati this morning at 10:40 C. S. T., to rest in the city where he was bora 01 years ago. The casket was taken from the Home of James Curtis, where he died yesterday, at 11 a. m., and placed aboard a special train. As the funeral cortege moved thru the city's streets enroute to th railway station, hundreds of people stood with bowed heads. Business Halted. Business was at a standstill. The funeral train was due to arrive In Cincinnati tomorrow morning at ^ o'clock over the Southern railway. Citizens followed the hearse to tile railway station and Mrs. Longworth and other members of the family passed thru the streets almost unnoticed to board the train. Local pallbearers, flower ' cars and a delegation of Alken citizens followed the hearse. Hoover Senas Regrets. Among hundreds of messae-eg received by Mrs. Longworth was the following: "My clear Mrs. Longworth: "I am profoundly grieved to lear of the passing of your husband an wish you to know bow deeply Mr. Hoover and I. sympathize with yo (Turn (o Fage 1, Column 1. MAGNlDlRFLIES TO WASHINGTON Minister to Canada May Tak Up-St, Lawrence Waterway Project. OTTAWA, April 10. tm--K. Manion, Canadian minister of rail- ^tr,*/" 1 canals and Co1 - Hanford MacNIder, United States minister to Canada, left by plane today for Washington. The purpose of the fly!n* visit was not disclosed but it gave rise to reports that there mig.'it be a discussion at the capital on the St. Lawrence waterway project. Stever Denies Fraud in His Cattle Deals in Trial at Fairfield FAIRFIELD, April 10. /P--Reiteration of denials that he made fraudulent cattle deals was expected today from John B. Stever as he continued on the witness stand in his trial on charges of conspiracy to cheat by false pretenses. .The state, alleges that the cattle shown to the Illinois buyers were not the same as exhibited at Fairfield, charging those shipped were of an inferior quality. $150,000 ASKED FOR RANSOM OF WISCONSIN MAN Near Beer Brewer Told to Come to Hotel; Disappears. jl/fONROE, Wts., April 10. UP)-- *«· Fred J. Blumer, 50, a Monroe r!TM 1 ^ ° f , n c a r bear and former president of the Wisconsin Brewers' association today apparently was in the hands of kidnapers who were demanding 5150,000 for bis release Blumer, whose friends described flim as not rich enough to meet such a demand, disappeared last eight after he had Tcft his home to Keep an appointment with a man who telephoned him, requesting Blumer to meet him and another man at a local hotel. Later he intended to attend a meeting of the directors of the Monroe Country The missing man failed to appear at the club and so far as could Be learned did not enter the hotel leading the authorities to believe bis abductors forced their wav into his automobile near the hostelry. Ransom Demanded. His disappearance was followed oy an anonymous telephone call tTO TM R °*f°*a. HI., in which a ma-i notified R. C. Wells of the ransom oemand. Wells and Charles Strock m,,TM B TM m ; r . ar e owners of the R MTM ^ roduct3 company, of which Blumer Is president. r^JX?^ the c?lU came from Rock- tord, it was, represented'as havinn ·been/raade from-Freepprt^OIl-- ? __ Blumer is safe" aaid the bailer! e will not be hurt if we get S150 -J. Tell his wife not to worry and come yourself to Freeport. You') find Blumer's car parked here." ,.r I ?, Stea(J of S oln ff to Freeport Wells notified Sheriff Myron West who left immediately with the missing man's brother, Jacob, vho sought the help of Illinois officers in an effort to rescue the victim. Manager of Chain. Blumer's company has been seeking to introduce 1 a near-beer product in Rockford, 111., and it was believed by his friends that Blumer thot the telephone call summoning (Turn (o Po M -, folamn 8). ELINORSMl CLAIMS RECORD Instrument Sent to Capital to Decide Height Made by Aviatrix. NEW, YORK, April 10. f-PJ--A sealed instrument was sent to Washington today to determine if Miss Elinor Smith, 19, has the alti- ude record for women flyers. Flying above Manhattan yesterday, the temperature 18 degrees below zero and "a small iceberg" around her chin, she watched the altimeter on the instalment board register 32,500 feet-slighUy more than six miles. The present record of 28,418 feet, now only'a month old, is held by Ruth Nichols. Until Miss Nichols made her flight a month ago. Miss Smith held the altitude record for women as well as the record for endurance flying. TO BATTLE HOOVER Describing himself as wet and nnti-Hoovcr, former Senator Joseph L. Franco of Maryland, above, republican, has tossed his hat Into tho presidential ring. Fnince was ono of tho senuto "Irreconcilables" who opposed our entry into tho league of nations. Republican leaders sny Hoover will bo re- nominated by acclamation. REFIGHTS BILL, APPROVED BY HOUSE, CUTS LEVY5 PER CENT Elliott Bill Goes Thru Upper House by 29 -, to 1 8 Vote. X By CHARLES V. WARKEN. J-)ES MOINES, April 10. /P)_ The wn E "i!? l £ 5 per cent tax reduction bill which already had received house approval was passed bv the senate today, 29 to IS. 10*1 req ^?, a " taxin ^ districts in 1931 and 1832 to reduce their rates so that the total raised will be 5 per cent less than in the 1930 levy The bill was sponsored in