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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 10, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                MARLONE ft W HIS MEM4 ART tEPT OF IOWA Of s ubf NFS rv North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER XHAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGIIBOIIS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 256 OPENING INSTALLMENT BRIDE By ETHELDA BEDFORD 4 CENTRAL 1931 CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION INC IOWAN RECOGNIZE New Grandstand CHAPTER 1 NITA DUDLEY had made her decision She was going to New York That was Nita for you She had determination It fairly sparkled from her gray eyes with their curling black lashes The way she wore her small tricorn felt hat told you something with its jauntiness as it framed the lovely dark waves of her short bob Natalie two years younger was going Nita said she should Nitas dominance over her dreamyeyed sister was something you resented from the first but there seemed nothing to do about it Even Natalie seemed unable to rebel except to tell Nita what she thot about her That seldom helped matters Natalie had no money But Nita had a roll of greenbacks It bulged her new snakeskin purse most to splitting Nita had come home that afternoon with two tickets to New York Soon dull small Truesdale was be hind them Their home town Be fore them they saw a glittering highway It meant adventure glam our freedom Freedom from petty narrowminded gossip For on the stage I can scarcely believe we really are going Nita Natalie told her sister who sat opposite on the green upholstered Pullman seat She thot fully unfolded silvery wrappings from stems of three white orchits that had clustered pertly on her shoulder Well whether you believe it or not we are Nita replied not lookt ing up Why all the secrets about this trip Natalie asked again Whered you get the money and everything Somebody die Who sent you those flowers Natalie thot she was beyond he ing surprised at anything her sister Turn to 1ase CAPONEGRAND JURY DISMISSED Judge Wants Indictments Jury Says It Has No Bluebeard Not Insane Lust to Kill Led Powers on Says Scientist CHICAGO Sept 10 4 fed eral grand jury report on its inves tigation of the prohibition charge against Scarface Al Capone was refused by U S District Jiidgv James H Wilkerson today Im not interested in reports only in indictments Judge Wilker son informed the jury A moment later the grand jury appeared before Federal Judge John P Barnes advised him it had no report to make and was dis charged No Comment Mode The government made no com ment on the apparent failure of the jury to carry out the full mandate given by Judge Wilkerson last July when he directed it to recon sider the evidence and if possible reindict Capone on specific charges carrying heavier penalties The original indictment however alleging a broad conspiracy againsl the prohibition act including 5000 offenses over a decade still stands Judge Wilkerson last Tuesday granted gangsters request tn change his plea on that indictment to not guilty No date for the trial has been set Solicits Leniency It was Judge Wilkersons an nouncement last July that Capon i must submit to all proper question ing if he Solicited leniency that caused the rightaboutface of tne gangster and his attorneys Professing surprise his counsel informed the court of a purported agreement between the government and defense attorneys that the prosecutors would make certain recommendations subsequently dis closed to be n proposal that sen tences on prohibition and sion charges run concurrently Judge Wilkerson insisted the picas of guilt must be unconditional and the following day he granted leave to change the plea In the income lax case This will come to trial Oct 6 By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Sept 10 CPA rom the earliest times said Dr Ales Hrdlieka the fa mous anthopolo gist discussing the case of Harr Powers Wes Virginias multi plem u r d e r e r there has ap peared an occa sional individua in one country or another per haps twice o thrice in a gen eration with th lust to kill enor mously exaggerated in him Abnormal tho this developmen is it is not insanity Aside from the struggling aimlessly but violent to throw off heknowsnotwha which intolerably oppresses him may unconsciously destroy himsel or anyone who chances to be noa him only one type of lunatic the paranoiac the victim of delu sions of persecution whose homi cidal urge reflects his desire to fre himself by removing the person h holds responsible for his imaginar afflictions t CCTHE INSTINCT to kill not un i der any maniacal impression not in anger not from motives o