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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home COMP A R L 0 J E R 11 I 3 MEM S DEPT OF fO ME a THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 6 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVK NO 174 Prohibition Not First Economics Leads All Issues for 1932 Campaign CRAZED MAN KILLS 2 INJURES 29 By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 6 CPA Prohibition final ly is definitely settling itself down into a sta tus secondary to economics as a 1932 national Is sue there can be no doubt about it This does not mean that the wet and dry question will not figure i m p o r tantly in next y e a rs politics but it will not be on top Times may improve between now and the two big party presidential conventions Indeed the signs are that they will There is beginning to be a subtle something in the at mosphere which suggests a slight improvement already Nevertheless mens minds will still be full of their sufferings and anxieties since the smash in October 1929 Their up permost thots will be of means to safeguard themselves if possible against the repetition of such an experience THE economic problem then in clusive of details such as tarifi rates income taxation farm relief and unemployment insurance surelj will take precedence over every thing else in the 1932 campaign Prohibition will be secondary It may not even be a very close second but it will be a long dis tance ahead of the rest of the field TO SOME extent it is of especial consequence for the very reason the economic question looms as formidably aa it does That is to say prohibition may be the deciding factor in normally Turn in 1npa D Column Omaha to Kansas City Passenger Train Derailed FIVE HURT WHEN CARS PILE NEAR COUNCIL BLUFFS 450 Feet of Track Torn Up Broken Rail Cause pOUNCIL BLUFFS June 6 Five passengers on a Burling ton passenger train bound from Omaha to Kansas City were in jured none seriously when six cars were derailed near here early today and overturned on their sides in a small gully The injured all riding in a chair car received cuts and bruises and after receiving medical treatment continued their journey on another train Engine on Tracks The engine and three Pullman cars In which 45 persons were sleeping remained on the tracks when the train was brot to a sudden holt by quick appliance of safety apparatus About 450 feet of track was torn up K W Fisher division superin tendent of the road at Creston said that a broken rail caused the acci dent v One of the injured was W B Kin caid 31 Kansas City who suffered a scuffed knee and a hip bruise Placed in Pullmans All passengers including the In jured were placed to two rear Pull mans and pulled back to Counci START SOON ON WORLD FLIGHT Ruth Suckow Well Known Iowa Writer to Get Hon orary Degree GRINNELL June G John S Nollen acting head of Grinnell college has been elected president by the board of trustees The action was taken late Friday He succeeds Dr J H T Main who died in April Dr Nollen Is a native of Pelli and was graduated from Central college He came to Grinnell college in 1894 Ten years later he went to the University of Indiana as profes sor of German and in 15507 became president of Lake Forest university at Lake Forest 111 Among the honorary degrees to awarded at the commencement was that of master of arts to Ruth Su ckow well known Iowa writer and an alumnus of Grinnell bachelor of arts to Robert B Sweet of Long Beach Cal doctor of laws to Arch ibald Cattle of Chicago and Harry E Downer of Davenport doctor of divinity to the Rev Charlea E Towner of Cedar Rapids and the Rev Ray A Eusden of Newton Mass PHELAN ADMITS QUALITY OF SITE AT CLEAR LAKE Hall Concludes Two Day Effort in Behalf of North Iowa Al Capone Liquor Ring Reaches to Mason City Gang Chief Faces Term Seek Speedy Trial Learns Grays Auto Belonged to W Associated Press Iliato Harold Ratty left and Wiley Tost who hone to fly around the irlobc in 10 days are shown at iloosevelt Held New York with Charles Hall Oklahoma oil mnn who Is sponsoring the flight and his daughter Mrs Winnie Mao Clark They are shown alter Mrs Clark had christened their plane the Whinlo Mac Omaha iKi was Terputed to Kan sas City via Plattsmouth Nebr There were four mall and bag gage coaches one day coach an three Pullmans on the train The first two cars apparently pulled off the track when the third left the rails jolted along for 100 feet The third coach left the rails almost at right angles its rear remain ing on the tracks and Its end jutting into a ploughed