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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1931, Mason City, Iowa IS n r t R MEM 4 ART OF IOWA o I w E A Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 2 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 147 Many Talk Few Think Little Effort Made for Prevention of Slump By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 2 CPA Common talk hints at some slight improve ment In the times Polk with good reasons for wanting to en courage optimism usually do talk thus regardless of what their real opinions may he However there seems to be a modicum of legitimate excuse for such talk at present It i s true enough that economists are to be found who insist that not much im provement is possible even tem porarily until the countrys and maybe the whole worlds financial commercial and industrial systems have been basically readjusted Still there were economists in the early 1890s who were sure the United States never would come out of the depression o that half there have been several booms and as many deflations since the 1890s Perhaps todays econo mists are equally mistaken and we are on the threshold of another pe riod of socalled prosperity It so it appears to be that it will be an unfortunate sort a re covery WHILE WE have been in the throes of our latest terriblo slump altho most of our prominent men have confined themselves to at tempts to relieve nothing but its superficial symptoms a few of the Turn to ruRe 10 Column ST LAWRENCE U Say They Will Not Attend Speech by AE Irish Poet 1 CANTON N Y May Stu dents of St Lawrence university claiming to represent 90 per cent of the student body today called a strike to affect all extracurricular activities as a result of the refusal of university officers to rescind rulings the students called objec tionable The strike was called alter the president of the university Richard Eddy Sykes declined at a mealing with the students representatives to change the rulings and announc ed he would fight to the finish The representatives said the would affect all sports pub lications and meetings outside of classes There are between 700 and 800 students in the university One effect of the passive resistance will be the representative said the ab sence of the majority pf students from the chapel tonight when George AE Russell Irish pout is expected to speak Owen D Young chairman of the board of trustees expected by the students to act as a mediator in the difference was unable to be present at the meeting of the board Waterloo Man Indicted for Income Tax Evasion DUBUQUE May 2 on t wo counts of income tax eva sion by the federal grand jury Sam uel Silvers of Waterloo was at lib erty Saturday under 55000 bond He pleaded not guilty and the case was continued until the December term AUNT NET By Robert Guillen They neednt teli me she dont love him Nothin hut true love is to make a woman sing when scrapin egg yolk off o cold plates at 7 oclock in the mornin BURROAK BANDIT SUSPECTS HELD Government Restrictions Hamper Good Business NATIONS CHIEFS THINK STABILITY Change in Tariff and AntiTrust Laws Advised By J R BRACKET ATLANTIC CITY N J May 2 of three days of dis cussion by the leaders of American business attending the convention of the United States chamber of com merce has come one definite that in the opinion of businessmen the depression will be overcome and stability permanently achieved only when government removes the re strictions that businessmen believe now prevent legitimate cooperation Julius H Barnes reelected chair man of the board of directors of the chamber last night advocated reduction of rates of duty in the Hawley Smoot tariff law and said this move would calm foreign coun tries which he said were retaliating against exports from this country and aid business recovery Tariff Change Advocated A change in the tariff he be lieved would lead to resumption of trade and could be accomplished without affecting American stand ards of living Barnes held by many to be the most effective spokesman of Ameri can business opinion in its broader aspects placed most of the onus of the depression directly on world wide political interference with bus iness He vigorously denied business culpability holding that it has been prevented from accomplishing its wishes by antitrust laws that no longer are valid by burdensome taxation and excessive government in America into the cotton and wheat markets of the virtual de falcation of debts by an Australian state and to legal restrictions that have prevented business from join ing its forces even within industries to keep level the business curve Will Find Way Out Just as soon as the government makes possible the joining of var ious units of business to keep down waste regulate production capacity and output just then will business find its own way out he said But legislative panaceas have no place in the American businessmans mind Social planning within companies and by small groups of companies was heartily praised by the cham ber Any suggestion however that a general economic planning coun cil that would be under government supervision be set up met vigorous opposition RESCUE VESSEL GIVES UP HUNT Other Expeditions Will Go on With Search for Scientist REYKJAVIK May 2 steamer