Friday, October 18, 1929

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITIOM XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 1929 UNITED INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SERVICE NQ 8 ITALY ISSPARLEY IF THEIR OWN JpSriand Agrees to Ex change Views japan Backs Hoover CpARlS Oct IS Briancl of France has agreed to fcan Italian suggestion for an cx of views between Italy and previous lo the five power naval conference which probably Swill be held in London early next jyear The counselor of the Italian em l bassy visited the French foreign I off ice last night and suggested an exchange of views At the same time he deposited a p memorandum outlining the Italian suggestion I Press Issues Warning Before formally accepting the British invitation France announced that she would bewilling to have conversations with all the partici pants in the proposed conference aid in line with this Premier Briand has assented to the Italian request French press today was be ginning to warn the government against what it viewed as the dan Iger of others putting the onus on for any possible failure of T the London parley H The government however is rep iresentcd as confident that its views outstanding questions are so clear and well lown that this dan ger is largely imaginary WASHINGTON 1 supportof of naval reduction as contrasted with limitation was expressed by Japan in accepting the British invitation to the five power conference to be held at London ii January The Japanese note of acceptance vas transmitted to Secretary Stim 3n by the British foreign office and copy was delivered by Ambassa dor Debuchi here The text was nade public today by the state de PreConference Discussions In addition the Japanese govern Iment expressed complete willing ness to engage in negotiations with 3reat Britain prior to the confer lence in order to facilitate the work the parley itself The Japanese altitude toward the provisional between the Washington and London govern nents the note said will be com piunicated to the British foreign of pice in the course of the discussions precede the January conference Sting Brings Sickness CLARION Oct a Itlng from a bumble bee last Sunday Iklbert small son of Mrs Fred Wil liams isseriously ill and suffering treat pain He was stung on the the of the ear and the swelling Tpread to his face lips neck and liest IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy to cloudy Fri day night and Saturday in east and south portions possibly local showers mostly fair iu northwest portion slightly warmer Friday night in RX jtremo cast and cooler in ex jlreniB west portions cooler Sat urdny LOCAL STATISTICS SlobeGazetto weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock jjiclay morning Warmest Thursday 71 ICooIcst in Nlglit 43 JAt 8 A M Friday 49 Thursday was the Itober day in a fifth row perfect Friday Bwned somewhat cloudy but by 0 the sun had arrived on the tene much to tho happiness of the rge colony of Mason Cltyahs who kn a pilgrimage to the University Iowa homecoming football game Vast Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Oct reading in the paperi about the big bootlegging com bine that they said they ha d captured in the east They had their own broadca s t i u g station just to keep their salesmen in formed on change of prices and what the opposition was WILL doing They had enough guns on all their various boats that if they are not invited to the uext disarmament conference it will be on account of jealousy You know what will happen when the whole thing goes thru the courts Why two truck drivers will be sent to jail The radio announcer wiU have his gold membership card canceled for six mouths and the leaders will go into vaude ville till they can make ucw mergers and then open bigger and better than gver Yours WILL ROGERS Eastern Liquor Ring Revealed MOVIE COLONY Mrs Burgess Will Be Sentenced to Life Term 1XALAMAZOO Mich Oct 18 T A jury of 11 men and one woman early today found Mrs Pearl Burgess 52 guilty of the murder of Mrs Etta 76 year old in mate of an old ladies home whom Mrs Burgess and her husband Eu gene had admitted beating to death with a lead pipe because she was a witch and had hilled a hundred peo ple Just by wishing them dead The jury was out from oclock yesterday morning until oclock this morning Mrs Burgess sanity was the point on which the jurors were reported to have found difficulty in reaching agreement The verdict carries with it a life sentence Judge George V Weimer did not say when he would pass sen tence and attorneys for Mrs Bur gess did not indicate whether they would appeal the case Mrs Burgess and her husband were arrested after Mrs Fairchilds body was found in a cistern behind the Burgess home on the night of July IS the same night on which she was ktlled INTAXPROBE Famous Stars Involved in Falsifying Income Statements T OS ANGELES Oct IS Apprehension hung heavily ever the Hollywood motion picture col ony today as a result of filing by the federal government of a bill of particulars naming half a donen screen celebrities aa clients of Mar jorie Berger Hollywood tax coun selor who is charged with making