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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1931, Mason City, Iowa 1 f 7 North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE GENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 1 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 169 Ignore Wet Dry Issue Progressives Only Group Not Split oit Law By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 1 Nothing is more significant of the solidarity of the progressive group in congress than the fashion i n which among themselves mem bers of the bloc are able to disre gard wet and dry differences of opinion Try as their leaders may to ignore it every one is perfectly aware that both major parties are badly split on prohibition It is an understood thing on the part of the G O P bosses that if as expected President Hoover runs again in 1932 as a dry many wet republicans will desert him provid ed any wetter choice is offered to them Equally is it recognized by the Jeffersonian managers that whila Aunty Democracy seems al most certain to be represented by at least a moist candidate a lot of dry democrats will vote for his rival assuming that the latter is the dryer LET the progressives name one of their number for the presiden cy however and whether he be wet or dry there is not a particle of question that progressive support whether it be dry or wet will be 100 per cent behind him To illustrate Not long ago I chanced to over hear Senator Brookhart of Iowa ruminating aloud concerning 1932s national prospects As is well known the Hawkeye statesman ob TUTTI to Tagc A Column Mode Son and Compan ions Recommended for Charges of Murder CHICAGO June 1 Corry 15 year old model son who confessed the fatal shooting of Pa trolman Edward Smith and his two youthful companions were recom mended held to the grand jury on charges of murder by a coroners jury today One of the other youths is Var ners brother Carl 13 The third is Schnyler Pearson 15 Upon advice of their attorneys the three youths refused to testify at the Inquest Capt Patrick Collins related the capture of the three boys and the confession Varner made that he shot Smith after the policeman or dered them from the swimming pool at the John Marshall high school last Saturday The elder of the Corry brothers whose mother has been an art1 teacher in the public schools for a decade displayed no emotion at the inquest maintaining the same calm manner with which he reenacted for police officers the details of the shooting Presbyterians Vote Against Forced Drill in Churchs Schools MONTREAL N Car June 1 T general assembly of the Presbyterian church in the United States today voted to abolish com pusory military training in church owned schools AUNT NET By Robert Guillen Amy brags that her man never drops gravy on his vest but Pa didnt either when he wore whiskers like that YOUNG CATHOLICS CANNOT MEET Treasury to Offer Public 800 Millions in Bonds ISSUE FOR LONG TERM TO RETIRE SHORTER DEBTS Commerce Body Reports Better Business in Month of April WASHINGTON Juce 1 A long term bond issue totalling will be offered to the public June 15 by the treasury The will be used to retire short term securities As Secretary Mellon announced this move in government financing yesterday in the face of a 000000 treasury deficit the com merce department reported that business conditions generally In April showed improvement Wilt Reduce Debts April was described by the com merce department as tbc third consecutive month in which the vol ume of business in the United States showed further slight ex pansion from the low levels estab lished in January while the season al decline occurringin early May has been slightly larger than usual The new treasury bonds will ma ture in 1949 They will bear 3fc per cent interest and will be re deemable after June 15 1916 Re placing iu certificates of indebtedness they will reduce the short term to about balance be used to pay fe larger Than March In its survey of current business the commerce department said the output of manufacturers in April was larger than in March owing chiefly to greater than seasonal im provement in the food products au tomobile leather shoe cement and tobacco industries while iron steel and nonferrous metal production was smaller than in the preceding month Some improvement in employ ment was noted in manufacturing and mining industries in the survey but a decrease was reported in building construction Freight shipments of merchan dise increased less than usual in April it continued while depart ment store sales showed an upward trend G H MENSGH 63 SUCCUMBS Farmer Dies in Mason City Hospital From Gun Wound Clarence H Mensch 63 a farm er living between Mason City and Plymouth died at a local hospital Sunday afternoon from a guushot wound Members of the family and local physicians declined to com ment but it is understood the shoot ing was a case of suicide County Coroner J E MacDonald was not called on the cose Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ at oclock Tuesday afternoon with Dean A M Haggard in charge Burial will be cemetery Mr Mensch is survived by his wife three sons Lee Manly Glenn Mason City Floyd Los Angeles two daughters Mrs P V Barclay 223 Kentucky avenue southwest Mrs C W Deets Emmerson 111 three sisters Mrs Eva Yates St Louis Mrs Royal Pitman and Mrs Laura Chalmers both of Sterling II and a brother Jacob Jefferson Kans Mr Mensch had lived in the vicinity 29 years He came