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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1931, Mason City, Iowa F R r s i Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 18 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 184 4 Per Cent Beer Urged Constitution Would Not Need to Be Amended By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 18 CPA o r at the questio from a mois standpoint o against viewing it from the dr angle the plan urged by bee wets such a R e p r e sentativ Leonidas C Dyer of St Louis whi recently got a far as Presiden Hoover himsel with hla 4 pe cent argument there is one thinr to be said at any Brewery products might possibly be reintroduced into circulatioi without a constitutional amend ment Dyer contends that 4 per cen beer is nonintoxicating Is so the Volstead act need sim ply be changed onehalf of 1 per cent to a maximum 4 That could be done assuming thi votes to be available by a bars COD gressipnal majority whereas as w knew the eighteenth amendmeu can be tinkered with by not les than twothirds plus ratification b Turn to Pace 1 Column SUICIDE THEORY STILL DOUBTED District Attorney Clings to Idea That Starr Faith full Was Slain 1 vin Jr EdwinfeVdtstrict attorneyof Nassau county clung today tonls theory that she had been slain Dr G Jameson Carr Cunard line surgeon aboard the Franconia is on his way to New York from Liverpool with a letter In his pos session mailed to him by Starr Faithfull the day before she dis appeared One One Cabled Edwards said but one line of its contents had been cabled him It read When you receive this I will be dead The prosecutor commented Ton have a girl that has been drugged a girl who has been bruised and beaten and was sober You must admit the possibility oi murder The girls body was washed asliore at Long Beach a weelc ago Monday An autopsy showed death was due to drowning A small por tion of sleeping potion was found in her organs Met In Europe Dr Carr first met Miss Faithful on one of her trips to Europe when she became violently ill after drink ing and required medical attention Since that time she had visited him when the Franconia was in port Her presence at the Cunard pier lias heen verified by Murray Edel mnn a taxi driver who told Ed wards he drove her home Edelman will repent his story before the grand jury at Mineola tomorrow 42 Delegates Attend Unitarian Institute MCGREGOR June 18 tytwo delegates arrived Wednes day for the oneweek Young Peo ples institute of liberal religion sponsored by the Iowa Unitarian association AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Sallie thinks its wicked to make wine but she dont think its wicked to beg some o mine in case o sick ness VETHOSPITALHEARINGS PLANNED Zero Hour for Dry Offensive Set for July 15 FORCE NEARLY THIRD LARGER SAYS DIRECTOR Federal Agents to Work on Big Boys Instead of Speakeasies By JOHN P CHESTER WASHINGTON June 18 The zero hour for the biggest sustained offensive in prohibition history against leaders of the illicit liquor industry was set for July 15 today by federal officials Exactly 15 days before that date Prohibition Director Woodcock sate a corps of 350 new dry agents will be concentrated in a dozen cities spread from coast to coast for an intensive two weeks training course Added to the present force of more than 1500 to make it the biggest and best trained federal dry army in history he said they will ba instructed specifically to con centrate on the large scale com mercial violators and the higher ups of the liquor gangs leaving the speakeasy and small time bootleg ger principally to local enforce ment Bending Every Effort Woodcock acknowledged that for the past two or three months his office had been bending every ef fort toward the date when these new men selected from among thousands of applicants could be thrown into the field moreandbet increasec by nearlya third he said then something is wrong with our force There is no denying that our efforl will be stronger The results should apeak for themselves The federal dry chief made clear however that the new offensive should not be considered as a drive in the sense that it would be a spectacular effort confined to any period He stressed his idea of keeping a steady pressure against the men he seeks to convict In Service Already Already 150 of the new agents authorized by congress have been thrown against the Volstead law breakers As plans went forward in the pro hibition bureau for the marshalling of the augmented dry forces Wood cock said he believed the prepara tory work had been so well done that not a day would be Jost after the date the salaries can July l Tho concentration of men for training in the impromptu school rooms that will spring quietly on that day will be roughly as fol lows Thirteen in Boston 62 in New York 50 in Philadelphia 28 in Richmond 26 in New Orleans 28 In Cincinnati 55 in Chicago 28 in St Paul 20 in Kansas City 11 tn Denver 14 in San Francisco and 14 n Seattle A corps of 24 instructors gath ered here by Woodcock was near ing the end of its own course of draining today and will move soon to these cities to await the com ing1 of the new men EIGHT MEN HURT IN MINE BATTLE Fight Starts After Strikers March on Mine and Are Met by Guards ST CLAIRSVILLE Ohio June 18 men were injured to day in a battle between mine guards and pickets of the national miners union at the Florence mine of the Youghiogheny and Ohio Coal com pany The fight started