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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home HARLOM HIS MEM ART OF IOWA THE NJSWSFAFER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS JNE1GHJJOHS EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 61931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO ONE NO 579 CaVBacked by Business Coolidge Looked on as Prosperity Symbol By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Oct 6 As the quickest surest way of re storing prosper ity to the coun try a very big business man with whom I talked in New York recently said G u a r an tee Calvin Coolidges nomination for president He brushed aside the objec tion I immedi ately raised to the effect that the economic storm which burst over the land in 1929 was brewed well in advance of President Hoov ers term Oh yes he answered but the fact remains that to the average man Coolidge symbolizes prosper ity Millions of folk would count as a certainty upon prosperitys re appearance with Coolidge again in the white house This very confi dence of better times soon to come would create prosperity out of itself over night almost The depression may not be wholly psychological but it is psychological to the extent that renewed confidence alone is needed now to dissipate it Hoover simply has been unfor tunate but he HAS been unfor tunate The public considers him hoodoo which retards improvement Turn It 1nsr 4 Column STABILITY Accused of Having oken Faith in Wage Lowering VANCOUVER B C Oct 66 JP to the annual conven tion of the American Federation of Labor swung today into the bus iness of planning for the return to industrial stability with capital ac cused of having broken faith in lowering wages Committees prepared resolutions and criticisms designed to bead th3 national body toward its seven milestones of prosperity Violated Pledges William Green the president speaking at a banquet last night charged that employers had vio lated pledges they made to Presi dent Hoover and organized labor of the nation at a Washington confer ence to maintain the wage stand ard of the United States Labor he said asked to guard against strikes and avoid the un rest always fomented before in times of depression has never violated its pledges Interest was divided today be tween the executive councils report and an address by Senator James J Davis former secretary of labor Committecn Work The executive council report com prising a record of the achievements of the past year and a summary of means tending to relieve unemploy ment and depression wag divided among committees for study com ment and action Here are the seven schemes ad vocated conference to divide available work working hours the United States wage standard their jobs to those working now child labor industry HO everybody will work all the time supply and demand with beer to galvanize both into ac tion AUNT HET By Robert Quiller Women cooperate with tlicir menfolks a lot more than they used to especially when theyre corntin FOXX HOMER HELPS AS WIN 30 Capone on Trial as Income Tax GANGSTER CHIEF ADMITS WORRY OVER OUTCOME Entrance to Courtroom Reminds Onlooker of Comic Opera CHICAGO Oct 6 Al Capone tho swarthy smil ing ruler of Chicagos gangs went on trial in U S district court today in an opening session that was as theaterical as it was significant Charged with evading taxes on an alleged six years income of Sl 038654 the gang chieftain was brot before Judge James H Wilkerson and permitted to substitute not guilty for the guilty plea he re cently withdrew The first duty was selection of a jury Crucial Test For the government it was tile crucial test of its campaign against Chicago gangsters Others had been tried and others convicted but this time it was the big fellow him self For Capone it was a gamble He had once pleaded guilty to the charges but when Judge Wilkersou announced he would not be found by any agreement tor leniency and that Capone would have to take the stand despite his guilty plea the gangster decided to fight it out to wager an acquittal against a stiffer sentence Like ComicOpera Tbe goiigstqra entrance and the opening of the trial lacked only a flourish trumpets to give it the illusion of comic opera The crowds gathered at every entrance to the federal building It was their only chance to see him as the public was barred from the trial Surrounded by a police detail to see that nothing