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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1931, Mason City, Iowa E R I S 4 ART 3CPT OF IOWA MO I MES I North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 18 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO ONE NO 210 Families on Job Hungry Mine Pickets March Along in Starved Procession Appeals or aid of striking miners and their families In the bituminous coal HeMs oj western Pennsylvania anil auuthcrn Ohlu have brat forth queries ns to the extent ol the suffering Charlen P Stewart uho has hecn making a survey of coal situation from all employe and the a Rraphle comprehensive aoriea fives a flrnthand vfcw here This Is the eighth dispatch to the aeries Final article follows Monday By CHARLES P STEWART PITTSBURGH July 18 It was just after 5 a m I was being whizzed from mining town to mining town I passed a melancholy procession of men women and children plod ding wearily along the highway in the direction of the next mine tip ple Mass picketing my informant explained There isnt much picketing now my informant added The folk are half starved They cant stand it Alongside the procession rode four mounted state stered pistols on their ly silent Is it true someone asked That miners families are eating grass Yes according to the Rev W G Nowell of the Methodist church of Hays Pa Its the species known as sour grass Miners fami lies eat it with bread Grass sand wiches they call them Has this grass any nourishment Oh the minister replied theres a certain amount of Iron in almost anything green But the miners do not find even grass in the Immediate vicinity ot company towns The acfid fumes of burning slag envelop the region killing virtually all vegetation T HAVE traveled thru famine dis 1 tricts in China I know some thing concerning starvation Child ren show it most r Childrens little faces look pinched wizened anxious and sin gularly old They are prone to skin diseases They do not frisk about TBfeyrslmpIystate dumbly Tho otherwise emaciated n star vation victims abdomen usually is bloated I observed that In parti cular when I visited the Chinese province of Kiangsu with Red Cross relief workers during the 1912 fam ine All this I observe now in the Pennsylvania strike era 1 PENNSYLVANIAS health author ities term it undernutrition Lack of food causes that Gov Gifford Pinchot called on the Red Cross to give aid as I saw them give aid in but the Red Cross replied it was beyond its province When a man has been trying for several years to support a family on a stipend varying from 514 to 525 every two weeks not weekly and out of that has been paying vir tually everything he has made to the company store and for rent and then strikes he has no reserve capital He is evicted from his shack and his neighbors are for bidden to help him under penal ty of discharge and eviction It is likely therefore that strik ing miners and their families have been hungry for some time GERMANS CONFER WITH FRENCH lowans Hope for Cooler Weather on WeekEnd Disorderly Conduct Case Tipping Scales at 674 Pounds Freed LOCKPORT 111 July 18 The biggest case of disorderly con duct this town ever had was up for decision yesterday It was that of George Hoffmeyer who tips the scales at 674 pounds Because of his size the case was held out of doors He was acquit ted AUNT HET By Robert I didnt even know she was goin to the bad until I heard her say a thing wasnt wrong for a woman if it wasnt wrong for a man EAST IOWA SETS RECORD HIGH AS WEST COOLS OFF Central States Heat Deaths Pass 70 in Current Wave DES MOINES July 18 lowans today hoped for an equable weekend with a prediction at hand that the eastern part of the state would see cooler temperatures replacing a heat wave that had en dured the last five days I The weather bureau here pointed i but that a high pressure area seemi ingly was on its way east carrying with It the 100 degree temperatures Iowa has had of late Eastern Iowa recorded yester days maximum temperatures the western portion having thunder showers or clouded skies to bring marks of several degrees lower than those of the previous days Hit 100 Degrees Decorah Albia and Davenport had official maximums yesterday of 100 degrees Burlington had 99 Charles City Dubuque Cedar Rap ids and Keokuk 98 Forest City and Marshalltown 97 and Iowa Falls Inwood Cresto nand Lamoni 96 The lowest mark in Iowa in the 24 hours ending this morning was recorded at Estherville 58 Mason OUTSPEEDS HAWKS 99 FOR SECOND DAY SInson Cltrys maximum Satur day afternoon was 99 degrees day temperature had dropped to 07 at 3 oclock however City had a 58 in the night the lowest for a week The lowest max imum temperature was that of Sioux City with 88 The weather bureau reported 6 inch of rain