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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1931, Mason City, Iowa V North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVTlFIVE CENTS A COPY 0 t R M fl ART OF IOWA W 0 I N El S I A ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 16 1931 Early Debts Being Paid Railroads Had Much Help When They Started By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May IB CPA The land given to railroads built thru tbe west during the pe riod of their S r e a t develop ment aggregated an area almost exactly equaling the Austrian empires prior to the World war It was uni formly god land The companies experts made sure of that For example Iowa generally recognized as acre for acre one of the agriculturally richest spots on earth was inclucfed among sev eral states which voted between 20 and 25 per cent of their soil to en courage railroad building DESIDES gifts of land cosh sub sidies were paid to stimulate railroad construction In amounts it is impossible accurately to trace At any rate they footed high into the hundreds of millions be fore the end of the first third of the nineteenth century and grew vastly larger In later years In fact the roads really were built largely by public contributions rather than by the promoters who professed to be building them THE promoters however were not satisfied with having their properties virtually presented to them They sold stock and floated bonds to raise money ostensibly for construction purposes Then they organized companies to do the AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICEN0 158 SPANISH DISORDERS BEGIN ANEW Manhunt forrSlayer Omaha T Turn to t Column 2 termf J I h MAGNIDERS HERE FDRSHORTISH Colonel Addressed Toledo Manufacturers and Met With Legi6n Chiefs Col Hanford MacNider minister to Canada and Mrs MacNider were Mason City visitors Friday and Saturday While Mrs MacNider came di rect from Ottawa the colonel in cluded a numtor of eastern centers on his trip He spoke at the manu facturers dinner at the Toledo QUINN PROTESTS INNOCENCE OF 2 SISTERSDEATHS Police Chief Threatens to File Charges on Detectives CITY May 16 manhunt that began when tho bodies of two school teachers sis ters were found near Tonkawu Okla last Dec 28 was ended to day with Earl Quinn 30 excon vict protesting innocence from a jail cell here Quinn charged with murder in the shooting of Zexia Griffith 34 and Jessie Griffith 24 the latter of whom physicians said was crim inally assaulted was arrested in Omaha yesterday Trapped at Station Kansas City detectives trapped the suspect at the Omaha union station as he sought to meet his wife who had been under surveil lance While announcing he would fight extradition they quoted him as expressing relief at his arrest Im glad the cnase Is over he said Extradition papers for Quinn who once served a term in the Missouri penitentiary were sought in Okla homa City by Bruce Potter Kay county attorney and sheriff Joe Cooper Teachers Were Waylaid The sisters were waylaid while driving back to their sohol after n Christmas visit with their parents in Blackwell Okla Tho elder wa director of home economics at th Warner Okla school of agriculture and Jessie taught music in publii schools at Norman Officers said clews which pointec to Quinn as the slayer includec finger prints and n vestbutton found in the teachers bloodstainc coupe and the fact he had been patrolling the highway announcing to motorists a plab to hijack f bootlegger Chamber of evening and Commerce Tuesday o from there went to Indianapolis where he attended the spring meeting of the national ex ecutive committee of the Legion Colonel and Mrs MacNider planned to leave again Saturday nightarriving in Ottawa Monday morning The colonel stated he planned another trip to Mason City the second week in June at which time he will address ttfe national convention of the junior Chamber of Commerce VICE PRESIDENT ARRIVES AT DERBYVILLE Associated PtessPkoto Vice President Charles Curtis second from and his sister Sirs Dollie Gann on their nrrlval In Louisville to attend the Kentucky derby were greeted by Gov Flcm D Sampson left and Samuel A Cul bertson president of Churchill Downs scene of the historic race Army Planes in Training for Defense of Chicago 400 Combat Ships in Air Over Various Parts of Ohio CLAIMS KIDNAPING Many Casualties Thot Result of Fire Which Destroyed 600 Houses TOKYO May 16 wnlch destroyed 600 houses1 in the town of