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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1931, Mason City, Iowa Edited for the Home COM MARLON E R HIS MEM A ART DEPT OF IOWA rcS MO I N ps A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIX NOIiTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVIlFIVB CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 18 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 159 Spain Has Anarchism Seen as Counterpart Communism in Russia I By CHARLES V STEWAKT ASHINGTON May 18 CPA ia one of the places where those who worry over the ultra radical tendency of the limes un doubtedly have some rpason for their anxiety For 20 years at leash a sub s t an 11 a 1 sub stratum of o 1 d f ashioned a n a r chism has under laidantigovern mental activities there It was a school of thot which was stronger under Alfonso than anywhere else In the not communism of the Russian type but hostility to any rulcrship whatever Communism may have tinged it since the Moscow regimes establishment but it is imposEilile that the earlier philosophy can have been absorbed by completely It is surprising that it did not manifest itself sooner following Al fonsos departure Probably its dis ciples were taken by surprise and required time to consolidate In one respect it rivals commun is fully as anticlerical Rec Turn In FnKC 2 Column 2 NATIONS APPEAL BOOTLEG CHIEF SHOT TO DEATH Reputed Leader of Ring Who Vowed Vengeance Gang Victim MASSILLON Ohio May 18 CP gangsters gun brot death ear Jy today to William Bill Kirkil is 38 reputed chieftain of a boot t ring whopolicesaidJtiad vowed ageance fprthitjaeathof a hench f eblumbif a auburb was just starting his automobile af ter leaving an apartment house when a man concealed in the door way of a nearby building fired foil times One of the bullets struck Kirkillis in the right side passing thru his heart The slaying of Kirkitlis nnd tha of Jim Speros Canton underworl character last Friday were be lieved by police to be the outgrowtl1 of warfare between two rival gang of Massillon and Canton Kirkillis it was reported had been a markc man since a string of Columbi Heights speakeasies owned by rival faction was raided by fcdera officials HOOVER DAM LAW FOUND VALID World Court to Test AustroGerman Accord RESERVES QUELL STUDENTS RIOT Pajama Clad Gang Starts Blazes and Hampers Firemen CAMBRIDGE Mass May IS tT reserves early today quelled several hundred pa jama clad students of the Massachusetts In stitute of Technology who hamp ered firemen at work on bonfires the students started Hose lines were wrenched from Ihe firemen a nozzle was stolen and hidden helmets were carried away and one fireman was locked in a dormitory basement Police laid the tumult to nn over exuberance after a couple of weeks of intensive studying prior to final examinations Three bonfires were lighted at in tervals The hilarity lasted three hours Austria and Germany Agree but Defend Own Integrity rENEVA May 18 and Austria France Great Britain and Italy today agreed to submit the proposed AustroGer man customs accord to the world court at the Hague for an advisory opinion as to its legality Arthur Henderson British for eign secretary proposed the move pointing out that legality of the ac cord was questioned under the treaty of St Germain and the Geneva protocol of 1922 Dr Johann Schober Austrias grayhaired foreign minister agreed to the proposal but placed a spir ited defense of Austrias integrity on the record Denies French Charge He denied the French charge that his country was violating the Ge neva protocol guaranteeing Au strian political independence when she negotiated with Germany for the projected union He denied also that the AustroGerman arrange ment threatened the mostfavorec nations clause and he denied that the negotiations had been con ducted in secret The projected treaty he said does not leave it to Germany to regulate the economic policies o thetwocontractingstates for tbi respective equa authority to Arrange custbnis agree iients with othernations Thrubu their negotiations he declared Ger many and Austria had constantl in mind both the Geneva protoco and the St Germain treaty The two Germanic states agree also to go no further with their nc gotiations pending the world cour decision which is expected some time during the summer before the council meets again in September Reaffirms Objections AristideBriand agreed for Franc to submit the issue to the world court but he reaffirmed his coun trys objections to the union on th ground that it compromised Au strias economic freedom and vio lated the two treaties He emphasized that the leagu council guardian of Austrias in