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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                H A S L 0 E R HIS MEM ART OF tOVA S Un I I A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 41931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 224 I Findings of Real Value Wickersham Report on U S Prisons Reviewed TURNER SCORES LAW DISREGARD By CHAKLES V STEWART ASHING TON Aug 4 Fully as harsh things have been said of American prisons many a time and often before as those contained in the Wickersb am commissions re cent report to President Hoov er on penal in stitutions proba tion and parole Hitherto how ever their de nunciations in var i a bly have been discounted because their authors were popular ly considered unduly sympathetic toward criminals or mushily sen timental anyway The Wickersham report on the other hand cannot be regarded as otherwise than authoritative It rests largely to be sure upon the testimony of some of the same re formers who hitherto have been poohhooed but this time the charges they make have the weight of a presidential commissions in dorsement back of them yAKEN by itself the report is an that exceedingly fine piece of It reveals the fact to be sure that the countrys prisons on an av erage are 659 per cent overfull one might inquire why the commis sion as a general crime investigat ing body fails to account satisfac torily for so much more of all proportion to the increase In population Nevertheless this particular re port does not attempt to analyze but simply states conditions and It does that with admirable vigor far the most valuable of commissions reports lushort that the whits house has made pub Tum o Tnee 4 Column 3 World Flyers Lose Time by Halt in Siberia GOVERNORGIVES TALK AT STATE HURLEY MAKES TRIP BY PLANE Leaves Sioux City on Way to Study Conditions in Philippines SIOUX CITY Aug 4 retary of War Hurley enroute to the Philippine Islands planned to leave here by plane this morning for Salt Lake City Utfh his next scheduled stop on a trip to the Phll lipino Islands Certain representatives and sen ators the secretary said of his trip have reached the conclusion that the time is ripe to lower the American flag in the Phillipines My mission is to determine whether natives arc ready for self govern ment It probably will take about three weeks for me to gather ne cessary data to give to the presi dent Mr Hurley said he hoped to reach the islands about Aug 31 He ar rived here from Kansas City in an army transport plane last night A pilot mechanic and radio operator accompanied him BAD WEATHER IS CAUSE OF DELAY AT KHABAROVSK Pangborn and Herndon Many Hours Behind PostGatty Time TOKIO Aug 4 the face of unfavorable weather reports Hugh Herndon Jr and Clyde Pang born American aviators had not been able tonight to set a definite time to take off from Khabarovsk Siberia for Nome Alaska in con tinuation of their attempt to beat the record of Wiley Post and Harold Gatty in flying around the world The flyers slept this forenoon in the Russian aviation societys build ing near the field at Khabarovsk where they landed at p p m Iowa yesterday from Chita Upon arising they scanned the sky hopeful of resuming the flight this afternoon but weather reports were against them and the hour of starting was not definite Flight Not Abandoned Contrary to reports in New York that they had abandoned their roundtheworld flight Herndon Jr and Pangborn awaited only fa vorable weather reports at Khab arovsk Siberia to start them off Hengo news agency dispatches said they were eager to be off for each hour they remained at Kha barovsk lengthened the margin be tween their time and that of Wiley Post and Harold Gatty at that poin of their recordshattering globe girdling flight OneHalf vDay Behind At 9 a m today Herndon am Pangborn were about half a da behind the time of Post and Gatty Upon their arrival at Khabarovsl at p m p m Iowa time yesterday they were 22 hours 58 minutes behind Post and Gattys time but Post and Gattj lost 26 hours 30 minutes at Blago veschensk west of Khabarovsk when their plane bogged down In mud At 9 a m today Herndon anc Pangborn had lost only 17 hours 10 minutes Their delay was due to a damaged wing suffered when they landed yesterday The flyers lost considerable time in rain and fog on the hop from Chita Siberia to Khabarvsk They declared the flight was the worst they experienced since leaving New York at 3 p m July 27 They flew blindly much of the time and that EDISON 85 FEELS HAND OF TIME Views of Thomas Alva Edison Americas foremost Inventor who Is Improving follouinjr collapse at his home at West Orange N TTop left tho aged Inventor in a happy moods right with his three cronies President Hooier Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone at Edisons winter homo in Florida at the time tho now chief executive was presidentelect below left to right Edison with hi first phonograph the inventor as n young man of 25 with Mrs Edison and in a recent pose on arrival in West Ornngo