revenge or hope of gain nor for an normal reason but simply to grat fy an inherent sense of pleasure i the mere act of killing continue Turn to 1nce 13 Column i ITCOlTiESJOIN CORN PRIGE FIGHT Cerro Gordo One of North AUNT HET By Robert Quillen 110 I reckon they are one o the best families They fed so nice they dont think it necessary to behave decent ens at Fair VAUDEVILLE AND EVUE CHANGED T TWO DAYS Auto Races and Large Wedding to Be Friday I1TITH a complete new repertory V of vaudeville and a revised pro gram by the Sensations of 1931 is the attraction the North Iowa fairgrounds Thursday became the mecca again for thousands of North Iowa residents The vaudeville program for Thursday included the Pickard seals the Van DeVeld troupe Will Morris bicycle act and the Six Pashas One of the features on the after noon program was a Softball game between the Mason City Brick and Tile company runnersup in the city championship race and a picked team from the two teams of the J E Decker and Sons company To Sell Baby Beeves The livestock judging was nearing completion Thursday The chief at traction in this department as the fair draws to a close is the sale of Muriel McCormick Weds Elisha D Hubbard 57 FRIDAY AT FAIR 1 p municipal band p races 8 fast events interspersed with five state fair vaudeville acts p concert muni cipal band Fiveracts of vaudeville Sensations of 1931 Ernie Youngs famous public wedding number at which time two Cerro Gordo coun ty persons will be united in marriage They will be at tended by 16 lavishly gowned flower girls and attendants Never was such nn elaborate wedding ever held publicly in Iowa Full band orchestration and one of Chicagos most gifted primadonnas singing the bridal song After the ceremony performed by a local clergyman congratula tions will be extended and presentation of the in gold and other gifts will be made Iowa Groups to Meet at Fort Dodge By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 150 baby beeves Friday morning at 9 oclock W J Murphy will be the auctioneer Buyers will include Ma Like Rest of Family She Reveals Itvtt Last Minute BAR ARBOR Maine Sept 30 McCormick grand daughter of John D Rockefeller and lisha D Hubbard wealthy bachelor of Middletown Conn were married at noon today at the summer home here of Mr and Mrs George A Mc Inlock of Chicago Tho ceremony was performed by the Rev William E Patterson of Bar Harbor No guests were present The wedding of the daughter of Mrs Edith Rockefeller McCormick of Chicago and the 54 year old Middletown banker took place bare ly 24 hours after the announcement of their engagement in a letter sent to the brides mother Descendant of Pioneer Hubbard is a descendant of Eh shn Kent Hubbard pioneer Chi cagoan and the son of Elisha Kent Hubbard Connecticut banker and Qiistrialist He held the rank of ajor on the staff of Gov John H rumbull of Connecticut and erved overseas during the World Like her sister Mathilde who married Max Oser a Swiss riding tiaster and like her brother Fowler ho recently wed Mrs Anne U Fifi1 Stillman Muriel McCovrmck anaged her romance with so much ecrecy that the news came as a istinct surprise The first that her relatives ap arently knew of the engagement when a letter reached the home f her mother Mrs Edith RocUe eller McCormick in Chicago an nouncing her intentions This was made public there late yesterday Mrs McCormicks secretary r Happy Over News Fowler McCormick said he was not acquainted with Hubbaro but hat he was very happy over the news of his sisters romance Harold McCormick her father vho is an executive of the Inter lational Harvester company ounded by her grandfather Cyrus WcCormick could not be reached icre for comment He is in the ast and was expected at the cere mony Miss McCormick who is 20 is the Eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs ilcCormick who were divorced in 1921 Spirit Bridegroom Tho announcement of her engage nent added another chapter to her many activities which frequently lave figured in the news She was estranged from her father when he married Mme Ganna Walska the son City firms as well as severa packers in North Iowa and south ern Minnesota R S Stephenson Iowa State col lege expert was selecting the win ners among the baby beeves and the lHvclub pigs Thursday Girl 4H club were giving their demon strations Harry Linn was selecting the prize winners among the colts and Wade Hauser was judging th 4H sheep I Hides Groomed Farmers in 17 Iowa counties j with hides groomed and curler Thursday bad joined forces in hoofs and horns polishec fight for higher corn prices At Fort Dodge 1000 representa tives of 15 counties voted in favor of a one year farm debt morator ium repeal of the HawleySmoot tariff bill