Friday, November 8, 1929

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON fJTY TOW A 1TTnAV NTmn FT O 1 1111 JAJWA JKIUAY JNUVbJVLBkR 8 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SERVICE 26 TARIFF SURE ELAYED Stock Market Normal Again in Three Hour Session NEW YORK Nov 8 street had a breathing spell to day as trading on the stock market slackened up to normal proportions 3199000 shares changing hands in sths three hour session less than half yesterdays turnover of 7184 050 Prices rallied further at the opening but were depressed by moderate profit talcing and week end selling later and leading shares closed with net losses of to near ly a share Total sales on the curb exchange were only 1274100 shares as com pared to 2380100 yesterday Clos ing prices of some of the leading is sue follow Altho trading finally quieted down today and markets will be closed tomorrow an indication of the enormous strain to which brok ers have been subjected appeared in pn announcement by Eugene E Thompson president of the asso ciated stock exchanges that the convention of the association which was to have been held in Minne apolis Nov 12 and 13 had been iri definltel5 postponed No formal ex Iplanatiou was made but it was un Iderstood that r exchange jneinbers I are BO worn out and still faced with huge volume of unfinished asiness that few would have been Bodies How They Closed P NEW YORK Nov S ing prices together with net changes compared with the previous close on about 50 leading issues on the New York stock exchange are given helow When trading ceased at 1 m the stock ticker was approx imately one hour behind in report y ing transactions and the final quo tations were furnished by the stock exchange over the bond ticker American Can 115 Am For Power 67 Smelting 7 5 Am Tel and Tel 222 Anaconda Copper Andes Copper S6 Atlantic Refin 42 ialtiriore Ohio 118 msdall A Qthleheni Steel riggs Mfg Canadian Pacific 202 Serro do Pasco 4 down down up i ys down 4 up 1 no change down up down Chrysler Jol Gas S EIcc Columbia Graph Jomnwlth So onsol Gas Grie R R Elcc icneral Foods en Motors tiold Dust S3 08 13 06 215 48 43 41 i TORN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN S IOWAWEATHEK Fair Friday night and Satur day not much change in tem Iperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock iday morning Thursday 37 Coolest in Night 37 lAt 8 A M Friday 31 was a more or less threatening that presented itself to Mason yans Friday morning And of irse the Mason Cityans didnt ch care except the three or four dred who are planning a trek to V City Saturday for thexHawk Gopher gridiron classic They t relish the idea of another ching Bit Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Nov It wasnt drinking that Senator Brookhart wanted to show at that dinner It was the fact that an Iowa senator sat next to Otto K a h n which also excused Mr Kahns re sorting to tha flask With progressive sen atori relaline WILL ROGERS all the Ingredi ents of social functions might have been why Hirams John sous invitation went astrayBut Mr Johnsons health is better by it for no matter how tasty a dinner the Hoovers might have served it would have disagreed with Senator Johnson Mr Hoov ers alibi 03 to why the invita tion miscarried should have been I mailed it to the repub lican side of tho senate Yours WILL ROGERS KELLOGG TO BE NEXT HEAD OF IOWA Nomination Committee Selects Forest Cityan for Vice President DBS MOINESNov 8 Superintendent of Schools George H Kellogg of Nevada Story c unty is the choice of the nomi nating committee for president of the Iowa State Teachers associa tion K G Miller chairman Fort Dodge announced Other nominations announced in clude Clay D Slinker Des Moines for treasurer and Fred Klusa of Cedar Rapids member of the exe cutive committee Seven district vice presidents will be announced later Names of six of theseven district vice presidents nominated were an nounced by Miller as follows Northeast L Ritter Cedar Falls H Myers Valley Junction north C M Ross Forest City W G Pence Fairfield Howard Cox Avoca south central E Dow Villisca The choice for the northwest dis trict was delayed Nomination tis virtually equivalent to election Discuss Grading System DES MOINES Nov 8 uniform system of recording the grade averages of each pupil was the problem before the Iowa State Teachers association today as it en tered the second day of its state convention Recommendations on the subject are embodied in a report to be made by a committee which baa made a unum studyof the system during the settled area year The committee headed by H TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 2 RtPORT INSOLL MAY TAKE OVER FOSHAYS FIRM Claim Experts From Util ity Office Investi gating MINNEAPOLIS Nov 8 Journal today said it had learned from reputable financial circles that the Insull public utili ties interests of Chicago had start ed preliminary negotiations for pur chase of the W B Foshay com pany properties Examination of affairs here of the Foshay company which went into receivership last week has been made by representatives of the Insull interests the Journal said adding that indications were that reports of the preliminary investi gations would be favorable The Journal understands