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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1931, Mason City, Iowa H X ON t rt MISMCM a ART DEPT OF IOWA Of 5 MOI M F3 1 A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOIITH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION jVOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 10 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 229 Conferences Little Aid Much Talk But No Action to Help Jobless By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON I Aug 10 CPA to plan unemploy ment relief for next winter pro gress almost con stantly in Wash in one place now in another now un der one import ant executives auspices now un der some other important exe cuives auspices President Hoo ver discusses the situation with Chairman John Barton Payne of the National Red Cross Acting Chairman Fred C Croxton of the presidents unem ployment commission discusses it with representatives of the Asso ciation of Community Chests Sec retaries of Commerce and Labor Robert P Lament and William N Doak discuss it between them Pres ident William Green of the A P of L issues cetera et cetera et cetera But no definite plan materializes MUCH STRESS is laid upon the urgent necessity for a shorter working day and fewer working days a week with no wage reduc tions as a means of solving the very little action de velops out of that suggestion either It is talked it ends in talk in most industries The Railway Labor Executives associatio representing approxi 1500000 transportation met recently it will be re tailed resolved that conditions simply are being permitted to drift from bad to worse and requested a conference with the Association of Railway Executives the com panies with a view f Previattag the working day in tiyjVsi declirie explaining that each line must make terms with Its own employes The labor executives refer to this as a plain case of side stepping in deed have officially announced that they consider the railway executives mightily inter ested in getting rates increased Anyway it is an outcome typical bf the whole situation everyone is Ttim to ruse J Culutnn CUB A GOVERNED BY MARTIAL LAW President Promises Pardon to Rebels Who Lay Down Arms HAVANA Aug 10 law reigned in Havana and Pinar Del Rio provinces today in the wake of a revolutionary uprising against the regime of President Gerardo Machado which cost three lives and threw the island into confusion The president issued a proclama tion saying that military authority was supreme until countermanded and that all legal action ws vested In the military courts He also proi ses that rebels other than leaders who laid down their arms within 24 hours would be pardoned The armed forces of the govern ment sought Gen Mario G Meno cal Cuban president from 1913 to 1921 and alleged leader of the move ment Strict censorship prevented di rect communication with the inter ior but there were rumors that there had been fighting in Pinar Del Rio Camaguey and Santa Clara provinces Report to Hoover Hits at Police Brutality AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Pa didnt tell me the preacher an his wife was comin to spend the evenin but I seen him dustin off the Bible PETITI AGAINST RATE RAISE THIRD DEGREE METHODS CITED BY LAW GROUP Wickersham Body Urges New Legislation on President Aug 10 VV tale of systematized police bru ality spreading over half the na 10 year record of Illegal aw enforcement by barbarous third degree un folded today by the Wickersham commission Asserting its duty was to lay the naked ugly facts before the pub lic the commission crammed into a single weighty volume on lawless ness in law enforcement more Lhan five score proced instances of extorted confessions It urged upon President Hoover new legislation or a constitutional amendment if necessary to abolish conduct so violative of the funda mental principles constitutional liberty It cited the LeopoldLoeb case in which an innocent school teacher was beaten into confession as hav ing focused attention upon the third degree Cites Snook disc It turned to the Snook case Ohio as showing the unfavorable reactions to a prosecutor who struck the university professor on the jaw to obtain a confession One cose however the commis sion refused to discuss asserting Elatly a review of the MooneyBill ings case had been decided agairist because of inability to examine wit nesses and because a pardon for one of the men accused of the 1916 San Francisco preparedness day bombing now is under considera tion In addition to its assault upon the third degree was the report con demning1 as too prevalent cases of conscious unfairness in prosecu tions by district attorneys and