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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home HARLON E R HIS MEM ART OEPT OF S THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN3 NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVIIFIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 9 1931 UNITED PRES3 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 152 Riches Must Be Divided Ramseyer Stands by Senator Borah on Economid Issue By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 9 Ever since Sena tor William E Borah told last Marchs progres sive conference in Washington that i 4 per cent of the American people own 80 per cent of A m e r i c as wealth experts who take a more conservative view of the situation have been work ing overtime demons tratinjf that the Idaho statesman is not much of a statistician Now arises Representative C William Ramseyer of Bloomfield Iowa with the query What of it anyway Times continues Congressman Ramseyer are hard are they not And why It seems to be generally agreed that the reason is the sup ply of nearly everything exceeds the demand for it Meaning that most folk have too little because tho country has too much Precisely But how can that be No matter how long one may ponder this problem said the rep resentative he cannot possibly ar rive at any other conclusion than that too few individuals must pos sess too large a share of the na tional wealth A CCORDING t o Congressman i reasoning it is onl of academic importance whether o not Senator Borahs percentages are Turn to Pace 5 Column 3 BRUNOURGED TO HEAD NATION MASON CITY BAND CETS FIRST Lincoln Bank Holdup Thot Solved FIGHT STARTED FOR CUSTODY OF 6 DESPERADOES Seven Autos Bear Men Caught in Illinois Raid North OPRINGFIELD HI May 9 J oclock this morning seven automobiles pulled away from the Springfield city jail bearing the six desperadoes arrested yesterday in the East St Louis raid They hart a 180 mile trip to Sterling before them which they expected to make by 3 p m Chief Walter Moody of the state highway patrol who rode the last of the seven cars was in charge of the escort It was a return trip for Moody who accompanied Governor L L Emmerson to Sterling last night where the governor dedicated the city coliseum issuing an om inous warning to racketeers that the day of house cleaning long de ferred is at hand Two cars of police headed the group followed by three which had two gangster occupants in the front seat with police armed with ma chine guns at their backs Two cars more of highway police brot up the rear ROBBERY SEEK NEW INTERPRETATION OF MOTHERS DAY Associated Press Photo Some of Americas illustrious mothers who attended York meeting of the Maternity Center as sociation The group presided over by Mrs Kermlt Roosevelt was urged to coopernte in a campaign begin ning Mothers dayito promote better maternity cure Left to right Mrs Charles A Lindbergh Mrs Theo dore Kaosevelt wife of the former president Mrs Herbert Hoover and Mrs Kcrmit Roosevelt Refuses Into Declaring Himself S May 9 Bri 4nd whose foreign policies were vindicated by a smashing vote in the chamber of deputies yesterday today declined to be sampeded into declaring himself a candidRte for presidency of the republic Shortly after noon he received a delegation from the chamber which asked that he make a formal dec laration of his candidacy but he declined for the tima being to make any statement of his position Election Wednesday It was understOil that he told the delegation considerations of courtesy made it necessary that he await the action of various groups in the senate which will not meet before Monday The presidential election is on Wednesday By a vote of 450 to32 tha cham ber of deputies nst nijfht recorded emphatic approval of Briands for eignoffice policies pfter a fiery de bate in which a few of Briands en emies made a determined but fu tile stand in opposition to him Popular Testimonial It was as convincing a testimon ial of popularity as any French statesman has had in many years and in the chamber lobbies there remained little doutt that the man to whom it was meted may have the highest officu of the French republic in succession to Gaston Doumergue wishes The vote of confidence sends M Briand to the forthcoming meeting of the council of the league of na tions at Geneva with a full endorse ment of his efforts to effect inter national treaties which he claimed In debate yesterday had war more difficult than at any time in history CHICAGO May 9 fight for the custody of the six alleged kidnapers and robbers captured at East St Louis last night began to day with representatives of Lincoln Nebr authorities pressing their claim on the men as suspects in n bank robbery Chicago police and representa tives of the Illinois Bankers asso ciation left for Sterling 111 with the announcement that they intend ed to meet the motorcade there and serve the prisoners with fugitive warrants charging them with par ticipation in the sensational Lin coln robbery Verifies Warrants Emory Smith Chicago attorney and representative of States Attor ney Max Towle of Lincoln verified the fact that fugitive warrants were out for the men and that the prisoners seized at East St Louis ind held overnight at Springfield were the men wanted at Lincoln Smith said he understood the men whose names were given as Tommy Hayes Thomas OConnor