at Iowa City and Oma ha 7 at Carroll and 94 at Alta These are In addition to unofficial ly reported precipitation at Chero kee Council Bluffs and Sheldon Showers and storms in some sec tions brot relief from summers blistering heat to much of the cen tral states area today 70 Heat Deaths Heat deaths for the current wave in the central states exceeded 70 Wind and electrical storms in Penn sylvania Ohio and Tennessee claimed the lives of 12 yesterday Western Pennsylvania the east ern border of the stormstricken area reported four deaths by light ning A violent storm sweeping in from the east in Ohio leveled crops in somesections and brot death to four persona Two were killed in Tennessee by falling trees as a wind storm of tornadic intensity uprooted a grove of trees under which a crowd attending a road dedication program sought refuge Two girls were also killed by lightning at Windsor Ont Freak Chicago Storm A freak storm brot momentary relief to Chicago yesterday While the sun shined brilliantly thunder rolled and heavy rain fell Showers were bringing relief to parts of Michigan western Iowa middle Missouri Wisconsin Minne sota North Dakota Colorado and other western points Illinois Wisconsin southwestern Michigan Indiana northern Ohio nnd other states were due for relief soon the weather bureau said BALLOON RACE PILOTS PREPARE Three Civilian Three Ser vice Entries Compete to Enter Finals AKRON Ohio July 18 Pi lots competing in the twentyfirst renewal of the national elimination balloon race were busy today in specting their bags for the takeoff from the Akron municipal airport at 4 p m tomorrow central stand ard Three civilian and three service entries will compete for the P W Litchfield trophy and a chance to represent the United States in the 1931 international race from a site not yet selected First and second place winners qualify for the inter national event with Ward T Van Orman of Akron automatically qualified thru winning last years international contest rounding out the American team The 80000 cubic foot racing bags JAMES HALL War Aviator Hops to Cuba Without Stop To Refuel At Havana and Start Right Back Again HAVANA July 18 Goodwin Hall New York stock broker and war aviator completed a nonstop flight from New York to Havamv this afternoon arriving here at p m CST He left Roosevelt field at a m completing the jump In 8 hours and 40 minutes beating the former record of Capt Frank Hawks by 41 minutes He said he would refuel on reach ing Havana and start back for New York within a few minutes Captain Hawks made the 1400 miles nonstop in 9 hours 21 min utes on Nov 7 1830 His return trip was made in S hours 44 minutes altho he stopped to refuel at Miami and Charlotte N c Hopn to Start Again NEW YORK July 18 Herndon Jr and Clydo Pangborn hope to make another start this afternoon or tonight on a flight around the world They were unper turbed by their narrow escape in an attempt to take off yesterday Their ambition is to beat the round the world record set by Wiley Post and Harold Gatty Marriage of Kresge Heiress and Former Briton Announced NEW YORK July 18 The marriage on July 8 of Miss Cath erine Harriet Kresge daughter of the five and ten cent store mag nate to Carl Carlson Wijk natur alized British citizen has been an nounced Mrs Anna Harvey Kresge first wife of Sebastian S Kresge said her daughter had been married m St Georges Hanover Square Lon don Wijk la a son of Lady Regin aid Barnes The 22 year old bride and her husband are now honeymooning at Antlbes France Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stock Steady trading dullest in recent years Bonds Strong Germans rally were laid out this afternoon inflation will start tonight and Curb Steady trading stagnant Butter Firm Foreign exchange Irregular Sterling drops Cotton Steady steady spot market Sugar Holiday CHICAGO Wheat Easier disappointing Liverpool cables Corn Steady insect damage northwest Cattle Quiet hogs steady Arizona Senator to MakeTour of Europe NEW YORK July 18 Sen ator Henry F Ashurst democrat of Arizona sailed today on the liner Minnctonka to survey conditions in Europe economic RAILROAD RATES THREAT TO BOND VALUE CLAIMED ssues Might Be Removed From List of Legal Securities July IS V Testimony that railroad bonds having a par value ot 55748500000 j might be removed from the legal list of securities because of Inability 3f the roads to earn fixed charger today was given the Interstate Commerce commission Firman R Dick of New York tes tifying in the hearing by the com mission of the railroads petition for a 15 per cent rate increase said an analysis of tho railroads having gross Incomes of in 1929 showed that only 21 of them on the basis of figures thus far thlsr year would earn their fixed charges of 150 or