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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 1931, Mason City, Iowa I A R L 0 M North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home OF MOJNES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 3 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JJ O 197 I Wiley Post Globe Galloper By LEON H DURST by the Associated Freas PART II In the fall of 1916 the country boy from Oklahoma who in 1931 wua to heat the first round the world record of Magellans ship in 1519 by 1074 days swung off a day coach in the new Union station at Kan sas City Mo The money he had made off his fathers cotton patch was in his pocket to pay for a tree months course in the principles of mechan ics at a Kansas City automotive school The course cost 585and young Wiley Post had to work out of school hours to pay his living expenses It was here that young Wiley Post learned the fundamentals of mechanics and in part satisfied the love to tinker which his mother srys she already had noticed Parts didnt always fit in those days explains Emory J Sweeney head of the school They had to be worked down Blade Own Tools Wiley Post and the other boys in his class approximately 1000 of which not more than five per cent were city bred made their own tools learned blacksmithng weld ing and other laborious fundamen tals of the mechanical art Sweeney says one test was the construction of a drill which would pierce cer tain thicknesses steel without bending It was slow work he asserts but it turned out good mechanics In any eventPost certainly has now acquired a thoro knowledge When the Winnie Mae was ready for her honoff at Roosevelt field Post paid his bill at the storage hangar and that bill told the story of his prowess Changing a tire was one entry and mechanic to assist on motor was anoter The rest of the charge the smallest ever run up by distance flyers at Roosevelt field was for storage The mechanic to assist on motor helped a Pratt and Whitney motor expert lift the heavy parts of a magneto he was changing Post made the motor ready himself toGp e waa IB to t came to Roosevelt Expect Agreement on Moratorium by Night CONFERENCE IN PARIS TO CLEAR UP DIFFERENCES War Debt Plan Involves Transfer of Nearly Billion Dollars TXTASHINQTON July 3 W American officials after com municating with Secretary Mellon n Paris today said they hoped and expected the completion of nego iations between the United States nd France on President Hoovers debt suspension proposal before night Acting Secretary Castle of the state department and Acting Secre ary Mills of the treasury met with ugene Heyer chairman of the fRQ eral reserve board In president Hoovers office to receive the tele phone call frSm Secretary Mellon President Hoover was not pre sent when the conversation took place as he was presiding over his regular Friday cabinet meeting Announcement The officials said they did not expect any definite announcement until after Secretary Mellon and Ambassador Edge held their con ference late today in Paris The years holiday from repara tions and war debt payments sug gested by President Hoover two weeks ago tomorrow as a means of improving the world economic condition Involves the transfer of nearly a billion dollars President Hoover i offered to fore 10 davs Wileys course ra mechanics came In a series of jobs in garages in the oil fields and in machine shops over Oklahoma One of these jobs was in ChicUasha Okla and there he becamo ac quainted with Powell Briscoe who later became associated with F Hall an oil man It was Hall who ultimately gave Post his big chance by backing the roundtheworld flight but none of them knew the turn events would take then As a matter of fact Wiley couldnt flj at that time but his eyes were m the sky Lost Sight of Eye Finally there came a day when Wiley had his first opportunity to be around aircraft The Posts were living near Alex Okla and Wiley Post got a chance to work at ode jobs around the aviation field at Fort Sill where men were belm trained for the World war Ha was only 19 years old and when there Turn In TOKO 2 Column Herbert Hoover on Its Maiden Voyage Down Mississippi DUBUQUE July 3 Herbert Hoover worlds largest Dieselcngihed towbyat built at a cost of a half million dollars on its maiden voyage today The ship was launched into th Mississippi river here yesterday After a month of trial runs the 215 foot craft will be christened and placed in operation between St Louis and Mempnls maintained by the federal barge lines AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Amy thinks shes bein charitable when shes just swoppin some old clothes with the buttons off for ten dollars worth o gratitude IOWA RAILROADS ASK INCREASE itosuspension of reparations payments to them in the following approximate amounts Extended France 5240000000 Great Brit ain 597000000 Italy Belgium Rumania 20 000000 Greece Portugal 53000000 Japan and Po land The United States also had 15700000 due in repara tions before July 1 1932 Just a week ago Frances objec tions led Secretary Mellon to extend to Paris what until that time had been called a vacation The chief of the American treasury already had talked with British officials and diplomats here gave him con siderable credit for the