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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home OJ E ft MEM AST OF V O I M f S I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVIIFIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 19 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 160 Silver Big Issue Again Worlds Store of Gold Thot Not Sufficient The first of a scries of three ar ticles dealing with the monetary question HIGH TARIFF SEEN AS MENAGE Clear Lake Bids for New Veterans Hospital I By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 19 CPA may as well make up our minds to the silver question as a major poli ticoeconomic is sue of the im mediate and per haps indefinite lycontinuing fu ture It loomed out of next to noth ingness so sud denly that it ia hard to realize n o v e r t h e less here it is As a few of us who are real oldtimers can re member and as younger folk have heard it was a tremendous issue during most of tht 1890s but petered out early in the 1900s and and lias remained so profoundly and uninterruptedly comatose ever since until very lately that I dont think one need feel called on to apologize for having supposed it to be entirely dead a t WHATEVER the comparison with the times of today the times of the first half of the 1890s were thoroly awful The principal trouble explained William Jennings Bryan was our money then as now Turn lo InBe 1C Column 2 BANKERSFlSH WORK QUICKLY BUREAU OFFICER GOES OVER SITE NEAR HATCHERY Col Phelan Entertained by Mason City and Clear Lake rLEAR LAKES bid for the pro jected million dollar veterans hospital was presented Tuesday noon to Col John J Phelan Wash ington D C an engineer attached to the United States Veterans bu reau Colonel Phelan was accompa nied by F E Johnson of the Dos Moines branch of the veterans bu reau Following an inspection of the Frost site at the northwest edge of the city just north of the fish hatchery the two visiting inspect ors were entertained at the Clear Lake Country club by a group rep resenting the commercial organiza tions of Clear Lake and Mason City After the lunch there was an in spection of the Parker site just west of the country club and Col onel Phelan moved on west to in spect proposed sites in the Olcoboji lake country at Storm Lake and at Cherokee They spent Monday night at Iowa Falls and stopped off at Hampton Tuesday forenoon on their way to Clear Lake Main Requirements Met What Clear Lakes chances are of landing thehospital remained an enigrniB It be usaid thalt HERE IS NEW FORT DEARBORN NATURAL GAS IS TURNEDINTOALL OF CITY d PrtssPbalO Chicago has produced n HUcness of old Fort Denrborh rccne of the famous massacre of 1812 as I ho first exhibit for the citys worlds fair of 1933 Picture shoivs the Black Horse troop at flag raising ceremonies BASEL Switzerland May 19 took only 25 minutestoday for the general bankers and other dele gates from 24 nations to fettle their business at a meeting of stock holders in the bank for internation al Since his report had previously been submitted President Gates W McGarrah confined his remarks to a brief speech of welcome When he asked for discussion nobody had anything to say and in rapid suc cession his report was a dividend of 6 per cent was voted and his other recommendations were approved Then the general meeting adjourned McGarrahs report summed up the activities of the fiscal year tracing the banks growth from sev en share holders to 23 and from de posits totalling 220000000 Swiss francs with assets and liabilities of 300000000 to deposit of 1780000 000 and total assets and liabilities of 3900000000 last March 31 The Swiss franc is worth a little more than 19 cents Net profits totalled 11186521 Swiss francs Bank Cashier at Ely Not Able to Identify Two Men as Robbers CEDAR RAPIDS May J9 Unless a checkup of fingerprints shows they are wanted elsewhere James Densmor 30 Syracuse N Y and Fred Hill 33 Oswego N Y arrested as suspects in the rob bery of the Ely Savings bank wiii be released Sheriff Joseph Petrus said Norbet Janko cashier failed to identify the men as the ones who obtained in the holdup las Friday the principal requlrementslald down by the inspector for the site are met almost as if made to order by the Clear Lake offerings Theprincipal factor according to tho speaker is abundance of water Accompanying this is sewerage gas and electrical utilities These utili ties must be brot to tbe location oC the hospital with on expense to the government He expressed the desire for a paved road to the site and al tho a railroad would not bo neces sary one is accessible at either of the proposed sites in Clear Lake Recreation Is Considered Recreational