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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1931, Mason City, Iowa Edited for the Home XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 24 1931 HOME EDITION To Follow Hoover Idea Relief Group Head Well Liked in Washington By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Aug 24 CPA a head of President Hoov ers new commis sion on relief of the countrys un employed Presi dent Waller 6 Gifford of the American Tele phone and Tele graph company in reality suc ceeds Colonel Ar thur Woods whose emergency employment com mission formed about a year ago was reorganized from under hira to make room for the new body of today That the new commission springs Phoenixlike from the old one seems proved by the fact that Fred C Croxton who has been acting head of the old one since Colonel Woods faded from the picture last April nominally to study unemployment in Europe now becomes assistant to President Gifford Croxton is from v Columbus Ohio It is no great secret that the col onel never was for mally dropped nor has he resigned he thot federal money should be used to meet the unem ployment crisis and the white house disagreed with him Presumably therefore his successor holds the Hooverian doctrine that aid shoull come from local sources or private charity TOURING the interval between Woods and Gifford Fred Crox ton has done as efficient welfare as the complete lack of fin ancial means permitted but admit tedly by administration spokesmen is deficient in standing rith big business to coerce captains of indus to the general adoption of a calculated to stimulate in ef f orced commercial and indus expansion1 of their BRITISH LABOR CABINET RESIGNS Japanese Officials Not Suspicious COUPLE LANDED ON PROHIBITED WATERS IN TRIP Flyers Reach Nemuro After 4 Forced Landings TOKIO Aug 24 gov A ernment officials apparently die not take seriously the report todaj that the suspicions of certain au tnorities had been aroused by th landing of Col and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh on waters in prohibitei zones in the Kurile islands The high authorities pointed ou that the matter quite naturally might have been discussed in som circles but nothing more A report that Amy Johnson Brit ish aviatrix who because of storm returned to Osaka after reaching Fusan Korea would be questionet by the police had not reached gov ernment officials tonight However government authorities expressec the belief that she might be asked as a matter of routine regarding aer route as police make out re ports of such cases THANK JAPANESE ftos t to themselves Gif I ford with the weightof his several billion dollar company behind him is relied on to accomplish just this in the meantime extracting private ITum to 1acc 2 Column LEGlONTOlEAD SAFETY DRIVE Members of State Executive Committee Meet at Des Moines DES MOINES Members of the Aug state 24 executive committee and district committefi men of the American Legion went back to their homes today prepared to carry out two objectives outlined to them Sunday by Robert Col flesh new state commander of the organization According to plans the Legion will undertake a safety campaign to re duce auto accidents in the state and will endeavor to relieve unem ployment and prevent distress aris ing from unemployment Chairmen of the safety campaign are to be appointed in the 572 Am erican Legion posts In the state to supervise work of placingwarning signs disseminating special educa tion and assistingin the tightening up of all traffic law observance A state unemployment director will be appointed to work with every American Legion post and to coop erate with all local organizations in the effort to reduce unemployment The group voted yesterday to present to the national convention meeting in Detroit Sept 21 to 26 a resolution asking that the frank ing privilege be granted for sending magazines to all veterans hospi tals AUNT MET By Robert QuiDen I always thot they was poor until that oldest boy killed a frian an come clear NEMURO Japan Aug 24 Reaching Nemuro safely today af ter fighting fog and motor trouble ill the Kurile islands for five days Colonel and Mrs Charles A Lind bergh heard the banzaig of a grea flrpwd thanked the Japanese for their help anddisclaimed any In ten tion of flying around the world just now A 28 minute flight from Lake Annoro Japanese Ksiald 50 miles north of here completed their much interrupted journey from Petropav lovsk Kamchatka to Nemuro They lauded at a m p m Sun day C S T Soon after the formalities of their landing were over both Colonel and Mrs Lindbergh were talking shop The colonel about gasoline supplies ignition trouble and weather re ports with various officials while Mrs Lindbergh was discussing radio with Takeji Katahira chief of the Ochiishi wireless station here It was the Ochiishi station with which Mrs Lindbergh communicat ed regularly after