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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 26, 1927, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Fair tonight Thursday increasing cloudiness continued mild AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WTnB REPORT MASON flfTY TDWA mAbUJN 111 NORTH IOWAS NEYVSPAlER Final Edition Edited for the Home og i OCT 26 1927 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL yawa SUPPLEMENTAL BB 3 Present Industrial Plans S Would Have Cut It in j Two He Asserts j The name of Col Hanford Mac I secretary of war i was proposed as a presidential possibility last night by Lieut Col Fred 0 Lyons of Lincoln at the national convention of re pp serve officers MacNlder ad i dressed the convention before leav ing by airplane for Chattanooga Ds pi 20 I f TV America had had tho present Indus I J rial plafts for ationaldefense in fij April 1917 the nation could have ifj ten billion dollars This was the amazingassertion of Hanford MacNlder in an address here today by the assistant secretary ot iwar before the thirtysecond annual Convention of the National Associa tion of Manufacturers tho Mason City man added exact figures can be dis puted but they can be estimated close u ly enough to say authoritatively that g the present national debt and Its re T sultaht taxation would have been cut S in Spenlts us One Who From the of his connec tlon with k the war department Mr pMacNider has had charge of the In I dustrlal mobilization plans and his ad 1 idrcss today was regarded as the TO Jport or the one person in the nation equipped to talk on the subjeot i Even totho man who Isnt partlc wlarly interested inthlsimoneyaaving IVhase of if there is any V0 aia Mr connected with these industrial measures We could ve eciulpned our armies and sent em Into action six months sooner ian we did Disregardingthe effect of any uch status of American arms in laiT nd 1918 and a correspondingly fast ecovery In worlds affairs and fi nances this new preparedness pre sents a changed picture for the fu ture It entirely alters our position in the international picture Just so far as we develop and bring this program toward completion do we add to the of our defenses war j 5 Should Know in Advance t Industry has the right to know will be expected of it in national Heretofore we have al ways thrown tha war load upon it j without warning and without giving It y a chance to prepare itself Now we f come to you the Industrialists and the i V manufacturers and tell yoti what we 1 must have to defend the nation I Now we have most valu 5 jable of all allies When emergency comes as we have learned from bitter experience time Is about the only thing that America can not bring into the fokl We have or can buy almost else Time once lost can never he regained at any price Its free now and we are endeavoring to make good use of it NCTt time and the basic reason J for these plans Is to prevent a nexl time there may be no great wall of allies holdingthe enemy until we set ready to defend ourselves There will bo probably no great munitions pro gram already under way in American factories There will be no one to lend us weapons or the wherewithal for our protection Time will be our best ally and we must tie it so closely Into I our sido of the argument that we U shall have the benefit of its good ser i Vices sewed up In J rinyinjf the Game 4 American industry Is not only A playing the many phases f V TURN TO PAGE 18 if of parti AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Amy an1 Jane is ihe best bridge players in lown an both of em has got babies hat suck their MR AVERAGE MAN Roy Xi Gray of Fort Madison se lected utter a nationwide survey by a magazine as the typical American man in snapped on a lowering hotel roof In Chicago as he looks over the city Bratiano All Set to Meet Rebel Chiefs i Government and Its Foes Make Ready to Fight for Supremacy BUCHAREST Rumania Oct At Hie least iigu of opposition against tha government the Braliano ministry today stands pre pared to arrest the lenders and Hoelaim a stale of seigc thru out Rumania Troops have been ordered to occupy all government buildings carrying out he state of martial law proclaimed hruout the country upon discovery iu he plot to restore former Crown 1rlnce Carol to the throne which no In 1925 when he eloped IP farls with Alagda Lupescu The country is seething with exoitc iient as the government and opposi tion parties line up for