facilities o course arc desirable and Clear Lakes lake and wooded areas would satisfy the government requirements In this re spect A number of the hospitals in the country use a large city from which to draw their recreation The group gave its word that a paved highway would be made ac cessible to the site the Frost loca tion being only 500 feet from high AUNT HET By Robert Guillen way 18 and the Parker site on the highway Colonel Phelan stressed the fact that the officials sending in the ap plication stated definitely th amount of money required for the property approximate cost a month f6r the common utilities F G Han I Ion suggested that natural ga1 might play an important part no1 only in the kitchens of the hospita but for heating purposes Not to Bo Donated When questioned whether the Veterans bureau was looking for a donated site Colonel Phelan replied If the site is the best one offered whether it is donated or paid for that site will be chosen Medical services were noted b the colonel as being a great hel to the community in whichthe hosj pital is located A full staff of phy sicians and nurses are at liberty also to treat the citizens of the city in which the hospital Is located The group which consisted of F G Hanlon W Earl Hall P F Hop kins Carl Parker Lester Milligan Mason City E H Rich Henry Yol W H Ward D B Kenyon H N Halvorson and G E Frost Clear Lake hastily assembled after tho short discussion and Colonel Phelan and his companion went on west Americans to Make Bows in British Court LONDON May 19 ieorge and Queen Mary assisted jy the Prince Wales will receive n historic Buckingham palace to night arfl6ngrotter330Americari letfutaitasarid American ie social seasons four court pre iontatlons The last curtsey was practiced oday in preparation for the crown ng event in the social lives of the elect They will wear Gossamer jowns of tulle chiffon and lace Jie majority of them white but some in pale shades Pearls will be the most favored adornment To Present 11 Mrs Charles Gates Dawes wife of the American ambassador to the court of St James will present the following Mrs Ralph Booth wife of the American envoy to Denmark De roit Miss Barbara Hutton Miss Louise Behn and Miss Virginia Penn New York Miss Helen Brin on Miss Margaret Duane and Miss Edith Martin Philadelphia Miss Adele Jahncke New Orleans Miss Bertha Potter Palmer and Miss Virginia Dawes Chicago and Miss TIE 3 IN BERTHS Two Youths Captured After Holding Up Trio From St Paul Jasmin Schoellkopf Buffalo Crowds Will Gaze Nine American women six deb utantes and three matrons will participate in the second presenta tion tomorrow night When the guests line up in their carriages along the wide drive leading to the await their summons London will be provided with one of its favor ite shows Habitues of the court as well as the trembling neophytes will be exposed for hours to the in quisitive gaze of cockney crowds Vrhreeapassehsrers pfv Lo3 Angeles Limited Union Pacific passenger train were bound gagged and robbed in their berths near here early today The two robbers were captured Those robbed were Mrs Joseph E Huber 60 her son H P Huber 30 and Mrs M A Johnson 60 all of St Paul Huber who had been bound and gagged with adhesivs tape freed himself shortly after the robbery and notified the conductor A train dispatcher at Green River Wyo notiiled by the conductor in turn told Sheriff Jessen at Green River Wyo He and several railroad spc ial agents met the train at Rock prings and arrested tho robbers The peace officers today said ths wo youths had been identified as Russell Howarth 19 and George H Jachman 18 soldiers at Fort rnncis E Warren Wyoming Their iot f 65 and a watch was recovered hey were brot to the stato prison ere Train robbery in Wyoming is n apital crime punishable by death r life imprisonment Adjustments Completed in 4400 Houses This Month CITY started bvirning nat 1 ural gas from Texas Tuesday morning At oclock in the morning T L OConnor superintendent of the gas division of the Peoples Gas and Electric company turned the big valve at the reducing station west of the city and allowed the fuel to enter the large mains of the city By noon the Texas gas bad pene trated thru all of the 65 miles of gas lines in the city and was avail able for the 4400 residences which have gas connections Is Much Hotter Housewives soon discerned the fact that the new fuel was much hotter than the old having 1000 B T U that is British thermal units compared with 600 B T U the heat capacity of the artificial gas Each thermal unit is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit For three weeks the company has had 40 men at work making the re quired adjustment on stoves ant