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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1931, Mason City, Iowa itvurN t R h i C M 5 A I T DtP r OF ioivA f f S I M F 5 1 II North lowcfs DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOYVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION t VOL XXXVII CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 18 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO ONE NO 236 Disarming Aids Public Warship Building Nonproductive Activity By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Aug 18 CPA reader in a western state submits this problem I find he says that the average person is very curious to know how naval disarmament re duction will pro mote prosperity since it will re duce require ments for labor as well as for steel and all oth er supplies inci dental to war DECISIVE CUBA BATTLE EXPECTED Political Turmoil Claims Attention of Leaders maybe I can answer II ship building1 Fair enough that query IM GLAD however that my cor respondent didnt ask what guar antee of peace there is in armament reduction or even in complete dis armament For war can be waged with the most primitive weapons perhaps with no weapons at all except teeth fists and fingernails A dis inclination to fight is the only in surance against fighting Sea battles certainly occurred long before the day of armorclads before the day of steam before the discov ery of high explosives or the inven tion of catapults Indeed early nav igators probably exchanged wallops from the cockpits of skin boats and wickerwork coracles before the dawn of history IF TODAYS navies were scuttled to the last destroyer there would be nothing to prevent the worlds powers from engaging in maritime hostilities the following with their merchant fleets FLAMES Hourly Reports of New Fires Are Received by States in Northwest SPOKANE Wash Aug 18 Western Montana northern Idaho and eastern Washington were red with uncounted forest and u ass fires today Fanned by winds the flames were sweeping over timber and farms and menacing towns Hourly reports of new fires some of them raging uncontrolled tnru vast stands of timber came in here Most were lightning set but many forest officials said obviously were incendiary Thousands of fighters were onthe fronts and probably as many more were being recruited or were struggling over difficult mountain trails to reach tha flames Human casualties have not been reported but at least three men were unaccounted for and many farm animals were destroyed In a half dozen places farmers were fleeing from their homes Kowan Confesses to Setting House Afire CEDAR RAPIDS Aug IS Deputy State Fire Marshal Fred Scharfenberg said he expected Charles Feyerabend 61 Cedar Rap ids to plead guilty to charges of set ting fire to his house in Walker Iowa to collect Insurance The marshal announced Monday night that Feyerabend had signed a written confession admitting the charge ROOSEVELT HAS DUAL ATTACK TO TAKE LIMELIGHT Harrison and Dickinson Tariff Debate Is Watched WASHINGTON Aug 18 Washingtons usual August po litical quiet is reverberating this year with interparty and intra party turmoil that has caught the attention of national leaders Governor Roosevelt of New York is commanding the limelight with a dual attack His challenge to the Tammany machine within his own party in powerful New York City and to President Hoover on the St Lawrence waterway xand power is sue has punctuated the political stillness of the capital Coincidently Senator Pat Harri son of Mississippi who has been mentioned as a democratic running mate to Roosevelt in the precon vention speculation comes forth with specific terms for a tariff de bate with a republican Senator Dickinson of Iowa Hoover Will Reply Alive to the sudden democratic offensive President Hoover has tened back to the white house yes terday to reply to their thrusts As for Governor Roosevelts un published letter to him oh the St Lawreuce waterway and power question Mr Hoover turned the re ply over to acting Secretary of State Castle Mr Castle replied that no secret negotiations with Canada relating to the project were In progress but Governor Roosevelts letter was not made public here Meanwhile the president ia going ahead in his own wajj on his forma tion of an program which recent publication visitors to the white house have assured the country Mr Hoover is preparing Will Ignore Proposal Jouett Shouse executive chair man of the democratic national committee has called for details of this program