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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1931, Mason City, Iowa COMP North Iowas Edited for the Home R H I S HEM A ART OEPT OF IOWA OPS I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS ACOPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1931 MDonald to Be Envoy Stewart Doubts He Would Be Popular i7i America By CHARLES f STEWART ASHINGTON Sept 11 CPA of Ramsay M a c Donald as a fu ture British am bassador to the United States made casually in London news dis patches to this side of the wa ter can hardly be regarded as amounting to ser iously considered hints Yet they do have a faint flavor about them almost sufficient to justify a guess that they were not wholly unin spired by folk who are curious to know how the idea will take in America No one here and evidently no one in England appears to doubt that Prime Minister MacDonalds administration of King Georges Turn to Pane 2 Column AT SIBLEY Hit Employes With Guns and Get Away With to Sept 11 armed bandits entered the First iNatioual bankhereJ at a n b3 afterBtriking three bank Lneir guus cash drawer of between and The bandits were in the bank only two or three minutes accord ing to M D Brodt cashier Attacked by Bandits The three men who were attacked by the bandits were Fred Mattert president and George Bauman and Charles Ratney tellers None was in jured by the blows A customer was the only other person in the bank at the time and the streets of Sibley wre nearly deserted most of the population having gone to the county fair The bandits attempted to open the bank vault but the time lock was in operation Failing in this they fled with the contents of the cash drawer and escaped in a waiting sedan A fourth member of the party had remained at the wheel the car Car Heads East The car left Sibley going east ward and was trailed four miles out of town where ithe pursuers lost siprht ofthe bandits Brodt was at the fairgrounds at the time of the robbery and was summoned at once to the bank The men were described as being about 30 years old and weighing around 150 pounds One was dark complected and the others lighter One wore a dark suit and all car ried guns NO 257 RAGES THRILL BIG CROWD Tax Revision and Loan Plans Before President Sibley is a town of 1870 popula tion located in the western part of Osceola county of which it is the seat It is about 10 miles south of the Minnesota line The robbery is tha twelfth this year in Iowa In ten of the bur glarifes and holdups was ob tained the largest being the 515 000 loot got at the First Trust and Savings bank of Moville Jan 9 AUNT MET By Robert QuiUen Now Im gettin old I dont mind confessin that maybe I never done nothin bad because I never had much chance BROOKHARTNOT IMPRESSED REED SALES TAX Leaders of Democrats Oppose Increase in Taxes By FRANCIS M STKPHENSON TITASHINGTON Sept 11 VV variety of views advocated by congressional leaders on how to bal ance next years federal to day were before President Hoover Two administration republican pilots in fiscal affairs sounded the call yesterday for tax revision Their proposals however do not coincide or follow the program of republican independents who are sponsoring tax increases but their declarations were believed to forecast the inclin ations of the administration Advocates Increases Representative Bacharach of New Jersey second ranking republican on the house ways and means com mittee which initiated revenue rais ing legislation advocated increases in taxes on estates and on incomes in excess of 10000 restoration of the gift tax and the imposition of a sales tax on luxuries and non essentials i Senator Reed of Pennsylvania who has waged past legislative cam paigns of Secretary Mellons pro grams came forward with a plan for a salea fax of one half of one per cent upon all commodities sold to the public Aalt New Loansi VSDM oh republi cans including Senator Watson of Indiana the party leader have asked the administration to resort to new loans next year to await a return to normal conditions before revising the tax system Democratic leaders who have spoken on the subject oppose tax increases next session They are advocating instead that the gov ernment pare down tlte money spent annually in retiring the pub lic debt That is the picture today as ihe new proposals openec debate that will come to a head early in the December sessions Would Tax Kich Senator Brookhart of Iowa re publican independent led off the dis cussion with an assault upon Sen ator Reeds sales tax proposal He said I am in favor of increasing the taxes on the incomes of Sen ator Reed and Secretary Mellon While the president and Secretary Mellon are maintaining silence pending