after 300 rickets had attempted to march to he mine but were dispersed by tear ras bombs thrown by deputy sher ffs The trouble at Florence was the most serious of a number of disor ders In the coal strike region today At the Elaine mine a deputy sheriff was attacked by two pickets but he arrested them When the 300 pickets approached he Florence mine deputy sheriffs halted them and told them to dis se When they refused to do so ear gas was used About 15 of the Ickets skirted the spot by going over a thru a woods They approached the mine from the rear where company guards met them A welled battle occurred and eight f the pickets were injured Emll vardo 19 a picket was struck over he head with a crow bar and was aken to Alartlns Ferry hospital Ruth Nichols Lands Badly Trip Put Off RUTH NICHOLS NEW YORK June 18 Nichols society girl aviatrix dam aged her plane In landing at Floyu Bennett airport today and as a re sult the first leg of her proposed transAtlantic flight was postponed for several days Miss Nichols who hopes to be the first woman ever to fly the Atlantic alone had difficulty getting her heavily laden craft off the ground at Jersey City But she succeeded and headed to ward Floyd Bennett field for more fuel before heading north for Port land Me In landing at the New York field she came down on her right wheel shearing off a tall skid straining her landing gear and breaking a bulkhead in theTfuselage The dam age will require several days to re pair It was the first time she had handled the plane alone with sucha load as she carried today Markets at A Glance NEW YOKK Speculative fa vorites sag 1 to 5 points rails drop list says in late selling Foreign Exchanges Irregular French franc and German sag easy cables fa vorable weather better spot de mand easier Brazilian markets CHICAGO favorable crop re ports and increased receipts bearish Kansas and fowa reports AFRICAN BULU TRIBE SENDS TO AID HUNGRY IN AMERICA NEW YORK June 18 Presbyterian missions board had 377 to use for tho hungry and un employed today a contribution from he Batanga church In Cameroon West Africa which raised tha money at a cocoanut bazaar Tho Bulu tribes newspaper Efou had published an article saying There are actually people In Am erica who do not have enough to eat Pastor Eduma Musambl and his ion a church elder concluded aid must be forthcoming to the United States and arranged the church fes ival HOOVER ON WAY HOME PLEASED WITH HIS TRIP President Believes Good Crop Will Break Up Depression BULLETIN WASHINGTON June 18 ff Hoover returned to Washington today at p in from his tour of tho central states By ROBERT S PICKENS Associated Press Staff Writer pNROUTE WITH PRESIDENT J1 HOOVER TO WASHINGTON June 18 Hoover was on his way back to the white house today appreciative of the wel come given him by the people of the central states In the last three days he has spoken as many times to vast au diences in Ohio Indiana and Illi nois and he has been the central figure in receptions at the capital cities of all three states In the central states President Hoover laid down his program and upon it he is determined to stand Confidants of Hoover as serted he will stand on the issues he has defined In this region and re main henceforth in his post at the white House He has no speaking en gagements for the next two months and his close friends are of the opin ion that his platform has been com pleted Observes Crops Good Crops in the section the presi dent observed are unusually good and he believes the depression wil be broken eventually by a gooc crop Administration officials pointed out hopefully today thai every depression in the last 50 years has been broken in June or July In his speeches in the centra states Hoover outlined what he be lieved to be the causes of the de pression declared this to be the dominant issue asserted that con fidence in the place of fear and ap prehension would lead the nation to a greater era of prosperity than ever before and specified some proposals he has for the future He proposed tightening up the federal reserve act and the banking system to protect investors against failures and to block the flow of money into the speculative marts Cites Law Observance At the tomb of Warren G Hard ing he scored unfaithfulness in pub lic office and demanded integrity of government officials At the re modelled tomb of Abraham Lincoln yesterday in Springfield III he cited the teachings of the Civil war president for observance and en forcement of the law Relaxing from his strenuous three days which included the most ex tensive tour he has undertaken dur ing his term Hoover was on the rear platform of his special train early today to greet those whom he passed In retracing his route to Washington The president said he intended to stay at Washington the rest of the summer Secretary Lamont and Senator Glenn of Illinois were with the president on his return to the capi tal Every man reaches a time in life when there doesnt seem to be any thing ahead of him but a American Lumberman WILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal June 18 Just heard Mr Hoover over the radio at Lincolns tomb He is mak ing a monumental tour of the coun try visiting the tombs dead re publicans and incidentally to count the live ones left Youd be surprised the amount of good republicans dead Poor Franklin D Roosevelt when ie launches his campaign cant find enough democratic monuments to get his policies over Yours Mellon