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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1931, Mason City, Iowa i North Iowas Edited for the Home L R HI 3 IJIEM ART DEPT F IOWA y VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS King Might Like US Alfonso Often Said He Would Like to Try Business By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 23 CPA i 7KIng Alfonso It seems pre mature to call him an exking considering the pains he took to explain that he was renouncing none of liis roy al rights when he left Spain has he en describ ed as fascinated by American big business and quoted to1 the ef fect that he would like to become an in dustrial magnate in the United States in the event of his loss of the Spanish throne From all accounts several op portunities of this sort already have been offered to him He took considerable money into exile with him for one thing His name title and career also natural ly suggest themselves as suscep tible to capitalization on a grand scale by a capable advertising man ager Oh the idea is obvious enough XTEVERTHELESS Senator Wil 1 liam H King of Utah whom I have occasion to mention hitherto as exceptionally well acquainted with the of European events and with old world personalities ventures the guess that nothing will come of such negotiations In the first place says the senator Ihave my doubts if any Turn to rose 2R Column I SNOW BLANKETS MUCH OF WEST Fall of Year KANSAS CITY April 23 Snow blanketed a large area of the west today Spring flitted restlessly over the Rocky mountain and Pacific coas states favoring some sections with drought breaking moisture and fan ning forest fire in others Snow covered parts of Montana Wyoming Colorado Nevada and the Sierra mountains A severe drought in western Nevada was broken by the heaviest fall of year Two feet of snow was report ed at Red Lodge Mont A light rain broke a 157 day drought in Los Angeles yesterday There was a heavy rainfall at Mo desta Cal A forest fire in Gentry canyon Arizona was drenched by rain High winds swept Oregon Idaho Utah and northern California For esters worked vainly to check tim ber fires in Oregon and Idaho A gale carrying clouds of sand and dust wrecked wire transmission lines Oliver Allen 40 was killed by the falling of a tree near Medford Ore Rain hail and dust storms visited Arizona The plains states to the the Dakotas Nebraska Kansas Okla homa and Missouri were down for unsettled weather with probably showers today and tonight Temperatures were above freezing Rudy Vallee Wants to Play Real Two Fisted He Man Rolesm Films NEW YORK April Vallee has an ambitionto play two fisted he mari roles in the movies Back from a tour in which he and his orchestra grossed a week he says he is tired of being known as an effeminate kind of AUNT MET By Robert Guillen ff didnt know Jim had married little cigaret smoker until I seen him buyin indigestion tablets HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICB TTTV TfYWA TWTrRCmAV A TTPTT OO lily 1UWA IJlUKbUAY APRIL 23 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICB NO 139 HAWKS SETS TWO NEW RECORDS Republican Leaders Plan Farm States Campaign DICKINSON WILL LEADTHATPART OF G 0 P DRIVE Vigorous Farm Board and Tariff Defense Planned April 23 Republican leaders have form ulated plans for taking Into the farm states a campaign of economic instruction which will include a vig orous defense ot the tariff and the farm board At a meeting of party leaders yesterday the groundwork was laid upon which will be based the re publican drive In the middle west Senator Dickinson of Iowa who as chairman of the republican agricul ture advisory council will direct that phase of the campaign de scribed it as economic rather than political There appeared to be a willing ness to center the next presidential race on economic issues rather than prohibition G O P Stand Shortly after the meeting Repre sentative Cable republican Ohio issued a statement praising the re strictive immigration stand of Pres ident Hoover whereas he said Congress fell down on the proposi tion A year and a half ago Cable said the real zea fur ther r e strlctlon of was cp rSfeagf e6 ofiat bill so Irnijicat ed to the State aepartraent thatiuri ther restriction for protection of workers of this nation was pbsstbe by enforcing the likely to become a public charge provision of the law in tlie light of existing economic conditions At their conference G O P lead ers discussed arrangements for the opening of an office next week in Des Moines by Senator Dickinson Agree oh Program Dickinson announced the con ferees agreed upon a threeway pro gram embodyingdlscussion of world economic conditions a tariff defense and a vindication of