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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home E R HIS HEM a DEPT OF MOI NEV I XXXVII CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOUTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 13 1931 Mine Altho Pay Is Low Congressman Lewis Tells Why Men Stay on I The third of a aeries of Bpeclnl dispatches analysing tho critical bituminous coat situa tion By CHARLES P STEWART PITTSBURGH July 13 Factors entering importantly into the anarchistic state of the soft coal industry include Tremendous wartime price infla tion titter postwar deflation Greatly increased human efficien cy and mechanically vastly im proved mining methods resulting in an immensely accelerated production rate of practically inexhaustible supplies of coal A temporarily diminished de mand for coal due to business slack ness and a permanently diminishec demand due to the increasing use o fuel oil water power development and the program of electrification in many industries especially the rail roads Growing opposition in the cities to soft coal consumption because of its dust and smoke In some areas freight rate dis advantages THESE are merely some of the dif faculties against which bitumi BOUS production is struggling There are numerous others and fresh ones are constantly creating themselves No sooner have the men who are trying to keep the craft afloat plugged an old leak as Senator M M Neely of West Virginia expresses it than a new leak opens else where If anyone had told me when 1 was a miner Representative David J Lewis of Maryland who grew up digging soft coal said to me recent ly that a time would come when I would feel as sorry for the oper ators as I felt then for the miners I would have assured him he was predicting the impossible But I do some of them Its terrible to be slowly squeezed to death finan cially CONGRESSMAN LEWIS hastened to add however that lie is no lesa sorry for the miners today than when he wjs one of them but jsiinply la inore sorry than he for merly was for the wellmeaning class among the operators Naturally so distressed an indus try as soft coal mining is a bad in dustry for the workers engaged in it That would be true even if there were no more miners than are need ed to keep the povertystricken mines in operation But a problem Ttirn to 1ago 2 Column SEEK SALVATION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 206 GERMANY MEXICO BOUND PLANE CRASHES Mexican Aviation Firm Sends Light Plane to Rescue Americans MEXICO CITY July 13 plane Captain Emilio Carranze ill Edward Maloney and Seth TTerrington took off from New York yesterday on a projected nonstop flight to Mexico City crashed today on the beach about 60 miles north of Soto La Marina between Tampi co and Brownsville An aviator who passed overhead reported that apparently neither of the two men ia the Captain Car ranza was hurt The Mexican Aviation company instructed Its chief pilot at Browns ville to send a light plane to rescue the two American airmen from the lonejy beach They were to be tak en to Brownsville Aviators here estimated that the New York plane had been forced down between 10 and a m after having been in the air ap proxlmately 19 hours and having covered all but 350 miles of the journey AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I wouldnt mind dyin be fore Pa does if it wasnt for the thot o some other wo man uain my test linen for ever day Not Ready Yet Group Opposing Work on Cattle Says ALTA VISTA July of Dr W C McGrath assistant bovine tuberculosis tester to test herds in this vicinity were blocked this morning by an assemblage about 90 farmers on the Ben Ru hoff farm three miles south and five miles west of Alta Vista Tho protesting group insisted that the various herds were not yet ready for testing and Dr McGrath vho was alone left soon for his home at Elma Dr McGrath came to the Ruhoff farm early this morning Ben Ru hoff was not at home at that time but appeared soon with a large delegation of farmers at his back Ruhoff according to Dr McGrath declared his herd was not ready for testing Others Speak Up Four other farmers whose names were on the list of calls which Dr McGrath was scheduled to make spoke up and also declared they were not ready to have their herds tested Dr McGrath said he made little or BO answer The group seemed generaly dis satisfied and complained of things in general It seemed that they were not only opposed to the testing oC cattle but other conditions as well Since I was alone I no objection There a big group of farm ers some of whom stayed in their cars during the brief conversation I started for home then in my auto Whether or not they followed me I didnt see Expected Arrival Some of the farmers in the group stated that L M Utley of New Hampton was their leader The far mers evidently had expected the ar rival of Dr McGrath this morning and had previously made prepara tions for assembling to meet tho tester This was the first time the far mers In this county had assembled to object or halt temporarily test ing of cattle altho last fall injunc tion proceedings against testers were started Dr McGrath was assisting B L Caudill of Alta Vista in testing Mr Caudill has Cbickasaw and Floyd counties in his jurisdiction Thornhurg Not Advised DES MOINBS July 13 retary Mark G Thornburg of the state department of agriculture said today he had not been advised of any opposition to bovine tuberculosis testing in Chickasaw county Dr WC McGrath he said was assisting the department represen tatives in conducting tests