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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home A E R HI J VCM ART Of OiVA MO LfU V I 1 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 11 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO ONE NO 230 Trade Good in Alaska No Depression With Gold High Goods Down By CHARLES P STEWART ASH ING TON Aug 11 CPA Alaska is too difficult and ex pensive to get to to make it at all likely that a rush of jobhunters will start in that direction no mat ter how enticing the prospects there may he So probably there is no harm in rf Jating that TJudge James Wicker sham the new territorial dele tgtate from Ju neau says We Alaskans hardly know there 3s such a thing as a depression Judge Wickersham is the terri torys new delegate in the sense anyway that he succeeds Dan A Sutherland who last March con cluded a 10 year stay here and was not a candidate reelection hut the judge also preceded Dan and now is back again after an interval Me was on the territorial bench in President Roosevelts day dates back to the gold rush in fact And is the youngestlooking progressive republican of nearly half way be tween 70 and 80 that I ever met I am positive TIMES for the remainder VJ ol the world explains the judge were not such satisfactory times for Alaska That is to say generally high prices meant a low price for gold Alaskas great pro duct The more it cost us to pro duce the less we could get in re turn for it Of course Gold is money at least in gold standard countries And an Turn to PnKO 2 Column Few Refugees Who Manage to Reach Tampico Tell of Loss of Life TAMFICO Mex Aug 11 Tampico was faced with the double task today of evacuating its flooded lowlying districts and dispatching aid up the Panuco and Tamesi rivers to thousands of refugees marooned in a vast inundated zone in northern Vera Cruz and southern Tamauli has The few refugees from the inter tor who reached Tampico told heavy loss of life in villages which were suddenly inundated when the rivers after two weeks of steady rain left their course and spread out over the neighboring country Dam Bursts Advices from Tempoai in Vera Cruz said a dam hurst there re leasing a solid wall of water from the Tempoai river upon the town and strapping many of the residents before they could gain safety Many arc said to have been drowned It was feared the flood here would reach grave proportions Be sides evacuating inhabitants from the inundated region police firemen and volunteer workers removed perishable goods from other sections likely to be flooded Red Cross Helps In response to urgent appeals for aid from the Tamesi riven region in Tamaulipas where 20 villages were said to be entirely submerged the Tampico Red Cross sent motor launches with food supplies water and clothing to thousands of refu gees Three thousand refugees were housed in the small town of Panuco and the food shortage there became so acute that disorders were feared AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Weve been purty lucky except one little fire an two windstorms an that Sum mer Cousin Sue May an her six children spent with us HOOVER HOLIDAY SCHEME READY Martial Law Rules Cuba Clash Imminent MACHADO DOES BEST TO QUELL IDEA OF REVOLT Loyalist Troops Prepare to Attack Band of Insurgents HAVANA Aug 11 Cuba was In the grip of martial law today and strict censorship pre vailed as the government struggled to put down a revolutionary move ment which was spreading thruout the island President Gerardo Machado act ing on the authority granted him by congress suspended constitu tional privileges in all the provinces signing a decree which recognized that the situation was serious Political elements hostile to the government in accord with enemies of the present social system he said have lent greater activity to their campaign against the public peace realizing in various sections acts of rebellion of armed forces in frank revolutionary attitude Clash Imminent A clash between government troops and rebels was reported to be imminent in the Guanabacoa sec tion on the outskirts of Havana where the loyalists had surrounded a band of insurgents and were pre paring to attack Nine revolutionists and one rural guard officer were believed to have been killed and six others wounded in a sharp engagement hi Guana bacoa last night Former President Mario G Men ocal with two of his aides was re ported to have landed on the north coast of Oriente province with the intention of assuming leadership of the insurgent forces Manifesto Out A manifesto purporting to come from Menocal was distributed to Havana It called on all Cubans to join in striking one blow of strength magnitude arid swiftness to unseat the Machado regime The Cuban congress in extraor dinary session authorized the presi dent to extend martial law from the provinces of Havana and Pinar Del Rio to the remainder of the island Reports today from Remedies in the province of Santa Clara said three insurgent groups headed by Col Justo Carrillo and