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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Y PA for the Home HAftLOW R Hls EM ART T OF IOWA MOINES 14 VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 8 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 152 Storm Hero Exclusive Newspapers Unable to Get Stories of Boy By CHAULES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 8 CPAj While 13 year old Byron Untiedt last Marchs Col o r a do blizzard hero was in Washington re cently his four day visit at the white house was not described by capital c o r r e spondents in any thing like as much detail as on e naturally would have ex pected Was it Certainly not nor in anything like as much de tail as the correspondents wanted to devote to it either The truth is the correspondents broadcast all the information they could get besides a lot that they guessed at or invented The reason there was no more was that the correspondents could discover no more concerning young Bryans doings here together with his im pressions of the capitals sights and important personalities THE newspapermens theory was A that the youngster was being steered clear of them at President Hoovers order to prevent them from doing their best to spoil him by an overdose of publicity It annoyed them considerably their editors were yelling for better stories about Bryan Untiedt and they were powerless to obtain them It was no secret that several of Mr Hoovers closest advisers also were greatly irked by so much se crecy they argue that the president would profit politically from the Turn ta Tage 13 Column 4 COURT PUTS OFF f GRAIN RATE CUT Order Delays Lowering of Freight Costs for 60 Days CHICAGO May 8 tempor ary federal court order today res trained for 60 days an application of reduced freight rates on wheat thruout the western district The order issued yesterday by three federal judges sitting en bane was granted on application of 72 western and eastern and has the effect of delaying for five weeks the new rates which had been ordered effective June 1 by the In terstate Commerce commission The carriers had been under orders to post the new rates on May 15 The courts action announced after short deliberation of two days of argument presented by the car riers the commission traffic regu lating bodies of 14 statesand others was taken in connection with tho attempt of the railroads to obtain an injunction against the reduced rates The commission was granted 10 days to reply to the rail compan ies brief for the injunction follow ing which the carriers are to have 5 days to file their answer Dr Albert Michelson 78 Dean of American Physicists in Coma PASADENA Cal May 8 Dr Albert Michelsbh78 dean of American physicists was in a coma today The lapse came late yesterday in an illness brot on byover work in his creation of a device to meas ure the speed of light A vacuum tube a mile long was completed be fore he collapsed a month ago 2 GET LIFE FOR BURROAK HOLDUP U S Tariff Attacked in Chamber of Commerce POLICY ON WAR DEBTS COMES IN FOR CRITICISM Delegates Forget Their Warning to Avoid Politics AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Folks cuss Jim a lot but you neednt be afraid of a banker that acts friendly when hes takin in money an talks hateful when you want to borrow some May 8 spite an admonition by its re tiring president Georges Theunis of Belgium that delegates avoid po litical arguments the international Chamber of Commerce today heard another attack on American tariff and war debt policies Dr W H Coates British dele gate said Europe would shut out products of United States efficiency if you will not take the products of our efficiency whatever be their form or whatever their national ity International debts he added could be paid only by the transfer of physical goods or services Since high tariffs exclude goods they prevent payment of international debts of all kinds he held Says Policy Unreasonable It is no answer to say there is no tariff on raw materials if the debtor has few or no raw materials to sell he said The international war debts are owed by industrial nations To shut out their offered payments in manufactured goods la unreasonable and ironic Noting previous denunciations of Americas war debt and tariff pol icies by Dr Carl Bergmann for mer German secretary of state for finance and Henry Bell an Eng lish banker M Theuhis at a ban quet last night counseled patience and added We are businessmen and do not at the international chamber occu py ourselves with political ques tions That is not our job Up To Governments What we are seeking to do is to be helpful to those who govern the nations by expressing our minds and offering the advice that our ex perience of business indicates It is entirely up to the governments to determine what general measures shall be adopted in order to best serve the Interests of the commun ities at large Opening the tariff discussion to day Coates said the reduction of duties would do much to restore the full circulation of trade traffic This congress he said should call upon all the national commit tees in high tariff countries to urge their governments to black out the red tariff lights before which trade traffic now halts in helpless immo bility in order that