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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1931, Mason City, Iowa 6 AS OF low A fc Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVIIFIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOcfATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 21 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 161 Bryan Plan Is Not Dead Europe Regards His Theory on Silver Highly By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 21 CPA of the bimetallic school of thot want ordinary folk less learned than themselves to take what they say for granted whether It is clear to them or not They make this statement The worlds leading nations all base their money on gold Gold is so scarce in an era when there is an immense amount of hns iness to be done that there is not enough money to transact it in Consequently trade is cramped times are hard More gold is needed to base more money on But ho more goldis available not much more anyway We must use some thing else not to take golds place but to supplement it Let us use sil ver JT IS TRUE that gold is relatively scarcer than it was It does not wear out appreciably in fact the worlds hoard is being added to slowly but the supply lias not in creased at anything like the rate at which the demand for it has in creased Since the demand increas Tum to Ingc 0 Column 4 ARMY POSTS TO BE ABANDONED Congress Will Be Asked to M C c WASHINGTON MayZl ongregs will be asked to approve complete or partial abandonment of some of the 53 mHitary posts the war department plans to dispose of in the administrations effort to prevent further inroads on the tax payers pocketbook And before December economy plans wit be laid for other govern mental departments At his Rapi dan Va fishing camp this week end President Hoover will consider the postoffice department with its prospective 5140000000 deficit In the campaign the president and cabinet members hope to save from to 5150000000 Mr Hoover has contended expendi tures must be reduced to prevent tax increases in the face of de creasing receipts and an expected deficit of or more this year Posts the army now occupies and plans to abandon include Forts Brown and D A Russell Texas Eustls and Hunt Virginia Camps Harry J Jones and Stephen D Little Arizona Fort Lincoln North Dakota Miller field New York Fort Missoula Montana and Cha nute field Illinois In his deliberations with the postmaster general the president is expected to hear again the sugges tion that postal rates be increased Laborer Confesses Slaying Youth and Wounding 3 Others SAN DIEGO May 21 Sinohui 35 laborer was captured today and confessed police said that he killed Eddie Gallardo 19 and wounded Gallardos sisters Lupc 13 and Laura 15 and Mrs Louise Mazon 45 at Escondido last night Sinohui said he had been drinking AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Sallic says them folks is poor but you never see poor folks that independent an sassy about a grocery bill six months old GIRL KILLED GARNER CRASH Butler County Officers Choose New Supervisors BOARD QUITS ON OUSTER THREAT FOR VIOLATIONS Condition of Books of Officers Revealed by Report A LLISON May offi eels of Butler county this after noon were to choose a new board of supervisors to succeed O W Hardman C C Hickle and R C Bode who resigned late yesterday upon demand of Attorney General John Fletcher made thru County Attorney James H Graven Demand for the resignation came as a result of a report of state checkers to the state auditor setting out irregularities in the boards transactions The condition of the books of other county officers was revealed today by the report Balance in Favor The books of C F Shirer for 11 years county treasurer were found to show a balance of in his favor in 1929 and in 1930 The books of George E Goeman former county recorder showed a shortage of which was paid April 3 1931 according to the re port A deficit was shown in the rec ords of Lester Shephard county auditor caused because claims madefor the insane and county Jhoniepatients jihadSnot been col HOKU tnade bef Mr ad tntnistratlprf the Vsaid Action will be taken at once to collect the claims officers said Paid in Advance Henry Burma sheriff had he had paid in advance coming to him The selection of new supervisors will be made by the county clerk recorder and auditor Many peti tions were received At the board meeting yesterday when the county attorney presented his charges the following statement was made and signed by the re signed supervisors Board Issues Statement 1 Members of the board may have made mistakes but have tried honestly to perform their duties office according to the best of abil ity 2 Demands for work and im provements have been tremendous 3 We have believed all expendi tures made were in the countys best interests 4 There hag been no boodling or accepting of gratuities on the part of members of the board 5 We regret the amount of con tracts and estimates have been ex ceeded in many cases but a fulf un derstanding of the situation will ap pear more favorable than a first reading by the public of the report would indicate BODY IS FOUND HANGING IN TREE Alfred Krebs Discovered by Farmer in 160 Acre Field FREDRICKSBURG May Alfred Krebs 18 was found hang ing in a willow tree in the middle of a 160 acre field by Will Elliot as he was working in the field about 10 oclock this forenoon Tht boy who had been working on the Elmer Rasche farm since he came from the soldiers home at Davenport last fall had been missing since Friday night Krebs was last seen ivhen he rode