happens to him he ran in a siae entrance slipped past tho photographers and walked quickly thru the crowded corridor Gangster Questioned When he entered the courtroom about 20 minutes before court was opened he was surrounded by re sorters and deluged with questions Someone asked if he was worried He hesitated a moment and then re plied Well to he frank with who wouldnt be George E Q Johnson U S dis trict attorney actively prosecuting a gangster income tax case for the first time was the next to onto followed by five assistants He did not care to make any predictions but he said after this is all over Im sure everyone will admit that no one ever got a squarer deal than AI Capone in this trial REFUSED RADIO TRANSFER Request to Give License to Muscatine Newspaper Is Denied By RUBY A BLACK Stuff Correspondent WASHINGTON Oct 6 federal radio commission today for mally denied the application of Nor man Baker Muscatine to transfer the license he formerly had for op eration of radio station KTNT to the Progressive Publishing com pany owner of the Midwest Free Press Muscatine The commission took its action on the basis of the recommendation of the legal division which said that the license for which voluntary as signment was asked does not exist and that since Bakur owns the con trolling Interest in the Progressive Publishing company no real changfc in ownership operation or control would tie achieved by transferring the formerly existing license to thf publishing company Baker previously had been ruled off the air on the grounds that he was not operating the station in the public interest Call for Condition of National Banks WASHINGTON Oct 5 comptroller of the currency issued a call today for the condition of all National banks at the closu of busi ness Tuesday Sept 29 Edison Death Only Matter of Few Days Inventor Now Must Be Carried From His Bed to Chair WEST ORANGE N J Oct G A Edison was in a semi conscious condition today and his death is but a matter of days his personal physician announced this morning The physician Dr Hubert S Howe said that the aged in ventors mental condition was lethargic Dr Howe madethis statement after issuing his daily morning bulletin in which he said Mr Edi son had spent a fair night and that there was little change in his con dition Mr Edison now iscarried from his bed to his chair Dr Howe said Up until yesterday he could walk the several feet between them as sisted by his attendants BRITISH TO VOTE ON OCTOBER 27 Emergency Cabinet Decides to Carry Its Troubles to People LONDON Oct 6 Parliament will he tomorrow and general election will be held on Oct 27 Prime Minister MacDonald an nounced It will be the first general elec tion since May 30 1929 when Stan ley Baldwins conservative govern ment was swept out of power and the labor party returned to the helm for the first time in five years The liberal representation in parlia ment was radically reduced but it had held the balance of power thru out the period The announcement came aftei Prime Minister MacDonald had con ferred with King George He was understood to have acquainted the king with the decision the cabi net and advised him to dissolve par liament at once Proroguation is ex pected tomorrow and dissolution Thursday with the reading of a speech from the throne which will outline the need for an election Confounding political prophets the cabinet unanimously decided last night to carry its troubles to the people at once on a platform to be framed solely by the prime minister They agreed to support him in his demand for a doctors mandate by which he would prescribe for the countrys ailments the remedies he alone sees fit While observers had predicted the cabinet would be split over the tar iff issue its unanimous action was taken to mean that search for a formula which would satisfy all fac tions had been abandoned and Mr MacDonald had been given carte blanche to champion whatever measure he believed would best re store Great Britains trade balance Junior Chamber Heads Return From Call Upon President at Capital DES MOINES Oct 6 George B Olmsed and Harry J Krus president and secretary of the United States junior chamber of commerce returned Monday from Washington where they offered junior chamber of commerce organ ization assistance to President Hoo ver in his unemployment relief cam paign Will Rogers EL PASO Texas Oct Talk about big ranchers and a great cattle country you ought to