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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 1931, Mason City, Iowa Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MAgQN TQWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 1Q 1981 TOITED NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 177 Population Near Limit Economist Warns of Probable Decline After 1960 By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 10 CPA seems onl yesterday tha alarmists were describing t h direful condi tlons t o w a which they said this country v trending due to the headlong rate of increase in its population In fact I got an interview on the subject no longer ago than 1925 or there about from an vs w h o had devoted considerable thot to il and discussed it in a speech or two in the house of Martin L Davey the tree doctor he was a congressman at the time from Ohio The way we were mul tiplying we would be hard up against the subsistence limit in a couple of generations he predicted Yet today we heard Dr Oliver E Baker senior economist of the de partment of agriculture forecostin a stationary population of the Unit ed States by after that maybe a decline depending on tho immigration laws and the willing ness of parents to sacrifice for ths sake of chiliren doctor made this statement i a meeting of scientists in recently putting the ximurn national population figure ct 170000000 and a little later when I asked him to verify it he said perhaps it would be safer to shade 170000000 down to 150000 000 Dr Baker agreed however that there really must have appeared to be plenty of cause for worry during the score of decades preceding the year 1900 more or less It wasabout 1700 he points out that science began to make itself iriously and then increasingly t as an influence upon human of which the rt sl dif Plj Turn lo ptt 18 CViluoin 8 SUBWflS AWAIT RESCUE Ships Try to Raise British Boat From Grave in Yellow Sea WEIHAIWEI China June 10 fathoms under the Yellow sea eight men in le sunken Brit ish submarine Poseidon waited help lessly today while on the surface desperrtn efforts to rescue them proceeded The parent ship Medway was able to maintain communication with the Submersible whiT the naval ves sels Hermes ana Cumberland worked with a Japanese salvago ship to raise the hulk off the bottom Naval officers believed they could do that within a few hours The eight men were believed to be the only ones still living of tho 18 missing after the submarine collided with the Chinese steamer Yuta 21 miles north of this port shortly after noon yesterday The other 10 were believed to have been trapped in one of tha comoartments from which rescue wouldbe virtually impossible even ifthey were still alive Five officers and 30 men were saved six of them popping up thru the water within four hours after the disaster They had used tlie Davis escape apparatus issued to British submarine crews only re cently Two of them died shortly after they were taken out of tha wa ter and one of the remaining four is still in critical condition AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Its Sams own fault No woman can love a man she dont respect an she cant respect one that acts like a fillinstation boy givin ser vice TWO STATES FEEL EARTH SHOCK Britain and France Will Not SeekTConference MDONALD SEES SMALL VALUE IN WAR DEBT MEET Briand Opposed to Any Revision of German Reparations f ONDON June 10 Minister Ramsay MacDonald told the house of commons this afternoon that the government has no present intention of making any moves toward an international war debt conference Asked by a conservative member whether he considered calling a conference of the powers interest in international settlements with a view to mutual cancellation of obli gations on the largest possible scale the prime minister replied the attitude of this country in re gard to war debts is well known and action on the lines suggested would not in the present circumstances serve any useful purpose AGAINST CONFERENCE PARIS June 10 Minister Aristide Brian Is op posed to an International confer ence to revise Germanys war repar ation payments He told the chamber of deputies yesterday that the nation need not ae alarmed over the AngloGerman conference last weekend for he would be on his guard against any attemptto reopen the subject e Youngplan tigp been re be no question of revising it since it has a definite character It con tains within itself definite possibili ties for Germany She will use them is to her interest to do so But from that to proceed to talk of a new international conference on the debt question is a long tran sition Be sure that Frances foreign minister will not let himself be pulled into anthing On the other hand he said the future welfare of France and Ger many will best be served by a pol icy of cooperation The foreign minister conceded at such demonstrations as that of the steel helmet organization at Breslau recently were a hindrance o peaceful relations between the two countries The chamber decided by a vote of 312 to 252 to postpone interpella tion 6f the foreign policy at least until President Elect Paul Doumer takes office on Saturday and the ministry formally resigns Markets at A Glance NEW YOU It New York Cen tral leads upturn industrials strong utilities lead after noon rise Foreign exchanges Steady panish pesetas makes further gain firm cables and