Odinn which sailed yester day for Greenland carrying an air plane which was to have searched for Augustine Courtauld missing British scientist radioed today that she was putting back to Reykjavik Serious motor trouble developed the message said and the expedition would have to be abandoned Failure of the Odinns efforts had no effect on other expeditions set ting out to find Courtauld Captain Albln Ahrenbcrg the Swedish aviator took off for Ang magsalik this afternoon He landed here last night from Bergen Nor way The Odinn got as far as the ice barrier the plane was unloaded and1 prepared for a takeoff when the trouble developed Examination showed that it was so serious that the plane will haveto he brot back here for repairs 3 Perry High School Track Athletes Hurt in Automobile Crash CRESTON May 2 Perry high school track athletes were injured today when their auto mobile collided with another car at Greenfield The athletes enroute to the Orient relays were brot to a hospital here CERMAK ASSISTS IN QUIZ OF SLAYER A ssaciatfd PtexsPhote Chicagos new mayor Anton J Cermak right foreground personally assisted Coroner Herman N Itun deseii center In getting complete confession from Frank Jordan left to the killing of Policeman Anthony Ituthy Llngle murder trial witness In downtown sun buttle WIFE OF ALLEGED SLAYER QUIZZED Chicago Detectives Seek to Knov More of Life oi Frank Jordan BULLETIN CHICAGO May 2 liceman Patrick Durkin died in hospital today the second of ficer to succumb to wounds fn fllctcd by Frank Jordan Thurs day night as he fled police pur suers at Michigan boulevard and Randolph CHICAGO May 2 of Detectives John Norton endeavor Ing to learn more about the criminal career of Frank Jordan alias Carl son the alleged slayer of Policeman Anthony Ruthy questioned Mrs Gladys Jackson Jordan today and prepared to oppose her release She hasnt told us all she knows and I want to hold her longer be fore placing any charge against her Norton said Jordan has con fessed to sexeral bank robberies downstate and we wish to investi gate her part in them Woman in Car She denies knowing anything about the bank robberies but a wom an was seen driving a car in one of them She was also in a car when her husband shot Ruthy Jordan was held in the county jail under indictment for murder but attorneys for his wife petitioned Chief Justice John P McGoorty of the criminal court for a writ oC habeas corpus Chief Norton said Mrs Jordan was formerly Gladys Jackson of Ke wanee 111 Prior to her marriagn to Jordan two months ago she lived with a sister in Rock Island Norton said and before her marriage to Jordan she was divorced from her first husband Keys Found in Room Two keys to safety deposit boxes in Rock Island which were found in the room in which the two lived in Chicago were turned over to Rock Island police in the belief that bank loot may be found Norton said Jordan told him he burned worth of liberty bonds he had taken in one of the bank robberies but the detective chief expressed the belief that these might be found in a safety Heposit box Chief Justice McGoorty dismissed the application for a habeas corpus writ when the police promised to charge Mrs Jordan formally with some ofefnse before 5 p m Sun day thus making possible her re on bond Witnesses are to view her to determine whether she aided her husband in bank robberies Four Fort Dodge Homes Are Looted by Robbers FORT DODGE May 2 lice were attempting Saturday to apprehend the robbers who looted four homes here and escaped with jewelry valued at several t housand dollars The robberies were commit ted Thursday night Burlington Confectionery Robbed BURLINGTON May 2 west Burlington confectionery was robbed Friday hy two bandits who obtained about stoo in cash Minnesota U Professor Is Smarter Man Odd Matching Pennies With Strangers CHICAGO May 2 Horace Morse of the history depart ment of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis was wiser today than he was yesterday His additional knowledge came after he had tauen a little stroll during which he met an affable stranger A nice day said the man as he and the professor strolled along un til they met a third man whose per sonality seemed to be no less charming than that of the other On a street corner they stood dis cussing history ana other finally taking up finance One of the strangers suggested matching pennies Wont Play Keeps Not I said the professor I never match pennies but Ill watch He did The stakes rose higher and higher until they reached We now need said one of the two an odd man Professor Morse agreed to act as such but said he would pay nothing if he lost Three dimes went into the air One of the two strangers won The other lost The loser eyed the professor suspiciously Can you he asked produce to show you were honest in turning up your coin Professor Understands The professor at the winners re quest handed over 570 to placate the loser on the winners promise that it would ba returned It wasnt returned however foi the two disappeared around a cor ner An old game said the polico sefgeant to whom the professor complained One has a coin with both sides tails The other carries one with both sides heads One of them cant lose The odd man cant win The professor understood KILL ROGERS ft XC soys HOLLYWOOD May