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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1931, Mason City, Iowa UAiLON E 8 H i s MEM ART DEPT OF I OWA DES k0 I NES I A North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 2 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 196 Wiley Post Globe Galloper Copyright 1931 by the By LEON H DURST Behind every great undertaking there always is a personality a man whose unflagging zeal weaves the various phases together and ex plains the success or failure of the project In worldcircling record flights this holds true and in seeking the storybehindthestory of the breath talcing ride of the Winnie Mae of Oklahoma all trails even tually lead to Wiley Post A Texas born farm boy who whittled out models of airplanes m the days when flying was only something to read about Post has kept his eyes on his goal as uner ringly as he kept the Winnie Mae on the course ploted by navigator Harold Gatty Easy to Follow It is easy to follow the trail to Wiley Post but difficult to unravel the ingredients which make up Jus personality Stocky browneyed brownhaired and taciturn Post has a heritage of several generations of southwestern pioneers as well as an Indian strain in his blood Farming never interested him much His mother Mrs W F Post recalls that even when he was a srhall barefooted freckle faced voungster he had an inordinate de sire to tinker with things He read adventure stories showed a prefer ence for mechanical toys and only developed sufficient enthusiasm for farming to indicate he could do it if he would This was when his father gave him a small cotton patch Wiley took the utmost pains FROM FARM HAND TO FAMOUS FLYER From farm hand to world fa mous globe the story of Wiley Post told in an exclusive series by Leon Durst Associated Press correspondent and started in the GlobeGazette today The epic of this boy who rode plows and tractors on a ranch antiquated planes on barn storming tours and finally a mighty flying steed circling the globe at a dizzy pace over shadows the stories of fictional heroes Wiley Post Globe Galloper is the title of his lifestory a series of eight stories one a day in the developmdnt of his crop and whenhe had pocketed the profits he found he had enough to set out for a school to train automobile me chanics in Kansas Gtty Mo Heard Wrights The Wright brothers experiments during the first period of aviation development probably were respon sible for Wileys ambition to fly He heard the story of their experiments and when he should have been hoe ing in his fathers fields he was more likely to be whittling out an airplane model Wiley was born Nov 22 1898 in Van Zandt county Texas on an Turn to Fuse 4 Column CLAlSATTEMPT TO STEAL BOOKS Governor of Nebraska Fires State Officer Accused of Interfering LINCOLN Nebr July 2 Gov Charles W Bryan today said an attempt had been made to re move from the state capitol the rec ords of the receivership division of the state banking department He said I D Beynon was implicated and dismissed him as assistant counsel for the banking admtnis tration At the same time four men who are receivers for 250 failed state banks wrote the governor that be cause of his interference they would henceforth conduct the banks affairs without expense to the state Department of trade and commerce which handles banking matters AUNT MET By Robert Quillen DELAY WAR DEBT CONFERENCE Round World Record Down to Less Than 9 Days OSAGE JUBILEE STARTS FRIDAY FOR THREE DAYS All Is in Readiness to Entertain Crowds at Anniversary OSAGE July In Osage is gay with festoons lights and decorations and attics chests and old trunks have yielded their treasures for window exhibits for the Diamond jubilee celebration which opens here tomorrow and will continue Saturday and Sun day Everything is in readiness for the celebration Crowds of many thousand persons including forme residents are expected Chief Ypungbear and 30 braves of the Slesquakee tribe willbe here tomorrow and Saturday to entertain with a 14 piece band and tribal dances Old settlers residents before 1881 and seminary students will register at a booth on the campus and high school alumni at the high school building School Parade Planned The Farm Bureau program begins with a rural school parade tomor row morning at oclock from the courthouse to seminary campus for the eighth grade graduating ex ercises Meanwhile the D A R tab let on front of old central building honoring Hamlin Garland will be dedicated with an address by Judge A B Lovejoy of Waterloo formerly of Osage and the one opposite honoring Alva Bush founder Ce dar Valley seminary and Cpf A A Abernety who carried