Friday, April 5, 1929

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowa 9s Edited for the Home AND MASON DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 5 1929 FINAL El UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 153 ORDERS DESTROYER TO MEXICO Sheriff JWith Price on on Murder Ring THINK OFFICER WAS KILLED BY BOOTLEG GANG Report Rum Dealers Offered for Sheriffs Life JACKSONVILLE Fla April 5 IFl J unrelenting war on the worst rum and murder ring in Florida Sheriff W B Cahoon on whose head bootleggers are reputed to have placed a price of to day redoubled his efforts to find the slayer of Joe Haywood his former deputy who was shot to death Wed nesday night Haywood a former federal diy agent at Birmingham Ala since coming to Jacksonville as a deputy sheriff had become known as the terror of bootleggers He too had a price on his head authorities were informed of 5500 Among 14 suspects In jail this morning the sheriff believed he had the slayer The sheriff announced that the chotgun with which Hay wood was killed as he sat in a car at a grade crossing waiting for a train to pasa had been found and that it was the property of the sheriffs office The gun was found in possession of Bill Oglesby who was held for questioning Meanwhile Dan Hysler reputed The sheriff expressed the belief that Hysler was the brains behind the killing and the head of the rum ring responsiblefor bootlegging and murdering The law enforce ment officers also warned a few lo cal politicians and bootleggers that a cleanup was impending GAS OVERCOMES WAVERLY YOUTH High School Boy Who Wanted to Fill Car Is in Hospital WAVERLY April Stacy 16 was overcome by gas fumes in a railroad tank car here Thursday The car which stood on the Illi nois Central tracks had just been emptied and Stacy and two other high school youths crawled Into it to ball out any gasoline that might be left for an old car they owned It was near train time and a num ber of men were standing on the platform who heard the cries for help Stacy was raised byropes and rushed to a hospital where a pul motor was uaed to relieve his lungs He is now considered out of danger Wea IOWA FORECAST Unsettled Friday night and Saturday showers or thunder storms probable cooler strong south and soutluvest winds this afternoon and Fridaj night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Friday Highest Thursday 83 Degrees Iowest in Night 01 Degrees At 8 A M Friday 67 Degrees Rainfall 01 of an Inch Not in recent years at least has there been as warm an April 4 as Thursday proved to be The mercury soared 7 degrees above the mark on the previous day Many a day in June has been cooler than this warmest spring day Fri day opened out with a bit of rain between and oclock Then there came a respite and a resump tion an hour or two later The day was in great contrast with its pre decessor MAY SUCCEED MELLON Kuniors persist in miming 1 R Sfutt ubovc preaidcnt of the Union Trust company of Cleve land and republican national treasurer as the successor to Andrew Mellon as secretary of the treasury in President Hoovers cabinet in tho event tho latter relinquishes his post OS W U French Vessel Expected to Reach New York April 13 DREST France April 5 body of Myron T Herrick Am erican ambassador to France bade goodbye to French soil today and aboard the Tourville finest of French cruisers started the long trip back to America The farewell however was to France and not to its arrival April 13 at New York the body will re main in the hands of men of the country he loved and which loved him Commandant J M C Abrial cap tain of the Tourville accepted his charge with movingmilitary terse ness In the name of my country I salute the body of a friend of France He is now in my charge and will reach America safely Reception of the body aboard the cruiser was brief but impressive A salvo of 19 ambassadorial Brest roads as a small shrieking crane carried it to the Tourvilles deck The Tourvilles band changed from Chopins funeral march to the Star Spangled Banner Then six husky French sailors lifted the coffin shoulder high and bore it into the ardent chapel where two French sailors will stand guard without in terruption In watches of four hours until New York is reached The voyage is to be made at about half the speed of which the Tour ville is capable so as not to reach New York ahead of the Aquitania bearing the ambassadors daughter inlaw Mrs Parmely Herrick and some of his friends As the Tourville passed out of the Brest harbor immense crowds stood with heads bared on both shores and watched it speed away at just