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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1932, Mason City, Iowa                                i North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL xxxvin flVK CKNTS A JOPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 8 1932 NO 158 Short Week Only Hope Less Working Hours Needed Even in Good Times By CHARLES P STEWART V S H 1N G T O N Aug 8 Deliberations of the group of economists with whom President Hoover has been consul tingre c e n 11 y unmis takably are lead ing up to an agreement in fa vor of what is known as the New Hampshire plan or some thingapproxi matingit as a solution of the u n e m p loyment problem jn principle it has the indorse ment of most industrial business and financial leaders Organized labors representatives do not like it so well Still many of them appear to be arriving at the conclusion that it is the best the workers are likely to get Others re gard it as least open mindedly Per haps those who reject it unquali fiedly are in an actual minority THE ASSUMPTION that indus trys mechanization and heightened efficiency have eliminated the ne cessity for as many hands as used to be employed is now so generally ac cepted as hardly to meet with a dis senting voice in discussions of the existing economic situation Pay Is Issue Accordingly it is taken for grant ed that even with better times work for all the idle will be avail able only upon the basis of a short ened day or week or both The question is Shall a worker who has been re ceiving for example 48 for a 48 hour working week continue to re ceive for a 40 hdur week or shall he be cut to 540 ORGANIZED LABOR began by demanding and in part continues to demand the old wage or a high er wage for a curtailed day or week The argument for what amounts In either case to an increased rate bf pay rests on the contention that Turn to Pane 5 Column 3 LIBBY SURRENDERS TO OFFICERS Stocks Boom Like Prosperity Mad Days of 1929 HOOVER RETURNS FROMRAPIDAN Legion May Ask Immediate Bonus President Told by MacNider WASHINGTON Aug 8 President Hoover returned to his desk today after an early morning drive from his Rapidan camp in Virginia where he spent the week fend Dr James Garfield chairman of the resolutions committee which framed the republican prohibition plank at the Chicago convention rode with the president on the un eventful trip from the mountain re treat MacNider Is Guest Garfield was not included in the puest list announced RC the white house last Saturday before the president departed for the camp Hanford MacNider Mason City Iowa American minister to Canada and Charles Hebbard Spokane Wash industrialist also rode in the presidential car Mrs Hoover re mained at the camp That the American Legion may be expected to ask immediate pay ment of the soldier bonus at its na tional convention next month was told Mr Hoover at his camp yes terday by Colonel MacNider for mer national commander Colonel MacXider gave Mr Hoover a report on the recent Towa Legion conven tion which adopted a resolution fa voring payment of the bonus RECOIL AT END TEMPERS GAINS OF 2 TO 8 POINTS Saturdays Boisterous Hours Only Primer for Monday NEW YORK Aug 8 a buoyancy comparable to the prosperity mad days of 1929 stocks stormed upward in tumultuous trading on the New York stock ex change today 9 Sweeping aside profit taking and forcing the badly bitten bears into still tighter traps the market ex ultantly stampeded its way thru all opposition The throttle was wide open except for a recoil in the last hour that cut down extreme gains By early afternoon hundreds of leading shares were showing net gains of to Saturdays bois terous two hours it appeared had only been a primer for this wild market No Technical Reaction The fact that prices had appre ciated 60 per cent from their June lows and therefore might normally be facing a technical reaction prov ed no deterrent A setback appeared after the strong opening but it was only a lull in the storm and traders who sold short found themselves in a tighter predicament than ever Trading during the early hours was at the rateof a 6000000 share day Rails roared ahead with the speed of one of their express trains while the voltage behind utilities jumped in a manner that brot to mind their palmiest days three years ago when they were favorites of the big bull market Commodities Boom Commodities boomed especially cotton That staple soared a bale at the opening in response to reports of important banking as sistance for eliminating troublesome surpluses but it soared spectacular ly higher after publication of the governments crop estimate fore casting a yield of 1000000 bales