other appliances in preparation foi th e A smaV U S General Buried Under Falling Wall Wife Sees Marine Lose Life Trying to Save French Woman WILL ROGERS faYvsC TOURS France May 19 While his wife looked on in honor Gen Robert H Dunlap U S M C today was buried under a collapsing wall of the Chateau de la Fariniere about 10 miles from here which had been undermined by heavy rains Rescuers began digging in the debris within a few minutes after the accident happened but early this evening they held little hope that the general would be brot out alive On Way to Tower First reports had indicated that it was the historic tower Cino Mars la Pile which had collapsed or that it was the generals own villa The Dunlaps were on the way to visit the tower when the accident occurred The Chatau Fariniere is a large property extending along a hillside aeside the Loire The chauteau it self is a country boarding house where the General and Mrs Dunlap recently took up quarters Nearby are the buildings occvipled by the farm hands Went to Rescue One of the hands Denis Briant was talking to General Dunlap while Mrs Briant was working in a barn adjoining the chateau Sud denly a shower of stones fell from the roof aud the woman snicked for MOJAVE Cal May I come thru North Carolina the other day they were trying every means known to devilment and sci ence to get their legislature to re sign Well Californias finally ex hausted yesterday Thirtyfive hun dred bills were introduced 1450 unsuccessfully that many Now no state can possibly have that many things wrong with it and of course they turned down the only up to date and sensible one of the whole 3500 It would have gotten the stale more favorable comment than all the others put together That was to get Governor Rolph an airplane In a big state like this how do they expect him to get around on a uicycle f Her mother calls her a dutiful daughter which is another way o sayin she wont have nofun out o life until the old woman dies i LISBON ALERT FOR BOMBINGS 30 Injured by Hurling of Seven Bombs in Space of 24 Hours LISBON May 19 hurl ng of seven bombs in 24 hours in juring upwards of 30 persons put police on the alert today for further manifestations against the dictator ship of President Oscar Carmona The latest incidents occurred this morning when two explosives were thrown from a taxicab into a cafe crowd and a third near the central food market Several were injured In the first blast ALLEGED WIFE SLAYER CAUGHT Warrant for George Perry Enroute to West Coast by Airmail SAN FRANCISCO May 19 George W Perry Milwaukee arrested here today and held fo Wisconsin authorities en a hnrtf of murdering his wife Police sail the warrant for Perry was enrouti by airmail SENIOR PICTURES Wednesdays contain n picture of the 200 young men and women who are about to receive their diplomas from the Mason City high school This editinn will also contain a large amount of information concerning the commencement festivities which wilt hold the boards for the next two weeks Many ly parentn of wish to order extra copies of this Edition To do 3800 nnd place your order with the cir culation department Tn be on the safe side order before oclock Wednesday nfternoon was pu into the mains before the adjust ments were started in order facilitate the task of making Yours td the required changes with one adjust ment Mason City is believed to be the second city in Iowa to obtain natural gns council Bluffs being the first Honking Up Tlnnts With the city mains connected with the natural gas attention is being directed to industrial con sumption Four of tho 12 kilns at the Northwestern States Portland Cement company plant will be con nected with gas by Wednesday or Thursday and the remaining ones hooked up as rapidly as possible Gas has been In use several days in three of the kilns of plant No 3 in the Mason City Brick and Tile company Results show a much im proved type of product One kiln had only 1800 pounds of rejects a remarkable small percentage Tha clean even heat of the gas is mak ing possible a much better appear ing product MKEIVIE TALKS TO CONFERENCE OF 11 COUNTRIES FARM BOARD TO Briant SnJ the general raninto just then cameyaTi avalanche earth dragging tree and huge blocks of stone and bury ing everything in its path includ ing a horse and wagon It was believed that removal of the ruins might take some time and that the victims might not be reached for several days Had Distinguished Record WASHINGTON May 19 T Brig Gen Robert H Dunlap caught under a falling wall m Tours France today had a long and distinguished record in the ma rine corps A native of this city he entered the service in 180S for the Spanish war as a second lieutenant