and the passage of the equalization fee principle in tho farm marketing act and other meas ures Poweshiek county farmers like wise had a meeting Wednesday at which nearly 2000 persons ap pointed delegates to meet with Gov ernor Turner in Des Moines Fri day afternoon They moved to aak a special session of the legislature to declare a holiday from private debts and farm mortgages and a procla mation from the governor to with hold sale of corn in an effort to obtain higher prices Meet nt Malcolm The Poweshiek county meeting was at Malcolm It was proposed that corn be withheld from market until a price scale could be obtained by which corn would sell at KO cents on the farm from Sept 11 to Jan 1 1932 65 cents from Jan 1 to March 1 and 70 cents thereafter At the Fort Dodge meeting dele gates were present from Webster Hamilton Kossuth Hancock Hum holdt Greene Calhoun Emmet Palo Alto Pocahontas Boone Wright Buena Vista Cerro Gordo and Carroll counties Similar moves have been made in Page and Jas per counties Urges Murray Attitude J L Mclllrath chairman of the Malcolm gathering urged his hear ers to adopt the attitude of gov ernor Murray of Oklahoma and de mand that an adequate price be Turn 1o ingc 13 Column 4 until they glistened In the sun 25 head of the finest livestock in lowr paraded before the spectators in th randstand at the fair Wednesday afternoon The parade was said ti Turn to Inpr 12 Column 2 Omahan Sentenced for Impersonating Office FORT DODGE Sept 10 J Flanagan Omaha poultry foo salesman was sentenced ta si months in Webster county jail whe he pleaded guilty Wednesday to charge of impersonating an officer Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept just joined the league of nations Since we went broke we have never been in vited in It the south dont raise any colton next year it will just be their luck to have the boll weevil change its diet and switch over to something else With no cotton in the south next year they can devote all their time to politics instead of just twothirds of it Wilklns is bVlnging the Nautilus home to get a new tow rope Yours WILL ROGERS RESEMBLANCE NOTED MURIEL McCOUMICK singer On another occasion she an nounced she had met George McKinlock Jr the dead son of Mrs eorge A McKinlock her chape ron at a spiritualistic seance ant she proclaimed him as her spiritu alistic bridegroom She had never met George Jr who was killed in he World war but after the proc amation she wore a wedding ring In recent years Miss McCormick iias spent much of the time will Mr and Mrs McKinlock in Chicago Palm Beach Fla and Bar Harbor Me She has been a leading figure Red Cross and other charit drives in Chicago and was the firs woman guarantor of the Chicagi civic opera Markets at a Glance NKV YORK many rails touch new lows foreigns an utilities lower utilities soft Foreign exchanges easy Canadl an touches now 1931 low CHICAGO cash markets bet tor export demand favorable Iowa air Nebraska reports Offers Half Million to Use to Find Cause and Cure of Unemployment KANSAS CITY Sept 10 Henry L Dohcrty has challenged he assertion of a fellow engineer hat resjjpnybiUty for tho present unemployment situation rests upon science and has given 00 to obtain the facts Dr Roy V Wright president of he American Society of Mechanical engineers and editor of Railway Age ssued the charge against engineers nd scientists in a speech before the national association of power en gineers here Monday The head of Ae Cities Service company vercd him yesterday Out of Balance Dr Wright had said distribution and consumption have been thrown Cedar Rapids Doctor Held Up in Auto Near Emery FOUR men with guns held up and robbed Dr A A Marohn Cedar Rapids of on the Clear Lake road near Emery at oclock Thursday morning and then made their escape in an automobile Altho they struck and kicked Mr Marohn ho was not seriously in jured The men drove up beside Dr Marohn who said he was traveling about 40 miles nn hour and forced him over lo the ditch The first he noticed of them was when they started honking at him and he slowed up he said As he stopped his car one of the men jumped out and stuck a gun in his ribs and another went to the other side and held a gun on him from that direction forcing him to gel out of the automobile The keys were removed from the doctors car and thrown 10 or 15 feet into a nearby field Ilobbers Turned In the meantime the robbers had turned their car and headed it east Both cars had been traveling west While part of the men searched Dr Marohn and his car others struck and kicked him A car approached and themen enterecl tlieir Own car and drove away Dr Marohn tried to hail the passing car but its driver refused to pick him up He then walked to a