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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home COMP 1ARLOM E R MEM a ART OF W THE NEWSPAPEH THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 29 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONSSECTION ONE iHv NO 246 Big Men on Relief Body Prominent Citizens Make Group Look Conservative By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Aug 29 CPA the scribes 1 and Pharisees had had the choosing of the 12 apostles I have no doubt they would have been very prom inent citizens The Rev Sam uel S Marquis at that time head of the sociologi cal department of the Ford Motor company was the author of this remark which he made in the course of a casual conversation 1 happened to be having with him as one of his fellow pilgrims on the flivver kings celebrated peace trip a decade and a half ago Just what situation Dean Marquis applied it to I dont remember but it always has stuck in my heud as among the bestexpressed ideas I ever heard uttered prominent cit izens would have been so exactly the kind of gentry one can imagine the scribes and Pharisees as select ing PRESIDENT HOOVERS new i commission on unemployment re lief certainly consists of prominent citizens within the meaning of the deans implied description In one way or another every indi vidual included in its membership list simply is intensely prominent It is a conservativelooking body as might be expected prominent citizens usually are conservative Conservatism in fact Is one of the first and most essential qualifica tions for prominent citizenship Any one who attains prominence without xit does so more or less by false pre tenses VTEV3ERTHELESS the relief com Jijifisionaconservatism was wov 1 into skillful fashion as to make quite an attractive pattern For example the organizations chairman President Walter S Glf ford of the five billion dollar Amer ican Telephone Telegraph com pany President Silas H Strawn of the United States Chamber of Com merce and President Matthew S Sloan of the National Electric Light association the power outfit ob viously are ultrastandpatters Contrasted against them however we find President William Green ot the American Federation of Labor Turn to IORO 2 OiUmin GRAF TO VISIT SOUTH AMERICA German Zeppelin Ready to Take Off on Nonstop Journey FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Germany Aug 29 globe trotting airship the Graf Zeppelin tugged at her mooring mast today in readiness for a start tonight on her first nonstop cruise to South America Dr Hugo Eckener will take her aloft about 11 oclock weather per mitting and will set a course for Pernambuco Brazil There will he 45 passengers aboard and they will be paying each for a ride of about 5000 miles The fare on the first trip which included one stop was 52500 The projected course lies over France Spain and the Canary Is lands then direct across the south Atlantic to the goal POLICE SEEK SIGN Turner Regards Farm Prices DISCUSSES PLAN OF IOWANS FOR Offers to Meet Jasper County Delegates Next Week New Paper Joins Lee Group MOINES Aug 29 Dan Turner today said he re garded farm prices as primarily a national problem in discussing plans of Jasper county farmers to seek a fixed price of a bushel on corn The problem of the production and consumption of foodstuffs In this state and nation and the distri bution problem with the necessary elements of prices is primarily a na tional problem the governor said Important to lown Asserting that he regards the farm price situation as of vital im portance to Iowa Governor Turner said he proposed to work for any constructive measure which will meet the Immediate emergency or supplement a national stabilisation for farm products The power and force of Iowa will be back of any attempt to raise the prices of farm products he added He reiterated his advocacy of an equalization fee or debenture plan cid urged congress to take quick action When congress meets in December they should enact a stab ilization plan for farm products he said Meeting Planned Governor Turner expressed a will ingness to meet with a Jasper coun ty delegation which asked for a conference next week The group of farmers and Newton businessmen were prepared to ask the governor to call a conference of the governors of the corn producing states A committee to meet Governor Turner and prepare for a mass meeting here Tuesday evening was announced today It consists of J W Hunter of Newton chairman J P Powers of Kellogg an organizer for the state grange W H Brock of Newton Ralph Smith of Newton nast master of the state grange and F L Hummel of Newton master of the state grange US m AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Girls dont eat no more than they did in my time It just looks that way be cause they eat in public an cant go back to the kitchen to finisli up 3 IOWANS DIE IN AUTO ACCIDENTS Farmer at Knoxville Com mits Suicide by Hanging in His Barn By ASSOCIATED TRUSS Auto accidents Saturday had brot deaths to three lowans and injury to several others A third had committed suicide The dead William Haas SO Harris Louis Reimers Moneta Mrs Gertrude Krntcoiv 39 Davenport Peter Caffroy 70 suicide Knoxville Haas was killed near Worthing ton Minn early Saturdaywhen the car in which he was riding with three other men turned over He was pinned beneath it Reimers died of injuries received Thursday near Primghar when his car collided with that of the Rev R A Cowling of St Pauls Episcopal church Sioux City The Rev Cowl ing his wife and three daughters who were injured in the accident were recovering Mrs Krakow was injured fatally