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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home COMP UARLON E R HIS MEM ART THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Alt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOUS EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 273 War Debts Next Step Britain Thot Ready to Open Way for Readjustment By CHARLES P STEWART EW YORK Sept 29 CPA The cat did not em erge immediate ly when John Bull opened the bag with his an nouncement o the English gov ernments sus pension of the gold standard It was several days in fact be fore puss even gave a prelimin ary the Hank of England effect that the next thing will have to be an inter national conference with reference to gold distribution It was rather a significant mew to be sure con sidering that America has about half of the worlds gold and France about half of the reit of it the bal ance being divided up homeopathi cally among the treasuries of tho other countries It certainly sounded as if the cat were mewing for a spreading around of Americas and Frances gold for the benefit of these other coun tries Still a mew was all it amountrJ to IT TOOK some prodding to bring the cat out The prodding took the form of a process of mental questionings among financiers as to the sequence of events which must ensue from John Bulls abandonment of thn gold standard independently of an international conference relative to gold an in Ttirn tn Inuo 10 Colnnm SMITH HELD CRIMINALLY INSANE Parties Watch Special Election in Missouri CAPONE TRIAL TO START IN WEEK Judge Overrules Demurrers Indictment on Income TaxCharges CHICAGO Sept 29 Judge James H Wilkerson today overruled demurrers to the Indict ment charging Scarface Al Ca none with dodging the federal in come tax and ordered the gangsters trial to start a week from today Attorneys for the chief of gang sters had prepared a 40 page brief in their attempt to throw out tin indictments but the court denied the defense motions with only brief oral arguments An effort to gain access to gov ernment records was also rejected There are 22 counts in the indict ments that charge Capone failed to file tax returns and tried to evade payment of taxes in an income ex ceeding a million dollars for the years 1925 to 1929 The defense demurrer raised technical points in seeking to in validate the indictments Three Killed When Passenger Train Is Wrecked 6 Injured ASHKUM 111 Sept 29 Three men including the engineer and fireman were killed last night when an Illinois Central passenger train from Chicago to Mat toon 111 was wicked Six of the 40 passengers were injured The wreck reel when the train ran thru en opsn switch on a siding to the main line for the crack fly the Orejln Chicago bound frfim New Crisans The dead Henry Fo garty Chicago JT1 reman Charles Nolan Chicago and Eliah demons a Negio 33 of Augulio Miss a casual AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I wasnt surprised when he wanted to argue about politics I knew hed lie like that when I heard his wife was takin in washin HOUSE CONTROL TO BE DECIDED BY 7 ELECTIONS Republicans Have 214 Seats in House and Democrats 213 WASHINGTON Sept 29 Missouri was the crystal ball into which republican and demo cratic chieftains looked today for an indication of which party will control the next house of congress As ballots were cast in the sev enth district of that state for a suc cessor to the late Representative Samuel C Major democrat both national congressional committees awaited the outcome vividly It was expected to indicate the trend of six other special elections to fill house vacancies all of which will have been held by the night of No vember 3 Have 2U Seats At present the republicans have 214seats the democrats 213 and the farmer labor party one The last November elections gave the repub licans 218 the democrats 216 and the farmer labor 1 Democrats hope to retain the seventh Missouri seat regained by Major after two years of occupancy by John W Palmer republican and to capture the first Ohio vacated by the death of Nicholas Longworth republican nominee for speaker for his fourth term Have Little Hope Altho they have but little hope of taking the remaining five they would tie the seats 217 if the first Ohio and two other republican districts fell to the democratic fold and they retained the seventh Mis souri With the assistance of Kvale farmerlabor Minnesota they could organize the house because it takes only a majority of one to do it Kvale however has not indicated with which party he will vote The democrats are reported unan imous for Representative Garner of Texas their leader for the past two years as nominee for speaker Thus they can present a united front to the republicans on organization Must Caucus Again The republicans on the other hand must caucus again to select a successor