reported in prepara tion It appeared today however that the president was going1 to Ig noreit and make hft proposal in his own time Democratic politicians were weighing closely the move of Gover nor Roosevelt in calling into spe cial session his legislature in re sponse to the republicans of the special committee investigating conditions in New York City The interpretation of New York news papers that the move was a chal lenge to the Tammany organization in control of New York Citys dem ocratic administration provoked the keen interest of the party outside of New York Alfred E Smith democratic standard bearer of 1928 is a mem ber of Tammany He has so far re frained from announcing his posi tion in the 1932 democratic presiden tial contest Despitethe eagerness of Senator Harrison who is the ranking demo crat on the finance committee to BARES STOCK OFFER In a 16 page statement Frank L Smith top who wan denied a scat in tha U S senate from Illinois after winning tho 1926 campaign alleges that Julius Kosenwald below noted mer chant philanthropist offered him Sears and Roebuck stock valued at 5550000 If he would withdraw from the race Rosen wald was backing tho candidacy of Hugh S Mnglll The philan thropist an invalid has not been appraised of Smitha state ment I if i AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Pa dont complain much an I didnt know his gall sac was botherin him un til I seen him readin the Bible last night Turn to Fnue 2 Column 4 2 FLYERS PAY FINES TO JAPS Permit Sought for Herndon and Pangborn to Take Off on Flight TOKIO Aug 18 Pang born and Hugh Herndon Jr Amer ican aviators today paid fines of 51025 levied against each of them by the superior court here for tak ing photographs while flying over fortified Japanese areas Considering the incident closed the American embassy in behalf of the flyers applied to the Japanese aviation bureau for a permit en abling them to fly to Samushiro Beach northern Hondo Island where they plan to start a nonstop flight across the Pacific to Seattle A decision on the request will be mad at a conference of home for eign office and communications of ficials probably in a few days the embassy having asked that the matter be expedited The American flyers came here from Khabarovsk Siberia where they ended a projected roundthe world flight started In New York GRAF STARTS ON WAY TO ENGLAND Officials Notify Eckener of Precautions to Pro tect Ship FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Germany Aug 18 touring Graf Zeppelin rose from her mooring mast early today and headed toward England for the first land ingof a German Zeppelin on Eng lish soil since the World war She cast off at a m a m C S T and was expected to land at Hanworth airdrome be tween 6 and 7 oclock this evening Dr Hugo Eckener was in command and 22 passengers including two Americana were aboard Rain was falling as the great grey ship got away but fair cruis ing most of the way was indicated by weather reports Dr Eckcner planned to make a 24 hour trip over the British Isles after landing return to London tomorrow night and start the homeward cruise Thursday He will leave the same day for a flight over Switzerland The commander has been noti fied that the British air ministry ir contrast to war days has Issued strict traffic orders for aircraft to protect the Graf Pilots have been instructed to avoid flying within 500 yards of her while she is in the air and not to approach her wher she is moored LINDYS PLAN TO RESUME FLIGHT WHEN FOG LIFTS Arrangements for Hop to Nemuro Are Made by Two Flyers NEMURO Japan Aug 18 radio message late tonight from the flying Lindberghs at Petro pavlovsk Kamchatka Peninsula ad vised the Ochiishi wireless station here that they expected to start for Nemuro early tomorrow weather permitting Most of today there was fog at various points along the 897 mile stretch to their first stopping place in Japan but there were Indications of clearing weather Weather Growing Worse When the aerial vacationists will be able to continue their flight to Japan was not known here but re parts indicated tho weather was growing worse instead of improving along the 897 miles between Fetro pavlovsk and this city Nemuro where the Lindberghs will start the last leg of their trip to Tokio and tho surrounding re gion also were enshrouded in a heavy mist When the Lindberghs finally hop from Pelropavlovsk they will have commenced one of the most danger ous hops of their vacation journey Are Sparsely Inhnbltuted Aside from the danger at