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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1931, Mason City, Iowa f North Iowas Edited for THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALX NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 15 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 181 OPENING INSTALLMENT HE people of Orchard Hill a small country town in Ohio call him Poor Old Tony and laugh J have often won dered why they laugh 41 Antonio himself when he notices my indignation always says in his gentle way Never mind in laughter fools betray their ignorance wise men their under standing a Among those who know his history and appreciate his character Antonio Latour is not a person to excite ridi cule His name once promised to endure with the names of Booth and Barrett and Irving and Mansfield and other actors of their day and rank You who are old enough to remember the theater in the years from 75 to 88 will re V call the great artists with whom he was associated He smell parts it Is true out the critics spoke very kindly his work Many times I have seen the newspaper clippings yellow with age worn by much handling which the old actor treasures with such pride But Antonio Latours ended when he was still a yoxir I man He Is old now with silver white hair fadedblue 2yes and thin trembling limbs but his fine old actors face is lighted with rare intelligence and feeling he carries himself with that proud erectness which distinguishes gentlemen of the stage and he never appears without a flower in the lapel of his ancient coat Antonio lives alone in the ancient house In which his father was born From it he con see the many acres that once belonged to his ancestors His family was rich the villagers will tell you as they wonder how the old actor manages now to keep his soul and body together Poor Old Tony they will say he set out to be a famous actor and now he has nothing But Old Tony laughs I have enough When one has nothing one has freedom from a host of pestiferous bores These good neighbors do nobknow how rich I arv One evening with a chuckle of jnirth Antonio overheard that Buxton woman lalking about me today She and other wo HUGE PARADE HAMPTON Crowd Cheers Hoovers on Tour PRESiDENT WILL IN THREE ONEY FRED SWEET GREETS FOLKS BACK HOME IHOTOS BY WRIQ1IT ARE ON STREETS TO mimicked the Buxton wo mans voice to Is the old itatour home that Ive been ellln1 you about Old Tony Latour les lived here all alone ever since e come back from actin on the stage in New York Hes a goodfer disgrace to his family and the community Look the house aint had a brush of paint ner a tap of a hammer since his poor paw died His paw and maw they was a real credit to the town and church Elder Latour his paw was She was a Deaconess Aint nobody ever heard tell what it was Tony done when he was on actor that made him quit and come home like he did but it must a been somethin awful cause he aint never been no good to himself ner to anybody else since With an other chuckle the old actor ex plained The good ladies did not know I was just behind the hedge digging up the ground for violets He paused then added softly Har riet loved violets Because his life experience is what it is Old Tony thinks of his story as a play and of life itself In Turn to Fnno 2 Column FdfiLSurvivors of i t r r tfhnr rloliady Trip r MUKt LOST Eight Rescued and Eight Bodies Recovered in French Tragedy ST NAZAIKE France June 15 bodies mostly those of women have been re covered In tho vicinity where the excursion boat St Phllibert sunk in a storm yesterday it announced this evening Craft of all sizes continued to night to scour tho water In search of others of the more than 400 victims ST NAZAIRE France June 15 of harbor craft picked their way across the bay of Biscay today with lookouts scanning the water for the bodies of more than 400 men women and children drowned yesterday when a hurri cane capsized the excursion steamer St Philibert Bight persons were rescued and eight bodies have been recovered It is possible that others escaped death and have not yet reported their safety but the toll of the disaster was estimated with as much ac curacy as possible at 442 dead Others May Have Left There was an admittedly slim chance that a final check would re veal thatmany of the passengers had left the boat before the storm struck The St Philibert was a flimsy 100 foot river steamer She put out from Nantes yesterday afternoon with a crowd of picnickers on an outing run by a labor organization down the river to St Nozaire and Tom to Faco 7 Colomn AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Tell of Wreck Forgot Bad Weather on Island and Had Happy Time ST NAZAIRE France June IS Duverger a 20 year old carpenter sat over a steaming bowl of coffee in a borrowed suit of clothes today and told the story of the sinking of the excursion steamer St Philibert He is one of the eight persons who escaped when more than 400 picnickers were drowned There were 467 of us when the boat started from Mantes at eight oclock yesterday morning