more Dick is chairman of the security holders committee of the railroad emergency Effect Apparent The disastrous consequences of removal of so vast a volume of se curities from said legal list upon the credit of the railroads and their future financing is apparent ho said He added that out of tho situation would grow the imminent danger of a general unloading ot railroad securities upon an already depressed market Might Disrupt Market The disastrous onsequences of such a liquidation cannot bo exag gerated Dick said adding that the result might bo so complete a dis ruption of the market as to causa a collapse of prices comparable to tho worst panic days This would visit losses of mil lions of dollars upon beneficiarien of trust funds many o whom are absolutely dependent thereon he said It would at the same time occasion so complete a destruction of confidence in railroad securities as Investments as might well cause many large investors to adopt a det Inite policy of refraining from pur chasing them in tho future NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER WED MR AND MRS CLARENCE MACKAY 2 STATES KEEP UPHORATIUSACT Supreme Court May Have to Decide OklahomaTexas Bridge Fight DENISON TCX July is Horatius at the bridge acts staged on opposite sides of the Red river by Governors Sterling and Murray continued to draw the attention of Texas nnd Oklahoma today with in dications the United States supreme court may be called to take a hand While the Texas governor held the south end of a DurantDenison free bridge Murray continued the Oklahoma blockade of a parallel toil bridge In his campaign to give motorists free passage across the stream Prepares Petition V C Lewis assistant attorney general of Oklahoma announced he was preparinga petition for an original action in the supreme court to open three free bridges over the river once and for all time Texas rangers sent to the south end of the Denison free bridge con tinued their armed patrol of a bar rier reerected on Texas soil after it had been torn down by Oklahoma highway employes on Governor Murrays orders They were acting under orders of Governor Sterling who said he was complying with a federal court injunction A few motorists who crossed from Texas on the toll bridge the owners of which obtained the in junction against opening the free span found a barrier on the Okla homa side and the Oklahoma ap proach torn up Traffic Detonred Meanwhile traffic was being rout ed over a free bridge 30 miles away District Judge Porter Newmnn at Durant Okla postponed indefinite ly hearing on a petition of the toll bridge owners to force removal of the Oklahoma blockade Governor Sterling today asked the receiver of the Denison toll bridge the Texas highway commis sion and State Senator Jake Loy of Sherman to meet with him tomor row in an effort to work out a plan whereby the free bridge might be opened time legally within a short Anna Case Opera Singer Marries Clarence Mackay Telegraph Firm and Bride Leave on Motor Trip NEW YORK July 18 ence H MacKay chairman of tha board of directors of the Postal Telegraph and Cabla Corporation and Miss Anna Case concert so prano and for eight yearn a member of the Metropolitan Opera company were married today at St Marys Catholic church Roalyn L 1 Only members of the immediate familieu of the bride and bridegroom were present Including the brides mother Mrs Peter Van Nuys Case of South Branch N J Mr and Mrs Kenneth OBrien Mr and Mrs Irv ig Berlin and Mr and Mrs John W Mrs OBrien and Mrs Ber lin are Mr MacKays daughters and John W MacKay is his son Lcavo on Motor Trip The ceremony was performed by the Rev Vincent Donovan assisted by the Rev Edward C McManus Miss Case was confirmed in tho Catholic church a month ago by Cardinal Hayes She formerly was a member of the Dutch Reformed church Mr and Mrs MacKay left for a motor trip immediately after tho ceremony The brides gown was of white lace She wore a white hat and car ried lilies of the valley A break fast party at Harbor Hill Mr Kac Kays estate near Roslyn followed the ceremony Sings Star Spangled Banner The bride Is 42 and Mr Mac Kay is 57 He was married in 1808 to the late Katherine Duer They were divorced 16 years later in Pnris and the day after the divorce was granted she married Dr Joseph A Blake She died several yeanj ago Miss Case has been called tho offclal Star Spangled Banner sing or At the receptions at the city hall for Col Charles A Lindbergh on his return from his New York Paris flight and for Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd after his trans Atlantic flight she sang the nation al anthem BANDITS HELD IN OFFICERS DEATH Trio Captured After Chase Thru Cornfields in Illinois WATSEKA 111 July 18 Three bandits accused of killing a deputy