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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home O M H E R US MCM 4 ART OF IOWA PS MOINES I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 15 1931 NO 234 Relief Plan Under Way Suggestions Pour in to U S Chamber of Commerce By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Aug 15 CPA Silas H Strawns remark as presi dent of the United States Chamber of Com merce that many of our statesmen love the role of help ing the proletar iat and unless we have accur ate information and a definite plan congress will be flooded with all hinds of fool proposals is fairly repre sentative of the attitude one senses at the commerce chambers palatial headquarters in Washington That is to say semingly the cham ber is not particularly concerned as to proletarian distress per se What is evidently does fear is that relief measures of a sort which business would like to have adopted will if the situation is neglected on into a third winter WHY THE average chamber of commerce should be so much harder boiled than its individual members who doubtless are per sonally as kindly and charitable as any other class of folk and why a federation of chambers such as the United States chamber should be still harder boiled than its constitu ent chambers is a question I never have heard answered It is a well recognized fact nev ertheless Senator Couzens of Michigan dwelt on it with great emphasis in a letter he wrote last spring to Turn to 5 Column swmiosT iklahoma Society Girl of 24 Disappears Whi5e at Agua Caliente SAN DIEGO Aug 14 If Search vwas under way today for Pauline Phillips 24 Oklahoma City society girl who disappeared in Agua Caliente Mexican resort town 20 miles south of here yesterday Federal officials and county and city officers on both sides of the line searched in Agua Caliente Til Juana another Mexican resorl town and San Diego without suc cess The girl went to Agua Caliente with the family of Mr and Mrs L L Hood of Santa Ana Cal whom she was visiting When they first no ticed at p m that she had be come separated from them on the streets they merely thot she had wandered into some place of inter est and did not report her absenca to officers until two hours later Hyde Leaves for His Missouri Home After Farm Survey in Iowa I DES Aug 15 WI Secretary of Agriculture Arthur M Hyde left here Friday for his home at Trenton Mo after conferring with Iowa State college extensioi worki s regarding the drought anc insect damage to Iowa crops He came here from Yankton S Dak after a trip thru the crop damaged Urea in that state AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Ive got a lot to answer for but I never called a doc tor out o bed to tend a sick child that was sleepin peace ful by the time he got there Dislike Idea of Plowing Under Every Third Row in Fields 1ITASHINGTON Aug 15 V Final rejection today appeared to be in store for the farm boards drastic plan of destroying a third of he cotton crop in an effort to boost he price of the staple Four of the 14 states asked to co operate have filed objections to the suggestions that every third row of standing cotton be plowed under A fifth Texas the largest producing state whose cooperation was deemed essential for success ap peared in doubt Governor Sterling was said yes terday at the board to have agreed to lend his assistance The Texas chief executive later however is sued j statement at Houston deny ing he favored the boards proposal Would Cooperate I notice he said the impres sion has gotten out that I favor plowing up one third of this years otton crop This is not the case However I did wire Chairman Stone of the farm board that I would gladly cooperate with him in his efforts to aid the cotton farmers Georgia Alabama and Florida while opposing the boards plan in dorsed the idea of reducing the cur rent harvest and off eredsubstitute proposals which were not made pub lic South Carolina also rejected the plan A sixth stateCalifornia asked that it not be considered in the movement because of its small cot ton production 10 Must Agree In addressing the plan to 14 gover nors the board Indicated 10 must agree to make it operative begin nlng Sept 1 In return it agreed to hold its stabilization cotton for one year and urge upon cotton cooper atives tho advisability of similar action in regard to their 2100000 bales At least eight governors have informally expressed the opinion the boards suggestion was impractical Senator Caraway democrat Ark ansas Senator Smith democrat South Carolina are among those who have presented substitute plans ranging from holding stabilization cotton for five years to resumption of stabilization operations Briefly their plans provide for the purchase by the board of a substantaiaj parl of this years prospective harvest 01 15584 bales on the condition that farmers agree by contract not to plant cotton next year CLOSE MEXICAN BORDER NIGHTS Order Against Excursions to Gambling Resorts Protested BROWNSVILLE Tex Aug 15 virtual night closing of the border between Texas and Mexico was scheduled to go into effect to night by order of the United States government Acceding to what it said were protests