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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home COMP HAfiLOJ E R HIS MEM 4 ART DEPT OP On1 A MO IN THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12 1931 NO Garner Will Be Speaker Stewart Picks Texas Democrat Because ofGOPSplit By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Sept 12 CPA by little the odds are get ting to favor C o n g r e s sman John N Garner Texas democrat as speaker of the next house of representatives Probably the G O P will have a majority of a te or two when HURRICANE TOLL RAISED TO 700 Temperature Records Set by Belated Heat Wave ie session opens but there is not much prospect now that it will be able to agree on a single can didate Speaker Longworth had he lived doubtless would have held it together He was a habit Hitting on a new one as a substitute Cur it is turning out to be extremely difficult Meantime the democrats are a unit on the Texan who succeeded Finis J Garrett as minority leader when the latter dropped out of con gress two years ago HP H E FOREMOST republican i speakcrship candidate originally was Colonel John Q Tilson of Con necticut the majoritys floor leader during the Longworth regime but the colonel has had all along a rival nearly as strong as himself Turn 1o 5 Column 3 TURNER TO PICK FARM AID GROUP Pledges Support in Fight to Raise Market Price DBS MOINES sept 12 j DanTurner today was considering the personnel of a committee he will name Monday to carry out his pledge to aid Iowa farmers In their campaign to raise corn prices After the appointment of the com mittee the governor plans to issue an invitation to the governors of the corn belt states for a conference to discuss a method for organizing the entire midwest corn producing area to withhold corn the mar ket The committee is expected at once to start a statewide movement to have farmers pledge themselves to seal their surplus cropand to confer with officials of Intermediate land banks to arrange for credits on warehouse certificates which the state warehousing act authorities on corn sealed under the supervision of thesecretary of agriculture Suggests Warehouse Act Iowa farmers financed by nego tiable certificates authorized by the Iowa warehouse law within a few months may seal their heavily lad en corn cribs and settle down to await a 60 cent minimum market price for their product Governor Turner who yesterday pledged his support to 1500 farm ers at a mass meeting in the capitol recommenced the warehouse act as offering a possible solution to fi nancing a moratorium on corn mar keting Should the act prove Inadequate the governor said he favored con gressional legislation to provide im mediate relief He asserted that co operation other governors in corn belt states will be asked May Bo Sealed Under the warehouse act grain may be sealed by appointees of tha secretary of agriculture Proper in surance must be carried on the Turn to fafin 2 Column AUNT HET By Robert Quiller Tlie wonder to is that Eve stayed straight as long as she did without no neigh bors to be scared of POSSIBILITY FOR MIDWEST RELIEF CALLED SMALL Iowa Hot Spell Enters Eighth Day With No Change Ahead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A LATE summer heat wave brot torrid blasts which had left during the last 24 hours records in many districts While relief was felt in the north west where Friday the mercury climbed to 100 in Huron S Dolt and Moorhead Minn only the rar est possibility of cooler tempera tures was predicted for the central midwest and eastern states Thehottest spot thruout was Phoenix where the temperature reached 104 degrees Fridav It was 98 in Marquette Mich Albany N Y Baltimore and Philadelphia As far north as Montreal and Toronto felt temperatures of 90 3 Wisconsin Deaths There were three deaths in Wis consin caused by the heat 2 in Michigan and 1 iu Pennsylvania six prostrations in Maryland 1 iu Pennsylvania and 3 in Washington D C The temperature climbed to 95 the highest since 1870 for Sept 11 in New York city which suffered its hottest day of the summer A 98 broke Baltimores 50 year record In many cities of Massachusetts KILLED IN CRASH bna Minn the closed because of the heat Bathing beach were reopened in many sections Rains in Texas Cooling rains in Texas helped the ranges and pastures which will soon be stocked for fall grazing High winds and rain broke the heat wave in the northwestern states While the continent baked many sections of the West Indies brol it self out of two tropical hurricanes which left hundreds of dead FEW DAYS MORE DES MOINES Sept 12 Indication of a general change was given today as