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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALT NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 4 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 172 Arms Meet May Be Late Fear of Disagreeing Likely to Postpone Parley By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 4 Considering the attitude of old world delegates at the recent meeting the Internal ional Chamber of Com merce American diplomacy is not much surprised at hints from Europe of a plan on that side of the Atlantic to postpone the Ge neva disarma ment conference arranged for next February In opening businessmens meeting it will be remembered that President Hoover plainly intimated how necessary it would be for the subject of military establishments to be fully ventilated in connection with whatever suggestions might be made relative to further war debt reductions From that time forward not a word was said bearing directly upon the topic of debt reductions It was skirted in various ways to be sure but not in a fashion to justify a more specific reference to the fight ing forces of any of the powers rep resented This was notwithstanding the fact that all the countries with Turn In Page 4 Column GROWLEYSPAL FOUND GUILTY Duringer Conyicted in Death of Hall Girl ROAD BONDS DEFEATED IN BUTLER Major Mott Once Millionaire Reporter Dies FORSOOK CLAIM TO FORTUNE FOR SAKE OF WOMAN Covered Assignment for New York Paper in Limousine LOS ANGELES June 4 life of strange adventure and romance leading half way around the worul at the price of forfeiture of a fortune of 525000000 has ended with the deathof Maj Jor dan Lawrence Mott 50 once New Yorks millionaire reporter In late years a nationally known sportsman and author Major Mott had lived on Santa Catalina is land He spent the summers at a camp on the North Umpqua river near Roseburg Ore where death occurred yesterday At his bedside was his widow the former Francis Hewitt Bowne once a light opera singer for whom he forsook the fortune of his lather J L Mott New York Iron manu facturer Drove in Limousine Shortly after his graduation from Harvard Mott went to work as a reporter in New York He covered his assignments on news stories in an imported limousine driven by a chauffeur His first marriage was an un h8ppy one andduring his domestic Difficulties hemetXtrs Bowne wj incedan Lindberghs Will Leave on Flying Tour of Far East Crossing Pacific by Air trubk Tconyleuitteflkl today of rhurder first degiee for trie killing of Virginia Brannen dance hall hostess Justice Cohn saidhe would pro nounce the mandatory sentence next Monday which will condemn Duringer to the electric chair in Sing Sing prison Duringer was calm when he heard the iverdict which the Jury returned shortly before 7 a m after seven hours of deliberation Miss Brannen who came to New York from Bangor Maine was shot during an automobile ride in the Bronx April 27 Duringer said he shot her acci dentally when she clutched his re volver He then drove to Yonkers and tossed her body behind a hedge Another member of the automo bile party was Francis Crowley now in the Sing Sing deathhouse for the slaying of a Long Island policeman They were captured in a Manhattan apartment after a gun fight with 150 policemen Markets at A Glance NEW YORK investment rails lead broad advance rail Issues ad vance leaders rise about a point lower spot market CHICAGO dry weather and better export demand bullish Oklahoma and Iowa state reports to higher AUNT HET By Roberb Quillen Emmie may be right in Icttin her children develop their personality hut I no tice personality dont in clude manners In May 1912 they decided to lope alt ho neither had been di vorced and as they later told the tory they defied conventions and ailed for Europe from New York in a trarnp steamer the Indrideo Sent in Pursuit The departure of the couple was ollowed by a frantic effort by rlotts father to make his son give ip the romance Giving Hector Fill er a New York newspaperman un imited financial backing the father sent him in pursuit of the couple Fuller boardea a fast steamer hit arrived in Gibraltar two hours after hey had left The chase led to Port Said and thence to Hong Kong where Full er finally caught up with them Mott refused to accede to entreat es He lost his right to his fathers fortune estimated at 525000000 To earn a living he worked at odd jobs in the far corners of the world while Mrs Bowne gave concerts Obtained Divorce In 1920 Mrs Bownes husband a millionaire obtained a divorce and seven years later Mrs Mott di vorced the adventurer By that time