reaching the Asiatic side of the Pacific Mrs Lindbergh said that on the whole everything worked out very well Thanks to you Mr Katahira and your Ochiishi staff The conversation was carried on in English Mrs Lindbergh told Katahira that without the aid of Ochiishi station their flight would not have been successful At the primary school where the Lindberghs were welcomed the crowd was so great that the colonel agreed to speak in the playground A crowd estimated at 3000 as sembled there and the flyers re marks were translated into Jap anese ROM RUNNER GAR Cut by Glass of Flashlight Bulb While Posing for Photographers NEW YORK Aug 24 retary of the Treasury Andrew W Mellon returning from Europe today was cut on the hand by fragments of a photographers flashlight bulb and then because of a mistake in arrangements was driven thru town in a confiscated rum runners automobile The cut from the explosion bulh was slight and after treatment on board the liner Conte Biancamano Mr Mellon transferred to a cutter which landed him at the Battery Apparently his arrival at the point was unexpected and his automobile was waiting at the pier where the liner was to dock Casting about for an automobile for him customs officials pressed into service a confiscated car which until three weeks ago was being used for running smuggled liquor across the Canadian border In this automobile the secretary of the treasury rode thru the finan cial district to the federal reserve bank where he held a conference with George L Harrison governor prior to taking an afternoon train for Washington Gifford Begins Organizing to Combat Unemployment Relief Director With Hoover Over WeekEnd WASHINGTON Aug 24 UZ After spending the weekend wit President Hoover in the Virgin mountains discussing ways an means of meeting the unemploy ment problem Walter S Gifford national relief director today be gan the work of setting up his or gtmization Arrangements were made fo headquarters to be established i the commerce department building All the information gathered sine last fail by the Hoover emergenc committee on employment was lai before the head of the America Telephone and Telegraph compan by Fred C Croxton his assistan and acting chairman of the emer gency committee Discuss Problem President Hoover discussed a phases of the problem with Mr Gif ford at his Rapidan camp While the national organizatio was being set up telegrams wer received by President Hoover fro Governors Emmerson of Illinois Winant of New Hampshire an Rolph of California assuring hirr of their cooperation with the group In New York state Governo Roosevelt was preparing an unem ployment message to the specia session of the legislature conven ing Tuesday Other developments on the sub ject thruout the country included Conzens Offers Million An offer by Senator Couzens o Michigan to donate t Detroits jobless provided is raised from other sources A con ference on unemployment relief i MemphisTenn called by Covenlo Murray of Oklahoma The drafting of a report on relie plans by a special committee of th United States Chamber of Com merce for submission to the chie executive Sept 1 The furnishing of employment ti oca workers at Tarrytown N Y by John D Rockefeller thru con itructiou work valued at AUTOlCCIDlNT FATAL TO IOWAN Woman Commits Suicide by Hanging Several Hurt in Crashes DBS MOINES Aug 24 Automobile accidents in Iowa over the weekend resulted in the death one persoi and grave injuries to ievcral others Leo Carnahan 18 Newton died oduy from a hemorrhage brot on vhen his automobile crashed into a elcphone pole at Newton Sunday Ie suffered three broken ribs and a punctured lung He wag trying o avoid hitting another automobile Woman Kills Self Mrs Clarence Ridnour 33 Angus tilled herself Sunday by hanging Despondency over her ill health ince the birth of a child three months ago was given as the mo ive No inquest is planned The hus iand and three children survive Deputy United States Marshal Thomas B Logan 59 Ottumwa vho has been in Burlington for a veek in connection with prohibition nvestigations was severely hurt lunday night when he was struck y an automobile driven by Kirk iaintcr Logan suffered leg injuries nd several fractured ribs He was n a Burlington hospital today Autos Collide Theodore Ryun 52 and Mrs iyun 45 DCS Moines suffered erious injuries Sunday when their utomobile collided with that of H W Bartels 38 Maynard Iowa Ryiins jaw bone was fractured and he possibly received internal in juries Mrs Rytm received a scalp laceration and shoulder injuries Alfred Hurley his sister Betilah and companion Dale Conley all of Creston were seriously injured in an automobile collision near Tal mage late Sunday Miss Hurleys condition was said to be critical Machine Gun Bandits Rob Wisconsin Bank CUMBERLAND Wis Aug 24 bandits using a machine gun robbed the State Bank of Cum berland of 55000 today One was believed wounded by a deputy