fog and sudden storms which have a hablc of lashing the islands suddenly the Kurlles are sparsely inhabltated Like the Aleutians they rise from the restless Pacific waters a string of volcanic peaks dead and alive Most of the few inhabitants are Iha hairy Ainus a curious people who live in the ground and hunt witb primitive weapons Preparations progressed rapidly here for the reception of the Lind berghs for the first time on Japa nese soil A veritable army of newspaper men and photographers was as sembledhere and the number was growing constantly The Lindberghs visit here is ex pected to be brief and then they will take for the Kasumigaura naval base near Tokio where their aerial vacation at least Confirmation of Colonel Lind berghs announcement at Nome Alaska that he and his wife would continue around the world still was lacking here Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug much happened over the weekend outside of Texas put on a little earthquake which California papers brot up to giant proportions Winston Churchill made the front page hy hanging on to Bernard Shaws whiskers and Nancy Astbrs pet ticoat He is stepping out of his class of wits with those two He has misfit into too many promi nent positions in England to shoot at those two successes Borah says that France is better off than any nation today Well if you remember they are the only ones that went to work and saving the minute tho war was over We are just starting now Yours WILL 30000000 ARE WITHOUT HOMES N FLOOD AREA 10000000 in China Are Destitute in Four Provinces HANKOW China Aug 18 carefully compiled survey in the hands of Chinese authorities indi cated today that at least 30000000 persons were homeless and abo 10000000 of these utterly destitute in the four provinces hardest hit by the current Yangtse river flood The river bottoms area in Hupeh Anhwei Hunan and Honan prov inces was named in the report as the hardest hit The Yangtse re mained well above the flood level here and only slightly under yester days record mark of 53 feet 5 inches It receded half an inch to day reviving hopes that the crest of the flood had been reached John Earl Baker American who has headed several relief projects in China reached here by airplane from Shanghai to direct a survey of the damage in the tri cllies of Han kow Hanyang and Wuchang 150 OBJECT TO ROAD TAX LEVY Farmers Committee Meets at New Hampton Draws Up Resolution NEW HAMPTON Aug More than 150 farmers assembled at the Chlckasaw county courthouse Monday afternoon to protest a coun ty road tax levy for 1932 A com mittee was appointed to draw up resolutions seeking the repeal of the levy for the construction an1 maintenance of county roads The resolutions will be presented to the state board of assessments and re views at Des Moines The members of the committee are Garrett Hov ermann H V Ashly A J Krall C J Slindee George F Joachim Lyle Huffman George D Ashly and Sam Reinhart Estherville Man Is Taken for a Ride ESTHERVILLE Aug 18 The report to police by Charles Jones that three men took him for a ride early Sunday morning and slugged him was being Investigated by County Attorney William John son here today Secretaries of State Meet SALT LAKE CITY Utah Aug 18 fifteenth annual con vention of the National Association of Secretaries of state opens here today with an address of welcome by Gov George H Dern Your Health Expert Hewrites gracefully and he never forgets that the hu man machine is also a man and that the man has hopes and dreams as well as liver and lights Most medical men write atrociously especially when they address the lay man but not Dr Clenden ing NATION New York Dr Clondenlngs dally health talks appear on Page 3 of the GlobeGazette Yon are the loser If you dont follow them from day to day IOWA SHOWERS ARE SCATTERED Mason City Temperature Is Lowered by Cooling Rainfall DES MOINES Aug 18 Scattered thunderstorms for which scarcely no provision was made In todays weather forecast came as a relief to several sections of Iowa today The weather bureau here said that there was hardly any prospect for a general rain however At Mason City observers said a shower early this afternoon was little value except to lower temper atures At Boone it was raining hard shortly after noon and Dav enport Clinton and Ottumwa like wise reported rain Fort Dodge with 87 inch which fell in less than an hour reported the greatest amount prior to p m At Marshalltown a heavy rain began at and amounted to 74 inch in the first half hour Attendants at the