Atika Friday night is believed to have caused a large number of casualties Driven by a stiff wind the flames swept thru the town for several hours leaving nothing in their wake but smouldering embers IL was the fourth big fire in Japan Within the last few days AUNT HET By Robert Guillen Shes one o this kind that loves the heathen in Africa an is always wishin somebody would have the law on the heathen here in town OMAHA May 16 of Police J J Pszanowski of Omaha today threatened to file kidnaping charges against two Kansas City Mo detectives who early yester day arrested Earl Quinn murder suspect in Omaha and took him im mediately to Kansas City without informing Omaha police The men were George Rayen ana William Fvobeen described to Pszan owski as special Investigators for the Kansas City chief of police Quinn was wanted on a charge of slayingJessie and Xexla Griffith school teachers at Blackwell Okla last Dec 28 Writing to Chief They deliberately kidnaped Quinn out of this city uald Pszanowski I am writing to Chief Siegfried at Kansas City to learn the facts If the officers came with out credentials and without extia dition papers they were certainly guilty of kidnaping Their action was a disrespectful gesture toward Omaha and a re flection on our police department I never permit my men to go into another city without working with the local authorities Assistant Chief Baldwin at Kan sas City said in a telephone con versation that Robeen and Rayen had been summoned to headquarters to explain their actions Signs Extradition Papers OKLAHOMA CITY May 16 IP W H Murray signed a re quisition today for the extradition of Earl Quinn exconvict held in Kansas City for the slayings of Jessie and Zexia Griffith Blackwell Okla school teachers on a high way near Tonkawa last December Bruce Potter Kay county attor ney plans to present the papers to Governor Caulfield of Missouri in Jefferson Cly Monday Temperature Soars to 103 at Aberdeen for Probable Record ABERDEEN S Dak May 16 the temperature at 103 de grees an alltime heat record for May is believed to have been estab lished here yesterday afternoon Northern South Dakota sweltered in typical July weather between 3 and 4 p m There was no wind At Aberdeen the intense heat was broken suddenly during a dust storm when the mercury dropped 29 degrees in 20 minutes FAIRFIELDAIR DEPOT DAY TON Ohio May 1G acting trainingflights to accustom pilots and squadron commanders with maneuvers they will execute in their defense of Chicago and the east were undertaken by the army air corps massed here today Four hundred combat planes were ordered in the air over various parts of Ohio during the afternoon Columbus was designated as the eastern boundary line for the train ing flights Cincinnati as the south ern and Indianapolis as the western boundary For the most part the pilots were instructed to confine their flying to Ohio reaching the furthest cities only in emergency cases Go Thru Maneuvers During the morning two pursuil squadrons of the thirtysixth air squadron Selfridge field Mich and the ninetyfifth squadron of the twentieth pursuit group were des ignated to go thru maneuvers with bombers and attack groups to de termine which squadron should be given an unnamed mission believed to be a special raid on some 1 eastern city Both squadrons HLG commanded by World war aces the former by Capt Victor Strahn and the latter by Capt Frank Hunter Military formations are superior o all other types of formation fly ng officer judges of the army air maneuvers ruled today following a demonstration by two crack pur suit groups Spectators Thrilled In a statement Brig Gen Benja min Foulois commander of the air orces expressed the opinion that military flying as demonstrated by the twentyfifth pursuit squadron of Rockwell Field Cal was super or to an exhibition of other types mt on by thirtysixth squadron of Selfridge Field Mich Wing overs snap rolls power dives and attempts to get under ach others tails for some destruc ive machinegun fire thrilled the pectators A number of distinguished visit rs arrived during the morning In luding Captain Eddie Rickenback jr ace of the war time air force Congressman Edward W Goss of Connecticut and Thomas C Cochran of Pennsylvania GOLF STICK AND CLOTHING Hoover Arrives for WeekEnd at Rapidan Spent in Conference ORANGE Va May 16 Pi President Hoover arrived at his Rapidan camp shortly before noon today after a leisurely trip from Washington In the automobile with