a bicycle into a tree and broke the handlebars at the Rasone farm Fri day night Mr Rasche was away nt the time but his small son was at home When Krebs failed to return during the night the sheriff of the county was called and a search for him was made Mr Rasche called the soldiers home to find out what arrange ments should be made but had not received word Thursday morning Chanced to Read Legal Notice Gets Bequest COUNCIL BLUFFS May 21 UP Gorman 61 of Kansas City and former resident here will receive J3610 from his uncles es tate because he chanced to read a legal notice Relatives had believed him dead WILL ROGERS soys SANTA MONICA Cal May 21 Was at the government hospital out here in Sawtelle and all the disabled boys were working hard making poppies which they sell on poppy day which is next Saturday the twentythird Its a great cause and dont pass em up Saturday Asking our small aid one day a year is not exactly having our soldiers impose on us Nobody can sell anything else now adays and this starting in buying a poppy might be the turning point So buy one and you will feel so good you are liable to buy a coat to pin it on before the day is over Barber Jake to Change His Hotels Daily Lives in Suite With Two U S Deputy Marshals CHICAGO May 21 Factor known as Jaks the Bar on the west ye ara ago as siic eessful s torto tirnrnotVr butas stock last States pndi Ing a hearing on charges of swin dling British investors out ot vast sums Factor demanded and received an immediate hearing before c1 United States commissioner upon his sud den surrender yesterday but he lost his fight for bail Instead he was given comparative freedom of a ho tel suite and an occasional excur sion to the theater until Monday when extradition papers are ex pected here His attorneys promised counsel for British long fight aainst authorities a the return of their client to England Factor was questioned today in the office of Robert E Neely act ing collector of internal revenue Agents of the intelligence unit of the bureau admitted yesterday they were investigating Factors finances from the standpoint of income tax returns Factor said yesterday he had not paid income taxes in this country altho he operated thru broken on the stock exchanges The suave exbarber will change hotels daily until Monday at his ur gent request He made no explana tion for this unusual procedure He is paying the expenses or his guards in meals lodging and entertain ment His wife visited him last night Markets at A Glance NEW YORK Stocks irregular rails stage ral ly Bonds weak foreign issues break Curb irregular Cities Service se curities weak Butter steady CHICAGO Wheat easy good rains south west Corn easy bearish Iowa and Neb raska crop reports Cattle lower Hogs weak to lower Three Children Dead of Gunfire and Razor Cuts Man Confesses WINNIPEG Man May 21 Three children of one family are dead victims of gunfire and razor slashings and John Streib 45 with selfinflicted wounds which kept him in a hospital was charged with their murders today The dead George 18 Doris 12 and Irene 9 children of Mrs Lillian Walters a department store em ploye Police said Streib a boarder with the family two years had con fessed Mrs Walters saifl she had re jected Strcibs pleas that she marry him COMPETITION OF CLASS A BANDS TO BE FRIDAY Mason City Players Are Given Additional Day of Rest TULSA Okla May 1 meat was made today that all class A band competition will ho held Friday This will give the Ma son City aggregation a fino oppor tunity to recuperate completely after the trip Rehearsals wero held by the Mohawk musicians Wednes day morning and afternoon altho three or four musicians had com plained of minor ailments all wero feeling fine Wednesday noon and keen with anticipation for the con test The Mason City band will play at Friday afternoon Director Gerald R Preacott declared tho postponement from Thursday will greatly aid the playing of the Ma son City ana A total of 40 bands are here for the contest more than one third of whiph are class A bands which will compete with Mason City for nation al honors Class A bands represent schools with more than 750 students Schools with 250 to 750 studenta are In class B and schools with less than 250 students are in class C j Registered for Contest bancls whiclj Jolietj vll Aurora 111 Joplin Mo Hobarc Ind Oxford Mich Marion Ind Abilene Texas Amarillo Texas Clarksdale Miss McComb Miss Harrison technical school of Chicago Colorado Texas Mason City Iowa West DePere Wis Cisco Texas Arthur HI Mooseheart 111 Wink Texas Springdale Ark Perryton Texas Bristow Okla Chillicothe Mo Pontiac Mich Pine Bluff Ark Lordsburg N Mex Stafford Kans Canadian Texas Lansing Mich Picher Okla Stillwatcr Okla Cleveland Okla Frankfort Fairfield Nebr Tulsa Doug las Ariz Menasha Wis Denison Iowa and Sioux Falls S Dak The final list of Judges for tha contest were announced yesterday by George Oscar Bovven secretary of thecommittee on local arrange ments These include John Philip Sousa Austin A Harding Cham paign 111 Frank Simon Chicago Carl Busch Kansas City Edwin Franko Goldman New York City Earnest S Williams Ithaca N Y Karl L King Fort Dodge Iowa Victor Grabel Chicago N Da Reuprts Kansas City and Capt Charles ONeill Quebec Canada Band sponsors representing five Tulsa civic organizations have been appointed by Harry Clarke chair man of the entertainment commit tee These sponsors and the clubs they represent are as follows Cos mopolitan club C N Patton J H Wood Harold Emick W O Moran A D Holmes Lions club Bill House J R Brown Jim Fowler Hugh Swift Al DownporL and George Gunn