four hours after the body arrived from Paris Florida Slayer Must Die m Electric Chair WEST PALM BEACH Fla April i McConarty alias T Southworth of Quincy Mass con victed of the murder of Horace M Wells wealthy Southampton auto mobile dealer during a dinner party holdup here last February today was sentenced to death in the elec tric chair MILLAR BLAMED FOR AFFIDAVIT BY DRY AGENT Fairchild Says Superior Officer Told Him to Sign AURORA 111 April 5 gene Boyd Fairchild county dry Investigator who ivas arrested last night on charges of perjury said he had been double crossed by coun ty authorities and that he was go ing to tell everything he knew about events leading to the fatal shooting of Mrs Lillian DeKing dur ing a dry raid Fairchild said when officers found him at his fathers home in Odell 111 that he did not even read the search warrant which he signed and which was the basis of the raid in which Mrs DeKing was shot by Deputy Sheriff Roy Smith I signed the affidavit because 1 was told to do so by Walter Millar the chief investigator Fairchild said I told him I hadnt made the buy myself but that another man had and he said it made no differ ence The search warrant stated that Fairchild had bought liquor from a woman in a house whose descrip tion roughly fitted the DeKing iiusj5 iKHfii juor purchases there resulted in the issuance of a warrant for his arrest Fairchild also blamed his disap pearance after the inquest on his superiors The chief investigator came to him Fairchild said and told him to get out of town again He had previously disappeared the day after the shooting I told him I had nothingto fear Fairchild said and wouldnt go Then he got mad anct handed me and said Here gixf out of Kone county and stay but When told of Fairchilds state ments Millar said he had given his assistant because he was broke but he denied the rest oif Fairchilds assertions By JACK C GKEId Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES April 5 out awaiting the house decision the gasoline tax which will make or break the county unit plan of secondary road improvement and extension the Iowa senate today adopted the Bergman bill to re codify the laws relating to special assessments for secondary roads The Bergman bill to place county and township roads under county wide control will come up in the senate this afternoon for almost as sured concurrence In the house poll ax provision and then goes back o the house for withdrawal or in sistence on the fourcent gasoline tax rider The recodifyingbill passed today by a vote of 33 to 13 and goes to the house Senators J O Shaff of Clinton and C F Clark of Linn speaking for the bill pointed out that the total of optional and mandatory levies it provides will not exceed the 27 mills allowed under present law but that supervisors might upon sufficient petition go further in order to speed up work Northwest Men Against It Opposition to the bill was mostly from senators from northwest Iowa who said their counties were so roada that 7a UUA Anderson Bfssell Carroll Chrito phel Gunderson Langfitt Leonard Sell 40Acrc Farm CRYSTAL LAKE April deal has just boon closed here with Isabelle and Arthur Milde whereby Chris Austin becomes the owner oC he Milde farm 1 mile south of town consisting of 20 acres In the deal Mr Austin traded his building on i east main street in on the farm as I part payment BLAME FIRM IN TEXTILE STRIKE Company Piled Too Much Work on Employes Com mittee Says CHARLOTTE N C April 5 With a South Carolina legislative committee placing blame for strikes m that state on mill officials for putting more work on the em ployes than they can do1 the sit uation in the two Carolinas where more than 5000 textile workers are on strike was unchanged this morn The South Carolina committee appointed to investigate textile con ditions had not marie its formal re port early today but issued a state ment last night setting forth its position We find that the whole trouble In the textile areas where strikes have occurred has been brot about by putting more work on the em ployes than they can do the state ment said The stretch out sys tem is not brot into play by the in troduction of any improved type of strike we find is in no sense a rebellion against im proved textile machinery The statement said that in the stretch out system it is the em ploye who does the stretching In cities several instances where a force doing a certain amount of work was reduced by a third or more with no increase in pay and in some instances decreases in several or slight raises not proportionate with the increased work COD Package