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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 19, 1931, Mason City, Iowa N E R CM AS OF IOVA North Iowas AILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION XXXVII WYE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 19 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 590 Peace Pacts Look Strong Stand Impressively Until Trouble Starts CHARLES 1 STEWAKT ASHINGTON Pi Oct ID Inter n a t i o n a1 peace agree ments are all right until trou ble starts So long as tio dispute arises be tween any two or more the signatories o f such a document as the Kellogg treaty for ex ample the cove nant presents a very attractive appearance on paper However 1 e t one member of the group launch a military campaign against a fellow member as Japan a Kellogg pact adherent recently did against China a second adherent and an exceedingly embarrassing situation immediately confronts the bargains bystander adherents bound as they are by their mutual understanding to intervene pacifically in the quar rel yet quite aware that the coun try which launched the campaign will resent being asked to cease its martial activities otherwise it would not have begun them THIS IS just the dilemma which i did in fact confront Secretary of State Henry L Stimson upon the outbreak of hostilities perhaps not actual warfare but sureenough fighting between Japan and China in Manchuria last September China indeed being hopelessly outclassed by Japan except in point of undisciplined illarmed numbers far from objecting to outside inter Tuni tn Pago 7 Column 31 LOWER HOUSE IS EVENLY DIVIDED Death of Ackerman of New Jersey Leaves 214 Republicans HOOVER GALLS FOR CONFIDENCE Edison 9s Body Lies in State as Employes File by WASHINGTON Oct 19 Republican and democratic party strength for the control of the next house stands eveniy divided The death of Representative Ernest R Ackerman a New Jersey republican yesterday left the lineup 33 follows Republicans 214 democrats 214 farmer labor 1 vacancies 6 Since last Tuesday when T R Amlie progressive republican was elected to fill the vacancy in the first Wisconsin district to succeed the late John Allen Cooper the re publicans had been one in the lead with 215 Five of the vacancies two nor mally democratic are to be filled at special elections Nov 3 Governor Larson of New Jersey Is expected by republican members here to call a special election to fill the vacancy in the normally republican fifth dis trict before the new congress con venes Dec 7 October Weather in Iowa Proves Rare as a Day in June DES MOINES Oct 19 Oc tobers bright blue weather today Jli had an answer for the question what is so rare as a day in June Clear skies that the weather bu reau indicated might continue with higher temperatures thru Tuesday prevailed over most of Iowa No frost was reported to the sta tion here with Charlea City having the coldest 44 degrees and Coun cil Bluffs and Sioux City the maxi mum yesterday 68 degrees There was no rain yesterday in Iowa AUNT HET By Robert Quillen ft I I never waste anything If its somethin I cant use in a salad itll do for a bridge prize GREAT INVENTOR WILL BE BURIED CLOSE TO Family Decides Not to Take Body Back to Old Home Pictures and life story of Edison on page 0 WEST ORANGE N Oct 19 by the well worn familiar objects of his daily use the body of Thomas A Edison lay in state today in the small and unpretentious workroom where for many years he read and thot and made experiments Some test tubes bits of plats he had been using in his search for a formula for the manufacture of rubber an old desk many note books and a bluecovered couch where he used to take his these were the background Ovcr his casket was shed the soft radi ance of what the world regards as his greatest invention the incandes cent lamp Workmen File By For an hour this morning work men from his factory passed slowly thru the little building just off Main street They call it the lab Tho inventors son Charles was there to receive them Later the public was admitted and a long line of men and women and children began moving thru the quiet room The bodywilllie in state until Tuesday evening There will be a private funeral service Wednesday in the Edison home inLlewellyn park after which according to a change of plans announced today all that is mortal of the great in ventor will be laid to rest in Rose dale cemetery in Orange It was first thot burial would be at