Provide Entertainment Rotary club Ray Latimer Andy Johnson Wayne Hudson Bill Col lier Ed Podmore Clare Render R E Quinby Art Black Wallace Weir Joe Warner Dick Steve Am ericas Business club George Sulli van O C Evans and T L Bogue Electric league E F Patterson D J Fransden M Scragging C L Boles H N Bates and M A Mar tin Each band will have two spon sors according to Clarke The en tertainment committee has also pro cured free access to the Y M C A for the visitors and has procured reduced rates at Crystal City The housing committee under the direction of Max Morrison has now procured approximately 1700 ac commodations in Tulsa homes How ever at least 500 more are neded Five bands will be placed in hotels at their own request but Tulsa cit izens are asked to house the others Armys Armada Struts Skies INSPECT AIR FLEETS TESTS Chicago U President Explains New System DES MOINES 21 Rob ert M Hutchins 32 Chicago uni versity president addressed the University club here Wednesday He explained the universitys new edu cational plan which allows under graduates to study independently without compulsory class atten dance Associated PicssPboto Truhcc Davison assistant secretary of war for aeronautics and David Ingalls air chief of the navy witnessed demonstration of lie army fleet of nearly planes at Wright field Dayton Ohio he fore the tiikcoff for national maneuvers 659 Planes in Formation Go Over Chicago Thousands Listen to Serenade of Sky Ships Hum CHICAGO May 21 proud rmada of the nations fighting air raft strutted the skies of Amer cas inland metropolis today It was armys greatest dem instration of its air strength Over Chicagos lake front 659 planes pa aded in formation serenading thou ands of watchers with their deep pices Speedy pursuit ships sang a igh tenor to the deep baritone hum mighty bombers Michigan boulevard skyscrapers emptied their offices of thousands as the planes appeared Onlookers Dot Roofs Roofs and office windows were dotted with onlookers and traffic In Grant park stood still as a mass of spectators poured over the green turf to the edge of Lake Michigan and gazed skyward Overhead the sun shone in a bright blue sky that was reflected in a deeper blue lake Davenport Johnson of Gal vestou led the great procession with the third attack group of 70 planes from Fort Crockett the attacV group came MAN PROBABLY FATALLY HURT CAR HITS HOUSE Auto Is Badly Smashed 3 Other lowans Die i in Accidents GARNER May woman wail killed a man probably fatally in jured and 56000 damage done to house when an eight cylinder La Salic automobile failed to make the turn on highways No 18 and No 15 on the north edge of town about midnight last night Tha automobile which was coming from tho west was demolished Miss Katherine Wernette Forest City was killed instantly and Sel mcr Hanson Forest City who with his brother Lennus runs a dairy there was taken to a hospital at Torest City in a critical condition Miss Wernette was graduated from ugh schol last year Hanson is about 35 years old Crashes Thru Window The automobile crossed a 40 foot yard and crashed into n plate glass window in the dining room on tha side of the house occupied by Mrs O S Mitchell and her son Dale The impact threw Mrs Mitchell from the bed in which sho was sleeping upstairs to the floor Windows were broken most of the dishes in the houso were thrown from shelves and broken plaster was knocked from the walls both downstairs and upstairs and th3 telephone was torn from tho wall EXTRA SESSION NEED CLAIMED LaFolIette Believes Congress Should Provide Public Works Program WASHINGTON May 21 vastly expanded public works pro gram made possible by an immo diate special session of congress was seen today by Senator LaFolIette as the sole hope avoiding tho dire consequences of winter of unemployment for many millions of our citizens Speaking as chairman of the un employment and Industrial stabiliza tion committee selected at tho re cent progressive conference tho Wisconsin republican based his con clusions upon a preliminary report oy Dr Isador Lubin chairman of the conference subcommittee on un employment Government Can Meet Distress The federal government alone can meet the widespread distresn which the report reveals LaFol Iette said At the present rate of industrial revival the number of un employed to be provided for dur ing the coming winter bids fair to remain close to the 6000000 found by the census bureau In Its enumer ation of last January The senator said the report showed little or no evidence that tho remainder of 1931 would bring suf ficient improvement Tax Receipts Fall Virtually every city in the country was declared to have experienced a fall in tax receipts indicating La Follettc said that city budgets would be less able to cope with un employment this winter Unless the federal government spends now the cost of healing those injuries which arelikely to occur during the coming 12 months will be many times more than what Present policy e asserted A special session of congress be called immediately to re lieve distress among the unemploy ed Unless an extra session 13 called there will be a delay of months before any action tan be taken to expand our public works program may be saved by our of federal economy ur p h DITOBS DEATH Crusader Against Gambling and His Friend Shot to Death in Office LOS ANGELES May 21 sassination of Herbert Spencer magazine editor and crusader against organized gambling and his friend Charles Crawford wealthy politician started police today on one of the greatest manhunts ever undertaken in Los Angeles On the eve of a projected