Jose Del Rosario were gathering there NAUTILUS GETS REPAIRS MADE Crew Fixes Engine While Submarine Drifts in Arctic Sea TROMSOE Norway Aug 11 drifting helplessly with i broken engine in the Arctic seas for hours today the submarine Nautilus got under way shortly af ter 4 p m and resumed her journey towards Spitzbergen Trouble developed not long after the polar craft had left here for Spitzbergen A motorboat went to her assistance Repairs were made by the crew of the submarine Sir Hubert Wilkins set off across the Atlantic from Provincetown Mass in the submarine Nautilus on June 3 Ten days later she was dis abled at sea when her engines failed The battleship Wyoming took her in tow to Ireland and on June 22 she reached CoBh continuing from there to Plymouth where re pairs were made She went on to Bergen Norway on July 28 Additional repairs were made there and last Wednesday she sailed from Bergen for Tromsoe continuing her northward voyage yesterday for Spitzbergen The difficulties she encountered necessitated abandonment of a plan for meeting the Graf Zeppelin at the pole Stock Market Booms When Bears Rush to Cover Short Selling NEW YORK Aug 11 tive short covering today gave stocks their most vigorous rally since laie July and the turnover for the first time this month ex ceeded a million shares Gains ranged from S2 to more than S10 MACHADO THREATENS AS REVOLT SPREADS Unrest disturbs Cubn as President Gcrurclo Muchadu revokes constitutional rights of rioting provinces Photos above shows 1 the presidential palace students of Havana university rioting when Miichudo ordered iho city put under martial law 3 the new cnnitol A President man tho Island STEAMER FINDS HONDURANFLYER Rescues Pilot Who Clung to Damaged Plane Since Sunday Night NORFOLK Va Aug 11 Capt Lisandro Garay Honduran flyer who hopped off Sunday after noon on a nonstop flight from Brooklyn to Tegucigalpa Honduras was picked up this morning at 10 oclock by the steamship Biboco 20 miles east of Cape Lookout it was stated in a message received at the local coast guard office Garay reported he had been forced down Sunday night and had clung to his badly damaged plane until picked up He was almost ex hausted when rescued Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Aug was our presi dents fiftyseventh birthday I look for him to come in for a lot of censure for allowing himself to get that old If ever a man should be wished well It should be him We think everything has hap pened to us when nothing has happened to us that we cant look back and see was coming to us Mr Coolidge and Wall street and big business had had their big party and just running out of liquor when they turned it over to Mr Hoover He arrived at the picnic when even the last hard boiled egg has been con sumed Somebody slipped some limburger cheese into his pocket and he got credit for breaking up the dance Prices and everything is get ting back to all the are the last to see it Yours WILL Injuries Are Fatal for 2 North lowans Charles City Man Is Run Over at Rodman Injuries received by two North lowans resulted in their death Mon day night and Tuesday morning in accidents at Walllngford and Em metsbnrg The dead F 7 llnugltcy G5 Charles City Berlin Crosby IS ciurKsvlilc Haughey died at an Emmets burg hospital at 5 oclock Tuesday morning from injuries received Mon day noon at Rodman when he was run over by n train He had been working in this vicinity as farm laborer the past summer and was riding on the bumper of a car Witnesses stated Haughey was jerked from his position on the bumper by a jostle of the train and fell beneath tiic wheels He was picked up and rushed to West Bend where he was given first aid treat ment Then he was taken to Em metsburg His left leg was ampu tated just above the knee Haughey is unmarried anrl had been living with liis cousin George Haughey Charles City before com ing tp the Emmctsbiirg vicinity to work It is thot that burial will probably be at Floyd Crosby was killed Monday night while employed at Wallingford with a crew with the Waterloo Concrete material corporation As Crosby was working with a dragline ho somehow became caught in a cable Ono of his legs was torn off Ho died beforehe was taken to the hos pital A graduate of Clarksvillc high school Crosby is survived by his father Roy Crosby two sisters Maxine and Mildred and his grand father Jim Boyd Clarksville Fu neral arrangements have not been made but the body has been taken to Clarksville Trapped in Building Colhipsc KANSAS CITY Aug 11 Several persons were trapped to day In the collapse of a three story brick building at Main street It was not known immedfately whether any bad been killed Texas and Kansas Ready to Follow Murray Plan in Oil Crisis i AUSTIN Tex Aug 11 Two neighboring oil states Texas and Kansas today had joined Gov William H Murray of Oklahoma in Ills ultimatum to refiners the price of crude petroleum must rise Fortyeight hours after the de feat of the state administration oil emergency legislative program in the senate here