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   Burlington Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1932, Burlington, Iowa                                 WEATHER FORECAST—Fair tonight, Sunday cloudy, warmer  IOWA’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER.  RIVER STAGE—7 feet 3 inches; rise of 1 Inch sine« yesterday  THE BURLINGTON GAZETTE  r  ESTABLISHED JULY 10, 1837.  THHtE WITH THE NEWS.”  BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1932.  10  PAGES.  PRICE—3 CENTS  ROOSEVELT SCORES G7Ö.P: MISRULE  unMU    pk-1. ç n „™ M;1L    ,4mM*  CURTIS WOULD HAVE NO VOTE ON DRY REPEAL  Vice President Only Casts Ballot in Senate in Case of Tie on Rollcall.  BY DAVID LAWRENCE (Copyright, 1932.) Washington, Aug. 20.—Vice President Curtis has taken advantage of that provision In the Republican national platform which permita evety member of the party to decido for himself whether he will favor the retention of the Eighteenth amendment or its repeal or Its revision.  When this clause was inserted, paity leaders felt that It w’ould save many embarrassing situations, especially in the congressional elections.  Has No Vote on Question.  When the voting in congress occurs on the question of changing the Eighteenth amendment, the vice president could not possibly have a vote, even though he presides over the senate and occasionally has an opportunity to vote when there Is a lie. Since any change in the constitution must have a two-thirds vote in both houses, the vice president do.'s not have nn opportunity to register his approval or disapproval.  In this respect the position taken by Mr. Hoover and that taken by Mr. Curtis has no legal effect, though, of course, both men carry considerable weight with the rank and flL of the Republican party. In the west, especially, where Vice President Curtis will do a good deal of campaigning, the Republicans will have the benefit of his support of the dry side of the issue. The Democrats, on the other hand, have a vice presidential candidhte who favors repeal, and who comes from Texas, which would cast its electoral vote for the Democratic nominee this time Irrespective of prohibition.  Will Speak in Dry States.  Mr. Curtis is a seasoned campaigner. He will make many speeches in the dry states. It is doubtful whether he will touch on the prohibition Issue very much, as the Republican leaders are anxious to keep It out of the campaign as much as possible. Recently Kansas, by Its vote, showed that it was still dry, and this probably influenced Mr. Curtis, whose background, however, has always been on the dry side.  Just what effect the declaration by Mr. Curtis against repeal may have in eastern states is difficult to determine, though the Democrats, of course, will use it to emphasize that their ticket is wet through and through, whereas one-half of the Republican ticket is dry and the other half is only to ¡1 certain extent wet.  Democratic Challenge,  In the eastern states the Democrats, who are corralling wet votes, will insist that the Hoover-Curtls ticket Is not going to help repeal the Eighteenth amendment, whereas the Roosevelt-Garner combination is committed to repeal. This means that the Republican wets will find it difficult to support their own candidate unless economic and other Issues are more controlling with them. Certain Republicans hereabouts, however, declared today that Mr. Hoover’s declaration in favor of a change in the Eighteenth amendment would be all the more effective in the eastern states because It shows he is ready to discard prohibition as it exists today, and that, personally, ho went farther than the Republican platform, and also did not attempt to dictate to his own vice presidential running mater.  The upshot of it will be that the Democrats will get that part f the wet vote which Is primarily interested in the choice of a president on the prohibition issue—something, however, which the Republicans say they could not expect to get anyway unless their platform had declared for outright repeal.  PICCARD JOINED^ BY HIS WIFE IN ITALY; START HOME MONDAY  Deseneano, Italy, Aug. 20.—(A. P.) —Aug. 20.—Prof. Auguste Piccard, twice conqueror of the stratosphere, was happy today.  Mme. Piccard arrived during U.e night, and greeted her husband affectionately this morning, saying she was glad to see him looking so well after his adventure.  Gen. Italo Balbo, commander of the Italian air force, tlew here in a plane today, and will take Professor Piccard and his wife to Venice in a seaplane this afternoon.  They will spend the night there, and return toomorrow’ to go to the Vittoriale estate of Gabriele D’Annunzio, Italian poet and soldier, on Lake Garda.  