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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Y PAI for the Home CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIX NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ME EDIT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 23 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 163 Laws Must Be Changed Brookhart Believes in Better Division of Riches By CHARLES T STEWART ASHINGTON May 23 CPA are not going t o im prove said Sen ator bmith W Brookhart ol Iowa until ex isting laws are changed The test we shall have under our present ones is another artifi cially in JE1 a t ed stock market boom Even that will not last long We have passed the point where any extended period of prosperity is possible without a basic readjust ment of economic conditions No past depression America ever has experienced has been quite like todays Hitherto special priv ilege has been engaged in the job of shaping legislation to its own ad vantage Now it has the job com pleted Latest tax returns show 504 incomes which among them ara sufficient to buy the countrys en tire wheat and cotton crops By no means except a redistribu tion can good times again prevail in the United Stated foi ordinary folk P HPHIS MAY be the juncture sug 1 gested the senator for a party genuinely representative of tha peo ple to emerge from tho meaning lessness of the two organizations between which we have been steered into such a state of affairs It would seem as if the situation were virgent enough for it As a republican at least sn labeled the lowans preference for an effort by progressives to Turn In Tapr fi Column 4 Youths Wanted in Michigan Caught at Toronto on Way to Montreal TORONTO May 23 youths accused of making a get away from a 512000 bank robbery in Pontiac Mich in a stolen air plane were in jail here today The money was recovered The prisoners are Louis Kish 21 of Detroit and Adam Morgan 20 of Pontiac Police said they had con fessed the robbery and waived ex tradition They were arrested yesterday as they sought to change trains after abandoning the stolen plane at Chatham Ont They were headed for Montreal Police said Kish told them he took flying lessons for three weeks at an aviation school near Detroit as the first step in preparation for the bank robbery Fort Dodge Man Will Be Sentenced to 25 Years at Ft Madison FORT DODGE May 23 Kenneth Kaufman 30 of Fort Dodge Saturday faced a sentence of not more than 25 years in the Fort Madison penitentiary after pleading guilty Friday to a charge of robbery with aggravation of Wil liam and Louis Folke Calhoun county farmers Richard Wolff 29 had confessed previously and Verne Alexander is reported held at Terre Haute Ind as the third member of the gang AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Folks say lies modest but you never seen a man carryin a pocket comb that didnt think he was the an swer to a maidens prayer LOCAL BAND TO PLAY IN FINALS Pope Defines Modern World as Dictatorship DECLARES RULES OF CONDUCT FOR LABOR CAPITAL Corporative State of Premier Mussolini Criticized VATICAN CITY May 23 Pope Pius XI in his encyclical on labor made public today character izes the modern economic world ai A dictatorship describes the mod ern business life as hard and cruel in ghastly measure and calls for a return to the justice ot God in laying down the rules oC conduct for capital and labor in their mutual relations God and His goodness he wrote too often are lost sight ot in tn1 struggle for wealth and often become a great evil The en cyclical condemns all forms of socialism and communism Premier Mussolinis corporative state with which the pope has clashed more than once altho it is not mentioned in the encyclical by name is described as possibly risk ing the serving of particular politi cal aims rather than contributing to the initiation of a better social crder Fenr Bureaucracy Many fear said the pope that tne new syndical and corporative in stitution possesses excessive bureau cratic and political character and that the state is substituting itself in the place of private Tfrfij20000 word document eu crnea Jii celebration of fortieth anniversary of the encyclical rerutn novarum issued by Pope Leo XIII Since Pope Leo wrote the pontiff said the entire economic scene has changed tremendously Immense power and despotic economic dom ination are concentrated in the hands of a few who frequently are not owners but merely trustees and directors of invested funds Upholds Private Property The encyclical upholds tne rights ot private property hut assert that these rights depend upon the obligations of ownership which It li a function of the state to define The pontiff in suggesting a solu tion for unemployment said In vestment of superfluous income ill providing favorable opportunities for employment assuming that the labor employes produces results which are really useful is to be con sidered an act of real liberality par ticularly appropriate to the needs of our time Economic dictatorship the ency clical asserts has led to the degrad ation of the majesty of the state because of intermingling and scan Tnm tn rnce J Column MANLY DECIDES FOR PLAYGROUND Voters Favor Purchase of Park Site by Majority of Two Ballots MANLY May a hotly con tested special election Friday 130 voted for the new purchase of three acres of land across the street from the schoolhouse to be used for a park and playground while 137 voted against the purchase There was one spoiled vote making a total of 277 votes cast The purchase was made for Jl 800 Six