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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1931, Mason City, Iowa HIS 11 EM A ART OF JOYA OFS MO I K ES J North loivcts Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 6 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE No 199 Wiley Post Globe Galloper By LEON H DURST Copyright 1031 by The Associated Press TART III The farm boy who used a cotton patch to obtain funds for a mechani cal education had graduated from a garage mechanic to a wingwalk er and parachute jumper by pre vailing upon L L Pete Lewis barnstorming pilot to give him a job Lewis now a transport pilot says that Wiley was an avaricious stu dent of aviation He never was sat isfied until he knew everything a plane could do Between exhibitions he tinkered with the controls and with the motors He was a little wild but he had plenty of nerve Lewis remembers He was so silent the men about the fields knew little of him Banded in Groups In those days immediately after the war pilots who could acquire enough cash to buy a Jenny or a Camik frequently banded in groups of three or four and went about the country billing themselves as air circuses They would stunt the anti quated planes patch up the motors with dnything that would hold and startlo the unfamiliar country folk with their exhibitions of wing walk ing and parachute jumping It was in such agroup that Wiley Post learned to fly His mechanical knowledge gave him a head start and soon he was zooming off the ground with the most daring The accident which cost Wiley the sight of one eye brot him his first plane He was injured in a maclfine shop at Holdenville and received 52000 in compensation He bought a Canuk plane and took up passengers usually for whatever they would pay Madu tip Difference If the required pot was not collected Wiley frequently made up the difference and flew anyway so eager was he to go into the air at every opportunity Earl Witten Pauls Valley OMa aviator who used to do stunt flying with Post says that whenever he heard of any new stunt In the air Wiley would always try it in his old Curtiss Canuk fWUeynever was much of ala7 dies man Witten s4ys He bought a new flivver with all the fixings he could get with a part of the money he got for hi3 damaged eye He took the girls out in that car now and then but he always seemed more interested in flying than in girls He is something of a joker too Around Wileys home town they tell of the time he went up to do a par achute jump but threw a dummy out of the plane instead Several women in the crowd fainted as the figure tumbled down out of the sky Landed In Alfalfa Soon after Wiley bought his first biplane he landed the old crate in his fathers alfalfa patch and crashed intp a hay rake A wing beam was broken and Wiley patched it up with a piece of twobyfour and took off with a couple of flat tires Whether that incident had any bearing or not Wileys father didnt take much to his stuntflying He hid Wileys parachute one day so he couldnt jump Wileys mother says he never told his father of his first air stunts but he confided to her that he had started in the work You dont care if I make a few parachute jumps he asked his mother one day Mrs Post indi cated some displeasure but admit ted she was proud that she had a son who could do such things When Wiley heard she had shown some newspaper clippings about his stunts to the Maysville News the local weekly newspaper he teased her and said he took that as mean ing that she approved of the course he had taken Escapes Curious Wileys father left the home farm near Maysville several days before his famous son brot his roundthe Tuni to rage 1 Column ACCORD ON WAR DEBTS REACHED Fourth of July Takes Largest Toll in Years DIE AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Amy is like all other wo men She concentrates on her nice teeth an ankles an that helps her forget the parts that shes ashamed of NEARLY AUTO ACCIDENT DROWNING LEAD Only Six Fatalities in Na tion Result From Fireworks r By ASSOCIATED TRESS THE largest number of Fourth of July deaths in recent years oc curred in the United States as the nation celebrated the one hundred fiftyfifth anniversary of its birth Close to 500 persons lost their lives from various causes in the two day celebration Fatalities from fireworks were but six or only one half what they were in 1930 Automobile accidents and drown ings were by far more numerous this year One hundred and sixty per sons perished in motorcar mishaps compared to 81 last year while drowning fatalities totaled 181 Al most three times as many persons lost their lives in the water as com pared with 1930 when the total was 57 Twentyfour died from the heat while 14 were killed in airplanes Total