from winter In tho south Doctors declare ho will never ho out of danger Mother Son Ask Damages of Car Crash Injuries FAIRFIELD Aug 4 Mathias and his mother Mrs Mag gie Mathias have filed damage suits in district court here against Paul Dick and Elmer Harriett al leging personal injuries In an auto mobile accident north of here April 13 in which Roy Mathias was killed Mrs Mathias asks her son over the Kibingan mountains The distance from Chita to Kha barovsk is 950 miles AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I aint got much faith in theft insurance Ive been leavin our old car unlocked for six months an nothins happened DRIVE ON GAPONE STARTED AGAIN Officers Invade Gangland Haunts in Search of Witnesses CHICAGO Aug 4 fed eral grand jury today began a re view of the history of Alphone Scarface Al Capones illicit li quor activities to reindlct him un der the Jones five and ten law as recommended last week by Federal Judge James H Wilkerson Aided by police federal officers last night Invaded Capones gang land haunts In search of witnesses but if any were found they did not appear before the grand jury today Waiting in the anteroom howev er were Chief Special Agent Eliol Ness the 28 year old University of Chicago graduate and the corps of untouchables young undercover operatives who procured most of the liquor on which the conspiracy indictment against Ca pone was returned Capone last week moved to change his plea from guilty to not guilty of the liquor and income tax evasion indictments against him when helearned he could not bar gain with the court and Judge Wil kersons recommendation for heav ier true bills followed the move EDISON SHOWS IMPROVEMENT Inventor Is Believed to Be Definitely on Road to Recovery WEST ORANGE N J Aug 4 A Edison was be leved today to be definitely on the road to recovery form the sudden collapse he suffered last Saturday He slept soundly for eight hours last night This morning after eat ing his breakfast with evident rel ish he inquired of his son Charles about several business problems Dr Hubert S Howe the inven tors physician after a conference ibis morning with Dr Clifford Wes ton of Glen Ridge issued the fol owing bulletin Mr Edison slept eight hours and lad the best night so far He ate bis breakfast with relish read the morning papers and showed evi dence of returning strength and health Dr Weston spent the night with Mr Edison Charles Edison said he had found his father in the best spirits he had shown since his illness Markets at a Glance Suffers Broken Leg IONIA Aug foot of Wal ter Crooks 21 was caught In the belt that connected the engine with the corn shelter while he was shell ing corn Saturday and broke both bones in the lee near the ankle NEW YORK rails liquidated railroad and for eign issues sag small losses in dull trading Foreign ster ling and French franc weak Increased trade demand trade selling weak Brazilian exchange CHICAGO weakness Liver pool forecast beneficial rain Da kotas rain northwest decreased demand to lower 40000 Men Take Part in Cuban Strike Windows Broken and Streets Damaged by Bomb HAVANA Aug 4 aeralded 24 hour strike expected to involve 40000 or more workmen affiliated with the Cuban National Labor confederation officially got under way at one minute past mid night today A bomb set off by unknown per sons at San Jose and Manrique streets shortly before the zero hour broke windows in nearby buildings and damaged the streets Labor leaders said about 30 un ions would take part in the strike called in support of striking street car men and to protest imprison ment of workmen and government restriction of meetings Twentyfour hundred motormen and conductors walked out Friday protesting wage reductions Dr Octavio Zubizaretla interior secretary told the Associated Press the strike was backed by commun ist Influence Meanwhile Increased police guards reinforced by two compan ies of soldiers and supported by heavy reserves at strategic points had orders from Major Rafael Car rera national police chief to dis solve groups of more than threa persons PROBE RECORDS OF 3 SUSPECTS Not Identified as Involved in Slaying of Minburn Marshal DES MOINES Aug 4 lice today continued their Investi gations into the records of Ronald Hast 21 Ralph Smith 22 and Tom Egan 30 who were captured here yesterday after a gun Ijattle J C Untied of Minburn who saw Smith could not identify him aa the man who killed Virgil Untied Minburn night marshal during a robbery July 23 Hast had been sought in connec tion with Iowa safe robberies po lice said and they were attempting to connect Egan with bandit gang activities 22 DROWNED IN BRIDGE TRAGEDY South Carolina Bus Plunges Thru Open Draw Only One Escapes GEORGETOWN S Car Aug 4 bus loaded with picnickers returning from a beach outing plunged into an open draw bridge near here late last night and car ried approximately 20 Negroes and two white men to their death Only one person a Negro youth named Fraxer was Known to have escaped He said he broke a window in the