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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home t iil 0 M E R ri i S V M A rj T tcPT OF A Mo I K THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOBTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL xxxvn CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 588 Russia May Join China Authority Upon Far East Gives His Opinions By CHARLES P STEWART A S HIN GT O N ls Oct Althp because of the confidential n a ture of many of his sources of in formation c o n cerning c o nd i tions in the Far East the name of the individual J a m abput t o quote in explana tion of the pres e n t Manchuriah crisis between Japan and China cannot be given its owner is rec ognized by all students of ori ental affairs as perhaps the very foremost of all authorities on east em Asiatic economics and politics For many years a resident of China and a frequent sojourner for long periods in Japan and fluent in the languages of both countries he himself is an occidental without personal interests in either one or prejudices to sway him to one side or the other He said Japans potency as an influence on the Asiatic mainland dates from the islanders victory in the short but decisive war with China in 1894 This influence was strengthened by events following the Boxer uprising in 1900 further strengthened by the Japanese defeat of Russia in 1S05 and strengthened yet again under cover of the world conflict was soon after ths war with Russia that the process of Jap anese commercial digging in Man churia really began Gradually extending his power throughput the Manchurian area vthere was at that time a large Itscale fSsmllegaUzed bandit chief tain of pftCUang Taplin goyerhmedt gol position he con ttntiedUo hold as Jong as he Hvedi a pretty independent ruler but al ways tinder the virtual domination of Japan In a kind of federal sense Chang recognized however that his tTuni to 2 Column EXECUTED AS MURDERERS Fifth Saved From Electric Chair in Chicago at Last Minute CHICAGO Oct IE murderers were electrocuted In the electric chair at the county jail shortly after midnight toduy A fifth was saved from deatlf at the last minute by issuance of a stay baaed on an insanity petition Those executed were Frank Jordan alias Carlson 30 connoted of slaying Policeman Anthony Ruthy and Mounted Police man Patrick Durkin Charles Rocco 24 and John Popescue 21 sentenced for the fatal stabbing of Courtney Merrill South side banker during a rob bery Richard Sullivan alias Davis 35 who shot Christ Patras restaurant proprietor Frank Bell condemned to die for the same crime for which Sullivan was granteda stay of execution 30 minutes before the time set for him to march into the death chamber Warden David Moneypenny had sought clemency in Bells behalf because he had helped to thwart a jail break in which a prisoner had planned to shoot his way to freedom with a smuggled pistol AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Jane says her new hus band is perfect but what she means is that hes goin to lie when she gets him fixed like shes plannin GANNON INDICTED BY GRAND JURY FEDERA JUDGE Corporation Attorneys Announce Appeal to Higher Court KANSAS CITY Oct 16 sale of unfermcnted grape con centrate designed for the making of alcoholic beverages was held by Federal Dstrict Judge Merrill E Otis today to be in violation of the national prohibition laws Judge Otis convicted the Ukiah Grape Products company Inc New York on seven counts charging vio lation of the prohibition laws in a test case to determine the legality of the sale of grape concentrate which may be turned into wine 3100 on Each Count The corporation was fined 5100 on each count Albert E Brunett former Kansas City manager of the company and a codefendant was fined S40 each on five counts charg ing sale The Ukiah company was fined S100 on each of two counts charg ing possession of its grape j ncen trate product Bnmett wLac quitted on two similar counts Judge Otis heard the case without a jury The case was submitted on points of law both sides having agreed to the general facts i Corporation to Appeal for the corporation an nounced they would Thru the testimony of E J Gor man president of the company the government placed in the records of the case tho statementthat the Ukiah product would contain from 10 to 15 per cent alcohol in a period of about three weeks The defense stressed that the product at the time of sale did not contain an illegal alcoholic content Mrs Morrow Not to Accept Senate Seat NEWARK Oct 16 News today said Mrs Dwight W Morrow would not accept an ap pointment by