judges No Time for Defense It dealt with nearly 150 instances of trials following so closely upon arrests as to leave the accused no time for defense denial of counsel to defendants and actual miscon duct by court and prosecutor The bulk of the report written by Prof Zechariah Cliafee Jr of Harvard and Walter H Pollak and Carl S Stern of the New York bar asserted that despite the secrecy and denials of police brutality in stances of the third degree had been found in considerably over half the states Also in the past 10 years it said cases were proved in the following cities Albany Birmingham Buffalo Camden Chicago Cincinnati Cleve land Columbua Denver Detroit Kansas City Kenosha Wis Los Angeles Miami Newark New Or leans New York Oakland Cal Oklahoma City Philadelphia Rich mond Va St Joseph Mo St Louis San Francisco Seattle Waco and Wichita Falls Texas Washing ton and West Allis Wis Conclusion in Doubt The three experts reported they were unable to determine whether Tum In Iasn I Column 4 Winkler Named One of Men in Big Bank Robbery at Lincoln CHICAGO Aug 10 J Smith special attorney for the Lincoln National Bank and Trust company of Lincoln Nebr said to day that Gus Winkler under arrest In St Joseph Mich was one of the men who robbed the bank of 52 500000 last year View Alleged Gangster ST JOSEPH Mich Aug 10 persons whose identity was not disclosed but who were be lieved to be former employes of the Lincoln National Bank and Truat company Lincoln Nebr today Viewed Gus Winkler alleged gang ster and bank robber at a hospital here where he is recovering from an automobile accident They refused to say whether they had identified him as a participant in a 52500000 robbery at the bank last September Workmen Killed in Blast WITTENBERG Germany Aug 10 workmen were killec and several were injured today in an explosion of undetermined origin at the Reifsdorf powder works The blast occurred in a under water powder storage department AS HUGE DIRIGIBLE AKRON WAS CHRISTENED With 11 vast crowd looking on Mrs Herbert Hoover is seen christening the navys new dirigible Akron tlio largest in tho world at Akron Ohio Top photo shows tho enormous bow of the ship with people looking liho pygmies Beloiv Mrs Hoover formully christening Ihe craft Arrows point to Mrs Hoover A score of persons wero overcomes by tho intense hcit Screen Stars Widow and 2 Children Die Family Poisoned in Pact of Murder and Suicide SAN FRANCISCO Aug 10 LII of what police said was a murder and suicide pact Mrs Flor ine Williams widow Earle Wil liams stage and screen star her two small children and her mother died by poison in their apartment here yesterday Officers concluded that Mrs Wil liams and her mother Mrs Clarisse Walz 80 discouraged over the loss of their small fortune and the pros pect of comparative poverty agreed to die along with Mrs Williams children Joan T and Billy 4 Mrs Williams was unconscious when neighbors broke into the apartment and found the other three dead but she died soonafter ward Police said the actors widow evidently had played the role of executioner In the room four letters were in which Mrs Wil liams said she could not go on longer and in which detailed direc tions for the funerals and disposal of property were given Pilots Make Aerial Flings in Two Days Show at Sioux City SIOUX CITY Aug 10 vored by Ideal weather nationally known pilots Sunday did aerial flings thru the clouds in the conclud ing day of Sioux Citys two day air show Among the performers were Major James Doolittle Johnny Liv ingston Capt Lewis Yancey Wiley Post and Harold Gntty and a fleet of 13 United States army bombing planes One Drowned Two Killed in Auto Crash and One Suicide By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four lowana were dead Monday as the result of accidents and sui cide over the weekend One person was seriously injured The dead Alclvln Larson 12 Wall Lake drowned Clarence Hlttlc 25 Straw berry Point auto crash Donald King 22 Strawberry Point autocrash Mrs L W Benedict Cedar Rnpills suicldo The seriously injured Efnie Hooker 40 Ames auto crash Melvin Larson drowned in Wall Lake Sunday afternoon while swim ming alone His body was recovered Donald King was killed on high way No 32 near Iowa City Sunday night when the car in which he was riding overturned He was pinned beneath the car and his neck was broken Three pthtr occupants of the car were uninjured Mrs Lew Benedict wife of a Cedar Rapids insurance man jumped from an attic window to the sidewalk death being Instan taneous Poor health was advanced as the reason for the act Ernie Hooker had one foot sev ered when his motorcycle was Tim tr ratio 4 Column Council Bluffs Army Instructor Retired COUNCIL BLUFFS Aug 10 