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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII JIVB CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE i I li ft h THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 26 1931 HOME EDITION VNTED PRESS AM Tariff Plan Expensive Costs U S Foreign Markets Claims Tennesseean T i i W i I CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 26 CPA C o r d c 11 Hul made a speech more than five years ago in th house of repre sentatives Ten nessee elected him to the sen ate last fall the upper congres sional chambers ablest recruit in man y a long day describing the smashup to ward which he gave warning that internation al business was heading as a result of virtually worldwide commercial policies followingthe A feeling of industrial fear or narrow selfishness or both seemed to seize most nations our cwn in cluded he said in the course of this address and it was under our powerful leadership that they pro ceeded hastily to construct extreme high tariff walls accompanied by the usual ironclad trade restrictions and reprisals Prom the ensuing jumble of ob structions discriminations retalia tions monopolistic combinations prohibitions embargoes govern mental licensing systems bounties bonuses subsidies drawbacks re bates interferences and an indef inite number of other unfair and warbreeding practices observes Turn 4 Column ASK PROBE OF MILLER OUSTER QhJo State Professor Says It FOUR KILLED WHEN PLANE NEWS SUPPLEMENT SVOE Neither ofBigPart ies BacksTaxIncrease INDEPENDENTS GIVENNOHELPIN RIOTING CONVICTS BURN DORMITORIES I Hull Warns Peace Time Expenses Becoming Greater VyASHINGTON May 2C ticeable in discussions over tht possible 900000000 deficit this year is the lack ot a definite recom mendation for a tax increase from official headquarters of either arty The new congress meeting in Dc ember is almost equally divided olitically That session runs direct y into the presidential campaign nd increasing taxes at such a time auses political leaders to ponder onsiderably Republican independents who will old the balance of power next ses ion have called for a tax increase Vithout the support of regulars of ither major party who control the ouse ways andmeans committee tax revision is doubtful COLUMBUS Ohio May 26 Prof Herbert A Miller of Ohio State university announced today that certain members of the facul ty had decided to request the Am erican association of university pro fessors to investigate in an effort to ascertain why the university dropped him as a teacher Professor Miller said his friends on the faculty would ask the in vestigation The board of trustees and President George W Rightmier notified the professor several days ago that his teaching contract for the 193132 school year would not be renewed Professor Miller an international ly known sociologist on race prob lems said his dismissal was not caused by his active support of Gandhi in his nonresistance cam paign against the British or his championing of optional military training at Ohio State university Professor Miller said it Isnt be cause of anything I have done bu because the chairman of the boan of trustees Julius Stone wanted m out regardless of my ability and the wishes of the faculty Woodward Man Held to Jury for Killing Dallas County Farmei WOOinVARD May 26 coroners jury Monday night recom mended that Ray Taylor 41 be held to the grand jury on a charge oJ murder after the shooting Sunday night of Fred W Wernli 56 wealthy aDIas county farmer The jurys verdict found that Taylor hilled Wernli with felonious intent and without provocation AUNT NET By Robert Guillen It may o been financial trouble that drove him to it but a man with a wife like Sadie dont need no other reason Reduction Is Asked President Hoover Is askingde artment chiefs to reduce govern ment expenditures but the recent latements of Secretary Mellon and Indersecretary Mills of the treas ry failed to give any hope for ermanent lowering of the budget Senator Hull democrat Tennes see warns the peacetime level at t expenditures al be greater for 1931 and subsequent years While a tax increase next session is not In sight already there Is ar gument as to how the burden of such an increase shall be distributed when it is ordered Senator Borah republican Idaho interprets the recent warningof Secretary Mellon against the nar row base of taxation as an opening wedge to extend the levy to smaller Incomes Such a move says Senator Borah is on the same principle as the lowering of would have the effect of reducing still fur ther the purchasing power of tno great body of the people Repeatedly Urged Repeal Senator Couzens of Michigan a republican member of the finance committee demands tax revision at once to balance the budget He proposes recreation of the gift tax and an increase in the estate tar Mr Mellon has repeatedly urged re peal of the estate tax The Michigan senator also sees no reason to end the surtax gradua r effort of four of their number to escape and burned all four buildings to the sround Iowa Cattle Tas Supreme Court Will Not Hear Mitchell Farmers DES MOINES May 26 Ob servers today saw in the refusal of the United States supreme court t take jurisdiction of the bovine tu