nearby farm houso which had no telephone and hiiel to return lo Emery to cull officers Three of tho bandils were white and the other a Negro They were shabbily dressed and dirty and looked thoroly tough Dr Marohn Raid They were driving an old se dan whicli Dr Marohn said looked like an Oldsmobile The license plate was heavily coated with dust Henry Kamp Belmond farm er has noted aclose resem blance between pictures of Hurry F Powers mall order Bluebeard uhove and Henry Drenth a nmn ho knew in Kanawho 21 years ago September Forecast of Wheat and Corn Production Smaller WASHINGTON Sept 10 total wheat production of 885643 000 bushels and a crop of 2715357 000 bushels of corn was forecast to day by the department of agricul ture as compared with forecasts of 893582000 bushels of wheat and 2775301000 bushels of corn a month aero iut of balance with production as n result of their work and it is heir business now to apply their science in correcting the situation of unemployment Dr Wright urged that engineers attempt to obtain to find a remedy sajing the American council of engineers had recog nized the need but so far has been insuccessful Wired in 1rotcst Doherty announced in a telegram 0 the Kansas City JournalPost hat he had wired Dr Wright pro testing against the phrasing of the speech denying1 personal responsi bility for the industrial tangle and offering the entire research fund Himself The utilities magnate said he did not believe that he would hesitate to promise to raise 55000000 if you really have any sound Ideas for correcting economic problems that face this country Offers I have instructed the Cliasc Na tional bank be stated to transmit S500000 to tho Commerce Trust company of Kansas City for the needs you represent as necessary nnd suggest that you lay your prob lems before the chamber of com merce of Kansas City Doherty identifying himself as both an engineer and a scientist said if Dr Wright felt that if you and perhaps other engineers and scientists are to blame for this de pression you are free to make such a charge against yourself and others and then make a confession for yourself and others Several Buildings Go Down in Fire at Anita ANITA Sept 10 Fire des troyed a large barn burned another and damaged three other buildings in the business district here Wed nesday afternoon The veterinary stable of Dr C E Harry and the W T Parker pump supply house were destroyed but a comer which showed was blue he added Gunman Is Nervous The man who held the gun in Dr Marohns side was extremely ner vous and Dr Marohn was afraid he would pull tho trigger in his nervousness he said The other man with a gun acted entirely exper ienced the doctor said One of the men wore a black sweater from which a monogram had evidently been torn Another wore a coat and the Negro wore a sweater which fitted under his throat The mena ages ranged from 28 to 34 Dr Marohn estimated Dr Mnrohn was on his way to Fort Dodge when the robbery oc curred Left without money ho was forced to return to Mason City where he was acquainted with F R Wincgar and H L Gllchrisl He planned to continue to Fort Dodge Thursday afternoon British Deficit More Than Thot at First Indicated by Snowden LONDON Sept 10 defi cit of 170000000 pounds approxi mately in Great Brit ains budget for next 000000 more than was predicted in the May committee in dicated by Philip Snowden chan cellor of the exchequer in intro ducing his emergency budget in the house of commons this after noon At the same time ho disclosed to the uneasy house that there is an estimated deficit of more than 5370000000 in the present years budget Coast Guard Ships Search for 2 Flyers Call Hunt Hopeless as They Cruise South of Aleutians SEATTLE 10 of the coast guard cruised soutu of the Aleutian islands today hunting the missing transPacific flyers Don Moyle and Cecil A Allen bu officers of the guard termed the search a hopeless one before they started One incident remained to bolster up the convictions of the few who clung to the belief Uiat the aviator were anonymous mestngc saying a large monoplane had been Keen to land on a small Island off the British Columbia coast The flyers left Samushira beach Japan early Tuesday with a 41 hour supply of gasoline Their fue could not have lasted longer than until about 10 a m yesterday They had expected to lam In Seattle sometime during th morning They were last seen 110 miles from Samushiro 70 minuter lifter the takeoff Hopeless Tnsk Three const guard cutters tin Northland Chelan and Tasui start ed searching along the rocky auc storm scourged islands late yester clay on orders of Capl H D Hinck ley division commander The cutters were ordered to cruise to the western extiemity o the island chain