Forms Clew in Murder Case NORTH PLATTE Ncbr Apri 5 C O D package from Mrs John Murphy of Iowa City to Fred Russell former companion of Nels Erinksrm of McCook slain March 17 fuinisherl a possible clew to I he identity of the slayer Russc11 and Frickson roomed together at a hotel March 11 and 15 Bergman Recodifying Bill Passes 33 to 13 Measure Would Permit Establishment of Special Dis tricts for Highway Assessment Lowe MacDonald McLeland Pat terson and Thompson The bill would permit establish ment by county supervisors upon patitlon of 40 per cent of taxpayers outside cities and towns or dis tricts for assessments of cost of graveling oiling or improving ex cept paving When maximum levies are insuf ficient to pay for all improvements county supervisors may on petition of 35 per cent of freeholders out side cities and towns levy an addi umiipaiBn umas oy posi tional 10 mills Another option is masters and other federal office that upon petition of 50 per cent of I holders in Mississippi Arkansas GIVES AND HOGS TO GET Affidavits Show Federal Jobs Bought by Con tributions WASHINGTON April 5 1 Let ters telegrams and affidavits to show that large sums of money were contributed in recent years to republican campaign funds by post freeholders outside citiesand towns owningnot less than 50 per cent of the property In the township may assess more than 85 per cent of the cost A provision is that super visors may issue certificates against anticipated special assessments which in the bill are limited to 25 per cent An effort by Lew MacDonald of Cherokee to strike out the latter provision was defeated 27 to IB Beatty of Keokuk county offered the amendment that the petitioners must own 50 per cent of property In the district affected An effort by Patterson of Kossuth to elim inate entirely the optional levy per mission was defeated Slash BUI by DES MOINES April 5 administration budget Alabama and Tennessee were put into the record of the senate patron age committee today by Chairman Brookhait Affidavits collected by the post office department at the request of the committee disclosed that more than was contributed by 1JO postmasters of Mississippi one of them Some of the money the affidavits said went to E P Booze husband of the Negro republican national committee woman for that state A total of 154 postmasters said they had never contributed Texas letters put into the record at the request of R B Creager re publican national committeeman for that state were laudatory of the methods uaed by his organization A committee check up of records house of representatives when TUJRN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN I HEAT INCREASES FROST DANGER Wave May Cause Vegetation to Progress Too Fast Bureau Reports DES MOINE3 April 5 unprecedented warm weather that has visited Iowa this week is likely to prove a boomerang the govern ment weather bureau here said to day While the heat will place the soil m good condition it may make veg etation progress so fast that a froat would cause considerable damage Frost still is quite a possibility the bureau added Plowing of farm land has been general thruout the state the warm weather of the past few days hav ing put the soil in condition to work There is enough moisture In the soil to last for two or three weeks the bureau said Atlantic and Clarmda reported the highest temperatures in the state Thursday 91 while Des Molnes Creston and Boone reported The mercury is not likely to climb that high today it was said altho it will be sultry Thunderstorms will bring relief Saturday Another Warm One CHICAGO April 5 day of recordbreaking heat was forecast today for the middle west with temperatures in the 90s only a day behind The weather bureau said the ab normally high temperatures would continue today thruout most of the district making an exception only of the northern half where cooler weather was predicted Both Omaha and Lincoln reported 94 degrees yesterday and in both cities new alltime records were set for this early in the season At Dea Moines the mercury reached 89 ten degrees higher than the previous maximum for April 4 Fruit trees blossomed at Jackson ville 111 as the climbed to 93 Chicagos 79 equalled the previous record for April 4 and sent many persons to the parks and beaches Figures in the nineties were re ported in Kansas while an tar north as Si Paul and Dululh Minn maximums of 72 and 74 de grees were leached COURT UPHOLDS TURNERS CLAIM Boone County Man Estab lishes His Relationship to Dead Woman DES MOINES April 5 liam C Turner succeeded today in establishing his claim as direct heir