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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1931, Mason City, Iowa HI OF IOVA unices i A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALI NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION IVOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS IJ3ASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 311931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 247 i Slump Wet Cause Boon Beer Advocated as Way to Create New Jobs By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Aug 31 CPA i prohibition question would cot stand a ghost of a show i if it had to com pete with the hard times issue for attention at the next session of congress The most ar dent wets admit as much They also are free to confess that they were growing undecid edly discouraged until recently at the fashion in which interest ap peared to be waning in the modifi cation campaign that they had hoped would be approaching its cli max on Capitol Hill next winter Not that they were counting on vic tory at the coming session but they did look for a hot enough contest to make the wetanddry controversy bulk largely in the 1932 presiden tial fight That however was earlier in the season before it had become so evi cnt that no other subject can be invested with sufficient ginger to command serious consideration while the depression lasts WET i Behold the appeal for good beer being put forward as an un employment relief suggestion And prohibition under attack as at least in part responsible for the industrial and agricultural crisis THE strength of the probeer plea in its application to the unem ployment situation lies in its prom ise a wet promise disputed by the iP of coursli new immed Jly for a large number of men It as the drya the propositions koilcs are faulty and will prove the AijTeivStf tfty 68sci in the run it is hard to convince the average individual that the legalization of a Turn to Inue 4 Column 250JJPWD IN DISTRICT Authorities Seek to Find Totals for Other Areas Hit by Flood SHANGHAI Aug 31 authorities sought today to pierce the veil of uncertainty that cloaked the flood situation in northern Kiangsu province another area placed its dead at 250000 and its destitute homeless at 500000 The Wuhan district comprising the cities of Hankow Hanyang and Wuchang in central China altho it still lay under from four to 20 feet of disease laden water was able for the first time to tally its losses Officials announced that 163000 houses either collapsed or were damaged beyond repair by the flood waters of the Yangtse river Half the population of the three cities or 78000 persons were homeless and penniless Many were half starved and suffering from dysen try cholera and other diseases Held at Sioux City for Tampering With Mails SIOUX CITY Aug 31 Durham 27 Itinerant laborer faced federal charges here today of tam pering with the mails He attempted to cash a check made out to L A Short Woodbury county farmer in a local store PEACE Minneapolis and Webster City Cars Collide at Filling Station FOUR persons were dead Mon day and eight were injured six in a crash north of Mason City as the result of auto accidents in Iowa over the weekend The dead Myron T Sorensen 35 Sioux City Byron Jones 1 Red Oak Art Gyle 19 DCS Moines Cecil George 37 Moorland Four persons were seriously in jured and two others were hurt when two automobiles collided at the entrance to a filling station near the beet sugar plant north of the city Suuday shortly after noon Mrs John McFarland Mr and Mrs Art Haney and Mrs W D Adams all of Webster City were taken to Park hospital and Mrs James Leary and her daughter Eve lyn Lcary Minneapolis were less seriously hurt Mr Leary and a girl also were occupants of the Leary car Mrs Haney received a broken right arm and a possiblp skull fracture Mrs McFarland received a possible skull fracture and Mrs Adams received a broken right arnr but was dismissed from lospital after the Injury was cared for Started to Tum The accident occurred aa tho Webster City party started to turn nto the drive of the station Tho car was badly damaged The Learys were on their way to Minneapolis and the group from Aebster City was returning from Dodge Center where they had been visiting a sister oi the three in jured women Sorensen was killed Sunday after noon when thrown from the running board of a car on which he was rid ng and crushed against a concrete retaining wall on a viaduct near Sioux City Mrs H Thompson wife of the driver of the car received minor injuries Dies of Injuries The small son ot Mr and Mrs John B Jones of Maryville Mo died Sunday evening as a result of injuries received earlier in the d when the truck driven by his father went into the ditch near Red Oak Gyle died early Monday morning from injuries received when his car collided with a taxicab George Moorland mail carrier was killed Saturday night when his auto overturned near Fort Dodge A Sioux City motorist who saw the accident said George was alone in the car No innuest was planned Mrs Earl Bridges and Mrs H Rhoades of Creston received frac tured ribs and body lacerations Sun day night in a headon collision be tween two cars driven by their hus bands ty ft AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Maybe it wasnt elegant before company but Ill scratch my back on a door casin any time before Ill set an suffer KILLERS SOUGHT Wife Guarded by Gunmen as Duffys Henchmen Join in