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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1931, Mason City, Iowa LON E HIS MEM OF W 0 IM E S North Iowas BAILY PAPE for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM ASSOCIATED PRBSS LEASED WIRB SERVICEMASON CITY IOWA Is Disguised Organized Labor Sees Campaign to Cut Wages By CHARLES P STEWAKT April 25 OPA the man ager of one of our big indus tries of today wants to slash his payroll he is not so crass as to post a notice announcing It in the fashion of a generation ago A manager who is a real diplo mat often is clev er enough to ef fect a wage re duction in the guise of an in crease Of course the workers ultimate ly discover from the contents of their envelopes that the readjust ment was not as satisfactory as they thot at first but this realiza tion may not dawn on them for quite a while perhaps several weeks By that time they are more or less accustomed to the lowered rate Very likely there is some grumbling but the manager is pret ty sure it will subside before long CUCH ANYWAY Is the story I hear at labor headquarters in the A F of L building on Massachusetts avenue where most of the affiliated unions national officials hold forth These executives say it is mighty difficult to point to a given concern in the countrys major class of in dustries and prove that it has cut Ttrnito Page 2 Column 2 COMBINED REBEL FORGES FEARED surgent Armies Reported Advancing on Port in Nicaragua PUERTO CABEZAS Nicaragua April 25 reports of a uialon1 of two insurrectionist arm ies and their advance toward this little port city led to considerable apprehension and fear of an attack today f Thecity had only a negligible number of national guardsmen for its defense and altho the U S S Langley and wo destroyers stood offshore no American naval forces have been landed Wait for Attack Orders have been issued to the bluejackets that if taken ashore they are not to fire until they are attacked and not to pursue their attackers beyond the city limits The instructions are in accord with the new Washington policy of non use of American forces for protec tion of American citizens or prop erty inland from the coast towns A man captured by a patrol working out of here was said by the patrol to be a spy of Augustino Sandino leader of the Nicaraguan insurgents He carried papers be lieved to be advices from the gen eral to his lieutenants but because of their age the papers were not decipherable Rumors Discounted Little credence is given here to rumors that Sandino has been cap tured Many rumors exist as to his whereabouts but it is generally be lieved he is somewhere in the Rio Coco vicinity No confirmation was possible to day of reports that he had captur ed Cabogracias A Dies moat north eastern point in Nicaragua which captured looted and abandon ed by Sandinistas a fortnight ago The last word with the place was by radio yesterday afternoon and the town was tranquil then uvxmKMATIUWAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JJQ 141 BUTLER CLAIMS H E EARNED MEDAL Perry ShottoJeath Thot One of WIDOW SAYS HE FLED TO FRANCE AFTER SWINDLE Detectives Connect Case With Blacklidge Affair COUTH BEND Ind April 25 Detectives investigating the slaying here last night of a man identified as George L Perry alias George Parker today questioned his widow concerning a remark that her husband had participated in the Blacklidge case Mrs Perry was held at police headquarters as a material witness Officers expressed the belief she could give some definite informa tion of the killing of her husband Two men are also sought Mrs Perry told officers she and her husband fled to Prance last February shortly after the revela tions of the Edward Litsinger Myrtle Tanner Blacklidge 550000 faro swindle at Springfield 111 Mrs Blacklidge former collector of internal revenue for northern Illi nois said she was swindled out of the money in a card game Cursed Officers Perry shot down last night as he stepped from the garage of his fatherinlaw John Canniff cursed officers who questioned him before ho died Its none of your business he told officers To a nurse however he i said the shooting was done bv a friend connection HAsHAMES MERCURY alias Burgess ana Roscoe Reynolds Chicago police said that if Perry proved to be the swindle suspect his alleged accomplices would be hunted on the theory that they may have Silled him because he failed to divide the profits Last night Perry and his wife had been motoring They returned to the Caniff home about 10 oclock Tarn lo Pajre 2 Column 6 AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I know how these man haters feel Jt makes me mad as fire when I use a nickels worth o cheese in my mouse traps an dont catch nothin D A R REACHES END OF SESSION Group Seeks to Stamp Out Communism and Stronger National Defense WASHINGTON April 25 JK Daughters of the American Revolu a11 business of their harm ann congress today amid Mrs Lowell F Hobart president general expressed gratification after the last business session