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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 30, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                KARL ON E R HIS MEM AfT DEPT OF 10 A n f S M n I M North Iowas PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 274 Speakeasy in Danger Business Would Be Hurt by Beer but Not Ruined ft By CHARLES P STEWART NEW YORK Sept 30 Such prohibition modification as the wets plan to attempt in con gress next winter would cut deeply into the speak easy business but by no means kill it in the judgment ex perts I have con sulted during a short stay in the vicinity not to be too exact of Broadway and Fo rt ys e c o n d street Manhat tan It is here I take it that the trade is concen trated as n o where else in the wWch made it seem to me an ideal spot tor an investigation The wets as we know hope somewhat against hope to legalize 3 to 4 per cent beer but without restoration of the saloon Three to 4 per cent beer they contend is not intoxicating and is sufficiently satisfying to destroy the demand for stronger stuff thus promising to extinguish the speak easies by depriving them of all their customers JUST HOW WELL this scheme would work is something I have wondered for a long time Washing ton where it is legislatively urged and opposed only theorizes concern ing it In this locality in New York city arc plenty of folk who take a strictly practical view and who speakfrom an amplitude of experi Tum to PHKC 4 Column RAIL RATES UNDER ADVISEMENT Ocean Yields to ers 1931 Records Show CONIESTWILL Claim Forest City Son of Mrs Ersten Bilstad In fluenced Her FORT DODGE Sept 30 Four grandchildren of the late Mrs Ersten Bilstad of Callender have filed a petition contesting her wil and charging that her son Martin Larson of West City influenced her in drawing the will Larson was made principal beneficiary receiv ing 515000 and the balance of the estate after bequests of had been made to the grandchildren The contestants are Mrs William Pratt of Boone Mrs George John son of Dana Mrs Frank Cahill of Fort Dodge and CJ Johnson of Kansas City Markets at a Glance KEW YOIIK rails hold others sag foreign issues strong many new lows 1 Foreign Exchanges Irregular sterling strong steady hedge selling favorable weather trade buying steady cable CHICAGO firmness Winni peg better export demand poor husking re turns Iowa bullish government weather report to higher AUNT MET By Robert QuiUen Amys girl thinks she wont win the beauty con test because her chin goes backward but the judges dont never look above the neck MORE THAN 250 CROSS ATLANTIC OR PACIFIC SEAS Only Nine Lives Lost ComparedWith 17 in 1927 NEW YORK Sept 30 tion fastgrowing youngster shook a sturdy fist at old Fatner Ocean today and exulted Records for 1931 just compiled indicate that the great seas with all their terrors arc yielding at last before the progress of mans brain child More than 250 persons crossed the Atlantic or Pacific oceans by air since the beginning oJ the year and only nine Jives were lost 17 Lost Lives Compare this with 1927 year oC Lindberghs famous flight when 17 persons lost their lives in attempt ing to span the Atlantic and only 16 got across No one crossed the Pacific that year which was con sidered a banner one in aviations annals but 10 lives were lost as i result of the Dole race from Oak land to Honolulu The Graf Zeppelin now engaged in ferry service across the Atlantic on a strictly business basis ac counted for nearly 200 of this years ocean passages by making iwo round trips between her homo port at Friedrictishafen Germany and Pernarabuco Brazil 40 Cross Atlantic I Forty men crossed the South At lantlc in 10 planes with Gen Italo Balbo Italian air minister This feat was marked tiy tragedy Five 6f Balbos men died ID accidents which befell two of toe dozen planes which started the journey from Bolama Portuguese Guinea to Natal Brazil A giant flying boat from the land of engineering 13 persons safely across the Atlantic m a 12000milc flight from Germany to the United States which1 included a journey across the South Atlantic by way of the Cape Verde islands and Fer nando do Norohna island to Natal Brazil Flew Two Oceans Post and Gatty flew both the At lantic and Pacific oceans in their startling rush that set a globecir cling record Four other pairs o airmen crossed the Atlantic from west to east and the German Von Gronau brot his crew of three here in an eastwest flight Colonel Lind bergh and his wife Clew from Alas to Kamchatka with one stop Besides the five tost on the Balbn expedition two other pairs of fly ers dropped from sight Parkei Cramer and Oliver Paquette m s Detroit to Copenhagen venture and Mrs Beryl Hart and William Mac Laren in a westeast Atlantic at tempt FOSHlTWTO MAKE DEFENSE Head of Company and One of CoDefendants Rely on Directed Verdict MINNEAPOLIS Sept 30 In a surprise move defense attor neys for W B Foshay and H H Henley two of seven defendants on trial on mail fraud charges an nounced today that they would pre sent no testimony in their defense relying entirely on motions for dis missal of the charges and a directed verdict They took the position that thi government in more than foil weeks