what Is cx iccted to be a bitter contest for sup Wants Stand of Premier Bratiano tomorrow will de mand from all political groups in par lament a declaration of their attitude oward the present situation The wsition leaders have summoned members to appear in full strength Tho Peoples party ot which M Maa oilescue whosoarrest let to tho dls covery of the Carolist plot intends to nterpellate the government consider ng his arrest unjustified A proclamation addressed to the llu nanian people til large by Prince Car 1 was found in the possession of who was jf inance in the Avercscu government which the present regime supplanted the authorities announced They also said hey found in Interview with Carol intended for the Rumanian newspapers and explaining his tlon Tiio government declared that Man ollescu had gone to Paris and Inter viewed Carol and will Ills aspirations To Conrc Martial Minister Manolleseu who Is now In Ihc mili tary prison at will be court maitlaled within a few dnys Avercscu is expected to defend former cabinet minister and It is cer tain that the latter will be accused of high tienspn Princess Helen whom Carol alnii doned has postponed her drpartuic for Florence where she Intended to go for several montliH This mont was mntle to nvold the appfni ance of leavlnp the country on at count of the present The boy kins who was celebrating his Klxth birthday when the plot disclosed at the summer palace it Slnaia Queen llnrle is with him 000 MYSTERY CHECK Kindness to Tramp May Be Rewarded Or It May Be a Joke CAKPJSNTER Oct Stehn merchant In this little Mitchell county town doesnt know today whether the investment of EO or 75 cents which he made a month or two ago has yielded a tremendously large dividend or whether he has been made the principal actor In a little comedy number He will not have the answer to hla question until he receives u report from a Dakota bank on which a check for made out in his favor was drawn Heres the Story Some time ago a stranger arrived in town strapped financially and bad ly in need of something to eat and a shave Mr Stehn always bishearted befriended transient who ordinar ily would he known as a tramp The befriending included a and a bounteous benefit supper given by the Ladies Aid society The stranger thanked tho local merchant In his best manners and went on his way Mr Stehn forgot U Monday or tnis week however the Carpenter bank received a letter con taining a brief letter and a check for note contained Instruc tions for turning the check over to tho merchant whose name it seems tho tramp had forgotten Is the Check Good The envelope and Ita enclosure was turned over immediately to Mr Stehn who has begun Investigation to learn whether the check is good He expects a report within a few days from the North Dakota bank on which it was drawn Interviewed this morningby a GlobeGazette Mr Stehn was reluctant to say much about tho inci dent until he learns more about the Somebody may be having a little fun with him he intimated But most of his neighbors believe that the check Is genuine and that Stehns kindness has been rewarded James Kennedy Cedar Rapids Fire Chief Dies CEDAR RAPIDS Oct James Kennedy 59 Cedar Rapids fire chief died here today of heart disease He had been in ill health for several years About 10 days ngo he was stricken but his condition improved until lust night when ho suffered a severe attack Chief Kennedy was a member of the fire department 31 years He had been chief since Xov 6 1921 He had a wide acciualntance among firemen of Iowa Funeral arrangements have not yet been made THE GLOBEGAZETTE OFFERS A BOOKLET ABOUT MOVIES What do you know about the stars of filmdom The booklet Whos Who in the Movies Is available for thotie in terested in facts about picture folls and the picture industry a 40 page illustrated booklet with list of stars and about each xAlso contains a history of the motion picture tells how feature films aro made and gives other facts about the photoplay indus try Offered to readers ot this paper for just a few pennies to cover cosfand handling Use the coupon Frederic J HasUln Director The Mason City GloheCiazette Information Rurcau Wabhinfiton D C I enclose herewith SIX cents In stampn or coin for a ropy of WHOS WJIO IN THE MOVIES I Street City Stale Hunt British Lion in Libraries Mnyor William H Thompson of Chicago declares tho Britishlion is croufhinK behind hooks in schools and libraries Here is a picture at his iHiMltrltish hook