For exceptionally meritorious nnd conspicuous services in France General Dunlap was awarded a ci tation certificate by General Persh ing and a navy cross for his activ ties as regimental commander the ArgonneMeusc campaign of U S Australia Poland Similar in Markets at A Glance Telegram Urges Federal Body Not to Hand Grain Over to Trade CHICAGO May 19 tele gram was sent to the farm board last night by delegates to a co operative conference called by the American farm bureau federation calling upon the federal organiza tion to be cautious oE the grain trade Timed to arrive today just as the farm board holds a hearing for representatives of the grain trade n Washington the telegram urged that under no circumstances shall the grain held by the stabilizatior corporation be put In the hands of the grain trade Any action to this end would be disastrous to the co operative associations handling grain and will seriously jeopardize chances of success of future activi ties under the marketing act The telegram was dispatched after C A Steward Lincoln Nebr charged that efforts of the grain trade amounted to a plot to obtain control of wheat dump it on the market and thereby further de press prices and ruin the farm board What Steward said was later endorsed by W H Settle president of the Indiana farm bu reau federation and a member of the executive committee and C K Hearst president of the Iowa farm bureau federation The conference wound up its days program by adopting a reso lution calling for a meeting of rep resentatives of all cooperatives and farmers organizations to per fect a national agricultural program and to pool their resources to educate the general public about the workings of the national mar keting act NEW YORK Stocks irregular leading issues rally in late trading Bonds irregular U S govern ments make new higha Curb heavy specialties soft Butter firm Foreign exchanges irregular French franc sags sterling firm Cotton lower local selling Sugar lower easier spot market Coffee lower European selling CHICAGO Wheat firm unfavorable weather and better export demand Corn firm frost in Iowa and firm cables Cattle irregular Hogs steady to higher ARMYAWTORS DELAY TAKEOFF Heavy Weather in Chicago Area Postpones Flight Another Day FAIRFIELD AIR DEPOT Day ton Ohio May 19 weather In the Chicago region today caused army and corps officials to postpone until tomorrow the flight of 500 planes to that city For four hours the army pilots participating in the rnnual maneu vers stood by their planes awaiting orders to take off for Chicago but fog rain and soggy landing fields there caused the officers in charge to order the postponement Weather permitting the air divi sion will take wing at 5 a m to morrow for Chicago If the went her Is bad at that hour the planes will leave later HOOVER PLANS TO SAVE MONEY Expects to Effect Economy of in Government WASHINGTON May 19 President Hoover cxpecls to save between and 000000 next year in his govern mental economy program Representatives of all adminis trative branches including the smallest commissions will motor to the presidents Rapidan mountain retreat before the program outline has been completed Two depart ments interior and war already have had their budgets scanned in the first of the weekend confer ences Military Cost Kertuced In the war department a decision to abandon between 20 nnd 30 army posts and concentrate military ac tivities will he tho major change This with other economies will cut about the cost ot run ning the military branrh Officials in the interior depart ment plan savings of about 000 next year They look for more substantial reductions in the two following years however bringing the total for three years to about Tvo Projects Halted The chief executive ordered that no public project which furnished employment be halted Much of the nonmilitary expenditures of the war department arc on inland wn terways and in flood control pro jects so the department had to turn to concentration of military activi ties as the only avenue of saving Three of the largest and most ec pensive of the government depart ments are scheduled for examina tion during the next three weeks Treasury postoffice and agriculture bureau heads have been instructed to be ready to discuss their activi ties with the president at the Rapi dan T ONDON May 19 views on the world wheat crisis today were emptied into tho mil of the international conference after an address by Samuel R McKelvie head of the United States delega tion at its first open meeting to day The conferees went into commit tee session to analyze the various plans for relief before submitting reports to the full conference In rapid succession the United