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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas iLY PAI Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALT NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 29 1931 HOME EDITION May Raise Rail Rates Increase Likely as Unions Fight All Wage Cuts By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 29 CPA t h public has had time to begin wondering what it is all about in dications are that the railroads al ready will be col lecting the In creased rates for which their man agements recent ly decided to ask Railroad presi dents are fast efficient team workers Congress is not now in session troublesome questions The rate issue is wholly up to the Interstate Commerce Commission and it will be no fault of tho com missioners if only one side of it is presented to them for consideration The railroads side certainly will be presented The THE RAILROADS naturally want 1 as much money as they can get Their patrons just as naturally do not want their rates boosted if it can be avoided but they do not under stand the problem very well There is however one group o influential individuals who do un derstand the railroad situation thor oughly and who are not invariably in sympathy with the railroad man ask agements in the make This group demands they consists of the higher officials of the railroad broth erhoods The rank and file of the brotherhoods membership reflects its higher officials views and in the main their views are liberal and en of course they are human it is reasonable to assume that selfinterest will ideas occasionally bias their The railroad presidents have made it clear that they believe they will AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NQ 1Q7 M C MAY GET AIRMAIL SERVICE Man Held at Memphis Accused of Five Weddings WATERLOO GAVE BURKE HIS LAST MARITAL VICTIM Postal Inspectors Say He Took Valuables From Wives Tenn May 29 middle aged man whose name was given as Calvin H Burke for mer theater man was held by Memphis police today for postal in spectors for questioningin connec tion with charges that within a year he married five women in several AS CONSPIRATOR Schirru Shot in Back at Dawn for Against Mussolini ROME May 29 of plotting the assassination of Pre mier Benito Mussolini Michele Schirru an American by naturali zation was executed at dawn today by c firing squad He was led into the interior court of Fort Kraschi and seated nstrid a chair with his back to the marks men A battalion of blackshirt mili tiamen formed three sides of a hol low snaare n round him and directed a volley ot shot into his spine Tho special tribunal for defense ol he sLite composed of seven militia officer1 witnessed the execution The official bulletin read as follows This morning at the hour of In the interior court of Fort Braschl was carried out the eexcution oy means of a volley in the back thn sentence pronounced by the special tribunal for defense of tho state against the terrorist Michele Schir ru Schirru 32 years old and once a resident of New York was the first American to taste fascist justice for such an offense and the seventh person to be executed under the de fense of the state law designed to punish attempts to overthrow the regime or to plot against the pre mier Tho tribunal from whose decision there is no apeal convicted Schirru after 50 minutes of deliberation on seven counts including attempted assassination possession of bombs wounding of three detectives and membership in an anarchist organi zation AUNT NET By Robert Quillen None o our family was what youd call wicked ex cept Brother Topi used to cuss a right smart until his wife quit havin triplets Postal inspectors said Burke ob tained money or valuables from each of the women and disappeared They accused him of using the alias of Jim E Howard to marry Mrs E J Ferryman of Atlanta last Sept 8 As George E Adams the in spectors said he married Mrs L E Remington of Fort Worth Texas about May 5 1930 and left her five days later in Chicago On Aug 8 1930 the inspectors charged he married Mrs Maud Hurdle of Blue Field W Va at Covington W Va under the name of Eugene A Dawson and left her n Columbus Ohio eight days later after obtaining a sum of money from her and late in 1930 to have narried a Mrs Drake of Kirkville tfo using the name of James Col ins The inspectors said his most re cent marriage was to Mrs Estell of Waterloo Iowa at terT lowsf Feb 25 of this year The agents charged he deserted her in St Louis three days later minus 52800 she obtained from the sale of her home He posed as James Allison WILL GO TO MEMPHIS WATERLOO May 29 Estella Whcox Allison 60 said to day she would go to Memphis Teon to attempt to identify Valvln H Burke held by police there the man who married her under the name of James Allison and deserted her three days later Mrs Allison is now a housekeeper on a farm near here She said sno met Allison thru a Detroit matri monial agency and they were mar ried at Grundy Center Feb 25 go Ing to St Louis on n honeymoon trip She said she had sold house here and had loaned some of her money to her new husband After three days in St iouis shs said he told her he had to go away on a business trip and borrowed more money bringing his total Bor rowings to 52800 