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   Burlington Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1932, Burlington, Iowa                                 WEATHER FORECAST—Partly cloudy, warmer  IOWA’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER.  RIVER STAGNE—7 feet 2>/j inches; rise of 1% Inches since yesterday  THE BURLIN GTON GAZETTE  ESTA BUSKED JULY 10, 1837.  “THERE WITH THE NEWS.”  BURLINGTON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24. 1932.  12  PAGES.  EE BOARD LAUDS CURTIS, I RAPS HOOVER  Disappointment in President Most Acute When 1928 Campaign Is Recalled.  PRICE—9 CENTS  FARM STRIKE CLASH LOOMS  Washington, Aug. 24.—(A.P.)— terming Vice President Curtis the only candidate to whom “commendation can be given," the Methodist board of temperance prohibition and public morals today said “it would be idle to deny” that President Hoover's proposal for a change in the prohibition laws had been "bitterly disappointing.”  PARLEY WILL Miners Start New Strike March CM HALTS Numb   .....INTO    COUNCIL  BLUFFS, ORDER  j Home From Europe^  Washington. Aug. 24.—(A. P.) — More jobs and easier credit is the goal of the conference of Americas business leaders opening here Tri-day with President Hoover.  Tho national gathering Is timed to take full advantage of what government leaders say they believe Is  The Methodist board's statement'  a  d p,i nite upward break In the eco  said American prohibitionists “will certainly strive to secure the defeat of any congressman who votes to destroy the Eighteenth amendment by the enactment of legislation authorising the manufacture and sale of beer or other intoxicating beverages."  Recalls 1928 Campaign.  In speaking of its disappointment at Mr. Hoover's declaration for state determination of the solution of the prohibition problem, with gursnteea in the federal constitution against the return of the saloon, the Methodist board said this feeling was particularly acute when "it is remembered with what utter devotion the Democratic and Republican supporters of Mr. Hoover served his cause in 1928.”  The board closed its statement with a number of questions. Among others, these asked:  "Would the political parties have taken a position hostile to prohibition had not the wets controlled prospective campaign funds?  "Is It unjust to believe that a deliberate effort bas been made by a small group of millionaires to divert the thinking of the nation from economic problems by raising a general outcry for the return of the legalised liquor traffic??’’  Hoover Writes Poling.  Washington, D. C., Aug. 24—(A.P.) —President Hoover considers himself on common ground with the prohibition in "a desire to rid this civilization of the evils of the liquor traffic.’*  He made this statement in a letter to Dr. Daniel A. Poling which was made public by the chairman of the allied dry forces for prohibition. Poling, In making public the chief executive's letter dated August 22, renewed his previous endorsement of Mr. Hoover.  "There are many moral and spiritual problems before us, to which you have given so many years of devoted service,” the president’s letter «aid. "We are on common icround in a desire to rid this civilization of the evils of the liquor traffic.  ,'We may not all agree on method is I havo come to the belef that we must, through constructive and not destructive changes, revive the energies of the state to deal with the new evils, with federal constitutional guarantees against the return of the old evils.”  Considers President Dry.  Poling told reporters he considers Mr. Hoover is “decisively, personally and politically dry.’’ He then described Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt as “personally dry and politically wet.”  He added:  “The president’s letter confirms us Is the judgment and good faith with which we reached, by an overwhelming national vote, our conclusion to support his candidacy. • • * It Is Mr. Hoover’s determination to meet out great issue constructively. * * *  U. S. STEEL PLANS TO SPEND $5,000,000 ON IMPROVEMENTS  New York. Aug. 24.—Wall Street was eager todny to learn whether other large concerns would follow the lead of the United States Steel corporation, whl h announced yesterday that an outlay of $5,000,000 had been authorized for replacements and Improvements at Its plants.  Wide interest was accorded a statement by Myron C. Taylor, ♦he steel concern’s chairman, who said in making the announcement, that it would seem a buying movement in the United States "cannot be long delayed.”  