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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 29, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                H A H L U H E R HIS MEM ART OEPT OF IOWA t N ES t A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 29 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 219 OPENING INSTALLMENT mOOnofDOJGHT CORN PRICE TAKES JUMP Chapter 1 STRANGE TREASURE WHEN the two chests had been brat up the stairs and deposited in his room Umberto gave Gabreau a fourbit piece Gabreau snarletl turning his face away He dared do little more Umberto was broad anil handsome Gabreau was a dwarf a scant four feet high with large feet and hands and deepset eyes wistful like a monkeys But he was not content with a tossed coin for his labors Umberto keeping the spoils Ho took the same risks as TJmberto Tonight if the customs officers had caught them he as well as Umberto would have paid More than it was slavery Slavery for one of the blood of Napoleon Often Gabreau born by the New Orleans docks slaVe of Umberto said to himself I am the blood of Napoleon He had told his mother that he would demand To be course she had answered You aretwo times as strong Half he mumbled now I want half You got half Umberto growled Half dollar He pushed Gabreau who was stronger than find locked the door He listened till he heard the flat tread recede down the balcony then he closed the inside shutters of the window and lit ihe A square room with a bare floor a table a cot a chair and old ar moire ol carved rosewood a kerosene stove Smoke from the stove had streaked the walls and dimmed the rich oil portraits the long giltframed umberto set the lamp before the mirror that he might have a stronger He drew up the smaller chest It was nailed but it came open crystallized r Beer Feud Victim Slayers Sought light quickly Opal bows sleek and cool He turned to the larger chest Gabreau had grumbled at the load when they carried it stealthily from the Dolores to tTmbertos boat Not often he called on qabreau to help him carry things Gabreau was needed as a lookout Tonight how was a heavy chest and too beautiful to leave He had abandon ed a dozen smaller chests to take it Umberto examined the chest Ebony exquisitely carved in an openwork design so that one saw thru it something that gleamed The lid fitted tightly but as he jerked the handle it opened and Umberto looked on the thing that gleamed Silk yellow translucent shot with little black gems A rope of pearls a bracelet set with emer drew back reached lor the lamp held it close The bracelet glowed on a wrist Blender ivorycolorefi Under the folds of silk u womans form lay t chest Her dark unbound and there was no sign of breath The lamp shook so Umberto set it down He backed away from the chest In all his adventures as burglar pickpocket highwayman he had never known the abject ter ror of this moment To what crime had he fallen heir Gabreau would be witness Ga breau had wanted half He would give the chest to Gabreau let him have all But in the act of lowering the lid he halted The silks were stir ring almost Imperceptibly The slim wrist lifted a white hand moved to the hair pushing it away She sat up a pale girl gazing at the li3 of the chest beside her then If slowly her eyes moved about the room until they rested on Umberto She sprang from the chest staring at him from stormdark eyes Umbertos relief was such that ha felt faint He stared at the girl who to his recovering senses seemed an apparition She was per MUCH LAND IN CHINA FLOODED Foodstuffs Soar in Price as Famine Threatens During Fall SHANGHAI July 29 areas of central China were under water today hundreds perhaps thousands were dead and the prices of foodstuffs soared 30 per cent in many cities as the result of one of the worst floods in 60 years Crops were severely damaged presaging a terrible famine during the coming fall and winter An accurate estimate of the death toll could not be attempted because of disrupted communications It was known that hundreds died in the Wuhan area comprising the ci ties of Hankow Hanyang and Wu chang when dykes burst their bounds A report that 5000 perished in the Changsha Honan province dis trict was considered exaggerated however TEED IS HUNTED AS MAN MARKED BY RACKETEERS Boy 5 Killed and 4 Other Children Wounded NEW YORK July Teed described as a bookmak er was hunted by police today as the man marked for assassination by the gang guns that killed Mich ael Vengali 5 and wounded four other children last night Teed re cently attempted to muscle in on other bookmakers of the Harlem neighborhood in which the attack occurred police said The child was murdered by gang killers in an automobile killers whose machine guns and shotguns poured between 50 and GO slugs into the midst of playing children last night Four other tots one in a baby carriage were critically wounded by the