to Longworth A number of their ranking members have heel suggested altho Representative Til son of Connecticut floor leader for six years and Representative Snell chairman of the rules committee for the same period have been pushed forward by different factions as out standing candidates With Longworth Snell and Tilson formed the triumvirate that con trolled the partys legislative pro gram Independent republicans from the northwest displayed dissatisfac tion with this leadership last Feb ruary when more than a dozen bolted the republican caucus To Meet in Capital After the results of all the special elections are available the independ ents are to gather in Washington about Nov 15 They will decide then what course to take when the re publicans caucus shortly before con gress convenes Dec 7 Other speaker nominee possibili ties have been suggested anil several state delegations intend to wage a battle for one of their number at the republican caucus Included in those proposed are Representatives Luce of Massachusetts Ramseyer of Iowa Hoch of Kansas Britten of Illinois and French1 of Idaho MRS CARROLL 103 SUCCUMBS Emmetsburg Woman Came to U S From England at Early Age EMMETSBURG Sept Dennis Carroll 103 died at the home of her daughter Mrs Nick Martini here early Monday morn ing Mrs Carroll was born in Eng land in 3828 and came to this coun try with her parents at an early age With Mr Carroll she settled on the west bank of Lost Island lake they being the first settlers in that vicin ity In 1868 Mr Carroll died in 1914 afthe age of 92 Two sons and three daughters survive their mother Fu neral arrangements have not yet been announced Vets Hospital Location Settled at Des Moines Hines Authorized Pfck Out Suitable Site There WASHINGTON Sept 29 The administrative board of the vet erans bureau today authorized Ad ministrator Frank T Hines of the bureau to select a suitable site for a veterans hospital at Des Moines The action of the board definitely settles the location of the hospital for Iowa Herefofore it had not been decided whether the hospital would be at Des Moines or Boone The site tentatively selected at Des Moines Is in the wast part of the city Selection of the location of the hospital ends several months of in vestigation of possible sites Sev eral cities in the state sought the hospital and a representative of Ad ministrator Hines looked over the sites It was announced several months ago that the hospital would be lo cated within 50 miles of Ames and a later announcement gave the DCS Moines site the preference If it could be purchased at a reasonable figure with the Boone location as an alternative Watson Says Both Parties Will Keep Off Prohibition Issue in 1932 Conventions WASHINGTON Sept 29 and prohibition generally will be barred from both democratic and republican national conventions next year if Senator Watson of Indiana is correct as a prognostlcator And it will be stamped firmly from the democratic platform if his party harkens to the plea of Senator McKellar of Tennessee Both yesterday added their voices to the steady drip drip of liquor talk that promises to spill over into coming congressional sessions and the 1932 elections Will Abandon Attempt The republican senate leader fore cast that both conventions would abandon any attempt to commit their parties on the prohibition is sue Senator McKeliar in an address at Rogcrsville Tenn said nothing but a wet plank could prevent a democratic victory in 1932 He ap pealed for a campaign based on economic Issues aud the tariff Contending the liquor issue would give Mr Hooier his only possible chance McKellar urged that his partys platform provide only for enforcement of all laws Meanwhile on capitol hill the debate brot cleavage between two administration stalwarts Met by Challenge A proposal by Senator Bingham of Connecticut to sponsor a bill for four per cent beer was met by a challenge from Senator Capper of Kansas doubting that the beverage would act as a tonic for economic ailments Blnghams insistence that con gress vote on his bill was supported by Representative Schneider of Wisconsin also a republican who contended every member of congress should be compelled to let the coun try knowiiis stand on the question A reduction in consumption of dairy products soft drinks ice cream candy and other confections was foreseen by Senator Capper if four per cent beer were legalized Organizations Spar Meanwhile the organized prohibi tion and antiprohibition forces con tinued to weave their part of the picture While one of those organizatioins opposed to prohibition was reported asking members of congress their views upon submission of the prohi bition question to state conventions as rjroposed by the American Le gion a powerful offensive was planned by the drys Admitting weve lost some ground and that recent develop ments have awakened