noinic contest and administration ofllcials are optimistic.  Mr. lloover believes if the flow of capital can be speeded up and the Jobs passed around to spread buying power, the conference will have contributed a big boost for an economic rise.  So on these two main objectives ate focused one of the most representative meetings of American business leadership in recent years.  Democrats and Republicans are Joining In the push. Owen D. Young of New York; Atlce Pomerone of Ohio, the chairman of the reconstruction corporation, and Melvin Traylor of Chicago, are among the outstanding Democrats who will participate as members of the 12 business and Industrial committees of the federal reserve system.  CHAPLIN WILL GO TO COURT  Famous Screen Comedian Opposes His Sons’ Entry Into Motion Pictures.  THOUSANDS TO JOIN INVASION OF FRANKLIN  Southern Illinois, Apprehensive, Awaits Arrival of Expected 25,000 Strikers.  REACH HARBOR GRACE  Joan Crawford and her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., film players, are shown as they arrived in New York en route to Hollywood after a vacation abroad. (Associated Press Photo.)  W.C.T.U.’S ATTACK PLEASES MORPHY  Cancelling Speech at Hamilton Fair Would “Have Been Service,” He Says.  Dos Angeles, Aug. 24.—(A.P.)—  One of the greatest of all movie successes himself, Charlie Chaplin is so opposed to his two young sons starting in his footsteps at their tender age he plans court action to prevent It.  Counsel for the famous pantomimic artist said he intends to file, possibly by tomorrow, a petition contesting the right of his divorced wife, Lita Grey Chaplin, to take the children into the movies without Chaplin’s sanction.  The former Mrs. Chaplin has had custody of the children since the sensational divorce some five years ago. She recently signed a contract for herself and the boys—Charles,  Jr., 6, and Sidney Earl, 5, to appear In pictures for Fix Film studio.  Chaplin’s lawyer, Lloyd Wright, said the divorce agreement is worded to prevent the boys being started on a professional career except by mutual consent of the parents.  Wright said the comedian feels that his sons are too young to subject to the influences of a movie career, (hat they should be given the best opportunity for normal boyhood development and allowed In later years to select their own careers—movie or otherwise. Chaplin also was represented as feeling that he had made ample financial provision for the boys.  Mrs. Chaplin is reported to have received a $650,000 settlement in the divorce, and $1,000 a month for support and education of tho children.  Chaplin, for the first time in two years, took the boys away from home for several hours Monday for a reunion, exercising his right under | the terms of the divorce to see them periodically. Yesterday he is reported to have made trust fund de-1    ............-  posits, providing incomes for them     w . n     .  until each reaches the age of 25. Former Governor Will Not  Go to Seagirt, N. J., to  Fort Dodge, Aug. 24—(A.P.)— Louis Murphy, Democratic senatorial nominee, today replied to attempts of the W. C. T. U., of Hamilton county to have his speaking date at the county fair cancelled with a declaration that “the fair board would have done me a great service by canceling the date.”  “Then a 40 acre field would not have held the people who want to hear me." Murphy said.  “There is one outstanding and able dry in public life in Iowa today," he said, “and he is Senator Brookhart. It is not without significance that he was defeated in the Republican primary.  "My views on prohibition are the platform expressions of my party. We are definitely pledged against prohibition and no less definitely against the return of the old saloon."  The Hamilton county fair board refused the W. C. T. U., request. Murphy will speak there next month.  AL SMITH TAKES OVER EDITOR’S JOB  Benton, 111., Aug. 24.— (A. P.) —Sheriff Browning Robinson sent a squad of his deputies, armed with machine guns, to the county line on the Mt. Vernon road today, with instructions to torn back 10 cars of striking miners, en route from the north.  Springfield, 111., Aug. 24.—(A. P.) —The trek of central Illinos miners to Staunton, focal point of the army that plans to Invade Franklin county, was started from Sanjaraon, Christian and Montgomery counties today.  Approximately 3,000 diggers assembled in Miles park here, and after a brief organization meeting started down state In automobiles and trucks.  Two hundreds, representing locals of the four Peabody Coal Co. mines, closed by an army of occupation in Christian county last week, left Tay-lorville.  