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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 26, 1931, Mason City, Iowa T i North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home HIS MEM A AT T D P T OF I 0Y A 0 f S M 0 I S I ft NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS i JT jj jjjj 4auu ujv j ji ivj rtixo T VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON fUTY TOWA TTTlSJT OR 1CIQ1 bUJN 1UWA JUNE 26 1931 E EDITION Al Hard to Pin Down trey Says Chief of Gangsters Left Blind Trail I By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 26 CPA folk pro n o u n c c A 1s name Capoan as in moan Some pro nounce It Ca pony as in bo logna I pronounce It Capone as atone said Chief Elmer L Irey of the inter nal revenue bu r e a us intelli gence unit Hitherto I roy self belonged to the trisyllabic group off the theory that Capony has a more dago egque ring to it than the twosyl lable effect but of course I take off my hat to Elmer as the foremost authority east of Chicago so now I say Capone to rhyme with groan just as he does pHIEF IREY who pinned in income tax derelictions on Al is an interesting individual He has greater part of the length of a two block corfl Turn to rase 16 Column JOHN SMITH TO STAND TRIAL ON FRAUD CHARGES GarnerPhysician Thinks Insane Man Could Be Faking las county court against John M Smith Perry insecticide manu facturer who physicians announced is mentally unbalanced What charges will be filed against the man who disappeared Feb 3 left behind his burning truck and a charred body at first identified as his and reappeared last Monday at Garner the attorney did not indi cate Nor did he indicate whether he would press a charge of conspir acy to defraud insurance companies with whom Smith carried policies totaling Dr George Donohoe of Cherokee state hospital for the Insane recom mended yesterday that Smith be committed to a state institution for the insane Dr Donohoe who exam ined the onetime candidate for gov ernor said a skull fracture received eight years ago at Norfolk Nebr was the cause of Smiths mental condition Authorities returned Smith to the jail here last night after doctors had completed examinations in Des Moines HOAX STILL LIKELY GARNER June opinion that John M Smith Perry insecti cide manufacturer who was taken into custody near here Tuesday morning could be mentally unbal anced and still plan out his re entry to society thru the medium of a hoax was expressed by Dr George A Bcmis of this place today Dr Bemis made an examination of Smith soon after he was brot to the city jail Tuesday morning from a ditch along a road six miles northwest of Garner where his Turn to rage 4 column AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I believe in prayer but it aint no use to pray for children unless you do a lit tle spankin along with it UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 1QI U S FRANCE TO COMPROMISE Anderson Probe Leads to Marshalltown RECORD SOUGHT TO GET CLEWS TO BOYS DEATH Cress Explains Action of Insane Type of Criminal ORVILLE ANDERSON father of LeRoy Anderson mur dered 6 year old boy was in soli tary confinement at the Cerro Gorclo county jatr Friday while State Agents F D Nieman and George Atkins transferred their activities to Marshalltown former home of the Andersons It is the hope of the officers that Marshall county records will throw some light on the past behavior of Anderson who came to Mason City only a few weeks ago and who had been living at the address 1430 North Carolina avenue only since June 5 Says He Is Innocent Anderson continues to his innocence of the crime further that if he killed the boy he does not recall doing it Anderson conferred with his attorney M E Laird Thursday afternoon and at noon Friday told an attendant at the jail that he again wanted to talk to Mr Laird Elmer Bucher a distant relative of Andersons and with whom they had had some difficulty was still being held in jail not having pro vided a satisfactory alibi for the time when the little boy was cruelly mutilated and thrown into the Win nebago river Saturday j RewardIs Offered reward for anyone finding the oil cloth package believed to contain corroborative evidence of the crime as described by Ander son has been offered by Sheriff G E Cress The discovery of this package is an important part of the case Sheriff Cress Indicated at noon Friday that he was going to place the matter in the hands of County Attorney Roe Thompson soon for the filing of charges is being worked out largely oh the revelations made by Anderson when he told the officers that the voice of God angels and the devil as well as the spirit of his son had informed him as to the details of the