years ago the same plot of ground was up for consideration for e park but the price wag at that time Dodgers giving the views of both sides were distributed Fri day It is the intention of the school board to put up swings and play ground equipment on the tract of land This will be Manlys first park of this sort Army Air Maneuvers Scheduled Over New York Despite Rains NEW YORK May 23 air maneuvers over New York City will take place as scheduled this afternoon despite heavy rains last night and a cloudy sky in the early morning it was announced early in the day Only rain would postpone the show officials said The weather bureau predicted that the skies would clear before noon Park Survey Group Starts on River Trip U S Inspector Ends His Tour of Upper Mississippi By Special Correspondent WABASHA Minn May Three days motor tourof Upper Mississippi area in four states by Roger W Toll inspector the Na tional park service ended Friday evening and a two days boat trip down the river began Saturday morning W A Garvey secretary of the Wisconsin National Park associa tion and H E Howe Jr of Prairie du Chien were Fridays hosts and Lefty Hymes outdoors editor of a Winona newspaper was the Minne sotaguide Dr P L Scanlan re lated to Mr Toll the history of Prairie du Chien dating from 1754 Nelson Dewey State park in Wis consin was visited and the river road followed 70 miles to La Crosse then a Minnesota road wag taken along the river to Halfway Point on Lake Pepin Nelson Dcwcy park opposite Pikes peak below McGregor was found to contain a wide variety of natural growths a large collection of Indian mounds to afford a far flung view of the Mississippi river and to have historical asso ciations going back to 1673 Photo graphs of every phase of the upper river have been obtained by the in spector to accompany his report KIRKLAND TRIAL fit NESSES THRU Case Ready for Jury Except for Closing Arguments of Attorneys VALPARAISO Ind May 23 JP second murder trial of Virgil Kirkland for the death of Arlene Draves was completed today except for the closing arguments to the jury The defense rested as court opened Both sides presented a few rebuttal witnesses and then con cluded presentation of evidence There remain six hours of argument by each side beginningMonday and Judge Grant Crumpackcrs instruc tions to the jury on six possible verdicts The 20 year old Gary youth was convicted with a recommendation of life imprisonment at his first trial last March Motion Overruled The court overruled a second mo tion by the defense for an in structed verdict of acquittal and announced the 12 men In the jury box would be given six possible ver dicts to consider First degree murder in commis sion of a rape rape alone assault and battery with intent to rape in voluntary manslaughter assault and battery and not guilty The two weeks of testimony fol lowed 10 days of selecting the jury The state will ask for Kirklands death in the electric chair Witnesses Called Prosecutor Underwood called witnesses today in an attempt to re fute Kirklands story of yesterday about attending strip parties with the girl he is accused of murdering Dorothy Holmes 18 from Gary denied Kirklands testimony that she and Arlene lost their clothing in a card party about a month be fore the fatal drinking party at which Arlene died Miss Holmes de nied ever tasting intoxicating liquor Joan Stropke also 18 and of Gary then volunteered as a witness for Kirkland and testified Miss Holmes once attended a drinking party with Kirkland but objections by the prosecution prevented her testimony as to whether Miss Holmes drank Markets at A Glance NEW YORK pivotal shares yield in dull trading gilt edged issues firm changes narrow Butter easy CHICAGO bearish weather and crop reports bearish Illinois ad vices and larger receipts hogs steady HUNT DOUBLE MURDER MOTIVE Police arc seekingthe motive which they believe prompted David H Clark former district attorney to kill Herbert Spencer newspaper editor left and Charles Crawford prominent Los Angeles politician Clark has been charged with tho slaying WILL ROGERS HOLLYWOOD Cal May There is a band mayors of Amer loantbwjia eating their1wayfree Los Angeles mayor to do0 thtog at the right time At a ban quet given in their honor wine was served and he just did the manly thing and got up and walked out I hope when the French mayors return the visit and we put on a couple of robberies and maybe a murder during their meal that they will have the good common de cency toward their mother country to get right up and walk out too On U S TO AVOID LABOR SESSION Doak Cables Representative Not to Attend World Conference WASHINGTON May 23 Secretary Doak has cabled Miss Mary Anderson director of the wo mans bureau not to attend tho In ternational labor conference begin ning May 28 in Geneva to which she had been sent by him The labor secretary today dis closed this action had been taken on the advice of the state department which took the position it was in advisable to have anyone there of ficial or unofficial The conference is under league of nations auspices Miss Anderson was directed to go as an observer from this country HEAVYlROSTS IN OWA TOWNS Lowest Temperature Re ported in State for Day at Decorah DES MOINES May 23 Heavy frosts were reported at Wa terloo Charles City and Dubuque last night by Charles D Reed gov ernment meteorologist Marshalllown Ceaar Rapids Dav enport and IOWB City experienced light frosts The lowest temperaturu In Iowa for the 24 hours ending this morning was 25 at Decorah Inwood with 73 reported tho highest Two lowans Killed