Gov Ross Ster ling isauciJ a statement winch was generally construed to mean he would join Oklahoma in Its week old martial law shutdown move ment if the legislature did not voti oil relief he considered necessary at its special session The special ses sion is to close tomorrow In Kansas purchasers of oil had been given notice by the public service commission a hearing would be ordered to determine the nature and extent of a shutdown order for the state unless the price was ad vanced this week to at least 60 cents a barrel Governor Murray demanded a 1 minimum The MidContinent oil field top price is 52 cents ALL JOWASLEEPS UNDER BLANKETS State Enjoys Clear Autumn Weather Mason City Gets 47 DES MOINES Aug 11 lowans last night slept under blan kets and today enjoyed clear au tumnal weather Inwood in the 21 hours ending this morning had the lowest tem perature in the state 44 degrees Mason City had 47 during the night Des Moines had 52 degrees as the minimum last night and many other stations harl readings varying just a few points from 50 degrees Forest City had 11 inch of rain Marshatltown OB Estherville and Decorah 01 Des Moines 01 nnd Fort Dodge a trace LINDBERGHS OFF FOR NOME AFTER HALT ON SOUND Flying Couple Fall Short on Their First Hop During Night CEATTLE Atig 11 mes sage relayed by anchorage from the naval radio station at St Paul island in Bering sea said the Lind bergh plane was one hour off Nome at a m CST today This would indicate operators at the Bremerton naval radio station believed that the Lindberghs had taken off from Kotzebue sound for Nome LAND ON COAST NOME Alaska Aug 11 and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh landed on the north coast of the Seward peninsula about 11 p m last night 4 a m Iowa time to after leaving Point Barrow at p m Iowa time Messages received hero did not give the exact location of the land ing place but indicated it was some where on Kotzebue sound Hence the Hying couple fell short of Nome ilieir immediate deatinatioD by about 75 miles Nome is on the south coast of the Seward penin sula Advices said the Lindberghs planned to come here in the day light Contact TVIadc Contact was made with the Lind bergh ship at about 10 p m anc the radio station here was askec by Mrs Lindbergh to have flares and bonfires ready on the beach for fl landing around midnight The landing evidently was made when heavy fog enveloped the dis Tunt lc Markets at a Glance Germans Hail 12th Year of New Republic Nation Confident Its Troubles Have Been Solved BERLIN Aug 11 confident that her financial and po itical troubles had been solved celebrated today the twelfth anni versary of the founding of the re public The republican black red and fold flag floated from all officir and many private buildings and most officials participated in the festivities Chancellor Bruening fi nance Minister Dietrich the presi dent of Prussia and the Lord Mayor of Berlin were on the program for addresses at the opera house The Berlin police smarting under the loss of two of their officers in a battle with communists Sunday iad a celebration of their own in the Lustgarten in front of the for mer kaisers palace A program of sports and concerts under the auspices of the Reichs nanner organization will bra fol lowed tonight by a torchlight pro cession and a joint gathering of au thorities at a time when a virtual state of siege exists in one quarter of the city the Von Buclow Platz communist center Premier Otto Braun of Prussia victorious in the failure of the steel iclmet plebescite said in the news paper Vorwaerts that social demo cracy could observe the day with jus tifiable pride in having received ample assurance that the nation faithful to the Weimar constitution would now bend itself to the task of rebuilding its economic system on a basis of law and order aimed at insuring a fair deal to all citi zens NEW VOKK shorts retreat rails make new lows brisk rally in last hour firm CHICAGO large Russian sales to United Kingdom reaction Win nipeg forecast improved weather hogs lower Boy Shoots Father in Fit of Insanity DIXON HI Aug 11 Manning 60 wealthy retired farm er was in a critical condition with a bullet wound thru his neck in flicted by his son Harold 21 last night dyring what police describe as a temporary seizure of insan ity resulting from his aversion to farm work The joulh surrendered to the po lice be surprised af ho power of a dollar at Mason Citys DAY Next Saturday Rend Thursdiiys Description of the BODIES OF FOUR FOUND IN AUTO Two Boys and Two Girls Thot Robbed Slain and Burned ANN ARBOR Mich Aug 11 of four persons all be lieved to have been slain were found burned in an automobile on the road marking the WayneWash tenaw county line near Willis early today The vicitims were tentatively identified as Thomas Wheatley 16cp of near Denton Harry Lore also about 3G of Ypsilnnti Vivian Gould 15 and Anna Harris 17 Miss Gould and Miss Harris both of Cleveland were visiting at the Lore home in Ypsilanti Identified by Father The bodies were