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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1931, Mason City, Iowa COMP H ft R L 0 U E R H I S K M A T CHPT OF fflA Edited for the Home iVOL XXXVII CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIgAY JULY 10 1931 EDITION Wiley Post Globe EDITORS NOTEs Thls IB the eighth and last installment In a life story of Wiley Post The previous installments traced the rise of a farmboy thru oilwell drilling garage work barn I storming and test piloting to 1 his big start of his flight around the world By LEON H DURST Copyright 1931 by he Ansoclntcd PART VIII Once he was out over the At lantic a wondering world feverish ly followed the flight of Wiley Post and the creamcolored Winnie Mae Thru fog snow and wpather and sometimes low and others high Post stoutly stuck to the stick while Navigator Harold Gatty sent thru earpieces the tale his Instruments told Names and people strange to the onetime Texas farm lad disappearec on the rapidly running curve the Winnie Mae was describing Past Chester BerlinMoscow NovoSibirsk Irkutsk Blagovest on around the rest of the circle Wiley fought off fatigue and sleep and other obstacles Heritage of Pioneers From a potent physique the heri tage of southwest pioneers Wilej drew for the mighty energy neces1 sary to fulfill his dream With 14 great hops behind him and only about 15 hours of sleep to his credit he rode out of the sunset to Roosevelt field 8 days 15 hours and 51 minutes after the Winnie Mae had left It He had eclipsed the earth circling record of the Graf Zeppelin by 12 days 15 hours 35 minutes Tho world record of Magellans ship in 1519 was left 1074 days behind New York gave him and Gatty the acclaim reserved only for the most illustrious heroes Weary but happy the man who wanted only sleep when he thundered home waved often as he rode up New Yorks trail for the mighty r Eloped 4 Years Ago His pretty young wife with whom he eloped about four years ago In a plane was on hand to tell pride with hugs and kisses little joyful shrieks From Mayavllle Okla home came delight of a mother tl her and her the delight of a mother that her boy had realized his dream the boy Ha little fellowwas full skies with any kind of to going to school F C Hall the oil man who backedhim was there to let his friend know that he Was the best pilot in the world and the flight was the greatest of all time To the national capital Wiley went with his pal Harold to gather re laurels and to receive acclaim ledby President Hoover and Vice President Curtis v Back Home Again Then to Oklahoma his adopted state he flew with his navigator for the home folks to have their say about the young man who made good In the air It was here that the barefooted freckle faced boy who as a 32 year old man carved high his niche in aviations hall of fame caught from the Wright brothers experiments at Kitty Hawk the air urge that subsequently sent him shooting like a meteor thru the skies Home atlast was Wiley Post the youth who had a dream to do something big inaviation which developed into a bug to go around the world With his dream came an unflagging zeal which carried him in pursuit of this pot of gold on a rainbow trip He found this pot of gold He may be even now scanning the aviation heaven for1 the glow of a bigger rainbow with gold even more glit tering Friends say that Wiley is built that way Council Bluffs Grocer Made National Officer MILWAUKEE wis July 10 JP A Bartel of Council i Bluffs was named treasurer of the National Association of Retail Grocers at its convention here Thursday St Louis was named the 1932 convention city li ft AUNT NET By Robert Quillen The only objection to a family doctor is that he gets so used to your troubles they dont impress him no more JM JOQJ THIS jAfER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE JvJQ 203 DOHERTY SUES KANSAS CITY STAR Luther Held Up in France by Negotiations DISCUSSES LONG TERM CREDIT TO HELP GERMANY Goes Into Conference With Minister of Finance HOOVER AND MacNIDER AT BALL GAME July 1O to JT expectations Dr Hans Luther did not leave on the North Express for Berlin today still being tied up in negotiations with finance min ister Flandin Dr Luther president of the Reichsbank went into conference this morning with Governor Clement Moret of the bank of France and vice governor Charles Farnier in connection with a long term credit loan to bolster German finances About the time Herr Luther ar rived from London last night the finance ministry issued a communi cation denying reports that France wanted to be relieved of her en gagement to pay a guarantee fund to the world bank in case Germany Seclared a moratorium Asks Monthly Payments It was said that France only asked that in case the world bank demanded such a fund it could be paid monthly in the same manner that it would be allotted to the nations concerned Authoritative circles believed Herr Luther would endeavor to ob tain long term credits from an un derwriting combine of the strong est French English and American banksthereby strengthening the Reichsbanks position and exerting a cal effec ton WouldAid Bcieh Long term credits it was felt would give the Reich time In which to renew the flow of capital into the country without facing the neces sity of continually meeting