favorable turn in France After another of his numerous transAtlantic telephone talks with Secretary Mellon Acting Secretary Castle of the state de partment said yesterday he was very optimistic over prospects of an accord POST AND GATTY WAVE TO NEW YORKS CHEERS d Press Photo Tho Associated Press telephoto above shows Wiley Post and Harold Gatty riding thru showers of ticker tape as New York welcomed them after their record breaking roundtheworld flight It was one of the most spectacular receptions ever accorded aviation heroes PREDICTS SUCCESS PARIS July 3 Walter E Edge in a speech read at the Independence day dinner of the American Chamber of Commerce in France tonight predicted the ac ceptance of President Hoovers debt proposals would restore the confi dence necessary for economic recov ery The ambassador had intended to deliver his message in person at the Tnm 1o Faffe 2 Column FarmefLoans Dickinson Chai rman of Bank Loan Situ ation Group DES MOINES July 3 Cheaper Interest ratea on long time loans to the farmer with ultimata economic recovery of Iowa in view wilKbe sought by a committee of eight lowans who today started a study of the federal land bank loan situation Senator L J Dickinson chair Markets at A Glance NEW YORK U S Steel leads rise foreigns and rails gain utilities active Foreign Exchanges Steady Sterling firm firm cables CHICAGO weak cables large Argentine ex ports hogs higher Man Held in Council Bluffs Identified as One of Bank Robbers COUNCIL BLUFFS July 3 Herman Banning 25 of St Joseph Mo who was arrested at Shenan doah yesterday after he and a com panion had engaged in a positol fight With police here today was identified as one of two men who held up the Bank of Murdock Mur dock Nebr on June 27 man said the committee will deter mine whether additional national legislation to liberalize the federal farm loan act Is necessary If is concededby all interested Senator Dickinson said that If such legislation can be passed and if the policies of the federal farm land bank can be modernized to where farm loans can be made at a cheaper rate with a fair varia tion it will do more to help revivs Iowa economically than any other one thing that could be done The present farm loan situation revolving around the question of the high Interest rate and demand of some loan companies for a reduc tion of their principal In certain per centages payable In annual state hients was seen as the reason for the study Members of the committee are representatives Lloyd Thurston Os ceola T J B Robinson Hampton and Ed H Campbell Battle Creek Gov Dan W Turner A F Beck Ottumwa president of the Farmers Credit company Dr E E Bamford Centervllle and State Senator Charles L Rlgby Stanwood HEAT STOPPED BY MOUNTAINS Toll of Deaths Continues to Grow 1231 Killed in Entire Wave By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Altho the first summer heat wave appeared Friday to ba wearing itself out climbing over the Alleghenles the toll of deaths attributable to the heat continued to grow Thruout Illinois there waa general relief but that state continued to lead with 86 deaths during the past 24 hours Ohio was second with 30 deaths and Indiana third with 28 The total deaths thruout the United States Thursday including drownlngs and two killed in elec trical storms was estimated at 218 bringing the toll of the entire wave 3231 NORTH IOWA TO Plans Parades and Sports Vaudeville Acts at Clear Lake Independence day will be cele brated by several cfties and towns In North Iowa and Southern Minne sota by special events including pa rades vaudeville acts talks musi cal features sports and fireworks displays Most places announced a general cessation of most business Preparations were made to enter tain large crowds at celebrations Clear Lake will attract a crowd of between 10000 and 15000 per sons it is anticipated offering n program of sports on the water ten nis courts and golf courses vaude ville acts and musical features A highlight of the days festivities will be the parade of floats at oclock in the morning In addition to these the many regular attrac tions of the summer resort will en tertain crowds One of the big days of the three day celebration of Mitchell countys diamond jubilee willbe Saturday with a pageantparade at 10 oclock in the morning In the afternoon old settlers will have a program Stacyville will play Osage on the baseball field and high school alum ni will hold reunions In the evening there will be a band concert and homecomers assembly with talka by pioneers and music by the Rusty Hinge quartet of Mason City Blue Earth Celebrates Blue Earth Minn opened a dia mond jubilee celebration Friday and will feature events July 4 A pa Tnm to Pojtn Z Column HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Turn to Page 11 Today and read about the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE TEST A trip to Itnly for some boy this summer Eight Cash Prizes for North lowfts contestants Greatness of byMDonald British Premier Talks at Independence Day Dinner LONDON July 3 Unite States is the greatest nation on earth in the eyes of Prime Minlste Ramsay MacDonald The Hoover moratorium offer believes is an action of great wis dom of great courage and of dee insight America and Great Britain matching strides in