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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 2 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 100 Group Will Not Finish Stewart Thinks Law Body Will Never See Quorum V J r M By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON Feb 2 I doubt whethei the national com mision on law ob servance and en forcement ever gets together with a quorum present again Chairman George W Wick ersham s t i 1 seems to believe that he and hi associates simply were interrupted In their work by public clamor for a which they were no I ready to make on the compara lively unimportant subject of pro hibition and to hope now they hav made it that they will be permittee to go ahead in peace and finish then study of allaround crime However I believe that most o his coinquisitors already have hai enough of it to last them for a time that they probably will no bother to adjourn formally thai they merely will not be on hand foi any more the whol thing will lapse not end definitely GOOD ROADS BODY ASSAILED Henry Ford Gives Up Rubber Plantation in Brazil I T IS surprising how little Wash ington has become acquainted JUNGLE NATIVES OBJECT TO HIGH SPEED METHODS Efficiency of Detroit Causes Riots Among Laborers RIO DB JANEIRO Feb 2 Brazils dream of conquest of the mighty Amazon jungles thru the efficient exploitation of its rub ber resources by the American auto king Henry Ford appeared today lo have collapsed Advices from Para on the Ama zon said that Mr Ford after spending millions of dollars had found himself unableto combat na tive antagonism to efficiency melh with the Wickersham commissioner I ods popular in Detroit and is giv 3 f t except of course those with whom it previously was con sidering that all of them have bee coming here frequently for nearly two years and that there really was the liveliest popular interest in theii researches at first That it was their chairmans pol icy to keep them sealed up like an chorites in their quarters at the tot of the Tower building has been obvious all along How he managed to continue hU autocratic rule of silence for sri many months is more of a puzzle Some of the investigators cer tainly resented it Indeed Judge vvilHain S Kenyon specifically re it as unfortunate se Cfllumn Turn to 11 DAKOTANS DIE OF POISON t Botulism Kills Five in One Family and Six Others After Party GRAFTOH N Dak Feb 2 jIV Eleven persons including five mem bers of one family were dead here today victims of botulism a form of food poisoning Homepreserved peas served in a salad and which are believed to have contained the poison caused the deaths physicians said The dead Mr and Mrs Edward Hein at whose home the salad was eaten during a party Thursday night their children Elizabeth 20 Genevieve 6 and Edward Jr 15 Mrs Thomas Chariewski and her son Harry 15 Mrs Elmer Stokke Miss Margeurite McWilliams Ar thur Jorandry and Arthur Lessard All lived in this vicinity Genevieve Hein 16 daughter of Mr and Mrs Hein and Joe Leach who also attendea the party and partook of the salad were in a critical condition at a hosnital and were not expected to recover Dr G W Glaspel public health officer who investigated said all 12 of the persons were first af flicted with dizziness and numb ness and ali suffered a paralysis of the throat The victims became ill late Fri day Three of them died Saturday and seven died yesterday ing up his huge rubber experiment on the Tapajos river Employes Reduced Employes on the farms recently have been reduced from 3000 to 200 Some Americans working on the projcct have resigned while otliezs assigned to an Australian post are now in Para awaiting transportation Among the American methods in troduced to which the natives ob jected it is understood are punch ing a time clock and standing in line with trays for food at the mess hall Such efficiency methods are unheard of in the tropics and greatly aroused the Brazilians Y tuborers Break Dishes Evicition of former tenants as clearing proceeded also led to an tagonisms andlate last year it was necessary to send police by airplane from Para to quell a riot of natives who marched on the farm headquar ters with pitchforks guns and farm implements Recently there was said to have been a mess hall riot with the laborers breaking a quan tity of dishes against each other American circles here understand Mr Ford believed he had a federal concession for his rubber farm whereas it was only a state conces sion backed only by transitory state authorities The Ford interests spent a month for supplies and for labor Vanderbilt May Have Something to Say Later on PHOENIX Ariz Feb 2 elius Vanderbilt Jr may have a ood many things to say concern ng the incident involving Maj Gen medley D Butler of the marim orpa and Premier Mussolini of taly if circumstances change suf iciently Vanderbilt credited in some quar ers with having supplied the ma terial for General Butlers recent charge that the Italian premier was guilty of a hitrun motoring offense nade this known late last night His announcement came during discussion of a statement by the Italian foreign office