All In Hitrh Spirits.  The men were in high spirits and determined to enter Franklin county, despite the avowed intention of authorities to resist them.  Their vehicles were loaded with tents, blankets and provisions for at least three days. None apparently was armed, and leaders said they searched every automobile for weapons.  At Pana approximately 500 miners from two shafts left for Gillespie. The men rode In trucks and automobiles, and carried a week’s supply of food. Each had an American flag. There was no weapons.  CORN CONDITION IS SATISFACTORY  Iowa Crop Made Slow Progress During Last Week, Reed Says.  Roosevelt Meeting.  AMANA WOOLEN MILLS TO BE BUSY UP TO JANUARY 1  Homestead, la., Aug. 24.—(A.P.) — Orders on hand for products of the Amana woolen mills are sufficiently large to keep the plant running steadily until Jan. 1 on a 10-hours-dally basis, Arthur A. Barlow, business manager of the Amana society, said today.  He added that salesmen have conducted a campaign recently for business “with gratifying results.’’  The Amana mills have been operating ail summer and the inventory has increased, the manager declared.  The seven Amana colonies changed from communism to n limited capitalistic system of government and control  HORSE KILLS C HILD.  Independence, la., Aug. 24 — (A.P.) - Viola Blosch, 4. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Blosch of Wlnthrop, was fatally injured when she was stepped on by a horse.  Dos Moines. Aug. 24.—(A. P.) — Iowa’s corn crop generall- is in a satisfactory condition, despite the rather slow progress during the last week, Charles E. Reed, d'rector of the Iowa weather and crop bureau, reported today.  A little of the earliest can t#o shelled by hand and is practically safo from frost, while considerable is in the milk stage, he said. The bulk is just beginning to dent.  1 hreshing, mostly of oats, which has been stopped by heavy rains, was resumed late last week, but the remnant of unthreshed shocks are saturated and have little change of drying. Much stack threshing remains.  Timothy threshing was delayed. Much clover intended for seed was cut for hay because of a poor set of seed. Clover anhl soy beans cut for hay before the rains could not be dried.  Fall plowing made good progress. A little winter wheat was seeded in Scott county. Hog cholera epidemics aro breaking out in several lo* callties  New York. Aug. 24.—(A. P.)— Editor Air ed E. Smith plunged today into the task of recreating a magazine, letting folks speculate as to whether he intends to take the stump for the Roosevelt - Garner ticket.  Answering questions when ho became editor of “The New Outlook.” Smith said he would not go to Seagirt. N. J., Saturday for the Democratic gathering, at wmeh Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt is to speak. As to his future activities, he said that away from his post with the magazine, “I can do anything I want to do.”  “The New Outlook." non-partisan, non-sectarian monthly, will arise in October from the ashes of “The Outlook and Independent," which suspended last spring, and later was sold to Frank E. Tichenor. who w ill publish "The New Outlook.”  On the wall in Smith’s new office is a portrait of Henry Ward j „'eoh-er. who founded "The Outlook," originally called “The Christian t T nion," and another of Theodore Roosevelt, who served on the editorial board.  Smith said he intended to give the magazine’s readers a new' “out \)ok on current affairs.” Letters from readers of his recent writing, he said, "got me to thinking I was doing a worthwhile thing without much labor."  (By the Associated Press.)  Southern Illinois, scene of many, bitter and sometimes bloody mine  were  carried out. conflicts, today awaited apprehensively the invasion of an estimated 25,000 union diggers from coal towns in the central part of the state.  Assemble at Gillespie.  The invaders, many of whom are but shortly returning from a successful trek into Christian county, were assembling at the Macoupin county mining town of Gillespie.  They are intent on picketing—peacefully, their leader declare—the large colllries In ^ranklin county in an effort to win other unionists to their side of the controversy waging over the recently signed wngo contract.  While the striking miners were treking into and out of Gillespie,  Sheriff Browning Robinson of Franklin county was assembling a large force of armed deputies at Benton, the county seat. He has announced his intention to resist, by force if necessary, the invasion.  