investipators in action trjiiiR to examine history so in tho public library Scateil Is B a Sport Herrmann board and standing former Consressmaii J Gorman whose testimony before tho school hoaril brot on a libelsviit against Professor JDavid Lavlllo Jliizzey historian of Columbia univer The investigators are directed by the mayor to burn on the lale books they think contain proBritish propacanda Former Assistant Secretary of Navy Had No Knowl edge of Lease WASHINGTON Oct Holding steadfastly to ita attack the government continued today to pro duco testimony to show that Albert B Fall resorted to secrecy in order to turn over to Harry V Sinclair Hi navys Teapot Dome Naval Oil re serve Calling Theodore Roosevelt to tho stand government counsel in the criminal conspiracy trial of the fornitr seeretary of the Interior and the oil man gained from him the statement that he knew nothing of the lease un til some time after It was signed Roosevelt is the man who look Pres ident Harding the famous executive order under which administration oi the reserve was transferred from In navy to the interior department Frqm Frank E Kisstler president of the prcducers and refiners corpor ation a prospective bidder Owen J Roberts special oil counsel drew tes timony that after Fall had promised to notify Klstler he IClstler got hii flrst information that the lease nad been consummated by reading the newspapers Amos L Beatty chairman of th board of the Texas Oil company testi fied that his company had oifereil terms for the exchange of fuel fur crude oil from tho reserve which Us nred higher than the Sinclair terms He also learned first of the lease thru the newspapers but saw noeffort in iccrecy by Fall During the session Fall again active Interrupting Sinclair counsel at one point to susfrest additional questions to he asked of witnesses c arosEexamination Terminal Consolidation Is Pointed Out in Hearing at Minneapolis MfJJXEAPOLIS Oct of the Great North ern and Northern Pacific railways would make possible an annual sav ing of thru consolidation of terminals tho interstate commerce commission was told today This estimate was given by F B Williamson vice president of the Northern Pacific in chnrgo of opera tion In tcstlfjing at the commissions hearing on the petition of the two northern roads for permission to uni fythem and the Spokane Portland and Seattle railway Many common points ire served by the two roads the witness pointed out and the union of terminals with some incidental rearrangement of service and abandonment of trackage would under conserva tive Preceding ilr Williamson on the witness stand today was J Davis chief engineer of the Great Northern who detailed as examples of savings certain economies could be effect ed under unification in the handling of gravel tics and other construction materials Former German Crown Prince Escapes Death When Train Hits Freight NUUI3MBURO Germany On Crown Prince enroute to a funeral today narrowly escaped death when the express train In which he was speeding to Kigriarj Ingcn ran Into a freight train The hrakfman on tho freight train was killed but Iho passengers nboiird i the Including the former crown piince merely were badly j shaken up Ciiurrh to Give Supper CATtlKNTKR Oct lifer Creek church of Meltoni ville will hold a chicUun pi supper here Friday evening V fa J J jv Will Rogers BEVERLl HILLS SC American Bankers associa tion is holding the annual benefit at Houston Its the members big gest benefit year The Rovernment has contributed permission for them to consolidate to freeze out the little fellow Tho public of course will contribute everything elae so really 1he only problem before the convention Is how much bonuses on loans will we make em pay above the legal rate of Interest Branch banks are all the sonow They realize they have got to brine the bink nearer the robber He wont lo annoyed hy driving thru traffic just to rob one bank Thy branch bank is tho robbers only salvation Tour ROGKfJS P banker thru afford a failure during I he pust yoaiIs there Leader Is Among First to Announce Candidacy WASHINGTON Oct Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas re publican leader of the senate today entered tho 1D28 presidential race In a letter to Roy L Bone Topeka organizer of the Curtis for President club in Kansas the senator wrote that If my friends of Kansas desire to send a delegatlon to the next repub lican national convention favorable to my nomination I shall be greatly