sheriff after robbing the Buckley III State bank of were In custody of the Iroquois county authorities today as States Attorney A Fred Kendall set about to call a special grand jury to In dict them The three were identified by Sheriff Ernest Phelps as Edward Jake Byrnes 32 Pierce J Lanigan 38 of New York and Joseph Mull chowmiski 30 Chicago After forcing three people into the vault of the bank the robbers fled for two miles where they wrecked their car They were over taken by Deputy Sheriff Henry En nen 45 who wounded Mullchow mtski Ennen having exhausted his ammunition put up his hands Mull chowmiskl witnesses said then killed Ennen The other two deserted their wounded companion and fled again They wero captured three hours later in a cornfield near Piper City 111 ALLEGED CUBAN PLOT REVEALED Political Exile Said to Have Bought Arms to Fight Machado BULLETIN WASHINGXOAY July 18 m justice departments bu reau of Investigation denied knowledge of any recent Inves tigation into reported plot for a revolution against Presi dent Mnchado of NEW YORK July 18 Sun says the United States depart ment of justice aided by New Yorl police has uncovered and checkec a plot against President Gerard Machado of Cuba The plot says the Sun wag instigated by a dis tinguished Cuban now resident in New political exile The federal agents referred to the plotter as Dr Blanco to con ceal his real identity Dr Blanco they said had raised hac purchased or contracted for a largi quantity of arms and ammunition and had arranged to ship them to Cuba Federal agents believe the Sun said that a part of the war ma terials purchased asa result of thi Cubans plot was shipped cithe from New York or New Orlean last May and upon its arrival a Orlente Province Culm may have inspired the uprising of late spring Dr Blanco the Sun said ha been warned to abandon all revo lutionary activities or submit to ar rest and deportation Abandon Efforts to Reach Four Mexicans Buried in Landslide MEXICO CITY July 18 Rescue workers today gave up ef forts to reach four men who wen buried in a landslide at the Mercei sand mines near here Thursday I was decided there was no chance o ony of the entombed men remain ing alive Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July had been in movies for years but about the best real cowboy out here the most grace ful roper I ever saw You fans didnt know him for he didnt get to do much but the stuff and the skilled stuff but when any director wanted any thing done right on a horse it was Ha Pedro do this for this high priced dummy and he can take the closeup Great smile Great teeth great disposition You have gone now Pedro to where you do something you name will be on the bills Pedro Leon en persons un muy bueno hombre You was a Mexican vaqucro to some but a real man to those who knew you Adios mi amigo Yours WILL ROGERS Deny List of Demands Put Up by France German Statesmen on Way to Paris Talk Over Cigars EDITORS NOTE Louis P Lochner chief of thin Associated Press bureau at Berlin who ac companied Chancellor Bruenlag and Foreign Minister Curt hit to Paris aboard the North Express from Berlin has written tho following interview with the German statesmen By LOUIS P LOCIINER ABOARD NORTH EXPRESS ENROUTE TO PARIS July 18 fB Bruening and Foreign Minister Curtius on tho way to a cries of vital conferences at Paris latly denied this morning that any trings of any kind had been at ached to heir visit to France Sitting in their compartment moking their afterbreakfast ci gars they discredited reports that he French government had sub mitted a list of demands upon the ulflllment of which depends French participation in a loan to Germany There have been do dematds and no concrete proposals the chan cellor said Would Not Be There Dr Curtius added We would not be on this train If any auch demands liad been made We are going lo Paris the chancellor said with no strings of any kind attached We will enter upon frank discussion of the entire situation Dr Curtius frowned when he was reminded of a general belief ex pressed in the French newspaper that the projected conferences of ministers at London would be un necessary in view of the Paris meet ing We are certainly headeJ for Lon don he said it would be most un fortunate if the arrangements were changed Intend to Go Thru There was an indication when the train left Berlin that the Ger man representatives intend to go thru with the conference at London for the undersecretary of the fi nance ministry and a director of the Reichsbank who were to have to Paris remained behind By this move the Germans ap parently intend to forestall any final settlement at Paris Again as the train pulled out he chief of the government press department at Berlin shouted to correspondents on the train