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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1931, Mason City, Iowa H I E R iT M fi ART V 0 F I 0 V A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION I VOL XXXVII CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE MASON CITY IOWA 12 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 179 Lindberghs Get Advice Navy Experts Agree Upon Route for Flight CAPONE INDICTED ON LIQUOR LAW Ji By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Juna 12 CPA So many routes are sug gested as avail able for Colonel and Mrs Charles A Lindberghs flight from the United States lu the Orient that a really wide choice of courses may appear to the g e o g r aphically and meteorologi cally uninitiated to be open to the venturesome cou ple for its trip However ac cording to navy officers generally and coast guardsmen in particular there actually is but one way for them to travel which is via Attu at the westerly extremity of tho Aleutian island chain and Sham stui at the northeasterly extremity for SOUGHT THRILLS of the Kuril island chain The various alternatives which are so glibly proposed wbile very attractive looking on the map in the opinion of experienced naviga tors are otherwise utterly imprac ticable T IS TRUE that these authorities in arriving at their verdict as sume a night by the Lindberghs to the westward dismissing the hypo thesis that the colonel will bo so Mrs Grey Says She Saw Fisherman Fall Into Lake pLEAR LAKE June spe cially constructed system o draghooks was brot from Ackley this morning to continue the search for the bodies of Herman Becket 53Lester Lemke 42 and Robert Young 27 all of Ackley who were thot to have drowned here Wednes day afternoon The party included several men from Ackley who ex pressed the determination to searcn until the bodies were brot to the surface The only eye witness of the trag edy told her version of the accident to Sheriff G E Cress and Dean Glanville deputy state game war rash as to attempt following what Tlimlo Taio 10 Column FRANCE MAY CUT MARINE BUDGET Vote of Chamber of Deputies Endangers Whole Naval PARIS June 12 Cham tier of Deputies today passed a so cialist motion reducing the ministry of marine budget by 23000000 francs about Such a reduction would endanger the whole naval building program for 193132 Official figures on the vote will not be available until this afternoons session The socialist motion was in the form of an amendment reducing the amount allocated ior provisioning the fleet The government had asked 39000000 francs about 560000 for that item alone The socialist motion was carried by a vote of 261 to 2S1 The house later took up discus sion of internal finances but Min ister of Marine Dumont remained on the government bench ready to ward off any renewal of the social ist attack den here last night This was Mrs F L Gray Seymour Other Boats Near Mrs Gray stated she had just ar rived at the lake and noted unusual actions of a fishing party on the lake Because other boats were noi far away and the fact that she was a stranger at the lake she did not reveal her information until last night she said According to Mrs Gray she saw a boat with three men in it about a quarter of a mile put on the lake lout oclockWednesday af She saw a stand up in the center the boat lean over and then disappear Later Mrs Gray said she noted other men in the boat looking the side She said she heard no out cry and that at the time she thot TAX REDUCTION FOR FARMER IS GOVERNOR PLEA Transfer of Burden From Property to Income Plan A SITUATION in which all taxing districts of Iowa would follow the example set by the state gov ernment in reducing the tax burden 20 per cent and the increase of rev enue from sources that are not at present paying their share of the of government was set by Dan Turner as the economic goal of his administration in an ad dress before the United Farm Or ganizations of Cerro Gordo county at a picnic in East park Friday The governor devoted the major part of his address in expressing the need of lax revision in Iowa He advocated a state income tax as part of the program of revision de MNiderOne offfighlights at J C Meet Winnipeg Man Speaks at Convention in Des Moines DES MOINES June 12 Problems of trade relations with Canada were before delegates to the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce convention here today IOWASTORMHAS TOLL OF TWO BY ELECTROCUTION Thompson Man Killed in Working at Power Station cost Gov claring that the income tax woulr constitute a replacement and not an additional tax in Iowa High School Band Flays The picnic was attended by