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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1931, Mason City, Iowa IN THIS ISSUE COUP H A fl E R HIS M AST OF I f 5 VOL XXXVIIFIVE CENTS A COPY NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 7 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 151 Prince Thot He Was Shot Stewart Relates of Meeting ExKing of Siam By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTOiM May 7 I n comparison with his elder brother and pre decessor on the Siamese throne I hardly feel that I know King Fra jadhlpok at all An introduc tion to royalty along with a crowd of 20 or 30 fellow reporters which is the most I can claim as to the present visi tor from Bang kok is not much of an acquaint ance but I honestly believe I could have recalled myself to the late King Rama VIs recollection as long as he lived As nearly as I can place the year it was in 1902 that I met Rarfa whn waa only a cown prince his father Chulalongkorn i being on the job c THE ORIENTAL potentatetoba was not called at that time by his later name of Rama but by the more complicated cognomen of Chowfa Maha Vajirovundh After an Oxford education he was on his way across this country and it happened that I was detailed to cover his stay of two or three days in Chicago for the Inter Tirn In rBBe 2 Column 3 Section SUMMARIZE BUSINESS SITUATION Argentine Political Situation Becoming Grave STAGESETFOR STREAM PARLEY of Winneoago to Taken Up at Lincoln fhpol Auditorium iiORD May Interest h the winnebago Uution meeting udlioriiun y atiMason City in this ieglbn will ffe reptjei rby sizable delegationsac1 ing to Frank B Trigg local for who is one of the sponsors of meeting The claim that the killing of h in the Winnebagoriver has been done with the Knowledge and at the direction of the state depart ment of public health said Mr Trigg makes the matter even more largely a matter of public concern Mr Trigg has been in communtca Izaak Walton league lead ers at Mason City with a view to seeing that there is a representa tive gathering of residents from the locality which is responsiblefor the pollution We are confident said Mr Trigg that if the good people of Mason City are shown what is be ing done to this were in a position to show will have a more sympathetic understanding of what we are de manding as our Godgiven rights down here along the lower waters of yourstream Representatives from womens clubs Chamber of Commerce American Legion and other civic minded organizations will be espe ELECTIONS HELD UP FOR TIME TO AVOID DISORDER Newspaper Suspended Editor Ordered to Leave Country MONTEVIDEO Uruguay May 7 Argentine political sit ition was characterized today by tourists from Buenos Aires as de along grave lines jv President Joc Uriburu was re O ported to have instructed the inter veutor of Buenos Aires province the federalpresidents representa tive to suspend the electoral col lege when it meets next Wednesday to elect a governor in accordance with the recent provincial elections Elections Postponed All other provincial elections will be postponed until after the national legislative elections the date for which has not been fixed it was said The newspaper La Critica influ ential Spanish language daily has been suspended for an indefinite pe riod and its editor Natallo Botana lias been ordered to leave the coun try within 24 hours La Critica has been strong in its criticism of the Uriburu regime May Close University President Uriburu was reported to have conferred with authorities of the University ot Buenos Aires rela tive to the closing of the institutions In view of recent student disorders The students were said to have called ageneral is as suming baylnSrisfcebk ems of numbering modelled alongfascist lines was said to be organizing with the expecta tion of siding with Uriburu in casa of trouble Censorship has been clamped down on newspapers and communications and a distinct at mosphere of uneasiness exists cinlly welcomed out the local man VVIETERQ DENIES BLAIME Denial that tl state department of public health has been respon sible for the release of any Stef fens waste in Winnebago river since December is contained in a letter from A W Wieters sanitary engineer for that department to Earl C Moore American Feet sugar company manager Carbon copies of the letter were prepared for local Izaak Walton league lead era and for the GlobeGazette AUNT HFT By Robert Quillen 57 I keep that set o the worlds best poetry on the livin ioom table just to re mind Pa hes a sucker for a female agent on th it i organization HOWARD ROSS IS CONTEST WINNER Clarinetist Only Mason City Soloist Announced in First Awards IOWA CITY May 7 awards in the Iowa high school music festival sponsored by the University of Iowa were announced today They are Clarinet Ross of Mason City first Julian Lutz of East Des Moines second Karl Bevins of Washington third Soprano by Frances Norton Washington high Cedar Rapids Fayrene McSklmming Creston second Margery Lundell Odebolt third Eloise Hedges East high Des Moines fourth Contralto by Edith Campbell Sioux Rapids Ardis Ol sen East high Des Moines second Delia Rush Mount Ayr third Mar garet Lewis FairfielJ fourth by Marie Mountin Valley Junction Annls Ogilvie Le Mars second Malcolm Ludy Grant high Cedar Rapids third Clayton Barrie Red Oak fourth Wind string instrument group Won by East Waterloo Perry sec ond Thomas Jefferson Council Bluffs third Mcdiapolls fourth String quartet North Des Moines first Washington of Cedar Rapids second Central of Sioux City third Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs