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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1931, Mason City, Iowa c M P iiiioJ E R n I 3 fr tl fi ART iT OF I ovA Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 27 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 165 10 in m ry to IS it T I y Vf It a k Hughes Seen as Liberal Trend in Decisions of Supreme Court Analyzed By CHARLES i STEWART lASHINGTON May 27 CPAJ supreme court of the United States has juat finished its first full ses sion since Presi dent Hoover ap pointed Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes and Associate Justice Owen J Roberts to the bench and the plain truth is some of the c o n s e rvative interests seem rather upset by the general tenor of its altered per sonnels decisions It certainly cannot he called rad ical in its judgment even yet never theless the consensus among law yers of long experience is that it is more liberal than it was Press comment suggests that popular attention has been at tracted predominantly by the trib unals ruling in the Yetta Strom berg case appealed from California in which legislatures are denied the right to penalize legitimate op position to organized government several states have been trying to do recently under antired sta tutes of various sorts BUSINESSMEN however legal authorities predict will be more concerned in the long run in the courts latest findings upholding such legislation as Indianas tas upon chain enterprises and Ohios upon the interstate transmission gasand electric power The constitutionality of the Hoos effort in behalf of Independen merchandishing and the Buckeye Turn in IaRfl20 Column HOLIGSAND FALL PETITIONS SUPREME COURT Lamont Warns Against Artificial Trade Barriers FARRELL URGES DEVELOPING OF WORLD MARKET Omits Defense of Tariff From Prepared Talk on Speaking NEW YORK May 27 W Lamont of J P Morgan ant company welcoming delegates oC the national foreign trade conven tion today urged that we should attempt to discourage artificial bar riers to foreign trade Mr Lamont did not mention the tariff by name but his statement brot applause from the convention and several delegates assumed that the tariff was one artificial bar rier ho had in mind If we want foreign trade the banker said we must take it as easy as possible Some people think the other fellow should always buy Precedes Farrell His remarks preceded those of James A Farrell president of the United States Steel corporation who urged that American ousinesL should work diligently to preserve and develop the foreign market His speech as prepared for the press said that other causes not the tariff ag the major factors whiol have tenued to disturb the balance between production and consump tion thruout the world Butj his remarks all reference to CRASH OF NEWSPAPERS PLANE KILLS FOUR of Repeated Disturbances Students May Cause Real Breach ROME May 27 Rioting fas cist students today renewed their demonstrations against students at Catholic Institutions and it was feared that the repeated disturb ances might bring a diplomatic breach between the Vatican and the Italian government The rioters surrounded the Cath olic student headquarters stoned the building and broke all the win dows up to the fiftli floor The crowd was dispersed Crowd Rolls On Driven away from the student building the crowd rolled on to other Catholic headquarters and broke many windows before police arrived Osservatore Romano considered in some quarters as unofficial or gan of the Vatican published in stances of alleged fascist opposition Tension Not New There has been diplomatic tension betweei Rome and the Vatican for three months Since oarly in March Pope Pius had refused to receive Count Dvec chirii Italian ambassador to the Holy See and one of the four lead ers of the fascist march on Rome Premier Mussolini also has been refusing to see Archbishop Orgon Inini papal nuncio to Italy one of the negotiators of the Lateran treaty ii story Confusion Pointed OutJ There is much confusion of thot regarding our tariff schedule Mr Farrell said today as a factor in our present trade recession Seeing hat the unfavorable conditions ap jly indiscriminately to all countries ow tariff high tariff and free trade alike it must be obvious that tariff discussions between opposing schools of thot are of academic in terest only in a period that calls or early adjustment of our diffi culties To those who complain that Am erican trade has suffered thru the iresent tariff law I need only point o the fact that similar complaints were made concerning the effects of the lower tariff schedule of 1913 In neither case has the existing law availed to prevent a business slump An essential requirement of the present economic situation Mr Farrell said in his spoken address is an advance in commodity prices When prices fall buyers withdraw from the market Fair Prices Important importance of fair prices cannot be overestimated in dcter Tum o rajfC 4 Column Miner Dies of Injuries ALBIA June 27 Darnovitch 39 Williamson coal miner died here Tuesday of Injuries received when struck by a fall of slate while at work In a line AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Amy says her only sin is bein proud