further study of the gov ernment income in the next few months the tax revision calls of Senator Reed and Representative Bacharach were regarded signifi cantly in Washington Their declar ations were believed to forecast a Turn to 3 Column BOARDS WHEAT Agreement Reached for Sale of 7500000 Bushels on Credit WASHINGTON Sept 11 The farm board today reached an agreement1 for sale of 7500000 bushels of wheat toGermany Negotiations have been going on for several days The sale means the board hati disposed of 82500000 bushels of the huge store of grain acquired during stabilization operations Exchange for Coffee Brazil was given 25000000 in ex change for 1050000 bags of coffee and China bought 15000000 bushels outright The amount of wheat sold at seaboard has been estimated at 3500000 bushels The farm board has not made public the amount of wheat it has left but unofficial estimates placed this at a few million bushels below 200000000 Chairman Stone of the board re fused until today to comment on the German negotiations A previous German offer for about 25000000 bushels of the wheat was rejected Purchase Guaranteed The announcement today said the purchase bearing per cent in terest and maturing Dec 31 1934 was guaranteed by the German gov ernment1 Delivery is to be made at the av erage rate of 833333 buahels a month and there are provisions for the increase of the monthly quota if the Germans desire it STUDENTS PAY TUITION IN GRAIN College students with insufficient funds to pay their tuition nerd not worry thte fall at the Turk Legion Luther college Fergus Falls Minn College trustees have arranged to accent wheat or other grain in payment of tuition on condition that the gnUh is grown on farms from which the students come Tho schoolIs allowing GO cents for wheat 2o cents for oats 85 cents for rye und 35 cents for hurley Photo shows B H Ness of the college accepting a receipt for a loud of grain tnpay the tuition of Miss Borghlid Asleson while other students und members of tho faculty look on Payments in grains Is gaining in farm regions Two French Planes After Distance Nonstop Record Race s Wrest Mark Americans BULLETIN MOSCOW Sept 11 lirench airplane Hyphen II out for 11 distance record passed over Moscow late toniglifc and headed for Kuziui The weather had cleared and there was no wind Tho Question Mark had been forced down in Germany earlier in the day by a leak in tho gasoline tunk PARIS Sept il French airplanes one of them a vet eran of the transAtlantic airways left Le Bourget airdrome at dawn today in the direction of Tokio seeking to wrest the nonstop dis tance ribbon from America and matching speed with each other One was the Hyphen II manned by Joseph Le Brix Marcel Doret and Rene Mesmin who crashed in Siberia several months ago with the original Hyphen on a similar ven ture The other was the Question Mark owned by Major Dieudonne Costs which was carrying Phil Co des and Sergeant Henry Robida On Trull of Record Both crews were on the trail of the 5000 mile record set by Rus sell Boardman and John Polando American flyers who flew from New York to Istanbul without a stop In July Coste and Maurice Bel lontc previously held the record with a dash of 4012 miles into Man churia The planes took off within the pace of six minutes The Hyphen II rot off the ground at a m Jreenwich time p m CSTj requiring the entire length of the field for its start The Question mark followed at and gotinto the air half way down the runway The Hyphen H carried 2112 ga ons of fuel and the Question Mark 1373 gallons but the latter is 12 miles an hour faster and has enough for 52 hours of normal flying Both are powerful and equipped for long distance navigation Bound to Fnr Beyond admitting that they were joing in the general direction of the Tar east none of the flyers would commit themselves on their itiner ary Friends explained that if weather conditions remain good e Brix favors the route from Lake Baikal across Manchuria and Korea o Japan while Codes would pre to take a more northerly route and leave the continent at Vladi vostok If one or the other teams suc ceeds in reaching a pomt about 160 miles beyond Tsitslkar Siberia It was calculated the American rec ord would be broken If both get hat far they will fight it out for he honor of establishing a new mark Mason Wins Flowing Mntch CHEROKEE Sept 11 Mason 39 today held the sweep stakes plowmanship at the annual pilot rock plowing match TROPIC STORMS SEAL OUT DEATH Honduran Town Reports 150 to Killed Many Injured JJy THE ASSOCIATED 1IIESS MOUNTING reports of death and destruction in Belize British Honduras prompted the American government Friday to order naval vessels to speed to the Central American country on an erran of