illegal deductions from income tax statements prepared for her famous customers Liquor billspresents for a wife traveling expenses and parental gifts were among expenditures which the government says Miss Berger placed under the headings of entertainment advertising and salary for business manager Statements prepared by Miss Berger which were cited in the bill included those of Rod La Rocquc Mitchell Lewis Dorothy Mackaill William Haines Robert William Browne and George Marion Jr playwright Miss Berger has been Indicted on seven counts in connection with al leged frauds In screenplayers tax returns and In the case of Tom Mix cowboy star the actor was named aa a conspirator She is free under 510000 bond pending trial next week Liquor bills covering1 the part of an item of 5144466 were listed in La Rocques statement as for entertainment the govern ment charges Under advertising and pnblicity Lewis is charged with concealing expenditure of for liquor in1926 In the return of Haines the bill declared Miss Bnr ger listed as advertising an ex penditure of for a trip to visit his mother at Christmas GARNER MOVIE WAR STARTING Petitions Are Circulated Among Residents Both For and Against GARNER Oct both for and against Sunday movks are being circulated here The town has an ordinance on its statute books against movies showing on the first day of the week One peti tion asks for a special election to decide the question The other sigus a protest aeainat Sunday movie pic tures Their daughter Eugenia 17 was singled out by Mrs they said and they were forced to kill TORN TO PAGE 11 COLUflIN S Young Women Claim Negress Locked Them iniRoom for 2 Days MINNEAPOLIS Minn Oct 18 Carter Negress was in jail here today under court sentence following complaint of two young women describing themselves as Joy Williams and Patricia Mclntire Des Moines who told police they wer3 held captive for two days in a hotel ocrated by the Carter woman A tip given police by a Chinese patron of the hotel prompted a raid on the place and the arrest and subsequent jail sentence for oper ating a disorderly house The frfrls said they came to Min neapolis from Devils Lake N Dak and on arrival here a train porter recommended the south Minneapolis hotel run by the Carter woman Hnon payment of 55 for a room the woman locked them up the girla told police A search is being made for the porter 1 THIEVES STRIKE GORWITH FIRMS Seven Business Firms on Main Street Victims of Robbers CORWITH Oct Is be lieved to be the work of an organ ized gang of thieves which is syste matically plundering business firms in northern Iowa small towns cen tered its actions here last night and broke and entered seven business houses along main street The firms entered were the Cor wlth cafe the Corwith Drug com pany tho billard hall the Standard Oil filling station the theater build ing the Massion department store and the Corwith meat market Most of the cash in the tills had been transferred lo the bank the night preceding and the thieves received little reward for their efforts A checkup is being made of the stock in the Massion Department store where it is believed the thieves helped themselves to some mens clothing Similar to other instances in which small town business firms have been rifled entrance was gained in each instance by forcing either a door or window The rob bery first was discovered by em ployes in the Corwith cafe at about 5 oclock this Senate Chiefs Plan to Speed Up Tariff Bill President Wants Measure Out of Way Before Session Ends WASHINGTON Oct 18 m senatetoflay adopted an amendment to the tariff bill to limit to 10 months Instead oE thrco years tho time in which Canadian wheat may be held in domestic Iieforo withdrawal for export or do mestic consumption TI7ASHINGTON Oct 18 V Mindful that President Hoover wants the tariff out of the way when the regular session begins re publican leaders mapped out a pro gram today to expedite the measure thru the senate at the earliest pos sible moment Three steps were agreed upon First the finance committee re publicans to meet daily and decide on what amendments might be ac cepted without debate Second to propose night sessions beginning tonight Third convene the senate at 10 instead of 11 oclock each morning if night sessions should not be pos sible The consensus of those attending the conference appeared to be that the bill could not possibly be sent to tb6 president before the special sessions expires at noon Dee 2 but that the senate should go ahead w i th j the measure underasrj eejjlmr upprogram Charge Filibustering In the face of a charge uttered by a republican member of the sen ate Johnson of California that ad ministration leaders with the ex ception of Chairman Smoot of tho finance committee are filibustering the bill Smoot was on record to day with a promise to ask soon for night session as a last hope of ob taining a final disposition of the tariff measure before the close of the special session Such a move however was ap TURN TO PAGE 11 COLUMN 1 TO REPRESENT U S AT PARLEY FITTS MAY CALL FOR GRAND JURY Woman Threatened With In quiry in Pantages Trial LOS ANGELES Oct 18 prosecutors