it on will bt dedicated by RT St John a stu dent under Professor Bush At li oclock In the old chape the compulsory chapel services wll be held in charge of Dr G M Pot ter with J A Lapham and other followed by a picnic lunch at noon A Shakespearean club dinner will be served at the Congregational church At oclock an entertainment is scheduled by rural talent on tho campus with an address by H A Wallace publisher of Wallaces Farmer An Indian ceremonial sports and a band concert make a full after noon At oclock C V S aum Yoii dont need a mental test for women Just let a poor widower with nine children start lookin for an other wife A complete program of the Mitchell county diamond jubilee is published on page 23 nl and students will banquet at the Baptist church and a band concerl and two pavement dances close the day Wilt Stage Parade Saturday morning at 10 oclock is the great historic pageanparade followed by class lunches and pic nics in the afternoon on the camp us is the old settlers program K J Johnson presiding Sidney Fos ter and Chief Justice F F Favllle of Iowa supreme court mens and womens choruses and an Indian ceremonial arc on the program At oclock the high school alumri will march from the high school to the Congregational church for a rc Tnm In TnRe 4 Column 41 France Is Jealous of Tiny German Cruiser PARIS July 2 senate voted today to authorize the gov ernment to bring in a bill for the construction of a battleship of the line to offset Germanys 10000 ton vestpocket cruiser Deutschland NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE TEST JUDGES Three noted Americans foremost in the fields of education and writing heud the list of judges in tho I ioiini Intelligence test being conducted by the Central Press association and client newspapers for high school boys thruout the country They are left to right Dr Walter Dill Scott president of Northwestern university Fannie Hurst noted woman writer and 1rofessor Clyde Milton Hill of Yale university The test is being conducted in North Iowa by the GlobeGazette and special cash prizes are being offered to par ticipants in addition to and apart from the national contest awards An entry blank for boys wishing to participate will bo found on page 19 Kansans Ask for Stand on Board Wheat Capper and Curtis to Seek Appointment With Hoover TOPEKAKans July 2 other effort by Vice President Cur tisandSenator Arthur Capper to obtain fromthe federal farm board a clearcut and definite statement that the grain stabilization corpora tions wheat holdings would not be sold until the price of the grain reaches 85 cents a bushel at Chicago was announced this afternoon by the senior senator from Kansas Senator Capper said he and the vice president would seek an ap pointment1 with President Hoover and the farm board in Washington next Monday and ask for a new statement of policy Curtis and Capper conferred to day with a western Kansas delega tion which expressed dissatisfaction with the sales policy announced by the farm board earlier this week In proposing the 85 cent minimum as a requisite for sale of the stabil ization holdings members of the delegation Senator Capper said did not contemplate that It should In terfere with pending negotiations for sales of wheat to foreign gov ernments Markets at A Glance NEW YORK leaders sag under profit taking rails utilities and foreign gain decline follows early rise Foreign exchanges Irregular German mark sags beneficial rains Texas CHICAGO cold weather Canada steady bearish crop estimates to higher HUNT 2 BANDITS THOT WOUNDED Police and Deputy Sheriffs Search Council Bluffs Woods After Fight COUNCIL BLUFFS July 2 UD a wooded section near here police and deputy sheriffs today sought two alleged holdup men be lieved Int pistol fight with officers early today The pair sougnt were believed to be the same who staged a holdup at Omaha across tho Missouri rlvei from here last night and escaped to Council Bluffs A witness to the robbery notified police giving the license number of their car A short time later two local policemen sighted the robber car and gave chase The policemen opened fire but did not halt the flight until the pursued mens car stalled in a farm yard In an exchange of shots there the pair was believed to have been wounded but fled afoot and disap peared in the darkness Police ex pressed belief that one had been wounded seriously The car bore a Clinton Iowa license ALL FJREWOlKS MAY BE BARRED Spencer Considers Laws to Keep Fourth of July Safe and Sane SPENCER July 2 Fourth of July celebrations at Spen cer may be without the usual list of explosiva nolsemaking devices A new ordinance Is being drafted by George