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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 19, 1931, Mason City, Iowa S MEM 4 ART OF IOWA MO i NCS JA North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOKS EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO ONE NO 264 Sales Tax Wins Favor G O P Leader in Senate Backs Reed By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Sept 19 CPA Senator James E Watson of Indi ana republican leader in the upper house of congress in an interview I had vvith him recent ly expressed himself favor ably toward a sales tax which since then has been publicly ad vocated by Sena tor David A Reed of Pennsyl vania as a means of restoring the governments depressiondepleted in come to a total at least equaling its present rate of expenditures A more experienced politician than Reed however Watson added But the country wont stand for that kind of tax so theres no use in talking1 about it MEVERTHELESS Senator Reeds 1 close political relationship to Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W Mellon whoso fellow townsman he is does give a peculiar interest to the formers recommendation as to the most effective method of moneyraising for federal purposes What he says presumably reflects Secretary Mellons ideas whether they arc President Hoovers or not Moreover the treasury secretary already is on record for a policy of broadening the base of taxation Turn In Inpj U Clilumii 1 GIRLS ARE HURT IN AUTO MISHAP jMiss VerJBeclunoes Condi i tiori Critical ViclimtlAre 1 Given Treatment 1 CLEAR LAKE Sept Eatelle Verbeckmoes daughter of Mr and Mrs A W Verbeckmoes is in the Mercy hospital Mason City and Marlys Kmitson is in Park hos pital Mason City as a result of an auto accident Which occurred Friday afternoon as they and three other Clear Lake girls were returning from Mason City where they attend Junior college Miss Verbeckmoes driver of the Verbeckmoes Ford received chest injuries when the car turned over pinning her beneath She submitted to an emergency operation at the hospital Saturday morning and phy sicians stated Saturday afternoon that her condition was quite criti cal Charlott Ames Neva McGowan and Harriet Sheridan were the other occupants of the Verbeckmoes car At a point just a short distance cast of the O T Balmat farm the two wheelsof the car got off the pavement and when an attempt was made to get back on the pav ing a sharp turn was made The car turned over on its side throwing Neva McGowan out thru the win dow After she got to her feet she helped Charlott Ames climb out a window Others who were pinned under were Harriet Sheridan and Marlys Knutson All except Char lotte Ames received injuries and were taken to the hospitals Marlys Knutsbn is suffering from a frac tured ankle and cuts on her knee Harriet Sheridan received cuts fin the hand and Neva McGowan is Suffering from shock and minor head injuries Two men were required to lift the auto so that the girls could get out HOOVER WILL ADDRESS LEGION Large Manchurian Area in Grip CHINESE CLAIM Japanese AUNT MET By Robert Quiller When a man thinks ho is confessin his past to his wife hes just braggin about what a hellion he used to be CUTTING OF RAIL LINE IS EXCUSE 12000 Soldiers Entei Mukden Area Disarm Garrison CHANGHAI Sept 19 tyfour hours after the battle be tween Chinese and Japanese forces at Mukden all that portion of Man churia south of Changchun tonight was iield in the grip of a Japanese military machine which had moved with great speed and efficiency The railway cutting incident which allegedly precipitated the in l battle at Peitaying near Muk den had not been confirmed here but resulted in the Japanese occupa tion every starategic point in southern Manchuria Take Over Capital Japanese forces took over Muk den the capital Neucbwang Man churias principal port Kwang chentse the northern terminus of Lhe South Manchurian railway and was astride the PeipingMukden Chinese operated railway at Kow pangtsc In addition Japanese forces had disarmed Chinese troops at Antung on the Korean border of Man churia disarmed a Chinese gunboat COUNCIL IN SESSION GENEVA 19 clash between Japanese and Chi nese at Mukden Manchuria was brot before the council of the league of nations in a private session this afternoon The Japanese representative assured the council his govern ment would take all possible measures to localize the Mukden incident and to prevent it from leading to unfortunate conse quences Pact Not Violated WASHINGTON Sept 19 state department feels that on the basis of news re ceived thus far concerning the JapaneseChinese clash in Man churia there is no ground for construing it aa a violation of the Kellogg antiwar pact it was announced today at the mouth of the Yalu river and was in control of the Manchurian arsenal at Mukden the radio tele graph and