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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home MARION E R HIS MEM ART OEPT OF IOWA VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE SKKV1C13 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 15 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL NO 267 City Idea Is Not Correct Belief That Drought Is Blessing Is Blasted By CHARLES PSTEWART ASHINGTON Aug 15 CPA city folk dont know about agriculture would overflow the congressional library All thru this summers dry spell we urban ites at least a great many of us have been la boring under the impression that the drought really was due to be a blessing to the farmers in the long run we had some excuse for supposing so at that again and again Chair man Alexander Legge of the federal farm board has proclaimed that overproduction is agricultures fa tal a huge crop surplus every year making farm prices ridiculously low Now along has come an unprecedented drought killing a billion dollars worth of agricultural vegetation its esti mated on government authority It seems as1 if that ought to boost prices doesnt it Yes if there were no other fac tors to be taken into consideration However there according to Chief Joseph B Kincer of the weather bureaus subbureau of agricultural meteorology THE joker in the situation is this 1 What is the principal crop of which there is a pricedepressing su perabundance and wheat ripens so Turn to Iz Column 6 FM OlCRUISES STEADILY EAST f About 62 Miles an Hour CARDINGTON England Aug 15 The R100 Britains giant dir igible cruised steadily eastward to day across the north Atlantic on its trip back home from Montreal Seeking the great circle route and with hardly any deviation from it trie ship sped toward its hangar here at a speed of about 62 miles an hour If this speed is maintained the dirigible might be expected to reach Cardington in about 53 hours after departure from Montreal or at about 7 a m G T Saturday 1 a m C S T Such a crossing over a distance of 3287 miles would compare with the Graf Zeppelins record of 4200 miles from Lakehurst to Friedrich shafen in 55 hours 24 minutes ah average speed of about 75 miles an hour Radio messages from the dirigi ble both to stations in Canada and to the air ministry at London said all was well aboard Divorce Suit Is Filed Against Actress After Her Attempted Suicide LOS ANGELES Aug 15 Lina Basquette dancer and film actress who attempted suicide Wed nesday said her husband Peverell Harley cameraman had notified her of his intention to file suit for divorce She said the suit would not be contested Miss Basquette is the widow of Sam Warner motion picture execu tive AUNT HET By Robert Quilien I was kind o miserable when everbody else had on short skirts but now Im glar my knees is the only ones in town thats still a mystery GANGLAND Weather CoOperation With Relief Plans GOVERNORS ARE BOUND HOME TO CARRYOUTPLAN Stricken States to Have Committee in Each County TTfASHINGTON Aug 15 Further cooperation by the weather with drought relief plans is needed Showera have fallen during the week in many ot the affected states but the weather bureau said today Arkansas Maryland Virginia Miss issippi and portions Louisana Missouri and Montana still were badly in need of more moisture Administration officials today said any state in need of relief could take advantage of the setup agreed upon at the governors con fab The announcement was made after Governor Ritchie of Maryland had complained that his state was ignored File Freight Schedules Eastern railroads today filed with the interstate commerce commis sion the expected schedules which reduced by 50 per cent freight rates on livestock moving out ofdesig nated drought areas and hay grain and feed moving into the same ter ritory Southern and western roads are expected tolake similaraction Boon Before departing governors who attended the meeting here dis cussed again with Secretary Hyde the feasibility of providing employ ment Governors Weaver of Nebraska Leslie ofIndiana and Hammill of Iowa said they were pleased with the results of the conference and promised cooperation Worfc is Under Way The stupendous task of build ing up a network of state and coun ty relief organizations to tide droughtstricken farm families over the winter save livestock and pre vent the spread of disease today was under way Governors and representatives of the 13 states most seriously affect ed by the prolongeddry weather headed homeward to carry out the program agreed upon yesterday at President Hoovers conference In each stafe where conditions warrant a drought relief committee will be set up headed by a leading citizen and including p state agricultural official banker red cross repre sentative and farmers Counties to Havfl Group Too This committee is to create in each affected county a group of similar composition Tho county units will receive applications for relief supplying locally all possible passing the others on to the state groups Relief needs reaching be yond