the casualties are not in yet but it seems to have been a mighty quiet May day Heretofore the Reds have battled with the police but this year everybody is that you cant tell a Red from a taxpayer So everybody had an even break Old Hollywood has reconciled Jt self to conditions of the depression better than anywhere They have just charged off SO per cent of their husbands as a total loss and voluntarily cut alimony reorganiz ing with less overhead and going back to prewar mates and condi tions Yours MAN IS KILLED IN AUTO CRASH John Doty Emmetsburg Is Fatally Injured When Cars Hit Head on EMMETSBURG May Doty 40 Emmetsburg was killed and J McCulla also of Emmets burg was injured when the car in which they were riding and nn au to driven by H Newell Spirit Lake crashed headon about oclock last night five miles south of Em metsburg McCulla was taken to a locaj hos pital Harriet Newell 8 daughter of H Newell who was hurt by fly Ing glass is also at the hospital The condition of these two is not considered serious Doty who is employed on gravel ing work near here was mnrried but had no children No inquest will be held FAVOR CANNON Will Not Postpone Meeting to Probe Bishops Work During Campaign WASHINGTON May 2 Chairman Nye today declined the request of Bishop James Cannon Jr that the senate campaign funds committee postpone its meeting set for next Wednesday to resume its investigation of the political actlv ities of the Southern Methodist churchman in 1928 Bishop Cannon in a letter from Louisville dated April 29 said he wanted to be present when the committee met but could not be in Washington on May 6 because of a prior engagement to attend the ses sions of the general board of mis sions of the Methodist church at Nashville on the fifth and sixth He asked the committee meeting be postponed until the seventh or eighth Replying Nye said he regretted the conflicting dates confronting the bishop but said the committee felt thnt such hearing as it had in mind for May 0 would not necessi tate your presence He added a transcript of the en tire hearings would be sent the bishop The meetingcould not be deferred he said because Wednes day was the only time at which all committeemen could be present Bishop Cannon in his letter said he was surprised to note the an nouncement of the committee meet ing Cannon Waives Claim NASHVILLE Tenn May 2 Bishop James M Cannon Jr to day made no claim to the presiden cy of the college or bishops of the Methodist Episcopal church south and by order of succession Bishop S R Hay of San Antonio Tex was elevated to the presidency of the college Petitions asking that Bishop Cannon be prevented from becom ing president had been presented to the college as had petitions seeking his resignation He made no offer to resign VETS HOSPITAL TO BE WITHIN 50 MILES OF AMES Selection Made to Save Other Communities Expense By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON May mendation that a new veterans hospital costing approximately 000000 be situated in Iowa within a radius of 50 miies of Ames was ap proved today by President Hoover at the instance of the federal hos pitallzation board of the veterans bureau bureau officials announced It was stated that selection of the site in advance was made in order to save other Iowa communities the expense of preparing briefs and pre senting witnesses to show reasons for their selection aa the hospitil site It was pointed out that Ames was the approximate center of the state both geographically and from the standpoint of population Surprise Expressed Some surprise over this action was expressed here in view of the statement a few days ago of the two Iowa senators Brookhart and Dick inson that they were assured by the veterans bureau no action on a site selection would be taken until all In terested communities were given a chance to present their cases Several sites In northern Iowa have already been suggested to the hoapitalizatlon board None of these will be given further consideration however according to bureau pf ficials The board wilt consider all avail able sites within thj 50 mile radius of Ames and will make an an nouncement as soon as the site is definitely chosen Local representa tives will be permitted to facts in the interest of the cities in that area Others Not Barred Director Hines explained the hoards action did not foreclose or prevent consideration of any local ity in the state An engineer will be ordered to vis it the area recommended hold hear ings and inspect submitted sites whether in the suggested radius or outside The board said in its resolution it had considered providing accommo dation for general patients at the Knoxville Iowa Hospital but had concluded the arrangement wus not desirable Markets at a Glance NEW YORK U S Steel and American Can rally briskly from new lows rails recede rally follows selling Foreign Sterl ing and French franc steady southern selling better spot sit uation easier Brazilian markets CHICAGO large farm board sales to exporters bullish Canadian weather decreased country offerings hogs steady DOX PLANS TO CONTINUE TRIP Will Take Off Sunday From Rio de Oro on Flight to South America LAS PALMAS Canary Islands May 2 Friedrieh Christiansen of the German sea plane DOX sent word today from Rio de Oro that he planned to