and make a thor search of the water and the const line for the flyers or posstul wreckage of the plane It is almost a hopeless task said Captain Hinckley Well tli the best Im afraii that will not he enough A check of radio1 and telegrapl stations along the ErIUsh CoHirubi coast last night failed to reveal trace of Moyle or Allen or tU Kource of the report that a plan similar to the one flown by tlic air men had been seen along Hie coasi Lost Off Aleutians Thomas Ash Jr World war av ntor who gave up an attempt t fly the MoylcAllen monoplane ovc the route this summer the opinion the airmen Avoca Grants 25 Year Franchise to Gas Firm AVOCA Sept JO Iowa Nebraska Light and Power com pany was given a 25 year natural gas franchise by voters here yes terday 531 to 300 Construction of mains will be started within 30 days E L Carson resident u till ti tles manager said CLAIMS SLAYER LIVED ON FARM Officers in West Virginia Check New Story of Killers Past DELMOND Sept Knrap retired farmer declared here today that he felt fairly sure that the pictures he has seen in the papers of Harry Powers held at Clarksburg W Va as a Blue beard slayer were of the same man who worked for him 21 yeara ago on n farm near Kanawlm The man who worked for him known as Henry Drenth Officers at Clarksburg were noti fied of Knmps statements and were checking records in an effort to ascertain further information Knmp stated he was questioned last night by a man whom he believed was an official to Find Futher Kamp said lie had heard that tenths father William Drcnth ad moved from Wisconsin tout Efforts by the Associated Toss to locate his father thru ques ioning of many citizens at Stout died When Drenth worked for me1 amp declared he had just coma rom Holland His father did nob ome to this country at the samo irae as he He wasnt married and vas a pretty good worker allho ha didnt stay so very long The last time I saw Drenth wag about 15 years ago altho I saw hi3 father about four years ago Moved 8 Ago Mr Kamp to Belmond from Kanawha about threfi years ago when he was jharried At first Mr Kamp was reticent about settinghis recognition of Powers as Drenth When Drenth worked for Knmp he was about 22 years of age Thig was about 20 years ago and Drcnths age agrees with that Powers Drenth was in South America our years ago Mr Kamp said ind learned from his father at that ime Try to Trace Past PITTSBURGH Sept 10 forts to trace the past of Harry Fi Powers 42 matrimonial agent whd recently confessed the murder o five persona whose bodies werd found in n ditch near Clarksburg W Va shifted to Pittsburgh to day t Deputy Simeon Bond and Detective Carl Southern of burg came here early today and held n long conference with Georga Murron chief of Allegheny county detectives prior to making a search for a man named Chxrlcs Rodgers frequently mentioned by Powers since his incarceration Confessed Slaying Powers has confessed slaying Mrs Ksa Richer and her three chil dren and Mrs Dorothy P Lemke When Powers was arrested ly after Mrs Eichcrs disappearance was reevaled the matrimonial agent told police in Clarksburg that Mra Richer had gone to Denver Colo in company oC a man named gcra Later after the bodies werj found Powers said ho had taken Mrs Eicher and her three childrerj to Clarksburg at the request of g Mr Rodgers Fall Opening On All Week Mason City retail establish ments are continuing tho fall opening which was started with the unveiling of windows Wed nesday evening thruout the re mainder of the week They are displaying the latest fall mer chandise including clothing readytowear millinery shoes novelties jewelry furniture and other goods Algona Youth Admits Rob bery While Other Boy and Girl Watched DENVER Colo Sept 10 Leonard Voight 20 Algona lowu and Harry Culler 22 Bancroft Iowa xvere held at Bergen Park near hero today in connection with a robbery Tuesday Theda Palmer 16 Armstrong Iowa was with them Voight has signed a confession officers said that he beat Harold Pcndergast 17 filling station at tendant with a pistol butt and robbed him of The girl and Cut ler admitted looking on the officers said Robbery charges will be filed against Voight it was indicated The three left their Iowa homes Sunday Miss Palmer said The she said was to obtain mon ey for food y cloudy iintl continued Thursday night and Fri day LOCAL STATISTICS i GlobeGazette weather figures foC 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday I5 Minimum In Night 73 At 8 A M Thursday By noon Thursday the mercury had touched the 08 degree mark nntl at It had reached tho century mark the highest temperature re corded since the almost unprece dented torrid wave in July   

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