expose of gambling by Spencers magazine the editor was shot thru the heart and the politician was mortally wounded late yesterday in the lat ters office by an unidentified man whom Crawford had received Offi cers said the circumstances indi cated gangster revenge Escapes in Automobile Crawford died refusing to name the killer altho previously he had indicated he might talk The slayer escaped in an automobile Appar ently confident that he would live Crawford told detectives before he underwent an emergency operation that he would tell only if Im due to go He died three hours after being wounded Early today detectives spurred by a statement from Spencers widow that the overlord of gambling here had threatened to get Herb searched haunts of gamblers and gangsters for a swarthy man about 35 years old of heavy build Man Appenrs at Office Ray J Kadke secretary to Craw ford reported to police that short ly after Spencer entered Crawfords office a man appeared and asked to see Crawford Crawford greeted tho visitor at the door of his private offico and asked him to enter Radke said tho men talked about an hour Suddenly two shots rang out Radke heard a scream and a yell from Spencer Get that fellow The door burst open and the gunman fled to tho street Radke rushed into the office and found Spencer dead Crawford sitting In his chair arose and col lapsed lower than the leaders about800 feet from the earth and a quarter mile out over the lake The droning bombers flew in columns of three GO to 60 in each group Speedboats darted over the lake beneath and amphibions zoomed low over the water to be ready for instant rescue in advent of any mishap No Fighting Maneuvers Brig Gen Benjamin D Foulois commanding the division surveyed the demonstration from the roof of the Hotel Stevens with his staff There were no fighting maneuvers no firing of aircraft guns The army had undertaken to demonstrate the speed with which it could mass its power to defend an inland center of population Its entire strength had been concentrated at Dayton focused here in a single day and sent into the air to parade its power before on imagined challenger The entire procession passed in a fleeting 15 minutes Coming a quarter of an hour before their schedule they surprised many who bad not reached the vantage points Soar Oliioivard Once past the downtown area the bulk of the army soared on lo its concentration points at Dayton and Cleveland without pausing Three squadrons however dropped out of line and returned to the scene of maneuvers over the navy pier In an hour the game was over Chicago had seen its most thrilling air demonstration and it remained to sort the snarled traffic of the outer boulevards into some sem blance of order by the time the planes betook themselves out of the sky to the south bound for their bases at Dayton and Cleveland The boulevards and Grant park were a scethinginass of men and machines The smoke curtain dropped on the show at 10 a m C S T There had been not a single unhappy event REDCROSSlW 50 YEARS OLD Two Presidents of Units of Relief to Open Radio Golden Jubilee WASHINGTON May 21 The American Red Cross today eel ebrates its incorporation 50 years ago Two presidents of units of the in ternational relief organization will open the golden jubilee tonight President Hoover who heads the society in this country and Judge Max Huber of ZurichSwitzerland president of the international Red Cross committee will make ad dresses Both the National and Col umbia systems will broadcast the speeches Other famed persons will tnke part in the ceremonies Chief Jus tice Hughes will preside while eight ambassadors and more than 50 other diplomatic representatives will be among the guests Mrs Mitchell placed the estimate damage at about 56000 Thursday morning house two slightly south of the point at which the road turns from the west toward the south The yard slopes slightly toward the building tho base of which is about five feet be low the level of tha pavement Not First Time The house which contains about eight rooms Is considered ono of the better houses in Garner It faces south and the porch is to tho south It Is located north of the Milwau kee tracks A car from Clear Lake ran into the house in the same manner Jast summer and several hundred dol lars worth of damage was done at that time Several other cars hava missed the turn but wero stopped before striking the house Mrs Mitchell had appealed to the state highway commission and a sign had been placed at the head of the turn A guard fence failed to stop the car and two posts were broken off afl the machine plunged thru the barrier TWO WOMEN KILLED MONDAM1N May 21 young women were killed instantly and two men companions wero in jured here early today when the au tomobile in which they wero travel ing at high speed struck tho loco motive of a fast passenger train at a crossing in the heart town All were from Omaha The women were identified tenta tively as Mrs Marie Jcpperson and Mrs Bennett Spuzcll The men were Ray Baker B photoengraver and Clyde Bentlng auto salesman Both men were taken to an Oma ha hospital dazed and suffering Turn tn FliRft 5 Cnlomn 2 IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Thursday night with frost heavy in the north portion Friday increasing cloud iness little change In tempera ture LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 45 Minimum in Night 3S At 8 A M Thursday 89 The above figures reflect the un comfortable chilliness that has held North Iowa in its grip for the past several days This brand of weather continued Thursday incidentally ;