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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 5, 1931, Mason City, Iowa R I C M f MA fluON E R MIS MEM ART OcPT OF row A Jf 5 MO f WES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5 1931 NO 225 Wage Cut Is Estimated U S Drop Put at 10 Per Cent by Stewart By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Aug 5 bor in so far as it is still em ployed has had its wages cut on an average ap proximately 10 per cent since the depression set in according to consensus of es timates from the best informed sources This is more than official fig ures indicate but it includes what trades union lead ers term con cealed reductions To a great extent they are de scribed as having been effected thru socalled readjustments of piecework terms by which employ ers assume as possible a really im possibly acclerated rate of produc tion Another method mentioned consists in the dismissal large numbers of old hands who subse quently are rehired at lower pay The distinction drawn by concerns which admit having slashed sala ries but deny having touched wages likewise is spoken of as deceptive in many instances title to the narrowness of the definition applied to wages and the extreme elasticity of the interpretation placed on salaries IT GENERALLY is agreed to be sure that wage reductions thus far during the present bard times have not equaled 1921s but recpnt an intensification of the effort to force labor to a lower price level is declared to have developed with every prospect of a real showdown in the near future unless business improve materially To officials prominent in trades imion councils the attitude of the national administration in so crit is puzzling i p ersonal u t terancesindeed fiave been in com plete conformity with their own Turn to pnge 2 column 4 STATE GRANTED TEST INJUNCTION 45 Enjoined From Hindering Tuberculin Cattle Work by Decision TIPTON Aug 5 The state 5s granted a temporary injunction restraining J W Lenkcr and 44 others from obstructing the tuber culin test of their dairy and breed ing cattle in a decision filed in the district court by Judge F C Ellison of Anamosa today The injunction follows a hearing held in district court here July 27 which was attended by hundreds of farmers and is one move In the long fight in Cedar county over the test ing of cattle The ruling prohibits the defend ants from interfering with the test ing of their own herds as well as those of others and prohibits their confederating together for that pur pose The injunction is issued pending a final hearing on the permits of the case the date for which has nol been set Attorney J C France who rep resented the objecting farmers at te hearing last month said thia morning that he had heard of the granting of the injunction but had not had an opportunity to read it He said that no further action on the part of his clients had been planned pending the outcome of the final hearing at the September term of court AUNT NET By Robert Quillen They neednt tell me it was the windshield glass that cut him They dont make windshields for the hip pocket1 POLICE SEARCH FOR TWO GUNMEN Lindberghs Land at Aklavik on Orient Trip ESKIMOS SHOUT ACCLAIM AFTER SHIP IS SIGHTED 1115 Mile Flight Com pleted to Last Stop in Canada A KLAVIK NORTHWEST TERRI TORIES Canada Aug 5 Coland Mrs Charles A Lindbergh anded here at a m Pacific coast standard time a m Iowa time today completing a 1115 mile flight from Baker Lake The flying Lindberghs left Baker Lake at p m Iowa time last light The hop to their last Cana dian stop took approximately eleven and onehalf hours Word of their arrival was sent over a chain of radio stations along the Mackenzie river to Edmonton Alta Arc Given Welcome Every resident of this busy little Hamlet on the delta of the Mac kenzie river was gathered on the muddy banks of the channel when he Lindbergh plane soared into sight from me east Shouts of scores of Eskimos mingled with the cheering acclaim of the score or so of white folk who had been waiting all night Eskimo fishermen had gathered at the tiny trading post of Aklavik ever since word had been received that the Arctic settlement was listed on the Lindbergh holiday routeNever since the first air mail plane flew down to the mouth of tho Mackenzie from Edmonton Alta 18 months ago had the little settlement seen such excitement Half a dozen white women were the ambassadors of femininity who greeted Mrs Lindbergh Official welcome was tendered by Dr J A Urquhart Canadian government medical officer Eager to Help Mrs Eanes wife of the inspector of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police took Mrs Lindbergh under her care Nurses stationed at the