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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 17, 1931, Mason City, Iowa HIS t c M ART DCPT OF IQiVrt D F S M O I N S 4 North Iowas Edited for the Honie THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOUR EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO ONE NO 262 Hilles Likely GOPChief New York Man Seen as Chairman of Committee By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Sept 17 CPA h a r 1 e s D Hilles of New York looks more every day like succeeding Sena tor Simeon D Fess as chairman of the republican national commit e by the opening of the 1932 cam paign at the la test Talk him perhaps was started by loyal Hooverites as a means of coun teracting sugges tions of exPresident Coolidge as next years G O P standard bearer The New Yorker it will be re called was one of the most vehe ment of the draft Coolidge men at Kansas City He was violently opposed to Mr Hoover anyway His acceptance of the post of manager for the Callfornian if it is offered to him and he does accept it would be a plain intimation that after all the present administration has been entirely satisfactory to him IN THE meantime should it be come evident that Mr Hilles in tends to take over the republican chairmanship at the proper psycho logical moment gossip of the Nor Tlirn to 1OKO 14 Column BRITISH FEAR FURTHER STRIKES Farmers Union Divides on Reno Indorsement DELEGATES GET OUT AS MEETING BACKS OFFICERS Norbeck Says Farming Will Not Boom With Big Business POLLINGS BODY FOUND IN YACHT MYSTERY MOINES BAR ASSOCIATION FAVORS REPEAL Executive Committee Gives Results of Referendum to Convention f Sept 17 Bar asso ciation today went fotunally on record as favoring repeal of the prohibition arriendment It was the first time the associations vote had been reported to a convention of the association tho the vote was announced several months ago The executive committee an nounced the results of the referen dum last year as showing 13779 members of the association as fa voring repeal and 6340 opposed The total vote of 20119 represented 75 per cent of the association membership There was no discus sion of the report and prohibition was not scheduled for consideration by the convention A previous vote on whether a referendum should be conductec showed 14782 in favor and 5625 against After that vote the ref erendum on the repeal was held Meanwhile Charles A Boston president recalled a letter of George Washington to the continental con gress in which he urged the erec tion of public distilleries to supply spirits to the revolutionary armies and suggested that the recommen dation if it had been followed would have saved the country from the present prohibition situation Iowa Shorthorn Wins Honors at Exposition CHICAGO Sept 17 Shorthorn raised by Armen Miller 12 Scranton Iowa Wednesday won top price honors of 11 a 100 pound at the International Livestock Ex position The reserve champion o the Greene county Iowa fair las week weighed 970 pounds and wen to Wilson and company Chicag packers AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Most women get married just to keep from being sneered at by them that got married for the same rea son Sept 17 pledge of confidence today was oted Milo Reno and other officers f the farmers unfon now conven ng here A number of the delegates left he meeting and adjourned to a after E W Romkey of Des Moines county was refused the floor by Presi dent G B Miller on a point of or der Their seces sion occurred in connection with the resolution up holding officers and condemning critics The vote of confidence came after critics were thot to be creating a po tential division Senator of opinion among Peter Norbeck the members Resolutions adopted asked that hese critics be arraigned before he unions arbitration committee Reno Defends Figures In a brief address Reno president of the Farmers Union Insurance company discussed loans and ex penditures of the Farmers Union Livestock association of which he is a director and for merly a general manager He offered accountants figures to answer statements made at a meeting Thursday night that he and the assistant manager had re ceived from tho livestock association He quoted the audit to show that he figure was as approved by the directors for salary and ex penses He denied that he had oaned money without the approval of the board of directors Depends on Economy Senator Peter Norbeck of South Dakota today said a return to nor mal conditions is dependant upon curtailing expenditures until we lave better earnings and on gooa rops fair prices and thrift In his speech before the union Senator Norbeck declared that those who believe that normal conditions will return to agricultur al states when general business con ditions improve had forgotten that we had eifjht or nine years of na prosperity while the farming states were slipping The conditions have simply been aggravated by the ndustrlal and business depression The remedy for the current agri cultural depression he said lies in bringing agriculture up Based on High Prices I can not share the view he maintained or those who want to pull down the wages and prices even tho we admit that the increased wage was largely collected from Turn tn race 4 Cnlumn Associated Press Photo This Associated Press telephoto shows police and spectators examining the body of Bcnjumlii Colllngs which floated to the surface of Long Island sounp at ho same spot where boatmen found his cruiser drifting with CoHines five year old daughter aboard Jlrs CollinRs hasbeen quizzed