o how good lookin she is but it aint no sin to be mistaken BROOKINS FREED IN BIG AMY CASE Judge Directs Verdict for Former Iowa U Track Athlete IOWA CITY May 27 Charles R Brooklns nblder of the worlds 220 yard low hurdles rec ord was acquitted today by di rected verdict of charges of bigamy In directing the verdict Judge Harold D Evans told the Jury that the state had failed to prove that Brooklns and Miss Dorothy Covey whom he is alleged to have marriec before he was finally divorced by Mrs Ethel Heid had lived together in Johnson county as man and wife before the final decree was granted Judge Evans pointed out that bigamous marriage was made In Indiana and the Johnson county courts had no jurisdiction The or der for a directed verdict came upon a motion of the defense coun sel at the close of the states tes timony Brooklns former University of Iowa athlete and coach and a mem ber of the 1924 American Olympic team married Miss Covey at Val paraiso Ind Oct 31 1930 nearly two months after he had married Mra Held The defense in the open ing arguments said it would show that Mrs Heid had written Brook ins telling him he was free to marry Miss Covey She finally obtained a divorce a month after his marriage to Miss Covey whom he then re married at Canton Mo Nov 10 Copyright by The Chicago Daily News The Associated Press This shows the wreckage of the Daily News specially built Blue Streak after Us crush In i snced and endurance test nenr Glen Ellyn III Tho planes crew of four men were kUlcil three lying Instantly At the left Is Shirley J Short whose parents live nt Golilficld mid who appeared twice nt the North Iowa fair in Mason City with stunt flying circuses Short chief pilot of the Blue Streak is shown stand ing in front of the piano just before ils takeoff on the fatal snccil tcs flight SECOND VICTIM Body of Member of Yacht Party of Seven Taken From Sound NORWALK Conn May 27 A second body thot to be that of a member of the party of seven on the auxiliary sloop yacht Sea Fox which has been missing since Satur day night was found in Long Is land sound off here this afternon It was not immediately identified The body of Mrs Marcia Snedden wife of Donald Snedden of New York university was recovered last night The body found this afternoon was that of a woman It was clothec in pink pajamas bathing suit and n red jacket There was nothing o this clothing to identify the wearer The body was identified it was stated by police later as that of Miss Doris Dewcy 31 a psychola gist at Bellevue hospital who was on the Sea Fox Real Estate Taxes in Des Moines Cut Down DBS MOINES May 27 properly owners here will be bene fitted by a 5116577 reduction in taxes made possible by the citj councils order Tuesday for a 5 pc cent reduction in the citys real ca ate valuations Negro Convict Attacks Iowa Guards With Razb FORT MADISON May 27 1F Woodruf Pelmo Negro convict serv ing a 30 year sentence in the stat penitentiary on charges of assaul with intent to kill attacked t prison guards here Tuesday with razor Neither was seriously hurt Russian Sub AIR SEALED IN ALUMINUM BALL mm SKIES jiant Balloon Carries Men on Scientific Mission AUGSBURG Germany May 27 Hermetically sealed vithin an aluminum ball Prof Aug ist Piccard Brussels physicist and his assistant Charles Kipper soared away in a giant baloon today on a scientific mission into the strat eerie fringe of the earths atmosphere never seen by man In contrast to their first attempt ast September when unfavorable winds held them to the ground they made a perfect takeoff early this morning Piccard wearing a stock ng cap and a gray suit and Kipper climbed thru the porthole of their cage and attendants screwed on an airtight cover The great ball upward to an altitude of n thousand feet and drifted swiftly toward th northwest Carries Oxygen The aluminum basket is seven feet in diameter and carries a sup ply of artificial oxygen withou which a journey into such altitud would mean certain death The bal loon has a diameter of 10 fust an holds 500000 cubic feet of hydro gen Piccard hopes th All on Board LONDON May 27 airplanes and warships today cir cle above the spot where soviet sub marine No 9 oC the Baltic fleet sank Friday in a pool of oil Altho the soviet government re mainssilent on the tragedy dis patches from Riga Latvia said it vas understood the craft went down after an explosion presumably with all hands about 100 miles from Hel singfors Finland Moscow dlspitches said the sub mersible failed to rise after making a dive during maneuvers with other vessels of the fleet Auxiliary ships vere sent to the scene It was said ut were unsuccessful in attempts o raise it The number of the crew or the extent of the casualties was un known Russia is believed to maintain a fleet of about eight submarines 12 destroyers and three battleships in Baltic waters Their activity in con nection with the sinking was cred ted by observers here as explaining Finnish fears that a Russian flotilla was menacing their country A report from Helsingfors said that a soviet fleet wns lying off Aransgrund lightship and that soviet planes were flying over Finnish ter ritory Authorities there were in clined to link the reports with tha recent exchange of notes