the farm board i ready to carry on a full agresslve campaign Dickinson said but we hope to make it more of an economic nature than politi cal Among those who attended the conference were Walter Newton presidential secretary Secretary Hyde Sam R McKelvie farm board wheat member Robert Lucas ex ecutive director of the republican national committee Earl Venable secretary of the republican congres sional committee and Senator Dick inson Markets at a Glance NEW YORK i Stocks irregular U S Steel breaks below 125 before rallying Bonds heavy rails weak Curb irregular rallies follow drop to new Iowa Butter firm Foreign exchanges firm sterling strong Cotton steady trade buying CHICAGO Wheat easy weakness Wall street Corn lower bearish Kansas state report Cattle steady Hogs easy PHYSICIAN KIDNAPED Dr I D KeUey 45 year old St Louis nose and throat sue clalist who is missing from his home under circumstances which led police to believe he was kidnaped after being lured from his home Monday night by a telephone call asking for his professional assistance Honduras Claim 23 government today claimed important victories against revolutionary armies in northern Honduras Heavy fighting continued near Chamelecon not far from San Pedro Sula and reinforcements were rushed to aid the regulars A total of 29 dead and many wounded was counted in yesterdays fighting in several minor engage ments but so fierce was the battle being fought in the Son Pedro Sula area that it was impossible to esti mate the casualties there The battle at Chamelecon which has for its prize the railway key point at San Pedro Sula area that it was impossible to estimate the casualties there The battle at Chamelecon which has for Its prize the railway key point at Son Pedro Sula between Tegucigalpa and the coast began Tuesday night The government forces repelled an attack on the town and there was a lull but the attack was renewed yesterday af ternoon Latest word from the area said government troops were hold ing the rebels Federal troops attacked a rebel detachment eight kilometers from Tela and defeated the group killing 14 rebels including Col Salvador Canales commanding Government troops lost three dead A rebel attack on Olanchito was beaten off with a loss of 12 Insur gent dead Baseball Not Forgotten by Man Hunters Illinois Man Chats By Radio With Marines in Nicaragua By JAMES FOSTER CHICAGO April 23 marines of Nicaragua may have an assignment to catch Augustino San dino but this hasnt lessened their interest in the news from back home especially the daily baseball scores Direct communication with radio station NNINIC two miies south of Managua recently wrecked by an earthquake was maintained last nighf by Fred H Schnell amateur radio operator his home He gave the Associated Press the privi lege of a direct interview with one of three operators in the marine corps who iad been handling offi cial communications since the earthquake wrecked all other lines of communication Siuidino Shifty This operator Adam G Hileman of Anna 111 is stationed in the avi ation unit of the marines south of Managua and talked with only the light of a candle to guide him Relating to the bandit leader Saudino Hileman says No one knows for sure of his whereabouts He works with two or three lieutenants each of whom is in charge of a large group and each group spreads as a unit mak ing guerrila attacks arid salvage forays The only way they will get Sandrna is accidentally to bump rf Woman Who Shot Hdsband Given Liberty Under JBond SIOUX CITY April 23 Mrs Isabel Kicffer 25 who shot and killed her husband Adam Kieffer duringa domestic quarrel was at liberty Thursday under bond Mrs Keiffer alleges she shot In selfdefense1 Her attorneys have not decided whether to1 demand a justice court hearing or allow the case to go to the grand jury Publisher of Tales About Clara Bow in County Jail Charged With to ing Obscene Mate rial in Mails LOS ANGELES April 23 Arrested on a federal indictment charging him with sending obscene articles about Clara Bow thru the mails Fred H Girnau weekly newspaper publisher was held In the county jail today in default of bail Articles about Miss Bow ran in four Issues of Girnaus paper and were preceded by a purported affi davit bearing the signature of Daisy De Boe sayin had give Girnau a true and honest story Miss De Boe convicted of steal ing an 825 coat from the actress denied thru her attorney she had made an affidavit in writing to Girnau altho she said she had given him legal authority to publish a story of her life with Clara Bow Miss De Boe was given 18 months probationary jail sentence and Is now at liberty under bond pending action on her appeal Officials at the Paramount stu dios where Miss Bow is