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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home H Mi I 0 N E R Hl S 4 ART OF I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII ETVB CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 7 1931 NO 227 Deportation Under Fire Wicker sham States Aliens Rights Overlooked By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Aug 7 CPA Considering how fast the govern I ment is deport ing aliens at present 18141 of them wel j shipped abroad during the year ended June 30 with the ma chinery geared to a still swifter clip for the cur rent twelve month perhaps it is not surpris ing that the la bor departments immigration bu reau which handles the job should make a certain number of mis takes Indeed Assistant Secretary of Labor W W Husband especially in charge ol the departments de portation activities nonchalantly admits that accidents such as befell Miss Ann Burlac who tho born iiider the Stars and Stripes and a fullfledged citizen of the United Slates was arrested as an illegally foreigner held for several arrangements to ban ish her to Poland and only escaped actually being sent thither thru the intervention of the American Civil Liberties Union are likely to happen any tme However the question is begin ning to be seriously raised if even in the interest of a deportation campaign of almost World war pro portions errors of this sort ought to be tolerated For exampleEx Attorney General George W Wiclt ersham who certinly can be re garded as a recently sum med them up it will be recalled as amounting to downright mal admihistiation TTHE TRUTH is that a mania of i as Secretary of IAIAGE SUIT IN COLLISION Petition Asks for Death of Boy at Lake Okoboji SPIRIT LAKE 7 petition asking damages for the death of Ncii Gelino 11 today had been added to the legal history of a Lake Okoboji passenger boat collision which resulted in nine deaths The petition filed in district court here by the boys father Ai M Ge lino of Estherville names as de fendants owners and operators of the Miss Thriller in which Gelino rode and of the Zipper with which it collided The defendants named include John and Milo Hartman as owners of the Zipper and Harold M Yarnes its pilot on the Sunday night in July 1025 when the tra gedy occurred The three previously had been ac quitted on second degree murder charges and John Hartman waa ac quitted on a charge of conspiracy to injure a rival boating business His son Milo was convicted on the charge and sentenced to three years imprisonment but he wag granted a rehearing to be acted upon at the September term of Iowa supreme court The damage petition asserts that Neil came to his death because of negligent willful unlawful mali cious and wanton acts of the de fendants AUNT NET By Robert Quillen LINDBERGHS READY FOR TAKEOFF Bruening Says CoOperation Gives Confidence IMPORTANCE OF iERMANS ITALY VISIT STRESSED Common Effort Needed for World Claims Chancellor ROME Aug T ef fort and cooperation are the only things which will restore in ternational confidence Chancellor Heinrich Bruening of Germany said today after a long talk with Premier Mussolini We hope ho saM that thru these international conversations the realization will become general that only cooperation and common effort can reestablish confidence in the world Foreign Minister Julius Curtius who came here from Berlin with the chancellor Dino Grand Italian foreign minister and Carl von Schu bert the German ambassador were present at this first conference today The talk said the chancellor followed exactly along the lines pursued during our visits to Cheq uers Paris and London and the visitsto Berlin of the foreign states men Our main purpose was to discuss those economic and financial mat ters which concern the whole world That purpose was fully accom plished today altho of course this was only the first of several gen eral discussions which we will have Here v oC international co operation of which we spoke when we left Germany and again when we arrived here this morning ani mated the discussions thruout We were anxious for this meeting with Premier Mussolini because we see in him a personality which always has placed international coopera tion in the foreground Premier Mussolini emphasized the importance of the ItaloGerman conversations by going to the sta tion today to welcome in person Chancellor Bruening and Foreign Minister Curtius AH Italy was expectant that this first contact between former allies would be even more than the pre dicted first step towurd better rela tions inasmuch as il duces views of the visit seem to coincide with those expressed in the statement given the press by Herr Bruening upon his arrival here today Have New Basis This was the first meeting between the heads of the Italian and Ger man states for a generation and the war and its consequences are Turn lo imun 2 column 3 It always takes Pa ten days to have a tooth pulled to dread it seven to brag about it CHICAGO BROKER TILL HAS