gunmen in a reckless attempt to assassinate a man who had been lolling about the street in which the youngsters had been at play The man believed to be Joe Rao or his cousin Vincent Rao fell to the pavement and was unhurt Slugs however found little Michael Ven gali in a vital spot and they dropped MUSSOLINI BIRTHDAY Tum tt 8 Cnlnmn 3K Rail Labor Voices Opposition to Any Reduction m Wages WASHINGTON July 28 warning that organized railroad la bor would resist to the utmost ali efforts to reduce wages was issued late yesterday as the administra tion reaffirmed its policy of oppo sition to a lower wage scale The Railway Labor Executives associa tion declared in a statement that agreemerj existed between repre sentatives of employers and em ployes and the government not to permit the pressure of a business depression to be used as the excuse for breaking down the American Standard of Living LINDBERGHS OFF TO NORTH HAVEN Final Tests of Elaborate Radio Equipment Are Satisfactory NORTH BEACH AIRPORT N J July 29 and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh took off at p m CST today for North Haven Maine preparatory to start of their flight to Tokio The Lindberghs hopped off after a satisfactory final test of their planes elaborate radio equipment which had failed to work when the couple flew to Washington Mon day for their passports A favorable tail wind indicated that the flying colonel and his fem inine radio operator will probably be able to make sufficient speed to arrive at North Haven before dork After spending the night at the Morrow the Lindberghs are expected to hop off some time to morrow for Ottawa Ontario on the first leg of their trip to Tokio AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Ben has got the kind of religion that makes him love eveiybody except them he has to live with ever day Nurse Drowned in Clinton Boat Upset CLINTON July 29 Eggers of Teeds Grove a student nurse In the June Lamb hospital drowned last evening when a boat containing her and three other stu dent nurses capsized in the Missis sippi river The other girls Zona Morgan ot Calamus Marjorie Florence of Erie HI and Darline Milligan of Clinton were rescued by Buddy Meyers Beaver Island Waves caused by a passing boat caused the craft to upset Bandit Suspects Are Taken to Red Cloud RED CLOUD Ncbr July 29 UP I W Crowe and Deputy State Sheriff Eugene Batten ar rived here last night with Otto Schreck Harry and Theodore Eb sen brothersarrested at Ames as bank robber suspects The tnree were identified as those who robbed the Webster County bank of 000 June 2 four his companions Brother May Die Salvatore Vengali 7 year old brother of the dead boy was wounded five times He may die Michael Bevilacqul onlyl three years old who was in a baby carriage was struck twice in the back He too may not survive Florence DAroellio 12 was wounded in the shoulder and Samuel Defino 6 was shot in the left leg Orders were issued today for the arrest of Vincent Coll leader of one of two gangs fighting for control of the beer business in Harlem and the Bronx Police said they doubted their earlier theory that the at tempted assassination was in con nection in any way with the beer war but they offered no other pos sible explanation Get Little Assistance Detectives who were ordered into the territory by the score last night and early today got little help from those who witnessed the shooting None of the parents stricken by terror would offer any help It was not even learned wriat happened to the man against whom the attack was apparently intended The shooting was In front of the Helmar Social club a poolroom It was in the adjoining doorway where between 20 and 30 children were at play that the shots took effect New York Clothing Workers on Strike NEW YORK July 29 tweeij 30000 and 35000 workers be longing to the Amalgamated Cloth aerial vacation jng Workers of America walked out 300 shops today on strike against sweatshop conditions Po lice details were sent into the cloth Duce Arrives at 48 Home With Family Gets Ears Tweaked by Children Just Old Italian Custom ROME July 29 JFl It was the privilege today of Anna Maria Mus solini 2 and her brother Romano going on the premier of Italy 48 times For today was the fortyeighth birthday of their father and such earstweaking by the younger mem bers of the house is an old Italian custom The birthday celebration plans were simple including no provision for the receipt of gifts for Mus solini does not like personal pres ents and he has set forth his senti ments many times in stern orders Home For Birthday Signora Mussolini and four of their children were at home at the Villa Torlonia for the birthday Edda Mussolini who married Count CHANGE IN WIND FORNORTHIOWA BRINGS RELIEF Small Amount of Rain at Charles City Is Reported DELIEF from the oppressive tem of the past 10 days didnt arrive in North Iowa Tues day until after the