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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home E R 4 AfiT OF fOWA MO INKS i4 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS XUAT niiuus ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII nvE CENTS A COP ASSOmTro PBSB miam wms SEVOE MASON CITY AUGUST 2B 1M1 EDITION Alfalfa Shows Way Coal Industry May Employ Military Methods By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Aug 25 CPA1 Governors Al falfa Bill Mur ray of Oklahoma and Ross Ster ling of Texas having demon strated the prac ticability of oil r e g u 1 a tion in their respective states by mili tary methods why have not the governors of the various soft coal producing com monwealths the power to solve the bitum inous fuel problem not by force of arms maybe but by means within the gubernatorial authority This question is being seriously asked in Washington where as everyone doubtless knows the evils of overproduction in the soft coal industry for a long time have been worrying officialdom very gravely the first place however the THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONSSECTION ONE Anla UONSISTS OF TWQ SECTIoNSSECTION ONE OVER NAMES GIFFORDS AIDES Is soft coal states will have to have uniform laws to control their joint production of fuel in order to ac complish anything in the direction of limiting its output Otherwise the surplus from unregulated or Imperfectly regulated states will slop over into theproperly regulated Turn to Pago 2 Column COL LUKE LEA FOUND GUILTY Former Senator Convicted Fraud Conspiracy Against Bank NashyfflelTenri newspaper publisher aid former United States senator was found guilty in superior court here today of conspiring to defraud the Central Bank and Trust company of 000 His son Luke Jr and Wallace B Davis who was president of the bank which failed last fall were found guilty with him E P Charlet of Nashville a business associate of Lea tried with the other three was acquitted The Leas and Davis were convict ed of conspiracy under two counts and the two Leas under an addi tional conspiracy count In addition the Leas and Davis were convicted of actual misappli cation of funds Charlet was acquitted on all counts Maximum sentences under the jurys verdict would be Luke Lea Sr and Luke Lea Jr 60 years in prison and a fine Wallace B Davis 50 years in pri son and a 535000 fine Coroners Jury Not Able to Decide How Sergt Carlson Died DES MOINES Aug 25 coroners jury here Monday failed to determine how Sergt Carl G Carlson of Fairfield a soldier at Camp Dodge came to his death Saturday night The jury was ex pected to reconvene Tuesday or Wednesday to hear additional tes timony Carlsons body was found on Euclid avenue at an interurban crossing One theory advanced by police was that Carlson was crushed Vy an Intenirban car as he at tempted to board it There aint nothin eases a womans mind an makes her feel free an easy like decidin that shell quit hopin for a man SCORES HELD AS N Y OPENS ITS DRIVE ON CRIME Police Vacations Put Off Crowds Attend Mass Meeting NEW YORK Aug 25 In drive against crime the police t day started a roundup of suspic ous characters and known gunme Scores were arrested Police vacations were eancelle Every available detective and polic man including several hundred cle ical workers went on duty eithi in squad cars or on foot In two bo oughs alone there were 49 arrest Police cruising cars were beii equipped with radio Twenty thousand persons crowde Madison Square Garden last ev ning in an anticrime mass mectln Hours before the meeting began fire officials ordered the door closed Prohibition Blamed Prohibition and crooked politic were blamed by speakers for gan outbreaks Bainbridge Colby secretary o state under President Wilson asked Why is this condition of affair tolerated v The answer he continued that it is congenial to the whol spirit of our local government Ours is a government pul Immunity from prosecution exemp tlonB from penalties illicit favor are the first last and concerns of the organization whic dominates the city administration The simple facts remain tha New York has ceased to be a saf place to live in Gangsters Samuel Seabury counsel to th legislative committee investigatin the city government wrote The rule of the gangster am racketeer flourishes thru a corrup alliance with those who exercis political power with plunder as it only objective Governor Roosevelt wrote urging honest judges prosecuting officer and honest police A committee of 70 was named ti demand action from Mayor Walhci on his return to this Qountry DECORAHBLAST KILLS LABORER Road Construction