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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1931, Mason City, Iowa i ART T or iowA 3 MO I rs 1 North Iowas DAILY Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAUKS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH1SOKS HOME EDITION iVOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO ONE NO 267 i Would Keep Hoover Out ExSenator France Has No Hope of Nomination By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Sept 23 CPA the 1932 re publican presi dential activi ties of exSena tor Joseph I France of Mount Ararat farms just outside Port Deposit Mary land there is more than meets the first glance of the eye Dr France is spending consid erable money on his preconven tion campaign but he has no de Mlusions as to his real prospects Anyway he is not much deluded i f Maybe he does think that he stands f as much chance of being nominated as the holder of one ticket would stand to win the capital prize in a national lottery Most folk prob ably would pronounced even that a I delusion U the exsenator does not deceive himself at all badly For the general publics benefit ihe pretends of course to regard his candidacy for the G O P nomina i Ition seriously but he makes no such j pretense among politicians with ijwhom he is well acquainted and to hom he talks actual turkey The fact is that he disapproves of i president Hoover as few if any other folk disapprove of the Cali Turtl lei Inpe 14 Column ITURNER NOT TO GO TO TIPTON Test Law Inforced Without Qualification DAVENPORT Sept 23 tuberculin testing law will be en forced without qualification Gov Dan Turner said aboard his train here this afternoon while enroute fron Washington to Des Moines I will not go to Tipton The state has plenty of officers there to run the show the governor said If the state of Iowa cannot en its laws there will be no sta Ibility of any kind he continued i If enforcement is lacking we are without security nnd citizens fear i for the safety of their lives I recognize the fact that people in Iowa look to me for enforcement of laws and we cannot and will not recognize a group of men who pro pose to stand out as superior to the laws of the state declared Turner LEGION CONSIDERS MODIFICATION McKinnon Calls Test Unreliable Unjust n i Railroad Asks Right to Abandon Branch Line at Fort Dodge FORT DODGE Sept 23 TVDi cctor O E Sweet of the interstate iommerce commission is conducting learings here on the proposed ibandonment of 12 miles of the Tort DodgcLehigh branch of the JThicago Great Western railroad A tlecision will be announced within 90 Sweet said Lehigh Fort fDodge and the Lehigh Sewer Pipe j and Tile company have entered ob f jections The railroad has main I talned that the branch operated at a Toss of over the last five years AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Jim is the kind that bustles around an acts re sponsible for everthing so nobody will notice how little he puts in the collection plate PERMITS SIDES TO GIVE POSITIONS Findley Reads Turner Proclamation at Tipton TMPTON Sept 23 i over the central broadcasting system C L McKinnon vice presi dent of the Farmers Protective as sociation today declared that the bovine tuberculin test is unreliable and unjust and that it ruins many farmers herds Surrounded by a number of the Cedar county objectors to the test whose displeasure with the state law caused the mobilization here of 31 companies of the Iowa national guard McKinnon said in the talk that he could quote the worlds best authorities to prove that tubercu losis in cattle is not transmissible to humans Represents Farmers McKinnon represented several hundred farmers before the Iowa legislature March 19 at a hearing on a bill to repeal the compulsory law The speech was given as a part of in which representatives of both the state departments and the objectors could air their views on the law which has been a bone of contention since early in March J W Lenker one the Cedar county farmers under injunction not to iriterfere with the testing who fqlliowed McKirmin to the They may test our cattle in Ce dar county but if I have anything to say about it they will have to take the militia into every county to perform the test Gives Proclamation Brig Gen Park A Findley in command of 31 companies of Iowa national guardsmen here to enforce the test lay today broadcast Gov ernor Turners proclamation ex plaining why troops are present here From the steps of the Cedar coun ty courthouse General Bindley an nounced the provisions of the edict which charged Brig Gen Winfred H Bailey adjutant general with j putting troops in such localities as will render them most effective for preserving the public peace and en forcing law and order Several hundred persons thronged the street before the courthouse No Remarks Mode But not a murmur was heard among them Not a whisper came as the general intoned the gover nors message that the dignity and authority of the state will be pre served on all occasions and thru out the county and no interference will be permitted with officers and men in the discharge of their du ties A cordon of soldiers from among the approximately 1550 enlisted men here was drawn up before the general whose words were broad cast thru a hookup of station WOC WHO The crowd after hearing the pro clamation dispersed quietly Each group that formed fitter the broad cast had as its sole topic