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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home I A L 0 tl E R S MEM a AflT OF XXXVII FIVE CENTS A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Likely Help LaFollette in Favor of Acting to Get Relief By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 25 CPA socalled progressives who still remain in Washington commenting o n the trend of the times unques tionably aro sin cere in their ex pressed belief that no improve ment of any con sequence can rea sonably be ex pected while the socalled stand patters continue to run the gov ernment What the standpatters think is not so certain however discouraged they may feel their obvious cue is to profess optimism The thing they have been hoping for according to yoiing Senator Robert M LaFollette as a highly representative progressive spokes man is a business revival in tho ordinary course of economic events c WISCONSIN SENATOR rec 1 ognizes that a recovery has ter minated each past commercial de pression but this time he says he can discern nothing to promise one In 192021 for example tie points out even while trade was flat and unemployment at its worst there were manifest signs foreshad owing relief Such signs are lacking today Of course it is possible that en tirely new developments are in the making unknown to us which will alter the situation for the better as Turn o IiKC 14 Column G ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON TTTV TDWA MONTH A V MAV OK 1 111Y 1UWA MONDAY MAY 25 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENO 164 OWA T B TEST CASE DISMISSED of 600 Inmates of Prison Farm Quelled ILLINOIS GUARDS ORDERED HOME FOUR MEN SHOT Four Dormitories Lie in Ashes Following Outbreak WANDALIA III May 25 T National guardsmen who wer rushed to the Vandalia state pena farm last night when GOO prisoner rioted were ordered back to Salem today as order had apparently been restored IWARD MAN fSLAJIARMER Daughters T DES MOINES May 25 B Wernli 58 wealthy Dallas coun ty farmer died at Iowa Methodist hospital yesterday from build wounds received when he was shot by Ray Taylor of Woodward on the Main street of Woodward morning The shooting followed a conversa tion in which Woodward constables said Taylor accused Wernli of mo lesting his daughters Wernli crossed the street and asked four men seated in front of a store to bear witness to the conversation Witnesses declared that Taylor then pulled a gun and shot four times Wernli fell mortally wound ed A bystander seized Taylor and held him for constables who arrived soon after and took him to tho Dal las county jail at Adel Wernli was brot immediately to DCT Moines Constable Ray Vernon of Wood ward declared that Wernli was tried and acquitted of a charge of molest ing Taylors daughters in district court last summer Taylor failed in an attempt again to bring charges against Wernli in the March term oi court School Bus Plunges Into Pond Children and Driver Crawl Out PITTSFIELD Mass May 25 fTl bus containing 18 Richmond school children plunged into five feet of water in Tillotson pond on thePittsfieldAlbany road today The children and the driver Rudolph Desmarais escaped thru the roof of the bus which was torn off AUNT HET By Robert Quillen They pretend they own ed their home before they moved here but when you sec folks scratchin matches on the wall theyre old time renters State highway police summone after prisoners had battled guard for two hours and set fire to foui buildings had previously returnee to their normal duties Col Frank Whipp superintenden of state prisons said everything was orderly today and that he ex pected no more trouble Four Wounded Four prisoners whose failure to scape started the rioting wen lield in the county jail Three o them were wounded Another pris oner Clifford Ikes was hit by stray bullet as he stood inside tht fence Supt C A Metzger of the farm said Ikes had no part in the jailbreak attempt Four wooden dormitories set on fire by the rioters lay in ashes Windows in the administration building and dining hall were shattered Metzger estimated th total damage tit 510000 of the 600 in matesSplV under than a year haverljeeh sulieiiv for several days Metzger said About a week ago the superintendent sale he was tipped off that an escape had been planned Metzger sta tioned guards in a cornfield adjoin ing the outer fence Scalo Inner Fence Last evening four men Charles J Rogers Kane county William D Simonds Winnebago county Ar thur Ragan Jackson county and Charles Lewis McDonahue county scaled tho inner five foot barbed wire fence with a ladder which they then placed against the outer 12 foot barbed wire fence As the last of the four jumped to the ground Metzger said the guards came out of hiding Aftei an unheeded cry of halt