They expect to leave Italy Monday.  Rebels Spurn Milk Agreement  _ _    _    —:-HbLLMAKtlU  I Busy Sheriff J    DCPflDfi ¿|j) BUSINESS  J. A. Mollison, British flyer,, who yesterday completed the first solo flight from east to west over the North Atlantic ocean, is shown above as he bade his wife, the former Amy Johnson, herself a famous aviatrix, farewell as he left. England.  NINES CLOSED; STRIKERS GONE  Taylorville Workers Quit Col-leries—Company Swears Out Warrants.  Taylorville, 111., Aug. 20.—(A.P.) — The miners’ expeditionary force of 10.000 men. successful in closing local colleries, had departed from Christian county today and scattered to homes in adjacent counties— there to await a possible call from leaders for a trek into coal fields further south.  Occupation of the county, which took place Thursday, was terminated last night when leaders announced their purpose had been achieved. Local miners h.td joined the ranks of the strikers who objected to the f5 daily basic wage agreement recently effected by the Illinois union.  Coincident with the start of tho evacuation, officials of the Peabody Coal company, largest operator in the county, obtained 103 members of the Invading forces with inciting to riot. The wnrrenfs were based on alleged disorders Thursday in which company property near Kincaid was allegedly destroyed.  Sheriff Charles Wieneke said he did not know' when he would serve the wnrrnnts.  Save for a few Rtragglers the invading forces were entirely out of the county today.  Meanwhile national guardsmen were still being held In armories In nearby Rpringeld and Decatur, where they had been ordered In event of violence resulting from the invasion.  Close Alpha Mine.  Galesburg, 111., Aug. 20.—(A. P.)— Five hundred union miners picketed the Shuler mine, near Alpha, at dawn today, appropriated the lunch boxes of 50 miners who came to work nt 8:30 a. m., and persuaded them to return home.  T he picket line. Including several women and children, was formed two hours ahead of time. Few of them slept during the vigil. They were from Farmington. Galesburg. Peoria and other mining towns of this district.  State police were called to tho scene, but no violence was reported. At 8 a. m. tho pickets left a small force to see that the ousted miners did not return to work, and pro-(Continued on Page Eight.)  HOT WAVE FORCES ENGLISH PlIBS TO PUT BEER ON ICE  London, Aug. 20.—(A.P.)—A blistering sun arose over England again today following a scorching yester-j day which smashed heat records and to which was attributed the deaths of 21 persons.  The death toll included three suicides, six drownings, and a dozen other fatalities. Yesterday’s high temperature was 99.  Thousands sought relief at seaside resorts, and the Thames embankment became a fashionable promenade lasst night instead of the haunt of the homeless, as it usually is. Ice cream supplies were exhausted early in the day. Even the beer at the “pubs” was put on ice, which is against all British beer-drinking tradition.  The sky was cloudless again this morning and another roasting was promised. Hundreds slept through the night outdoors, on roofs, on balconies and in gardens.  Even the Bank <' England issued an order that clerks working in any place where they did not come in contact with the public might remove their coats. It was the first time in its long history the “old lady of Threadneedle street’’ unbent sartorially.  EASTERN PLANTS CALL OVER 7,500 MEN BACK TO JOBS  Marcus Hook, Pa., Aug. 20.—(A.P.) —Resumption of operations in the five plants of the Viscose company, rayon manufacturers, with recall of 1,500 to 2,000 workmen in each plant, was announced at the main office of the firm here today.  The plants were closed early In June and the resumption of work began with receipt of Increasingly large orders several weeks ago. Officials expressed the belief that orders will warrant continued operation.  ROCKEFELLER AT SISTER’S SIDE AS HER DEATH NEARS  Chicago, Aug. 20.—(A.P.)—John D. Rockefeller, Jr., violating “strict doctor’s orders not to travel,” arrived from the east today and rush- 1  ed to the bedside of his dying sister, Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick.  The New York financier and his wife and son, John, were met by the nieces, Mrs. Max Oser of Switzerland, and Mrs. Elisha D. Hubbard of Connecticut, who have attended their mother during the illness expected daily to prove fatal.  “I have come to Chicago because of the critical illness of my sister,” read a written statement handed to newspaper men by Mr. Rockeller. "Since I came here to see her in the early summer I have been suffering from shingles, confined to my bed much of the time, and under my doctor’s strict orders not to travel.  “Thus I have been unable to return earlier. Under the circumstances I feel sure I can rely on the sympathetic consideration of the gentlemen of the press to grant me the privacy they would desire were they In my place.  He was asked if his father would come here to visit Mrs. McCormick, who has not seen him since her divorce in 1921.  “I think it is inadvisable for him to travel because of his age.” Mr. Rockefeller said. His father Is 92.  Physicians announced at 10 a. m. that Mrs. McCormick was "just drifting along” without apparent change In her condition. She had a fairly good night.  The arrival of her brother buoyed her spirits for a while, just as her daughter, Mathilde, and other relatives had done in recent days.  Her physicians said her condition "would go down to zero and then up again” by turns. They “didn't see how’ it could last much longer.” They recalled they had expected their patient to die last. week.  LEGION - RÉSOLUTION CENSURES HOOVER FOR BONUS CLASH  Pittsburgh, Aug. 20.— (A.P.) — President Hoover was censured for actions in routing the bonus seekers from Washington recently in resolutions adopted by the Pennsylvania department of the American Legion today.  The resolution cited conditions in the bonus army. A minority report which accepted description of conditions but excepted criticism of the president was voted down 864 to 124 amid cheers.  The convention also went on record aa favoring full payment of the bonus and as opposing cancellation or reduction of foreign debts.  CHILD, IT YEARS OLD, EATS RAT POISON, DIES IN HOSPITAL  Des Moines, Aug. 20.—(A.P.1— Richard Watson, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Watson, died at a hospital Friday after havtng eaten rat poison at his home.  The family found the boy sitting beside a box which had been moved out of the basement. It contained the poison which Richard was eating. An antidote was administered but he died three hours later.  BLOCKADE ON FARM PRODUCE WILL CONTINUE  Strikers Around Chariton, la. Picket Highways Into That Town Today.  SIOUX CITY GETS NEW LOAN OFFICE  Livestock Feeders in This and Adjacent States Will Get R. F. C. Aid.  Mollison to Delay His Return Flight  Washington. Aug. 200.—(A.P.)— Through an office in Sioux City, la., the reconstruction finance corporation seeks to speed federal aid for those in Iowa, NebraHka, South Dakota and Wyoming who need money to carry tho’r livestock through the winter.  The corporation announced immediate establishment of eight regional agricultural credit corporations to serve 28 states.  Their main purpose will be to make loans to livestock raisers for feeding. The feeding is about to be-(Continued on Page Eight.)  St. John, N. B.. Aug. 200.—(A.P.)  J. A. Mollison, youthful British long distance flyer, who yesterday became the first person to fly the Atlantic from east to west alone, has postponed until tomorrow the continuation of his flight to New’ York.  He came here last night from Peunfleld Ridge, N. B., where he landed yesterday after flying from Portmarnock, Ireland. He was too tired to go further. He had & good sleep last night and decided to fly to Montreal this afternoon to watch the Canadian air pageant.  His westward crossing of the Atlantic was “the toughest flight" he ever made, he said, and he was “Jolly well all in.” He talked by transatlantic telephone with Amy Johnson, his bride of three weeks and herself a noted distance flyer. She promised to sail today for New York to join him, but later decided to remain in England.  “I was lucky,” he said. “For hours at a stretch on the way across the Atlantic I couldn’t see the water below me and I didn’t know whether the wind was changing and blowing me off my course. I allowed seven degrees for drift and my calculations must have been about right because when I came over land it wasn’t 10  I sighted Harbor  minutes before Grace.”  “I'm going to fly the same plane back,” he said, “but I think the return trip will be easy. Flying eastward one has favorable winds, and there Is nothing to worry about except the possibility of motor trouble, and that is a very faint possibility indeed."  Mollison gave up entirely his original plan to make the round trip flight from Britain to New Yor and hack agrtin in less .han three days. After flying to New York Sunday he will rest up before attempting the return trip.  