fourth Tenor Behmer of Central Sioux City first Edmund Morley of Gravity second Billy George of Roosevelt Des Moines third John fourth Davis of Burlington Blind Farmer Fatally Hurt m Auto Crash CEDAR RAPIDS May 7 Jesse Howard 47 blind farmer liv ing near Louisa was fatally in jured Wednesday when an automo bile driven by his wife collided wit an intenirban train on a crossing near Shlloh His skull was frac tured Mrs Howard received minor Injuries RULE THREATENED JOSE Butler Tells of Thrill as Spy for US Huerta Signed Order for Marine While r Intoxicated PHIIiAriELPHIA May 7 MajGen Smedley p Butler served o as a spy obtaining toe President WllsouVal relations i withv the Sfervice opera tive an author and an accountant Uuerta Was Drunk fWhile intoxicated Huerta signed an order giving the marine officer power to enter every army bar racks in Mexico City The mission won Butler his first congressional medal of honor General Butler told the story last night in addressingthe annual din ner of the unity stores association Posing as a detective locking for a murderer from Ohio who was be lieved to have joined the Mexican army Butler said he gained the confidence of one of Huertas aides This aide finally obtained for him an audience with President Huevta in Bed Huerta was lying in his bed at Chapultepec palace drunk Butler declared I actually sat on the edge of his bed and I prepared an or der which he signed giving me free access to every one of the 23 or 24 garrisons in the city and to exam ine every man at close range ex amine the equipment and count the guns This yarn hasnt hitherto been published so JC dont know whether the Mexican ambassador to the United Stateswill take a shot at it or not I suppose before tilling it I really ought to jump down to Mex ico City and see if the palace really is there Ordered by Wilson The general referred to the re cent Haitian incident in which the Haitian minister to the United States said he did not know of the existence of Fort Riviere a Haitian bandit stronghold for whose cap ture Butler and two of his men re ceived congressional medals of hon or General Butler said his secret mission in Mexico was ordered by President Woodrow Wilson and that it was necessary because the exact military strength which Huerta could put in the field together with the defenses of the city was un known to American military com manders He said war with Mexico was imminent because of the Vera Cruz incident and that the Amer ican fleet lay in Vera Cruz harbor Charges to Be Filed in Ottumwa Drowning OTTUMWA May 7 Charges were expected to be filed Thursday against Lee Hammersley held in jail in connection with the death of Floyd Edwards 16 whose body was found in the Des Molnes river Sunday Police said Hammersley confessed knocking Edwards into the water HUGHES FAVORS JUSTICE BUREAU FOR STATISTICS Law Institute Urged to Study Criminal Law by Wickersham TJTASHINGTON May 7 Chief Justice Hughes today rec ommended to the American law in stitute that an adequate organiza tion be maintained in the depart ment of justice for the collection and arrangement of criminal statis tics George W Wickersham chairman of the law enforcement commission who spoke before the chief justice urged the institute to begin an in tensive study of criminal law with the view to aiding in the fight on crime The chief justice said the crim inal statistics published by the gov ernment had been severely criticized in a report of the law enforcement commission Little Improvement The report makes it evident as it seems to be Hughes said that we can expect but slight any improvement in our statistical methods unless an adequate organ ization is maintained for this pur pose in the department of justice with a supervising staff thru which accurate comprehensive and uni form statistics can be obtained Pending such an organization some improvement may be pos sible but I do not think that it will amount to much chief justice said that the nearlyup to time had come v for an intensive study andclarification of criminal law and asked the institute to un dertake the work The time for such action is pecu liarly opportune he said adding that the work of the law enforce ment commission would come to an end next June 30 He said reports on some of its crime studies would be issued soon and that the informa tion should be helpful in the law observance problem Time Too Short Two jreara is all too short a time he said in which to make thorough and searching investiga tions into the effect of law or lack of law or into the social problems involved in the present unsatisfac condition of observance of our criminal law The speaker asserted no thotful person wtto followed the occur rences of our daily lives can fail to note the existence of a widespread lack of respect for law Beyond Mere Machinery The matter has got beyond the mere machinery of criminal justice he said It has become a public habit of mind It 1s painfully evident In the rapid increase of juvenile of fenders It is shockingly so in the almost jocular current allusions to the pirates who prey upon legiti mate business by systems which have become recognized and classi fied as rackets Perhaps the daily accounts of criminal acts which we read in the public press have dulled our sen sibilities so that we do not take home to ourselves the sinister sig nificance of those constant mani festations of contempt for law Markets at a Glance NEW Stocks Irregular U S steel drops touches new low Woolworth new 1931 high Bonds Strong rails advance Irregular oils sag Easy Foreign exchanges