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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1931, Mason City, Iowa H I S vrM A ART o c H T c r i A rjTS MO ips t A ATorfft Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED THE NE THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS OME EDITION Capone Case Thot Typical Explains Disrespect Shown for Law in U S 1 1 By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 17 CPA Wicker sham commis sion comment ed Congressman George Huddle ston of Alabama cant under stand it the countrys grow ing disrespect for law How long it takes when law tri umphs in the end Consider the case of Al Ca pone contemptu ous of all legal machinery for years A passion for power continued the congressman philosophizing evidently has been the mainspring of Al Capones career Power And money rof course The two go to gether In his quest for power Al clashed with an already established authority which resented the growth of Als He was too strong or too shrewd for it or both as it manifested it self locally When it tried to cope with him under its state oppose him as a failed This made him the object of its higher representatives attention Turn to Toffo C Column it PLANT STARTS JULY 1 in Readiness for Run THE Lehigh Portland Cement com 1 pany is nearing the completion of n reconstruction program on its Mason City plant which will start operating again July 1 The Lehigh plant ran thruout th winter months and shut down fo repairs and installation of equipment on May 1 A largo per centngc of the employes were kep on the payroll for this work Part of Wet Process The new equipment consists chief ly of filters to take the moisture in the slur This installation followed as a logical sequence of the changi to the wet process Instituted a shor time ago Under the present process th product is ground while wet Tin filters make It possible to take ou from 18 to 35 per cent of the mois ture before the slur reaches the klliu and brings about a saving of power The finishing touches are being pu on the Installation all of which wil he in readiness when the men re turn to work July 1 Shutdown in Summer It is tlie policy of the Lehiph to Iiave its shutdown periods In tne summer thus permitting their men during the leisure time to devote their energy to gardening automo bile tours fishing and other recre ation that would not be possible in jkhe winter V The announcement that tho Le high was resuming operations an the fact that the Northwestern States Portland Cement company plans to continue on its present schedule was reassuring news to those interested in the citys labor conditions PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MAQOM PTTV TH W A WTTTMTCn A V TTTXrci ir i UTY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 171931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENQ 183 WAR ON GANGS JUST Hoover Calls for Rededicati REDEDICATE LINCOLNS TOMB There are more American citizens in Porto Rico than in the combiner states of Nevada Wyoming New Mexico Arizona and Vermont AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I didnt even know Cousin Egbert was in town until I recognized his snore in church Sunday Civil War Presidents Remodeled Shrine Rededicated OPRINGFIELD 111 June 17 K Standing before the tomb of Lincoln President Hoover today called for a rededication of the cit izenry to the service and ideals of the nation The eternal principles of truth justice and right never more clearly stated than by Lincoln remained the solvent for the problems nnd perplexities of every age and of our day he said in dedicating the re modelled tomb of the Civil war time president It is to those who like Lincoln have made these principles serve the needs of mankind that the world pays its homage At his shrine we light the torch of our rededication to the service and ideals of the nation which he loved and served with the last full measure of devotion Text of Speech The text of the presidents speech follows The people of nilnols have taken just pride in the restoration and beautificatlon of the tomb of their greatest Lincoln he sixteenth president of the United States This memorial was erected and dedicated 57 years ago of tie eighteenth presidentof the United States Ulysses S made the address on that occasion t is proper that a president of the United States should take part in ts rededication at this time This the tomb of Lincoln is a shrine to all Americans The stone and marble of all of our great na lonal shrines are more than physi cal reminders of the mighty past of our country They are symbols of things of the spirit Thru the men and deeds they commemorate they renew our national ideals and our aspirations It ia refreshment of the national soul to assemble in these places and to direct the thots of our people to these occasions and to recall the men and their deeds which bullded the republic It is an awakening of pride in the glories of the past and an inspiration to faith in the future These are the springs which replenish that most sacred stream of human triotism Recreated Ideals Nothing that we may say here can add to the knowledge or devo tion