Mason City Globe Gazette Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 26

About Mason City Globe Gazette

  • Publication Name: Mason City Globe Gazette
  • Location: Mason City, Iowa
  • Pages Available: 311,935
  • Years Available: 1901 - 1994
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Mason City Globe Gazette, July 23, 1931

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1931, Mason City, Iowa R i 1 I North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AH NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED FRES3 LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 23 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO ONE NO 214 Wheat Peril Overlooked Capital Uncotiscious as Southwest Opens Harvest By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON July 23 CPA Wash ington has been singularly uncon scious of what was about to happen as soon as the south wests farmers began harvesting wheat Absorbed in its handling of the European situa tion the admin istration evident ly had no realiza tion thecom ing danger west of the Mississippi Instead the hope was expressed in exalted quarters that with a start on the task 04 getting in the seasons bounteous crops there would be an appreciable lessening in the economic tension thruout the home country CTRANGE to relate few Individ uals in high governmental posts appear to have grasped the idea that no such improvement would follow but decidedly the con trary if the prices of these crops proved insufficient to balance the amount of money spent In produc ing them Vice President Charles Curtis was nn exception He obviously could see the peril and unmistakably has been desperately worried for weeks past Senator James E Watson of In diana who has spent most of his Turn to 24 Colnmn SPAIN TO HAVE CHANGE IN RULE Zamora Thot Likely Choice 17 Killed in Seville Disorders MADRID July 23 Seville under martial law as the re sult of disorden in which 17 per sons were Wiled the tenseness of Spains political situation increased today as the nation looked forward to a change in government next week It was predicted that when the assembly is formally constituted Monday or Tuesday the cabinet would immediately resign Fore casts were that the parliament would choose Alcala Zamora as now holds that post that he would summon either Manuel Azana pres ent war ministeror Alejandro Der roux foreign minister to the pre miership Under Martial Law The seriousness of the situation in Seville was made clear when martial law was pronounced only half an hour after Miguel Maura minister of the interior announced he would oppose calling in the mili tary authorities Despite the subsequent develop ments Maura remained optimistic about the governments ability to suppress such uprising as the syn dicalist strike outbreaks in Seville Situation Grave Socialist Deputy Theidomiro Min nendez of Austuias declared the sit uation was most grave The proclamation declaring mar tial law in Seville set forth that troops would fire on the slightest warning and that therefore resi dents had best keep off the streets and out balconies Resistance to the military will result in immed iate court martial The troops were ordered to use heavy artillery to destroy houses from which sniping lias been going on AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Ireckon that nerve tonic the doctor gave Sarah done her some good She come over this mornin to borrow my guest towels for com rany shes got comin IOWA OFFICER SHOT BY BANDITS Pete Jordan Downs Asher to Enter Semifinals BOB MKEE AND VAVRA PAIR OF VETERANS LEAD Kraft Otber Leader at Halfway Mark in Quarterfinal LASCHE AHEAD John Lasche Waterloo was one up on Bab McKco at the eighth hole in the final 18 holes of the quarterfinals of the state tournament here Thursday afternoon PETE JORDAN of Des Moines won his way into the state amateur golf semifinals Thursday when hetook a 36 hole match from Blaine Asher of Cedar Rapids 9 and 8 Jordan was one of the six new comers who reached the quarter finals by eliminating most of the old guards in the two first rounds Wednesday leaving only Bob Mc Kee Des Moines and John Vavra Cedar Rapids in the quarterfinals Maintained Lead These two veterans who survived the onslaught of the youngstors Wednesday managed to maintain the lead over their respective op ponents at the half way mark McKee three times state cham pion and tournament favorite was not having an easy time of it with John Lasche young giant killer from Waterloo Lasche held his highly rated opponent to a one hole lead when they had played the eighteenth hole Vavra a runner up a few years ago was apparently winning over the youthful Alden Hvistendahl from Sioux City John Kraft the new star from Oelwein wag leading Gilbert Phillips May Meet Vavra In his morning round tomorrow Jordan will meet the winner of the match between Vavra of Cedar Rapids and Hvistendahl of Sioux City in the semifinals Jordan who has had little promi nence in state tournament circles turned to a sparkling 73 his fourth in four days in the morning round He continued his fine workin the afternoon round scoring 37 one over par on the first nine The bril liant recovery from a trap by Asher caused his match to go