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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home Jt00tt THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALT NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 15 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 2QT Leaders Are Chief Need Senator Davis Urges Stabilizing Coal Industry This Is the fifth dispatch an alyzing the bituminous coal In dustry James J Davis By CHARLES P STEWART PITTSBURGH July 15 CPA i Senator James v J Davis of Pennsylvania former secretary ot labor and now a very rich man b ea r e r of a trades u n ion card to this day besides r e p r e s en tIng tho countrys coal producing state par excellence in the upper house of congress from all of which it would seem rea sonable to ex pect him to take an all around view believes t OB bituminous industry can be stabilized to the advantage oE mine owners and min ers alike without modification of present antitrust legislation However Representative Clyde Kelly of the coalproducing thirty third congressional district of Penn sylvania who a half dozen years ago presented perhaps the most in telligently worked out plan yet pro posed for the industrys stabiliza tion believes certain modifications in present laws highly essential to attain the desired end But Senator William H King of Utah most notable among monopo lys foes in the national legislature says that only over his dead body will either the Sherman or Clayton antitrust acts be modified In fact he already have been seriously weakened by judicial interpretations and urgently need strengthening Inmy opinion observes Sena tor M M Neely of Pennsylvanias great rival soft coalproducing Pace 2 Column lNDpF TROUBLE OVIR TEST SEEN Stay Orders in Bovine T B Litigation Dissolved by Faville DES MOINES July 13 the signature of Justice F F Fa ville of the Iowa supreme court to necessary papers dissolving stav or ders in 11 Iowa counties affixed today an end to litigation over bovine tuberculin test enforcement was seen Earl Wisdom assistant attorney general announced that the papers had been forwarded yesterday to Julge Faville on a vacation at Storm Lake Judge Faville approved the papers and today filed them with the su preme court Affected are Bremer Henry Grundy Chickasaw Des Moines Fayette Black Hawk Jefferson Tama Floyd and Delaware coun ties The orders were granted pend ing decision of the UnitedStates supreme court in the appeal from the state supreme court decision in the Mitchell county case The highest courts refusal to ac cept jurisdiction left the state su preme court ruling that the law is constitutional irrevocable The stay orders are temporary injunctions in effect Wisdom said and affect the men who petitioned for an injunc tion against enforcement of the tuberculin test law Work in Chickasaw county where a group of 80 farmers hear Alta Vista refused to allow W C McGrath assistant tester to test cattle was resumed yesterday after differences had been smoothed out Secretary Mark G Thornburg re ported IN AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I didnt know Amy had quit doin her own washin until I heard her say folks ought to put on clean clothes ever day BANKS IN GERMANY TO REOPEN Wickersham Group Hits Mooney Case NATION WILL PAY DECLARES LAWS IN CASE SHOCKING TO SENSE OF JUSTICE Makes No Recommendation for Reopening San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing Trial Blame Laid at Door of Judges WASHINGTON July 15 Wickersham commission today denounced as shocking to ones sense of justice the laws under which the famous MooncyBillinga case was conducted Embedded deep in a formal re port to President Hoover on meth ods of criminal procedure the com mission citea the case arising from the 1916 preparedness day bombing in San Francisco as one in which motions for a new trial we held Inadequate to pvovent e It made no direct recurmnenda tion however that the cose bere opened Signed by 10 In the body of its report signed by 10 of the 11 members tha com mission concluded that blame thould be laid atthe door of incompetent weak or politicsridden judges1 for much of the general ccmplaiut against this countrys criminal pro cedure It presented a plea that the pub lic insist upon the complete divorce 3f the administration of justice from politics and that the selection of Judges and magistrates be made1 upon the ground of conspicuous fit ness alone Monte Lemann New Orleans law yer who declined to sign the com missions prohibition report like wise refused to sign this document Insufficient Research He charges the