employed said Gimau had called there sev eral weeks ago with a demand tfmr she be withdrawn from motion pic tures spies ifnp1 Justnow everythingIs fairly quiet at Puerto Cabezas Ships are standing by to take off more Am ericans if necessary Guard in Command The Nacionaie Guardia Is in com mand of marine corps officers and we are keeping track ofeach unit on the guard The two aircraft squadrons and the second brigade of marines ore here now The mar ines fcnd guardsmen have parties in all large cities of Nicaragua and about 235 men are left in the hills but they will return here by May 1 We have an average of two earthquakes a night but these are minor shocks The marine operator was given a summary of the days news base ball scores and other information he requested SOVIET LUMBER CARGO ARRIVES Officials Tackle Knotty Job of Deciding Upon Its Admissibility PROVIDENCE R I April 23 W Finnish tramp steamer An versoise arrived here today seven weeks out of Leningrad Russia with a cargo of lumber from soviet Russia consigned to a local dealer and a knotty problem for treasury department officials Two hours after officials boarded the battered tramp they would not advance any opinion as to the status of the cargo Among the officials who inspected Russias test case cargo were Emery J San Souci collector of the port of Providence Bernard J Mc Sheerey deputy collector and E J Daugherty of New York a special investigator of the treasury depart ment detailed to establish facts Carl Bohr of the National Lum bermens association said he ex pected the lumber would be landed after a bond had been posted In ex cess of its wholesale value He esti mated this value at It was announced in Russia that the shipment was to test the regu lations barring lumber produced in Russian forests north of latitude 60 unless it could be shown convict la bor did not eriter into the production but treasury Information was that the lumber was spruce from the for ests of southern Russia where no question of convict labor has been raised Such lumber would be ad mitted to the United States without question If the shipment is northern spruce it will be barred pending a hearing and production of proof by the importer that convicts were not used in Its production Holland Recognizes Spain THE HAGUE April 23 Holland recognized the Spanish re public today BURR OAK BANK BANDITS SOUGHT IN THREE STATES Pair Get Loot of and Escape Toward Minnesota Line DURR OAK April Minnesota and Iowa officers were searching today for traces of two bandits who late yesterday afternoon robbed the Burr Oak sav ings bank of approximately 51000 The robbers were not masked After binding eight persons who witnessed the robbery the men escaped In an automobile bearing Wisconsin license plates driving toward the I innesota line 15 miles away Sheriff at Scene Sheriff Mike C Graff sheriff of Winneshiek rushed to the scene of the robbery at Burr Oak and had warning broadcast from radio sta tions here and at Des Moines Offi cers in surrounding towns were notified at once of the robbery and were on the lookout for the bandits Cashier M Q Sattre told the sher iff he believed the men who robbed the bank were not natives of this district but thot they had visited here about Christmas when they may have surveyed the possibilities of robbing the bank The cashier also said the men appeared nervous while carrying out the robbery One of them he said limped and wastal Sattre isaid waasTfiort aiifl hail ab out 2 3 yeir Tammany Tiger Girds Loins for NewYorkProbe NEW YORK April 23 many is preparing for the coming investigation of New York City af fairs by a legislative committee The board of strategy of Tarn many meetshortlyto cpnslde itsjpolicy toward iegaiiasue When the men entered the bank after parkingtheir car a block away Sattre Mrs Raymond Young and Melvin Enderbakke assistant cashier were in the building They were ordered to stick em up and their hands were tied behind their backs E F1 Arnold and Mrs Henry Lovlien entered and were treated similarly The five were then locked in the bank vault Three other customers Rex Ward M R Walton and John McCauley entered as the robbers were taking the money They were tied up and told to He on the floor The men then escaped The quintet imprisoned in the vault escaped thru the use of a safety device after Sattre managed to free his hands Fourth This Year DES MOINES April 22 Burr Oak Savings bank is the fourth to be robbed in Iowa this year The First Trust and Savings bank at Moville was held up Jan 9 with the bandits obtaining after locking the cashier and his wife in their home at midnight Three youths robbed the Farmers Savings bonk at Steamboat Rock of Feb 16 Kenneth Eldred of Iowa Falls was arrested as he