dependence knew nothing of th customs accord until it was an ac complished fact and he quoted th reat Austrian statesman Princ Metternich a nation cannot main tain its independence if it forms to close relations with another The council of the league late in the current session will attemp to name a president for the ap preaching world disarmament con Cerence Arthur Henderson appear to be the more general selection fo the post which informed quarter said that he was not seeking be cause of the pressure of othe duties but would accept it th league statesmen really want him Zaro Agha Taken 111 Carried on Stretche LONDON May 18 Agha the ancient Turk who n cently visited the United State was taken ill today while he listene to a case in the court of crimin appeals He was carried out on stretcher AUNT NET By Robert Quillen She wont never get well now Shes found out she can boss her family a lot easier by bein a invalid RULE THREATENED Press Fhoto Gen Chiang KaiShek head of the Chinese nationalist gov ernment witn capital at Nan Uingv Is threatened with over Uirowal GROSSING CRASH REVOLT IN AH REBELS Provisional Government Expected to Oppose Chiang KaiShek Joyride of Young lowan Ends When Car Dodges in Front of Train CALAMUS May IS keepers in this little hamlet wen to accustomed tasks gravely todai as they contemplated the railroa crossing on Main street where sev en young people were killed Sunday in an autotrain crash That five of them were sisters and brother out for the afternoons pleasure ride with their two cou sins intensified the tragedy which occurred when the youths car darted from behind a moving freight train and into the path of the Chicago Northwestern passen ger train Columbine Denver bound from Chicago The dead Martha Burner 20 Muddona Berner 19 Bernadottc Berner 10 Monica Berner 15 Arnold Berner 13 Mildred Bycrs IK Norhcrt Montford 13 The Berncrs were sisters and bro ther from Toronto Iowa and the other two were their cousins Miss Byers was also from Toronto Mont ford was from Dewitt Coroner L O Riggert of Clinton county said an inquest would be held today at p m and W H Bard of Cedar Rapids Northwcstcni claim agent was expected here to day to conduct an investigation Ignored Three Signals Montford was driving the car a new sedan He had waited for the Turn to fncf 2 Column 11 CHANGHAI May 18 birthplace of two successful revolutions Canton today pro claimed by opening fighting the commencement of a third insurrec tionist movement Two hundred loyal Nanking sol diers have been killed within last few days there insurrectionist leaders said when they resisted at tempts to disarm them A provis ional government is expected to be established in opposition to the rule of General Chiang KaiShek within the next few days The late Dr Sun YatScn marched from Canton to sweep the old dynasty before him a score of years ago and establish the first republic in South China After trou bles had beset the young republic Chiang KaiShek led from Canton an expedition that resulted in 1927 in the establishment of the nation alist government as the dominant power in China Son Thot IxMidor Sun Fo son of Sun YatSen is expected to play an important part in the insurrection at Canton Sun who has been minister of railways in the nationalist government Is hiding here despite requests from the nationalists that he return to Nanking He wasexpected to pro ceed to Canton shortly Meanwhile the ominous clouds which have been gathering over China for several weeks apparently had been rent by the first flash of arms The split between the con servative elements of the Kuomin tang peoples party and the na tionalist government led by Chiang arose late in April when tap south erners denounced Chiang and ac cused him of harboring desires to establish an autocracy in China Altho Nanking has denied such re ports preparations have been made iy the government for hostilities Phui Military Thrust Thruout Kiangsi and Hunan pro iaeea where nationalist forces have been opposing groups of mar auding tommunists preparations vere made for a military thrust against Kwangtung and Swangsl provinces seat of the southern insur Along the TlentsinPukow railway nationalist troops were mobilizing awaiting a call to march southward Meanwhile southern forces have not been entirely quiet Military eaders favoring the southern con servatives have gathered at Can ion to outline a campaign while heir political constituents are fos tering rebellion and reiterating their demands that Chiang retire Thruout Kwangtung and Kwangsi nsurrectionist forces were moving toward the provincial borders of Hunan and Kwangsi their ranks being swelled by thousands of re cruits ISInjuredin Explosion