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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 25, 1931, Mason City, Iowa OF OINES 1A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 25 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE No 190 Wheat Area Blows Away New Drought Does Damage in Grain Region ASHINGTON June 25 CPA com pletely dried up a large part of the countrys beat wheat area now literally is blowing away according to ac counts from the parched regions inclusive of Idaho Mon t a n a western North Dakota northeastern Ne vada and most of Utah as well as the Canadian provinces Of Al berta Saskatchewan and a corner each of British Columbia and Man itoba This may seem like a strong statement but the Producers News oE Plentywood Mont vouches for it specifically thus The winter was extremely mild and dry the spring dry and windy One terrific dust storm has followed another Summerfallow seeding is practically ruined Soil on some Turn o Page 23 Column 7 SMITH MAY BE PUT IN ASYLUM Irrationality of Perry Man Confirmed by Further Examinations DES MOINES June 25 Dr George Donohoe of the Cherokee state hospital for the insane after further examinations of John M Smith Perry insecticide manufac turer today reiterated his opinion that Smith was mentally unbal anced He said a skull fracture suffered in a Norfolk Nebr railroad acci dent in 1923 had caused a depres s on Smithjs brain V t osllf letting Smith talk Ths doctor said Smiths dlscours was of a rambling nature about the time Smith was governor of Iowa of fishing trips and other rambling details Smith ran for governor on tEe farmerlabor ticket in 1930 Not Shamming Donohoe said he was convinced Smith was not shamming menta illness to avoid questioning regard ing his disappearance after hi burning truck containing a corpse was found near Denis on Feb 3 Smith reappeared at Garner Mon day night when he was found along a roadside bound and gagged Attorney General John Fletche and other authorities were confer ring today regarding what the nex step would bo In disposing of Smiths case It was indicated that Smith may be taken before a sanity com V mission and committed to a stati institution for treatment May Recall Later Donohoe said it was possible tha over a period of time Smith may re call parts of his ventures since hi disappearance enabling author ties to obtain clews as to the iden tity of the body found in his truck The body was erroneously identi fied as Smiths and the mistak Tiim to 4 Colu Sonderleiter Bound Over to Grand Jur DES MOINES June 25 neth Sonderleiter was bound over t the federal grand jury on charge of conspiracy to violate the nationa prohibition act illegal sale and pos session of Intoxicating liquor an maintaining a liquor nuisance He i free under bond AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Pa dont especially mind bavin other men superior to him but he wont never feel respectable again if he finds out that Ive got more sense than hes got MISS DENMARK MAKE GERMANY Stimson Will Sail for Italy Mellon in France WILL TAKE PART IN NEGOTIATIONS ON MORATORIUM Supposed Counter Plan of France Kept Summer Gets Busy Throws Lots of Heat Midwest Swelters as Temperatures Set New Records Secret W ASHINGTON June 25 second cabinet member ranged today to sail for Europe to participate in the final negotiations or a one year suspension of inter national war debts Secretary Stimson who recently announced along with Secretary Mellon that ne would spend his vacation in Eur ope this summer decided to sai Saturday on the Conte Grande for Naples M e a n w h i le Secretary Mellon was changing his vacation head quarters f r o n London to Pariu and a tight lipped silence fell upon Washington of f i c i a 1 d om re garalng the prog ANDREW W MELLON ress of plans for carrying out the moratorium The reply of France to the pres Jdents proposal was being studier by Hoover and Secretary Stimson but the details of the suppose counterproposal of that countr were not disclosed Propose Credit Loan proposal designed tore 11 eve Germany by the grant of a short term credit loan of 000 to the Reichsbank to tide i over to the end of the month wai before federal reserve and treasur officials These negotiations includ ed also the Bank of England th Bank of France and the Bank fo International Settlements at Basle Ambassador De Martino of Italy acting on the instructions of For cign Minister Grand assured Sec retary Stimson