Talks With Head of English Bank LONDON June 18 W Mellon secretary the United States treasury today had a long talk with Mon tagu Norman governor of the Bank of England and afterward the two were to gether at lunch eon There is a feel ing here that the secretary in this informal visit is gathering first hand knowledge European fi nancial affairs and probably is NORMAN going into tho is sue of reparations and war debts He has consistently declined how ever to discuss his meetings with important men England and has insisted that he is here only for pleasure MERGURY SOARS FOR THIRD DAY Town in North Dakota Prays for Rain Six Drown in Minnesota ST PAUL June 18 atures ranging up to 100 gree mark were promised for the in the northwes today held ou some hopes for relief however Mlnot N Dak had a tempera ture of 104 yesterday while Bis marck reported 100 Williston N Dak which had 108 Tuesday was 14 degrees cooler yesterday with 94 It was 92 at Moorhead Minn while Duluth which is on Lake Su perior had a maximum of 78 Residents of Mohall N Dak filled four churches to pray for rain Collapse From Heat In Minnesota six persons drowned while seeking relief and one col lapsed due to heat In Minneapolis yesterday Business houses at Mohall closed and farmers joined in the services Among the drowning victims were Arthur King 18 who came to Minneapolis recently from Miles City Mont and Lucien Crowe 27 East St Louis III King drowned while swimming in the Mississippi river and Crowe who friends said boxed under the name of Hughie Magee in a lake near Grand Rapids Minn Light rain fall In isolated sections of the northwest Most of Iowa Swelters DES MOINES June 18 tually all of Iowa sweltered in a temperature of 90 degrees or better yesterday Charles D Reed of the weather bureau aaid in announcing reports for the 24 hour period end ing this morning Inwood and Sioux City with 92 de grees reported the highest readings The lowest temperature was 66 at Decorah Marshalltown reported a tiigh of 91 degrees and Alta Fort Dodge Iowa Palls and Davenport 90 degrees Des Moines maximum was 88 The state was rainless for the period May Pass Record SIOUX PALLS S Dak June 18 Dakota today sweltered under a hot sun that sent the mer cury upward with prospects that it might equal or exceed the 1931 ligh mark of 104 degrees set at Pierre yesterday GIRLMARlt JURY DISAGREES Group Deciding on Guilt of Pantages Deliberates 24 Hours SAN DIEGO Cal June 18 The jury in the girl market case disagreed after 24 hours of deliber ation as to the guilt or Innocence of Alexander Pantages wealthy show man and his three codefendants ind was dismissed at 2 p m today M1U Destroyed by Fire DES MOINES June 18 anlng mill of the N S Nielsen jumber company here was des roycd by fire Wednesday night Nielsen estimated the damage at 22000 NERVOUSBANDIT HOLDS UP BANK AT PRAIRIE CITY Gets Money in Cages Makes No Attempt to Enter Vault PRAIRIE CITY June is bandit held up three employes of the First National bank here shortly after it opened today and escaped with about 850 The man described as being 30 years old and very nervous entered the bank about a m and forced B E Moore president and S O Turner and Leroy Schakel assistant cashiers into a vault Seamed in Hurry He took what money was found about the cages and after ordering the trio to remain in the vault for a few minutes hurried out of the bank He did not attempt to get into the money vault which is controlled by a time lock John Van Steenberg er cashier was in a rear room with a customer and was not aware of the robbery until the other officers turned in the alarm The man got into his car a block north oC the bank and drove north to the intersection of the principal highways leading from town The banks officers believed he cither took U S 63 toward Des Moines or primary 64 north to Colfax Small and Swarthy The man was said tobe swarthy five feet six inches tallweight be tween 15 and 135 pounds He was dressed in light striped trousers dark blue coat and a gray cap The auto he drove was a black two door light weight sedan quite new and bearing the county license number 88 that of Union county ROBINS WIN FIRST GAME FROM CUBS Dazzy Vance Strikes Out 11 Men to Give Brooklyn 7 to 5 Victory BROOKLYN June 18 Vnnco struck out 11 men as the Brooklyn Robins defeated the Chi cago Cubs 7 to 5 in the first game of todays doubleheader Chicago 000 121 11 0 Brooklyn 200 140 11 2 Sweetland Bush Teachout and Warneke Hartnett Vance and Lombard Lopez Shots on Screen Hide Suicide of Man Who Sits in Back Seat CHICAGO June 18 thousand persons watched a movie in the Uptown theater last night ignorant of the covered body of a suicide in a rear seat Just as plsto shots broke upon She sound screen Christopher Kelley 60 northgide druggist shot himself in the head Only those in nearby scats knew of the shooting A police captain halted removal of the body until a coroners physi cian arrived It lay covered with a sheet for 20 minutes while the show went on hamber of Deputies Approves Program of Naval Construction PARIS June 18 cham ber of deputies today voted appro val of the naval construction pro gram but reserved decision on the roblem of the 23000 ton super jattle cruiser A committee of ex erts will make further study of he cruiser program PRODUCED Ton Ico hoT Alrnnnt new CJirnp IIIM SI If W fld was ordered In for 3 daya by Mr B E Bctlerbcrg but brot nilch quick rtsuHs It was discontinued af ter running only one day Phone 3800 