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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1931, Mason City, Iowa L N E R a i L 11 5 ART North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL XOKTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION y PL XXXVIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO ONE NO 18 Wet Drive Is Preparation Campaign on to Get Support in 1932 Election EDITORS NOTE ThU Is the first of two articles on the prohibition Issue In the light of the approaching sessions of congress By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Oct 30 The noise of nex f winterscongres IOWA WILL BUY FARMERS CORN Russia Denies Furnishing China With Weapons over prohibition will be terrific but the truth is that the w e I leaders do not ex pect to launch their real modi fication offen sive earlier than the session 19323 This does no mean that they will be inactive in the meantime Between Dec 7 when the wil convene and the indeterminate date of their adjournment probably toward the end of April they intend to keep up a series of fierce attacks on the drys There is no doubt that the drys be numerically somewhat weaker than they were due to wet victories last November The wets think they will prove to be further disorganized by such recent develop ments as the American Legions at its Detroit gatheringin September demanding submission of the wetan ddry question to the states Nevertheless it generally is agreed in wet circles that the drys defense will he too strong to be seriously dented during the coming vinter TWfANAGERS of the wet campaign nt dry regul atibn as f pr ex Shep crsas wellas They likewise will seek to prevent any increase in enforcement appro priations and perhaps to curtail them slightly in the riameof econ omy tho they will not try to cut off altogether holding that that would be overdoing matters The Introduction of measures to legalize S or 4 per cent beer will not be ncglectedand these bills will be Turn to Vnso 2 Column GROTTO BUILDER Priest Counters With Suit for Damages in Accident FORT DODGE Oct 30 UP Damages of 1S000 are asked in 1 suit filed in federal district court here by Miss Marie Heifer of Chi cago against the RevP M Dob berstein builder of the West Bend grotto as the aftermath of an auto accident two years ago The Rev Father Dobberstein has countered with an action for 525 000 naming Miss Heifer as defen dant Autos driven by the two collided near Dubuque Aug 5 192D Father Dobberstein lost the sight of one eye and was near death for several days after the collision Miss Heifer alleged she received permanent in juries Donald Slaven an employe Father Dobberstein is also Earned defendant in hersuit The cases probably will come be fore the federal court here at the June term AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I didnt aim to dress up today but I saw that Jones woman leavin home an it looked like a good pay back her call CALLS REPORTS OF SOVIET HELP SIMPLY RUMORS Chinese General Claims Russians Send Guns and Planes MOSCOW Oct 30 The soviet foreign office today maintained its insistence that itisnot aiding the Chinese in Manchuria with guns airplknes and instructors flatly de nying contrary reports laid before it by Koki Hirota Japanese ambas sador The report of Russian aid were based the embassador explained upon statements of General Ma of the Chinese forces at Tsitsihar Gen eral Ma was quoted by the ambas sador as having said an agreement exists under which he receives mil itary airplanes antiaircraft guns and aviators from the soviet union and that there are soviet instruc tors in his army Based on Rumors liM Karakhan acting foreign commissar for foreign affairs re plied that the Japanese statements were based on unfounded inventions and on rumors emanating from Ir responsible persons who apparently are interested in spreading provoca tive propaganda about the situation in Manchuria v The so vie tr union adheres to its ot Jnoinlntef erence he said not becausesuch jpleasea or displeases any one but because the LARGEST BUILDING PROJECT IN 10 YEARS pi 10ro nv KIRK ifi calling Russias attention to the reports the ambassador declared tnat If soviet troopg were sent into the Chinese eastern railway zone Japan would be compelled to adopt necessary measures for the protec tion of its residents and the railway line Japan Pleased at News TOKIO Oct 30 M Japan re ceived with satisfaction today news of the repudiation by Moscow of Russian military measures designed to affect the Manchurian