Anglican hospital wives of resi dents and nuns of the Catholic mis other whitewomen at were eager to do all they might for the comfort of the wife of the flyer Col Lindbergh was all smiles as he climbed from his place at the controls and assisted hia wife from the plane The murky twilight of Aklaviks darkness had just given way to the Arctic circle dawn as the Lind berghs made their landing Completed 3000 Miles At AHJivik the Lindberghs have completed more tnan 3000 miles of their 7000 mile tour from New York to Tokio They have completed five hops in as many days resting over night after each jump While the Lindberghs anpeared fresh after their long flight it seemed certain they would rest here overnight be fore pressing on to Alaska Point Barrow northernmost tip Alaska had been set for their next stop on their vacation trip to the Orient but due to ice conditions it was doubtful the U S coast guard cutter Northland carrying fuel and supplies for the plane would be able to reach the little set tlement in time to meet the flyers In such case the Lindberghs might fly directly to the cutter and refuel there The Northland Is now at Icy Cape about 150 miles south of Point Barrow Take Norhcrn Route The decision to follow a norther ly course along the rim of Canada was made after consulting local res idents concerning the apparent weather prospects It had been pre viously announced that they would follow a southerly line to avoid fog Turn to page 1 column 2 Texas Offers to Send Oil to Refiners Oklahoma May Have Product Despite Shutdown OKLAHOMA CITY Aug 5 The first major reaction to Gov W H Murrays drastic oil edict which ordered a complete shut down in the 27 prorated fields in Okla homa and was immediately put into effect in this area by the national guard came today from outside the state A number of refining companies reported they had received tele graphic offers from east Texas pro ducers who are ready to supply crude oil at 10 to 15 cents a barrel on loading racks in that area The Oklahoma City field was completely shut in today after quipk compliance late yesterday with the oil edict and it appeared that by the first of the week there would be only threerefineries op erating in the area unless Texas crude can be delivered Refinery operators had not announced their decision with regard to purchase of the Texas product Sinclair Is Silent Meanwhile Harry Sinclair whose company waa the chief target of the gubernatorial order remained silent and other companies at which the shut down was directed were maintaining an attitude of watchful waiting while officials conferred on the situation National guardsmen called out late yesterday invaded the giant Oklahomacity oil field without ap preciable opposition and headed toward new objectives The gover nors orders are to close all of the states 3106 wells that have a daily average production of 25 barrels or more The troops under Adj Gen Charles F Barrett and newly com missioned Lieut Col Cicero I Mur ray the governors cousin prepared to go to the greater seminofe area today 7500 Left Jobless From that point the movement will spread to others of the 27 flush production oil pools affected by the executive order Published reports were that more than 7500 persons would be left jobless by the closing of the wells The order coming at the end of several days of impatient waiting Committees Discuss Conservation Plans at McGregor Session MGREGOR Aug 5 Com mittees from the Iowa board of con servation and one representing the state fish and game commission met here today to consider plans for the development of a state wide con servation program From the conservation board were W G Saunders Mrs R H Volland and Mrs Henry Frankel from the fish and game commission were A E Rapp of Council Bluffs and Dr J F Walter of McGregor The conservation hoard yesterday announced that state parks would not be closed at nightfall as had been suggested followed Murrays decision Turn to 3 column 2 for a LEGION ELECTS COLFLESH HEAD National Defense Policy Is Affirmed Convention Is Closed DAVENPORT Aug 5 ert W Colflesh Des Moines attor ney was elected state commander at the closing session today of the Iowa department American Legion Fort Dodge was awarded the 1932 conclave Other officers chosen were Coakes Davenport William Osier Ottum wa and Oliver S Reilley Red Oak Finance Lynch Oelwein Rev Clark W Howard Sidney J A Nye Ida Grove J Laird Dea Moines National executive J Ray Murphy Ida Grove Alternate national executive com P Hollowell Fort Madison Members of the state executive committee will be the officers anc the following nine district comman ders First William Hart Iowa City second A J Nelson Dubuquc which includes Davenport