weather station here discounted the value of the rain altho they said moisture would be of some help in filling out the ears Silking and shooting and growth of corn in general is com pleted they said Late potatoes not already killed would derive some benefit as will commercial tomatoes and cucum bers and more particularly sweet corn in those places where the pack has been started Weathermen here said the dry sections of Iowa now extends thru the northerncounties roughly north of a diagonal line drawn from Pot tawattamie to Dubuque counties ASKS PRESIDENT TO GIVE STATUS OF RIVER PLANS Roosevelt Receives Word Project Is Handled by Diplomats ALBANY N Y Aug 18 Governor Roosevelt today made public contents of his letter to President Hoover in which ho asked the president to advise me of the status the negotiations between the United States and Canada re lating to the drafting of a treaty covering development of the St Lawrence river in international sec tion for navigation and power Mr Roosevelts request was based upon a letter he had received from Frank P Walsh chairman of the New York power authority in which Mr Walsh said it was ap parent the United States and Can ada intended to abandon theap pointment of treaty commissioners and negotiate the waterways ques Uon thru diplomatic channels The state department several days ago declared treaty negotia tions with Canada had not been launched Acknowledges Receipt An informal letter from Acting Secretary of State Castle to Mr Roosevelt acknowledging the receip of the Roosevelt letter was mad public in Washington yesterday Washington however did not make public the New York governors communication Governor Roosevelt Is understood to feel that the Informal letter he received from Acting Secretary of State Castle bearing the salutation dear Frank does not constitute an official reply to his formal let ter to the president The letter from Mr Caatle made public in Washington yesterday according to the governors office bore the date Aug 13 two days after the gover nors letter was sent from Pitts burgh Wanted Cosgrove Ntuned The New York governor dis patched his letter to Mr Hoover while on his annual upstate inspec tion trip and a few days after he had conferred at Massena Point and In Montreal with Frank P Walsh chairman and Delos M Cosgrove and Fred Fecstone members of the states power authority It was dur ing this trip that the governor re ceived word that treaty negotia tions were under way The governor has asked the president to name Mr Cosgrove to the treat body be cause of his familiarity with the Hero is Miss Ruth lano Cranmcr attractive blonu who has been held In connection with the shooting of State Senator Hoy T Yntes of Passalc N J tallowing a drinkingorgy in her New York apartment Miss Cninmcr insists she did not fire tho shots The condition of Yutcs married and father of three children who may face Impeachment proceedings us n result of the finding of two stato checks in Miss Crunmcrs possession lias been grave REBELS GATHER FORCE OF 2000 TO FIGHT ARMY Machado Delays Return to Havana Censoring Is Strict HAVANA 18 decisivo engagement between rebel and federal troops IS Santa Clara pro vince seemed today to be in tha making as President Gerardo Mach ado delayed his return to Havana Advices from the interior said 2000 insurgents whom 1500 were wellarmed were concentrated near Trinidad and already had on gaged in minor skirmishes The president changed his plans last night after arrangements had beea made for his departure Censorship Is Strict The arrival in Santa Clara of Clemento Vazquez Bello president of the senate strengthened Indica tions that an intensive battle wna imminent The strictest censorship was clamped onnews dispatches President Machado announced that the rebellion had been stamped ut in every part of the island cx ept Santa Clara and that the situa ion there was not of sufficient nportance to mention Airplanes flew over Havana and ropped newspaper pictures of for mer President Mario G Menocal and Col Carlos Mendleta who are mprisoned in Cabana fortress as eaders of the insurrection Students circulated bulletins saying the movement would continue despite the incarceration of their chiefs 350 Toln Opposition Unconfirmed reports an army lieutenant gone over to the opposition and that a boat named the Frederick II had landed on the south coast of Orlente province with 500 men arms and ammunition Cuba generally was reported to be quiet except for ominous rumors of impending fighting 5717000000 power project