the strain of shortterm obligations When Herr Luther emerged from he conference with M Morethe said we talked simply as banker to banker and refuged to make any further statement From M1 Morets office the con ferences went to a luncheon at tended by Emile Moreau former jovernor oC the bank of France and lalf a dozen other financiers BOYS CLOTHES ARE IDENTIFIED Skeleton of High School YouthFound After Nine Years MUNCIE Ind July 10 skeleton found in the air shaft of he Central high school here yes terday was positively identified to day as that of Perlie Hogg who at the age of 16 disappeared ir 1922 Charles Cooper nn uncle with vhom the boy lived and two aunts Urs Cooper and Mrs Effis Owens dentifled fragments of clothing shoes and a knife as having be onged to the youth Coroner Clarence E Picplio said he would return a verdict of prob able suicide after Mrs Owens told iim young Hogg had threatened iust before he disappeared either to eave Muncie or destroy himself Coroner Piepuo said he believed he boy either fell or jumped into the air shaft Associated 1fcss Photo of stat0 Ackley Youth First in Test MC Boy Next TO With Chance to Win Trip William L Winter 15 year old Ackley high school freshman whose mail address for the summer is Rural Route 1 Clear Lake has been adjudged North Iowas most intel ligent high school boy This distinction he won in a test conducted Thursday forenoon by the GlobeGazette at the Mason City high school in competition with S4 other boys from more than a score of towns in this section In addition to winning a prize of one of the eight cash awards offered by the GlobeGazette Wil Balloonist Placards Twin Brother Applies for U S Citizenship MORRI3TOWN N J July 10 Felix Piccard twin bro ther of Prof Auguste Piccard who explored the stratosphere in n bal oon was among three score appli cants for United States citizenship today Tr Piccard came to this iountry from Switzerland in 1926 is a research chemist for a powder ompany Burlington Council to Take Up Light Rate Cut BURLINGTON July 10 Mayor E G Marquardt called a special council meeting for Friday 0 consider a reduction in light rates here fronl 6 to 20 per cent announced Thursday by the Iowa Southern Utilities company at Ot umwa Mayor Marquardt said he believed the reduction should be greater PRIZE FOR ALL Every boy who participated in theGlobeGazettes intelligence contest Thursday forenoon is In vited Sy Tom Arthur manager of tho Cecil theater to be a guest at his theater at any show within the next two weeks I take thin means suid Mr Arthur in extending the invita tion of payingmy respects to the boy with enough courage to subject himself to atest such as this was A list of all participants al phabetically arranged 1ms been prepared for Mr Arthur and the boys will need only to present themselves at the ticket window to be checked off tho list to gain admittance to the theater liam becomes a candidate for an ex pensefree trip to the Mediterran ean Six boys from six sections of the country will be chosen Mason CItyan Close Second The winner of second place in the contest was Gene Gregory 719 North Delaware avenue Mason City a junior this past year in the Ma son City high school In the first two sections of the test of an ob jective character Gregory excelled Winter by a single point Out of a possible 150 points he scored 101 Winters total was 100 In tho sub jective however there a mar gin of five points for the AcWey youth their grand scores being as follows Winter Gregory 229 Gilbert McEwen 410 North Jef ferson avenue ranked third with a total of 205 points out of the possi Tiim lo PnKfi 4 Column Three Men Loot Bank in Nebraska Escape MAX Nebr July 10 robbers this morning held up the Max State bank and escaped witu more than Posses started in search of the three men who headed east out of Max In a large sedan which bore a Kansas license Bank officials said the robbers took approximately in cur rency and between and 55000 in allvec BRITISH VESSEL AGROUND IN FOG Coast Guard Cutter Ordered to Assistance of Ship Off BOSTON July 10 Tin British steamship Crandon went aground this morning on Peaked Hill bar Cape Cod in a dense fog Eastern division headquarters of the coast guard in Boston reported that tho British freighter a craft of 3000 tons appeared to be hard aground The tide was not quite at flood The coast guard officials said they understood the Crandon was bound from Mexican ports for North Plymouth Captain Frank Mayo of tlii Peaked Hill coast guard crew whirh went from Provincetown to the ves sels aid reported that the captain of the Crandon had declined an offer to take him and his 27 men ashore The Crandons master said tho steamer was on a sandy bottom and he did not believe it in danger He hoped the ship might be floated on the next high tide Preseldent Hayes Aground BOSTON July 10 The coast guard cutter Mojave was on its way to the Dollar liner President Hayes aground off Monomoy Point today The Mojava had been called from patrol duty to go to the aid of the freighter Crandon which was aground off the tip of Cape Cod but coast guard headquarters here later received word of the liners predica ment and ordered the Mojave to go to her and sent the cutter Kickapoo to the Crandon Car of Gravel Crushes Road Worker Dead Near Armstrong as Tractor Stalls