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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 21, 1931, Mason City, Iowa t R HIS ML M ATT C P T OF I 0 v X S n I N r North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOIITH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESSLEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 592 Competition in Utilities Conservatives Call Progressives Idea Socialistic By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N G T O N Oct 21 CFA The report of the c o m m ittee on public utilities appointed at the progressive con ference held last March in Wash ington and just submitted to Sen ator George W Norris of Ne braska as the c o n f e renees chairman has not yet been long enough available lo have produced a reaction from which to draw conclusions However it is sufficiently clear what the committee complains of in the present situation equally clear what the committee thinks ought to be done about it Conservatives are sure to say that the whole thing is socialistic As a matter of fact the commit tee does carry its argument up to a point from which a socialist could continue it without a hitch to a termination in full accord with his own politicioecpnomic philosophy The progressives committee in stead taking a different track from the one the socialist would follow arrives almost with an effort as if it had been at especial pains not to travel in a socialistic at an individualistic destination DUBLIC utilities furnishing trans poitation c o m m u n ication light heat power or water begins i the report are public agents au thorized to transact public business K They collect and spend revenues I exceeiing 312000000000 annually 5 whichsince their payment is a con essen OPS MO Jury Investigates Death OFFICERS HOLD dltiori of daily subsistence tially are tarces But asthe report po out in runby the jjublicnctual ownership and opera Turn lo sods CHINESE Fight Under Difficulty Witfi 2000 Chinese Soldiers k Near Mukden TOKIO Oct 22 Mudken dispatch today said Japanese garrisons were fighting difficulty with 2000 Chinese soldiers near Tiehling on the South Manchurian railway north of Muk den The dispatch added reinforce ments were rushing from Mukden to aid the garrisons Tiehling is about 45 miles north of Mukden A train from Changchun about the same distance north of Tiehling was halted Will Not Evacuate GENEVA Oct 21 renewed her insistence today that she cannot take her troops out of Manchuria until China provides definite assurance that Japanese in Manchuria will be protected The principal member of the league of nations council could not shake the determination of Kenki chi Yoshlzawa the Japanese repre sentative at a long meeting this af ternoon and Lord Reading of Great Britain said there probably would be an open meeting of the full council tomorrow U S Note Delivered NANKING Oct 21 T Johnson American minister to China delivered to the Nanking government today Secretary of StateStimsons note on behalf of the American government remind Tnm lo Page 2 tnlumn Husband Says Wife Fell Out of Auto Near Hampton TTAMPTON Oct of 11 testimony continued this after noon at the inquest held here to in vestigate the death of Mrs Otis P Nyswander 34 Mason City who was killed when she fell from car driven by her husband two miles north of here late yesterday after noon Nyswander told authoritieb that his wife leaned against the door and then tumbled out when it opened Witnesses were heard this morn ing and this afternoon Five wit nesses were still to be called at oclock this afternoon J H Richie Sheffield this after noon testified that he accompaniei by his wife had come to the seen of the accident shortly after it or cmreel Mr Richie stated he sav the body of a womanlying on the left hand side of the road and Chevrolet the Nyswander car parked on the right hand side and facing the other direction Couldnt Carry Wife He found keys a cap and a bottle containing some liquid which he re fused to identify This was moro than half full Richie could not state whether Nyswander was intoxicated Nyswander told Richie he had tried to carry his wife to the car and was unable to and wanted Richie to help him Mr Richie stated that the Nysr wander car had passed his car a few miles hack and that he believed the Nyswander auto was traveling between GO and 60 miles an hour Mrs Richie also took the witness stand giving substantially the same testimony as her husband Mrs Dave Hemm followed next on the witness stand She had come to the scene shortly after the acci dent She said she smelled liquor