at Ganges Mich when she was struck by an automobile driven by Clark Wilson of Chicago Enroute from Ludington Mich she was struck as she stepped from her own car Caffrey committed suicide by hanging His body was found in the barn on his farm near Knoxville Poor health and financial difficul ties were believed to have led him to take his life Journal at Lincoln Is Latest Unit Announcement Made at Nebraska Capital of Affiliation LINCOLN Nebr Aug a working arrangement between the Lincoln Star a Lee Syndicate newspaper and the Nebraska State Journal the Journal becomes a member of the Lee Syndicate and all advertising both local and na tional will be sold as a unit in both papers according to an announce ment appearing simultaneously to day in the Star and the Journal This move has been made neces sary tin publishers announce be cause of business conditions coup led with the continued high cost of newspaper production An economy for the merchants of the Lincoln territory will be effected by the move since beginning Sept 1 the advertising rates for the combined circulation of the two papers will be less than when each was sold as a unit No Changein Policies There will be no change in the management or policies of either the Star an independent newspa per or of the Journal which is re publican in politics Frank D Throop will continue as publisher of the Star and J E Law rence as editor J C Seacrest will continue as publisher of the Jour nal and Fred Seacrest as business manager Joe Seacrest will become local advertisingmanager for both newspapers and Walter W White formerly advertising manager of the Star will have supervision of all national advertising Total Increased to 11 The addition of the Lincoln Jour nal to the ranks of the Lee Syndi cate increases thi number of pub lications in the group to 11 in cludingthe GlobeGazette the Dav enport Times the Davenport Demo crat the Ottumwa Courier and the Muscatine Journal in Iowa the Madison State Journal and the La Crosse Tribune in Wisconsin the Kewanee StarCourier in Illinois and the Hannibal CourierPost in Missouri Each newspaper in the Lee Syn dicate is operated as an indepen dent local newspaper which thru its group membership enjoys econ omies in operation and purchase of supplies Dennis Member of U S Tariff Board Suicide by Drowning BAILEYS ISLAND Maine Aug 29 P Dennis member of the United States tariff commis sion committed suicide by drown ing in Casco bay here early today The body was found on the sand where it had been left by the reced ing tide Members of his family said he had been despondent because of ill health for some time The body was found by a small searching party made up of rela Uves and friends Medical Examiner Gilbert M El iott pronounced death due to suicide by drowning Dennis who was 62 years old was appointed to the tariff commission by President Hoover in March 1925 and two months later was named vicechairman He was a democrat His widow and two sons survive Pleads Not Guilty to 18 Year Old Murder TOLEDO Aug 29 Edwards pleaded not guilty here Friday to a charge of murder in connection with the death of George Taylor in a Tama gunfight 18 yeara ago MacDonald Expelled From Labor Party by Branch at His Home LONDON Aug 29 Minister Ramsay MacDonald has been expelled from the Hampstead labor party for joining an anti socialist government formed for the purpose of forcing thru parliamenl antiworking class legislation II was announced today Mr MacDonald has his private residence in Hampstend a suburb of London and has been a member of the party there for severa years holding his membership In the labor party proper thru thai branch His expulsion was decreed in a resolution passed by the party last night DES MOINES OR WILL GET VETS HOSPITAL Federal Board Places Capital City First in Its Recommendation WASHINGTON Aug 29 federal board hospitalization today recommended that a new vet erans hospital for Iowa be located near Des Moines if a suitable reas onably priced site is obtainable and otherwise that it be placed near Boone In a brief announcement the board indicated the Des Moines site would Have to be priced reasonably with in the amount available for the land purchase This sum was not an nounced The alternative proposition of locating the institution at Boone indicated certainly that a reasonab ly priced tract was available there Outcome of Visit The action of the board was the outcome of a recent visit to Iowa by Administrator Hines of veterans affairs as chairman of a subcom mittee of the board With other members held hearing at Des Moines in which many communities of the state vied for the new insti tution Long before the hearings the board warned Iowa cities that It would give preference to a location within a 50 mile radfus of Ames This radius includes Des Moines Tha action was taken to discour age communities with little or no chance of landing the big construc tion job from going to great expense in sending delegations to Washing ton and preparing elaborate ex hibits However the board an nounced it would consider all pleas Approved by Hoover The recommendation was adopted at a meeting Aug 26 and has re ceived the approval of President Hoover Altho the text of the announce ment did not discuss this aspect of the matter it was understood that the presence at Des Moines of the regional veterans officer was among the reasona influencing the officials in favor of that city The veterans office and the hos pital on the same premises there by reducing overhead and saving office rental charges If Dea Moines finally is chosen such a consolidation is considered almost certain There