Worker Investigates Slow Charge DECORAH Aug 25 John Cox 27 was killed Monday when a dynamite charge slow in detonating exploded as he approached it Cox was a member of a road con struction gang near Highlandvllle His home was at Baraboo Wis and he was married Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks Heavy chemicals lead de cline Bonds Irregular forcigns gain Curb Barely steady fluctuationa narrow Butter Steady Foreign Exchanges Steady Ster ling and French franc firm Cotton Lower easy cables fa vorable weather Sugar Higher Cuban support Coffee Easy foreign selling CHICAGO Wheat Easy beneficial rains Kansas favorable Canadian reports Corn Firm bullish Iowa advices smaller receipts Cattle Steady Hogs Steady to lower Otts Homer Helps Giants Defeat Cubs 5 to 3 in First Game NEW YORK Aug 25 vin Otta homerun with two men on base in the sixth Inning provided the New York Giants with the needed runs to defeat the Chicago Cubs 5 to 3 in the first game of todays doubleheader Associated Press Photo BEVERLY Muss Aug 25 condition of Asso ciate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes of the supreme court of the United Stutes who has been suffering from n cold wns re ported greatly Improved today The 00 year old jurist contract ed the cold last Saturday CHINA WILL AID Government Plans to Make Cash Purchases of Foodstuffs SHANGHAI Aug 25 government moved today to aid the tens of millions of flood victims in central China 0V wchairm vthe flood relief committee and minister of finance said the government is contemplating cash purchases of foodstuffs in addition to credit purchases to the extent of about 50000000 Mexican 510000000 He declared the government must assume the responsibility for about 530000000 Mexican for im mediate relief requirements Appeal to tJ S The Associated Press learned that the Chinese government in encls to address a new request to iVashington seeking more liberal terms in connection with the pro posed sale of 15000000 bushels of vheat to China by tbe United States arm board Previous negotiations for the wheat encountered a wide diver fence of terms asked and offered The Chinese proposed a 10 year credit nnd liberal terms with re spect to interest while the farm oard countered with a proposal for per cent interest and payment vithin to 4V years Meat Supply Fulls Meanwhile Hankow center of the lood area entered its second stage f privation today when the wheat upply failed Since the vegetable upply was exhausted several days ago the populace has been depend ng upon grain More than 100000 hungercrazed efugees continued to cling to the liills back of Wuchang suffering he pangs of hunger their limbs Lindy Anne Rest Up for Hop to Tokio Express Their Liking for Japanese Dish of Raw Fish NEMURO Japan Aug 25 Col and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh resting here in preparation for the conclusion tomorrow of their fligh to Tokio found time today for sightseeing and gained friendship of the native Inhabitants by expressing a likeness for Sashimi or raw fish Sashimi was served Monday at a dinner given in their honor bj Mayor Andps It is eaten dipped in black soya bean sauce with plenty of finely grated horseradish In connection with the Lind berghs liking for the food verna cular newspapers recalled that Alice Roosevelt now the widow of Nich olas Longworth former speaker of the house representatives was delighted with the dish when she visited Japan in 1905 The Lindberghs unconsciously put one over today on Nemuro When the program for their en tertainment was arranged two weeks ago it was believed they would stay here only one day and plans were made accordingly With that pro gram over the Lindberghs bad to day to rest themselves In the morning Colonel Lindbergh tuned up the planes motor in prep aration for the hop tomorrow to Tokio while Mrs Lindbergh took a three mile automobile ride and visited the Ochilshi radio station at the invitation of Takoji Katahire chief station eENERALSTAtE 8 istorted from drinking the rancid lood waters and herded together ike so many sheep ALDEN ROBBER SUSPECT HELD Wan Arrested in St Paul Charged With Bank Holdup ST PAUL Aug 25 harged with robbing an Iowa bank while awaiting trial for a similar rime in Wisconsin Reinbold Engel t Paui was arrested today Ensrel is charged with robbing he Farmers Savings bonk of Alden f on March 10 while free n bail pending trial for robbing a jrantabnrg Wis bank in January He was convicted at Grantsburg larch 25 and sentenced to from 15 o 40 years in the Waupun prison is now free on a appeal ond Engel was arrested on a fugitive rarrant at the request of