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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1931, Mason City, Iowa R VCM 4fl OF IQVA North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XXXVII ETVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 6 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 226 Prisons Are Improving Relief Group Head Says Situation Changed By CHARLES P STEWART AiSHINGTON Aug 6 CPA Governors who say that their various states p e n i t entiaries are not so bad as the late Wicker sham report rep resents are quite generally c o r reel according to President E Duddiug of the Prisoners relief society himself an ex convict and prob ably the best postea individual in the country Concerning conditions in American penal institutions The report continued Dr Dud ding presents a true picture of life in many prisons at the time of the Columbus Ohio penitentiary fire That fire however served as just the necessary shock to hasten reforms In the short period since it occurred which might otherwise have been delayed for years T DONT deny admitted the doc tor that there is room for fur ther improvement Legislatures act slowly Prison officialdom is trans formed only by the gradual pro cesses of education Political influ ence dies hard Nevertheless to the extent that penitentiaries can be made toler able for human habitation the fed eral governments do not leave a great deal to be desired State penitentiaries al are bet ter at least than they were The lash and other brutal pun ishments have be en almost entirely THOUSANDS DEAD IN CHINA FLOODS Appeals for Aid From Vast Areas Pour in Upon Government HANKOW China Aug 6 Thousands were reported dead hun dreds of thousands were homeless and famine and disease hovered ove central and north China today a the great Yangtse and Yellow river overflowed their banks inundating vast areas Appeals for aid thruout the area embraces a population two hundred millions poured In upon the government No accurate tally of the dead injured and Homeless was possibl but the governments relief commit tee estimated 50000000 person were or soon would be afflicted Rains for the last three week have sent the Yangtse and Yellow rivers and their tributaries to recor heights Many cities were flooded Sec tions of Hankow Wuchang an Hanyang important Yangtse tri cities with a combined populatio of 1300000 including 1200 foreign ers were under water Two hundred thousand refugee in Hankow sought safety at highe levels The Chinese press said severa thousand drowned in the tricitie alone Scores were believed to hav drowned in Kiangsu province whfi the old bed of the Yellow Driver dry for 65 years became a ragin torrent A hot sun beat upon the Yangts valley today when the rains ceased adding to the djiger of disease Melting snows in the Himalaya were expected to add to the volum of the flood AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Folks make fun o hash but there aint nothin like it to remind yisitin kinfolks that its costin a lot to feed em NEW OCEAN AIR ROUTE CHARTED Weathers Part in Prussian Plebiscite Vital GROUPSHELPING PRESENT REGIME AGAINST BALLOT aw Specifies Majority Must Go to Polls Vote Yes BERLIN Aug 6 weath erman will play a vital and per haps a deciding part in teel helmet plebiscite for the dis olution of tne Prussian diet The extraordinary thing about his thirst at the Bruening govern to Americans iccustomed to get out the s that ihe progovernment press and all organizations fayoring the jresent regime are urging the Prus ian voters to forget about the bal ot box and go fishing The official Prussian press bu eau even is advising voters who ear that failure to show up at the xills may cost them their jobs or iroken windowpanes to fool their nationalist bosses and communist neighbors by casting blank ballots Hope for Good Weather What Chancellor Bruening and all other opponents of the plebiscite really hope for however is splen did weather for Sunday Progov ernment circles know that it will e very hard but not necessarily mpossible for the communists and Jienationalist opposition to rounu up the required 13000000 ballots If the weather is good and all disgruntled citizens who might be tempted to vote with the radicals go out for an outing the plebiscite will automatically bo doomed to failure The law specifies that i majority of all qualified voters in Prussia must go to the polls and vote yes and opponents are under no obligation to turn out and vote no Will Not Insure Success On the other hand an ugly week end will not insure the success of he plebiscite for bad weather can keep folks away from the polls too The steel helmets representing the nationalist opposition and join ing hands with their old enemies he communists hope to undermine the Bruening government by over throwing the Prussian diet They hold that Germanys present lead ers must be replaced with radicals who will take a more determiner stand on such questions as the war guilt reparations and the Ver sallies treaty GO TO MUSSOLINI ABOARD ROME EXPRESS Aug 6 itineran ministers Chancellor Heinrich Bruening and Foreign Minister Ju lius Curtius gave themselves up to their thots today as they sped thn the German countryside on thei way to Rome to talk with Premie Mussolini On the first of their two nights aboard the train they caused disap pointment to their admirers at sev eral stations by retiring almost im mediately after leaving Berlin las night The Germans first words on meeting Mussolini and his Foreign