Edi sons birthplace in Milan Ohio Arthur L Walsh vice president of Thomas A Edison Industries Inc revealed that a death mask was made of the inventor yester day by George Fraser of New York Treasure House The building standing only a few blocks from the Edison Llewellyn park estate is a treasure house of the inventors most intimate pos duplicate of his first phonograph model a bronze bust of Herbert Hoover a picture of Mr Edison with Mr Ford and similar mementoes A double bal cony almost sags with thousands of scientific and philosophical volumes The funeral Wedncsdaj will be on the fiftysecond anniversary of Mr Edisons perfection the incan descent light Altho his famous Menlo park demonstration did not take place until Dec 31 1879 no perfected the light on Oct 21 of that year His electrical Inventions were considered by the snowy haired genius as the greatest of his 1300 odd patents whose value to man kind has been set at Ill 11 Weeks Mr Edisons death ended an 11 weeks illness which began with a sudden collapse Aug 1 Saturday afternoon his children grandchil dren and servants filed thru his room Silently each looked for a mo ment at the figure sleeping peace Timi In 7 Column TESTS SATISFACTORY Inspection Board Recom mends That Navy Accept Big Dirigible WASHINGTON Oct 10 The naval inspection board has rec ommended to Secretary Adams that the airship Akrcm be accepted Rear Admiral George C Day chief of the board messaged the navy department today from Akron Ohio that the tests were satisfac tory He asked acceptance of the ship Immediately Acceptance of the ship in ac cordance with navy practice prob ably will be provisional for a per iod of six months The Akron is somewhat over weight and has not made the full rated speed As soon as the Akron is accepted construction of the 5CRS5 sister ship of the Akron will start WORLD MOURNS INVENTOR THOMAS ALVA EDISON Tributes Keep Pouring From Corners ofEarih Inventor Brave in Life and Death Says Hoover By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS From all corners of the earth have come tributes to Thomas Alva Edison Hundreds of mes sages poured into the West Orange home Some of the tributes fol low President Edison was as great in his brave fight for life as he was in the achievements which had made the whole world his debtor Gov Franklin D Roosevelt of New was not merely a great was a great citizen who was constantly think ing in terms of the good of our country Filled All Existence Dr Albert Einstein German inventive spirit has filled his own life and all our ex istence with bright light Thank fully we accept his legacy not only as a gift of his genius but also as a mission placed in our hands For the new generation falls the task of finding the way for the right use of the gift given to us Gugglielmo Marconi inventor of wireless inventive genius and passionate love of science contributed so greatly to the marvelous progress made in the field of research and applied science Dr Robert A Millikan physicist phonograph alone entitles Mr Edison to undying fame It brot immortality to man and to Mr Edison himself it is one of the greatest discoveries of all times landmark of Progress Secretary of State was a landmark of our industrial progress and many of the com forts we enjoy in our homes arc monuments to his memory Charles Fabry of the French Academy of was one of the greatest achievers of our epoch Emil Lurlwig German historian of all great men remind us we can make our life sublime and departing leave behind us foot i prints on tho sands of time Former Gov Alfred E To the last his humanity his ideal ism his unceasing labor and his genius endeared him EASTMAN TOUCHED By GEORGE EASTMAN ROCHESTER N as A Edison did more than any other man to make this world an easier pleasanter better world to live in His death closes a career that set the tempo for an un paralleled era of invention For the moat part hi EiiccomplishmenU Turn In Iflce 7 Cnlumn 1 EDISON VIOLATED NEARLY ALL RULES ON WAY TO SUCCESS WEST ORANGE N J Oct 19 A Edison inventor violated almost every canon in the typical American success formula except waa a poor boy and he worked hard Some of his violations of the code He quit school as soon as pos sible and was at the foot of the class as long as he remained He chewed and smoked to bacco He wag careless of his per sonal appearance He was discharged frequently from various jobs Edison often neglected to buy new suits even when his clothing was