telephone stations and the government offices Disarm Garrison Japan had disarmed the Chinese garrison at Mukden and had 12000 troops in that vicinity with two di visions in Korea ready to cross the Manchurian frontier In short Man churia had been paralyzed in a mil itary grip in a single day A Rengo news dispatch from Changchun Manchuria said the heaviest fighting between Japanese an3 Chinese troops occurred at Nanling where the Chinese garri son held out until late today before surrendering The Japanese estimated 30 Jap anese soldiers were killed including a captain and that 90 were wound ed including a lieutenant colonel Chinese casualties were consider able as machine guns were used Pretty Red Herring A Chinese official of Kuo Min Chinese nationalist news agency Turn In Fngo 4 Column THOMPSON HEADS BAR ASSOCIATION Lawyers ReEIect Voorhees of Sioux Falls S Dak as Treasurer ATLANTIC CITY N J Sept 19 A Thompson of St Louis was elected president of the Amer ican Bar association at its conven tion today William P MaeCraken Jr of Washington was reelected secre tary and John P Voorhees of Sioux Falls S Dak was reelected treas urer Members of the executive com mittee were chosen as follows Glenn J Falrbrook of Seattle Wash Harry S Knight Sunbury Pa former president of the Penn sylvania State Bar association and Walter P Armstrong of Memphis Tenn Washington D C was chosen for the next convention Dr David Starr Jordan Advocate of Peace Dies Chancellor Emeritus at Stanford Noted as Educator STANFORD UNIVERSITY Gal Sept 19 David Starr Jor dan 80 year old chancellor emeritus of StanfoM university died here today of a complication of ailments from which he has suffered for sev eral months Dr Jordan noted peace advocate became unconscious as a result of his fifth stroke of paralysis yester day He died at Serra house his Stanford campus home about oclock this morning With Dr Jordan at his death were Mrs Jessie Knight Jordan his wife Knight Jordan a son Mrs Eric Jordan a daughterinlaw and two physicians and two nurses With an international reputation in three distinct ed ucation and Jordan was a conspicuous figure for more than half a century He was a pioneer advocate of world peace long before that move ment had become popular and his ast public address was in behalf of that cause As a scientist in the field of nat ural history Dr Jordan ranked high and his contributions to ichthyology made him a leading authority in America As an educator he was best known thru his connection MINOR CLERK IN CAPITAL STARTS SOVIET DISPUTE Lamont Denies Official Character of Story in Newspaper Associated Prcsa Photo DOCTOR JORDAN with Stanford university There as first president from 1801 to 1912 and as chancellor for three years thereafter he erected a monument to himself as well as a great uni versity He had been chancellor emeritus since 1915 Presidents Secretary Gets Brewery Industry Data Wont Tell Why WASHINGTON Sept 19 on the brewery industry have Deen collected by a white house official for unnamed outside organiza tions While making clear that the Information was not obtained for Presi dent Hoover or any white house official Walter H Newton one of the chief executives secretaries added mystery to the announcement of the action by declining to make known the organization Despite denials that the adminis ration was looking into the ques tion of legalizing beer as one means of relieving unemployment and in creasing federal revenues there was considerable speculation in the capi tal today on the subject Listen to Demands For weeks rumors have been cir culated that demands of organized abor and other organizations for egislation legalizing beer have been reated with some consideration The information from Newton vas the first of a positive nature However the secretary said he ed the census bureau for the number of men employed in the in dustry in 1914 1919 and 1929 but emphatically declared This information was not rc fucsted for the president nor was t asked for anyone connected with he white house statement was made in reply o inquiries relative to a published eport that the president was con sidering appeals from various groups or the return of 3 or 4 per cent ieer Follows Conference It followed a long conference be ween Newton and President Hoov r The secretary said he was not at liberty to divulge the names or he organizations who asked for the itastitics and added he Irad for vardedthe information as an ac commodation The figures showed that the brew ngindustry employed 75000 per ons and paid in wages n 1914 42686 persons and 100000 in 1919 and 6409 persons and in 1929 the last for vorkers in near beer plants The alue of the products was 442 100000 in 1914 5379000000 in 1919 nd in 1929 Denied by Gilford Another report that President Hoover1 unemployment relief or ganization asked for the