Deaths 488 The total of deaths from all causes as shown in reports from the entire country gathered by the As sociated Press was 483 This was 304 more thandied in the 1930 cele bration The midAtlantic section of the country had the greatest loss at life with atotal of 143 The was second with 106 and the Paci fic coast states third with 91 The south was fourth with 57 the New England states fifth with 44 and the southwest sixth with 34 The Rocky Mountain states were last with but nine Eleven men and a girl were drowned Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Chicago Seven of the victims met their deaths in the stormy waters of Lake Michigan where high winds whipped the waves and created such a strong un dertow that some of the beaches including those at Gary Ind were closed by the police Killed at Lucerne Of the airplane dead six were killed at Lucerne Cal when a plane fell 1000 feet Three of these were California golf stars The dead were George Ritchie former Northern California amateur golf champion Jack Kerrigan for mer golf professional at the Rio del Mar Country club near Los Ange les Leon Keller former leading amateur of Southern California Louis M Becker wealthy Los An geles real estate developer Mrs Sigmunda Lax Long Beach Beck ers fiancee and William Huffman Berkeley Cal pilot Kip Tide Tnltcs 20 The golfers with George Horan San Francisco player had just com pleted exhibition games on the course at Lucerne before taking the fatal ride Horan refused the ride They were guests of Becker A possible death toll of 20 per sons was charged to rip tides which swept beaches in the Log Angeles area over the weekend As the holiday crowds number ing hundreds of thousands spread along nearly 50 miles of winding seacoast life guards kept a close watch for bodies which may have been swirled out by the oceanward currents and later released to be carried back to shore SCENES OF MITCHELL COUNTYS PARADE CAPITAL GREETS POST AND GATTY Receive Official Recognition From President for Exploit WASHINGTON July 6 Wiley Post and Harold Gatty were welcomed to Washington today to receive official recognition from President Hoover for their round theworld exploit The pair of flyers who girdled the world in less than nine days arrived by train shortly after noon and went immediately to the white house where they were luncheon guests of the president With them were their wives and financial backer F C Hall an they received a short greeting be fore being whisked away around th capital and up Pennsylvania avenue to the white house In the upper photo is shown the beginning of Mitchell countys pageantparade The birthday cuke in observance of Hie seventyfifth anniversary of the establishment of the government lima office is depleted in the foreground with the Osage high school band marching on either side This float waa followed hy the Mcaqunkle Indian band from the reservation at Tinia Jfielow is shown tho Mason City veterans fife ml drum corps composed of SpanishAmerican war veterans u Civil war veteran nnd sons of veterans Com ing down he street behind the corps can he seen the Civil war and SpanishAmerican veterans lind a float the establishment of the Cedar Valley seminary Cal dwell Is Convicted of Failing Trust NASHVILLE Tenn July 6 Rogers Caldwell former investment banker was convicted by a crimi nal court jury today of fraudulent breach of trust nnd his pun ishment was fjxed at not more than three years in tho state peniten tiary His attor n e y s an nounced they would file motion for a new trial The charge against Cald well grew out of the alleged violation of a trust agreement between Caldwells collapsed investment house Cald well and company and Hardeman county Tennessee It was charged that securities leas valuable than those specified in the agreement were pledged as collateral on the trust thus violating it Cal dwell denied he knew of the irregularity until long after it oc curred and he testified that when he learned of it he immediately took every possible step to correct the NORTH IOWA HAS LONE FATALITY Iowa Falls Youth Commits Suicide Three Other Jowans Dead One North lowan committed sui cide this sections only Indepen dence day and weekend fatality and four other deaths were reported in Iowa by the Associated Press The latter were caused by a drowning an autotrain collision and a childs eating a sparkler The dead Enrl SJiaver 18 Iowa Falls suicide Bernard Kramer Fort Mad IsOn drowning Donald Newbaiicr 52 Guttcn Eunice Overbcck 12 Guttcn herg Patricia Nelson 20 months Cherokee Shaver son of Mr and Mrs Alva Shaver northwest of Iowa Falia committed suicide the even Turn to Tajcn 2 Column ADDITIONAL COMICS In order not to destroy the continuity of the story in two of the GlobeGazettes comics