the couple had re turned to the United States and were living on Santa Catalina is land In October 1928 they were married at Merced Cal A year be fore Motts mother wealthy in her own right and a collector of Napo leonic relics had died leaving her son but 525000 Mott was the author of a success ful novel Jules of the Great Love Much of his time was devoted to campaigns for protection of nat ural game 7 x and the former Anne Morrow now Mm Clharles A Lind bergh nro shown standing beside the planein which they done most of their air totteiher FORMER KING OF TRIBESMEN Three Sons of Arab Hussein at Bedside of Man Who Ruled Hedjaz JERUSALEM June 4 mer King Hussein of the Hedjaz died at dawn today at Amman TransJordia after a long illness Three of his sons were at the bedside Another King Feisal of Irak was unable to come here from Bagdad The funeral cortege left shortly after his death for this city where burial will take place Hussein was born In Constanti nople in 1856 the son of one of the noblest families in Arabia Taken to Mecca at the age of 8 he spent his early manhood in assisting his uncle Sherlf Abdulla in managing the Hedjaz tribesmen Later in life hu led a revolt against his uncles successor and was banished to Constantinople where he became a member of the Imperial Ottoman council In 1908 he was appointed sheriff of Hedjaz and became king some years later His failure to form an Arab feder ation led to his abdication in Octo ber 1921 PROF AT U FOUND OEAO IN GARAGE Wassams Bociy Hangs From Rafter Had Nervous Breakdown IOWA CITY June i body of Prof C W Wassam mem ber of the University of Iowa Com merce college faculty was found hanging from rafter in the garage at his home here today Wassam was a prominent mem ber of the commercial school staff for many years He was well known thruout the state thru his frequent lecture tours He suffered a nervous breakdown about three years ago and friends sail he had not been in good health since Wassam was born at Hudson Iowa in 1878 and was graduated from Iowa State Teachers college in 1900 He received his masters de gree from the University of Iowa four years later and a doctor of philosophy degree from Columbia university New York in 1908 He joined the faculty at the Uni versity of Iowa the same year and continued in service here until 1928 building up a widespread reputation as a speaker Bollowing the break down in his health in 1928 he went to Gainesville Fla where he taught for a year in the University of Flor ida He then returned here and was active in the faculty up to the close of the present semester last week Sudviving are his widow and a daughter Phyllis Rules Police Must Have Warrant When They Search Auto SIOUX CITi June 4 Sacheracki was freed of charges of possession of liquor here Wednea day when Judge George C Scot1 ruled that alcohol found in Sach erackis car could not be used aa evidence against him because policf had no search warrant when they searched the car The judge referred the court to the fourth constitutional amenii ment as the basis for the decision Wisconsin Man Who Kidnaped and Killed Girl Dies of Wounds WABASHA rIinn June 4 Roy Ashley 38 year old section worker of Beaver Dam Wis diet today in a hospital 24 hours after he was shot by Evelyn Brown 15 whom he kidnaped from her Beaver Dam home and killed while fatally woundpri WASHINGTON June 4 iharles A Lindbergh will leave Aithln a month for a flying tour of he far east making the trip by air across the North Pacific Mrs Lindbergh will accompany lim The exact date of his departure has not been determined but at his equest the state department is ask ng the Japanese and Chinese gov ernments for permission for him to and in those countries Taken Precaution Altho the trip across the North Pacific will not involve any long vater hops Col Lindbergh is tak ng every safety precaution His Lockheed monoplane will be equipped with pontoons and he will make fueling arrangements a necessary points State departmen1 officials said that If it was ncces sary for Lindbergh to land on the soviet territory of Siberia he would obtain permission privately as olhei flyers do when planning flights ove soviet To Tour Orient The purpose of the trip Lind bergh told the department was ti tour the orient His present plan call for an air tour of two or threi weeks around China and Japan The Lindberghs will not take witr them their young son Plans for th return trip from the orient hav not been arranged Lindbergh stat ing that he had not determine whether he would return by boat o by the northern air route The an nouncement of the proposed fligh was made by