Governor Larson to the seat in the United States senate made vacant by the recent death of her husband TWO PORTRAITS OF AL PAINTED Called Sinister Gang Chief and Unfortunate Man Persecuted FEDERAL BUILDING CHI CAGO Oct 16 portraits of Al Capone werepainted today for the jury that must decide his income tax asa sinister gang leader whr tried to cheat his government arid second as an opon handed but unfortunate man perse cuted to satisfy public clamor Even a child could not doubt from the evidence that this man is guilty said federal prosecutors Bnsed OB Name If his name were not Al Capone there would be no cose said de fense lawyers The jury was told by the governI ment a guilty verdict would put a stamp of disapproval on the activ ities of gangland that acquittal would induce honest men to cover up their assets and keep no books so that they too could defraud the government The defense told the twelve men they were the only bulwark that can resist oppression in times of public excitement Never Failed Friend Al Capone is a man who never failed a friend his attorney Albert Fink said A man who is open handed and generous a man who offered to pay what he thot was fair but was turned down so the government could appease and re spond to public clamor Just half the final arguments had been given when court recessed for lunch Defense Attorney Michael Ahern was expected to take up the afternoon session and the govern ment was allotted its final two hours tomorrow Federal Judge James H Wilkerson hoped to cqm plete his instructions and have the case in the hands of the jury by to morrow noon Yorktown in Battle Garb Once Again Thousands Gather as Nation Observes Victory YORKTOWN Va Oct 16 On the battlefield where Cornwallis surrendered to Washington and La fayette 150 years ago thousands of Americans gathered today to cele brate the sesquicentennial anniver sary of the battle which made theit national existence possible Yorktown the tiny village of his tory once more resembles an armed camp Far beyond the celebration area stretch the tents of the army encampment while upon the bosom of the majesi York 41 modern naval vessels ride at anchor As a reminder of the fleet Comte de Grasse which poured shot and shell into the British redoubts during the battle the old frigate Constitution was to join the fleet later in the day and remain thruout the days of the celebration Memorial Erectejl But as the thousands gathered to celebrate the beginning of the na tional the commonwealth of Vir ginia presented a testimonial of the affection of the state and nation for the mother country which had pro tected them thru the 174 years ol the colonial period between James town and Yorktown The memorial was erected by the Virginia sesquicentennial commis sion which cooperated with the Tniteil States commission in plan ning for the observance which began today i French allies cXVif Americans at Yorktown were likewise hohdred in a memorial erected by the Daugh ters of the Revolution to Baron Gaspard de Gallatin an officer of the Swiss guard of Louis the Six teenth in the Grenadiey company of the Royal DeuxPonts regiment in Rochambeaus First brigade Colonial Day A dedication on a larger scale was that of the colonial national monument which includes the York town battlefield part of Williams burg and Jamestown island Today was colonial day at the sesquicentennial among its interest ing attractions was a fair with the amusements known to the colonists of the eighteenth century Later as the final event of the day historical pageants will be given depicting scenes of the history and character of the original thirteen colonies in pantomine the events covering the span from the landing at Jamestown in 1607 to the signing of the Dec laration of Independence in Phila delphia Nearly 450 Gallons of Alcohol Seized m Car at Spencer SPENCER Oct 16 gallons of alcohol wore seized by authorities here last night after a chase across the town Sheriff Fred Ericson said The alcohol was in a light deliv ery truck Ericson said The driver was arrested but refused to give his name The truck carried license plates 71610 OBrien county On its sides was printed Candy Chicks Artley Iowa No Effort Made to Arouse Inventor Sunk Deep in Coma WEST ORANGE N J Oct 16 pulse of Thomas A Edi son who is lying in a coma from which he no longer momentarily rouses was becoming weaker to day Mr Edison is in a deep quiet sleep Dr Hubert S Howe reported today in his formal bulletin vHis pulse is becoming weaker but It Is not yet nt a critical point Amplifying his written bulletin to reporters Dr Howe said the aged inventor was still