Political experts profess to see a possibility the present situation may bring the water power development theories and programs of Mr Hoo ver and Mr Roosevelt iio bold re lief because of the possibility they may face each other in the 1932 presidential campaign Markets at a Glance NEW YORK selling of mo torn stop early rise Germans ac tive and higher oils in demand Foreign exchanges Irregular sterling and French franc gain poor spot demand CHICAGO bearish Canadian and European crop news hedge selling fore cast beneficial showers to lower Submarine Nautilus Leaves on Cruise Dempsey and Spouse Each Ask Divorce 2 Fail to Agree on Settlement of Property LOS ANGELES Aug 18 Jack Dempsey former heavyweight boxing champion of the world and his actress wife Estclle Taylor have resorted to the divorce courts to settle their differences after weeks of sparring by their legal rep resentatives over a property settle ment Dempsey filed suit yesterday In Reno Nevada charging mental cruelty Soon after Miss Taylor heard of his actron she instructed her attorneys to file for a divorce here also charging cruelty This was filed today With Nevada divorce laws not re quiring details of charges on which divorces arc sought particulars of Dcmpscys petition were not avail able In Miss Taylors complaint drawn up last night and signed by her she made general charges of cruelty and referred to the expen sive automobile which she recently said was taken from her chauffeur by Joo Dempsey brother of Jack who gave her the car as a present Will Clmrgo Cruelty The complaint will charge that Dempsey for a long time prior to the dato of separation has been guilty of extreme cruelty in his con duct toward tho plaintiff in that he has wrongfully Inflicted upon plain tiff grievous mental pain and suf fering without justification or ex cuse Miss Taylor and Dempsey were married at San Diego Feb 7 1025 Turn to FAKD 2 Column Gloria Requires 48 Pieces of Baggage NEW YORK Aug 18 Gloria Svvanson Is on the way to Hollywood with only 48 pieces ot baggage A taxi caravan was necessary to get them to the station CORRESPONDENT SHOT BY THREE Plans Go Forward for First Trial on Murder Charge in Coal Disorders HARLAN Ky Aug 18 Harian circuit court disposed of minor cases today while county of ficers investigated the wounding of a press correspondent yesterday and plans went forward for the first trial tomorrow of a murder charge arising from coal field disorders Boris Israel 21 former Ohio State university student serving ns correspondent for tho Federated press with labor papers among Its clients is In the Plneville hospital with a bullet wound in the leg Ho said he was shot at by three men who took him in an autombile to the city limits Harian and ord ered him out of town Commonwealths attorney W A Brock said he planned to seek trial tomorrow of William M Burnett a miner charged with slaying Depu ty Sheriff Jesse Pace during a labor dispute that occurred some time be fore two other deputies a mine commissary clerk and a miner wera siain in a gun batttle near Evarts in Arctic Waters Barn Destroyed by Fire DECORAH Aug fire at the farm of Mrs John Lubke last Saturday night destroyed the barn and straw pile The granary near the barn was saved The origin of the fire is unknown The Lubke farm is west of Decorah LONG YEAR CITY Spltzbergen Aug 18 Hubert Wilkins submarine Nautilus left its base at Long Year City late this afternoon on a cruise into Arctic waters The Nautilus completed prepara tion for its untierseas expedition to the north pole today and departed at 4 p m 9 a m CST All her machinery had been over hauled and a large quantity of stores including 70 casks of oil taken on during the stay here lowan Is Held on STre Wea Car Theft Charge INTERNATIONAL FALLS Minn Aug 18 Richard Vlers of Hermosa S Dak and Lor raine Kuhn of Ames Iowa Tuesday faced charges that the automobile they drove was stolen Viers also was wanted in connection with sev eral check forgeries at Ames Pre liminary hearing on an assault and robbery charge against the two wac to be held Tuesday IOWA WEATHER Fnlr to unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday not ranch changein tcinpnniturc LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 3 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 01 Minimum In Night B7 At B A M Tuesday 75 Rain 02 of nn Inch Another day of teasing weather and only 02 of an inch of precipi tation in the GlobeGazettes rain gage to show for it This occurred in the evening between 7 and 9 oclock ;