in the county ACTION ON FALL CASE POSTPONED Hitch Develops in Change of Sentence to Permit Prison Transfer WASHINGfON July 13 After a lengthy conference with at torneys Justice Bailey in the Dis trict of Columbia supreme court to day postponed action in the case of Albert B Fall until tomorrow There was no explanation for the postponement Justice Bailey on Saturday had refused to suspend the one year jail sentence given Fall for accepting B bribe for an oil lease while he was secretary ol tho Interior The justice had agreed however topermit aconsultation to deter mining whether Fall would agree to have a day added to his sentence so that the attorney general might be given the discretion of assigning him to a western prison Physicians had reported that Fall was a victim of inactive tuberculosis and that if he were brot to an east ern jail it might become active Either Texas or New Mexico har been suggested as a place whero he might be sent to serve his sentence Fall was reported to have agreed to the change and Frank Hogan his attorney was expected today to present the motion for tho modifica tion to Justice Bailey but apparent ly some hitch developed Fall now is in El Paso Texas Chickasaw Farmers ASSEMBLE NEAR ALTA VISTA AS TESTER ARRIVES Test Take Off on DelayedHop to Budapest Hungarian Flyers to Make Harbor Grace for Fuel BULLETIN NEW YORK July 13 Tlio Radio Corporation of Am erica reported that the piano Justice for Hungary flylnir from New York to Harbor Grace on the first leg of a flight to Budapest passed Eastporte Maine at p m ROOSEVELT FIELD N Y July 13 Magyar and George Endera took off today on their long delayed flight across the Atlantic to Budapest They planned a stop for fuel at Harbor Grace N F Magyar ant Enders have been pre paring for their Hungarian flight for more than a year They have a black Lockheed plane with radio and plan following the great circle northern course by way of New foundland Their plane is named Justice to Hungary and the flight was plan ned to focus public attention on wrongs done his homeland as a re sult of the treaty of Trianon Mag yar said Long distance flyers were hard on the trail of new records today Seth Yerrington and Edward Ma loney of Long Island were expected late this af ternon at Mexico City on a nonstop flight begun at Roose velt field New York yesterday Joseph Lebrix and Marcel Doret of France passed over Moscow at midnight on their attempt to set a new straight line flight record from Paris to Tokyo Laura Ingalls was at Waynoka Okla on her way to New York to attempt a solo flight to France Reg L Robbins and HarMd S Jones forced down on a refueling flight from the west coast to Tokyo were on their way home to make an other try Markets at a Glance NEW YORK extreme dullness follows early break Germans break some to new lows Losses moderate in quiet trading higher Foreign1 Italian lira and German mark at new 1931 lows weak cables staady commis sion house liquidation easier Brazilian market CHICAGO increased visible supply lower cash markets 12 LOSE LIVE Two Burn to Death as Their Ship Cracks Up at Chicago By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS AIRPLANE accidents over the weekend claimed the lives oE 12 persons in the United States and Canada and another died as a result of injuries he suffered in a plane crash last Wednesday Chester Bailes 32 Kansas City and William Warren 22 San An tonio Tex burned to death in a crash at the Chicago municipal air port Bailes was a pilot for the Braniff Airlines Inc and Warren a pilot for the Century Airlines Inc Witnesses said the plane had risen to approximately 700 feet when the motor quit after a take off Miss Elizabeth Osborn 16 and Miss Ruby Hinson IS both of Jonesboro Ark were killed when the plane in which they were riding with H E Lawhead pilot fell near Jonesboro Lawhead was danger ously injured Entangled In Tree At Harrisonvllle Mo an airplane piloted by Irwin Vrooman Kansas City became entangled in a tree and crashed in flames burning to death George Colburn 17 Manhat tan Kans and Ershul Thomas 24 Harrisonville Vrooman who suf feredbums died early Monday Art Bielby pilot and William Bramphall passenger both of Lloydminster Sask were killed Saturday night at Lloydminster Their plane fell from a height of l2uO feet Charles Sugg 30 St Glair Mich died Sunday in a Martins Ferry Ohio hospital of a fractured skull received last Wednesday when his plane smashed into a hill at York ville Ohio while he was participat ing in a national air tour Two Lose Lives Two Trinidad Colo businessmen lost their lives Saturday in the crash of a plane atthe Trinidad airport They were F L Hazeltine licensed pilot and Martin J Glea son Frank Stage 42 pilot a plane which crashed at Buffalo N Y yes terday died today o internal in juries Two passengers in the plane Tiim to Tupo Column Market Rallies From Early Slump Closes With Small Declines NEW YORK July 13 Altho Germanys financial crisis gave the New York stock market a flurry in the early trading today prices rallied sluggishly from the lows duringthe ensuing hours and closed with moderate net declines ill Rogers SANTA BARBARA Cal July got her problem Mr Hoover his farm board Eng land her dole but Santa Barbara has got real trouble The Cru sader antiprohibition float won the prize in the parade The drys claim it was all right to enter it provided it didnt win anything Now they are going to have the parade held over again with dif ferent judges It the drys win the next one the finals will be held in neutral territory perhaps Canada Mr Hoover