UP T F Hardin regular army the 168th Infantry retired from the instructor with here has been United States army because of phy sical disability It was learned here Sunday He is at present In the gov ernment hospital at Denver Colo Prussia Diet to Fight Off Its Enemies Riots Rage in Berlin as Government Wins in Plebiscite BERLIN Aug 10 moderate coalition government its fate of late closely identified with Chancellor Brucnings regime to day stood firm against the lega and illegal onslaughts of Its enemies of the right and left Tho combined efforts of the com munlsts national socialists and na tionalists to dissolve the Prussian diet and to compel new elections failed by three and a half million votes at a plebescite yesterday Tho revolutionist dynamiters de railed the BaselBerlin express and tho whole of the east central dis trict of Berlin was in a frenzy o rioting the police obtained full con trol of the situation Two Police Slnln Two police captains were slain In the Buelow Platz communist ceu tcr in Berlin and a Stelhelmete leader was killed In Cologne as a re suit of conflict between authoritio and radicals A score of person were believed to be dying in Berlin as the aftermath of a night tha was replete with bullets and blood shed The battle started when commun ists secreted on rooftops sprayed police on patrol with bullets kill ing the two officers almost Instantly The police retaliated with spasmod ic gunfire and finally drove their assailants to cover with possibly a score of them severely wounded A crowd of radicals then turned on the police and exchanged shots while they fled Lorry after lorry of reserves manned with high pow ered searchlights and rifles rolled into the square and swept it clean Averitable state of seige for the Turn Irt rose 4 Column HOOVER ENTERS 58TH YEAR WITH HEAVY BURDENS President Observes His 57th Birthday With Mrs Hoover VyASHINGTON Aug 10 little grayer at the temples and witli a few more wrinkles around his face President Hoover entered his fiftyeighth year today burdened by international and do mestic problems But he was still smiling and ap parently physically well fit to meet any vexing problem As he observed his fiftyseventh birthday anniver sary with Mrs Hoover he reviewed a year of accomplishments co mingled with disappointments and turned to another period fraught with troubled clouds With the economic depression running Into its second year and the unemployment problem looming arger in the forthcoming winter Lhe chief executive continues to bend his efforts to alleviate both situations In addition however he will be confronted in December with a none too friendly congress where doubt prevails whether the republican or democratic party will control Plans Disarmament Furthermore Mr Hoover is plan nig on the United States taking a leading part in the diaarrnamen conference at Geneva next Febru ary in the face of opposition to re ductjpn in arms by European am other Important powers This sub ject Is close to his heart he believ ing that Uie cost of large military establishments maintained because of national fears of foreign powers have contributed moro to the world wide business stagnation than any other one factor Before he celebrates another birthdatc the 1D32 election cam paigns will be well under way Rc publicin leaders see Mr Hoover as their candidate it beingthe historj of the party that It alwayn nomi nates for a second term the presi dential Incumbent Altho the last congress overrodp himIn granting the World war sol diers large loans on their bonus cer tificates rejected some of his nom inees to important governmeni posts and forced drought loan leg islation into cnatment the folks r his birthplace in little West Branch Turn lr IHCO 4 Column 2 Markets at a Glance NKW YORK Union Pacific lowest in six years rails decline Trading continue dull Foreign Stcr ling and French franc Improve CHICAGO strength Mlnne apolis Winnipeg and better expor demand Corn Firm unfavorable low and Missouri reports to higher Will Rogers t SANTA MONICA cai Aug some more of our girls ought to get married and retire for a while Look at our Helen Wills Moody bless her lamp shaded form She just went out and brot the tennis championship back to the white race Two of our pilots flew over Japanese fortifications and now it looks Ilka they will be hung When a Jap is serious over some fool thing he can be the most foolishly serious of all the two legged folks Well there you go Hoover secretly sending these boys over thereto get a line on all this Just shows you he aint thinking about us here at home only worried about whipping Japan Yours WILL ROGERS GROWING GRAY OWA JOINS TO ASK DISMISSAL OF RAIL REQUEST PRESIDENT HOOVER