Healey Jr city attorney making fireworks illegal Under an other new ordinance he is drafting buildings replacing those burned in last Saturdays destruction of the business district must be fireproof A lighted sparkler was the cause of the 52000000 blaze here Stephen Babcock Famous Dairy Scientist Is Dead Body Found Lying on Floor by Neighbor and Professor MADISON Wis July 2 Stephen Moulton Babcock world fa mous dairy screntlst died at his home here some time during the night He was 88 years old Dr Babcocks body was found ly ing on the floor of hia sitting room this morning by Mrs E L Eaton a neighbor and Dr E B Hart uni versity of Wisconsin professor A physician pronounced him dead say ing he apparently had toppled from the chair in which he was sitting after suffering a heart attack The scientist had complained re cently of weakness but had been ac tive in keeping his own home The test is notpatented was the simple phrase with which Pro fessor Babcock gave away a scien tific discovery that put millions of dollars into the pockets of dairy men thruout the world It brot him no material gain but earned for him a fame that reached to tbe Anti podes The phrase wound up a bulletin Issued in 1880 by the College of Ag riculture of the University of Wis consin and which marked the frui tion of two years of experimenta tion It announced discovery of a simple method of determining the butterfat content of milk the Bab cock teat Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July is a land of oppor tunity and dont ever forget it Yesterday out here in An geles where our local papers say people are dying from heat by tha thousands in the east out here we are just dying but for no particular reason at all Well there was elected to a very high office president of the educational association just a plain pleasant looking fat enjoying it common sense wom an She is head of the rural schools in Maine and when you are rural in Maine you are rural Now ahe is head of all the teach ers In our land I guess from her name Miss that she is an old maid but darn It I just liked hot looks in tno paper this morning nnd I believe she could teach these young modern heathens of oura some sense Yours WILL Iowa Back to Normal Heat Goes on East Rain Sends Mercuries Tobogganing Nine More Die By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rainfall and clouded skle Thursday viad Iowa muc needed relief from 10 days of un broken sunshine and 100 degre temperatures The toll of 123 heat prostration and deaths was checked Crops had received some aid from the thunder storms which fell in every part of the state except at Cedar Rapidj and the southeast Nine additional deaths from the heat were reported today three each at Dubuque and Davenport two at Waterloo and one at Clinton This brot the total since Sunday to 111 and since the start of the heat wave 132 The dead Mrs Tillie Olsen 74 Daven port John W Rosenbniim 06 Dav enport L C Scbclln 70 Davenport Harry Bowman S5 Dubuque Frank JclIIson BG Diibiique John Barry 53 Dubiique Ira Paddock 70 Clinton James M Stuhbs 70 Water loo John G Jung 57 Waterloo Temperatures tobogganed from the100 degree marks late Wed nesday afternoon into the SOs and at Mason City to 70 The tempera ture here at 8 oclock Thursday morning was 76 Fourfifths of an inch of rain had fallen Temperatures Low At 7 a m the highest tempera ture reported in the state was 74 at WEHADAGREAT TIME WEARILY SMILES AVIATOR Post Pilot and Gatty Navigator Finish 15474 Miles By W W CHAPLIN UEW YORK July 2 round the world flight record vas down to less than nine days oday At Iowa time last night Wiley Post and Harold Gatty brot heir plane down on Roosevelt field vhich they left at a m a week ago last Tuesday In eight days 15 hours and 51 minutes they lew 15474 miles around the nortn ern hemisphere The previous rec ord established by the German dirigible Graf Zeppelin two years ago was 21 days 7 hours 34 miu utea Crowds C lie or Post pilot and Gatty navigator left Edmonton at a m Iowa time yesterday and flew 1600 miles to Cleveland stopping for fuel at p m They took off from Cleveland 29 minutes later for their last hop and ended an air tour of 10 countries Newfoundland Ire land England Holland Germany Poland Russia Japanese posses sions Alaska and Canada as well as various American states The actual Dying time was 4 days 10 hours 8 minutes the averag speed an hour 1458 Cheering as crowds have cheerede New York flying field since thedays of Lindbergh an Chamberlain and Byrd hundred burst thru police lines on the arnv al at Roosevelt field and rushd for tho latest heroes Scene of Disorder For the next hour the field wa the seine of