bus and jumped to safety as the vehicle hurtled into the iO foot water of the Sampit river The two white men who drowned were Warren Newton owner and driver of the bus and Olin Newton his son The names of the Negroes drowned could not he ascertained early today They were residents of Georgetown and Andrews who en gaged Newton a farmer to drive them to the beach for a picnic A crew of workmen after labdr ing several hours with two wreck ers from garages succeeded in rais ing the bus to the surface Only one body that of an tm idetified Negro was recovered when the truck was brot up The top of the vehicle had been torn off In the lifting operation It was believed the other vicitims had neen spilled back Into the river Using grappling hooks the work men continued their efforts to re cover the bodies Authorities said they were at a loss to explain what caused the driver to run the bus into the river They said red light Ganger signals to warn that the drawbridge had been lifted for the passage of a boat were clearly visible HEAD WINDS ARE CAUSE OF DELAY TO LINDBERGHS May Postpone Takeoff at Baker Lake Until Wednesday OTTAWA Aug 4 winds all along the 650 mile course to Hunter Bay held Col and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh at Baker Lake today and Information receiv ed by the department of marine in dicated they very likely would post pone their departure until tomorrow At central standard time this afternoon the Lindberghs were still weather bound at the little trading post where they arrived yesterday from Churchill At that time atmospheric conditions to Hun ter Bay were reported as generally unfavorable with strong head winds Rumors that Lindbergh had been injured on an attempted takeoff from Baker Lake found no confirm ation in messages received by the department of marine from the pri vately owned radio station at Baker Lake Officials felt confident that they would have been immedi ately informed had any mishap oc curred Communication Established Communication was established with Baker Lake this morning by wireless officials of the department of marine and BO anxiety concern rest Hunter Bay the next stopping place on the Lindberghs long vaca tion flight to the orient is 050 miles to the west of Baker Lake and within 20 miles of the Arctic circle Course la Outlined From Baker Lake Colonel Lind bergh indicated that he planned to follow a course in the form of a long arc to Aklavik trading post in the Yukon territory near the mouth of the MncKenzie river This route which is 1300 miles long will take him to Hunter Bay for his next stop a flight of C50 miles thence across Great Bear Lake to Fort Norman 275 miles farther From there a 350 mile jump will bring him to Aklavik This route was chosen in prefer ence to a shorter line along the northern rim of Canada where fog over uninhabited wilderness in creased the hazard of the flight altho the distance of 1100 miles could be negotiated in one day under favorable flying conditions Northern flyers pointed out the dangers of the northern route to Colonel Lindbergh and explained the difficulty of finding them if they were forced down in the wil derness and were unable to take off again REGRETS DISORDER GANDHI Nationalists Disagree 30 Are Injured Leading Sponsors of Gandhis Plan Beaten Hawkes Post and Gatty Are Honored WHEELING W Va Aug 4 7 Post and Harold Gatty round the wrold flyers and Cap tain Frank Hawks speed flyer left here today for different destinations after having attended a banquet in honor of the world flyers last night Captain Hawks hopped off for New York at a m CST and Post and Gatty left about an hour later for a nonstop flight to Dav enport Woman Driving Car at Winthrop Killed INDEPENDENCE Aug 4 Mrs Chester Hanna of Ohio was killed near Winthrop to day when sho apparently lost con trol of her car while trying to pass another machine The car swerved nnd overturned Her husband son Richard and Richard Pry of Toledo Ohio suffered minor injuries BOMBAY India Aug 4 lusty battle between divergen groups of nationalist Mohammedans resulting in painful injuries to about 30 persons was a source of keen regret today to the Mahatma M K Gandhi Two leadingsponsors of his plan for settlement of the HinduMoslem communal problem were severely beaten last night and a meeting called to approve the nationalist congress action on the matter was thrown into an uproar when the audience engaged in open conflict S A Brelvi editor of the Bom bay Chronicle was assaulted with clubs and umbrellas when he at tempted to address the assemblage and escaped only by jumpingthru a window Hakim Abdul Jalie his chief supporter was dragged from the platform and attacked vicious ly He saved his life by climbing a ladder to the roof The wildest disorder reigned in the hall Lights were switched off Stones sticks bottles and furniture wore hurlnd with deadly effect The situation was not brot under control until other leaders arrived two hours later and pacified their respective adherents One group was agitating