President Hoover was Senator Hastings re publican Delaware and Edward H Butler publisher of the Buffalo Evening News and Mrs Butler Conferences planned for the morn ing with interior department of ficials in ways and means of econ omizingIn that branch were post ooned until later Effects of CoDefendants in Kirkland Case Brot Into Trial VALPARAISO Ind May 1G tjT evidence in the form of a golf stick and clothing of Paul Barton Henry Shirk and David Thompson codefendants with Vir gil Kirkland who was granted a sep arate trial for the slaying Ar ene Draves was injected Into Kirklands second trial today Lieut Paul Thlxtun of Gary police iden tified the exhibits The golf stick in two pieces was found on the porch at the David Thompson home where the fatal party was held It was not introduced at the first trial The exhibits were shown the jury Mrs Bernice Esler a guest at the fatal party described the events at the David Thompson home that led up to the death of Arlene She was the first witness called today She declared that Miss Draves was not drunk a few minutes before mid night nor did she appear ill Later Mrs Elser said she and Mrs Tony Shirk another party guest saw a nude body In the rear of Paul Bartons car The witness said she knew it was Miss Draves because she was the only one missing Previously Mrs Esler testified she had heard the men in the party joking about the one in the car While standingon the porch of the Thompson home when her Mrs and husband was called outside Esler said she was shoved UMU cursed by Kirkland because she was trying to see what was wrong Judge Cnimpacker ordered an ad journment until Monday Markets at A Glance NEW YOKK National Bis cuit lowest since 1929 utilities improve changes narrow CHICAGO beneficial rains Canada and bearish Kansas esti mate excellent weather and large contract deliveries hog lower Phils Altho Outhit Defeat Cubs 5 to 1 in First of Double PHILADELPHIA Pa May 16 Altho outhit the Phillies took the first game of todays double leader from Chicago 5 to 1 The Cubs had 12 hits off Dudley while he Phils touched three Cub hurlera ncluding Charlie Root for eight WILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal May I guess our country holds the recor for dumbness The pope spoke t the world in three languages an understand a one ofer but the minute he finished and th local stations got back to sellinj corn salve and pyorrhea tooth past we were right up our intellectua alley again A real prince of Japan will visi Los Angeles but he picked a bad time to come for on the name day Aimee gets in here from one of her pilgrimages and any time Aimen re turns home from anywhere even if its just from the desert why thi town goes practically gagi Yours Ml MAN WHO DROVE KILLER IS HELD Underworld Character Shot to Death in Ohio Coffee House MASSILON Ohio May 16 A man who police said admitted driving the automobile used by the layer of Jim Speros 38 long a fig ure of Cantons underworld upheav als was in custody today and the arrest of the alleged killer was ex pected houily George Gotsoff Massillon wresl er gave himself up last night and according to Police Inspector Jack Jurwell declared George Tatalinos described as an underworld charac er killed Speros in self defense Speros whose name was coupled vith the investigation of the slaying if Don R Mellett Canton vicecru ladlng editor four years ago was hot to death as he sat in a coffee house at Columbia Heights a sub trb late yesterday He was men ioned as a tipster for Mellett and incc then the underworld regarded dm as a carrier of information to ecleral prohibition agents police did The killing followed an argument ver J175 in protection money vhich Speros demanded from Tat ilinos Gotsoff said Speros made a move as if reaching for hia gun and he shooting followed Gotsoff said c then drove Tatalinos as far as lanal Dover southeast of bore and Instructed to return and sur ender Tatalinos indicnted he might urrender later and pond self le ense Inspector Burwcll saU he Us told by Gotsoff owan Killed and Wife Hurt in Auto Accident OSKALOOSA May 16 rank Adamson was killed and Mrs Adamson badly injured in an utomobile accident at Stark today The couple arc residents of Ottum va EQUIPOISE ONCE FAVORtDOUTOF KENTUCKY RACE Trainer Says Colt Not in Shape Derby Conquers Weather Jinx By ALAN GOULD rHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville V Ky May 16 one time favorite and champion two year old money winner was de clared out of