Minister Dino Grandi it may b taken for granted will be words o thanks for his quick acceptance o the Hoover war debt holida yand hi Tuni lo Page 7 Cnlumn First National Bank Denison Affiliates With Bancorporation DENISON Aug 6 Firs National bank of Denison Wednes day became affiliated with th Northwest Bancorporation RTJ asso elation of 138 banking and financia institutions in northwestern states 3 Plead Not Guilty to Burglary Charge DES MOINES Aug 6 Egan 30 Ralph Smith 22 and Ron aid Hast 21 Wednesday pleade not guilty to charges of burglar with aggravation and possession c burglars tools Egan and Smit were arraigned in municipal cour and charges were read to Hast i a hospital here where he is recover ing from wounds received whe police arrested the trio in an as sorted holdun attempt here TROOPS CLOSE OKLAHOMA OIL WELLS OFFICERS TURN CAPTIVES OVER TO IOWA FALLS Gunmen Taken at Rock Falls by Posse After Days Search Associated PressPboto The first unit of national guardsmen ordered by Gov W H Murray of Oklahoma to close the states wells in his fight for crude oil is shown on the job at Oklahoma City where nearly 800 wells woro shut downWithin four hours niter tho troops arrival Inset Is Cicero Murray cousin of tho governor com missioned on emergency lieutenantcolonel to handlo tho troops Quiet Spreads Over Rich Oil Fields in Oklahoma No Opposition Found by Troops Sent by Murray OKLAHOMA CITY Aug 6 Quiet spread over the majorpart of Oklahomas rich flush oil areas to day as national guardsmen moved o the few remaining wells not yet closed in compliance with an execu ive order of Gov W H Murray All wells in the greater Seminole area comprising mprc than 40 square miles of 21 of the 27 flush icols cited by the governor were closed yesterday with tne exception of strippers and those pumping water The Chandler area comprising 14 wells and the 66 well Taturn pool of Carter county remained to be ilosed Activity Is Slight At Oklahoma City a handful of drilling wells showed their strings of lights last night and the grunt ng of the mud pumps sounded but this was virtually the only activity No opposition to the troops was found in the Seminole area Many operators met Lieut Col Cicero I Murray the governors cousin and Adj Gen Charles F Barrett to de clare their willingness to comply with the governors order Meanwhile the governors war to bring back minimum prices of 51 a barrel for crude oil and the deter mination of the major purchasers to retain present top prices of SO cents showed signs of becoming an endur ance contest From Guthrie came cheering news for the governor saddened by the death of his father Uriah D T Murray 91 in Bethany Okla yes terday Proratlon Laws Upheld A majority of a three judge court in the former state capital upheld the states proration laws under au thority of which the wells were or dered closed The Champlin Refin ing Co of Enid Okla had attacked their validity While no statements have been made by the pipe line companies re ports were current that some of them planned to seek relief in court from Murrays order The shutdown has pinched their supply of oil for refineries vjovernor Murray seeking broader actidn in his war for higher prices was balked in a move to enlist the aid of Gov Ross S Sterling whom he asked to close Texas wells Present Texas laws will not per mit such action here was the gist of the reply from Austin Man Who Escaped From Clay County Jail Caughl SPENCER Aug 6 Potter who escaped from the Clay county jail here was arrested Wed nesday in Sioux City county offi cers were informed here The police also held Lcnard Miclks and H Ol son of Spencer who were with Pot ter Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug these wars is getting to be tough I had no more got home today from the battle of Red River with my old com manding general I am a Col on the staff of Bill Murphy where we licked Texas and made bridges free for Oklahomans to cross oven if they had no busi ness on the other side then my old general calls me back into the trenches Lets see who we are fighting this week Oh yes the Standard Oil and the octopuses We want 51 oil and we aint going to quit shooting till we get it Old Bill been right every time and Im still with him Next week we are going to fight for twenty cent wheat Yours WILL ROGERS MacDonalds Welcomed at Home of Stirrtaons ROGART Sutherlandshire Scot land Aug 6 their meeting to be purely a holiday af fair Secretary Henry L Stimson and Mrs Stimson this afternoon welcomed Prime Minister MacDon ald and his daughter Ishbel to their country retreat In the wilds of the Scottish highlands for a two day visit Markets at a Glance MARKETS AT A GLANCE By ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK New York Cen tral sags to lowest price in 10 years rails reach new lows Curb c3ues Service touches new low Foreign exchanges Irregular Sterling recovers steady favorable weather trade supoprt Brazilian selling CHICAGO weak foreign mar kets large Russian shipments weak cash markets bearish Kansas estimate to strong to higher mmBANKS OEFOSITS RISE Savings Banks to Be Openec With No Restrictions on Saturday BERLIN Aug 6 remained normal today as banks re opened for the second day of unre stricted payments after having been closed for three weeks as an emer ency measure The 450 branches of the Reich jank reported yesterdays with Irawals totalled only 1000000 marks while the deposits mounted to 86000000 The situation is regarded as so favorable that sav ngs banks may be reopened