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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home iLOM E ft hlS MEW A t T OtHT Or IOWA OH 5 MO I NES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CTTV THWA MO NTH A V Q 1 QQ1 iuli Y IUWA MUJNDAY 9 1931UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 106 Famine Is CarawayCry Destitute Not Able to Help Starving Neighbors By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 9 Famine said Senator T h a d cteus H Caraway of Arkansas is none too strong a word for it The senator was referring to conditions thru out the drought stricken cotton belt in which his own state is the most sorely afflicted Even as he spoke with me just outside the senate en kansas colleague Senator Joseph T Robinson inside the chamber was readingappeal after appeal for aid from their hungry home folk Each appeal as he read it to his fellow lawmakers Senator Robin son supplemented with his hopeless answer the sufferers The calamity is the worst of its kind continued Senator Caraway in our countrys history f 9 ARKANSAS he continued Is hit Then I think Ken tucky After that probably south ern Missouri and it may be part of Texas tho I do not know that area so well Local relief scoffed the sena tor How can neighbor help neigh bor where both are utterly desti tute In many districts the drougKt loss was 100 per cent Not only was cotton destroyed All crops were destroyed I have seen great cornfields parched to Tarn to Tago Column 2 PRINCE PLAYS IN Festivities at Equator See Brother George Shaved and Ducked S S OROPESA Feb 9 Tha Prince of Wales had a great time this morning playing the role of barber in shipboard festivities attendant upon crossingthe equator as the Oropesa plowed southward enroute from Balboa to Talara Peru King Neptune ruler1 of all the oceans had radioed To our royal brothers S S Oropesa will board you in first dog watch Have all Initiates ready He duly arrived at the ships swimming pool and presided over the ceremonies ably aided by his queen who carried a gorgeous bo quet of cabbages and other vege tables The Prince of Wales was the bar ber entitled Scrape Jem and wearing a striped red and blue bath ing suit with blue shorts and a yel Jow and green bathing cap He wielded an enormous wooden razor and was assisted by his equerry Major J R Aird as the barbers mate Soap He wore a money jacket and shorts The prince had the evident in tense satisfaction of shaving his brother Prince George and Vis count Ednam neither of whom ever before had crossed the imaginary lino at the earths girth Grinning with delight the Prince of Wales helped force his brother to the ducking stool and toppled him into the water where he ducked him mercilessly DCS Molnes Man Elected ST PAUL Minn Feb 9 VernorfD Blank of Des Moines will serve as secretary of the northwest reglana conference of physicians as the result of his election yesterday at a meeting of the organization AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Abelia Anne ought to be proud o her false teeth They match her complexion perfect an her tongue too Weary 10 Walk Ashore Saved From Ice Floes AIRPLANES FIND MEN SET Three of Party Had Been Floating on Erie for 50 Hours DUFFALO N Y Feb 9 weary men walked ashore over the ice hummocks of Lake Erie to day and wrote the last word in a tale of 50 hours of battling with cold exposure hunger and immi nent death on the drifting ice floes of a Windswept lake Three ofthe men had spent the entire 50 hours on the ice drifting helplessly at the mercy of tha changing wind Four times they had seen safety almost within their grasp only to have it snatched away by the elements The other seven were coast guards trapped late last night by a sudden shift of ice as they sought to rescue the last three men The 10 were located this morning by airplanes chartered by the coast guard and the Buffalo Evening News The flyers dropped food and coffee to them and then sped back to shore to guide rescuing parties to the marooned men 56 Sent Adrift Fiftysix fishermen In all were sent adrift on huge ice cakes early Saturday when a blizzard swept jdcJwii upon the Jake out of thenorth east cracking off miles of floes fromthe main body of shore ice and whirling them out into the open water of the lake before a 50 mile an hour wind Twenty of the marooned men were rescued during the day by coastguards 16 others found their way ashore at various points where the drift ice touched for a few mo ments Nineteen fishermen and a 9 year old boy were rescued yester day morning after drifting far out on the lake Thruout the long hours of darkness they huddled about tiny fires and ate halfcooked fish while they waited and hoped for rescue Brat to Solid Ice An airplane chartered by the Buf falo CourierExpress located the a Turn to POEO 5 Column 1 BESSBORQUGH TO GOVERN CANADA Earl Succeeds Lord Welling donWho Will Go to India LONDON Feb D Earl of Bessborough today was appoint ed governorgeneral of the Domin ion of Canada succeeding Lord Wll lingdon who is to be viceroy of India Vere Brabazon Ponsonby ninth Earl of Bessborough Baron Pon sonby and Viscount Duncannon is deputy chairman of De Beers Con solidated Mines Ltd chairman of Sao Paulo Railways Ltd and was a member of the house of com mons from 1913 to 1920 During the war he served in Gal Jipoli