UnderSecretary State Castle in compliance with request by telephone from Colone Lindbergh today The exact route or itinerary the trip was not clear in the mini of state department officials The said they presumed he would fl across the country to some point o the Pacific coast and thence acres tho northern Pacific Permission Not Asked They were uncertain whether 1 would begin his transPacific fligh from the extreme northern parf i this country or from Alaska Officials of the soviet informatio bureau which communicates wit the Moscow government in obtain ing flying permission for American over soviet territory said toda Colonel Lindbergh had not sough such permission They expressed the opinion tha such a request would be readil agreed to by Moscow governmen pointing out that Lindbergh in N vcmber 1929 greeted a group soviet flyers at New York after flight from Russia It wag said th Moscow officials and flying me held Colonel Lindbergh In high gard Imorovcs From Injuries CORWITH June Hal who has been In the Kossuth coun ty hospital Algona for a week fo lowing a tractor accident was ab to come home but Is still in a ser ous condition owing to the sever hruisfts he received 2 YEAR STUDY BUS TRUCK QUESTION ENDED Commerce Commission to Submit Report to Congress I7ASHINGTON June 4 interstate commerce commission as completed a two year inquiry nlo the nations bus and truck ransportation question and plans to ubmit recommendations on its find igs to the next congress Before the final report is drafted owever the commission will have lid before it recommendations of study by its examiners on the isis of evidence placed before them y organizations railroads and per ons during the hearings Tho ex miners study will have to bo dopted rejected or changed after rguments are submitted to the ommission The commission now has author y to regulate interstate bus and ruck transportation and railroads re not permitted to engage in ighway traffic directly Initiated Proceeding Two years ago the commission ifter being told by railroads that he truck and bus systems were making serious inroads into their raffle both freight and passenger nitiated the proceeding with a view o trying to develop coordmatloi ietween highway and railroad ransportatiqii 4 Examiners held Wearlngs In section of the country Railroac employes and executives bus and ruck operators civic organizations ind state regulatory bodies were heard At the close of the hearings here recently all parties were given un il June 1 to fila briefs During the last few days the na ional grange farm organization he association of railway labor exe cutives a railway union organiza ion the national automobile cham ber of commerce the railway ex press agency motor bus and truck arganizations and many railroads sent briefs Ask No Regulation The national grange the bun and ruck organizations the automo ile chamber of commerce and even one or two railroads asked the com mission to recommend that there be no federal regulation of highway traffic The grange argued the farmers iiad been paying heavy taxes to build the highways and trucks haci helped develop farm markets It was opposed to any regulation designed merely to equalize competition with railroads The motor bus and truck organ izations expressed fear that regu lation would lead to monopoly and argued railroads should be barred from the highways Railroad labor executives charged that motor transportation employes had poor working conditions and pay and could not better either with out regulation and organization CLEAR LAKE IS SWEPT BY WIND No Casualties Are Reportec From Storm Boatmen Hurry for Shore CLEAR LAKE June from officials and all boathouses here this morning indicated no cas ualties astheresult ofthe wine storm which swept the lake last evening and which caught many persons who were In boats Rumors were extensive here and in Mason City that three girls had been drowned but no persons were re ported missing Considerable excitement resulted when a canoe was discovered upside down in thS lake Investigation re vealed that the owner however was safely at home and it is thoi the boat must have been drawn out on the lake by the wind and waves Nearly every boathouse reportec boats on the lake at the time the storm came up As soon as the wind began to blow however these hur ried for shore The storm came from the north west and the cloud waa noted for n long time before the wind started High waves resulted from the wind The storm consisted mostly of wind Several telegraph wires were re ported down west of here where tho wind velocity seemed to be greater Episcopal Church Takes