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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1931, Mason City, Iowa L M A n T r oF IDvA I V F o A North Iowas Edited for the Home TIIE NEWSPAPER THAT HAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII TS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 20 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 591 Depression Not Simple E ve n AntiTariff Men Admit Other Causes By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Oct 20 CPA When I asked 5 Cong r e s s m a n David J Lewis Maryland what caused the world depression I expected him to answer Tar iff barriers The Mary land er is an all around e c o n o mist of first rank but tariffs are his special ty He was a member of the original federal tariff commis sion of 1917 for which President Wilson scoured the country to find the ablest experts Among them Congressman Lewis conscripted from the house of representatives to serve on tho board generally was recognized as the foremost President Coolidge did not reap point him in 1925 but that was be cause qf the scant favor with which he regarded the protective system The system not only continued tariffs Jiave been revised stiffly upward Protection appeared to be working so well in this country that other countries have been imi tating us building importproof walls around themselves too ob structing trade in every direction Then came hard times The now is in its third year of Stagnation and unemployment TT SEEMED tome that Represen tative Lewis back again in congress was virtually certain to say I told you so Instead he said as so many folk flo The mechanization of industry Is the really basic cause of the trouble Tariffs add to it them they are respon sible for about 50 per centof the PsychologyJg responsible for the other 50 per cent o rfHE CONGRESSMAN dismissed destruction as in consequential insofar as the 1Jfiited States is concerned Governments like Englands and Germanys he observed which having taxed their populations to the uttermost still are unable to make ends meet may be correct in Turn In 1age 2 Column GANGSTER SLAIN IN POLICE CHASE Three Detectives Wounded Two Men Who Escaped Are Sought NEW YORKToct 20 detectives were operated on today for bullet wounds a gangster was dead and police were hunting for two men who escaped from a west Seventyeighth street apartment house during a pistol battle last Eight A traffic policeman who tho he recognized one of three men as the murderer of Patrolman Jeremiah Bresnan three years ago summon ed the detectives They tried to force their way into a room where the three gunmen were staying hut were met by a shower of bullets The detective trio fell wounded One offtheir bullets killed Enrico Battaglio who acpording to police records had been a suspect in the Bresnan murder The two other men clambered out of a window and made their escape AUNT MET By Robert Quiller I didnt expect much You always know a man is lazy or too dumb to make a livin when you hear a wife tellin how good he is ROADS DENIED RATE BOOST Iowa Loan Committee to Meet on Hoover Plan STATE GROUP TO START WORK OF HELPING Turner Plan to Relieve Farm Credit Soon to Be Functioning BULLETIN WASHINGTON Oct 20 Nyo today said Pres ident Hoover had assured him thut he would recommend to congress the appropriation oE sufficient capital to enable fed eral laud banks to pursue a more lenient policy toward bor rowers DES MOINES Oct 20 H Erenton president of the lowa Des Moines National Bank and Trust company today announced the appointment of a loan commit tee which he said will meet tomor row to provide for the actual oper ation of President Hoovers National Credit corporation in Iowa Brenton who is also head of the National Credit corporation in Iowa said that machinery set in motion not long ago for relief by enabling Iowa banks to turn real estate mortgages and similar paper into cash would be functioning probably within a week To Start Turner Plan It was also considered likely that Governor Turners plan to make available credit to farmers who have stored their grain pending higher prices by establishing agri CUlturaLcredlt companies dqaling di rectly with the federal Intermediate credit bank in Omaha would soon be ready for inauguration The loan committee appointed by Brenton comprises B F Kauffman president of the Bankers Trust com pany Des Moines Grant McPher rin president of the Central Na tional bank and Trust company DCS Moines Rolfe O Wagner presi dent of the Capital City State bank Des Moines and Charles W Enyart executive vice president of the Val ley National bank DCS Frank F Everest president of the First National bank Council Bluffs and William Heuer president of the Union Savings bank and Trust com pany Davenport To Meet This will meet in Des Moines Wednesday to take steps to provide the necessary organization for the actual operation of the credit corporation Meanwhile B F Kauffman also chairman of the credit committee of the Iowa Bankers association said that group meetings will be con ducted beginning tomorrow to in form every banker in the state about workings of the credit corpor ation and the agricultural credit company proposal Brenton said Ws institution will subscribe worth of the Na tional Credit corporation gold notes and he estimated that other Des Moines banks will subscribe more than 500000 for this purpose Joining Optional Brenton declared there is no