His hearing was so affected by the continuous roar of the motor that he was unable to accept dozens of telephone calls which came to him at the farm home near Pennfield Ridge. The farmer w ho took him in. Raymond Hawkins, had to do the talking for him.  Mollison was credited today with four new aviation records through his present flight—the first flyer to fly westward solo over the Atlantic ocean; the shortest time from land to land on a westward crossing; the first trans-atlantlc flight in a land plane, and the longest duration flight in a small plane.  Sioux City, la., Aug. 20—(A.P.)— Rebellion in the ranks of pickets seeking to withdrow farm products from Sioux City’s markets today promised the possibility of further trouble after milk producers and distributors had reached an agreement.  Fifteen highway pickets, who said they represented stations on each of the nine highwrays into the city, declared they would not abide by the agreement and truce negotiated last night since, they said, representatives of producers had no right to make an agreement.  I. W. Reck, president and E. T. Connors, secretary of the Sioux City Milk Producers association, countered with the declaration that they had power to conclude the negotiations and would stand by their promises to lift the blockade Sunday.  Produce Pickets Stay.  Members of the National Farmers Holiday association, which seeks to keep all farm products off the markets for a period of 30 days, meanwhile redoubled their efforts in the belief that truckers w’ould attempt to run the blockade with livestock and produce. Difficulty was expected if milk trucks are allowed through.  The milk agreement was a compromise. Farmers will receive $1.80 per hundred pounds of milk testing 3.5 per cent butterfat. They formerly received 75 cents to $1.40 on a sliding scale. Distributors will increase the retail price from 8 to 9 cents per quart.  Both Sides Satisfied.  Both sides expressed satisfaction with the new price, farmers terming it “a moral victory for the farmers holiday” and declaring it to be the highest price now paid producers anywhere in the midwest. They agreed to limit the area of the city milk shed and stop distribution of free milk, which has averaged about 900 gallons per day.  The holiday association was determined to continue the blockade, with the aid of Nebraska and South Dakota farmers who ordinarily ship into Sioux City, for the duration of the 30-day strike period. They established new picket stations at the Woodbury county line on three highways, meanwhile maintaining the original barricades nearer the city.  Strike Is Spreading.  With receipts on all produce at Sioux City markets cut heavily, buyers turned to their storage stocks r.nd increased rail shipments to supply consumer demand.  Members of the holiday association in this vicinity were heartened by news of spreading of the movement in South Dakota, Nebraska and other parts of Iow’a.  The newest front In the w’ar for higher prices was Chariton. la., where farmers today set up n tight blockade about that marketing center. Truckers were warned yesterday to cease operations.  FEDERAL NARCOTIC AGENT SUSPENDED ON BOYS’ STORY  Davenport, la.. Aug. 20.— (A. P.) — D. F. Ellsworth, federal narcotic agent, who is alleged to have forced three Moline youths Into his car to submit to questioning about a supposed federal case Aug. 10, which caused his detention by Davenport police, has been suspended from the federal service for 15 days without! pay.  According to O. A. H. La Gardie, district supervisor of narcotic agents at Minneapolis, who is here checking up on Ellsworth's case, has made a full report of the latter’s misconduct to officials of the treasury department at Washington.  ROBBER~ INTEARS AS HE STEALS $30;  HE HAS HAY FEVER  Hammond, Ind., Aug. 20—(A.P.)— "Ker-Choo" said the robber who entered the Metropolitan Mortgage association offices.  Tears were rolling down his cheeks.  “I’m sorry,” he said to Miss Rosel-la Brady as he held a pistol with one shaking hand while he took $30 with the other, “hut I can’t stand this climate. Have to go north, I guess.  "It’s tht hay fever."  Sheriff John A. Davenport of Sioux City has been a busy man the past week because of the farm produce holiday and milk strike activities in his county.  HOOVER INVITES PRESS WORKERS TO CAMP LUNCHEON  KEEP FLYING  Valley Stream, N. Y., Aug. 20—(A. P.)—With a new endurance decord tucked away in their “Flying Boudoir," Mrs. Frances Marsalis and Mrs. Louise Thaden kept fraying nerves under control today and pressed toward their goal of a full week In the air.    .  