by Americans against gambling and night clubs at sever al Mexican resorts over the border from American cities the treasury department last Thursday ordered several Internationarbridges close1 at 9 p m nightly instead of allow ing the usual 24aour customs ser vice Immediately there were protests by Americans and Mexicans against the order on the ground it would be a strain on business and social relations between neighboring cities on the border Laredo Texas businessmen sent a protest petition to the treasury department said they had stead fastly maintained American busi nessmen had no right to attempt to dictate to Mexico whatit should or should not do about gambling casinos and saloons in the border towns Meanwhile Gov Francisco Castol lanos of the State of Tamaulipas stood steady behind his orders per manently prohibiting gambling AS MOB SOUGHT TO REACH SLAYERS Farm Board Cotton Plan ThotDoomed to Failure FOUR OPIATES INVITED TO JOIN FILE PROTESTS HERNDON AND PANGBORN FINED LINDYS LAND ON KARAGIN ISLAND Scene on the steps of the county courthouse at Ann Arbor Mich as throngs sought to reach thethroe confessed murderers of two young high school couples who were shot beaten nnd burned to death on a lonely road near Ypsilanti State police prevented any attempt at lynching while Inside tho trio Fred Smith Duvld Blaclistone cvconvicts and Frarik Oliver sign painter pleaded guilty to the slnylugs and re ceived life sentences in the state penitentiary Claims Revolt Over War Goes on Former President Is Held Prisoner on Gunboat HAVANA Aug 15 G Mcnocal once president of Cuba but now a prisoner of war was on the way to Havana today aboard a gunboat while the rebels who sup ported his revolt against President Machado continued their fight de spite claims by the government that the revolt had been broken Menocal surrendered last night with Colonel Carlos Mendieta gray haired veteran of the war for in dependence to the commander of the gunboat Fernandez Quevedo but today there were reports of scattered fighting in the provinces of the interior Tiio gmrooat delayed by storm probably will reach here tonight Consulate Well Guarded WASHINGTON Aug 15 The state department said today it had been informal by Governor Carlton of Florida that the Cuban consulate at Tampa would receive every protection The case of Alfonso Gonzalo Suarez whose announcement of his intention to demand possession the consulate in the name of the Cuban revolutionists was followed by his detention by immigration of ficials had not cometo tho at tention of immigration authorities here today Uprising to Continue NEW YORK Aug 15 Domingo Mendez Capote delegate general of the Cuban rebels said today that the uprising would con tinue despite the capture of Gener al Mario G Menocal The revolution is a movement of the people and does not depend on the successes of chieftains he said Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Case up 5 points rails recover oils continue ad vance Foreign Exchanges Irregular Sterling sags firm cables firm cables receipts rain needed Iowa to weak FOURTH MAN AND WOMAN QUIZZED Thot Involved With Three Convicted in Torch Slayings ANN ARBOR Mich Aug 15 fourth man and a woman were in custody as officers sought to re veal the full criminal activities of three torcli slayers who killed two young couples and burned their bodies to conceal a petty robbery The woman Catherine Keller 25 niece of a late municipal judge of Ypsilanti Mich is said by at least one of the killers to have been with them when they shot and bludgeon ed their young victims to death and turned their automobile into a fun eral pyre last Tuesday morning She denies it and insists she parted from Fred Smith her sweet heart and one of the killers and Frank Oliver and David Black stone the others several hours be fore the robbery and the murders that followed In her possession however was found a pistol which officers said they believed was used in the slay ings bloody clothing belonging to Smith and some blood spattered newspapers It is the gun that involves How ard Forwalter 24 also of Ypsilanti who is held for investigation He has identified it as being in Smiths possession as late as Tuesday morn ing officers said snd added they had evidence indicating he had sup plied the weapon SHIPS LAUNCHED BY FIRST LADY President Goes to His Camp Where Mrs Hoover Will Join Him NEWPORT NEWS Va Aug 15 sister ships the Tala manca and the Segovia first of a fleet of six vessels to be built for the United Fruit company were christened here today by Mrs Her bert Hoover at a double launching The first lady of the land broke replicas of ancient maynn vases containing water from the seven seas against the white hulls of the ships as each started gliding down their ways to dip into the James river Mrs Hoover was to leave later for the presidents camp on the Rapidan river President Hoover Man Held at Sioux City as Bank Robber Thot One of Two Who Held Up Bank at Maurice SIOUX CITY Aug 15 ture of a man believed one of th two bandits who held up am robbed the Sioux County Savinj bank at Maurice July 27 of ii cash and 51800 in Railway Expres company checks was announce here today by State