less than had been anticipated and was scon more than a bale above Sat urdays close Chicago wheat New York rubber and sugar and miscellaneous other markets made the days rise virtual ly unanimous Tape readers saw Santa Fe rail road lead the procession in the car riers with a rise of to a price above They saw Union Pacific steam up to New York Cen tral 350 to 2295 Northern Pa cific more than to nearly 20 and Pennsylvania 52 to Telephone Moves Up American Telephone made an other long distance move of about 54 which pushed the price to Public Service of New Jersey and Consolidated Gas rose 52 to S3 while in the industrials there was a sim ilar range of advances for U S Common American Can Allied Chemical and American To bacco B J I Case favored because of ita close association with farm coun try prosperity and rising commod ity prices rallied more than So General Motors turned over in enormous volume adding more than S 100000000 to the market value of its 43500000 shares with a gain of better than TELLS OF ATTACK JOHN B COLGROVE Banker Suffers Serious Bruises From Kidnaping Colgrove Near Death Two Suspects Are Held at Taylorville SPRINGFIELD 111 Aug 8 Near death from loss of blood and exposure his body bruised and lacerated John B Colegrove aged president of a defunct Taylorville 111 bank lay in a hospital here to day and related how he had been Attacked in his home kidnaped bound and gagged and then after being carted miles in an auto tossed into a weed patch where he was left to die Colegrove under penitentiary sentence resulting from his banks failure remained in the weed patch From late Friday night until early Sunday when he managed to loosen the ropes with which he was bound and made his way into Springfield to the home of a friend Two Suspects Questioned Meanwhile Christian county offi cials where the kidnaping took place were questioning two sus pects one of them a depositor in Colegroves bank who lost when it closed Colegrove was too weak to attempt their identifica tion Colegrove said his abductors put tape across his mouth tied him with ropes and then drove with him in their car for several hours Finally he said they tossed him out of the car into a weed patch There he lay the remainder of the night all day Saturday and until shortly after midnight Sunday A rain he said loosened the ropes with which he was bound and he nanaged to struggle free Had Made Threat The suspects being held at Tay lorville were arrested near Spring field Saturday morning One of j Denies Grain CoOps Case Was Ignored Shannon Claims His Hearings Were Not Unfair KANSAS CITY Aug 8 charge that grain cooperative marketing organizations had been refused an opportunity to present their side of the case at the hear ings into government competition with private business was emphati cally denied today by Representa tive Joseph B Shannon D chairman of the house investigating committee L E Webb president of th farmers cooperative grain dealers association Dodge City Wis made the charge in a statement asserting requests for a hearing of Kansas cooperative representatives had brot only a somewhat evasive and very indefinite reply from the committee chairman Not Fact Gathering The committee is not out to gather facts but is operating merely as an agency for the boards of trade and the independent grain government endeavoring to embarrass produc ers by attacking their cooperative marketing efforts Webb asserted Shannon said arrangements had been made to hear anyone who wished to appear before the com mittee here Aug 18 or there abouts Hearings Closed I told Mr Webb the hearings had been closed here temporarily Shannon said and that I was go ing to Lawton Okla to open a ses sion Aug 10 I told him he would be given a chance to present his pvidpnce upon my return to Kansas City I dont know Mr Webb or his organization but I presume from his letter he is president of one of those governmentsponsored coop eratives sh own by this hearing to be highly impracticable Webb declared it is perfectly ap parent that the witnesses testifying on grain operations have been if lected by those opposed to coopera tive marketings PEACE PROSPECT MORE REMOTE Bolivian Airplane Is Shot Down and Two Aviators Are Captured ASUNCION Paraguay Aug 8 for peace Jn the dis pute between Paraguay and Bolivia over the Gran Chaco appeared more remote today following the shoot ing down of a Bolivian airplane over the Paraguayan lines on the frontier The plane was snot down as it reconnoitered the Paraguayan forts j 20 miles east of Fort Chanar in the middle of the swamps of Estero Patino The two Bolivian aviators j were captured As a result of the incident the HOG SHIPMENTS IN IOWA SAME