She never heard from him again Mts Allison a widow is the mother of two sons and a daughter by a previous marriage HAWKS OFF TO CIRCLE FRANCE Tireless Birdman Hopes to Girdle Country in Two Days LE BOURGET Prance May 2D as the bird whose name he bears Capt Frank Hawks American speed flyer soared away this morning with the intention of girdling France by air in two days He planned to spend the night in Marseilles traveling by way of Rouen Lemans Nantes Bordeaux and Toulouse Tomorrow he will re turn to Paris via Lyon Dijon and Nancy hoping to land here bv 3 oclock Ashjleady to Cross Pacific WAR VETERANS Hoover to DO Honorto War Dobry Returned to Davenport to Face Falsifying Charges DAVENPORT May 29 D A Dobry former head of the bankrupt D A Dobry securities company was here today to face trial on a charge of making false statements in connection with the sale of securities Dobry was brot from Chicago Thursday night by Sheriff Frank ilnrtin and state agent George At kins after a writ of ne exeat was lissolved in Chicago federal court He denied the charge here last light and blamed general condi tions for the Dobry bankruotcy Plane Rests on Beach foi Final Hopoff American Will Leave Japan on NonStop Air Voyage SAMUSHIRO BEACH Japan May 29 somewhat cum bersome monoplane in whit Thomas Ash Jr American flyer hopes to span the Pacific withou a stop rested on the natural run way of this beach today ready t take off for Tacoma Wash at a m tomorrow 4 p m Friday Iowa Ash landed here late today afte a 380 mile flight from Tachikawi airdrome near Tokyo He then in spected and prepared tne plane fo the 4400mile solo flight across thi Pacific He expects to land at Taco ma in 40 to 50 hours of Ash was accompanied here by a mechanic who assisted him in finu preparations At Tachikawa he wa given a rousing sendoff by high officials including the Americai ambassador W Cameron Forbes5 and the mayor of Tokyo Ash and his mechanic strippe the Pacific of every ounce o superflour metal Even at that carrying 1020 gallons of gasoline and 60 gallons of oil the flyer ex peeled to have difficulty in lifting the plane from the beach Ash wil carry no radio nor is his plan equipped with pontoons His onlj baggage willbe a smr amount o food and a pocket full tters Thealleged shortcomings nlane seemed to worry Ash little He has pronounced it somewha cumbersome and rather hard to manipulate Kiwamans at Webster City Pay Respects to Schools Honor Pupils WEBSTER CITY May from a half dozen oth er Klwanis clubs as well as the in ernational secretary and the dis rict governor and the district lieu tenant governor Joined the local Ki wanians last night in paying trib ute to Webster Citys honor stu ients forthe year Musical cnter ainment was provided by the Rusty Hinge quartet The vital necessity of thinkin and of pursuing truth no matter vhere it leads was stressed by Fred W Parker of Chicago secretary if the world Kiwanis organization The influence of service clubs in making hieh ideals and idealism an ndispensable part of modern busi ness relationships was cited by the speaker Robert M Armstrong of Auburn ebr district governor and Clark Beams of Cedar Rapids lieutenant governor district 2 for the past wo years spoke briefly Burris E Beard former superintendent of Northwoods schools but not Web stet Citys school head expressed appreciation for the honor shown student leaders present for ths meeting Dr L P Biddleman Ki wanis president was toastmaster Mason Cityans present in addition to the quartet were H E Hanson Lloyd Geer Kenneth McAllister and Paul Bahcock PILOT SET FOR SOLO FLIGHT ROGERS gays BEVERLY HILLS Cal May 28 week we had quite an un usual murder out here and its get ting very hard to put on anything unusual in the way of a A well known politician was killed and at first they could find no rea son Then it was discovered that he was on the verge of financing a preacher in establishing a radio broadcasting station so now the murderer will surrender and show that hia deed was to save the public and he will be acquitted with hon ors and his services will be In de mand everywhere The regret is that this hero didnt start his lifes work earlier Associated PTtst Photo Thomas Ash Jr shown at lower right will attempt a 4450 niilu nonstop flight from Japan to Seattle over tho route shown in map Ha Trt i hSU Sieed in which Harold Bromley failed In his efforts to span the Pacific lust your m CROWDS HEROES Piccard Compiles Data as Aide Goes to Recover Balloon OBERGtFRGL Austrian Tyro May 29 from their perilous thrust into the upper reaches of the sky Dr August Pic card began compiling his scientific data today while Charles Kipfer his assistant started a three hour clinil to recover their balloon from the glacier on which it came to rest Dr Piccard said in conversation with newspapermen that the strato sphere which he claimed to havo penetrated in an ascent of more han 50000 feet was the only prac ticable clement for longdistance aviation This can be done however he jald only if the cabins are as air tight as our gondola was Mobbed by Curious When some of his Interviewers iuggested that they would liko to iccompany the scientist to the bal oon Dr Piccard had a good laugh Have you hobnailed shies he aid Are you experienced moun ajn climbers Do