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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 8, 1931, Mason City, Iowa HIS MEM fi ART OtPT OF IOWA n s ri i M rq North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ATL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION LVQL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPYASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 8 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE Borah Not Candidate Will Never Try for Presidency Say Newspapermen By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Oct 8 CPA Senator William E Borah whe in Washington holds regula conferences s called with th newspaper men just as Presiden does an the senators con ferences f i v a the presidents as to the numbe of correspond ents who atten them Attendance a the president has dwinde since his first few months In office for Mr Hoover seldom has much t say He requently has highly im portant information to give out bu generally this class of matter is dis tribuced among the reporters by ex cutive underlings in the form o mimeographed statements If th president would supplement thes statements with an occasiona snappy remark when he sees th chroniclers he could draw them t his receptions in crowds but h hardly ever does does not care fo crowds perhaps Senator Borah issues statement copies for hes a poo man and cant stand the expense o mimeographing Consequently ther usually are not enough to go aroum and the correspondents fight fo A them s A SIDE from his statements how i ever there is inspiration in the senators personality One may dis j agree with him violently and yet b g electrified by the fashion in which e he expresses himself j Moreover has thrilling poten S tialitiea For example i His recent return to the capita from Idaho followed by but a day or two the appearance of Mr Cool eliminating hlmaalfat rly sfTTftf pstblHtyufor tie republican presidential nomination in 1932 W thus practically extinguishing al L Turn lo Vnge 2 Column mlneooF ST LOUIS FANS Crowd Mills Around Pepper as Cards Arrive Home for Finals ST LOUIS Oct 8 Martin was the hero of a crowd of several thousand that milled around the union station as the high fly ing Cardinals arrived home today for the final games of the world aeries The special train carrying the Cardinals arrived at p m but it was 15 or 20 minutes before the players could be unloaded be cause of the rush of the St Louis fans to get at their hero Hallahan Grimes and other Card inals were virtually ignored by the crowd which broke thru the police lines and started to take Pepper Martin apart They attempted to hoist him to their shoulders but Pepperstuck to his wife and the crowd decided not to attempt to lift both of them into the air Manager Gabby Street on arrival announced Paul Derringer tha young giant from the Kentucky hills would be given another chance at the Athletics tomorrow when the sixth and possibly deciding game is played Andy High will bo at third base The Cards took it for granted that George Earnshaw would be Connie Macks pitcher tomorrow AUNT MET By Robert QuiHen Weve never had no real affliction except the time our house burned an the summer Pas mother stayed with NO 581 HOOVER BLAMES FOREIGN LOANS Police Arrest Trio as RELATIVE SAYS WOORANSQM WAS PAID GANG Rutman Says Alcohol Was Poured on His Body Burned ST PAUL Oct 8 men and a woman accused by Chief of Police Thomas A Brown with being members of the kidnaping gang which abducted and tortured Morris Rutman 27 dress shop pro prietor for ransom were taken into custody today The men held are James Egan Lynch 28 Stilhvater Minn and Walter Earl 33 St Paul Brown said both have been iden tified by Rutman as two of the seven men and a woman who held him prisoner three days in a White Bear Lake cottage near here where he was beaten and burned by al cohol which was poured over his body and ignited with matches be fore he was freed early today Ransom Paid Rutman a woman relative said was freed upon payment of a 510000 raBsom She refused to disclose her name Chief of Police Brown how ever said not one cent was paid Rutman was abducted from his home Monday night as he chatted with his wife A masked man wield ing a pistol ordered him from the house and forced him into an auto mobile where Rutman related today three other men waited Beaten Over Mead Dim Over head ers of St Paul Man U S PUTS CHICAGO GANG CHIEF ON TRIAL trussed him with rope and covered him on the floor of the car with a blanket he said As near as ha could determine he was taken to a cot tage near White Bear Lake where three more men and a women waited They tortured him when he re fused to talk ho said Rutman refused to reveal what uTangcments if any were made for iis release and Chief Brown would not disclose at this time how or why he was freed Thrown From Car Upon his release the abductors took him by automobile to the north vest residential district of St Paul and threw him from the car Barc ooted he began walking home until i passing motorist picked him up and took him home From there ho vas taken to a hospital and a police uard stationedat the door Rutman did not explain that al ho the gang supposedly held him or 550000 why the note relative receives from him last night said was held for 510000 Ruttmans kidnaping was the sec ond in less than two weeks here eon Gleckman St Paul politician and finance company head was ah lucted Sept 24 and released eight days later tssacistcd Piets Photf After InnK Investigation Into the