Irregular Spanish pesta weak Cotton Lower southern selling Sugar Easy liberal spot offer ings Coffee Steady foreign buying CHICAGO beneficial rain Wheat Easy and easy Corn Easy larger country offer ings Steady Hogrs Steady to lower RpGERS Pt nwC HOLLYWOOD May Andy Mellon dont blather at these uncheon club fiestas very often and vhen he does things aint looking s6 ood and he was sent in as a pinch hitter to bat for confidence But even him they couldnt get o promise us much he did say that things were worse in 73 Now if we can get much nourishment out of that lets do it Course Mr Mellon feels mighty md over his books not balancing for the first time in years We are list in the red 50 you cant blame him very much for not feeling any too pert Think of how youd feel if you counted up at night and found you was 000 short Yours IHl NYE COMMITTEE UNABLE TO GET ANY TESTIMONY Plans to Cite Virginia Woman to Senate for 1 Contempt GUARDSMEN CAMPED 9 MILES FROM OBJECTIVE Reports Heard of Armed Men Ready to Meet Soldiers HARLAN Ky May 7 More than 300 national guardsmen equipped for battle were quartered temporarily In the Harlan county armory this morning while their eaders conferred with civil authori ies on plans for occupation of varts nine miles away Under orders to take any steps necessary to restore law and order n a community torn with labor strife during the past few months he officers expected to move into ivarts momentarily While these plans were under way reports continued to reach Harlan of armed men perched atop houses n and around Evarts apparently awaiting the troopers All women and children have been moved out Evarts the reports said The soldiers reached Harlan from 15 Kentucky cities Hundreds on Streets Hundreds persons were on the streets and in the railroad station as the troops moved in by bus au tomobile and special train There wpre no demonstrations during the arrival MRS ROOSEVELT ILL Gen W H Jonea Jr cav thefHarlan personally to super visjaysiais for the placing for tho sobw jtf They will bo commanded bjiich Dan Carrell commanding thniaath field artillery and a veter an of the Mexican border trouble in 1836 and of the World war order for the troop movement will hdv to cite her to the senate for contempt The committee will not take up the case immediately however The senate does not meet until December Sinclair Was Jailed When Harry F Sinclair million aire oil operator refused to testify to a senate committee the senate cited him for contempt and he was subsequently sent to jail by the court Miss Burroughs formerly treas urer for the CannonAnttSmith or ganization In Virginia was called before the committee today at the beginning of its investigation into Bishop James Cannons campaign activities She refused flatly to tes tify after reading a statement which challenged the authority of the committee to make the inves tigation Gives Up Job Senator Nye said he would ask the committee to consider next week information which may be found the basis for reporting to the senate a violation of the corrupt practices act He Indicated that the committee would seek no further testimony in its search for the use of money by Bishop Cannon in the 1928 cam paign FIRE IN BUFFALO OUT Blaze in Armory Controlled After All Night Fight With Flames BUFFALO N Y May 7 Kire which swept thru the one hundred sixth field artillery armory here and caused damage estimated by Captain William Speidel regi mental supply officer of tho one hundred sixth artillery at more than was completely under control early today Captain Speidel said that little equipment was saved and that the armory would be a total loss The blaze spread during the night to an America nScandlnavinn church nearby and destroyed the structure Fire officials estimated this loss at approximately At a m the ruins were still smoldering but most of the subur ban companies summoned to tho scene were ordered back to their stations Of the more than 50 fire men overcome by smoke all but two had been discharged from hospitals Evarts situation ay a state ror and lawlessness ana adcfeu tnti must stopand atop now The disorders iB Harlan county have been blamed on unemployment due to economic conditions and to disagreements between coal mine operators and employes as the basis for discontent Five men have been killed a num r of stores and mine commissur es have been looted and sixteen houses have been burned The situation has been the sub lect of investigation by Red Cross workers mine union officials and civil authorities Several organized demands for food have been mario ay unemployed miners some of whom have been evicted from mine owned houses DR WOODMANSEE DENIED HEARING Appeal to Governor All Left to Man Condemned to Hanging DES MOINES May 7 Iowa supreme court today refused to grant a rehearing of Dr F A Woodmansses appeal from the death sentence for the slaying of W F Knap Woodmansees hang ing at the Fort Madison peniten tiary had been delayed pending the decision The court did not comment on its decision overruling the petition for rehearing By its action it upheld Its former opinion in which it af firmed Woodmansees conviction in the Polk county district court An appeal to Gov Dan Turner now is the only course left open to Harry B Grund attorney for the condemned man Grund said today such an appeal for clomency now Is on file with the governor Unless he grants the appeal Gov ernor Turner will he required to fix a new date for the hearing The tx ecntion previously was scheduled for April 17 but delay in a supreme court decision caused a technical stay Governor Turner