released from the brakes of tariff taxes those whose task it is to drive interna tional trade may once ogain pro ceed at full speed under the golden lights of caution and the green lights of freedom COLORADO HERO BACK HOME WITH FOLKS Associated Bryan Untiedt center boy hero of the Towncr Colo school bus blizzurd tragedy Ls back on the ranch of his parents Mr and Mrs H A Untiedt after visiting President and Mrs Hoover in Washington He was happy to rcioln his family especially the baby sister he is holding Juries Speed Indictments of 2 Slayers Law Shoots Back at Two Gun Crowley and Pistol Pal PLAN TO INSPECT HOSPITAL SITES Veterans Bureau Sends Col J J Phelan to View Iowa Situation By Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON May vet erans bureau announced today that Col J J Phelan Inspector had been ordered to Iowa where he will inspect a number of sites for the proposed new veterans hospital for the state He left today Colonel Phelan will establish headquarters at the bureau office in Des Moines and will visit cities in northern Iowa on request during the next week His itinerary will be announced later Detective Comes for Drill Only to Learn He Has Been Released MADISON Wis May 8 Two New York detectives who came here to serve requisition papers on Harry H Drill 20 and two com panions for the alleged kidnaping of Drills coed wife tmly to find the trio had been released under habeas corpus proceedings today awaited instructions from the east BULLETIN MINEOLA N Y May 8 LT A throng of exbltod women sur rounded the ambulance in which Francis Crowley gunman ar rjved Into today at Nassau to e booked on a murder charge and police riot squads were called out to quell the disturbance NEW YORK May 8 law shooting back with both hands just as Francis Crowley boasted of shooting with two guus returned fast indictments for murder against him and his pistol pal Rulolph Dur inger today A Nassau county grand jury at Mineola fired the first shot indicat ing Crowley for the first degree murder charge of shootingPatrol man Frederick Hirsch last Mon day The proceedings required exactly 26 minutes a record for speed in a murder indictment Three hours later in the Bronx Duringer was indicted for the slay ing of young Virginia Brnnnen a girl from Maine who became a New York dance hall While Duringer was awaiting ar raignment on the murder charge scheduled for later in the day was wounded in the sensational stand he Duringer and their girl companion Helen Walsh made against 200 policemen late yesterday was moved from Belle vue hospital to Mlneola Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks strong bears scurry to cover in late trading Bonds firm railroads generally higher Curb firm utilities lead late rally Butter steady CHICAGO Wheat Firm insufficient rain northwest and sympathy rye Corn firm decreased Argentina exports and large Chicago ship ments Cattle steady to strong Hogs weak to lower Burns in Explosion of Gasoline Stove Fatal to Sioux City Woman SIOUX CITY May 8 received when a gasoline stove ex ploded proved fatal Thursday night to Mrs Ella Nelson 71 South Sioux City Nebr DENY BROTHERS ANOTHER TRIAL Court Sentences Convicted Slayer of LingJe to 14 Years CHICAGO May 8 V Brothers was denied a new trial for the murder of Alfred Lingle Trib une crime reporter and was for mally sentenced by Judge Joseph Sabath today to 14 years in prison Brothers attorneys were given 60 days to file a bill of exceptions in preparation for an appeal A new set of attorneys had argued that the punishment set by the Brothers jury the lightest possible under Illinois statutes was a trav esty on justice and indicated tho jurors themselves were not sure of Brothers guilt New Witnesses Found New witnesses had been found to strengthen the defense cose the at torneys said and the defendant be cause of improper advice by his attorneys had not taken the stand They promised that Brothers would testify if granted a new trial The state produced an affidavit saying that the proposed new de fense witness had once identified Brothers but had been warned by union officials against testifying against Brothers Drawing attention to the fact hat Brothers himself and his at lorneys stated they received a fair irlal Judge Saboih turned to com ment upon the jurors in the case Men Above Average The jury selected to hear the evidence he said was composed of men far above the average They saw the witnesses and hoard the evidence The law has given them the power not only to pass upon the weight of the evidence but in this case to fix a penalty as well and after due deliberation they have returned their verdict Having seen the witnesses and leard the testimony myself I find no reason for disturbing their ver dict on that ground South Dakota Bandits Get Away With ELKTON S Dak May 8 Two bandits robbed the Elktor Corn Exchange bank here this morning escaping with S2500 Explorer on Way Back to Civilization Young British Scien tist Brot to Safety By Dog Team Copyright by the Associated Press ANGMAGSALIK Greenland May 8 dog sledge trailed by four men winding thru the icy crags of Greenland today took Augustine Courtauld youthful British scientist back to safety and human society after a winter spent alone on the Greenland ice cap Of the three men with Courtauld