that not only had anticommunism and better national defense been more firmly established in the foreground of the program but that internal harmony had pervaded the meet Edith Magna of would be the sole candidate to suc ceed to the highest office Oppose Recognition recognition of Russia Green H FASCISTS ALERT AGAINST ENEMY SAYS MUSSOLi II Duce Holds Hand Aloft to Quiet Students DOME April 25 Mussolini appearing personally beiore a great crowd of students demonstrating at the Venezia plaza this noon quieted their protests against antifascist demonstrations in Brussels with a pledge of fascist alertness against its enemies II Duce holding his hand aloft for silence shouted to the crowd which had moved en masse from the uni versity to the plaza intending later to go to the Belgian embassy Italy on Toes The Italy of the students is al ways on its toes to defend the rev olutionary regime and fascism against the stupid calumnies of antifascists he cried When Premier Mussolini had con cluded his brief appearance before the mass of shouting humanity most of them dispersed but a number of groups with flags marched toward the Belgian embassy They were stopped by large squads of soldiers and police who were stationed at every corner with in a Quarter mile radius of the em bassy They attempted a half hearted demonstration at the bounds of the restricted area but the troops broke It police arresting twi student leaders Protest Demonstrations The students met first at the unt rsty tojirotest recent antifascls more than seven years told the American so ciety of international law that this government has considered that the in is defi its observance of the funda 437 Towns to Set Watches Clocks Ahead NEW YORK April 25 X Watches and clocks of millions of persons will be an hour fast for five months beginning tomorrow In 437 cities and towns of the nation most of them in the eastern states daylight saving time be comes effective at 2 a m tomorrow At that hour uptotheminute clocks in theory at least should register 3 oclock Most persons will set their watches and clocks ahead before going to bed tonight whatever the hour Daylight time will be observed in New York City and in 177 other communities in the state under local option Almost all communi ties in New Jersey will advance the clocks as will many in Massachu setts Rhode Island and Connecti cut The system will remain In effect until the last Sunday in September when the hour lost in sleep tomor row will be picked up again Advo cates of daylight time argue that it provides cool morning working hours decreases eye strain and gives an hour more of recreation ta the evening Conditions Named These conditions Haekworth named as Failure to respect inter national obligations of preceding governments failure to respect the right of other nations to P conduct their internal affairs with out interference or control by other states and failure to accord to the persons and property of for eigners within its jurisdiction that respect and protection re quired by international law of sum moned to the D A R congress for protection against communist dis turbance yesterday was expected to be back at routine work today They were withdrawn after Repre sentative Pish of New York spoke on communism and Mrs William Sherman Walker chairman of na tional defense made an annual re port recommending measures for in creased rirotectlon LAROER WAGES FOR MORE MEN Increased Payrolls Promise for Future by Commerce Department WASHINGTON April 25 Larger payrolls to more men stood lorth as a promise for the future today as reports to the commerce department indicated watre level were being maintained Only isolated crweV of pay re ductions affecting 39000 men in February were found by officials in statements reaching the labor de partments bureau of labor statis As an offset labor officials said yesterday indications were that more men were being given full time work They cited an increase of in the March aggre gate weekly payroll of 13000 plants as compared with January and lf2 000 more persoaa receiving salaries CUBANS BLAMED FOR REVOLUTION Honduras Legislator Says Reds May Be in League With Sandino April nists from Cuba were blamed today for rebellion in Honduras by Congressman Plutarco Lunoz Responsibility for this rebellion he said rests with bolshevists from Havana who may be in league with Nicaraguan insurgent Federal troops reinforcing the small detachment at San Pedro reached there today to find that he rebels had looted all stores and nat the merchants were preparing o file vigorous protests with the tovernment For the past 21 hours the govern ment has been mobilizing troops at all towns in danger of attack A rebel army which fled into the mountains after having been re ulsed by Chamelecon was still in etreat today with the federals resaing them hard An important ngagement was believed imminent raveling Salesmen of Iowa Falls Hosts at Community Affair i plastered Rome with red and green posters urging a protest against th Belgians demonstrations which