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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE World Seeks More Gold Norbeck Modest in Views of Money Question This is the second of a series o three articles dealing with the mone tary question By CHARMS I STEWART ASHINGTON May 20 CPA C ommissione Ethelhert Stew art of the labo departments sta tistical burea recognized a n e c o n o m ist o first rank at t r 1 b u t e s the world depression as I have related mainly to an in sufficient supply of the m e t a upon which al the leading na tions base their In telling me so some time ago he broadly inti mated his opinion that silver will have to enter into the situation sooner or later However he did not mention sil ver outright and I admit I muffled his suggestion because until re cently I had supposed the goldnnd silver concept at IGtol or any other ratio had been buried with William Jennings Bryan after being dead for many years a CHORTLY after interviewing Com missioner Stewart I chanced to talk with Senator Peter Norbeck of South Dakota who tho chairman of the senate committee on banking habitually pooh poohs his own judgment on economic questions generally As a currency expert he al ways Eays I am an expert at drill Tuni to rngo BCnlnnm 4 COUNCIL ARGUES Germany Loses Support of on Limiting of Trained Reserves GENEVA May 20 Renewal debate in the league of nations coun cil today on the principle of limiting trained reserves and war materials disclosed that Germany had lost Italys support in this controversy over the provisions of a projected general disarmament treaty The question was raised when the council attempted to determine the form of a questionnaire which the states will be requested to fill out preliminary to the conference next Feb 2 The form would disclose the current state of each countrys arm aments Julius Curtius Germanys foreig minister urged the use of a forn which would include a report o the status of trained reserves an war materials on hand Arthur Hen derson for Great Britain character ized that as too Idealistic an t pointed out that the preparator arms commission already haa re jected the principle Aristide Briand speaking fo France reiterated his countrys cas against limiting trained reserve and supported Hendersons supges tion of a tabular form harmonizing with the provisions of the draft con vention produced by the preparn tory commission Dino Grandi Italian foreign min istcr also cast his vote for th British formula assertingthat thi Italian government believes thi question of principle should not bi reopened At the preparatory com mission Italy supported the Germai stand The issue was tabled until Friday Geneva was selected as the place for the general disarmament con ference next February NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALT NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 2o7l93T HOME EDITION UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE ouriijKMKiJNTAL SERVICE TfiO BUCHANAN KILLED BY FIRE TRUCK W J J Jake the Barber9in Custody FIGHTS RETURN AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Lou Mae is foolish to make Bill quit settin with his feet on the table The cracks in upholstered chairs collect a lot more pocket change that way TO ENGLAND 0 SWINDLE CLAIM 4 Alleged Con Man Drive to Federal Building With Lawyers HICAGO May 20 Fac tor the curlyhaired stock brok er of London and Chicago who wat raduated from Halsted street bar er shop surrendered to the govern ment today and began a fight against extradition to England for rial in an alleged 55000000 swin dle Jake the of bearing English investors of a for une thru manipulation of worthless ecurities motored to the federal luilding with his attorneys after hey had picked up the chief deputy lited States marshal at his home nd promised him sometliinjr in ercsting Godfrey Haggard British consul ere obtained a warrant for Fac ers arrest eight dayo ago To Resist Removal Early today Arthur Schwartz at rniey for the alleged topped at the home of Edward A ting deputy marshal and offered drivo him to his office On the they met Factor waiting at a treet corner with two other attor eys They continued to the federal uildlng where the smllimj iiV writ uinounceahe wouldiresist removal o England and asserted his Inno ence He was held for a hearing before nited States Commissioner Edwin C Walker probably late today His ttorneys said they would ask his reedom under bond while they op ose issuance of the extradition rit from which they could only ppeal thru habeas