hb rolled badly in the wind on the way out and some of us were pretty siek but when we got to the island of Noirmoutiers everybody forgot the bad weather and we had a happy time Waves Tremendous It was about 6 oclock I think when tremendous waves piled up in the bay and the boat began to roll dreadfully The wind was hitting us from the port side and it seemed to me that everybody decided all at once to get over on the other side We rushed over together It waa the worst thing we could have done but we were not seamen and didnt realize it then The ship keeled over from our weight Several big waves came aboard one after another and sud denly I realized that we were in danger I had a distinct premoni tion that we would sink I am a good swimmer and when I felt the ship turning under my feet I dived into the water It was none too soon and even tho I was clear of the boat she dragged me down in the suction and I think I must have gone clear to the bottom Shot Into Air It couldnt have been long that I was under water for when I shot into the air I saw to my horror that the keel of the boat was above the surface She had turned completely over Then suddenly the ship disap peared carrying everyone down with it I began to swim It seemed dark as midnight but I ran into a life boat to which several other passen gers already were clinging I grab bed the side of the boat but it was pitching and tossing so that I could not climb in it Neither could the others but we held on with all our strength and the boat stayed afloat until the steamer Pornic came to our rescue It was none too soon for we were utterly exhausted Wire Was Lost First Speech Scheduled Before GO P Editors of Indiana By ROBERT S PICKENS ENROUTE WITH PRESIDENT HOOVER TO INDIANAPOLIS Ind Juno 15 Hoover traveled into the middlewest today on a three days tour of as many states to deliver speeches eagerly awaited by republican managers in terested In a second term for him The first address is tonight at In dianapolis A large crowd cheered Mr and Mrs Hoover as they boarded tho train at Orange Va last night Crossing West Virginia early to day Hoover invited to his special train for the trip from Charleston to Huntington Governor Conley Senator Hatfield and other republi can leaders Hoover is pursuing a path that leods into Ohio and Illinois which with Indiana delivered many repub lican seats to the democrats in the congressional election last year Closely Follows Boom His trip follows closely the boom for his renomination sounded last week before the conference of young republicans at Washington by ChalrmaiuFcrispf the republican na tional committee and cabinet mem bers However the journey was planned by the president some time ago The special train reaches Indian apolis late today crossing a corner of Kentucky and southern Ohio en route Hoover speaks tonight before the Indiana Republican Editorial association He will be the guest overnight in Indianapolis of Gover nor Leslie Postmaster General Brown who comes from Ohio and Robe Carl White of Indiana the assistant sec retary of labor were the only Wash ington officials with the party Brown has been mentioned in the vice presidential speculation Others In tne party included A lan Hoover Mrs Brown the presi dents secretaries Theodore G Jos lin and Lawrence Richey His aidev Captain Charles ft Train U S N and Col Campbell B Hodges U S A his physician Captain Joel T Boone and Miss Myra McGrath of the secretarial staff Will Dcdlcnte Memorial Tomorrow morning the president tmvels to Marion Ohio to dedicate the memorial to Warren G Hard ing He will be joined at those exer cises by Calvin Coolidge Leaving immediately after the ceremony he will go to Columbus to review a pa rade of G A R veterans and to visit the Ohio legislative assembly before boarding the special train for an overnight trip to Springfield Il linois At Springfield Wednesday the I dont want to die but it will he right interestin to find out if there is any old bachelors in Heaven While Duverger told his story an other young man saved by his abil ity as a swimmer nodded and from time to time put In a word of his own His name in Binguet My wife was with me he aaid and luckily we were together when the boat sank I am a good swimmer Tom to IflKO 2 Column 3 I president will be the guest of Gov Louis Emmerson He will visit tho Illinois legislative assembly before rededicating at an afternoon service the tomb of Abraham Lincoln The president will leave Wednes day night arriving in Washington ate Thursday j SPAlDEPORTS CHURCH PRIMATE Prelate Returns From Rome Incognito but Identity Is Discovered MADRID June 15 Cardinal Pedro Segura Saenz Catholic pri mate of Spain was deported today by the republican government Cardinal Segura with police guards left Guadalajara this after noon in a government automobile for the French frontier under orders to leave Spain The cardinal had been protected during the night and this morning from mobs who streamed thru the strets shouting Down with the clergy Out with the priests It is not known how or when the cardinal