sec this Hearst Babicora ranch in old Mexico Take a week to even fly over it Lots of rain grass and tens of thousands fat cattle The first news of the outside world I have seen wag a Mexican sitting under mesqnite bush reading the Sat urday Evening Post about Cool idge not running His refusals arc getting longer every year Yours WILL ROG15RS REPORT CLAIMS NATIONS CREDIT FIRST IN WORLD Commission Criticizes Critics of Banking Structure ATLANTIC CITY Oct 6 Americas bankers today launch ed an assault of the nations econ omic problems Criticising critics of tho banking structure and pleading for a per spective picture of a serious situa tion the economic policy commis sion of the American Bankers as sociation presented its report to the first general session of the associa tions convention The report is not voted on by the convention but bankers lake it to represent the views of financial men and regard it as particularly im portant at this time Strongest in World In common with the rest of the world our country is being forced to face many serious problems but American credit is still tho strong est iu the world the report said We hold in this country a large part of the worlds monetary gold It is still fundamentally true that where the gold Is the strength lies We have no doubt that Ameri cas indomitable will to conquer wiH see us thru the present difficulties as it has seen us thru similar difficul ties in the past Stood TUp Well The tactsaro that while tour per cent of the banks as to num berg were permanently or tcmpor arily closed in the first cigh months of the year some 96 per cent were not involved and further more that only 12 per cent of the deposits were tied up which means that almost 09 per cent wero nol affected It is obvious in view of the fore going that an exaggerated and dis torted view of the banking situation has been created in the public mind by focussing attention solely on the bank failure figures unre lated to the broader situation of which they are but a part Meet Obligations It surely stands strikingly to the credit of the banking profession that during this period this vast majority of the bankers have so completely so courageously and so successfully met their difficulties and obligations We sincerely feel that tho fate of a relatively few banks and the acts of a small number of bankers have had an absolutely dispropor tionate effect on public confidence in banking as a whole We feel that it is the great pub lic task of the banking profession and of all business interests as well for their own protection to restore that confidence YOUTH CHARGED IN IOWA KILLING Confesses Murder of Woman at Her Farm Home Near Dallas KNOXVILLE Oct 6 Attorney Harold Clements today filed an information in the Marion county district court charging Gary Purgison 20 with murder in the first degree in connection with the death of Miss Mary Volkers 44 He planned to present the case to the grand jury during the day The charges followed announce ment by State Agent Myron Tullar that Furgison admitted the slaying of Miss Volkers in her farm home near Dallas Thursday Clements said that Dick Volker half brother of the woman had been released after being held for ques tioning Woman Sues in Death of Man Hit by Train FORT DODGE Oct 6 of a 525000 damage suit Daisy Van Gordon vs the City of Fort Dodge and the Chicago Great Western railroad continued Tuesday The damages are asked for the death of rlarry Van Gordon injured fatally March 9 1930 when his car struck a railroad crossing signal near the city limits Cardinals Athletics 2 S 5 G 7 8 0 Jv H li C3 PI PI D3 ITl D3 PRESIDENT STARTS THIRD GAME This photo shows President and Sirs Hoover in Ihc presidential box at Shlbo park Philndclnhiu they witnessed the defeat of tho Athletics Tho president was snapped just us he tossed tho first bull io open the third game of tlio world scries Secretary of tho Nluvy Chiirles FrnncliS Adams Is in tho ccntrr Morrow Paid Attention to Main Things Ignored Formality in Intentness Upon His Work By C P WILLIAMSON WASHINGTON Oct G remember all things necessary and forget those which were not was the rule upon which Dwifilit Whit ney Morrow built successes in all he attempted He ignored formality Kings a chiefs of states have waited while he stopped another moment to settle a troublesome question In working he was indefatigable Kvery piece he undertook received his entire time Other