comatose The extent of the coma has not been determined he said because no effort has been made to arouse him In two days Dr Howe said Edisons long fast continued and that in the past 21 hours as for several preceding days he had taken no nourishment of any kind Grape Concentrate Sale Declared Law Violation NEW YORK FIRM FINED BY IN LEAGUE COUNCIL 1UKNTISS GiLJriiiHT of Larger Loot by Iowa Banker LITTLE ROCK Oct 16 quick witof an assistant bank cashier here this momingis cred itedwith saviiigrthe First National bank a large amount of cash when three robbers entered the bank with drawn guns held up the cashier and made their escape with about 51000 which they scooped up from the counters A fourth robber was believed to be waiting in a light sedan Ford tudor Phil Odcns assistant cashier was credited with saving the funds stored in the bnnks vault Bandit Fires Owens and William Lindaman cashier were in the back room of the hank when the bandits entered Owens seeing them ran for the vault one of the bandits firing wildly at him He entered the vault and shut the door at half latch which pre vented anyone from opening the door from the outside but enabled him to open it at any time There was a large amount oC cash and negotiable securities in the vault Scoop Money Lindaman attempted to get away thru a rear domto give an alarm but was caught by one of the ban dits who forced him into the front part of the bank and made him lie on the floor The trio then scooped up what money was in sight and fled The bank officers said the three bandits appeared to he about 30 years old CIDES TO MEETING Spokesman Says Japan Does Not Plan to Declare War WASHINGTON Oct 16 erica has accepted the league of nations invitation to sit with the league in its efforts to prevent war in the Orient In a cablegram to Secretary Stim son Prcntiss Gilbert American con sul general at Geneva said lie would iccept the invitation an hour before the meeting of the league council scheduled for 6 p m Geneva time today 11 C S T The cablegram was received shortly after a formal Invitation from the league a copy of which also had been given to Gilbert Gilbert previously had been au thorized to accept and to sit with tho league Reply to Follow Transmission of an official re ply from here to the league was ex pected to follow Gilbert would par ticipate actively only insofar as the KelloggBriand pact is involved The Japanese attitude has been that this agreement does not apply the trouble in Manchuria being re garded at Tokio as merely a neigh borly disagreement and not war While the American governmeu has refrained from referring to th trouble as war and has not invokec dicated it isready to do so if tin situation warrants Gilbert Takes Fluce GENEVA Oct 16 Prentiss B Gilbert American consul gory eral at Geneva took his place to night with the 14 members of til league of nations council to aid in the search for a way to peace in Manchuria His government he told his col leagues wants to have a part in the efforts to restore order under the Kellogg peace pact hut it will not take a hand in any discusssion or any measures under the league of nations covenant JAPAN TO AVOID WAR LAVAL SAIL UNITED STAT French Chief Accompanied bV Daughter and Two Companions PARIS Oct 16 Pierre Laval sailed this afternoon for the United States where he will discuss conditions with President Hoover His 18 year old daughter Jose and her two companions the Misses Tacqueline Guimier and Renee Claudel are making the trip with him Ambassador Walter E Edge es corted the premier aboard the liner and assured him that the United States would give him a hearty welcome Robert Pell Mr Edges private secretary is accompanying hc premier as his liason officer with the Americanpress A great crowd was on hand to wish him farewell when he left Paris Pressed for an explanation sailing time drew near he replied cautiously I am convinced I am vorking for FrancoAmerican col aboration I am aiming at world eacc Waterloo Man Given Office LOUISVILLE Ky Oct 16 L S Cass Waterloo Iowa Thurs day was elected second vice presi dent of the American short line rail oad association convening here TOKIO Oct IS that Japan has absolutely no in tention of declaring war upon China a spokesman for the Tokio government today explained his countrys attitude in making an is sue of efforts to invoke the Kellogg pact at Geneva The spokesman said Japans atti tude was in no way directed at America itself anil reiterated the contention that the Kellogg pact applied to a situation involving war or danger of war IMight Delay Solution He added Japan believed Ameri can participation in