a tardy heat wave entered its eighth day Attendants of the weather bureau here in forcasting that Iowa would have generally fair weather tonight and Sunday with unsettled and cooler conditions in the northwest portion said that it was cooler in the upper Missouri valley and that this would tend to influence condi tions in northwest Iowa Hope however was given for re lief in a couple of days altbo nothing is apparent now which would bring a general change in weather 91 to 102 in Iowa Maximal temperatures yesterday In Iowa ranged from 91 degrees at Lamoni to 102 at Inwood Clarinda had last nights minimum 60 de grees Other readings yesterday Du buque Davenport Keokuk and Charles City 94 Fort Dodge 93 Sioux City and Council Bluffs 82 and Creston 80 There was no rain in Iowa yes terday making several days In which no precipitation has fallen Good For Harvesting Attendants at the weather bu reau said that the present weather is good for harvesting altho those farm operations are now almost complete They said the hot dry spell is too late to do much damage al tho rain is needed for fall plowing and to prepare the soil for the win ter Today was clear thruout the state except that at Inwood it was partly overcast Three Jail Breakers Thot Sioux City Men Arrested in Nebraska PIERCE Nebr Sept 12 Theodore Olander Charles Hop wood and a man who gave his name only as Packman were held here Saturday The trio broke jai at Kennebeck S Dak Thursday night and is wanted for burglaries and forgeries in three states offi cers said Authorities here said Hopwood had stolen an automobile from his father at Sioux Falls S Dak and expressed the belief the three were identified with a Sioux City gansr Two of Trio in Hyphen II Die in Crash Identities of Victims of Record Attempt Unlearned MOSCOW Sept 12 of the three men in the French air plane Hpyhen II which set out yes terday on a nonstop flight from Paris to Tokio were killed today when their plane crashed near Ufa Their identities could not be learned immediately nor was the cause the accident determined Aboard the ship Le brix one of the best of the French pilots Marcel Dorset and Rene Mesmin The crash occurred early this morning near the mouth of the riv er Tanipa The chief of the soviet air force ordered a party sent from the Ufa airport to extend aid and to de termine th cause ofthe accident Firstreports did not indicate whether the third memberof the crew was hurt Schneider Cup Races Postponed Because of Heavy Rain and Wind CALSHOT England Sept 12 UP Schneider cup races were postponed today because of heavy rain and a driving wind which kicked up high seas in the Solent channel between the Isle of Wight and the British mainland If the weather is favorable the race will be held tomorrow at noon but otherwise it will be postponed from day to day until conditions permit Festival Plans Arc Made SCARVILLE Sept are under way for the festival to be held at the Immanuel Lutheran church Oct 4 Dr Gullickson from the Theological Seminary at St Paul will be one of the speakers Football at Fardale Academy Beginning Monday Frank Merriwell will be out for the Varsity team at Fardale Un til the close of the season with the big game on Thanks giving Frank will have many exciting adventjres His rival Bart Hodge will try to keep him off the team Dont miss any of this grnat footbal story told In the adventure strip Frank Merriwells Schooldays Young Americas Hero By BURT ISTANDISH An Exclusive Dally Feature in the GlobeGazette IOWA FALLS MAN CLAIMS POWERS LEW DAUGHTER MURPHY PAROLED Ackley Relatives Say Drenth Had Scar on Neck TOW A FALLS Sept 12 S today expressed belief that Harry F Powers Clarksburg W Va slayer was implicated in the death of his daughter Golda Brown 37 at Cleveland two years ago The connection of Powers is thru his reference to Charles Rogers as his confederate In several slaylngs Brown has written Clarksburg authorities stating he suspects Powers or Rogers in connection with the death of his daughter a nurse who supposedly committed suicide July 26 1929 Referred to Rogers He said his daughter had referred to a man named Rogers from Pitts burgh In several letters At her death a night message signed by Rogers was sent to Brown informing him of the tragedy Brown went to Cleveland expect ing to meet Rogers but never saw him When he went to the morgue Brown claims he was shadowed by a man who joined him after he emerged after making arrange ments for shipping the body back to Iowa Falls We walked up the street a block or so Brown said and then this fellow said guess thisIs where we part He asked me if he could do any thing and I inquired if he Icnew of a man