of our people to the memory of Abraham Lincoln Nothingwe may do can add to his stature in history All that convey has long since been uttered by his grateful countrymen We gather here today that we of our generation may again pay trib ute to the man who not only saved the union and gave freedom to a race but who recreated the Ideals and inspirations of American life A nation in its whole lifetime is endowed with but few whoso names RAILROADS ASK FOR INCREASE IN FREIGHT RATES Tell Commission 15 Pe Cent Raise Needed in Emergency JASHINGTON June 17 UPKVu railroads of the United State today presented to the interstat commerce commission their petl tlon for a 15 per cent Increase i freight rates as a means of meet ing the emergency caused by th drastic decline in operating rev enues Last Thursday the executives o eastern western and southern roads meeting In New York Cltj finally decided to request the blan ket increase designed to yield an nuolly in additiona gross income As evidence of their desire fo assistance without undue delay th carriers recommended that th commissions Investigation of thel application be of a limited char acter for the purpose of determin ing whether the new schedule should be allowed to become effec tive without the 90 day suspenslo usually ordered when rate rev slons are made Face Emergency The brief asserting that th roads were confronted with ai emergency threatening serious im palrment their financial resource H and their capacity to assure th pQbllcTa cbiiUnuanceJ of efflcien These two views of the Lincoln tomb at Springfield ID which was rcdcdlcatcd by President Hoover Wednesday following reconstruction snow top tho exterior of the tomb nnd below Interior showinothe new chamber surrounding the marblo and bronze sarcophagus which holds the body of the Civil war president euuoweu WILU UUL lew wuubu uuinea remain upon the roll of the world In after generations Lincoln after all these years still grows not only In the hearts his countrymen but in the hearts of the peoples of the world Appeal Universal It Is not new yet It is eternally true to state that Lincoln made a universal appeal to the minds and hearts of men His every aspiration wns for the unity and welfare of his ountry He became a triumphant Turn lo Pnge 2 Column 4 3 SHOT IN FIGHT Carlton Marshal Is Wounded While Quizzing Pair on Robberies CARLTON Minn June 17 Three men Including Bert McFar ane Carlton Marshal wero wound ed in a gun fight in a restaurant lere today when officers wero fired on by two youths who were being questioned on recent robberies in Carlton county One of the youths believed seri ously wounded escaped but was captured about seven miles from here five hours later The second youth who gave his ame as Clarence Glllesple about 0 was captured in the second floor f the restaurant following tho hooting HOLDS POSSE AT BAY EIGHT HOURS Aged Nebraska Man Give Up to Police After All Night Siege MADISON Nebr June 17 After holding a posse at bay fo eight hours at his home here Mat Thoman 70 surrendered early todaj to Chief of Police William McVittie When a night watchman las night went to Thomans home after receiving a complaint from two farm hands that he had fired at them and ordered them from his place wheu asked him for liquor Thoman opened fire on tho watchman McVittie summoned by the watchman rounded up a posse bu Thoman barricaded answered their demands that he surrender by firing several volleys at them No one was wounded OGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal June 17 glad to see Mr Hoover and Mr Coolldge finally after years of delay go oub and dedicate the Harding memorial Too bad they waited till Ohio looked politically doubtful and the odd thing about it is that they both owe their presi dency to this mans death If ha had lived one would have retired as an excabinet member and the other as just another exvice president They ought to have been just standing waiting for it to be fin ished in order to do their part for there was certainly nothing to be ashamed of in being there Harding was the most human of any of our late presidents There was mom of the real every day man in him If he had a weakness it was in trust ing his friends and the man that dont do that then there is some thing the matter with him sho nuff Betrayed by friendship Is not a bad memorial to leave Yours GIRL EXPECTED HE WOULD DIE Note Sent to Man She Love Revealed in Mystery of Starr Faithfull NEW YORK June 17 tectives attempting to solvo th Starr Faithfull mystery were toll today that six days before tho 2u year old girls body was found on Long Beach she wrote a letijr to i man with whom she is believed t have been in love When you receive this I will bo dead Pending further information no one in authority would say whether they believed this indicated Starr contemplated suicide or had re ceived threats against her life The letter detectives said was re ceived In London after her death by Dr G JamesonCarr ships doctor of the liner Franconla In the letter to Carr dated June 2 Starr apologized for her actions said she took her own liquor aboard he vessel and drank it too fast ac cording to excerpts from