trade buying hedge firmer Brazilian markets CHICAGO steady predic ions rain northwest and Canada steady bearish weather and crop prospects to lower NAUTlLUSTARTS FROM ITS ESCORT Coast Guard Cutter Returns as Submarine Goes on Toward London BOSTON June 10 sub marine Nautilus in which Sir Hti sert Wilkins explorer hopes to each the North Pole had parted ompany today with the U S coast guard cutter Pontchartrain In the 3ulf stream 987 miles east of Pol ock Rip lightship A radio message to the coast uard here today said the Nautilus preceding at easy speed aided y the current toward London Couzens Gets His Reply in Hill Tax Case Mitchell Explains in Spite of Schalls Prediction WASHINGTON June 10 Attorney General Mitchell today re plied to the letter of Senator Couz ens republican Michigan request ing information about the tax case against the estate of the late Mary T Hil widow of the Minnesota railroad builder The attorney general apolo gized for his de lay in replying to Couzens1 ques tions which were sent to him on April 8 The sen ator had asked why the justice department de cided not to ap WILLIAM D MITCHELL peal to the supreme court adeci sion holding gifts to her children by Mrs Hill before her death were not subject to the estate tax Declines to Comment Senator Couzens declined to com ment on Mr Mitchells letter pend ing a further study which he said ho intended to make of the case Previously the assertion that At torney General Mitchell would not discuss the dropping of the case un til confronted by a senatorial in vestigation had been made by Sen ator Schall of Minnesota The Minnesota republican said No one who knows Attorney General Mitchell is atall surprised Wills nent and proper questions pro pounded to him by Senator Couzens Will Not Tell Truth Senator Couzens Schall said and every other senator will find as I have that Mr Mitchell will never voluntarily tell the whole truth about his part in the Hill case The only way to get that is thru a senatorial investigation Once Mr Mitchell is put on the stand in his own defense and under the gun of contempt proceedings for failure to answer he will talk about the Hill case and not before and he may then too have the opportunity to tell the exact amount which the Hill estate is furnishing to finance the fake Senatorial contest against me The Schall statement followed the announcement yesterday of Attor ney General Mitchell that Senator Couzens would be welcome to any information available at the justice department relating to the Hill case Advises No Appeal At the same time the justice de partment in a statement said Mrs Mabel Walker Willebrandt then as sistant attorney general had rec ommended to Attorney General Sargent that no appeal be taken in the case Mitchell it said then was solicitor general and having drawn up the trust deeds for Mrs Hills estate had disqualified himself be cause of the previous conection Mr Mitchell had nothing what ever to do with the case as solicitor general the department said and took no part in the considera tion of the matter of appealing to the supreme court The litigation involved 51130000 and the government lost in attempt ing to collect certain estate taxes by a decision of the circuit court of appeals Schall said that he also had asked certain questions of Mr Mitchell which had not been answered BRUENING GETS POOR WELCOME Police Use Clubs to Drive Off Mob of National Socialists BRBMERHAVEN Germany June 10 Chancellor Bruenings po litical opponents met him at the uler today as he and Foreign Minis ter Julius Curtlus arrived form Eng land and police had to use their clubs to disperse a mob of national socialists Down with the hunger dictator Jiey shouted as they massed under he Nazi flag with its Swastika emblem Down with Bruening Down With Curtius The statesmen accompanied by Ambassador Sackett of the United States boarded a special train for 3erlin without appearing to notice the demonstration TWO MEXICAN STUDENTS SLAIN Associated Prest Photo Disabled World War Veterans Guests at White House Party WASHINGTON June10 W More than 850 disabled World war veterans were Invited guests today at the white house garden party given annually in their honor Following their usual custom President and Mrs Hoover will ex tend personal greetings to each for mer man of arms Cabinet members and their wives will assist in Iho reception LM o A drama played on the stage oflife Starts Monday June 15 in the GlobeGazette Emillo Cortes Uublo 20 upper loft son of a cousin of Ortiz Ku blo president of Mexico nnd Manuel Gomez 22 stu dents wero shot to death ueiir Aritmorc Oltla when they were accosted by two deputy sheriffs The deputies Williimi Guess low er left and Cecil Crosby were charged with murder TRAGIC STQRYif Funeral Mass Sung for Two Mexican Boys Killed by Deputy Sheriff ARDMORE Oklahoma June 10 A tragic story of the slaying of Emilio Cortes Rubio young cousin of the president of Mexico ant Manuel Garcia Gomez his student comrade was told in county courl here today at the preliminary hear ing of Deputy Sheriffs W E Gueas and Cecil Crosby on charges of mur der Salvador Cortes Rubio surviving companion of the young Mexicar students pointed out Guess as the man who shot his friends hero earlj last Monday but was unable to re late details of tho shooting as he said he was standing in front of hi parked car blinded by its lights He denied the deputies