into the sec ond nine holes Jordan continued to add to his lead in the afternoon beginning with the first hole when Asher missed a short putt and gave the DCS Moines man a six lead Shot From Trap On the second hole Jordan made a wonderful shot out a sandtrap the bal coming within six Inches of the This shot gave Jordan a birdie ami with it a lead seven The capital city golfer found trou ble at the third hole the first one to go over par Asher who was fighting a valiant battle to keep up the pace his rival set took a par and lowered the lead to six up onco Turn to rnfce Cnlnmn 1 HUNT FOR BODY OF USTUDENT Depping Former Captain of Track Team Drowns in Quarry IOWA CITY July 23 newed efforts to find the body of Reuben Depping University of Iowa medical student and former track captain were begun early to day Depping drowned last night while swimming in a quarry nine miles cast of West Branch Three other students Bertha Test of Paulllna Fred Rolff of Apling ton and Gretchen Gaulocher of Iowa City watched Depping swim out about 20 yards Into the 50 fee ceep water and disappear West Branch and Iowa City fire departments searched until mid night and then abandoned the task until daylight Dopping came here this week from Cleveland where he had taken a special course in medicine He was to have entered his senior year at the university in the fall He was a member of Sigma Chi and Nu Sigma Nu fraternities anc president of the junior medical class He was a star quarter miler onthe Hawkeye track team At noon today the body had nd been recovered altho firemen Iowa City West Branch and Tipton used several blasts of dynamite GALLERY FOLLOWS IOWA GOLF STARS JOHN LASCHE GALLERY WATCHES LASCHE BLAINE ASHER shots At the left is Johnny Lasche of Waterloo the caddy who won his right to enter the finals last year by sensational pluyln with the blc of the tournament Wednesday he defeated Art Bartlett of Ottumwa 1 up and Hal Choso of Des Moines 1 up b At the right is Blnino Asher of Spencer the veteran of tournament play who made his first real stand in years of competition by eliminating Dr Paul Barton of Davenport in the first round of championship play by winning his match 1 up In the center is part of the gallery watching Lasche tee off Lnscho had one of the largest galleries of the tournument following him FIVE KILLED AS MANIAC RAGES Man Ordered to Hospital Attacks Members of His Family MERCER Pa July 23 JPl Four persons were killed and five wounded one fatally when a erased man attacked members of his fam ily and others In a small mining village near Leesburg today Marko Demofonti 46 who was pronounced insane by physicians yesterday and was to have been re moved to an institution for the In sane today shot and killed his wife and her sister In his home with a revolver and then went to the street of the village firing at random at other villagers The dead Mrs Marko Demofonti Mrs Al fonso Fastetti her sister Mrs Frank Takela and Gartano Bevll aqua Mrs Pete Cecillan died several hours after the shooting Demofonti was shot and wounded in the hip by George Masters pro prietor of the village store His con dition was not believed serious and he was brot here for treatment The shooting occurred at the number 2 mine of the Sliaron Coal and Limestone company Mrs Knute Rockne to Go Into Movies CHICAGO July 23 Knute Rockne is going into the movies The widow of the famous football coach left last night with a group of former gridiron stars for Hollywood where she will take part In a pic ture portraying football days at Notre Dame Rockne was killed in an airplane last spring while enroute to Califor nia In connection with the picture Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July new scheme of Mr Hoovers to Germany That all short time credits shall be ex tended and converted into long time credits Why that aint new thats our old standby gag of renewing your notes Why half of our traffic is folks going or coming from renewing our notes I sho do hope Mr Hoover gets em straightened out He has made every consci entious effort to help em but helping one country In Europe Is like helping one bee in a you may help him or her as the sex may be hut you will know you have been to a helping Yours WILL SubGroup to Return to Open Mind Many Hospital Sites Excellent Phelan Declares DES MOINES July 23 John J Phelan federal engineer for the hospitallzation board said to day the the subcommittee charged with selecting the site for the new veterans hospital in Iowa is return ing to Washington with an open mind regarding the location So many excellent sites were visited in Iowa that no final deci sion of the subcommittee was made at its final session in Des Moines last night Colonel Fhelan told the Associated Press To Meet Aug 1 He said the subcommittee com prising Brig Gen Frank T Hines veterans administrator Gen George H Wood special In the matter of soldiers homes and Rear Admiral Charles E Riggs surgeon general of the navy will meet with the full committee of five other members in Washington shortly after Aug 1 Their decision will be made then and Immediately made known thru the press and congressional repre sentatives and senators Colone1 Phelan said Visit Southern Part The subcommittee yesterday