thou sanda of farmers and their fam Hanford MacNider of Mason City United States minister to Canada and Errick F Willis ol Winnipeg youngest member tho Canadian house of commons were Important program speakers on the Canadian opic Willis spoke at the noon luncheon following a series of group confer ences held in the morning and Mac Nider was to talk this afternoon The new Canadian defensive tariff is directed against the world and not the United States alone declared Willis Canada is surrounded by high tariff barriers Willia said It had no course but to defend Its agricul ture and industry by raising its rates Justified by Expansion An immediate expansion of in TWQ lowans were killed Thursda STARR FAITHFUIJU QUIZ WITNESS IN GIRLS DROWNING Taxi Driver Says He Took Starr Faithiull Home Intoxicated cause several other boats were I NEW YORK June 12 nearer to the scene of the tragedy grand jury at Mineola today at than she she did not report her ohtacked the mystery surrounding the servations She said she believed drowning of Starr Faithfull while these other boats could give asaisNew York police were questioning a new witness in the case Emanuel Kussoy taxi chauffeur Into a police station here ilies The program opened wita music by the high school band fol lowed by invocation by the Rev C W Hicks after Otto Top penberg gave a reading on Co operation C W Files president of the the waves and distance might have somewhat distorted her vision Be Unlted Farm Organizations who presided at the sessions reported oh thebuslness dbnerbyMl cooper atives in the county in the past Besides the governors address the program was made up of an address by Mrs Charles D Sewell Otterhcin Ind nationally known womens worker among Farm Bu AIl dustry has already justified the ac tion of the Bennett government he declared pointing out that In the first six months that the first high rates were in effect 87 branch fac tories of American firms were es tablished in Canada The benefit of this action to Canadian industry and employment is obvious The rates effective this month completeathej Bennett program be gun last fall Willis explained tance if any were really needed Drag hooks have been pulled thru the water part of the time in jnto a p0uce station ner vicinity of where Mrs Gray noted anc that on May 2D ho drov the tragedy but efforts today were nc giri steamship pier t concentrated there Mrs Gray In staying at Teeds Rest Haven cot tage Use Draghook AMELIA UNHURT Windmill Plane Fails to Get Sufficient Momentum on Takeoff ABILENE Texas June 12 Mrs Amelia Earhart Putnam es caped injury today when her auto giro crashed from an altitude of about 30 feet as she was taking off from the airport here to resume her journey eastward from California The plane was damaged consider ably The autogiro failed to attain suf ficient momentum on the takeoff and crashed amid parked automo biles in a fenced off space near thi hangar of the Abilene airport Altho several automobiles were damaged it was reported that no one in the crowd was injured Miss Earnart climbed out of the plane and walked a short distance away The equipment brot from Ackley on which men worked until 3 oclock this morning consisted of a triple hook drag about 20 feet long with 22 large hooks on it Mayor W H Ward headed the party and Veru Peterson was pilot of the boat from which operations were carried on Those from Ackley who were here were Maurice Greenfield Law rence Withers Frank Morland Frank Katcholffer Ray Hanig Leo Crocker George Cramer and Mr ShutlK This morning the relatives o Becker and Young considered offer ing a reward for the discovery of the bodies of these two men Mayo Ward discouraged the idea becaus he said it would be unfair to th group of searchers who have bee workingnight and day the past 3 hours It is thot that the bodies wi rise to the surface of the water o the third or fourth day Saturda AUNT HET By Robert Quillen will he the third day and unless th boots worn by one person in th party become tangled in the weed the bodies ought to rise to the face The rescue party was cut from about 25 to 10 men today for th continued search James Lane is eta tioned on top of the Pluto launc as lookout man Two undertaker Ward Clear Lake and Maurice Greenleaf Ackley are in the res cue party Yesterday atternoon a special delegation came from Storm Lake where Lemkes brother William H Lemke resides to aid in the search OTHER FARM PICNIC ITEMS On First Page of Second Section ve girl from a steamship pier to er Greenwich village home She a intoxicated and hysterical he aid It was while Miss Faithfull was t a party on the liner Franconia n May 29 that police