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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home r H L a V 3 MEM ART ft OF IOWA WES J A VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS ACOPY NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 5 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 149 Cuban Head Is Builder Machado Opposed in Spite of Works of Regime The first of two articles dealing With Cuba appears here By CHARLES P STEWART May 5 CPA President Macha do is a great builder I have heard this statemem made over anc over again by defenders of the chief executives more or less bitrary as is generally admit ted government al methods in the island repub lic Like other peoples says for example Senator Duncan XJ Fletcher of Florida a personal ac quaintance of Dr Machado the Cubans are victims of the world de pression discontent among them is perhaps natural and it is quite pos sible that their president has been driven to the adoption of repres Turn to Fage 6 Column i FORMER IOWAN HAS BEST PLAY 2 Women Among Winners of Pulitzer Prizes for 1931 NEW YORK May 5 women have been awarded the Pul itzer prizes for the best play and novel of 1931 The Atlanta Constitution was awarded the prize for the most dis rested ana meritorious public cejfejjlye W an American apapersdunngthe year Alisons Use former warK V Best American novel Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes Best verse Collected Poems of Robert Frost by Robert Frost Best American biography Charles W Eliot by Henry James Best history The Coming of War 1914 by Bernadotte E Schmitt Solves Murder Best reporters work A B Mac Donald Kansas City Mo Star for solving a murder in Amarillo Tex Foreign correspondence award H R Knickerbocker CNew York EveningPost and Philadelphia Pub lic Ledger for articles on Soviet Russias five year plan Best editorial Charles S Ryck man of the Fremont Nebrr Tribune for his editorial The Gentleman from Nebraska dealing with Sena tor George W Norriss policies Best cartoon Edmund Duffy of the Baltimore Sun for his drawing cntitled An Old Struggle Still Going On depicting the Russian problem with the church Each Gets Most of the individual awards un der the terms of Joseph Pulitzers will entitle each winner to 51000 The winners of the editorial and cartoon prize each receive 5500 The newspaper prize is a gold medal valued at Susan Glaspell winner of the play award is a native of Davenport She is an alumna of Drake univer sity and a former newspaper wo man She is married to Norman Matson novelist and playwright and makes her home at Truto Mass Margaret Ayer Barnes winning novelist is from Chicago and is the wife of Cecil Barnes a lawyer She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr and took up writing while recovering from injuries received in an auto mobile accident AUNT HET By Robert Quillep Is Sarah neednt worry about her boys cut foot gettin infected Any child raised in dirt like that one has got immune to germs ROAD BOND AMENDMENT INVALID Barnes Would Not Reopen Tariff Issue Too Soon EXPLAINS FIRST STATEMENT FOR RATES REVISION Traylor Would Change Conditions of Stock Trading WASHINGTON May 5 Julius Barnes who last week urged revisions in the Hawley Smooth tariff rates told the inter national Chamber of Commerce today it would be most unfor tunate to re open the tariff question in the next session of congress Amplifying his discussion of the tariff before the United States Chamber of Commerce in Atlantic City Barnes who is chairman of the M A Traylor b o a r d of the United States chamber said Amer ican business hoped the revision of the tariff rates by the tariff com mission under the flexible clause of the HawleySmoot act would take the question out of politics Aid in Recovery In his speech to the United States chamber Barnes suggested revi sion of Ainericaiitariff rates would improve in therecovery of business business Barnes sale today hopes that the administra tion of our tariff laws By the tariff commission will go a long way toward permanently taking the tariff out of poljtics Business thru the chamber of commerce of the United States for years has urged that the tariff be treated as an eco nomic and not as a political issue Abolish Floor Trading Abolition of floor trading pro hibition of marginal transactions for less than and elimina tion of the daily statement with its attendant daily call money rates were suggested to the international chamber today by Melvin A Tray lor of Chicago The convention also heard its first discussion of the effects of war debts In the economic crisis This question was brot up by Sir Alan G Anderson a director of the Bank of England and Alberto Pi relli Italian industrialist Traylor president of the First National bank of Chicago demand ed a new business leadership which will take into account the ele ment of human conduct in economic affairs Kests With Leaders He said the human element in fluenced by ambition cupidity and greed had failed utterly in the present crisis and the responsibil ity must rest with leaders Government cooperation is im perativebut leaderships must come from business he said in warning against government ownership op eration and price regulation Anderson discussing a warning against placing the burden of inter national settlements on gold asked f It would not be better to cancel such obligations To cancel these international debts would not of itself cure the worlds complaint he said tho he settlement of war debts ser ously aggravates the worlds troubles in these hard