It was a battle of feminine grit vs. exhaustion for the ladybird housewives who have been aloft since 12 noon (Iowa time) Sunday and wh > smashed Edna May Cooper’s and Bobby Trout’s old record of 123 hours late yesterday.  “Papa, we are all in, but we are going to stick it out,” said a note dropped to "Casey" Jones, noted airman who is managing their flight. But in celebrating their feat they did full justice to a quail dinner the refuelling plane took up to them.  At 2 a. m. today (Iowa time) they had been in the air 134 hours. The sky was clear and Jones was confident they would stay up till noon tomorrow.  Governor Proposes More Stringent Banking Laws, Stock Sales Supervision.  RENO TALKS OF STRIKE GAINS  Progress |s Away Ahead of What Was Expected, Farm Leader Says.  Skyland, Va., Aug. 20.—(A.P.)— A vacationing president today had a friendly get-together with newspaper men who accompanied him to  the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.  Mr. Hoover invited to lunch all the reporters and photographers who usually stry at a hotel several miles away from the Rapidan camp. The wives were invited, too.  The president already was well acquainted with most of the newsmen. Several had been reporting his activities for months before the campaign began.  Usually, though, the Rapidan is reserved for other guests, some of whom were at camp today.  Robert L. O'Brien, chairman of the tariff commission, w’as in the latter group. Acting Secretary Castle of the state department rode down from Washington with the president. Mrs. Thomas A. Edison, widow of the inventor, and her daughter, Mrs. John E. Sloan, were guests of Mrs. Hoover. Others listed were Mr. and Mrs. John Martin and Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Morrison of Philadelphia.  TRIAL ADJOURNED; WALKER RESTING  New York Republican Chairman Comes Out With New Blast at Mavor.  Albanj, N. Y„ Aug. 20.—(A. P.)— A charge from the Republican camp that Mayor James J. Walker seeks to twist his hearing into a "mock trial of political Issues,” echoed today as the mayor rested for a re-neweu fight for his post.  The Charlie, voiced by W. Kings-land Macy, G. O. P. state chairman, resulted from Walker’s action in summoning Macy and other Republican leaders to appear before Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt Monday.  The mayor apparently seeks to substantiate bis contention that the legislative inquiry, which resulted in the removal charges apainst him, was a “Republican fishing party.”  Macy said last night at Syracuse th*. the mayor was trying to "twist a question of good government into a mock trial o* political issues." He said the investigation had shown that “corruption, graft and executive laxity ran rampant in New* York City.’’  The Republicans are expected to be called Monday unless the supreme court upholds a court attempt by Walker to halt the hearing altogether.  WISCONSIN GETS LOAN.  Washington, D. C., Aug. 20—(A.P.) — Wisconsin today w’as granted a loan of $3,000.000 by the reconstruction finance corporation to meet current emergency relief need*.  Des Moines, Aug. 20.—(A.P.)—A 66-year-old man talked today of the agrarian revolt he started almost single-handed and which now, he i said, is spreading faster than any I other econom.c reform in the na-j tion’s history.  Milo Reno, president of his own brain-child, the National Farmers Holiday association, reviewed the events of the last two weeks, since members in three states have stopped selling their farm products in an attempt to get for them higher prices.  “No power on earth,” Reno said, | “can destroy the foundation on which ; we are building. It is as fundamental ! as God Almighty, this effort we are making to restore the farmers’ pur-! chasing power and to stabilize the j price of farm products.”  He spoke of three related movements in North Dakota, a non-sell-i ing strike in northwestern Nebraska,  ; the tight blockade around Sioux City j which already has resulted in high milk prices for farmers, interests , show n in the holiday by farmers and | business throughout the country, and the spread of sentiment favoring similar strikes in Missouri, Kansas, South Dakotat, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  His voice was husky from the dozens of speeches he had given recently before large mass meetings.  “So far the progress we have made j has been many times what we an-iticlpe.ed. But our real progress, the i progress that means a permanent benefit, is not reflected in the percentage of products we have already held off the markets.  “The real progress is that not only farmers but all groups everywhere are beginning to realize the absolute justness and the absolute necessity of our aims.”  