believe sho was introduced to a man who saw cr frequently thereafter On that ccasion she stayed aboard after the essel sailed and was taken off on tug in midstream Died of Drowning The first witness to go before he grand jury at Mineola was Dr Ha mai YY C S Casey Jones vice presi dent of the CurtissWright aviation corporation painted an optimistic view of the future of air travel The one great obstacle against passen ger flights undependability of sche dule he said would soon be elimin ated oy improves equipment which will make flying safe regardless of weather conditions Receive Resolution The resolutions of the chamber received a resolution sponsored by Donald F Abel or Chicago president of the Illinois Junior chamber urging local bodies to aid in handling juvenile crimi nals The resolution urges local u atter ne oeuvereu ma nlor chambers to aid in proper so Fertile where he was scheduled for cjal and medical treatment ot tnc another speech made the following juvenile offenders to correct their units music by the Rusty Hinge quartet and sports in the al lernoon The chief attraction on the sports program was a baseball game between Cartersville and Clear Lake Assessed Too iVIuch Claim The governor who left shortly after he delivered his speech for remarks criminal tendencies st Paul and Pasadenas bids for the 3932 convention attracted atten In some parts of the state land is being assessed at more than aci the fiyaii conveuuuu tninxvitn tual value and the high millage tion today as the two cities aligned rate is placing a burden on this their forces Tonights playtime for kind of property that threatens to the delegates included a barbecued cripple Cue farming business said supper and county fair party at the governor I attention to the Des Moines Country club Campaigns for the national presi fact that visible property ap JliC I Hit LI1LLL vlaiuit piijpti iy I iJO AUI proximating onehalf the wealth of dency were opened yesterday Leslie Otto Schultz medical examiner The Paul Lee B ma City and is Moines were N Edwards has expressed tho the plan ot the income tax mentioned as nominees to succeed viction she was slain by being held shouid DE incorporated in our laws president Durvard Rowes Los An tnder water innrl hnmns and othcJ ipwolnr 1 night during a storm whic swept over Iowa causing heav damage at Sioux City but ironical leaving the sections needing moi ture most with little rain The dead Charles Shuttleworth 42 Thompson Matt Brown 37 farmer near Green Island Shuttleworth was electrocutec about oclock Thursday nig when he was called to repair blown out fuse in the electric s station of the Interstate Pov company He was manager of t local elevator and also served trouble man for the power co pany It is thot Shuttleworth went to fix the wires and failed to turn off the current Electricity of 33000 volts is brot to Thompson and stepped down for local service Stretched Over Wires Shutlleworth body was stretched across three wires The power was turned off later but It was an hour after he was electrocuted before tho body could ba removed The coroner was called from For est City The substation Is located near the Rock Island raHroarlTjta tion Shuttleworth la survived by hi widow and one son Paul 7 a step daughter Lemonn Kenockc Esther ville brothers A C Shuttleworth Estherville and Samuel California and his mother California He was a member of the Methodist church Funeral arrangements have not been announced Clogged sewers undermined pavement crumbled culverts nnd waterfilled cellars at Sioux City resulted in damages estimated at 510000 to 20000 Perry Creole Recedes Perry Creek running thru the heart of the city and beneath sev eral streets menaced residences and buildings but receded somewhat during the night Matt Brown 37 fnrmcr near Green Island Jackson county and his team of horses were killed while Brown worked in a field Heavy additions to the rain which broke threatened drought in most of Iowa during the last 10 days vis ited southern and central Iowa Thursday night Northwestern Iowa in serious need of moisture received a slight US JURY NAMES OANGRULERAND SMALLER FRY Income Tax LawCharge and Sentence Hang Over Vice King C1 HICAGO June 12 Caponc and 68 other defend ants many of them members of his liquor vice gambling syndicate were indicated today by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to vio late the national prohibition law The indictments charge members of Capones gang with 5000 of fenses The gang leader was indicted just a week ago for violating the income tax laws the government charging that he owed on a six year income of 65181 He is already under six months