threadbare but insisted on wearing silk nightgowns and carried Indiasilk handkerchiefs a foot square STRECKLIN SAYS HE OWNED Was on His Way to Mason City With 138 Gallons He Tells Officers DUBUQUE Oct 19 declared today they had obtained an admission Sunday from Gleni Strecklin 32 Kirksville Mo tha he owned the 138 gallon tins of al cohol found in his car Saturday fol lowing an accident which cost thi lives of Herbert 3 Hoffman Jr and Harry J Winter Strecklin also admitted that he was the owner of the automobile which is registered in Cerro Gordci county under the name of Mrs J Hoekaday 113 West Stale street Strecklin also admitted polio said that he had been engaged in running alcohol to Mason City fo two months His companion Mr Lylo Sheedy 28 still declares sh had only accepted a ride wit Strecklin from Rockford 111 County Attorney John J Kint zinger declared Sunday his tlon of charging Strecklin witl manslaughter on two counts Fire Damages Car Trailer KANAWHA Oct Dr and Mrs R W Peterson were 01 their way to Kanawha from Min neapolls the trailer in which Dr PC terson had some of his office fur niture and clothing caught fire Considerable damage resulted Peterson household goods arrived in Kan awn a Saturday U S WILL AVOID LEADING ROLE IN PACT Will Follow 5 Leading European Powers in Seeking Peace TITASHINGTON Oct 19 The American government will join in invoking the KelloggBriand pact to stop ChineseJapanese his Lilities in Manchuria but is care ully refraining from taking a leading role This countrys peacemaking ef forts have brot accusations of meddling from Japanese military quarters The American represen tative in the league of nations council room where the Mnnchur trouble is being considered holds his seat over the objections of Japan U S to Walt In view of tills the United States chose not to join with the five lead ing European nations in taking the first step to invoke the pact This step consisted of identical notes to China and Japan sent last Satur day by Great Britain France Italy Germany and Spain The notes called the attention of both China and Japan to their obliga tions under the pact to renounce war The nations decided to noti fy the more than 50 other signa tory nations of what they had done and asked them to follow suit The UnitedStates will beacon tent to act under this request when received CRISIS EASIER GENEVA Oct 19 decid ed casement of the Manchurian crisis was reported today following a closed session of the league ol nations council at which Prcntiss Gilbert United States representa tive was present The improvement was noted il was learned from an authoritative source both in the military situa tion in Manchuria and in a more conciliatory attitude of the Japan ese government before the council Operation of the Branch railroai between Mukden and Hailung reported resumed and this was taken here as a sign that Msm churia was returning to more nor mal conditions Council members were also encouraged by news that the Japanese had canceled plan for debarking more troops al Shanghai UNACCEPTABLE TOKIO Oct 19 circles today described ns quite un acceptable recommendations of tin league of nations that Japan oivc assurances that the evacuation 01 Manchuria will be completed with in three weeks and that China am Japan begin direct negotiation toward a solution of the SinoJapa nose controversy before hand The question of evacuation ha nothing to do with the question o negotiations a foreign offici spokesman declared It is unfortunate the league stil considers the withdrawal of Japa nese troops from Manchuria a aim pe matter It is the crux of thi whole situation as Japan occupiet Chinese territory as a means o selfdefense and cannot evacuate in view of the absence of Chines government authority which can guarantee Japanese lives and prop erty All Turned Down It was also said the leagues pro vision that the proposed negotia tions be held in the presence o neutral observers was not accept able to Japan Nine other sugges tions also were received unfavor ably by tlie Tokio government Government circles yesterday de clared Japan is quite ready am willing to prolong the Manchuriai controversy indefinitely to obtain i settlement without outside intor ference and charged that th league of nations is overemphasiz ing the possibility of war between Japan and China Chinese to Unite SHANGHAI Oct 19 gates of the nationalist and south ern insurgent governments con verged upon Shanghai today lc open conferences