Hunt PHILADELPHIA Aug 31 Police of New Jersey Pennsylvania and New York today sought the killers of Mickey Duffy South Jer sey Racketeer chief slain Saturday in Atlantic City He had set up trust funds total ing for his wife Released In 510000 bail after ar rest ns a material witness she was guarded by six gunmen in her Phil adelphia mansion Duffys henchmen were searching underworld hangouts for the killer Both police and the gangsters held the theory that Duffy was slain by his own men as he slept Harry J Green Duffys gambling manager and James Richardson expugilist were arrested at Berlin N J on suspicion of having know edge of the killing and were held under bail Atlantic City had been a truce zone for gunmen under an unwrit ten agreement and Duffy was with out his bodyguard during his stay there He had sent for his guard shortly before he was slain Iowa Accidents Kill Four and BPERSiSHURT IN CRASH NORTH BRITISH PILOT IN CRACKUP AT CLEVELAND k Associated Press Pboto Flight Com Itlcliard L Atcherly British Schneider cup nicer suffered cuts nnd liruiscfl when Ms plann nosed over at the Cleveland airport when he tried to lund with a broken landing gear Tho wreck of hln plane Is shown above Denies Claim That Woman Admits CirlMg Woman and Her Son Accused of Killing Roomer DETROIT Aug 31 claim y the prosecutors office that Mrs rtose Veras had confessed the slay ing of one of 12 men to die in her rooming house during the past eight was challenged today hy rank M Kenney Jr attorney for Veras and her son William Kenney challenged the alleged confession after Mrs Veraa and her son had stood mute in recorders court when arraigned on charges of slaying Steve Male the roomer The two held without bond pend ing examination Sept 4 Duncan A McCrea assistant pros ecutor said before the arraignment that Mrs Veras had confessed the slaying to a person not connected with the police department Kenney said ho had talked with Mrs Veras at the arraignment and that she had denied confessing to the police or anyone else at a NEW YORK pivotal issues lack support rails make good gains small losses gen eral Foreign ster ling and French franc gain favorable weath er southern selling CHICAGO bearish German crop estimate beneficial Kansas rains forecast bullish private crop estimates to lower to higher Phoebe Omlie Is Winner of Coleman Appointed to Succeed Booth as Denmark Ambassador WASHINGTON Aug 31 Acting Secretary Castle of the state department today announced the appointment of Frederick W B Coleman of Detroit now minister to Latvia Estonia and Lithuania to be minister to Denmark Robert Pcet Skinner of Massillon Ohio for more than five years American minister to Greece was named minister to the three Baltic countries Coleman fills the xacancy caused by the death of the late Ralph H Booth An appointment will be made later to the Athens poatj Hines Calls on Organizations to Study Ultimate Cost of Relief Acts KANSAS CITY Aug 31 Veterans organizations were called jpon today by Administrator Hincs of veterans affairs to ask for no more veterans legislation until they mve studied and determined the ul timate cost of relief acts on the law books Addressing the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars General Hines said he believed it vitally necessary for the veterans organizations to give the whole subject careful study He noted that the governments annual out lay for benefits to former service men amount to about and stressed what he termed the inevitable trend of all forms of veterans aid toward increase above the initial expectations In the meantime he said the principal need of veterans is more jobs He explained the bureau was working with the labor department toward this end Wo as a nation and largely ns individuals oWc an obligation which will not be discharged until wn have made every possible effort toward securing for them the em ployment which will restore them to economic independence but the public generally will expect every able bodied veteran to make the ut most effort to help himself since neither war nor peace can abrogate the duties and responsibilities of citizenship Direct benefits to veterans cited by Hincs included more than 000000 paid monthly in compensa tion to 400000 World war veterans and dependents for disability as a result of war service in allowances to 230000 veterans oth erwise disabled 51000000 in re tirement pay to 0400 disabled emergency officers and 510500000 in pensions to survivors and pendents of all other wars Business SrasiorlH Start KANSAS CITY Aug 31 Pl Business sessions of the thirtysec ond annual encampment Vet erans of Foreign Wars got under way today with more than 2000 delegates in attendance Two messagea from Paul I Wol man Baltimore commanderin chief an address by Brig Gen Frank T Hlnea administrator of the veterans bureau and introduc tion of distinguished guests among them officers of other veterans or ganizations were on the program Passenger Killed and Pilot Hurt in Crash CHICAGO Aug 31 ence Hanson 27 Gary Ind was instantly killed and his brother James L Hanson 2G a real estate broker of Chicago was seriously in jured yesterday when a plane pilot ed by tho latter crashed in a corn field near St John Ind sins OMIIK filler Says He Was Born in Iowa Educated at Ames LARKSBURG W Va Aug 31 7I DrEdwin E Mayer psychia rist and member of the faculty of he University of Pittsburgh said oday that in his opinion Harry F Powers is legally sane Dr Mayer