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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1931, Mason City, Iowa HARLON E R ART KPT OF IOWA es no i NES ii North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY s ASSOCIATED PRESS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1931 HOME EDITION No Party in Control Yet Voters Will Decide Balance of Power in House By CHARLES F STEWART ASHJNGTON Sept 1 CPA the bal ance of political power in the house of repre sentatives so del icately pciised as it is sure to be at the next ses sion of congress a mutter of three or four seats one way or the other is a considera tion of vital im portance be t w e e n republi cans and demo crats A read jus t raent to just about that extent is among the possibilities at extra elections to be held a couple of months hence Ten memberselect to the new house have died since last Novem ber and substitutes for all of them remain to be selected There is not a strong probability that the voters original vbrdicts will be reversed in any of these cases but it is conceiv able that it will occur in a few of them 3 3 victories in the 1930 contest were won by re publicans In 218districts by dcm ocrats in 216 and in one by the farmerlabor candidate Of the ensuing deaths six were those of democrats four of repub lie a us The six included John F Quayle and David J OConnell of the sev enth and ninth New York districts respectively James B Aswell of the eighth Louisiana Charles A Moon ejivofthe twentieth Ohic Charles Turn la Page 2 Column jgoj THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWQ SECTIONSSECTION ONE NO 343 JUSTICE FOR FARMER GREAT NEED tmm Heavy Rains in Iowa Do Damage Over Wide A rea LIGHTNING KILLS r IOWA LIVES Two Men Commit Suicide Others Recover From Crash Injuries By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Accidental deaths in luwa Tues day had taken two lives two others had committed suicide and several others were recovering from injuries received in automobile accidents The dead Homer Nichols Glidden Richard Foy 21 Clinton Tom Newell 73 Newton Samuel Miller Independence The injured Mr and Mrs E F Insley Chi cago injured in accident near Fort Dodge Nichols died Monday in a Lake City hospital of injuries suffered in an auto accident 20 miles north of Glidden Foy was killed when a pistol he was cleaning accidentally dis charged Newell committed suicide by shooting He was a pioneer resident of Jasper county anda farmer Relatives said he had been despond ent because of illness Miller a farmer southeast of In dependence shot himself Tuesday Despondency over illness was given as the reason for the act He was a pioneer resident of the county Mr and Mrs Insley were in a Port Dodge hospital after their car had overturned near there Mrs Insley suffered nine fractured ribs and was severely cut Her husband was not seriously injured t AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Mciybe kin folks love you all the year but I notice they dont feel no urge to visit you until it gets too hot to do their own cook FIELDS ON FARM Only Scattered Spots in State Missed by Showers MOINES Sept 1 rains in many parts of Iowa Monday caused property damag over a wide area One man Adolut Bacdke 70 a farmer near Fomeroy was struck by lightning while work ing in a field and was killed Baedke had started for his horn when the rain started falling Work men later found his body Nine chil dren survive Rivers today were rising rapidly The Boone river near Webster City stagnant in Its bottom all summer had risen two feet overnight Twister Docs Damage Considerable property damage was done by a small twister which struck near Dillon and Ferguson in the southern part of Marshal county Monday night A 60 mile wind left a narrow path of destruc tion for several miles The farm of Wilbur Gummert south of Dillon suffered the greatest damage Tin roof of Dillons corn crib was car ried a quarter of a mile brooder houses and chicken houses were de molished and the windmill v blown flat WHERE BLUEBEARD IS HELD the couafy road Oje tjveen MarshaHtown and Ferguson was lifted from its moorings anc blown into a hog lot Some damagi was reported in the northern pan of Marshall county and corn was flattened near Union in Hardln county Fower Lines Down At Boone the windstorm had crippled lines of the Fort Dodge DesMoines and Southern railroad Power Alines were down between Boone and Boxholm Very heavy rains were reporteJ m southeast Iowa with a good amount in the southwest center during much of the summer of the drought At Waterloo a 45 mile an hour gale and two and onehalf inches of rain did damage estimated at 000 last evening Houses were un roofed automobiles smashed and store windows were broken Water in the street outside the Sacred Heart school was waist deep Many streets were impassable for a time because of the fallen trees Lights were out in sovsal sections There were no casualties Only Spots Missed Official Instruments at Ottumwa this morning showed a total of three and threetenths inches of rain since late last night This was the greatest amount of rainfall in this section since June The Des Moines river was rising rapidly The heavy rainfall was said to be very beneficia for fall pastures The weather bureau here today said that only scattered spots