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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FJVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 28 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 166 Capital Has Crime Wave Cellars of Envoys Golden Lure to Gangsters BALLOONISTS LAND IN SAFETY By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 28 CPA Washingtons record 27 mur ders since Jan 1 seems trifling compared wi t h metropolitan fig ures like New Yorks and Chi cagos but it should be remem bered that the capital is a smallish city Moreover i t has been back ward in tho de velop ment of racketeering Indeed Maj Gen Herbert B Crosby of the Dis trict of Columbia commission espe cially in charge of the police depart ment denies that many rackets are established here even yet Resenting newspaper references to 1931s homicides as racketeer killings the general officially stated Nineteen of those 27 rmir ders were committed by the vic tims friends and relatives LACKING the systematic encour agement which major crime ap pears to have had elsewhere the feeling among other Washington ians is that their home town has Turn lo Vnltc 12 Column 3 Argentina Threatens Retaliatory High Tariff Act ENVOY BELIEVES MAY LOSE ITALY CONDEMNS CITIZEN OF U S Naturalized American to Be Shot for Plot Against Mussolini Restrictions Will Force Latin Country Into Manufacturing NEW YORK May 28 bassador Don Manuel E Malbrau of Argentina today told the nation al foreign trads convention that h country might be forced to embark OIK a high tariff policy in defense against the tariff barriers oE the United States and other countries Don Manuel emphasized that Ar gcntinas economic health depend on the extent of her export trade and that the diminution ol tha trade may require her to protec and develop her own industry just a the United States has done will high tariffs Lose Good Market Then he said you would 1 a good market for your manufac tures I speak of the remote future but in exchange you would gain ou gratitude for having taught us t make use of high tariffs American exports to Argentina i 1929 represented more than 40 pe cent of our total South America exports the ambassador said an the exports of the first three montl of 1931 have decreased about 60 per cent from 1930 which in turn was 39 per cent under Don Manuel called the United tea tartiH prohibitive rather than FRANKLIN PIONEER INVITATIONS OUT TO OBSERVANCE OF EARLY DAYS Franklin County Will Celebrate Diamond Jubilee HAMPTON May Reeve Orson G Reeve oldest liv ing pioneer resident of FranU lin county is chairman of the committeewhich hag extended invitations to former residents to attend the Franklin County Diamond jubilee Juno 14 and 35 An extended story concern ing arrangements for the cele bration Is printed In an adjoin ing column death by sassinatitiarol1 anisentenced to shooting in the back According to custom Schirru probably will be shot at dawn to morrow When sentence was pro nounced he remained silent The judges were out 50 minutes When they returned to the court room a file of Caribinieri marched into the court and surrounded the cage in which the prisoner was seated on a bencu When the death penalty was an nounced and the method described as shooting in the back Schirrus face blanched nnd bis body slumped but he said nothing and arose and walked out steadily surjounded by soldiers The crowd in the court rootn burst into applause when sen tence was pronounced Those in the galleres began singing the fascist anthem and continued until fascist officers ordered them to stop General Cristini president of the court in announcing sentence saiil that Schirru was round guilty on all seven counts against him Majority for Lavals Cabinet Seems Sure PARIS May 28 majority for Premier Lavals government seemed assured tonight as thi chamber of deputies reached a voti on a question of confidence follow ing a long debate on M Briand foreign policy Pending a rccoun the vote was not announced Colfax Farmer Killed as Truck Hits Ditch NEWTON May 28 Tur ner 60 farmer living north of Col fax was killed Wednesday when his truck went off the pavement and into a ditch The ambassador said the presi dent working under the flexible lause could change rates when so dvised by the tariff commission Adding that the truth is that Ar rentine petitions to the commission ave not met with the same good ortune in regard to clerity of pro edure as petitions regarding items oming from other countries But in iplte of all this I still have fsith The ambassador declared he was not objecting to or criticizing pro tective tariffs I understand that In any case they respond to the Idea which the lawmakers of one nation have with respect to the interests of their country at a given moment 1 am only making some observations which will tend to demonstrate that even within this frankly protection at policy Argentine products have scarcely received equitable treat ment Sees Similar Cases Beef the anibassador said used to be a large item in our trade with the United States from 1915 to 1925 Argentine beef was import ed into your country without ques tion but when one case of foot and mouth disease occurred in California its source was attributed to beei coming from my country and that was all that was needed for estab lishing a prohibition against the im portation of Argentine beef and the tariff law of 1930 includes this pro hibition in one of its clauses The ambassador then pointed out that in similar cases Great Britain has sent experts to Argentina who after lengthy investigation have concluded the