vis ited the southern part of the state in the morning In the afternoon the members went as fat as Fort Dodge visiting several proposed lo cations enroute Last night they left Des Moines for the west coast particularly to choose a location for a soldiers home in Oregon Colonel Phelan planned to leave Des Moinen tonight No expression was made by members of the subcommittee as tn the probable location Colonel Phelan said What factor will Influence the entire board in Its decision Colone Phelan could not say He said each state presented a new problem and new points of view entered into the choice of a site in each state RATE HEARINGS DATE ADVANCED Commerce Commission Will Listen to Shippers on August 10 WASHINGTON July 23 The Interstate commerce commis sion today advanced the date for continuing hearings on the 15 per cent rate increase proposal to Aug 10 The advancement of the date for continuing hearings which orig inally was set for Aug 31 was made on a motion by carriers for earlier completion than would have been possible under the original plans It was opposed by shippers who asserted they felt they were entitled to the full time originally announced to prepare their case The hearing Aug 10 will be held in Washington Skeletons Turned Up by Gravel Crews Near Webster City WEBSTER CITY July 23 group of skeletons uncovered by gravel crews working with drag lines and plows today were studied by Frank Boriebright crop reporter and antiquarian None was in perfect condition aince the plows broke some of them but old settlers believed them to bo skeletons of Indians MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES DROP Reductions From Previous Years Are Shown by Census Bureau WASHINGTON July 23 Census bureau data showed sharp decreases in marriages and divorces during 1930 The matrimonial market riding the crest of a bullish movement from 1928 to 1928 in which mar riages increased 42 per cent fell off 85 per cent In 1930 Divorces decreased 42 per cent last year falling from 201468 in 1929 to 191630 as compared to the 1929 marriage total of 1232559 and 1930s 1128180 wedded couples Nevada had the highest divorce ratine 2867 for 1000 population but It also led the country with 67 marriages for 1000 while the na tional marriage average was only 92 for 1000 There were 59 marriages In the United States for each divorce ITS MORE FUN TO If your clothes ore new and In fashion Its easier to act like a little lady if mother has you dresncil up And If mother will read the Globe Gazette baby edition Monday she will learn all about how to do it HAWKS REGAINS HAVANA RECORD Knocks 27 Minutes Off Time of Hall Who Beat His Old Mark BULLETIN MIAMI July ZS Frank Hjuvhs landed hero at p m CST from Havuna on his return flight to New York Ho planned to stop nt WilmingtonN Car He oxpect cil to reach New York by p m CST HAVANA July 23 Capt Frank Hawks landed here at Iowa time this morning completing a flight from New York by way ot Wilmington and Miami Kcgnlns Speed Itecord NEW YORK July 23 landing at Havana at a m CST Frank Hawks regained the speed record from New York knocking 27 minutes off tho time 01 James Goodwin Hall who beat Hawks previous record last Satur day Hawks landed in Havana eight hours and eight minutes after leaving New York and spent 3 minutes for refueling at Wilming ton N Car and Miami on the way He WHS in the air ony seven hours and 36 minutes Hall made his flight nonstop so his elapsec time and flying time were the same Markets at a Glance Hoover Says London Meet Was Success Conference Now Over Laid Foundations of Stability WASHINGTON July 23 Honvcr said today the ondon conference had laid sound foundations for the establishment of stability in Germany The program adopted by the con ference he said supplements the suspension of Intergovernmental lebts already in effect The com bined effect he said should en able the German people with their resources Industry and courage to overcome the temporary difficulties and restore their credit At the same time the president ronvarded telegrams of congratula lons to Secretaries Stimgon and Mellon who conducted the Ameri can negotiations in London The president said The London conference has Ink sound foundations for the establish ment of stability in Germany The major problem is one af fecting primarily the banking and credits which can best be solved the voluntary cooperation of the bankers of the world rather than by governments with their conflicting interests Such a basis of cooperation is assured program contributes to ex pedite recovery from world wld depression thru the overcoming o the most Important elements in th crisis affecting central Europe THREE MEN ROB 4 STORES REPEL ARMED CITIZENS Jobbers Fleeing From Minburn in Battle Near Grimes MINBURN July 23 Marshall Virgil Untied 33 was hot and probably fatally wounded larly today by three armed bandits vho robbed four stores and then held off other armed citizens Utlecl was shot in the eye ab domen thigh and shoulder without varning aa he approached a gro cery store the thieves were looting it a m After the street battle n which he was wounded and more than 10 shots were exchanged the robbers fled believed towards Des Moines A short time later another