the Geneva con ference over Manchuria might only delay a solution by encouraging China to refuse to enter Into direct negotiations The spokesman said Japan had cone all in her power to avoid jarringAmericas sensibilities re garding Manchuria but one of the reasons Japan had been reluc tant to favor American participa tion in the league of nations pro ceedings was the fact it wns not known here what obligations the United States would assume Life and Death Japan feels the people of other countries do not realize her inter Turn tt PnKr 3 Cnhirnn a Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Oct JIG See where Mrs Morrow has been offered her husbands scat in thesenate if she wants it Now in most cases those posi tions are offered the wives just out courtesy but Mrs Morrow is just about as unusual a wom an as her husband was a man She wan a tremendous item in Mr Morrows Mexico success She learned Spanish and became a great favorite with the Mexi can people If she goes in there she will know what the senate is all of course not exactly but as near as it can be found out Youri WILL ROGERS Sheriff of Des Moines County Asks for Guard Says Farmers to Permit Testing of Cattle BULLETIN MOUNT PLEASANT Oct 18 E Carniiliun 07 well known fanner living at tu edge ot Mount Pleasant was arrested today und committed to the Henry county jail pend ing the filing of formal charges It is alleged ho refused to carry out Iowa national guardsmens orders to cornil his cuttle prc pimitory to their testing for tuberculosis BURLINGTON Oct IB Sheriff Delbort Murray of Des Moines county today requested that Iowa national guardsmen he sent to this county if state veterinarians are to come here to test cattle for tuberculosis Sheriff Murray said he was mak ing the request for troops to Gov ernor Dan Turner by telephone und that a written request would follow The sheriff announced this de cision after attending a meeting of more than 200 farmers at the Jake Everman farm north of Burlington At the gathering Murray was in formed that if the tests were to be made the troops would have to he called in TROUBLE ZONE MOP UP COUNTY MOUNT PLEASANT Oct 16 IF and Iowa uatibna guardsmen today mopped up in their tuberculin cattle testing cam paign in Henry county Only 3i herds remained to hi tested five in Baltimore township the battleground of the opposition and 20 scattered herds in seven other townships Dr Peter Malcolm supervisor ol the operations said that this work would be completed today the results of the inoculations will continue until Monday Clean Bills Given Uniformly clean bills of health given C L McKinnon John Hen nessey and Henry Connor socalled Opposition leaders and other herd owners have generally replaced the tension prevailing the fore part of the week with good feeling it is agreed Meanwhile Attorney C M Vance of Henry county issued a statement regarding the episode at Joe Grin steads farm near Lowell yesterday when Grinstead and his brother Glenn grappled with a detail of troopers after refusing to allow the testing and Joe Grinstead fled into the woods near his farm Filo No Clmrgos Acting in response to informa tion given me by Brig Gen Park A Findley camp commandment and with reference to the irlcidcnt on the Joe Grinstead farm Vance said I called Veterinarians Dunn and Schaolty into my office They informed me they pre ferred not to file any criminal charge against Mr Grinstead The county attorney added that I am not a detective or a sleuth My business is to prosecute when police officers file the necessary in formation The veterinarians Vance men tioned were about to test atcads cattle when tha farmer ap peared from his house armed and Torbade the test NORTH PACIFIC Liner Bearing Lindberghs on Way to Rescue Crew of Jap Freighter SAN FRANCISCO Oct 1C The Japanese freighter Yonan Ma ru was reported sinking today SOU miles west of Dutch Harbor vAIeu ian Islands and the Dollar liner President Jefferson on which Col ind Mrs Charles A Lindbergh are assengers was attempting to the distressed ship in time to escue the crew This information was received lore by the Mackay radio station vhich intercepted a wireless mes agc from the Jefferson The exact losition of the Jefferson was not iven but It was believed to be ibout 85 miles from the Yonan The vessels crew numbers be tween 10 and 50 men Map of Manchuria scene of C It in c B cJnpmiese difficulty Trouble arosw over alleged tiotiibitigliy Chinese of a hridge on tho Chinese Southern rail way Reichstag Backs Bruening Cabinet by 295270 Vote BERLIN Oct i6 lor Helririch Bruenirigs cabinet wa sustained this evening on a vot of