entered Spain He had been in Rome conferring with the pope on the religious situation here The fact that he had returned was known only when news of his arrest was received The governments position is that the presence of the primate in Spain might lead to a breach of the peace and cause a recurrence of rioting and of the burning of churches Nautilus to Make London Behind Vessel Warship Has Disabled Arctic Submarine VireTow WASHINGTON June 15 The battleship Wyoming repoted to the navy department today that it was towing the Arctic submarine Nautilus at five knots on a course east of northeast from the position in midAtlantic where ahe became disabled The battleship took the Nautilus in tow at a m central stand ard Since early Sunday the Wyoming and the Arkansas now on midship men cruises to European waters had been standing by the disabled submarine Sir Hubert Wilkins her commander reported that one of the diesel engines upon which she de pends for surface motive power had stalled It was estimated that from the position given by the Nautilus the course on which she was helng towed would take her to Queens town It was estimated that at the time the Wyoming took the disabled Nautilus in tow she was about 890 miles from Queenstown If the speed of five knots were maintained about TA days would be required to reach that port John Aviso son of Mr and Mrs D E Aviso 710 North Federal ave nue is a sailor on the battleship Arkansas which with the Wyoming stood by to assist the Arctic subma rine across the Atlantic ocean Emerson Fawkcs formerly of Ma Capone Aide Joins Boss in Posting Bond Big Boy Undecided as toWhether to CHICAGO June 15 first of Al Capones henchmen in dicted with him on a federal charge of liquor conspiracy surrendered to Diamond Anniversary of Franklin County Is Observed HAMPTON Juno devel opment of 75 years irom prairies ox teams and log huts to modern communities with all the advantages of civilization was gra phically depicted here this after noon in a parade of some 150 floats Thousands filled the streets in the downtown section to witness the gorgeous spectacle in which the past and the present rodo side by side os the history of Franklins heroic past unfolded in a colorful street pageant A dozen bands thundered their rhythmic saluates to the throngs as they wound their way thru tho crowded streets Floats that were tho colored creations of Hampton artists depicted symbolically tho lories of the present while vehicles searing crude implements log nouses and old scenes told the stor ies of the hardships of the past Clmnx of Celebration The parade marked the climax of the two day celebration which will come to a close tonight The parading column was headed by the national colors followed by the Cimmijottl horses from Mason City Next was the Hampton muni cipal bond and a group of Musqua klo Indiana to full regalia Among the firstfloats was one depicting John countys first pioneers A meeting of the first white men in Franklin county was shown in the next float followed by a group of troopers and son City and now of DCS Moines is also believed by friends here to be on cither the Arkansas or the Wyo ming Mrs Ellis Decorah to Be Buried on Tuesday DECORAH June era services will be held at the First Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon for Mrs Olaf Ellis who died Fri day The Rev T A Hoff will of ficiate OGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal June 15 part of a persons private lif is free from the eagle eye of th bird Brisbane I am as ashamei of my early years spent at Eatoi and Oxford as all the rest of thel alumni is But If any of us can con ceal It end get away with it wh dont he give us credit and let u go on living it down But no H has got to blab it to the world By the way if you think this ain going to be the worst winter of un employment we ever had just cour the number in these college grad uatlon classes Immigration is no our biggest problem Its surplu diplomas Yours Above nro vicivs snapped at the Franklin county Diamond Jubilee nt Hampton Sunday afternoon as Oney Fred Sweet feature writer of tho Chicago Tribune and former Franklin county hoy greeted the folks hack home Ho spoke at Mott field piirt of which Is shown In the picture upper loft not more than a stones throiv from his birthplace In tho picture upper right ho In shown greeting some of his former acquaintances From left to right they nro I C McCord A F Lulcens meycr S M Kline C H Haney Oncy Frexl Swoct and Jnck Nartnn In tho lower cut Oney Fred Sweet right Is shaking hands with his old classmate and chum S M Kline the government today while the gong leader himself was reported to be undecided as to the plea he will make when arraigned tomor row John Heinon one of 68 Capone followers named with the Big Boy in a huge liquor conspiracy indictment appeared at tho fed eral building had his fingerprints recorded and then posted five bills to insure his appearance later Helnan is the owner of the Pad dock cafe which government agents say Is a hangout of the Capone forces as well as one of its pay