threat of grand jury action hung over another defense witness in the Alexander Pantages case today as the multimillionaire theater man continued his fight against the charge that he crimi nally assaulted Eunice Pringle 17 year old dancer District Attorney Buron Fitts In timated the grand jury may review testimony given by Mrs Floy Blf fle yesterday partially corroborating the sworn statements of her hus band Garland Biffle who was in dicted on a perjury charge Wednes day after giving evidence considered favorable to the theater man Woman Witness Breaks Down After giving her testimony and undergoing a searching crossexami nation by Fitts Mrs Biffle broke TURN TO PAGE 11 COLUMN 2 President Hoover has Selected Secretary of State Stimson above left as delegate to the naval conference in London in January Regarded us certain nmong his assistants are Hugh S Olbson left and Rear Ad miral Hilary P Jones retired above right Doheny Cries on Stand in Falls Trial WASHINGTON Oct 18 Edward L Doheny oil magnate wept on the witness stand today during the trial of his old friend Albert B Fall who he is accused of giving a bribe of The oil man who knew Fall in the west when both were young showed signs of emotion aa he said empha tically that the he gave Fall was simply a loan and he was in tears and his voice shook as he told of conversations with Rear Ad miral J K Robison who represent ed the navy during the oil leases He said he never discussed the clause of the Elk HillsPearl Har bor contract which gave his com pany preference to any lands that the government might subsequently decide to lease Preferential rights had no mean ing to me and never have he added Doheny told the jury he informed Admiral Robison that he was not interested In the Pearl Harbor con tract adding he consented to only after Robison appealed to his patriotism The naval officer was quoted as saying establishment of the Pearl Harbor oil base would do away with the menace in the east The menace referred to Doheny testified was Japan STIMSON WILL BE DELEGATED T01JONWNGE Gibson and Admiral Jonei Also Expected to Act at London VlfASHINGTON Oct 18 Secretary Henry L Stimson who took a leading parkin the re cent AngloAmerican naval discus sion has been chosen by President Hoover to act as chief American spokesman when these negotiations News While Its News Tho GlobeGazette will be on the street with an extra edition at 7 oclock Saturday evening In It will be 1 Tho scores of all foot ball games 2 A comprehensive ac count of tho IowaIllinois game and tho other contests in which Mason City sports fans nro interested 3 A news Item about nil of tlio high school football games played in Oils north ern Iowa territory Morning papers containing this news will not be available until 12 hours later j Why Wait Until Sunday For the News reach their fruition in the coming London conference Possibly the secretary of state may be the only delegate appointed but as yet there have been no indi cations of the presidents views on tho size of the commission that is to represent the Washington gov ernment There is however strong impression here that no oth er delegates will be named At any rate whether or not thei go as delegates it is confidently ex pected that Hugh S Gibson Am erican ambassador to Belgium and Rear Admiral Hilary Jones TJ S N retired will be present at Lon don to act as Stimsons chief ad visors Both served as delegates U the unsuccessful tripartite Genev conference of 1927 and eac been intimately associated with naval discussions since that time In view of the fact that a treat would have to ba ratified by th senate it hag been suggested tha the chief executive may send som members of naval parley that There body to thi has however been no official Indication from thi white house aa to Mr Hoover views on this question WAGGONERS NEW PLEA IS DENIED Pilot by Quick Landing Saves Himself and Half of Cargo ELM CREEK Nebr Oct 18 fW westbound Boeing airmail plane was destroyed by fire at S a m Pilot C V Pickup by a quick landing saved half the cargo1 of mail He was not injured and the plane carried no passengers Pickup was over Elm Creek about a m when he noticed a leaky gasoline line He made for the emer gency landing field here and was about 150 feet from the ground when the plane caught fire He cir cled the field and quickly landed He refused to state the value of th2 dozen sacks of mail destroyed Attorneys Move to Plead No for Colorado Banker Guilty Scarface Al Linked With Rum Dealers Syndicate Cleared 2 Million Dollars Within Six Months Claim BULLETIN DETROIT Oct 18 oral indictments against 43 men said to huvo been Involved In two huge liquor syndicates operating out of New York Detroit and Chicago were re turned by a grand jury today Fifteen of the alleged con spirators already have been ar raigned according to John H Watkins district attorney UEW YORK Oct 18 in a small black account showing profits in six months huge sums paid for bribery ships and liquor revealed today the proportions of the syndicate which ederal officials charge tnonopoMzec iquor smuggling along the Atlantic coast The account book was seized with other records at the