corpus proceed IgS Don Peebles attorney sketched s clients career while they waited the federal office for the ar aignment Reluctant to Talk Factors brother was a barber e said and Factor worked for m a while but iliat was a very lort time and a very long tim go For the last 20 years re has been a stock broker here ant in England Factor is 39 years old He has been in business in Chicago during the last year Factor was reluctant to talk to reporters issuing first a formal written statement protesting his in nocence Mrs Factor had not appeared with him at the federal building When the search for her husband began n week ago she informed the authorities he was absent from city and attorneys corroborated this Genn Held in Jail PHILADELPHIA May 20 Harry Geen charged with swindling British investors out of lirge sums of money in conection with which alleged fraud Jolin Factor surren dered in Chicago was held without FOUND NOT GUILTY iVlXONNHJDLINGER Beauty Freed of Killing Her RichHusband Former St Louis Girl Acquitted pfChajge bail today pending proceedings for his extradition to Enjjlund EARTH SHOCKS SCARE 2 CITIES Lisbon Feels Sharp Tremors Mexicans Spend Night Outdoors By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS The populations of two widely icparated Portugal and Oaxaca fright ened by earth shocks Wednesday and Tuesday night In Portugals capital city two iharp tremors were felt beginning at a m Altho they created panic among the Inhabitants who deserted their beds to flee into itreets and cellars there were no lasualties Damage was confined to irokcn watermalns cracked btiild ng walls and a few dislocated chim eys Most of the populace of Oaxaca pent the night out of doors re membering last Januarys destruc ivc quake after strong felt in tho early evening Seismographs at Stuttgart Gcr lany Rome and Zurich all record d earth disturbances at about the Ime Lisbon experienced Its quake France May 20 Charlotte Nash J NixdriNirdllbger was acquitted today of a charge of manslaughter in the shooting of leihusband Fred G NixonNIrd Inger Philadelphia theatrical mag nate in their villa here last March The former St Louln beauty ueen won on a plea of self defense It was a brief but dramatic trial rom the time it started this morn ng until the jury returned with its erdict The stifling courtroom was ackcd and when the proceedings esumed after the luncheon recess 000 men and women many of aem Americans stormed the court opm Police reserves required 20 inutes to clear tho corridors The jury deliberated only 10 min utes Admitted Shooting NixonNirdlinger was shot to Jeath on the evening of March 11 in his villa near here and his wife subsequently admitted that she fired two shots Into his body She iaid he had threatened to kill her in a jealous rage and had accused ier of having an Italian lover The NixonNlrdlingers had two children a girl 18 months old and a boy 4 years old Mrs NixonNirdlinger burst into sobs when she was brot into court today Dressed entirely in black Turn Jo Fuse 2 Cntnmn 2 BROOKHARTHAS PLAN TO SET UP FARMERS BANK Declares Federal Land Banks Are Controlled by Wall Street WASHINGTON May 20 scribing the federal land and intermediate credit banks as in the control of Wall street representa tives Senator Brookhart republi can Iowa suggested today that larmers be allowed to establish a banking system of their own Such a move he said in an ad dress over the National Broadcast ing system would lay the founda tion for success ofefforts to bring agriculture out of the depression an established Institution since 1020 The board which now controls the federal land and intermediate credit banks Brookhart asserted should be abolished and the institu tions turned over to the farm board Then the later should be authorizod to develop a complete cooperative banking system he fldded Need Perm lesion When this is organized and de veloped it would supplement the necessity for government money and enable the farmers to finance their own cooperative proposi tions Brookhart said At present Army Plane Begin to Hum Over Break Formations to Settle Down Upon Fields CHICAGO May 20 The firs fleet of army planes converging on Chicago from Dayton Ohio fle over the Chicago lake front at p m c g tJ today headed north ward Other groups in quick succession soared high over the downtown sec tion bringing thousands of offic workers to the windows and giving the city a sample of the 1 show i is to witness tomorrow The craft headed for the five airports assigned to service the 650 ships during their