the gov ernors pronouncement and what the developments would be Radio Facilities Offered Radio facilities were offered for a broadcast by opponents and advo Tum In PARC 5 Colnmn BURGLARUOOT 6TTHWA STORE Escape With to Fail in Attempt to Rob Bank OTTUMWA Sept 23 glars early this morning under cover of rain and an electrical storm robbed the Kent grocery store of between J500 and but were foiled in an attempt to loot the South Ottumwa Savings bank An acetylene torch wns used to cut a way thru the door of the gro cery and thru the safe The robbers were believed to have gone from the grocery directly across the street to the bank wheie entrance was gained thru a con chute A charred place and a hole in the door leading from the basement to the bank offices indicated investi gators said thnt an attempt was made to force tUe door HUGE LEGION PARADE THRILLS DETROIT Associated Frcss Pftota Fifty thousand American Legionnaires staged a mammoth parade fully four miles long in Detroit us a climax of their annual national convention About spectators saw the boys of oncu again heeu the cry of Forward miirch This picture gives a general view of tho spectacle HOPE TO KEEP UP LIVING STANDARD Government Disappointed at Wage Cuts Made by Big Corporations WASHINGTpN Sept 23 Deeply disappointed over the swing toward lower wages the federal government devoted anxious atten tion today to protecting the Ameri can standard of living The great concern of the presi dent it was disclosed at the white house was that everything now be done to see that the more slender pay check should not mean a per manent impairment of the standard of comfort and security which has been reared for the American worker In some high official quarters there was a disposition to feel that the steel and automotive industries had taken the lead toward a re trenchment policy just at the time when a recovery from depression was in sight No one would predict the full effect nltho there was every disposition to hope that the spread of the movement could be stopped PLANS RESISTANCE NEW YORK Sept 23 nouncement of impending wage cuts in steel motor rubber and copper industries was subject today to a variety of interpretation Organized labor proclaimed its re sistance Some financial writers at tributed to unnamed business lead ers the belief that the step would hasten a revival of business Formal statements of corporations con cerned merely stressed unsatisfac tory present conditions or new standards of value United States Steel took the ini tiative and announced a ten per cent cut affecting 220000 employes Oct Turn to Pnce 2 Column i Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks Buoyant rails lead broad advance Bonds Strong active advance Curb Strong sharp advances thruout list Butter Steady Foreign exchanges Irregular sterling drops 9 cents Coffee Lower importers selling CHICAGO Wheat Firm strength Wall street unfavorable Canadian weath er Corn Firm high temperatures southwest Cattle Steady to lower Hoza Lower Gianninis No Longer Head of Big Banks Dream of Family to Own Great Chain Shattered NEW YORK Sept 23 death knell of an ambition for a nation wide chain of banks was sounded today Control of the TransAmedca cor poration 1 two billion dollar hold ing concern for financial houses has passed out of the hands of the Gian nini family of California to Lee Higginson and company New York and Boston bankers Three partners of Lee Higginson have replaced Amadeo P Lawrence and Attllio H Giannin i on tho trnnsAmerica directorate The Giin ninia formed transAmerica in 1023 Relinquishes Control The announcement made liy Elisha Walker chairman of Trans America in a letter to stockholders showed that TransAmerica woild relinquish control of all its including tho Bank of America New the Bank of America National Trust nnd Savings associa tion California and the First Na tional bank of Portland Ore Trans America will hereafter invest in bank securities without acquiring control The new controlling interests will divorce all affiliate corporations of TransAmerica banks from the in stitutions actually engaged in bank ing business The BancAmericii Blair corporation will be separated from the Bank of America The Gianninis merged tho Bank of Am erica with Blair nnd company an investment house in 1929 Chairman of Board Lynn P Talley governor the Federal Reserve bank of Dallas Texas becomes chairman of the board of the Bank of America Na tional Trust and Savings associa tion with headquarters in San Francisco TransAmericas assets had de creased June 30 1931 to 000 from on Dec 31 1930 by shrinkage of quoted values of securities Waterloo Man Faces 5 Years for Stealing Chickens of Parents WATERLOO Sept 23 ing admitted the theft of 12 chick ens from his parents Mr and Mrs Joseph Schiller aged S4 and 81 re spectively Joseph Schuler Jr 42 today faced charges of stealing and what officers said was the possi bility of a five year penitentiary sentence The younger Schuler said he gave the chickens to two Negro women 7 BANDITS CHICAGO BANK Accomplish Holdup in Three Minutes and Escape With CHICAGO Sept 23 bandits brandishing sliotgtms anc revolvers invaded the Parkway State bank at 1950 North Ciar street shortly after noon today an looted it of 510000 The raid was accomplished in three minutes Three members of the bane guarded the entrance to the ban while a fourth remained at th wheel of their sedan The other menaced three