charges were unwar ranted Presbyterians Elect Mudge as Moderator Decide Control PITTSBURGH May 28 Lewis Seymour Mudge of Philadel phia today was elected moderator of the Presbyterian church in the U S A He succeeds the Rov Hugh Thomson Pittsburgh Dr Mudge received 519 votes Dr David De Forest Burrell Williams port Pa the only other candidate received 379 votes Dr Mudge is at present state clerk of the assembly and as such the chief permanent executive offi cer of the church He Is expected to be reelected stated clerk next Mon day He also is secretary of the gen eral council of the general assembly a trustee of the assembly n director of Princeton Theological seminary and a trustee of Wilson college Protests Received Overwhelmed with protests from Presbyterians thruout the country the assembly special committee on marriage divorce and remarriage ended allday executive sessions yesterday with a decision to elimi nate from its report that section urging approval of birth control when practiced because of economic necessity or because of maternal health One of the first three women ever chosen a commissioner to the general assembly of the Presbyter ian mother of four said that in her opinion birth control ia right so long as it means the safeguarding AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I wouldnt lay my hus bands indigestion on tobac co if I couldnt make pie crusts no bettern she can DETROIT FLYERS SET NEW MARK Fly on After Breaking Non Refueling Endurance Flight Record JACKSONVILLE BEACH Fla May 28 Leea and Fred erick Boosey Detroit aviators fly ing a Diesel motored monoplane set a worlds nonrefueling flight record of 76 hours 23 minutes at a m Iowa time today They did not land but continued their flight which began at a m last Monday Taking off with 398 gallons of fuel oil at a m last Monday the flyers estimated early today they had approximately 60 gallons of fuel left which they believed was enough to keep them aloft until midnight tonight The flyers originally set 80 hours as their goal This would place their hour of descent at p m but it la probable they will add five hours more if everything goes well Fiithnr of Author Dies DAVENPORT May 28 thur Wright Hall of Colfax Town father of James Norman Hall au thor died at a sanitarium here to day He was 78 years of age of a physically deficient wifes health or the suppression of the birth of physically and intellec tually unfit beings Favors Right TIsc Mrs Mlna L Stilliman Green Utah gave her opinion of birth control while attending the general assembly here Until this year women could not serve as commissioners of the church Birth control Mrs Stilliman said is entirely wrong if it means the shirking of the responsibility of parenthood by the intellectually nnd physically superior Under present laws the knowledge of birth con trol is everywhere available to the welltodo and intelligent who need it very little and kept from the great mass of people who could be classed as eugenically inferior Chicagoan Behind in Alimony to Have 96 Years to Catch Up CHICAGO May 28 ly 24800 In arrears in alimony payments to his former wife Daniel Eeebe former porcelain products manufacturer was given 96 years by Judge John J Sullivan to pay off the deficit Judge Sullivan said yesterday he would allow him to pay oft the debt at the rate of a week Beebe who is 55 told the court he was bankrupt but agreed to apply larger sums on the deficit if he finds it possible to do so G the oloesr settler in Franklin county has been named chairman of the invitation commit tee for the Franklin County Dia mond jubilee which will be held at Hampton on Sunday and Monday June 14 and 15 celebrating the seventyfifth anniversary of the founding of Franklin county and of Hampton The other members of the committee will be residents of Hampton who have resided in Franklin county 50 years or more Invitations to return for the cele bration will go out to all former Franklin county residents whose addresses are obtainable Altho Orson Reeve is now mori than 85 years of age he has a vivid and accurate memory and he can lt by the hour and recall incidents of old times Some of these are the famous Indian scare which proved o be a false alarm the breaking ol the first sod in the county how Chief Johnny Green and his Indians used to camp each spring within 40 rods of the Reeve cabin It is indeed an honor and pleas ure to me wrote Mr Reeve in the invitations which were extended as the oldest pioneer resl beeir Hn County Diamond jubilee on June 14 and 15 I am pleased to have the privilege of extending a person al invitation to every former resi dent of Franklin county to come back home for this great event Recalls Prairhs Scenes Born at Ashtabula Ohio on July 4 1848 I can well remember the gradual progress of the whitJ man westward Altho only a small boy of seven years I can clearly re call when our family traveled west ward by rail to Rockford 111 start ed in a covered wngon on the long trek to Franklin county I can also still recall the beauties of Iowas virgin prairie and its patches of forest as we passed along the route At that time Cedar Falls was the westernmost outpost of civiliza tion in this part of Iowa My fath er James B Reeve had been here before and he was one of the first settlers of Franklin county John Mayne and His family were the oth ers My father was so favorably im pressed with the community in Reeve township around the places now known as the J C Jones J M Soper and the C E Sheppard farms that he sent word lor us to meet him at Rockford and brot U3 out here to make our home We arrived