mercury in the GlobeGazettes wealher shelter ha1 touched the century mark at mid day The nights minimum was 70 degrees only 2 degrees lower than on the previous night During thu night however the wind shifted from south to north and at 8 oclock Wednesday morning the tempera ture was 75 degrees 10 degrees lower than on the previous morning and lower than it has been at that hour for a week Clouds partly ob scured the sun and rain appeared to be a possibility of the day Records for the year were brok en at 307 degrees Tuesday in Clarin da and Des Momes The number of cities at which temperatures were higher than 100 degrees also set a mark for the year The lowest max imum recorded yesterday was 95 at Estherville Fovt Lodge Inwcod Forest City and Iowa Falls Creston and Omaha reported offi cial temp eraturca oE 106 Atlantic 104 Albia Cedar Rapids and La moni 103 Keokuk and Burlington 102 Marshalltown and Alta 100 Carroll 99 Davenport Dubuque Boone and Sioux City 98 Waterloo Planes Thot Safe on Way Across Ocean Good Weather Ahead Official Report Shows By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At 1 oclock Iowa time Wednes day afternoon the two transAt lantic planes that oC Boardmat and Polando and of HerndonPang born had been out of New York 33 hours i Absence of any word of thei progress was beginning to caus some uneasiness among airmen Neither plane however was as ye in danger of being forced down by lack of fuel Herndon and Pangborns reel mon oplane carried 850 gallons of gaso line enough to carry them 5500 miles without halt The BoardmanPolando plane had 718 gallons gasoline sufficient to carry them they believed 7000 miles The two planes the blue and yel low Cape Cod piloted by RusseH Boardman and John Polando and the red and orange Bellanca piloted by Hugh Herndon Jr and Clyde Pangborn were believed to have been the ones sighted within 40 minutes of each other yesterday high over southeastern Newfound land The Cape Cod left Floyd Ben nett airport at 4 a m Iowa time and the HerndonPangborn craft 18 minutes later In Newfoundland one piano was sighted over Cape Race at 2 p m Iowa time Another plane was sighted at Rarnea at and over RETURNS TO LONDON Associated Press Photo RAMSAY MucDONALD MacDonaldls Escorted by Army Planes Germany Feeling Bet ter After Visit of British BERLIN July 29 STATE TO START BATTLE AGAINST PEST INVASIONS Drought Hoppers and Heat Boost Grain Market July 20 grasshoppers and heat con spired with a shortage storage grain to cause a sudden jump of 10 cents a bushel in the price of July com today on the board of trade Word carne from Northwestern Iowa and parts of other grain states that corn had started to fire and that the crop was In peril Other places reported that corn was in good condition From Oklahoma north com was described as firing under 100 de gree temperatures while the skies continued to withhold the rain that might yet save the crop Starts Sensational Climb July corn started theday at 5891 cents a bushel fractionally above ast nights finish and toward the noon hour today began a sensation al climb that went to 68 Vi cents resting finally at 07 to 68 There remain but two days for delivery of corn under July futures contracts and the trade exhibited nervousness over the situation with the 6000000 bushel open interest to be cleared before Aug 1 The closing range for corn was from 1 to OXj cents higher than yesterday Wheat was fractionally higher with little trading but some buoyancy borrowed from the other pit and the close to cents Rain Almost Negiigible Rain was almost negligible with 04 inch at Charles City yesterday and traces almost unmeasurable at Des Moines and several other places Tho weather bureau promised partly cloudy weather today and cooler conditions in the south and extreme east Thursday was portions tonight predicted to lie ing district near the Pennsylvania terminal but little trouble was ex pected Galeazzo Ciano last year is in Shanghai where her husband is Italian consulgeneral At 48 Benito Mussolini is one of Europes youngest statesmen His health is excellent and he sticks to the way life imposed on him by his doctors to offset an ulcer of the stomach Rides in Gardens The typical Mussolini day starts at 7 a m when the premier rises and rides in the Villa Torlonia gar dens At 9 he is at his office and at he is home again for luncheon Once again at his desk at 330 or 4 he remains until around 9 p m when he has dinner The house in which he was a modest two story dwelling at Dovia Di Predappio has become a sort of shrine In the room where li first saw light there are two black beds a black iron wasbstand a black iron clothes stand a heavy wooden wardrobe and a chest of drawers all of them testifying to his humble origin Three Prlsonera Mnke Escape BOSTON July 29 prisoners escaped over a wall at the Massachusetts state prison in the Charlestown district this afternoon Wife