Ill see you in London LOOK GRAVE AS THEY WALK OUT OF CONFERENCE Bruening and Curtius to Talk With American Statesmen DARIS July IS 1 Bruening and Foreign Minister Curtius of Germany wound up their conference with French government representatives at oclock this evening It was announced that the Ger man statesmen would confer to night at the American embassy with Secretary Stimson Secretary I Mellon nnd Ambassador Edge The German representatives looked grave as they left the con ference room and a few minutes later Premier Laval announced that the conversations would be resumed tomorrow afternoon There has been no change In the plans for a meeting tomorrow morning at which representatives of Great Britain the United States and the other nations concerned would be present HOPES AND FEARS i KENNEDY TAKES OLD NAME Says Hudson or First Wife Will Not Get Money From Her LOS ANGELES July 18 Mrs Minnie KennedyHudson one time Angelus temple leader and the mother of Aimee Semple McPner son today lopped off her name at the hyphen She dropped what she had added just 20 days ago when she became a June bride in a mid night marriage to the Rev G Ed ward Hudson in Longview Wash Im thru she said I have my own life to live From now on Im the old Mother Kennedy that used to be Their romance shattered by a di vorce action filed here yesterday by Mrs L Margaret NewtonHudson nnd the announcement by County Prosecutor Cecil C Hallin at Long view that lie was preparing to ask the extradition of Mr Hudson for alleged bigamy the bride and bride groom became quite matter of fact Im glad to know Mrs Newton places a fairly high price on Mr Hudson said Mrs Kennedy com menting on the other Mrs Hudsons petition for 200 a month tempor ary alimony 55000 final alimony nnd attorney fees Needless to say there will be no money forthcoming from me Before our marriage Mr Hudson voluntarily quitclaimed all rights to my real estate and properties assuring me that it was myself onlv he cared for I have filed for annul ment and if the other lady considers herself his wife Ill gladly relinquish him BERLIN July 18 hopes and fears of the fatherland went with her statesmen to Paris today to convince France that unless fi nancial aid la forthcoming Ger manys crisis may become Europes catastrophe Millions of Germans were hoping that Chancellor Bruening and hla foreign minister Dr Julius Curtius would be able to secure French col laboration In a long term fearing political con ditions attached to such assistance would be unacceptable to the relcn Chancellor Optimistic The chancellor himself when he left on the JVort express was opti mistic that his parley with Premier Laval would inaugurate a new era in FrancoGerman relations The foreign minister and I are proceeding to Paris he said with the firm will to enter upon tin open mutual interchange of views the result of which as I hope will clear the way for trustful collaboration I hope that these personal contacts will help clear the situation and give a visible proof of international solidarity Strengthen Power Shortly before they left Presi dent von Hindenburg issued a de cree strengthening the govern ments power to suppress news papers endangering public safety and compelling all papers of what ever political faith lo publish emer gency decrees and urgent appeals lo the people The failure of the Turn In rasa 2 Column fi Twins Born at Britt BRITT July and Mrs Herbert Lee are parents of twins a girl and a boy the girl weighing six pounds and the boy seven They were born Friday evening IOWA WEATHER Tartly cloudy Saturday night anil Sunday KlIgliLly cooler In extromc eastern portion fliiy night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday Minimum In Night 58 At 8 A M Saturday 81 Mason City got Its first good night of sleep in a week Friday night when the mercury dipped to S8 some 15 degrees lower than on the previous four or five nights Fridays maximum was a scant 99 and Saturday there were definite signs that the hcit wave was bent if not broken The wind Friday was out of the north giving dwellers along the north shore nt Clear Lake their most uncomfortably hot ex perience of the summer Saturday morning it had shifted to the east WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO July 18 outlook for week beginning Mon day For tho upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valley and the northern nnd central great plains fair and moderately cooler over northern sections and some what unsettled with scattered showers nnd temperatures near or slightly above normal over south ern portions first part of week scattered showers again toward end of week with temperatures rear normal The temperature established a 99 maximum Saturday afternoon but had dropped to 97 at 3 oclock ;