Over South Shore Club Summer of Groups Starts at Clear Lake Formal purchase of all the iroperty formerly known aa the South Shore Country club has been completed by the Episcopal diocese of Iowa It is planned to develop the former club Into a conference and church center The buildings have recently been enovated and refinished More than 1500 has been expended in the purchase of new equipment The purchase of this equipment wan nade possible thru the generosity of ocal laymen who are interested in the project as well as vrlous firms n the city This past wet IS or 18 joys from St Johns parish havi seen busy on tho grounds repairing tennis courts etc First Meeting Friday The honor of having the first use of this new conference site will be held by the local church since its Womans auxiliary to tho national council will hold Its last meeling fore the summer vacation in the new conference buildings on Friday noon There will be a luncheon at 12 oclock followed by a short de votional meeting with instruction St Margarets Guild members of Clear Lake are tho hostesses The first of the regular summer conferences will be the clergy and lay conference which will open its sessions nexu Monday Tho group will be assembled for dinner at oclock after which the first of the group meetings will bo held Th bishop ofthediocese ind many o the clergy thruout Iowa are expecl ed to attend as well as many inter ested laymen The address 6i th iirst evening will be given by th Rev Dr F P Hbughton field rep resentatlve of tho national counci Turn In Tncr 12 Column 4 POPE DELIVERS NOTE TO ITALY Second Message to Foreign Office Follows Meeting With Lawyer ROME June 4 Piu spent an hour and a naif today dio cussing all phases of the crisis be tween the Holy See and tho Italia government with the Marchese Pa cclli his attorney who performe important work in negotiation which brot about the lateran treatj The Papal Nuncio also took par in the conference and when it wa over it was disclosed that the pon tiff had delivered a second note the Italian foreign office presun ably a strong protest against what he considers violation of tho con cordat between Rome and tho Vati can by dissolution of Catholic lay mens clubs Delivered Earlier This note it was learned was de livered on Monday or Tuesday after Foreign Minister Dino Grandi act ing on advice from Premier Mus solini had refused to receive the first note on Friday The first note demanded apol ogies and reparations and the arrest and punishment of persons guilty of insulting the pope The second note it was believed repeated those de mands The Marchese Pacelli brother of the papal secretary of state was said to have been participating with Cardinal Gasparri signer of the lat eran treaty in informal negotiations looking toward a settlement of the dispute between the church and the state These negotiations it was reported today are proceeding sat isfactorily Hear Official Orders In Italys 20000 Catholic churches and in the meeting places of 9000 fascist groups the man In the street today heard the official pro nouncement of the Vatican and the Italian government on conflict be tween the church and state Pope Pius unbending in his con tention that the government has violated the concordat with the holy see by dissolving Catholic lay mens organizations forbade the colorful religious demonstrations which usually mark this Corpus ChristI day The processions which usually take place outside the churches were by his order held in side their walls Premier Mussolini transmitted orders thru a resolution adopted by the directorate of the fascist party yesterday adjuring all fascists to defend the partys achievements against all antifascists under whatever banner BEVXRLY HILLS Cal June 4 Yesterday our municipal election n true to political form The sew r was defeated but the councilmen ot in On our big murder case out here he fellow they are trying for a ouble killing come pretty near be ng elected to the office of judge esterday Looks like if he had nimped off three instead of two he vould have been elected I was telling you the other day ibout what a lot of hooey this ollege honorary degree is Well ivy contention was born out Didnt see where Wlckersham got one t Syracuse university N Yours ROGERS fit I DOX FLIES OVER OCEftN TO BRAZIL Falsely Reported Landed at Sea OIL Long Delayed Leg of Flight PORTO PRAIA Cape Verde Islands June 4 big seaplane DOX was flying over the Atlantic for Brazil this afternoon on the last leg of a flight which Ims been delayed half a dozen times She lifted her heavy load off tho harbor after a 30 second run and headed