Freed of Charges CHICAGO July 29 Ha zel Scott Oak Park housewife was cleared today of manslaughter charges placed after her husband Harold Scott was found June 16 in the bathroom of their home a bul let in his heart The charge was dismissed yestcrdav Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July was petty worried last week I am a on Alfalfa Bill Murrays Oklahoma fight ing staff I thot he overmatched himself to take on Texas till we get in practice Then n the fin als when I heard Old Bill himself had hid a long squirrel rifle un der his mustache and gone to the wars Jn person I said to my self Col Rogers you better go into rehearsals So I got myself a chemist and we started to work The only way to lick a Texan is with bad liquor Any state that can maxe tvorse liq uor than Texas can lick em but its hard to make worse Thats why Texas licked Mexicos Tt quilla Yours WILL ROGERS Actress Thrown Off Horse Is Injured HOLLYWOOD July 29 Joan Bennett screen actress was In a hospital today with the pros pect of remaining there from eight to 12 weeks as a result of injuries she suffered when she was thrown from a horse The young actress left hip was broken and she suffered fractures of the spine Her physician said the injuries would heal without any permanent disability mostly fair and not so warm In the extreme southeast portion In his weekly weather summary Charles D Reed director of tho weather bureau said that hot rain less weather prevailed the past 11 to 16 days in most of the northern onethird Iowa and for eight days in the central and southern portions In most sections of the country storms and cooler winds were predicted for today and to morrow The southwest and certain sec tions of the east and northeas seemed doomed to bake beneath un seasonably high temperatures until at least another day Other Troubles Reported As in few summers the upper half of the North American conti nent was suffering more than its share of summer troubles In tho state of Washington disastrous for est fires are raging Grasshopper are bringing terrible destruction to the middle northwest their hordes moving into Manitoba and Alberta As tho grasshoppers were not enough the wheat rust was severe ly infecting Manitoba crops Around Aberdeen S Dak where no rain has fallen for some time the corn is practically dried up and the crop is almost a total loss Wind storms also uprooted treea and did property damage in the St PaidMinneapolis district New York Cltv suffered a severe electrical storm 75 Victims Reported Abnormal temperatures and freakish weather conditions have also wreaked havoc with human Turn to Pmce H Column r At frBvons plane headed out to sea from Bay Roberts observers said Weather reports from Newfound land indicated the planes would en counter clear weather a medium wind and a full moon Both planes wore undistingulsh able because of the speed and great height at which they were flying Boardman and Polando arc flying to Istanbul Turkey The other is bound tor Moscow one the first leg ot a globe girdling flight HUDSON FACES ALIMONY CLAIMS WhataMan Now Free of Bigamy Charge Has Other Troubles LOS ANGELES July 29 Guy Edward Hudson whom Mrs Minnie Kennedy evangelist called whataman during her brief marriage to him today found him self free of a Washington bigamy charge but not of the necessity of responding to alimony claims of a previous undlvorccd life Mrs Mar garet Newton Hudson When a message was received from Sheriff G H Gray of Kelso Wash advising local authorities that been extradition for Hudson had refused because of the ex Chileans Insist on Folding Paper Money SANTIAGO Chile July 29 Chileans have a way of making both ends meet They fold their paper money in the middle Teller in the banks say customers will not accept bills that are not folded The Banco Central is striving to teach citizens to keep the bills flat Bridegroom Pays for Marriage in Wheat OAKLEY KansT July 29 TV Edgar Smiths bride coat him her weight in wheat After he had beet married to Miss Cleo Wurst in a wheat field the bridegroom paid the justice of the peace two bushels of wheat for his fee Markets at a Glance pense the central figure in the re cent whirligigof legal action en tered conference with his attorney concerning Mrs Hudsons divorce and alimony suit She asks monthly alimony and attorney fees The hearing is set for today Hudson as another aftermath of his marriapre to Mrs Kennedy near Longview Wash June 28 faces a breach of promise suit filed by Tchel Lee Parker Harbert of Los Angeles British army planes today escorted Prime Minister MacDonald to Lon don after a brief visit in Berlin ifioni whichhe itakeshprne only pleasant memories Ha colleague Foreign Secretary Henderson who left by train last night made use of his opportunity in Berlin to discuss the disarma ment problem at length with the German ministers Mr Henderson who will preside at the disarmament