Jack Britt Howard Lee E Hawks and William McQuillan were want ed as suspects in many other crimes but that he hoped to have them held for the Lincoln robbery because of the enormity of the loot Largest in U S It was the largest bank robbery ever perpetrated in the United Turn t IaKn rt Column AUNT MET By Robert Quillen She says shes only thirty but no woman that young ever enjoyed com parin symptoms like she does HARRY HOXSEY SEEKS RETRIAL Former Muscatine Medical Man Says He Wijl Njrt Payirihe DETROIT Mich May 9 Harry M Hoxsey formerly ot Mus catine Iowa who was convicted here of practicing medicine without a license said today he would seek a new trial He stated that if that request is not granted and the su preme court does not reverse the verdict he will refuse to pay the fine and go to jail The case has been referred by the court to the probation depart ment and sentence is to be passed next Friday Hoxsey was known as director of the Detroit Cancer ilinic The maximum sentence for the offense is a 5200 fine and six months in jail l Hoxsey blamed his conviction on prejudice Girl Slain at Rehearsal of Church Play Boy Plays With Gun Nothing Happens Then It Fires QUINCY 111 May 9 scene wasthe primary room of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church The time was last night Ten of the eleven players selected to put on the churchs next amateur theatrical production were on hand waiting for the eleventh member of the cast to arrive so they could start their rehearsal There were two revolvers fired with blank cartridges during the previous rehearsals lying on a table Robert Randall one of the players picked1 it up and just to help pass the time away fired it several times Nothing happened The shots were all blanks Then he fired again and Mildred Hughes 18 popular in Quincy amateur theatricals fell wounded The bullet passed thru her lung Arthur Weisenberger 16 one of the players who brot the weapon to the rehearsal told police he hac been practicing shooting with it at home and had forgotten there wan still a bullet in it when he brot it to church last night Unquestionably said County Cor oner Louis Terlisner it was an acci dent He set the inquest for this afternoon Markets at a Glance NEW J I Cose lowest since 1926 rails advance utilities sag Butter steady Foreign exchanges steady French franc firm weekend cover ing Sugar higher trade buying CHICAGO large export sales and unfavorable weather Canada Corn Firm colder southwest and light receipts to strong 5 BOONE MEN FOUND GUILTY Convicted of Violations Liquor Law by Fed eral Jury DES MOINES May 9 federal court jury has convictec five Boone men on liquor law viola tlons in connection with the confis cation of 445 gallons of alcohol a Ihe Boone airport and a still assert edly capable of producing 500 gai Ions of alcohol dally Those convicted yesterday were H N Streit and Ray McGuire Boone businessmen found guilty o violating the Volstead act John Miller and Perry A Keister allege accomplices convicted on five dif fercnt counts and Ed Smith foun guilty of illegal transportation c liquor The men are scheduled to be ser tenced Mav 13 ROGERS TUCSON Aftz May here iozuhumane town or America climate DOS prolonged more p eo les lives than any single place a ine university and the best college polo team in the U S This up to date little city is just situated near enough to Mexico to get a touch of liberty I was reading a nice thing In this mornings local paper It was of a dinner In New York of a lot of fine women Mrs Theodore Sr Mrs Hoover Mrs Lindbergh Mrs Sloan and Kermlt Roosevelts wife all to arouse not only interest but horror n our unbelievable death rate from child birth 16000 a year the high est In the world The way we lose em here it would be safer if you are figuring on having a baby to go to some un civilized country like India or Africa to do it Yours MINNESOTA JURY HEAD ARRESTED Five fijjpneapolis Policeme of Duty IMI CRIMINAL LAW ADVICES READY Two Statutes Recommended to State Legislatures by Institute WASHINGTON May 9 proposed statutes designed to aid criminal law administration were ready for consideration by state leg islatures as the American Institute of Law today began the final session of its annual meeting One proposal would allow the summoning of a material witness from another state if the distance were not more than 1000 miles The other would give the judge pros ecuting attorney and defendants attorney the right to comment on the fact that the defendant did not testify Disagreement on a third proposed statute defining the right of an of ficer to kill or wound in making an arrest caused it to be sent back to a special group for further study The Institute is engaged in clari fication and simplification of vir tually the entire field of common law but criminal law is the only branch where it has drawn statutes with the view to their adoption by state legislatures Restatements of the law in torts contracts and trusts were presentee to tho insitute for consideration to day Diamond Denied Bail by Supreme Court Justice ALBANY N Y May 9 preme Court Justice Brewster today denied the application for bail for Jack Legs Diamond charged with illeeal Dnonession of firearms MINNEAPOLIS May 9 A rest of the Hennepin county gran jury foreman today added an unex pected development to that inquls torial bodys investigation of vie and liquor