informa lon was denied by a representative f Walter S Gifford the chairman The American Legions employ ment conference was told by M J Titrn In PflKe i Column angborn and Herndon Receive Permit to Fly Tokio to Seattle BOARDS WHEAT MAY FEED POOR McKelvie Suggests Selling of 10000000 Bushels to Community Chests WASHINGTON Sept 10 Samuel R McKelvie former farm board member and one time gov ernor of Nebraska today brot to the board his plan to make stabiliza tion wheat available to the needy thru community chests He has discussed the proposal with the heads of several relief agencies here this week McKelvie estimates that 10000000 bushels would be sufficient to feed the unemployed and poor Congress Must Act Congressional action would he necessary to reimburse the board for this amount from the approxi mately 190000000 bushels it con trols Two members of the board Chair man Stone and Carl Williams favor the suggestion Williams suggested that community chests buy direct from he board with local funds McKelvie said he had approached no member of congress to Introduce the necessary legislation in the next congress but expressed himself as confident that the proper bill would be offered Not a Dole I am sure he said that such action cannot be construed as a dole and I am sure there will ba ncfopposition in that respect A few loaves of bread will never tend to make any American any les1 energetic Local communities probably would be asked to process the wheat for baking into bread wltb the com munity chests supervising the ar rangements and distribution From TOKIO Sept 13 The Jap nese bureau of communications to ay issued a permit to Clyde Pang urn and Hugh Herndon Jr Amer can flyers to take their airplane rom here to Sajnushlro Beach pre aratory for a takeoff on an at emptcd nonstop flight to Seattle Water of Des Moines River Will Be Used to Christen Vessel DES MOINES Sept 10 bottle of water taken from the Dei Moines river at Ledges park near Boone is to be used with water from other states in christening a new United States line ship The water is to be sen to New York A letter requesting a bottle of water from an Iowa stream was sent to Governor Turner who re ferred the request to Ihe state board of conservation sept 19 minor clerk in the department of commerce today stood in the po sition of having caused complica tions in AmericanRussian trade with consequent denunciation of the American government by soviet of ficial newspapers An article on Russian credit writ ten by the clerk for the United States Daily brot about the situa tion and with it a letter from Sec retary Lamont to Hugh L Cooper of New York president of the AmericanRussian Chamber of Com merce disclaiming any official sig nificance for the piece G L Pass an employe of the in telligence division of the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce was credited by the United States Daily of Sept 12 with authorship of a study of Russian trade in the United States Advantage in Depression Russia said the article well understands how to take advantage of an economic depression which is local or confined to a definite area by playing a firm in one country against those in another order to beat down prices and obtain larger credit for future orders Heretofore competition has been between firms in one country and firms In another but now has be comecompetition between nations The various branches estab lished thruont the world by the soviet government forces the sale of Russian goods and when this can not be done they attempt to ex change their goods for merchandise or machinery to be manufactured for her If this procedure fails then the manufacturer is requested to ac cept commercial paper for goods delivered As there is no assurance that these bills will ever be met at maturity they are however dis posed of to various banks with re course to the manufacturer Guaranteed Payment In other words the American manufacturer takes the commercial paper and guarantees payment by his firm in order to dispose of it on the market thus backing Russian business with American capital The article brot a telephonic pro test from Cooper to Secretary La ment Writing Cooper to confirm the conversation the secretary said the article was prepared by a min or clerk in the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce without any type of official knowledge or approval A statement has been made pub lic to the effect that there has been Turn In Iaisi t Column i Markets at a Glance Lindberghs in Nanking for Visit of Four Days Land in Wrong Make Welcomers I n Will Rogers Hustle NANKING China Sept 19 7P and Mrs Charles A Lind bergh arrived here today for a four day stay but because the colonel was not satisfied with the place of ficials had picked for him to land Nankings reception was somewhat delayed The flying vacationists arrived