DESPITE STRIKE Produce Is Also Sole as Usual Various Cities Find DES MOINES Aug S Marketings of hogs and other farm produce in Iowa continued today much as usual even tho a stroke to stop the flow of products to mar kets had been invoked by officers of the Farmers Holiday associa tion Milo Reno chairman of the asso ciation announced that the holiday would start at 5 a m today and would continue for 30 days or until officers believed a fair price was being paid farmers for their pro ducts He spoke of the movement as a challenge to farmers to show they can stick together Largest In Weeks Clinton hog buyers declared they were receiving the largest supply in weeks Officers at the yards of the Council Bluffs Hog company said they expected no decrease in the number of hogs marketed there In Mason City market center of a large area in northern Iowa of ficers of produce houses and of the Decker Meat Packing company are of the opinion that the strike would make no difference Fair Price Goal In sending notices of the strike order to county chairmen and sec retaries of the holiday association and to the leaders of similar move ments in other states Reno pointed out that middlewestern farmers now have the oppprtunity to meet the challenge they will not stick together and to serve notice that they have reached the limit of pa tience and financial endurance He said this movement did not aim to halt buying but to withhold produce from market until a fair price or the cost of production at least was received for it Produce Shipments Normal Railroad officials at Clinton re ported normal stock shipments Farm produce in that city also was in normal supply Officers of the Council Bluffs hog firm believe that the fact no Ne braska farmers have signed to take pajt in the strike will influence farmers on the western border of Towa to ignore the holiday entirely Too Early to Judge Reno today was in Oklahoma to a series of talks A member of his office force said however Turn to I Column 3 PLANS STRATOSPHERE TRIP 1rnf Augusts Piccard who rone nearly 10 Into the strato sphere last year In a Imlloon In preparingfor another ascent this week at Zurich Switzerland He Is shown here In Belgium M he tested a new globular gondola which wan built for the latest flight Associated Press Poisoning of Preachers First Wife Investigated Romance of Pastor 52n Associated Press was informed Paraguay was preparing to send a new note to the neutral Central and South American nations and to AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I always thnt Emmie was a Fundamentalist hut I hoard her say darn once when flu stuck a noodle in her finjror Automobile stocks recently neg I lected because of poor current earn nammatoni had blood j ings and business were all substanj police reported tially higher them James Gammatoni who lost his deposit in Colegroves bank had previously threatened the banker police said Police who arrested him reported j the United States they found Gammatoni removing blood stains from his auto Amelia Puzzuoti who was arrested wjth on his Catholic Confirmation at Age Not Less Than 7 New Church Ruling VATICAN CITY Aug S The congregation of sacraments has issued a decree declaring that confirmation must come before first communion at an age of not less than seven years This changes the ruling of Pope Pius X which permitted first communion at six The iecrec permits continuance of a custom existing in South Am erica and Spain whereby baptism and confirmation arc given simulrcnr snat tancously but the congregation exj Thieves took thc machine whilc pressed the wish that tnis custom thft Millors aUondeJ a barn ne gradually discontinued near Anlm0sa Saturday night The the habv asleep in the farm KIDNAPED IOWA CHILD IS HOME Monticello Baby Found in Stolen Car Left Near Central City MOXTICELLO Aug S Pi Safe and unharmed the 2 year old son of Mr and Mrs H A Miller of Monticello was back home to day after being the unwilling pas senger of auto thieve who stole the family car as he slept in the asleep Was flflrkH in th Cnuk CXlar llapids Safe CEDAH RAPIDS Aug S Early Sunday the very Working In broad daylight thievej much flvake and crying was found Sunday cracked he safe of Justice i in the car near Central City the S C Viles in his downtown offj thieves having abandoned the ma ind obtained nine after t uard rsil Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug 8 Been telling you for a year what those republicans would do with that market just in time to knock the poor inoffensive dem ocrats out of their hard earnel vote in November Now they are all just a buying and selling among themselves In stocks that havent shown a cent of increased