wild disorder Hun New York Has Big Welcome for 2 Flyers Vice President of Air Firm Arrested and in Hospital MEETING MAY BE HELD IN LONDON IF FRANCE FAILS America Warns French Disagreement Will Be Costly NEW YORK July 2 York and the millions who are a art of It gave to two tired men to ay the spectacular sort of welcome rtilch is reserved for spectacular uests Wiley Post and Harold Gatty ack In the city after girdling the lobe In less than nine days found Tew York at its noisiest and at the eak of its enthusiasm Perched on he cushions of an automobile they I nade a circuit of the city which robably was only slightly less ex iting than the flight itself There were crowds all along the of thousands Cheering as Usual Davenport Dubuque At Des Moines the and Keokulc reading was 73 Marshalltown 71 Cedar Rapids Iowa City Charles City Decorah Creston and Clarinda 70 In other cities it ranged down to the low mark of 62 at Estherville The greater portion of the rain fell in the western and central parts of the state The river station at Boone reported 220 inches and other station there 165 Webster City reported 198 Inches Council Bluffs 150 and Atlantic 116 The Turn to 1age 4 Column THREE MEN ROB NEBRASKA BANK Lock Two Women and Man in Vault and Escape With RED CLOUD Nebr July 2 Three young men robbed the Web ster county bank here today of 4000 in currency and fled south in an automobile Two women bank employes and the man whom they locked in the vault were released 40 minutes later First reports were that a woman sat in the robbers car whileher two men companions went inside to carry out the actual holdup Spectators agreed later however that the person in the automobile was also a man dreds fought with police and wit one another in determined effort to see and touch the world flyers The Winnie Mae shot out of th sunset on a gentle slant towarc earth and a great shout went u from the field At terrific Post shot over the crowd at abou 600 feet banked steeply and ex eeuted three wide turns about field Satisfied then that space waa cleared for him he slipped off on j one wing straightened out am drppped as lightly to the turf as tho he were handlinga little spor plane instead of a heavy long dis tance speedster Had Great Time We had a great time Post said wearily and tried to smile Gatty who did the navigating while Post did all the flying was not as near exhaustion as Post ana he told a little more of their ex periences Theyd had plenty of bad weather t Dnsfderable blind flying mrd conditions of flight but theyr come thru all right and were glac to be home Post drank his twentieth glass of water and summed the whole storj up as he saw it We had a great time he said and that was the end of that May Fly More What the pair will do after play ing the leading roles In one of Man hattans strenuous popular wel comes remains to be seen Their backer F C Hall said they might flytheir famous plane around the country And next year tney ry a Pacific flight The plane itself rlall said would be flown to the west coast for presentation to his daughter Mrs Winnie Miie Hal Fain of Los Angeles for whom it is named Col CharlesA Lind bergh were at Roosevelt field also to greet the latest heroes of the air Before goingto sleep at a hote ir New York Gatty remarked Nothing like America and Americans for us as far as flying over strange land is concerned Well I had my Instruments and I Turn In Pago 4 Column Two lowans Members of Upper Mississippi Barge Line Company MINNEAPOLIS July 2 Two Iqwang are members of the dl rectorate of the Upper Mississipp River Barge Line company The are George McLain Dubuque an John Blaul Burlington The directors urged early deve opment o the upper Misslssip river as authorized by congres thru a bond issue at their meetin here yesterday There was the usual cheering the usual sirens the usual ticker tape and torn newspapers tossed from the windows the financial dis trict Even before the flyers were out of their beds at a m a crowd lad collected around the doors of the RitzCarlton hotel their head quarters When they finally made their appearance In the lobby re marking that they had slept fine they were applauded by a hundred guests Outside 2000 more persons had collected and set up cheers when the two crossed the sidewalk to their automobiles Some of the onlookers made a rush to close la on them apparently wanting to shake thetir hands For a moment The ptitlca lina gave but it wasre BULLETIN WASHINGTON July 2 Amerlcan officials today de nied they had received a new counterproposal from France on President Hoovers moro torlum plan DARIS July 2 American conference scheduled j i for tonight was suddenly postponed