CORN Howell Denies Sbort Sales and Claims He Boosted Price for Farmer CHICAGO Aug 7 M Howell Chicago grain broker rumored to have engineered the squeeze In July corn revealed yes terday that he still owned 8000000 bushels of cash corn in a statement in which he demanded a retraction from the agricultural advisory council of DCS Moincs Howell declared the councils statements were libelous inasmuch as they charged that the veteran trader sold July corn short on the decline from cents to 54 cnets and that when the crop reached the latter figure Howell bought in his short sales During the entire year up to the present time he said I was con stantly on the buying side of corn At the present time I am the owner of 8000000 bushels of cash corn which I will not sell at present prices as I expect to get more for it It is a fact that not only was I a consistent buyer of corn and not a short seller but that my pur chases lifted the price and main tained for some time a higher mar ket from which farmers profited Howell said that the councils statements were supposedly cir 1 culated thru newspapers In Iowa and added It is only proper to de mand that a retraction be made in tho same broad manner and to the same sources which received the original statement one which wtiolly misrepresents the facts Made the plaything for a fvw breathless moments of tho mysterious forces of nature that operate in tho upper reg ions Ralpii C Wcnsinger well known Cleveland Ohio pilot experienced a nervechilling ulrplane fight Driving his plane into n formation known as it thimderhead AVeu singer said that tremendous air forces gripped his craft tossed it upward at 1400 feet a min ute and sideways at 70 miles an hour GUiflEN BOUND TO GRAND JURY Bonds for Two Captured at Rock Falls Are Put at IOWA FALLS Aug two gunmen captured near Rock Falls Wednesday were arraigned before Justice of the Peace Frank Patton here yesterday afternoon charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and larceny with aggravation The mon waived to the grand jury and were bound over until tho next term of the district court under 20000 bonds each When brot into court here the men gave their names as W H Barker and H B Smith sim ilar to the names given when cap tured by a posse In a cornfield uear Rock Falls They declined to give their residence Both men were identified by John Watt and Margaret Thompson as the men who held them up here two weeks ago bound them took 18 from Watt and left the young per sons whose homes are In Alden in a pump house near some stockyards northeast of town tied hand and foot Watt and his companion were parked in the south part of town when approached by the men The Watt car was recovered at Mason City where the men staged a holdup of an oil station The Hardin county numbers had been replaced by South Dakota numbers The discarded ones were found in the back of the car When taken into custody at Mason City Barker gave him name as Baker and age 31 Smith gave his initials P H in Ma son City and H B here and his age as 51 When first arrested they said they were from Kansas City and Adel Mo but refused to give any residence when arraigned here In default of bail the men were taken to the county jail in Eldora Cramer Gets to Iceland on ChartingTrip Refuels Plane Waits Weather Reports to Continue REYKJAVIK Iceland Aug 7 D Cramer American aviator blazing uu airmail trail across the Arctic took off this afternoon for tho Faroe islands 450 miles from here REYKJAVIK Iceland Aug 7 T Cramer American flyer landed hers early this morning from Angmagsalik Greenland on his way LO Copenhagen to map n TranaAre ic air mail route from the United States Cramer refuelled his airplane and awaited weather reports from the Faroe Islands planning to continue tiis journey today Itclatcs Mystery Flight After moving his plane inta the harbor for refueling and having a short sleep Cramer related some thing of his mystery flight which first became known when ho landed in Greenland I left Detroit nine days ago he told tho Associated Press and ex perienced good weather all the way except for one bad day at Hudsons Bay I arrived at Hostelnborg on tho west coast of Greenland Tues day and on Wednesday crossed the Greenland icecap to Angmagsalik in five hours flying at an altitude of 9600 feet The glorious views over the sun illuminated snow fields will certainly be a great tourist attrac tion in the future After a good breakfast Cramer awaited weather reports from tiie Faroe Island3v The weather here was excellent It is about 450 miles from Reykjavik to the Faroe Is lands In Touch With Radio Cramer was in communication with the radio station here from the time of hia departure from Ang magsalik last night The city was asleep and only a few reporters harbor police anc the quarantine doctor were on hand when at a m the Rykjavik radio station reported the plane had passed over the city at 9000 feet and after having sighted land a little further along had turned back toward the city Cramer landed