us Edwin C Dinvviddie announced the national conference of organizations support ing the eighteenth amendment would continue to focus its drive on the national political conventions French Heads on Way Home From Berlin Laval and Briand Sure Trade Commission Will Succeed Markets at Glance a NEW YORK Stocks Weak rails supported others at new lows Bonds Heavy all groups recede Curb Heavy losses moderate Butter Strong Foreign Exchanges Irregular Sterling firm Cotton Lower southern hedge selling Sugar Steady Cuban support Coffee Higher European buying CHICAGO Wheat Easy bearish European crop news September liquidation Corn Easy excellent weather weak cables Cattle Steady Hogs Steady to lower BERLIN Sept 29 Laval returned to France with For eign Minister Briand today firmly of the opinion that the new Fanco German economic commission was the first step toward world colla boration to restore prosperity The same precautions marked the departure of the guests as did their arrival with heavy wjuaus of armed police hovering in the background to guard against demonstrations The streets leading from the hotel to the station were clogged with people shouting Vive La Paix Chancellor Bruenlng and Foreign Minister Curtlua were on hand to wish them farewell Work In Harmony The commission will work in harmony with the universal efforts to combat the economic crisis M Laval said in a statement Coop eration with all other nations will be sought wherever necessary He made It clear that the plan was not directed against the inter ests on any other nation and that the solution of problems put to the commission in no wise will be ef fected by the mutual raising of cus toms tariffs Ends With Dinner While Ihe personnel of the com mission was not announced it was reported that Hans von Raumer former minister finance and commerce and an industrial leader would he a German member and that Paul Bouisson president of the Paris Chamber of Commerce would be on the French delegation The French statesmens visit was officially ended with a dinner at the French embassy last night at which American Ambassador Frederic M Sackett Chancellor Bruening Foreign Minister Curtius and members of tho diplomatic corps wero guests PRESIDENT WILL SEE BALL GAME Will Attend Worlds Series Play at Philadelphia on Monday WASHINGTON Sept 29 President Hoover will go to Phil adelphia Momwy to attend tho first worlds series game in that city be tween the Athletics and St Louis Cardinals The president will leave on a spe cial train and return thu same way immediately after the game Mr Hoover has attended baseball games as president This will make the third worlds series to see hia attendance In nil the five games the Phil adelphia Athletics have been one of the participants and in every case have won SIX BOMBS SET OFF IN DENVER CROWD IN PANIC Lives of 50 Children at Church School Endangered PkENVER Sept 29 ex plosion of a group of bombs one of which endangered the lives of 50 children in a church school occupied the attention of police here today Six bombs in all were fired with in a few hours of each other last night resulting in the destruction of one home and a general panic in North Denver and two suburbs The first three did no damage Policeoriginally ascribed the first reported explosion in Valverdo to small boys but abandoned this theory after a terrific blast rocked the Holy Family church in north Denver Dash From Club Fifty members of a church school club dashed terrified from tho build ing The blast stopped the motion picture machine in a theater across the street and hundreds of theater patrons rushed for exits Mrs Mary Jackson who lives near the church told police she saw a stout man leave a car walk up an alley behind the church school and run out later a second befoie the explosion Shatters Windows A few minutes later a bomb blast rocked a neighborhood a few blocks distant shattering windows and knocking goads from store shelves Police were investigating thess explosions when a fourth bl wrecked and set fire to a ho owned by Custer Rand in Barnum another suburb Rand who lived next door could not be found last night Thousands of persons stayed in the streets until daylight today afraid to return to their homes Police reserves were held in all sta tions and firemen on leave were re called to duty DAIRY CONGRESS IN FULL SWAY Kansas Dairy Cattle Judging Team First and Iowa State Second WATERLOO Sept 29 national dairy congress was In full sway at its twentysecond annual show here today Kansas State college dairy cattle judging team won first honors in the intercollegiate dairy cattle judg ing contest which opened the na tional congress yesterday Attend ance was 16500 Jowa Stato college was second with 1632 points as compared to the winners Michigan State ranked third with 1589 and Mis souri was fourth with 1541 Kansan High Man Dean