which lenders o both factions are confident will hea lo 1usc 7 Column 6 Lose Lives in Fatalities ofWeekEnd Several Also Hurt in Car Crash at Titonka Six persons were killed and sev eral injured m weekend accidents and suicides in Iowa and southern Minnesota Several were also seri ously injured The dead Cyrus DeBruyn Woden killed in crash Dr Frank J Mitchell St Paul limitingfatality George W Lcmluill Sheldon suicide George Sims Knoxville suicide Mrs M C Shea Louisville Ky killed In auto crash WUlhim Merz Williams killed in into crash The injured Robert DeBruyn farmer neur Woden Joe Ahronds farmer near Ti to nka Oliver Eingham farnter near Woden Curl C Tegtnieyer farmer near Woden Opra Carver Wnden farmer Mrs Amos P Doollttle Cresco Howard Symler Cedar Rapids Cyrus DeBruyn Woden restau rant man died Monday morning at the Kossuth county hospital Al gona from injuries received when a car which he was driving and a car driven by Joe Arends farmer riear Titonka collided three miles north of Titonka at the C H Moyer cor ner about oclock Sunday after noon DeBruyn suffered a broken back a broken leg and other in juries DeBruyn was accompanied by his brother Robert his three year old son and Tegtmeyer Carver and Oliver Bingham all of near Titonka Robert DeBruyn and Arends are confined in the Kossuth hospital where they were reported Monday morningto be improving Arends was seriously hurt suf fering a skull fracture and other in juries Robert DeBruyn suffered in juries to his back Tegtmeyer received a broken leg and other Injuries Carver suffered a neck injury These two received treatment at Titonka and were then taken to their homes in Titonka Curs Go in Field The accident occurred as the Arends car was going east and the DeBruyn car north Both drivers evidently attempted to avoid the crush at the intersection and turned aside The autos met however and Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Oct where they convicted Al Caponc on five counts silk underwear and four others Now comes the out on bail new trial change of venue habeas corpus stay of execution and 21 other things that the law has invented to hinder justice This case ia a great boost for Mr Mellon and his deficit for if bootleggers and robbers are liable for an income tax why our treasury will be richer than France Yours WILL ROGERS Turn In T Column CONTINUANCE IS Defense Asks for Arrest of Judgment in Conviction of Gang Chief CHICAGO Oct 13 Judge James H Wilkerson today granted counsel for Scarface Al Capone a continuance until Friday on the hearing of their motion for an arrest of judgment in his recent conviction for income tax violations The hearing was to have been held tomorrow Attorney Michael Ahem asked the date be made 10 a m Friday to allow more time for preparing the motion he made late Saturday night shortly after a federal jury convicted the gangster on five counts of an indictment charging attempts to evade and defeat pay ment of taxes on his 19251029 in come BANKERS PLAN FARMERS AID Shelby County Group Seeks to Finance Holding of Grain HARLAN Oct aD the way to a course of action state leaders believe will alleviate finan cial distress among Iowa farmers Shelby county bankers have taken steps to fianance farmers whd have put their grain in warehouses pend ing higher prices Their move is the first definite at j tempt made since farmers and stnt officers met in DCS Molnes to for mulate a plan for holding corn unt the price rises at least to 60 cent andto procure systems until the grain can I marketed Form Corporation The Shelby County Bankers a sociatfon today announced its fo mation of a livestock and agricu tural corporation to make availab to all member banks a large amour of additional funds These funds it is proposed wi be used for loans to farmers wh have stored their grain under su pcrvlsion of the warehousing boar and for the financing of feeding an breeding of livestock Members of the association tha thereby is inaugurated on a sma scale what Gov Dan Turners corr committee hopes to accomplish or a statewide scale Cullci Iowa Plan They say that in effect it put into practice the proposal knowi now in the midwest as the low plan for financing farmers Oiru th present crisis Briefly this plan is to allow farm ers to seal their corn in approve warehouses For this grain they nr to be given negotiable notes Thcs notes on which loans can be pro cured would mean to the farmer proponents of the plan believe prac tieally the