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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home i A 31 0 M R HIS MEM ART DEPT Of VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 27 IfliT TINNED Sandino Is Patriot Too Nicaraguan Not Just Bandit Declares Brookhart By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTOlv April 27 CPA Is Sandino th Nicaraguan d i s turber in realit a bandit Or a patrio His enemies answered Sena tor Smith W Brookhart o Iowa re c e n 1 1 back from Cen tral America say hes a ban dit Considering that theyre hi enemies I sus pect that theyr prejudiced Sandino ha time and amonghis countrymen n sympathy with him I doubt if thi would be the case if he were an or dmary bandit A common bandi dom has many friends He may have a few followers but not the good wishes of practically the entire population of the area he operate m Sandmo evidently has Otlier wise 6wn people would suppres f 5 t ATIN AMERICAN JJ no doubt are tiresomeVdmit ted the lowan to big Northerner lean concerns engaged in business in Latin America but after all the Indeed there is some complain that special privileges granted to foreigners at the expense of the na live masses occasionally are re sponsible for antigovernmental up Hsings in the Caribbean republics For example the dispossession o small farmers to improve the irri gation facilities on Yankeeowned fruit plantations is mentioned among the causes of serious fight jinglately in Honduras K Just the Hawkey Senator Im opposed to a ijfftlicy of the authority Jf the United States backed by ma Turn to Page 2 Column 3 TURNSLAMS LAST ASSEMBLY Tells Cedar Falls Audience Legislature Betrayed Iowa Farmers CEDAR PALLS April 27 Blaming lobbyists and special in terests Governor Dan Turner told a rural life Sunday audience at the Methodist Episcopal church last night that the legislature which just adjourned betrayed the farmers of Iowa Hopeful citizens each year when the legislature convenes believe that this group of lawmakers can do things such as revise taxes and equahze other burdens I had the same idea Jan 1 but I had been out of public life 20 years the govern or said I came to the legislators with a program and set it before them I thot then and I think now it should have been carried out Referring to the proposed income tax he said I told the big business industries that they could not pros per if the farmer did not prosper but I have been unable to convince them of it The governor traced briefly the origin and growth of rural commun ities in this country saying there is no better type of citizen than the yeoman farmer developed on farms of this section The question of what type would be developed in coming generations if rural economic con ditions continue downward is one for serious meditation he said AUNT HET By Robert Guillen When I was a girl a dress had to be pinned on but a modern girl just holds her dress above her head an wiggles an shes ready to go out MMiJ Alj UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 142 2 HELD FOR DELMOND MAIL THEFT Legs Diamond Wounded Again by Enemy Shots GANG CHIEF CAN GIVE NO LEAD TO HIS ASSAILANTS New Yorker Picked Off as He Steps From Roadhouse pATSKILL N Y April 27 Jack Legs Diamond gang ster for the second known time was cut down and seriously injured by the gunfire of unknown assail ants early today The gang chief who six months ago was shot and almost fatally injured in a New York city hotel room went down today under the pattering fire of buckshot sent into his back as he stepped from a Catskill mountain roadhouse west of this village The shooting oc curred three days after Diamond had been released on bail pending trial for a charge of as sault Like the New York City instance mystery clothed the shooting The gangster himself could give no in formation and the companion who snatched his fallen chief back into the shelter of the roadhouse could only say that the gunfire came from a distance about 20 paces from the building Fired From Automatic A hatful empty shells appar ently fired from an automatic shot gun were picked up between the glassedJn the Arratoga Inn and the highway Thegurimaii obviously fired in haste and fled One of tie nine shots fired only one shell load struck Diamond Witnesses who said they entered the building a few minutes before the shooting told police they saw no strange car near the inn nor any sign of the man or men who did e shooting The fallen gangster bleeding rreely from wounds In the shoulder back and arm was hurried to an Albany hospital by two men not mmediately Identified While ser iously injured his condition was not believed to be critical Witnesses Are Questioned Two state troopers were assigned to watch Diamond