confidence in the reichstag The vote was 205 to 270 Thus by a margin of 24 votes th chancellor turned back agai the threat of Adolph Hitlers Na tional socialists who had combine this time withthc Nationalist part headed by Alfred Hugenberg When thereichstag convened tin niorning the government was sur of 213 votes and that It could picl up enough from the small parties to five it a margin of at least one hal lot L Then the economic party an nounced that it would swing its support to tho chancellor When the vote was taken thero were three abscntions A motion of lack of confidence in encral Wilhelm Grocncr head of the military and police as minister of defense and minister of the in terior wns introduced by the com munists but was defeated by a vote of 321 to 233 with 16 abstentions ECUADOR OETS Revolutionary Attempt to Establish Dictator Is Thwarted QUITO Ecuador Oct 16 Ecuador had a new president today as the aftermath of a revolutionary attempt to establish Col Luis Lar rea Allm as a dictator Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno head of the senate took over the presi lential office last night after Col Jirrea Alba had resigned with his entire ministry Tho latter dcnicl hat he wisher to proclaim n tlictn orship and said he favored continu ation of constitutional rule Four persons were killed and nany wounded in what appeared to c a conflict between civilians and troops supportingconstitutional government and two units from he Quito garrison which were at emptinff to elevate Col Larrea Al ia to supreme command of pow Markets at a Glance NFAV YORK Stocks Strong popular shares in demand Bonds Irregular Hbcrtys sag econd grade issues rise Curb Firm narrow changes Butter Steady Foreign exchanges Irregular tcrling easy CHICAOO Wheat Firm bullish Indiana acreage large exports Corn Steady small receipts nillish Argentine surplus Cattle Irregular hogs lower IISHOP AND MISS ILL FACE TRIAL Accused of Conspiracy to Violate Corrupt Practices Act j LXTASHINGTON Oct 16 T Bishop James Cannon Jr was udicted by a grand jury today lor of the federal corrupt r a c t i c e s law luring the 1928 residential cam laign Miss Ada L 3 u r r o n g h s of Richmond was ndicted with the iouthcrn Methu liit churchman or conspiracy to violate tnc feder al statute Cannon w H ji chairman of tho icad q u a r t e r a Dlsnon J committee tint IJames Cannon Jr j Smith democrats in the cam liiign and Miss Burroughs was treasurer Failed to Report The indictment was based on tiiti failure of Cannon und Miss Bur roughs to report contributions oC Edwin C Jameson New York cap and republican Jameson gave a total of to Cannon The grand jury ruling was reached after a brief inquiry dur ing which a score of witnesses tes tified With few exceptions were the same witnesses peared in the senate funds committee Findings of the sens lee led by Senator Nye of Dakota prompted the grand jury action 510000 Contributed The committee also wns given evidence that former Senator Jo seph Frclinghuysen cf New Jersey contributed S10000 No accounting was made of this sum in the bishops reports TJic pair xvas indictee on 10 counts The indictments also cited eight ovcrl acts Bishop Cunnon did not testify be fore the Nye committee Miss Burroughs and Dr J Sidney Peters secretary of the organiza lulls headquarters at Newport News Vn were summoned but re fused to testify Dr Peters now ever a witness before the jrand jury The senate investigation was di rected by a resolution introduced Senator Glass democrat Vir ginia charges the clergyman vio lated Ihc corrupt practices act were made on the floor of the house yy Representative Tinkham repub ican Massachusetts who wroto Attorney General Mitchell on Nov iO 1930 demanding grand jury ac tion GcnuUss Evidence Tinkhams charges were founded on evidence obtained In the scnato obby investigation directed by ator Caraway democrat of Arkan sas Bishop Cannon lias on four occa sions questioned the right oC any nvcsligation ol his political activi ties He protested the senate lobby and campaign funds committee Turn to Pftuo 2 Column Sfie IOWA WEATHER Fair Friday night and Sat urday not much change In Local frost Friday night In north portlnu LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 clock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 3 Minimum in Night 4i At 8 A M Frliliiy 11 In spite of a rather extended an cnce the bright ball of fire which appeared in the sky Thursday was ecogni7Cd as Old Sol The sun was lack on the job Friday morning ind it looked liko auspicious wea her for football Saturday   

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