the guards fired with 12gauge shot guns he said The four men three of whom were wounded surren dered The rest of the state farm pris oners were roaming about inside the stockade according to Metzger watching the escape One of them pressed close to the inner fence fell when a stray bullet fired by the guards outside inflicted a slight flesh wound Served as Signal This served as a signal for the general outbreak With a roar the prisoners began hurling rocks at the guards who despite them marched the quartet down the fencethru a passageway and into the administration building With this the prisoners directed their Turn tn 2 Column 3 ASKlJEATHfOR VIRGIL KIRKLAND Defense Opens Six Hours of Arguments for Gary Youth VALPARAISO Ind May 25 T death penalty was asked today for Virgil Kirkland former high school athlete at the close of his second trial for the murderof Arlene Dravos at a Gary drinking party last November Floyd Vance assistant prosecu tor expounded the statutes and de manded the extreme penalty on the charge of murder by rape He em phasized the inconsistency of Kirk lands declaration that the 18 year old girl was his sweetheart yet as serted he had been intimate with her the year before her death John Crumpacker son of the pre siding judge opened six hours of arguments for the defense Arlene Draves drank liquor at that party under her own volition and she also fell and died under her own volition he said Virgil Kirk land was only doing what anyone else would do to help her in her distress j Queen Helen Expelled by Royal Rumanian Family Will Leave Country After Decree of Parliament BUCHAREST Rumania May 23 Helen estranged wife of King Carol and mother of Crown Prince Michael has been expelled from the royal family The newspaper Patria official or gan of the zarist party reveals that a decree is being drafted for sul mittance to the new parliament con firming her exclusions and stating she is no longer entitled to the rights and honors accorded royalty Parliament is expected to adopt the measure as soon as it assem bles and Queen Helen will leave the country permanently soon there after terminating her uncertain marital status of more than two years Former Premier George Mirones cu had been content to let tho mat ter lie dormant during his term Premier Jorga brot affairs to a head when he was appointed taking support from Minister of Financ Argetoianu and Minister of Com merce Manoilescue Helen divorced Carol while b was in exile in 1928 with Mile Mag da Lupescu When he made a dra matic flying return to Burchares last year she spurned his overture toward a reconciliation and stead fastly refused to be crowned wit him She recently visited King Alex ander of Jugoslavia her brotherin law at which time it is believec her exile was arranged QUEEN HELEN IOWA ACCIDENTS Earl Cochran New Hamp ton Farmer Gored to Death by Angry Bull By ASSOCIATED PRESS Automobile accidents in Iowa claimed four lives over the week end and three other persona met violent deaths in other mishaps The auto deaths Mrs Frank Adamson Ot turmvn Mrs Jessie Wodlelgli 40 Davenport Arthur Luvans 18 Denison Mclvln Landberg 20 Boone Deaths from other accidents Earl Cochran 28 New Hamp ton crushed by hull Mark London 4J Sioux City burled In coal slide Conradc Poush IG Leon electrocuted Mrs Adamson died of injuries suffered in an auto accident near Oskaloosa last week in which her nisband was killed Mrs Wadleigh was killed when an auto went into a ditch near Dav enport Ben Bogue driver and Mr and Mrs Floyd Bowlcer were in ured Luvaas was riding a motorcycle vhen he crashed into an auto driven y Marvin Schulz Schleswig farmer Landberg was killed when his car overturned near Boxholm Jennie Villiams riding with him was cut and bruised An avalanche of coal released rom a chute into the tender of a Milwaukee locomotive on which anclon was a fireman buried him vhen he slipped into its path Poush a student at Kemper mili ary academy had climbed a power ine pole despite the warnings of our companions He came in con act with a live wire and was elec rocuted Funeral Tuesday Funeral services for Cochran vho was gored to death by an en aged bull Sunday morning will IB held Tuesday afternoon The ragedy occurred on the Cora Cochran farm seven and onehalf miles northeast of here and Cochran ied a few minutes after the bull barged on him Earls brother Douglas Cochran 0 was leading the bull to water vhen it got away and stated chas ng Earl Earl ran fast and jumped ver a fence His foot caught on the op and he fell to the ground The 4ull also jumped over the fence nd crushed his skull Cochran is survived by his mother three brothers arid one ister 7 Killed 30 Injured in French Accidents PARIS May 25 pcr ons were killed and 30 injured in utomobile accidents thruout France esterday