battlo ook place near Grimes where of icers tried to stop a speeding auto nobile similar to the robbers car No one was injured Ilrcnk Open Safe The three robbers had robbed ths Ulnburn Oil company service sta tion of tires and tubes the Butler garage of 5 in cash the Gootschalk jrocery of J20 In cash where they had knocked the combination off the safe At the latter place the noise of breaking the safe aroused Miss Lena Hagonstein a telephone operator who called the marshal He and three others approached the Shaw grocery store where the robbers had opened the safe The peace officers went to the rear of the grocery where a robber outpost opened fire Five gullets struck tlttrxl the moat micrs MacDonald Eaval Bnienlng to Measre Stimson Mellon Grandi Fransquf and other governmental representatives in this conference The conference has demonstrated a fine spirit of conciliation and con sideration amongst nations that will have lasting benefits In lishment of stability ONLY TEMPORARY LONDON July 23 of short term credits maturing In tnt next few weeks and measures to es tablish confidence in Germany so that eventual long term credits will ho possible were approved by the seven power conference on Ger manys situation at the conclusion of its work this afternoon The meeting was adjourned with a round of speeches in which flic heads of the various delegations expressed their appreciation of the spirit of friendliness which per vaded the conference and later there was an official communique which said the governmerts are ready to cooperate sc far as lies within their power to restare con fidence No Disguising Gravity There was however no disguis ing the gravity of the German rep Tnrn 1o rage 4 Column dbeing thatin bullet entering thebrafh Polk County Car Witnesses said the small car in which the assailants fled bore a Polk county license Untied was taken to a Perry hos rifal where his wounds were said o be serious Doctors said there la imall chance of his recovery Sam Ntizum state agent left to onduct an Investigation Dallas ounty posses later today were or ganized to search for the holdup men NEW YOKK Stocks Steady early losses re gained In dull trading Bonds Irregular foreign Issues heavy Curb Firm market dormant Butter Easier Sugar Easy disappointing spot demand Coffee Lower trade selling CHICAGO Wheat Easy bearish crop and weather reports Corn Easy beneficial rains Mis souri Cattle Steady hogs higher Fairfield to Vote on Building Power Plant FAIRFIELD July 23 The Fairfield city council will call a spe cial election to detcrmlno whether the city shall erect and operato municipal light and power plant it was announced here Electric power Is now furnished by the Iowa Elec tric company of Ottumwa Veteran Commits Suicide BURLINGTON July 23 IT Howard Kindig 44 World war vet eran committed suicide here Wed nesday by slashing hla throat Hla widow survives IOWA MERCURY NEARS NORMAL Temperatures Normal Be side Maximums of Last 10 Days DES MOINES July 23 today enjoyed temperatures moder ate In comparison with maximums of the last 10 days Predictions of fair and cooler weather for the south portion ot the state promised relief for locali ties that yesterday were uniformly the highest in Iowa Clarindas 99 degrees was yester days highest maximum with De corah registering the lowest 51 degrees Creston Albia and Davenport re ported official maximums of 94 de grees and Lamoni 85 while in the rest of the state the thermometer hovered for the most part a degree or two above or below DO These included Bonne 91 Carroll 87 Alta 93 Estherville 93 Fort Dodge 90 Inwood 92 City 00 Atlantic 00 Des Moines 80 Charles City 92 Decorah 82 Dubuque 86 Forest City 89 Iowa Falls Mar shalltown 90 Waterloo 03 Burling ton 92 Cedar flapida 92 Iowa City 89 and Keokuk 92 A trace of rain In the south west portion of the state In the 2 hours ending this morning Exccp for a brief sprinkling in Des Moinea the rest of the state reported no rain All Silk Stockings m Iowa Is Claim of ExGovernor Harding AKRON Ohio July 23 iam L Harding former governor ot owa believes silk stockings are ona the principal factors In a proa icrity test and concludes that times re really not so had after all I dont believe there ia a pair if cotton stockings in the wholo tnte of Iowa ho told intervlewera Harding addressed the cnunty wide G O P rally hero yesterday Fire lloes Damage WATERLOO July 23 undetermined origin Wednesday night cuased estimated dam age to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Northern railroad freight depot and contents Two tool cars and tho oading platform were destroyed and jlectrlcal equipment and barrels of ar were damaged IOWA WEATHER Fair conlor In tho extrcmo south portion Thursday night Friday fair somewhat warmer in tho west and north central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum WcifnRsdny 02 Minimum In Night 58 At 8 A M Thursday 77 Cool nights and days which are not too hot have been dealt out to North Iowa this week Tuesdays and Wednesdays maximum temper atures were Identical and the mini mums for the two nights were only 3 degrees apart Tuesdays being lower Growing things are badly In need of precipitation Corn has not as yet been damaged but n crucial time is at hand ;