berculosis law appeal from Mitchtl catlo tion at incomes of 5100000 apply ing equally to all incomes above that amount While democratic leaciers are guaging the situation silently Sen ator Hull in a statement issued thri the democratic national committee lest night said Our federal administrations dur ing the past 10 years could to ft wonderful advantage have pursued the fiscal axioms that economy is better than taxation and taxation better than borrowing Democrats hitherto have fought in congress for greater tax reduc tions even than were authorized PAIR INDICTED IN GORDON CASE Police Believe Someone of Importance May Have Directed Crime NEW YORK May 26 theory that someone of importance might have wanted Vivian Gordon out of the way waa entertained by JOlice today as an aftermath of the confession obtained Sunday rrom 3arry Schlitten chauffeur the ride car As a result of Schlittenn story o police Samuel Greenberg tailor vas indicted by a Bronx grand jury yesterday for the strangling of the edheaded beauty Harry Stein is ilready under indictment and awalt ng trial for the same crime The landlady of a Riverside dnvn partment where police say Stein ilred a room was held in 00 ail by supreme court Justice Cohn is a witness in tho case Commissioner Mulrooney has ad nitted that the full motive for the murder has not been established It s believed that no trials will be held intil further Investigations have completed The nations highest court veatcr cay refused to entertain the Iowa farmers request that the state lav Be declared unconstitutional the supreme court handed down nc opinion Chief Justice Hughes saiu that no substantial federal question was involved and that the court would not assume jurisdiction Notice Awaited Official notice of the decision was awaited today by the Iowa supreme court When such notification is re celved officials here said stay or ders which have delayed testing lr 12 ivjiiiiii5 if 12 Tama Cnick Jefferson Des Moines FloytJ Henry Bremer Grundy Delaware Fayette and Black be dissolved In Cedar county where the state supreme court did not grant a sUv order and where differences arose which led immediately to the ap peal the United States decision au tomatically makes testing possibii without further court negotiation it was said Reversed Decision The appeal of the Mitchell county farmers was in the name of M J Loftus and others In his argument Assistant Attorney General Eari Wisdom had contended that tne constitutional questions involvnu had been adequately settled in the lower courts Originally in district court in Mitchell county Judge M H Kep ler of Northwood granted the plain tiffs an injunction ana upheld their contention that the law was uncon stitutional This verdict was subse quently reversed by the Iowa su preme court which denied the plain tiffs an injunction restraining the state department of agriculture and ethers from enforcing the compul sory feature of the law NOT EVEN DRY pLAlVlOLATED Kirkland Defense Attorney Calls State Testimony Perjured VALPARAISO Ind May 26 p Kirkiands counsel told the jury today in the trial for tho mur der of Arlene Draves that the Gary boy was not even guilty of assault and battery or of violating the pro hibition law Ronald Oldham presented defense arguments of Kirkiands actions at the Gary drinking party last No vember when Miss Draves died Did Not Know Virgil did not know she had suf fered a single scratch until ho was told she was dead Oldham said She died between the time Dr R O Wharton was called and her body arrived at his house It could hap pen to any young man at a drinking party in these days Even in your own home Oldham told how Mrs Bernico El ser R state witness said she saw Arlenes nude body in an automobile after her husband and Henry Shirk one of the four codefend ants had visited it He described her ai either inhuman or degenerate or dead drunk at the time as Shirk testified Testimony Perjured The first 23 witnesses for the state contradicted themselves he said I never heard so much per jured testimony in my life Henry Shirk and Paul Barton indictei with Kirkland who testified her against him are monstrosities such as the Siberian mother wolf who gives birth to and then kllla How can Barton and Shirk say they have not bargained with the state when they look from the witness stand into the electric chair Oldham said the other youths had relations with the girl without Klrklandg knowledge The state claims Kirkland Invited them to do so R9GER3 BEVERLY HILLS Cal May 25 used to be quite a friendly and social distinction for a cabinet mem ber to be asked to weekend on the Rapidan but its nothing to brag about nowadays Invitations read You are re quested to attend a wake in honor of Mr Mellons late lamented over draft Dont bring fishing tackle bring your departments salary list Yours Sir Boss Next scene on the Postmaster General how much does it cost to run your racket Eight hundred and thirtyeight million Mr President Mr Hoover Yeah Thats with strict economy and getting all the congresswomens free mail to the voters on time Mr Hoover Yeah Well you lop off the thirtyeight million we got to get Andy out of the red by Nov 32 Yours Spanish Army Units Called Out to Deal With Jobless Riots MADRID