in Cleveland by the name of Rogers who waj from Pittsburgh He advised me to take the body and get the hell out of here Died ol Poisoning The official records showed Golda died after taking poison The note she left after her death Brown said was not written on any paper similar to any kind she had used in her letters home He insisted that the handwriting was not hers Miss Brown had worked in Cleve land two years Brown said one year at the city hospital and another as a private nurse Brown asked Why should this man who sent me a night letter think of it at night telegram to tell a parent that his only child had died and then not to show up when the father of one whom he had professed to love came to bear the body home Clew at Ackley ACKLEY Sept 12 Efforts were being made at Clarksburg W Va to positively identify Harry Powers confessed Bluebeard slayer as Harm Drenth former resident near Kanawha following the assertion here by Jake Aukes that Drenth had a prominent scar on the back right side of his neck Drenth was the son of a cousin of Mr Aukes wife Relatives here stated that as a boy Drenth was given free rein and spoiled His parents Wilko Drenlh and the late Jane Woltkers Drenth had a small store in Beerta Hol land where the man was born in 1802 In order to steal money from his fathers store he broke the tile from the roof to get inside it was said here Knew Drenth Well Mr Aukes knew Drenth person ally Tho description of Powers fits Drenth who disappeared mysteri ously about 12 years ago and had not been heard from since he said Turn lo Pane II Column Funeral Services for George Henry Held at Church in Des Moines DES MOINES Sept 12 Funeral services for George Henry 77 pioneer Des Moines lawyer who died Wednesday were held Satur day at St Pauls Episcopal church Bishop Harry Longley officiated and members of the Pollt County Bar association attended in p group The Polk county courthouse was closed during the hour of the service Boone Woman Killed When Car Overturns BOONE Sept 12 Mrs Chris Thede of Boone was killed on highway No 30 in Ogden Fri day night when tho car in which she was riding overturned Her husband a sister and Peter Gian rosa of Ames were brot to the hos pital here seriously injured DENNIS J MURPHY WaukonBank President Put in Sanitarium Free Again After 3 Years on Forgery Conviction DES MOINES Sept 12 Dennis J Murphy Waukou bank president sentenced to 15 yeara in FortMadison penitentiary on fo r charges has been paroled it has been learned here Tha 64 year old banker was taken by relatives to a Wisconsin sanitar ium after the parole became effec tive last July 9 Murphy had fought bitterly against the charges made in 1924 He was indicted on 14 counts by an Allamakee county grand jury Jan 17 1925 More Indictments followed in April but Murphy was found in sane He was brot to trial however in Howard county and found sane A second trial convicted him and brot the 15 year sentence from Judge James D Cooney on Oct 30 1925 He was free pending appeal until April 5 1928 when the supreme court upheld the conviction and he was taken to Fort Madison until the parole became effective at White House To Go to Rapidan for Sunday WASHINGTON Sept 32 President Hoover has been keeping bachelor quarters at the white house for a week but will leavo sometime today to join Mrs Hoover at Rapidan camp Mrs Hoover remained at the camp after the long Labor day weekend of the president and may stay there next week In the meantime Costa Boris the presidents valet has looked after sewing on the buttons and sending out tho wash Sabula Man Missing Mississippi Dragged CLINTON Sept 12 Is under way for Frank Kindred S5 Sabula who disappeared late Thursday evening The Mississippi river is being dragged Relatives can jive no reason for his disappear ance He is described as five feet four Inches tall weight 125 pounds and eyes bluegray Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept cant beat that Eng land She dont look good till they get in a hole then watch her They wasnt afraid to put an ad ditional tax on big incomes They forget politics when they are In a tight place Republicans cant tax big incomes over here for they havent got next years campaign budget yet and dem ocrats still owe for their last three elections Somebody said that AI Smith wouldnt run next year but Al aays it wasnt him that said It Yours WILL ROGERS FAIR COMES TO CLOSE WITH BIG EVENING CROWD Throngs Pleased With Quality of Program in Past Week WITH another North Iowa fair transferred into history the officers of the association Saturday were busily engaged in computing the assets and liabilities of the in stitution The five days