of the state failed to get precipitation yesterday and that the eastern sec tion may get some moisture this morning A wind and rain storm which struck Boone last night caused damage to telephone and power companies A number of trees and poles were blown down The Fort Dodge Des Moines and Southern electric lines were crip pled thruout the night with a num ber of poles down between Boone nd Boxholm Heaviest in 8 Weeks Albia recorded the heaviest pre cipitation yesterday 435 inches xit the rainfall there was scarcely ny more welcome than In Hum boldt where 93 inch was the neavi st in eight weeks Other readings during the 21 iiours ending this morning Boone 59 Carroll 123 Estherville 150 Fort Dodge 202 Sioux City 80 Atlantic 211 Clarinda 203 Cres on 130 Des Moines 69 Dubuque 24 Marshalltown 127 Burlington 265 Cedar Rapids 91 Davenport 164 Iowa City 170 Keokuk 276 Webster City 145 and the Eoone river station 145 Mason City had 38 inches Von Gronau Hops for Chicago on Last Leg LONG LAKE Ont Sept 1 lapt Von Gronau and his compan ons took off for Chicago on the ast leg of their flight from Europe to thr United States early this aft ernoon Threats of lynching hy crowds outside the jail where Harry Powers alias Cornelius Plerson is held at Clnrligbnrfr W Va following his con fession to tho murders of two women andthree children halted tho diffffinc near Powers garage far more possible murder victims until tlio arrival of state police Top photo shows Powers with City Detective Carl Southern loft jiud Police Chief C A Duckworth right us he signed his confession below throngs of irate citizens outside the jail Reduction From Two to One in Projection Room Cause What was termed a lockout by he union members was precipitat ed at the Palace and Strand thea ers Tuesday afternoon when the operators failed to reach an agree ment on contracts for the coming ieason starting Sept 1 The managers of the two thea ters however denied there was a ockout inasmuch as there was no contract in existence at the time and that the projectionists walked out when they refused to accept the new contract We dont need two men to do the vork of one one of the managers stated We offered the men shorter lours on the same pay but they re fused Instead of having one man In a booth from 1 to 11 oclock we vanted to divide the period into two shifts one from 1 to 5 oclock and he other from 5 to 11 oclock with me man in the booth There arc 20000 theaters operating that way n the United States The local union maintains that he projection equipment cannot be perated in a competent or safe Banner with only one projection st The operators pointed out that iwing to the danger of fire some tales have passed laws demanding he owners to employ two compe ent men in the projection room at 11 times They also pointed out that t was as much a fight for public afety as for union principles Since he advent of talking pictures two en have been employed in the pro ection room of all the theaters in la sop City This was necessary wing to extra complications tend ng to detract the projectionest ninds from the careful watching of he highly inflammable films the mion representatives said Butler Application to Retire Approved WASHINGTON Sept 1 Hoover today approved 10 application of Smedley D But er for retirement from the marine orps on Oct 1 after 33 years of ervice FIVE KIDNAPERS HELD BY POLICE Four Men and Woman Admit Abduction Part of Ransom Back NEW YORK Sept 1 announced today that the kidnap ing plot involving the young broker Charles Rosenthal had been solved the kidnapers arrested and part of the 550000 ransom money recov ered Four men and a Negro woman the latter so light of complexion as to pass for held Po lice Commissioner Mulronney said they had admitted their in the abduction The woman he said has been identified by Rosenthal as the one who lured him into the hands of the others who held him prisoner Markets at a Glance NEW YORK rails stiffen in late trading rails rally in final hour trading dull Foreign ster ling sags CHICAGO bullish spring wheat estimate light contract de liveries to lower State Entomologists to Check Results of Grasshopper Poison MISSOURI VALLEY Sept 1 1P distribution of poison bran moah completed in grasshopper damaged territories in Pottawat tnmie Harrison and Monona coun ties state entomologists today planned to check the results care fully Dr C D Drake and Pr George C Decker of the state entomology department will watch for results Dr Drake announced Police Keep Digging fo r New Victims No Special Session of Jury Planned for Powers Case CLARKSBURG W Va Sept 1 authorities renewed the search to determine whether there were more bodies buried on the Quiel Dell murder farm Harry F Pow ers is alleged to have operated near here Judge John E Southern an nounced today there would be no special session of the grand jury to hear charges against Powers After two days of fruitless dig ging around Powers garage near where the bodies of Mrs Asta Bich er Chicago Mrs D P Lemke Worcester Mass and Mrs Eichers three children were found workmen again were directed to probe an olc well near the garage Oflfcers be lived yesterday they had reached the bottom of the well but residents of the district told them it originally was more than 12 feet deep the depth they reached in the