way to forecast the probable total sub scriptions of Iowa banks to the one billion dollar gold note issue of the corporation as it ispurely op Turn to POffe 2 Column Manchuria Seeks Freedom LIENS PLACED ON ALS PROPERTY Capones Palatial Home in Florida to Be Attached by Government WASHINGTON Oct 20 or ders have been issued by the Inter nal Revenue bureau to place liens for back income taxes on the prop erty of Al Capone convicted Chi cago gangster The order was sent to Chicago where Capones property will be at tached and from there will be trans mitted to Miami where the gang leaders palatial home will be placed under a lien The amount of the taxes called for in the lien does not represent the total which the gov ernment Capone owes While the total has never been definitely established it was said today Capone owes the government more than 51000000 in back Income taxes The penalties for failure to pay them would ndd 50 per cent to the amount Japan Thot Unseen Hand Behind Move Geneva Works on With U S Participation Unopposed BULLETIN WASHINGTON Oct 20 today joined In In voking She KelloggIJrinud nn tiwar pact in Manchuria By ASSOCIATED PRESS Launching of a virile movement for Manchurian independence from China was reported thru Japanese sources Tuesday shortly after Jap an had shown a more conciliatory attitude at Geneva where the league of nations discussed the SinoJapanese controversy The independence move also fol lowed Japans withdrawal of objec tions to American participation in the Geneva discussions seeking to bring about a peaceful settlement of the dispute between China and Japan over the letters occupation of southern Manchuria Japan In Background Observers professed to see in the independence movement the hand Japanese militarists and imper ialists seeking Japanese domriation of Manchuria without resorting to military force The movement was headed by a Chinese general how ever At Geneva Aristlde Briands traders 4 Oriental was set forth as a possible basis for negotiations and both principals were represented as being more an xious than ever for an early settle ment Outlook Hopeful Japans withdrawal of objection to American participation at Gene va encouraged Washington to look to the far east for a settlement of its own difficulties China awaited a meeting at Shanghai of Nanking government representatives and officials of the insurgent Canton government which was hailed as a possible means of politically unitingChina so that she might face Japan with a solidarity LAVAL WILLING Would Form Pact to Keep All Resources Out of War Market S S ILK DE FRANCE Oct 20 Pierre Laval of France on his way to Washington to talk with President Hoover made it clear today that he is willing to meet the pres ident haf way on any proposals he may make so long as they are acceptable to the French parliaT ment And if we can get a promise of American coop eration which would justify from the French PIERRE LAVAL standpoint cut ling down the outlay on armaments his latitude in the negotiations at Washington will be increased In this connection it is under stood he is ready to propose an agreement that in case of war in volving either country neither would permit its resources to be used against the other Doolittle Lands at Corpus Christi on Way to Mexico City CORPUS CHRISTI Texas Oct 20 James H Doolittle attempting a dawn to dusk flight from Ottawa Ontario to Mexico City via Washington D C landed here at p m C S T today When he landed here he had cov ered 1756 miles of his 2500 mile tlight Hia flying time was eight hours and 54 minutes Two stops had been made for fuel one in Washington and the other in Birm ingham AIR QUEEN IN TEST FLIGHT The worlds largest ulrlKble the Akron is shown above Chicagos slryscrapera us It cruised along the shores of Lake Michigan on a test flight1 that carried Itfrom Akron toOincinnntiLouisvUleSt Xouls Chicago ana Milwaukee before it returned to Its home base SISTER SHIP OF Secretary Adams Tells Navy to Accept New Giant Dirigible WASHINGTON Oct 20 Secretary Adams today authorized construction of the airship ZRS0 and ordered that the Akron be ac cepted Adams notified Rear Admiral George C Kay at Akron to accept the airship Akron tomorrow as soon as necessary work is completed and the ship starts from the hangar for her base at Lakehurst N J The ZRS5 sister ship of the Akron is to be placed in construc tion immediately at the Goodyear Zeppelin companys Akron plant Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks Strong rails and utilities lead upturn Bonds Strong all groups rise Curb Strong Utilities lead rise Butter Unsettled Foreign exchanges firm Ster ling strong Cotton Barely steady hedge selling Sugar Easy increased spot of ferings Coffee Higher firmer Brazilian markets CHICAGO Wheat Easy predictions rain southwest favorable European crops summary Easy increased contract stocks larger receipts Cattle Steady to higher Hogs Lower So Long Boys Says Convict as Electric Chair Takes His Life CHESTER 111 Oct 20 Murlcy James Johnson 25 who said I thank you when Circuit Judge George W Bristovv of Mat toon sentenced him to death for the murder of Mrs Carrie Bowers with whom he lived and her two small sons was executed in the electric chair of southern Illinois peniten Mary early today Johnson showed no emotion So long boys he said as he was brot into the death chamber So long hoys he repeated just before the current was turned on TROOPS