that Vander L a former newspaper publisher once had been granted a briei audience with Mussolini The foreign office statement wa n the nature of an amendment to one issued by it last week to the ef feet that Mussolini had never me young Vanderbilt They seem to be backing down a bit dont they the young for mer publisher said Asked if he ever would have any thing definite to say regarding Gen eral Butlers story of the hitrue incident which will bring the gen eral before a court martial soon Vanderbilt said I have nothing to say now but if circumstances change sufficiently I may have a good many things to say AUNT HET By Robert Quillen St Paul Broker Wanted a Qttumwa as Robber Suspect NEW YORK Feb 2 government completed its case to day against James A Connolly for mer St Paul broker charged witl using the mails to sell stolen bond and the defense rested without call ing a witness The court announced argument would begin this afternoon and th case was expected to go to the jur by tonight Connolly is wanted at Ottumw in connection with the rob bry of the Ottumwa Savings ban last Sept 9 India Renews Campaign of Disobedience Restless Millions Are Summoned to Action Again ALLAHABAD India Feb 2 IPi restless millions were summoned to action anew today by j the working committee of the all India national congress which or dered that there be no letup in the campaign of civil disobedience At the same time a demand was made for the release of thousands of political prisoners The order was contained in a resolution passed several days ago after release from prison of Ma latma Gandhi and other nationalist eaders but was made public only now when it appeared that activi ies were being allowed to lapse Means Offer Rejected In effort the move means that Prime Minister MacEonalds offer it the London round table confer ence of an eventual qualified domin ion status of ment with important reservations to the British been re jected and that war the passive war of apathy and nonrecognition of law will continue There is now small chance of nationalist partici pation in any negotiations to come In addition to the disobedience clauses of the congress committees resolutions attention was called to the right of the Indian to picket the foreign cloth narcotic and liquo shops without breaking the law The resolutions expressly afflrme the peoples right to make their own salt and demanded withdrawal of repressive measures against na tionalist activities May Be 1ut In Prison The resolutions brot to the hori zon the possibility that Gandhi and Turn In Z COMPROMISE ON RELIEF SOLDIER BONUS POSSIBLE Talk Gains in Spite of Standpat Attitude of Leaders BULLETIN WASHINGTON Feb 2 The senate toduy refused to try out In tho District of Columbia the recommendations of the WicUorshum commission cruiiying issuance of liquor pre scriptions by physicians WASHINGTON Feb 2 of compromise between the ad ministration and democrats iypen food relief and soldiers bonus legis lation was heard in capital corridors today despite the standpat attitude of boll which threatens an extra session of congress While Senator Caraway demo crat Arkansas arraigned house re publican leaders for what he de scribed as contradictory stands on the senates proposal for relief thru the Red Cross a movo to adjust differences between the two branches went forward Senator Smoot veteran republican from Utah returned from a siclt bed to seek a conference late today or tomorrow between representa tives of the house and senate upon Gunboat Beats Chinese River Pirates 3 Inch Superior to Old Muzzle Loaders HANKOW Fcb 2 can three inch guns proved superior lo ancient muzzle loading cannon as the United States gunboat Panay defeated Chinese bandits in it brief but intense battle on the Yangtse river 275 miles above this port yes terday Neither the Panay nor an Ameri can cargo boat the Warship war j convoying downstream suffered i casualty altho both ran a veritable hail of solid shot nails and iron fired from red batteries on both banks of the river The Panay raked the shores with withering effect and quickly si lenced the bandits cannon Roving bands of socalled com munists have harrassecl shipping on the upper Yangtse for several months American British Japa nese and Chinese shipping has suf fered The bands were blamed for tho predicament of the American freighter Chita aground in the riv er below Shusi The gunboat Oahu hovered near the Chita to prevent reds from pirating the helpless ves sel The Chita grounded when shn lost her bearings because bandits had removed buoys marking the river channel authorities said Shortly before the attack on the FACES CHARGES SHORT ACCUSES ASSOCIATION OF ELFISH MOTIVE Sishop Cannon to Leave Hospital to TRIAL DATE SET WASHINGTON Feb 2 court martial of Major General Smedley D Butler of the marinco will begin at 10 a m Monday Feb 16 at the Philadelphia navy yatd Secretary Adams said today after a visit to the white house He also had conferred with Judg Advocate General David F Sellera of the navy Secretary Adams later sail charges and specifications against Butler yet were being prepared by Sellers They will