as a result of the obrerv ncc of the Whitsuntide holidays PARTY STRENGTH IS BEING SHIFTED Reapportionment Increases Political Leaders Troubles solving Both electoral cbllega and nation al party conventions are affected b the congressional reapportionmen involving27 representatives In 32 states and the corresponding vott changes in nominating and elect ing the next president Prospects that internal quarrels over redistricting may force a num ber of representatives to run al large in important states further cloud the political horizon In these states prohibition and rumbles of In surgency forecast added complica tions May Increase Influence If the national committees decide that the next convention delegations shall be chosen on the basis of the recent apportionment Pennsylvania Missouri Massachusetts New York and Minnesota may brlngr new in fluences to the nominating assem blies Pennsylvania dropping from 36 to 34 representatives is deadlocked over redistricting Failure to reach an agreement before the next elec ion would force all 34 to campaign the entire state New Yorks redistrtcting resolu ion passed by the republican legis ature without Governor Roosevelts approval must stand court exam nation If declared invalid the al ternative of passinga bill or run ning representatives at large would emain Should the representatives be forced to run at large it would have Turn Iagr 11 Column 3 LOCAL PLAYERS RETURNPLACED THIRD AT TULSA Mason City Musicians to Receive Plaque for Honor TIRED but happy Mason City band 1 members ranked as the third best in the United States at the na tional band contest held at Tulsu Okla returned to their homes late Sunday afternoon to be greeted by a large crowd at the Rock Island station More than 500 cars were packed on streets near the station Raising its ranking from eighth at the national contest at Flint Mich the Mohawk musicians aroused much favorable comment in Okla homa The ranking of the bands was First Joliet 111 second Ma rion Ind third Mason City fourth Nicholas Senn of Chicago fifth Harrison tech of Chicago and sixth Aurora 111 C M Tremaine secretary of tha national band and orchestra associa tion stated that the Mason City band ranked only 2 of a point be hind the band winning second place The total number of points accred WASHINGTON May 25 Geographical shifts political wnun me local oanu arrived in Ma strength arb increasing difficulties son City Then the high school band of party leaders in solving the 1B32 farmed and marched ited to each band in the grading sys tem ran into several thousands Three judges said Saturday night they ranked Mason City second Marches to Business District The I O O F band was playing when the local band arrived in Ma Markets at A Glance NEW YORK pivotal issuses fall to new lows rails ease specialties weak Foreign exchanges Steady French franc firm weakness Wall street and favorable weather Cuban support Brazilian buying CHICAGO fine weather south west and beneficial rains Canada large receipts and easy cash situation to lower 10 Die 60 Missing in Indian Gold Mine Fire MADROS India May 25 17 Ten men are known to have been killed and 60 were reported missing oday in a fire in a mine at tho Tolar gold fields Thirtynine miners were saved and rescuers are trying to reach the thcrs More girls and more grade ctiil dren were in the Mason City band than any o ftlie class A bands par tlcipating Jollet used one grade stu dent and Marion five In the Mason City aggregation were 23 grade chil dren The Mason City band will receive a bronze plaque for winning third place and all of the Mohawk musi cians will receive national band bronze medals Mason Citys placing in the finals enables it to compete in the national contest the next two years without qualifying in the state contest The 1932 band contest will be held at DCS Moines or Pittsburgh The 1833 contest will be staged in Chicago Is Not Eligible Since Mason Citys band won the state championship three years in succession It will be ineligible to compete in 1932 or 1933 in Iowa Next year either the national band or orchestra contest will probablv held in Des Moines depending on decision of the arrangements com mittee of the national high school band and orchestra association The Mason City band played we under the various conditions in volved by a trip and strange sur roundings declared Gerald R Pres cott director of the band The tem perature In the coliseum where class A bands played Saturday night was fully 80 degrees I am pleased with the Mason City musicians because I know they did their best The band had far more flexibility and control in the inals Saturday night than In the Friday afternoon preliminaries Band Responds Readily Saturday night the band re sponded to crescendoes and dimin uendoes as never before altho