Six Representatives of Middlewest States Sign Draft WASHINGTON Aug 10 V petition requesting the intor tatc commerce commission to dis niss the application of tho railroads or a 15 per cent freight rate in rcase was drafted today by repre entatlves of the regulatory com nissions of six rakidlewestem tales The draft signed by representa Ives of the South Dakota Iowa Minnesota Kansas Nebraska and Jorth Dakota commissions con ended the federal commission was without authority to authorize the ncrcasc because of a financial imergency alone and also tnat the arriera had failed to make a case The state representatives who ermed themselves a law commlt ee agreed to submit a counter pro posal in case their petition was de nied Under the alternative plan the commission would deny the freight rato increases Insofar as they pro posed further Increases on rates re icntly prescribed under the Hoch Smith resolution The group contended the rail roads had failed to prove the pro losed rates would be just and rea sonable that traffic would be able to bear the rates that traffic would move freely under them that the increases would produce additional revenue and that holders of rail road securities had failed to show what loss would be sustained IE the rates were not allowed The sixstate petition latt laid before the commission Turkey Flyers Land in France After Flight From Istanbul By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAD weather mystery homesick ness daring embarrassment accident all these characterized the feats oC those who cut capers along the worlds airways The Lindberghs were weather bound at Point Barrow Parker Cramer American nir man was overdue in Copenhagen on a flight across the Arctic It was believed he might have been forced down on the waves as he was sev eral days ago or that he had landed at some deserted spot in Norway and had been unable to communicate his presence He left on Sunday morning and was due early in the evening If all had gone well Lund In France Russell Boardman and John Po ando Americans landed at Mar seilles France after a speedy flight from Istanbul on the way home from their worlds record dash across the Atlantic to Turkey They plan to leave Wednesday for the United States Wolfgang von Gronau German master of the Amphibian dropped into Reykjavik Iceland on an un heralded flight across the north At lantic to America something hes dona before He in fol lowing his previous route ami tlmt of Cramer via Greenland and Canada to his destination He will stay in Reyk javik until Wednesday Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Hern don Jr were still answering quesi tions in Tokio ns to why they photo graphed Japanese fortifications on their flight from Siberia after pass Ing up their assault on the Post Gatty globe girdling riRbon nOX Field Up The German seaplane DOX chafed at its moorings in Para Brazil because a Broken crankcasc in one motor had delayed its maiden visit to America via South Ameri can ports Commander Schildhauer said things were at a standstill until a new engine should arrive from Rio de Janeiro Rainswept skies and barriers of fog delayed Col and Mrs Charles A to rage 1 Column PUBLISHER AT GREENE IS DEAD Funeral Services for Amos Ingalls Will Be Held on Wednesday GREENE Aug In galls who jointly published the Iowa Recorder with Albert Mahnlce died today noon He suffered a stroke two months ngo and last nigliV fell downstairs His sister Miss Lottie found him in an unconscious condition Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon and bur ial will be here Mr Ingalls was born Sept 1 1862 at Narrow Prairie Wis Ho moved to New Hampton where learned tho printing trade In 1884 he came to Greene and was with the Iowa Rccorcier when It was Uiblisbed At one time he wag the owner of the Allison Tribune Property owned by Mr Ingalls In cluded the local motion picture liousff the opera house tho print ing office building the Tngalls ad dition consisting of a dozen houses and other property in Montana He was not married Besides Miss Lot tic he is survived by one other sis ter Mrs C E Sanford DCS Moines IOWA WEATHER Monday night and Tues day slightly warmer in ex tronin west portions Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Siindny Minimum in Night SS At 8 A M Monday 03 Figures for 2i hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 80 Minimum lit Night 65 After a seige of weather in which temperatures of around 100 were the rule days such as Saturday and Sunday impressed themselves aa ac tually chilly Sunday nights mini mum was the lowest recorded in Au gust and Sundays maximum wai only 1 degree higher than trie Au gust low of 77 recorded on the nec ond day of the month ;