talked with the man or two hours yesterday after be ng granted permission by Sheriff W B Grimm to interview the pris oner The purpose of Dr Mayers examination was not explained J E Law Powers attorney said insanity will be the plea in all irobability to the confessed mur ier of two women and three chil dren Crevice in Skull Officers said Powers today called iheir attention to the shape of his head and showed them a deep cre vice In1 the skull which he said he received while in military training during thuc World war He com plained they added that ho saw visions and that he had uncon trollable impulses Dr Mayer told Will 13 Morris Harrison prosecutor he woultl return hero as a witness at Powers trial if hig testimony was desired but that ho wished to talk with therfjrisoner again before his Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Aug and Gatty and their family were out to spend the day with us today They are mighty modest fine boys Gatty thinks we have pilots and en gines that will take us any where that its up to navigation now They ure leaving at once for the Cleveland air races Post won the race from hero there last year This year Jimmy Doolittle has n very fast new plane thnt should win That ought to be the greatest show in America for there is nothing now in kind of a show nowadays but aviation Yours WILL ROGERS Scorers at Work All Night to Decide Ratings CLEVELAND Aug 31 Mrs Phoebe Omlie who has made a abit of leading lady birds in fly ng today was judged winner of the vomens division of the nationa wcepstakc handicap derby Scorers working all night tr computive averages of 51 men nnd women win took a week t fly the 2IOC miles from Santu Monica Cal t Cleveland gav the Memphis Tenn avlatrix rating of 1091 per cent m o r i than 10 point ahead of Mrs Martio Bowman Glendale Cal who rated 9908 pe cent The official checkers added tha Mrs Omlie is unofficially concedet he sweepstake prize also from all ndicatlons tho ratings of all men contestants must be checked First Across Line Mrs Omlie was first across the finish line yesterday She won thfl Dixie Derby of lasi yctrs air races Ranked next to Mrs Bowman in order of their handicap ratings ivere Mrs Mae Haizlip St Louis Edith Foltz Portland Ore Mrs Louise Thadcn Pittsburgh Mrs rladys ODonnell Long Beach Cal Clema Granger Santa Monica Ca Ruth Stewart St Louis nnd Mrs C E Shankle Fort Sill Okla Officials listened for more than five hours after Mrs Omlies scarlet and yelow plane flashed over the finish line to protests of their han dicapping system but said further heed of dissatisfied contestants would not bo taken unless bond was posted Based on Schedule Handicap ratings were based on a schedule of the average speed made by each contestant in four dashes over a one mile course and the air line distance from the starting point to finish line Both men and women flyers In todays dead stick landing contests Turn In 1nffn 4 Column 33rWayer saiQ Powerswas of a1 Sadistic nature He added that having interviewed many criminals he would say from observation that Powers was of a shut in personal ity he shunned society nnd was suffering from a auperority com plex Horn In Ccdur Ifaplns The psychiatrist said Powers told him he was born in Cedar Rspids Iowa and that hia family camo to Clarksburg that he had a sister near Cedar Rapids and two uncles in Upshur county W Va and that he was graduated from Ra Ikls high school and attended Ames college I never have confined and 1 11 tell ray story at the trial Dr May er quoted Powers as saying I have no interest in religion only called the minister to get out of the agony which officers were put ting me in A Baptist minister permitted to see Powers at tho prisoners re quest Saturday When he was concerning a statement that officers alleged he signed Dr Mayer said Powers re plied that he signed a piece uf pa per but did not know what it was Secretary Mellon Announces Billion Dollar Program of Financing WASHINGTON Aug 31 Announcement by Secretary Mellon of a billion dollar financing pro gram for the September quarter brot President Hoover today face to face with the vexing problem how to balance next years budget It is a matter He must thresh out with Mr Mellon and tho republican leaders In the house and senate be fore the opening of congress iriDe cernber It appears now to be very much sided problem Mr Mellon 3 known to favor a revision of taxes to raise the neces sary funds to meet a prospective billion dollar deficit next year Tho fiscal year ending June 30 incurred a n03000000 deficit largely met by a long term bond issue Treasury Has Dcflrlt In the first two months of this fiscal year the treasury shows a deficit of Income taxes have continued downward this year yielding 511000000 less than in this period a year ago A drop of S1S 000000 in miscellaneous tax re ceipts has added to the administra tions worries Next year Is a campaign year however and up en Capitol Hill the political leaders are holding up their hands against any immediate rniKG in taxes contending it is dif ficult to ask for votes after incrcas Ttirn III ItlRC 4 Column i Predicts France Would Lead Other Nations in Disarming pARlS Aug 31 proposal i that the nations of the world place their armed forces under tho control of the league of nations and a prediction that France would lend the way nt tho 1332 disarma ment conference was made today by Joseph PaitlBoncour chairman of tho foreign affairs committee oE the chamber of deputies