situation Dispatches said Russian Foreign Commissar KaraUhan denied to the Japanese ambassador that Russia was sending military aid to the Chi nese Amur army in Manchuria or was mobilizing troops on the Man churiaSiberia border Karakhan was quoted as declaring the rumors were entirely without foundation COUNGILMEN IN FEAR OF ATTACK Police Protection Offered in Council Bluffs Following Phone Warning COUNCIL BLUFFS Oct 30 fTi protection will be accordcT city council members who fear at tempted vengeance forbeatings ad ministered leaders ofa communist organization here Chief George lllaspy promises The chiefs announcement fol owed Councilman Carl Hubers narration of a telephone call from an unidentified person who warned him the councilman said that the executive committee of the trade jnlty league has decided to take Jie councilmen for a ride one at a time and you will be the first to George Papcun leader of the omunistic group and his lieuten ant Gordon Burroughs earlier this week were taken into the country and severely beaten At Omaha where the two sought Papcun said they Intended to bringaction against their as sailants whose identity has not been announced Papcun said he and Burroughs would return here at any time to stand trial on any charges against them and announced that he would return here tomorrow night to ad dress a protest meeting in a Coun cil Bluffs park Waterloo Guardsman Fined on Rum Charge WATERLOO Oct 30 ald G Wood Iowa national guards men arrested at the Burlington en campment with eight gallons of al eged alcohol in his tent was fined 100 and 25 costs by Judge George T Sagcr here Thursday The major building project in Sluson City this year is the new federal biitldinjr The above pho tograph shows ilie material elevator at tho right tho erection of columns above tio llrst floor nml the progress in hricklnylnfr The two white granite blocks u tlio foreground weigh nine tons each Details of the structure wil be found on pago 2 of Section C GALL COUNCIL TO REPLY TO HOOVER President and Stimson Brand Navy League Assertions Deliberate Lies WASHINGTON Oct 30 The nayy league summbriod cutivecomrnlttee today to meet the policy Even as thesummons went forth word came from the white house giving the purposes of the inquiry the to have made into the statements circulated by William Howard Gardiner president of tho league This statement supplemented a spectacular announcement by Pres ident Hoover last night that he would appoint a committee to in vestigate untruths and distortions of fact concerning his naval poli cy which he sail had been dissem inated by Gardiner Called Ignorant The president then served notice he would expect a public apology and a correction of Gardiners mis statements The navy league president ear lier had accused the chief executive of an abysmal ignorance of naval needs and an effort to starve the navy Theodore Joslin one of the pres idents secretaries today made the followingstatement To Show Purposes The objects of the presidents in quiry are first to call the atten tion of thecountry and members of the navy league to the tissue of falsehoods that have been spread by Mr Gardiner and second to show the true purpose of these falsehoods and the people who are interested in propagandizing them Joslin said he was not informed as to when the committee to in lurn to rnuB B nliiraii IJWGOES FACE TRIAL Travels by Automobile to Phoenix in Custody of Officers LOS ANGELES Oct 30 custody of officers Winnie Ruth Judd was traveling by automobile xxlay across the desert toward Phoenix Ariz to face trial for the murder of Miss Hedvig Samuelson and Mrs Agnes Lc Roi there Oct 1C Mrs Judd left the Los Angeles county jnil last night in custody of Sheriff J R McFadden of Marl copa county Arizona County At torney Lloyd Andrews and Mrs Lon Jordan jail matron of Phoenix On advice of her attorney Paul Schenck Mrs Judd abandoned her fight against extradition and the supreme court here evacuated a writ of habeas corpus clearing the way for her return Following the automobile in vhich Mrs Judd left the county jail were two other cars one contain ng Los Angeles county officers and the other containingDr William C ludd of Santa Monica Cal hus and of the confessed slayer and newspapermen i Robber Shot to Death and Pal Wounded Druggist Hit inHead With Bottle During Holdup ititLWAtFKEB Get 30 An proprietor ofa north side drug store resisted holdup men today Toth was alone in his store when two men entered One drew a pistol and both forced Toth into a