report was made without sufficient research to back up the conclusions reached In its comparatively brief dis cussion of the murder sentences given Thomas J Mooney rnd War ren K Billings for the San Fran cisco bombing commission cited the refusal of the California su preme court to grant a new trial despite the discovery of evi dence charging perjury on the part of a material witness for the state It cited also the rerusal of the trial court of a further application based upon the ground that the prosecutingattorney had been guilty of fraud in withholding from the trial court information impeaching the testimony of certain witnesses Condemns State of Law Condemning this state of law the commission urged universal adoption of the proposed code of the American law institute This would provide for the granting of a new trial with the discovery of evidence which might have altered the original verdict or upon proof that the prosecuting attorney had been guilty of misconduct The commission appended 14 rec ommendations to the body of its re port Among them were suggestions fora wider use of administration rather than arrests a more gener al use of summons instead of ar rests in petty prosecutions waiv ers of jury trial in criminal cases examinations of jurors by the court rather than the counsel and in crease in the common law powers of trial judges Considerable space was devoted to the needs of raising the stand ards of the countrys inferior courts characterized as conspicu ously the least satisfactory part of our judicial system Press Criticized The commission also criticized the press asserting that the diffi culty in obtaining impartial juries was enhanced by what ofttn amounts to trial in advance It added that some newspapers have assumed to set forth In advance the evidence to be adduced In his Individual report Lemann dissented from this statement as well as one that modern business life coupled with frequent elections and numerous jury terms call for more than the citizens may reason ably be expected to do Such statements may be well founded Lemann said but no facts brot to my attention would permit me to join in their confi dent assertion A free country la one where any body can put up a sign ordering public to refrain from Midwest Review CASE OF INJUSTICE Iowa in Midst of Second Hot Spell of Year Mason City With 101 Ties With Inwood for High DES MOINES July 15 was in the midst of its second heat wave of the summer today with the prediction that soaring tempera lures would continue Inwood with 101 degrees recorded he maximum official temperature n the state yesterday followed closely by Keokuk with 100 and Fort Dodge Forest City Burlington and Decorah all with 99 Hit High Temperatures Other high temperatures Tuesday Included 98 at Cocuncil Bluffs Sioux City and Charles City Dav enport and Waterloo 96 Dubuque 92 and Des Moines 04 The lowest was the 66 reported at Boone Mason City with 101 reported the lighest unofficial and Iowa City claimed a 95 In his weekly weather synopsis today Charles D Reed federal weather observer said rains of the past week were heavy in areas irom southwest to northeast across the state and averaged about nor mal Not Enough Kain In some southcentral southeast and westcentral and many north ern counties however Rood pointed out the amounts were only suffi cient to keep crops from suffering seriously but not enough to insure future heat and drought In some northwest counties wells have failed that had not failed bo 60 IOWA TOWNS SEEK HOSPITAL Veterans Bureau Board to Hold Hearing July 21 at Des Moines DES MOINES July 15 About 60 Iowa communities are ex pected to be represented at the hearing July 21 here to determine the location of a new veterana hospital A Dr F L Williams regional man ager of the veterans bureau sta tioned in Des Moines said the board composed veterans Ad ministrator Hines General George H Wood Rear Admiral Charles E Riggs and Colonel John J Phe lan would have before it written applications of these localities as well as many personal representa tives who have been invited Recommends Combining Dr Williams said he had recom mended that the regional office and the hospital be combined He like wise said that altho the board had announced a preference for a cen tral location all sites would be con sidered Qualifications determining the se lection Dr Williams listed as cen tral location to the group to be served utilities such as water and electricity accessibility by train and roads case of reaching the nearby city if the site is out of town proper drainage and freedom from