the Iowa rimina bureau Levy for 1932 Collection Two Mills Lower Than Last Year DES MOINES Aug 25 The general state tax for collection in 1932 today was set by the state board of assessment and review at eight mills a reduction of two mills from the preceding year The levy is exclusive of a special levy for the soldiers bonus which again 1ms been fixed at one mill In 192930 tile levy for genera state revenue was 10 mills not in eluding a mill levy In 1930 and 125 mills in 1923 for the soldiers bonus Lower Appropriations The new levy is calculated to raiSi a total of approximately for general state purposes as com pared to the 5996184310 required in each year of the preceding bier nium Members of the board attributed the reduction largely to the lowei appropriations made by the forty fourth general assembly and to the general economy program which they said was being followed un der the present administration 510000000 Cut Dr J w Reynolds today esti mated that the actual cut in the tax bill next year would be about 510000000 This figure he explained includ ed the reduction made by the lower tax levy the general cut In farm valuation and slashes made by the various taxing districts under the Elliott bill kVomen Arrested as Cuban Revolt Wanes HAVANA Aug 25 on of four of the leading the Cuban feminist movement nd the bombing of a rcpresenta veg home marked Cuba3waning volution Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Cal Aug 25 you ever see as many things happen to a country in one year One disappointment after another had Al Capone headed for the jail and then he notified us that he didnt care to attend this semester Ramsay MacDonald was our only friend in England now he Is on the dole When Uncle Andy Mellon the missing link be tween finance and government pulled up one billion lame that was a shock We knew our financial giants had failed to giant vye knew our laws had crumbled we knew the weather was against us but to have Lindy keep a reception committee waiting one month that was our last straw Yours WILL ROGERS HOOVER STUDIES SUGGESTIONS FIGHT CRIME Plans Campaign Based on Wickersham Law Group Report WASHINGTON Aug 25 UB President Hoover had before him today more than GO concrete suggestions for a simultaneous at tack from ail sides upon the na tions crime problem Each bore the seal of the Wick ersham commission and represented the 5500000 two year effort of that body to build up legal machin ery to compete with modern crimin ahty At least 12 of the three scor recommendations would requii legislative action and one a pos sible constitutional amendment With this completed work rest ing upon the white house bookshelf t was said authoritatively tha President Hoover already is evolv ing a plan for strengthening fed eral law enforcement activity Gangster racketeer nnd profei sional criminal would fall wilhi he scope of this plan which wi JO influenced undoubtedly by th mass of data laid before him by th commissionhe appointed Possibilities Are Listed Should the president confine him self entirely within the range of th Wickersham recommendation some of the possibilities would b these w Economy in ndministratfon at criminal Lhru the expenditure of more mo ley since the annual expenditur o this end of around is of less economic importanc hnn the losses inflicted by th criminal Congress would begin the con ideration of a revised code of crim nal procedure seeking to remcdj commission finding of far too many loopholes of escape for guilty person nnd too many tech Ticalitics favorable to the accused xisting In the prcesnt code Act Against Alliances Widespread alliances reported be ween criminals and corrupt poll icians extending their powci ver the police forces in many met opolitan areas would be acted tgainst Legislation or a constitutions mendment would be adopted to al low judges ami prosecutors to fol low the commission suggestions that they be allowed to comment on the failure of the accused to testify aimed at reducing the re ported usage of third degree metn ods to obtain testimony In addition if the commission suggestions are followed more money will be expended upon profic cutor more adequate compensa tion will be given witness and jur ors docket proceduie will be im proved to provide more speedy trials waivers of jury trials wil be encouraged to provide more functions of the grand jury cur tailed There would be nationwide thoro and scientific studies of rack Turn to 2 Column DRY AGENTS NOT Woodcock Prohibits Use o Female Informers of Blinds WASHINGTON Aug 25 An order prohibiting the employ ment of women as informers of in federal dry law enforce ment