south low over the water So low waa she flying that an er roneous report arose that she had made a forced landing in the water GO miles at sea A good wind helped her off and she disappeared quickly in the haze It was Just before 1 p m 7 a m CST when she rose from the water and got on her way At 5 p m a ship in the South At lantic radioed that she had made a wireless contact with the DOX whose commander reported every thing was going well Meanwhile the report had come that the plane was in trouble 60 miles off the island A tug put out for the spot where she was reported to have come down and those who saw the take off believed that tbj plane might have taken aboard too heavy a load of fuel ISSUE FAILS TO GET SUFFICIENT LEGAL MAJORITY Cut in Highway Wages Put in Effect by New Board A LLISON June to ob tain a GO per cent majority re quired by law tho proposal to issue 5550000 worth of bonds to Improve Butler county roads was defeated at a special election here yesterday The proposition was approved by the narrow margin of 1691 votes for 1577 votes against insuffi cient to become effective Interest in the election here ran high and the vote was heavier than that of a general election The spe cial election also included voting on a hard surfacing program but this will ue ineffective since the defeat of the bond issue Rural Sections Opposed Finai returns of the 17 precincts were not reported until late this morning and the question was still n doubt until these were received Early returns gave the proposition a working majority but the rural recincts voted the project down The bond issue was to have been ised to pave primary road No 14 north and south across the coun ty Wage Cut Ordered The riew board of Butler county supervisors had a meeting yester day afternoon and1 voted to reduce the wages of all men employed in the maintenance and construction of roads Previously 45 BO and 55 cents work but adecreaseilojioxenta an hour In the past the county has paid for milage of cars used in cbufitj1 work but tho supervisors voted that this practice be discontinued Perry Arrives in Chicago on Way to Trial for Murder of One of Wives CHICAGO June 4 Jiggs Perry want ad wooer and bigamist was brot into Chicago to day in custody of four police offi cers and was transferred immedi ately from train to automobile bound for Eagle River Wis where he is wanted for the murder of Cora Belle Hackett one of his wives Perry after a nationwide search and several close escapes from ar rest was apprehended two weeks ago in California Perry was hrot to Chicago on the Overland Limited of the Northwest ern road and was locked up for sev eral minutes in the special agents quarters at the station until an automobile was commandeered for the trip to Eagle River LOSES HER BABY i AND GIRL FRIEND Waterloo Woman Calls Upon Detroit Police to Help Her in Hunt j DETROIT June 4 Hel en Shafer 21 of Waterloo Iowa has lost her baby Maxlne as well as her 19 year od companion Mrs Esther Lang also of Waterloo She doesnt know exactly where she lost between Michi gan City Ind and Detroit she she has asked Detroit po lice to aid her Mrs Shafer who arrived in De troit yesterday said she the baby and Mrs Lang stopped at Michigan City to visit friends enroute from Waterloo to Detroit While Mrs Shafer remained in Michigan City for a short visit Mrs Lang and the baby drove on to St Joseph Mich where Mrs Shafer arranged to meet them Arriving In St Joseph Mrs Sha fer could not find the baby and Mrs Lang Police there said Mrs Lang had borrowed 10 from them for gasoline Mrs Shafer said she hitchhiked to Detroit ACTION TAKEN ON TRADING STAMPS BY AD COMMITTEE The announcement was made by the charity and advertising committee Thursday that it dis approved any steps looking toward the use of trading stamps Its members have been asked to consult one of the sec retaries of the organization he fore signing up a contract for booklets containing coupons to be redeemed at a future date The committee officers have con siderable information on the matter which will be supplied its members IOWA WEATHER SInstly fair Thursday night and Friday except thunder storms Thursday afternoon or Thursday night In tho south portion Cooler Thursday night and in the extremo south por tion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS Local weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Thursday IVfaximum Wednesday 92 Invest In Night 57 At 8 A M Thursday 68 Mason City got a trace of rain during a brief stormy period Wed nesday evening after the warmest day of the spring   

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