mansion in Sighlands N J headquarters ol he ring when federal and state ficera made 32 raids along a 20Q mile front In a drive against the syndicate Wednesday William J Calhoun prohibition administrator for New Jeraey sav the little book about five by 1 inches contained in addition to no tations the profits whlc waredividedTln ratios ofaevent 23 per cent among the members closely written memoranda of larg sums paid to local officers for pro tection Spent In Month Notations showed he said tha last March the syndicate spen 3700000 in Montreal for ships the purchase of liquor and operating ex penses Calhoun said that seven banks In New Jersey Manhattan and Brook lyn with which the ring did business would be called upon to produce their records of the transactions James E Wilkinson assistant II S attorney declared that the three banks in New Jersey where the smugglers had accounts were obvl ously aware of the nature of thel clients business He also denounce lawyers who he charged gave lega advice to the syndicate Sees Hand of Capone It is no secret that this mob o bootleggers is more or lees booke up with the gang of Scarface A Capone Wilkinson added A score of men taken in the simultaneou TURN TO PAGE 11 COLUMN 4 TWO MEN SHOT DURING HOLDUP BANDITS ESCAPE Six Take Part in LooU ing of Indiana Insti tution ERU Ind Oct 18 First National bank here eld up and robbed of a sum esli nated at 550000 today the desi Jeradoes shootingr a policeman and a bystander as they escaped Six men comprised the bandit gang Policeman John Deveny was shot n the legH L Howenstein Vltchigan City Ind also waif wounded Police Chief Albert Brown saiS i t had not been ascertained defin tely how much money the banditn scooped up before they dashed out of the bank They fired Into a rapidly ather ng crowd as they entered automobile bullets hitting the icemen and Howenstein IS GONE NEW YORK Oct 18 Short y after an armored truck of whicK he was the chauffeur had seared along with from in ront of the Chemical Nationalbanifl on lower Broadway Raymond H Gallagher yesterday A telephones his creditors police said today art nounced he had struck it rich Wall street and requested them wait In each case the messenger rlvcd as he had promised pohes said and alivays die amount turned was slightly more than th amount Gallagher had owed Was Locked in Truck Gallagher was left locked In truck yesterday while two guards Edward Rochz and Floyd Cvuse livered a package at tho bank When they came out the car one It was found empty twd houra later a couple of blocks away The strong box had been and removed The owners of tlie truck said thatj Gallagher as chauffeur had a key to the strong box Police are hunt Ing for him NEW YORK Oct 18 A mo tion by Charles D Waggoner bank er of Telluride Colo that his pica of guilty to charges of mail fraud be changed to not guilty was denied in federal court today Tht motion unusual in legal pro cedure was made before Federal Judge Frank J Coleman Tho court reserved decision on another motion introduced by Waggoners attorney Elwood M Rabenold that the bank ers maximum sentence of 15 years bo reduced Judge Coleman said however that there would be no practical reduction In any event He stated that he had written to the federal parolo board immedi ately after imposing sentence on Waggoner uraina navoln at the end of fivc years PLANES LEAVE FOR ST PAUL Threatening Weather Causes Hurried Takeoff for Minnesota City CEDAK RAPIDS Oct 18 m of unfavorable weathor caused the flyers In the National Air tour to advance time of thctr hopoff from Cedar Kapids to St Paul toflay Scheduled to start at 2 p m the first plane took off at It was K Cessna piloted by Steve Lncey Tho other planes fol lowed at one minute intervals CEDAR RAPIDS Oct 18 Steve Lacey led the National Air tour into Cedar Rapids for a noon stop today He checked in at R A Nagle arrived three minutos later with John Livingston of Wa terloo the leader in point standings third at a m The flyers were to have been guests of the chamber of commerce for luncheon Fire of unknown origin broke out In the grass across the road from the airport shortly after the planes arrived Two automobiles were de stroyed but the flames were beaten out before any of the planes were damaged Officials started an inves tigation NO PROSECUTION SAYS CARAWAY Walsh However Lobbyists Have Violated the Law WASHINGTON Oct 18 Chairman Caraway of the senate lobby committee said today he had no Intention of asking for prosecui lion in connection with any possiblft violation of law which might be volved thru the employment by Sen ator Bingharo republican tlcut of an official of the cut Manufacturers association t4 advise him on tariff matters Senator Walsh democrat tana said he thot there was a tion of violation of law involved added that without passing ment he believed this subject wouldf be a matter for committee oration PACE TOO FAST DES MOINES Oct 18 hint that the pace being set in the national air tour may be a bit fast er than present planes can stand TURN XOTAGE il COLUMN i J AUNT HET By Robert QuiHen T still make Pas ahiits but I use striped goods in stead o polka dot since he quit chewiii