in Franklin countj Sept 15 1853 and there were ther three cabins standing Thesa be longed to George Sturms a mar named Fairchild and Mayne the settlers assisted my father building a cabin for us and thret days after our arrival we had home Since that time Franklin county has always been my home and I have watched it progres from a raw pioneer outpost to on of the finest and richest farming Hollywood to Stop Making Gang Movies Blood and Thunder of Cities Gives Way to Romance HOLLYWOOD May 28 blood and thunder of gang warfare on thescreen is giving way to the moonlight and roses of romance and to the thrills and chills of mystery The drama of cities terrified by machine gun rule is passing another cycle of film plots gone on its way to oblivion temporarily at least In no major studios are gangster themes of the extreme type such as Little Caesar The Doorway to Hell and The Public Enemy on the production schedules Producers seem to beliove the public has had its fill of films por traying with ultravivid scenes the inner workings of gangland More Komanco Desired EXPLORE SKY IN AIRTIGHT BALL The loss of interest in gangplots is not duo to any official ban by the producers association but that organization has remained silent on the subject But Will Hays its lead er recently expressed the opinion that changing public taates a desire for more romance on Ihe screen would bring about the decline the mob rule theme Altho all pictures of the type have emphasized that the criminal always gets his in the end that crime does not pay nnd altho crime has not been intentionally glorified In them there has teen agitation against gangster pictures on the d thatthey exerted a narm CLAIM TO HAVE IN HIGH FLYING Turn o PBRC 2 Column 3 WILL fder aln end and gloryin his gunplay Cycle Is Exhausted But censorship in several cities nd states seems to have played nly a small part in the general eering from underworld plots An xhausted cycle appears to be the etter explanation Such is the way f the studio makes a western hit the I others follow f It is a daring ix story that cores every studio rushes to put ts own version on the screen Aftei while the cycle changes another ogue arises Romance sweet nnd unsophisti ated is returning with such pic ures as DaddyLongLegs and Merely Mary Ann starring Janet aynor adventurous romance like Son of India with Ramon Navarro and the eternal Western romance the plain boyandgirl story all ride serenely on cycles no cycles The revived interest in kid pictures like Tom Sawyer and the rest continues But it is the trend toward mys ery stories that is most pro nounced at present Inspired by the success of Dracula Universal is making Frankenstein and Para mount offers Frederic March in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde In un effort lo explore tho siratosyhere 50000 Icet above the earths surface Prof Aucuste 1lccnrd noted physicist and his assist ant Dr Paul Kinfer climbedInfo the Bliie6 at Augsburg Germany it was thclr third attemptto reach a height never attatheiHJy maril Professor Plccnrd Is above withthe huge gas bag arrow Indi cating the ball in which tho two men rode ather Much Valuable Scientific Data on Stratosphere TNNSBRUCIC Austria May 2S T JProf August Piccard reaching the Alpine town of Gurgl this after noon said his adventurous flight into the stratosphere had been magnificent beyond conception and that he and Charles Klpfer had broken the worlds altitude record by more than 12000 feet They never lost control of their balloon he said and they gathered valuable scientific data In their long hours nloft in the metal gon dola suspended from the gas bag The balloon itself lying on the grosser gurgler ferner feet in the Alps is to be salvaged by detachment of the Tyrolese Al ne chassucrs Call Trip Success The balloonists for whose safety ears had been held many hours eclared their trip had been a auc and estimated that they had cached a height of 52500 feet al most 10 miles and a new ecord After 18 houra and 13 minutes in he air awept by varying currents ver many parts of south Europe he adventurers landed safely and n good health at 1008 oclock last night on a glacier above Gurgl Their instruments were safe and their balloon in good condition Ef forts to bring these down the valley were being made this afternoon Were both very tired tho physicist said but otherwise were well and happy Our balloon safe BEVERLY HILLS Cal May 28 have all kinds of varioti weeks eat an apple week dont shoot your husband week dont cuss the republicans an more than you can help week but Claremore Okla the home of the great radium water Is having this week one of the most practical and useful ones take a bath week They cant relieve the present depression but theycan relieve the tissues Even the Rotarys and Ki wanis Lions Apes and Chamber of Commerce have joined in the novel ty of the thing and it bids fair to become a yearly event My old friend Governor Murray and myself have been cordially in vited to attend Yours CHICAGO UNION OFFICER KILLED Alleged Assailant Capturet by Policeman Who Was Nearly Struck CHICAGO May 28 M Agoa secretary of the Chicago Window and Building Cleaners Contracting association fatally wounded near the corner of State and Van Buren streets at the heigh of the morning rush hour today died this afternoon His alleged assailant B 1 Weber business agent for the Chi cago union was captured by a po lice officer who was nearly struc by one of the bullets Leo Hemrick secretary to Capt John Prerlergast of the South Stat street police station was in hi automobile at the corner waitin for a stop