Police questioned two witnesses Herbert Chichester and John Slit ter both of the village of Cairo lo Tum to Fuse 2 Cnlnmn 21 5 THOflOWNED ON WEST COAST 16 Foot Motor Launch Fount Floating Bottom Up in San Francisco Bay OAKLAND Cal April 27 A search was pressed today for five rominent and wealthy Piedmont esidents believed to have drowned vith the capsizing of their motor oat off Goat Island Airplanes aug mented shore patrols The 16 foot outboard motor aunch Chickie was found float ngbottom up In San Francisco hay csterday The missing for whom hope was virtually abandoned are Gilbert Lo en Jr San Francisco stock brok LEGS ON SPOT Associated Press Photo Jack Logs Diamond New York gang leader seriously wounded supposedly by gang enemies shown ns he appeared In court In Catskill N Y where he faced charges of kid naping and beating Grover Iorks a truck driver r Mrs Mary Loken his wife Carl Jefferson Oakland insurance an Mrs Lydia Jefferson his fife and Sheridan Hubbard 34 manager of an Oakland Building nd Loan company VlacNider Among 19 Men Nominated for Vice Presidency WASHINGTON April Hanford Mae Nlder Mason City nine votes stood sixth In a list f 19 men nominated for the vice residency In an informal poll of the republican delegates and alter nates to the 1928 convention con ducted toascertain the sentiment for 1932 it was shown here today in a copyright story of the Wash ington Post Vice President Charles Curtis re ceived 247 votes of the 401 cast and Theodore Roosevelt polled sec ond with 60 votes Representative Tilson Connecticut was given preference to MacNider by only ne vote Herbert Hoover polled 492 votes for the presidency Senator Morrow New Jersey 13 votes and Calvin Coolldge 12 SNOWDEN ASKS HIGH t AND TAX Other Proposals in Budge Speech Mild Country Gentry Hit LONDON April 27 Snowden chancellor of the ex chequer today announced in his Budget speech a proposal for taxa ion of land values at the rate of one Denny to the pound a scheme which s opposed by the house of lords al most to a man Compared with this the rest of his ipeech was unexpectedly mild with none of the dramatic measures which had been anticinatcd for the raising the which is estimated exnenditure for the 1931 32 financial year The proposed land tax would fall most heavily upon the country no bility gentry with large estates many of which are kept almost ex clusively for sporting purposes Anticipate Recovery Temporary expedients pending an anticipated general trade recovery wore announced as a means of bridginer the gap of be tween the estimated exnenditure for the 193132 financial year and reve nue on the present basis of taxa tion The greater nart of the gap would be brldped by appropriation of SIOOOOOOOO of the 5165000000 dol lar exchange fund kept in New York a step made possible by the establishment of the bank for inter national settlements The chancellor said the financial year should close with a surplus of 670000 Opposed to Tariff Snowden said he was firmly op posed to the imposition of a revenue tariff and that the standard rate of the income tax would not be in creased He did not even mention beer and tobacco on which it had been confidently exoected extra du ties would1 be imoosed Snowden told the house that he looked for recovery in stock ex change activity during the year He said that the consumption of alcoholic liquors had fallen during the oast year and that he had es timated for further fallsthis year because a fall seems now to Te a permanent tendency In the socinl habits BEER AND LIGHT WINES IN SIGHT SURVEY CLAIMS Labor Group Foresees Early Volstead Law Modification PHILADELPHIA April 27 Modification of the prohibition law to permit the manufacture and sale of light wines and beer is seen as a possibility at the next session of congrss by labors national com mittee for modification of the Vol stead act A report of the committee based on a congressional survey asserts that there are only 17 diehard prohibitionists In the senate and 43 in the house of representatives and that victory is in sight if those who have voluntarily enlisted in this cause will make their wishes known to the senators and congressmen from their states The report was prepared by Mat thew Woll vice president of the American Federation of Labor and I M Ornburn president of the ci garmakcrs1 International union for submission today to the national conference of organized labors anti prohibition group 34 for Modification Of tha 96 members of the United States seriate the report states 34 are willing to vote for the modifica tion of the Volstead act permitting the lawful manufacture and sale of beer and light wines 15 believe that beer is claim they are not justified in voting to change the present