crime This accord ingto the sheriff definitely classi fies Anderson as to mental type and establishes a premise upon which to base future investiga tions Marshalltoivn Logical Place And since Anderson had been a resident of Mason City only a few weeks while he had lived in Mar shalltown many years Marshall town was a logical place for in vestigation it was stated Already it has been revealed that Anderson was convicted of a theft aiEldora but maintained thruout that he was innocent Sheriff Cress himself is an ar dent student of Enrico Ferri worlds greatest criminologist who died a short time ago and in his dealing with criminals divides them into five classes First there is the born criminalwho has the congen ital predisposition for crime sec ond the insane criminal who is suf fering from some clinical form of mental alienation and whom the present day penal codes have to recognize third the habitual crim inal who has acquired the habit of committing crimes fourth the oc Tnm to rage 4 Column 3 GUESS ACCUSED OF COWARDICE Lawyer Says He Shot Two Mexican Boys Afraid to Take Chance ARDMORE Okla June 26 Jurors trying W E Guess former deputy sheriff for the slaying of Emllio Cortes Rubio shot to death with his Mexican student comrade Manuel Garcia Gomez here June 7 were asked today by Frank Dud ley assistant attorney general if the time has come when we em ploy officers too cowardly to take a chance Dudley delivered a fiery closing argument In the murder trial of Guess Guess shot down two men with out either firing a shot the prose cutor declared Trader Horn Young Man of 82Dies in England TRADER HORN 59 MEN AND TWO FIRMS INDICTED Accused of Operating Alcohol Syndicate m Midwest Juno 26 V nine men and two companies al leged to be operating a giant liquor syndicate from Aurora III thru the middle west were indicted by the federal grand jury today Government officials said the syn dicate had manufactured and dis tributed 2000000 gallons of alcohol in Illinois Iowa and neighboring states since 1927 ranking second only to tha Capone organization which operated In Chicago Second Big Charge The indictment was the second huge document to be returned by a federal grand jury in recent weeks Scarface Al Capone and 68 of his followers were charged with sim ilar offenses Capone has pleaded guilty and the government Is still attempting to find the other de fendants Among the alleged leaders of the syndicate named in the indictment were Mike Blumberg selfstyled Al Capone of Clinton Iowa Robert W Besse Sterling ill rormer states attorney of Whiteside county Thomas J Harrington Jr Chica go and Oak Park HI automobile dealer Sam Dolf Aurora president of the Sugar Supply company Mike Joe and David Meyers of Aurora Richard Russell and Frank Price of Waterloo Iowa Two Firms Named Tom Harrington Inc and the Sugar Supply corporation were the two firms named In the indictment Assistant United States District Attorney Daniel Anderson who ob tained the indictment said that based on the eventual sale of the liquor In pints halfpints and In dividual drinks the defendants were probably guilty of 10000000 of fenses against the prohibition law The Aurora organization sold it in Des Moines Waterloo Charles City Cedar Rapids and other Iowa cities Anderson said Alfred Aloysius Smith Left African Jungle to Tell Story WHISTABLB KENT England June 26 Aloysius Smith known to the world as Trader Horn died today at a nursing home in Tankerton after a brief illness He was a young man of 82 in his own words He was stricken with a chill at the home of his sister several days ago and did not rally With a spark ling eye and1 a great white beard he maintained until his death bed the happy breezy manner that had ac companied a career of adventure Trader Horn came out of the jungles of the dark continent to take a place in the spotlight of the worlds literary capitalism Wrote His Book In collaboration with Mrs Ethel reda Lewis he wrote Trader Horn and entertained England and America with fascinating tales of his experiences with African na tives His travels began in 1871 when he left Lancashire for the ivory coast of West Africa on behalf oE a Liverpool steamship company After assisting the companys agent to promote the ivory and rubber trade he at length developed into the al most mythical personage of Trader Horn with a dozen sidelines Among his activities were shoot ing elephants and lions prospecting in the Kalahari desert of South Africa diamond trading in Rand gold at Cherry Creek painting pictures in the southern part of the United States and help ing to salvage bullion from the wrecked steamship Empress of India Favorito of Queen At one time tin was a favorite of the queen of Madagascar