you know how o operate an Ice ax No Then you better keep your hands off The two men arose at dawn and were surprised on reaching the lobby of the little Edelweiss hotel to be confronted by not less than 50 ournalists and by scores of tourists vho used bicycles motorcycles lorsedrawn vehicles automobiles and even airplanes to reach tho two nen about whom all Furope is talk Altho delighted with the success Jf hia voyage Professor Piccards greatest regret is that he could not nake certain measurements while1 3rof Albert Einstein his teacher has requested him to make Wind Became Weaker As we started Professor Piccnrrl aid today the wind suddenly bc amc weaker which meant that we ose more rapidly than we had bar ained for Professor Einstein had equested me to make certain measurements while we shot up ward but try as I would this proved mpossible Our measurements of conmic ays however which have been reviously measured up to 27 00 feet were carefully conducted p to 50000 feet Asked what conclusions he had made from his measurements Pro essor Piccard replied I dont ant to make a statement yet as o that Pageant to Be Given KIESTER Minn May ageant will be given in tne Im manue Lutheran church Sunday venlng The Rev J Arneson and vlrs Olluf Hcrmanstadt are the di ectors IN LITERACY ONLY 15879 CANT READ WASHINGTON May 29 has only 15879 residents who cannot read and write thus maintaining its low illiter acy record1 amongthe 33 states for which census returns are available The National advisory com mittee on illiteracy announced Thursday that the Iowa mark of 08 per cent has successfully withstood competition Of its illiterates 777 are Ne groes 5932 foreignborn whites and 8177 native whites the last Iowa census revealed MUSCATINE MAN SHOT TO DEATH Body of Dan Hoxsey Cancer Institute Aide Found in His Auto MUSCATINE May 29 Hoxsey brother of Harry Hoxsey former associate of Norman Baker in tho operation of the Baker in stitute was found dead in his auto in his garage today shot thru the chest A revolver was found beside the body Dan Hoxsey has been employed at the Baker institute since last Sep tember coming here from Illinois after his brother severed connec tions with Baker He claimed to have the same remedy for cancer as used by his brother ANNUAL PARADE Governor to Speak at Memorial Day Observance A RRANGEMENTS were com pleted Friday for the observance of Memorial day Saturday with a parade thru the business section of the city and a program at the ceme tery in which the chief speaker will be Gov Dan W Turner The column which will march north from the courthouse on Washington avenue to Third street northwest and then east to Federal avenue and south to the cemetery will be headed by Conrad Hclbig marshal of the day and Roy B Johnson chief of staff The column will moving promptly at 9 oclock The parade will be arranged in three divisions as follows Guard Units to March First division for veterans Ed ward Gashel aide Mason City mu nicipal band and military escort made up of Headquarters H aod F companies of the 133d infantry Iowa National guard G A R in automobiles American Legion drum and bugle corps United Spanish War veterans American Legion Second division for veterans aux iliaries George Flcken aide Seri galcsedrum and bugle corps wo relief Amer ican warYeteYdSsTraSuiIaryvLegloV auxiliary and Daughters Union Veterans Third division for citizens John Brown aide High school band un der direction of G R Prescott Boy Turn in Injtn 2 Cnlimin CARLSON TRIAL GIVEN TO JURY Alleged Slayer of Chicago Policeman May Get Death in Electric Chair CHICAGO May 29 murder trial of Carl Carlson alias Frank Jordan was given to tho jury at p m today Judge John Prystalski instructing the jurors they might return verdicts of ac quittal or of conviction for mur der or manslaughter Carlson is ac cused of killing Policeman Anthony Ruthy when accosted as a suspected fugitive bank robber If convicted ha faces any penalty from 14 years in Luxor region prison to death in the electric chair DeadofUSA President Will Speab at Training Camp of Washington WASHINGTON May 29 the hilly country where a winter of privation and training prepared revolutionary soldiers to continue their struggle for independence President Hoover tomorrow will honor Americas war dead His duties at the white house left bejiind the president will like many others journey to Valley Forge Pa for Memorial day services On ground that felt the tramp of George Washingtons volunteers during the winter of 1777 he will deliver his memorial address Revolutionary Headquarters The chief executives train will leave the capital thin afternon reaching Philadelphia in time for Mr Hoover to have dinner tonight with the Union League club Early Saturday accompanied by Mrs Hoover two of his secretaries Theo dore Joslln and Lawrence Richcy and the white house physician Dr Joel T Bonne he will motor to Val ley Forge for the exercises After delivering the address the president will inspect the two story rock structure where George Wash ington made his headquarters after the battles of Brandywlne and Gcr mantown Abandons Motor Trip The inspection of the State park concluded President Hoover will re turn to Washington by train He de cided to abandon the proposed long motor trip back because