from 8 to 0 German Ship Resumes Her Coast Flight 1 S LiS CAPTAIN CHRISTIANSEN BAHIA Brazil June 18 Tho seaplane DOX landed here at p m n m C S T today completing a flight from Nutal NATAL Brazil Juno 18 The German flying boat DOX re suming her flight from the old world to the new was soaring down the coast ot Brazil today towarc Bahia on the first stage of a trip to Rio Do Janeiro She rose from the harbor at a m a m C S T and se her course duo south At she had flown nearly n third of the 600 miles The big seaplane largest in o world Janded here on June 6 with 13 passengers and under the com mand of Frledrich Christiansen She had come from the Island of Fer nando Noronha off the coast of Brazil after 1400 mile flight across the South Atlantic from the Capo Verde Islands It marked tho cli max to an adventure which began in Alternrhein Switzerland in No vember 1030 At a m the bigship landed for refueling on Lagoa Grando at Macelo having completed about half her journey There was no wind to assist her on her take off at Natal so only enough gasoline had been carried to fly three hours The DOX took off from Macelo for Bahin at a m HISE ADDRESSES IOWA BAR GROUP Says Primary System Has Produced Mediocrity Not Leaders DES MOINES June 18 primary system government regu lation and taxation were discussed today at the opening session of the Iowa State Bar association bv George E Hise of Des Moines its president He said the primary system had produced many mediocre men but no real leaders Ability Small One alleged Moses after another lias come fownrd by means of the primary but so far the entire crop is of mediocre ability or less he said That disregard for tho law is largely the result of certain groups trying to force their fads or theories upon the people was given as Rises opinion Class Legislation Commenting on taxation Hise said one of the fundamental prin ciples or theories of our constitu tional government Is that the prop erty of one citizen may not be taken In order to give It to another but a modern fad is that income taxes may be taken from one person or class for the benefit of another per son or another class He declared there were too muny aws too much legislation and too nany wouldbe law makers He said IB believed there is too much gov ernmental expense and too much po Itleal Irregularity The convention will last thru the remainder of the week Blonds More Likely to Become Criminals NEW YORK June 18 William M Marston is measuring ay machine the emotions of blonds brunets and redheads One partial conclusion is that blonds are more inclined to be criminals T TO SIT riines Expected to Included in Group Selected TXTASHINGTON June 18 W federal court of hospitalization today announced a subcommittee vould hold hearings in Des iloines shortly to determine the location of the veterans hospital in Iowa The board received an engineers yesterday and recommended that the subcommittee yet to be ippointed but probably including Veterans Administrator Hincs go nto several of the recommenda tions which it did not make public Recently Hines decided to visit he west coast probably next month and let it be known that ne might visit Iowa during the trip May Move Office Tn view of the general consolida tion policy now in effect in the vet erans bureau it has been considered ikely that the new Iowa hospital might also include quarters for tho regional office now located in Des Moines This has been dono in several states recently where the hospital was placed near the city previous ly housing the oftice Des Moines is within the GOmile radius of Ames tho territory in which Director Hincs said the hospital would bo located The controlling consideration in selection hospital and regional office sites has been their accessi bility to the greatest number of mer soldiers Intho territory Pholan Visited Iowa DES MOINE3 June 18 USfcflXli vestigatfon of possible sitesfor IhQ new milliondollar veterans hospital to be built in Iowa was conducted recently by Col John J Phelan chief engineer of the veterans bu reau Phelan spent several days in Iowa looking at the sites and then sub mitted his report to tho board of hospitalization According to an announcement made by Director Hines of tho yel erans bureau the hospital would ba constructed within a 50 mile radius of Ames He said however that this announceemnt did not preclude con sideration of other sites it they were sufficient merit Cedar Rapids Man Is Killed in Car Crash Near Tipton Indiana TIPTON Ind June 18 Haxby 5J of 359 Pleasant Drive Cedar Rapids Iowa was killed at noon today three miles south of Tipton when his automobile crashed headon Into a heavy milk truck Haxby a salesman for the Mag nccorl company Inc of Salt Lake 3ity Utah was snfd to have struck the truck when lie drove around an other automobile traveling in tho same direction IOWA WEATHER Mpslly fair Thursday niglit and Friday Slightly cooler Thursday night In extreme northwest portion and In north west and north cenlritl Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 85 Minimum in Night 00 At 8 n m Thursday The warmest day of the year was in prospect Thursday morning when at 8 oclock the mercury had touched the 70 degree mark The wind was out of the south and there s a bright sun Wednesday minimum of K9 Is the high est yet recorded in 1031 Before 2 oclock Thursday after noon the mercury had touched the 3 degree mark This is 2 degrees lighcr than any previous tempera ture thus far in 1831 ;