Clinton and Cedar Rapids third Dr H W Stonebrook Eldora fourth Raj Blankenheim New Hampton fifth Tames Donnelly Oskaoosa sixth George Yates Des Moines seventh James Landry Stuart eighth Jack Higley EmmeLsburg and ninth F A Albright Hartley MacNider to Serve Three past commanders of the state department who also serve on this body are Maurice Cahlll Cedar Rapids Col Glenn Haynes Moines and George W Prichard Onawa Hanford MacNider of Ma son City and past state and nation Turn o page 2 column 5 GERMAN BANKS CLOSED3WEEKS REOPEN QUIETLY No Runs by Depositors Bruening to Visit in Italy DERLIN Aug 5 banks closed for more than threo weeks as an emergency mea sure to stabilize the countrys fi nances reopened today for public business in an atmosphere of per fect calm Preparations made for possible runs by depositors proved super fluous and nowhere did withdrawals exceed the estimated volume Hoarded money freely flowed into banks here and the same conditions prevailed in the provinces Chancellor Heiurich Bruening con tinuing along the course suggested by American Ambassador Frederic M Sackett leaves tonight for Rome with his foreign minister to visit Premier Mussolini as well as Pope Plus XI One of Scries Following in the wnke of the English French and German visits the Rome conference will be one of a remarkable series of meetings among the leading statesmen of Europe which began on June 4 with the journey of German officials to London Herr Bruening hopes to complete the good work by having Premier Laval and Foreign Minister Briand ia Berlin and to persuade Mussolini and For eign Minister Ghandi to repay tho German visit Persona of standing in the Amer ican colony here have been urging the chancellor and Dr Julius Cur tius to go to Washington for a friendly talk with President Hoover 03 Primo Minister MacDonald did in 1927 With Germany in the most critical position since the founding of tine republic however it is con sidered they could ill afford to go at this time Compliment Mussolini The Italian visit is chiefly in the nature of a compliment to Musso lini for having wholeheartedly en dorsed the Hoover plan for a repar ations holiday Germany can ex pect no financial aid from Italy It was felt even tho Italian banks suf fer from over liquidity while those of the Reich suffer from lack of liq uidity Neither are their profound differ ences to he smoothed out at Rome Both nations are willing to go to the limit on disarmament providing other nations do likewise The only sore spot is the AustroGerman customs project but both sides are willing to wait for the decision of the Hague court There appeared every reason to believe that the Rome meeting will prove cordial in every way and that the work of European collaboration so auspiciously begun in London will pass another milestone this weekend Four Face Robbery Counts at Knoxville KNOXVILLE Aug 5 Shell 22 alias Struth Clyde Weeks 28 and Ray Cox 25 were brot heri yesterday from DCS Moines to faci charges breaking and entering in connection with robberies a Swan and Melcher Tom Phoenix 20 arrested with the trio previously had been hrot here Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug by the paper this morn ing they formed away out here in Sacramento Cal a draft Dwight Morrow for president club Well I hope he makes it AH I want out of It is the am bassadorship to Mexico dont laugh you havent seen all our ambassadors lately have I could get away with that job for Morrow Could tell just what to do and who to do It too I could attend the dinners and bull fights and make speeches to both and listen without laughing much to the Americans saying If got to take this country over well civilize it like ours ha ha Yours WILL ROGERS DOX ON WAY TO U S Giant Plane Takes Off on U S Flight Ten Passengers Are Carried on Trip of DOX RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 5 TheGerman flying boat DOX took off toward Bahia at a m a m CST today on her way to the United States She was in command of Lieut Clarence H Schildhauer U S N nnd carried 10 passengers four for New York one for Miami and five for Brazilian ports There were two vomen aboard The giant seaplane largest in the vorld left Alterheim Switzerland n November 1930 and arrived here Tuts 20 after a 1400 mile flight icross the south Atlantic from the 2ape Verdo Islands to Fernando Sforonlia off the coast of Brazil She had traveled by short stages iften interrupted by accidents icross western Europe and down he coast of West Africa After a complete overhauling the German seaplane DOX took oft Wednesday from Rio do Janeiro on its way to tho United States The American ClarenceSchildhaiicr is one ot Its three pilots XHo ship follows route shown In