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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY Edited for the Home R HIS MCU 4 ART OEPT OF IOWA RES MOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AtL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21931 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 249 Congress to Blame Dole Britain Example of Job Insurance Enemies By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Sept 2 When congress meets next win ter opponents oi u n e m p ley meat insurance can be relied on to hold tip t Englands re cent cabinet cris is as the finest example on rec ord of the evils of the dole The dole and nothing but the dole they are sure to represent was what re duced the Eng lish treasury to such straits that Premier Rajnsay MacDon aids administration blew up forcing him to form a coali tion ministry which is apprbxt mately the same thing as if some desperate emergency were to drive President Hoover to make Senator Joseph T Robinson his secretary of state Senator Carter Glass his secretary of the treasury Senator Pat Harrison his secretary of war Senator George W Norris his at torney general Senator Gerald f Wye his postmaster general Sen ator Robert M UaFollette his sec retary of the navy and Senator Henrik Shipsted his secretary of the interior reserving only the port folios of agriculture commerce and labor for members of his own Senators Fess Smoot and Watson respectively An exact parallel is impossibler the English and American govern mental systems are so different AT THE wars end England did not have merely a short slump and then a tremendous burst of prosperity It had the slump but no period of pronounced prosperity There was an interval during which Turn to 1ngc 2 Column 4 B STATES READY u l TO BACK RELIEF Governors Send Approval of Administration Plan to President WASHINGTON Sept 2 for unemploy ment relief received approval from eight state governors as the na tional organization selected leaders in Americi industry to mobilize resources in local communities to meet the situation this coming winter Commendations of the plan being carried out by Walter S Gifford na tional relief director were received at the white house yesterday from five governors while three prev iously had signified their approval The chief executives indosing the plan were Cross of Connecticut Brucker of Michigan Emmerson of Illinois Parnell of Arkansas Con ley of West Virginia Rolph of Cali fornia Winant of New Hampshire ana Gardinerof Maine They ex presse confidence the states and cities could care for the local situa tions and pledged their coopera tion Gifford announced yesterday that Owen D Young of New York had consented to head a committee coin posed of wellknown citizens toaid in finding enough resources to meet the emergency Woman Swallows Poison SIOUX CITY Sept 2 Betty Castle Winn 28 committed suicide by swallowing poison police said here Tuesday night She died ih a hospital an hour after she was found In her home AUNT MET By Robert Quillen She would make Joe a good wife Shes old enough to be sensible tired enough to be grateful POPE AND MUSSOLINI IN ACCORD Hoover to Withhold Decision on Tax Increase BUDGET PLAN TO AWAIT STUDYBY ADMINISTRATION Deficit in Just 62 Days of New Fiscal Year WASHINGTON Sept 2 the 62 days of the new fiscal year the government has rolled up a deficit This was recorded today by the daily treasury statement Just two months ago the treasury ended the 1931 fiscal year with a deficit of 5903000000 This was wiped out by an addition to the public debt and the government started the new year with a clean slate The figures were announced as President Hoover and administra tion officials went ahead with a study of the nations finances with a view to determining whether the president shall recommend an in crease in taxes or resort to another bond issue Expenditures Cut Chairman Wood of the house ap propriations committee which pass es upon the allocation of funds to the government departments said today federal expenditures for the next fiscal year would be cut dras tically and that he wanted to start with the army and navy During the first 62 days of the new fiscal year 5144000000 was spent than during the same period of last year Itie treasury statement as of Aug 31 ahpwed that in th e two months the governmentincome had amounted to and ex penditures were 5626784753 Receipts Nearly Up The receipts from all sources were only about leas than in the first two months of last year but the increased expenditures brot the deficit for the two months to 5158000000 more than the de ficit in the same period of a year ago The chief increase in the expenses was the fund which includes money spent in carrying on the public building and the public works pro gram The postal deficiency for two months doubled as compared with that for the same period a vear ago MDONALD WILL KEEP HIS SEAT Answers Request to Resign by Announcing Plan to Finish Job LONDON Sept 2 Ramsay MacDonald informed his Seaham constituents today that he proposes to retain his parliamentary seat for that constituency at least until he has concluded his task of setting British finances to rights In a letter to the Seaham labor party which had demanded his res ignation Mr MacDonald said Any action I may take in re sponse to any resolution passedwill be only after I have finished the duty which I am now undertaking and not before Authorization Given for Alden Dam Construction DES MOINBS Sept 2 struction