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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North1 Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited the Home AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV FIVB CENTS PER COPY HOME ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 18 1929 tmrrEP PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL HOOVER IN APPEAL TO BORDER NARCOTIC TRAIL SEEN IN OHIO GIRLS MURDER Report Young Woman and Professor Distri buted Drugs pOLUMBUS Ohio June 18 Federal authorities were drawn into the Theora Hix slaying today Assistant United States Dis trict Attorney Bartels announced he would start an investigation to determine if traffic in narcotics formed a background for the slay ing His announcement came after re ports were circulated that Miss Hix had been engaged in drug traffic with Dr James H Snook former university professor held for in vestigation Detective Chief W G Shellenbarger denied today that drugs played any part in the slay ing Lieut Walter Graham of the de tective bureau admitted however that reports that Dr Snook and Miss Hix had been engaged in nar cotic distribution had come to de tectives but he said that they had not been verified Dickins Farm Act as First Step CENTERS ON MEYERS COLUMBUSOhio June 18 upon their hunt for evi dence in the hammer slaying of Theora Hix 23 year old coed au thorities today predicted sensation al developments in their investiga fciibn as they centered their inquiry about Marion T Meyers who was Aakpn from a cell at midnight and I fjuestioned before the girls mutil ated bofly early today Meyers a former suitor and a of Dr James H Snook also held for investigation made the trip to the morgue complaining of lack of rest but he touched the body and answered questions without waver ing in his denial that he knows how the quiet retiring girl came to her death Both Men Held Both Meyers a research worker in the horticulture department of Ohio State university and Snook until yesterday a professor in the University School of Veterinary have been held since a few hours after the girls body was found on a rifle range Friday She had been beaten and cut to death Thursday night and thrown from an autond bile Snook has admitted posingas feer husband and maintaining a for their meeting place but knowledge of the slaying tojrs Snook was summoned for questioning in the hope that she may furnish information on the life of Dr Snook which authorities consid er of value As evidence they al ready have stains on Snooks auto mobile and a suit of clothes which are being analyzed for blood a statement that his car was washed a few hours after the slaying and bits of a womans attire found in the ashes of the Snook furnace af ter a fire had been built there last Friday a hot day Dr Snook has made but one statement since his arrest the ad mission of his relations with the girl and his plea of an alibi Meyers who shared the girls affections svith Snook likewise advances an alibi It appears that the supply of gos sip never exceeds the Shelby County Herald AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen They tried to get Miss Jones to teach the third grade again next year but a girl that aint got a hus band in two years might as well try another town Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal June Dawes arrived in England at 0 a m built a fire his pipe at met King George at and told him senate jokes till 10 refueled his pipe at grabbed the fly ing Scotchman and went to the Heelands to in terview Kam say MacDonald reloaded pipe at own expense also Maeoon PPe WILL should disarm at both re filled pipes from Dawes1 auxili ary supply and went into huddle on Worlds court settled Worlds court and duty on smoking to bacco by 6 p m back to Lon don same night and reported to Prince of Wales and Lady Astor Cabled Hoover for more tobacco and instructions as to how to put in his time from now on Yours WILL REDISTRICTINO ACT IS SIGNED BY PRESIDENT Nofris Moves to Put De benture Plan in Tariff Bill WASHINGTON June 18 President Hoover today signed the census and reapportionment bill The new act has a two fold pur pose provision for the regular de cennial count of the population and the setting up of a plan for reap portionment of the house of repre sentatives This will be the first reapportionment since 1910 The census count will be for the calendar year 1930 and the house members will be apportioned upon it A nunVber or states will gain ad ditional representation while sever al other states will lose seats Iowa probably will lose two seats Still Will Have 435 The size of the house will be re tained aa its present number 435 members The census act also pro vides a continuing arrangement whereby all future decennial census and reapportionments will take place automatically unless the pres ent statute is repealed or super seded An army of 100000 workers chosen by the director of the census will take the population count be TtJRN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN S ZEP READY FOR TRIPTOUS Dirigible Now Scheduled to Start Over Ocean July 15 FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Germany June 18 for the next transAtlantic trip of the