conditions which has suited in indictments against policemen on charges of willful n gleet of duty Merrill Hutchinson grand jur oreman surrendered to police aftc earning a warrant for his arres had been issued upon complaint of1 larold Brevick secretary to Mayor William F Kunze Attempted Framenp j A similar warrant was issued for Dan Harding investigator for the grand jury Both face charges of subornation of perjury Brevick made his complaint on the basis of an affidavit from a prisoner in the city workhousewho claimed an attempt to frame the mayors secretary and three other men was being made Brevicks name has been linked with the grand jury Investigation and it had been reported the jury was interested in his bank accounts Made by Swindler The affidavit was made by Frank Cavanosh serving a years sentence for attempted swindling Cavanosh claimed to have overheard a con versation in which he accused Hard ing of attempting to have another workhouse prisoner testify before the grand jury that the mayors secretary and three others accepted money for vice protection The grand jury foreman Cavan osh claimed was present when the purported conversation occurred The other three Cavanosh named were Captain Joseph Leymcycr E J Gustafson former head of the morals squad both of whom have been indicted and an underworld character WAR DEBTS NOT FINISHED ISSUE SAYS CHAMBER deduced Arms and End of Trade Barriers Advised ITASHINGTON ivlay 9 V International Chamber of Com merce recorded its conviction today i hat war debts while fixed by reaty should be open to reexami nation if changed economic condi ions are found to warrant such action A general resolution adopted also called for intensification of efforts by the world powers for armament reductions as urged by President j Hoover removal of all trade bar riers including discriminatory tar ffs adherence to private Initiative and operation of business and a holding down of governmental ex penditures American Seconds Seconding the motion for adop ion of this resolution Willis H Booth vice president of the Guar anty Trust company of New York and member of the American com mittee said the American delega tion had never opposed the sug gestion that any nation should not feel free to ask a reexamination of these debts on the basis of the un derlying principles upon which they have been settled The resolution said international obligations have been made defi nite in amounts and terms i as be tween nations The integrity 6l such oWgifims is niental to the maintenance of in ternational credit and to the ex pansion of commerce and indus try Not Inconsistent The observance of this essential principle however is not inconsis tent with an impartial examination of the effects of these obligations on international trade if warrant ed by changed economic conditions such examination to be based on Turn In Ingfl R Column GUN BOYS VICTIM 29 INDICTED IN LABOR TROUBLE Murder Confederating and Banding Included in Charges HARLAN Ky May 0 Twentynine indictments including charges of murder and banding and confederating were returned here today by the special grand jury in vestigating disorders in the coal fields that led to the sending of troops into the country Sheriff J H Blair wasordered to serve the warrants except in the town of Evarts where the national guardsmen on duty were ordered to serve them DAVENPORT MAN FREED BY JURY Smith Found Not Guilty o Charges Filed by Pair From Eagle Grove CLARION May verdict o not guilty was returned earh this morning by a jury in the ca of Horatio D Smith Davenport or charges of obtaining money unde false pretenses and conspiracy Th case went to tho jury at 6 oclocV last night and a decision wa reached at 4 this morning It Is understood that the Jur stood 8 to 4 for acquittal on th first ballot n to 3 on the secon and 10 to 2 on the third ballot The case involved 390 units o Standard Shares Holding compan 7owned by Mr and Mrs Corneliu Dunkel Eagle Grove On Nov 1929 they traded these for thrc lots at Florence Ala near whic the Muscle Shoals dam is located Defendant on Stand The defendant was on the stan Thursday afternoon until about oclock Friday afternoon He dcnie the statements previously made b Dunkel and his wife that ho prom ised them at the end of year but said he asked Mr Dunke it he would be willing at the end of a year to take for his lots and he said he would Mr Smith then told Dunkel that if tho Muscle Shoals bill passed they would no doubt receive offers for their lots and if they would write him ho would investigate and adviso them and it would not cost the Dunkels anything There have been about a dozen witnesses on the stand since the trial started Monday Mrs Jennie Weeks of Eagle Grove and Mr Dun kels daughter Mabel were used by the plaintiff as rebuttal witnesses by the state Present at Session The defendants wife son daugh ter and daughterinlaw of Daven port were present in the courtroom Friday Testimony was closed and attor neys made their pleas to tho jury the state being represented by Rob ert D Blue of Eagle Grove and Roy Henderson of Belmond and Iho de fendant by E C Willis of Daven port and J E Williams of Mason 1 City Press Photo Patrolman Frederick Illrsch who was shot to death ly Francis Crnwley 20 year old rowdy when ho interrupted his rendezvous with a girl com panion on a Long Island lane Jail Breaker Discovered in County Office