field The other baggage coach and the day coach also left the track as did tne front trucks of the first Pullman Pope Tells Fascists He Is Fighting for Liberty of Conscience VATICAN CITY June 6 Pope Pius in an address today to the fascist welfare organization of Milan now visiting Rome declared We are fighting a battle for lib erty of conscience FACE DISCIPLINE IN HAZING AFFAIR Student Council Recommend Punishment for Student Trio at Grinnell AUNT MET By Robert Quillen GRINNELL June 6 mendations of disciplinary action for three Grinnell college students in connection with a hazing epi sode were in the hands of President John S Nollen today The recommendations were made by the student council against Richard Murphy of Winchester Mass junior cocaptain elect fit the track team Richard Ullrich Des Moines football player and Robert Stephenson Waterloo a senior The council according to its president Myron Koenig of Vinton recommended that Murphy not be permitted to reenter college Ull rich be suspended from football practices for the first five weeks of the fall season and Stephenson not be allowed to attend com mencement exercises The action followed the alleged hazing of John Strawn Des Moines sophomore during the traditional paddling of freshmen The faculty advisory council was expected to meet today to consider the recom mendations BAKER APPEALS COMMISSION HOT MutcatiiMi GUnrc Man Fight for Revoked Radio License WASHINGTON June 0 radio commissions refusal to renew the license of station KTNT at Muscatine Iowa because It objected to programs broadcast must be passed upon by the district of Col umbia court of appeals Norman Baker operator of the station continued his long contest for a license yesterday by obtaining a stay order after the commission aad formally denied the license re newal applications on the ground the stations programs were objec tionable But for the court order the station would have gone off the air last midnight Holding many of Bakers utter ances over the air to be vulgar if not indeed indecent the commis sion in its decision said that while we may not censor it is our duty to see that broadcasting licenses do not afford mere personal organs and also to see that a standard of refinement fitting our day and gen eration is maintained Under the stay order the station will continue broadcasting until its appeal from the commission ruling has been decided NO EVIDENCE OF CHILD By W EAttL HALL ASHINGTON June views yesterday with Col John J Phelan veterans bureau engineer and site inspector and with Haj Gen R U Patterson surgeon gen eral of the army and Rear Admiral C E Riggs surgeon general of the navy brot to a close the writers two day effort here in behalf of Clear Lake as a site for the 275000 veterans hospital to be erected in Iowa next year Colonel Phelan who last month inspected 142 proposed sites at 42 widely separated communities in Iowa is now preparing his report for submission to his immediate su perior and to Col George E Ijams director of the veterans bureau Within a few days it will be in the hands of Maj Gen Frank T Hines administrator of veterans affairs and chairman of the federal board of hospitalization No Suggestion Given No suggestion of what would go into the report was given by the colonel He conceded many admir able qualities in the two Cerro Gor do county offerings and admitted a great personal liking for a body of water such as Clear Lake Some advantagea Scarf ace for Tax Evasion CHICAGO June 6 than 24 hours after Scarface Al Ca pone was indicted on income tax re vision charges government officials were hard at work on a program speedy arraignment and trial of the gong chief Conquina Evidence raising the question as to whether Mason City is of the Al Capone syndicate which handles alcohol thruout the middle west which federal officers claim tc have broken up in a scries of raids at Waterloo and Aurora 111 Federal District Attorney George was revealed by Sheriff G E Cress E Q Johnson said he had ap Saturday morning following exten pointed Samuel Clawson Jacob I sive investigation Hontim Grossman and Dwight H Green his Results of tins Investigation assistants to prosecute the case be sheriff on the fore Judge John P Barnes probably this summer Grossman and Green participated in the successful prosecutions Als brother Ralph his business manager Jack Guzik and other gangsters The government has yet to lose a case on income tax charges Deny Negotiations Johnson denied that any negotia tions had been held with Capone or his lawyers concerning a plea of guilty in