the great mora Causes of humanity in his opinion He spoke at the Independence day dinner of the American society o London last night The Historical Incident Boston tea party he was a historical incident sale tha means you are able to lift up you heads to the world that you havi been able to build up by patlen labor by courage and by selfre apect the greatest nation that now exists on the face of this earth I am perfectly certain that t whatever political party you ma belong you will excuse me if I sa that the recent action of your pres Ident to alleviate and soothe th wounds and unhappiness of Europ is an action of great wisdom o great courage and of deep insight Keeping Step Without abating one shadow your Monroe Doctrine or your grea Declaration of Independence we ar discovering that in the great mora causes the great causes which mea the establishment of the splritua things of life in the and we are going on keeping ste with each other Among the 350 guests were Lor and Lady Jelllcoe and Viscount an Lady Astor Senator Guy D Goff o West Virginia was one of th speakers Moderate Weather Clouded Skies Will Continue on Fourtl DES MOINES July 3 erate temperatures and parti clouded skies will continue thru th fourth Charles D Reed federa weather observer predicted today Temperatures in Iowa yesterda varied between 60 and 90 degrees Davenport reporting the only mart of more than 90 a 92 Decorah re ported the lowest mark 55 Rain fell in many parts of th state last night and this morning Burlingtons 251 Inches was th heaviest reported Two Killed In Riot POLOCK Poland July 3 Police fired on a crowd of unem ployed rioters today killing tw and wounding six POST AND GATTY TAKE ONE MORE JAUNT IN PLANE Winnie Mae on Exhibition While Flyers Go on Yacht Trip UEW YORK July 3 O Post and Harold Gatty landed at Bennett airport in Brooklyn he New York City municipal air ort at this morning after a 0 mile 10 minute hop from Roose elt field Their famous world girdling plane iVinnie Mae was placed on public xhibltiou for the weekend with a 4 hour police guard posted about t to prevent any damage by sou enir hunters The flyers then started back to heir hotel in preparation for driv ng with their wives to Stamford onn to start a weekend yacht ng cruise The flyers wives had planned to jfo to the city airport to witness he conclusion of this flight but the nine hours that Post and Gatty slept was not enough for the women after the rigors of the reception yesterday Stay In Bed So they stayed Inbed confident that men who could fly around the worldcould probably fly across a piece of Long Island without help As soon as the Winnie Mae was placed on exhibition tho flyers and their wives planned to leave for Stamford Conn for a weekend cruise on the yacht of William H shipbuilder and close Hiena of former Gov Alfred E Smith Eventually congressional honors store for them Senator Bingham of Connecticut Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July remember I told you there was some awful good dead republicans Well tho finest woman one of em all went the other day Alice Robertson of Oklahoma Nick Longworth told me this story when they was voting on the Soldiers bonus She didnt believe In It in her own heart and she told why and told that her action would mean her finish in congress She told how she loved em and had fed cm and spent every cent she ever had on em and she had but that she wouldnt vote against her con science just to stay in congress Nick said every man in the room went to her and complimented her on her bravery then went over and voted the way the most votes were back home She was a fine old soul too fine for poll tics Yours WILL are la Hiram said lost night at a dinner in the flyers honor that he would intro duce a resolution awarding them congressional medals Guests Are Prominent The flyers were guests of the De troit Aircraft corporation at the dinner in the New York Athletic club last night Among the guests were three other roundtheworld Leslie Arnold U S A John Henry Mears and Col E S Evans Also there were Amelia Earhart transAtlantic flyer Dr James S Kimball weath er forecaster for flyers Elinor Smith aviator F Trubee Davison assistant secretary of war in charge of aviation and Clarence Young assistant secretary of commerce In charge of aeronautics Fight Sidelights CLEVELAND July 3 sheriff of Striblings home town ar rived today feeling a bit warm but otherwise all right Hes J R Hicks of Macon Ga and as to whos going to win Ill give you the same an swer everyone in my state has for Stribling One hundred deputy marshals and agents of the internal revenue department will be on hand at the stadium gates to see that the gov ernment gets Its share of the re ceipts They will see that every ticket is dropped into the box It waa estimated Uncle Sam would get close to SO000 of a gate A young lady who insisted she remain anonymous bought a 55 ticket but not until she made sure she would get her moneys worth She climbed to the top of the sta dium and inspected the ring thru opera glasses Antiques Attract Mucl Attention Several Give Talks OSAGE July county residents today started the three day celebration of its diamond jubi lee marking the seventyfifth an niversary of the countys birthday Crowds started arriving this morn