sentence for contempt of the federal court Continuous Conspiracy The indictment charges a con tinuous conspiracy from when the law went into until the present the purpose be ing to manufacture and transport beer for beverage purposes In the Chicago area on a large scale The extent of the business is es timated in the indictment at 5000 separate offenses the unit of manu facture being a 1500 gallon vat ot beer and the unit of transportation an aulomobile truckload of 30 bar rels of beer United Slates District Attorney George E Q Johnson said 19 overt acts had been set forth by the gov ernment the conspiracy law re r Because of new clews which he i VjSji thot warranted grand jury consid oacj oration Edwards caused cremation of the girls body to be postponed suddenly yesterday Am desired Turn to 2 Column 21 They brot This party Everbody says her teeth are false because theyre too nice tc be natural an sometimes I think her tongue is like that too large grapling hooks included Lemke Fire Chief H A Stanton John Hanna terry and Maurice Folkerts The men planned to return today tu con tinue the search lowan Dies From Fall on Sidewalk in Omaha OMAHA June 12 skul fractured when ho collapsed on a sidewalk here Tuesday Sam Elijah Bennett 50 Boone died Thurs day night Wilson Obriham Kills Self at Lime Springs CRESCO June A Obriham 51 of Lime Springs com mitted suicide Thursday by shoot ing himself FOR THE FIRST TIME in Serial Form m relieve land homes and othct visible property of part of the tax is my theory that as time and an intelligent revisloa is obtained that the principle of inly yesterday ability to pay will be the mail long witnesses whom Edwards princjpje jn taxation ueaired to give first attention was city property especially the Stanley E Faithfull the girls stepsmaller properties are equally in father whose name she took Edterested in the necessity of spread wards mid he believed Faithfull had fnK out the tax nunjen more equit not told al he knew amOng our people as the city Sister Mysterious property is also heavily burdened Edwards wished to give special r auote a resolution recently passed attention also to Elizabeth Tucker Faithfull Starrs younger sister who prefers the name Sylvia Ed wards said Sylvia had been myster ious about where she had been over he weekend The expressed cur1 osity as to whether Sylvia had been n the company of Starr and two men prior to Starrs disappearance ast Friday Starrs body was washed ashore at Long Beach last Monday Inquiry ince then as to the activities of the 25 year old girl who lived in Green wich village a member of a family n modest circumstances has de veloped incidents of gay life in New York and London and on liners with one visit to a hospital for acute al1 coholism and one trip to a sanitar ium for observation Nothing to Live For A 30 page diary written by Starr nnd found by a detective In the Faithfull home contains the followj I have experienced every sensa tion life holds and if deletion docs not meet me soon I have nothing to live for Most of the contents of the diary were withheld Detectives said there were various references to the pos sibility of suicide Edwards said there was evidence to indicate several persons would have been happier if Starr Faithfull were dead STECK WILL TRY FOR NOMINATION Iowa Democratic Outlook Is Complicated by Stand of Senator By RADFORD E MOBLEY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON June F Steck of Ottumwa former sena tor informed democratic national headquarters here that he intends to file for his partys nomination again next year it was learned today Steck told leaders of his party that opposition or no oposition 1 he Is in the race again according to reliable information Washington until Stocks brief visit here had felt he had retired from politics at least for some time to come From the fact that Steck made no announcement publicly and that he appeared to wish to avoid pub licity it is assumed he does not desire to become an active candidate this far in advance of the primary next year Ottumwa Headquarters His headquarters will he at Ot tumwa it is supposed Democratic headquarters appar fall Inwood reporting 07 of an inch Fort Dodge 16 Estherville 60 and Alta 44 Clarlndn Gets Most Clarinda reported the heaviest rain during the night 193 inches Burlington reported 70 of fin inch and Albia 60 Des Moines and other central Iowa communities were al so benefittcd Little rain was reported near Ma son City where rain is needed badly for growing crops hut Dubuque re ported 124 inches rain Burlington received one half inch rain with n high wind Lightning which struck the Harry Graner home