of testimony had failed to prove the charges which grew on of the receivership of Foshay enter prises in November 1929 The de fense then began a lengthy argu ment in support of the motions Meanwhile three other defend ants also rested their cases aftc 3udge Joseph Molyneaufc deniei similar motions made in their be half Two other defendants how evetr announced that in event th same motions to be made for them are denied they will present wit nesses in their defense They ar H E McGinty treasurer of Foshay companies nnd C W Salisbury vice president In the argument for a directe verdict for Foshay and Henley th defense contended that the govern ment failed to show that any con splracy to defraud existed a charged in the indictment LINDBERGHS AID CHINESE FLOOD RELIEF REPUBLICANS TO FORCES Turning their holiday Into an expedition of mercy Col and Sirs Charles A Lindbergh gave iheir ser vices to the government In behalf Chinas millions of suffering flood refugees Operating from Nanking they flew over wide section of he stricken area bringingback valuable information to tho Hood commis sion Territory they surveyed Is indicated by oval m map A flooded street In Hankow is shown above Lindberghs Fly to Hankow Make Flood Survey Trip Along River League Official to Aid in Curbing Spread of Diseases HANKOW China Sefit 30 M and Mrs Charles A Lind bergh and Dr Borcic health ex pert of the league of nations ar rived here at p m a m C S T today completing a flight from Wuhii down the Yangtse river from Nanking Leaving Nanking yesterday on another volunteer flood survey flight the Lindberghs and Dr Bor cic landed at Wuhu where they spent the night The failure of Nanking authorities to receive di rect word of their landing there caused some anxiety this morning but this was dispelled when a Chi nese military plane sighted the Lindbergh craft on the water at Wuhu The Lindberghs will devote their stay in the Hankow region to map ping and survey work in the flooded area similar to that which they did in northern Kiangsu province Dr Borcic an expert on epi demics will assist in the curbing of diseases which became widespread after the flood Will Rogers TfUMA Ariz Sept are trying to find a scheme to raise more money without hitting big incomes Republicans theory is that if you tax big incomes too much you will discourage him from making so much for himself Didnt discourage him during the war when Income tax ran as high as 70 per cent Some of the biggest fortunes were made at that rate of In come tax Any guy thats been lucky enough to have a bucket of water during this two years drought shouldnt kick on hand ing out a drink Yours WILL ROGERS ONLY 30 HERDS LEFT TO TEST Rixe Who Resisted Troops Freed Mitchell Out Under Bond TIPTON Sept 30 30 herds of cattle remained today to be tested in Cedar county by veter inarians and Iowa national guards men enforcing the state bovine tuberculin test law While guards men and veterinarians hoped that the actual testing would he com pleted by nightfall work of reading the test results probably will take until the end of the week Carl Rixe only farmer to refuse troops permission to test his cattle and who was arrested by guard of ficers today was free He was re leased to civil authorities yesterday who decided not to file charges against him Free Under Bond E C Mitchell leader in the Cedar county revolt against cattletesting was free under bond on a charge of transporting a quaran tined bull outside the state Mit chell was arraigned in federal court at Cedar Rapids yesterday and bond was furnished by H E Horn of Tip ton Mitchell is to appear before the federal term of court in April Dr Peter Malcolm chief of the state department of animal in dustry said that reading the tests cannot be completed before the end of the week Yesterday veterinarians tested 226 herds comprising 3530 head Test readings were made on 2046 head nf which 17 were shown to be reactors Ask Guards Itcmovnl MIDDLETOWN Sept 30 Members of the Des Moines County Protective association here last night adopted resolutions asking Gov Dan Turner to remove Iowa national guardsmen from Cedar county and to appoint a committee to investigate the merits of the state bovine tuberculin test law Eight hundred persons attended the meeting Several other such meetlngsMn Henry Clay and Des Moines county have been held within the last week all resulting in similar resolutions Wang Leaves Nanking Post After Beating Sze Succeeds Him as Chinese Foreign Minister NANKING Sept 30 C T Wang mobbed and seriously in jured Monday by students who blamed him for failure to obtain the intervention of the league o nations in the SinoJapanese contro vcrsy in Manchuria resigned todaj as foreign minister of the Nankinr government Alfred Sze Chinese minister to Great Britain and Chinas rcpre sentative in the league of nations was named to succeed him Office impossible Events of the last 10 days which witnessed the occupation of south crn Manchurian cities by Japancsi troops and tho subsequent rejection by the league council of the Chinese appeal for intervention so weak ened Dr Wangs standing with leaders of the Kuomintang dom inant Chinese political party tha he found retention of office impos sible