first ex amination Closely Watched Judge Southern announced Pow ers case would be laid before the regular session of the grand jurj whencircuit court convenes Nov 10 More precautions were taken to guard Powers in the county jail Sheriff William Grimm instructec the Jailer to remove the mans belt andwatcUhim closely Police had in their possession let ers met his wife thru mail order methods altho the woman has de riled this One letter that police sale was written by Mrs Powers was addressed to Harry Powers Crest line Ohio and was dated June 26 1926 Claims Cedar Rapids I dont think its any harm to get acquainted by this method as I would rather find my true iovc in this way as I dont care for any of the Clarksburg men the letter said A description of the writer which was contined in the letter was the same as that of Mrs Pow ers the police said Investigation disclosed Powers married the woman June 1 1927 in Oakland Md Officials learned the icense bore the name of Harry Frederick Powers 42 civil engineer Cedar Rapids Iowa GIFFORD GIVES OWEN YOUNG JOB New Yorker Heads Group to Coordinate Efforts at Local Relief WASHINGTON Sept 1 Vppointment of Oweri D Young of New York as chairman of the com mittee to coordinate local unem ployment relief efforts was an nounced today by Walter S Gifford national relief director Gifford saicl Young chairman of lie General Electric company had agreed to serve The committees job will be to co ordinate efforts of state authorities and welfare organizations in raisin unemployment relief funds Young already is a member of the national advisory committee set up y President Hoover to assist Gif ord Aoosevelt Asks N Y Legislature to Put Teeth in Crime Law ALBANY N Y Sept 1 Jovernor Roosevelt today sent to he legislature a special message rging immediate enactment of leg slatlon designed to combat crime He proposed that the states an lplstol law be strengthened that rlvate possession of machine guna e prohibited and that the disor erly conduct section of the penal aw be strengthened to allow com munities to rid themselves of crim nali BAYLES MAKES 286 MILE SPEED MEETS OLD ENEMY Cessna Misses Marker 11 Inches in Deadstick Landing CLEVELAND Sept 1 high regions of speed for laud planes were reached at the national air races today by Lowell Bayles ol Spingfield Mass when he drovo his Gee Bee low wing monoplane on speed dashes past the grandstands today With the wind in a mile dash he attained 28686 miles an hour and against 2649 This is faster than the worlds record of 2788 miles an hour made by Adjt Bonnet in1 Franco back in 1924 Bayles1 speed was not an official record however Despite the 20 mile an hour wind Eldon Cessna of Wichita Jfans brot his plane down only 11 inches from the marker to win the mens deadstick landing land ing without brakes and with the motor shut off He beat J Livings ton of Moline 111 by an inch Makes 1nrachutc lump Bayles drove four times across a mile straightaway making an av erage of 267312 miles an hour ap proximately a mile faster than the American record held by Lieut Al ford Williams To establish a new record Bayles would have to make a speed Jive miles ahhour greater than Lieuten ant Williams or adjt Bonnets rec ord over a three kilometer course Bayles made the speed dashes to qualify for the Thompson trophy race next Monday Lieut Thaycr Olds saved himself from injury when his army plane crashed several miles north of the Cleveland airport today by a para chute jump from a 500 foot altitude He landed in Lake Eric and waded ashore unassisted Army Fvmics Fifty thundering fighters staged a war dance thru the sky in observance of army day at the na ional air races The 50 flying in groups and In mass in echelon or stairstep for mation stormed out of the north vest ami low over the field with heir 300 horsepower engines rmd iropellors roaring an earsplitting din to circle roll loop and turn in every formation in the military cat alog The fighters were from the first irmy pursuit group at rfeifridge Ield Mich under command of Maj Gerald Brovver BDDIK KICKENBACKER Opposing Wai Aviators Are Mine Arkansas Banks Close and Financier Hies Self to Canada HARRISON Ark Sept 1 M1 ine banks in Arkansas known as he A T Hudspeth chain closed to ay soon after Prosecuting Attorney ack Holt received a letter bearing ruclspeths name which said he as umed responsibility for their con dition and added when this is in rint Ill be in Canada The letter bore the postmark of St Paul Minn Holt took steps orthwith to call the grand jury to onsider it Aggregate deposits of the closed lanks were estimcteci by the state ank department at 52000000 The losings left only one bank in two ounties German and A merican Aces Grip Hands Silently CLEVELAND Sept 1 VP Two ighting men enemies In France 13 fears ago had met and made it up today Yesterday for the first tlmn since licir combat days in the World war ol Eddie Rickcnbackcr and Taj Crnest Uclet greeted each other as friends It wasnt much of a meeting probably to those who like meetings well spiced But the ef fulgent were suddenly silent us two aces gripped hands looked into each others eyes Miikc Striking The two made a strikingpair Riclcenbacker tall dark and taci PHOT HITS AT FARM BOARD AS COSTLY LEMON Pennsylvania Governor Sees Present Tariff as Unfair OEDALIA Mo