employes and tw customers with tTioir weapons forced them to lie on the floor anc ordered A C Svoboda cashier t yield the cash Svoboda estimated the loss a 10000 FALL ARRIVAL Fair Weather Promised Iowa for Autumnal Equinox DES MOINES Sept 23 official change today from summc to fall was attended by rain a dro in temperatures and cloudy weathe over much of Iowa Before sunset however whe summer will no re grets for summer this year wa scarcely kind to the the autumnal equinox tho weather man promised fair weather Contrary to the usually fai weather that precedes and follow the equinotial change however th last few days have seen heavy rain generally over Iowa and on Monda a severe windstorm that took thre lives and caused damage set a in southeastern Iowa JAPAN PROMISES TO RESTRICT ITS Chinese Meeting Urges General Mobilization to Resist pOKIO Sept 23 foreign i office spokesman announced1 to light that Japanese troop move ments in Manchuria so far as occu j positions outside the south railway zone are con icrned must end There are to be no further de elopmcnts in the field the spokes man informed newspaper cnrre pondents after a conference with Baron Shidehara the foreign min ster Previously the foreign minister had consulted with minister of war Vlinami Reports Exaggerated The foreign office spokesman that reports on Japanese occupation of Chinese territory out side the south Manchurian railway Concession area had been grossly exaggerated by overzealous nitli Larisls endeavoring to create favorable impression in Japan A foreign office announcement said Japanese troops were with drawing from the area outside the south Manchurian railway zone The spokesman asserted the situ ation had narrowed down so tha it might be said there now were practically no occupation forces out side the south Manchurian railwa zone excepting at Kirin Chang chun the native city of Mukden am possibly Antung To Issue Statement Jt was announced the Japanesi government will issue tomorrow o Friday a statement on Japans posi tlon in Manchuria The statemen probably will touch upon the leagm of nations suggestion that Japni withdraw her troops from Chincs territory No exact date will bo mcntionct for the withdrawal of tronpy from Mukden or other points still occu pied but it appears the govern ment will contend that as soon n the Chinese government gives def inite assurance that the south Man churian railway zone as well a Japanese lives and property wl be adequately safeguarded thei all troops will be recalled to Japan cse concessions READY TO ARM Worlds Largest DirigibI Cut Loose From Her Mooring Mast AKRON Ohio Sept 23 worlds largest dirigible the U S S Akron made her maiden flight today Her silver hulk glenming in the sun the new navy ship was walked out of her hangar with pre cision headed into the slight south west breeze and was cut loose from her portage mooring mast at p m central standard time NANKING China Sept23 A mass meeting attended by ahou 100000 persons adopted resolution here today calling upon the nation nlist government to order a genera mobilization in view of the occiipu tion of southern Maiclumi by Jap anese troops Army nnd navy officers and lead of the Kuominlang the domi nant political party of China a well as students and citizens ac dressed the meeting whicn was 01 cierly despite the fiery speeches an fervid pleas of action Dying Comrades A spokesman for the Kuomintang addressed the assem hly as my dying comrades an declared that as long as a singl inch of Manchuria was uurestore to China every person in the coun try was ready to offer his life to the nations cause The American educated Madame Shao YuanChun wife of the presi dent of the legislative Yuan of the nationalist government declare the women of China were ready to stand beside their brothers and husbands Flags Half Staff Flags flew at half stuff ovei most of China today in observance of a nationwide period of mourning over the Manchunan situation It was designated as national humili ation day Meanwhile the government cate gorically denied it had entered any direct negotiations with Japan con cerning Manchuria since laying the case before the council of the league of nations I Purse Snatcher Gets 10 Years at Anamosa CEDAR RAPIDS Sept 23 Robert Kastan 19 year old transi ent wns sentenced to 30 years in Anamosa reformatory six hours after his arrest for snatching r purse from Mary Hempnill cf Stanwood Tuesday 4lfalfaBill Tells About Politicians laitns They Would SellTheir Souls for Office NEWTON Sept 23 Villiam H Murray Alfalfa Bill lurray of Oklahoma today de lared that politicians would sell neir souls for an office in a peech at the Jasper county fair Governor Murrays speech was a Jscourse more or less rambling of lolitics and politicians laws and griculture His popularity among sewton persons manifested this norning was repeated this after oon when the speech was given Too Many Cowards There are too many cowards in iublic office Murray declared It s important that we have bolu good laws and good men to admiu stcr them He maintained that the authority hat enforces law should never nake it and that what he called the twilight zone between state and federal governments should be vired out Narrow Voting As long as we continue to vote for geography we will get geogra hy he said As long as we vote or lodges we will get the narrow ness of that particular lodge and as long as we vote to churches we ivill