overnight stay Because of the soggy condition o the fields the airmen took their time landing breaking formation and setting down singly or in smal groups The combined forces will spend today and tomorrow in Chicago weather permitting demonstrating how that city could bo defended i an emergency They will return o Dayton Friday and the following day turn eastward for a similar over New York MAN HELD FOR LEMURIIER Markets at A Glance NEW YORK American Tele phone drops to new low foreign issues lower oils firm Foreign exchanges Irregular sterling sags Cotton Steady favorable weather Cuban support trade buying CHICAGO bullish weather and crop reports Corn S t e a dy unfavorable weather to higher to higher States Tb big financial mterfe have watched ithese laws and kep all authority from them He blamed the federal reserv board for having done vmore t bring about the agricultural depres sion than all other causes com bined and said if the farm boan does not want to be abolished i should back legislation for an ef ficient and nationwide cooperative banking system Amend Credit Act The simplest way to establish the system he said would be to amenc the Intermediate credit act ant change that bank into a national cooperative reserve bank with al the powers of the federal reserve bank including the power to issue cooperative reserve notes as cur rency upon the same security as the federal reserve bank Itself As our banking system is now controlled Brookhart contended even the surplus credit and de posits of the rarmers themselyes are sent away to New York to be loaned to brokersin stock gambling at a low rate of interest as lowas 1 per cent while farmers must pay from 6 to 12 per cent for loans to produce the food of life itself Missouri Police Get Murder Confession From Suspect Held JOPLIN Mo May 20 said today James Edward Creigh ton also known as W H Geera and Jimmie Jones had confessed tho slaying1 Saturday night at Webb City of Coyne Hatten 27 In the confession attributed to Creighton he said he was sought by Hastings Nebr officers In connec tion with the robbery of a bank there RUSSIA OPPOSES GUT IN ACREAGE Favors Polish Australian Plans for World Wheat Cartel LONDON May 20 Russias delegation to tho world wheatconference today declared it aelf wholeheartedly in favor of the Polish and Australian plans for n world wheat cartel but opposed to reatruction of world wheat acreage as proposed by Samuel R McKelvie head of the United States contin gent It was understood that tha Rus sian delegation proposed that the 180D1914 five year average export be accepted as a basis for distribut ing new export quotas The declarations however was made in a closed session and details were not immediately available Ruth Nichols to Begin Her Trip Within Week JERSEY CITY N J May 20 UP Nichols will take off on her solo flight across the Atlantic with in a week Col Clarence D Cham her aeronautical adviser said today Knoxville Farmer Ends Own Life by Hanging KNOXVILLE May 20 Legrand 59 farmer living 12 miles north of here hanged himself last night Poor health and financial worries were believed to have prompted the act to KiU Her MATTOON ill May 20 IP Do claring he killed Mrs Carrie Bow ers 38 formerly n rice plantation owner of Stuttgard Ark and her two sons because she asked him to Merle Johnson 25 also of Stuttgard was under guard in the county jaii today Si Hampton merchant police ar rested Johnson early today when he observed him bare headed and un kempt walking aimlessly about with both hands in his pockets Hamp ton asked him what he had in his hands and he pulled them out show ing bad burns I was just coming to tell you about it he said Followed Instructions According to the story ho agreed o carry out Mrs Bowers instruc ion for her self destruction and he killing of her two sons and ac ordingly killed the two boys first then shot the woman The woman vaa fully dressed but the two chil dren were in night clothes They had been strangled beaten with n wrench and shot Johnson said ho had burned hig lands fastening tho ropea around he necks of the two boys Worked for Woman While neighbors about the house where they lived on Prairlo street egarded Johnson and Mrs Bowers as man and wife Johnson refused to ell about the relationship merely saying that lie worked for her in he oil station here Johnson insisted that he was perfectly sane and knew what he was doing He said the house where lived with Mrs Bowers took fire ast night when an electric light bulb exploded and set flro to ea aplng gas VENTURA MAN IS SOUGHT