as Train Runs Into Auto CRESTON May 23 Babb young Murray man and his aunt Mrs Dora Shipley were killed today when their auto was struck by a Chicago Great Western pas senger trainat Talmage about eight miles cast of here POLITICS TAKES FRONT IN CRIME Los Angeles Seeks Motiv for Murder of Editor LOS ANGELES May 23 vestigation of the slaying of Charles Crawford wealthy politician and Herbert Spencer magazine editor for which David H Clark former uistnct attorney ia held centered today on Los Angeles politics Having formally charged Clark with the murders Huron Fltts dis trict attorney expressed the that the motive behind them would be found In city politics and an nounced a grand jury investigation would be asked The political investigation was paralleled by a search for a woman who authorities said might supply valuable information about the ac tivities of Crawford Spencer am Clark the latter a candidate for municipal judgeship in June elections Third Man in Office Clark who left Fitts office last February after eight years of son ice surrendered voluntarily Thurs day night after three persons said he was the third man in Crawfords Hollywood real estate office at the time of the shooting Wednesday Clark refused to answer question about the shooting announcing however that when the proper time came he would have plenty ti say Its going to be war Fitts said Its time for a cleanup and i will be a real one Clark whose campaign was op posed by Crawford and Spencer was acquainted detectives said with June Taylor owner of a small downtown hotel Police said she had a record on morals charges Detec tives said she might know whal happened to Clark from the he was alleged to have fled from Crawfords office until his surrender 16 hours later Woman Suspecied Police said they believed a woman who visited San Quentin prison yes terday and conferred with Albert Marco reputed Los Angeles under world boss who is serving a sen tence for attempted murder was Miss Taylor She gave the name of Mrs A M Donovan Officers said Miss Taylor became acquainted with Clark during the latters prosecution of Marco and that a possible frameup against Clark with Miss Taylor figuring in it might have been a motive for the killings They said the linking of Clarks name with the woman would have hurt his campaign for the municipal judgeship Man Held as Slayer of Wife Identified by Schoolmate as Perry SAN FRANCISCO May 23 UP J Moran held by police here on suspicion of being George W Perry alleged slayer of Cora Belle Hackett at Lac du Flambeau Wia last July 6 was identified to day as Perry by Harry D Mauger of Hollywood former schoolmate of the suspected slayer WHEAT SESSION COMES TO END STUDY PLANNED Nations Agree to Form Body to Collect Statistics ONDON May 23 inter national conference called to iolve the worlds problem of wheat overproduction ended its labors this afternoon after agreeingto estab ish an information bureau for the collection and distribution of ac curate figures on all phases of the vheat industry Other articles In the agreement recommended reduction of wheat acreage wherever possible Altho not incorporated in the agreement Chairman Howard Fer juson of Canada said all countries lad been unanimous on the question of orderly marketing Appoint Committee Each country represented would appoint under the agreement a member on a continuing commit tee to establish the Information clearing house continue a study of wheat problems and draft an agenda for a future conference if an agree ment on the major proposals IB reachable The preamble to the agreement blamed the worlds wheat ill on four factors World wide economic depression profitless overproduc tion absence of adequate statistics and sensitiveness of the wheat Called Successful Altho recommending acreage re ductions the agreement made no specific prosposal as to how such restriction would be accomplished Chairman Ferguson in describing the conference as a success said harmony prevailed at nil sessions and that concessions and modifica tions were made in the interest of unanimity After approving the final agree ment the conference adjourned sine die The continuing cornmilte plans to meet in the near future The American delegation had held out firmly for a reduction in acreage as the best solution to the problem Stated V S Position Outlining the United States posi tion Samuel R McKelvie grain member of the federal farm board and chief American delegate to the conference recommended the dras tic reduction of acreage at the source as a solution Fjland and Bnnubiar countries on the other hand proposed a quota plan of export a scheme which drew the vigorous support of soviet Russia The Americans stood firm in opposition to this plan and for a while an impasse was created in the conference VICE PRESIDENT Gerald IS Frcscott director of tho Mason City high school band wns elected vice president of tho National Band associa tion at Tulsa Okla Saturday GARFIELD DEATH MAY BE SUICIDE Grandson of Late President Found Shot to Death at His Home CLEVELAND May 23 N Garfield 39 grandson of the late President James A Garfield died under mysterious circum stances at his home in Mentor Ohio near here last night The death was not revealed until today Sheriff James Maloney of ake county said he found a bullet wound in Mr Garfields head apparently selfInflicted but he was uncertain whether the shooting was accidental or of sucidal intent Members of his family found Mr Garfield in a dying condition late last night in one of the rooms of his home A gun was discovered near the body Sheriff Maloney