of a dam across the Iowa river at Alden by the town of Alden Hardin county has been authorized by the state executive council The council added the provision that the dam be used only for recreation al purposes however STATE PYTHIAN HEADS FRANK S KITE CHARLES T ROGERS For the first time in the his tory of the Iowa Knights Pythlns the grand chancellor was reelected Wednesday aft ernoon at Clear Lake at a grand lodge session Frank S Hite of Marengo is the grand chancellor Charles T Rogers Grundy Center was named grand vice chancellor and Ward Ferguson DCS Moines was choaen grand keeper records and seal WARD FERGUSON APPROVES LOW BIDS ON PAVING Five Projects in Blackhawk Benton Boone Hardur and Poweshiek AMES Sept 2 Iowa highway commission today ap proved contracts for construction totaling 517945249 on paving grading graveling and construc tion of bridges and culverts on Iowa highways Low bids on five paving projects located in Benton Bjackhawk Boone Hardin and Poweshiek cour ties total Bids follow Benton miles U S 218 at Van Home Highway Con struction company of Des Molnes Blackhawk milci road 57 InCedar Falls Bryant Pav ing company of Waterloo 31281 Boone miles pri mary 60 cast of Boone Highway Construction company of Moines 5657958 Hardin miles U S 65 west of Hubbard Highway Con struction company of Des Moines Poweshiek miles U S 32 in Brooklyn Highway Con struction company of Des Moines 1332550 Low bidders graveling follow Clayton miles U 3 55 from Guttenburg to Millville Interstate Construction company Madison Wis also 063 miles No 13 from Delaware county line Myron Baker of Olin 51774 Days Air Race Events Are Postponed by Rain Derby Flyers rfait Best Weather to Beat Hawks CLEVELAND Sept 2 Grounded by rainy weather today national air race pilots at Cleveland airport tuned their planes for to morrows events and waxed enthu siastic over the possibility that n dazzling new worlds speed record will be made during one of the re maining events of this years races The postponed events of todays program will be held during the re maining days of the races which are to continue thru Sept 7 The lure of speed however kept the seven pilots officially entered in the derby dash from Los Angeles in quest of the Bendix trophy and a pot of gold on the ground Air race officials announced that the flyers were awaiting the best possible weather in an effort to shatter Capt Frank Hawks trans continental record of 12 hours and 25 minutes They have until Sept 5 to be awing PYTHIANS ELECT HITE IOWA HEAD Little Contest Shown for i Posts at Grand Session at Lake CLEAR LAKE Sept fS Hite Marengo was reelected grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of the Domain of Iowa this afternoon at the second meeting of the grand lodge held at the Com munity building It is thefirst time in the history of the order that a grand chancellor has received a reelection Tbere was little contest for new officers this year After the period for the closing of nominations the following were automatically elect ed Mr Hite grand chancellor Charles T Rogers Grundy Center grand vice chancellor Ward Fer guson Des Moines grand keeper of records and seal E S Marshall Gilmore City grand master of ex chequer F A Stevens Cedar Falls grand master at arms A B Gook In Chariton grand inner guard and H H Smith Laurel grand 400Are Registered B E Rhihehart of Anamosa was selected as supervising representa tive Grand trustees include H P Oetzman Davenport W H Bu cholz Greene George Koepp Keo kuk and Sam G Wilson Fort Dodge The registration mark neared 400 today as the knights and sisters went into first sessions of the grand Lodge and grand temple About 300 attended the first joint session of the two orders Tuesday evening at the Community building in which Turn io Pnse 14 Cnlunin 1 AUSTROGERMAN CUSTOMS UNION TO BE GIVEN UP Central Powers Expected to Issue Their Joint Declaration GENEVA Sept z and Austria are expected to is sue tomorrow or least before the decision of the world joint declaration announc ing the abandonment of their pro posed customs union at the request of France Foreign Ministers Julius Curtiua and Johann Schober it was learned probably will reveal their decision before the PanEuropean commis sion It is understood that the state ment will be in such a form as to satisfy France that the project has been definitely shelved without go ing to the extreme of abject re nunciation Left No Choice It is considered anopen secret that Austrias financial difficulties did not leave her any other choice A friendly attitude on the part of France when the question of extend ing aid comes before the league of nations council is believed to be of lifeanddeath Importance to Aus tria The world court is expected to deliver on Saturday its long awaited decision on the decision that is reported to deny Austrias right to make such an agreement underthe terms of the wartreaties but upholding that Germany Bui tho question already will bs and the dynamite removed from the European scene Way Will Bo The league council then will be able to discuss the general Question of customs unions and the specific question of attacking the Austrian financial crisis The way will also he clear it is felt for a really fruit ful visit of Premier Laval and for eign Minister Briand of France lo Berlin at the end of September The AustroGerman proposal advanced last March was designed to facilitate the flow of free trade between both countries without the barrier of tariff restrictions France and