INS DAK Sheriff Asks Aid in Attempt to Locate Sorenson Jail Breaker CANTON S Dak May 20 herlff M T Sundvold sought aid rom other officers today In at empting to locate Arthur Sorenson Centura Iowa who escaped from he county jail here Tuesday The prisoner pried a large hole hru a stone wall two feet thick He serving 80 daya for forgery QuJnn Denies Guilt of Sisters Murder Trial Set for June NEWKIRK Okla Way 20 2arl Quinn pleaded innocence of the murder last December of Jessie nd Zexia Griffith schools teachers t his arraignment here today and remanded to jail without bond relimlnary hearing waa set for une 23 Joseph A Buchanan was kilted Instantly when thrown from his automnhllo by a col lision with a city flro truck Tuesday evening RALPH BARTON KILLS HIMSELF Maid Finds Widely Known Illustrator Satirist Shot Dead NEW YORK May 20 Barton widely known illustrator committed suicide today in his East Fiftyseventh street home When1 a maid reported for work this morning at Bortons penthouse her employ or reyblyeiv Inhls y Police prondimc ed c the d A Had Heart Attack Barton who was 39 years old suffered a heart attack severa months ago but apparently had re covered He was well known for his curi aturcs satirizing Americans and Vmerican life which appeared in the New Yorker Vanity Fair Liberty and Harpers Bazaar He also illus rated books Barton had been married four imes Just a month ago his last wife the former Germaine Marie Taillegerrc divorced him in Paris harging desertion They had been narried at Rldgefield Conn in 926 Studied In rnris The artist was born in Kansas 3ity and studied in Paris As a car oonist he reported tho war in pic ures for the British magazine uck He illustrated Gentlemen refer Blondes and an edition of Balzacs droll stories One of his nost striking creations was a cur ain of caricatures of celebrities which he drew for the Chauve lourls Russian vaudeville troune n 1922 France once made him R cheva ier of the Legion dHonneur Vfercuries in Most Parts of Iowa Drop Unseasonably Low DES MOINES May 20 easonably cool temperatures were ccorded most of the state today ns 3wa felt the remote effect of torms in other parts of the coun ry Temperatures reported to Charles Reed government meteorologist anged from 30 at Inwood early to ay to 70 at Lamoni Alta and Es herville reported low temperatures f 32 ROGERS P BEVERLY HILLS Cal May 20 League of nations In Geneva just gets started in on some big scheme when a Russian gets up and pro poses something and the rest of the congregation dont know if he is kidding or on the level Russia dont do as much harm to the rest of the world as they just worry em She just loves to put a thumb in the soup and let the guests see its in there the whole worlds nerves arc jumpy Anyhow right now anybody with a sheet over their head can run the world home and under the bed 0 MtntM arXMl FUMES DEVOUR DECKER STORAGE PUNT Firemen Are Views Old From Blame for Accident JOSEPH A BUCHANAN 73 J freight elevator operator at the Hotel Hanford was instantly killed by a fire truck speeding northward on Federal avenue Tuesday evening at oclock in answer to a fire call at the J E Decker and Sons company packing plant Mr Buchanan was driving i Studebaker touring car southward on Federal avenue and was turn ing to the left on Fifth stree northeast when the combination hook and ladder and engine truck machine on the rlgh struck his front side Thrown lo Pavement Mr Buchanan was thrown ou the left of the automobile for a dis tance of 15 feet lighting on hij head and side arid suffering a frac ture of the skull and several broken ribs He died Instantly Mr Buchanans body was pickec up by Norman Grell 501 North Federal avenue a filling station attendant on the corner at which the accident occurred An ambu lance was called and the body taken to an undertaking parlor Inquest Is Held That the death of Mr Buchanan was caused by reason of a collision with tfiretruck and the collision at an Inquest conducted by E McDonald county coroner Wed nesday forenoon Seven witnessoa testified at the inquest The jury was composed of Carl W Livergood R Green and J M Taylor The body of Buchanan was thrown to a place between street car track and the curb about 85 feet from the point of collision according to R D Crispen Clear who was in the door of the filling station on the corner of Fifth street and North Federal avenue The automobile was carried part of hat distance he said We were too stupefied to call to Buchanan when we saw him start o turn said Robert W Smith 422 Quincy avenue