near the beach and when told the tide would leave the ship on dry ground replied it did not matter since he would not leave Iceland until he obtained fuel and received weather reports Ha was invited to a hotel for refreshments and when he arrived there decided to sleep He took his plane to a bet ter location and then turned in for a rest Markets at a Glance NEW YOIIIC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS pivotal utilities slightly higher utilities firm Cities Service heavy Foreign ster ling declines easy cables fav orable weather and featureless increased offer ings CHICAGO higher cash markets large export sales to China damage reports Ne braska to lower GERMAN COTTON SALES WEIGHED Farm Board Must Consider Objections Filed by American Trade WASHINGTON Aug 7 farm board had before it for early consideration today a proposal from Germany for the purchase of sta bilization in cotton on long term credits and protests against tho plan from the American cotton trade The administration sponsored proposition to permit the farm board to unload some of its 1300 000 bales of cotton to stimulate the industry and at the same time aid Germany met oposition before the offer of the reich was received Since the overtures were initiated by Ambassador Sackett at Berlin with the approval of President Hoover the protests against the plan have been agumented by de mands from southern senators cot ton traders and growers that the stabilization cotton be held to per mit the current crop to be sold The contention that disposal of a part of the stabilization surplus in Germany would deprive the American cotton farmer of an important market has been advanced Little hope is held for the disposal of any wheat to Germany under a long term credit plan because that country has an unusual large pro duction of grain this season For Iarge Amount BERLIN Aug 7 is negotiating thru the American embassy for the purchase of 000000 to worth of cot ton from the American farm board it was learned today from a most reliable source CLOSING OF OIL WELLS OFFERED TO AID INDUSTRY Admiration Is Expressed for Stand Taken by Murray Tex Aug 7 homas oil shutdown movement has penetrated to the heart of the east Texas oil fields and won the indorsement of 37 of 60 operators in the area The 37 operators voted at a meet ing here yesterday to voluntarily shut down their wells and asked that a mass meeting be held here Aug 14 at which time the order would be officially declared Others Are Denounced East Texas operators offering oil to Oklahoma refiners while national guardsmen patroled that states producing areas were denounced They were charged with nullify ing the efforts of Gov W H Mur ray who is seeking by martial law to increase the prices for crude from a top of 50 cents to a mini mum of By resolution the operators ex pressed admiration for Governor Murray and eulogized his master ful and courageous action in han dling the oil situation in Oklahoma At Austin Gov Ross S Sterling commenting on a statement by Act ing Secretary Dixon the depart ment of the interior that east Texas was responsible for the oil indus trys condition said blaming East Texas isnothing new Should Procure Results Governor Sterling said the Texas legislature should procure results vital to the oil industry within a few days Four counties comprise the east Texas oil field Smith Upshur Gregg and Rusk It was discovered less than a year ago The pool has been accused by MidContinent oil men of upsetting price sched ules in the industry by unrestricted production AVIflTORSCftllSE COMPLICATIONS Flight Over Fortifications in Japan Discussed by Officials TOKIO Aug 7 complications arose today over the landing here of Clyde Pangborn anc Hugh Herndon Jr American air men and a flight of three United States naval aviators over Japan ese fortifications Tho problem created by the land ing of Pangborn and Herndon with out a permit and the subsequent discovery of a camera in their air plane was discussed by officials of the home foreign navy war anc communications departments of the Japanese government Officials Opinions Vary It was reported some officials fa vored leniency toward the American airmen while others expressed thi bellsf some form of punishmen should be administered in view of a recent incident involving thre United States navy flyers from th fleet off Chefoo Darien newspapers asserted that three American navy airmen flew over the Kwangtung fortification and took photographs The news papers stated the American ndmira offered an explanation to the Jap anese consul at Tsingtau that the flyers who had been cruising hac become lost Explanation Not Sufficient The Japanese the newspaper said did not consider the explana tion sufficient and the American consul at Dairen was reported to have asked Washington for instruc tions regarding the incident Pangborn and Herndon however mads plans for a nonstop flight to Seattle despite the fact their big red monoplane was under lock am key at the ministry of communics