es caped and sentenced to 25 years im prisonment together with his broth er Wendell Eldred and Lloyd Na vens Four men obtained from the Farmers Savings bank of Alden March 10 after locking three em ployes and a customer in the vault CHAIRMAN DKS AS MEET OPENS Dercum Noted Neurologist Falls at Philosophical Society Session PHILADELPHIA April 23 Dr Francis X Dercum noted neu rologist and president of the Amer ican Philosophical society died sud denly today as he was about to open the annual meeting of the fam ous scientific organization founded by Benjamin Franklin Dr Dercum who had been ill oppled over as he sat in the pres dents chair surrounded by scien tific men from different parts of the country and died in an adjoining room in a few minutes Dr Dercum who was one of the consulting physicians during Presi dent Woodrow Wilsons illness was 74 and a resident of Philadelphia Dr Dercum fainted so quietly tn his chair that many in the audi ence did not notice it until he was picked up and carried from the room WALKERS OPPONENT SAMUEL SEABUUY Party a beinganxious to know the exac powers of the committee so advice might be given to witnesses Hijgfgrins Subpoenaed The committee began its work when its counsel Samuel Seabury served a subpoena on James A Hig gins commissioner of accounts The subpoena directed the commissioner to appear for examination May 4 and to produce the records of all complaints filed with him as well as the record of all his investiga tions over the last five years Newspapers today attributed to Tammany leaders the opinion that the action involving Higgins is an indirect thrust at Mayor Walker against whom removal proceedings have been filed with Governor Roosevelt by the city affairs com mittee Prepare Rebuttal The rebuttal which the city af fairs committee is preparing to the mayors answer to the charges js expected to direct attention to the fact that Mayor Walker has never made public the findings of Com missioner Higgins1 investigations Some papers forecast that Walker would be questioned privately about Higgins reports John Haynes Holmes chairman of tho city affairs committee reply ing to the mayors charge that he is a socialist said that he had occa sionally supported socialist cam paigns and voted for socialist can didates but added I am not and never have been a member of the socialist party He said the city affairs committee which the mayor described as an annex of the socialist party is a nonpartisan body Average Life of Man to Be 90 Some Day Chances of Living to 200 Discussed By Frankel By HOWARD W BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor PHILADELPHIA April 23 Mans chance to live 200 years was discussed today at the opening of a hree day session of the American Philosophical society here He may expect soon it was as serted to add 10 more years so that the majority of us live to 70 Pres ent medical science may later carry he average to 80 but beyond that ies a The beginnings of a knowledge hat may lift even this barrier were described by Lee K Frankel second vice president of the Metropolitan Insurance company Statement Conservative I am making a conservative statement he said I say here is nb evidence at this moment hat human life may be prolonged beyond Its presumed biologic limits All the evidence indicates that man like other animals lives an alloted ime All that has been done thus far has been to save the wasteage of life at the younger ages Yet we must remember that man differs from other animals in ihat he is a reasoning being Certain in sects live a day The elephant lives 200 years These animals adaptec themselves to their environment Man natt not only adapted hlmsel tohis ierivlronmentj but in many in stances has1 conquered 1t How fa CB Attempts Suicide Will Die 1 CEDAR RAPIDS April 23 D Physicians entertained little hope for the recovery of Arthur Reed 35 who shot himself at his parents homo Wednesday night ROGERS soys NEW YORK April king and queen of Siam are here Now We will get a real test of our wise crackers ability See who can say something without referring to the Siamese twins I am licked already and withdraw Pat Hurley secretary of war left Washington for Oklahoma in a navy plane as the one the army owns broke down Mayor Walkers opponents have wisely decided to withdraw any ref ence to his private life They had to withdraw it on account of a Biblical quotation Let him without sin cast the first stone so they would have to import somebody Into New York to make tho accusation Yours DOES LONDON TO AIR TRIP N 59 MINUTES Says Alps Make Rockies Look Like Little Bumps HESTON Eng April 23 Captain Frank Hawks with two lew speed records to his credit limbed out of his red monoplane ere this afternoon just 