rear room As they walked in they demanded money While the robbers attention was momentarily diverted Toth made a dash for a wall where a loaded rifle hung on pegs He wheeled on the roblicrs and fired at the man with the gun The robber fell dead Thc second robber picked up a heavy bottle and hurled it at tlie druggist striking him on the head and dazed him The druggist fired probably fatally wounding the bot tle thrower Toth was standing guard over the wounded robber when police arrived i S LINES TO EastWest Coast Shippers to Try to Breathe New Life Into Ailing Limb WASHINGTON Oct 30 With shipping board approval a huge combine of east and west coast interests will attempt to breathe new life into the United States linesfor months an ailing limb of the nations maritime life Except for minor details the hoard has accepted a proposal of the United States Lines company of Nevada a newly organized group to take over and operate the Levia than and other ships sold by the government to the company formed hy Paul W Chapman of New York The new company is a holding corporation controlled hy the Doi l3rDawson Pacific coast interests and the RooseveltInternational Mercantile Marine company of New York Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks Strong rails and pivotal industrials in demand Bonds Strong corporate issues gain Curb Firm oils lead late rally Butter Steady Sugar Barely steady favorable European crop advices Coffee Lower trade selling CHICAGO Wheat Strong bullish southwest crop reports large export sales Corn Higher firm cash market bullish weather conditions Cattle Steady hogs Lower TEST OPPONENTS ARE HEARD AGAIN 75 Men Gather at Batavia Farm Testers Leave Work Undone BATAVIA Oct 30 Iowa national guardsmen their use to cattle testers at leavepea todays opposition to the of cattl appeared agairi in anothtr sector About 75 farmers braved muddv roads to lend what they called more support against the testing of a herd on Robert Foremans farm two miles east of Batavia Parley With Farmers Two veterinarians were accom panied by Sheriff Lane Stansberry After some parleying with farmers the testing group departed leaving Foremans cattle untested One objector it was learned to day has recently corisentorl to have his cattle inoculated in this vi cinity there are still three farmers whose opposition to the administra tion of the state compulsory test ing law is active Batavia is in the extreme western part of Jefferson county Jefferson county is next but one to Des Moines countyXourth front in the campaign to enforce the testing law William L Edison Also Inventor Consults Attorneys BULLETIN WILMINGTON Del Oct 30 L Edison one ot the three children of tlw lute Thomas A Ellison by his first marriage announced todity that ho would contest ho will of his father on Ihc grouiiil of unduu influence hy his step mother mid half brother Charles WILMINGTON Del Oct 30 T Evening Journal today says William L Eciisoti one of the two sons of the late Thomas A Edi son by his first marriage intends to try to brcalc his fathers will Edison who is not directly quot ed refuses according to the Jour nal to say anything further pcml ng consultation with his attorneys Edison was not at his home when Inquiry was made there but it was said he was not the one who would start a contest No further infor mation was available William L Edison who lives at Westover Hills a suburb is retired from business Ho is about 55 He is an inventorand has been pursuing electricalresearch work 1 f to connectionwith radio Widow Well Provided For WEST ORANGE N J Oct 30 A Edison provided for his widow with the utmost generosity their son Charles Edi son said in a statement today He declined however to say what the monetary value of this provision might be Mrs Ellison who was the inventors second wife was left nothing the will filed yesterday Edison explaining in that three year old document that he had provided adequate ly during his lifetime Charles Edisons statement was issued as the result of a published story speculating on Mrs Edisons wealth He said the amazing col lection of misstatements in that story comprised one of the wildest flights of reportoriiil imagination and exaggeration I have ever read1 GUARD BREAKS CAMP BURLINGTON Oct 30 Iowa national guardsmen struck tents today and prepared to aban don Camp Holsteen with the official end of the cattle test war in DCS Moines county The troop movement will get under way tonight when the first of the 1800 guardsmen who have been enforcing the bovine