Gillespie, the mobilization center,  Is 90 miles northwest of Benton, the objective of the miners' expeditionary force. Leaders of the strikers said they would camp tonight at Dowell, and seek to move Into Franklin county tomorrow.  Both sides have appealed to Gov.  Louis L. Emmerson for aid, Franklin county officials asking for aid to resist the invation, and the strikers for clearance of the highways so as to permit entry into the county. So far the governor has not indicated what action he plans.  Franklin county was not alone (Continued on Page Ten.)  Hitlerites Acting Up at Beuthen  Berlin, Aug. 24.—(A.P.)—Enraged by the Imposition of a death sentence on five fascists convicted of political murder, hundreds of national socialist storm troopers staged a demonstration today in front of the courthouse at Beuthen where the sentence was passed on Monday.  They turned out in defiance of a government declaration that the iron fist will fall upon all those guilty of political violence The occasion was the arrival of Captain Ernst Roehm, an emissary of Adolf Hitler, to confer with defense attorneys in an effort to liberate the condemned men.  Edmnnd Heines, a Nazi member of the relchstag and a leader in the Beuthen district, apparently had ordered then me nto turn out In uniform. Police reinforcements had difficulty in keeping the crowd in hand as it surged through the streets, singing Nazi battle songs and shouting, “Free our men!”  Wilhelm Frick, chairman of the Nazi party in the reichstag, sent a telegram today to Chancellor Von Papen, warning that disastrous consequences would result If the sentence of execution of the five men  Clyde Allen Lee is shown here with his plane which he and John Bochkon yesterday flew to Harbor Grace on the first leg of a jaunt to Oslo.  EAGLES TO FIGHT LOTTERY CHARGE  Mann and Herring Plead Not Guilty—Bail Is Fixed at $1,000.  BARBE LINES HEARING ENDS  Shannon Committee to Study Other Angles of Government in Business.  HOOVER SPEECHES TO BE INFREQUENT  President to Campaign “Between Rounds in His Fight on Depression.”  Washington, Aug. 24.— (A.P.)—At the White House it was said today that if President Hoover speaks at all during the coming campaign it will be "between rounds in his fight against depression."  This was the answer given by one of his secretaries to reports that the chief executive would deliver a cam-  New York, Aug. 24—(A.P.)—Conrad H. Mann, of Kansas City, director general of the Fraternal Order of Eagles; Bernard C. McGuire, of New York, held of the B. C. McGuire mer-chanrise company; Raymond Walsh, his aide; Frank E. Herring, editor of the Eagles magazine; M. J. Revise of the Western Union Telegraph company, and the Telegraph com-(Continued on Page Ten.)  South Bend, Ind.. Aug. 24.—(A. P.) —The Shannon congressional committee, after completing its hearing on government operation of Mississippi river barge lines, turned Its attention today to other complaints of unfair federal competition with private business.  Members of the committee, headed by Representative Joseph B. Shannon, of Kansas City, Mo., will report to the next congress of their study of government competition with private business.  Hearing on the barge service operation was concluded with testimony from Rome C. Stephenson, South Bend banker and former president of the American Bankers’ association, speaking in behalf of railroads, and from C. C. Webber of St. Louis, president of the upper Mississippi Barge Line company, and George C. Miller, Mishawaka, Ind., manufacturer who said he operated barges on the Ohio river 20 years ago.  Roosevelt to Brave Jinx on Long Trip  BY DAVID LAWRENCE  (Copyright, 1932).  New York. Aug. 23.—The Roosevelt managers don’t believe in Jonahs. They are going ahead with their plans for an 8,000-mile trip for the Democratic nominee in the face of the fact that no presidential candidate who has made a long campaign trip in the last 40 years has ever reached the White House.  William Jennings Bryan, who ran in 1896 and 1900 and then again In 1908 was the most widely traveled of all presidential candidates of recent history and lost each time. William McKinley in 1896 and again in 1900 inaugurated the famous “front porch” campaign in Canton. O.  Four years later Theodore Roosevelt spent most of his time in Oyster Bay and the Democratic nominee, Judge Parker, didn’t travel much cither. But in 1908 Bryan went across and up and down the country, while Taft made a few* speeches here and there. In 1912, Wilson went as far as Colorado hut not to the coast  paign address in New York, and j His only transcontinental journey as probably one or two more speeches i president was ill-fated. He went out  in the middle west.  "His job is here, fighting the depression," the secretary said. “If he gets an opportunity to get out between rounds and say something he will do it, but if his job requires him to stay here, he will stay.”  on behalf of the League of Nations and lost; In fact he broke down in health.  In 1916. Mr. Hughes made a transcontinental trip and when he was in California the famous episode in which he was supposed to have  snubbed Hiram Johnson occurred, and this is believed to have cost him the presidency. Mr. Wilson! stayed on the front porch at Shadow Lawn, N. J., and won.  In 1920. Mr. Cox went to the coast and was defeated while Mr. Harding tried at Marion, O., the McKinley idea of a front porch campaign and won.  In 1924, Mr. Coolidge made no campaign trip, while his opponent, John W. Davis, traveled. In 1928, both Mr. Hoover and Mr. Smith made extensive trips but neither went as far as the coast in w r hat is known in politics as a swing around the circle.    •  Another president who went to the coast during his term and met misfortune was Mr. Harding, who died in San Francisco. It is recalled that Mr. Taft, after his election, made trips to the coast in the hope of bolstering up his political fences but his attempts were failures.  Maybe the radio changes political customs and. since the voice can be heard across the continent, the candidates need not travel in person, but Mr. Roosevelt is insisting on a transcontinental Journey. The record shows the American people like to hear ami read what their candidates have to say but they do not necessarily like to see them.  St. John, N. K* Ang. 24,-(A. P.)—The “Fljlmr Hatch In sons,” hound from New York to Lon« don over the Arctic ronte, took off this afternoon for Anticosti island, their second stop.  Harbor Grace, N. F., Aug. 24.— (/.P.)—What,at first was an impromptu race from the United States to Norway today was halted by a mishap and the airman’s code.  The wrecked airplane of Thor Solberg and Carl Petersen lay at Darby’s harbor, Placentia bay, while the "Green Mountain Boy" Oslo-bound from Barre, Vt., rested on the air field here with its flyers, Clyde A. Lee and John Bochkon, under orders to delay their hop for Europe so as to give any possible help to Petersen and Solberg.  Both planes had struggled through a heavy fog last night in vain efforts to locate the Harbor Grace airport. Lee and Bochkon brought their plane safely down on the beach at Burgeo and at daylight they continued their flight to Harbor Grace. Petersen and Solberg, the meagre details available said, crashed at Darby's harbor without injury to thmselves but with considerable damage to their plane.  Lee and Bochkon, on reaching here. Immediately began to fuel their plane for the long hop across the ocean and planned to take off this afternoon or tomorrow morning for Oslo. Their indecision was turned to a definite stand to start the fight tomorrow when Hubert Huntington, the plane's navigator, who is directing the flight from the Barre-Mont-pelier airport in Vermont sent them orders to delay their hop until tomorrow and in the meantime lend all possible assistance to Petersen and Solberg.  George R. Hutchinson    and his  family, which consists of his wife, two small daughters and four men assistants, waited for better weather to get off from St. John, N. B., on a leisurely jaunt to London. They flew yesterday from New York to St. John.  William Ulbrich, Dr. Leon M. Pisculli and Miss Edna Newcomer delayed until tomorrow    the start  from New York on an announced non-stop flight to Rome. They had intended getting away today.  Capt. J. A. Mollison, famous British flyer who recently flew solo from Ireland to new York, expected to start his flight back to Britain Friday.  The German airman, Capt. Wolfe-gang von Gronau, who is flying from Germany westerward around the world, poised at Cordova, Alaska, with two companions for the next hop in bis unhurried progress.  Capt. Mollison told of a reported plan of his wife, the former Amy Johnson, to duplicate his feat of flying solo westward across the Atlantic, said:  "I don't expect her to give up flying, but I do hope she will not make such a trip.”  turnerchoXy to  CONFERENCE PLAN  Sheriff ’s Men Use Tear Gas This Morning—Swears in 98 Special Deputies.  Governors Slighted His Recent Suggestion for Parley, Iowa Executive says.  Des Moines, Aug. 24.—(A.P.)