pleased to be their The republican leader humbly de clared however that I will not con sent to become a candidate if the dele gation la to bo selected with the view of voting for me for a few ballots as a favorite Is P Senate Leader The Kansan is one of the ad ministration leaders definitely to en ter tho presidential race since Prcsl lent Coolidgex made his announce ment last August that he did not choouo to run for president next year Mr Curtis waa chosen majority leader of tho senate three years ago iroon the death of of juiu in that role become one of the outstanding repub licans As a Curtis as a party leader has been in accord with Presi dent CoolIdRO and his policies hut he did split with the administration on the McNaryHaugen farm relief l voting for this measure which was vetoed by the president Senator Curtis who is C7 years old nml a descendant of Indian forebears was born In Topelca and edu cated in that state He served aa coun ly prosecutor before entering the Iiotiso oT representatives hro in 1886 Wont Mnlie Fight It was indicated at tha offico of Senator Curtis tlial ho would not make a campaign in other states if any considerable fight was In pros pect Altho the Kansas senator is the first formally to announce his inten tions as a candidate other senators are also considered to be In the race embcsrs of tho western Independent republican senatorial bloc have sug gested Senator Norris of Nebraska and there are Indications that he will it least accept the vote of the Nebras ka delegation If it is tendered him Senator Willis of Ohio left Washing ton Saturday leaving the impression that lie would be willingto be a dldatc IOWANS ARE ACTIVE rES MOINES Oct ports from Washington that socalled senate insurgents have foresalcen for the moment at least tho presiden tial nomination banner of Frank O Lowden in favor ot Senator Norrls oC Nebraska has lirot out a plan of Iowa Iowdan supporters to turn the state headquarters here into a temporary national organization headquarters in bohnlf of the former Illinois governor delegation to the national convention of next year has for some time been conceded even before its selection a last ditch Lowden group With this state wellorganized for Lowden it is felt that it can become a center for correlation of Lowden activities in several western states in which progress has been made toward organization The reported swing of the western senators Borah Trazier Nye Mc Master and Brookhart toward Norriii brot tho statement from Prank J Lund Webster City Lowden cam paign manager in Iowa that he feels that tho action of the group probably will not hurt the Lowdon cause he cause the men who are In tills move ment belong to tho Lowden camp and may yet find their places In the den RECORD FPR OCTOBER HEAT AGAIN BROKEN At 2 oclock p m Wednesday afur noon the thermometer hrul passed the 83 decree mark and was almost up to Sfi thus breaking thn previous j record for October which made I Tuesday Four Vessels Answer SOS Near Brazil Late Reports Indicate Most of Passenger List Has Been Saved RIO JANEIRO Oct what ap peared to he a winning battle with death rescue vessels to day were standing by the Islands of Alhrolhos where the Italian steamship Princi pessa Mafalda sank last night seeking trace of the 200 or more persons still reported missing from the stricken ship Of the total list of passen gers and crew aboard the ves sel given as at the office of the steamship company in Genoa and as at the of fice here 720 are known def initely to have been saved by rescue ships with the possi ility that the total saved was Altho wireless advices received rom the British steamship Andes ilaced Iho number of victims at 300 a from the French steamship Formosa ono oC tho chief rescue steamers staled that therescue ves sels hoped to save almost On1 of those aboard tho Mafalda The cttptains message filed aboard his ship at 9 oclock this morning and addressed to tha Associated Press fir170 hope to rescue almost all Four more steamers have Tho cause of tho appalling disaster was not definitely knovv hut It Is believed that tho vessel struck a reef off the Abrolhos rocks and founderec after her hollers had exploded The Princlpcssa Mafalda reputedly tho fastest in tho EuropeanSouth Am erlcan service and enrouto from Gen oa to Rio Janeiro and Buenos Aires sank near the Abrolhos rocks U miles southeast from Balelne one about 40 miles off tho coast from Cai nvcllas midway between Bahia nml Rio Janeiro