objectionable influences Will Confer Again Whether the board would an nounce the selectionJuly 21 the Des Moines manager would not say He gave his belief however that the board would confer again in Washington before stating its choice Cities bidding for the hospital In clude Webster City Boone Story City Ames Nevada Valley Junc tion Cedar Falls Waterloo Vinton Iowa City Cedar Rapids Clinton Creston Oskaloosa Indianoli Newton Grinnell Marshalltown Storm Lake Rockwell City Forr Dodge Jefferson Perry Eldora Hampton Clear Lake backed by Mason City Spencer Cherokee Carroll Sioux City Fairfield Ot tumwn Waterloo Centerville Des Moines Chariton Waverly Red Oak and Audubon Ottumwan Fatally Hurt When Struck by Plank OTTUMWA July 15 T Jorgenson 50 an employe of the federal engineering company was fatally injured Tuesday when strucK by a plank while at work on tha Iowa Southern Utilities company building here Six children survive are being drilled to greater depths than usual Considerable hail and wind damage occurred with the re cent rains Conditions for corn Reed said bave been so far almost ideal Predicts Another Wave Reed in a talk before a club here today predicted the beginning of an other heat wave in Iowa He quotes statistics showing that a hot June in Iowa is gene rail y followed by a July having abnormal tempera tures Since the first two weeks of July have been comparatively cool we are almost certain to experience high temperatures during the re mainder of July he said Records in his office showed that Auust also would be hot the weather observer stated Markets at a Glance NEW YORK losses reduced by late rally rails and foreigns sag rally checks broad decline Foreign ster ling touches lowest point since re turn to gold standard weak spot mar ket Sugar Barely steady easier spot market Brazilian selling CHICAGO strength in Winni peg small country of ferings hogs higher WHEAT DOWN TO NEW LOW MARK July Delivery Hits Lowest Price in History of Chicago Board CHICAGO July 15 wheat sold today at the lowest price in thehistory of the Chicago boar of trade Driven down by hedging sales and the pressure of European economic distress and stock market weak ness all deliveries of wheat dropped to seasonal bottoms and July touched 50U cents a bushel cheap er by 3 cent than the previous low record set on July 26 1894 The market recovered its frac tional loss however gaining to 1 cent for the day with July closing at 51 and September at 52H to cents HUNGARIAN PAIR START NONSTOP WEST JUMP Better Weather Report Leads to Change in Plans HARBOR GRACE N F July 15 Endres and Alexan der Magyar reserve officers in the Hungarian army took off in their 5lane Justice to Hungary from Lhe airport at p m Newfound land time GST on a pro jected nonstop flight to Budapest Early this morning the twofly ers decided to postpone the flight until later owing to reports of un favorable weather conditions hut during the forenoon more promising conditions wore reported and they decided to hop off about noon as they had originally planned Dr James H Kimball weather bureau meteorologist in New York had besn keeping them informed of conditions over the great circle route which they planned to tra verse in their flight above the At lantic He notified them they would have favoring winds but that there were low clouds over most of the Atlantic The plane had been refueled and inspected yesterday and this morn ing there remained only a final checkup Fine Weather Reported DUBLIN Irish Free State July 15 from points along awaiting George Endres and Alex ander Magyar who took off from Newfoundland today for a flight to Budapest GAINS BE LOST Snyder Attacks Railroads Petition for Increase in Rates DES MOINES July 1 Snyder president of the National Committee of Farm Organizations told the group in its meeting here today that agricultural freight rate gains would be tfestroyeo and losses would be intensified by the proposal for a 15 per cent increase in freight rates If any large Increase in freight rates were granted it would prob ably do away with the advantages received on wheat rates in the re cent grain cases Snyder also presi dent of the Kansas Farm Bureau Federjilion said Corn Should Be Lower He continued that in such states as Iowa where the interstate com merce commission in the grain cases failed to continue tho ruling that corn should have a 10 per cent low er rate than wheat the result of the 15 per cent increase would be still more disadvantageous Ho referrec to reduction of grain rates which are expected to go into effect Aug 1 C A Ward of Salina Kans presi dent