there caused estimated damages of S2000 Glenwood nnd Tabor reported high winds and some rain Crew of 10 Rescued After Vessel Collides With Destroyer NEW LONDON Conn June 12 British vessel Shuben Acadia believed by coast guard of ficials to have had a valuable cargo of liquor aboard sank today 00 miles south of Montauk point after a collision with tho coast guard destroyer Davis The vessels crew of 10 was rescued The service craft which slightly damaged wan trailing tho British vessel when the collision oc curred The Shubon Acadia arrived on rum row recently A complete report of the accident has not been received here Coast guard officials expressed the opinion the British vessel ram med the service craft while attempt ing to maneuver to escape surveil lance The vessel sank two hours after the collision A coast guard hoard of investiga tion will inquire into the accident Glance Purchased Capone is charged with purchas ing trucks from the Bets Motor company in Hammond Ind which were used to transport beer and then receiving by telegraphic money order payments for the beer A meeting is also described in which Capone Joseph C Fusco George Howlett Bert Delaney and Jack Heinan all defendants aro alleged to have discussed ways antl means for the accomplishing of the objects of said unlawful and felonious conspiracy The govern ment charges that the meeting was held June 12 1D30 at the Lex ington hotel a Capone hangout in Chicago Todays indictment was the sec ond in which Al Caponc himself wng named on charges of conspiracy to violate the prohibition law Nearly four years ago Capone his brother Ralph and more than 100 others were indicted in connection with an alleged syndicate operated in Cic ero Stickncy and other suburbs Nearly two years after the return of tho indictment it was dismissed without any of the defendants ing hrot to trial Iowas Cnponc Surrenders CHICAGO June 12 Blumbcrg one of the alleged leadJ ers of a liquor syndicate operating tliruout the middlewcst surrend ered to federal authorities today oil a warrant charging conspiracy tn violate the prohibition laws He posted 55000 bond Blumberg known as The Al Capone of Clinton Iowa was onfl about 25 men supposed to havd ppllcd alcohol to cities in Illinois wn Wisconsin Nebraska and outh Dakota ILL ROGERS cy STARTS MONDAY ently is determined to make a vigor ous fight for the Iowa senatorship next year as was indicated by Di rector Jouet Shouses Des Moines speech The general view was how ever that Steck would not make the race and that a wet candidate or one with moist leanings would be TiiiTi to rnKf 2 Column BEVERLY HILLS Cal June 12 Well Oklahoma sheriffs broke n record they finally found a car with no liquor in it but it had to bo oc cupied by Mexicans to do it so shot two of em for being unusual The sheriffs excuse was that the car had a Kansas license on i Kansas adjoins Does a foreign license In Oklahoma faring out the gendarmes or is it the name Kansas that makes you shoot on sight If he had showed his badge instead of his gun the whole thing wouldnt have happened Well its lucky for Mr Pershing for if the conditions had been re versed he would have been march Ing into Mexico today to clean that country up and make cm civilized Yours NEW YORK railroads extend gains German issues weak pivotal shares frac tionMly higher CHICAGO insufficient rain Canada unfavorable wenth er southwest hogs higher Return From Discussion With Officials of Their Trip to Orient WASHINGTON June 12 AJ After discussing with governmci officials the feasibility of flying t the orient in a seaplane over thoi sands of milcs of timbered land Mr and Mrs Charier A Lindberg took off from Boiling field th morning to return to New York They left in a borrowed plan Lindbergh spent nil of ycsterd talking over his proposed aerial v cation with officials here IOWA WEATHER Giuinrnlly fair In the extreme want portion in thn casi and rcntnil porj lloni Friday afternoon or nlRht Cooler Friday night in Ihc west nnd north portions j Mostly fair Saturday pxccpt possibly showers in tho morni ing in the extreme cost central portion Cooler Saturday In extreme east rentriil portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures to 24 hour period ending at 8 ocloct Friday morning Maximum Thursday R2 Minimum in Night 62 At R A M Friday Rainfall 02 of an Inrh j A shower in the night gave NortS Iowa the distinction of having i precipitation entry for eight out o its first 12 days Despite this howt ever the total mositurc for tw month has not yet reached half ad inch Last year in this same monUj this section received almost eighl inches of rain just before th drought set in t ;