the members of the little en tente particularly charged it was the first step toward political union and in order to satisfy them the signatories submitted it to the world court Amy Johnson Hurries On MOSCOW Sept 2 Johnson British woman aviator stopped briefly today at Krasnoy arsk and took off again for Sverd lovsk on a flight from Tokio to London Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept country is not entirely over its cuckoo stage yet for every day there is more printed in the papers about the new and old golf ball than there is on un employment When the dimen sions of a golf ball is our great est worry we still got a long way to goto get back to normal Five thousand people followed Bobby Jones and watched him watch the golf championship We ought to get Bobby to sit in Washington and watch it That might revive interest in our present form of government Yours WILL ROGERS WOMAN SAYS SHE MARRIED SMITH Investigation in Wanderings of Perry Man Moves to Kansas PERRY Sept 2 tion of the wanderings of John M Smith Perry Insecticide manufac turer who reappeared at Garner last June 23 after vanishing for three months had moved to Kansas to day State Agent Myron Tullar was in Chautauqua Kans investigating a report that a man resembling Smith had been married there last March 11 to Miss Pauline Shaw Smith dis appeared Feb 3 after his burning truck containing a charred body was found near Denison Body Mistaken The body was mistakenly identi fied as Smiths and buried but later exhumed and the error discovered The alleged Kansas wedding epi sode came to light when Smith re appeared Miss Shaw recognizing newspaper pictures of Smith com municated with the sheriff at Gar ner and later with Sheriff C A Knee of Perry Kay Clayton with whom Miss Shaw stayed corresponded with the Dallas county officials describing the alleged courtship Says Smith Courted She said she had once asked the man believed to have been Smith It he had the money to support a wife The man she said told her he had recently sold a patent on a chicken coop for and that he man ufactured a stock and poultry dis infectant Smith was engaged in that business Tullar before going to Kansas went to the state hospital for the insane and obtained pictures of Smith Smith was committed to the hospital after his reappareance Tul lar was expected back here tonight Smith is to apear before the grand jury here this term of court Depositors in Closed Banks Draw Money Invasion Investigated as Head of Chain Is Sought LITTLE ROCK Ark Sept 2 Authorities today investigated the reported invasion nf two of the nine suspended A T Hudspeth banks by depositors who demanded their in one as a nationwide search for the head of the chain got under way In Marshall Ark officials of the First State bank said a group of about 25 townsmen and farmers quietly entered the Institution after it closed yesterday and told the di rectors In meeting they wanted their money Mount Business There was no disorder A A Hudspeth cashier nephew of A T Hudspeth said but It was easy to see they wei mad and meant busi ness Deposits totaling approxi mately 55000 were paid out to the men Officials of the Citizens Bank and Trust company at Harrison Ark said County Collector Dan Hale and former Sheriff L M Martin of Har rison entered the bank armed with pistols Informed that the funds were in the vault protected by a time lock they locked three officials inthe bank and expressed determination to remain until the bank vault opened today However State Sen ator Roy Milum Prosecuting Attor ney Jack Holt and others persuaded them to release the officials Claude Alexander vice president Dai cashier and Ernest Tlma assistant cashier tJp to Grand Jury A state bonk examiner checking the banks affairs was allowed tc leave The officials said Hale asked for in county funds and Mar tin Prosecuting Attorney Holt said it was up to the grand jury whether action would be brot against the two depositors head of the chain of banks A T Hudspeth left Friday for St Louis with the announced intention of borrowing funds there Yesterday a letter was received from him ad dressed to the public which said when this is in print Ill be in Canada He assumed responsibility for the condition of the banks but said I tried hard to make them go A warrant charging him with ac cepting deposits in banks ftnowing them to be Insolvent has been issued by Prosecuting Attorney Holt Markets at Glance a NEW YORK rails under pres sure rails react specialty issues soft Foreign French franc firm easy cables southern selling Cuban support European buy ing CHICAGO Wheat Easy bearish winter wheat estimate good rains Iowa SIOUX CITY PILOT KILLED IN CRASH Lund and Minnesota Man Die When Plane Falls 2000 Feet BARRETT Minn Sept 2 Val Lund Sioux City pilot and Elmer Hjelle of Barrett were killed oday when their plane crashed from 2000 feet into a field a mile from Jie home of Lunds parents near here Witnesses said the plane started to glide downward when the left wing seemed to break off Both men were dead when taken from the wreckage Lund formerly was an army pilot stationed at Los Angeles and had jeen employed at Rickenbacker air port Sioux City for four months QUESTIONED Associated Press Photo Mrs Olgn Piuter of Detroit who with her husband spon sored the American Friend ship Society thru which Harry F Fanera corresponded wltii two women ho killed at Clarks burg W Vu was questioned about tho societys activities POWERS USED DEATH CODE Letters and Postcards From His