exchange for a satisfic tory sentence There have been no negotiations of any kind he said On Monday I shall confer with the assistant prosecutors and map out plans and decide when Capone shall be tried Id like to get this case out of the way this summer Altho judges take their vaca tions in the summer some of tho biggest cases here have been com pleted during the summer months StatemeiitTIiatNeWeH Minor Was Cruelly treated Was Error The Mason City GlobeGazette learned Saturday morning that an item appearing in its Friday Jun 5 edition carried tho erroneous statement that a modification of a divorce decree in the case of Gladys H Newell vs Charles Newell signed Wednesday by Judge M F Edwards was based upon allega tions of cruelty toward a minor child Having learned that there was no evidence oE such cuelty pre sented the GlobeGazette expresses its regret and hereby rectifies the statement which was a mistake The GlobeGazette received the item from a source that it believed was reliable and the error was in advertently made by a reporter The modification changed a de cree made some time ago giving tho custody of the child to the mothw By mutual agreement between mother and father it was decided to transfer the custody to the other parent The new decree giving tho custody of tip child to the father was accomplished without presenta The of a hospital Blloxi Miss In a moment however the in spector was stressing the desirabil ity of closeness to regional veterans bureau such as is available at and near Des Jloines or the importanco of being in a community with a large number of medical specialists a fact conspicuously true with re spect both to Des Moines and Iowa City Wichita Favored Colonel Phelan produced from his files a copy of the report filed oy him following an inspection of the Kansas site the favored one of which was Wichita In it he had listed a half dozen In the order uf their availability as he appraised them In both Mississippi and Florida the recommendation of the Inspector Faces 3 Years chief of gang chiefs faced sanpty pi a 32 yeai tentlary sentence and a fine 580000 This is the maximum sentence possible if he is convicted on the charges on which he surrendered yesterday following his indictment by a federal grand jury He posted a 550000 bond and was released There were two In dictments One was returned yes terday Another was voted March 16 but was suppressed They con tained six felony and two mis demeanor counts and alleged a gov ernment tax claim of The indictments constituted but one of a series of blows the govern Tum In race 6 Column Thursday by the sheriff on cnarge of displaying wrong license plates at one time belongedto Ga briel Conquina which an Associated Press dispatch Friday stated was alleged to be one of Capones chief henchmen Curried Dakota Plate The automobile driven by Gray Studebaker eight carried a South Dakota license plate and a number of Minnehaha county of that state The sheriff learned further that the plates on the car did not helon o the Studebaker eight but on Jhrysler coupe This Information vas given in a sworn affidavit from W T Knutson treasurer of Minnc laha county The license according to thisaffidavit was originally is sued to H W Muchow who is now rervlng a two years term in the federal prison at Leavenworth Gray who does not deny that he is a bootlegger told the sheriff that the automobile was purchased from the Cadillac Sales company of Clinton which according to Gray Is bperatGfflhy Mike Blumberg gen erally known as the Al Capone of Clinton Investigation In Clinton by Sher iff E R Cooke at the request of Sheriff Cress revealed the infor MANIACAL AMOK SEIZES FILIPINO ON BOARD LINER Man Subdued by Officers After Running Wild Hour and Half YOKOHAMA June 6 I amok of Graclano Bilas 42 a Filipino aboard the liner Empreaj of Canada as it approached Yoko hama yesterday left two persona dead and 23 injured 17 critically today How Bilas suddenly ran wild with a knife and for an hour and a halt cut and slashed his way to and fro on the lower decks of the liner and ships officers pursued him with drawn pistols was told when the vessel docked here Sixty policemen met the ship but Bilas was in Irons The police rushed the more seriously injured to hos pitals Strikes Plumber Ships officers said the Filipino was talking with Charles Campbell ships plumber when Bilas unex pectedly struck the plumber on tho shoulder Campbell believing the Filipino was in a playful mood did not retaliate and a minute later Bilas smiling struck again This time Campbell felt a trlcklo under