late this afternoon to permit Sec retary of the Treasury Mellon and Ambassador Edge to confer with Washington on countersuggestions unofficially received from the French government The American negotiators will meet again with Premier Laval tomorrow The Associated Press learned that subsequent to todays meeting of the cabinet information came to tho American negotiators whlcbL demonstrated the desirability of ai new consultation with the Washing i ton government before resuming the official conversations with the French The nature of the French counter proposals was not disclosed but both the American and French statesmen decided it was prefcrablo not to held the meeting which had been scheduled for this evening at the ministry the Interior BRITISH WILLING pushed back into their places Still Rather Weary Even tho Gatty and Post were obviously refreshed by sleep by clean linen shaves and baths there were still traces of weariness in their faces Traffic in Fortyfifth and Fortysixth streets and for sev eral blocks in Fifth and Madison avenues was almost at a standstill It required 12 motorcycle policemen to clear a lane across town to North river where the party boarded the city tug Macom for the trip to the battery At the foot of Fortyfourth street alongthe North river another crowd collected and shouts went up as the men appeared Post and Gatty smiled broadly and waved their responses The party arrived at city hall by way of lower Broadway where a heavy downpour of ticker tape slowed their progress Mayor Walker welcomed tne men n the flagdraped aldermanic chamber while military and police escorts stood at attention in the plaza below Walker Wisecracks He greeted them When you left Roosevelt field your ship was known as the Win nie Mae When you got over Rus sia I think it waa decided that the name had become Winnie Must and then when you landed back at Roosevelt field last night we knew the name was Winnie Did More seriously he added Youve written anotncr line yes another page into history and science Post replied Its entirely beyond words for me to express the gratitude we fell to Mayor Walker and the citizens of New York for their welcome to us Gatty said he was mighty glad to be here INJURED IN RIOT ROOSEVELT FIELD N Y July 2 man is In a hos pital today and hundreds were nurs ing bruises as a result of disorder when Wiley Post and Harold Gatty Turn to Page 1 Cnlumn NO PAPER JULY 4 For tKc first time in more than six years the Gole Gazette will omit publication on a week day when the en tire force will be granted a whole holiday Saturday July 4 We believe our readers will be pleased to allow the members of our staff this sirlgle respite from labors which may be truly said to be daily pressed Its willingness to hol5 meeting of representatives of the powers chiefly concerned in the i Hoover war debt plan If the FrancoJI American negotiations in prove unsuccessful i The text of the governmenta statement making the announcev ment reads thus j His majestys government earn t estly hopes that the discussionnow taking place in Pans will be sueI cessful Should no early solution ify found they have expressed thej order that agre1 ment may be reached with min mum hold a meeting i representatives of the countriej chiefly concerned at an early dateL No city was suggested as th place for such a meeting but it wai generally assumed the gathering would be held in London y No early solution was inter preted as meaning within the nextl day or two I FRANCE WARNED WASHINGTON July 2 From the delicate moratorium snarl there emerged today an unmesheri strand carrying clearly the Ameri can warning that failure of Presi dent Hoovers plan would cost France about As negotiations were resumed in Paris France had a firm but friend ly note from the United States hold Ing that miscarriage of the presi dents offer to help the world by helping Germany probably would ITum to rnjto 1 Column IOWA WEATHER Fair nnd somewhat cooler In cast and central portions Thursday n I g h t Friday fair with moderate temperatures LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 07 Minimum In Night 69 At 8 A M Thursday 70 Knlnfall 80 of on Inch Not since the early part of last August has there been a rain a3 welcome as that which began fall ing at 1 oclock Wednesday after noon and continued off and on until 10 oclock at night The first shower1 was a lively one but in the later stages the rain fell slowly for a time in the form of a mist Thi3 was an unusual phenomenon for July but a lucky break for the soil which stands in need of much mois ture following the two weeks of baking The nights minimum waa the lowest recorded for about twq weeks too ;