over the city at p m 126 p m CSTJ and after circling sev eral times over the flooded Yangtze river finally alighted on Lotus Lake just outside Nankings ramb ling city wall Miss Intended Spot City dignitaries however had ar ranged for him to land on the wa terfront whero they had con structed a special wharf to which bis monoplane was to be moored and had several platoons of soldiers and some refreshments on hand The Lindberghs made the 800 mile flight from Fiiksoka Japan in about seven and onehalf hours Meanwhile the dignitaries in cluding Foreign Minister Wang Consul General and Mrs Peck and General Hung of the aviation bur eau waited on the wharf in the river until on army plane flew over and signalled them that the Americans Had landed on Lotus La lie Struggle to Shore Officials struggled to shore from the wharf in native boats to dry land whero they took automobiles and rushed to the lake to welcome the couple Lindbergh apparently believed the Yangtze was too rough to make a safe landing and after five times circling around and feinting at landing came down on the lake which normally is only a Chinese park with an artificial pond The recent floods however had in creased its size low NEW YORK Stocks weak American Tele phone lowest in 5 years Bonds Weak British est since 1924 Curb Weak heavy selling car ries list to new lows Butter Steady Foreign exchanges Irregular sterling weak Sugar Holiday Coffee Holiday Wheat Weak forecast beneficial rains weak stock marltet Corn Lower foreign markets bearish Argentine surplus Cattle Steady Hogs Steady to lower Theater Operator at Eagle Grove Kidnaped and Robbed by 2 Men EAGLE GROVE Sept E VIorrJs proprietor of the Princess theater here was held up at his ga rage Fridayevening aa he returned rom his work and was taken to the edge of town by two men before he was released The men took from him and orced him to walk home They drove away with his car but left it a short distance from town No clue of the holdup was obtained THREE HELD FOP TRIPLE MURDER Fourth Man Sought Detroit Police Blame Quarrel Over Robbery DETROIT Sept 19 Milberg third of the men wanted for the triple murder here Thurs day was arrested early today With iim were six others taken and ac cused of Purple gang affiliations but only Eddie Fletcher and Abo Axlcr were held Milbergs arrest leaves only Harry Fleishcr of the four accused of the murder by Prosecutor Harry S Toy at liberty The two others accused by the prosecutor of slaying Joseph Sutker Joseph Lebovitz and Herman Paul in a Collingwooci avenue apartment liousc Wednesday arc Ray Bern stein and Harry Keywell They were arrested yesterday in a flat not far from where the killings occurred Aftermath of Kobhery Officers today were investigating a theory tbnt the triple slaying was the aftermath of a handbook rob bery in Toledo Ohio a week before They started oh this tack upon the discovery of a money sack bearing the name of the Ohio Savings and Trust company Toledo and mostly in large bills in the flat where Bernstein and Kcywell were found The prosecutor said he would at tempt to have Ben Aronoff proprie tor of the Toledo handbook say whether the victims and those ac cused by him resemble any of the six men who held up Aronoffs place Sept 30 Quarrel Over Spoils Police said their new theory Is that the three victims and their four slayers participated in ti2 handbook robbery nnd quarreled over the spoils All the accused men are eaid by police to be members of a gang re cently organized as a factor in un derworld activities All have long police records altho few of their numerous arrests resulted in convic tions BEVERLY HILLS Oil Sept little Gandhi he is be coming discouraged with the London conference He says they only talk I wonder he thot a nation got independence over a conference table and not over a gun barrel Where would we have been if Washington had conferred instead of confiscat ing Didnt a Missouri senator set the Philippines free this summer And Pat Hurley wont over and annexed cm again Ammunition beats persuasion when you arc looking for free dom Yours WILL Council Bluffs Blaze Does Damage COUNCIL BLUFFS Sept 19 T of undetermined origin last night caused damage estimated at 515000 at the plant of the Faraway Manufacturing company school supply house GOLLINGS DEATH MORE OF PUZZLE District Attorney Goes on Yacht Trip on Inquest Recess NEW YORK Sept 13 zled more than ever by the drown ing of Benjamin P Ceilings from his cruiser Penguin In Long Island sound District Attorney Alexander G Blue of Suffolk courHr on a yachtingtrip himself today He said it Was only a weekend vaca tion The nature of it aroused sur mises however The coroners inquest was sud denly halted yesterday by Blue when his brotherinlaw Fred Meyer Long Island lifeguard told him of two mysterious men hiding on an island The district