said Spain Decrees Freedom foi Every Creed None Need Announce His Conviction or Worship ernmcnt decree guaranteeing equa freedom of worship to all religiou creeds generally regarded as tl first step toward separation church and state was the subjec of extensive comment today Under the decree no one shall b forced to state his religious con viction in connection with the ser vice to the state or to attend re igious functions and all creeds ar free to worship publicly or private y without limitations A commission on religious prob ems in drafting a document whicl would terminate the concordat with ihe Vatican and provide for abso lute separation of church and state Enjoy Same Liberty Disavowing intention of wound ng the feelings of any creed which has enjoyed special privilege in the sst the decree states In the present atmosphere of liberty al nborn feelings of citizens and con fessional institutions which exist or may hereafter exist in the country should also enjoy the same respecl and liberty The same principle has been con sidered in the league of nations says the decree and has been Tcely adopted by countries of rec ognized Catholic relevancy such np Ireland Poland and Bavaria The pronouncement follows Iy ess than two weeks a series of na tionwide riots against Catholic property in which churches and convents were destroyed by fire monies and nuns were driven into refuge and sacred objects looted Aimed at Komanlsm While the government claims that its only desire is to bring Spain into line with other nations in re spect to religious toleration high Catholic circles affirmed today that the move was directed against them and was a clear step toward a pro ram of ultimate separation of church and state to be finally de cided by the national assembly Officially this program cannot e carried out until the treaty with Rome is dissolved and the national assembly approves The official Catholic newspaper I Debate accuses tho government of overstepping its power in pass ng the new measures which are de scribed as violating both the vat can concordat and the constitu tion MASON CITYANS TO COMPETE IN NIGHT CONTEST rescott Is Officer in Band Group at Tulsa By DON WIEDER Stuff Representative ULSA Okla May Ma son City high school band will lay in the finals for the national lags A band championship of the Jnited States having beeu among he six chosen by the judges follow ng the preliminaries Friday The other five bands are from Marion Ind Aurora III Jollet 111 nd Harrison Tech and Senn high chool of Chicago which has twice von tho championship whose vic ory tonight would give it perma lent possession of a large silver rophy The finals will be broadcast from he coliseum from 9 to 10 oclock onight with the N B G chain oining KVOO between oclock and 10 oclock Prescott Elected Gerald R Preacott director of the ilnson City organization besides xppreciating the triumph of hia and thus far also received another lonor at the convention upon being Mussolini Thrown From Horse Only Scratched ROME May 23 Mussolini was thrown from his horse today while taking his usual morning constitutional on the jrounds of his home the Villa Tor Ionia but suffered only slight in jury principally scratches on his face After brief treatment the duce went to his office and afterward to the palace but cancelled a review of several hundred Bulgarian gym nasts visiting Rome He did receive the Bulgarian minister however as veil as his own assistant The injury he suffered was said to be quite superficial nnd confined to his face It was reported that his horse stumbled throwing the pre mier to the soft earth EXTRA PLANNED In telephone communication with its stuff representative nt Tulsa the GloltcGazetto learned that the decision In tho Class A division of the band competition would bo announced at about 10 oclock Saturday night Arrange m ients have been raid e tot soon made A special edition of the GlobeGazette containing tho bulletin will be issued at onco for distribution from news stands and on tho streets Saturday night and Sunday Tho Globe Gazettes telephone switchboard will bo manned until lato Sat urday night loo so that news of tho hand contest can Ire given out In this manner rv pur m elected first vice president of the National Band association Saturday morning at the sessions held In con junction with the national band contest Since the association is divided nto band and orchestra sections the selection of Prescott in reality places him at the head of the band association A R McAllister Jollet III was elected president The recommendation by the group to the arrangement committee that Turn to Tnijc 3 Column fl IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness ami warmer Saturday night Sunday mostly cloudy warmer possi bly HhowerH In the extreme west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 58 Minimum In Night SI At 8 A M Saturday 54 So far as tho GlobeGazettes weather apparatus is concerned Friday night was the coldest re corded ainco the first week of this month the minimum being a degree lower than freezing and two de grees lower than the minimum tem peratures recorded on the two pre ceding nights Saturday morning the mercury was doing a rapid as cent influenced by a south wind and a warm sun WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO May 23 er outlook for the week beginning Monday May 25 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri val leys and the northern and central great showers begin ningof week nnd again during lat ter half temperatures mostly above normal until end of week 1 ;