here from Sterling He was a member of the Church of Christ He was married Sept 2 1886 at Sterling Farm Bureau Urges Study to Stabilize Value Put on Dollar WASHINGTON June 1 proposal that a special commission be appointed to study means of stabilizing the purchasing power of the dollar was laid before President Hoover today by American Farm Bureau Federation officials They argued that unstable pur chasing power was more respon sible for rises and falls in price levels than the law of supply and demand SAVED FROM NIAGARA BY SON William Red Hill a river boatman has ridden the dnnRCious Ni agara rapids for the third time The long spin in the whirlpool forced him to make the trip In tfro sections He completed the fade Sunday utter fretting as fur as the whirlpool Memorial day There liU son Wil liam Jr 17pulled him In after mVs burrel had started to fill with water to Run Until She Must French Officials She Will Not Be Able to Land HAVRE France June 1 Texas Guinan does not choose to run until the last hope wanes that she and her night club pals can land in France She was awaiting today an ans wer from the minister of the in terior to her appeal from the gov ernments decision barring her troupe from appearing in a Paris cabaret and ordering them de ported Wednesday on the liner Par is Well in the words o Coolidge T do not choose to run she said I will not accept this as final un til I receive word from my agents in Paris as I have appealed to the minister of the interior to consider my case party was under strict sur veillance by French police in the emigrant hotel in which they have been quartered since they arrived The girls have been refused permis sion to resume their jaunts about the city and a scheduled trip to church was cancelled yesterday Amplifying the reasons for the governments action an official of the immigration bureau said he had heard of the parties conducted aboardship by La Qulnan and that he did not think her type of amuse ment is our type Decision Remains Unchanged PARIS June 1 of the ministry of interior said today that the decision barring Texas Guinan and her troupe of showgirls from France remained unchanged ASH ABANDONS PACIFIC FLIGHT Message From Japan Says Plane Failed to Fill Expectations TOKYO June 1 Rcngo agency dispatch from Saraushiro today said Thomas Ash Jr had abandoned his proposed nonstop flight across the Pacific and was returning to Tokyo Ashs abandonment of the flight was attributed in the Rengo dis patch to the failure of his plane to come up to expectations In several particulars The message said the motor failed to run perfectly and had developed only enough power lor 1650 revolutions a minute when at least 1850 were needed to rise with his heavy load of fuel KENYON BLAMES RICH FOR CRIME Calls Lax Enforcers of Law Worse Traitors Than Arnold FORT DODGE June 1 Blaming people of wealth for much of the present disrespect for law in choosing the laws they will obey Judge William S Kenyon member of President Hoovers law enforce ment commission charged them with allegiance with the underworld in a speech at a law enforcement rally here last night The meeting a homecoming wel come for George R O Johnson United States attorney for north ern Illinois and a former Webster county boy also drew Gov Dan Turner Fred C Gilchrist tenth dis trict congressman and Charles A Rawson of DCS Moincs republican national committceman all of whom spoke briefly Hoover Sends Word President oHovcr sent a personal message to the meeting That part of high society which stimulates the bootlegger in breaking the law by using his pro ducts is treading on dangerous ground That party of society which chooses the laws it will obey be comes the ally of the underworld in taking that position Judge Ken yon declared Turning his attention to law pub lic officials he continued Cause to Crime Benedict Arnold was no more a traitor to his country than are those who charged with enforcing law and who have taken an oath to support the constitution of the United Stales assist in or wink at Its violation Judge Kenyon declared the un equal distribution of wealth and the growing tendency to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few to be a contributing cause to crime be cause it is leading to great discon tent and resentment Attorney Johnson declared organ ized crime to be the greatest prob lem confronting the American peo ple Floods Undermine Residences in Turkey ISTANBUL Turkey June 1 T houses in Broussa at the foot of Mount Olympus were des troyed in the night when floods un dermined their foundations At the town of Hnvza 15 persons were drowned SHORTEST RADIO WAVES USED IN TINY INVENTION Vest Pocket Sets Use Waves Similar to Light By C E BUTTERFIELD Associated Press Radio Editor DIVERHEAD N Y June 1 iv Optowaves radio waves so short that they approximate the characteristics of light are being put to work by American scientists To do the job engineers have de signed equipment for both trans mitter and receiver that approaches closer to the vest pocket idea of radio thany anything heretofore at tempted Even the antenna if need be could be squeezed into a mans silk hat The waves can be measured only in centimeters or Inches The ac tual wavelengths is G5 centimeters or 2570 inches Are Heard Distinctly In a demonstration in the field laboratores of R C A communi cations Inc here with the trans mitter located at Rocky Point 10 miles away music and voice wero heard distinctly over a loudspeaker