of heavy NEBRASKA FIRM ASKS PERMIT TO RUN LINE NORTH Planes Bound to St Paul From Omaha Would Stop Here By RADFORD E MOBLEV Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON May 20 A pro posal to extend an airmail line from the transcontinental route at Lincoln Nebr as far as St Paul with a stop at Mason City was laid before postoffice department officials here by C Frank Reavis attorney for the Union Transporta was made for a northern the transcontinental tion company of Lincoln it learned today Reavis asked the department to consider authorization of the line in the 1932 budget now being pre pared for the consideration of con gress in December His proposal is similar to others which have been route from extending from Omaha or a point nearby into Iowa the Dakotas and Minnesota Pointingout that this territory does not at present have adequate airmail service Reavia said the company he represented proposed stops at DCS Molnes Omaha Mason City Rochester and St Paul on the northbound trip Southbound the planes would stop at Mankato Sioux Falls and Sioux City The department is expected to givt consideration to this line ia drafting the annual budget now be ing considered by the postmaster general and his assistants MHMENIQE Hoover Jr will start for Palo Alto Ca to spend the summer at hi fathers home The younger Mrs Hoover and the presidents grand children will accompany Herbert Jr During the presidents absence Uie usual Memorial day service will take place at tne lorno of the unknown soldier in Arlington na tional cemetery Two Men Injured One Fatally in Collision MUSCATINE May 29 C Dickerson of Oskaloosa was fatally injured and William Ferguson his companion was seriously injured when a freight train struck thei truck eight miles south of here 14 Killed in Cavein of Egyptian Excavations CAIRO Egypt May 20 Fourteen workmen engaged in archaeological excavations in the were killed today when a sand hill caved in on them Markets at A Glance NEW YORK investment issues reak to new lows rails weak oils and special ies soft Butter firm Foreign exchanges Irregular Spanish peseta again at1 new low Cotton Higner unfavorable weather firm spot situa tion steady Brazilian markets CITICACiO bullish Canadian vcather bearish acreage cs imate to higher French Deny Entrance to Texas Guinan and Show Queen Wants to Know Why English Dont Like Her HAVRE France May 29 Texas Guinan and her gang who did not attempt to land at Ply mouth Eng from the liner Paris when she docked there were refused admission to France today because port authorities said their working contract was not in order Texas and some of her friends who had come down from Paris to meet her said the contract was be ing sent to Havre from Paris and that when it arrived the authorities probably would let the girls land Compliments Gang I will gladly give a check for a hundred thousand dollars to any charity if anyone can substitute statements made against my char acter Miss Guinan said What has Engjand against meMy par ents were born in Great Britain and England was only too glad to welcome me when I worked for her during the war J3 TEXAS GUINAN She complimented at lengih the 30 girls who comprise what she called her gang These girls have worked for me for years and we are all pals Theyre straight and honest girls Im taking them around the world to show them some things Never Had Drink None of them drink she said and as for never had a drink and never sold a drink in my life Referring to a feature In her night club show she asked Is it because I said I would ride down the strand on my white horse that Ive been barred from Eng land If you can find any statute in the laws of England which make it criminal to ride a white horse Ill make you my heir Tennessee Senate Speaker Successor of Governor Quits Post NASHVILLE Tenn May 29 fT special committee of the Ten nessee house of representatives re ported an article of impeachment against Gov Henry H Horlon today and soon thereafter Scott P Fitzhugh speaker of the senate who would succeed the governor ia event of impeachment offered his resignation as speaker The house voted that the article of Impeachment presented for Its consideration be printed and a final report by the committee reporting the article was promised by next Tuesday Addressing the senate Speaker Fitzhugh said he was resigning be cause of propaganda being cir culated that he was seeking the governorship in order to turn over the state to Congressman E H Crump of Memphis a bitter polit ical opponent of Governor Horton Tho senate did not immediately act upon his resignation nora mo tion by Senator H M Chadlcr a republican thnt It be rejected IOWA WEATHER Partly rlomly somewhat cool er preceded by Khowcrs in southeast portion Friday night Saturday generally jvlth moderate LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 19 Minimum In Night 55 At 8 A M Friday 62 lUiinfall 43 of an Inch Mays total of rain was brot to about 211 inches by the precipita ion of 43 of an inch recorded in he GlobeGazettes rain gauge Fri day morning This followed on the heels a fall of 41 of an inch re corded Thursday morning Altho here is a deficiency of moisture for he first five months of 1031 It can e said that this particular part of North Iowa is not suffering ;