the pro jected deal would involve all or a majority of the properties owned by the Public Utilities Consolidated corporation a subsidiary of the Foshay company It was considered unlikely how ever the Journal said that any transaction involving sale of the pro perties would reach the final stage until completion of the inventory work on which has beea started bj receiver HtJT the properties has beenestimated tptbe Jn the neighborhood of or more The company operated utili ties thruout the United States Can ada Alaska and Central America Doubtful at Chicago CHICAGO Nov 8 was expressed at the office of the Insull utilities interests today that negotiations were under way for the purchase of properties of the W B Foshay company as reported by the Minneapolis Journal Samuel Insull and other officers of the middle west utilities company were in Biloxi Miss today and had been out of the city since the Foshay company went into receivership The Chicago office had learned of no negotiations with the Foshay com pany Victims Are Found in Homes HUNT FOR SHIP BELIEVED AFIRE SOS Call Received Off Caliu PROBE SINKING OF LAKE VESSEL Investigation of tho sinking of tho S S Senator by the S S Marquette near Kenosha Wis has been under way at Milwaukee Above W F Amesbury right master tho Marnuette is lieSnE questioned by W A Collins federal boilerInspector TWO KILLED IN Believe 200 PISTOL BATTLE WITH POLICEMEN Perished in Stream Officers Chase Fugitive Until He Opens Fire WINCHESTER Ky Nov 8 A gun fight between three members of the Winchester police department and a man whom they had been called to arrest resulted in the fatal shooting of two men here late yesterday Patrolman P Lloyd Faulkner 65 died an hour after he was taken to a hospital and Mike Wills 42 for mer railroad contractor who bat tled the officers succumbed shortly after he fell pierced by nine bullets The fight in which nearly a score of bullets were fired followed an automobile chase The officers were called to a poolroom where it was reported Wills had been causing a disturbance He had when they arrived driven away Near the city limits the officers FIND Group Escape From Wiscon sin Institution With JEFFERSON Wis Nov 8 Authorities today had nothing more tangible than a license number and incomplete descriptions on which to base their search for five men who Collect Money for Law and Order Then Uses Funds Criminally CHICAGO Nov 8 gov ernment believed today it had un covered a new racket under tho name of the South Side Business Mens Law and Order league USE PLANE TO HUNT WRECKAGE Five Persons Report Seeing Flaming Airplane Fall in Woods HELENA Ark Nov 8 airplane was pressed into service to day to aid searching parties in their efforts to locate the wreckage of a plane which several persons report ed they saw falling in flames sev eral miles from here late yesterday At least five persons said they saw the plane dive The site of the crash described as uum a N seven miles from Helena and seven Mills of the Bankers Life company miles from the Mississippi river In a thickly wooded and sparsely 41111 tiuu jzLiur lea1 ue robbed the Farmers and Merchants Among members bv prohi kJtJon offjcers yesterday Wn iam Payne organizer and Mrs Lena Wichrowski GO year old wi dow listed as president Daniel Anderson assistant United States attorney said the leagues purpose apparently was three edged It served to punish those it opposed it rewarded customers and it collected money for law and order using the money for the overthrow of law and order bank here of approximately in cash and securities The number apparently issued in Ohio and the descriptions led the sheriff to wire the bureau of crim inal identification at Columbus From this he was hopeful some thing tangible would result Escape Vigilantes The robbery was so well executed yesterday that the men slipped easly thru a hastily formed vigilante cordon Jn southern Wis consin They sped west out of town toward Madison but reports had them later headed south north and east A defective burglar alarm shared blame with the carefully laid plans TURN TO PAGE Z COLUMN o Possibility of WH0 and WOC Change in Schedule 8 Police Repulse 200 fornia Coast Cant Find Vessel SAN PEDRO Cal Nov 8 Cm Maritime and naval authorities still were searching this morning for a ship reported to have broad cast an S O S call off the southern California coast last night Com mercial broadcasting was when the mine sweeper Ortolan re ported it was going to the aid of a ship afire off the coast near Encin Itas but no further distress signals were reported Al vessels cruising along the coast were asked by the marine station here to keep a sharp watch between here and San Diego Belief grew that the reported dis tress signals may have come from a fishing vessel many of whom carry small radio outfits to report their catches to shore Communists in Raid NEW YORK NovifV hundred alleged compii nists today made a raid on the leiilian consu late at Broadway ani twentysec ond street but were rfomlsed by po ice Nine men and twetvomen were arrested 3L Sandwich Shop C Robbed of 2 Men DES MOINES Novl J8 Wil liam Alpin proprietoiB of a sand wich shop near here vws robbed of 550 by two holdup mea who forced him to accompany him to their au