Sept 1 sailing the federal farm board as tnat huge and costly lemon Gov Gifford Pinchot of Pennsyl vania said in an address Jiere today that the welfare of America de pends upon justice to the American as the farmer him self understands not some alleged panacea devised by men who neither know his prob lems nor comprehend his point of view Addressing the annual convention of the Missouri Farmers associa tion Governor Pinchot urged tlio farm industry be placed on a oasis of economic equality with other industries He said tne farm er for years the orphan of Ameri can politics should be taken into the family and have a voice as to what type of relief should be at tempted The present tariff he charged is detrimental to the farmer said he relieves in the equalization fee and hinks the debenture plan unques tionably has its merits The Pennsylvania governor dis cxissed as a possible candidate for the republican presidential nomina tion next year criticized the rail roads for seeking to increase freight rates at a time when the farmer already is overburdened The cost of distribution of farm products he said is twice as high as it was nefore the World war v V Governor PJnchot urged the farm er and city laborer to stand togeth er but added he wag not talking about political control and I do not refer to a third parly On the con trary I am talking economic con trol for the greatest good of tho rreatest number which is the ob ect of all government OF JAPAN turnUdet short and almost pudgy like a jovial Santa Glaus without the whisker whose daring has made him a favorite with the Widow of Tay Pay Dies LONDON Sept 1 T P OConnor widow of Tay Pay OConnor noted Irish lender died today of pneumonia after a short illness Her son Francis Howard was at the bedside Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept much news over tho weekend as we look at news nowadays Flood in China drowned a million We take that with as little concern as a New York gang killing or the 50 peo ple killed In autos over the week end Mr Mellon is the hcadliner borrowing one billion one hun dred million at 3 per cent Could have got it at about one and a half but wanted to give the boya a break This means they are go ing to finance by borrowing in stead of increased taxes on those able to pay Its too close to elec tion to antagonize the big boys Yours WILL ROGERS crowds at the national air races At Chateau Thierry Soissons and St Mihiel they opposed each other Rickenbacker shot down 28 German planes and Udel who fought in company of Baron von Richthofcn is credited with 62 allied ships I am glad to meet my old ene mies who have now become my friends Major Udct said in soft clipped English speaking into a mi crophone Frond to Bo Frlrmls Tm tickled to death to see him observed Rickenbacker think that were both alive Today will teach young America what it means to have been an enemy and then have the privilege of shaking hands with one as a friend We arc proud to be friends now They shook hands then and for about ten seconds stood eye to eye And that was how ace met ace 13 years after a pretty totigh war Texas Oil Wells to Stay Closed Until Governor Is Ready AUSTIN Sept 3 R S Sterling today said he had issued orders to Brig Gen Jacob F Wol ters martial law commander in the east Texas oil field to keep all wells in the field closed until he received definite Instructions from the gover nor C V Terrell chairman said fol lowing a two hour conference with the governor that the state railroad commission did not know what it would rio about issuing its order to permit reopening of wells In the field under proratlon It was indi cated the order would be redrafted Leave Tokio for Visit With American Ambassador at Karuizawa Japan Sept 1 Graf Is Sighted Over Pernambuco Brazil PERNAMBUCO Brazil Sept 1 Graf Zeppelin flying low was sighted over Pernambuco at p m today a fortnight of sR seemg in Japan Col and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh came to Kar uizawa today and established them selves in the summer home of W Cameron Forbes American ambas saaar They came from Tokio by auto mobile after having been enter tained there for five days with a scries of official functions It was a bumpy trip over nearly 100 miius of mountain rough that Mr Forbesand Mrs James Russell hostess went by train The Lind borgs wanted to do some sightsee ing and chose the motor route There will be few social functions for the Lindberghs here and they will get some opportunity to rest before proceeding to Nilcko re nownr site of the Tokugawa shrines Anno in Spotlight Prom Nikko the Lnndberghs will go to the ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto to complete their tvo week of sightseeing before flying to China At Tokio Col Charles A Lind bergh lost the spotlight to his wife last night Tho colonel himself commented on it STie IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler in tho oust tnd south portions Tuesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday flO Minimum In Night 58 At 8 A M Tuesday C2 Iliilnfall 39 of an Inch The recipe for rain lost thru most of July and August has been found It was brot into use Monday with the result that the total pre cipitation for August was increased to 421 inches the greatest total for any month for more than a year I ;