the mis sive previously made public Assistant District Attorney Mar gin W Littleton was in New York today trying to find a blondo girl a department store clerk with whom Starr is reported to have unched on the day of her disappear ance June 5 Markets at A Glance NEW YORK Stocks Heavy Westinghouse owest in seven years Industrials and German issuen gain Vacuum oil de lines Foreign Exchanges Irregular Canadian improves favorable weather steady spot slt latlon CHICAGO bullish weather nd crop news rain needed south west hogs higher and adequate service said theIt creased revenues would yield yearly railway net operating in come equal to less than 4 per cen on the value of their property Th fair return prescribed by Jaw i 575 per cent but during the firs four months of this year the appli cation said the return had falle to an annual basis of 224 per cen for the class one carriers In 193 it was 354 per cent The brief emphasized the dange of an impaired credit position anc its effect on railroad securities especially bonds Clung to Policy The petition recalled that th roads had clung to their policy an nounced late in1929 of continuing a normal program of expenditure as long as It could be justlfiei from the standpoint of the trus reposed by the railroad security holders in the management of th carriers who were admlnlsterin property which tho devoted to pub lie use Is nevertheless private prop erty Concerning wages the stated that the railroad executives had concluded that if that question must be met and dealt with it mus be at a later stage In conection with efficiency nnd economy of operation the question may be raised whether Railway wages are reasonable under exist ing conditions for the determina tion of wages of railway labor there is a procedure prescribed by feder al law Has Three Steps This procedure involves In the case of a dispute three possible steps the last of which is alterna tive first conferences between the railway managements and the rep resentatives of railway labor Sec ond the Intervention of boards of mediation in the event the confer ences result in disagreement third arbitration in the event the two preceding steps fail or if either party refuses to arbitrate a finding f facts by a commission appointed by the president Concerning the wisdom of ini iating such a controversy at this time It Is assumed that there will Tarn lo Taifi 1 Column B Sea Blocks Search for Bodies of French Disaster ST NAZAIRE France June 17 search for bodies of the victims of the St Phllbert dis aster was blocked today by heavy ea and rough weather Government tugs specially quipped for dragging were unable o begin operations Marine authorities hinted that the xcursion steamermight be left at he bottom of the Bay of Biscay as tomb for those who were caught the cabins when the ship went own These are estimated at 200 ersons including some 40 children horn their mothers tucked Inside o protect them from the weather Marshall Palmer Loses Grim Fight With Death Friends Battle for 20 Hours to Save Life of Crippled Man Following a grim and heroic struggle in which emergency squads trained by the American Red Cross worked under the super vision of physicians in shifts of tvJo to provide artificial respiration for almost 20 hours Marshall D Palmer crippled operator of the PalmerJohnson garage died at his home 24 Virginia avenue southeast late Tuesday afternoon He was suffering from paralysis of the res piratory nerve centers The Red Cross emergency squad of the P G and E company the Red Cross rescue squad of the fire department Red Cross lifesaving examiners individual scoutmasters and volunteer friends and neighbors all cooperated as a unit In taking turns until after the heartbeats stopped and a physician pronounced the patient dead At no time was a pulmotor used inasmuch as even during the administration of oxygen artificial respiration was given regularly by hand Dr T A Nettleton commander of the American Legion volunteered to furnish additional workers if needed Because of his crippled condition ordinary methods usetf in artificial respiration could not be used anc workers had to devise special methods of forcing breaUiing Condition Was Serious Altho Mr Palmers condition was known to be extremely critical thru out the day physicians and frlendi maintained some hope that natura breathing Efforts were nbt oclock in the afternoon Mr Palmer worked at the garage as usual Saturday but was taker suddenly ill Sunday evening Mr Palmer was seen frequently on the streets here in his motorized wheel chair Those who took their turns in working during the 20 hours serv ice were T L Connor Joe Holub Leo Pitzer Stanley Haynes Ted VcecJer E O Babcock Ivan Barnes of the Y M C A William Bart mess George R Ludeman and the Turn o Pace Column 8 Severe Earthquake in Tokyo Scares Citizens TOKYO June 17 severe earthquake hit Tokyo at oclock tonight causing tens of thousands of persons to run into the streets and gardens The quake shook down household ornaments but so far as could be learned immediately there was no serious damage MARSHALL PALMER Des Moines Victim of Stray Shot Dies DES MOINES June 17 eorge Palmer 40 struck by a