of the Kansas Farmers Union said that such instances as tho dumping of wheat on the streets were not entirely a trun example Turn ta Pajrn 2 Cnlamn 3 Will Rogers CLAREMORE Okla July 14 this wasa great day for Gatty and Post It was just an ordinary day for Claremore but it was a big thing for those boys They never saw a town like ours we built a real airport in four days just to welcome em I was with em in Tulsa and flew over here in the Winnie Mae with them Its the combination of the two that makes em so great Id bet on em going around the world end ways and cross both poles In all the excitement and rushing about you know when they sleep at the banquets they said if It wasnt for banquets they wouldnt have any time to sleep at all Smart fellows Yours WILL TAFT RECOVERING ALL OF SALARIES DUE ON THURSDAY hoover Moratorium Plan Believed to Have Averted Possible Disastrous International Crisis by Postponing Debts Associated Ircsa Flioto Lorado Taft distinguished American sculptor is recover ing from a gastrointcstinal disorder and heart disease which him while giving a speech in Chicago Free Hurt in Car Accident Is Near Death Algonan Injured as Auto Skids Near Waucoma Free veteran mall clerk tin1 the Mil waukee road lies In a hospital here today at the point of death the re sult of an accident suffered near Waucoma at about 10 oclock last night when he and Mrs Free were returning from a months motor trip thru Canada and the eastern states Skidding In some loose gravel at a turn the Chevrolet sedan turned over and was demolished Mr Free suffered two crushed vertebrae but Mrs Free escaped with painful but not serious cuts on her head Little Hope Held Mr Free expressed a desire to hurry home and an ambulance con taining Dr C H Crctzmcyer and George L Free a son rushed to Waucoma The party arrived home early this morning The injured man who would have been retired on pension from the mail service after 40 years of employment has been conscious much of the time but little hope is held out for his life Upon Mr Free the title of North Iowas poet laureate has been con ferred by Eye Observing of the Mason City GlobeGazette Aboul 15 years ago he discovered a latenl genius for versemaking and in the time since he has distinguished him self in the literary field Some of his work lias been printed in maga zines of nationwide circulation Visited Daughter While in the east the Frees visit ed in the home of their only daugh ter Mrs Laird Duncan at West field N J George L Free of AI gona is the only son There are two grandchildren one here and one a1 Westfield Both are infants Mr Free while on his jaunt thn the east had written a member o the Mason City Lions club agreeing to come here on Wednesday Jul 29 to give a program reading from his own verse He had ap peared a number of times befor clubs at Algona Humor and hu manness were transcendent in hi poetry Girls Use First Aid After Auto Accident Walk Mile for Help MISSOURI VALLEY July 15 UP Brown 14 and Eunlci Stokes 16 both of whom sufferei leg cuts when their car overturnei 10 miles from here Tuesday ap plied tourniquets to stop the flow o blood and walked a half mile fo aid They were brot to a hospita here after first aid was adminis tered at afarm home Ottumwa Businessman Shoots Self to Death OTTUMWA July 15 P Phillips 45 Ottumwa business man committed suicide here Tues day night by shooting The widow a daughter son his father and brother survive All are Ottum wa July 15 Hoover moratorium plan was jelieved by American officials to mve averted a possible disastrous nternatlonal crisis by postponing German war debt payments due oday at the Bank of Internationa Settlements As administration officials con inued to study developments in the German financial situation Acting Secretary Castle of the state depart ment said had not the Hoover plan een adopted a seioua default by Germany might have resulted Under the Young plan he said Ger many would have to pay Into the World Bank for Settlements today at Basel Switzerland 136700000 rcichmarks about 530000000 Under the moratorium plan It was expalined Germany will pay but 41000000 relchmarka of which about 36000000 immediately will be reloaned to that country in an ef fort to restore its economic equili brium 1lan Would Fail Castle said that if the morator iuna had not been adopted a default by Germany probably would have resulted in breakdown of the Youngplf11 t Uevclf 01 impossible to forecastwbatattitude creditor nations expeeUngpay ments today from Germany would have taken if the deposits under the Young plan were not made Instead with the