resources in turn he passed on to a federal committee set up by the president comprising representativea of the department of agriculture the farm and farm Ttirn tn 2 Column BABY TANGLE IS AGAIN IN COURT Bamberger Attorneys Ask Restraining Writ to Stop Tests CHICAGO Aug 15 BambergerWatkins baby tangle opened again in Chicago courts to day after having been quiescent for a week when attorneys for Bam berger asked for a writ restraining Mrs Watkins from permitting any more scientific examinations which the Bambergers believe might en danger its life or health The attorneys insisted that rough tests have been made already to identify the infants scientifically and that further withdrawal of blood from the infants heads would be very hazardous and dangerous and that it might cause permanent injury or possibly death of either or both of the infants The request for the restraining writ is especially aimed to prevent further tests which might be made by experts for the Walking at torney R100 ENDS CANADIAN VISIT Associated Press Photo i inJi a several flays in Canada the hupre British dirigible Rinn Is crutsinc eastward toward CnrdinKton Enjrland on itfl return crosslnR of the Atlantic The above picture shows the nlrship nt St Hubert airport Montreal l To Stay Up Until Their Motor Stops No Trace of Falter in Engine as Plane Circles ST LOUIS Aug 15 announced well be down when the motor stops running Dale Jack son and Forest OBrine today con tinued to circle leisurely over Latn bertSt Louis field in their mono plane Greater St Louis the previ ous sustained flight record far be hind them The 135th contact for refueling was made this morning and at a m C S T the flyera had been up for 604 hours They re ported all well aboard the Greater St Louis Skilled mechanics turned knowing ears skyward but refused to hazard a guess on when the motor stous running will be They said they were unable to detect the slightest trace of a faltering in the engine While Jackson and OBrine con tinued to fly on and on their man ager William H Pickens was mak ing plans to strike while the iron ishot Im going to take the boys on a state fair tour within two or three days after they come down he said as he looked over a deluge of offers which will spell financial reward to the airmen Offer to exhibit at statfl fairs theatrical offers and offers to write testimonials for manufac turers whose products were used in the flight poured in on Pickens To day Pickens will confer with com mittees from the Illinois and lovyn fair boards The flight already is paying fi nancial returns to the pilots An oil company ia paying them for each hour they remain aloft longer than the previous record but this offer will end after 70 hours Markets at a Glance Aug 35 OP NEW YORK Stocks strong pivotal issues ad vance 3 to 10 points Bonds irregular several rails reach new peaks Curb firm Electric Bond Share rallied 3 points Foreign exchanges irregular French franc holds steady Butter firm Sugar easy disappointing spot de mand Coffee steady trade buying CHICAGO Wheat firm bullish Canadian es timate and strong cash markets Corn firm unfavorable crop ad vices and higher cash markets Cattle irregular Hogs steady to higher Michigan Given WASHINGTON Aug 15 fTV The state population summary IOT Michigan ihrued today by the cen sus bureau showed a total popula tion of 4842280 an increase of 1173868 or 32 per cent Will Rogers YOSEMITE Cal Aug Mr Hoover wasnt able to look over tbe National parks so I am pinch hitting for him When you get into this wonderful valley you havent got any time to be read ing the papers to see what foolishness Her bert or Calvin or Ford or L i n dbergh is doing Its nil right to go to New York and see what Chrysler and Al Smith have built but the old boy that laid but this place must have died and took the plans with him There ought to be a law against anybody going to Europe till they had seen the things we have in this country The fish all expressed their regrets that Mr Hoover wasnt coming Yours WILL ROGERS MARTIAL LAW TO RULE PESHAWAR Afridi Tribesmen Continue Their Raids on India Villages SIMLAR India Aug 15 Martial law was proclaimed today in Peshawar and the surrounding districts which for n fortnight have been beleaguered by Afridi tribes men The raiders lota strength about Peshawar was said to be about 1 200 now They move about rapidly in gangs of 50 to 100 among the ravines and walled gardens and vil lages the communique said Military action is being taken against them but decisive action is difficult at the present season when the crops are high They undoubted ly are receiving shelter food and assistance from villages in the neighborhood of Peshawar and the villagers actually have joined them when there appeared prosnrcf of loot Alleged Bigamist Is Arrested After Two Months of Trailing HAMMONTON N J Aug 15 officers had followed him for morn than two months on a trail which led from Philadelphia to Lewis Iowa officers yesterday arrested Jack McKelvey 24 on charges ol bigamy McKelvey was alleged by officers