Graf Zeppelin have been informed that the dirigible is now scheduled to start for Lakehurst on July 15 Several days after the landing in the United States the projected round the world trip in an easterly direction is to begin by way of Friedrichshafcn Tokyo and San Francisco On her arrival at Lakehurat again from San Franqisco the Graf Zep pelin according to present plans is to remain in the United States three or four weeks giving exhibition flights In various parts of the coun try Meanwhile negotiations are pro ceeding with the Spanish govern ment for the sale of the Graf Zep pelin after her world and American cruises Pshaw there Isnt enough bootlpg being sold or absorbed to make the old time saloon glasses shalltown TimesRepublican PRESIDENT HOOVER SIGNS FARM BILL President Hoover is shown signing the agricultural Grouped around him left to right Senator McNnry chairman agricultural committee Vice President Curtis Representative Purnell Speaker Lmiir worth ana Representative Haugcn chairman house agricultural committee By tclophoto from CHOOSING IOWAS YOUNG EDISON Rockwell Youth Taking Test With Other Boys to En ter U S Contest DES MOINES June 18 tyfour Iowa youths just out of high school participated here today in an examination which will bring to the winner a chance to compete in the national contest next month to choose a youth who will be awarded the Thomas A Edison scholarship designed by the electrical wizard to develop his successor The boys representing 64 coun ties launched into a fourhour siege answering questions By late today officials hoped to be able to an nounce Iowas embryo Edison The major share of the possible 100 point grade is allotted to physics and mathematics each counting 30 points General science and popular information are each given 15 points and English 10 A maze of questions ranging from the proverbial ten in mathematics to some 120 in physics kept the prospective scientists scratching their heads all morning and part of the afiernoon with physics taking one hlTuri mathematics hours and the others half hour each The questions were formulated by departments of five colleges and universities of Iowa and tests were in charge of the following Physics Dr P S Helmlcx Drake Univer sity mathematics Prof 3D B Smith Iowa State college general science the Rev B W Llndquist University of Iowa and English Prof S A Lynch Iowa State Teachers college Among boys taking the tests were Arnold Cullen of Dubuque Floyd Nahler of Marion Donald Nielson of Marshalltown William L Bunn of Muscatlne Paul Morga of Council Bluffs John E Gorhara of Davenport Harold Minor of Ottum wa Kermit nosene of Fort Dodge Elmer Eickolberg of Cedar Falls Paul McLaughlin of Rockwell La verne Rnnkle of Clinton and Gordon Fromm of Burlington MARSTON NAMED BY PRESIDENT Iowa State Dean Selected on Board to Survey Canal Proposition WASHINGTON June 18 Acting under legislation of the last session of congress President Hoover has appointed a board of five members to assist the secretary of war in connection with surveys of the proposed Nicaraguan canal The personnel of the board which is to be known as the intoroceanic canal hoard Includes Dr Anson Marston Iowa State college Ames A man went eight miles in the air the other day and he was an aviator not a York Herald Report Tallman Los Angeles Fugitive Is Arrested in Chicago 18 Tallman alleged to Have escaped from California authorities several weeks ago while wanted for ques tioning in connection with the death of Virginia Patty of Los Angeles formerly of Sioux City is held by Chicago police they announced this afternoon The man denied that he was Tall man and told police he was a repre sentative of the Danish consul in New York Efforts to verify the identification are being made SKIPPER WONT GIVE UP SHIP Captain of Disabled Vessel Spurns Efforts at Rescue ASTORIA Ore June 18 Determined to salvage halt his ship if possible Louis Johnson captain of the ill fated steamer Laurel re mained aboard the wreck early today playing a game of freeze out against a pounding1 sea after spurning the pleas of coast guards men to come ashore Wedged on Peacock Spit The graveyard of at the mouth of the Columbia river the larger por tion of the Laurel held only the gritty captain after 30 members of her crew had been taken off in groups One of the crew Russell Smith 19 of Worcester Mass Was swept from the bridge to his death shortly after the ship ran aground in a storm Sunday Refused to Leave Coast guardsmen tried to take Captain lohnson off yesterday but he refused to go The would be rescuers left him warm and dry with access thru a skylight to the galley where he could obtain food and water From his tossing perch Captain Johnson could scan tiie restless sea on one side and on the other a lone ly stretch of beach lighted inter mittently by the fires of those keep ing a silent watch with him Ordered to Shore Last night the Portland agents for the states line owners of the Laurel issued orders to Captain Johnson to relinquish the vessel and jcome ashore A rising sea prevented the coastguard cutter Redwing from relaying the message Tidal conditions this afternoon were expected to be favorable for another attempt to take Johnson off Attend