earning power that shows the thing is kinder cockeyed The earnings should come first and then the rahe in price nf the stock Like everything that is prearranged its being kinder overdone As dumb as we are we know we cant fret prosperous that quick But one good thing about it all is that it might have n lasting result Rut dont forget the original idea of it was to heat the pooi old democrats who never did anybody any harm in UKir lives Yours WILL FINGERPRINTS OF NEIGHBORS SEEN Officers Search Estates in Probe of Death of Aged Recluse NATCHEZ Miss Aug 8 fvi Richard H Dana and his aged housekeeper Octavia Dockery ec centric neighbors of the slain Jane Surget Merrill 68 year old rpcluv were brot into the center of the in vestigation of the strange killing today by a tentative report of fin gerprint experts Sheriff Roberts said he had been informed that fingerprints bearing marked resemblance to those of Dana had been found on articles in the Merrill home Estates Are Senrched The sheriff planned to question Dana and his housekeeper again to day Officers spent Sunday searching the two antebellum estates Glenj Ecrrlc swallowed a capsule pe iiurney the well kept home of j Miss Merrill and Glenwood once j i show place of Natchez but now a near ruin occupied by Dana and j his housekeeper The properties adI join i ioats in Mouse i When the sheriff reached the Iana ho had to drive goats j TT 1 o kens and ducks from the high JQWa Man HeiDS O3VC Ciling rooms of the one time fash innnble home of the aristocratic DrOWning 1 CX3S Gin Danas 5 Near the closing of the last CORPUS CHKISTI Tex Aug S tury both the Merrill and Dana Mrt Barrett of I mnlfip Iowa arnilies occupied prominent social Sunday helped rescue Muss Vclmar positions in Natchez hut some years i Taubrt of San Antonio from ago Miss Jennie Merrill H hello j in CorpuCliristi bay of the Os and pick Dana retired j after her two men companions fioru the world and refused to re drowned The swimmers WTO grip crive visitor except lifelong pcd ry the current of i mnvly i drtcr I rhsirin1 Bride 19 Revealed to Grand Jury MUSKOGEE Okla Aug 8 The tangled romance of a 52 year old minister and his 19 year old bride was to be laid before a grand jury here today investigating the death by poison of the preachers first wife Prominent in the evidence which County Attorney Philip K Oldman had prepared for the jurors exami nation were passionate letters and verse which Oldman said the min ister S A Berrie admitted he wrote to his present wife before the death of his first last March Released to Mother Berrie was held in jail for inves tigation but Oldman ordered the girl wife released in custody of her mother Oldman said both had admitted a love affair prior to the death of the first Mrs Berrie but both de fied any knowledge of the alleged poisoning Among the lines which Oldman id were penned in Berries hand were the following To me no other one can be you alone I live Oh why cant we be free Founded Tiibcrnacle Others told of impatience for that blissful happy day when they could be married Berrie founded the Bethel taber nacle here in May after the Chero kee presbytery accused him of teaching doctrines contrary to the Presbyterian faith Berrie has ap pealed his conviction in Presbyter ian trial of the charges and the case is scheduled to come before the state synod at Marlow in October The first Mrs Berrie died last March 21 at a church gathering On May 17 the pastor married Mis Ma Bess Bright a Sunday school teacher in the tabernacle Poison Found Present The county prosecutor said a tate chemists examination of the iiody of Bcrries first wife follow ing exhumation requested by a sis ter Mrs Clem Trotter Sentinel Okla revealed the presence of suf ficient poison to cause death Oldham said he had learned Mrs Kimably containing a headach powder which she habitually car lied with her shortly before her death The county attorney said Herrie told him his wife was jealous and irritable from a long illness and iad threatened suicide Chapin Gratified at Better Tone in Trade Marts Detroit Auto Manufacturer Sworn in as Secretary of Commerce WASHINGTON Aug 3 Gratification at the unmistakably better tone that now prevails in our industries and marts of trade was expressed today by Roy D Chapin as he was sworn in as secretary of commerce The Detroit automobile manufac turer took the oath as successor to Robert P Lamont who retired to reenter private business Lamont who was present told Chapin he was certain every Ameri can businessman approved Presi dent Hoovers selection In reply the new cabinet member said Better Tone Noted Naturally like every other Am erican I am gratified at the unmis takably better