to have married Miss Ann Hardy Thomas 18 of Cleveland Ohio on June 21 and under the nama of John Moolarakin to have married Miss Elizabeth Gates in Philadel phia on April 8 Officers said they followed Mc Kelvey and his second wife to Lew is where they separated and the husband continued his travels alone BiSHOPS ADMIT BIRTH CONTROL MAY BE PROPER Angelican Church Stays Strongly Opposed to Divorce r ONDON Aug 15 Lam beth conference of bishops of he Angelican church which has just concluded its sessions strongly defended the Christian standard of the family and of marriage and also took up the question of birth lontrol On this the conference agreed hat methods of control might be used in those cases where there is iuch a clearly felt moral obligation o limit or avoid parenthood pro vided this were done in the light of Christian principles Birth control from motives of selfishness luxury or mere convenience was strongly ondemned Given Publicity The suggestions of the bishops published in a lengthy encyclical yesterday were given wide promi nence in the London press and the reports overshadowed even the voy age of the R100 and the trouble in India It was reharked that ii this newspaper display accurate gauged public interest the frequen contentions that the community ha become indifferent to reltgliousrfYal ters seemed wide of the mark One of 70 resolutions passed bj the Lambeth conference of Angli can bishops which has sat for fiv Turn In 2 Column J Secretary of Antarctic Expedition Visits Here Closes Work Started for Byrd After Paris Flight MISS HAZEL McKERCHBR of New York for eight years the ecretary of Admiral Richard E 3yrd and now working in conjunc ion with Capl H H Railey of New York in compiling the material in the twoyear expedi ion of the admirals trip to the Antarctic arrived in Mason City Thursday She came unannounced for a uonths visit with her mother Mrs Avis McKercher of Manly Under contract not to write or give interviews as all of the expe dition employes are she is reticent n her conversation with the world n general In the past two years lowever she has transacted all business in connection with the ex pedition that passed between the Antarctic and the U S thru the New York Times radio station Books Out on Expedition Her work of finishing the ac counts and compiling material has just recently been results which have made possible the publishing of three hooka this by Admiral Byrd one by Dr Lawrence Gould and the other by Paul Siple the Boy Scout of the expedition The most interesting part of the whole expedition to me said Mis McKercher has been perhaps th most recent Admiral Byrds boa the City of New York which is i reality an old whaling ship ha been turned into a floating museur for the children of America It wa opened in New York harbor Aug and children by the hundreds have Turn In Pncp 2 Tnhmin KILLINGS TAKING PLACE FARTHER Floyd Wrigli MISS HAZEL MCKERCHER Tong War on Cash Basis Organized Outlawry Seeks New Fields for Its Rackets CHICAGO Aug 15 sln isteishadow of gangland spreads over the middlowest Three dead near St Paul Minn another dropped by machine gun ners at Rockford 111 and new slay ings at Detroit and Chicago add weight to the belief that the hood lum clement is scattering The first tangible evidence that organized outlawry is seeking new territories for its rackets liquor gambling and vice is the usual symbol of the bullet pierced body shot from behind Bullcfs Missed Intended illark The latest victim is Joe Giovingo Rockford bootlegger killed instantly y the stream bullets that poured roiri an automobile speeding thru one of the towns main streets last night Eleven bullets were fired into iiovingos body but police felt siite hey were intended for Tommy Ab bott well known Chicago gangster who stood nearby Abbott described by police as one of the chief executioners for the Moran gang was one of the many suspects in two of Chicagos recent gang slaying of Jake Lingle Tribune reporter and the subaequcnt killing of Jack vice overlord Identifiedns Robhprs The three men killed near St Paul Wednesday night were identified as bank robbers and gangsters of Kan sas City and Minneapolis All throe of Die men were be lieved to have been members of a gangoperating in Kansas City Min neapolis and other cities Officers of a Willmar Minn bank yesterday identified two of tfie bodies as those of members of a robber gangthat 46 Men Are Burned Alive by Explosion Hope Nearly Lost for Men Imprisoned in Mine PRINCETON B C Aug 15 UPl hope virtually was aban doned today for the 46 men im prisoned by an explosion in the Blakeburn mine at Coalmont since 7 oclock Wednesday night rescue parties worked strenuously today to reach the entombed miners While the main fan broken by the blast had been repaired and put to work air in the tunnels was so laden with poisonous gases that the rescuers were able to work only in short shifts despite the use of gag masks and other safety equipment The bodies of two hoist men Al bert Cole 19 and Clifford Smith 40 were brought out