stray bullet as he watched a police man and an unidentified Negro in a gun battle died in a hospital here Tuesday night DozenMaloyBuildings Consumed in Less Than 2 Hours RJALOY Iowa June 17 business section of Maloy today was destroyed by fire that raged thru a dozen buildings in less than two hours The damage wns estimated by George H Bartels cashier of the Maloy Savings bank at approxi mately Two blocks of busi ness buildings all but two of them frame were destroyed Walla of the other two which were of stone construction caved in from the in tense heat Fire departments from Bedford Blockton and Mount Ayr respond ed to the pleas for help and aided in calmingthe blaze The fire started about a m in the general store of J Tj Connor and son at the south end of he business district and whipped hru the town consuming the Ma oy Catholic church parsonage and assembly The loss at the church valued at 520000 was the heaviest Slightly more thanhalf the loss was covered by insurance Bartels said Officials Spurred on by Guilty Plea of AI Capone WASHINGTON June 17 Federal officials spurred by a victory ver Alphonse Scarface Al Capone Indicted definitely today ooked toward New York as the next maior objective In their drive against the higherups of gangster crime From the justice department came word that federal agents un der orders from Washington al ready were engaged in quiet investi gation there Simultaneously indication was given at the treasury that an aug mented force from the intelligence division of the internal revenue bu with the power to peer into bank lend its strength in this section Transfer Not Denied Altho officials steadfastly refused to be quoted it was not denied that some the scores of agents who spent months in weaving piece by piece the fabric of charges to which Capone pleaded guilty in Chicago yesterday would transfer their ac tivities to New York Prohibition Director Woodcock already has directed his force in tho New York area to concentrate on the brains behind the prohibition law violations He declared also for cooperation between the various government enforcement branches Alongwith the eastern raetropa r v r Americans arc a people who are making themselves very uncomfort able by their frantic efforts to make themselves Atchison Globe 17 Year Old Belgian Girl Most Beautiful in World Typical Modern Girl Miss United States Gets Second GALVESTON Tex June 17 TI A black haired Belgian girl Nel a Duchateau 17 has received the icauty crown of Miss Universe She possesses enough courage to ly an airplane but broke down be ore acclafm that came with her se ection In the twelfth annual inter ational beauty pageant hero last ight A typical modern girt Miss Unf ed States Anne Lee Patterson of udlow Ky was defeated by the Id world brunet who Is five feet inches tall and weighs 127 ounds Miss Belgium cannot speak Eng sh Her chaperon said tho girl as graduated from high school last I ear and had obtained a pilots 11 ense A stage contract and perhaps n lance at the movies awaits uchateau She was awarded 52 00 and a silver plaque Miss Pat rson the runnerup received iOO Miss Memphis Tenn black haired ena Thomas took third prize of 250 Miss Germany Daisy given that gangster acUvffiesrJn De troit Philadelphia Cleveland andSt Louis will come in for some shade of federal attention Whether any one of these cities will see the elaborate coordinated setup forces that featured the drive against Capone could not be learned Talk Privately on In the general congratulatory air that prevailed in the justice and treasury departments over the sur render of the Chicago gang czar on charges of income tax and prohibi tion law violations officials wero willing to talk privately however f some of the details of the case against him Much of the praise went to United States District Attorney George E Q Johnson whose office vos the local brain center of the carefully mapped campaign There were congratulations also for Wil liam J Froellch special assistant to the attorney who was sent from the capital tp act as coordi nator for the various federal forces and for Eliot Ness 28 year old University of Chicago graduate who was designated to lead tho small force of special prohibition agents assigned exclusively to in vestigate Capone Between five and 15 special prohi bition agents spent almost a year in building up their case while at times a force of 50 internal revenue agents was In the city IOWA WEATHER Mostly fnlr nnd warmer Wednesday night Thursday be coming unsettled probably fol lowed by thundersliowers nnd cooler In tho extreme northwest portion by afternoon or night warmer In tho extreme cost portion LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning maximum Tuesday 85 Minimum in Night il At 8 A M Wednesday 74 The strongest wind of the year sprang up late Tuesday and contin ued thru the night and into the day Wednesday It was accompanied Wednesday morning by a swiftly ascending mercury which may mean that a real rain storm Is jj the nffing Associated jrcu Photo MISS UNIVERSE erg who pageant officials said was baroness fourth prize of 5150 and Miss Atlanta Ga Pat Hall brown haired and tall fifth prize ;