legislation 12 ad mit that a majority of the people of their states are producers or con sumers of illicit liquor but claim that the organized church vote is of so much importance that they do not feel it good personal policy to oppose it Ten feel that both the Volstead act and the eighteenth amendment should be repealed and the entire matter left to each state for the people of the state to decide whr1 they want to do and eight refused to state their views Fear Dry Influence Our survey of the house shows Lhat there are 144 members who are ready to vote to modify the Volstead act that 54 believe the act should ae modified permitting the con sumption of beer and light wines n the homes and each family lirmt ed as to the amount that may be purchased each month that 35 con rressmen admit the majority of heir constituents are producers and consumers of illicit liquors but are earful that the organized dry in fluence while in a minority is so well organized that Its demands cannot be openly flouted That 55 members mostly from jrain and fruit producing areas are mwilling to vote to modify the laws that 34 others fear tliat with modi ication would come racial troubles n their districts and that 67 mem bers refuse to indicate how they feel question at this time Bureaus Give Wrong Angle to Get Money Crime Reports Are Misleading Says Wickersham WASHINGTON April 27 The Wickersham commission has found that some government bu reaus use as B basis for criminality statistics things that will help them make the most favorable showing possible when they ask congress for money This assertion was included in the commissions third report to Presi dent Hoover since it began work nearly two years ago The present methods of compiling statistics on criminality were condemned as in adequate often nonexistent and sometimes involving a serious abuse All 11 Sign All 11 commission members signed the ZOO page document prepared under the direction of Dean Roscoe Pound of the Harvard law school It included lengthy studies by two commission B War ner and Morris Ploscowe One government report which drew strong criticism was that pub lished monthly by the justice de partments investigation bureau It requires no great study of these reports the commission said to perceive a number of weak nesses which should impose a more cautious promulgating of them The basic reports are made by persons and under conditions which involve Frost Does Damage to Iowa Fruit Trees and Some Garden Products DES MOINES April 27 Fruit trees and some garden prod ucts in Iowa were damaged by frost last night The lowest temperature in the state reported today to Charles D Reed government mete orologist was 22 degreesat Boone The highest was 52 at Clarinda Sunday afternoon Des Moinesl minimum was 32 de grees with the thermometer rising to 50 Sunday afternoon The only rain reported in Iowa during the last 74 hours was a trace at Decor ah KILL ROGERS Soys NEW YORK April 27 Been own near Lakewood N J to pend the day with Mr Arthur Brisbane at his beautiful new ome Bill Donovan the fellow we II thot was going to DC attorney eneral was there nice fellow Vith Mr Brisbane and his wife and some of his children took a long horseback ride thru the pine forests of his 10000 acre estate He raises fine horses Never mind what he writes he told me 1U37 would be our prosperous year Only six more years to hold out Says Russia is all working and we cant compete with tm by passing resolutions against cm Says Hoov er will be elected by a bigger ma jority than before says fewer hours and less daya per week is our only laborsolution says Smith will be or nominate the next democratic candidate Oh and a lot more stuff he told me But I am gong to use most of It as my own You dont suppose I went clear down there Just for the horseback ride do you I got horses at home but I cant learn anything riding em varying degrees of guarantee of their accuracy and reliability Avoid lMlBrcprcstjntation Because ofthe widespread use of these statements to advertise free dom of cities from crime the com mission asserted it is not only im portant to provide criminal statis tics It is quite as important to see to it that misleading information is not sent out under official aus pices and with the imprimatur of tho government It takes but little experience of such criminal statistics as we have the report added in order to con vince that a serious abuse exists in compiling them as a basis for requesting appropriations or for jus tifying the existence of or urging expanded powers and equipment for the agency in question rather than for the purposes which criminal statistics are designed to further Seek Favorable Showing The source of difficulty when the matter is looked into