with soviet officials over the treatment of Fin nish nationals in Russia Goldfield Parents of Short Attend Inquest Into Plane Crash CHICAGO May 27 ver dict of accidental death due to structural failure of an experimental lirplane while in flight win re urned today by a coroners jury of six flyers who heard testimony con cerning the crash of the Daily News sesqulplane tho Blue Streak The plane fell near Wheaton yes erday carrying its crew of four to death Four men who saw tho big ship live to earth carrying its crew o our to death told the jury one of the huge main wings of tha sesqui jlane disintegrated in the air Tha fall killed Shirley Short chief pilot Fllchard K Peck copilot Robert U Uormley mechanic and Lewis 5 Rice navigator and radio operator Mrs Short widow of tha pilot and his father W H Short of Gold field Iowa and the flyers mother attended tho inquest Markets at A Glance NEW YORK losses modified by last minute rally ralla soft most leaders touch new lows Foreign ster ling and German mark sag favorable weath er and liquidation poor spot demand CHICAGO favorable weather and crop reports bearish weather and larger contract deliveries to lower Hawks Eats London Breakfast Berlin Lunch Paris Dinner LE BOURGET France May i Frank Hawka landed here at p m winning a be that he could have breakfast In London luncheon in Berlin and din ner in Paris in the same dav GaryBoyMay Have to Serve 5 to 21 Years Attorney General Says Mistake Was Made by Court INDIANAPOLIS May 27 ttorney General James M Ogden aid today he had found a citation rom an Indiana supreme court de ision showing Virgil Kirkland Jary youth found guilty of assault d battery in connection with the eatu of Arlene Draves should have received a 5 to 21 year scn ence instead of the one to 10 year erm imposed on him Attorney General Ogden said Crkland apparently was sentenced jnder the terms of on act of 1D27 vhich defined tho crime as rape Hft said Benjamin M Willoughby vho retired as a judge of the su ireme court early this year had leld in a decision handed down last year that the 1927 act did not re ieal an act of 1921 which fixed the penalty for such an offense assault ind battery with intention of rape at 5 to 21 years and fixed a fine of 51000 Ogden today notified Judge Grant Crumpackcr of the Porter circuit court where Kirkland was con victed but the judge pointed out Kirkland already had been sen tenced The attorney general then notified Prosecutor Robert G Es till who said he would press for a change of sentence ASKS REVERSAL OF DECISION ON BRIBERY COUNT Former Cabinetman to Be Free During Appeal i May 27 W bert B Fall today asked the supreme court to reverse the Dis trict of Columbia appeals court de cision which affirmed his conviction of accepting a bribe from Edward L Doheny wealthy oil man The former interior secretary in the Harding cabinet made his plea for a review in a 10000 word peti tion He maintained the questions involved merited determination by the highest court Upon his conviction in October 1029 in the District of Columbia supreme court of accepting a brlba in the leasing of naval petroleum reserves to the PanAmerican Petroleum company represented by Doheny Fall was sentenced to ft years imprisonment and to pay a fine The appeals court af firmed the conviction last April 6 Fall said then from his home at Three Rivers N Mex that because of age illness and lack of funds he would accept sentence His family 5 KILLED 3 HURT IN BRIDGE CRASH Small Roadster Carrying 6 Swerves Into Path of Other Car PHILADELPHIA May 27 Five Philadelphia men arc dead to day and thre others in hospitals as the result of an automobile crash on the Delaware river bridge The accident ocurred shortly be fore midnight when a small road ster carrying six persons includ ing three of the dead swerved out of its lane into the path of the sec ond car The dead Frank Silber James Willis 37 Frank Latshaw 24 John Flynn 25 and Joseph MacEntee 32 John Williams 29 suffering from internal and other injuries was in a critical condition today The other two hurt arc Abraham Teller and Ted Kessler Inwood Coldest Iowa Town Week Ago Sets States Heat Record DES MOINES May 27 wood which last Thursday had an official low temperature of 24 de grees today reported to the United States weather burcauHhat the mer cury there yesterday reached 98 the highest point in the state Fort Dodge reported a high of32 Alia 01 and Estherville Sioux City Atlantic and Clarinda 90 nBtruments to ojSrSin new on he origin of cosmic rays He plans o demonstrate as well that human beings can travel and live In such a rarified atmosphere and friends including Doheny im plored him to earnthe case to the supreme court After reconsidering Fall instructed his attorney Frank J Hogan of Washington D C to proceed While the case is before the high court the former secretary will retain his freedom The petition attacked the validity the indictment under which Fall was convicted on the ground that The highest altitude to which man has ever flown is 431GG feet or a little less than 816 miles Lieut Apollo Soucek U S N made that record on June 4 1930 n an airplane The flight tock lim two hours and ton mimics and he said afterward the temperature was about 60 degrees