questions waited He was restless in all efforts at recreation and play Treaty in S Days One of the most outstanding works in his career was that on the drafting of the London naval He accomplished in three days that for which diplomatic niceties would have required three weeks In the midst of the first drafting session his foreign coworkers remarked it was lunch time Lunch time Morrow nskcd There will be no lunch time until we finish this treaty The other delegates assented and worked the reat of the day leaving the room exhausted Mr Morrow worked far on into the night with out food and continued for three days working 20 hours a day in or der that the document be finished Hated Silk Hats When the American delegation vas scheduled to go to Bucking ham palace for a formal call on King George they waited in a Lon don hotel lobby until Mr Morrows subordinates could convince him he must wear a silk hat He told Ticnda that he hated to wear silk hats His reputation as a diplomat was spread thruout the world Of some 30 foreign delegates received by Turn ta Jncn K rnlumn TJ Bakers to Discuss Plans to Give Out Unsold Food WATERLOO Oct 6 rom the Waterloo district of the owa Bakers association will meet icre tomorrow to discuss plans for distributing unsold food to those in need Congressional Leaders Will Consider Plan for U S Industry WASHINGTON Oct G program to set up constructive forces in American industry will be laid before congressional lenders to night by President Hoover The domestic situation will be the principal concern of the conference of senators and representatives called by Mr Hoover Tomorrow similar subjects will be further discussed at a conference here of bankers and real estate men Only eight or leu have been invited The president wants to put into action every possible agency of the federal government to aid American business No disclosure of the presid ents program will be made prior to his meeting with the congressional chiefs tonight Stock Prices Rnlly NEW YORK Oct 6 rallied swiftly on the New York stock exchange today on the expec tation that an important announce ment bearing on economic affairs would follow President Hoovers conference with congressional lead ers at the white house this evening Leading shares soared 51 to 55 in a heavy buying mftvernent that got under way immediately after the opening American Can was a strong fea ture jumping 35 on the first sale nvolvinif 5000 shares American Telephone was up antl United States Steel common climbed about Centerville Man Will Receive Sentence for Highway Robbery Job FAIRFIELD Oct 6 Carmichnel of Centerville pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of rob bery with aggravation He will be sentenced Oct 16 by Judge C F Wonnerstriim Carmicheals companion Fred McCorty nf Corydon will be sen tenced Oct 10 on his plea of guilty o the same charge Both allegedly leld up Floyd Robinson of Mystic took his carand 300 in cash 3ig Gunners of Athletics Open Up in Fourth Game Against Three National Hurlers to Even Series at Two All By EDWARD NEIL SHI BE PARK PHILADELPHIA Oct 6 The Phila delphia Athletics hip Runners headed by Jimmy Foxx and his tremendous homerun drive in the sixth hammered out a 3 to 0 victory off three St Louis pitchers und evened the Morld series at two games all as big George Earnshaw pitched superlative two hit ball in the fourth game today CARDINALS OUT ALL EVEN AGAIN TUI BOX scoru ST 0 AH II IO A Pliuvcrs nt 1 0 f 1 inch it n i i i rf I 0 i n Krlsrh II I 1 2 Hi It 0 7 0 nfcy If i 0 0 0 1210 II I 0 0 1 0 4 4 2 0 0 1 O 0 rt 0 Cniiini i n n n errjfcr p 0 0 0 1 Tnlulft Sfl a 21 10 cf IV 11 son c CPftHMt 53 p II rorlLnne r n Hlmnns If I Mllirr rf 4 il i All II IO A Z U 1 I II 0 0 250 1 T n 1 l n 2 n l i n i 013 Sylvester Johnson started for the ardinals but was relieved by Jim ilndsey in the sixth Eddie Collins pinch hit for Lindsey In tho eightlt and Paul Derringer finished the ame without allowing a hit The As got nine hits off Johnson and one off Lindsey It was another balmy day with the temperature at 79 degrees There was much less excitement n the region of Shibe park with no presidential party to distinguish ho occasion Nevertheless some blcachcrltes had been in line for 17 lours when the gates were opened at 8 a m 10 21 xllnltrd for Ilnilmey In rlffhlli Tiuiis onn ono riillndcTpfifu 100 NJ3 Ituttomtay runs bnttfl In liyncs two liasn hits KlmnumH Miller Mnrtln wncrtfices