almost constantly since she told that her husband had been thrown into tho water by men who their boat Moyle Allen POWERS TELLS OF IOWA SISTER New Evidence Brot Up to Prove Slayer Used to Be Drenth CLARKSBURG W Va Sept 17 police said today they had new evidence strengthen ing the belief that Harry F Powers held here in the slaying of two women and three children is the son of Willco Drenth Fairbanks Iowa farmer The Rev T E Gainer spiritual advisor of the former matrimonial agent whose victims were found buried In a ditch six miles from here said Powers told him some time ago that he had a sister mar ried to a man named Schroeder It was recalled that Wllko Drenth immigrant expressed the be lief that Powers is hta son A daughter of the elder Drentn is married to Evert Schroeder who works the farm in Iowa with Drenth Out of funds Powers today was put on prison rations his meals heretofore having been bought from a noarby restaurant Want Publicity Man May Start Back to Tokio SEATTLE Sept 17 ing up safely aboard a little Russian ship in the Bering sea after having been missed nine days subsequent to their takeoff on a projected flight from Japan to Seattle Don Moyle and C A Allen California flyers today radioed a call for the services of a publicity man and announced they were ready to fly some more The United States naval radio station on St Paul island in the Bering sea late last night received a wireless from the Russian steamer Buriat saying Moyle and Allen had landed on Navarin island Siberia when their fuel and oil gave ouL Plane Not Hurt Tha message said neither the fly ers nor their plane was hurt when they landed and that they were ready to fly out of the Siberian area as soon as a current storm sub sided Their big monoplane the mes sage said had been refueled and was ready for flight It said Moyle and Allen might start for Seattle but added they might go back toward Tokio Neither did the message say whether the plane was brot on the steamer to Miano on Tilgino island where the little ship set the flyers ashore yesterday after having picked them up at Navarin Off Siberian Coast Navarin island Is off Caps Navarin Siberia about 2200 miles north of Samushlro Beach Japin from which the flyers took of SeptVf on a projected 4465 mile nonstop flight td Seattle It is sev eral hundred miles north of the circular route which they had mapped as their course to Seattle Navarin is west and slightly south of Nome Alaska The message telling of their aae ty sent from the Buriat yesterday and addressed to Miss Frances Bresson fiancee of Moyle at River side Cal said Landed on uninhabited island Everything all right Have Frank put publicity man on job Will be in Seattle Sept 22 Reference Vngue The reference to hiring a publici ty man was not clear here but by Turn to Paffft 4 Cnlumn YACHT KILLERS TO BE INDICTED Prosecutor Claims He Has Enough Information to Warrant By SEYIWOUK BEKKSON HUNTINGTON STATION N Y Sept 17 Attorney Alexander Blue announced that he had information which he believed would result in the indict ment of the person or persons who killed Benjamin Collings of Stam ford I have a definite picture in my mind of what happened on the Co lings cruiser Penguin he said which I believe will develop dur ing the inquest sufficient evidence to warrant indictments against the guilty person orpersons Blue said that to put into words at this stage of the investigation what he knows identity of the would reveal characters In the the Man Injured When Car in Gear Goes Forward J L Plonsky employe of Indian head Farms Inc suffered a broken leg at the knee Wednesday morn ing when the truck which he was cranking started forward The machine was In gear and pushed him against the side of a garage He was brot to Park hospital for treatment fined where he is now con tragic drama and this he was not prepared to clo The inquest opens tomorrow morning and Blue said it would probably last several days The only witness so far announced aside from officials who will toll of find ing and examinig Collings body is Carence Fairchild a close personal friend of Collings He was to be questioned by Blue this afternoon GOVERNOR URGES OSING IOWA COAL Turner Says State Needs to Generate More Loyalty to Own Products DES MOINES Sept 17 Use of Iowa coal an an aid to re turning Iowa to a normal economic condition was urged by Gov Dan W Turner in a prepared radio ad dress last night What we need to do in Iowa is to generate more loyalty to our own state and its products th governor said Ha pointed out that only onethirc of the 1800 persons in Iowa coa mines 10 years ago are now thus employed It must be clear to every thot ful citizen the governor said thac Iowa consumption of Iowa coa could put these miners all back to work again and many more with them Cedar Rapids Man in Wisconsin Hangs Sell MILWAUKEE Sept 17 Clarence WN Simpson 65 Ceda Rapids hanged himself Wednesday with a scarf he had thrown over a door In a sanitarium He had been a patient since last Februany Cor oner Henry Grundman is investi gating Nine Held as Police Hunt Four Killers Trio on Way to Gang Conference Slain in Detroit DETROIT SepL 17 menwere held for questioning to day as police sought four undcr vorld executioners whose pistols ended the rebellion of hree liquor racketeers against gangdoms regulations One of the men held is Sol Le ine who started out to drive the hrce victims from their handbook jgcncy to an amicable conference or settlement of underworld differ ences over liquor selling conference which ended in a typical gangland assassination Stories Conflict Lcvine