tions hangar at Tachikawa air drome near here We are undecided yet as to when we will take off Pangborn said but we may wait here unti the arrival of Col and Mrs Charier A Lindbergh However we mai start next week Will Present Move Against Spain Orders Conmission Strikes at 50 Religious Groups MADRID Aug 7 meas ure incorporating into the new con stitution an article expelling reli gious orders from Spain and confis cating their wealth will be present ed to the national assembly by the parliamentary commission The proposal would be embodied n article 14 dealing with the rela tions of church and state and would abolish the official religion as well as terminate subventions for con fessional institutions The country has 50 Catholic orders with a membership of 45000 monks and nuns The church prop er plus its various orders owna 5000 pieces of property officially valued at 75000000 pesetas about This figure excludes art treasures which intangibly are worth many millions of pesetas Great Excitement Results When news of the commissions decision was learned last night real excitement resulted A group of Communists which tried to par ade thru the downtown streets was charged by police and three wera wounded Catholic circles informed of the menace to their religion inaugurat ed action which was considered likely to have the most tremendous repercussion since the antireligious disorders in May They arc belicvec to be awaiting the leadership ol Cardinal Vidal Y Barraquer of Tar ragona Reflects Socialist Complexion Churchmen contend tnat the measure reflects the Socialist com plexion of the assembly and canno pass without one of the greates parliamentary battles In Spanisl history Since the overthrow of the mon archy in April there have been several antiCatholic disturbances Scarcely n month had passed before the country was embodied in a ser ies of outbreaks which cost million1 of dollars in church property DOHERTY MAKES COUNTER ATTACK Buys Share in Kansas City JournalPost Afternoon Rival of Star NEW YORK Aug 7 L Doherty head of the billion dol lar Cities Service Co who has been the target of the Kansas City Star in a gas rate war launched a coun ter attack today by buying an in terest in the Kansas City Journal Post the Stars afternoon rival Announcement of the purchase of the interest will be made today In the JournalPost when it repro duces a letter sent to the trustees of the William Rockhill Nelson estate from whom the present own ers arc buying the Star Mr Dohertys move follows close upon the heels of his suit for 000000 damages against the Stai for libel The suit was filed July 10 after Mr Doherty had charged the newspaper was unfair in its storie about him and his Cities Service company and the state baking com mission in Kansas attempted to ban the sale of all Cities Service stock except first preferred The announcement from Mr Doughertys office said the purchase would be announced in this after noons edition of the JournalPos by publication of a letter which h addressed on Aug 2 to the thre trustees of the Kansas City Star in an effort to prevent public con troversy and deliberate damage tc a valuable newspaper property which has not yet been paid for1 More Are Reported Drowned in Mexico MEXICO CITY Aug 7 ports of flood deaths continued to arrive here today from four states in which large plots of rich farming land and numerous villages are under water Several lives were reported to have been lost at Huetamo Miehoa can when the town was Inundated after a cloudburst yesterday Seven are known to have perished at Tampuche Tamaulipas four at Tampico and two at Coscomatopec Vcra Cruz Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug day for news China had a flood Mae Murray film actress decided to retain same husband aint heard a word from Russia since Shaw left it and even a Wickcrsham report would read good today Wheat went so low that even tho grain specu lators are being driven to a legitimate business All that saved the day was Jack Dempsey announcing that he was going to fight again and Grace Coolidgo getting her hair bobbed Ill bet Calvin will sneak off where the voters cant see him and get a manicure I hope something un usual happens before tomorrow Mayba Lindbergns radio will work Youra WILL ROGERS FLYERS RECEIVE GUS WINKLER IS BADLY INJURED Officers Will Attempt to Link Gangster With Many Crimes ST JOSEPH Mich Aug 7 Gus Winkler pal of Fred Burke notorious killer and member of a gang suspected of many killings bank robberies and kidnapings in midwestern states was a prisoner m a hospital today badly injured Officers from various cities were already here or earoute in an ef fort to Identify him wlth various crimes WinJrler cnmc to grief in the same community in which Burke was sentenced His car overturned on a highway near here last Wed nesday Winklers skull was frac tured and a companion identified by cards In his pockets as John B Moran suspected of an airplane theft in St Louis suffered a brok en jaw Efforts to link