Mty 26 units and extra forces of civil fuards were called out in two wide ly separated regions today An dalucia and San Sebastian todeal with threatened labor disturbances arising from unemployment Boy Drowned at Oltumwa OTTUMWA May 26 gene Gee 15 was drowned hero Monday while swimming with a jrrouo of friends Markets at A Glance NEW YORK Stocks irregular fitful short cov ering inspired by bear nqulry Bonds irregular U S govern ments ease Curb mLxed oils yield moderate ly Butter steady Foreign exchanges German mark weak Cotton easy favorable and local selling Sugar lower easier apor market Coffee lower European selling CHICAGO Wheat firm dust storms Canada and bullish Kansas estimate Corn firm small receipts and absence rain southwest Cattle Weak to lower Hojrs Lower irregular weather JAPAN REDUCES RAILROAD WAGES Workers Stage Demonstra tion of Protest Outside Ministry TOKYO May 26 workers staged a protest demon stration outside the railway minis try today shortly after announce ment has been made that the cabi net had approved in principle and with few modifications the salary cut program which will affect every government employe earning more than a month More than 2000 rail workers par ticipated in the demonstration which was peaceful Under the cabinets plan the wages of 60000 government em ployes including officers of the army and navy would be cut and the government would thus save about 54000000 ahnunlly The plan would be put into effect June 1 2 Men Sentenced at Sac City for Robbery WIDOW HELD AS POISONER OF 4 FOR INSURANCE Victims Were Nephew Husband and Two Boarders rHICAGO May 26 Mar garet Summers 47 year old widow was held to the grand jury on four charges of murder today af the recommendation of a coroners jury which heard evidence that four men who died in her home were vic tims of slow poisoning Mrs Summers was found to have been made beneficiary in life insur ance policies of 10 persons five of whom died while living at her home Dr Clarence Muehlberg coroner chemist testified that he found the womans husband Thomas 37 her orphaned nephew Thomas Meyers 17 and two boarders William Rie nmn and Thomas Lanagan suc cumbed to poison the first three apparently from small doses over a long period and Lanagan of acute poisoning The woman sobbed heavily as she heard the verdict Coroner Herman N Bundescn ordered her Uken into custody immediately and held for grand jury action The chemists testimony revealing the analysis of poison in the bodies of and RIeman was a sur prise as It had not been announced Ahat their bodies were exhumed Dr Muehlberg said Riemans or gans had previously been removed but he found traces or the poison in the muscles skin and hair The death of the Meyers boy on May 14 brot on the Investigation and the subsequent demand of her husbands relatives for an inquiry into his death last Aug 0 CUBAN TENSION BECOMES ACUTE Machado Refuses to Talk Opposition Threatens Revolution HAVANA May 26 two days of comparative calm p tense atmosphere again surrounded Cubas political problems today President Machado is noncom mital and will not tako any position in the controversy other than that which he has already has turned questions of reform over to congress and says ho will stand by whatever decision that body makes He believes however that unless the opposition consolidates all talk of conciliation is useless At tho present time what seems to bo ac ceptable to one faction of tho op position is rejected by other fac tions Talk of Revolution Meanwhile opposition leaders are again talking of the possibility ot revolution General Mario G Mcn ocal former president and regard ed as the outsandlng antiadmin istration man at present Is becom ing Increasingly pessimistic The spirit of revolution prevails among95 per cent of the leaders of the opposition and in the minds of an equal or perhaps greater percen age of the people ho said today I am doing my very best to stop talk of a revolt Hound to Re Trouble If President Machado and his government including congress do not make a rapid and earnest move toward reconciliation and give some indication that they aro willing to CRASH VICTIM Shirley J Short killed in n piano crash nciir Chicago twice flew at the North Iowa fair inMason Citv 2 Men Killed as Car Goes Off Speedtvay Tire Comes Off Racer During Practice for Auto Classic INDIANAPOLIS May 26 Pi Joe Caccia 31 Bryn Mawr Pa race driver and Clarence Grove 23 Haverford Pa his mechanic were killed here today while practicing for the 500 mile automobile race lo be run Saturday Their car running at high spec out of the second turn into the bacli stretch lost a tire careened up th track and over the retainingwal strikinga tree before hitting th ground many feet below The men were partly caught tin der the machine which burst intc flames Physicians said Grove ap parently died immediately whilt Caccia expired a few minutes afte fire fighters and other persons reached the wreckage Caccia lived at 48 Roberts road Bryn Mawr Grove lived at 567 Barrett avenue Haverford men were hurled out of the car as it left the trick but the machine landed on their bodies Both were severely burned Caccia waa tuning his car for a qualification trial this afternoon when the accident occured