activities will be issued by tbe prohibition bureau Prohibition Director Woodcock said today such an order had been decided upon following incidents in New York nnd charges brot by Rep resentative Karch democrat Il linois against enforcement activi ties in the eastern district of that state I have decided he said that women should have no place at all in the enforcing of prohibition I think we can enforce the law with out their use in any way French Flyers to Try Again LE BOURGET France Aug 25 Lebrlx and Marcel Doret arrived here today in the air plane Hyphen II in which they will another Tokio attempt to fly to Associated Press 1hota QUITO Ecuador Aug 25 President Isiilro Ayorn took refuge in the United States legation today as the new president Col Luis Lurrea Albn assumed officii with pledges of coojicrjitloii from army posts thruout Ecua dor Dr Ayora president since 1929 resigned yesterday shortly niter members his cabinet had quit their posts as the iif tcnnutli of what was dcseribcd as a peaceful revolt nraonir the officers ol the Chlmboriizo garrison MDonald Is in Bad Graces of Own Party Baldwin and Snowden Put on Temporary Ruling Staff LONDON Aug 25 Minister Ramsay MacDonald com pleted the roster of his new national nonpartisan cabinet today and took It to Buckingham palace where it was approved by the king The barometer is setting fair he said when returned to his office in Downing street we have very nearly finished the preliminaries Baldwin President Prime Minister MacDonald an nounced the choice of Stanley Bald win conservative leader as presi dent of the council and Philip Snowden in his old post aa chan cellor of the exchequer Mr MacDonald addressing the British public tonight over a nation wide radio broadcast appealed for the cooperation of all in balancing next years budget a task he said which would involve mutual sacri fices Stiffens Opposition Meanwhile organized labor stif fened its opposition to the non partisan national government The independent labor party the left wingof the labor movement officially deblared its relentless op position to the new governments policies and urged the trades union congress and the labor party to or ganize an immediate campaign lor general resistance A meeting of the whole parlia mentary labor party has been called lor Friday afternoon when it may Bfsapproveiof tho ment PICKS FIVE MEN TO TAKE PART IN JOBLESS RELIEF Owen Young Appointed Gifford Makes Plans for Campaign By NATHAN KOBERTSON WASHINGTON Aug 25 President Hoover today named five new members to the national advisory committee assisting Wai SI1 I employment re New York Says Committee Is Led by Vindictive Virginia Democrat POLITICAL SUICIDE BULLETIN WASHINGTON Aug 25 Unscom Slemp republican leader in Virglnlii testified today to the Minute campaign funds committee lu firot nhoiit a meeling in i28 between Bishop James Cunnon Ir nnd E C Tiuneson the New York financier who giivc more SfiOflOO to tho churchman for USD In the nntiSniitli campaign in Virginia WASHINGTON Aug 25 Bishop Cannon Jr charged in a cable today from London that the senates inquiry into his 1028 anti Smith campaign activities was a purely personal attack by a vin liclive Virginia democrat and a 3oston congressman under Romnn Catholic domination and not an ittempt to frame remedial legisla ion The message was sent to the sen ite campaign funds committee as t prepared to resume its Inquiry nto the Southern Methodist church mans use of 5B5300 in Virginia in 1928 against Alfred E Smith The nquiry was scheduled to start at p m Protests Right Bishop Cannons charges referred o Senator Glass democrat Vir ginia under whose resolution the ommitteo is working and Repre entative Tinkbam republican Mas achusetts who has complained hat the bishop violated the cor rupt practices act in failing to re ort all hisexpenditures The churchman protested the ommittces right to continue the ivestigntion He called attention lat the prohibitory writ against he inquiry asked and refused re ently by a local court had been ppealed nnd asserted the1 com littee knew church duties required is presence in London at this time He said the contention that the nqniry should be finished now he ore the statute of limitations ex ires wns Inconsistent with the acts Given In Installments He added that it contradicted the Jmmitteo attorneys plea before ic court that remedial legislation as the purpose of the investiga ori and it now was apparent that criminal prosecution before the atutc of limitations prevents as behind It The churchman said the irned over to him by E C Jamc on New York financier for use jainst Smith was