Morun who gave the name of John Clyatts of Mobile Ala with the BurkcWink ler gangwere being made He It also under guard at the hospital Burke Was Sentenced Burke was captured a few months ago near St Joseph Mo and was sentenced to life imprison ment in the Michigan branch prison at Marquette for slaying Patrol man Charlea Skclly of St Joseph Winkler whose gang is accused of obtaining bank robbery loot and ransom money totaling several mil lion dollars was identified Sheriff Fred Culler said as n result of n ruse Winkler had given tne name of Jerry Krai an airplane pilot of Chicago but the sheriff said he got the impression from a photograph that Krai was Winkler nnd told the injured man it was useless for him to do any bluffing as his finger prints had been Identified The bluff worked Winkler admitted his identity Suspicions Were Aroused The sheriffs suspicions were first aroused by the discovery of a pistol in Winklers possession and a quan tity of whisky in hts automobile A set of false teeth so constructed that they will fit over Winklers na tural teeth was also found as were several eye glasses The sheriff said Winkler like Burke used spec tacles as part of his disguise Burke has persistently maintained that Winkler was dead County Attorney Max Towle of Lincoln was expected hero and will seek to extradite Winkler to Lin coln WEATHER AHEAD Pair Restless Following Delay of Trip at Aklavik OTTAWA Aug 7 weather reports they considered propitious for continuation of their night to the Orient Col and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh prepared to take off from Aklnvik N W T for Point BaiTOW Alaska this af ternoon The weather report showed that the course had cleared up ex cept for fog which still hung over Point Barrow Comfortable conditions prevailed at Aklavik 130 miles north of the Arctic circle The thermometer touched 74 degrees yesterday with the sky cloudy and light winds whipping up the water of the Mackenzie To the west Tiowever at Point Barrow 536 miles away their next scheduled stop at Nome and fit Fort Yukon on the Yukon river messages said fog wag hanging With the Aklavik delay now more han two days Colonel Lindbergh iad become uneasy We arc Tn a hurry to hop hn aid last night but are undecided vhich way we shall go Meanwhile he again went over lis pontoon equipped monoplane making more tests and Dr and Mrs 1 A Urquhart hosts to the couple ook turns with other whites and Eskimos in offering entertainment Point Barrow was still locked by tho Arctlco ice pack nnd gasoline supplies for Lindbergh aboard tho cutter Northland have not arrived A flight directly to the cutter North land which Is lying 150 miles south west of Point Barrow or a flight southwest from here to Fairbanks or even to Nome 900 miles away would be possible ASKED IN FAWGETT SUIT Former Publication Manager Claims Fraudulent Tax Repayments MINNEAPOLIS Aug 7 Suit for was filed against Wilford H Fawcctl head of Faw cctt publications Inc in federal court today by W H Taylor Min neapolis on Vchalf of himself and the United States government Taylor formerly business man ager of Fawcett Publications here charged Fawcett witli filing a false and fraudulent claim against the federal government for repayment of taxes and subsequently receiving a refund of 15327 He also claims Fawcett filed an erroneous Income tax return in 1922 for the year 1921 Taylor filed the suit under a fed eral law providing a reward for persons informing the government of violations of the law The complaint also sot forth bad Fawcetts income statement been correct the government would havn collected an additional 51819 Under internal revenue laws tlio government is entitled to collect double the S1819 and a 52000 pen alty Taylor claims in his complaint JONES FAIL ONCE MORE Forced Landing Is Made at Edmonton in Nonstop Refuelling Try EDMONTON Alberta Aug 7 OT L Robbins and Harold S Jones landed on a paved highway be side the airport here at CST this afternoon breaking a projected nonstop refueling flight from Alas ka to Texas Robbins started to Bring the Fort Worth the plane in which ho has twice failed to maste nonstop flights from Seattle to Toklo down on the local airport but it was so muddy that ho changed his mind and alighted on the adjoining highway IOWA WEATHER Mas My unsettled Friday night anil Siilunliiy ShowerH or thunderstorms with exception southeast portions Not much chango In temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GIobeGnzettc wenther figures foi 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday D7 Minimum in jj At 8 A M Friday 77 An extra low barometer Thurs day accompanying a maximum of 97 degrees impressed upon Nortn lowans the days heat The wind what there was came from the north an unusual phenomenon on so uncomfortable a day Friday morning the sky was overcast and the weather mans forecast of un settled weather ahead seemed to have much to commend it About 1 inches of rain atill remains North Towns principal meteorological need ;