McCammon of the Kansas team won individual honors with 375 points Earl C Coulter a team mate was second and two Iowa State students tied for third The Webster county 4H club dairy cattle judging team won the Iowa and the interstate contests Team members are Carl and Frank Youngdale Raymond McBride and Richard Goodwin Story county was second and Calhoun county third Black Hawk county was eighth Nebraska Town Tie The Nebraska and Iowa agricul tural colleges tied for first place in the special brown Swiss judging contest with 2fil points each Missouri was third with 254 points Others in order were Illinois Wisconsin Minnesota and Kansas Julius Moy of the Wisconsin team was high individual scorer with 93 points Harold Carver of tbe Iowa team second with 92 and Victor Rediger of Nebraska third with 90 Sioux Cityan Indicted on Charge of Murder SIOUX CITY Sept 29 Harry Iverson 28 Sioux City was indicted on a charge of murder Monday by a district court grand jury in connection with the shoot ing last June of Essie Bergantzel 23 Omaha truck driver Local Troops Arrive Home From Tipton Objector to Tuberculin Tests Arrested by Guardsmen After a week of the best train ing given Iowa soldiers sincu the World war 115 Mason City guards men returned to their home at oclock Tuesday morning from Tip ton where they had assisted n the enforcement of the Iowa tuberculin testing law The guardsmen member of Companies F and H of the 133d In fantry arrived on a special Rock Island train which cnroute had re turned the troops to Cedar Rapids and Waterloo and taken part way the units from Fort Dodge and Webster City Slen Were 1rnised As the train arrived earlier I nan at first planned few persons were at the station to meet the hhakj clad youths who were marched thru the streets to the armory where they were dismissed by their com manding officers All the officers had nothing but praise for the manner in which the men acquittedthemselves under conditions that at times were irri table altho no test of their fighting qualifications was required Several inches of rain fell the first days of camp and the Tipton fairgrounds where the men were encamped was a sea of mini The Quartermaster department had un derestimated the number of men who would arrive and had sent in sufficient cots and tents for accom modations This added to the diffi culties the first days until additional supplies arrived Training The men received training under actual field conditions said Maj George Crawford When wrj go to Camp Dodge every summer every thing Is planned out and prepared for us On this expedition nothing was planned and the training was much more practical What was done was not for the sake of prac tice but specific projects in tion with the enforcement of the tuberculin law The men had to en dure some hardships but I think on the whole they liked it boiler than the regular camp period Both the Mason City companies F commanded by Capt Frederick B Shaffer and H commanded by Capt Stuart N Grummon had opportun ity to take part in tho actual job of protecting the veterinarians Rounded Tip Cattle They were loaded on trucks and went from farm to farm Company F was on the battle line Saturday calling on 11 objectors who offered no resistance to the guard efforts Two hundred cattle were tested by the vets escorted on this trip When needed the guardsmen helped Hi farmers in rounding up their cattle One farmer expressed the opinion that the guardsmen should have their shoes disinfected before com ing on his farm in order to protect Ills hogs from cholera Company F members likewise had an opportunity to escort vet erinarians and encountered much the same experience Farmers at times would act resentful altho they invariably treated the guarda men kindly Sometimes housewives came out with cookies or other goodies One organization got a pig As the 133d Infantry was at tached to the 168th Infantry regi ment Companies IT and F were maneuvered as part of that organi zation Company F had charge of the direction of the traffic for the Turn In 6 Column Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Cal Sept 29 show you what our smart men know they led us to believe that the world was coming to an end when England lost her gold standard Now we come to find out that things are picking up on what they thot was a calam ity Other nations are going to silver voluntarily Sure use sil ver for money use as many things as you can for money and the more trading and business will be done Astor made a for tune trading chewing tobacco for skunk skins Poor Bryan he ran for president just 38 years too soon Yours WILL ROGERS THEN AND NOW Associated Press I1 hot a Smith uf aH ho appeared before Ills disappearance from his home in an alleged Insurance fraud plot last Feb 3 nt the timis IK was found mjir Cisirncr Note tho changed expression on his face Seeks Cheaper Farm