Is no indication however that the office would be removed to Boone iC that city should obtain the hospital ISoono Nearer Center Officials pointed out that Boone is nearer the geographic and popula tions center of the state and almost in the middle of the preferred 60 mile circle The decision to give Iowa a new general veterans hospital followed a survey of the situation at Knoxville where the administration maintains a hospital for special cases It was found that a general hosplial coulc not suitably be established there members of the board said Neither the cost of the new insti tution nor its patient capacity has been disclosed but the board indi catd it would be limited entirely to handling Iowa veterans as the ad ministration has adequate hospital facilities in nearby states to care for their own veterans Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks Firm coppers reflec firmer metal prices Bonds Irregular rails continue to improve Curb Steady fractional gains in dull trading exchanges Firm ster ling improves Sugar Holiday coffee Holiday CHICAGO Wheat Easy better harvesting weather bearish Canadian esti mate Corn Steady bullish Iowa ad vices small receipts Cattle Steady Hogs Steady to higher VICTIMS OF MAIL ORDER SUITOR Cleveland Is Host to U S Air Carnival Boardman and Polan do Welcome Occu pies Spotlight CLEVELAND Aug 29 sricnn aviation donned its circus rappings today for a 10 day carni al of sport and speed The 1931 national air races roared nto being on a background of massed maneuvers and individual icrobatics Inauguration of the speed con ests backbone of the classic and heralded as promising new Ameri can or world records before the end of the meet will not take place un il tomorrow First place on the opening pro jram was given to a welcome for airdoma newest heroes Russell 3oardman and John Polanclo who lew nonstop from New York to stanbul Turkey for a world dis tance record Military Demonstrate Military flyers tho banned from ompetition were allotted an hour and a half for demonstrating their precision in formations and tactical maneuvers The navy had its Striking Eagle squadron winner of the Schlft tro phy for safe flying the marines ft squadron of fighters in command of a veteran early air race days Lieut L H Sanderson and tho air corps a picked list of pursuit squad rona Initial attack on the purse of which has been posted for all events centered on a daily ex hibition by civilian stunt flyers of their proxvneaa in aerobatics win ners being picked by the spectators Polands Hero Interest Cor novelty in airplane design centered on the allmetal racer brot over by Captain Boles law Orlinski Polands hero of a Warsaw to Tokio flight His plane Is fitted with a single gullwing lending the appearance of a bird in flight and giving the pilot extra visibility because of its sweeping depression in the center It is similar to a late type of com bat ship developed for the United States navy and air corps 51 Planes Tuke Off TERRE HAUTE Ind Aug 29 airplanes that ar rived hero today from East St Louis took off at 2 p m for Dayton Ohio the next overnight atop on the route of Lhe Santa MonicaCleveland air derby Mrs Gladys ODonnell of Long Beach Cal who damaged her plane in making alanding here this morning made temporary re pairs and led the field away SURE OF ROUTE May Return Home by Way oi Siberia Says Flying Colonel TOKIO Aug 29 Charles A Lindbergh during a visit to the embassy of the Union of Soviet So cialist Republics today told offi ciala that he and his wife had no determined which route they woulr take home but both were greatly In terested in Siberia The call at the soviet embassy was made to express the flyers ap preciation of the courtesy extended them at Karagln island at Petro pavlovsk during their flight fron the United States to Tokio isocafed Prexs Photo When tht hmlics of a munim anil iliriis children were imniivorod from licncatli garape near Chirks hurt W Va they idintifiiil us thnsii of Mrs Asia lOiclicr missing widow of Park KUlgo III ami her children shnivn above Lrff tti Annabellc Grrthu und I5usler Corncliiw O Jlcjrson allegedly wooed Mrs JjIclier by iiiuil con fessed to numhrs Father and Son Released From Jail Lyncned by Crowd BLOUNTSTOVVN Fla Aug 29 Negroes were lynched lt miles south of here last night after they had been released from jail bond They were charged with at tacking Frazier Williams a forest ranger The Negroes Richard and Chnr ley Smoke father and son were shot to death by a fusillade of ri fle and pistol shots A coroners in vestigation today held the men ame to their deaths at the hands of a band of masked men The Negroes were turpentine workers They were bailed out nf jail by their employer and were uiid to have been on their way home last night when seized by the mob Williams was attacked and beat en by two Negroes lost Tuesday Green Labor Leader to Speak at Ottumwa OTTUMWA Aug 20 dent William Green of the American Federation of Labor will speak nt the First Methodist church here Sunday Sept C Green will deliver the principal address at the Labvr day celebration here Police Seeking Girl Who Decoyed Broker Into Kidnaper Hands NEW YORK Aug 29 today were seeking Thelma Gross named by Charles M Rosenthal atockbroken as the girl who de coyed him into hands of kidnapers Rosenthal returned yesterday Police announced that Rosenthals mother had priri his kidnapers 50 000 for his release His only clew wni the girl he took to dinner the nght of his disappearance He said she lived in Philadelphia He thot her name was Thelma Gross III Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug wonder the republican