be made public he providing no opposition to sucti publicity is made by General Butler PRINCEED DESPITE RULER Engagement of Lennart to Swedish Commoner Is Announced STOCKHOLM Sweden Feb 2 iT King Gustavos disap roval of his marriage to a com moner Prince Lennart the kings grandson today made formal an louncement of his engagement to Vliss Karin Nissvandt the daughter if a Swedish industrialist It means that he will forfeit his itle of prince and surrender his of succession to the throne jut as a Swedish citizen probably vith the courtesy title of count he vill be able to marry the girl of his choice and to build a career as a armer a pursuit which long has in terested him The king in a communique today announced that he would withhold lis consent to the wedding I could cure Paa case o blues in a minute but I feel so bad lately I just cant think up any reason to brag on him Indian Believes Groundhog Searches for Mother Fox Superstition of Man Comes True in Midwest CHICAGO Feb 2 su perstition of the white man was that the groundhog peered without his burrow today looking for his shadow which in the midwest he found But not so his Red man Among the extinct Pottowatamies there was a legend that the ground hog or woodchuck quitted his win ters hibernation to search for the mother fox And heres why Wandering homeless about the woods one day the little woodchuck espied mother fox and her young all comfortable in a hollow log Crisp mill Cool It was in the leaffalling moon The wind was crisp and tingling even the lean wolves slink 1 Turn In InKl t olunni D WARNING You will get plenty of thrills if you begin reading WEDNESDAY the new mystery story MAD LAUGHTER the relief fund Compromise Acceptable Meanwhile Representative Pat man a Texas democrat who has sponsored cash payment of veterans adjusted compensation certificates said indications hadcome from ad ministration quarters that a com promise calling for an outlay of would be acceptable Testifying before the senatebank ing investigating committee Charlcs E Mitchell chairman of the Nation al City bank of New York City recommended repeal of the capital gains tax He said during the period of inflation in 1929 differences had arisen between the New York fed eral reserve bank and tho federal reserve board over the rediscount rates Fcari Failures He also predicted that hundreds of small bank failures would follow a federal bond issue to defray the cost of cashing soldier bonus certificates If such a bond issue were decided upon he added existing govern ment bonds would be forced down in price until they were selling to yield to 1 per cent higher than at present He said municipal state and industrial bonds would show even greater declines The senate public buildings com mittee ordered a favorable report on Turn to Inufi Column Panay communists attacked the important city oC Yoochow at the head of Tungtlng lake but wer drivenoff by the city garrison WASHINGTON Feb 2 Bi hop James Cannon Jr was in a lospital here today on the eve of icarings to be conducted by his church into charges against him his family said he would leave the hospital tomorrow to defend himself The SouthernMethodist dry leail er recently returned from Texas DOX WAITS FOR GOOD WEATHER Plane Butts Thru Choppy Sea to Gando Bay for Takeoff LAS PALMAS Canary Islands Feb 2 its way thru a choppy sea without attempting to take off the German flying boat DOX steamed out of the harbor under its own power this morning and cruised 12 miles to Gando Bay from which it will continue its pro jected transAtlantic flight tomor ow if the weather is favorable She dropped her anchor in zi sheltered cove and waited the ar rival of a barge bringing nearly 1000 gallons of fuel more than enough to carry her to the Verde islands tho next stop on icr way to Brazil Standard Oil Cuts Dividend NEW YORK Feb 2 ard Oil company of Indiana today placed its stock on a annual basis against previously paid by declaring 50 cents a quarterly dividend of WILL ROGERS 60 Injured in Panic m Mexican Cathedral When Building Falls MEXICO CITY Feb 2 persons were injured several ser iously In a panic at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Guadalajara yes terday The panic was occasioned by col lapse of a building adjoining the temple which was crowded for noon mass The noise was audible in the church and fearing that the church itself was falling in the people stampeded for the exists trampling upon those who fell FORT WORTH Feb argued Saturday on prohibition so there must have been some prettj important business before them They never argue over it only in the busiest times Soldiers are trying to get a part cash payment on their government compensation but Mr Mellon sayo that would upset the bond market and cause government interest rates to raise You owe the government something and see if they worry how much interest you got to pay them Mr Mellon is going to have that budget balanced if he has to join Al Capones gang to do it Yours Premier Bennett Goes to N Y From Capital NEW YORK Feb 2 mier R B Bennett of Canada ar rived from Washington last night It Ottawa it had been reported