mercy Estimates of the dead at Belize ranged from 150 to 200 A report to the state department at Washing ton said the town had been devas tated and there were hundreds of casualties as a result of a liurri cane Several American priests itre dead President Hoover ordered the navy to cooperate with the Red Cross in sending medical and other aid Planes Bear Stores The mine sweeper Swan at near by Trujillo was immediately order ed to the area to provide radio com munication and relief Planes will bear stores from Panama While relief was being mustered o care for those stricken in Belize he path of a second hurricane across Porto Rico toward Haiti and the dominican republic was being anxiously watched This storm unroofed several hun ired houses and disrupted commun cation and transportation facilities at San Juan and was sweeping westwardHaiti and Santo Dt ningo were reported directly in its lath Hundreds Injured Orders were issued at the navy department for a marine corps ane to leave Managua Nicaragua mmediately for Belize nearly 400 miles away carrying52500 worili of medical supplies This action wag decided upon after a consultation vith Red Cross officials A message received at Miami by an American airways from Belize said that in addition to the dead several hundred were injured half f the houses were demolished and that all radio towers were down Belize was said by the messages received by the state department to have been devastated Casualties were estimated in hundreds and relief was asked urgently Latest state department records showed 174 Americans resident in British Honduras Most of these It vas said reside in Belize NEIGHBORS SURE POWERSUSEDTO BEHARMDRENTH Slayer Refuses to Admit Having Once Lived at Kanawha KANAWHA Sept 11 Basing their conclusions on pictures of rlarry P Powers confessed beard slayer a dozen or more local residents today declared that the man held in Clarksville W Va fov murders of five persons was the same as Harm Drenth immigrant rom Holland who settled near here ibout 20 years ago Their charac terizations of Drenth varied con siderably Associated Press correspondents who questioned Powers as to his residence in Kanawha received no reply from him in this regard Meanwhile officers in various other localities were attempting to un cover the past of the slayer That Drenth lived near hers about 20 years ago and that at that time he was about 19 or 20 years old was agreed by various persons who knew him and this age agrees approximately with that ofPbwers If Drenths father William Drenth could be located officials feel cer tain that much mystery surround ing the case could be cleared up Sure of Identification Henry Kamp Bcimond former resident of Kanawha who was the first to assert he saw a resemblance between Drenth and Powers fett fairly sure Identification Drenth time was employed by Kamp on a farm E W Pruisman former marsha of Kanawha recalled having pul Drenth in jail at one time on a charge of stealing liquor A curious trait shown by Drenth was remembered bv H H Delt house who said that Drenth had once borrowed a watch from brother and had taken it apart and put it back together again before returning it Dan Lamfers who was born in the same house in Beerta province of Groningen Holland as Drenth knew Drenth quite well and said he believed the pictures of Powers to show him and Drenth to be the same man He described Drenth aa a nice fellow Lamfers said hn believed the Powers family moved to Princeburg Minn after leaving Kanawha Neighbors In HollundL Kprt Delger said that the Drenth family members were neighbors of ilia in Holland and again on a farm about seven miles north of Kana wha He declared Drenth had a mother and sister who are now dead Mr Delger thot Drenth was a World war veteran and came to this country when about 18 years of age Mrs Delger said Drenths folks were church going persons who ran a store in Beerta She said the boy auscd his parents a lot of worry Snowing the exact time of Drenths birth lhcy stated his age was 39 John Ross for whom Drenth for a year described him ns a youth with a severe temper who was cruel to animals Hud Cashed Cheeks CLARKSBURG W Va Sept IT F Powers 42 confessed slayer of fwo women and three chil dren was identified late yesterday by Union Pa bank clerks as the nan who cashed two checks on a Worcester Mass bank for amounts totaling here recently Identification was made thru pho ographs of Powers shown the clerka by City Detective Carl Southern and Deputy Sheriff Simeon Bond Clarksburg The officers returned today after a visit to Pittsburgh in an effort to ind a man named Charles Rod frequently mentioned in con nection with the case by Powers since his incarceration Powers recently confessed