for un restricted business on Saturday in stead of on Monday T REACHES TOKIO Is First Woman to Fly Thru Siberia From London to Japan Port TOKIO Japan Aug 6 Johnson British woman flyer landed at Tachikawa airdrome at p m a m Iowa time today at the conclusion of a flight by easy stages from England She was accompanied by C S Hum phries The British aviatrix the first woman to fly from London to Tokio via Siberia completed the flight in ten and onehalf days and beat by a few hours tho eleven day light plane record between the two cities made by Seiji Yoshihara Japanese aviator Miss Johnsons last hop made from Seoul Korea Japanese and British officials greeted her and Humphries her mechanic A few minutes afterher arrival the American flyers Hugh Herndon Jr and Clyde Pangborn congratulated her at tho airfield Amy Johnson who reached Tokio toclny at the end of a leisurely flight from England was chosen by the International League of Aviators this year as the worlds premier woman flyer The distinction came to her be cause of her solo flight from Eng land to Australia in 1930 That trip took 15 days and twice it was halted by forced landings When she re turned to England King George himself congratulated her Her ar rival at Croydon was the occasion of one of the most enthusiastic recep tions England ever accorded an aviator It was estimated at the time that nearly a million persons were at the field Last winter she tried the Tokio flight but bad weather stopped her IHE two gunmen captured after sheriffs posse had driven hem to bay in a cornfield near Rock Falls late Wednesday after noon were turned over to John Jones chief of police and George iutchison night marshal both of Towa Palls Thursday afternoon The men had been held in the coun y jail here after their capture The men admitted they were the two who engaged in a gun fight with police officers here early Wed nesday morning officers said1 The car they abandoned after a police jullet had punctured a rear tire was identified Wednesday afternoon by John Watt Alden as one stolon from him after he and his girl com anion were held up at Iowa Falls wo weeks ago The car had been run between 1000 and 1000 miles since it was stolen Chief Jones said Men Givo Names The captives gave their names a W H Baker 31 Kansas City Mo and P H Smith 57 Abel Mo Th men arc probably not the same one who held up and robbed the Isbe Oil company 2301 South Fectera avenue Tuesday night officers sale The capture was made at Roc Falls after officers rushed to th vicinity following a call receive from Clemens Gorkowski a farme living a mile north and a half mil west of Rock Falls that two me answering the description of th men sought had come into his farm yard for a drink and had asked for food Gorkowski jumped into hia automobile as soon as the men started away and rushed into Rock Falls to the telephone office from which the call was sent Aid Search The posse was made up of Sher iff G E Cress Deputy Walter D Conn Bill Hartmnn and George Farrer They were assisted by a citizens posse from Rock Falls led by Carl Otken The posse surrounded the wood in which tho men had been seen to disappear from the farmyard until the fugitives ran across a railroad track and into a cornfield As the two men ran Sheriff Cress opened fire with a machine gun from a distance of about 300 yards and the posse started working the ield The men came out and sur rendered to Otkcn who turned them over to Deputy Conn who then called Sheriff Cress Charges of auto larceny and kid naping will probably be brot against the men at Iowa Falls Chief Jones said Whereabouts of the men during the last two weeks were not learned by officers UNANNOUNCED FLYER Associated Press PARKER D CRAMER at Moscow The flight pletcd started July 27 just com HE WAS TARGET Tells New York Police He Held Up Body of Child to Shield Self NEW YORK Aiig 6 Trobina admitting that he was the intended target of the gnnglanc bullets that killed one child and wounded four others in Harlems Lit tle Italy told an amazingstory to police today of how ho used the body of a little child as a human shield from the leaden spray The admission was made to a de tective whose identity was not made public Shortly thereafter Trobino was arraigned on a techni cal charge of robbery and orderec held without bail According to the admission to the detective Trobino said he was sit ting in an automobile in Harlem when the gangsters started to fire from their automobile Feigning a wound he opened the door of his car and crawled along the sidewalk towhere a group o little children were playing Then Trobino said as the gang sters car approached the spot to which he had crawled he grabbed a little hoy and held him up as a hu man shield A spray of buliet1 burs forth from the car killing little Ml chael Vcngalli wounding four othe children who had been playing in the ricinity but harming neithe himself nor the boy he held i front of him he safe Storms Rage as Lindberghs Are Delayed Takeoff Is Considered Impossible at Aklavik AKIAVTK N W T Aug 6 UP Charles A Lindbergh anc Mrs Lindbergh were still storm bound at Aklavik today Violen storms which broke Wednesdaj wero still raging and a takeoff was considered impossible The daring pair was expected to await a chance in the weather be oro taking off for Point Barrow Alaska the next stop in their holi lay trip from New York to Tokio Radio operators reported com munication with tho outside world Imost impossible as violent storms wept the barren lands between impson