financial affairs of Scnrfnce Al Ciinono lofl the irovcrnment has put the notorious Ranker on rial on charges of income tax evasion United Sli Distr ct v ViST cnnrt nf Fednrnl Jndw lames H Mm lower Center shows crowd that milled alout tho federal building i Chicago as the trial opened Prisoners at ROBINSON ASKS EXTRA SESSION Advocates Immediate Action on Presidents Credit Relief Plans WASHINGTON Oct 8 xtra session of congress to deal vith President Hoovers credit pro posals and other necessary economic egislation was advocated today by Senator Robinson of Arkansas the democratic leader The senate minority leader said he presidents program was sound as far as it went but suggested as upplementai actions the provision f funds to allow federal and joint tock land banks to grant extensions f credit and the arrangement for enewal of 1931 crop loans to farm rs It does seem to me Robinson aid that the surest and quickest vay to get decisions and to make lans effective is by assembling the ongress Seasons First Snow Falls in Black Hills LEAD S Dak Oct 8 rst snow of the season fell west here last night Automobiles ar ving here from ranches in tha uster peak and Hardy ranger tation areas were covered with now in Disorders Protest Curtailment of Radio Privileges in Penitentiary LEAVENWORTH Kans Oct S against what Wardei Thomas B White said was cur bailment of radio privileges crentei a disturbance among prisoners in the federal penitentiary here early today The warden declined to disclos the extent or cause of the radio re strictions but said there was nc ause for alarm as all convicts wen locked in their cells A report tha the ban included broadcasts of tha world scries games could not be con firmed Angry Shouts Heard The angry shouts of the prisoners and the continual ringing of gongs within the prison walls were heart a considerable distance from the in stitution Warden White said disturbance was confined to two eel blocks B and E Lieut John Kenny of the Leaven worth ppllce department reported the din from the penitentiary con tinued for several hours but that police had obtained no definite in formation on the disorder Prisons guards patrolled tho grounds ordering curious person away A strict censorship prevails at the federal institution Lust Outbreak In 392D The last serious outbreak at tho prison was a mutiny in the dining room Aug 1 1929 One convict was killed The cause of the mutiny was given by the prisoners as inferior food The warden later said he expected no further difficulty The warden said the disorders re suited from the elimination of night ly programs and that interest in world baseball series was not in volved Iowa Library Group at Cedar Rapids in 31 st Annual Session CEDAR RAPIDSf Oct 8 The thirtyfirst annual meeting of the Iowa Library association was In session here today Included on the speaking program yesterday and today were Ray Lamberton Becker of the Saturday Review of Literature F w H Drury Nashville Tenn librarian Johnson Brigham state librarian and Milton E Lord librarian oC University of Iowa and Carl Van Dorcn editor and author loivnn Car Accident Victim NEWTON Oct 8 Oakland 38 Monroe was killed when his automobile went over a 32 foot embankment north of Mon roe Defense Objects to Use oi AIs Alleged Admission of Tax Debt FEDERAL BUILDING CHI CAGO Oct 8 Judge James II Wllkcrsmi overruled a defense objection today and permitted ho gov ernment to ogtn presentation of evidence lliru which it in tends to show that Alphonso Capono admitted an income tax Iliibility a year nnd u half ago nnd tried to rcuch a settlement with the revenue department FEDERAL BUILDING CHICA GO Oct 8 government at tempted to Introduce into the rec ords of A Capones income lax trial today a mass of documents purporting to show the gangchief had admitted a tax liability and at tempted to settle with the revenue department As the first witness was called and the prosecution asked him to identify one of the documents de fense attorneys announced This1 is a line of evidence to which we ob ject sirongly and are prepared to argue a point of law The jury was excused and Assistant U S District1 Attorney Samuel G Clawson read to the court what he expected to ntrodttce as evidence Owed Somo Tax This included the alleged state ment by a Capone attorney that the gangster admitted he owed some tax and would be willingto settle on the basis of the following ncome 526000 In 1926 in 1927 5100000 in 1928 and n 1929 Prior to 1928 tho scarfaced Jig fellow made only a week as an employe of Johnny Torrio the attorney was quoted as telling the overnmcnt Lawrence B Mattingly a Chicago attorney who specializes in tax matters was the man quoted pro fusely in the governments exhibits Phe first exhibit of the group was a power of attorney allegedly signed by Capone in which the iangster informed all those con erned that Mattingly could repre ient himin conferences with rev inue agents and make any lawful igreements or compromises with hem Refuses to Anrwcr A stenographic report of an al cged conference in which Capone ilmself took part was also read to he court but the gangster was noted as saying little except Id ather let my lawyer onswer that la did say according to the exhib t that he had no bank accounts o real estate no safe deposit boxes hat he owned no race horses and bat he carried his money on his erson Mattingly In letters to the gov rnment agents and in conversa lons all in the spring of 1930 was noted as saying Capone admitted a ability but that it was much