jammed amidst a lot of apparatus which has been employed in these and other short wave experiments Under the guidance of N E Liu denblad former associate of Dr IS Fj w Aiexanderson of SchnertadV w vwu yuuiig laaiaLiimH have been hard at work for many days Engineers liken the characteris tics of these waves to light not oily because their frequency is near that end of the spectrum but because they have the apparent pecularity of traveling only as fir as the average human eye can dis tinguish abjects 25 Miles Is Distance At present the range is believed to be no greater than the distanco n man can sec from the top of a ICO foot pole There he can look over about 23 miles of terrain and 25 miles is the ultimate distance so far attained What actually happens to the waves as they leave the transmit ter whether they are deflected by trees or buildings probably follow ing the curvature of the earth and going over hill and down dale has not been accurately determined But engineers have a suspicion that anything opaque will deflect them just like it docs light Transmitter and receiver can bo placed in the same building and re ceiving and sending antennas mounted on the same pole one be low the other In fact the used at Riverhcad and Rocky Point consisting of small loops of wire were mounted on a board only four feet square with plenty of room to spare Resemble Searchlight IJptm Both directional and nondirec tional transmissions have been tried The directional signal is believed to resemble the beam from a search light in its action Its width depends upon the dimension of the antenna At the transmitter not a tuning coil was in evidence Brans rods lit erally short circuited by the toning elements served as inductances Sockets of the tubes and every non essential part had to be cast asidn to eliminate stray capacity effects that might bring the wavelength considerably above that desired Power was 10 watts U S Mayors Visiting in France Taste Old Wines Find Proof of Vintage of Burgundy Is in Sipping DIJON France June 1 Americas visiting mayors have met the celebrated wines oC Old Bur undy and found that the proof of the vintage is iu the sipping Mayor Gaston Gerard received the visitors and their wives at city nail yesterday and made an address n which he extolled the wine grapes of this section famous for its spark iug red and white Burgundy Remember he said that are in a winegrowing country ivhose fermented products are the least harmful in the world for the human system Os you go around here just look at our Burgundy pea sants who have drunk wine all their lives and sec how healthy hearty and longlived they are Pointing to a table laden with golden goblets of wine he continued There are other things to drink on this table but I hope thcy will not be used The visitors accepted this invita tion except Mayor John C Porter of Los Angeles and Mrs Porter Mr Porter quenched his thrst with ice water and Mrs Porter with orangeade Mayor James L Key of Atlanta Ga was back with his colleagues after recoving from a minor ill ROGERS SANTA MONICA Cal June President Hoover made a mighty fine and very sincere speech Satur day at Valley Forge He found somebody that was worse off than we are but he had to go back 150 years in history to do it He claims that George Washington was in just about as bad shape with his army then as Mellon Is with his deficit now But George only had to worry about getting thru the winter We got to worry about getting thru the summer then the winter and then another summer before the demo crats can possibly do anything for us Yours Markets at A Glance NEW YORK leaders lose 2 to 5 points rails break oils lead decline Foreign Exchanges Irregular Spanish peseta again at new low weak cables and favorable weather commission house selling firmer Brazilian markets CHICAGO forecast rain northwest and large deliveries reports planting completed to higher to strong Will Not Review Conviction on Charge of Accepting Doheny Bribe WASHINGTON June 1 tTV The supreme court today refused to review the conviction of Albert B Fall on charges of accepting a bribe in connection with the naval oil reserve leases as secretary of the interior under President Hard ing Undr the action of the court Fall must report at once for commit ment under his sentence of one year in the penitentiary and payment of a fine of 5100000 The former cabinet official was convicted in October 1929 of hav ing accepted a S100000 bribe from Edward L Doheny The money was alleged to have been brot to Wash ington by Dohenys son in the fa mous little black bag The government contended the money was given to influence Fall leasing the Elk Hills naval oil reserve In California to the Pan American Petroleum company which Doheny represented Fall argued the sum was a loan from one old friend to another Nevada Senator in China to Make Study of Silver Problems SHANGHAI June 1 tor Tasker L Ocldic of Nevada ar rived here today from Manila to study the slump of silver prices in China Senator Key Pittman of Nevada who also Is investigating the same problem in the far cast will reach here tomorrow Senator Robinson of Indiana and Representatives Dowell of Iowa and Gibson of Vermont also arrived here today from Manila Amelia Earhart Stops Overnight in Iowa as Giro Runs Out of Gas ATLANTIC June 1 Earhart transAtlantic flyer and her mechanic Eddie McVaugh took off at a m today after making a forced overnight stay here because her Autogiro plane ran out of gas She