PRIEST AND WOMAN ARE FOUND DEAD  Former Victim of Monoxide Fumes in His Auto in Garage, Says Coroner.  New Haven. Conn.. Aug. 20.—(A. P.)—The death of the Rev. Joseph H. Couruoyer, Catholic priest whose body was found in his garage a few hours after Miss Lavinia Moran, a public school teacher, was discovered dead in the parish house of St. Louis’ church, was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning today by Coroner James J. Corrigan.  The coroner declined to state, however, whether the 43-year-old priest died accidentally while seated in his automobile, and announced an autopsy on Miss Moran’s body had not been completed.  Misa Moran, an active worker in the parish, was found in a bedroom yesterday by police, who were called by Adoph Groleau, brother of the sexton, after Father Cournoyar had {Continued on Page Eight),  Columbus. O., Aug. 20.—(A.P.)— Governor Roosevelt, opening his road campaign for the presidency, today proposed that sellers of legitimate securities be required to reveal bonuses and commissions, urged that every effort be made to prevent issues of unnecessary securities, and favored more stringent banking laws for the “great mass of average American men and women, who, I am not ashamed to repeat, have been forgotten by those in power.”  The candidate, fb a speech at the state Democratic convention said the Hoover administration “encouraged a vast speculative boom and when the reckoning came it was not honest with the people."  Cites Cl. O. P. Record.  “I sum up the history of the last administration in four sentence«," Gov. Roosevelt said:  “It encouraged speculation and over production, through its false economic gravity.  “It attempted to minimise the crash and mislead the people as to its gravity.  “It erroneously charged the cause to other nations of the worldr.  “It refused to recognize and correct evils at home which had brought it forth, delayed relief and forgot reform.”  Safeguard Investor*.  “Remedies,” Mr. Roosevelt codified in a speech at the state Democratic convention, were:  Prevention of the issuance of manufactured and unnecessary securities which are brought ont merely for the purpose of enriching those who handle their sale to the public,” and the further provision “with respect to legitimate securities, the sellers shall tell the uses I to which the money is put."  Federal regulation of holding companies which sell securities in interstate commerce.  Government regulation of "exchanges in the business of selling and buying securities and commodities that "can by the expedient of moving elsewhere avoid regulation in any given state.”  Regnlar Bank 8a per vision.  More rigid supervision of national banks “for the protection of depositors.  A proposal to discourage and prevent “the use of bank deposits in speculation to the detriment of lo- 1 a ! credit” which was "encouraged by the government itself."  Separation of investment and com* mercial hanking.  Restriction of federal reserv« banks “in accordance with the original plans and earlier practices.  Mr. Roosevelt promised “It will n« longer be possible for international bunkers, or others, to sell foreiga securities on the implied understanding that these securities have been parsed on or approved by the 1 state department or any other ; agency of the federal government.’*  And. that “public officials In the u* xt administration will neither hv word or by deed seek to influence •be puces of Stocks and bonds."  Assails Hoover Regime.  The present administration, he added, “has all too often issued statements which have had no relation to tho scientific information which it possessed. This has shaken public confidence.”  Continuing Mr. Roosevelt told h’s wiience that “this assurance which I am here giving you Is to my mind (Continued on Page Eight.)  THE WEATHER  Iow’a: Gen« ly fair; wat in northeast central port tonight; Sui partly clou warmer in and central tions.  Illinois; Fi slightly wai in northwest tion tonight; i day fair and somewhat warmer.  Missouri:    Fair    tonight;    Sur  generally fair and slightly wart RIVER STAGES.  St. Paul—1.4; fall 0.2.  La Crosse—0.7; fall 0.5.  Dubuque—1.7; rise 0.6.  Davenport—1.3; rise 0.3.  Keokuk—3.4; Tise 0.8.  St. Louis—14.5; rise 0.1.  Cairo—19.0; rise 0.7.  New Orleans—2.2; no change. HEATHER OITLOOK FOR WK  For upper Mississippi and k) Mississippi valleys and the norti and central great plains: fNHjl fair, except scattered showers »« at beginning of weok and ai during latter half; moderate t perature except cool first ot H northern section.   

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