tomobile a quarter mile away after robbing him he told police today The men left him in the road wnile they sped away The robbery oc curred at a m WANTED AT VENTURA Tho GlnbeGazetto is In nerd of nn active correspondent nt Ventura If Interested nddrosi tho Managing Editor today scouted reports that achange in time arrangement between WHO here and WOC at Daven port was contemplated by the fed eral radio commission He said no discussion of such a matter is planned when the two stations and representatives of WSUI Iowa City meet with the commission at Washington Tuesday The meeting he said Is merely for discussion of our mutual prob lems It is the first time representa tives of these stations have con ferred since the new allocations were made a year ago There it nothing of signal importance planned to be discussed at the gath said several other stations also would be represented at the conference ering Mills 3000 Men Battle Two Fires in California OAKLAND Cal Nov 8 Two fierce blazes which carried their fiery menace to the outskirts of Berkeley and Oakland despite an army of 3000 firemen and volun teers which battled to stem their ad vance last night were under control today Danger of a rising wind kept 200 men on the lines however and hundreds more were on call should an emergency arise CHIC AGO HftS SHAWNEE Okla Nov 8 Determination of an alleged bank robber to shoot it out rather than face a possible death sentence in court had resulted today in his own death and that of one of two officers with whom he waged a short but bloody gun battle Robbery with firearms is f offense in Oklahoma Courts have nflicted life terms recently for minor robberies of that character and police had heard that Owen Ed Anderson said the government was informed that the league sold alcohnl and provided a degree of protection to its customers To sa loonkeepers who refused to buy al cohol from it the league is alleged to have retorted with raids An ot five was maintained at which sub scriptions were received from per sons interested in prohibition law enforcement Payne known as a professional reformer called the arrest a frame up Ive been fighting liquor and vice for 10 years he said overtook Wills who his car and opened fire Faulkner fell as he stepped from the rear seat Lava Some of Victims Caught in Fields Others Died of Asphyxiation pUATEMALA CITY Guatemala vJ Nov 8 by molten lava or suffocated by asphyxiatinggasses scores of the 300 or more victims of Mondays eruption of Santa Maria volcano lave been found in their homes or along the roads near El Palmar where they perished The full story of the disaster has jegun reaching Guatemala City thru relief workers who had brot lid to the thousands of persons in the affected region In coffee plantations were all eight destroyed pierced by a single bullet burn Wills was shot down by Chief oil Police Sid Bush and Patrolman Mai Tarpyboth and most of their inhabitants lulled The bodies found in ruined homes and along the roads gave mute evi dence of the horror that had over taken the population Some of the Jead had been caught in the fields by the molten stream of lava while others had been asphyxiated in their barricaded homes One of the most tragic spots was a grove of trees where fleeing in habitants had sought refuge some of them climbing into the highest branches only to suffocate ant HESHOT IT OUT TAX EVASIONS Oil Accused oi Failure to Pay State Assessment LOS ANGELES Nov S Deputy District Attorney Percy Robbery with firearms is a capital Hammon announced that an invest fense in Oklahoma Ooiirf L gaouLiiic LUX uver a period or years vards sought for complicity in bank would end today with the voting of holdups at Prague Kendrick and at least four indictments by the Minco Okla had threatened to die shooting rather than face an end n the electric chair He wont do it they said So ast night when four officers sur rounded a house near Harjo Okla where Edwards was reported hiding Tames A Kiersey 39 veteran assist ant chief of police of Seminole OWa entered the house and ordered the fugitive to put up his hands Edwards replied with bullets and iersey fell mortally wounded by three shots from two automatic pistols Claude Tyler operative of he state bureau of criminal investi jation and identification fired from a doorway behind Kiersey and Ed wards dropped He died almost im mediately An alleged accomplice of Ed wards Fred Davis hanged himself n a jail cell at Chandler several days ago after he had told fellow prisoners he feared the chair more than a noose county grand Jury Clement R Bird 40 general sup erintendent of the Hercules Gasoline company Glenn A Smith 37 gen 3ral manager of the Export Petro leum company J A Austin 3 wealthy oil broker and Russet R Eagle 28 an official of the Hercules company were arrested and released under bond pending action of the grand jury The men were charged with conspiracy and per jury Investigators said gasoline ship ments billed for export to Arizona and other states and therefore tax free were diverted to carriers at Long Beach and San Pedro subse quently landed irCalifornia under protection of forged bills of lading and sold to independent retailers ai cut prices Cotton CoOperative Gets Sum From U S Wheat Growers Get Raise