Prospective Victims CLARKSBURG W Va Sept 2 deat Harry F Powers recorded the pro gress of his correspondence with women thruout the country was discovered today by detectives in vestigatingramifications of tlm killings of two women nnd three children Letters and postcards he received in response to his lure of wcnllli and affection were found to be marked apparently for filing A fragment of an envelope gave an apparent key to one of the mark ngs The mark was P15 It bore he notation graveyard such a narking found oh letters from thd wo women he confessed lie killed Mrs D P Lemplte of Worcester Mass and Mrs Asia Bicher Chi cago whose three children also vere slain City Detective Carl Soutnern said he believed P15 indicated those correspondents Powers had market for death Information that Powers had icon with StnmaUtos Sfikas 44 Clarltflburg shoe shine parlor nwn cr shortly before Spikas disap eared in June speeded investiga tion of that affair just as discov ery of a trunk containing several firearms and 50 photographs of women gave further Impetus to search for other possible victims of he 42 year old former salesman The quest spread to Miller S Dak Vandalin 111 and Mansfield Onlo where he was believed to have lived as Joseph Gildeau about the year 1924 Meanwhile the bodies of Mrs llcher and her children Harry reta and Anabel were being tak en to Pittsburgh for cremation heir ashes then to be taken to Park Ridge 111 their home United States Lines Will Be Taken Over by Shipping Concern WASHINGTON Sept 2 The United States lines are to be aken over by the ChapmanDoliar Dawson shipping Interests The shipping board yesterday ordered a contract be negotiated with the Chicago and west coast interests for control of the line which also was sought by the Inter national Mercantile MarineRoose velt Steamship company The con tract Is to come before the board for final approval T V OConnor chairman of the board said a sale price in excess of was expected The trans action Is understood to take the form of reorganization more than that of a sale Hoover Reaches Burlington BURLINGTON Sept 2 Herbert Hoover new Inland water ways corporation towboat arrived here Tuesday night from New Bos ton III enroute from Dubuquo to St Louis OMPROMISE IS CALLED VICTORY BY BOTH SIDES Agreement Clears Up 3 Months Clash Over Catholic Clubs 3OME Sept 2 final ac cord was reached by Pope Pius XI and Premier Mussolini today in heir bitter threemonths controv ersy over Catholic action clubs clar fying the conditions ofthe lateran reaty and the concordat The popes youth organizations are allowed to resume their aetivi ies but are restricted to purely re igious endeavors It was specifically stated there should be no sports or athletics and intrusion into the syndical or trades union fields The Italian government an nounced an agreement on three parts They are as follows Action Dlocosnn 1 Catholic action organizations are essentially diocesan under the control of bishops who appoint club officers and directors none of whom may be from parties hostile to fascism There can be no political action or appearance of it and Cath olic action can have no flag except the Italian flag 2 There shall be no organization of professional i classes and those al ready formed within Catholic action must abstain from syndical labors confining themselves to religious work 3 The youth clubs shall be known as Youth Associations of Catholic Action They shall have no flag ex cept the Italian flag and their relig ious banners It was finally agreed that these local associtions must abstain from any sports themselves to educational and fee reational activities with religious ends in view Victory for Both This agreement regarded by each side as a victory might be consid ered as a compromise It reopens 15000 clubs closed three months ago but bars them from those athletic activities which the fascists reserve for their clubs It emphasizes the restriction al ready In the concordat that Catholic action clubs shall be purely religious but clarifies brief phrases of tho document by mentioning sports and syndical action The agreement automatically re establishes the condition whereby Italians may belong both to Cath olic action organizations and the fascist party The fascist party early in tht controversy issued an order declaring membership In the wo organizations was incompatible VETERANS MAY MEET IN PARIS Benjamin Franklin Post in Paris Sends Invitation for 1935 KANSAS CITY Sept 2 aris was recommended as the plnco or the 1335 encampment of tho Veterans of Foreign Wars by a vote of the 1745 delegates to the thlrty lecond annual encampment of the organization here The recommendation directed to succeeding encampments is not inding The Invitation to meet in France was presented by James E Witteriecl commander of the Ben jamin Franklin post of Paris SKe IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Wednesday night nnd Thursday somewhat tvarmcr in northwest nnd north centrnl pnrtlon TlmrKdiiy LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather statistics or 2 hour period ending at 8 clock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 81 Minimum in Night 59 At 8 A M Wednesday 63 Rainfall Trace Those who attended the softball ournarnent games at Roosevelt Indium Tuesday night and stayed ill the last batter was out will bear out the GlobeGazette weather man in his statement that there vas a trace of precipitation It oc curred at about midnight and ordi narily would escape notice ;