the louse by Representative Frank W. illicit of Scott. Members of the interim tax committee calculated it would affect a. reduction of several ulllion dollars a year in expendi- Rcply to People. Speakers in belialf of the plan today saw jt l3 reply to "a mandate of the people that taxes be reduced " It was maintained that this was the only measure introduced in the present session to reduce expenditures altho both houses have disposed of a number of bills to raise additional axes. Senator E. X Wenner, Black Hawk, said that the only way to reduce taxes is to cut the expcndi- ure of public funds. He spoke for he bill, contending it would havo Ills effect. In the lengthy discussion of the bill today, the second oE its consideration in the upper branch, it was argue that It would work a hard- dltu m districts lmvin S fixed expea- ^_ Adopt Amendments. " ...'The , BILL QUESTIONS $165,000 Lopped From Appropriation for University. By JOHN T. niiLui r\ES MOINES, April 10. ( 1 -' After spending three days in consideration of the biennial ap- Jroprlations bill as a committee of he whole, the house today refought the issue when the measure came ip for final action. The members lopped 5105,500 from the appropriation which they had previously approved for the University of Iowa. This cut comes from the allotment for educational purposes which the house boosted from 53,000,000 to ?3,310,000 over the appropriations committee's recommendation. · : It also reversed itself on the appropriation for Oakdalc sanitarium by approving an item of $50,000 for a nurses' home. This was stricken by the senate and not considered by the'house as a committee of the whole. I^il by Van Buren. The fight for reduction of the appropriation for the University of Iowa was led by Representative G. J. Van Buren, Jones, Chairman of the appropriations committee. Ho said the proposed reduction in the item for educational purposes amounted to 5 per cent which was In line with the Elliott tax reduction bill. He maintained the hardships o , As amended by the house and' senate, the bill would permit the budget director to make exceptions in case of emergency or where good cause la shown. Senator A. B. ' Blackford, Van Buren, said the bill was "born in the heat of conflict over the Income tax bill" and referred to It ns a mere gesture, contending that it would not have the desired effect of reducing expenditures. Senator G. W. Patterson, Kossuth, also spoke against the measure. Clurk Votes No. The senate defeated an amendment by Senator C. A. Benson, Clayton, to further restrict the application to school districts. The vote was 11 to 26. An amendment to fix the date for adjournment of the legislature for Saturday, April 18, has been filed yy Senators C. F. Clark, E. W. Clark and O. E. Gundcrson. It changes he date from April 15, as fixed in a concurrent resolution which has been passed by the house. Those opposing the Elliott bill were : Noes-- 18. Benson, Blackford, Carden, Clark of Ccrro Gordo, Clearman, Cochrane, Cooney, Coykendall, Doraji, Frailoy, Hagcr, Ickis. Kent, Patterson, Quirk, Stanley, Topping nnd Wilson. (Torn to , Column 0). Says Husband Sharpened Knife Before Retiring Mrs. Christensen ^ Former Garner Man for Divorce. DETROIT, April 10.--Every night, just before bedtime, Christ ff. Chrlstinsen, formerly of Garner, Iowa, would retire to the kitctten and there for a full hour sharpen ils butcher knife, his wife, Chrisma, charged in her suit for divorce 'lied in circuit court here today. )hristensen was employed on the construction of a new . theater at Garner and left about a week aeo o r Glendale, Mich. Often, she alleged, he would follow hat pastime by leaving the house o gamble the n! 0 ht away. Extreme niolty and nonsupport are the peclflc charges in Mrs. Chrlstin- ens bill. Once, she sets forth, he eat and kicked her. Often, she says, he ordered her to "get out and stay out" of their home. Mm. Christlnsen determined to leave her husband, according to her bill, when she charged he sent their youngest child, Anfrcd, 7, to Denmark without letting her know or even allowing her to bid the bov goodbye. y ^ Tth \ r " lintlff furth cr contended that she has been compelled to work thruotit her married life in order to support herself and the children The couple was married Nov 12 1920, in Jemd, Denmark, and separated June 19, 1929. They have two children, Anfred, 7 and Carrie, 9. Mrs. Chrlstinsen has petitioned (he court for the custody of the children and for permanent alimony. She has also applied for an injunction restraining the defendant from molesting her during the nen- dancy of. the suit. Youth on Probation in Iowa Held in Chicago CHICAGO, April 30. (.T)--Oswald Monthey, 17, who told police he was on probation from a conviction nt Cedar Rapids, Town, of a violation of the Dyer act, was arrested yes- tcrday as a suspect in recent automobiles robberies here, · 3K* IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Friday night nnd Satiinlnj-. Cooler Saturday nnd In tho extreme northwest portion Friday night. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Thursday ;o Minimum in Night 37 A t 8 A . n i . Friday 53

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