today that no politi cal considerations were contem plated in Italys acceptance of the Hoover plan He was followed to the state de partment by Ambassador Claudel o France Situation Is Outlined So far the situation is as follows Germany accepted the proposal gratefully and unconditionally Great Britain approved it in spirit as well as in letter Italy indorsed it cordially and completely without political reser vations Austria approved unconditionally Bulgaria expressed appreciation France submitted the countci proposition Rumania Czechoslovakia Jugo slavia Poland and Belgium are Tiim to FaRe 4r Column THREE MEN HURT IN FIRE Flames in Lincoln Nebr Food Plant Controlled After Hard Fight LINCOLN Nebr June 25 WP Three men were injured and damage was caused by fire today at the Gooch Food Products company plant here The flames were brot under control shortly after noon G E Gooch owner made the estimate of the damage Thefire started on the second floor of the macaroni plant and it quickly spread to the cake factory on the first floor Low water pres sure handicapped firemen in fight ing the blaze Two firemen were overcome by smoke and a mill employe was scalded severely by steam from a broken pipe DES MOINES June 25 Summer got down to business to day Still smarting from last weeks blister the midwest sweltered anew under temperatures that neared all time records Iowa was hardest hit The ther mometer burned up at 105 in Wa terloo yesterday within three de grees of the state maximum for June Three men and a baby boy died from heat Crops were scorched by a week of hot winds and were in a critical condition Mason Citys Maximum was 09 Granville N Cuppy 70 of Avoca died yesterday after he had been overcome by the heat four days ago A sister Mrs Emily Simmons ol Omaha survives Ernest Hackman 50 died at Cherokee state hospital He was found unconscious near the railroac station there and is believed to have escaped from the state hospital at Norfolk Nebr Clarence Depenning 25 of Pella collapsed while helping a neighboi put up hay His widow and a smal daughter survive The two mouths old son of Mr and Mrs William Cumpton of Dubuque died of hear exhaustion Belief Expected The weather bureau here fore cast slightly cooler tonight in th northwest and east central portion and in the southeast section Friday A spread of 41 degrees betwee Wednesdays maximum and mini mum temperatures was reported t the bureau Waterloo was the hot test point in the state and Inwooi with 64 the coolest Points registering 100 degree Wednesday were Davenport Ceda Rapids Council Bluffs and Lamoni At Burlington Marahalltown am Iowa Falls a reading of 99 was re ported while Clarinda Fort Dodge Dubuque Charles City Keokuk ani Sioux City recorded 98 Not Only One Iowa however was not the only state to sivelter Michigan Ohio and Indiana wen moderately cool but Illinois roasted At Canton 111 the mercury stoo at the century mark It was 98 a Pcoria and Quincy In Chicago wasnt the heat but the humidity and one death was chalked up Thunderstorms brought some rcllo downstate At Danville lightning and hail caused some damage A farmer dropped dead in a cornfield near Quincy Dnkotas Cool It was plenty hot too in Nebras ka Fremont reported 100 Crowdei beaches brot four drownings in th last three days Northern Minnesota was cool thi southern part seared New record for the year were recorded in th Twin Cities Minneapolis 96 St Paul 95 The Dakotas were cool but Mis souri was hot Rains brot a 17 degree drop ove night in St Louis with the promis of not so warm today The hea has accounted for seven deaths E far this week in Missouri altht none was recorded in yesterday welter lowan Asks for More Morals Courses Study in Secondary Schools PHILADELPHIA June 25 The RfivH H Russell principal of Columbia academy Dubuque Iowa asked that greater attention in secondary schools be paid to teaching moral and ethical subjects in a speech before the secondary school department meeting of the national Catholic Educational asso ciation FIVE HURT WHEN AUTOS COLLIDE Chicago Man Is in Critica Condition at Forest City Hospital FOREST CITY June persons were injured one critically in a collision last evening where de tour No 9 turns to the right on the WodenBuffalo Center road as car driven by Clarence Speering whi lives on the Cap Anderson plac south of Thompson and F A Roth 47 Chicago crashed Roth who I in a local hospital is suffering in ternal injuries and is