ARRIVE Will Camp at JFairgrcunds During Cattle Tests in Des Moines County BURLINGTON Oct 20 Iowa national guardsmen stationed the last 10 days in Henry county to enforce the state bovine tuber culin testing law arrived here about noon today x They immediately began prepara tions at their camp at the Des Moines county fairgrounds at the edge of the sity They will be quar tered in permanent buildings whereas in two other encampments tents have been used Will Oo Duty Upon liis arrival Brig Gen Park A Findley commandant of the cnmp announced I know nothing of the merits or demerits of the tu berculin test law I am a soldier I have been given my orders and the mission will be carried out Jake Evcrstmnn one of tho leaders of the farmers who have protested against the mobilization of troops to protect veterinarians against the law said that I have taken my loss throe times and I dont intend to have my cattle tested if I can prevent it Opposed tn Law Everlsman is count president of the farmers protective association avowedly formed to oppose the state compulsory statute Veterinarians began work in the county Monday and continued the tests today on farms whose owners have made no protests agains the law Some farmers have turned in their names asking that their herds be tested These cattle are being inoculated first Four companies comprising about 250 men arrived here from Mount Pleasant About 175 more are expected to arrive Wednesday Man Killed and Dozen Injured as Dynamite Blast Shakes Plant MILWAUKEE Oct 20 man was killed and a dozen were injured today when a dynamite blast rocked the Jones Island sew age disposal plant in Milwaukee harbor The dynamite was on a scow moored near the plant The BCOVV was blown up hundreds of in the sewage plant were shattered and dozens of workers were knock ed down ADMITS SISTER CONFESSED TO SLAYiN0 OF TJt Youth Tells of Going After Trunks Which Held Two Bodies LOS ANGELES Oct 20 admission that his sister had confessed to him the killing of two companions in Phoenix Ariz was made today to the Associated Press by B J McKlnnell Los Angeles university student and brother of the suspected slayer Mrs Winnie Ruth Judd McKmncll made a posi tive statement after a series of re ports had been circulated in which police denied the young mans al leged statement Meanwhile search for Mrs Juild ran against a blank wall when a woman suspect questioned aboard a train in Arizona proved her inno cence Stopping in a corridor of the homicidebureau of the police de partment as detectives took him to breakfast McKinnell told his ver sion of the discovery of the bodies of Mrs Agnes Leroi and Miss Hed vig Samuelson employes of a Phoenix Ariz clinic in two trunks and a valise at the railroad sta tion here yesterday Saw Blood A baggage master who saw blood seeping from under the trunk de manded that it be opened Mrs Judd who had arrived in Los Angeles a short time before on another train came to the 3tatiqnwlthMcKmnei to claim the baggage She told the agent she did not have the keys and would get them The suspicion of the agent led him to note the li cense number of McKinnclls auto mobile and the student was ar rested I knew what was in those trunks the young man said She told me I cant understand why she did it I drove her to Sixth and Broadway and she got out I gave her and she disappeared in the street crowds Dr W C Judd husband of the woman who appeared calm and composed under the grilling of de tectives and who was taken into custody with McKinncll said Find Husbands Letter I believe she wag mentally de ranged He claimed he could not under stand why she might commit tho atrocity altho Plioenix police found a letter in Mrs Judds room there from her husband in which he said he supposed you lliot so much of those two girla that you would be perfectly happy with them closed with the statement I am not at all surprised at what you tell me Like the other tangled nnd mys tifying aspects of the case this statement went unexplained the physician offering to throw no light upon it Gave Her S3 McKinnell saying I hope she gets my sister stated he gave her SO when she left his Turn In IJIBC 2 Column Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Oct Edison joke 1 know was on me He andMrs Edison used to always come to Ztegfeld Follies and I played directly to him with my little jokes for four years before I knew he was deaf Owen D Young was making a flowery speech about him at the Fords great dinner at Dearborn We all got to laughing Young was mystified It was Edison making faces and pantomiming that what Young was saying was hooey Ford moved his olci in vention shop to Dearborn even brot the red New Jersey clay When Eciison first saw it he also noticed the clay GD Henry whered you get this Hed a been a great old man even if he never invented anything Yours WILL ROGERS VETERANS PAY EDISON TRIBUTE Legionnaires and Veterans of Foreign Wars Drape Flag on Casket WEST ORANGE N J Oct 20 their comrade Thomas A Edison who turned his inventive genius to his nations problems of national defense during the World war members of the American Le gion and veterans of Foreign Wars paid tribute today In a solemn service 30 represen tatives of both organizations filed thru the softly lighted library where the dead inventor lay in state stood at attention nnd sa luted as two of their number draped the casket with nn American flag Mrs Edison who stood silently by was visibly