Handit After Sawing His Way Out HASTINGS Nebr May 9 James Thomas convicted bunk rob ber who early today escaped from he Adams county jail here only to e recaptured within six hours in the county treasurers office was sentenced to 25 years at hard labor n the state penitentiary today Of icers will take him to the prison at Lincoln immediately A district court jury here last Tuesday convicted Thomas of bank robbery in connection with the 300 holdup of the Hastings National bank last Feb 25 The sentence was passed by District Judge J W James Thomas also was wanted by Texas authorities in connection with the robbery of a bank at Can yon last January Thomas hiding place Sheriff Ray Crosson said was on the top of shelving eight feet above the floor behind several pasteboard cartons Kscnpe Discovered Tnomas again was placed in soliI tary confinement He was noncom mital Crosson said and declined to say who had smuggled tlie saws or what his plans were Charles Sticrman night guard at the jail discovered the escape at a m Thomas was the only prisoner in the building Sheriff Crosson said an effort would be made to arraign the mnn at once for sentence He will then he takento the penitentiary at Lin coln On the morning of Feb 25 three robbers gained entrance to the hank where they awaited the arrival of clerks and officials One by one as they entered they were taken to the basement bound and gagged The looting oE the vault then pro ceeded uninterrupted Found in Cottage That night the gangsters were discovered in a cottage in Hastings As officers attempted to round them up shooting started Thomas and Volcott Condit State Bankers as sociation officer were wounded and the robbers escaped after kidnaping two Hastings officers Altho suffering from gunshoi wounds Thomas and Mrs Thelma Sreighton with one of the kidnaped officers attempted to escape in one automobile The woman carried her year old son with her Both officers later were released unharmed and Thomas and the woman were appre hended In southern Nebraska GETS HONORS AT STATE CONTEST THIRD TIME ocal Girls Glee Club First Orchestra Second OWA CITY May 0 IF The Ma son City high school hand fin shed first among the class A con estants at the musical festival ere today By winning the state champion hip for the third successive year lason City becomes permanent osseasor of the state band trophy onsidered the most highly prized ndivldual award of the festival The Mason City delegation ilanncd to leave Iowa City at 6 clock by special train arriving in lason City at oclock tonight Mason City has the finest bond have ever heard declared Judge T P Giddings director of music at Minneapolis after the competi ion was over G R Prescott director of tho band said the band would go to the national contest at Tulsa Okla if he necessary funds could be raised DCS fllnines Second Roosevelt high of Des Moines vas second in the band contest Washington high of Cedar Rapids hird and Abraham Lincoln of ouncil Bluffs fourth Other winners in the band con gests Class B Denison high first Sigourney second Marion third and Ogden fourth Class C Blairstown high first Lost Nation second Holstein third and Traer fourth Mason City ended the second day of competition Friday in the Iowa higli scho 61 music festival club and higli j second in class A orchestra The glee club wrested the title from Washington high of Cedar Rapids who took second North Des Moines won first in the orchestra contest Prizes Are Awarded Following a concert of combined class A blee clubs and mixed chor uses and combined class A orches tras at Iowa Union last night prizes for the days events were awarded by Supt M M Mclntire Auciubon president of the Iowa high school music association In spite of cloudy skies some 2 000 contestants gathered on Iowa Union lawn yesterday for a picnic lunch According to Ted Rehder Turn In 1HKH IS Column CARDS ROBINS WIN CONTESTS St Louis Takes 8 Straight Luque Scatters Eight Philly Hits PITTSBURGH Pa May 9 St Louis won its eighth straight game and its third straight victory over the Pirates today 4 to 2 Cntmn Pitches Win PHILADELPHIA May 9 AV Adolpho Luque kept eight Philly hits scattered today and the Brook lyn Robins took the first game ot a ionbleheatier 8 to 3 WeaJ Mrs Whitelaw Reids Body on Ship for U S CHERBOURG France May 9 body of Mrs Whitelaw Keid was taken aboard the Maure tania today The vessel sails for New York this afternoon with Mrs Reids soninlaw Sir John Ward ind Lady Ward aboard IOWA WEATHER Showers Saturday night ami possibly tomorrow morning slightly warmer Sunday nfter nonn In west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeCnzette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 48 Minimum In Nlgllt 40 At 8 A M Saturday 41 Knlnfnll 08 of nn Inch Weather which was more suitable to crop growth than to newspaper housewarmings was dealt out to Mason City Saturday A drizzling rain started during the night and continued thru the forenoon Satur day Fridays maximum was tho same as that of the previous day but the nights minimum waa five degrees higher than Thursday nights WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO May 9 outlook for the week beginning Monday May 11 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri near middle and again at end of week temperatures near or slight ly below normal   

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