Swifty and Big Sister two strips in addition to those on the regular page of comics will be found in this issue Turn to Page 15 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July got my first thanks this morning for ever saying a nice thing about some man and I do lots of times brag on our prom inent men but they always take it as a matter of fact but the old Oklahoma oil man that backed the flight come thru Many thanks for your kind no tice and the best I can do in re turn is to take Post and Gatty to visit Claremore Okla Advise if you want us Now here is a chance for these two boys to really make good if Gatty can navigate enough to find a field there Ill say he is Columbus and if Post can land on the field Ill say he is a magician I have always had to use a parachute Yours WILL Parts of Northwest Iowa Receive More Than Inch of Rain DES MOINES July 6 Parts of northwest Iowa received more than an inch of rain during the weekend Charles D Reed govcrnmen meteorologist today said Alta ha 146 inches Storm Lake 136 Sac City and Esthervillr one incli and Des Moines 09 inch JUBILEE CLOSES AT OSAGE MANY SEE BIG PARADE Pioneers Are Honored in Address by Judge Faville By DON V WIEDEU Staff Representative OSAGE July county yesterday concluded the celebra tion of its diamond jubilee with spe cial services in churches and infor mal of families old set tlers and former residents That the ibilee was a decided success in spite of the inclement weather Sat urday afternoon and evening was de clared by local residents It was estimated by a local news iaperman that the crowd attending he pageant parade yesterday morn ng tiie largest crowd at any single event was between 15000 and 20 000 persons The parade consisted o nearly 40 units and was many block ong It carried out effectively the dea behind the celebration Following the marshal of the daj and the colors came the Osage higl nchool band A large white birth day cake of several tiers toppcc with candles was next This was in observance of tho seventyfifth an niversary of the establishment o the government land office Thi float was sponsored by E O organization Chief Young Bear and his trib of llesquakie Indians from the res eryation Indians also had a brass band A were dressed infull ceremonial re First Settlers Arrive Next came two men dressed a pioneers representing the arriva of James B nnd D E Cutler in Mitchell county in 1801 Thej walked thru the country and wen so Impressed with it that they re lurned the next year to become th first settlers This unit was spon sored by the Bar association Tin irriyal of the first settlers was de pictcd by the Osage Lions club with u ox team and covered wagon Eighteen cars filled with ol timers persons who had been resi dents of Mitchell county for 7C years or more followed Bert Bush was next seen riding his hign wheeler bicycle A picturesque float sponsored bj the Lions club of St Ansgar dc picted the founding of a Norwegian settlement at St Ansgar hy the Rev C L Clausen who organized settlers on a trek from Wisconsin On the float were a pastor and hi congregation amid trees Was County Seat An old cannon in the next floa symbolized the county seat Thi was prepared by the Campfiro girls In early days Mitchell and Osagi would steal this cannon during th night altho it now remains a Mitchell without controversy Th float illustrated the first countj scat of Mitchell county which wa at Mitchell The historic government land of fice around which the theme of th jubilee was built was next in th parade This float sponsored by th M W A represented the movinj of the land office from Decorah t Osagc in 185G when the governmcn decided to auction off the remainin land near Osage A Settler league was formed at this timo t keep the land from falling into th hands of eastern speculators Among outstanding characteris tics of Osage making it an unusua beauty spot are the maplo tree which provide magnificent shade 1 float paid tribute to the work don by Dr S B Chase who platted th town in t85S First Paper Printed The Miftjhell County Press in th next float showed the first newspa per According to a legend Osage first newspaper was publishc when a man drove into trie boor town with a small printing otitfL and unloaded It under a tree whcr he printed the first copy In tho fo lowing floats sponsored by tho Ma sonic orders wagons with grai showed how the early settler hauled produce to market at Me Gregor A mock horse and wago was next in the line of march A square dance on a truck wa held to show the entertainment the early settlers One of the fea tures of the parade which attracte Torn tn Pnitc IK Tnlnmn 3t First Concert Is Cilvcn VENTURA July Yen tura band gave Its first concert the year last Wednesday HONORED AT OSAGE SUPT