in 1915 and was on the gen eral staff in France from 1916 to 1918 He Is 51 years old In 1912 he was married to Robcrte only daughter of Baron He Neuflize of Paris They have two children Frederick Edward Viscount Duncannon 17 and Moyra Madeleine 12 A third child born in 1915 died at the age of 10 MAN ATTENDING SERVICES DIES Charles Hall Eagle Grove Succumbs While at Gross Rites EAGLE GROVE Feb L Hall 71 died suddenly while at tending the funeral of Mrs W H Gross at the Methodist church Sun day afternoon Funeral arrange ments have not been made Mr Hall conducted a cream station for several years and was also a dealer in poultry and other farm produce PAINTS NEW LINCOLN Kdgar Leo Masters lawyer poet from Illinois is the latest author to attempt to drag an American liero from his pedes tal In his new book Masters characterizes Abraham Lincoln as a slick and crafty politi cian He declares also tliat the Great Emancipator was cold mannerless unkempt neurotic And superstitious CREDIT SYSTEM Ill NECESSITY Resolution to Petition Congress in Iowa Senate DES MOINES Feb 9 resolution asking the federal government to establish a credit system for long time farm mort gages at tow interest rates vas introduced in the Iowa senate to day signed by six members The document said that unless steps are taken to aid the farmer in paying off mortgages there is grave danger that this great in dustry and the great group of American citizens engaged therein may drift into a state bordering dangerously close to It said that an acute situation has developed in Iowa farm finan cing because a large number of farms are held by banks and in surance companies Becoming Difficult Farm loans are continually be coming more difficult to obtain the resolution continued even at increased interest rates Governor Dan Turner and six leg islators would be sent to Washing ton under the resolutions terms to Turn to Papo 5 Column 4 Chicago Police Express Fear of Bread Rioting CHICAGO Feb 9 of the Humboldt park district said to day they were fearful of possible violence in the right of residents to force the price of bread from 10 to G cents a pound loaf Sent to Drought Area SWEA CITY Feb the direction of Ray Smith manager of the Swea City Poultry company a shipment of eggs was sent today to the drought area The eggs are carried free by the railroad com panies Each business house bought 15 dozen eggs and farmers and oth ers with eggs to spare contributed EAST AND WEST FIGHT FOR LEAD IN AIR TRAFFIC Tulsa Was First in 1930 Hard Pressed by Newark AERONAUTICAL FACTS Number of air passengers cur ried in 1930 5000000 Number of airports In nation Number of air terminals 750 1931 budget for terminals New airports planned for By LEO RYAN MEW YORK Feb 9 The new year finds the east and west struggling for air traffic supremacy of America Tulsa Okla which last year boasted the busiest airport in the United States is finding the com petition of Newark N J very keen altho Newark is a newcomer in the aerial commercial field Tulsa last year landed in first place among the airports of the country with a total of 175000 pass engers handled without an accident Newark airport was opened for national traffic only last autumn has achieved the record of dispatching more tbaii 50000 pass J enters Jn less than four months 1635 IJi S Airports More than 20000000 will be spent on air terminals during 1931 the aeronautical chamber of com merce reports Last year the expen diture was The termi nal investment represents a major share of the total air traffic invest ment in the country There are 1655 airports in the nation 750 of whioh have the ranking of air terminals Last year air transportation car ried more than 5000000 passengers Of these 1475348 were regular passengers from air terminals and 3779999 were taken on chartered flights or short pleasure hops The total cost of maintaining the air terminals was Nearly 30000 acres were added to the ex isting airport area last year A total 6 Column 2 WILL TURNS TO HELP ARKANSAS Erstwhile Oklahoma Cow boy Barters Barbs for TULSA Okla Feb 9 Rogers turned to Arkansas today after having bagged a relief fund of in a two weeks tour of Texas and Oklahoma for the southwests drought and unemploy ment victims The erstwhile Oklahoma cow boy bartered his barbs here last night for 29500 the largest single pot of his charity tour The humorist transported by Capt Frank Hawks noted speed flyer continued his tour today Politics received its share of at tention last night Hoover drawled Will means well but it just looks like hes mis advised Now just look how he went and let Niagara Falls cave in They never caved in under Cool idge Watch Coolidge he went on he doing Same as me writing a joke a day I write on current events and he writes on the commandments Get up Brush your teeth Be good He aint out of the picture yet Woman Who Killed Fourth Baby Has Twins in Prison LONDON Feb 9 mother of four children who was sentenced to hang for having murdered the fourth baby has given birth to twins in the hospital of Hollo way prison The woman is Mrs Olive Cather ne Wise who once was married and nore three children legitimately to her husband They were separated ind she bore a fourth child to an other man He deserted her and she attempt eddesperately to feed the four hungry mouths She even chopped wood