Credit From Federal Reserve Governor CHICAGO SCpt 29 Dan Turner of Iowa today asked di rectors of the Federal Reserve banlt hern on behalf of Iowa farmers fiv lower interest rates and additional credits pending the return of agri cultural prosperity Backed by support from Ivan Hnsbrouck president of the Iowa association Governor Tur ner talked with J B McDouRal governor of the bank and his asso ciates for two hours He admitted he had a full and courteous hear ing but described himself as not too much encouraged by the boards reaction Specifically Turner and Hasbrouck asked the board to approve loans on warehouse certificates issued against corn sealed in cribs on Iowa farms under the new warehouse act They asked more lenient redis count action on paper turned over to member banks or the federal re serve system by nonmember hanks We asked the bank officials to loosen their credit requirements in Iowa he said to lower their interest rates so Iowa farm ers can afford to borrow money while holding their corn for better prices Our crop is bringing less than naif its production cost Eastern economists have just begun to agree with is that the depression will not end until prosperity returns to the farmer It must begin with agricul Montroso Itnnlc Clojtos MONTROSFJ Sept 29 The Montrose Savings bonk closed Mon day with capitalization listed at 520000 deposits at R L Reed is president J K Lamb cashier JURY AGREES AS NISTS GIVE Alleged Fraud Author to Be Confined in Reformatory A DEL Sept 29 T John M Smith Perry insecticide man ufacturer charged with conspiracy to defraud insurance companies was declared insane by a district court jury today Me was immediately ordered com mitted to the criminally insane ward at Amunasii reformatory until such time na he is legally declared sane The jury debated only ten min utes on testimony presented by Drs Max Witte of Clarinda and Gcorgo Donohoe of Cherokee superintend ents of state insane hospitals in their respective cities Judge W S Cooper conducted the hearing The two alienists were the only witnesses Closes Chapter Their testimony based on a re examination of Smith closes an other chapter in the complicated mystery in which the known de tails include his bigamovis marriage in Kansas March 11 his wanderings in several midwest states while authorities hunted him for an ex planation of the identity of the em balmed corpse and a signed state ment by his lawful wife that sho discussed with him plans wherein lie was to disappear and they would again live together after she had collected the insurance money Dr Witte was asked on the stand if he considered Smith insane Shows No Improvement It is my opinion that Smith is unquestionably insane he replied Smith has been under his observa tion at Clarindashco pressed the opinion that Smith has shown no signs of Improvement of late nnd that he was steadily grow ing worse Witte said Smith was no longer able to determine right from wrong and that he was susceptible to sug gestions without being able to de cide them on their merits Dr Donohoe diagnosed Smiths ailment as masked epilepsy Ho traced some of Smiths history rel ative to mental troubles pointing out that he had suffered an injury to his head some time ago which he believed brot on the present ail ment and that he had been dis charged from the army because of his mental condition Dangerous nt Large He said he considered It danper fins to permit Smith even tlic free dom of the Clarinda hospital and suggested that he be restrained be hind walls Judge Cooper in ordering Smiths commitment to Anamosa said that If Smith is ever legally declared sane htf will be returned to the Dallas county sheriff to stand trial on the charge or charges preferred against him Sheriff C A Knee said Smith would be taken to Anamosa as soon as County Attorney George Sackett could makeout the commitment papers probably this afternoon Smith Still Smith was in court during the hearing He appeared to be In the same dazed condition he hasshown since he was found near Garner last Juno hound and gagged and unable to tell where he had been since dis appearing Feb 3 when his burning truck containing a charred body wn4 found near Denison Mrs Smith witsalso in the court roam As Smith was taken from courthouse by Sheriff Knee he slip ped on the stairs fell and fainted Turn tfi Vaffi K Column l IOWA WEATHER Tartly cloudy and Kommvhnt warmer Tuesday night Wed nesday mostly cloudy and whnl warmer in fant und cen tral portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2l hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning maximum Monday 73 Minimum In Night SO At 8 A Ri Tuesday fid Mondays maximum temperature under the influence of a south wind was 1 degreehigher than that of Sunday The rise of tho mercury Tuesday morning however gave promise of a maximum for the day of between 75 and SO ;