and Vice President Curtis yesterday were together on the Rapidan re hearsing signals for the big game next November Yours WILL ROGERS HIT BY TORNADO Clarinda Reports Roofs Torn Off Trees Uprooted and Streets Blocked By ASSOCIATED PHESS A windstorm of almost tornadic proportions struck southwestern Iowa Sunday evening doing consid erable damage to private property business houses and wire communi cations Clarinda reported roofs torn off trees uprooted streets blocked ant comuuication paralyzed by the high wind which was accompanied by some ralnvTheclty was in darkness last night except for improvised il lumination from candles lanterns and oil lamps A man tentatively identified aa Beech Aiken of Clarnnda was killed when he stepped on a power line wire which had been broken and was lying on the ground Travel Held Up Highway travel near Marshall town was held up for several hours Sunday afternoon when a heavy rain with some hail struck in and near the city forcing streams from their banks Four feet of water was reported at one point on the Jeffer son highway inside the Marshall town city limits High water wns also present at other points on the highway and many cars were marooned Consid erable crop damage resulted from the heavy washing of soil Minor damage was reported at DCS Moines where a heavy rain fell lato Sunday afternoon Crcston Waterloo and Cedar Rapids also re ceived a drenching Gets Heaviest Rain The heaviest rainfall during the weekend was reported by the fed eral weather bureau as that of Mar shalltown 247 inches Clarinda had 189 inchca nnd Cedar Rapids 172 Clarinda had the maximum tem perature 87 while the low was 53 recorded at Estherville and Fort Dodge A prediction was made this morn ing of mostly fair weather tonight and Tuesday NORTH IOWAS INTELLIGENTSIA IllOTOS 11V KIRK STUDIO WILLIAM WINTER Aeklcy GENE GREGORY Mason City Mental athletes are of the Globe Gazettos first dictionary derby cranium classic call It what you will For four hours last Thursday fore noon 85 high school boys from nil sections of North Iowa scratched hends and whittled pencils In the high school building here When tho dandruff had settled William Winter 15 year old Ackley frebh GILBERT McEWEN Mnson City man was first by a margin of 5 points over Gene Gregory Mason City junior Gilbert McEwcn also a junior here was third An Interesting coincidence It is that young McEwcns mother is a former Aclclcy girl The ten best papers written here have been for warded to New York for judging In a nationwide contest six winners of which will receive expense free trips to Italy beginning July 30 HOOVERDIRECTS ATTENTIONUPON GERMANAFFAIRS American Bankers Thot Ready to CoOperate in Relief BULLETIN ST JEAN CA1FERRVT Franco July 13 W Mellon American secretary of tho treasury was reliably reported late today to have changed his holiday plans and to bo going Thursday or Friday to London by way of Iarls on instructions from Washington WASHINGTON July 13 President Hoover turned his un divided attention today to the Ger man financial situation Returning from his Rapidan camp where lie spent the weekend the chief executive found a number of important communications concern ing Germanys plight on his desk and immediately began a study of them Additional information came to him from the state department the treasury and press reports Keep In Touch All available sources were used by the white house to keep in close contact with the situation altho it was said that the chief executive had not communicated directly with Ambassador Sackett nor with any other official in Germany Acting Secretary Mills of the treasury department who partici pated in weekend conferences in New York with various financial authorities had an engagement with the president this morning American banking Interests are uu derstood by adminlstra tion to bti MJ assistEkirnpeSn central banks in relieving Ger manys critical economic situation Left for Europe The administration however has taken the view that any plan for preventing the financial collapse of the German government should orig inate with principal European banks The attitude of the American gov ernment was made known last night by acting Secretary Castle of the state department upon his return from spending the weekend with President Hoover In Virginia Short ly before issfllng a formal state ment on this governments policy he conferred with Ambassador Claudel of France but neither dis closed the nature of the discussion Bank Hcnds The heads of the principal Eur opean central banks including the Bank of England and the Bank of France Castle said are meeting Monday morning in Basel Switzer land with the bank of internation al settlements They will no doubt consider the German banking crisis Obviously any plan for a bank ing solution of the situation must originate from these banks which are on the ground and it is my un derstanding that our bankers are prepared to consider assistance in Tdm tn IAPTO 1 Column n PANTAGES AND OTHERS FREED Conspiracy Morals Charges Against Wealthy Show man Dismissed SAN DIEGO July 13 ander Pantages multimillionaire showman and his three codefend nnts In the girl market case were freed of conspiracy and morals charges today by Superior Judge L N Turrentine on motion of District Attorney Tom Whelan Whelan informed the court when the case was called for retrial that ae did not believe a jury would bring a verdict of guilty as a re sult of the showing made at the Eirst trial as to the past life of Lydia Nitto youthful complaining witness Pantages was accused of