ARMSTRONG July 10 John Munson 26 was fatally injured late yesterday afternoon when a car of gravel which he was towing by a tractor ran over him cutting and crushing him The accident oc curred during road construction op erations at Maple Hill near here Munson a brotherinlaw of Dan McLaughlin who has the contract for paving highway No 9 came here from Waseca Minn his home to work with the construction gang Four weeks previously he was In jured in an accident and was only able to return to work Tuesday The car of gravel on the railroad track was being moved into a dif ferent position by Mr Mungon who was operating a caterpillar tractor Tho tractor became caught in the rails and the car behind him then ran over him Both of his legs were broken and he suffered severe cuts on his body He lived but a short timo after The body will be taken to home where funeral services will bu held Saturday Munson was not married and lived wUh his mother before coming here to work Davenport Pair Given Liquor Charge Hearing BURLINGTON July 10 Ed Lathrop and Emery Keith of Davenport released on boncis each when arraigned on liquor charges befpre U S Commissioner Walter Price were to have a hear ing in federal court Peoria 111 at 2 p m Friday Markets at A Glance NEW YORK leaders respond to short covering rails advance small gains predom inate Foreign French franc stronp firm spot mar ket trade buying firmer foreign markets CHICAGO lower northwest markets July covering RADICAL GROUPS BUCK DEBT PLAN Nationalistic Leaders of Ger many Doubt Help of Hoover Offer BERLIN July 10 W Ger manys radical elements are mass ing their forces for an attack on the Hoover moratorium in the belief that it bulwarks the treaty of Ver sailles Delegates of all parties opposed to Chancellor Bruenings govern ment met last night to consider ways and means of combatting what they termed the attempt of those now in power to continue the policy of fulfillment of the Ver sailles treaty under veiled forms Adolf Hitler leader of the na tional socialists and Alfred Hugen bcrg nationalist chieftain both of whom have expressed skepticism that the debt holiday would aid Germany dominated the delibera tions Prince August Wilhelm fourth son of the former kaiser told a na tionalist meeting in Hanover that he would have approved the Hoover offer if it had subscribed to these conditions First if Immediately after Its publication the terrible emergency decrees which are bleeding the Ger man people had been abolished and second if the plan had been headed This is the beginning of the end of the shameful treaty of Ver Sallles OFFICIALS HUNT GARNER LIVESTOCK MAN Shipping Body Manager Last Seen in Mason City July 1 of Hancock and Cerro Gordo county are assisting in the search for Henry Carr 60 manager of the Garner Livestock Shipping association who was last seen in Mason City on the night of July 1 No trace of him has been found oltho investigations have been conducted several days by officials Mr Carr told his wife on the day he was last seen that he might go to Des Moines in the evening by bus on a business trijj He left his car at the Uleu garage Relatives were not immediately alarmed He planned to return to Garner to ship stock for the shipping association July 3 however and when he failed to ap pear a search was started Was Carrying Money Six feet in helht Mr Can weighed 185 pounds He is 60 years of age has gray hair and blue eyes He was wearing a dark gray suit with a check design and light gray silk shirt with stripes when last seen He had a gray felt hat size seven and threeeighths His cloth Ing bore trademarks of two Mason City stores In the belief that Mr Carr may have gone to Des Moines a search was conducted there but without results Mr Carr because he was a carried quite a have been slugged and robbed Altho Mr Carr has been under quite a strain the past two years because of market conditions con tinual low prices and the fact thai he lost nearly 100 head of fattenei hogs in June which died of cholera it is not believed by relatives that he worried to a serious extent which might influence his actions Manager Eight Years Mr Carr lias been in the live stock business 38 years and for eight years manager of the Garner shipping association Ho was consid ered distinguished looking When he left home July 1 he was in the best of spirits Sheriff E P Hanson of Hancock county Sheriff G E Cress and Chief of Police V R Sanford are cooperating in at tempting to learn his whereabouts REPORT JULY 1 CROP CONDITION Corn Yield Exoected to Be 2967953000 Bushels This Year WASHINGTON July 10 Production of Important farm crops this year as indicated by their July 1 condition was an nounced today by the department of agriculture as follows Corn 2067953000 bushels com pared with 2081048000 bushels last year Winter wheat 712611000 bushels compared with 640115000 bushels last month and 604337000 bushels last year Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July have been blam ing Prance for not falling ovcv themselves to cancel the debt Well France received 95 mil lion dollars more than she pays out to England and the United States France is better off to day than all ofthem Why Be cause of hard work and watch Ing the pennies France is a good deal like Amos on the radio Now wait a minute Andy that