given him in In allments in September October ecember and January and this um m gave ample time for prosecution caped LONDON Aug 25 Ram say MncDonald twice socialist prime minister of Great Britain took up the reins of nonpartison government today with the realiza tion that either he had committed political suicide or that history would number him among the em pires great statesmen In some circles it was said that by going into the wilderness with a handful of followers in a desper ate effort to set the nations finan cial house in order he had incurred the bitter animosity the im mensely powerful trades union con gress nnd probably won the hostil ity of a considerable section of the labor party It wns freely commented by these observers that whatever else might happen Mr MacDonald never again would be the head of a labor govern ment or even an outstanding figure among labor politicians In advocnt Turn lo IdKn 2 Column Clouds Presage Probability of Thunderstorms No Mercury Change DES MOINES Aug 25 fP Clouds over most of Iowa today presaged further showers The forecast provided for prob able thunderstorms with little change in temperatures whose nrrnx imurns yesterday ranged from 78 to over tha state Rains yesterday provided mois ture to several sections Davenport getting tbe most 48 inch Other readings Boone 03 Lamoni 08 Creston 04 Burington 04 Sioux City 12 DCS Moines 18 and Keo kuk 06 Atlantic Albia Inwood and Iowa City got a trace Decorab and Eaone had this mornings lowest temperature 5L de grees Des Moines Youth Badly Wounded by Bullets of Robber DES MOINES Aug 25 Jack Kimlmll 21 son of Edward A Kimball manager of the Iowa Manufacturers association was shot and critically wounded early today when a robber entered his fathers home The son awakened by his fathers scream rushed down the stairs to receive a shot in the abdomen and one in the chest The gunman es were Conrad Mann City P G Spillsbury Pheo mx Arizona S P Bush Columbus and James F Bell Minneapolis Clifford national relief director announced yesterday the commit tee would be augmented to include representatives of every state Glffbrd Goes Forward Gifford was going forward today with p ans for a national campaign relief of funIs for local Representatives of nationwide welfare and charity organizations were called in today by the natlona relief directorto work out the plan and attempt to fix a time for it Ihe amount to be raised has not been determined Gifford hopes however to get the campaign under way as soon aa possible in order that the money may be on hand when winter arrives Invited to Oortfercnco ms those Invited to the con ference were Allen T Burns di rector of the Community Chest 03 soclation Llnton B Swift oE tna Family Welfare association W J BUis Association pf Public Welfare OfflclolsviMiss rBerthaMiCall tionnl Travelers Aid Miss Colcord research division of the Russell Sage foundation and the Rev John OGrady of the Na tional Catholic Welfare conference Gifford said lie hoped to arrange or these organizations to conduct their appeals for funds simultan eously Seek Ixicul Funds Such a period can then be rec ommended to all organizations over the country interested In raising money for relief he added In order that there may be n nation wide appeal It Is not an appeal for a national fund but for maxi mum local funds His organization Gifford said was interested In finding Jobs for unemployed Realizing however ha said all of them could not he cared for in this way the group would be devoted to making sure that local communities raise relief funds MEN TO FLY ATLANTIC Flyers Thot Missing foij Two Days Land Safely in Lisbon LISBON Aug 25 since Saturday on a flight from Berlin Willy Rody and Christian Johannsen were here today In readi ness to attempt a nonstop daali across the Atlantic to New York The German airmen dropped out of the fog on Amadora military air drome yesterday afternoon after a short hop from Madrid Rody 20 year old amateur flyer snld they hoped to fly to America via tbe Azores if the weather per mitted but did not say when they would take off They are using a 300 horsepower plane formerly owned by Charles A Levine first transAtlantic air passenger IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday local BliowerR or tlumdcrHtorniH probable Not much clmnge in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 83 Minimum In Night 52 At 8 A M Tuesday CS Both the minimum and the maxi mum for Monday were 10 lower than the extremes in the pre vious 24 hour period Tuesday morning the sky was overcast with rain a possibility   

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