times Cites British Example He said Great Britain the largest war creditor cancelled a great surplus of debts owing her and the debtor nations would vote for an extension of this policy but the creditor finds it hard to accept as Turn to Pace S Cnlumn Movie Stars Go Heavy on GoodReading Heroines of Films No Longer Beautiful But Dumb By ROBBIN COONS HOLLYWOOD May 5 longer can it be uttered humorous ly or otherwise that movie stars arc beautiful but dumb Instead theyre beautiful and well of course they read what they buy A recent survey by and publishers revealed the annual expenditures a person for books in the United States is 40 cents Five bookstores within a radius of half a mile of the central busi ness section in Hollywood in one year grossed approximately 000 with 90 per cent of the sales made to movie stars players direc tors and others connected with the screen industry One bookseller es timates the average monthly expen diture of his movie customers for books at 100 to Rare Editions Bought Purchases of the stars indicate that biographies and personal mem oirs come first sophisticated fic tion second and rare and first edi tions third Evelyn Brent her bookseller said is one of the most voracious readers in the colony She has a firstedi tion of every Robinson Jeffers vol ume believing him foremost among American poets Thomas Mann anc Liam OFlaherty are among hei favorite novelists Some stars buy quantities a poetry ClaraBow Erwin Gebrge Joan Crawford reads the works of authors like Thomas Hardy am Joseph Conrad and her husband Douglas Fairbanks Jr spends money on art books being an artisi by avocation Collect Erotica Josef Von Stcrnberg the director and Lowell Sherman collect the bel ter erotica When Richard Barthel mess married William Powells wedding present was a shelf of exotic literature and Barthelmess since has been increasing it Ruth Chattertons favorite read ing is plays and Ann Harding and Helen Twelvetrees enjoy sophisti cated fiction Marie Prevost stress es Russian literature and Lois Moran buys philosophy in quantity what is more reads it As a rule the booksellers aver they cannot give away the usual cheap popular fiction Government May Try to Get Al Capone on Income Tax Revision CHICAGO May 5 ap pearance before the grand jury of two gangsters close to Alphonse Capone gave rise to reports today that the government may be seek ing to indict the gang chief for In come tax evasion The witnesses summoned yester day were Lawrence Mangano and Tony Volpe Their testimony re mained secret PAIR IDENTIFIED BY IOWA BANKER Suspects Held in Indiana in Burroak Robbery to Be Brot to Iowa WARSAW Ind May 5 Trumbull 23 and Harold Jacobin 24 held as the two men who robbed the Burroak Iowa savings bank April 22 have been Identified by M O Satire cashier of the bank as the pair that committed the rob bery The men were expected to be re turnd to lawn today CHINA LIKELY TO FOLLOW RUSSIA Soviets Put Up as Example at National Peoples Congress NANKING May 5 ypprob ems of domestic strife and extra erritorality rights of foreign na tions cast a shadow over the Na tional Peoples congress today as President Chiang KaiShek inau gurated the session with a review of the governments attainments President Chiang whose position at the head of the government and nationalist party recently hns been threatened by independents in Kwangtungprovince emphasized the progress of Soviet Russia as an excellent example for China to fol low As an indication of what action may be expected of the congress the government yesterday Issued new regulations governing legal cases involving foreigners in China After Jan 1 the announcement said persons belonging to commun ities in China havine oxtraterri torlality privileges will he under the jurisdiction of Chinese courts PULITZER PRIZE CARTOON This cartoon entitled An Old Struggle Still Going On won lor Edmund Duffy of Tho Baltimore Sun the 1031 Pulitzer prize BEVERLY HILLS Ca May 5 we got a dose of our own medicine this morning in the paper Were always running off investi gating some other country and com ing back reporting the shape Its in Well Borne European woman I think she was French has been looking us over and reported our condition to the league of nations Course what she says dont listen so good to us but the old gal is about right at that Our socalled prosperous things taught us bad habits and this depression has left us using cheap substitutes for ex pensive bad habits Yours RESCUE PLANE READY TO FLY Swedish Pilot Equips Ship With Skis for Final Journey A N G M A G S ALIK Greenland May 5 favorable weath er Captain Albin Ahrenherg hoped to take off today to rescue Augus tine Courtauld British scientist who is marooned on Greenlands icy plateau v Having equipped with skis the plane with which he flew the north Atlantic the Swedish flyer Intends to land if possible near the isolated dugout in which the Britisher spent the winter If that is unfeas able he will drop foodstuffs and re urn with directions for a land par ty Enroute to the temporary camp 150 miles inland he will keep watch for three dog teams parties which set out some time ago on the same missionOne is led by H G Watkins 23 who sailed from Lon don with a party of 15 scientists a year ago to gather data for a pro osed air route between England ind Canada 3rothers Prosecution Employs Affidavits to Prevent Another Trial CHICAGO May 5 prosecutors of Leo Brothers for the Alfred Lingle murder answered affi davit with affidavit today in their effort to prevent a new trial of the convicted