the leader is H G Watkins chief of the British arctic air route ex pedition which last fall left him In an igloo on the ice cap with the promises to return in March to re lieve him after a winter spent in ob servation of meteorological condi tions Was 2 Months Ijitc Watkins who searched in vain in March and April for the igloo which was Courtaulds winter home yesterday months his promise found Court auld in whom hope of rescue must have begun to fade and started back with him over 105 miles to the expeditions base at Sermellk Fjord 3H miles inland Watkins success was attained ns six expeditions to rescue Courtauld were gat under way Had Watkins failed or been a few hours later success would have rested with the most spectacular of these expedi tions that of the Swedish civilian pilot Captain Aibin Ahrenberg who flew from Malmo Norway and found the Courtauld igloo a few hours after Watkins had taken Courtauld away Sees Slfidge Tracks Captain Ahrenberg whose plane is equipped with skiis landed on the ice near the igloo which he spotted Turn to Pntcn 5 Column 31 Sioux Cityan Dies of Injuries in Accident SIOUX CITY May 8 nard Maloy 37 died Thursday from injuries received when he was struck by a streetcar and thrown in front of a truck This Is An Invitation to Subscribers and Patrons of The GlobeGazette to Attend the Housewarming and Inspection of its Remodeled Newspaper Plant and New Press Saturday May Day Guides will be on hand to conduct visitors thru the various de partments The big press will be in operation between 12 and noon between and p m and between 7 and 8 in the evening DEMAND BOARD OF HEALTH STOP PLANT OUTLETS Resolution Against Beet Sugar Firm Passed A RESOLUTION demanding tho state board of health place seals on all refuse outlets of the Ameri can Beet Sugar plant at Mason City and not permit the company to put any more waste in the Winnebago river was passed without a dissent ing vote by a group of interested citizens at Lincoln school Thursday night Fourteen voted for the reso lution which was made by John Robinson president of the local teaak Walton league and seconded by R B Asper Marble Rock Frank E Trigg Rockford editor presided at the meeting called to discuss problems relating to the death of large numbers of fish in the Winnebago river believed due to pollution About 75 persons at tended the meetingbut the resolu tion waa passed by an interested group which remained after the talks concerning the matter were closed The time has come for a com plete showdown declared Mr Trigg The recent tuberculosis in surrection wasnt anything com pared with the fight that will be made here We have personal hu man rights as well as others have property rights A graphicdescription thedes truction of fish life being wrought alongthe river was given by hall a dozen speakers who spoke nol only because of the loss of fish life but because of what they declared ON PAGE 13 Two letters dealing with this subject of stream pollution will be found on page 13 to be the endangering of human health and because of the unplea sant odors they said hundreds of res idednts of the bonks of the stream were called upon to endure Farmer Tulks of Disaster The sudden appearance of the pollution which is causing the des truction of fish was described by Albert J Nagel a farmer living near Rockford Last Saturday when I went to work in the fields the water was all right but when I returned after 11 ocock I noticed it was turning white At noon it was milky and when I returned from planting corn at 4 oclock the fish were trying to leap from the stream in great numbers I think it is a dirty shame and I dont think the Lord made the beautiful streams to be polluted in Turn 1o ratn 6 Column KIDNAPING TALE BELIEVED FAKED Federal Officials File Claim for Back Income Taxes Against Hackett CHICAGO May 8 officials filed claim for S35463901 today against James Hackett sub urban gambling czar on the charge that ho paid no tax on an Income of between 1914 and 1929 Hackett wealthy Blue Island resident said last week he had been kidnaped and ran som money paid by his family for his release Federal agents then announced they had been investi gatinghis income nnd nharacter zed his story an attempt to evade tax payments Robert E Neely acting collector of Internal revenue filed an income tax lien today The amount in cludes interest and penalties Hack ett is charged with making no re turn whatever for the period cited St Louis Gangster Is Found Shot to Death EDWARDSVILLE III May 8 Freese a notorious St Louis gangster was found shot to death in an automobile near here this morning Freese had been shot twice in the back of the head and had been dead for several hours KILL OGERS PALM SPRINGS Cal May 8 ify wife and I was just prowling around out here in the desert and run into Jimmy Walkers old hide out They advertise it as tha Plico hat oven cured Mayor Walker of staying out nights and another nd reads If you are troubled with in vestigations and republicans come to Palm Springs for a tan when you get home they cant tell who you are There is over a hundred mayors here now They are selling thou sands of sheets that Walker had his picture taken in Yours int MtHntt in ORCHESTRA HAS SECOND PLACE AT IOWA CITY Long and Ross Win Firsts in Tuba and Clarinet