sher iff in an exchange of shots on the main street CHINAS FLOOD AREA Associated trcsa Wliero thousands ivcro swept to death and more than 80 000000 people made homeless by floods In central China De tailed map of stricken area is nbovo nnd below general loca tion of flood zone 1000 Chinese Drown as Dike Hankow Panorama of Death Madness and Disease SHANGHAI Aug 24 dis patch to the Kuornin news agency from Hankow today said more than 1000 refugees housed in the bar racks at Wuchang across the Yangtse river drowned as a resul of a fresh break in the dike MOTHER SLAYS TWO CHILDREN THEN SELF Wife of Policeman in Minneapolis Fails to Get Husband MINNEAPOLIS Aug 24 ii Mrs Charles H Getchell shot and killed her 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter early today then killed herself after failing in an at tempt to slay her husband Sergeant Getchell in charge of traffic acci dents on the Minneapolis police force The triple shooting occurred in the Getchell home Getchell said his wife apparently was temporarily deranged When she opened fire he seized Shirley 3 and fled to the attic A minute later several more shots rang out and he descended to find Herbert 8 and Lorraine 6 dead in their beds shot thru the head Mrs Getchell was found in her bedroom fatally wounded with a bullet thru her head She died on the way to a hospital Getchell was awakened by noise and sat up in bed to see his Wife pointing his police pistol at him after her first shot had pierced the pillow on which ho had been rest ing His wife had been nervous and unsettled for some Lime Getchell said FOREIGNERS NOT CRUISE THRU STREETS HANKOW China Aug 24 A panorama of death madness dis ease and starvation spread before he Associated Press correspondent oday in cruising about the watery streets of Hankow at a speed of one mile an hour That pace was the fastest that could be maintained thru the as sorted thousands of craft drifting above the inundated city Hundreds of additional houses ave evidence they would collapse soon whether the flood waters sub sided or not Apparently the water was all that was holding them up Cling to Roofs On the roofs of these houses housands of Hnnkowites still were Ringing reconciled to the prospect hat they soon would join the pro ession of corpses floating down toward the sea along with countless carcasses of animals Efforts of the military to clear the roofs were only partially successful A few vendors cruised about in sam ians but the majority of the roof sitters lacked even one copper with vhich to buy It soon became dan jerous for the vendors because hun ger began to macfden the sufferers Police Work Heroically Despite the colossal difficulties he police worked heroically cruis ng the streets in boats and at empting to maintain a semblance f order The correspondent saw scores of aged men and women wading about n water up to their necks in search f refuges they had heard about These aged persons had lacked trength to fight for places aboard he few refugee ferries operated by he authorities Hoards of mosquitos are attack ng the miserable unclad refugees dding malaria to the array of dls ases which Include dysntery and yphoid fever SO Americans Prisoners PEIPING Aug 24 atches to native newspapers from sinanfu today said 30 American Missionaries were being held pris ners by bandits at Tamingfu 250 lies south of Peiping The dispatches said Chinese gov rnment troops were besieging the ang headed by the bandit leader lukwel Fang in an effort to free he prisoners The missionaries were escribed as belonging to the Naz rene Mennonite and National holi esa churches Wickersham Group Hands in Its Final Report and Closes Offices WASHINGTON Aug 24 Absolvingthe foreign born of blame for the volume of crime in this country the Wickersham commis sion made clear today it could not say the same for the native born children of foreigners With this statement the commis sion severed its last official con nection with the capital It was learned that even the tiny tempor ary offices it had supported after lack of funds caused the closing of the former elaborate headquarters July 1 had closed their doors late last week Fourteenth and Last The report upon crime and the foreign born was the commissions ourteenth and last save for a state ment of its finances by Chairman Wickersham addressed to Presi dent Hoover In it the members attacked what was termed a popular belief that aliens were responsible for more crimes than any other class Dis cussing the cause of this belief how ever the commission said it could not present either positive proof or denial as to the responsibility of the children of foreign parents All 11 members signed a state ment that they were able defin itely to say that any such Impres sion as to the foreign born is at variance with the facts Commit Less Crime Reports by half a dozen special ists upon crime and the Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Oct