in a state ment to the Associated Press Inasmuch as M PaulBoncour is acknowledged as Francos greatest authority on disarmament and is certain to be one of Frances chief delegates to the disarmament con ference in Geneva next February Ills statement was considered to be of such farreaching importance that it will give an entirely new angle to the struggle for the reduction und limitation of armaments Tho im pression prevailed that he would not have made his statement unless ho was convinced that it harmonizes with responsible opinion in France Cense to lieForces When the disarmament confer ence agrees upon the actual figures of the defense strength of each country he said our idea la that these forces should cease to bo forces left entirely to the disposi tion oE these countries and that there should be an International mortgage upon them mean that the council of the league of nations when face to IfOISK lOIl RENT with tifltli pitcrtm clenl residence ncctlnn northwest 1iioxK aiinu1 Inr Itin totrU jinm of only 35c tho ahuvo Ad liPBlnBrrt advertiser with t uny Ihc hoilflfl wax rrntcrt I ho rimt H only ore cann out nf many nr 3urn JTSulLi phono an nd In K AI TAKKfl TH05 NO RECORD FOUND AMES Aug 31 check of records at Iowa State college here today failed to reveal the name of Harry F Powers confessed Clarks burg W Va killer as a student at any time In his story he also referred to his birth in Cedar Rapids Iowa where ho said he attended high school Search of records at the high school and records in the coun ty offices failed to show his name Inquiry Reveals Nothing CEDAR RAPIDS Aug 31 three day search of records and In quiry among local residents has failed to reveal any knowledge of Harry P Powers or C O Pierson Tum to Pnco 4 Column rt with a case of proved war jrrcssi on should be empowered till der article 16 of the league coven ant to make use of them to settle a war crisis Arc other nations like IIH ready Arc they willing to put their permanent air naval and land forces under the control of and at the disposition of the league of ni tions By this gesture the proK of parity might bo solved Internutloiml Foroc M PaulBoncour said that tation of armaments is linked v the idea of creating an International armed force which will insure re spect for arbitral decisions and with a policy of imposing penalties on nations which clared aggressors have been de He said that French circles yearned for unl peace and are growing hcnsive over next years ment conference The statesman salt that In his opinion the disarmament conference would be the gravest event since the signing of the war treaties and a decisive step in the evolution oC peace Peaches Browning Man ager and Byington Ar rested at Greene GREENE Aug Dave Wal lace manager for Peaches Browning and B Byington of Chi cago were arrested here Saturday by City Marshal A T Martin and brot before Justice W Greene on a charge of attempting to defraud the local telepohno company at the pay booth at the hotel They settled all calls and costs amounting to Peaches accompanied by her woman ap New York Police Claim Solu tion to Slaughterhouse Murder NEW YORK Aug 31 sters opened reckless fire again last night into streets crowded with chil dren and mlults and wounded nn IS year old girl It was the third time in five weeks that gunmen firing from a motorcar had caused a bystander to fall wounded Two small children died in the previous fusillades While the victim of last nights attack was being treated from a bullet wound in the thigh police an nounced solution of the slaughter house murder of a week ago in which one of three men lined up against a wall and shot was killed The other two are recovering MLss Intended Victim Mtes Jennie BallanUono was the girl wounded last night Tho shots were Intended for Joseph Snntorn who told police he had been threat ened with assassination when he re sisted extortionists He Is a long shoreman and the father of 12 chil dren Last weeks murder was solved police said by the confession Bar ney English Wolfson who with six others was captured by police in a Brooklyn apartment after they had been tipped off by a dance hostess Confess to Murder Wolfson police said confessed he nnd three others lined Anthony Fer rara Murray Leonard and Angclo Curmano against a wall in the Brooklyn slaughterhouse district and shot them down Wolfaon explained Ferrara had been killed because he opposed a Thieves Rnh Oil Station CHAR1TON Aug 31 Thieves took S250 from a Shell oil station here sometime Saturday night The loss was discovered Sunday morning by Dan Martin al tcmlant STte IOWA WEATHER Iurtly unsettled Mundiiy night nnd Tiinsdny Sliqwers nnd thunderstorms prolmhlo cxrrpt j In lhi west portion Tuesday Slightly nnrnicr Tuesday In thn i riust central portion nnd cooler i In the nnrthivisfit portions Cool n cr Tupsclivy LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures off 24 hour period ending nt 8 ocloclt Monday morning Maximum Suniluy 17 Minimum In Nijiit 37 At 8 A M Monday Figures for 24 hour period Ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Tt Minimum In Night II Saturday night brot the loweslf temperature since last spring dcr Hie most favorable conditions a frost can form at 41 degrees buts none has been reported for Saturday night Sunday the temperature Beared to be started on an upswing mother and another v peared with a dance orchestra Frl gang merger under which Wolfsons day night would have been doubled ;