same procedure as tho h were selling the gram with the ex ceptlon that the corn would be kep off the market until a price of cents is obtained Encounter Trouble Difficulties encountered hithert by a committee of 15 members in eluding Governor Turner rcvolv about getting funds for lending o the notes It was proposed that facilities o intermediate credit banks be utilize for this pupose Governor Turne and other leaders had conferences i Washington and Chicago with view to making money from variou sources available for the loans o tho stored grain Bankers in the association toda were of the opinion that their actio will supplant the necessity of askin other sources for this money Chile to Dim Lights in Honor of Edison SANTIAGO Chile Oct ID All the electric lights in Chile will be extinguished for a brief time at 8 oclock tonight as a mark of re spect to the memory of Thomas A Edison Todays newspapers carried long editorials on his death Four Towns Seek Odd Fellows Convention CLINTON Oct 9 City Cedar Rapida Council Bluffs and Muscatine are anxious to enter tain the 1032 grand lodge meeting of Iowa Odd Fellows early dele gates arriving Sunday night for the state meeting declared Markets at a Glance NEW YOIJK coopers Impro Japanese issue at new lows fractional change prevail Foreign exchanges Irrcgula sterling strong increased trade di mand disappointing spo demand Brazilian buying CHICAGO strength in Winn Peg small southwest re celptfl PEAKS OF PAST ON BATTLEFIELD REVOLUTION lells How Washington Led Ragged Force to Victory y Victims on Page 18 yORKTOWN Va Oct 19 L Drawing a lesson from the vie ories of 150 years ago President loover chose this battleground to ay to remind the nation it had met bstacles similar to present day temporary dislocations and yet nd swept forward to ever increase ng strength Facing the more than 30000 leoplc packed into the huge wooden imphithcater raised on the site oil ord Cornwallis surrender tha ircaident called for courage trength andresolution for the fu ure Stands Bareheaded He stood head bared in the warni iimlight of a cloudless day Behind lim were massed troops chosen rom the thousands dressed in uni orm of many colors that had lined he pathway he rode with Mri loover after coming ashore front the TJ S S Arkansas Just as tha presidential party entered thru an archway on ino pageant field a 21 un salute boomed him welcome Turning back the pages of hls ory to the days when George Wash ington led a ragged i victory on this same ground President Hoover praised him as the man without whom independence would not have been won Shrine of Spirit This national shrine the pres Ident said stands for more than tf glorlousbatUe JtSs sir symbolizesthings of the spirit victory of Yorlftown was a victory for mankind It was another blaza in the great trail of human free dom Hero America became free Id be America Mi Hoover was introduced by Senator Swanson of Virginia chair man of the federal Yorktown com mission Applause greeted the sen ators reference to the president and to Marshal PeLain of France Will Bo Remembered Marshal Pctaln he said was ona of the worlds immortals who will be remembered as long as courage and valor arc cherished With Mrs Hoover the chief ex ecutive retired to the tent set apart for them in the conclusion of tha morning exercises An official luncheon was tendered them by tha Yorktown commission At the conclusion of the presi dents address Senator Swansou on behalf of the Vorktown commis sion presented the president with a gold medal for his services to the nation and to all mankind Mrs Hoover as the first lady of the land also waa given a gold medal Shock of Edison Death Fatal to Old Employe ORANGF N J Oct 19 John Ott 75 who had worked in tho Edison laboratory for more than half a century dropped dead in his home today His son attributed the death to shock incident to the death of Thomas A Edison IOWA WEATHER Generally fair and slightly warmer Monday night Tucs liny partly cloudy or cloudy LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Mnxlmum 01 degrrcs Minimum In night J7 degrees At 8 A M Monday 52 Corresponding figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 A M Sunday Maximum CO decrees Minimum Sal nlghl 37 Al 3 A M Sunday 45 degrees After the dip below the freezing point Friday night the temperature has returned almost to the average for the month and with a south west wind and clear weather there la nn Indication yet that winter ia on the way ;