States Poland Australia and tho Danubian exporters filed their views McKelvies speech was a resume the situation in his country He brot no American plan but he advocated reduced production as the surest way out of tho difficulty Other Flans Similar The Polish and Australian plans are broadly similar Each asks an agreement limiting exports Poland has long championed the quota sys tem under which tho nations would agree to definite export limitation Australia proposed establishment of an international marketing or ganization controlling wheat exports on the basis of an agreement to bo reached by the exporting nations re garding the proportion nnd percent age of export surpluses to be mar keted conjointly Execution of tin contract would be guaranteed by a deposit with the bank for inter national settlements The Russian view is fraught with possibilities unless she recedes from her position announced at the re cent wheat conference in Rome that Russia is entitled to her pre vious place in the sun as the worlds largest wheat exporter Cut Production The discussion seemed to be drift Ing definitely toward a means of se curing reductions in wheat acreage ns a prerequisite to any agreement which may bo reached We see no possibility McKelvie said of a satisfactory solution ot BARRIER CALLED LARGEST CAUSE FOR DEPRESSION League Picks Henderson to Preside at Arms Conference Switzerland May 10 IT tho high tariff system as Uio biggest contributor to the worlds economic crisisAr thur Henderson British foreign sec retary today called upon the Pan European commission to adopt some common plan to save Europe from economic disaster The council the league of na tions decided tonight that Foreign Minister Henderson will preside at the general disarmament conference next year We are faced with a great inter ational dispute he said referring o the proposed AustroGerman cus oms accord It is the first disputa C the great powers before the caguc of nations He proposed creation oC a sub ommittoe to weigh all the projects uggested for general economic re ef and to bring in a common plan n which all the nations might en gage Agrees Hoover I agree with President Hoover said Henderson that success of tlis jeneral disarmament conference will 3C a great contribution to world recovery An atmosphere of secur ty a freedom from the fear of war in the first requisite for economic stability But tariff walls arc tho worst sinners against economic welfare They are barriers to prosperity Be causeof themcreditor nations de mand there insteadof goDtJaVof which abundance The debtor must be allowed to sell his goods if he is to pay hia debts This tariff system Is under mining the very foundation of our economic structure Starvation Exists Wliile the worlds corn bins Hro bursting with plenty actual starva tion exists in Great Britain and other countries Henderson said Europe is in danger of paralysis he continued To save ourselves iva must act together Before it Is too late I call for a change of for a reduction in aboli tion of these obstacles to trade C believe we can fin3 a workablo common plan within the machinery oC this league The league of nations council to day voted formally to submit the proposed AustroGcrman customs t Vliinin Quinn Charged With Killing Two Sisters Waives Extradition KANSAS CITY May 19 Ear Quinn 30 year old exconvict charged with the murder of Jcssio nnd Zexia Griffith Oklahoma schoul teachers today signed a waiver ot extradition clearing the way for his return to Kay county Oklaho ma for trial Quinns unexpected action halted preparations for an extradition hearing at Jefferson CiLy tomor row the xvorld wheat problem which does 4 Column 4 80 ARRESTED IN LAS VEGAS RAIDS Saloons Night Clubs and Breweries Fall Before Federal Agents LAS VEGAS Nov May 19 T than 80 persons were under bond or facing arralgnmcct today ar a result of a series of raids on the liquor dispensaries of this desert city the operating base for con struction of Hoover dam Saloons night clubs breweries and stills capitulated without seri ous disorders to the march of some outside federal agrnts in an vm expected invasion yesterday Most of the charges are posses sion and snle of liquor IOWA WEATHER Probiibly cloudy ami cooler Tiiesdny night possibly frost in tho extreme west portion Wednesday generally fnlr nnd cooler In portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday BS Minimum in Night If At 8 A M Tuesday S3 Rninfnll 11 Mondays addition to the previous nights rain brot the total to 80 of an Inch the largest U hour prc ipitation of the current month Tuesday morning the sun and a layer ot clouds were fighting for supremacy with a northwest wind sitting in as umpire ;