light when the shootin started Hs said he ducked to th floor of the car until the firln ceased and then ran out and pursue Weber After a short chase Weber surrendered his pistol and went to the police station with Hemrick Hemrick said Weber told him the shooting followed a quarrel as the men stood on the corner Agoa was shot twice in the abdomen and once in the arm He had a police record dating back to 1922 and in 1923 he was sentenced lo a year and a day in Leavenworth penitentiary for extor tion while he was a prohibition agent Wan Killed and More Than Score Hurt as Tornado Hits Northwest FARGO N Dak May 28 lashing along at a 50 mile an our clip the crack Great Northern Impfre Builder coast train deluxe astbound from Seattle to Chicago vas picked up like a toy from its racks and wrecked by a tornado ight miles southeast of here late Veduesday One life was lost moro han a score injured one probably atally and scores of passengers shaken up by the freak accident The death resulted when Andrew Anderson of Montcsano Wash was Juried from tlic train thru n win dow and ground to death beneath he wheels of the following coach Mrs Emily Hannan Seattle suf fered a broken back Across State Iinc Mrs N Troll Minot N Dak ilso was said to bo in a Scriou condition at a Fargo hospital whcru many of the injured were taken The train had crossed the Nortn DakotaMinnesota line nml nearing Sabin Minn with Engineer B E McKee of St Paul at th throttle Without warningthe en tire 12coach train wns lifted froir the tracks moved cast from roadbed and deposited with a time on the prairie leaving only the en gine and tender on the tracks As If held spellbound by the suti dcnness of the disaster a moment or two passed before realization of the horror of the wreck became manifest among the passengcrH Men struggled frantically to make their way over the debris thru shattered windows and jammed doors Spfled Intn Moorhcnd Passing motorists speeded into Moorhead Minn notified railway officials nnd within a few minutes doctors nurses and ambulnnces were enroute Despite the tremendous shock of tho impact scores escaped unin jured due chiefly to the fact that AGKNT OF ASKED Committee Advises Tennes see House to Act Against Horton NASHVILLE Tenn May 28 t of Gov Henry I Norton was recommended to th iiousc of representatives today John Tipton chairman of a spe cinl legislative committee appointe to consider whether impeachmen charges should be considered sni we are engaged in the prcparatio of articles of impeachment As soo as these articles are prepared will immediately report them to the house of representatives Administration forces claimed enough votes todny to defeat the articles of impeachment when they are presented It was generally un derstood that a vote might not be reached before tomorrow A majority report of the investi gating committee I Hie gov ernor allowed personal friends to dominate his actions In affairs of state to their advantage ments Is rhardly worthsmentioning Picked Glacier Yesterday was excellent for ctfJt servations but the buoyancy of the balloon was so great that we could land only after the sun had gone down I did not choose any particular landing place but we saw a glacier and thot that would be as good as any other spot We landed smoothly but too late to look for human habitations so we spent the night in our gondola Early this morning he said they got their bearings nnd walked down the mountainside toward Ober Gurgl meeting the rescue expedi tion as It came up The two balloonists planned to rest at Ober Gurgl until the balloon and Its Instruments are brot down State Case Against Alleged Slayer of Policeman Closed CHICAGO May 28 state rested its case against Carl Carlson alias Frank Jordan today after presenting additional eye wit nesses who testified that they saw Carlson shoot nnd kill Police Officer Anthony Ruthy lost April 30 Turn to Pncr 2 Column IK Amelia Earhart Hops Off in Autogiro Upon Flight to West Coast NEWARK N J May 28 Amelia Earhart took off from the Newark airport at a m lowi time today on a flight to tho Pa cific coast in her Autogiro plant She expected to stop for fuel in Harrisbure Pa about noon Markets at A Glance NEW YORK U S Steel vf able some rails at nev low StandardOil of In diana heavy Foreign lower cables an favorable weather spot situa lion European sup port CHICAGO bullish crop r ports and better export demand unfavorable weathc hoga lower MUSSOLINI PUTS END TO VIOLENCE laid on Catholic Publishing House Too Serious to Be Overlooked ROME May 2B lussollni it was understood on ex llent authority today lias called halt in Fascist violence against icmbers and property of Catholic rganizations The disorders of last night when Catholic publishing house waa Hacked Catholic papers and books urncd nnd a portrait of Pope Pius I trampled on the pavement were onsldercd by the premier to be too erious to be overlooked IOWA WEATHER i Partly cloudy ami tliundcr showcrs Thursday nflcrnoon or night In cxtrcnin cast portions Cooler cast find south portions Thursday Friday mostly fair and cooler tn southeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 00 Minimum In Night 5 At 8 A M Thursday fit Rainfall 41 of an Inch Wednesday was the warmest day of May and Wednesday night waa the warmest night But the real distinction of the 24 hour period of weather was rainfall in the night which approached a half Inch and brot the May total of precipitation to 209 of an inch which Isnt greatly under normal for this month At any rate it can he said that North Iowas vegetation at this time Is not suffering from drought ;