and hawked it thru the streets but finally gave up the struggle placed the baby in an oven ana turned on the gas British law takes no cognizance of exceptional circumstances or temporary insanity in murder and she was condemned to hang A storm of public indignation followed and her sentence was commuted WILL ROGERS TULSA Okla Feb 9 Preached in Claremore this Sunday morning and the deacons brot in a collection of 53000 Chelsea in the afternoon and Tulsa will break all records to night Men make a town not a lo cation or surrounding territory thats why Tulsa has had such a record From what I hear from all over the country the towns are waking up to their Red Cross re sponsibilities Committees nave been lax in getting their drives started the same as the whole country has been late in realizing the need of it 1930 was a year of under and over estimation nothing was guessed right all year Optimism was over rated and pessimism was under rated Yours ALL OPPOSITION TO COMPROMISE NOT WIPED OUT VeteransRelief Blocks Speed in Congress Session Feb D erans relief today took the place of drought measures as the chief legislative stumbling block for congress A letter from President Hoover to Senator Robinson minority leader which said the drought loan fund agreed upon would be sympathetically admin istrated had apparently mollified tile majority in both factions There was still opposition however Repre sentative Parks of Arkansas de nouncing the compromise before the house All threats of an extra session had not been dissipated and Senator Watson the republican leader said night sessions would begin this week to get the appropriation bills out of the way Committee Must Act Watson also said the finance com mittees decision to wait for the house to act on veterans measures brot no particular disapproval Senator Caraway of Arkansas re plied that if the committee did not act in a week he would move to have it discharged from consid eration of the legislation The decision of house leaders to let the naval construc tion program wait until next De cember brot a statement from Chairman Hale of the naval affairs committee that he expected to get the measure thru the senate before Turn to TuRn K Onlunin 11 Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks strong pivotal shares surge forward governments mixed specialties lead ac tive rise Foreign exchanges Irregular Canadian dollar at par Sugar easy trade selling CHICAGO cold wave north west and firm cables cold weather and de creased visible supply to lower Councilman on Trial Found Shot to Death CLEVELAND Feb 9 the eve of his fourth trial growing out of the city land purchase grafts of two years ago former Councilman William E Rarin Bill Potter last night was found shot to victim Prosecutor Ray T Miller said of someone who feared his testimony DROUGHT RELIEF COMES IN FORM Sections in Illinois Are Without Water to Bathe in Feb 9 Drought relief in the form of the first good rainfall since No vember came to parched lands in 11 states over the weekend Rain that the United States weather bureau described aa a God send to farmers fell in a belt ex tending from western Pennsylvania southweslward to eastern Texas beginning Friday night and continu ing today It varied from half an inch in the Ohio valley to a downpaur to taling four inches at Fort Smith Arkansas All of Arkansas where the Red Cross is feeding thousands impoverished by drought received at least an inch of rainfall Moistens Top Soil The lain was heavy enough to moisten the top soil and prepare it for spring planting and to relieve the water shortage in most of the drought area weather bureau offi cials said Many sections of southern Illi nois which have been faced during the past few months with alarming drought situations were quenched with heavy to excessive rama which however left many other thirsty sections untouched Communities farther north in Illi nois remained withoxit have none in sight Jacksonville 111 has banned xvater for bathing pur poses on pain of having the sup plies cut off Outlook Encouraging The outlook in North Dakota Minnesota Wisconsin and part of Iowa was most encouraging Fields were blanketed with snow Lower and northern Michigan were to re ceive their portion of the snow sometime today Indications were that the skies of much of the middlewest would be leaden during the next two days altho this will lead to little more than local snow and rainfalls BISHOP CANNON IS BACK IN BED Rebuilds Strength After His Acquittal by Church Board WASHINGTON Feb 9 After fighting his way to victory against serious accusations brot within his church Bishop Cannon remained in a hospital today re building his strength for a return to hig duties The prohibition leader of the Methodist Episcopal Church South had in a singlehanded defense won from 12 clergymen Saturday night a decision that the charges filed against him by four ministers did not justify a trial before the next general conference of the denomina tion in 1934 DEFIES VICTOR d Press Phott Frank L Magic defeated Tor reelection as Duluth Minn sheriff refused to give up office to Krnil M Ericksou Mngio who served 12 years says ho will hold on until proper court order is served Mead Named Commander of Woodmen at Cresco CRESCO Feb of the World Friday evening elected F D Mead council commander J W