and son of the late Mary F Frey Boone county entitling him to a share in her estate thru an opinion handed down by the Iowa supreme court Other heirs children of Mrs Frey denied the claim of Turner that he was a son of Mrs Frey The evi dence the supreme court found was clear on the point that Turner was the son of the woman by her former marriage and that upon her com mitment to an Indiana institution for the Insane he had been reared by a family named La France The supeme court dismissed the appeal of Mrs Agnes Baker from an order of the Webster county dis trict court denying her motion to quash service of summons and en tering default judgement in her ac tion against the American railway express company The action was for damages for alleged personal injuries Will Move Business NORA SPRINGS April S Chapman implement dealer will change his place of business the middle of the month to the south side of the Trevett block oil street Withington Sicrefaryof tfie state organizationdisclosed how fiver that a large number of them were from federal officeholders most of them postmasters who had been regular contributors to Creag crs campaign funds A former postmaster in Arkansas said in an affidavit that he had paid to his republican committee man in order to obtain his job a Tennessee postmaster declared also in an affidavit that he had given and two hogs for his appoint ment and an Alabama physician in a letter asserted he believed ap pointments were and are being given to the highest bidder here in Tuscaloosa and other parts of the state STABILIZATION PLAN PRESENTED Will Rogers NEW YORK April anything happens in Washing ton they call in the experts of that line to confer on it Now to get this vice presidential ta ble manners controversy set tled I guess Secretary State Stimson will go into a huddle with Emily Post and decide how to put the place cards If this con troversy was in New York ety Instead ofWILL ROGERS being in politi cal life they would solve the problem very easy by having Curtis marry somebody They marry for a lot less reasons than that here Certainly luck for Lindy that Mr Morrow is not ambassador to Chili or the Argentine Sell your house and lot this morning for federal reserve board meets this afternoon Yours WILL Copyright MELTING SHOW CONTINUED FALL OF BOMBS GETS ACTION BY U S Calles Cavalry in Hot Pur suit of Fleeing Rebels WASHINGTON April 5 retary Stimson took energetic action today to protect Americans In the state of Sinaloa by requesting the navy department to send a de stroyer to the Port of Topolobampo The continued fall of bombs from rebel airplanes into Naco Ariz caused Secretary Stimson to ask tha secretary of war to have another warningconveyed to the rebel lead ers in Sonorn against endangering American lives there and to have the American military commander at Naco see that the warning is ef fective Soldiers In U S Hands WASHINGTON April 5 fp Major General Lassiter nt San Au tonio informed the war department today of the arrest by civil authori ties at Naco Ariz of one captain and 10 enlisted men of the thirty eighth Mexican federal infantry on the United States side of the inter national boundary The civil authorities General Las siter reported have turned the Mexican soldiers over to the tary authorities at Naco whcra they have been detained All the men were armed WESLEY RALLY STARTS TODAY Methodists of Eight Towns Will Hear Noted Speakers WESLEY April Meth odist church is host to a church rally here today which will com mence at 10 a m and continue until 4 p m Several noted speakers will be on the program The Rev John Lan covery Because of this and the fact that the body was only partly ro vcaled by the drift in which it was found no attempt was made to re and afternoon Dr F L of Chicago and J W Mosaman president of Morningsirte college have been secured to deliver ad dresses At 12 oclock noon a dinner will OF LOST Nebraska Boy Had Been Missing From Home Three Weeks GORDON Nebr April 5 Within 200 yards of shelter and safety the body of Melvin RCRVCH C who was lost in a snowstorm near here three weeks ago was found last night While 400 men and boys searched the countryside around the Reeves ranch George Davis employed at Nathan Hiller ranch four miles away found the lads body lying in a cow patch not more than 200 yards from the Hiller home Mrs Hiller is an aunt of the child The boy disappeared March 12 in a snowstorm which arose after he had gone back into his fathers pas ture to hunt for a mitten he had lost Hundreds of men including 200 Indians from the Pine Ridge reser vation had searched the