Pending the arrival of Sze fron Geneva Frank W Lee American born Chinese and former minister of this country to Mexico will ac as foreign minister Shortly after the change was an nounced a foreign office spokesman stated that the alleged independence movements in Manchuria following Japanese occupation must be re garded as having been instigatec by Japanese since the areas affect ed were those occupied Disbelieve Japan Despite Japans formal declaia tion that she had no territorial de signs upon Manchuria the Nankuif authorities refused to believe tha spontaneous Chinese independence movements could evolve under con ditions of occupation The foreign office spokesman as sorted the evidence supported th belief that the Japanese intend to put the occupied area under a Jap anesc protectorate thereby placing serious obstacles in the way of a peaceful and lasting settlement o the Manchurian question between China and Japap Coolidge Stand to Be Hub of Leaders Program JITASHINGTON Sept 30 VV proposal of Calvin Coolidge for a solid front in support of the resident is to be the hub about which republican organization lead rs will rally their forces for rc omination of Herbert Hoover The veteran party pilots for the most part accept Mr Coolidges opyrighted article in the Saturday Evening Post disclaiming any in erest in his immediate return to he presidency as definitely elimin ating him from next years political ace But the appeal of the former residcnt for party loyalty U iewcd with less warmth among re publican independents of the north vest who have opposed some of the najor Hoover policies ISrnoklmrt Disagrees Senator Brookhurt republican Iowa called for a progressive pro ram and a progressive candidate ifter reading the Coolidgo article He mentioned us possible candi dates Senators Borah of Idaho Morris of Nebraska Johnson o California LaFollctlc of Wisconsin and Governor Pincliot of Penusyl van I a Also there were a few int the re publican congressionalfold df regu ars who kept their silence on th Coolidge declaration They intimat ed privately their belief that th former president must not yet be counted out of the 1932 contest Thing to Do However republican stalwarts such as Senator Watson Indiana the floor leader Senator Fess o Ohio the national chairman ariu Representative Wood of Indiana chairman of the appropriation Election This Fall Likely in Great Britain WDonald to Adjourn Parliament Next Wednesday LONDON Sept 30 Minister Ramsay MacDonald in ormed the house of commons oday that parliament will adjourn icxt Wednesday He did not reply to a question by Arthur Henderson new loader of he labor party as to whether it vould be an adjournment or disso ution but political observers agreed hat a general election is likely to be held soon By Wednesday Mr MacDonald aid parliament will have complet ed the emergency program Both he economy bill carrying out re trenchments all along the line of government expenditure and Chan cllor Philip Snowdens supplemen tary budget will be enacted in the next seven days If the government decides to go o the voters the wil be accompanied by dissolution of parliament and a call for an 1m uediate election with the polling ate in October Prime Minister MacDonald decid ed today to go to Seaham Harbot Friday night to put the question of a general election before a meeting of his constituents Tho Scahan labor party already has dcmandec that he resign CAL BREAKS SILENCE WASHINGTON Sept 30 his recent literary ac tivities are responsible but terse President Coolidge differs from Calvin Coolidge private citizen in n statement wurdnge The former presidents maga zine article saying he did not seek the presidency in 1832 took nearly 3000 words His precampaign statement about the 1928 nice took 10 I do not choose to run for president in 1023 committee looked back over years of political history and re fleeted that it was the thing fo Mr Coolidge to do and the thin for the party to do now was to re nominate Herbert Hoover Mr Coolidge in his article said in part Those who are suggesting un der the present disturbed condition in our own country and in In world that a former presiden should use his prestige to attemp Turn to IflKO 2 Column CALIFORNIA WILL HAVE AQUEDUCT Voters Go 5 to I for Bond In Project That Will Dwarf Hoover Dam LOS ANGELES Sept 30 Southern California has taken long look in the future by votiu almost 5 to 1 to issue 520000000 Colorado river aqueduct bom which will provide a water suppl for an estimated population of 7 000000 Dwarfing the Hoover dam pro ject in size the aqueduct will brin water across the great America desert from the Colorado river distance of 226 miles and distribut it to 13 cities which have organize the metropolitan water district The Hoover dam project calls fo an outlay of Th Colorado river aqueduct will virtua ly equal in magnitude the fedcra governments Panama canal It wi provide employment for 1000 southern California citizens for si years Final returns in tho election which was held yesterday were be ing compiled today The total vot was expected to approximate 300 000 about 400 per cent of tho to la registration SHRODE KILLED BLASTING ROCKS Rfceville Man Found Dead Other North lowans Are Injured