conspir ing with Jesse H Shreve promi nent San Diego businessman and Olive Clark Day and William Jobel mann alleged operators of a Holly wood girl mart to bring Miss Nitto here to a hotel party for im moral purposes The jurors at the Irst trial disagreed nine of the 12 avoring acquittal Whelan also moved for the dis nlssal of charges against Shrove Mrs Day and Jobelmann accused n a separate complaint of bringing iclen Livingston another girl from Hollywood to the party last Oct 30 Judge Turrcntine granted the dis missal motions without comment WOULD RESIGN LUTHER BEFORE WORLDBANKERS IN SWITZERLAND Guarantees of Closed Bank Taken Over by Government DASEL July 13 dramatio battle for Germanys economic salvation developed In the directors room of the Bank for International Settlements this afternoon with Dr Hans Luther president of tho Reichsbank who brot the authorita tive and latest word from the Berlin government on the financial crisis present The Reichsbank president was ushered into the presence of other chiefs of central banks and Ameri can executives who awaited his dec laration with unconcealed anxiety The rotund German at once begari to reveal to his colleagues what the Berlin government requires or wish es in order to save Germanys fi nancial structure from complete chaos Whether his report consist ed of demands concessions or only pleas was a matter of speculation around the bank headquarters Shut away privately the directors of one of the worlds most powerful banking combinations struggled to reach some agreement which would cure the troubled situation now threatening the economic stability of Europe Results of their deliber ations were expected to be announc ed officially some time this evening DEMAND SESSION BERLIN July 13 com munist and national socialist parties today served on the Press Photo Rather tliun submit to French political demand in connection with tho loan which Dr Huns Luther sought at Iarls not only Cliunccllar Brucnlng nhove but Presi dent von Illndcnburg himself would resign Russia Still Pays Homage to Its Lenin Granite Tomb of Great Soviet Leader Draws Thousands This is tho last of a series of stories on Soviet Russia By STANLEY P RICHARDSON Knpyrlcht 1031 the Aaitoelntcil Ynin MOSCOW July 13 Lenin sleeps all Russia still pays homage In the impressively modernistic granite tomb just outside the Kremlin wall and commanding pic turesque red square thousands daily come to look on the features oE the bolshevik leader as he lies life like upon a glass enclosed catafalque Seven years after hin death workers peasants and a scattering of foreign tourists each day form a line four abreast that would extend the length of Red square and back again if straightened out to wait their turn to pass thru tho mausol eum during the two hours it is open Lino Redoubled So as not to impede progress thru the squarp the line ia bent back and redoubled but even then tho mass of people extends some dis tance from either end of the tomb Post two soldiers of the Red army who always are on guard at the doors opened or closed the visitor enters the massive bronze portals and follows the slowly moving line past more soldiers within down n broad stairway leading to the cham ber of death underground and in the very center of the edifice The dim Indirect lighting adds a deeper tovich of solemnity Two more red guards with fixed bayonets stand at both ends of the catafalque Dressed In the plain khaki uni form of the red army with only one Turn In 2 Column Flyer on Way From Australia to Tokyo MANILA July 13 C C hichester landed at Ormoc Leyte island at oclock this after noon on a flight from Mati Davao Province He is flying from Sydney Aus tralia to Tokyo nU or thirrcichstag In view of the political situation abroad and the economic situation at home Germanys financial distress re sulted in collapse of the 000000 Darmstaedter und National bank and the government has taken over guarantees in connection with the suspension of payments The cabinet is in almost constant session Hans Luther head of the Richsbank left the meeting to fly to Basel where the World bank di rectors are considering Germanys plight and measures to relieve St Must Stay Home At Paris the German ambassador informed the government that Chancellor Bruening is not likely to come for a conference until the sit uation at home is relieved London watching from the sidelines will send Foreign Secretary Henderson to Paris on the way to a confer ence at Berlin and Prime Minister MacDonald will leave on Friday for the Bcrlitl meeting Secretary Stimson at Rome ia taking no direct hand In the devel opments and Secretary Mellon at Cap Ferrat is making no comment The stock markets In all the capi tals were weak on the uncertain situation in Germany Other Bunks Hit The run which closed Darmstaed ter extended in some degree to other banks this morning and to help prevent the panic from spreading the government closed the stock exchange for Monday and Tuesday Jacob Goldschmldt head of Darmstaedter and regarded as ona of the ablest bankers in Germany asserted today a moratorium should Turn to PnKo 2 Cnlamn IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Monday night and Tuesday slightly warmer In tho west and central portions Mon day night nnd in the east and Houth portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 85 Minimum In Night 5S 8 A M Monday 76 Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning maximum Saturday 7rt Minimum in Night 6S Rainfall 01 of an Inch   

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