program of amuse ments exhibits and educational features are being analyzed for the purpose of ascertaining which scored with the throngs that visited the establishment the past week The general opinion was that the better entertainment before the randstand especially the evening revue with its colorful costumes ind excellent dance and song num bers had proved worthwhile Thu entertainment was acclaimed by the public as a superb show and a genuine contribution to the com munity More Exhibits This Year The larger provisions for the boys and girls 4H activities drew contestants from a larger territory than ever before More exhibits were shown in all the livestock di visions From every standpoint of entertainment and educational fea tures the fair this year has been regarded as far superior to its pre dccessors Automoblleraeeiaxontmuedvto fc the favorite ofthe crowds Monday and Friday afternoons drawingby far the largest afternoon throngs The midway filled for the most part with the many concessions ot the Royal American shows was crowded most of the week with an eager happy crowd Concessions Out The midway Saturday looked Ilka it had been struck by a tornado in the night The Royal Ameridan con cessions were practically clearei out Other concessionaries were also getting their equipment out Secretary Fred G Mitchell whose office has been the busy headquar ters for the hundreds of activities that were centered in the fair grounds the past week was at work Saturday on the closing epi sodes of the big project Hold Public Wedding The closing performance staged Friday night before a crowd which packed the grandstand was brot to a dramatic climax with an elabo rate program and public wedding In the closing feature Miss Lois Wood became the wife of Chris Miller The short but impressive ceremony presented before the gor geous scenery of Schooleys Sen sations of 1931 closely heldthe attention of the audience Coughlon Marries Couple M C Coughlon justice of the peace married the couple Miss Loretta Belseth was maid of honor and Sidney Wilson was selected for the best man Miss Patricia Baker Chicago prima donna sang for the ceremony The ceremony opened with flower girls coming orito the stage and scattering flowers about They sang a melody ind then the maids of honor entered walking witb delib erate steps Revue Scores Hit Schooleys revue which left Saturday morning for Topeka Kans provided another highlight of the evenings program The three major numbers were oclock The Vendor Song and Soldier ets Jess Libonati and his son and daughter in a xylophone act the male trio consisting of Frish Reetor and Toolin all came in for a share of applause for specialty acts Robertson and Leween in esthetic dances scored bifj hits with the Turn fa IaRfl 2 Column 2t Mine Guards Repulse Attack by Snipers in West Virginia Hills MORGANTOWN W Va Sept 12 guards clashed with a group of snipers who attacked them early today in the hills near here The attackers were put to flight after a quarter of an hour of firing and whether there were casualties in their ranks could not be learned Monroe Hamilton 35 a guard was wounded The battle followed on attack by snipers upon the plant of the Con nellsville byproduct company near here State police were rushed to the scene They stood guard over the plant at daybreak Boys in Blue to Hear Fife MusicAgain Moines Welcomes 1931 Encampment of G A R DES MOINES Sept 12 There will be fife and drum music n Des Moines tomorrow when mem bers of the Grand Army of the Re jublic will return for another na ional encampment Des Molnes Sons of Union Veter ans will be at the railroad stations to greet the incoming veterans and will play some of the tunes of an other era The years have taken a heavy oll of the men who were here for a previous convention Of the 102 438 members in 1921 only slightly more than 38000 are on the muster roll today 2000 to Attend Of these James E Jewel com manderinchief said about 2000 were expected to attend the five day encampment Last year in Cincin nati barely 1000 marched in the parade And so of the two million boys in blue at the end of the Civil war only a few remain to carry on the spirit of the grand review with which Washington streets resounded in May 1865 Comandcr Jewel however saic that tho the ranks are thinned there is still the spirit that inspired them to sing twenty one miles of boys in blue 50 abreast in the grand re view and that is each year re kindled as they march over the ever shorter parade Special Church Services Special services will be conducted Sunday in Des Moines churches with a memorial and patriotic service in the evening Dr Harvey C Kephart