Agent R A Baker The prisoner is Tex Olson alia Clarence Demers of Emerson Nebr Baker said that Olson ha been identified as one of the ban dits by P N Voss president of th bank W Van Peursem cashier o the bank and H Rowenhourst customer all of whom were in th bank at the time of the holdup LUMBER YARD AT REINBECK RAZED Flames That Threatened t Wreck Town Do Damage of REINBECK Aug 15 Reinbeck Lumber company yard and stock were in ruins here todaj the result of a fire which cause damages estimated by officials a 65000 The entire plant was In flame shortly after the fire was discov ered It threatened seriously for time to wipe out the major busines section The Rock Island statio caught fire three times and th Moeller and Water Lumber com pany across the street from tb Reinbeck yards was scorched LittI damage resulted there Six Rock Island box cars wer burned One of them contained pos office fixtures for Aurora lowi valued at 52000 An Ice house half mile away was destroyed Fire companies from Dike Glad trook and Grundy Center aided th Reinbeck force and had the fir under control an hour after its dis covery about 2 p m left today to spend the weekend at his Virginia mountain camp Von Gronau Hops Off to Cross Greenlan COPENHAGEN Denmark Aug 15 Wolfgang von Gronai flying from Europe to America ove the Arctic route took off toda from Scoresby Sound for Godthaa I on the west coast of Greenland Arrival at Siberia Coast Announced by Naval Radio Station BREMERTON Wash Aug 15 navy radio here stated at 1 p m CST today that Col Charles Lindbergh and his wife apparently were still on tho ground at Karaginsk Karagin sland off the coast of Siberia at p m CST The Bremerton radio officials said he St Paul Island station in the Jering sea was listening in and had heard St Paul rc jorted that the Lindberghs planned o get in touch with the station as oon as took the air for Pctro avlovsk 450 miles miles away on mother leg of their vacation light from New York to Tokio Jjandlnjr Announced Their landing on the island on he east coast of Siberia after a 067 mile flight across the Bering ea from Safety Bay near Nome Alaska was announced by the mval radio station on St Paul is and Several radio stations on the Pa cific coast received the message saying the flying vacationer reached the little volcanic island a a m Iowa time p m on Karagin island The Lindberghs left Safety Bay at 9 a m Friday p m Iowa time and crossed the Northern sea in 1 hours and 49 minutes The story o the flight was told piecemeal i radio reports sent during its pro gross Wentlier Had Cleared With a COO gallon supply of fuc the Lindbergh plane left American waters shortly after the flyers hai received word of clearing wcathe to the westward Fifteen minute after the takeoff all Nome watcher as the plane disappeared towan Asia The St Paul island radio station made its first contact with th plane 20 minutes after the takeof and worked with it at interval until Mrs Lindbergh advised sin Turn In Iani li rnluilin LYONS INJURED INAUTOCRA Couple Taken to Hospita After Car Crashes Into Train Mr and Mrs Wilmer Lyons 120 Second street southwest were tik en to Park hospital with severe in juries on their faces after the ca m which they were riding crashe into the side of a Chicago Roc Island freight train at the Fourt street southwest crossing at oclock Saturday morning Mrs Lyons received a broken lower and lost some teeth and Mr Lyon also lost some teeth Xray photographs had not bee completed Saturday afternoon t show the exact extent of the in juries but physicians said the onl Injuries which seemed serious wer on the faces and heads of the vie tims Both were restingquietly physicians said The Lyons automobile comin from the west struclc the train be tween the fourth and fifth car from the caboose The railroad cars were filled with wheat TTiK train which consisted of about 40 cars was mov ing north at the rate of five milca an hour railroad officials said The two cars were damaged to the ex tent that they had to be set off at Manly for repairs The Lyons car was demolished The radiator was crushed back and broken across the motor the front wheels thrown out of line one door broken off the body buckled and even the steering wheel crusher out of shape It was towed to a lo cal garage Railroad officials who investi gated the accident Saturday fore noon said the pavement showed marks wire the tires started to grip after the brakes were thrown on 60 feet from the track and that the marks showed the car hopped It was slowed so abruptly Railroad officials declared the crossing Is protected by a wigwag and hell and that the automatic device wa working Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Aug you talk about a people and place being appre ciative of what was done for them when they was in trouble Remember England Ark that had all the trouble during tuc drought last fall Well there is a coal mining section of Oklahoma same as the coal mines They were mighty hard up Well this Eng land Ark just loaded up 13 heaping truck loads of food and sent them to Henrietta Okla Now thats remembering aint it England is in a mighty fer tile country and this year they have really raised something