on DOCTORS WIFE SOUGHT IN TRUNK MURDER CASE Thesis tnlenliotos from Los Aneelcs show Mrs WinnieKulh Tufld wlfi ot n Los Angeles physician who was sought after discov ery of Iho mutilntotl bodies of Hedvier Snmuelson center and Mrs Agnes TCTOI which hurt been shipped to Mrs Judd in Los An geles from Phoenix Ariz In two trunks and a suitcase Mrs ludd hud roomed with Mrs Leroi ana Miss Sumiiclson in Phoenix where all had been hospital attaches lATimTiONw ricTVKES ON VAOK 41 AUNT NET By Robert Quillen 1 catt a doctor I want him to treat what nils me instead 6 sayin its n sign of infection some where Nyswanders breath but that ne seemed to be nearly normal She ascribed a dazed look in his eyes to the shock of his wifes injuries Pence Gives Testimony G E Pence Mason City brother inlaw of Nyswander said his sister had married about 15 years ago When pressed for an answer why the two families had not visited much lie said it was because Nys wander was said to have engaged in hootlegging activities O A Johnson undertaker was the first witness to take the stand as the inquest opened this morning He said he had found in a knotted handkerchief which Mrs Nyswander had been carrying He also described her injuries Jack Brendt farmer living west of Hampton said that Mr and Mrs Nyswander had visited at his home yesterday afternoon He declared at the inquest that Nyswandar had not been drinking Sheriff Fred C Schweiger had stated previously however that he understood Brendt to say that Mrs Nyswander insist ed on taking the keys to the car because her husband was intox icated Mrs Brendt also testified Cites Criminal Kccorrt Sheriff G E Cress declared at the Inquest that he had known Nyi wander three years and that he had worked at an ice cream parlor The sheriff said Nyswander was con victed on a liquor offense when cap tured by Deputy Sheriff Walter D Conn in the act of delivering a gal lon of alcohol in 1929 to a poo hall Convictions were also obtained against Nyswander in federal court Continuing Sheriff Cress said Nyswander had a reputation of he ing a bootlegger and that three weeks ago records showed he was arrested for intoxication Sherift Cress said Nyswander generally car ried large amounts money When arrested last night he had about S800 in addition to the money his wife carried Sheriff Cress said he had heard it rumored that the Nyi wanders1 did not get along well to gether The inquest was conducted by Dr W R Arthur coroner Jurors are A J Pribbenow Will Hueremann and Lavine Jones all of Hampton Nyswander who was arrested after the accident was expected to take the stand later Was on Gravel Knad The accident occurred on a gravel road miles north of Hampton on what used to be the Jefferson highway The said that when he arrived at the scene of the Mrs Judd Is Still Sought asMurderer Motive Behind Trunk Killings Remains as Mystery LOS ANGT5LES Oct 21 Winnie Ruth Judd 28 slender blond wife of a physician and daughter a minister remained at large today despite the efforts of thousands of officers seeking her as the perpetra tor of Phoenix trunk murders The motive behind the slayings still was almost as much of a mys tery as it was Mnoday night when the bodies of the victims Mrs Ag nes Leroi 32 and Miss HedvijJ Samuelson 24 were taken from runks which Mrs Juud had shipped here from Phoenix Mind Deranged It must be case of deranged as much as we can say at present said Detective Inspec tor D A Davidson in charge oftho nomicide squad Search today was being concen rated in the vicinity ot Laguna Beach Artists colony GO miles south of here following a report jivcn by a motorist that a woman nitchhiker corresponding to Mrs Judds description had been giver a ride to that point We hardly expect to find Airs Judd alive declared Inspector Div idson It is my opinion she will be found a suicide Quiz Two Men Officers again subjected her hus band Dr W C Judd and her broth er Burton J jVicKinnell to a tUoro questioning Both men had been heir as material witnesses but were re leased from custody last night In the meantime word was await ed by the coroner for the disposition of the bodies of the victims The bodies wer found in two trunks and a suitcase at the South ern Pacific railroad station The body of Miss Samuelson had been dismembered portions of it being found in one of the trunks and in the suitcase Arrives by Plane Lloyd J Andrews county attor ney for Maricopa county Ariz ar rived last night by plane from Phoenix We have considered the womans probable jealousy of her husband aroused by Mrs Le Roi or Miss Samuelson or both jealousy be tween