of Three Bombs Lisbon Holiday Crowd Shouts Down With Communists LISBON Portugal May 18 Fifteen persons were injured in the explosion of three bombs on tho streets of Lisbon early today au crowds celebrating achievements of the dictatorship of President Gen eral Carmona returned to their homes The first bomb was thrown into the heart of a great crowd in tho Praza de Rocio and wounded 13 persons The infuriated crowd chased the man supposed to have thrown the bomb but he escaped in the confusion While the excitement was at Its height a second bomb exploded in the neighboring Rua Nova Trindale within a stones throw of headquar ters of the republican guard The fury of the people roso to high pitch They shouted down with the communists down with the revolution and down with the Free Masons A procession in which students predominated formed and marched on tho news paper Rcpublica shouting wildly The doors were broken down arid the mob rushed inside wrecked the plant and set piles of paper afire Tin police finally turned out the rioters and took charge of the build ing establishing a heavy guard CANADIAN GIVES PLANS TO AVOID WHEAT SURPLUS United States Among 11 Nations at World Conference By TOM WIUIELM Associated Press Staff Writer T ONDON May 18 Ferguson Canadian high com missioner convened the world wheat conference here today out lining in his Inaugural speech broad methods of alleviating the world surplus Delegates of 11 wheat cx jiorling countries were In atten ROGERS dance At the outset Ferguson termed SANTA MONICA Cal May 18 exciting weekend out here in this land of sunshine and second mortgages with Aimee get ting home and Clara Bow3 life story starting in the papers in the morning But do you know that I never saw people moving around aa much 1 Everyone of us hustling from bank to bank trying to renew our notes A man has to be mighty careful nowadays or he will burn up more gasoline trying to get a loan than the loan is Onefellow paid the bank his in terest out here the other day and the police hoard about it followed him and sure enough he had been in some of the late robberies Yours Final Preparations Are Made by Band for Tulsa Local Musicians Ready for National Competition Final polishing and grooming of the Uason City high school band for three years state champs in preparation for competition in the national contest at Tulsa Okla Is being done under the direction of Gerald R Prescott director Saturday afternoon enough sub scriptions had been raised in a two day campaign of local business in terests to send the musicians to the national contest The main delegation of Ue band will leave at 5 oclock Wednesday morning in two coaches by special arrangement wilh the Rock Island railroad Unlike former band trips the musicians will stay iu hotels at the place of the contest instead of in sleepers PLAN FREE CONCERT Members of the high school band and school officials have stated they appreciate the splen did support given by Mason City sending the band to Tulsa Okla and invite everyone to hear the band in concert at 8 oclock Monday night at the high school auditorium State and national contest numbers will be on the program Soloists will leave at oclock Tuesday night These are Raymond Hughes oboe player Howard Ross clarinetist Stanley Willson French horn player Durwood Smith saxo phonist Arlene Bentz bassoonist and Arthur L Long Jr tuba play er Margaret Cooper and Doroth Bamber are accompanists RUSSIAN WANTS ECONOMIC PACT Says AntiSoviet Campaigns Will Not Help Rest of Europe GENEVA May 18 Litvinoff Soviet Russias dele gate to the commission on a pan European federation today pro posed the conclusion of a pact of economic nonaggression as the commission resumed Us sessions Campaigns against Soviet Russia Litvinoff told the other statesmen never will diminish the severity of the economic crisis in capitalistic states His address was a virtual lecture on economic conditions in Europe Let the states represented here adopt a general convention he said providing for compulsory sale of commodities in home markets at the same low prices which prevail in foreign markets Charges that soviet dumping ag gravates the economic depression are inconceivably silly he de clared adding that by developing intimate commercial relations with the soviet union the capitalis tic states will mitigate the burden of the economic crisis FIVE WOUNDED IN ESCAPEJTTEMPT 12 Men Try to Break Over Walls of Hospital for Criminal Insane CHESTER 111 May 18 Pi Five prisoners were wounded one seriously when 12 men tried to es cape from the Illinois state hospital for the criminal insnne late yester day The prisoners were shot by a guard in a tower as they