and Aklavik Bad storms and fog extended along tho route from Aklavik to 3oint Barrow Unless the weather hanges suddenly the flight of the jindbcrghs to Point Barrow may be clayed for days Cutter FRlIs lo Arrive In addition the Arctic ice pack nclrcling Point Barrow 5313 miles o the northwest had prevented the utttr Northland from arriving here with gas and oil supplies The Vorthlancl was near the ice off Icy pe 150 miles beyond barrow The path thru central Alaska striking the Yukon river and cither stopping at Fairbanks on the Ta nana or proceeding directly from here on the mile flight to Nome iromised clearer weather but at he journeys end Nome it also was cloudy and raining last night Yesterday was given over by Joionel and Mrs Lindbergh to rest and sleep after their arrival on their 1100 mile flight from Baker lake They had a warm breakfast at the Ttim lo THRU 7 Cnltimn fi CRAMER MAKES GREENLAND HOP ACROSS ICE GAP Attempts to Blaze New TransAtlantic Trail to Copenhagen pLEVELAND Aug 6 Of of TransAmerican Air Lines corporation today confirmed reports of the charting of a new transAtlantic airmail route in the course which Parker D Cramer landed his Diesel powered Bellanca monoplane yesterday at Angmagsalik Green land after crossing the Greenland ice gap Officials of the TransAmerican air lines here said the survey being made by Cramer marks the first effort of an airmail and passenger carrier in the United States toward establishment of an air service link ing North America and Europe Other Surveys Mudc Other surveys have been mftdc the southern route to Europe tliru Bermuda and the Azores It was lointcd out that the greatest water ump on the northern route does not sxceecl 405 miles while the hop from Bermuda to the Azores is 2007 miles In planning the route an ef fort was made to avoid large areas of fog heavy precipitation and great changes of temperature Ac cording to government figures the mean winter temperature on tlic ice cap is 12 degrees above zero and the mean summer 42 degrees Wind conditions on the ice cap aleo were found to bo peculiar The wind blows In from either side ris PROGRESS OF MAIN AIRPLANE FLIGHTS Colonel and Mrs Lindbergh rest ed among the Eskimos at Aklavik Canada morethan 100 miles inside the arctic circle waiting for the weather to clear before the next hop on their flight to Japan Amy Johnson British flyer chos en by the International League of Aviators as the worlds premier woman pilot got to Tokio at the end of a leisurely flight from Eng land Parker Cramer an American turned xip unheralded at Angmag salik Greenland on the way to Ice land and Scandinavia apparently having flown from Detroit without announcing his plans Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Hern don Jr having abandoned their ef forts to lower the PostGatty round theworld flight record rcachsd Tokio and said they would try for a prize for the first ion stop flight from there to Scuttle Don Moyle and C A Allen American pilots reached Tokio by boat to enter the Seattle sweep stakes The DOX left Bnhia Brazil for Natal on the way to the United States Russell Boardman and John Po lando who flew from America to Istanbul remained in Ihe Turkish capital debating their next move ingin the center and returning This enables the aviator Trans American officials said to fly over the cap with a tail wind in either direction by merely changing alti tude Takeoff Is Scheduled Cramer was scheduled to take off for Relkjavik Iceland today The route from Detroit to Copenhagen is 4369 miles 2000 miles of it over land In the establishment of the air mail route it is planned to make 13 hops with the plane refueling it each stop to carry as large a pay load as possible Dnslinntlon Unannounced DETROIT Aug G Diesel motored pontoonequipped Bellanca airplane which took off from tho Detroit river July 27 for an unan nounced destination with Parker D Cramer at the controls was report ed last night to have landed at Ano nmgsalik Greenland during the af ternoon Only then did news leak out that Cramer who has made several lights over parts of the same trail s attempting to blaze an airmail across the top of the world to Copenhagen Denmark for the Transamerican airlines The plane carried one passenger s identity not divulged but be icvcd to bo a radio operator Cramer with Bert Hasscll o Rockford 111 attempted a flight rom Rockford to Stockholm in 1928 They were missing for two weeks then were found in Grcen and Cramer aLso was at the con trols of the Untin Bowler which came to grief on Hudson Bay on a later trail blazing from Chicago over roughly the same routo for Berlin Had Camping Equipment The aviator and those with whom ie was working divulged none ot their plans here Airmen who watch ed the preparations with curoaity recalled last night the piano car Turn lo Tnga 7 Column IOWA WEATHER j Fair lo at times unsettled Thursday night and Friday pos sibly showers In extremewest portion slightly cooler Thurs day night In northwest and north central portions and ex treme northeast portion Fri day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday Sin Minimum in Night fifi At 8 A M Thursday 82 Wednesdays maximum was 2 de grees under that of the previous day but still high enough to be classed as torrid Thursday morning a north wind had sprung into being and prospects were good for a somawhat reduced heat But there were no immediate signs of rain the one thing most needed la North Iowa at this time
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