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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1931, Mason City, Iowa ft a 1 1 E R EM ART OF S Wot NES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 25 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 216 Farm Wives Work Fields Grain Prices Force U S to Follow Foreigners ByCHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON July 25 CPA back in Washington from his home district For the first time to my life says Con gressman Clar ence Cannon Missouri this year I liave seeu white American women working in western harv est fields like European peas ants Many a farm er cannot sell his wheat for a prlco sufficient to hira labor to garnet it And he mutt have ready money His only recourse is to supple ment his own efforts with his wifes and their any of them remain in the country to help the old folk Not many do Most at the adult younger generation haa heen driven by rural poverty into the cities One might imagino it would be driven back again by ur ban unemployment but there Is no chance for it on tha land either The farmers need the labor to be sure but they cant pay for it OWN FARM said the con 1V1 gressman is close to the St Louis market For my wheat with this advantage I got 35 cents a bushel as against in 1920 At Missouri points where transporta tion facilities are not so good tha price has been as low as 23 cents The cost of producing this wheat was from 51 to a bush el With wheat bringing less than ever before in history the cost at fertilizer today is higher than in wartime The cost of twine also is higher thanIn wartime A binder preseatthanever he invented Railroad ratesare higher than iv 1920 WET THE FARMER is compelled I to plant wheat pointed out the Missourian since it is his only possible large cash crop Hitherto even with a narrow margin of profit on his wheat yield or none whatever he nevertheless Turn tn IaRC 2 Column NEAR DEATH IN Neighbor Will Be Charged With Murder If Iowa Farmer Dies SHENANDOAH July 25 His skull crushed by n pitchfork Henry Butt 36 wan near death here today after what witnesses said a petty quarrel in a harvest field with Minor Harlan 25 hia Northboro neighbor Harlan was jailed on charges of assault but Judge Frederick Fish er who Issued the warrant said that a murder charge would be filed should Butt die The two were members of a threshing crew on the Herman Sickman farm 82 miles from here when the incident occurred Wit jiesses said that Butt assailed Harlan when the latters horses nibbled at wheat bundles In Butts wagon as their hayracks stood beside the threshing machine yesterday after noon Later Butt was sitting on ths ground when Harlan approached and struck him with tha pitchfork others members of the crew said Butt and Harlan are married and each has two children AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Sometimes I think I couldnt stand it to have Pa die first an then I get to thinkln about some other woman usln my best napkins for every day MKEE LEADS AT END OF 25TH Hoover Demands Real Governmental Economy PRESIDENT SAYS CUT IN RECEIPTS HAS TO BE MET All Government Heads Ordered to Limit Expenses IITASHINGTON July 25 VV Drastic economy in govern ment expenditures in the current inci forthcoming fiscal year has been demanded by President Hoover to meet sharply declining treasury receipts The chief executive has ordered all government heads to withhold funds not needed for actual opera tion purposes this yearand to pare to a minimum estimates of expen ditures for the next fiscal year Condition Serious In a letter to all government department and agency heads dated July 10 the chief executive de scribed the financial condition of the federal government as a seri ous one The president referred to the treasury deficit in excess of 000000 at the end of the fiscal year 1931 on June 30 and to the appro priations for the current year amounting to approximately 55 000000000 This letter followed the recent re quest of the president that all high government officials supervise pre paration of the 1933 1 budget esti mates to restrict them to actual operation heeds v Got Assurances Earlier in the summer thru con ferences with the secretaries of the various departments the chief ex ecutive obtained assurances that economies reaching into the millions would be effected particularly In the naval and military establish ments While the expenditures in the last fiscal year exceeded i 000000 000 the revenues fell to low levels due to the business depression and the consequent decline in revenue from the income tax the largest source of