conference scheduled for next February is un derstood to have been informed by Chancellor Bruening that Germany claims equal treatment so far as armament Is concerned that Ger many does not want more arma ments and that she desires an ad justment bearable by all European nations but based on equal condi tions for all Feeling Better It may be said that the nation Is feeling distinctly better as a icsnlt of the visit the British states men The absence of discordant notes was conspicuous with the soc ex ception B call from tho Ham burg nationalist party meeting which passed a resolution saying Bruening must go and make room for Dr Al fred Hugenhcrg leader of the party This resolution observers said wan hardly likely to disturb Chancellor Bruening The Vossische Zcitung Jeelarcrt the country must now with a farsighted policy in the spirit of Ramsay MacDonaK and warned against any hasty assumption tha Great Britain would adopt an anli French attitude to pleaae the Gar mans Act as Mediator Britain is willing the newspaper emphasized to net merely as tho mediator to bring Prance and Ger higher July wheat closing at to DES MOINES July2B battle against Invading troops of grasshoppers will begin officially tomorrow with a meeting in Mon damin There county agents of 20 western counties have been invited to attend n demonstration school when methods of mixing and apply ing poison mixtures will be ex plained and results of work at Iowa State college will be discussed Following the Mondamin meeting which has been called for 12 oclock noon an immediate survey will be undertaken to determine the exact nature and extent of the grasshop per damage Dr G C Decker of Iowa State college has been named assistant slate entomologist and will bo in charge of field activities F C Pad dock of the Iowa State college ex tension will be in charge of demon stration work Another appointment announced today is that of Dr C H Richardson who will have charge of the office in Ames during the ab sence of Dr C J Drake state en tomologist Will lie Inspected Dr Drake snid that after the Monclamin meeting the first move will be close inspection of damage in Harrison and Monona counties Other counties he said will bo sub Turn In Puce R Column 2 many closer together The industralist Deutsche All NEW YORK U S steel slumps in dividend cut fractional losses general dullness follows early break Foreign Exchanges Irregular franc and reichmark strengthen favorable weath er southern selling foreign selling CHICAGO bullish Canadian advice July 10 cents higher high temperatures actlvo covering to higher Gallup Resigns as Professor at Drake DES MOINES July 29 ignation of Dr George H Gallup professor of journalism at Drake university since 1D29 was an nounced today by Dr D W More house university president Dr Gallup will establish a newspaper research bureau In Chicago and in addition will occupy a half time teaching position at Northwestern university He came to Drake uni versity from the University of Iowa where he was an instructor in journalism gemeine Zeltung said that on three big of the London conference agreements overcoming economic difficulties and prelimin aries for the disarmament confer interests of both coun tries seem to run so parallel as to present no difficulties in the way o fruitful cooperation and that on tho whole the visit of the Britons has resulted in great gain alt around The field Is now clear for the next French uniess Chancellor Bruening and Foreign Minister Curtius prefer to receive them after they have had a heart to heart talk with Premier Mussolini in Rome which Is understood to ho planned for next week Towan Elected to Hoard CHICAGO July M Davis of Fort Dodge was elected to membership on the Chicago Board of Trade at a meeting of the direc tors Tuesday Pritcnard Objects to Expense Accounts DES MOINES July 29 J P Pritchard of Sioux City in a suit of intervention filed in district court here seeks to make perma nent a temporary injunction granted by the court preventing Ray Johnson state treasurer from paying expense accounts of mem bers of the Iowa general assembly The suit intervenes in that of George Gallarno Des Moines Th two concur in general principle IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy cooler in south and extreme cast portion Wed nesday night Thursday mostly fair not so warm in extreme southeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 300 Minimum In Nijrht 10 AI R A M Wednesday 15 Truce of Kn In fall Somebody somewhere got a soak ing rain Tuesday night But that somebody wasnt In this particular section of North Iowa Clonda of a character that ordinarily would be good for a heavy rain formed in tha early evening But there was not 8 irop in them for Mason City Three times during the afternoon a few Irops enough to im rcss upon the community how bad y rain is needed   

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