of Fort Morgan Col will deliver the address The Sunday program also includes a meeting and banquet of the fed eral patriotic societies Among those who had arrived to day were Commander Jewel of Fort Morgan chief of Staff Oley Nelson of Slater Iowa and Post CommanderinChief Samuel R Van Sant of Mineapolic W A Bosworth Turn li PCIBO 2 Column CANOE FOUND IN YACHT MYSTERY Woman Identifies It as One Two Men Used Before Attack STYOSSET N Y Sept 12 VIrs Benjamin Collings today iden ified a canoe found drifting in Long Island sound as the one used Wednesday night by two men she said threw her husband into the ivater and attacked her The canoe was found this morning drifting near the place where the Collings cruiser Penquiu was an chored when the two men robbed it Mrs Collings who had been per mitted to return to her home In Stamford Conn last night was im mediately recalled Detective Inspector Harold King announced as soon as Mrs Ceilings dentified the canoo that ownership had been traced to a Northport man who had reported it missing since Jie Incident of Collings dlsappear ince King said this man would be brot in for questioning this after noon or tonight Markets at a Glance NEW YORK rails and utilities ead decline rails sag Utilities sold Foreign exchanges Irregular Canadian dollar touches new 1D31 ow Wall Street and outhern selling CHICAGO Wheat easy favorable weather bearish foreign advices Corn easy bearish weekly weath er report Cattle steady Hogs steady to lower MATS RUSH MEDICAL AID TO STRICKEN TOWN fag Ends of Storm on Way Thru Gulf and Along Coast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS URVIVORS iu hurricaneswept Belize British Honduras were digging ditches Saturday to bury Jossibly 700 dead Gunboats from Caribbean ports were steaming for vard or awaiting word to rush vith medical supplies San Juan Porto Rico was count ng the results of another hurricane distinct from the storm which pushed a tidal wave over the British colony The tag ends of each wind vere lashing on the one headed oward Haiti Cuba and Jamaica the other skirting northwestward across the Gulf of Mexico Typhoon In Formosa From far away Japan camere orts that a typhoon swept over the island of Formosa taking a toll of 26 dead and many injured The American navys minesweep er Swan reached Belize early Sat irday The gunboat Sacramento wag on its way with supplies from Puer o Cabezas Nicaragua and the Am rican Red Cross was arranging for he purchase and fast transportation supplies from navy nd army stores in Panama and other Central American countries Various reports oE the Belize death toll ranged from 150 to 400 The latter figure was contained in dispatches to the PanAmerican air ways Reports Reassuring TJTom San Juan camereassuring reports that the tollwas only two dead and the damage not so greafc as was feared Only 13 families ap plied for Red Cross aid The tidal wave which followed the hurricane over Belize brot great distress drowned many and swept some of the dead into the sea Water was left standing 5 to 9 feet deep in the streets Mrs Charles Alexander wife of the Uni ted Fruit company agent was among the persons lost in the wave 18 Students Killed Besides the 11 American Jesuit priests who Tost their lives at least L8 of their native students were tilled as the wind and water razed St Johns college Seventy per cent of the city was ruined and every church was de stroyed Supplies of all sorts were lost in the flood and many of the dead were buried beneath debris Meager reports received in Mex ico City indicated a third hurricane swept in from tha Pacific and caused considerable damage along the coast from Colima northward Casualties Listed ST LOUIS Sept 12 11 members of the Missouri pro vince of the Society of Jesus killed Turn io FOKC 2 Clilunm IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday except xomewhut unsettled in tho northwest por tion Not so warm in tho north ncst portion Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foi1 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 95 minimum in Night Bt At 8 A M Saturday 74 The crest of the heat wava seemed definitely past Saturday altho Fridays maximum 95 de grees is an exceptional tempera ture for midSeptember Saturday mornings temperature at S oclock was 7 degrees below that of Fri daysat tlie corresponding hour WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Sept 12 ly weather outlook for upper Mis sissippi and lower Missouri valleys Scattered showers with moderate temperature over north portions mostly fair and continued warm over south portions first half cf week some indications of showers and cooler latter half ;