tubercu lin test law will leave Burlington on a special train for their home stations Units from Des Moines Fort Dodge Webster City Sioux City Lemars and Sheldon numbering in all about 300 men will be on tlie first special scheduled to leave at G pi m Special to Arrive The special will arrive in Dea Moines at midnight Fort Dodge at 3 a m Webster City at a m Le Mars at a m and Sioux City nt under the schedule drafted by Adj Gen W H Bailey The second troop train is sched uled to leave west Burlington at a m and to arrive at Burling ton at 1 a in On it will be Center ville guardsmen Locals on Fourth Train The third train carrying soldiers from Fairfield Ottumwa Corning Villiaca Red Oak Shcnandoah and Glenwood will leave west Burling ton at 7 n m and is scheduled to arrive at Fairficld at Ottumwa Corning Villisca p m Red Oak Shenandoah Glenwood and Council Bluffs The fourth train will leave west Burlington at 8 a m Saturday and arrive in Burlington at From there a Rock Island train will take the Cedar Rapids contingent arriv ing there at noon and a Northwest ern train will arrive in Marshalltown at Waterlqo 2 p m Manly and Mason City Meanwhile today veterinarians proceeded with their work without open opposition Results of testa in Union townshio were to be read to liay Some Hope Advanced in Forecast for End of Gloomy Weather DES MOINES Oct 30 Some hope was advanced in the owa forecast today for the end of the last three melancholy days Continued cloudy weather lunv vcr was forecast for tonight and Saturday with light rain or snow n eastern Iowa Fair and wannci conditions are enroute to the west ern part of Hie state Charles City Des Moines Kco tuk and Davenport had 4d degrees yesterdays maximum tempera ures with Sioux City and Counci Bluffs having 3G the lowest No frost however was reported CcauKe of cloudy conditions and ight rains which reached as high as 18 inch at Keokuk Will Rogers DOUGLAS Ariz Oct Karly in the autumn Mrs Rogers and I sent two sons away sup posedly to schools we got tired trying to get cm up in the morn One went north here in this state another to New Mexico Since then we have received no word or letter We have looked in every football team all over the country Guess they couldnt make the teams Knew their ed ucation was a failure and kept right on going Any news from any source will be welcome I am flying to Mexico City today The big one spoke Spanish so maybe he is there The little one didnt even speak English but he loved Chili and hot tamatcs HO he mny be there too Yours WILL ROGERS Athlete Gets Attention of School Today Creative Writer Not Encouraged Says College Dean IOWA CITY Oct 30 erican education is glorifying the halfback or the pole vaulter and doing nothing encourage the creative writer Dean Addison Hib bard of the Northwestern Nniver sity liberal arls college told the creative writers conference today Hibbard declared that most per sons even educators are suspicious oi genius It is regarded as a gift from od Almighty and not to be Loucued he said Until teachers leave less to God alone and do more o educate the spark then a univer sity education will be of little use to a writer He advocated changes in college curricula substituting more cultur al courses in art music and liter atiirc for the great number of sci ence subjects Keep Technlc Simple Floyd Dell another speaker op posed the emphasis placed on writ ing technique in colleges and uni versities declaring there is now more simple technique in popular magazine stories than In the old masterpieces An outline of the year old school of letters of the state university to day was given by its director Nor man Foerster Outstanding In Dr Foerstera cussion of the plan that aroused na tional Interest at its inception la his solution of what a youngwrit er should do after completing the customary four years of under graduate study of letters He says continuation in the graduate college can make him at home f without Im periling its standards because tho budding author may want higher degree as insurance in case it turns out that his proper calling is not writing after all Avoid Journalism Dr Foersler outlined writing and literary study courses for under graduates to replace the usual work leading to the average B A degree then advised the student to avoid the usual course teaching or jour nalism The usual choices are plunging into practical journalism or pre paring to teach he said and both are equally bad The negligee garh of journalism ruins many a prom ising writer and the academic