— Governor Dan Turner today replied to demands that he call a conference of midwestern governors in an attempt to settle farm troubles with a statement that a recent attempt to call such a conference met with little success.  In a brief statement, he said:  "As recent as July 9 I wired the governors of the eight midwestern states suggesting a conference on the economic situation and met with little encouragement. There is nothing that leads me to believe that I would meet with better success now."  His statement followed suggestions by Milo Reno, president of the national holiday association sponsoring the present farm strike, and Gov. Floyd B. Olson of Minnesota that such a conference be called.  WOMAN LEAPS INTO RIVER FROM PLANE  Despondent Over the Recent Death of Mother—Police Hunt for Body.  Annapolis, Md., Aug. 24.—(A.P.)— Searchers under the direction of Sheriff R. Glenn Prout, early today prepared to comb the marshes and woods along the ragged shoreline of (Continued on Page Ten.)  Coupcil Bluffs, la., Aug. 24’.—(A. P Sheriff J. a. i.ainson this afternoo deputized 98 men and Instruct« them to clear pickctern of the fam ers holiday movement from big! ways near here.  Each of the special deputies, m< hilized after Lainson emphatlcal declared that no picketing would I 'elerated near this city, was arm« with a club, in the force were few guns.  Clash Is Feared.  It is expected that the sheriff army will  RW ing into action Jate “ [u 7 opinion was current thi the clash between deputies ar sinkers would not be entirely peac< ful for both sides have been tbm ougfcly aroused by fast moving d< velopments the last 24 hours.  Pottawattamie county supervisoi authorized mobilisation of the dei ufies who, Lainson said, would I increased to 5,000 if necessarv, at Wage of $3.50 daily. The sheriff wi old to hire all the men he need«  Found! Bluffs, la., Aug. 24.—(A.P —F ollowing a night of fights, a: rests, a fourth interference with train, and a struggle in which tea gas was used. Sheriff Lainson d< dared here todav that there will t no picketing on the newest front < the farmers’ non-selling warfare.  The militant Council Bluffs offic« ukencd men who seek higher pn dure prices by preventing produc from reacbing markets to Chicaa gangsters, announced he vroul prosecute strike leaders as bein guilty of conspiracy, and emphasize that he would mobilize 5,000 dei uties, if need be, to stop blockadt of highways.  Other Developments. Meanwhile in a number of oth* localities the strike led to tindei box conditions, with these deTelci merits today, and late Tuesday: Three men were arrested nes Council Bluffs In connection wit picketing.  Organization of farmers holida associations In two more northeas cm Nebraska counties was und< way, with one leader claiming thi effective blockades were in force * eight towns.  Governor Bryan of Nebraska oi dered additional deputy sheriffs eon: missioned in Northeastern Nebraski Tamer Statement. Governer Turner of Iowa said h did not think a conference of mid dlewestern governors regarding th strike would be successful.  Negotiations for higher milk prtc« In Sioux City, Omaha, and Lincol were completed or nearing an em Five strikers were arrested i Sioux City for injuring a woma who tried to drive through a block ade with her husband.  Deputies near here used tear ga bombs to scatter. picketers, after widespread disturbance.  Twenty-five strikers were arreste near Cedar Falls, la., following thei visit to a creamery.  At Danbury, la., 50 strikers force a farmer to transfer his hogs fror a railroad car to his truck. Ii Thurston county, Nebraska. It wa reported that strikers broke seal of a train and declared they wouh blockade all railroad stations h Nebraska.  Sheriff Lainson’s announcemen followed a night of disorder, ii which picketing farmers, member of the National Farmers* Holida; association, which two we«sks ago in augurated a non-selling campalgi in an attempt to obtain higher farn (Continued on Page Ten.)  f THE WEATHER ,  Iowa: Parti; cloudy, war me in extreme eas portions; Thurs day unsettled axM cooler in extrenu west portion probably sbowen in central an< north« ast portion.  Illinois: Generally tefr, slight ly warmer in north and central portions tonight; Thursday increasini cloudiness.  Missou-i: Partly cloudy and somewhat unsettled tonight and Thursday; not much change in temperature.  RIVER STAGES,  St. Paul—1.6; fall 0.1.  La Crosse—1.3; fall OX Dubuque—1.2; fall OX Clinton—1.7; fall 0.3.  Davenport—4.8; no change. Muscatine—2.1; rise OX Keokuk—1.1; fall 0.1.  St. Louis—12.J; fall 1.1.  Cairo—19.2; tell 1.1,  Mew Orleans—If; no   

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