killer charging that a newly proffered defense witness vas ordered by a union member to estlfy or go Jobless to Consider Fish Killing Meeting Scheduled foi Lincoln School Hall Thursday Night Announcement was made Tues day of a meeting to be held Thurs day night in Lincoln school auditor ium Second street and Pennsyl vania avenue northeast at which problems relatingto the ioss of fish thru pollution in Winnebago river will be discussed The meeting will open at 8 oclock Frank E Trigg Rockford editor and A c Willford of Waterloo for mer state president of the Izaak Walton league and now director of the national organization are in charge of arrangements and they will be accompanied by a delegation of interested persons from Rock ford Greene and other points thru which water from the local stream passes Better Understanding Sought We want merely to lay the prob lem before the fairminded people of Mason City said Mr Trigg in announcing the meeting It Isnt joing to be a meeting of insurrec tionists or anything of the kind Wed like to have representatives from the beet sugar plant present to present their side or the case What we desire is a better understanding of the whole problem Hope was expressed by Mr Trigg that representatives would be pre sent from every civic minded or anization in Mason City including parentteacher groups chamber of commerce Legion and womens clubs General Killing of Fish The immediate cause of the gath ering according to Mr Trigg is the death of thousands of fish Satur day and Sunday brot about he maintains by the release of Stef fens waste from the huge pond at the beet sugar plant north of the city Acting on reports by farmers near Rockford Mr Trigg called Mr Willford and the two made an extended inspection of the stream rom its union with the Shell Rock river near Rockford to the beet su jar plant At every bridge he declared there were dead rtsh and the water had a milky appearance The dead fish ranged from rock bass to carp Tnrn to Faffe Cnlnmn 7rank Jordan Pleads Not Guilty to Murder CHICAGO May Jordan confessed wHcemen pleaded nurder charges at oday before chief tfcGoorty of the date was set 5 killer of two not guilty to his arraignment justice John P criminal court for Thursday ENGLISH FLYER AND COMPANION KILLED IN CRASH Plane Falls in Rocky African Region in Bad Storm BULLETIN HAKRISMITH Orange Free State May 5 re ceived confirmation today of the death of Lieut Com Glen Kidston and T A Gladstone In an airplane crash near Mauba WAN REENAN Natal May 5 men one of them be lieved to the the British flyer Lieut Commander Glen Kidston were killed today when their airplane crashed near here in a storm The storekeeper at Mauba about 16 miles from Van Reenan re ported he had seen the plane fall and when he reached the wreckage he found the two occupants dead On one of the bodies he found a visiting card on which Kidstons name was engraved The storekeeper left an English neighbor to watch over the wreck age while he came here to get a doctor and the magistrate Crashed in Mountains The crash occurred in a rough mountainous region while the wind was blowing a gale raising clouds of dust which made the visibility extremely bad T A Gladstone was flying with Kidston two crusheciiil mostbeyond recognition Thetheory Is that the pilot fly ing in the teeth of the gale thru the dustladen air saw the peaks of the Drakensberg mountains rise suddenly in front of them and was unable to climb over Recently the British flyer com pleted a record of six day flight from England to Capetown in an American plane to prove his conten tion that the British airmail sched ule could be covered in half the time by using equipment similar to that used In America Held Several Records Lieutenant Commander Kidston wealthy British sportsman held sev eral of Europes airplane speed rec ords One of them was for the Croy donLebourget flight which he cov ered in one hour and 13 minutes In 1928 Kidston and a group of friends flew to Africa for an aerial game hunt The next year he was in a CroydonBerlin plane which cracked up killing six passengers but he escaped without serious in jury His Capetown flight began March 31 after he had asserted publicly that the British mail plane with a speed of 93 miles an hour made British aviation the laughing stock of the world FLYERS ON WAY BACK TO NORTH Prospective Globe Girdlers Leave for Miami on Test Flight SAN JUAN Porto Rico May 5 Pangborn Hugh Hern don Jr and Captain Lewis Yancey who arrived here from New York by way of Santa Domingo on Sun day took off at a m today or Miami whence they will con tinue to New York arriving there Wednesday afternoon Pangborn and Herndon made this rip as a warming up exercise for a projected roundtheworld flight which they have been planning for nearly a year Yancey the veteran flyer has taught hem navigation The trip here was without un oward incident During their brief stay they were guests of Governor Theodore Roosevelt ntoxication Charges Against Ray Johnson Postponed by Court DES MOINES May 5 Ralph Powers of municipal court to day postponed until May 19 the pra iminary hearing for Ray E John on state treasurer on charges of driving while intoxicated The case was originally scheduled for today Johnson was arrested April 28 T B Appeal Protested by Iowa Lawyer Fletcher Calls Case of Mitchell County Frivolous WASHINGTON May 5 torney General John Fletcher of Iowa has filed with the United States supreme court a protest against its entertaining the appeal of M J Loftus and other farmers of Mtichell county