WASHINGTON Nov 8 federal farm board today approved a loan of not exceeding to the staple cotton cooperative as sociation to supplant loans to that organization from other sources A commodity loan of 5500000 made to the North DakotaMontana Wheat growers association of Grand Forks N Dak was in creased to 52500000 the maximum of a commodity loan to supplement loans from the intermediate credit bank at St Paul News While Its News The GlobeGazette will be on the streets at oclock Satur day evening with a full account of the days football games Every play of tho IowaMinne sota game at Iowa City will be given All Iowa high school games will be reported Why Walt Till Sunday MAG DONALD IN THIRD VICTORY Labor Government Weathers Third Storm Within Week in Commons LONDON Nov 8 Minister MacDonalds labor gov ernment has weathered its third storm within a week in the British house of commons and now appar ently faces cleaner sailing immedia tely ahead The third victory gained yester day disposes for several months of criticism of policy in India and leaves the Simon commission on In dian statutory aform free to con tinue its work Previously this week the Labor ites had their way in gaining taoit approval for the unemployment schemes of J H Thomas lord privy seal and in actual approval of ar rangements which had been nwda for resumption of relations with soviet Russia After a debate lasting most of yesterday the commons voted with drawal of a motion offered by a con servative questioning wisdom of the recent declaration of Lord Irwin viceroy on eventual attainment dominion statutes for India ion into alleged practice of ev 1 al oil companies by which they evaded payment of the California gasoline tax over a period of years COALITION CARRY OVER TO LATER SESSION Westerners Hold Bal ance of Power in Senate By FRANCIS M STEPHENSON Associated Press Staff Writer Nov 8 tariff struggle most probably will carry into the regular session of congress beginning next month and administration leaders are be ginning to wonder if the deep schism In the republican ranks of the senate on the farm relief ana the tariff proposals of President Hoover is going to continue too Out of the trenches by Christ mas is the cry now being heard as he weary senators plug determln dly away on the tariff bill Hopes or passage of the measure by tha enate before December when tha egular session of congress opens ave about been abandoned Will Adjourn Thanksgiving Looking for some sort of respite leforo the long grind on regular egislation begins senators on both sides of the aisle are beginning to figure on an adjournment of tha special session Indications how ever point to an adjournment only over the weekend of ThankssiviuW 11 v Whether or not the senate disposes the tariff bUl Thanksgivingday the ferencea between tha senateantf house over an adjustment of their differences on this legislation seem destined to extend into next year and the tariff is now looked upon as a necessary item on the regular Tession program Westerners Hold Power Meanwhile the firmly united band of western republican independents vho stood together thru the farm relief contest and in the tariff truivgle in opposition to the Hoover policies is holding the balance of yower in tho senate With almost olid democratic support this coallr TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 1 ROVER SUMMONS HOTELMANAGER Willard Operator Will Be Asked About Liquor Party WASHINGTON Nov 8 Frank S Right manager of the Willard hotel where the dinner re ferred to by Senator Brookhart the Wall street booze party took place in Dec 1926 has been ro quested by District Attorney Rover to appear Monday before the gram jury Rover said he had requested Highl to bring with him all hotel record relating to the dinner about whicl Senator Brookhart who attended testified before the grand jury thi week Hight is the second person con nccted with the dinner given bj Walter Fahy New York broker fo new members of the senate has been requested to testify be fore the grand jury Edward E Loomis president of the Lehigh Valley railroad was asked by Rover to appear Monday and has accepted the invitation Senator Brookhart said on the floor of the senate that he saw Loomis pour some alcoholic stuff from a flask and drink it Otto Kahn New York financier was also present at the dinner but Rover has not Indicated that he would ba asked to testify v 1 MAYPROLONG LOBBY PROBE Want Cross Sectional Pic ture of Activities in Capital WASHINGTON Nov 8 ermined to obtain a cross section al picture of lobby activities ifl Washington the senate lobby com mittee is prepared to continue Ita activities if necessary after the regular session of congress convenes on Dec 2 Hope that the work of the com nittee could be completed before he regular session opens was ex pressed by Senator Caraway of Ar cansas a democrat chairman of the committee but he added that the sessions would continue as long a3 s necessary What we want to do he said is to present a crosssection pic ture of the lobbyists We cant ex amine them all for we would be ill session forever AUNT HET By Robert QuiHen Folks used to excuse a mans meanness if he sup ported his family but now they think hes ornery or stingy if his wife aint got a coupe