liana double plays FtUcli to Uclbcii to Hottom ln left on St 1ouln n 1hllnJclpWn 8 basca on nit Etinwhaw 1 1 Tlndscy l CocIiraTrt n truck nut by KurnshawS Martin Jolm iton 2 Bnttorutey 2 WITsrtn Gelticrt Col Johnson 2 UUHnniR Undue 2 Karnshim I Miller ntt Jnlinsnu 0 In n 13 Innings Tlntlnr I In I 13 IlerrltiRcr 0 in l pitcher tolnnon Itnplrfj Mrfiowuh A plt HI cm N first A cretin J Stark N llilril Time 1 ft8 ASKS AIO OF NEIGHBOR Turner Writes to 10 Other Governors to Join Corn Price Fight DES MOINES Oct 6 Dan Turner today invited the gover nors of 10 midwestern states to join with Iowa in endeavoring to boost the price of farm commodi ties The governor sent letters to the executives of Illinois Nebraska Missouri Minnesota Wisconsin Kansas Indiana Ohio North and South Dakota Outlining the steps Iowa has tak en in seeking federal aid on the price situation and cheaper farm finances the governor said Iowas committee believed it time the gov ernors of the midwestern states should get togethop in a conference on the grave situation that exists Authorized Meeting The letter was authorized at a re cent meetingof the governors farm committee here The governor sug gested that the conference be held in the near future Governor Turner also urged the governors to participate in taking up the question of aid and farm fi nances with the federal reserve board Bankers to Moct Meanwhile arrangements were going forward today for a meeting of bankers and insurance company executives here tomorrow to dis cuss the farm committees proposal that the bankers form a state credit corporation L A Andrew state banking su perintendent said he expected about 25 hankers officials of the state as sociation and members of the banking board to be present The bankers will meet in the morning and at noon luncheon will hear Gov ernor Turner explain the commit tees proposal Raskob Plans Dinner to Talk Over Way to Pay Democratic Debt NEW YORK Oct 6 J Raskob has invited 50 prominent democrats to a private dinner next Tuesday to find a way to pay off he partys indebtedness and to fi nance next years campaign for the irenidcncy Tho following piny Iy play ot the fourth gamo ot tho world series Is ly Alan 3 Gould AB Koclatcu rtvss There was a late rush of custom ers to fill the Wg patches of vacant seats The day was warm and sul try The leftfield bleachers fur nished a background of shirtsleeves The flags hung listlessly from tlio pole in centerfield The infield looked hard and dusty after being smoothed out Tlia conference at the plate was short and snappy and the Athletics dashed out on to the field as the strains of the Star Spangled Banner emerged from the outfield loudspeakers Flowers started in place of Adams for the Cardinals despite his in jury FIItST INNING up Flowers flicd out to Haas Watkins up Ball one low foul strike one it was into the right field stands ball two outside strike two called ball three low Watkins popped to Earn shaw Frisch up Strike one called ball one high ball two outside foul strike two the ball went against the harrier in left foul into the lower stands off the left field ine Frisch filed out to Vo runs no hits no errors none left up Strike one iwung strike two called Bishop singled to center field Haas up Poul strike one Haas bunted down he third base line but it rolled foul Bishop ran to second on Haas sac rifice bunt it was Flowers to Bot omley Cochrane up Ball one out side ball two low ball three out lide strike one called foul striko wo into the upper tied back of he plate Cochrane grounded out o Bottomley unassisted Bishop went to third Simmons up Strike one called ball one low striko two swung ball two inside Bishop on Simmons double against the left field wall Foxx up Foul striko one it was on the roof be lind the plate ball one outside l two low and outside hall threo ligh Foxx walked the fourth ball being outside Miller up Strike ono called ball one outside foul striloj wo Miller fouled out run two blts no errors twu eft SECOND TNNINO thick hazo setllcI over the field blotting otil tho sun Bottomley up Strike one called foul strike two it sailed Into tha Turn In In IOWA WEATHER i Cloudy Tuesday nlglit nml Wednesday with showers prob able Cooler Wednesday and in cxtremn lind north por tions Tuesday nlfthC LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 5 Minimum in Night rG At 8 A M Tuesday BO   

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