attorney postponed the inquest for a week announced two arrests were immin ent and departed Two hours later he returned to the Huntington town hall and said Meyers clew was valueless adding I am right back where I started Earlier in the day he had changed his mind about not calling Mrs Col lings from her home in Stamford Conn to testify and demanded her presence Her attorney Homer s Cummings notified Blue this was impossible as she was under cure of two physicians Several policemen testified to Coroner William G Gibson of the story told them by Mrs Collings when she was found in a motor boat on the sound She said her husband hns been killed by two men who after club bing him and binding his arms and feet tossed him into the bay His body floated to shore at Lloyds Neck last Wednesday a week after his death Mrs Collings said she was at tacked by the men who removed her from the Penguin and took her aboard a canoe later transferring her to a motor boat Her daughter Barbara five yeari old was left on the drifting Penguin where she was found by C L Noteman a West Chester yachtsman Mrs Collings described her two assailants ns a man about 50 and a boy IS IDENTTHOT READY TO PLEAD AGAINST BONUS Plans to Go Directly to Detroit From His Rapidan Camp sept 10 W President Hoover will address the American Legion Monday in Detroit at a national meeting which is expected to reverberate with renewed demands for the bonus Suddenly reversing a previous announcement the president dis closed today he would go directly to Detroit from his Rapidau camp by special train It is fully expected in official circles here that ho will plead for rejection of any bonus plan which will put a new burden on the de pleted national treasury Many state legion conventions have declared for immediate cash payment of the bonus certificates These demands will come to a focus in the discussions of the national convention at Detroit Administration officials particu larly Veterans Administrator Hines have been expressing the adminis trations opposition at veterans conventions and in radio addresses Mrs Hoover dbca not plan to tic company the president BATTLE LINES FORM MAHASKA GROUP SEEKS TAX CUT Asks Statewide Support of Petition Which Would Repeal Dry Law OSICALOOSA Sept 19 duction of taxes will be sought by Mahaska land owners who have adopted a petition which they hope will win statewide support At a meeting here yesterday 500 Mahaska county consid ered 15 resolutions presented by H S Life attorney hero A meeting with Gov Dan Turner is planned for Sept 26 A special session of the legisla ture to repeal state prohibition en forcement the teachers minimum wage law and the legislative ex pense account act is asked in the petition which will be filed with the governor when 500000 Iowa tax rtaynrs have signed DETROIT Sept 19 Battle lines for an impending fight on the veterans bonus question were being drawn today as exservice men from pverysection nfthA ccmntiy invaded the city for next weeks American Legion convention National Commander Ralph T ONeil made plain in a statement yesterday that delegates will be of fered every facility for free discus sion of the bonus question during tlie convention sessions Consider Legislation Commander ONeil gave assurance that careful consideration will bo given to the necessity for legisla tion from the standpoint of the vet eran and the effect It will have on our government While every train was unloading its contribution to the 100000 con vention visitors expected by next week the national defense commit tee of the league made public last night the resolutions it will present to he convention for adoption Recommend Increases Plic committee recommends in creases in the various branches of the countrys armed forces specifi cally an enlisted personnel of 125 000 for the regular army with an Turn tn 1nsn 4 Column Sibley Bank Robber Suspects Released SIOUX CITY Sept 13 Jensen 30 W Parent 20 and H Cobb 31 all of Sioux City arrested here as suspects In the 52000 rob bery of the First National honk a I Sibley Sept 31 Friday were re leased when officers of the hank failed to identify them IOWA WEATHER Showers Saturday night or Sunday nrnie r Saturday night and in tho northeast anil cast central portions Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday i Minimum In Night 54 At 8 A M Saturday 60 Precipitation 170 Fall rain that settled down in earnest on the Mason City area Friday came in a slow drizzle and it took hours of an almost con stant dripping to leave 170 inches of precipitation WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the week be ginning Sept 21 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri val leys Mostly fair first part of week some probability of showers latter part with temperatures near normal
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