map with stops at Para Brazil San Junru Porto Itlco HavariaV Cuba and Miami Flo BANKERS AGREE ON CREDIT PLAN Certain Modifications Made in Luther Proposal for Germany NEW YORK Aug 5 York bankers agreed today upon a plan of making effective the Luther proposal for maintaining the vol ume of outstanding foreign credits in Germany The plan advanced by the New York bankers however involves certain modifications of the proposals of Dr Hans Luther president of the Reichsbank The New York bankers held a meeting at the federal reserve bank at which all of the leading New York banks wore represented This meeting approved the recommenda tions of the committee previously appointed to study tho Luther pro posals for maintaining the Ameri can short term credits estimated at about While the exact nature of the modifications suggested could not be immediately learned It was sug gested that they were largely tech nical and in line with suggestions made by London bankers IS LOOTED FROM IOWA BANK Rembrandt Cashier Locked in Vault j 2 Robbers Are Described REMBRANDT Aug 5 bandits robbed the First National bank here of between and 5400 in cash at 10 oclock this morning ami escaped In an automobile after kidnaping the assistant cashier H L Haroldson The two men unmasked en tered the bank casually and ordered those in the bank to lie on the floor While one man kept guard the other ransacked tho bank and took all available cash They then locked L F Pingel cashier in the vault and ordered Haroldson to ac company them Haroldson was released about a mile from Rembrandt and the ban dits continued on their way north Haroldson described the robber pair as being about 35 years old dressed nondescriptly and dirtily and wearing caps One he said was about six feet tall and the other five feet six or seven inches The car in which they escaped bank bore a Carroll coun ty license number 146098 This was issued to C M Cooley of Carroll He wns in Rembrandt this noon and said the automobile had been stolen FLYERS TO TRY SEATTLE FLIGHT Pangborn and Herndon Will Have Extra Tank Put on Airplane NEW YORK Aug PangbornHerndon 5 around the world flight headquarters here re ceived a cable today from Hugh Herndon Jr in Khabarovsk Siber ia definitely announcing an at tempt would be made to Ily nou stop from Tokio to Seattle Will attempt nonstop Toltio Scattle flight the cable rend Will have extra tank buit in Tokio The flight of Pangborn and Hern don was halted when they landed at Khabarovsk at p m Mon day a m Iowa time with a damaged wing After the wing was repaired the weather prevented the airmen from taking off Iowas Weatber Is Like Tbat of Early Fall in Temperature DES MOINES Aug 5 Weather like that of early fall was Iowas lot today with tempera turea rising rapidly at midday bui cooling off towards evening Inwood yesterday experienced thi highest maximum in Iowa with 102 degrees In the 24 hours ending this morning Boonc and Iowa Falls with 61 degrees had the minimum Areas in the southwest corner hac the lowest maximum 80 degrees A trace of rainfall at Sioux CIt was the only precipitation yester day Markets at a Glance By ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK American Tele phone leads decline rails and foreign decline utilities sag Foreign Argen tine peso at new 1931 low weak Liverpool favorable weekly weather report liquidation local buying CHICAGO weakness Liver pool and Winnipeg weak coarse grains forecast favorable rains to higher VIOLENCE MARKS HAVANAS STRIKE Walkout Ended With More Than 100 Arrested and Four Wounded HAVANA Aug 5 24 hour general strike waa ende today with more than 100 person under arrest four persons wounde and probabilities that a new wall out would be initiated within Ui next few days Bombing of street cars exchang of shots between policemen an some of the 40000 strikers dlssolu tion of groups by police and deten tion of laborers for carrying arm marked Havanas share of th strike involving 12 to 35 of Cuba larger cities In addition to explosives placec in three streetcars a blast was ne off around the corner from thi newspaper Heraldo de Cuba injur ng a photographer for the Reviev Behemia Other bombs were placet the residence of Rcprescntativi Enterio Zorillo and in a room of the lotel Perla de Cuba Damage in both cases was slight Typographers who suggested the Cuban National Labor feclera tion that the strike be extended in definitely were back at work Government censors ordered that nothing having to do with the strike be published More than 2000 motormen and conductors who valked out to pro test wage cuts continued on strike Believed In Revolution ATLANTIC CITY N J Aug 5 Cubans and an American were arrested as they stepped from a speedboat at