were held in connection with the arrest of the Belgian professor Leo Moulin April 10 in Milan which the authorities are alleged to have kepi secret for a week Italian authorities announced to day that Professor Moulin has con fessed to antifascist activity and that he will be held for trial before a special tribunal for defense of the state Markets at a Glance M a Fails to Win Place at Drake Relays Locals Run Fourth in 440 Relay and Last in Half Mile DES MOINES April City failed to place in either event in which the Mohawks were entered in the opening preliminaries of the Drake relays program here today In the first heat of the 440 yard relay for class A teams North high of Des Moines was first Grant high Cedar Rapids second Yank ton S Dak third and Mason City fourth The time of this heat was 453 Results of the third heat of the 880 yard relay class A were Hast ings Ncbr first Washington high Cedar Rapids second Roosevelt high Des Moines third Time for this event was Mason City finished last in this heat Kohl Gains Ground In both relays Harrison Kohl led off and gained groundEllsworth Hynds second man dropped back some Willis Parrott held his own as third man Leonard Kenney who was anchor man in both events failed to come up to his usual stan dard Among Mason Cityans attending the relays were Howard Barker Clayton Sutherland Judge Grims ley Hugh H Shcpanf and his son Bob Jack Kohl and Don Gilbert Forest Flmger of Charles City ac companled the Mason City coaches Davenport high schools 440 yard relay team of Shearer Wilkinson Warrenken and Layden broke th Class A high school meet record TJI o val In r445vsecondsv half j ae cbni faster than the bid mark set bv Clarinda in 1927 Qualify in Events Qualifiers in high school Class events 440 yard Wash igton high of Cedar Rapids North Des Moines Burlington Marshall own Osceola Best time by Dav enport 445 new meet record 880 yard o r t h Des Hoines Davenport Hastings Ncbr 3urlington Newton Valley Junc tion Best time by Hastings 3 ROGERS NEW YORK April 25 brokerage firm failed here yester day and that throws em into an other scare You know funny thing but the rest of the country is all feeling pretty good but here in New York they are doing more beefing than nil the rest of the country put together I dont be lieve New York has got the nerve to stand it like lots of folks all over the country They can be hurt ing and wont let out a squawk but this places nerves arc more jumpv But its a great old town and I never in my life saw as many new high buildings but everythings the market with em here Yours mi IOWA FALLS April ing salesmen of this city were hosts last night at a meeting of the Community club which attracted a crowd of more than 300 men and worn on The program was under the di rection of Floyd Klipplo city man ager and included introduction of new membersof the club talks by Charles Wallace and Harry Kelloge and music by the national champion American Legion auxiliary quartet of Iowa Falls and the Rusty Hinge quartet of Mason City Loyalty to the home community was the theme of the entire pro NEW YORK Stocks weak General Electric lowest since 1929 Bonds steady rails improve Curb heavy oils weak Butter steady Foreign exchanges easy German mark weak Cotton lower easy cables Sugar steady trade buying Coffee firm rumored Brazilian export duty CHICAGO Wheat easy bearish Kansas re port and large receipts Corn easy bearish Argentine es timate Cattle steady hogs steady SUSPECT IN MAIL SACK Officials Probe Blast That Wrecked Baggage and Mai Car HAGER SETS RECORD DRAKE STADIUM DES MOINES April 25 in a surprise victory Bob Hager of xnva State defeated Lee Sentman University of Illinois rated as one f the outstanding hurdlers in the ountry in the 120 yard high hur les event opening the finals of he Drake relay carnival today Hager conquered the Illini speed ster by three feet establishinga new meet record of 147 for the event Bob Simpson noted Univer sity of Missouri hurdler now coach ing at Iowa State hung up the old record of 148 fourteen years ago Simpson was present today to watch his pupil crack the record oldest on the Drake relay books As the meet got under way the skies cleared of threatening clouds and the warmer weather brot out a crowd of 9000 spectators GOVERNMENT TO BE LESS COSTLY SAYS PRESIDENT Expense Estimate Goes Over Budget Sent to Congress April 25 STORMY PETREL OF MARINES ALL UPSET AT STORY Haitian Says General Captured Fort That Doesnt Exist WASHINGTON April 25 Maj Gen Smedley D Butler was at the fore of another interna tional dispute this time with himself as the protestant A letter of protest from the stormy petrel of the marine corps against statements attributed to Minister B e 1 1 garde of Haiti in which the min ister was quoted a s questioning the basis upon which a congres sional medal of honor had been given Butler has been turned over to the state de partment for in vestigation In transmitting the navy department said it was taking that course as a matter of routine Secretary Stlmson said It had not