almost always proves to be desire of the bureau in question to make for It self the most favorable showing possible and hence the choice a basis of compilation which furthers that desire instead of one indicated for general purposes The commission suggested tha the compilation of such statistics be committed to one justice depart ment bureau and later to the census bureau It recommended that unti this plan can be adopted the presen system be continued and develope hut no new activities undertaken The report said enactment of uni ering of statistics which it held to form state laws would help the gach be one of the first steps toward remedying present conditions mMjlM POLICE HOLD NO KIDNAPING CLEW Family Thot to Have Heard From Kelley Release Expected ST LOUIS Asril 27 the passingof a week since Dr I D Kelley waalthy eye ear and nose specialist was kidnaped the police said they had nothing more tangible in the way W clews than they had last Tuesday when an eye witness told of seeing the abduction The GlobeDemocrat said today it had reasons to believe that he has communicated with his family and that his release from his kidnapers may he one of the eventualities of tho next few days Members of the family and friends of the physician continued to deny last night that they had heard from either the physician or his captors Turner to Talk at Veisliea AMES April Dan Tur ner has accepted an Invitation to address the state high school agri cultural congress banquet to be held Friday evening May 8 in conjunc tion with Veishea Iowa State col leges tenth annual student exposi tion May 7 to 0 FRED BURKE TO SERVE LIFE FOR SHELLY SLAYING Notorious Killer Pleads Guilty to Death of Policeman ST JOSEPH Mich April 27 UP Burke today was sen tenced to life imprisonment at hard labor in the Michigan branch pris on at Marquette for the slaying of Patrolman Charles Skelly He is expected to be taken to prison to morrow Sentenced was passed by Circuit Judge Charles E White The of fense on which Burke was sen tenced was second degree murder Judge White said there was evi dence that Burke had been intoxi cated the night he shot the patrol man and was not in full possession of his faculties Burke was taken back to the county jail immediately after sen tence was passed Burkes plea of guilty ended a career of crime which made him notorious in a dozen cities in the midwest The crime to which he pleaded guilty was the least spec tacular of a long series of bank robberies and gangster assassina tions with which he had been linked Patrolman Skelly was Blain by Burke when he stepped on to the running hoard of the gangsters question him about a traffic accTdeiiFrInwhch hrlfad figured At that time Burke had been living incognito for some time in an elaborately fitted house on the outskirts of St Joseph In this house the police found pistols and machine guns as well as bonds stolen from a Jefferson Wis bank NAVAUTOBLE RUMOR SCOUTED Great Britain SaysAccord Will Not Be Settled for Week or So LONDON April 27 office officials said today that per sistent reports to the effect thnt Great Britain had definitely re jected the French proposals con cerning the BritishFrancoItalian naval accord were incorrect The position is they said simply that Great Britain has presented certain counterproposals to France and that conversations are likely to continue for a week or more longer JAZZ KINGS 4TH Miirgavet Livingston film notrcss is reported to bo Taul Whitemans new and fourth bride Whiteman who recently said that marriage success ful only for the middle class in which ho did not place himself denies that the wedding has taken place Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks heavy pivotal issues late rally recover much of extreme losses of 1 to 5 points Bonds weak several foreign is sues at new lows Butter barely steady Curb heavy leaders touch new lows before rallying Foreign exchanges firm Span ish peseta strong Cotton easy lower cables and favorable weather Sugar easy European selling Coffee lower commission house liquidation CHICAGO Wheat firm dry weather and improved export buying Corn barely steady good weath er southwest Cattle steady to lower Hogs higher Test Case Cargo of Russian Lumber Not Produced by Convicts WASHINGTON April 27 The much heralded test case of ireasury regulations barring from importation into the United States Russian lumber produced by con victs fell flat today whenit was de termined that a shipload of lumber which arlved at Providence R I Thursday did not contain any con vict produced lumber and it was ordered admitted DISCUSS CHANGE IN CHURCH LAWS Episcopal Leaders Divide on Proposed Attitude to Divorce NEW YORK April 27 proposed divorce reform canan drafted by the