RICEVILLK Sept body of Will Shrode about 50 years o age was found last night after h had met death while blasting rock on a farm I miles west of Rice ville No one was with him at th time he was killed and how he wa Injured is uncertain Shrode is thot to have been klllC late yesterday afternoon His nccl was broken and his face badli burned from powder He also sul fered other bruises Funeral services will be held a the home Friday The body wa taken to LcRoy Minn Shrode survived by his wife an unmarrie daughter who is teaching schoo and several brothers and sisters Injured at Corwifh CORWITH Sept Wa ley wife of Dr P E Walley su fered bruises and Mrs E T Haup man suffered severe injuries whc the car in which they were rctur ing home from Mason City strui loose gravel two miles east ai south of Hutchins and went into ditch The car which was driven b Mrs Walley turned over and w badly damaged Mrs Hauptman suffered injuri to her back and was taken to th KossuLh hospital at Algona Mr Hauplmano laughter Phillis wh was also in the car wns not in jurcd Shot in Accident NKW HAMPTON Sept 30 Clarence Green 25 farmer ace dentally shot most of his lower ja1 off when he was taking a 12 gang shotgun out of his car at tho Eni Roethler farm northwest of Ne Hampton late yesterday afternooj He is in St Joseph hospital Ne Hampton in a serious conditioi He had planned on shooting pigeon at the Roethler farm Woman Killed Man TTurt GLENWOOD Sept 30 Mrs C A ComfortsT 65 of Tnbo was killed and her husband aged 7 a retired farmer was injured who their automobile overturned into ditch north of Glenwood today ILARK EXPECTS AY CUTTING IF LEA IS DENIED iwo and Half Months of Hearings Come to Close ITASHINGTON Sept 30 The interstate commerce com lission today closed two months ncl a half of hearings on the ratl oads request for a 15 per cent reight rate increase and took tho ase under advisement A decision is expected in three or our weeks The hearings ended with rebuttal irguments by attorneys for tho rail oads and railroad security holders During the closing arguments irenvillc Clark of New York rep csenting security holders told the lonmiission that a refusal to in ireasie rate would participate a na ionwide controversy on the qucs lon of cutting railroad wages No Alternative Clyde Brown chief attorney for he New York Central said he felt the commission had no alternative under the transportation act but to ncrease rates Congress he assert ed hadsmadc this mandatory on a showing by the railroads that their revenues were below a fair return The railroads filed their petition for the increase on June 17 and on July 15 hearings were started Everybody knows Clark said that denial of this application will accelerate and force an effort to cut wages of railroad workers Question Complicated The wage question is a very large and complicated one I tried to figure it out Uukve figured as nearly as possible would mean 1400 different possible media tion cases This commission should not hurl this controversy on the country Clark and Charles 1C Hughes Jr wlio spoke for security holders closed that portion of the railroads case before the commission Clyde Brown chief counsel for the New York Central ended argu ments for tho railroads GRAND JURY ON GANNON CHARGES To Investigate Case Against Bishop and Miss Ada L Burroughs WASHNGTOM Sept 30 District Attorney Rover announced today the District of Columbia grand jury would investigate charges that Bishop Jamcs Cannon Jr and Ada L Burroughs former treasurer of the Virginia antiSmith committee violated the corrupt practices act in the 1D28 presiden tial campaign The investigation will begin on Oct 8 Rover said the jury would seek to determine whether llio two had vio lated the Inw thru their alleged fail ure to report certain campaign ex penditures to the clerk of the house of representatives The attorney said a score of wit nesses including several bankers and officials of the Methodist Epis copal church south would bo sub poenaed before the grand jury The list nf witnesses were de scribed as containing the names of neither the bishop Miss Burroughs nor any of tho senators who have conducted an investigation into the bishops campaign activities y It wns described as necessary to expedite action in the case because tho statute of limitations is about to expire Laval WiSailo US October 14 to Make Hoover Visi PARIS Sept 30 Lnval announced this afternoon that he will sail for New York Oct 14 on the lie de France which Is due there Oct 22 He is going at the invitation of President Hoover with whom he will discuss matters of mutual in terest to both countries IOWA WEATHER i Iarlly cloudy nomewhnt cooler In west and ciiitrul por tions Wednesday night Thurs rtav generally fair mid slightly LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for Ihe 21 hour period ending at 3 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 75 Minimum In Night 55 At 8 A HI Wednesday 58 Kjiinfull 10 of nn Inch A rain which got under way in the night Tuesday contJnued Wed nesday forenoon With the temper ature hovering about the 60 degree mark which is rather chilly tho rain was of the typical fall variety   

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