the women themselves over one of the trio and the aocalled nar DOOLITTLE SETS ANOTHER REMRD Takes Day Off After Flight From Ottawa to Capital of Mexico MEXICO CITY Oct 21 Maj James H Doolittle noted American flyer was takinga day off today after havinghung up a lew mark for air speedsters yester day by Hying from Ottawa Can o Mexico City by way of Wash ngton in 12 hours and 36 minutes linking three capitals Major Doolittle landed his swift plane which he called his Jjaby powerhouse at Valbuena field at p m mountain standard time He took of from Ottawa at a m Eastern standard time and made stops at Washington Birm ingham Ala and Corpus Christi Texas He calculated his average speed for the flight at 201 miles an hour The last 225 miles of the flight from Tampico were cov ered in 54 minutes A crowd of about 000 including many Americans who knew him Mexican aviator officials and a rep resentative of President Ortiz Ru bin welcomed him at the field The major said he planned to re turn to St Louis tomorrow after a rest To Study Readjustment of Tangled World Economics By BYRON PRICE Copyright iiJfl by hn Assoclntrcl 1rcss WASHINGTON Oct 21 broad readjustment of the tangled fabric of world economics including possible debt revisions ant drastic arms reduction but involving no American guarantee of Frcncl political security is conceived the American government to be tlv theme of Premier Lavals coming conferences with President Hoover There is no expectation here tha any sort of prior commitment ir the form of a FrancoAmerican con TwoMen Get Loot in Yale Bank Bandits Hide Inside to Wait for Doors to Open YALE Oct 21 men who had secreted themselves in the Farmers State bank of Yale before it opened today robbed the institu tion of 57082 and fled in a stolen automobile J W Hemphill bookkeeper had just opened the institution for the days business and had finished waiting on two customers when the two robbers came from side rooms and covered him with revolvers Open Time Vault The intruders forced the book eeper to open a timevault and then bound him and put him in the vault When W R Hitchens assistant cashier entered the bank he also was forced into the vault WIRELESSES WELCOME WASHINGTON Oct 21 President Hoover today wire lessed Premier Laval of France a welcome in his own name and in that of the American people As you near the shores of the United States the presidents message said I take great pleasure In extending to you a most cordial welcome in my own name and in that of my fellow countrymen The message was similar to that which the president wire lessed to Prime Minister Mac Donald Great Britain as he n eared America two years Funeral Day of Inventor Kept Simple Only Close Friends Attend but They Number 400 WEST ORANGE N J Oct 21 is the fiftysecond anni versary of the incandescent end the funeral day of the man who invented it With the first wisps of todays dawn the body of Thomas Edison was moved from the vinewreathed laboratory where in life so many masterpieces of his genius were created The bronze casket was taken under escort to Glenmont the Edi son home for private funeral servI ices at oclock this afternoon Only the closest friends were inI vitecl to join the family yet the list of mourners numbered more than four hundred Avoid Ostentation Tha burial at Rosedale cemetery was liko the service at the home arranged to avoid ostentation or pomp President Hoover pressed with affairs of stale and with prepara tions for the arrival at Washington tomorow of the premier of France was unable to attend the funeral his friend Mrs Hoover however traveled from the capital for the services Henry Ford and Harvey Fire 600 Farmers Gather at Burlington Farm to Oppose Vets THE two Mason City national guard companies F and H were ordered to mobilize here Wednes day afternoon in preparation for joining others of 1300 men pro ceeding to Burlington to assist in the enforcement of the bovine tu purculosis law The orders to mobilize the men were received here at noon by Cap tain Frederick B Shaffer comman der of F company and Capt Stuart N Gnnnmon commander of H com pany a machine gun unit An hour later the commanding officers re ceived orders to entrain at oclock Wednesday night on a spe cial Rock Island passenger that will be provided Tiic train is ex pected to move from here to Manly and then southeast thru Waterloo and Cedar Rapids It Is scheduled to arrive in Burlington at oclock Thursday morning Hud Weeks Training The local guardsmen who re ceived a weeks training in enforce ment of the prohibition law several weeks ago were gathering