the steel pier To day Police are holding them as the remnant of a band of 150 men be lieved by officials to have been en gaged in a Cuban revolutionary plot who made a secret dash from New York last night to board a ship oft the Jersey coast STATION HELD UP BYT DESERTED AUTO STOLEN IN IOWA FALLS ROBBERY ugitives Open Fire on Local Officers Who Give Chase THE car deserted by two men who L fled into a cornfield north of own Wednesday morning nfter a unning gun fight with police waa dcntifled Wednesday afternoon as is by John Watt Alden who was iclcl up and robbed of money and ar near Iowa Falls two weeks ngo Watt who with the girl that ac ompanied him waa left tied up in a stockyards near Iowa Falls after he robbery came here with Iowa alls officers after the car was re covered Watts license wns found a the back seat of the car which bore a South Dakota tag Hunt Whole Morning Nearly the entire police force and men from the sheriffs office armed vith submachine guns and rlflca hunted the fields all morning but part of the force was withdrawn luring the afternoon and it was eared the men might make good heir escape Altho four bullet holes were scat tered from side to side of the wind shield on the police platrol car tho two officers riding in the front seat were uninjured The two men escaped into a corn lielil after a police bullet had punctured the left rear tire of their Ford coupe and sent it careening from the pavement down a nine foot embankment and into the fence of tho field The car narrowly missed a telephone pole on tne way down The rear window of tho coupe was punctured with four bullet holes probably fired from within Police btiilets penetrated the rear cover of the fugitives car in two places Siop iit Twentyfifth The shooting took place after Of ficers Prank Varnum and E N Wood attempted to stop the coupe for investigation at Twentyfifth street and North Federal avenue about oclock The police car was driving south and the other car was driving north When police started to pull In lo stop the cur the driver speeded away Police swerved their car und started in pursuit but did not over lake the fleeingcar until it reached Lhe Winnebago river bridge north of the sugar beet plant As the police car turned on the siren and started to draw alongside the occupants of the other car only 10 or 15 feet listant opened fire BullctH Italic Windshield The bullets raked along the wind shield and evidently went out the open side windows as they left no mark within the car One of the holes is almost directly back of the steering wheel The shooting was done from an angle Officer Varnum leaned from the window and returned the ffre until Lhe other automobile driven at a high speed started to wabble anil left the embankment Officer Woods was driving the police car As soon as the report of the shooting was turned in at the sta tion all available police who could be spared were rushed to tho scene with rifles and machine guns Be cause the field into which the men Turn to mcfl 2 rnlumn B Gunmen Escape With Loot After Robbing Local Oil Company Two bandits with guns held up and robbed J C Isbell of the Isbcll Oil company 2301 South Federal avenue of between and slightly before 11 oclock Tuesday night They escaped In a Ford cotipe The men looked to bo around 21 or 22 according to the cescrip tion furnished police by Mr Isbcti They wore llgnt grey suits ami white shirts and one wore a dirty felt hat pulled down all the way around They drove into the station and left their car in the outer drive while they came into the station to cat chicken sandwiches After they finished the sandwiches they order ed a candy bar and as Mr Isbell stepped behind the counter the men drew their guns probably 32 re volvers Mr Isbell said The men reached into Mr Isbclla pockets and took the bills but did not disturb silver carried Cor change Police were notified at once Mr Isbell is owner of the station SRe IOWA WEATHER Mostly unsettled Wednesday night und Thursday prnbnbly Iocil showers or thunderstorms Ionlrr Thursday nnd in extreme nortluvcst portion Wednesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures tor 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 38 Minimum in Night fiZ At 8 A M WedneHdny 82 A range of 36 degrees separated Tuesday nights minimum from Tuesday afternoons maximum This is one of the most precipitous drops of temperature recorded this sum mer It is a notable fact however that August nights are cooler as a rule than those of July probably because of the changed position of the earth with respect to sun Wednesday morning the wind wan out of the south a bright sun was at work and a temperature for the day of between 95 and 100 appeared almost certain ;