his shirt Inspection showed blood flowing Bilas slashed William Caldwell the assistant plumber and Ito KatschI a Japanese Interpreter Then he ran wild from one end of tho ship to the other sloshing everyone he met Bilas struck sev eral from behind as he encountered them in the passageways of the steerage The crew kept him from reaching the upper decks Chase OtaxtA Man Turn In B Coin Lou May has took in a female boarder all Ive got to say is that she dont love her husband or she aint got a lick o sense Suggests Expert to Watch Condition of Algae in Iowa Lakes DES MOINES June G ployment of an expert to keep a close watch on the algae situation in Iowa lakes was recommended to state officials today by W C Purdy of the public health service a Washington Chemical treatment should be used to kill the algae when the algae content becomes great enough to endanger fish he said The plants have no ill effects on bathers or persons drinking the water thi officials were told tion of evidence and agreement entirely by ROD REEL AND NAVY EXPENSES resident Takes Department Officials to Camp at Rapidan ORANGE Va June 6 and reel naval expenses and three forthcoming speeches today en gaged the attention of President Hoover at his Rapidan fishing camp President and Mrs Hoover with most of their weekend party ar rived at the camp at 9 oclock last night by motor from Washingtqn Suddenly finding himself free of en gagements late Friday the chief executive summoned his guests for the trip which he had planned for early today Secretary Adams piloted by As sistant Secretary of the Navy In galls was scheduled to fly today tprm Washington in the navys first autoglro They with As sistant Secretary Jahncke and other naval officials were to discuss naval expenses with Mr Hoover The president planned to spend most of the morning with his rod and reel and in preparing speeches to be delivered soon at Indianapo lis Marlon Ohio and Springfield 111 The conference with the naval of ficials is the fifth held by the pres ident with departmental officials in his economy camtiaiem MarketsatA Glance NEW YORK leaders sag under weekend realizing r r e g u I ar industrials gain oils react 1 to 3 points CHICAGO bearish Canadian advices steady favorable Illinois Iowa reports to lower FIVEWORKMEN DIEINGAVEIN Policeman Fatally Injured in Patrol Wagon Crash on Way to Scene PHILADELPHIA June 6 Five workmen working in caisson holes 70 feet below the street level were killed in a caveln early today and a policeman was fatally in jured when a patrol wagon enroute to the scene crashed into a truck The workmen all Negroes were entombed when the side wall of an excavation for a 32 story office buildlne collaused LINDBERGHS MAY FLY EAST ROUTE Study Possibilities of Great Circle Course Across Greenland i NEW YORK June 6 and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh arc considering flying to China and Japan over an eastern route which would bring them close to the north pole on a 6500 mile journey to the orient Colonel Lindbergh is studying the possibilities of a great circle course across Greenland and Spitsbergen instead of taking the Bering strait route from the Pacific coast He is making inquiries as to fuel and supply bases and stores along thnt northern route The whole plan is In a formative stage Add Water Ruilder At North Beach airport Queens mechanics installing pontoons have been ordered to put a water rudder on Lindberghs Lockheed plane The equipment under consideration in cludes a tent a rubber two months food supply and radio ap paratus The northerngreat circle route has been flown three times by the army roundtheworld flyers Von Gronau who made it last year in a Cornier flying boat and by Parker Kramer and Bert Haasell of Rock ford 111 who lost their plane In a wreck in Greenland Searched for Amundsen There have also been flights to that part of the world by Sir Hu bert Wilkins and Capt Albin Ah renberg Swedish pilot who went searching for Amundsen after the wreck of the Italia The trip will be made some time this summer and we plan to fly to China and Japan and that is all we ourselves are sure of so far said Lindbergh Dawes Indignant at All This Talk About Business Depression CHICAGO June G flew from the underslung pipe of Ambassador Charles G Dawes when somebody said something to him yesterday about business de pression Did you rend what I said when I got off the boat in New York he demanded Well thats what I think Here and there improvement is taking place but there has been so much fear and gloom that people do not realize that