Hoover moratorium in ef fect he said the present situation was more of a serious banking prob lem Some encouragement was received at the state department on European conditions In a message from Amer ican Ambassador Edge at Paris saying the French government con sidered the conditions in Germany had eased to some extent Payments Not Expected The government has been advised officially that the Bank for Inter national Settlements under the Hoover plan has received notices from Great Britain France and Italy that they do not expect July 15 reparations payments which oth erwise would be due Some of the unconditional pay ments it was said at the white house will be made to the Interna tional Bank by Germany but they will be loaned back to Germany im mediately Great Britain officially advised the bank some days ago that she would not expect todays payments but France and Italy had not here tofore announced their intentions The advices were received by the white house thru the usual diplo matic channels July 15 Germany will meet the midmonth pay oil tomorrow it was learned on ex cllent authority today opening ven the suspended Darmstaedter nd National bank to pay oub alaries Civil service salaries and payrolls f individual firms will be paid it as learned Unemployment doles nd sick benefits also will be met Will Bo Open number of private rms have payroll accounts with he Darmstaedter bank which sus ended payments at the beginning f the week This and all the other anks temporarily closed by gov rnment decree yesterday are to ba pened tomorrow it was said Two possibilities of transcending importance for the pacification of urope loomed on the political hori on today i One was that on a signal from Arthur Henderson British foreign ccrotnry who is In Paris Chancel or Bruening might depart y for Paris for a hearttoheart aik with Premier Laval and pns slbly even for n four cornered con icred conference between Secre tary Sttmson Laval Hehdersoa on Jhimself 4i v H Stimson Arrives in Paris Says He Will Listen but Not Talk PARIS July 15 Henry L Stimson American secretary o state arrived1 here from Italy to day and was met by French offi cials Ambassador Edge and mem bers of the embassy staff Ive come here to listen not to talk he said when correspondents asked him for a statement T don know that Ill do any talking at all while I am here Mr Stimson went to tho Ameri can embassy from trie station Rudy Vallees Mother Dies at Maine Home WESTBROOK July 15 Mrs Charles A Vallee mother o Rudy Vallee died today at her homi here Members of the family Includ ing the radio crooner and hi brother William who flew here from New York were with her a the end Mrs Vallee was 61 years old WHAT LUCK Whether it wnn good or bad on Section 1 youll be Interested In the second part of the intel ligence test given to 85 North Iowa high school hoys It appears on Pngo In this Issuo The other was thatPrimeMMis er MacDonald of Great Britain ind Chancellor Brueningf might tart from Berlin immediately after heir conference in an attempt to rlg about a FrancoGerman underv landing which was considered In ispensable for restoring peaco in Europe The chancellor absolutely meant when in his radio address of June 3 he pleaded for a FrancoGerman approcliment and he is more than villing to meet Premier Laval on very reasonable basis a spokes nan said Hhidenhurg In Berlin BERLIN July 15 President on Hindcnburg arrived from his ountry home at Neudeck early to day to assist the government la oping with the financial crisis PLAN CONFERENCE PARIS July is aval today announced that a con erence would take place at It icloek tomorrow morning at the ministry of the Interior the con crcea including Secretary of State SummonForeign Secretary Hen Icrson of Groat Britain tho pre Turn In IMjc 1 Column m STte IOWA WEATHER Mostly fnlr and continued wurm Wednesday night Thurs day unsettled tint so warm In tfio north central and extreme portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobcGaxeUe weather figures fofl 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 301 minimum In Night 74 At 8 A M Wednesday 88 The mercury came to life Tuesx day after two weeks of hiding out Tho result was a maximum of 10U degrees only 3 degrees below tha record established last month ncsday opened as a scorcher with the Lemperature passing 90 be fore 10 oclock Wednesdays maximum 100 grees was reached at about 2 oclock By 3 oclock the mercury had started its downward coursei and had touched the 99 mark In the June heat wave the rule was a maximum between 3 and 4 oclock in the afternoon 1 Ci il y ;