the fiftyseventh run ning of the Ken tucky derby today V y his trainer Freddie Hopkins The actual scratch Ingwas delayed until the arrival of the colts owner Cornelius Vander bill Whitney b u t Hi Hopkins said the discovery of a quartercrack def initely eliminated the son of nantSwinging was Equipoise The failure of Equipoise to come around In shape for the rich Ken tucky race marked the climax of misfortunes for the colt that was the apple of the late Harry Payne Whitneys eye as a juvenile Start Impressive After an impressive start as a three year old Equipoise went wrong while racing in Maryland and suffered two successive de feats altho finishing fourthIn Preaknesaeleapite some badjracinf luck Hopkins brot the horse t Churchill Downs hopeful he wouic round into form but the colts workouts never impressed the rail birds The prospects were that no more than 12 three year olds will go to the post some time around 5 oclock central In addition to Equipoise the chances were that Up owned by Mrs J N Crofton and R W Col lins Don Leon both partial to the mud also would be scratched Derby Beats Jlnv Derby day went the whole way In shaking off the bad weather jinx t was midsummer blazing heat ihat greeted the advance guard of a crowd expected to number 60000 spectators It gave an opportunity or gaycolored frocks straw hats and shirt sleeves to form a back ground that for the past three years ias consisted chiefly of umbrellas and raincoats Equipoise had been held at a com laratlvely short price in the wager ng right along despite the uncer atnty as to the colts condilon over since it was brot here Whitney colors nevertheless re mained prime favorites to win the S600QO classic for there was no lackening in strong support for he Greentrce stable entry of Mrs 3ayne Whitney wealthiest woman on the turf Her ace Twenty Grand coupled with Surf Board and An chors Aweigh was quoted at 8 to 5 Mate Second Choice Mate Albert Bosticks Preakness vinner was quoted at 2 to 1 as the lot second choice Odds quoted at noon on other ntrics Walter J Salmons Ladder 8 to J Charles T Fishers Sweep All 15 o 1 Harry C Hatchs Boys Howdy lo o 1 T E Muellers Pittsburgher 20 o 1 Knebelkamp and Morris Spanish lay 20 to 1 Griffin Watktns Insco 30 to 1 Mrs J N Croftons Up SO to 1 R W Collins Don Leo 50 to 1 Joseph Letters Prince 100 to 1 Hamburg Places the Mongol 100 o 1 The withdrawal of Equipoise re uced the field for the classic to 14 ossible starters Turf experts estimate that It meant the loss of upwards of 1000000 wagered last winter in ie future books of the Son of Pen nntSwinging The odds of Equi oise after the colts sensational bowing as a two year old were re uced from G to 1 to 3 to 1 Mitchell Man Hurt in Automobile Crash OSAGE May Berkley mlth 25 son of Clyde Smith Mit hell was driving home early this norning his car went off a high Death mbankment en hospital adly mangled early severed He was brot to Nis for treatment of a leg His nose was Charles City Youth Is Found Unconscious at Bradford IOWA FALLS May in quest was planned this afternoon at Hampton into the death of Orris H Afke 22 Charles City who died of Injuries at a hospital here yester day He was found in an uncon scious condition in the basement of a restaurant at Bradford yesterday morning with a hole in his head and never regained consciousness An autopsy was performed here this morning by Coroner Arthur of Hampton Officers refused to state what might have caused the hole in Afkcs head According to Joe A Zacharaias marshal at Bradford the uncon scious form of Afke wag lying CO feet from the door of the basement of the restaurant Afke was found by Floyd Ladd Afkc had just returned from Mis souri and planned to stay with his cousins Thompson brothers owners of the restaurant until Sunday be fore going to Charles City Biron Thompson said he heard a noise in the basement about 9 oclock Thurs day night but did not investigate CRETMYERAND WARREN LEADERS Emmetsburg Star QuaUfie in four Events at High Track Meet AMES May 16 of Emmetsburg and Warren of thi Iowa State Training school quail fied in four events each to lend tho field of entrants in tho preliminaries of the state hlgh school track meet here today Cretameyer had the best distanco in llie javelin throw with 163 feet inches He also qualified in tho 100 yard dash the 120 high hurdles and the broad jump Warren set a new record in the jroad jump with 23 feet 3 Inches He qualified in the 100 the 220 yard ow hurdles and the 220 