that he tilled Mrs Asa Eicher and her hree children and Mrs Dorothy P jemke Their bodies were found in a ditch six miles from here Burlington Fire Razes Warehouse BURLINGTON Sept 1J Fire destroyed the White furniture warehouse here Thursday night at estimated damages of Wagner owned the three story brick structure Several other build ngs were damaged For a time the entire business block was threat ened lowan Spanish Vet Officer NEW ORLEANS Sept 11 Martin B Andclfinger of Dubuque was elected junior commander n chief of the veterans of the Spanish war at their convention here Thurs day Gandhi Believes British Will Give India Freedom Declares Refusal Mean Renewal of Disobedience By JAMES A MILLS Associated Press Staff Writer MARSEILLES France Sept 11 Gandhi setting foot on European soil for the first time n 15 years told the Associated Press today that he believed the British government was faced with such staggering domestic problems that it was not likely to refuse lu dias demands for selfgovernment Refusal would mean the renewal of the civil disobedience campaign he said and the boycott of British joods on a scalegreater than ever lefore He promised that he would not take such a step until every pos sibility for arbitration had been ex hausted Terrible Consequences If the fight should be renewed whicjj God forbid he said the consequences will be infinitely more terrible than the last struggle It will mean I fear that not only In dians would be shot down but Brit shers will be killed You cannot hold 300000000 people without lib erty in the leashes of nonviolence forever If England is wise she will weigh carefully the present strength and potentiality the nationalist movement and hearken to the ap peal of that vast subcontinent for independence She should not deny others the gift which she cherishes most herself Must Have Autonomy He emphasized that any safe proposed by England must be dem onstrably in the interests of Indl as well saying we must have com piece financial and fiscal autonomy We must have an effective domin ion status but that does not exclude Indias partnership or alliance with the empire Sitting in a chair on top of a table so that everyone could see him the Mahatma delivered a ser mon on the evils of war To kill and to be killed in the act of killing may be an act of bravery he said but to take all the blows of the adversary and not retaliate is surely a greater form of bravery That Is precisely what India has been training herself for and I make bold to say that the experiment has been a success STORY BELIEVED BY AUTHORITIES Woman Reenacts Scene in Which Husband Was Slain by Pirate Gunmen MINEOLA L I Sept 11 tfrs Benjamin Ceilings of Stamford Conn reenacted today the scene in vhich she said her husband was killed by pirate gunmen Wednesday night and then during three hours examination convinced authorities hat her story was correct I believe Mrs Ceilings state ment strange aait seems District Attorney Elvln E Edwards an ounced after witnessing the reen ictment on the Collings yacht off Dystcr bay and questioned her She s not under suspicion Mrs Collingg was attended by her Isterinlaw Miss Helen P Co ings and before the three hour ex amination here was completed she vas joined by her fatherinlaw Dr I P Collings who came here from Stamford Conn A Edwards said Mrs Collings would eturn for further questioning after a lunch and brief rest Jndbergh Will Decide Route Home in China TOKIO Sept 11 Col Charles Lindbergh said today the air oute he and Mrs Lindbergh would ollow on their journey homeward would depend to some extent upon nformation and certain reports he xpected to receive in China Security Before Arms Cut Declares Briand GENEVA Sept 11 Briand making his first jspeech at his years assembly of fiie league f nations today reiterated the Drench contention that the prob em of security must be solved he ore real reduction of armaments an be realized Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept had quite a mixup over an international speed boat race I know Gar Wood and I dont think ha is that kind of a sports man but whether he did or did not we know the Englishman had the fastest boat the same as they have the fastest auto and the fastest plane But I believe our women have got it on eni for speed They are about our last hops to hold a speed record Yours WILL ROGERS HEAT CONTINUES TO BLAZE FROM COAST TO COAST 27 States Droop Unde 90 Degree Marks in Belated Wave By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS striving fatBear Pecofd its wanfngdays summer sen shimmering heat waves across th continent Friday from New Eng land to the torrid southwest plaiu and from Florida to the Dakotos Twentyseven states drooped under