and was outlawed by the French gov ernment for fighting in her behalf He served In an irregular unit in the Boer war and fought a caravan of raiders in the Lake Chad region Once he was carried in the teeth of a wounded lion and again he was nearly slain by blacks in a quarrel over ivory He came to England at the out break of the World war and tried unsuccessfully to enter the British army declaring he was 20 years younger than his age He was re ported to have served aboard a mines sweeper in spite of his rejection Cedar Rapids Child 3 Killed When Hit by Car CEDAR RAPIDS June 26 Norman Peiper 3 was killed yes terday when struck by the car of Thelma Totton 17 More than has cen spent by Illinois unemployment re lief commission and there is more than to continue the work this summer TWO MEN KILLED BY OHIO STORM 23 Rescued Near Detroit When Wind Tips Over Boats on Lakes CLEVELAND June 26 men were killed and a number were injured as a 52 mile an hour wind and rain storm swept over Cleve land and northern Ohio today Those killed were George Cordon 35 and Donald McGraw 27 Both were struck by lightning The storm swept along the north n rim of Lake Erie causing damage in villages and towns be tween Sandusky and Cleveland Lightning Kills Man DETROIT June 26 cus toms patrol boat today rescued 15 persons off Huron Point in Lake St Glair after their fishing boats had been overturned and blown out into the lake by a heavy wind Eeight persons were taken from Lake Erie by rescue parties and all missing following the storm were believed accounted for George Renno a farmer near Yale Mich was killed by lightning Two pilots at Selfridge field near Mt Clemens Mich were seriously Injured when the wind blew down a hangar door They were Charles Longava of the Thirtieth Aem squadron and Harry J Lewis of the first pursuit group Mount Union Youth Killed When Car Is Hit by Railroad Train BURLINGTON June 26 m Wilbur Eckey 19 of Mount Union was killed when his automobile was struck by a Minneapolis and St Louis railroad train near Morning Sun late last night Miss Fonda Lawry of Winfield who was with Eckey wasbrot to the hospital here in a serious condition Several cars in the train were de railed by the accident POST AND GATTY LAND IN SIBERIA ON GLOBE FLIGHT Hillig and Hoiriis Reach Denmark Hoiriis Gets Knighthood By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOTH of Americas latest trans Atlantic airplanes performed well Friday Otto Hillig and Holger Hoiriis completed their interrupted journey from Harbor Grace Newfoundland by landing at Copenhagen at p m a m EST they were enthusiastically welcomed Wiley Post and Harold Gatty on an air tour round the world hop ped from Moscow to NovoSibirsk a distance of 2000 miles Since leaving America they havo covered about 7000 miles almost half their journey FLY 2000 MILES IRKUTSK Siberia June 26 JPJ Post and Harold Gatty Americana flying1 around the world landed at Novo Sibirsk Siberia at p m Greenwich time today from Moscow after a flight of nearly 1500 miles The Americans who left Mos cow at 5 a m 9 p m C S T Thursday traversed the 1450 air miles to Novo Sibirsk in 10 hours and 32 minutes arriving at a m C S T Friday The hop to Irkutsk is 1050 miles Tho airmen planned to resume their flight to Irkutsk at midnight tonight When Wiley Post and Harold Gatty brot their plane down at Novo Sibirsk today they had com pleted 7000 miles of their race around the world The entire route measures between 14000 and 15000 miles according to the direction they take from Irkutsk So if the speed of the first four days should ba continued the American flyers would girdle tho globe in eight days The present record is 22 days established by the German dirig ible Graf Zeppelin and Post and Gatty3 ambition is to reduce this to 10 days FINALLY GET HOME COPENHAGEN Denmark June 26 Hillig and Holger Hoiriis American aviators who yesterday crossed the Atlantic fanded here from Bremen Germany at p m today a m C S T The flight from Harbor Grace Newfoundland was accomplished in three hops The airmen had hoped to be able to make it with out a stop but failure of their gasoline supply and their losa of direction forced them down yester day at Krefeld Germany Yesler Tiim lo Iagc 4 Column 3 Farming Engineers End Ames Convention AMES June 26 The Ameri can Society of Agriculture Engin eers closed its twentyfifth anniver sary meeting here Thursday More than 400 delegates from the United States and Canada attended Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal June never saw a man jump into a heros berth as quick as President Hoover did Why this time last week he was in ns bad as a democrat now he Is proposed for tha Nobel peace prize Wall Street has