revenue for the federal govern ment It was the first time since the war period a deficit occurred in the treasury DEAD UNCERTAIN IN CHILE RIOTING Cabinet Meeting Scheduled to Hear Complaints of Students BUENOS AIRES July 25 Dispatches today from Santiago Chile estimated the number of cas ualties resulting from antigovern ment demonstrations during the last two days all the way from five to twenty Newspapers reported it was im possible to establish the number ac curately A cabinet meeting was scheduled at which representatives of workers and of students who barricaded themselves in the main building of the University of Chile were to be heard The students have demanded the resignation of the president Santiago advices said there was street fighting last night in front of the British club and one of the principal hotels with two killed In each instance Streets Heavily Guarded SANTIAGO Chile July 25 The city was quiet this morning after a night of unrest which fol lowed the action of troops who firec on antigovernment students who had barricaded themselves In tho University of Chile Banks were open and most of th stores but there was little buslnes and the principal streets wer heavily guparded Sioux City Man Dies of Accident Injuries Wife Critically Hurt SIOUX CITY July 25 seph H Hill 65 real estate dealer here died Friday night In a hospi tal at Imperial Nebr of injuries suffered in an auto accident His wife was reported In a critical con dition Their son Joseph D Hill who was driving and a daughter Winifred were not seriously In jured Their car collided with a truck VICTIM OF MANIAC Flora Bonannl 15 above is ono of the persons wounded by Marco Demofontl 40 crazed miner who ran amuck with a revolver and a lailfe near Lees burg Pa killing five persons and wounding three Both Miss Bonanni and her mother were stabbed Demolontl brot down with a bullet In his hip was taken to a hospital at Mercer Rumania Gay for Wedding of Princess Visitors Throng Sinaia for Marriage of Royal Pair SINAIA Rumania July 25 The summer castle of the royal family is gay with flags and flowers town is thronged with visitors big 1 i m o U s I n e s everywhere brave the prince and the princess will be mar ried tomorrow Ileana daughter of Dowager Queen Marie and Prince Anton of Hapsburg whose bride she will be come were happy and sparkling today as they welcomed their ar riving guests Sinaia forgot everything else and gave Itself over to romance Crowds watched for every move of the wed ding party and on the slightest provocation there were shouts of long live Ileana child of the peo ple A stately dinner and reception were the principal items on todays program and at 10 oclock tomor row morning the wedding ceremon ies will begin At that hour the civil marriage will be performed at the palace by the minister of Justice in the pres ence of the royal family and the court Queen Helen sisterinlaw of Ileana and former wife of King Carol is the only member of the Hapsburg and Rumanian houses not invited to the ceremonies She 13 in London 1 Ileana who is 22 years old Is known in America as she accom panied Queen Marie on a tour of the United States in 1SJ26 The bridegroom 30 years old is the son of Archduke Leopold Salva tor who took his family into exile from Austria as a result of the war 27 DIE IN HOME FOR AGED BLAZE AT PITTSBURGH 216 Others in Hospital With Some Expected Not to Live PITTSBURGH July 25 Twentyseven persons inmates of the Little Sisters of the Poor home for the aged were burned to death and 216 others are in hospi tals vitLlms of fire that turned the haven of the old and helpless into a place of horror and suffering last night and early today The coroners office reported 15 persons still unaccounted for but the ruins had been searched thoro ly dissipating belief that more had died in the flames Twentysix bodies only three of them Identified definitely more than 12 hours after the fire was discovered were in the county morgue Shock Proves Fatal The death of Samuel Berry 72 this afternoon at West Penn hospi tal gave physicians further grounds for fear that injury and shock would be fatal to others Hospital authori ties said the lives of about six were hanging in the balance Shock May Kill Many oC them were calm and helped their fellow inmates aa the fire raged thru the home last night and earlytoday but later collapsed timated the property damage to day between and Alarm Prom Outside The alarm came from the outside and heavy barred gates and a high stone wall faced those who sought to warn inmates and their protectors Once warning was given chao ruled The few nuns the staff of