unconscious Mrs Speering also in the hospital has an injured back and head anc bruises on her body A daughter Edna Speering 18 is in the hos pital suffering scalp wounds and a cut arm Clara 12 another daugh ter and Mr Speering who hav minor injuries are not confined ti the hospital RAILROADSPLAN NO EXCEPTIONS IN RATE RAISES Vote Unanimously for General Increase in Freight Charges Post and Gatty in Moscow WASHINGTON June 25 nations railroads replied to the nterstate commerce commissions request for added information on he proposed 15 per cent freight rate increase today with a resolution stating that the carriers were pre pared to make effective increases on all existing freight rates The commission had asked wheth er the railroads proposed to make specific exceptions to the general rate increase or sought to raise the entire list Unanimously Adopted The reply to the I C C query was unanimously adopted at a meeting of railway executives in Chicago yesterday and was filed with the commission today signed by J J Pelley chairman of the special com mittee of represents representing the eastern group H A Scandrett chairman of the special committee of presidents representing the west ern and mountainPacific groups and W R Cole chairman of the special committee of presidents rep resenting the southern group The resolution informed the com mission that all steam railroads in the United States are prepared if the authority sought in the appli cation is granted to make effectiv increases of all existing freigh rates and charges with such ad justmehts in the case of coal cok and certain other will preserve existing differentials Plan No Exceptions It is not proposed to make any specific exceptions on any commo dities read the resolution an the carriers are prepared to mak increases of the measure proposed in all existing rates on grain and grain products cotton other agricultura and horticultural products Includ ing livestock nonferrous metals iron and steel products petroleum and its products lumber and auto mobiles and in all existing class rates In reply to specific questions of the commission the carriers stated that it was proposed to increase by 15 per cent all international rate and charges and that the applica tion for the Increase was tenderer with the concurrence of the water lines participating in railandwa ter rates Change as Needed Changes where found necessary will be made as promptly as possi be after the proposed increased Turn in t Column B Markets at A Glance NEW YORK reaction fellows vigorous morning rise foreigns extend rally profit taking halts advance CHICAGO better weather in creased estimate German crop steady increaset country offerings to lower Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS cai June is one big advantage about proposing plans and schemes for the worlds solution now None of them can be act ed on till congress meets in De cember and by that time all of the ones proposed now will be forgotten and a new batch will be brot out We cant maintain excitement over any one thing over a couple of weeks at the most The world aint going to be saved by nobodys scheme Its fellows with schemes that got us into this mess Plans get you into things but you got to work your way out Yours WILL ROGERS YOUNG MEN IN A HURRY Wiley Past left and Harold Gatty say they are two young men In a hurry They are In Moscow a third ol the way on their speed flight around the world Average American Fights Income Tax by Grumbling Only Out of Carried to Board of Appeals WASHINGTON June 25 The opposition of the average American to the amount of income tax levied by the government is confined almost entirely to a few growls The Internal revenue bureau col lects 524 out of 525 of income taxes without a than grumbling The taxpayer usually tries to ob tain a reduction in the remaining dollar by petitions to the board of tax appeals for a redctermination of the amount due Celebrities Recorded The records of applications with the board include such oftheard names as Senator Couzens of Mich igan Babe Ruth Gloria Swanson Rogers Hornsby Aimee Semple McPherson Ralph Capone and Con rad Nagel More than 50000 others have car ried their complaints to the board during the seven years it has been in existence The amount of money Involved has totaled more than Sl 000000000 The board arbitrates the differ ences of opinion between the tax payers and the internal revenue bu reau Frequently it allows reduc