news in a whole bale of Sunday papers was from a senator wouldnt think it would you Senator Jim Couzons of fered a million to Detroits re lief fund A few examples like that early before the cold sets in will have great effect Young Insull in Chicago is doing some fine work Thats the best thing about Mr Hoovers bigcommit tee its what they will give themselves and get their friends to give that will make them valuable Our rich are mighty liberal when the real showdown comes so thank you Jim we will cable your friend Andy about this J Yours WILL ROGERS OKLAHOMA WINS IN OIL FIGHT Three Companies Swing in Line Governor Murray Announces OKLAHOMA CITY Aug 24 p oil was back in Oklahoma and Kansas today A few hours after the Phillips Pe troleum company had posted a per barrel price in the two states R D McManus in the office of Gov ernor W H Murray said two major companies had telegraphed an offer for a similar price McManus would not name the governor who is at an unemploy ment relief conference fn Memphis Meanwhile Governor Murray sent word that the Oklahoma oil fields shut clown must stay closed until all other major purchasers come to the top National gaurdsmen at Kllgore Texas headquarters for a 4county zone placed tinder martial law by Governor Sterling were fighting an outbreak of incendiarism today Two churches the Presbyterian and Methodist were burned and at tempts were made to burn four oth er buildings Officers said they found oil soaked rags beneath the old Baptist church there Brig Gen Jacob P Walters com manding the troops expressed the opinion the happenings might have een designed to detract attention from outlying sections of the field Six men were held for Investigation and 400 cavalrymen maintained a patrol thruout the military district LE e and the foreign born supervised by Dean Edith Abbott of the University of Chl Tnm In men 2 Cnltimn 3 Markets at a Glance NEW YOIIK Stocks Heavy rails record new iws Bonds Irregular rails strength ened in late rally Curb Heavy changes narrow in dull trading Butter Steady Foreign exchanges Irregular sterling steady French franc sags Cotton Higher firm cables and small ginnings Sugar Lowerj easier spot mar ket Coffee Easy European selling CHICAGO Wheat Easy large increase vis ble supply sympathy with corn Corn Easy large receipts bene icial rains Kansas Cattle Steady to lower Hogs Lower NOT TO MEDDLE MacNider Speaks at South Dakota Convention in Rapid City RAPID CITY S Dak Aug 21 warning for the American Legion to stay away from things with which it has no connection was delivered by Hanford MacNider United States minister to Canada at the opening session of the Soutft Dakota Legion convention here to day Mr MacNider former national commander of the organization ad vised Legionaires to guard against politicians and others who seek to tie up with the Legion to further their own interests He stressed that the Legion was primarily or ganized to aid disabled veterans and their families In a brief talk Mr MacNider praised the work already done by the Legfon and declared the organi zation had already established a reputation thru its welfare agencies He urged community work as a moans of bettering civic conditions thruout the country The conventions guest of the day Congressman Royal C Johnson Ab erdeen was unable to attend be cause of illness Neiu York to Begin War to EndGangdon Declaration Follows on Death of Six in Bandit Chase NEW YORK Aug 24 city of New York today declarei war on gangsters and promised def mite and drastic action agains them Acting Mayor Joseph V McKe made the announcement after a con ference attended by representative of the police department and thi prosecuting staffs of the district at torneys offices The conference wa brot about by Fridays bandit chase which cost six lives including thosi of two policemen and a four yea old child This is warfare against a dan geroua enemy who gives no quar ter the acting mayor said Officials to CoOpernte Every department in the city hall will cooperate In this cam paign The time for talk has passed The city will now show some ac tion McKee revealed that he had con ferred for three hours yesterdaj with the commanding officers of the police department He said he ex pected to confer later today with Police Commissioner Mulrooney The conference this morning was at tended by the five district attorneys or their representatives Chief Mag istrate James E McDonald and others The acting mayor said an appro priation of 100000 which the boar of estimate will be asked to mak later in the day would be used t provide the police with 24 addittona armored motorcycle sidecars an with equtpmenlf6rshort dio Herd ns Killer Murray with a bullet i his abdomen was held today as on of the killers of Anthony Ferrari in a gang murder in Brooklyn lasi night At first it was believed Leonard a 21 year old exconvict was with Ferarri and Angelo Currani when they wore lined