climbed to the roof of a partly wrecked build ing and started the fire es cape The guard used a shotgun loaded with birdshot The seriously wounded prisoner was Frank Litts former cowboy who was convicted of an attempt to dynamite a horse meat cannery at Rockford III two years ago The other prisoners were James Cavanaugh William Johnson Os car Nash and Thomas McGirk There were 175 inmates in the exercise yard when a sudden rush was made for the walls by a dozen men Nine guards inside the exer cise yard were powerless The guard in the tower outside the exer cise yard shouted commands to halt but was not obeyed Then lie fired several shots over the heads of the prisoners Still they came and he was forced to fire directly at them One man was on top of the wall the time TiHght years ago 41 criminal In sane prisoners escaped in the same manner as was attempted yester day Eventually all were recaptured disposal of surplus wheat stock a matter of outstanding importance to the world explaining that the wheat growing industry contained two essential problems that the wheat reach the customers when required and that the producer gets a reasonable price for his product Low prices he said have a tendency to correct acreage shrinks and business de cline shortens supplies and raises prices Bread Goes Higher The result is dearer bread Our efforts must be directed to help the farmers get a fair wage and main tain their families without over charging their fellow workers who must buy bread Ferguson said that the conference sltouldGelvu into possible better ways of bringing the customer and producer together After Fergusons welcoming speech representatives of the 11 ex porting countries participating in the conference elected him perma nent chairman and named a stand ing committee to handle organiza tion work It was Samuel R McKclvie rep of the United Stales who proposed Mr Ferguson for per manent chairman Conference Adjourns After a general discussion the conference adjourned until tomor row The nations represented nre the United States Canada Australia Argentina Bulgaria Hungary In dia Poland Rumania Jugoslavia and Soviet Russia The United States is represented by former governor McKclvie of Nebraska and grain member of the farm board Dr A E Taylor of Lc land Stanford university and Nils A Olscn chief of the bureau of ag ricultural economics INDIANA TAX ON CHAINS UPHELD Supreme Court Finds Law Imposing Heavy License Fees Valid PROGRAM OF U S WASHINGTON May 18 The Indiana law of 1929 imposing heavy license fees on chain stores was sustained aa valid today by the supreme couTXt The ittw was attacked on the there was no proper rela tion between the number of stores and the business conducted in ap ply the tax and that it had no real relation to public health and safety The state claimed it was a ra tional tax operated equally nnd evenly nnd was valid Justice Rob erts in rendering the opinion said that the court held the classifica tion was good and the tax was valid Justice Sutherland stated that Justices Van Devanter McReynolds and Butler joined him in dissenting He said they believed that the de cision of the lower courts holding the tax invalid should have been ap proved Chief Justice Hughes Justice Bramleis Justice Holmes and Jus tice Stone joined with Roberts in the majority opinion ARIZONA CLAIM IS RULED OUT BY SUPREME COURT State May Bring Action Later If Its Rights Are Impaired WASHINGTON May 18 law authorizing the construc tion of Hoover dam on the rado river was sustained aa con stitutional today by the supreme court Arizonas bill of complaint was dismissed by the court without prejudice to her right to proceed further in tho matter should it later develop that any of her rights were being Impaired Arizona succeeded in showing the court declared that it may suf fer injury aa a result of distribu tion of water from the reservoir May Start Action If at any time in the future her rights to water from the river rhould be impaired tho court said that the state might take appro priate legal action but that it could not deliver a judgment based on the assumption that the states rights would be injured Work on the dam already under way will go forward as a result of the decision altho it may even tually be halted Arizona should bring other court action with re gard to distribution of the water The act authorizing the construc tion of the dam was passed in December 1928 over the bitter op position of Arizonas representa tives in congress Challenges Compacts The coat was estimated at 000000 with reimbursement togo to Efoverament from rnvenuea rijmtne aulw electric contracts which already been let by the interim retary June Arizona in Its