tolti his inquisitors numer ous conflicting stories during nours of questioning last night The one lolice were inclined to believe was hat at a busy street intersection hree or four men boarded the car flashed guns told him to get out and drove away The scene next shifted to an apartment house on Colhngwood avenue in a residential district where 15 pistol shots were heard fnd four men raced down a rear stairway to an automobile waiting in the alley Three liodics Loft They left behind tnem the bullet riddled bodies of Joseph Lebold alias Lebovitz 31 Isaac Sutker alias Sutton 28 and Herman Paul 31 all allied with the once notori ous Purple gang who police say conducted a flourishing wholesale liquor business without regard for district boundaries established by powerful underworld interests It was this defiance of gangland regulations that brot death to them police believe The killers introduced a new de parture In mass murder by secret ing their pistols In a can of paint left sitting casually under the sink in tne apartment It was hours later when the weapons were found telltale fingerprints obliter ated by the paint Rented for The apartment at the rear o the building and on the second floor was rented Sept 1 by a James Regis Police believed that the apartment was rented for the pur pose of the slayjiigs and that Regis was one of the killers Lebold Siitker and Paul pollen said they were informed engaged in liquor running on the Detroit river until Canadian export restric tions made smuggling unprofitable Then they turned to wnolesaling liquor Waterloo Housebreaker Sentenced to 10 Years WATERLOO Sept 17 George Koch 52 was sentenced to 10 years in Fort Madison peniten tiary here Wednesday when he pleaded guilty to a charge of break ing and entering the Clinton F Smith home here Oct 14 SPRINGFIELD TO BE HOST IN 1932 TO GRAND ARMY Illinois City Favored by Vets Over St Paul and Cleveland DES MOINES Sept 17 Springfield 111 was chosen as the site for the 1932 encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic to day The Illinois city won the en campment by a large majority over St Paul and Cleveland The Springfield boosters advanced the argument that it was the bur ial place of President Lincoln and also the place where the G A R was organized Election of national officers was scheduled for this afternoon This morning s business session was given over to reports of the various delegations Made Unanimous After a ballot had given Spring field 393 votes St Paul 75 and Cleveland 58 Commander Jewel moved that the choice be made unanimous The motion carried Mrs Helen Lehman of Jersey City N Y was elected national president of the Ladies of the G A R Mrs Belle Carson of North Eng ish Iowa senior vice president and Mrs Mamie Jeroux of Chicago ju nior vice president Miss Wynnye G Williamson of Parkersburg W Vu was reelected treasurer Mrs Lil lian Clark Cary of Dubuque was chosen editor of the Bugle Call official publication of the or ganization The National Gandhi Says India Is Not Represented Claims Conferees Do Governments Will Not Peoples LONDON Sept 17 ma Gandhi protested against the representation upon the federal structures committee of the Indian round table conference at its ses sion today declaring the members of the committee were not repre sentatives of the Indian nation but of the government The Mnhatma told the committee that the proceedings seemed to him to be interminable and to be leading nowhere Since Mr Gandhis speech Tues day the committee has been discuss ing a mass of detail under the Agenda head direct and indirect methods of election Feeling Grows The nationalist leader declared that a feeling of oppression had been growing upon him ever since Monday and that it finally grew so great that he was compelled to pro test against the manner in which the committee was going about its Womans Relief Corps this afternoon installed of ficers including Mrs Annie Poole Atwood of Wollaston Ivlass na tional president Carrie A Dean of Casslelon Vt today was chosen chaplain Nurses to Drop Out Alice Cary Rfsley of iColumbia Mo national president of the Na tional Association of Army Nurses of the Civil war announced that the organization she heads will be discontinued Of the five remaining members of thnt body Helen Brain erd Cole of Shcboygan Wis was national secretary and EH Torranije of Minneapolis judge advocate Mrs Harriett J Goetz of New York was elected president of the Daughters of Union Veterans Doris B Meryman of Toledo Ohio Is sen ior vice president and Maltie R Tucker of Winter Hill Mass treas urer Two Nominated Samuel P Town of Philadelphia and Harding I Merrill of Wichita Kans were nominated for the com mandership of the G A R on wnich was schedued for this afternoon Committee reports were heard also this morning A recommenda tion of the rules committee that the commanderInchief be permitted to appoint his adjutant general and his quartermaster general from out side tho order was tabled A report of the stewardship com mittee commended Commander Jewels term of office as wise con servative and of good report and was approved with enthusiasm work He compared the proceedings of the committee to a debating soci ety In which each member gave an eloquent discourse upon the several points severally raised but said he did not see how any con clusions were ever to be reached Wants All to Vote He pleaded that the committee in its deliberations make provisions forIndiawide adult suffrage with out qualification of wealth class or literacy While I want my peopleto have a knowledge of the three Rs 1 