southwest attend ant at the station who described be street as being clear except for he one automobile Both Smith nnd Crispen said the siren on the truck is sounding Others Testify Other witnesses to testify were L Murry 14 Fifth street nortn ivest Norman Grell the station ut cndent Norman Kilby 14 Fifth street Northwest Thomas Kcenau acting captain of the fire depart ment and Lieut L D King of the nire department William Christiansen driver nf he fire truck was ill in bed and Turn i PMC 2 Cnhmit 1 WEGENERS BODY REPORTED FOUND rofessor Headed German Party Into Greenland Last Year BERLIN May 20 o the Wolff bureau today said a cllef expedition In Greenland had ound the body of Prof Alfred Vegener German explorer 03 iles from his camp at Eiflmitte Eskimos had found it before the xpedltion arrived and wrapped it n furs tho report said The Society for the Relief of Ger man Science received R radiogram tating that Wegeners body was ound by the relief expedition burled n the snow beneath a pair of skis vhich previously had been discov red Belief was expressed that he had ot frozen to death but had died of eart disease since tho body was rapped in furs and personal bc ngings have been removed presum bly by his comrade Rasmua Prof Alfred Wcgener headed a merman expedition into Greenland ast year and had not been heard rom since November when he carted with one Eskimo and one cd from his base camp for the coast Last week the relief expedition ound the sled and the explorers kis It was then that hope for his afcty wan definitely abandoned Cow Shed Burn From Hilltops AN old cattle barn which hart rv been converted Into a repair shop garage and storage room at the J E Decker and Sons packing plant was practically destroyed by a fire which for more than an hour defied the efforts of the local de partment Tuesday evening Tha loss was estimated by George Moescr master mechanic of tho plant at ap proximately 535000 While valuable records of the timekeeper and other papers and books stored in the structure and 15 trucks were got out by Decker em ployes five trucks and an immenso quantity Of cardboard and wooden cartens barrels fruit jars and thou sands of empty cans were totally or partially destroyed The trucks were three Fords and two Whites Five lines or hone were applied to tiio structure from the timo tho department reached the fire at about oclock until late in tho eve ning About oclock smaller hose was taken to the fire to use in wetting down smouldering piles of debris Firemen worked in shifts thru the night keeping two linos running continually supply As the1 high pressure Uses wera turned into the building they shot piles of empty tin cans high into the air thru holes in the roof Groups of nearby spectators wera soaked and retired to a distance Cans could be seen floating on the floor of the building The fire started in the office room of the building which is situ ated near the south end and was seen first by employes in tha en Trine room to the south who turned n the alarm The first to reach the scene of the fire were Mr Moeser and Ed lJunlop assistant superintendent They rushed the Decker firo cart and hoso to the fire but by that time the flames were beginning to cat rapidly into walls adjacent to the office and into tho largo amount of materials in storage which mada freighting difficult even with tha urge supply of water made possible by the five lines of largo hose Used as Storage The building stretching a dis tance of 272 feet and 50 feet wide VBS all of wood except for a 32 foot ection on the south end which had been erected as a repair shop when the south end of the burned several years ago Except for room to house the companys fleet of trucks and n washing rack tha entire building was devoted to stor age The building was erected In ths winter of 191718 and was used for a period as a cattle barn at thn Imc when ttie Decker plant did hecf packing in addition to Its huge run of hogs Attracted by the siren of the Decker plant which recalled the spectacular Decker fire of last sum mer a huge crowd quickly gathered at the plant The burning building was situated on a flat at the base of n steep hill which formed a nat ural nmpitheater to accommodate Turn In ruin 7 folnmn J IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair and cooler with Hfrht to heavy frost Wednesday night Thursday probably fair LOCAL STATISTICS Globe Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday fit Minimum In Night 37 At 8 A M Wednesday 38   

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