at the armory Wednesday afternoon in or der to have all in readiness for the expedition The entire force at University of Iowa Man Heads American Dietetic Association CINCINNATI Oct 21 Kate Baum of the University of Iowa will head the American Die tetic association in 1933 Dr Baum was elected by the as sociation in convention here Dr Martha Koehne of the University of Michigan president for 1932 was elected at last years convcn tion She was to be sworn in at the close of the convention today Turn lo rnrc 2 Column cotic and liquor angles but they are all insufficient to prove a motive said Andrews The Rev H J McKinneiJ retired minister from his home in Darling ton Ind expressed confidence in the innocence of his daughter McKinnell yesterday told report ers Mrs Judd had confessed to him she killed the two women Later in the day however when questioned by police regarding the statement ha said I have been disquotcd she is in nocent she ia not guilty of this Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Oct having a big celebra tion down at Yorktown The state of Virginia ia celebrating their taking over the 33 colonies from England eventually losing the management of them to Pennsylvania and Mellon I bet if Cornwallis was alive today he would have entered into the spirit of that celebration for he just looked ahead 150 years and lost that war on purpose Look at the Philippines If one of our generals would lose them for us he would be our great national hero Yours WILL ROGERS No one was in the room at thp time of the robbery Hitchens said the robbers were deliberate in their actions and gave evidence of being experienced in the craft The men were in the bank about 20 minutes They rifled another vault in which bonds and other securities were kept but the amount taken has not yet been accurately determined Catch Sprung The robbers could not close the stiltative pact or otherwise will be discussed when the two statesmen sit down together at the white house late this week Makes No Promises The United States does not con sider itself in a position to make promises respecting the security of France or any other European na tion It will be a surprise Mr Laval actually suggests such a step The understanding here is that the sole basis of the HooverLaval conversations Will be world eco nomic rehabilitation France and the United States holding between them most of the worlds gqld stand in a position of special respon siblity and are expected to ap proach their decisions with n full realization of that responsibility It is recognized by many officials in Washington that revision of tU war debts must come to the front in any such discussion All along the United States urged the yardstick of ability to 1 pay in dealing with thCHe obliga tions and that yardstick again wil be nsecl by Mr Hoover when In talks with M Laval All along too the United State has felt that nil integral factor in world economic distress was the im mense sum expended constantly on irmamcnls Anus Under From this economic point of view Cor the moment the whole armu mcnta problem is under review by the president France is a large spender in military preparations Mr Hoover will try to make Premie Laval see how directly and power fully in the American view thi situation is reflected in the world fi tside vault door entirely because I nancial balance the two bankers had sprung the catch Hitchens and Hemphill escaped shortly after the departure of the intruders The two men described as being rather young came to Yale a town of 300some population in Guthrie county in a Chevrolet sedan bear ing stolen license plates 251D18 Peace authorities removed the ear from in front of the bank while the men were inside On their exit tliey ran a bloc and jumped into the automobile with license plates 393410 belonging to cashier Guy Heater The bandits fled east 29S5 Tears Old Hitchens described the men as being1 between 29 and 3H years old One is 5 feet ten inches tall weigh Tum tn 2 Column 7 Hollywood Rush on in Capital of China PBIPING Oct 21 Another Hollywood rush is on Hundreds of university students are applying for admission to a school which Sir Robert Ho Tung proposes to estab lish to train actors and actresses for the cinema Sir Robert hopes to make Peiping the Hollywood of the Orient The question of a political secur ity pact for France is placed in quite another category Some reports have indicate French statesmen are toying will a proposal whereby the Unitei States cither would agree to com to Frances aid in war or at leas consult with her upon the threat o war