scheme of yours sounds mighty hieand fine now but in the end where is we getting off The United States is exactly like Andy Anything comes up Oh sho sho send it over C O D We will pay fur it or sumpin Come on Vanilla les1 go fishln Yours WILL WILL TRY AGAIN Associated Prcjj Photo H S JONES Above REG ROBBINS Below Flyers to Use Next Attempt Plan Early Return to U S After Flight Failure NOME Alaska July 10 Their attempted nonstop flight from Seattle to Tokyo having ended near here in failure Reg L Robbins and Harold S Jones of Texas today planned an early return to the United States to try it again Robbins and Jones brot their monoplane Fort Worth to earth at Solomon 30 miles east of here ear ly yesterday after having covered about 2100 miles of the 5100 mile route and having connected several times with their trimotored refuel ing plane piloted by J M Mattern and Nick Greener Plan Larger Engine After a long rest Robbins and Jones announced they would use the Fort Worth for their second at tempt but would install a larger engine They said the same trimo tored ship would be used for refuel ing In explanation of the sudden ter mination of their tlight Robbins said the Fort Worth had become unwieldy after 300 gallons of gas had been taken aboard In high winds It was impossible to hold the monoplane in contact with the re fueler he said to take aboard suf ficient gasoline to complete the 3000 mile flight to Japan Flying here with the refueling crew in the refueler yesterday Jones and Robbins had a long sleep after having been 26 hours S3 min utes In the air on their hop from Seattle Blniue Bnd Wcnther Bad flying weather to Fairbanks prevented their takeoff for Seattle but they said they would return to the United States as soon as possi ble The men were disappointed in their failure in the quest for a 000 prize offered by a Japanese newspaper for the first nonstop flight between Seattle and Japan Four previous attempts by other flyers two by Harold Bromley Tn coma also have failed Its tough Robbins said but we couldnt see any other wuy out and the weather was so bad and visibility nil we would have killed ourselves outright in attempting to get thru Webster City Tax Levy Is Lowest in 30 Years WEBSTER CITY July 10 WV Webster Citys 1932 tax levy re duced 10 mills to 21 mills gives the city its lowest levy in more than 30 years J W Lee city attorney has MS CLAIM OF MILLIONS IN RATE CASE ities Service Company Head Bases Charges on Six Counts CITY July 10 Henry LDoherty head of the ities Service company filed suit or 512000000 damages against the Kansas City Stat here todayas an outgrowth of a campaign by the Star aud Governor Harry Wood for a reduction in Kansas gasj rates The action brot in the circuit court of Jackson county named the Kansas City Star com pany George B Longan president A Roberts managing editor and Fred C Trigg Kansas editor for the Star as defendants Civil Libel Suit B C Adams vice president and eneral manager of the Gas Ser vice company a holding corpora ion for the Doherty subsidiaries in Missouri Kansas and Oklahoma described the action asa civil libel suit The plaintiff seeks 51000000 ac tual and 51000000 punitive dam ages on each of six counts based orf articles which appeared in the Star on the various dates in which al legedly defamatory and liboloug statements were made The petition specifically denied the truth of sttcments made in tha quoted articles that a management fee of 1 per cent of the annual gross revenue of the subsidiary companies went to the personal ac count of Doherty Gets No Salary Doherty the petition stated hag not received nor does he now re ceive any salaryor titterJncorHzrl out of reason of Mhosaid charges for said services nor does this plaintiff nor has ho for many years received any salary us pres ident of the Cities Service company or from any of its affiliated com panies The suit alleges that the Star ant its officers had planned and at tempted to organize a competitive company to furnish natural gus in the Kansas City territory in order to make them appear as the cham pions of the people and in order to injure and destroy Dohertys con cerns Uecd Retained The Star has retained James A Reed former United States senator in addition to its regular counsel to defend the suit With denial last week of a re quest by Governor Woodrin for a reduction of 10 cents in the city gas rate of 40 cents per 1000 cubic feet charged local utilities tho Kansas state securities department with drew approval of all curb stocks of he Cities Service company except the first preferred The stocks were ordered barred from sale In Kansas until reap proved A temporary injunction lowever against execution of tho order issued by the Shawnea county district court A hearing 19 set for July 13 in Topelca Rebuilding Campaign at Spencer Opened as Moore Wields Shovel SPENCER July 10 H Moore owner of Ifoora blocH which was destroyed by the 000 fire here June 27 turned thrt Tirst shovel of dirt Thursday toj he construction of four new ings inaugurating Spencers ng campaign IOWA WEATHER j Generally fair Friday night nncl Saturday slightly warmer LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at a oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 78 Minimum in Night 4 i At 8 A M Friday 70 In fall 10 of an Inch ;