yard dash as well The qualifiers Garrison Lfiads 100 yard Burling on Lemnr Stuart Woolsey Har an Cretzmeyer Emmetsburg Warren Iowa training Webb Norih Des Moines Stockdale Iowa Falls liddlcoat Chariton Lamprcaux Central of Sioux City Best time ry Garrison CS 120 yard high Atlantic Hayes East Des Moines Qttumwa Cretzmeyer Emmetsburg Irwin Keokuk Phil son Harlan Layden Davenport Stevens Eagle Grove Cederstrom Mllford Best time 158 by Allender 220 yard low East Des Moines Allender At lantic Clcland Grinnell Irwin Tum to Im 4 SLAIN 10 HURT AS MEN MEET TO DEFEND CHURCH AntiChurch Band Burns Down Convent at Santa Fe BULLETIN SEVILLE May 16 Po llco today beat off a mob which attacked imd tried to burn the Catholic church Jn the toivn of Trebujcna not far from here Several rioters were injured There was no gunfire Suvcn iccn were arrested The rest of the province Is quiet Spain May 16 Four persons were killed and 10 injured during the night at near by Atarfe when residents of the HI tic town attempted to defend their church against incendiarism Word wag spread about Atarfe that a band of antichurch demon strators were coming to burn their church after having destroyed the convent at Santa Fe and they gathered on the outskirts of the village to repel them They attempted to stop an auto mobile filled with men coming from the direction of Santa Fe fir ing at It Those In the car fired back a them killing three of the towns men as the car careened off to the side and ran into a wall The chauf feur was killed Those riding in the automobile told authorities investigatingthe affair that they had had nothing to do with the attack on the Santa Fe convent which was damaged but and that ttiey had fired at the vr storyThe ahtichurch dis turbances thruaut Spain have greatly excited this district and many peasants have armed them selves to repel any band which may attack ecclesiastical buildings r POPE PROTESTS 7 MEN HURT BY BLAST IN WHEELING W Va May 16 T men were injured in an ex plosion at the Weirton steel plant at Weirton today First reports that 10 were killed later proved to bo unfounded but no information as to the condition of the men taken to the Weirton hospital could be ob tained the hospital authorities hav ing refused to answer telephono in quiries The explosion occurred in a cinder bunker of a blast furnace Ono man B Sharpky was taken to the Ohio Valley hospital at Steubenville Ohio Others injured were Bozo Musu lin Nick Kasanovich Mike Gnibio Henry Rudolph Joe Brocich and C Mettcr All are from Weirton ex cept Rudolph whose home is in Steubenville Fifty men were working near the bunker when the explosion oc curred showering the seven men with hot molten metal The other employes ran to safety One In Serious Condition STEUBENVILLE Ohio May 16 men burned in an ex plosion at the Wlerton steel plant at Wlerton were brot to the Ohio valley hospital here Only one waa in serious condition attaches of the hospital said MADRID May 16 ous papal representations protest ng the past weeks destruction ot Joman Catholic church property in Spain were under consideration to iy by the republican government I crimps by coincidence there was published also a statement by thn minister of justice Fernando Do Los Rios that the provisional gov rnment intended to bring about a eparation of church and state an ittachment which has been main ained for centuries Will Plan Separation Immediate steps will bo taken f Lhe newly appointed juridical Turn In Ilieo 2 Column I IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy with local thun ilcrshowcrs Saturday afternoon anil night In the southeast por tion Cooler Saturday night Sunday probably fair cooler In tho extreme southeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Afavlmum Friday 87 Minimum In Nipjht fifi At 8 A M Saturday 71 Mays highest temperature thus far was recorded Friday afternoon when the mercury In the GlobeGa zettes weather shelter hit the 87 degree mark The previous high point occurred on the previous day and was 81 Saturday morning the wind had turned Into the north and while the 8 oclock temperature was one decree higher than at a cor responding hour Friday the chances of passing the Friday maximum were not bright WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period May 18 to 23 1031 For tho upper Mississippiand lower Missouri val leys and tho northern and central great showers near be ginning of week and probably again during latter half temperatures near normal ;