less han the public and the government uspectecl Edison Keeps Against Odds Reported No Weakei After Spending Poor Night WEST ORANGE N J Oct 8 A Edison spent a vcr restless night but did not appear to be weaker today his physician Dr Hubert S Howe announced in his morning bul letin V 1 Mr Edi son passed a very restless night the bulletin read He ate a fair breakfast a n docs not appear to bew c a k e r than last night His vitality amazing Dr Howe said o r d i n a rily he would be able to predict when patient in Edi sons condition would slip into the eama pre ceiling death Iliumas Edison In the case of Mr Edison however he said such a prediction was impossible because the Hged inventor was making such a valiant battle for life Dr Howe said allho his examin ation did not reveal that Edison vas any weaker today still it was mly natural to suppose that in act the inventor was constantly f very gradually weakening a s at Glance NEW YORK Stocks Strong leaders responded to confident buying Bonds Strong rails lead advance Curb Strong leaders rally brisk lj Butter Firm Foreign Exchanges Irregular Sterling relatively steady Cotton Higher active trade buy ing Sugar Steady trade buying Coffee Lower European selling CHICAGO Wheat Strong better export de mand bullish German and Russian advices Corn Strong unfavorable weath er small receipts Cattle Steady Hogs Higher Robber Ijots Filling Station CEDAR RAPIDS Oct 8 Forcing Roy OKeefc attendant to lie on the floor a robber last night rifled the cash register of a local service station of Savings of Family Near New Hampton Lost to Bandits MEW HAMPTON Oct 1 George C Murray today de clared he had two important in connection with the robbery of SSOOO from three bachelors ana their oister by three masked ban dits on n farm five miles west of here on Highway 19 Details of the clews were not divulged by Sheriff Murray but he indicated he con sidered them of considerable im portance in the investigation which he is conducting In Sheriff Murrays opinion cir cumstances surroundingtrie rob bery pointed to the fact that the three bandits despite the fact that they were not were in close touch with local conditions State Agent Pete Van Wagner and Harold Gesell fingerprint ex pert for the state bureau of investi gation will come here tomorrow to aid in the investigation The familys life savings were taken in the raid when the foiu members John Mathias Henry and Katie ranging in age from 49 to 65 were forced to reveal the hiding place of their money Their sav ings consisted of 51300 in gold am fi700 in paper money Reported to Officers AJtho the robbery occurred Tues flay meat the Miller family did no report the event to officers unti yesterday afternoon Sheriff Mur refused to say anythingabou the robbery until last night bu immediately began working o clews Descriptions which the Mille family gave of the bandits wen meager One man WHS described a beingabout 6 feet tali and wearing a blue suit and hat The other two were about 5 feet 10 inches tall and were rather rhubb Two guns were carried between the two men when they attacked the Miller family Members of the Miller family were considerably broken up aboul the loss of their savings and al first officers had difficulty in as certainingfro msome of them ex actly what happened Tliny owned 200 acres of land and had planned Lo buy more Never had they been in the policy of leaving money in hanks9 John and Mathias were doing chores in the barn about 7 oclock Tuesday night wiien Henry and Katie arrived from New Hampton As they were unhitching the horsci he three bandits approached and lield them up Money Is Demanded One of the bandits asked Have you got any money Henry according to the family replied in the affirmative If you dont give it to us one of the bandits continued well kill you all and burn your house down Then Katie Malluas and John were bound with clotheslines In the Tnm tn TJIKO 2 Column GANGSTERS GIRL HOT TO DEATH Lillian Miller May Have Been Hit by Bullets Intended for McErlane CHICAGO Oct 8 Lillian liller known to police as a shop iftcr and onetimo sweetheart of McErlane notorious gang ter was found shot to death today n McErlanes automobile Miss Miller also known as Mrs Mary Ryan shot McErlane after a quarrel in February 1D30 A police hunt was started at nce for McErlane A neighbor wo man reported she saw Miss Miller nter the automobile with McEr ane last evening McErlane also ised the Ryan alias McErlanes sweetheart police aid may have been the victim of ssassins bullets intended for the known as Chicagos oughest Two dogs were found ead near the body In a suitcase i the car were found womans lothes nnd a revolver Miss Miller pparently had dressed hurriedly or she had on house slippers Po ce also Huggeated a theory she and IcErlane had quarreled Will Rogers EL PASO Texas Oct News can travel when its oE real interest to the people among whom it travels 1 hadnt hcaru a thing for eight days no world no word from Al Caponc didnt know Wall Street had shook the small klinkers out An other conference had been held But the only real thing of future importance that had happened In the eight days was Dwlght Mor rows death and I heard that in the heart of Mexico and from the heart of Mexico I am sor ry Mr Hoover was too busy to attend the funeral This fellow Morrow was quite a fellow Yours WILL ROGERS Credit Corporation of Ready in 48 Hours A1TASIIINGTON Oct 8 VV ident Hoovers plan to case the financial strain on the nations battka moved swiftly today towar actu alf wasinformed