landed at the airmail field with but a few gallons of gasoline in the tank She is making a cross country flight in the Autogiro and her im mediate destination was not an nounced President Doumergue of France Is Married PARIS June 1 Havas News Agency announced today that President Gaston Doumergue and Mme J Graves had been married this afternoon at a private cere mony iASON CITY BOY FATALLY INJURED Dies After Falling From Auto on Which He Walter Pramer Jr 12 years old Mason City died about oclock Saturday night at a local hospita as the result of injuries received when he fell from the roar of a car on wjjich he was riding about oclocK Saturday afternoon The ac cident occurred about a mile cast of Clear Lake on the new pave ment The boy with a companion had been to Mason City and had man aged to catch a ritle at n stop sign here according to the companion At a short distance from Clear Lake the boy jumped from the car running behind When he was no longer able to Keep up the puce of the machine he lost his hold and fell backward hitting his head on the pavement acobrding to the companion Red Olson who stop ped the driver by rapping on the back window of the car Tiilccn to Hospital The driver W A Leffler Keo kuk heard the boy and stopped to ilck up Pramer taking him to the Phillips hospital Later he was Laken to the home of his grand mother Mrs Mary Pramer East Main street Clear Lake where he and others in the family had been pending the summer A short time later he was taken to the Park hos pital He received a badly bruised lead and he never regained con sciousness Boy Scouts will act as pallbear ers at the funeral at 2 oclock Tues day afternoon at the home of Mrs Mary Pramer of Clear Lake Tho Rev Jewel L Pickett pastor of the First Baptist church will bo in Turn to 2 rotiinin TALIAN PAPERS TOLD TO CEASE THEIR ATTACKS Vlussolini and Pontiff Make Concessions to Peace l TOME June 1 of all Catholic youth associations not directly connected with the ational Fascist party was an nounced by the government this vening This development came after the ope meeting with 21 cardinals of the Curia had directed the editoi of the semiofficial newspaper Os servatore Romano to discontinue an antifascist editorial campaign and the editors of fascist news mpers had been directed by Prem cr Mussolini to stop their anti Catholic campaign It was expected1In some quarters hat as a result of the dissolution ihe pope would recall the papal Nuncio to Rome leaving the charge 1affaires as his representative Leaves Field Clear This leaves the field clear for diplomatic negotiations and it was expected that representatives of the two governments would move im mediately to effect an agreement The meeting at the Vatican was virtually a consistory such as is called only on extraordinary occa sions or for Hie creation of cardi nals For two hours the pontiff and the cardinals discussed the situa tiori Thereafter the order was Is sued to the Osservatore Romano and another order suspending all religious processions in Italy The pope it was understood did most of the talking Several trie oaiita agcdTfonltnuonce of KIRKLAND FACES NEW SENTENCE Judge Has Youth Returned From Reformatory for Rehearing VALPARAISO Ind June 1 T Grant Crumpacker critic ized for the onetoten year sen tence he pronounced on Virgil Klrk land for the slaying of Arlenc Draves today ordered the Gary youth returned here from Pendleton reformatory and said he would hear arguments on a new sentence The court acted on its own initi ative and said it would set aside its sentence of last Wednesday after a second Jury had convicted Kirk land in the girls death The verdict was assault and battery with intent to rape Sheriff Burney Maxwell of Porter county said he had not been ordered to go after Kirkland and that he diJ not know whether it was his duty or that of the Pendleton authorities The court set no date for thn hear ing It is expected to be held late this week Concordat Stands It was said the pontiff told his advisors he had no desire to break the concordat with Italy but he wished the Italian government would regard that agreement not as one which could be violated by either party but as an international treaty subject to the regulations of international law If Italy takes llmL view it was said the Vatican will not think of renouncing the concordat The closing of all the Catholic clubs in Italy begun by the police in Rome should be completed to night Some of the clubs which were closed already have been informed that they may reopen They ably will await word from the Vati can before doing so The fascist position is that clubs which have been proved innocent political activities may resume operation Immediately 5000 Patients Saved From Japanese Blare TOKYO Tune 1 thou sand patients wore transferred to by nurses today when the hospital was partly tles oryed hy fire Two firemen were killed and two injured in fighting he flames IOWA WEATHER Mostly unsettled Monday night and Tuesday probably local showers and thunder storms slightly warmer Mon day night in cost and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 75 Minimum In Night 40 At 8 A M Monday 56 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning maximum Saturday fi7 Minimum In Night 55 May came to an end with one of its lovllest days and June came into being with sunny south wind weather In the forenoon however the wind acquired a briskness which was too great for complete comfort in the outdoors ;