below zero The previous altitude wns 41794 feet established by Willie a German aviator in May 1329 Not Worried Yet AUGSBURG Germany May 27 Reidinger balloon works was advised this evening that Prof August Placards balloon had been at about 7 p m between jarmisch and Mittenwald descend ng slowly from an altitude of about 13000 feet The Reidinger officials proposed not to be worried about the scient ist and Charles Kipfcr his compan ion on the spectacular voyage into the upper air Theres no cause for worry yet the director of the plant said We know the balloon is in perfect ord er and altho Professor Piccard in tended to stay up no longer than 10 hours It is probably that ho could not get thru certain layers oC tha heated air and decided to stay up longer youth cbn victed yesterday of assault and bat tery with intent to rape Avlene Draves was sentenced today to serve 1 to 10 years in the India na reformatory at Pendletoc Sheriff Burney Maxwell of Por er county took Kirkland immedi ately to his office and requested Robert Estit to fill out commitment papers at once so that le could take his prisoner to Pen ieton before noon Judge Crumpacker told tne 20 ear old Gary boy he had been extremely fortunate in many vays Escaped Easily Your sentence is a very light me he said You were fortunate n many good attorneys aod expert testimony of physicians U cannot condone your on the night his unfortunate girl was killed It vas reprehensible and very dcplor iblc You arc not without lault in he matter You should congratulate ourself that you escaped so easily The big courtroom hsld only a landful of spectators today Kirk ands knees trembled as he faced the court and he moistened his lips Tum In TafiO 4 Cnltimn Duinont Soils 4fiO Popples DUMONT May quota of poppies was f The Camp Fire Girls BoyOcouts and auxiliary members sold 450 Satur day leaving 50 to sell by Memorial day KILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal May 27 a conference in London on what to do about the worlds sur plus wheat it broke up as usual They even eat cornbread during the conference Russia proposed exporting wheat on a quota basis We wouldnt agree to it so another conference breaks up with us being the goat Will we ever quit sending delegations off to conferences We just wait for a conference somebody to get in wrong with There should be a heavy export duty on good will groups and delegates to conferences We have had so many conferences that we are even sore at each other here at Yours jto mi apanese Railroad Strike Over Salary Cut Seems Averted TOKYO May 27 un ixpccted suddenness the agitation against government decreases in of icial salaries appeared virtually to iave subsided today and tho threat ined railway strike failed to mate ialize With few exceptions officials of various government departments vho were preparing to submit their resignations changed their mlndg and expressed sentiments of repent ance BRIANDNOTTO QUIT MINISTRY Withdraws Resignation on Urgent Demands of Cabinetmen PARIS May 27 Minister Aristide Briand withdrew ils resignation at the meeting of Lhe council of ministers today and said he would remain in Lhe French cabinet M Briand made his decision only after the urgent demands of Pre mier Pierre Laval and his fellow ministers The meeting lasted nearly three hours during which the foreign minister explained the re fuILs of his work at the mcctlnga of the league council and the pan European commission in Geneva The nations interest in M Bri ands decision was demonstrate by the fact that a large crowd in cluding 200 newspapermen had gathered in front of the Elysee palace impatiently awaiting the announcement The decision of M Briand to pursue the task of guild ing Frances foreign policy and the even larger idea of the creation ol a united state of Europe was re ceived with gratification by millions of French citizens especially the women It wns recalled today that repre sentatives of the women of France had implored M Briand when hi returned from Geneva to contlmn his mission of peace Observers saw the quiet influence of the women of the ntalon in M Briands deci sion today grand jr whenjtiyas draft ed Ifttsston the activities of gov ernment wransel adralsslbillty of certain evidence in connection with balls negotiations with Harry F Sinclair oil man and the trial iudge3 discussion of clemency in lis charge Delegates of 50 Nations at Narcotics Conference GENKVA May 27 sentatives of 50 countries assembled oday for a conference sponsored y the league of nations on limita ion of the manufacture of nar cotics John K Caldwell represented the United States IOWA WEATHER Cloudy probably showers in Ibo west portion cooler In tho exlcrcmo west portion Wednes day night Thursday cloudy and cooler Bhowern n tho cast nnd central LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday flft Minimum In Night fit At 8 A M Wednesday 11 A new maximum for May was es tablished Tuesday afternoon when the mercury in the GlobeGazettes weather shelter surpassed by 1 de gree the marks set on the after noons of May 2 and May 15 Wednesday morning the 8 oclock temperature was some 5 degrees higher than at a corresponding hour Tuesday auguring a maximum for the day of BO or thereabouts ;