Course they cant get nothing for it but aint it nice they help others out with it Yours WILL ROGERS HOLIDAY CROWD Celebrations Are Held at Glenville and Lake Mills TITONKA Aug crowd es tlmated at 5000 persons gnth ered here for the twentyseventh annual celebration of Indian day a clay memorable in tho history o Titonku More concessions than ever before were put up for the en tertainment of visitors The program opened this morn ing with a concert by the Woden band and the German band of Bel inond Free attractions were also staged This afternoon the Buffalo Center Junior Legion team and the Titonka junior diamond combina tion clashed followed by a contest between Corwith and Bancroft Street sports and free attractions were offered in the afternoon and the day was to close with skating and dancing A large committee of businessmen worker on the event WILL PAY ACH JAPANESE DECIDES Discovery of Camera in PJane Proves Undoing of Aviators TOKIO Aug 15 1 a scries oC mishaps which have besot them sine e they started a projected globe girdling flight in New York Clyde Pnngborn and Hugh Hernclon Jr American avi ators were fined by the district court here today for violation of the strict aviation laws of Japan Each fine was 2050 yen One thousand dollars of each fine was for violuting civil aviation laws and 525 for flying over Jap anese fortified areas recently when they came here from Khabarovsk Siberia to attempt a transPacific flight after they ended their world hop attempt in the Siberian village far behind the time of Harold Catty and Wiley Post whom they hoped to succeed as the fastest navigators around the world Disregard Violation Altho Hernclon and Pangborn Jew to Japan without a permit government officials were inclined o disregard this until they discov ered a motion picture camera in the plane The fjyers admitted taking some pictures but denied they had photographed fortifications Jap anese patriotic societies urged they bo punished and a lengthy Investi gation preceded the assessment the fine The judge decreed that the Amer ican flyers would be subject to Im prisonment If they failed to pay their fines He stipulated that they would be allowed a reasonable time to malce the payments If Jail became the alternative the fryers would be required to serve 2000 AT GLENVILLE GLENVILLE Minn Aug Crowds again swarmed Slenvillc today on the third day of the home coming celebration sponsored by the American Legion A crowd esti mated at 2000 was present last night for tho various events Exhi bitions by the Senegalese drum and bugle corps of Mason City and the Lesion drum and bugle corps of Albert Lea were features The celebration is being held on a field in the south part of town Sev eral concessions offered entertain ment including six rides Nine feature circus acts have been presented each afternoon and eve ning Yesterday afternoon a pro gram of talks was given PAVEMENT IS OPENED at the rate of 10 yen a day Will Pay Fine Pangborn and Herndon said however they would pay the fines as soon as they could cable the United States Vernacular newspapers quoted aviation bureau officials as assert ing that Pangborn and Herndon would be prohibited from flying in Japan again If enforced this would mean abandonment of their planned flight to Seattle Rcngo news agency however said official of the com munication foreign and home of fices would confer later to decide this point Both flyers were In courl as tha decision was handed down The flyers abandoned their round thework flight in favor of a non stop flight from Japan to Seattle Wash at the invitation of a Japan ese newspaper Stunned by Amount Tho flyers were stunned by tho size of the fine and received an ad Tuni to LAKE MILLS Aug Lake Mills settled down today to daily routine following a two day celebra tion sponsored by tho businessmen Tnni to 5 Column IflWTSTAXLEVY WILL BE 9 MILLS Levy Two Mills Less Than Last Year State Board Announces DFS MOINES Aug 15 Iowas tax levy for state purposes will total nine mills for next ycar a reduction of two mills from the present levy Dr J W Reynolds chairman of the state hoard of as sessment and review announced here yesterday The state assessment proper will be between eight and 825 mills and the soldier bonus of about one mill will make the ninemill total Dr Reynolds said Completion of the levy and its formal announcemcntwill be made next week ho said IOWA WEATHER FsiJr U soniowimt unsettled Saturday Tilpht nnil Sundiiy not much change In t cm pern turn LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 00 Minimum in Night fi2 At 8 A M Saturday 71 The mercury was back at the 90 mark Friday for the first time since the afternoon of July 0 Saturday the wind was out of the south again and a bright sun gave assistance in sliding tho temperature up to Fri days level There wns no imminent prospect of rain WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Aug 15 weather outlook for tho week be ginning Aug 17 For the middle Missouri and up per Mississippi valleys and the northern and central great plains Not much precipitation likely tem peratures somewhat above normal for the most part   

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