I had Turn In Vase 2 Column IMMlGRANTSEES HIS PRODUCTION Man Who Turned From Dish Washing to Playwritingr Wins Premier CHICAGO May 25 rios A Mlchalaros a Greek immi rrant who turned from dishwash ng to playwriting saw his first production Theodora the Em press win a loop premiere last night Michalaros who came to America n J913 from Constantinople and ng in New York almost penniless and without knowing a word of Inglish watched from the wings as lis dramatized story of the woman who rose from a circus dancer to he throna of the Byzantine em ire and was canonized by the Jreek orthodox church was unfold d The immigrant dug ditches rilled for oil washed dishes and crimped and labored for a high chool and university education Drys Scoff at Wets Figures on Drink Cost No Reliable Statistics Available Claims Church Board WASHINGTON May 25 The board of temperance prohibi tion and public morals of the Meth odist Episcopal church said in a statement today that neither the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment nor anyone else knew bow much liquor was consumed by the American people There are no statistics in regard to the consumption of liquor in the United States and can be none with any reliability whatever it said Appeals to Gullible The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment has re leased a statement alleging that the people of the United States are now consuming 52848000000 worth o intoxicating beverages annually1 the statement said It is surprising that this anti prohibition body risk its rep utation for sincerity by the publi cation of a story which can appea only to the gullible The analysis of Americas drink bill by the association estimated people in the United States are spending upward of a year more for liquors than in 1D14 Estimate Conservative The Association against the pro hioltion amendment had said it be lleves its estimate conservative The temperance board said ther were many indications that th laagumptipn iindejjiHiblhltion wa very much less than it was when the liquor trade was untrammelec and afforded every facility for trad promotion That is all that can be said def inite establishments are merely ridiculous it added VIVIAN GORDON DEATH SOLVED Murder Mystery Cleared by Confession of Man Who Drove on Ride NEW YORK May 25 murder of Vivian Gordon which hart baffled police for three months was marked as solved today by Commis sioner Mulrooney as a result of a confession by the man who drove the automobile which took her on a The commissioner who receiver personal congratulations from Mayor Walker for obtaining the confession announced that four men were under charged with murder and two as material the death of the red leaded beauty who offered to give information about police graft from vice Arrest Kept Secret The arrest of Harry Schlittcn a chauffeur of Newark N J was cept secret three days Schlitten the police said impli cated Harry Stein already Indicted for the murder as the actual killer and Samuel Greenberg as Steins ac complice Isidore English Lewis vas named as the man who helped hire the automobile used on tha leath ride to Van Cortlandt park vhere the body was clumped Lured nn Ride Commissioner Mulrooney in re icating Schlittens confession said he four men planned the murder and lured the woman on the ride by elling her that Greenberg had 5250000 worth of diamonds that he vas generous with She went along and there was a errific struggle but finally a rope vas wound round her neck and tein Mr Mulrooney said pulled It aut The commissioner refused to dis pose the motive WILL RpGERS HOLLYWOOD Cal May Ill Will mayors trip to France was in another mess yesterday The sells of the Rouen played the Star Spangled Banner But the southern mayors wouldnt move till they played Dixie Los Angeles held out for California Here I Come and Maine for the stein song We better start a fund to get those boys back home and out of the banquet tables before July the Fourth or they will have us in an other war This little article of mine is used in the Paris Herald so the funds will easily be raised by pa triotic Frenchmen and bring Chap lin home with cm too I want to hereby apologize for our Los Angeles mayor He was not discourteous in not touching the glass to his lips he just couldnt trust himself with It that close Yours IMU Refusal to Bear Arms Bars Baptist Minister From Naturalization WASHINGTON May 25 he supreme court today declared Jouglaa C Macintosh a Canadian Baptist minister and professor of heology at Yale excluded from naturalization because of his rc uaal to bear arms in all clrcnm tances in defense of the United States Marie A Bland a Canadian war nurse was excluded by the supreme court for the same reason SMALL HOPE OF ELIMINATION OF DEFICIT IN 1931 Hoover Hopes to Trup