impressed by the ceremony The crutches and invalid chair of John Ott a coworker of Edisons for more than half a century who dropped dead yesterday were placed adjacent to the Inventors casket today Otts death was at tributed to shock incident to the death of the inventor TWO MEN AS BANDITS Machine Gunners Spray Streets Third Man Badly Wounded MENOMQNIEWls Oct 20 An assistant casifTer and bandit were killed today as foil machine gun raiders looted the Kraft State bank here of an un determined amount of money today James Kraft 10 son of W F Kraft president of the bank wa kidnaped and slain by the bandits while W R Kraft 22 antoher son wns wounded perhaps seriously be cause he could not point out where more money was The robber was killed by shots fired at the car in which the quar tet sped out of town after spraying the street near the bank with ma chine gun bullets Robbers Got 510000 Bank officials said a hurried check indicated the robbers took about after overpowering 1C persons in the bank including six customers All were forced to lie on the floor The bodies of James Kraft and the bandit were found on the high way six miles from here by posse men who followed the raiders out of town Tho younger Kraft had been shot Officers believed ho wns slain in reprisal after pursuers bullet killed their companion Youth Kidnaped James Kraft at work with h brother was not missed until after the bandits fled Officers believe Kraft was kidnaped in the belief having him would prevent pursuers from firing and make possible a safe escnpe The robbers after dumping the two bodies from the car continued to flee W R Kraft was shot in the sidi as he lie on the floor The leader of the raiders refused to accept hi word they had all the cash curse and threatened him with death and then fired poidt blank Physicians believed Krafts lung may have been punctured Occupant Cries Our As the car sped away one occu pant was heard to cry that he wns shot Edward Trinko who lind fired six shots said ho broke a winclmi In the rear Officers said Lhe mnn ner in which the bandit was wound ed indicatedbe was ho one shot as the car fled while Kraft was slain later The father of the young men had mado preparations he believed would avert bloodshed should the bank be held up Townsend win commanded a view of the bank in terior from a bullet proof cngc on a balcony was told ha should press an alarm button and then go to the roof and fire at the bandit car He did this but the car was so parked ho could fire only at the rcnr He believed he punctured tile gasoline tank Chlrknsaw Hank Closed NORTH WASHINGTON Oct 20 Farmers Savings bank here advanced for the failure North Washington is nine miles northwest of New Hampton John Nosblsch is president A T Grnebncr cashier Deposits were LIR RATES HORT TIME ON Suggestions for Some Concessions Depend on Revenue Pool ASHINGTON Oct 20 AP The interstate onimerce commission today lemed the railroads permission o increase freight rates thru out the country Suggestions w e r e made lowever for specific increases n rates upon designated com modities during a limited pe riod These suggestions were con ditioned upon the submission md approval of arrangements 3Gtweon the carriers for pool ing of revenue accruing from the suggested increases This action said the com mission is primarily to en able them to meet their fixed interest payments as they ma ture TRUCE REACHED IN THEATER WAR Agreement Is Made to Stop Bombings and Threats CHICAGO Oct 20 Chicagos two months controversy between union motion picture operators and the owners of 101 independently owned theaters has been halted aft er intervention of Mayor Anton J Cermalr to stop recurrent bombings itrjrings and tincats Under an agreement reached last night 27 smaller theaters will oper ate with only one union projection ist assisted by the owner or man ager in the booth Union demands hat two operators at salaries rang ing from 580 to 150 a week be em ployed in eich theater had heen one of the most difficult points in the dispute All union workers in the theaters ro will accept 20 per cent cuts in salaries Operators with member ships in the Chicago union will be returned to work it wns announced and projectionists brot here from New York and other cities to work diningthe dispute will be relieved of their positions Sixteen theaters employing non union operators during the contro versy were bombed Four Decorah Youths Injured in Car Crash DECORAH Oct 20 Four Decorah high school boys today were in a Waukon hospital with injuries received last night when Lhe automobile In which they were returning from a football game overturned in a ditch near Waukon Kermit Hovey the driver wns Icnst seriously hurt James Roseth and Bernard McMullen suffered broken arms and Charles Courtney received severe cuts on the ncclc rl IOWA WEATHER Fair Tuesday night nnd proh nbly Wednesday cooler Tues day night locnl frosts In north east portion cooler Wcdneidiiy in extremo southeast portion Rising rmpcrnliire in north west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Mnnclny 2 Minimum in Night At 8 A M Tucsdiiy 51 Mondays maximum wns the high est recorded in more than a week and the nights minimum wag sev eral degrees above the frost mark Octobers claim to distinction or rather one it will share with Sep tember lies in the fact that up to now there has not been a killing frost Sept 15 is the average date this phenomenon in North Iowa ;