should have to wait until the Greek kalends for that to come to pass and I am nrj prepared to wait that long for their vote he sajd NAVY APPEASED BUT POLICE AND ARMY RESTLESS Unrest Over Pay Cuts in Air Force at Malta Reported LONDON Sept 17 fight ing hulks of Great Britains rest less Atlantic fleet were steaming quietly toward their home ports to day on the strength of the admir altys pledge that any hardships re sulting from wage reductions would be adjusted Twelve vessels left Invergordon Scotland last night for Inverness Portsmouth Plymouth and Chat ham after their crews had been told of officials decision There was some delay In weighing anchors un til the men were assured that the ships would not be redirected to distant stations Mutiny Called Off While the passive mutiny in the Atlantic squadron has temporarily been called off reports were re ceived of unrest over pay cuts in the air force at Malta and the Mediter ranean fleet at Gibraltar Some misgivings were expressco In the house of commona as to how the navys example would affect the attitude of the army and the police forces whose salaries also have been reduced by the governments economy program Labor members attempted to open debate on the subject but were defeated by a sub stantial majority Ready to Strike The Daily Herald printed a let ter from the leaders of the Inver ordon movement to the admiralty Markets at a Glance Gives Course Cather OMAHA Sept course In Wtllia Cather Nebraska novelist will be given by Prof Charles C Charvat in the Creighton Univer sity graduate school beginning Sept 26 it was announced here today It will be the first time that such a course has ever been given in any American college or university Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept Mayor Walker stood Mahatma Gandhi up and went to a night club Instead As our southern mothers always said raising will tell Gandhi on viewing Buckingham palace all illinminatcd said What an ex travagance for a country trying to balance its budget Mr Hoo ver has just appointed a home building conference Why not call a moratorium on the mtfrt gajjes of the ones we got Every McPherson marriage unearths a batch of old worn out sweet hearts Yours WILL NEW YOJKK leaders respond to short covering South Americans Curb Firm short covering checks decline CHICAGO favorable large Russan weekly shipments favorable weather increased country offerings to higher to lower lOOlJVESLOST IN HURRICANES Lower California and Vera Cruz Gulf Coast Ravaged MEXICO CITY Sept 17 TV Upwards of 100 lives were lost in hurricanes that ravaged the lower California peninsula over the week end and descended on the Vera Cruz gulf coast yesterday it was esti mated from dispatches today A report to the National Tele graph said more than 50 persons were killed at Snnta Rosalia lower California and dispatches from La Poz capital of the southern dis trict of the peninsula said eight were lost when small vessels in the gulf were wrecked by the tempest in addition to a number of ships still missing From Progresso Yucatan and Vera Cruz city came reports that numerous coastwise ships and fish ing nmacks had not been heard from and had likely foundered or gone aground in the gale issuing a virtual ultimatum that un less the reductions were revised up ward their followers would go on strike It is evident to all concerned tho missive read that these cuts are a forerunner of tragedy misery and Immorality among the families of the lower deck and unless a guar anteed written agreement Is re ceived Irom the admiralty con firmed by parliament that bur pay will be revised we are still to re main as one unit refusing to serve under the new rates of pay Vessels Lie Idle The Heralds correspondent at Cromary Firth told how the proud est vessels of the navy lay Idle and helpless while 12000 sailors refused to obey orders The crews were In actual control of the ships he said while the officers stood by help lessly When the commnnderlnchlef of the fleet signalled the battleship Valiant Thursday morning to lead the departure for autumn maneu vers in the North seat her crew staved below decks and Ignored or ders Describing how the strike spread to other ships the dispatch said the Valiant remained at anchor Soon the sailors came from below decks and crowded forward The cheer they raised was taken up on the other ships and the strike was on Five Witnesses Heard in Trial of Iowa Men for Robbery of Bank RED CLOUD Nebr Sept 17 UP state Wednesday summoned five witnesses in its attempt to con vict Theodore and Harry Ebsen of Nevada Iowa in participation in the robbery of the Webster county bank here last July 2 E P Prince of Webster City in his open Four Men Arrested at Fort Dodge for Burglary of House FORT DODGE Sept 17 VI Clyde Harper 18 and Henry Miller 20 Fort Dodge Eugene Lewis 22 Arizona and Vincent Pelson 23 New Jersey are held here In con nection with the theft of three valu able guns from the Dr C E Friedrick home last Saturday Har per confessed the theft police said nnd implicated the other three Me IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy TlmrHday night nnd Friday somewhat cooler in extreme cast portion warmer In northwest portion Thursday night cooler northwest portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 97 Minimum In Night 541 At 8 A M Thursday 75 No rainfall Skies cleared Wednesday and the temperature soared rapidly to one of the highest since early summer Thursday began clear and the mer Ing argument said he would cstah1 ciiry again showed signs of cllmb lish an alibi for the Ebsens j ing ;