SO degree temperatures yos terday and the belated summer blast went on uninterrupted today Even the northern lake regions suffered Sault Ste Marie record ng a temperature of 82 yesterday while across the border in Toronto the mercury reached 06 Six Deaths Reported Six deaths have been attributed o the four day siege in Wisconsin where 98 and 99 degree readings vere common Three persons died n Montreal Persistent southwest winds in Chicago fended off any lossible relief from lake breezes and the mercury climbed to 91 at 1 p m Friday threatening the old rec ord of 95 degrees for late Septem ber Schools were closed at Winona rtinn because of the unbearable heat At St Paul where the top quotation was 100 Thursday ther mometers touched 92 at noon at Milwaukee 93 at Superior Wis af he lake end 88 at Omaha 90 and Des Moines 91 It was 91 too in Duluth The weather bureau offered Ultla clief save for cooling weather in the northern border and western states ATTENTION ALSO CENTERED ON UBLICWEDDING Ugh Point Is Reached in North Iowa Free Gate Fair ROARING past the filled grand stands of cheering spectators peedsters of national reknown hrilled throngs at the North Iowa air Friday afternoon in a program f championship auto races The au lience entered into the final day f the fair with a zest which cli maxed the week of most elabor ate entertainment ever presented at he fair The crowd started gathering early n the afternoon and at oclock he grandstand was filled As tue highpowered machines hummed around the track the speedsters warming up for the death defying ontests the grandstands responded o the spirit of conflict by picking avoriteB Circus acts were interspersed with he various races at the afternoon rogram and shared with the speed demons the applause of the multi ude These included the Van do Velde company in a masterful ex hibition of balancing the Will Mor ris bicycle act of skill and humor Pickards trained seals the Six Hassons and Kerbe and Gerlie Wedding Holds Interests The North Iowa fair was sched uled to come to a dramatic close with the Ernie Young wedding num ber at the evening performance Miss Lois Wood and Chris Miller were scheduled to be married among ail the pomp and splendor possible On a glamorous stage of ot 1931 the MaiiyTi ridSSiTS vSna f uH ch bru 8es to assemble at the cere mony for a gorgeous display of costumes and pulchritude Much in terest has been evidenced in this wedding Tho evening program also includ ed five nets of vaudeville and tha scintillating musical revue with many special features With one ac ord all comments concerningtlio Schooley productions have been de clared perfect Many Exhibits Interest which has run high In he various exhibits at the fair con inued Friday undjudgingwas com Jletecl The midway provided at ractions for thousands offering a variety of shows and novelty rides Among the features of the pro jram Thursday and Friday was the vork of Miss Elly Van de Veldo f the Van de Velde company De plte a strong southwest wind she as able to poise gracefully upside own with only one hand resting n the head of a man Noted for icr ability to hand balance and to oot juggle she gave a masterful xhibition of the arts One of Her notable acts was one n which she remained uside down Turn tn IAgu Column DUE TO CONTINUE DBS MOINES Sept 1 iclated heat wave that yesterday ent thermometers in Inwood up to 02 degrees is due to continue at east until Saturday night Tho weather bureau here forecast continuation of the fair and warm Turn lo Inro 1 Column f Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK supporting or ers effective after new lows TJ S govern ments recover Curb Irregular short covering hecks decline Foreign exchanges Irregular terling and reichsmark gain Wall street and outhcrn buying increased spot of erings foreign selling CHICAGO bullish govern ment spring wheat estimate bullish government stimate firm cash markets hogs higher IOWA WEATHER Fair md continued wnrm Fri day night Saturday partly cloudy and warm followed coolnr In the lato afternoon mid nlglit In the northivest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazelle weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 100 Minimum in Night 7 At 8 A M Friday 81 A new record for the current Sep tember and a close approach to tho alltime September heat record was set Thursday afternoon when at oclock the mercury In the GlobeGazettes weather shelter on River heights hit the century mark This is within 4 degrees the sum mer record set in July Another wprm cfay was apparent Friday morning but the reading was 2 de grees lower than at a corresponding hour Thursday The mercury climbed to a 94 maximum after noon but had drop ped to 93 degrees at oclock ;