party In this country are careful to do nothing to interfere with big banking interest Lank over in England the labor party was in but they had no money They get out nnd a different hunch in New York and Pnrif banks loaned em a half billion dollars Bipr money only goes to the par ly that supports big money I am entering no crusade to end it I am just telling you how it is you go ahead nnd change it yours WILL ROGERS FLEECER KILLING OF FOUR Nye Probers Recess Until Late in Fall To Decide Action in Refusal of Two to Talk WASHINGTON Aug With its record bulging with cvi dcnce of the republican source ant the final disposition of money givei ishop Cannon Jr for use in hi 1028 antiSmith democratic cam paign the senate campaign funds committee today went into a long rcccss Chairman Nye said the commit tee would not have a chance to come together again until after the middle of October to study the wide variety of evidence accumulated in the three dayii hearings and decide what action it would take regarding it and the two witnesses who re fused to testify He added lie tliot evidence placed in the record demanded an explana tion under ontli by Bishop Cannon and by his Ada L Burroughs and J Sidney refused to talk Records Subpoenaed Among M testimony that went Into the record in the last three days were assertions thnt a check for charged to the account of Cladius H Huston who later be came chairman of the republican national committee was used in fi nancing the antiSmith movement in North Carolina The committee has subpoenaed all the records in connection with this account Conrad Probst vice president of I he International Germanica Trust company of New York submitted the records of the account for the month of October 1D2S during which the S5000 check was paid Me said the total deposits in the account for the month was S1S i5fi and thousands of dollars flowed out of it each tlay Aside from the check there was no indica tion of the use to which tho re mainder of the fund was put Clieclt From Hlsltnp Word H Wood of Charlotte N Car testified he received this check from Bishop Cannon after the North Carolina democrats had called upon tho headquarters organization of the antiSmith movement for help Earlier it had testified that Bishop Cannon was introduced to Turn to Cultimn nsists on Talking to Minister Between Statements LARKSBURG W Va Aug 29 strove today to ob ain a signed statement from Harry Powers alias Cornelius O Pier on that he killed a woman and bree children whose bodies were ound in a ditch at Kuiet Dell near lore yesterday Authorities of Park Ridge III and Clarksburg said the man told hem I did it Ill tell you nil about t later after I have rested and atked with my attorney and on he strength of that promise they inid they gave him respite from the ong hours of grilling Sits Silent Rested the man sat this nftcr loon in a room at the county jail vithout uttering a word while offi cers fired questions at him Polico said his statement that ho would tell you all was made early this morning and since then no word concerning the crime has passed his ips Investigating further the circum stances of the slayings police said Lhe victims believed to be Mrs Asta Bitlclc Elcher and her three children of Park Ridge may have been hanged on a crudely devised gallows in a small building Powers recently built at Dell A phy sician who assisted at nn autopsy suit the woman and children appar ently had been hanged The authorities did not turn aside from their examination of Powers to determine the veracity of reports that human hones were found in the ruins of a burned house owned by Powers wife This house was near where the four bodies were found yesterday Further revelations of the mans correspondence with a large number of women in various parts of the country were made Authorities said he apparently did not operate a matrimonial bureau for both sexes hut had undertaken to carry on cor respondence with all the women himself Late this afternoon Powers asked that a niinister be sent to him and lus request was granted The man fi allowed to talk alone with the Uev T E Gainer T want to get right with my God Powers said In asking for the Rev Mr Gainer pastor of the East Clarksburg Baptist church Talks fo Minister After talking with the minister Powers began a statement to police lie said he lured Mrs Elcher and her children to the quic Dell build ng police said but there he stopped and asked the officers to desist in heir questioning for a half hour while be read the Bible They con sented to his stipulation after ho aid he would resume his statement make a signed confession The police said the man told them in his interrupted statement that he had brot Mrs Eichcr to West Vir ginia and a week later returned to Chicago for the three children He said according to the police that he gave Mrs Eichera oldest daughter a note signed by her moth er and sent her to tho Park Ridge State bank The note directed the hank to give the girl from her mothers account The man said the officers stated the money was given to the girl at the bank she gave tho money to him and he and the children camo to West Virginia IOWA WEATHER Fair Saturday night unit Sunday slightly warmer Sim day In extreme northwest por LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 72 TIInimum in Night 40 At S A M Saturday WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday Aug For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Mostly fair first of week probably followed by some showers by mid dle or close rising temperaturs Monday and Tuesday mostly near or somewhat above normal thereaf ter c ;