Four Ships Answer S O S When first frantic calls for help camo from the sinlting liner four ships within short cruising distance hastened to her aid Many of the Mafahlas passengers took to life boat and rafts while others leaped over board witli life preservers strapped about their bodies So great was tho need of speed in tho rescue work that the four arriving on tho Bceno found time to wireless only the scantest details con cerning tho fate of the passengers Tim French steamer Formosa saved 120 persons Tho British steamer Empire Star picked up 200 and the German steamship Atliena accounted for 100 Tho British steamer liso reached thf srenn of tho disaster hut It WHS not learned whether she had picked up survivors Tho only report of the activity that she as listed in the rescue work Tho Brazilian naval ministry or dered the cruiser Tlio Grando to proceed immediately to the scene and cooperate in tho rescue work Has Made I Trips The Prlncipesaa Mafalda which wnt ijound from Genoa to Rio Janeirc and Buenos Aires has made 20 voy ages from Italy to Buenos Aires car ryint emigrants and first and seconi class passengers Prof Glgll directot of the statistical Institute of IJomo was a passenger on the ship tho Ital The Mafalda waa In command ot Capt Simon Gull a veteran mariner TURX TO PAGE IB Local Weather Two Children Unable to Jump Out of Flame Swathed Window EJIMETSBURG Oct charred body of Thelma Hagan clasping her 3 year old baby slater Myrna Ann daughters Mr and Mrs i T 33 Hagan oC near here waa n the smoldering ruins of the fomlltf ionic this morning after an n tho kitchen stove had sot flro tq tho building Tho children were both burned hoji ribly and wero recovered from thrf burned building several hours alttg blaze started about 5 oclock Tiio children were trapped in an up stalra room and their only avenues escape tho stairway and a iad been cut off by tho flames Kitchen Stove Explodes f Mr Hasan who sleeps jot up thia morning about 5 oclock ind started a flro In tho kitchen stovejj cavingIt aa was his custom In iv fow minutes to go to the barn trf do hia chores Mrs Hagan a sj months old baby glrlv werein room Thelma and her year1 sister were In another Tho explosion awakened the sleeping upstairs Mrs Hagan took her baby Irom crib and calling to Thelma to bring Myrna Ann sho rushed down tho smoking stairway which us yet nvaa untouched by Ilamos Mra Hogan pounded and pUBhc4 frantically on the door tho way leading Into the kitchen unable to open It Theheat appa ly had swollen the door Thos Josses Chllil her Infant hurried back upstairs and went to a window in her bedroorn There she tossed tho child out called to Thelma to take Myrna and jump from tho window In their own room Then Mrs Hapan leaped from tho window Neither sho nor her baby was harmed She rushed to tho opposite sido ot tho house expccLEng to find Thelma and tho other daughter but they could not bo found and looking up to thn window from whero they wero to havo jumped aho flaw only a gaping hale swathed in flames Bodies Hours Later Mr Hagan who had come from tho barn at the Bound of the explosion powerless to aid his wtfo and children and could only wait outside Neighbors attracted by tho flames came to tho aid of tho Hagans and together with officials from hero pro bed tho smoking embers about 10 oclock for tho bodies ot tho two girls They wero found with Thclmai arms wrapped around hflr sister Both bodies wero charred Decorah Will Receive Bus Service to Connect With Line at Rochester DKOORAH Ort Jefferson highway transportation company of tho Twin Cities will Introduce a lim ited bus service starting Thursday from Decorah Cresco Kidgeway to Rochester in direct connection at Kachastor with parlor car busses to the Twin Cities There will bo two busses every day each way leaving Minneapolis 8 a and 2 p arriving In Decorah at and p m North bound would leave Decorah at a and p m Whero the bun flopot will located iiere is not yet known lut a represen tative ia expected hero to make ar rangements weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 7 a m Wednes day Maximum 85 Minimum 10 At 7 a in 40 Octobers tolal of clear days was In creased by one Tuesday and It ap all but cer tain fnivnoon that tho total bo agnin Inci dentally Tuesdays maximum of S5 degrees the nst ot the momii POOR PA By Crtaudo Cnllan Ma hopes she will get her reward in Iho next world and she talks like shes afraid 1 will
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