complaint tPPer tioned the constitutionality of from law and asked the supremo courtcoat prohibit the interior departmepre from carrying out provisions The state also challenged the Colo rado river compact California Nevada Utah New Mexico Colorado and Wyoming the states party to the compact joined with the federal government in asking the court to dismiss Ari zonas complaint Markets at A Glance Hotel Steward Takes Poison During Soell of Temporary Insanity CHICAGO May 8 A cor oners jury decided today that Lcwi3 Russei Meyers 24 year old hotel steward killed himself by tak ing poison while temporarily in sane Meyers was found dead in his room yesterday His sister and sev eral fellow employes of the Shore crest hotel testified at the inquest Meyers father O P Meyers of Afton Iowa attended tho inquest Both the father and B sister said they had not seen Meyers since Eas ter and could give no reason for his suicide One of Nobile Rescue Expedition and Two Others Die in Crash STOCKHOLM May 18 Sergeant Axel Svenason who was second in command to the late Capt Einar Paal Lundborg in the Nnbile rescue expedition in 1028 and two corporals were killed today when their airplane crashed near Vestcraas LONDON May 18 R McKclvie former governor of Ne braska and head of the United States delegation to the world wheat conference which opened to day outlined his countrys program this afternoon at a conference with newspapermen By July 1 he said the Unitei States will be faced with n carry over of roughly 275000000 bushels of wheat in the face of tho new crop as compared with an ordin ary annual carryover of from 100 000000 to 125000000 Consequently he said we have come here prepared to cooperate But we do not propose to join nor Turn to PnKd 2 Column 21 Election Casualties in Egypt 9 Dead 30 Hurt CAIRO Egypt May IS orders incidental to election of dele gate electors who will name the next Egyptian parliament counted a weekend casualty list of nine and 30 wounded in various parts oC the country NEW VORIC Stocks weak pivotal shares drop 2 to 0 points Bonds heavy stock privilege issues break sharply Curb heavy many leaders touched new lows Butter weak Foreign exchanges firm sterling continues gain Cotton lower weak Wall street and southern selling Sugar higher firmer spot mar ket CHICAGO Wheat easy larger receipts and good rains northwest Corn easy favorable weather southwest Cattle weak to lower Hogs lower President Hoover Will Wield Economy Pencil Expected to Wipe Worth of Expenses WASHINGTON May 18 presidential pencil of economy is ex pected to strike 517000000 or more from expenses of the interior de partment for the next three years For the second consecutive week end President Hoover returned from his Rapidan Virginia camp convinced that a saving could be made in a government department Last week the war department was considered and a decision reached for the abandonment of 20 to 30 ob solete army posts and a concentra tion of activities Interior depart ment officials who had found no unusually large items they believed could be stricken presented their iavings outline at conferences Sat urday and Sunday They expect to save this year 000 to 57000000 next year and fT000000 to 58000000 the following year by restricting some activities and deferring other work Just what activities will be curtailed or what work put off was not an nounced The Indian office which received for the fiscal year 1032 a net ap propriation of was not expected to provide much of the saving The park service however may accept curtailed appropriations for roads and trails Some officials held thin work could be spared most easily General administrative econ omy involving operations on nar row margins will provide a goodly share of the saving IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy cooler cast and central portions Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy followed by coolnr in went and north portions by Tuesday nfternoon LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum In Night S3 At 8 A M Monday Kalnfnll 69 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday minimum in Night 75 46 Mays best shower fell Monday night totaling almost three quar ters of an inch It started about 9 oclock and continued into the early morning Monday forenoon thero was a resumption of the Sunday night or the beginning of R new one At any rate it was wet rain and highly beneficial to North Iowas vegetation which isfeeling the effects of a deficiency of mois ture thus far in 1031 of about threo inches under normal By Monday noon an additional 10 of an inch of rain had been added to the 21 hour total
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