get that type of thot Tho American people must vote for and should unite on the funda mental political policies for the com mon cause of country and human ity BALDWIN HEADS BRITAIN AGAIN Acts as Prime Minister in Absence of MacDonald on Vacation LONDON Sept 23 Baldwin leader of the conservative party was at the helm of the Brit ish government for the first time since 1919 today As lord president of the council Mr Baldwin became acting prime minister yesterday when Ramsay MacDonald left for n secret destin ation to recuperate from the strain of keeping the pound sterling afloat on the worlds money mar Mr MacDonalds friends and as sociates were not alarmed over his condition and felt that a few days of golf and rest would restore him to tiptop shape Some newspapers professed to sci3 in his departure a connection with the growing movement for an curly appeal to the electorate on a pro tective tariff issue The Herald labor organ for instance said he was being offered a bewildering va riety of advice and was slipping away to take counsel with himself on a decision Other newspapers wrote of tho election as an assured fact and claimed to be able even to set the date David Lloyd George liberal leader was understood however to be hos tile to an election and was said to have prepared a scathing manifesto against it if it becomes an issue STECK FAILS IN EFFORT TO KEEP ISSUE OFF FLOOR Resolution Presented Asking Congress for Referendum DETROIT Sept 23 reso lutions committee of the Ameri can Legion today voted to place be fore the national convention a reso lution asking congressto request the various states to hold a refer endum on modification of the pro hibition law The committee after nearly three hours of debate had earlier voted against a resolution which would have kept the question from tho convention floor Thu resolution was presented by Dan Steck former United States senator from Iowa leader of the prohibition forces and was defeated in committee session by a vote of 23 to 20 Give Three Phases The vote came after Chairman Edgar of New Jersey head of the Legion policies committee present ed three resolutions covering the various phases of the prohibition modification and tempering existing laws Sleek ai once asked the committee to a motion recommending that the Legion should not concern itself with the wet and dry question The Legions unemployment com mission today recommended Gault of Croston Dlrs CRESTON Sept 23 Gault 75 prominent Union county resident died suddenly at his home here Tuesday The widow three sons and a daughter survive the Legion national convention givu consideration to modification of the prohibition act to legalize beer The recommendation made by the commission said Favors Keer Your national employment com missionfeels It the duty of the commission to presentthe fol lowing to the attention of this con vention That when it shall properly come before this convention due consideration be given to modifica tion of the Volstead act to legalize real beer without conflict with the constitution of the United States in the interest of fuintshing added em ployment Your commission believes that hundreds of thousands of jobs may he created thru sucli action The commissions declaration on beer was received with a cheering demonstration It was read by How ard F Savage of Chicago past na tional commander of the Legion nnd chairman of the unemployment commission No Action Tnkcii No action was taltcn on tho brief report on beer which was presented separately from the main body of the committees report Mr Savage pointed out that the commission was merely recommending that the Legion give consideration to the beer proposal The main body of the commis sions report reviewed the work of the Legions Washington conference on unemployment and made recom mendations that the convention give consideration to advocacy of further restriction of immigration and to the promotion of public works as B means of unemployment relief The commission also recommended that consideration be given ny employed and workers to the five day week and six hour day The Legion commended the Hoover war debt moratorium and urged congress to act upon the debt holiday promptly It also voted to hold Its 1032 na tional convention in Portland Ore gon The vote was by acclamation after Alex G Barry department com Tnm In 1nso 1 Column SKe Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Sept The American Legion did them selves mighty proud by giving the president such a fine recep tion They made him feel he alone not entirely responsi ble for the war in China Eng lands dole fog over Alaska and Whatamans it He told em truthfully that the taxpayers couldnt stand another cash bo nus and the boys said O K chief we dont want to cause the taxpayers any hardship but do you think a glass of beer would bo asking too much for our ser vices rendered Yours WILL ROGERS IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Wednesday night nnd Thursday cooler in eiiflt nnd central portions Wed nesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 70 Minimum In Night 13 At 8 A M Wednesday flR KninfnIX 40 of an Inch Septembers already heavy total of rainfall was augmented Tuesday night with a shower which left al most half an inch of moisture in GIobeGazettea rain gage The total to date stands at inches Specu lation on the value to crops of this same moisture In July could serve no useful purpose ;