ing and it was anticipated that this afternoon would find thousands of visitors here Hundreds of antiques and relics were exhibited by Mitchell county re s Idents in store windows in the busi ness district These consist ed of wkle va riety includ ing spinning wheels old f u r n I t u re port tains i m p 1 e ments and other art icles belong ing to the pio neers C r o w viewed these II GARLAND exhibits with great interest Reunions of fam ilies and old friends were also an important part of the informal festivities of the day Lovcjoy Gives Address A B Lovejoy Waterloo gave the address at the Memorial service be fore old central building on the seminary campus These services marked the dedication of tablets one honoring Hamlln Garland noted Iowa writer and the other the memory of Alva Bush founder of Cedar Valley seminary R T St John student under Professor Bush also gave an address Thfe jubilee events officially open ed this morning with eighth grade graduating exercises on the old seminary grounds The Rev Sylves ter E Ellis gave the invocation the rural school choir directed by Harry Kauffman of Cedar Falls assisted Turn to Fnicc 2 Column RATES IN STATE SHOULD FOLLOW GENERAL BOOST 10 Roads Participate ill Appeal to Railroad Board DES MOINES July 3 railroads today filed with the state railroad board a petition ing that Iowa intrastate rates bel increased proportionately with ai proposed 15 per cent advanqe iq interstate charges Ten railroads participated in tb9 ppeal asserting in their brief thai corresponding increase In tate rates is necessary in order td fiord them the minimum measure f relief necessary in the present mergency Such an advance is essential id rder to avoid undue and unrea onable discrimination against erstato commerce and undue idice against shippers and local ies in interstate commerce the petition said 10 Take Part Such an advance did not state whether the proposed intrastate increase would be in addition o advances in intrastate freight rate charges already authorized become effective this fall Railroads which participated irt the appeal included the Great Northern Milwaukee Chtcagd Great Western Rock neapolis and St Louis Burlington Illinois Central Chicago St Paul Minneapolis and Omaha western and Sante Fe It was understood that similar Gentleman Jim Corbett James J Jeffries and Gene Tunney who also were boxers are among those to be at the ringside tonight Schmeling spent the afternoon playing cards or sleeping with or ders to keep quiet Stribling was given books to read One hundred telegraph wires have been set up at the ringside and it Is estimated they will carry 750000 words The fight will be told in Germany via cable Sir William Hart Dyke Former Statesman Dies DARTFORD KENT England July 3 William Hari Dyke a political figure of the gold en era of Gladstone and Disraeli died today at his home He waa 93 petitions had been filed with com4 missions in other states the appeal followingthe request of railroads to the interstate commerce ceramist slnn for P 15 per cent advance in national freight rates No Immediate Action V Tho state board will take ni action on the petition until the lni terstate commerce commission had disposed of the interstate proposal A meeting of commissions of west ern states is scheduled for Kansas City next Tuesday to consider the policy to bo tafien on the proposal Iowa representatives who will get to Kansas City meeting are ex pected to include Commissioners Fred P Woodruff and D M Rlchw ardson Commerce Counsel J H Henderson Rate Clerk W F sons and C B Ellis statistician IOWA CRUSADER RAIDS ON TONICS Hammond Seizes 88 Bottles in Des Moines Loses Near Beer Case DES MOINES July 3 Armed with search warrants for intoxicating liquors and led by John B Hammond dry crusader city and county officers seized 88 bottles of socalled tonics at two loop drug stores today Labels on the confiscated bottles showed the tonics contained about 23 per cent alcohol and were made der government permit for medlcalj purposes Hammond said wine tonic is made under federal permit but Its sale iq illegal in Iowa Brew Not Illegal DES MOINES July 3 beer distributed by the Atlas Bever age company here is not of alcohol Ic content or of a malt base a jus tice court jury decided here Thurs day John Hammond dry crusader who has filed application for an injunction to halt transportation and sale of the Atlas beverage in Des Moines said he wouid appeal REPORT OF FIGHT TO BE GIVEN IN FRONT OF GLOBEGAZETTE News of the StrlbllngSchmel uig heayywelght championship nt Cleveland will lo pre sented in front of tho GolicGn Friday night via the new Public Address system of Paul Clcmcnf manager of the Pauls Radio Service Round by round reports will he taken directly from the Associated Press wire The main bout Is scheduled to slart at 9 oclock Preliminaries will ho out shortly after 8 oclock In cnso of knockouts in the preliminaries Ihe main bout maj start before scheduled time IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Friday night anil Saturday slightly warmer In northwest portion Friday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 87 Minimum n Night 60 At 8 A M Friday 7H Thursdays maximum and Thurs day nights minimum were the low est recorded In more than twoj weeks in Mason City ;