By Staff Correspondent TOWA CITY May place in class A orchestra contest for Mason City marked the seconc morning of the Iowa high school music festival in Iowa City Class A comDetitlon in boys and girls glee cJubs nnd mixed chorus con tinued this afternoon and a concert of combined class A glee clubs aud mixed choruses and combined class A orchestras will be given tonight at Iowa union North high of Des Moines won first in the class A orchestra con test Abraham Lincoln Council Bluffs third and Burlington fourth Two first places three seconds and one third made Thursday the first day of the state contest an eventful one for Mason City How ard Ross placed first in the clarinet solo A J Long Jr first in tuba solo Stanley Wilson second in French horn solo Arleno Bentz second in bassoon solo second in string quintet third in wind instru ment group The string quartet group is made up of Raymond LaGasse Harry Scluilman Elizabeth Holman and Robert Ditrfer violinists and Doro thy Bfimber pianist The wind in strument group 13 mnde up of Lucille Atkinson alto clarinetist Everett Hermanson bass clarinet ist Milton Marti Starr Yelland and Roger Sanborn clarinetists and Gilbert McEwen French horn player Waterloo led tho days events with both east and west high claim ing four first places Washington high of Cedar Rapids North Des Moines Orange City and Mason City and Abraham Lincoln of Coun cil Bluffs each claimed one Former Alason Cityans Place Two former Mason City high schoolmusicians placed in the solo events yesterday John Davis of Burlington won fourth place in the Turn to FaRfl R Column l ARGENTINE CITY IN TENSE STATE President Uriburu Calls Out Cavalry to Suppress Student Riots MONTEVIDEO Uruguay May 8 from Buenos Aires to day said the tense political situa ion there had become so serious that President Uriburu had ordered several regiments of cavalry inti the city to suppress student disor ders Demonstrations against the gov trnment which have been recurring or several days seemed to be tak ng on a more violent character Yesterday police charged a moh in uring several Last night n crowd in the streets iied General Justo former minis ter of war appealing to him to save Argentine GUILT ADMITTED BY PAIR BEFORE DECORAH JUDGE Youths Leave Courtroom Laughing Woman to Be Released DECORAH May Trum bull 23 and Harold Jacobin 24 vere sentenced to life imprisonment n t oclock this morning on harges of robbing the Burroak Savings bank April 22 The youths guilty to the charges and eft the courtroom after being sen enced laughing loudly and cvident y not seriously impressed Marie Goethe Cadott Wis who vas held in the Winneahiek county ail as a material witness and who vas instrumental in the arrest ol he bandits was expected by offi cers to be released this afternoon The two bandits were to be taken to day or tomorrow to Fort Madison vhere they will servo their sen ences Jacobin and Trumbull held up tho mnk and robbed it of about 1OOU They were not masked They bound ight persons who witnessed the loldup and escaped in an automo ile Locked in Vault The bandits entered the bank af ter parking their car a block away M O Sattree cashier Mrs Ray mond Young and Melvin Ender bakke assistant cashier in tho building They were ordered to stick em up and their hands wore tied behind their backs E F Arnold and Mrs Henry Lvllen en tered and were treated similarly Then the five were locked in the bankvault Three other customers not Ward M R Walton dnd JohnMc Cauley entered the bank as the rob bers were taking the money They were tied up and told to lie on tha floor The quintet imprisoned in tha vault escaped thru the use of a safety device after Sattree managed to free his hands Loot Was Discovered The arrest of the bandits followed the arrest of Miss Goethels who waa Investigated by La Crosse Wis au thorities Officers searched her resi dence and found 250 which waa identified as the bank loot She de nied participation in tho robbery ml implicated two men named Morris Reed and Ed Nelson Officers succeeded in arresting o men based on evidence given y Miss Goethels and they wero dentlfied by Mr Sattree cashier of laving been in the robbery They wore brot to Decornh for prosecu tion Judge H E Taylor Waukon pronounced sentence Robber Found Guilt FORT MADISON May 8 Frank Curtis was found guilty lato yesterday on a charge of robbing the West Point State bank last October The jury recommended life sentence Police of Des Moines Seek Bandit Who Held Up Downtown Theater DES MOINES May 8 lice sought a bandit who Thursday night held up Lucille Hogendorn ticket seller at a loop theater and obtained The robbery occurred In the midst of a crowd but was unnoticed by bystanders IOWA WEATHER Cloudy preceded by showers in ciist pnrllon cooler in ex tremesoutheast Friday night Saturiliiy partly cloudy LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 48 Minimum jn Night 35 At 8 A M Friday A temperature slightly higher than on previous two nights was dealt out to Mason City Thursday night The nights low was 35 as compared with 29 on each of the two preceding nights The days maximum was 32 degrees higher than Wednesdays The sun was on the job temporarily Friday morn ing but by mldforenoonclouds were in control and rain or snow seemed a lively possibility ;