whole countryside in vain Melting snow revealed his body Because the nearest telephone was miles away it was late before REBELS BL trfi move it last posted to MEXICO CITY April 5 General Pintarco Ellas Calles today pushed federal cavalry northward thru Santa Rosalia de Camargn in an effort to overtaken and exter minate fleeingremnants of the rebel army which aviators sighted at dusk yesterday Havingfiguratively executed tlin rebellion at Le Refornm Wednesday he sought today to administer Mex icos traditional coup de grace Federal airmen sighted a lone troop train of four cars just north of Santa Rosalia with many miles of damaged rail line between it and Chihuahua City Cavalry Hovered Near Nearly were comparatively small detachments of rebel cavalry Fed eral cavalry was immediately brot up from La Reforma for purtmit General Callus in a message tn President Portea Gil forwarded esti mates nf lie carnage nt La Refnr ma Rebel dead he snlil exceeded 1000 wounded numbered 500 There were 2000 prisoners General Calles said lie had not had time to check up on federal casualties Other accounts of the La Refor ma action described it as a virtual massacre So surprising was the federal attack that the rebels caught on a dry barren plain with out any other protection than their own arms in some cades lay down on tho ground where machine Run fire killed hundreds Airplanes dropped 75 pound demolition bombs Suocpee on West Coast Success fa attendingthe west coast campaign also General Lazaro Cardenas in command them re ported the rebels of General Roberto Cruz and Ramon Jtnrbe were re It IH expected that large number will be present at both morning and afternoon sessions from the churches of Algorra Burt r Whittemore Sexton Good Hope T rruit urowers Head and Titonka The RCV j F His Marketing Idea te pastor to Committee WASHINGTON April 5 C Teague president of the Calij otr possible ny thc of tmf of moved today C Ol pectcrl to nccuny it within two rinys usinc it as a bis for operations airninst southern Sonora Tn revealing his plans for prcnar I nlions against the iotipious insurgents of Jalisco and Gnana fornia Fruit Growers exchange laid before the house agriculture com mittee today a plan that contem plates stabilizingmarkets on the basis of cost of production The plan which Teague said had been worked out by the Los ui les chamber of commerce proposed wl11 that a stabilization corporation berSh foremost should go into the market to buy surpliia commodities after prices had fallen below the cost of produc tion The plan contemplated setting up only one stabilization corporation to eliminate the overhead cost neces sary to maintain different corpora tions for the separate commodities Teague contended that there would be no losses if the corpora tion bought the surplus after the price fell below the cost of produc Ann Morrows Sister Takes Airplane Ride With Col Lindbergh CUERNAVACA April 5 three of the daughters of Ambassador Dwight W Morrow are airminded One of them in June Charles A Lind ist aviator The other two since sister is to have an air man husband are losing no chances to get some of their thrills for them selves Miss Elizabeth Morrow slslcr of Colonel Lindberghs fiancee Anne flew with him yesterday for more than an hour Annes other sister Constance ivho will return shortly to school in the United States went for an air nlane ride too tho hers was not so long as Elizabeths Anne herself not ffet lo P until her two felt the price could i sisters had come hack to rnrth It not remain at such B level TheUvas hcr socom lrin with hrr avif grower he said coulrl not conlinucMor hnbantnV sinc she cashed at lovol ami i with hirn a valbuena more thana would rise month ago i insurgents of Jalisco and Guana Alter Uperahoni CHICAGO April 5 F Leopold Sr lust of three fathers bowed under the tragedy of the Bobby Franks kidnaping is dead A H Iocb father of Richard i Loeb died Oct 27 1021 Jacob Franks father of the slain Bobby died April 19 1928 Nathan F Leopold Sr who died last night had been ill for some time Recently he imiluAvent a ma jot operation Northwood University Student Given Honor IOWA CITY April r irIorris E Hurd Northwood was one of seven University of Iowa senior law students elected to thc order of the Coif national honorary legal organ ization The others elected Louis F Carroll Davenport Or ville F Orahame Frank F Horatik i Jr and Benson L llnyt Iowa and Karlan Williamson Hopkinton AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen The doctor paid Annie Mao was lalkiif out of dor head hut I don1 see luuv ho could toll any diflovpnce