broke out on another rampage Course the unemployed here aint eating regular but we will get around to them soon as we get every body else mixed up O K I still claim as I did a month ago that all debts should be canceled but my scheme didnt hit the international banking group with the same gusto that Mr Hoovers did I was appeal ing to the wrong class Yours WILL HOOVERS ENVOY HENRY L STIMSON Several Cities Go Over 100 Mark Mason City 99 at Noon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE DEATH toll in Iowa as a re sult of the heat wave stood at 11 Friday with the addition of seven fatalities occurring within the last 24 hours Four others had died from the effects of 100 degree tempera tures on previous days The seven Iowa deaths brat the total in the midwest to 26 in the last two days The stampede to beaches to es cape theterrific temperatures caused three deaths and four were outright victims of the oppressive heat Berger Haig 2C Cylinder was drowned while swimming in a sand pit near his home C F Miller 40 of Des Moines died from the ef fects of immersion when his boat overturned and Hjelmer Cund 65 DCS Moines was drowned while fishing Four Prostrations Prostration resulted in fatal ill nesses to three Davenport persons Otto Neumann f2 Lew Bender 59 and Julius F Lehmkuhl 57 The NEW HEAT RECORD Mason City set its Hummer heat record of 101 degrees lit 3 oclock Friday afternoon fourth death from this cause was that of Mrs Bernard Dunn 00 at Waterloo Hundred degree temperatures were prevalent over the state in the last two days with Waterloo reporting the highest official mark Thursday 104 degrees while Du buque Cedar Rapids Lamoni Iowa Falls Marshalltown Boone Coun cil Bluffs Sioux City and Daven port all registered temperatures in three figures The mercury reach ed 39 in Mosnn City at Friday Elmer Juhl 20 son of Mr and Mrs Axel Juhl who live cast of Clear Lake was overcome with heat Friday morning while work ing in the fields He had not felt well during the past few days the physician stated His condition was much improved at noon Cylinder flfnn Drowns Nalg went swimming about D oclock in company with Edward Towne and Leonard Berg and sanlc beneath the surface of the water from cramps about 10 oclock His body was not recovered until an hour later A wife and three children survive Naig Funeral arrangements have not been announced Only in the cast and parts of the northwest was it moderately cool Illinois SweltcrR Illinois suffered most In Chicago the thermometer topped1 the season at 05 Four persons succumbed yesterday and a fifth early today Hundreds of thousands rushed to Lake Michigans shores Four bath ers drowned It was 100 and above over practically all the fo IBBO Cotamn HooverHopes to Block All Future Wars Asks Stimsoji to Take Up Arms Reduction While Abroad WASHINGTON June 26 The prevention of future wars to day came into closer connection with the proposal to suspend obli gations of the last one Hopeful that his offer of a holi day from war debt and reparations payments will be accepted by all the powers involved President Hoover suggested that Secretary Stlmson proceed to Europe to discuss inter national questions including dis armament The president had said his mor atorium proposal has no direct bear ing on the conference for limitation of land armaments to be held next February But in his announcement of the proposal he said of it Aid Good Will We trust that by this evidence of our desire to assist we shall have contributed to the good will which is so necessary to the solution of this major question Secretary Stimson some time ago explained he would make a tour of Europe this summer in which con versations with officials on import ant international issues would be of secondary Importance Develop ments following the moratorium suggestion however impelled him to change his plans The head of the American dip lomatic forces will leave New York tomorrow conferring with Italian leaders about July 7 with those In Paris on July 15 or 16 in Germany about July 21 and In London some six days later Completes Duties As Stimson today completed his last minute duties the generally optimistic attitude prevailed here that the divergent American and French views toward the morator lum could be reconciled The secre tary said after a series of confer ences that matters were going as well as could be expected and prog ress was being made Frances objections to suspension of unconditional reparations pay ments advanced in her counterpro posal were said by diplomats rep resenting that country to have been recognized as sound At the same time It was said at the state de partment that the United States had not rejected the French pro posal Plenty