tone that now pre vails in our industries and marts of trade Concerning the future trend I will not be so bold as to venture a prediction now but one thing is very certain we must all exert ourselves to the utmost striving to strengthen all favorable factors to make the inevitable turn come as soon and with as much se curity as possible The facilities of the department of commerce designed solely to help business should prove a potent in strument in aiding an advance along the upward road Hnpeful nt Outlook i Later at a conference with newsj papermen Chapin expressed him self as hopeful that the general business situation would show a continued improvement He de clined however to make any pre diction Chapin had high praise for the of Secretary Lamont whom he discussed details oi the department for nine hours yes terday I The nexv department chief said ho i would pledge himself to carry en j 1 good work Chapin said the next few days j would be spent in familiarizing him self with the workings of the de partment and bringing himself into closer ontat with business leaders SINGER ARRIVES AT WENTWORTH WEARING BLACK Comes in Limousine to Give Self Up to Sheriff WENTWORTH N Car Aug 8 Holman Reynolds miss ing torch singingwidow of the late Smith Reynolds surrendered to North Carolina authorities here at p m Iowa time today Dressed in black and heavily veiled Mrs Reynolds stepped out of a large limousine in front of the postofflce and surrendered to Sher iff L M Sheffield of Rockingham county The car which approached Went worth from the direction of Reids ville carried an Ohio state tag and a Cincinnati city license Lived In Maryland Sought in connection with the death of her youthful husband Smith Reynolds she has been liv ing in Maryland for the past three weeks the Baltimore News said During her stay in Maryland the paper said she resided at an estate near Havre de Grace belonging to Leonard Richards Jr vice presi dent of the Atlas Powder company who said it had been leased to per sons he did not know In Secluded Spot The estate is on the Chesapeake bay in a secluded suot The News quoted Sheriff Bowman of Harford county as fol lows At the house I talked with Mrs Anna Bowderi the housekeeper She told me that Mrs had been at the house for the past three weeks under the care of a physician brot there from New York Had Played Tennis She insisted that Mrs Reynolds had left here Friday night by au tomobile for the south However we learned definitely from other ser vants that Mrs Reynolds was play ing tennis Saturday with two other women and that she was present at a party last night We found all of her clothing in the house and the gardeners told us she had left early today in a speed boat for an unknown destination The News quotes Sheriff Bowman as saying he had established the fact that Mrs Louisa Jenny Wil mington Del wealthy and socially prominent had been one of the women at the Richards estate since Mrs0 Reynolds arrived there Had Been Denied Delaware authorities were advised by Winston Salem authorities last week that Libby was staying at Mrs Jennys home This had been denied by friends of Mrs Jenny Two automobiles the News says were discovered by Sheriff Bow man in the garage which later were identified as belonging to Mrs Jenny A third was identified as be longing to Richards Richards said the property in Harford county was in the hands of executors who are liquidating the estate of his late father The auto mobile he said was a part of the estate Sheriff Bowman said when be first went to the house today to make his investigation he was met at the entrance by a guard who refused to admit him Natalie Talmadge Gets Divorce From Keaton LOS ANGELES Aug S Mrs Natalie Talmadge Keaton ob tained a divorce today from Joseph Francis Buster Keaton film co median after testifying that he neglected her The testimony was corroborated by her rfsler Con stance Talmadge Xetchcr former film star Wea IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Monday nlrfrt and Tuesday Wanner in tli northwest portion Monday Loot From Waterloo Safes Totals j WATERLOO Aug S Burg lars knocked the dials nf sufei in i thro loan company offices here last night and from one 01 the State Loiin company took cash and jewels valued at IncliMvd In their loot WHS a JllOO diamond The intruders were not able to get Into safes in the Black Howk or Kjiiit tMc Loan rompanv nlfires LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures or 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Monday Figures for like period ending t s oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Minimum In Nlehl   

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