joint commission on divorce of the Episcopal church and made public yesterday evoked fa vorable and unfavorable criticism today The Rev Dr Caleb R Stetson rector of Old Trinity church and member of the AngloCatholic wing here approved the report in prin ciple especially the proposal for a diocesan court to pass upon marital cases From the liberal camp the Rev Dr Guy Emery Shipler editor the Churchman described the sug gested canon as a somewhat futile compromise Change ISadical The proposed canon embodies a radical change in the marriage law of the church It would eliminate all grounds for divorce but at the same time create many grounds for annulment While waiving the churchs cen turies old opposition to remarriage of divorced persons it would au thorize the establishment of eccles iastical courts to pass upon marital cases including annulment and re marriage Bishop Herman Page In issuing his report warned that the sug gested revision did not throw wide open the doors to remarriage of divorced persons Requires Inquiry Under the proposed canon he said no clergyman of this church can remarry divorced persons un Tum In Pino 2 Column BOMBER HUNTED IN KANSAS CITY Bakery Owned in Sioux City and Omaha Damaged by Explosion KANSAS CITY April 27 bakery building being remodeled at a cost of for the artificial ce company headed by Harold vlargolln of Omaha Nebr was dam aged by an explosion of dynamite here last night Police unable to undermine a mo tive for vandalism said they were seeking a neatly dressed man of 40 whom William Walla Negro watch man had denied permission to in spect tho structure Mayor Bryce B Smith is the Kan sas City executive of the company in which both Sioux City ant Omaha capital Is interested YOUTHS CAUGHT NEAR HUTCHINS HELD IN ALGONA Wife of Wesley Mayor Aids in Capture of Robbers ALGONA April youths arrested by Kossuth county and Wesley officials after they stole two mail pouches at Belmond were being held in the county jail here today awaiting the arrival of United States postal officials Both con fessed to the theft of the mail The youths are Russell Buchan an 23 Bancroft formerly of Bel mond and Donald Francis 16 Ban croft formerly of Garner Francis is a brotherinlaw of Buchanan authorities were told Two pouches of moil were taken from Beimond shortly after the 315 oclock train pulled in The station agent was in the station at the time the robbery occurred Mail Pouch Is Found Mrs Hutchison wife of Mayor Hutchison of Wesley and her bro ther Fred C Lawler Marshalltown who was visiting her drove to an abandoned gravel pit Saturday eve ning to obtain some gravel This pit is located near Hutchins in cock county The two found an unopened mail pouch in the weeds in the southeast corner of the pit and about 100 yards from the road They piclied up the pouch and drovn to Wesley where the postmaster was notified He called authorities at Algona First class mail was found in the sack Intended for Betmoad Deputy Sheriff Everett Harris clavli Algona postbfflce together with deputized assistants xvent to the gravel pit Saturday night with Mrs Hutchison and Mr Lawler A phon ey mail bag was placed in the weeds and the officials Jay in guard near by Car Drives Up About oclock Saturday night a car drove to the gravel pit One man got out of the car and picked up the phoney pouch while another walked to a place about six feet away where another pouch not previously seen waq picked up Francis and Buchanan who bad ome after the pouches were taken by surprise and offered no resist ance They were not nrmcd The two youths confessed to offi cers they were out of money and lappcned to be near Belmond when he train pulled in They left the mail pouches in the gravel pit and Turn lo Ince Column 1 Vlayor Cerrnak Pays for Own Inauguration Band CHICAGO April 27 iand of GO which will play tonight vhen Mayor Anton Cermalc is for mally inaugurated was hired by the inayor himself and hell pay the 550 out oC his own pocket The cer monics are to ha hroadcast over National radio chuin IOWA WEATHER Fair Monday night not ftn cool west portion fog cast por tion Tuesday unsettled showers in fivtrcnio west portion by afternoon or night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock lomlay morning Maximum Sunday 45 Minimum In Night 26 At 8 A M Monday 37 Figures for 24 hour period end ng at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 52 Minimum in Night 26 Sunday night the mercury in tho lobeGazettes weather shelter ropped to the lowest mark re orded since the last night of March hen a 25 was reached How much any vegetation is being harmfld y the series of frosty nights re naina to be seen Monday morning he wind remained in the north an ugury of continued chilly weather ;