the home struggled to lead to safe ty those of the 250 men and 105 could reach Of the inmates themselves the stronger helped the weaker those who could struggled from win dow to window crying for rescue those whose infirmities pinned them to their rooms followed tho ex ample of blind Mrs Mary Kline 80 who dropped on my knees and prayed to God and many of them were saved Outside firemen battered down tho heavy gates to get in their equipment fought futilely for a time to maintain against the wall that burned as they were reared and then turned to life nets calling to the imprisoned to leap for their lives Carried Out Helpless Even before firemen reached th scene scores of tho men had scaled the walls and begun the work ol rescue Before heat drove them back they raced Into the burning struc ture bearing out the hclpeless Turn to Pngn 2 rolumn Autos Cross Red River Free Bridge Dissolve Writ to End War of Oklahoma and Texas BULLETIN OKLAHOMA CITY July 25 to maintain the military blockudo of the DurantDcnlson toll bridge ap proach on tho north slda ol Kcd river Governor Alfalfa Bill Murray departed for the border early this afternoon DURANT Okla July 25 The free bridge over the Red river between Denison Texas and Dur ant subject of a controversy be tween Texas and Oklahoma was opened today shortly after n fed eral injunction restraining its open ing had been dissolved at Houston Texas rangers stationed on the Texas side to prevent use of the free bridge removed a barrier from the highway approach and traffic began moving across the span Start for Winnipeg A motorcade of 24 automobiles bearing highway 75 boosters on a trip from Galveston Texas to Win nipeg Can was one of the first group of cars and trucks to move across the bridge Simultaneously with announce ment of the free bridge opening Federal Judge Colin Neblett at Muskogee Okla granted an in junction asked by the Red river toll bridge company restraining the 1 Air Tour Flyers Arrive at Akron to Begin Home Stretch AKRON Ohio July 25 11 planes comprising the national air tour landed hero shortly after noon today Lowell R Bayles who was holding third place when offi cial standings were announced at Kalamazoo Mich this morning led the way into Akron The tour ends at Detroit this afternoon Second to arrive was Harry L Russell who Is holding a lead of almost 10000 points and barring accident is considered assured of victory Suffers Broken Arm DUMONT July J daughter of Mr and Mrs Earl Stock fell off a horse and broke her left arm AMES TRIO MAY BE HOLDUP MEN Officers on Way From Two States to Link Group With Robberies DES MOINES July 25 James E RIsden chief of the state bureau of identification said that M L Enders Nebraska state sheriff and witnesses of the Rel Cloud Nebr bank robbery would come to Ames today in an efforl to connect three men held there positively with the Red Cloud hold up Risden said a telephone conver 3ation with Enders revealed that the trio Harry and Theodore Esfaen and Otto Schreck had been identi fied thru photographs as perpetra tors of the Nebraska banditry Risden said Endera and the wit nesses Intended to leave Lincoln Immediately and be In Ames about p m today He also said four county sheriffs were coming from Minnesota to attempt Unking of the trio with holdups in that state The chief here said In all proba bility charges under which the men are held in Ames would not be pressed If another state asks their extradition Sheriff W J Cure of Story county said Nebraska officials were preparing warrants for the three men following what Deputy State Sheriff Fred Benton safd was their certain Identification thru photo graphs toll Oklahoma national guardsmen were sent to the toll span yesterday under a martial law proclamation issued by Gov W H Murray to prevent use of the struc ture even against possible federal court orders Give Information The temporary injunction at Mus kogee also enjoined a number of service stations from giving tour ists information directing them to the free span Sidney Benbow assistant attor ney general of Texas Instructed Tom Hickman to remove the free bridge barriers and to withdraw the squad of rangers NEAR HAYFIELD Much Damage Is Caused by Flames at John J Lowe Farm HAYFEILD July Damage estimated at several thousand dol lars resulted late yesterday after noon when flames destroyed a largo barn granary and hoghouse on this John J Lowe farm one mile east of Hayficld The barn was filled with hay The granary held 2500 bush els of corn Some oats had just been sold The loss Is partly cov ered by insurance The Forest City fire department was called and pre vented