shortly after the explosion their deaths were pronounced due to after damp a deadly mine gas One man wan rescued alive The entombed men were believed to be nearly 1800 feet down a 21 degreo slops which starts about 3500 feet from the mine portal Workmen had penetrated 2900 feet from the entrance last night They reported the tunnela choked with debris Eleanor Reardon Is Sentenced to Womans Pen at Rockwell City Eleanor Reardon was committed to the womans reformatory al Rockwell City for an indeterminate period by Judga Joseph J Clark Thursday afternoon when she pleaded guilty to disorderly con duct Charles Barlow assistant county attorney represented the state Fatally Hurt In Accident CORRECTIONV1LLE Aug 15 services were inrang ed for Thomas Bird 40 mechanic who was fatally injured when struck by a passing auto while he was re pairing his car near Sioux City LINDBERGH GETS SPECIAL MEDAL Lindberghs Are Guests at White House After Ceremony WASHINGTON Aug 15 Charles A Lindbergh today was presented with a special congres sional medal of honor in recogni tion of his achievements in avia tion In his office at the white house with high officials of the govern ment grouped about him President Hoover smiling broadly hundcd the medal to the young airman saying It is a real pleasure to present vou this congressional medal on be half of congress and in commemor ation of your achievements in avia tion I am sure the sentiment ex pressed by congress is shared hy the whole American people Lindbergh replying said Mr President I thank you and wish to express my thanks to congress and my appreciation to you Colonel and Mrs Lindbergh were guests at the white house at lunch eon after the ceremony Bears Given Sharp Squeeze in Market as Stocks Advance Whites Hired to Murder at a Chink Chinese and Filipino Arrested in Plot of Death NEW YORK Aug 15 tbe dark and mysterious maze of a fitfully warring Chinatown today moves the menace of long slaughter on a strictly cash basis For behind the arrest yesterday of three Chinese and Filipinos lay a store whose ferocity startled even detectives Tbe story was tolrl by two xvhitc youths whose identities remain a secret with the police to protect them from the fate they were hired to mete out to four On Leong tongmen at 5500 a murder Murder at 5500 n Hentl A Ifl youth friend of Detective Rosenberg told him that as he was sitting in Bryant park he was approached by the Filipino Turn In Iiico 2 n NEVV YORK Aug 15 Bears were given a sharp squeeze in to days stock market and several leading issues were bid up to as they strove to extricate them selves The advance was one of the sharpest of the summer American Can which had been heavily sold on the theory that the drought had imparied the demand for cans shot up a share Ai lied Chemical and J I Case aHj re cent bear favorites gained much U S Steel surged up S7 a share and Wcstinghousc Electric and Van adium marie similar spurts To Meet it Austin AUSTIN Minn Aug 15 Members of he Minnesota rlislricl of he Walthcr Leasuo will con vene Sunday for their 11th annual state convention whirh will con tinue through Tuesday GREEN ENTERS MINERS FIGHT Requests That Revolters Be Denied Seats in State Convention SPRINGFIELD III Auff 13 Pi Green president of the American Federation of Labor has joined the fight against the insur gent Illinois miners union In a letter to Victor A Olander secretary of the Illinois Federation of Labor made public yesterda3 Green requested that delegates of the revolting miners faction be de nied seats in the state federation convention in Springfield Sept 13 The request was Greens first ol ficitil coyniKtinco of the Illinois group since il broke away from the United Minn Workers of America the Springfield rump convention last March Turn fo Pncf 2 Oilumn Vfan Who Refused to Sleep m House Is Removed to Asylum OSAGE Aug Jocko a 38 year old Austrian who has been workingon the Clem Johannes farm near New Haven for several years was taken to the hospital al Independence Thursday morning by Deputy Sheriff H Davis In 1921 Jocko shot himself in tile head in an attempt at suicide He was taken to Iowa City for treat ment and later when they xvcre ready to place him in the psycho pathic hospital he got away Ever since spring Jocko has re fused to sleep in the house saying it was ton stuffy in fact he claims he hasnt slept a wink since last sprang because of I he noises in his cars When the family found him Wed nesday morning he was in the barn yard lying on his back cursing IOWA WEATHER Parlly cloudy Friday night ind Saturdiiy Possibly sliowcrK in pvtrcuiR uest portion Not ir HmriKe in LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather Usurer for 2t hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning maximum Thursday 911 Minimum in Night fiJ At 8 A M Friday Tho progressive ascent of the mercury which hns been under way for five days continued Friday with prospects at midforenoon bright for a maximum of nearly 95 for the day maximum of 00 was 10 degrees higher than that of tho preceding day ;