off headquarters He Is a former pugi list 43 years old Cdpono waa reported to be in conference with his battery of at torneys trying to decide whether to plead guilty or fight the two gov ernment charges against him up for arraignment tax violation and liquor conspiracy Attorney William F Waugh who hunters with a large assortment of furs One float showed the building of the Mayme cabin the first home in the county Another showed the ar rival of the Reeve family A brass band made up of Indians played on a truck A huge golden key to the city wag carried on another vehicle Isaac Walton the first white child to be born jn the county had a place of honor on a float Ben Frankljn There A merpver of the Lions club of Hampton dressed and made up to resemble Benjamin Franklin One float depicted the first election in Franklin county followed by one showing the first courthouse One of the humorous floats was one showing the first wedding It was prepared by the Pythian Sisters This was followed by a group of floats showing scenes in the early life of the county The I O O F home band from Mason City was next in the order of march A replica of the first church at aSeva some a t nioa A spiral press mounted on a truck ruary said this afternoon up to the present time my information Is lhat Capone will plead not guilty to both charges FUNERALS HELD FOR VICTIMS Bodies of Three Men Are Recovered From Lake After Long Search Funeral services for Ackleys three residents who met their death by drowning in Clear Lake were held Sunday Two of them Robert Young 27 and Herman Becker 53 were buried at Ackley while the burial of Leslie Lemke took place in his old parental home at Relnbeck The bodies of the three men who went down to their death in a row boat on Clear Lake Wednesday noon were recovered from the wa ter Saturday afternoon While some discoveries were made by the men who brot up the bodies after three days and nights of work no definite clew as to the cause of the tragedy has yet been found Stopped nt 12 Each of the three watches carried by the men had stopped at or about 12 oclock indicating that it was at noon that the boat capsized and sent the three fishermen to their doom The bodies were recovered thru the use of dragnets Improvised with grappling hooks which were de signed by R group of Ackley men under the direction of W A Winter The body of Mr Lemke which was Turn to FAgo 2 Column Markets at A Glance rails lead mod crate decline Germans im prove changes small CHICAGO increased arrivals new wheat steady favorable rains Kansas to lower Northwest in Grip of Drought Worse Than Last Years WASHINGTON June 15 The weather bureau said today a drought worse than the blistering dryncss of last year has gripped the northwest from Pacific Wisconsin to the Clinton Plans to Have Anniversary Festival CLINTON June 15 four day celebration commemorating the diamond jubilee of the founding of the city will begin here July 31 A homecoming doll baby parade beauty contest and reunion of pi oneer residents of Clinton county will be features CHARLES CITY AN SHOT BY BURGLAR Thief Escapes From House With Ingersoll Watch and Penknife CHARLES CITY June Frank Kuhl IDS North Toslin street 43 was shot by a burglar last even Ing in his home The bullet from a 32 caliber revolver penetrated Kuhls left forearm a few Inches above the wrist the bullet going clear thru the arm fracturing the bone A splinter rrom the door cas ing hit Kuhls forehead a glancing blow The burglar fired four shots two of which struck the door casing In the kitchen A third was imbedded in the kitchen wall and the first struck Kuhl in the wrist The injur ed man isin the Cedar Valley hos tal The shooting occurred about oclock The burglar made his entrance thru a basement window and his escape thru the kitchen door The only things found missing were an Ingeraoll watch and a penknife The man was described by Mr and Mrs Kuhl as sandy haired of middle age and weighing about 150 pounds He wore a several days growth of beard i Construction Progresses Rapidly GARNER June tion work on the new Farmers Co Operative Crepmery and on the ad tlitlon to the high school building i progressing rapidly piral press mounted on a truck vas used to show the type printing resses used for the first newspaper One of the most beautiful floats vas one depicting the hoop skirt he wearer a little girl sat on the op of an automobile which was iractlcally covered by the flowing kirt A stagecoach the old school he first lawyer and home In tha arly days were next in the parade Mason Cltyans March The Mason City high school band nade up of 100boys and girls and more than 50 Mason City buslness Tum tn Page 8 Column 1 IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy to cloudy Mon day night nnd Tucsdny ly cooler Monday night in east portion LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 2t hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 80 Minimum In Night BO At B A M Monday 63 Precipitation 07 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday B4 Minimum in Night 51 Trace of Rain ;