tions More often it does not Applications Pending Recently the number of petitions received has averaged slightly less than 300 a month It usually re quires three or four months to dis pose of a case There are 20000 applications pending During the last fiscal year 4369 petitions were received The total tax in controversy was 786 Income tax collections by the Turn to Pour 4 Colnmn S Girl 17 Tells of Escaping From Men Who Kidnaped Her BOURNEDALE Mass June 25 Edstrom 17 whose uncle Charles Johnson told police she had been kidnaped early today from hU home by men who left him bound and gagged returned later She torn police a man had thrown a blanket over her head and attempted to strangle her but that she succeeded in escaping to the home of Louis Norris a neighbor Waterloo Boy Dies of Accident Injury WATERLOO June 25 old 14 son of Mr and Mrs H L Brewington died today from frac tures of the skull received when he fell from the bumper of an automo bile on which he was riding STILL HUNTING R CLEWS Handwriting Expert Calle Before Faithfull Case Grand Jury NEW YORK June 25 trict Attorney Elvin N Edwards of Nassau county today was still hunt ing murder clews in the death of Starr Faithfull Elbridge W Stein handwriting expert will testify before the grant jury at Mineola tomorrow as to the authenticity of suicide letters sen by the girl to Dr G Jameson Carr ship surgeon The letters have been branded as forgeries by Stanley D Faithfull the girls stepfather They will hi compared to the handwriting in thi diary left by Starr Faithfull When the examination is com pletcd Mr Edwards has said he will burn the diary FRANCO BREAKS HIS RIGHT LEG Stormy PoliticianAviato Hurt When Platform Collapses MADRID June 25 stormy political career of Major Ra mon Franco Spains only trans Atlantic flyer and a candidate fo the national assembly was inter rupted today by a broken leg He was delivering a campaign ad dress at a theater in Toro Del Riu near Seville last night when th platform buckled and buried him under a mass of planks Ha dragged out by members of the au dience and taken to a first aid sta tion where it was found he had suf fered a fractured right leg arid lac erations of the body His bosom friend and mechanic Senor Rada and an army captai also sustained injuries in th accident Major Fanco was suffer ing such pain that he could not b removed to a hospital in Seville Finish Third of Their Trip Around Globe U S Flyers Welcomed by Soviet Society Officers By STANLEY P RICHARDSON MOSCOW June 25 Post and Harold Gatty American ransAtlantic flyers landed at October airdrome this afternoon completing about onethird of their rapid fire flight around the world vhich they hope to make in 10 days They were officially welcomed by officers of the Soviet Society for he Development of Aviation and the Civil Organization for the Pro motion of Aviation Outside of air Icld attaches and correspondents ihere were few other spectators on hand to greet them The foreign office was not represented at the reception When the flyers set their plane down on October airfield on the outskirts of Moscow at p m a m C S T they had flown about 5000 miles and still had be tween 9000 and 10000 miles to go Including a flight across Siberia to Alaska Post and Gatty will spend the night at Moscow and will hop off tomorrow for Irkutsk 2600 miles distant A banquet has been arranged for them at the Grand hotel tonight by the Soviet Society for the Develop ment of Aviation University Cafe at Iowa City Has Fir IOWA CITY June 25 which started in the kitchen of th University cafe last night causeL 52250 damage to the cafe and an adjacent building Yet those who dont believe I fighting believe in saying thing that make you want to dar Rapids Gazette RUN OUT OF GAS AFTER CRUISING FAR OUT OF WAY Hillig and Hoiriis Toss Down a Few Steins and Take Off EAT TWO BREAKFASTS BERLIN June 25 The first transAtlantic airmen of sum mer Wiley Post and Harold Gatty streaked away from Tempelhof alr dromo today for Moscow on the second stretch of their flight around the globe in quest of the Graf Zep pelins record They hopped off at a m a m Iowa time with the expectation of completing the 050 mile trip in seven to eight hours Germany June 25 UP Hillig and Holger Hoiriis transAtlantic airmen made a forced landing here today 32 hours after their departure from New foundland and an hour and a quar ter later took off for Copenhagen Denmark their goal which they had