Ames Short Course THOMPSON June Lockren Thompson Melbourne Bye Scarvllle Carrol and Marlin Brack ey Orin Teiclman of Lake Mills ac companied county agent H C Aaberg to Ames where they will attend the Boys Short Course be ing held there this SHOWERS SEND Had Highest Reading on Monday DES MOINES June 18 mercury fell today following a local showers in many portions of the state Instead 90 degree temperatures that prevailed thruout Iowa Mon day the western part of the state this morning showed 70 degree read ings Drop in other portions was not so great Estherville with 94 recorded the highest temperature Monday re ports to the government weather bureau showed Decorah was cold est with Strenuous Fight Needed to Pass It He Tells Farm Organizations Gathering Predicts Revision of En tire Tariff Struc ture THE Farm Relief act which will go into operation with the ap pointment by President Hoover of the administrative board is the first step in the formation of a national agricultural policy that is necessary tol preserve the agricultural inter ests of this country Congressman LJ Dickinson of Algona recent ly announced candidate for United States senator from Iowa told a throng oC farmers and their families at the annual picnic of the Cerro 3ordo United Farm Organizations n East park Tuesday morning The congressmans speech Tues day was his first public appearance here since the announcement of his candidacy and the first personal re ort from one who took part in the special session of congress For this reason the address was regarded with more than usual interest Required Big Fight Had not a strenuous fight been CONGRESSMAN waged by the friends of he act just enacted would not havj been nearly as liberal in its provi sions Mr Dickinson said Had that fight not been made the east would never have consented to allocate out of the fedora trea the opinion of thespeaker 7 Mr larger part of discussion of the proposed tariff revision Comment Ing on the defeat of the Borah reso lution to limit therevision of tfco tariff to agricultural products only the congressman said it was his opinion that the final outcome would be a revision thruout the en tire gamut of American products The recently passed reapportion ment bill under which Iowa will lose two congressmen is a victory for the wets and for aliens Mr Dickinson stated He predicted that this statute will be replaced by an FIND WRECKAGE OF LOST PLANE May Have Been From One of Ships Entered in Dole Race HILE Hawaii June 18 pieces of airplane wreckage picked up near Kamilo on the island of Hawaii were believed to have been parts of the plane Golden Eagle or Miss Doran which disappeared in the Dole flight from California to Honolulu in 1927 during which five flyers perished One piece was identified as part of an airplane stabilizer while the identity of the others was uncertain Tha wreckage which included a 30 Inch piece of aluminum with a few chips of red white and blue paint evidently had been in the water a longtime Of the four planes that started from Oakland on the Dole flight the Golden Eagle and the Miss Doran with their five occupants never were found Both planes were believed to have been sighted during the flight which was won by Arthur G Goebel After the flight natives reported seeing flares burning on the sides of Mauna Loa a volcano on the island of Hawaii Believing the flares to have been signals from the crewa several expeditions searched vainly for traces of the planes Ezra R Frost of Pelham Manor N Y brother of Jack Frost pilot of the Golden Eagle is in Honolulu organizing a searching party to at tempt another expedition on the mountain Texas Legislature Indorses Resolution Against DePriest Tea AUSTIN Texas June 18 The Texas house of representative today adopted the senate concurrent resolution rebuking Mrs Herbert Hoover for receiving Mrs Oscar De Priest Illinois Negro congress mans wife at a white house tea The vote was 99 lo 10 SMUGGLERS ON LINE INCREASE LOWMAN CLAIMS Takes Hand in Rum Running Along Border DICKINSON WASHINGTON June 18 President Hoover today callei upon the communities along the Ca nadian boarder to help the treasury to prevent the systematic war being waged by international criminals against the laws of this country The president said that he deeply deplored the killing of any person but the treasury was making a con stant effort to prevent misusa of firearms Hoover expressed the opinion that all the trouble encountered in the enforcement of the law along tha border was due to mechanism of criminals who were trying to vio late the law SMUGCERS INCREASE other to be passed at the seventy first congress Reapportionment under this bill Favored by Mr Dickinson would be 3ased upon the number of citizens and aliens who have declared their Mention to become citizens rather than upon the total population Two Bands on Program The program opened shortly after 10 oclock when the Invocation was given by the Rev Jewel L Fickett of the First Baptist church fol lowed by community singing led by T H Cook of Humboldt and music by Storers band of Mason City school children After Mr Dickinsons address the throng in the park was enter tained by the Mason City municipal band under the direction of