It was the sixth accident of the practice spins here this month READY FOR N Y Flotilla of More Than 600 Fighting Craft Tours New England u Ll make sacrifices i believe revolution Is inevitable Col Mendieta military head of the nationalist union said hisi or ganization would not withdraw their demands for radical constitu tional reforms and unless congrcsn shows some activity there is bound to be trouble SPRINGFIELD Mass May 26 The armys air birds weaij after three successive reviews pres ented under adverse weather condi tions were ready today to carry on in formal flight over Albany Wcsl Point and New York The Flotilla of more than 600 fightingcraft which raced thru a misty sky from Hartford Conn and Springfield yesterday for a pa rade and demonstration over Bos ton was turned up early today for a movement across western Massa chusetts and down the Hudson rvtv valley to New York Tomorrow the division will cruise over New Jersey with a review and demonstration above Atlantic City Thursday will be a day o rest for the pilots planes and Friday thn division will take the wing for the nations capital where the greatest air maneuvers of U S army his tory will be brot to n close TWICE ML FAIR Goldfield Man Veteran Mail Flyer One of Air Victims CHICAGO May 26 P Four men comprising the crew of the Chicago Daily News plane Blue Streak were killed today when the specially designed sesquiplane fell while attempting to set a 2000 kilo meter speed record north of Glen Ellyn III The dead Shirley J Short chic pilot Richard K Peck copilot Lewis S Rice radio operator Rob ert Gormley mechanic The plane carrying a load of 5000 kilograms was shuttling back and forth between CurlisaRcynolds airport and Serena 111 It plunged into the ground whiln flying at a low allltuti Unusually Built The plane was of unusual con struction with a tandem motor de sign one motor pulling and a sec ond pushing the ship Either mo tor was supposed to be capable of sustaining the plane The speed test was being con ducted under the supervision of the National Aeronautical association The Blue Streak started for Nicaragua after the recent earth quake with a daily news reporter aboard hut it got only as far an Brownsville Texas It was then tak en to Wilmington Del recondi tioned and flown back to Chicago Veteran Aviator Short was one of the nations vet eran pilots In 192B he was award ed the Harmon Internationa trophy fop hfcfTtimafkabferecord in fly ing tho mail between Cleveland and Chicago shaking loose from the rest of tha ship Plot Short dumped the gaso line cut off the motor and tried to glide to a landing but tho wing dropped off when the ship was about 30 feet from the ground and tho plane nosed into a field Gormley died enroute to a hospit al at Elmhurst 111 Short whose parents live t Gowtield where he was reared Appeared at Mason City during the Iowa fair in 1319 and WZO He flew one of the planes in the ocklear circus of 1919 Lieut ocklear changed from one plane to another in the air The other plane van piloted by Lieut Milton Elliott vho with Locklcnr was killed in a plane crash in California where they vere Hying for the movies Aug 920 just before he was to repeat us performance at the fair here Short then joined the Tex Mc aughlin circus which came to the lason City fair as a substitute in Ilnch McLaughlin performed the ct of changing planes in midair GOLDFIELD RESIDENT SAC CITY May 26 Alexander 23 and Richard Wolff vere sentenced to not to exceed 10 years in the state penitentiary after hey pleaded guilty Monday to rob icry of William and Louis Folke Calhoun county farmers May 16 A colleague Is already serving a 2 year prison sentence for vith aeeravaUon Minnesota Woman to Receive Damages for Husbands Auto Death CEDAR RAPIDS May 26 Mrs Lucy Kennedy of Ramsey Minn was awarded S500 damages in federal court here Monday from John B Berfield of Iowa Fall whom she sued for after her husband was killed June 4 1030 in robbery an auto collision with the Berfield I machine driven by Eerfielris son 4 Killed by Police at Communist Meeting BRATISLAVIA Czechoslovakia May 26 Four persons were killed and numerous others includ ing the communist deputy mayor were seriously wounded at Koshuth today when gendarmes turned their guna on a threatening crowd at a communist meeting lowan Sails for China With Congress Group MANILA May 26 sentative Cassius C Dowel of Iowa Senators Arthur R Robinson of Indiana and Tasker L Oddie of Nevada and Representative Ernest W Gibson of Vermont sailed today for Chinese ports after a six day visit here FORT DODGE May 26 Shirley 1 Short chief pilot of the Chicago Daily News plane which crashed today killing Short and Turn 1 rune 4 IOWA WEATHER mostly cloudy Hlmwnrs in Ihn west portion TunHiiny night nnd tho mst and south portions Wednesday Warmer In the cx IreniB cast portion nnd cooler In tin extreme west portion Tues day night Cooler Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday g Minimum In Night r0 At 8 M Tunstiny 37 Monday fell six degrees short of Sunday in the matter of maximum temperature but a close approach to a seasons record appeared In prospect Tuesday forenoon when before 0 oclock the mercury had passed the 70 mark propelled by a south wind nnd a brlcht aim ;