Postoffice Costs by WASHINGTON May 25 m President Hoover returned to his desk today with little hope of eliminating the postofficc depart ment deficit this year but with the expectation of trimming its expen ditures 553000000 Of this amount has een saved during the present fiscal year which ends June 30 and the remainder is expected to be lopped off during the next fiscal year There was no Indication from the white house of how the savings wero being effected The presidential party left his Rapidan camp about daybreak this morning Most of the officials who lartlcipated in the conferences re urned yesterday Devoted to Problem In his third weekend especially devoted to the problem President ioover learned at his Rapidan Va camp thnt postofflce economies in tiated last summer will save nearly 38000000 out of an ppropriation for the present fiscal ending next June 30 In the next financial year net s to be saved An official announcement on the inference said the latter figure ook into consideration a 13000 in crease in expenses that would re ult from enforcement of the 44 iciir work week law passed by the ast congress Economics in the next ear are expected to reach 00 leaving the net of 515000000 Plan o Save The interior department intends o save to the army consolidation cam aign involving the disposal of 53 nilitary posts will add to the ccon mies Meanwhile Secretary Mellon in he face of decreasing income and prospective deficit of his year called for revision of the ax system He also said another eficit could be expected next year Last Thursday the deficit was 985670314 YOUtlSHOTTO DEATH IN GLASS College Senior Had Said He Would Kill Himself for Love MEMPHIS Tcnn May 25 William N Mitchell Jr 21 Gren ada Miss a senior at Southwest ern a Presbyterian church college here was shot to death today In a classroom while other students were In chapel and police said it un doubtedly was a case of atileide Some of Mitchells friends said he had been threatening to kill him self because a girl had been indif ferent to him T TO DECIDE FARMERS SUIT rletcher Wins Against Claims of Mitchell County Group WASHINGTON May 25 validity of the Iowa law for tna eradication of bovine tuberculosis ittncked by M J Loftus and mora ban 150 farmers ot Mitchell coun y that state will not bo passed on y the supreme court Chief Justice iughes today announced the casa was dismissed for want ot a sub stantialfederal Question The Mitchell county farmers ap peal to the United States supreme court followed action by tho Iowa supreme court in upholding the con stitutionality of tho law lllglits Violated They contended their rights un ler the fourteenth amendment oC he constitution wero being violated They insisted the mandatory uso one specified test without regard to the apparent health of tho animals often resulted in the destruction OC all cattle reacting to the test the quarantining of herds whose owners objected to the use of the test and caused great loss The statutes were illegal they in sisted because no notice waa given of the application of tho test and no opportunity afforded for a hearing or adquate compensation paid for the cattle destroyed Cuttle Destroyed As the result of ono test in Mitchell county 2643 cattle valued at more than 5160000 were de stroyed they declared asserting that a great majority after slaugh ter were r permitted by federal In fipeclnrn General lowa in opposing the appeal con tended it presented no federal court question and should bo dismissed THOUSflNDSlAM BOSTON SUBWAY Women Children Trampled by Crowd From Air Maneuvers BOSTON May 25 WjThou iands of persons who witnessed tho irmy air maneuvers at Columbus Park South Boston today formed an almost Impenetrable mass at the Columbia subway station as the demonstration ended Women and children were trampled upon ami M1ice feared many were injured nounted officers unable to disperse the throng devoted their efforts to assist women with babies Police reported that allho condi ions at the subway entrance were he worst ever experienced In thia city they had no reports of serious n juries IOWA WEATHER Fair Monduy night Tuesday increasing cloudiness probably followed by Ahowcrs at nlghf slightly warmer in northeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figurea or 24 hour period ending at S clock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 87 Minimum In Nlgiit 47 At 8 A M Monday fiS Figures for 24 hour period ending it 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 71 Minimum In Night 51 The mercury equalled May3 lighest temperature Sunday after loon when it touched the 87 mark This same temperature was re corded on the afternoon of May 15 The shift of the wind from south o northwest in the Jate afcrnoon vas accompanied by a drop in cmpcraturo to 47 Sunday night ;