Charles Weaver Mason City also contri buted another entertainment num oer on the program the Rusty Hinge quartet CONTINUED ON PAGE FLEEWYOUTH SHOT BY OFFICER Georg i Constable Held in Jail Pending Investigation of Shooting BUCHANAN Ga June 18 Constable Luke Bellinger wag held here without bond today pending preliminary hearing Thursday on a charge in connection with the clay ing of Grady Phillips youthful saw mill hand Phillips was shot Saturday night after he and three companions rid ing in an automobile fiiled to heed Bellingers order to halt according to the officer The constable was attempting to arrest them on a complaint that they were disturbing the peace While in pursuit with his own ma chine the officer said he fired one shot at the tire of the youths car Phillips in the back seat was shot thru the head The machine halted DEPUTIES WILL WASHINGTON June 18 Assistant secretary Lowman an nounced today that confidential ports from treasury agents indi cated an unprecedented gathering of bootleggers and smugglers along the Canadian border from Van couver to tho Atlantic seaboard to smuggle liquor into the United States Because fo thta he said the cus toms border patrol across the en tice country bad been strengthened FRENCH FLYERS Air Minister Finally Re lents and Will Recog nize Flight IARIS June 18 crew of the transAtlantic monoplane Yellow Bird will be received at the chamber of deputies the senate and the Hotel De Ville tomorrow the highest honor that a Frenchman can eceive OC all these honors a reception to day by M Laurenteynac air minis ter Is probably one that gives the flyers the greatest satisfaction The minister had refused to recognize the Yellow Birds attempt It was said at the ministry even after the hopoff from Old Orchard that if the flight succeeded it would prove nothing It was only when the flyers arri val was a matter of an hour or BO that the minister decided he could no longer refuse to give official rec ognition to the success Todays visit does not mean however that the government hns changed Its view points to transAtlantic flights by other than water planes The air minister will recommend to President Doumergue that Jean Aasolant and Rene Le Fevre pilot and navigator of the plane be awarded the decoration of Chevalier oC the Legion oE Honor Arthur Schreiber of Portland Me who stowed away on the plane will be sent home Thursday aboard eith er the Leviathan or the President Harding Armeno Lottl Tr backer of the Yellow Birds flight who has treated Schreiber with every con sideration today followed the sug gestion of American friends that it was time for the stowaway to go home REPORT FIRING Hoover liad not lag the smuggllng or prohibition enforcement situation and that ha had not conferred with or mada any report to the executive Tha white house he said had trans mitted to him a telegram of Minne sota citizens protesting against tha killing of Henry Virkkula by cus toms border patrolman White Wont Disarm Officers The secretary said ho had full confidence that the state and fed eral courts of Minnesota will White a fair trial Lowman reiterated that the treas ury had no intention of disarming ts customs border patrolmen Customs border patrolmen deal with a desperate class of men he said and all arrested been heavily armed smugglers we hava except a few have HOOVER ACTS WASHINGTON June 18 Activities in administrative circles to meet the rising tide oC dis cussion in connection with the use of firearms in the governments ef forts to check rum runnning along1 the Canadian border were viewed by some Washington observers today as indicating that President Hoover has taken a hand In the matter Meamvnne Assistant Secretary Lowman of the treasury in charge rf prohibition enforcement activi ties has announced the Issuance of a new order designed to reduce the TURN TO PAGE R COLUMN 3 Wea Two Men and Woman Escape Coastguard Fire on De troit River New Hampton Persons Are Injured in Wreck AMES June 18 O M Landon and his daughter Mrs 1 A Marmon both of New aHmptou were Injured painfully today when their automobile was struck by a Chicago and Northwestern freight i guard fire They and train here Injury DETROIT June 18 Charges that a United States coastguard cut ter turned a machine gun on two men and a woman in a speedboat on the Detroit river were sent to the Canadian government at Ottawa to day by Chief of Police James Proc tor of Sandwich Ontario The wo man was said to he a Mrs John son of Sandwich The men in the boat Carl Ray mond of Monroe ant James OCon nor of Newport told Chief Proctor that the windshield of their boat was shattered by the coast Johnaon IOWA FORECAST Mostly fair Tuesday nlght nml Wednesday except locoj thunderstorms Tuesday after noon nnrt Tuesday night In east nnd central portions cooler Tuesday night and In extrema cast portions Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Tuesday Wannest Monday 88 Coolest in Night SB At 8 oclock Tuesday 74 Trace of rain Monday nights minimum temper ature of 69 degrees was the highest recorded in a single de gree Rain fell for a brief time Tues day early and thruout the forenoon there was the threat of further pre cipitation
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