Iowa challeng ng the validity of the Iowa law for ihc inspection of cattle for bovine tuberculosis The statute provides for an ap plication of the tuberculin test to all dairy and breeding cattle and for those found affected to be de stroyed The attorney general de lared frivolous the appeal of Mitch Jll county farmers from the ruling of the Iowa supreme court that the law was within the states police power Can Recover Damages Fletcher declared that under the Iowa supreme court decision own ers of animals wrongfully destroyed iad the right to recover damages This he insisted protected them from being deprived of property without due process of law The statute he asserted was enacted in the interest of public health and public welfare and was similar to I hat in force in every other state He contended congress had over a long period of years been direct ing federal activities along the same lines He said the United States supreme court as weH as the highest courts in every state whichhave passed ori the subject had sustainedsuch laws as a valic exercise of pciicd power aud urget that the appeal be dismissed ATTOlEYSQUIZ 107TH PROSPECT Kirkland Trial Has Almost Unprecedented Trouble Getting Jury VALPARAISO Ind May 5 Not since the murder trial four years ago of Frank McErlane known as Chicagos toughest gang ster has there been the difficulty inselecting a Porter county jury as in this second fight for life of Vir gil Kirkland The one hundredseventh pros pective juror was questioned at the opening of court today OJ the pre vious IDS 96 have been dismissed mainly for having an opinion that Kirkland killed his Gary school girl sweetheart Arlene Draves In the McErlane trial brot here ike the Kirkland case on a change of venue more than 300 venlremen were examined before a jury could be obtained to try the Chicago fangster for murdering n diner dur ng the robbery a Cedar Lake roadhouse SUPREME COURT HOLDS BILL HAS TOO MANY SIDES Decision Saves State Cost of Special Election MOINES May 5 L Iowa supreme court today ruled that the proposed constitutional amendment to permit issuance of 5100000000 primary road bonds is n valid The court held that the amend ment contains more than one pro position contrary to the section of he constitution which provides that he voters shall have an opportunity o pass separately on each subject n an amendment The opinion written by the court was confined to the one subject The x court made no decision as to tha egality of the new law by which it can issue declaratory opinions and under which this case was brot Dissenting Opinion A dissenting opinion was written by Justice T S Stevens which was concurred In by Justices W D Evans and E A Morllng The majority opinion was signed by Chief Justice F F Faville and Justices LawrenceDo Graff E G Albert J W Kindig Henry Wag nef and John Grimm If adopted by tho voters tha courts decision read the amend ment would be Invalid and there fore a writ of injunction should havo been issued to prevent the gover nor and the secretary of state from calling a special election The courts action will make un necessary a special election whlcU had beenget by the leglsjaturs tor June136 ontha road bonds 4 Men Killed in Gun Fight Between Police and Kentucky Miners HARLAN Kl May 5 Re sorts received at the sheriffs office icre today said four men were killed and an undetermined number wounded in a gun battle at Evarts near here between peace officers and miners Sheriff J H Blair sent a special force of deputies to the scene Fire Destroys drain Elevator LUNDGREN May 5 Monday destroyed a grain elevator and the Fort Dodge Des Moines and Southern Interurban station T Likens of Fort Dodge owned the elevator which contained a small amount of grain Markets at a Glance NEW YORK U S steel sags to new years low oils advance vacuum oil at new low CHICAGO beneficial rains northwest steady favorable weather to lower meat could terse language so that it would have been legal but that actually it runs far afield It pointed out that the amendment does not merely submit the one proposition of expending ths constitutional limit of the amount of state debt but attempts to in corporate some of tho legislation which the court held unconstitution al two years ago It cannot last as long as the state shall endure the opinion said directing attention to provisions as the listing of roads which it held were only temporary The opinion said that the phrasa in the amendment notwithstanding any other provisions of the consti Tiini In Pnne 0 Column Siamese Royal Couple Spend Day Quietly at Home in Westchester WHITE PLAINS N Y May 5 king and queen of Slam were today back at Ophlr hall their Westchester home while in this lountry after attending the welcom ng reception in New York yestor Jay They were to spend the day in the guarded estate IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy possibly show ers In the extreme east portion early Tuesday night much cool er In tho east and central por tions and frost in the west and central portions Tuesday nfght Wednesday generally fair slightly warmer in the ex treme east portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Monday 78 Minimum in Night 41 At 8 A M Tuesday 41 Kainfull 01 of an Inch After approaching the highest temperature recorded in the past month the mercury Monday night did a precipitous tumble almost to he frost level And then it rained That rain was resumed Tuesday morning meeting a definite need of ilant life generally   

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