of Work In the event full acceptances are received from all the interested na tions there will be many details for Secretary Stimson to adjust while he is abroad The secretary of state will be the second American cabinet officer in Europe Secretary Mellon is va cationing in Paris after partici pating in moratorium conferences in England His discussions have been directed principally to the beneficial effect the administration hopes a suspension would have on world economics While these conferences contin ued Governor Meyer of the federal reserve board remained silent on ne gotiations for the extensions of credit to Germany by the Bank of England the Bank of International Settlement the Bank of France and the reserve board thru its 12 reserve banks Glance NEW YORK investment rails rlso buoyantly foreigns gain utilities and spe cialties rally Foreign Ger man mark steady CHICAGO bullish farm board statement expected unfavorable weather southwest to weak rcm SALE Almost nrw McCtirmlckPMHnfc pntnto dlcBrr Call nr ivrltn B F J1AVIS J43Q N MADISON It Biircly pays lo advertise In the classified flection aMd Mr DftvLn At a cost of only 30 cents I tmld my pa It to differ almost immed iately lo nn EitTierviiie man Perhaps ymi too have you wnnt tr sell Phone 3800 from 8 tn fi NCH NOTE ON EiTS FRIENDLY TO HOOVER IDEA ventual Agreement on Method of German Relief Sure June 26 VV willingness to discuss the views of the French and American gov with the hope of early agreement for a one year susprn sion of war debt payments was ox iressed today by both nations In making public the French re ly to President Hoovers proposal Secretary Stimson said the counter proposal it suggested did not ac complish the full measure of relief contemplated and must be dis cussed to reconcile the two view oints The secretary interpreted the re ply as showing gratifying cor liality and a willingness to forego retention of any German payments or a year Question of Method The question of the method by which this postponement is to be accomplished and the ultimate pay ment of the postponed accounts are matters requiring negotiation and settlement between different gov ernments he said He pointed out that some gov ernments already had acted on tho presidents plan and said Ambassa dor Edge and Secretary Mellon were engaged in discussions with the French government with a view to early conclusions The French reply expressed readiness to place at the disposal of the Bank of International Settle ments a sum equal to its share oE the nonpostponable annuity due from Germany with the exception at amounts necessary toexecution oC balances of current contractsior utilization in Improving German credit and other central European countries Plan Precautions All necessary precautions should be taken the note added to assure that such sums should be used only for economic purposes The reply also said it wag considered advis able to contemplate before the ex piration of the one years morator ium an examination of measures whereby Germany would resume her reparations payments The French note not only ap proved the principle of the Hoover plan but expressed the hope that other measures may be taken to favor beneficial restoration of credit and confidence in the world The French reply however op posed application of the moratorium 0 the unconditional annuities which Germany must pay that nation of these while permitting that the Young loan dis posed of to the public should con linuc to he serviced would go direct against a fundamental Under Discussion It further held solution of the erman crisis depends not only on diminution of the Reich budget charges but on extension of credit as well The latter already is under official discussion The note described the proposal as a now sacrifice for France and recalled that her public debt was four times that of Germany It con cluded however with an expression Turn to 17 oliimn 7 Des Moines Will Have ItalianAmerican CIuK DES MOINES June 2S chapter of National ItalianAmeri can Civic league will be opened hero Sunday with 300 Omahans assisting at the ceremonies The league ts avowedly for the promotion of good citizenship and civic activity of Ital ianAmericans IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair und continued warm Friday night nml Satur day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maxlminn Thursday Minimum in Night 74 At 8 A Friday 87 With the mercury 7 degrees high er at S oclock than at a corre sponding hour any morning this year a heat record appeared to be certain unless a storm intervened Thursdays maximum was 3 degrees under the seasons record of 09 on thn previous day Before 3 oclock the temperature had reached 101 degrees ;