by GoveiTJO Harrison of the New York federa reserve bank that the propose 5000000000 credit corporation wa expected to be incorporated withi hours and that details of th completed proposal would be lai before every clearing house an hanking group in the country a once The plans contemplate a directo for the institution from each of th 12 federal reserve districts Itb operations will be national and no regional in scope Discussed by Bankers Meanwhile it was disclosed the plan had been discussed by the president with a group of New York bankers last Sunday night at Sec retary Motions apartment and that they agreed upon it then Officials declined to aay what bankers attended the conference While the bankers expect to have their organization completed soon t was described as hardly possible o put theplan in operation in that imo The plan presented by President Hoover to amend the federal re serve act to permit broader classes of paper to be eligible for rediscount it federal reserve banks was said to be designed to replace and take over the work to be carried on by the bankers organization which was regarded as only a temporary affair Advance to Deposltora Some funds of the organizations t was said probably would be used to advance to depositors of sus pended banks part of the money lue them and thus relieve acute sit latlons The federal reserve act It was said has been outgrown by business and needs to be revised to meet new conditions The broadening of the eligible paper section of the law it vas said would meet the situation The form the changes in the fed eral reserve act wil take was des cribed as a question to tie deter mined by congress Ask Revolving1 Film The government is considering lowever a recommendation to ongress that the profit of federal reserve banks be turned into n re volving fund thru which money ould be advanced on goorl assets of uspended banks and paid to depos tors to enable them to carry on heir usual business Under the federal reserve act the mnks pay a portion of their profits o the government as an excise tax this money it was said could o placed in a revolvingfund which ould be used to make money quick Tlrn lo Insfi 2 Column louse Democrats to Caucus December 5 WASHINGTON Oct 8 ouse democrats will caucus In Vnslilngton Saturday Dec 5 to ominate a candidate for speaker nd other house offices HIS POLICY 4 YEARS AGO Wants Loans Made for Only Reproductive j Purposes WASHINGTON Oct 8 ident Hoover reached back our years today to reiterate bis iheory of foreign loans the follow ing of which he said would have smoothed many a bump from the vorlds economic path Addressing the fourth panAmer can commercial conference the recalled his plea that for eign loans be made only for re productive purposes delivered he ore the same conference in 1927 Then he was secretary of com merce I repeat this today the PresU lent said because had it been fol owed duringthese past five years our problems thruout the world would be far different our diffi culties infinitely loss Expands on Idea Expanding upon this idea Hoov er said he believed this constituted a lesson from this depression Ke repeated part of his four year Jld address which said that if na ions would do away with the lend ngol money fdr the balancing of budgets for purposes of military equipment or war purposes or evert that type of public works which rioes not bring some direct or indii rect productive great number of blessings would follow to tlto entire world Turning to present day affairs Hoover told the panAmerican del egates the American theory oE gov ernment required that commcrclBA enterprise exceptas a Favors Private Business The sole function of govern ment he said is lo bring about a condition of affairs favorable to the beneficial development of pri vate enterprises The presidents address follows in part There Is one lesson from this de pression to which I wish to refer and I can present it no more forc ibly than by repeatinga statement which I made to this conference just four years ago when we were in the heyday of foreign loans I stated in respect to such loand Hint they are helpful In world der velopment provided always one essential principal dominates the character of these transactions That is that no nation us a gov ernment should borrow or no gov ernment lend and nations should discourage their citizens from bor rowing or lending unless this money s to be devoted to productive on crprise Must Repay Capital Out of the wealth and the high er standards of living created from enterprise itself must come the ability to repay the capital to tho Turn Inue 2 Column re Destroys Two Batavia Buildings I Threatens Section BATAVTA Oct 8 oday destroyed the S C Gorman nardware store am tho Hen Dun an cafe here and for a time hrcatened an entire business block Fire departments from Ottumwa ml Fairficld aided In fighting tha ilaze The fire started from im unde ermined cause In the hardware lore shortly lifter 7 n m Tbo oss was partly covered by insur nce IOWA WEATHER Slightly cloudy Thursday j night and Friday slightly cool i cr Thursday night In the south r east iiorllon Local frosts Thurs day night mostly light SllghUy I warmer Friday afternoon f LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for r hour period ending at 8 oclock hursday morning Maximum Wednesday JiB Minimum In Night 41 At 8 A M Thursday 46 Wednesday turned out to be ontt f the chilliest days of the fall with maximum temperature only S cle rees higher than the minimum toe he previous 21 hours A ;