said he had not yet received official notice from the supreme court of its refusal to re hear the case and would await that before considering any plea for ex ecutive clemency Poppy Drlvo Plans Made MANLY May American Legion auxiliary is working on plans for a poppy drive The com mlttce met to complete its plans Gov Franklin D Roosevelt accompanied by his wife and son ElHottv sailed at midnight Wednesday night on the Aqui tanlu to visit his mother Mrs James D Roosevelt 76 above who is ill in Paris It will be the governors first trip to Europe since 1019 when lie at tended the naval conferences as assistant secretary of tho navy in tho Wilson administration Frank Jordan WillStartHis TrialMonday Alleged Slayer Faced By TwoCharges of WORLD BODY TO WORK OUT PLAN OF BETTERMEOT Dole Proposes Limiting Wheat Production of World WASHINGTON May 7 general resolution summarizing he world economic situation and uggcsting ways of improving It was n process of formulation today in a eries of meetings of national com mittees of the International Chamber of Commerce Altho differences of opinion were apparent Silas H Strawn chairman 5f the American section said everybody Is working toward a ommon end and when it comes to i showdown tomorrow or Satur day there will be no differences of pinion The question of war debts and iverything else said the new presi lent of the United States Chamber is still In the embryonic stage and here ia no row President and Mrs Hoover will re serve the delegates at the white muse late today and tho congress banquet will be held tonight Suggests Agreement Agreement among agricultural nations including Soviet Russia to regulate farm production to sumption was proposed before the chamber today by Alfred Falter chairman ot Polish delegation Joining Dr d L Russell for mer dean of the college of agricul ture University of Wisconsin in the belief that the probleri for world farmers is to production to existing needs Falter said it was obvious that the worldwide agri cultural crisis may only be solved by International means base3 on a worldwide scale The proposed agreement he said should encompass on one bond the adaptation of the production to the consumption by means or organiz today was ovrferedt Mondayfor the murder of man Anthony Ruthy whs killed amid the late in the loop last d cimiuctfon sevcralbank rob beriei The order to trial was given by ilef Justice John P McGoorty of the criminal court after overruling a motion for delay made by the dc cndants attorneys George R Bicber and Michael Brodkln The state opposed any delay Second Charge Iteady The state announced that if Jor dan escapes the death penalty in the coming trial he will he tried for the murder of Policeman Patrick Dur tin who was fatally wounded when attempted to help Ruthy arrest Jordan He died a few days aftcr vard The hearing this morning was en ivened by an argument between Jordan and Detective Chief John Norton Present also were States Attorney John A Swanson and his assistants Harry S DItchburne and Nat S Ruvell The chief hns my money car and clothes Jordan said looking at Chief Norton Were holding the car and money tor evidence in the bank robberies to which you have confessed re torted the chief Denies Confessions I did no such thing shouted Jordan pounding the court rail with his fist Oh yes you did replied the chief Futhermore your wife told us about the car being pur chased with proceeds of the bank robberies She bought the car with her own money snapped Jordan The chief justice settled the dis pute by ruling that Jordan be given his clothing Jordan was returned to the county jail after the hearing and found his mother Mrs Bertha Carlson of Rock Island awaiting him She begged to be allowed to speak with him privately and was ushered Into a private room with him while a heavy guard was placed at the door Such a without soviet participation laid adding Irrespective of the final result vhich Russia may attain by her economic and agricultural activity the effect of such an actt ty must without the slightest oubt make It impossible for the vorld as long as It remains In its resent disordered condition to heck the actual crisis Russell said no country would at empt to limit its acreage unless the same restrictions were appled iy others The obvious way to get rid of a urplus he continued would be to reduce production but restriction Tnrn to Pane 4 Colamn O Patrons of Art Mourn Passing of De Forest NEW YORK May 7 of art today mourned Robert Weeks De Forest president of the Metro politan Museum of Art He died yes terday at the age of 83 lowan Dies of Injuries After Cycle Hits Truck MUSCATINE May 7 jurcd when his motorcycle crashe into a truck Leonard Barkhorst 21 Wilton Junction died in a hos pital here Wednesday night IOWA WEATHER Generally fair not quite so cool Thursday night Friday Increased cloudiness possibly followed by showers and cooler by night In extreme west por tion warmer east and central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazete weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 38 Minimum In Night 29 At 8 A M Thursday 33 Trace of Snow J There was nothing about Weci nesdays weather that any loya owan would want to see describee n a California or Florida per The days highest temperature was only 4 degrees above freezing nnd the nights minimum was tha same as the previous night 3 rees under the freezing level Whats more and worse Is that at noon and again late In tha after noon a few flakes of snow filtered down on Mason City Thursday morning looked like a duplicate of its two immediate predecessors ;