up against n fence by five gunmen Police however ordered him booked for murder after hearing the story of an eyewitness Eight men were in the automobile which drove away from a dance hall and stopped at a lumberyard along a littlefrequented street Fer rari and Currani were ordered out of the car and were lined up against the fence Stepped Into Fire Leonard police said was witli the five killers whose fusillade of shots dropped Ferrari dead anil Ciirrnni seriously wounded LeonardI was wounded as he stepped forward a little in advance of tho others He was dragged back to the killers car and taken to a hospital by the gunmen who drove away be fore they could be questioned Cur rani dragged himself to a garage and was taken to a hospital U S Attorney George Z Medalie said this morning that he had not yet been informed officially of any effort by President Hoover to bring about joint municipal state and na tional action against gangs Altho Medalie already has expressed him self as favoring cooperation in the war on gangs and gangsters he de clined to say anything about the lat est development In advance of offi cial notification Reward Offered for Newspaper Bombers MANSFIELD Ohio Aug 24 I1 of 510000 for the arrest and conviction of the person or per sons who bombed the Mansfield Tournn1 last week and attempted to bomb the Mansfield News last night were offered today by the Brush Moore Inc publishers of the News NEW OUTBREAKS IN CUBAN WAR Government Hurries Troops Into Oriente to Jialt Mass Attack HAVANA Aug 24 outbreaks in the eastern province of Cuba last night caused the gov ernment today tohurry additional troops Into Oriente in the belief that rebels concentrated at a number of strategic points might attempt a MDONALD WILL HEAD TRIPARTJ GROUP TO RULE Baldwin Will Be Given Place in Temporary Cabinet f ONDON Aug 24 Ram say MacDonald faced with a split in the ranks of his own labor party today handed King George his resignation ns prime minister and accepted the kings mandate to form a ucw government in which all three of the major parties will be represented He stepped out as head of the la bor government and in again as prime minister of the new national government in 20 minutes with the kingduring which he submit ted to the mon arch the person nel of his new cabinet Then lie kissed he kings hand an ageold cere mony marking he beginning of ils service as irimc minister under the new regime MacDONALD Stanley Baldwin conservative leader and liberals who have taken over active management of tho party during the illness of David Lloyd George agreed to participate m the new cabinet under Mr Mac Donald Election likely There probably will be a special session of parliament and after the and the political tion will be clarified Mr MacDonalds government came Into office on June 0 1020 and for nearly two and onehalf years struggled with national and world problems whose gravity wag increased by the general economic lepression The present crisis developed two vccks ago with the report by the government economy committed calling attention to the urgent ne essity of balancing the budget In aa Goooooooo In Emergency Session For two weeks the cabinet has ecn in emergency session debating ncasurcs which would wipe off that deficit but oppo sition to meas ure which it evolved culmin ated in Mr Mac Donalds resigna tion The trades un ion congress backbone of the labor movement interposed objec tions and there developed a split in the cabinet In th e n e w government BALDWIN vhich probably will not hold of Ice beyond next aJn 1 the min iters of the retiring cabinet who upoprted the prime minister prob bly will have portfolios Those who opposed him may fight he program of the national gov rnment in parliament but from resent indications they are not kely to have much chance of sue ess Plan Small Cabinet Mr MacDonalds plan Is to form small national cabinet of 12 or 14 Turn to Injrn 2 Cnlnmn surprise maneuver Three insurgents were killed and a number wounded and taken pris oners when one of the rebel groups was surprised A considerable num ber of arms a quantity of ammuni tion and other war material was seized The government had issued a statement declaring its confidence in an immediate and successful ter mination of the uprising a few hours before the skirmish was re sumed President Machado back from Santa Clara since Saturday was to confer with army heads in Oriente by telephone today IOWA WEATHER Fair Monday night and Tues day cooler Monday night Hllghtly wanner Tuesday in ex treme northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday OS Minimum In Night J2 At 8 A M Monday Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday Maximum Saturday 9 Minimum In Night 53 Altho tho maximum temperatures of late have been in the summer level the nights have had the flavor of autumn about them For more than a week the nightly minimum has been below the 65 degree mark ;