story that they had informed him they wera officers He said he did not know if liis friends had drawn pistols before Guess fired as the deputies stated Previously solemn requiem mass had been sung for the slain boya in a little Catholic church here EXPECT CHARGES WILL BE FILED Condition of Mrs Whitson Improves Slightly Phy sicians Say The condition of Mrs Bill Whit son 01 Delaware avenue northeast seriously injured during an alleged assault Sunday night is slightly improved according to physicians at Park hospital The case against Paul Brown 554 Eighth street northeast held in the county jail without charge in connection with the case now rests with the prosecution according to F R Sanford chief of police Coun ty Attorney Roe Thompson Is ex pecting to file charges against Brown as soon as the condition of Mrs Whitson is definitely deter mined Brown has made certain admis sions to police officers Chief Snn ord said but he did not divulge the nature of Browns statements Police officers visited Mrs Whit son and made a record of her state ments edar Rapids Boy Fails Down Shaft to His Death CEDAR RAPIDS June 10 inquest was to be held Wednrs lay Into the death of Jack West 13 vho was killed Tuesday in a fali down a Grant high school alrshaft LIe and two other boys had gone to he roof of the building to play West lost his footing while running iround an enclosure on the roof BROOKHARTFOR LAWS AS MEANS OF FARM RELIEF Opens Drive for Senate by Charles City Address CHARLES CITY June for the protection of the farmer providing genuine farm relief were advocated by Senator Smith W Brookhart yesterday afternoon in an address to 2000 Floyd county farmers at a CoOperative associa tion picnic He assailed interests which have helped banks railroads public utilities and industries and neglected agriculture The only reference to hia own ampaign of which this address marked the opening was his state ment Ive been fightingyour bat tles in Washington and if you desire to have me continue to represent you after next year I would he glad to carry on He will be up for re nomination at the republican pri mary a year from now Brookhart flayed Wall Street In his talk claiming eastern interests had been given protection by the federal reserve law the transporta tion act of 1020 the tariff the cor poration law and the patent laws Compliments Hoover The farm board should have 1 500000000 instead of 5500000000 and should handle the money in buy ing surpluses like Hoover did and not just a little wheat aimlessly as an ordinary gambler Brookhart de wanted 000 for wheat With Julius Barnes he bought all wheat there was at 5220 a bushel and the price stayed there The two werent goingto sell until they got it Brookhart then showed how a profit of 559000000 was made by this transaction for the treasury He said he believed that the farm board by bidding on 1000000 bu shels of corn could have held the price of corn above a dollar He ex pressed the opinion that the farm board was not aware that corn was raised in Iowa Discrimination of laws and leg islation m favor of big interests were ascribed by Brookhart to have brot about the plight of the farmer at present He then cited il lustrations to prove his point at tacking the participation of big business in government Says Stocks Inflated Railroads banks and brokers were included in Brookharts on slaughts He said the country is still sitting on a volcano of stock speculations and that stocks are in flated 120 per cent above the 1914 level The Wall street system he maintained is out to destroy the little unit banks of Iowa and pu them under big corporations Iowas banking law was support ed by Brookhart who advocated similar legislation for other states so that notes could be issued for the benefit of agriculture Tariff protection for agriculture he said could he obtained by taxing profits of protected companies down to Tum tn Fnef Column 4 BEVERLY HILLS Cal June 10 Mr Mellon and Mr Stimson are q ier to London to another conference We say we are not going o cut down on the debt payments Ve could write and tell em but wo ike to get in wrong personally We have another delegation at 3eneva on dope We want to limit he output We dont manufacture t and the other nations do so you mow where that conference will endWe get nothing at a conference only tho trip It looks like depression would hurt he conference business but it dont They can always dig up enough to and get in wrong Yours ROGER HAYNES DEFENDS PRIMARY ROADS Sees Danger in Tendency to Divert Funds to Aid of Secondary Roads FAIRF1ELD June Glen C Haynes executive secretary of the Iowa Good Roads association addressing a meeting of southeast ern Iowa county supervisors here today voiced the opinion that the present state administration is en couraging the diversion primarj road funds to the secondary roai system Col Haynes sees in this move ment a very definite threat to tht continuance of Iowas good roads progress In his address he evaded the po litical aspect of the subject merely citing the present method of divi sion of the road revenue and asser ting that it is fair to the people of the cities and towns the people liv ing on the primary road system and those residing on the local high ways Has No Program Emphasis was placed upon the fact that Iowa has no definite pri mary road improvement program today since the road bond amend ment has been killed by the su