GEORGE H SAWYER 500 Alumni at Program for Sawyei Superintendent Givci Honor for Service to School By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE OSAGE July Osage high school paid tribute to th work ofSupt George H Sawye years IT a program SaEGWHy ternpon in the Congregationa church as one of the features i connection with the Mitchell count diamond jubilee A car and radi were presented to Superintenden Sawyer The program was preceded by parade of more than 500 alumn from the high school to the church This parade started with the Osag high school bond followed by mem bers of the school board past an present members of the faculty anc alumni of various classes The first class represented was 1882 Gene Cromer was in charge of the par ade Caps of class colors were worn by the alumni who sat in the church according to classes Re unions were held after the program Johnson Introduces Speakers H K Johnson class of 1887 was master of ceremonies at the pro gram After community singing led by Mrs Ethel Goplerud of the class of 1010 with Mrs Florence Husting of the class of 1897 furnishing the accompaniment the Rev Lester McCaulcy Oakland Minn class of 1012 offered the invocation Roll call by classes was then held A grepting in song to visiting alum MELLON PHONES TEXT OF FRENCH TO WASHINGTON Conferences Follow in Rapid Succession to d Hurry Agreement BULLETIN WASHINGTON July 0 ncconl between the United States and Franco on ho one yearp moratorium oC intergovernmental debt pay ments wus announced today by 3AHIS July 6 official communique issued this evening aid the French cabinet had ap proved the text of a basis of accord Detween France and the United States The text was to be telephoned tot he ifnited States by Secretary Mellon tho communique said The official statement was read o correspondents by Premier Laval at the conclusion of a meeting oE he cabinet and just as the nego tiators were going to dinner In Lavals Office Premier Laval met in his officel this evening witn Secretary Mellon Ambassador Edge Foreign Minis LetBriand Budget Minister Pictri Finance Minister Flandin and An dre FrancoisPoncct undersecre tary for national economy thel communique said The delegates examined the re plies which came from Washington to the last French proposition This conference was adjourned to permit a meeting of the cabinet at Elysce palace which began at 5 oclock and Mr textapproveff by the cabinet of the basts of an ac cord between the two governments After this Mr Mellon and Mr Edge left the meeting in order to telephone to Washington A new session was arranged fop p m AGREE IN PRINCIPLE WILL TALK HERE Mr Sawyer has been engaged to give a talk at this weeks meeting of the Mason City Lions club Wednesday noon He is a charter member of the Osage Lions club ni was followed by a solo in re sponse to the greeting by Clara Rundborg Wood class of 1893 The entire program which had a serious vein was marked by its pungent humor Wit and parrying of wit overflowed aa the muster of ceremonies and various speakers bandied back and forth and recalled escapades of early days Superintendent Sawyer class of 1890 who made the address of wel come was given a rising ovation by iTurn m rnKf IB 7 TURN TO PAGE 7 and read all about the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE TEST Open to high school boys oC this city SEND IN ENTRY g WASHINGTON July 6 Seeking a direct way out of tha angle of technical discussion on the Hoover moratorium proposal the American government proposed to France today that the two govern ments simply announce their agree ment in principle and leave the de tails to experts At the same time acting Sccre ary Castle of the stata department rave to the world a reassuranco that the points remaining in dispute Turn tn Intre 2 Column 3 Markets at A Glance NEW YORK National Biscuit it new low Bonds Irregular Germans weak CHICAGO increased visible supply frtvorable crop weather Cattle easier hogs flnil IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair IVIonilny night nnil Tuesday cooler in extreme northeast Monday night cooler in northeast and extreme east portions Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Monday mornings Maximum Sunday 76 Minimum In Night 58 At 8 A M Momliiy 74 Figures for 24 hour period ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 89 Minimum in Night 59 Rainfall 55 of an Inch Weather conditions at the begin ning of this week are in violent contrast with those of a week ago Sunday bordered on the chilly a week ago Sunday the contemporary heat record was being equaled with a 104 reading With more than a half of inch erf rain Saturday after noon and night it can bo said that for the time being at least North Iowas vegetation has a of moisture ;