take off tomorrow morning for Bolama Portugese West Africa on the next stage of his flight to South Ameri ca The plane left here yesterday morning and covered the 200 odd miles to Rio de Oro on the African west conch without incident The distance from there to Bolama is about 950 miles ATTACKED BY LION Associated Vivian Leischner age G suf fered fracture of her skull and deep hcdy lacerations when at tacked In a corridor of the Wliitticr school Cincinnati by an exhibition lion LOST IN FLAES Damage Caused When Structure and Grain Burn May dam age estimated at re sulted early this morning from a fire at the WoodfordWheeler ele vator which was burned to the ground About twothirds of the loss is covered by insurance ic cording to officers The loss to the building and con tents was and grain valued at 3000 was destroyed The Bel mond fire company was called and helped in fighting the flames About 2 oclock this morningthe fire was discovered in the top por tion of the elevator It made rapid headway and was not brot under control until about oclock The elevator located next to the railroad tracks held up passenger train No 11 on the Great Western for two hours Harm Groen is manager of the elevator company A large crowd was attracted to the scene of the fire Altho a sufficient supply of water was available to fight the fire firemen found they were un able to save the elevator and de voted all their attention to nearby buildings The origin of the fire is unknown EXTRADITION OF 2 MEN TO IOWA WILL BE SOUGHT State Agent Risden Is Notified of Arrest in Indiana WARSAW Ind May 2 Trumbull 24 and Harold Jacobsen 21 arrested here last night were held for investigation of their possible connection with a bank robbery at Burroak Iowa April 22 Officers said they re sembled photographs of suspects of the Burroak robbery In their room police said was a traveling bag containing in coins The bag also contained two revolvers and a buckskin coat in the sleeve of which was a holster The men were traveling in a new automobile which they said they had purchased within the last week Trumbull the officers said was also known as Emerson Trimbell and Edward Nelson Jacobsen was said to have used the name Maurice Reed The men said they would oppose extradition Local officers said they were informed by J E Risden of the Iowa state criminal board that a requisition for their return would be obtained at once County Attorney Ed Shea of Decorah immediately prepared ex tradition papers to be sent for Gov Dan Turners signature Offi cers planned to go to Warsaw to return the men The Burroak robbery occurred April 22 with two men obtaining 51000 They escaped in an automo LEAVES CAPITAL Will Visit in Kansas City on Way Home Refuses Interview WASHINGTON May 2 Bryan Untiedt 13 year old Colorado school boy who has been visiting President Hoover for Ihe past four days planned to leave at oclock p m today for his home The boy will go from Washington to Chicago where he will probably spend a day before going to Kansas City He will visit friends near Kansas City for a day and then return to his home at Towner Colo Bryan refused to be interviewed by white house correspondents loday because he had promised to give his impressions of his visit to the Denver Post Theodore Joslin secretary to the president who had made arrange ments for an interview announced Bryan felt he should give his story to that paper and that he had prom ised his father he would News of what the boy has done while here has been given out thru official channels and no one at tached to the white house has been allowed to talk about what he did or anything he said bile bearing plates Wisconsin license STUDENT KILLED Three Companions Injured When Car Crashes Thru Guard Rail MINNEAPOLIS May 2 University of Minnesota student was killed and three companions in jured last night as their car crashed thru a highway guard rail and tipped over near here Robert McBrady 23 Minneapolis sophomore academic student was the victim The driver of the car Iver Want 22 suffered a lacerated leg Russell 19 received lacerations and Herman Schner 22 was bruised All live here IOWA WEATHER Fair somewhat cooler In the cast and south portions Trob alily light frost Saturday night Sunday fair somewhat warmer in the west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 80 Minimum In Night 38 At 8 A M Saturday 40 Kainfull 05 of nn Inch One of the traditional April show ers that make May flowers came a bit behind time Friday after the mercury had risen to one of the highest marks attained since the early part of April Altho the total precipitation was only a twentieth of an inch in Mason City it was welcomed by lawns and other vege tation The change of the wind from south to north was reflected during the night in a drop of 42 degrees from the Friday maximum Sun and a north wind were the combina tion Saturday WEEKS FORECAST CHICAGO May 2 outlook for the week beginning Monday May 4 For the upper Mis sissippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great possibility of showers near beginning of week and again toward end temperatures mostly lelow normal Is Kicked by Horse ROCK FALLS May 2 Irving Bell living on the William VVrede farm had both bones of the lower left arm broken when he w kicked by one of his horses ;