the house from burning Curran House Near Hanford Destroyed PORTLAND July early this morning destroyed the John Curran house one mile east of Han ford Some of the household goods were saved The origin of the blaze is unknown BRUENING GIVES HINDENBURG HIS LONDON REPORT German Cabinet Session Held to Discuss Plight DERLIN July 25 iron chancellor Heinrlch with Foreign Minister Curtius from the seven power conference today and almost immediately proceeded to the pres idential palace to report the results of the London meetiug to President von Hindenburg Hcrr Bruening hastened to the chancellory for an urgent cabi net session at which Germanys plight was discussed Meanwhile observers declared it would require all the iron In both Bruening and Hindenburg as well as other national leaders if the reich is to withstand the economic crisis Stimson Arrives Secretary of State HenVy L Stim son arrived from London this eve ning on what he has described aa a purely unofficial visit Ambassador Frederic W Sacketl with members of the embassy staff was waiting for him at the railway station There was a crowd about tho sta tion and in tlia streets nearby bu there was no demonstration alth their attitude was plainly friendly pf the BI anyBObe t ac tual ti Sv be kept In mind by the cabinet members was the fact that the Stimson visit held out no hope of immediate new credits from abroad but at the most would bring to the sorely beset government ad vice from a friendly source Payments to Meet At the end of the month when pay day is supposed to come the Rclchsbank will have to meet pay ments of 2000000000 marlts about Civil servants have been informed by radio that theyll get only half their due on July 31 with the rest to follow In 10 days The enormous demand on the Relchsbank gave rise to universal debate about whether the cash would be available to pay off the nation Citizens who have been skimping along with little money hope for the best KILLED IN DRY RAID When 20 federal prohibition agents and policemen swooped down on n wholesaleliquor dis tributing place concealed by a flower shop In Kansas City Curtis Burks dry agent nbovc fell mortally wounded during V gun fight that followed Four policemen were wounded and one bootlegger slain Seven al leged bootleggers werearrested nnd 45 revolvers and a quantity of liquor seized VAVRA 8 DOWN TODESMOINES W IN FINALS Meeting Recalls Play of Two in 1926 Iowa Tourney Johnny Vavra of Cedar Rapids making a desperate effort Sat rday afternoon to overcome the andicap of eight holes set for him y his opponent Bob McKee of Des loines at the end of the twenty ifth hole in the finals of the Iowa mateur golf championship tourney t the Country club course The match was similar to the bnmplonship tourney 192G at Des Moinea when McKee defeated lie Cedar Rapids golfer in the fi als McKee broke par for a 70 in he morning round Gallery ot 1000 The golfers were followed by an lager gallery that numbered al nost 1000 Vavra made an attempt to ackq as the afternoon playing tartcd by taking the nineteenth lole when McKee faltered on his rive A short drive and a trap lowever caused Vavra to lose hole 20 Vavra was in the rough on 21 but managed to halve the holo In ive when McKee was short on his ron and strong on his approach shots They also halved the three next holes Vavras golf reached par on the twentyfifth when he took the hole with a four Man Fatally Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July must have been an awful hot spell California pu pcrs are printing their own prostrations If t hadnt been for Secretary Mellon and Stimson and O O Mclntyre there wouldnt have been an American tourist trade this summer Financial depres sion is so bad that American millionaire polo players are hav ingto play on American horses I didnt know it till I was reading the statistics the other day but the Argentine republic furnishes us over 90 per cent of our tanned hides and gigolos Yours WILL ROGERS TRIBAL CUSTOMS HOLD FATAL KEY Officers Convinced That Girl Found in Ravine Was Murdered WHITE RIVER INDIAN RES ERVATION Ariz July 25 Secret tribal customs of the Apache Indian were believed by authorities today to hold the key to the death of 23 year old Henrietta Schmerler Columbia university student whose body was found In a ravine neat Fort Apache yesterday Convinced the young woman was slain altho the coroner had yet to make his report special officers of the reservation called leaders of the tribe Into conference as the inves tigation progressed Lived In Cabin Miss Schmerler a student of eth nology and anthropology had lived alone in a cabin near