against the use of joint electorates of Mohammedans and Hindus to settle their relations while the other favored the plan of Gandhi and the congress LEGION SESSION Post and Gatty Arrive Monster Parade Is Feature DAVENPORT Aug and Gutty around tho world flyers arrived at Gram field here ut oclock this after noon on a nonstop flight from Wheeling W Vu They were to be guests tonight at tho Legion convention DAVENPORT Aug gard of any law is a step toward the disintegration the nations in stitutions Gov Dan Turner told the Iowa department convention of the American Legion this morning When asked by reporters if there was any inference to the prohibition law the governor denied such a hot Violation of other laws ia some of these counties have given mo more concern than that he said The governor had referred to the preamble to the constitution of the American Legion as a great docu ment which could well be followed y all American citizens and re erred especially to that provision o uphold and defend the constitu iou of the United States of Amer ica and to maintain law and order Must Bo Convened In the latter connection he said every Chinking person must be thoroly convinced that there can be no selection in law to be 90 served Tho major portion of Governor Turners address was devoted to a challenge to the American Legion to assume leadership in meeting Weight FnHs on Hand LAKOTA Aug Un derdahls right hand was quite badly injured Saturday when a 400 pound weight fell striking his hand He is a blacksmith Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug news any more in depres sion and no more news than truth in optimistic predictions We not only cured our big men from predicting but we just about cured crn from Ihink ing they was big Debts are about nil cancelled but our own heat Is dying out grasshoppers are starving out nobody running for president on either side in 32 butMr Hoover and even he may lose his passion for punish ment by then so it just looks like nothing ever happens in our country but Interest and taxes Yours WILL ROGERS REST IS TAKEN AFTER FAILURE Robbins and Jones Will Not Again Try for Record This Year FAIRBANKS Alaska Aug 4 m Texas aviators who twice had thot themselves well on the way to Tokio for a nonstop refueling flight rested here today after the failure of their second attempt due to inability to find their refueling plane in a sky world of fog nnd rain Messages were coming from Se attle where they had started their flight and other points asking them to reconsider their decision to abandon the flight for 1031 but Re L Robbins and Harold S Jones Fort Worth Tex flyers Insisted its too late to try it again this year Their refueling plane which had landed for more gasoline at Ruby half way from here to Nome at a m a m Iowa time re joined them here last night In Air 27 Hours Robbins and Jones landed here at a m p m Iowa time after almost 27 hours in the air since they left Seattle early Sun day When we came over Fairbanks in perfcct weather Robbins sal and saw clear skies to the west ward we thot everything was gain to be clear sailing and It was untl Turn to page 2 column 3 problems which have followed the war and to a discussion of the need for energetic action to save Iowas streams and lakes from pollution if fish and gnmc are to be preserved It is expected that the Legion hall tomorrow affirm its stand tak en at Sioux City last year in ap proval of tlie national defense poli cy it wns indicated today as the resolutions committee prepared a final draft of such a measure Opposition Is Uncertain Whether there will be opposition on the floor of the convention is not certain but it is understood that there arc representatives at the convention of the Interests thruout the state which condemn compul sory military training Fort Dodge is expected by those in close touch with Legion affairs tr entertain the 932 convention A slate for selection of 10 now tate officers was prepared today or consideration tomorrow Ro rt W Colflcsh Das Moincs attor icy was the only one proposed for tate commander Those mentioned for other offices nclude Vice commanders John C Oakcs Davenport William Osier Ottumwa Oliver Helley Red Oak and George W Callenius Granville Finance Lynch Oelwein proposed for reelection Rev Clark W toward Sidney adjutant R J Laird proposed for reelection Turn to pnso 2 column M Sfit IOWA WEATHER Fnlr Tuesday night anil prob ably Wednesday slightly warmer Wednesday nipht In HOutli central and extreme cast porliojis LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending nt 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 02 tliniimim In Night fifi At 8 A M Tuesday 81 The mercury began its predicted upswing Monday with a maximum temperature of 02 degrees The per iod of coolness since Saturdays rain however has given vegetation a maximum benefit from the mois ture Tuesday morning the wind was from the southwest A maxi mum of at least appeared likely r i i   

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