yet reached him and he would not be able to take up the matter actively untllnext week but that it would be actively investi gated Must Know Facts The secretary said It was neces sary for him to know the facts be fore he could determine whether the department would take the question up diplomatically Th attitude of the secretary waa understood to be that the question Atter for the fiscal 1B32 was 4119230649 The ex Pected for the present fisca next June 30 i r iuui budget figures submitted to the las congress which made appropriations for the period At that time the Budget bureau expected a 000 000 surplus Us estimate of income however failed to allow for the sharp falling off of income taxes hown m collections the last month Deficit Will Incrcnsc At the close of business last Vednesday the government had pent 53451159208 for the current year or 801167797 more than all ollections It is expected this de icit by the end of the year will be because of increased ex penses and decreased income tax and other receipts In his announcement the presi dent said the 54119230649 esti mate included only postoffice de ficits and not the entire working expenditure of that department Government costs for the last wc about iACliAlCI OKlUJDiWHIU1 DI1 taly forced the state department to pologize formally to the Italian overnment Minister Bellegarde was quoted a copyrighted article in the Washington Herald recently as say Turn o Pone I Column R ury Rejects Womans Claim of Damages for Pastors St9len Kiss KANSAS CITY Kans April 25 Rev James Cornish held jurys verdict today in a suit for 5000 damages brot by Mrs Ber la Thomas a Sunday school teach who charged the minister had olen a kiss from her The jury decided yesterday in or of the 52yearold pastor er considering the evidence 30 nutcs All Is Increased The budget for all three years he asserted are greatly influenced by the increased expenditures for construction work in aid of unem ployment for relief to agriculture and for increased service to vetcr Tiirn n Cnliimn 2 Man Held Up Downtown n Des Moines at Noon DES MOINES April 25 rank McCullough was robbed of 5j in a holdup in the business dis rict shortly before noon today He aid that as he was entering his utomobile the robber poked a gun nto his ribs and took the money NORTH DORSET Vt April 25 explosion which fired and destroyed a combination baggage and mail car attached to a Rutland rauroacl passenger train as it passed thru North Dorset last night Was under investigation today It was believed that a bomb in a mail sack caused the explosion William A Goddard mail clerk and Joseph Pilon baggage master escaped with slight burns The car with its contents including several sacks of mail and a few trunks was destroyed The train crew detached the burning car before the single passenger car on the train caught Goddard was sorting mail while the train was enroute from Troy N Y to Rutland He said that he tossed one of the sacks of mail into one corner of the car As it landed there was a loud explosion and the section of the car where the mail bag lay biirat into flames The clerk pulled an emergency cord and barely saved himself from burning as the train drew to a stop J A Nelson of Decorah Pays Visit to President Hoover Congratulates Luther College on Anniversary IOWA WEATHER WASHINGTON April gratulations on the seventyfifth anniversary of Luther college at De corah were extended yesterday by Ptesident Herbert Hoover to J A Nelson Decorah attorney These congratulations will be transmitted Monday to Oscar L Olson Luther president and other members of the faculty Oct 14 1931 to be celebrated as foundation day by Luther college will mark the closing of the drive for a endowment fund for the institution Attorney Nelson also conferred with Senator L J Dickinson on farm relief and the two visited the white house where they were re ceived by the prsident President Hoover said he regarded the farm situation as worthy of deepest con cern and that he would employ all the resources at his command to improve conditions A NELSON Partly cloudy to cloudy prob nbly rnln Saturday night and Sunday in the south and ex treme east portions except Sun day in the southwest portion somcivhnt cooler Sunday in thn northwest and north central portions frost or temperatures near freezing Saturday night In the north portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Mnxlmmn Friday 53 Minimum in Night 30 At 8 A M Saturday 40 After a couple days in the south west the wind was hack Saturday morning in the northwest and there was chilliness Saturday forenoon in spite of the efforts of a compara tively bright sun Friday nights minimum was 2 degrees higher than that of the previous night WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO April 25 Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday April 27 For the upper Mississippi and lower Mis souri valleys and the northern and central great plains Cool first of week probably followed by rising temperature middle and close not much precipitation likely ;