59 minutes fter he had left Le Bourget air iort outside Paris He had covered the distance 37 minutes faster than any other man lad ever flown it Commander ilenn Kidstons record of 96 min utes from Le Bourget to Croydon vas just another mark the Texan lad knocked over In two days he has halved two mpartant records cutting the time o Rome to five hours and 20 min utes and leaving European iwia ors in a doze over his mark for the Channel crossing Alps Beat Rockies Boy he said with a wide grin after he had shaken hands all around those Alps make our mountains look like little umps We pulled thru all right but I still dont know how He was talking about yesterday3 light to Rome during which he had to climb 23000 feet without an ox ygen tank The small crowd which stood around laughed when he told about the return I got off all right at Rome he said and along about Pisa sprflc 1 Certain slgniflcantVresearcheB i the recent past should be mentioriec They are at least suggestive Frankel summarized these re searches as Childs evidence tha aging is most rapid in youth bu slows down thereafter Carrells be lief that a mans years bear no def inite relation to his real age Crlles artificial and partly living cell chic ken hearts kept alive 20 years in glass dishes and this springs an nouncement at John Hopkins that rats fed on diet free from mineral manganese lost effection for their young Life Being Legttiened Nobody he said wants to live 200 years if old age means mere senility Whether it necessarily means that he predicted science will find out perhaps in the next 50 years by cut tingthe illness rate in two Frankel quoted a 140 yearOld re port showing in 1791 mans average life was about 35 years Today he said the average expectation is 60 and It will rise to 70 if we can further reduce the incidence of ransmissible diseases Pisa field iib body cSSlc speak Engf lish l tried to make them stand that I was all right but they wanted 54 lire for a landing fee I didnt have any lire and they didnt have any change for your English pound sterling We had a lot offun I When the captain started out yes terday his idea was to have lunch in Rome and come back here for dinner last night with the Aero club but his fuel ran out and he landed at PollyLcsGlcn about 85 miles south of Paris ASTOR DENIES STEALING KISS Woman Asserts Her Health Suffered Asks in Damages KANSAS CITY Kans April 23 Rev James Cornish 52 Great Bend Kans pastor phased a denial today to a charge he had stolen a kiss from Mrs Pearl Thomas 37 who asks dam ages for assault and battery Mrs Thomas criticized his tech nique in court yesterday She testi fied Cornish stole the kiss two years ago when she went to confer with him in the library of the First Christian church here of which he then was pastor She was a choir singer and teacher Mrs Ray Mundis said the health of the complainant had suffered and she was as pale as a ghost after wards Attorneys for Mr Cornish as serted the charges were fabricated or the purpose of blackmail and ihat the kissing incident was ficti tious The case was expected to urned over to the defense today Bullet Which Glanced From Rocks Wounds Boy ATLANTIC April 23 Duane Calkins 14 of Mount Etna was in a serious condition at a hos pital here with a bullet lodged in his brain The Bullet was fired by his brother Gail struck a rock and rebounded to strike Duane in the back of the head EASTERN STATES WELCOME RAINS Heavy Falls Help Scores of Forest Fire Fighters in New York NEW YORK April 23 come rain dampened eastern states today Heavy rains helped scores of fira fighters who were combating fires in Cattaragus and Alleghany coun ties New York along the Penn sylvania line The most dangerous blaze in New York state burned for 24 hours along a three mile front in the Adlrondacks Rain and snow in the Allegheny mountain region of western Penn sylvania quenched scores of fires In western Maryland a severe electrical and rain storm ended the forest fire menace in the moun tains The rain removed the forest firo menace in New Jersey and on Long Island and was welcomed thruout the cast by farmers IOWA WEATHER Cloudy Thursday night Friday mln or snow in the south portion and probably north portion Continued cool LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hours period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 40 Minimum in Night 31 At 8 A M Thursday 33 Altho it was cold enough to frost Wednesday night so far aa can ba learned that phenomenon was lack ing The nights minimum 31 was 1 degree lower than that of Monday night and within a degree of tho night of April 1 Clouds lifted in the early evening Wednesday but re turned during the night It is prob ably due to this that there was no f roat ;