preme court and the final attempt of the good road advocates to put thru a construction measure met defeat in the final hours of the last legislature The primary road fund Colon il Haynes said should by all means be kept intact In order that the county primary road bonded Indebt edness may be paid that the pre sent primary road system may be properly maintained and Improved md that it may be extended to take n additional market centers as rap dly as current funds will permit Considerable primary road funds now are being expended In the cities and town and on the local roads Let us analyze the division Paid From Fund On any street which is a contin uation of a primary road in all Tnm to Fnuc t Colnmn HI DEEP HOLE DUG BY METEOR OR HUGE EXPLOSION Thousands Wakened and Windows Broken in i Ohio Indiana TOLEDO Juno 10 i earth shocks caused by the fall ng of a large meteor or by the blast f some powerful explosive shook lorthwestern Ohio and eastern In diana early today Thousands of persons were awak ned by the shock and windows wers iroken in houses at a considerabla listance from the place where either meteor struck the earth or where n explosion occurred The center of the shocks was at large hole 10 feet in diameter and feet deep on the Henry Pohlman arm onehalf mile north Malin a Ohio Telephone Poles Broken The heaviest damage was within a 300 foot radius of the hole In this ircle four telephone poles were broken wires were down small rees knocked over A field of oats vas flattened There was no evl lence oE heat or fire around the lole but meteorologists said lack of such did not disprove the belief that a falling meteor caused the shocks Babcock BOO feet from the center of the shock was undamaged ex cept for broken windows The shocks were of such great intensity they were felt at Findlay Fostoria Bluff Lon Continental Napoleon Colum bus Grove Wauseon Ohio and in several towns in Indiana Disturbed Sleeping The shocks occurred about 2 a m Police at Findlay said there appar ently were threo shocks the first one light the second heavy enough to disturb persalis Wrd one was light There waa no meteor visible It was pointed out that if a meteor had struck here it probably would Have covered itself with dirt M J Tobias of Grelton who ex amined the hole said the earth was loosened as if by a nitroglycerine ex plosion There were no caches of ex plosives reported to have been at that place however Depression More Likely to Give Nation Authors Americas Chance for Prodigy Improved Says Mencken The chances of an American literary prodigy appearing to morrow arc much better ttmn they were last year In the opin ion of H Mencken editor nnd critic who believes thnt the depression has made it harder for the beginner to mar ket his wares thus discourag ing linlf lnlfcd ivork and en couraging young writers to leirn their business Menckens article Is one of a series on Whats Going on in the World Today By ir L MENCKEN fnpyrtctit 1031 ny Tim fresn BALTIMORE June 10 the moment there is a sort of hiatus In American letters A great deal of workmanlike and interesting stuff is beingwritten but there is a dearth of new and arresting au thors Certainly no careful critic would allege that any of the novices of the last few years is as import ant as Dreiser and Norris were in 1900 or Mis Gather and Lindsay in 1913 or Frost and Hergesheimer in 1914 or Masters and Cabcll in 1915 or Sandburg in 1915 or Sherwood Anderson in 1916 The years at the end of the cen tury were very fruitful ones nnd so were those which straddled the war There was a stimulating and even thrilling air of experiment and in novatorNovelties of great interest were popping up on all sides and new authors of extraordinary mality were numerous But todav we have only a general competence Are Many Theories Why there should be such rises and falls in literary productivity I don t know and neither does anyone else There arc of course plenty of theories One is to the effect thai lhe best writing Is always done dur mcr times of pence and plenty an other h that It is done when blood is on the moon T could cite mnnv other such doublets each member extiniruishinjr the other All that can be said with any surety is that nrocrress in letters like any other kind of evolution tends to go ir Turn o 2 Colomn J IOWA GETS LOW BIDS ON PAVING Construction of 4457 Miles Expected to Be at Cost of AMES June 10 ion of 4137 miles of paving in lay Clinton Dallas Jackson Mad son Linn and Scott counties would cost S957OS9S3 on the basis of low bids totaling 5125326915 for road vork announced Tuesday by thei owa state highway commission Grading projects in 10 counties traveling bridge and culvert con struction nnd an overhead rnflroad crossing in six other counties are ncludcd In the low bids IOWA WEATHER Local thundcrshowers prob able Wednesday night and Thursday Somewhat cooler In the extreme west portion Wednesday night and in the west and north portions Thurs day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 8fi Minimum in Night R2 At A M Wednesday 68 The weather Tuesday obviously vas working up to a crenscendo uch as wan dealt out to Mason City list a week ago In the form of a Z maximum one day A slight prinkle Tuesday evening had n cmporary halting effect but the emperature was mounting rapidly igain Wednesday morning In spite f clouds which now nnd then hid he sun By 10 oclock it had ouchcd the SO mark ;