missed on their crossing Before hopping off the Danes took on a supply of gasoline and had a light luncheon of hot coffee sandwiches pickles and a schnit zel Nor did their extreme haste prevent them from seizing the op portunity to toss down several steins of beer for which the region is famous Germans Surprised We were certainly surprised when this strange plane hove into sight said an air police officer at the field We didnt know what to make of It It was an unexpected friendly visit but altogether too short We hardly had time to get acquainted when they were off again One of them could speak Ger man BO we got along nicely The airmen several hours overdue on their transAtlantic hop to the Danish capital made the landing at Krefeld at p m a m C S TO and despite their fatigue took off for Copenhagen at p m E S T Lost Xheir Way They were plainly suffering from the utmost fatigue after their 32 hour air wanderings across the At lantic and Europe Tho flyers said they had loot Itiuir way and had flown over Spain and France thereby exhausting theii1 fuel Otherwise they said they could have made Copenhagen nicely Krefeld which is in the Rhineland on the border between Germany and the Netherlands is about 400 miles southwest of Copenhagen LOG OF WINNIE MAE Time is Central Stmulnrd Tuesday Juno 23 n off from Roose velt Field N Y ft at Harbor Grace N F p off on trans Atlnntic flight p signal picked up by S S Drottlngham 120 miles cost of Cape Race N F Wednesday Juno 24 a nt Sealand alrdrnme six miles from Ches ter Englnml a oft from Sea land a Hanover Germany ii off from Han over but returned In five min utes to refuel p off from Han over second time p at Tempelhof Airdrome Berlin Thursday June 25 n off from Ber lin for Moscow n nt October airdrome Moscow The shining blue and white Winnie Mae rose smoothly into the air circled twice above the field in farewell and shot away Fortified by seven and a half hours first since they left New York Tuesday a hearty breakfast and a welcome bath thoy both appeared fresh and wideawake as they climbed into their ship which airport attendants pronounced in excellent condition for the race against Dr Hugo Eck eners mark of 21 days and 17 min utes Orntltude Is Expressed Just before the takeoff they ex preflBed their gratitude for last Turn to Pnce 4 Column 3 OTHERS TO START The second Atlantic crossing by air in two days was accomplished Thursday and there was a possibil ity that the weeks total might rise to five Otto Hdllg and Holger Hoiriis reached Germany and continued to Copenhagen just as anxiety con cerning them was becoming in tense followed Wiley Post and Harold Gatty across the ocean by one day Post and Gatty reached Berlin last night and continued to Moscow today on their way around the world At New York flying fields three other pairs of flyers were poised to day for ocean hops Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon set their prob able takeoff for Saturday morning but George Enders and Alexander Magyer and Russell Broadman and John Polando hoped to get away tomorrow morning Pangoorn and HerndofT hope to girdle the world In the wake of the PostCatty expedi tion The others are flying to points in continental Europe Miss Ruth Nichols who crashed at Saint John N B on the first leg of a projected solo flight across tha Atlantic was still in a hospital there recovering from spinal Injur ies and planning a second attempt in September Agriculture Can Never Go Bankrupt Claims McCormick at Ames AMES June 25 Mc Cormlck Jr told members of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers Wednesday that agri culture is not bankrupt and will not be until men cease to eat IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Thursday night and Friday Slightly cooler Thursday night In the north east ami east central portions nn in the southeast portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning MtLVlmum Wednesday 90 Minimum In NlRht 71 At 8 A M Thursday 76 By a margin of 3 degrees Wed nesdays maximum temperatura surpassed the previous 1931 high temperature The nights minimum was also the highest of the year but In the evening a breeze sprang up and brot relief from what otherwise would have proved sweltering con ditions Thursday the temperaturft In the forenoon was about 5 lower than at a corresponding hour Wednesday presaging a maximum for the day of about 90 At 3 oclock however the mer cury had climbed to 96 mtlvll mm u jini ;