the reserva tion for a month She had been gathering materjal for a thesis on the Apache history and mode of life In her studies authorities believe she came upon the guarded secret rites of the once fierce tribe of the southwest and in so doing aroused the enmity of its members YoungBuck Held A 25 yenr old Indian buck Claude Gilbert was held for Investigation In the cose He was said to have ac companied Miss Schmerler from her cabin Saturday night ostensi bly to go to a dance at Fort Apache Saturday afternoon was the lost time reservation officers saw the woman nllvc Miss Schmerlcrs body bore no marks of violence a cursory ex amination revealed She apparent ly had been either strangled or smothered Three Die In Air Collision DEMBLIN Poland July 25 Three Polish army flyers were killed ami one was seriously In jured today when two military In struction planes collided in midair as Train Crash Two Others Injured in Decorah Crossing Accident DECORAH July Jesse Nel son of Madison township was fatal ly injured about 8 oclock last night when the car which ho was driving and a Rock Island freight train crashed at the crossing at the Trout Run bridge Nelson wan en tering town and the train was leav ing as tho crash occurred Nelson was accompanied by Ar chle Mlcklinbcrg and Norman El lingson the latter being the son o Ole Ellingson of Decorah It Is be lleved Nelson mistook the lights n the train for those of a car comlnf from another direction He suffem a fractured skull and died 10 mln utes after he reached tho hospital Micklinberg suffered a fracturci skull a ffcish on his knee and forn head but It is expected to recover Ellingsons wounds were deep bu not serious He received treatmen from a local physician The three were returning home after at tho Ramse farm where threshing operation were being carried on The car wa demolished I HOLE BY HOLE I A Jbojojby hole account o f the v found oh the snorts pagei Markets at a Glance NEW YORK trading apathc tic market dull foreign sag Bu tte anged Foreign llng makes further gain favorable wcath er forecast CHICAGO fine weather in creased Russian offerings larger receipts bearish Iowa reports hogs Irregular Mayor Casts Deciding Vote in Election of Iowa City Alderman IOWA CITY July 25 Kcnderinc attorney was elccte city alderman here Friday nigh when the mayor cast the decldln vote after 23 ballots had been take by the council William Marcu was Kenderdines opponent for th scat vacated last week by Alder man George Katzenmeyer who re signed Vavra could not get his brass In laid putter to workingIn the morn nground Tho he beat tho medalist cte Jordan of Des Molnes with five threes In a row Friday he missed consistently Saturday morning Shoots Under Par McKee shooting subpar golf on his morning round finished the first nine one under par nnd took even par hole for hole clear thru the second nine Vavra look an 80 for the first 18 holes McKee took a birdie on the second hole a par 4 355 yard hole and went one under par on the 500 yard sixth He went one over on tho eighth Vavras only birdie on the first nine was the 120 yard fifth Ho was conceded a par 2 when ho nearly hit the pin with his tec shot McKee had Vavra 9 down when they went to lunch Wind Interferes Due to the strong south wind which increased in velocity during the day Vavra found difficulty in placinghis drives He shot u high iall and the wind carried It at will Friday In Ii3 semifinals there wan little or no wind and his drives and approaches were perfect as he shot under par IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Saturday night mid Sunday Slightly warmer In tho central portion Saturday night mid In the extreme cost portion Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning maximum Friday 01 Minimum In 6Z At 8 A M Saturday 85 The weather was on another spree Saturday After reaching the trough of Its wave Thursday when the maximum was 8 and the min imum SO degrees there was a spurt Friday which brot a maximum of 04 By Saturday morning the mercury had reached the 92 mark with every prospect that it would near 100 before night The wind was out of the southwest Prospects for an early rain seemed not overly bright WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO July 25 outlook for the week beginning Monday For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri valUys and northern and central great a few widely scattered showers and rather warm at beginning of week becoming somewhat cooler over northern sections showers probably again towards end of week with temperatures near normal
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