identified by Harry Wheatley father of Thomas who recognized two keys found in the car as belonging to his son He also identified a belt buckle worn by Lore The car belonged to Mr Wheat ley The boya left home Monday night to attend a dance in Ypsilanti Wheatley said It was not deter mined where they had met the two girls Sheriff Jacob B Andres and Cor oner Edwin C Ganzhorn of Wnnli tenaw county and state police sai they believed the young people were slain and then the automobile set afire Victims of Robbers The officers were working on a theory that the young people were victims of robbers A farmer discovered the automo bile The four bodies were in Ihe rear seat The officers said their position indicated that they were placed there after the victims wore either killed or mortally wounded A farmer living near the scene reported hearing an automobile speed past his home a half hour bu fore Lbe bodies were found Dep uties said that automobile tire tracks nearby indicated that a sec ond automobile had been driven to the scene EXPERTS FIX ON WAY TO CARRY OUT DEBT PLAN Announce Dovetailing of Hoover Plan and i Young Plan ONDON Aug 11 i tatives of five great nations concerned in adjustment of German reparations payments this evening signed a protocol coordinating the Hoover moratorium proposals with provisions of the young plan The signers were members of the nternational committee of experts vho had been at work for three weeks on technical aspects of the iioratorium The United States was represented by Hugh S Gibson nm jassador to Belgium who attended as observer Formal signatures to the docu ment were affixed by delegates from Germany France Italy Japan and Great Britain The ceremonies took Ince in the cabinet room of the foreign office Detailed Agreement Complete agreement was reach ed the communique said as re gards the detailed measures rc jtiired to give effect to President Hoovers proposal in case of pay ments by Germany under the Hague agreement of Jan 20 1930 Recommendations of the experts n regard to suspension of these jayments have been aproved bythr fovernments of Australia Canada Czechoslovakia Greece India New Zealand Portugal ttoumanla and South Africa and n formal proto col to give effect to these recom mendations will lie signed at the foreign office on behalf those governments this afternoon Agreement also wag reached lu regard to detailed measures for sus pension of interallied the united kingdom France and Italy of payments under agreement with Czechoslovakia Settle Payments Agreement also was reached on the principle that payments due by Hungary under the Paris agreement of April 28 1930 and payments by Bulgaria under the Hague agree ment on Jan 20 1930 should be suspended during the year ending June 30 1932 But in Ibis case certain adjust ments must be made as complete suspension of tliese payments might result in suspension of cer tain classes of payments to indivi duals which under President Hoov ers proposal were not to be nf Accordingly the committee igrced in principle that all pay ncnts to funds A and B under the agreement signed at Paris on Vprll 20 1030 should be continued during the Hoover year Negotiations are continuing in to adjustments required in the case of Bulgaria Definitely In Effect With the signing of the protocol this evening President Hoovers pro posals may be considered as having gone definitely into effect altho is a matter of fact they have been affective provisionally since thoi middie of July when a German rep irations installment fell clue The experts have been working for three weeks under the presl lency of Sir Frederick LelthRoss They assembled before the recent sevenpower conference here and luring that meeting tnelr deliber ations lost some of their signifi cance but their work purely ot a technical nature was essential to operation of the Hoover plan lowan Freed Under Bond on Failure to Report Car Accident AMES Aug 11 7 Keller of Des Moines was free today unrler 1OQO bond charged with failure to report an automobile ac cident in which Earnest Hooker 40 was seriously injured Keller pleaded not guilty when iirraigned in municipal court here yesterday Sheriff John R Hattery asserted that it was Kellers car which struck Hookers motorcycle Saturday night Hookers left foot had to be amputated IOWA WEATHER Fair Tuesday night and prob ably Wednesday Not qulio so cool Tuesday night In central ami ivest portions Warmer Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette wenther figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday IS Minimum In Nljht 47 At 8 A M Tuesday 81 Ifciln 02 of un Inch Monday night brot the coolest vcather of the entire summer Its far cry from the unbearably hot nights of a scant week ago and the tonday night minimum which was vithin 10 degrees of a level at which rost sometimes occurs The HUH was back on the job steiuhly Tuesday but a northwest wind lanclicapping old Sol in his effort to warm things up Monday after noons rain was furious while it it lasted only about 2 minutes ;