paces set for training teachers soon par alyze writing power Writers ho argued need a college education but wo shall have to Turn fo 1npo B Column t SCUE MINERS AFTER SIX DAYS Workers Bring Two Trapped Men Out Alive Other Four Dead MOCANAQUA Pa Oct 30 workers shortly after G j oclock this morning brot out alive Lwo of the six miners entombed Saturday by an explosion at the local mine of the West End Coal company The others were dead Those rescued arc John Thomas lumis 40 father of seven children and Joseph Matzoni 22 Mine offi cials said both were in excellent condition considering they had been hurled alive for and a half days Both will survive the ordeal phy sicians said Crowd Waiting The dead John Molitoris 33 father of three children Jacob Tinus in father of four Henry Ccglarski 23 single and Paul No vak 40 whoso wife is in Europe A crowd of about 200 was wait ing nt the mouth of the mine as Thomaslninia and Matzoni were brot in an ambulance Among the crowd was Mrs Thomashunls She was taken to the mine offices where of ficials assured her that her husband tvas in good condition Came From Dead When I got tho message that he vas all right I felt just as if he had come from the dead she said From rescue workers it wan earned that two of the dead men been killed instantly by the force of the explosion and that the two had been victims of after lamp Thomashunis and Matzoni had been entombed about 133 hours STATE DRIVE TO GIVE MILLIONS TO AGRICULTURE Men With Incomes More Than Will Be Asked to Buy DBS MOINES Oct 30 statewide corn purchasing cam paign resembling roughly the war time liberty bond campaigns in tended1 to put from eight to ten mil lion dollars in the hands of Iowa farmers wos started here today Backers of the campaign said it would release millions of dollars into Iowa trade channels and would re sult in a permanent boost of tho priceof corn by talcing off the mar ket Iowas exportable surplus The plan calls for the sale of mil lions of bushels of Iowa at GO cents a bushel the campaign to start early in November Every Iowa businessman and every sal aried person receiving 2400 or more annually will be asked to purr chase at least one unit of 100 bush els Farmers May Join Farmers who desire to do so may participate in the purchasing Buy era will be given warehouse re ceipts as evidence of their purchase and the corn will be warehoused ac cording to the state law Farmers will be paid not in cash but with coupons which must be exchanged with their local mer chants for merchandise within 30 days ar f t e r receiving payment They must be exchanged by the merchant for goods or services with in the state After the coupons have served their purpose in stimulating trade all along the line thev may bp cashed at the banTfsj vvfiToh in turn will be remunerated by trie Iowa Victory Corn Legion name of the oranlzatlon sponsoringthe cam paign Kent Is Clmlrntiiii J Dolliver Kent president of tlio Des Moines Elevator and in company is chairman of the legion Harry Meredith brother of the late E T Meredith who was secretary of agriculture under President Wil son is vice chairman and Sol Sheucrmnn Des Moines manufac turer is treasurer Members of the executive com mittee are L S Hill DCS Moines chairman former Gov John Hain nill Sol Sheuerman DCS Moines W S Hazard secretary of the Farmers Benefit Mutual Fire In iurnnce company Des Moines H Hargrove Des Moines dairy armer and Frank Fox of the Fox Chemical company DCS Moines The executive committee will lie enlarger later with the addition of several well known lowans from parts of the state Bucked by Turner The plan has the bucking of Gov Dan Turner and Mark Thornburg of agriculture according to Lloyd Waddcll publicity director ot the campaign The plnn has been under discus sion for several weeks the officers said They said the entire plan was evolved to aid in improving radc and agricultural n Iowa and that the organization was strictly nonpartisan IOWA WEATHER Cloudy Friday nlghl and Saturday light rain or snow Friday iiipht In cunt becoming fair Saturday In extremewest portion slightly warmer Satur day In extreme west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 nour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 43 Minimum In Night 35 At 8 A M Friday 37 is of an Inch Thursday was the fourth dismal day in a row for North fowa Fri day opened cloudy and misty bn before noon the sun hurl peeped thru a thin layer of clouds suffi ciently at least to let it be known that it still in its accustomed position ;