conditions are gradual ly improving ROGERS r mation from the Cadillac Sales company that the automobile came from Gabriel Conauina 2120 South Millard avenue Chicago and that the machine was sold by the Cadil lac company for Conquina and that the company received a commission for the sale nought May 27 Grays contention is that he bought the car from the Cadillac Sales company with the promise that the company would send1 tho transfer and identification papers so that he could get the proper license on the following day The records show the car was purchased on May 27 But on the date of Grays arrest Thursday no such identification papers had been re ceived Gray is being held by the sher iff on a 5HOO bond He is charged with violating paragraph 0 chap ter 251 of the motor vehicle laws of the Iowa code of 1927 which states that no person shall display on any motor vehicle certificates or plates other than those licensed with such vehicle The penalty for this as given in the code is not more than five years in the peni tentiary or a fine not more than or imprisonment in the county jail not more than one year The Studebaker involved in this matter is the second car now held in the sheriffs office which Gray is claiming altho he has no legal title The other automobile is held in a garage having been involved in an accident following which its driver escaped The automobile was not in Grays name altho he claims it ns his property Bilas MdJaysysteThatite search of theVessel started He was finally cornered in the ships bow He screamed for officers not to shoot They turned a fire hoso on him and R few minutes later ho sub mitted without a struggle Ho was put in Irons in the ships brig Hii will be taken ashore at Hongkong for trial Campbell nnd Caldwell both from Vancouver B C were the only oc cidentals injured The two dead were Chinese New Yorker Admits Butcher Murder of Owner of Speakeasy NEW YORK June 6 Ohietei confessed to police today the butcher murder of AndrewCu bcnskl Brooklyn speakeasy owner and Implicated Cubenskis wife in the slaying Otaietes who is 26 years old told the police it took him two days to dispose of the parts of the body Mrs Zubenski who is 43 years old persisted in denying all knowl edge of the killing BEVERLY HILLS Cal June 6 Cant you see a little political foresight in Mr Coolidges quitting writing No country would he cu ckoo enough to nominate a column ist for president Mr Coolidges great following was built by not talking and not by saying some thing every day He took it up thru necessity and not preference When will this country that wastes billions on everything final ly do justice to a retiring president and allow him for life at least two thirds of his presidential salary It ought to be worth that much to the taxpayers for the privilege we take In crucifying cm while in office Elect em for a six years term and not allow em to succeed them selves That will keep their minds off politics and the lifes salary will re lieve em of any worry of the fu ture f Yours Jt WATERLOO GIRL TO LOSE CHILD Authorities Hold Baby for Court Which Ordered It to Orphans Home DETROIT June 6 Schaefer 2 was again in the hands of authorities today after her young mother Mrs Helen Shaefer of Wa terloo had fled from Iowa with her because the juvenile court there had ordered the little girl sent to an or phanage Mrs Shaefer left the baby with Mrs Estell Lang also of Waterloo when she left there a week ago to visit relatives in Michigan City Ind Mrs Lang failed to appear with the baby at a meeting they had ar ranged in St Joseph Mich and De troit police were appealed to Thursday the three were united but the baby became ill and was sent to a hospital Now police have refused to release the child on nc count of the order of the Waterloo court pending further action by it IOWA Mostly unsettled SJiturtJny night and Sunday showers prolcihle Not quite HO ronl Sunday in the extreme cast portion LOCAL STATISTICS Local weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 71 Minimum In Night 10 At 8 A M Saturday fiO Prarlpltntlon 14 Inches A drizzling rain from 3 until oclock Friday freshened vegeta tion altho the moisture was not in large nuantitles WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO June 6 outlook for the period beginning Monday For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri valleys and the Northern and Central Great Plains fair till middle of weeki shower period indicated within lat ter half mostly seasonable temper atures   

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