There in no intention here o entertaining such a proposal if i ever is made Markets at a Glance NEW YORK other group recover after break in rails rails decline foreign rise rally follow early decline Foreign Exchanges Irregula Sterling gains CHICAGO mills buying larg bullish governmen weather report steady cash mar kctfl hogs lower stone the two survivors of a fam ous triumvirate arrived late yes erclay 35000 Pass Bier ve thousand persons igtit of Hr Firestone came with Mr Ford o say a last goodby to their rienc and crony was among those vho stood for a mistyeyed moment efore the bier Mr Ford did not enter the room which the body of the inventor ay He wanted no sight of death e said to clotid the memory of his ist sight of his in the brary a few feet away The Rev Dr Stephen J Hcrden o ormer Methodist minister and a ricnd of Mr Edison planned only n informal funeral service at the 10 me Burlington will consist of 24 na tional guard companies including cavalry and several other machine gun units Other companies ordered to mo bilize were 133rd infantry servica ELECTRIC LIGHTS TO BE TURNED LOW AT 9 Frank J Hanlon president of the Peoples Gas and Electric company announced that the electric lights in the city will be turned low foran instant at 0 oclock Wednesday evening as part of a nationwide tribute to the genius ot Thomas Edison inventor of the incandescent lamp i arurield headquarters irst Battalion and Company C Cedar Rapids Company A Du uque Companies B and D ma bine gun Waterloo Corn any E Webster City Company G ort Dodge Others Company I Sheldon Company v Le Mars and Companies L and t machine gun Sioux ity Infantry medical detnch nent DCS Moines company Shcnandoah R Villlsca G Cen crville I Glcnwood L Council Huffs and M machine gun coin any Red Oak 113th cavalry roop A Council Bluffs and E Ot umwa witli horses The decision to send additional mops was reached at a conference etwccn General Biiiley and Gov an W Turner Bailey said Americans made Thomas Edisons electric lamp a beacon of tribute to his memory One minute of darkness at 0 oclock C S T Wednesday an hour when night will have enfolded all America between the two suggested by Pres ident Hoover as a solemn tribute to the memory of Thomas Alva Edison I suggest the president said that all individuals should extin guish their lights for one minute Wednesday evening Oct 21 at oclock C S T It is my understand ingthat the broadcasting companies will undertake a brief program in respect to Mr Edisons memory at this moment Peri to Mfe Mr Hoover said the turning off of electrical current at generating plants as had been suggested would constitute a great peril to life Uiruout the country This demonstration of the d pendence of the country upon elec trical current for its life ant health the president concluded it in itself a monument to Mr Edisoni genius Augmenting the presidential sug gestion were gubernatorial procla mations mayoral calls upon the people and announcements by grea public utilities of special tributes All KiiKlnrss IIills In Ohio birth state of the inven tor Governor White nnlled upoi citizens to pay their respecti lo Mr Edisons memory during tile hour of his find p m nt Milan where he was born all business was to halt for an lion at 3 oclock with memorial service in the public schools At Akron Ohio home of his clos friend Harvey S Firestone and th city to which Mr Edison went fo Turn lo IHBP Column 600 MEET AT FARM BURLINGTON Oct 21 With more ttian GOO men women and ihildrcn gathered at the farm of heir leader with the avowed pur ose of battling administration oC he state bovine tuburculin law an lir charged with dread hung over DCS Moines county today Since before dawn farmers ar at the home of Juke min president of the county cimp of tlie farmers protective asso ciation their spirit and their move ments indicating that an offensive not equalled in three previous bat tlcfronU of the testing war would Aivill Cnviilrynicri Meanwhile the arrival of cavalry men and liaison workers wna awaited and at Hie fairgrounds near here where now four com panies of Iowa national guardsmen IOWA WEATHER probably and Thursday ThiirHilny and in extromti wcwlportion LOCAL STATISTICS weather figures fnr 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Minimum In Night At H A M Wednesday 3t Tuesday hrot a maximum tem perature even higher than that of highest in fact since the afternoon Oct 10 when a 77 maximum was recorded by the GlobeGazelles weather instru ments on River heights The mini mum for Tuesday night was 1 de gree higher than that of the previ ous night U ;