that the premier intended to confer with James Fnrrell president of the United States Steel Corporation about a proposal to enlarge the Ojibway Ont plant of the corpor ation where lie recuperated from an ill ness vnicfc had confined him to ted for two months His recovery mem bers of his family said was not complete The present trip to the hospital was to rest from the Jong journey from Texas Tommorow 12 elders of the church will sit as an investigating body to hear charges filed against the bi shop by four ministers If the charges arc found to have weight Cannon will be suspended from ac tive duly until 1934 when the gen eral conference of the church will bring him to trial The nature of the charges filed last September by Dr F J Pretty man of Baltimore Dr I P Mar tin of Ahingclon Va and Drs Cos ten J Hnrrell and J T Mnstin of Richmond has never been disclosed Solon Says Builders Are Behind Road Bond Issue MOINES Feb 2 charge that the Iowa Good Roads association had entered inly the fight for a 5100000000 pri mary road bond issue on behalf interests which would profit from road building was made in the Iowa house of representatives today by Representative II Short OL Woodbury county He asserted that the matter of obtaining an amendment to the con stitution to allow the bond issue In be voted upon by the people has been a question of getting for someone to spend rather than building up a road system Iowas roncl program is not in jeopardy Short said adding that the vote on this question will make or unmake the destiny of men in this house Assails Association Short assailed the Iowa Good Roads association for driving thru legislation He charged that inter ests which profit from road building have looked to that association to aid them It has been a question of getting money for someone to spend Short said rather than of building up a road system The Sioux City representative as serted that the good roads nssoSa lion has prepared si bill to introduce later in the session which would call for extending the primary road sys tem to more than 8000 and Jorpavin rifl Inauguration of Winnipeg and St Paul Air Line Has Difficulties ST PAUL Minn Feb 2 A pea soup fog stretching from Wadena Minn to n point north of Winnipeg today disrupted plans for inauguration of the St Paul to Winnipegair mail service The northbound trimotored plane which left St Paul this morn ing for Pembina to connect with a western Canada ship there was forced down at Wadena while the Canadian planes failed to arrive nt the border point AfrTfta of ComirdsaJoH 1 Legislators are afraid that the state highway commission will pun ish their counties if they vote against the bond issue Simmer charged He declared that the com Markets at a Glance YORK baking share generally strong treasury issues at new lows for decline Standard of Indiana heavy on dividend cut Foreign exchanges Steady Dutch drop below par local covering poor spot demand European selling CHICAGO continued dry southwest smaller receipts and decreased Chicago stocks Cattle lower hogs lower Opening Attempt to Quash Jury Verdict Against Daisy Fail LOS ANGELES Feb 2 attempt by counsel for Daisy De Voe to show the verdict of n jury which convicted her of stealing 5825 from Clara Bow was arrived at by lot or chance failed today Pioneer of Aviation Experiment Is Killed CHICAGO Feb 2 pre diction of some of the acquaintances of Edward Heath 43 a pioneer in airplane experimentation that lie some day would kill himself cam true yesterday He died in a piling from an altitude of about 200 fed while flying in a new plane his own design near Morton Grove Illinois Congressman to Face Trial on Rum Count Decision of Court of Appeals Against Denison WASHINGTON Fen 2 District of Columbia court of ap peals today held hat Representative Denison of Illinois must stand trial on an indictment charging him with possession of a trunk containing in toxicating liquors The trunk was found in Denisons office at the house office building in January 1029 The decision of Justice Arsdel re versed the action of the District of Columbia supreme court which hai sustained a demurrer to the indict ment on the ground that it failed to sufficiently acquaint Denison with the charges Counsel for the Illinois congress man had attacked the jurisdiction of the court of appeals claiming the appeal should have been taken bv the United States to the Unitef States supremo court IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday continued moder nratn temperatures LOCAL STATISTICS weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 3 oclock Monday morning Mnviminn Sunday 51 Aliovn Minimum in Night 20 Aliovn At 8 11 in Monday SO Above Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning maximum Saturday 3G Above Minimum in Night 23 Above If them was ever a February which came in like a lamb it was this one Sundays maximum was it degrees within 2 degrees of the record established in the January just closcdFor balminess it is doubtful if any January in contem porary history surpasses the one just past What will February do Probably not what folks expect or want it to do ;