Richards advisor lieutenant George Champlin banker S Calli son clerk C D Andrus escort R E Culbertson watchman J R Patterson sentry W H Tillson manager S Callison and J W Richards were elected delegate and alternate to the slate head camp meeting at Marshalltown April 20 and 21 ActionFollows Dismissal of Court Martial Charges BULLETIN WASHINGTON Feb 0 Charges lodged ngiiinst Maj Gen Smedlcy D Butler of tho murino corps before plans for his court martini wure dropped yesterday alleged conduct to this prejudice of good order and discipline and conduct unbe comingtin officer and SL gentle man it was revealed iodity WASHINGTON Feb 9 the request of state depart ment officials the navy department has furnished Ambassador Do Mar tliio of Italy a copy of the corre spondence between Secretary Adams and Major General Smedley D Butler relative to the calling off of the marine officers courtmartial The trial which was scheduled to start a week from today in Phila delphia waa ordered canceled after Butler had acknowledged making remarks derogatory to Premier Mussolini The transmission of the corre spondence was informal but wan considered by both state depart ment and embassy officials to ba sufficient to end tho matter defin itely so far as the two governments were concerned Signor Mussolini in a dispatch to the embassy more than a week ago asserted he considered the incident closed by the apology the American government made to him for But lers assertions ADDS NEW MYSTERY PHOENIX Ariz Feb 9 Cornelius Vanderbiit Jr purport ed to bo the man behind Maj Gen Smedley Butlers Mussolini anec Turn A Column t Plymouth Girl Hit by Air Rifle Shot PLYMOUTH Feb Slangier 8 daughter of Mr and Mrs Joe Slangier was shot neur the eye by an air rifle with which Page Reynolds waa playing She was taken to a hospital at Mason City Swedish Countess Former American Mother of Son PLEASANTVILLEN Y Feb 9 Folke Bernadotte nephew of King Gustav of Sweden and Countess Bernadotte daughter of H Edward Mnnville were re ceiving congratulations tpday on the birth of a second son The baby arrived yesterday at thu home of his parents nml will be named Count Folke of Wisborg his fathers title The first child GusLav Edward was born Jan 31 1930 in Sweden The count and countess the for mer Estelle Manvilie were married in December 1928 Her father Ix chairman of the board of Johns Manville company Already they have received greetings from King Gustav and other members of the royal family ARE LOST IN FLAMES Other Persons Missing May Have Perished in Blaze Cal Feb 9 of mysterious origin destroyed the Oakland horse show early to day taking at least three human lives and incarcerating somewhere between 47 and SO blue blooded anl ma trapped in their stalls Three other persons including a woman were missing and may have perished More than a dozen attend ants remained unaccounted for but most if not of these were thot to have escaped and failed to report their safety Fire officials estimated the loss in horses at 5500000 Eighteen car loads of prize animals valued by their owners at about 52000000 had been shipped from the stables the show having closed Saturday night One Identified John L Thorns 60 an employe of iarnution farm stables Pomona al was the only one the three dead who could be identified The others were believed to bo Michael McCarthy also a Carnation stable employe and a man known only aa Murray While the fire was at Its height and horses were plunging snorting and dying in the flames a woman i was seen to dash into the blazing structure as if to rescue afavorite horse Later purse con taining 40 cents and a check was found In tha ruins Scone Fire authorities said thsy detected the smell of gasoline while fighting the flames but had no definite evi dence of inccnrliarinni Barns full of plunging snorting squealing horses made the scene a bedlam Some of the prize animals broke thru to the open air with hair and flesh afire Policemen shot them doivn to end their agony McCarthy was believed to have died in an attempt to save Carna tion Lavendula a SSSOOO horse Harold PRyan one of the at tendants was injured Ryan said he saw a man burn to death In a stall Troops Sent to Madeira to Put Down Bread Riots LISBON Portugal Feb 9 Nearly 2000 troops sailors and po ice were speeded today toward FunchnI Madeira Islands where serious rioting has occurred as a consequence of announcement of overnment intentions to increase Lhe price of bread Summer Term Daleii Given GRINNELL Feb dates for the summer school term at Grinnell college have been an nounced as June 11 to July 11 Weal IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Monday and Tuesday Colder Monday night much colder in tho east urnl south portions with moder alo cold wiivc in tlio northeast portion Ulsing temperatures Tunsday In tiui northwest und north contra portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 9 Ahavn Minimum in NIgilt Above At H A M Monday 10 Above Trace of snow Figures for like period ending at S oclock Sunday morning Miximutn Saturday 89 Afiovc Minimum In Night 25 Ahovo Sunday night brot the coldest veather the month thus it wasnt very cold at that Early Monday morning the mercury had touched the 9 above mark and thru tho forenoon it rose only slightly A chill northwest wind was offsetting the effects of a bright sun ;