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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1929, Mason City, Iowa S i North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRJDAYTNOVEMBER 22 1929 UNITED INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SEHVKiiNOW NATIVE SOIL Doctors Uncertain of Hope for Noted Frenchman BULLETIN PARIS Nov 22 For mer Premier Georges Clemen ceau 88 year old veteran French statesman is dying The Tiger is fighting his last battle it was admitted by his physician Dr Degenncs as he left the aged patients bed side Into today Uraemia has developed and unless some extremely unex pected improvement is shown during the night his doctors have abandoned hope S Nov 22 tff Former Pre mier Georges Clemenceau this afternoon was making a magnifi cent and what many of those close to him consider his last fight for life Suffering in tense agonv the 88 year o 1 3 French states man was belug watph con i Clemenceau 51 members of x his j family Even Injec of mor phine gave him no relief from the pain caused by digestiohal dis turbance und only injections of camphorated oil kept his heart go Ing Suffers Severe Pain Is there any hope Doctor Dr Degennes was asked I dont know was the reply The physician said that M Clem enceau was in the greatest pain and had visibly to restrain himself from crying out One of Clemcnceaus friends told the correspondents Clemenceaus extraordinary physical resistance is used up Georges Handel former cabinet chief for the Tiger visited the bedside this afternoon and later said His condition is very serious and very Condition Is Grave PARIS Nov 22 The condi tion of Georges Clemenceau 88 year old French war premier was grave today but his physicians hoped for the Best Dr Ralda noted heart expert who has been called in to assist Doctors Degenes Laubry and Cosset made an examination and said M Clem TUBN TO PAGE 10 COLUMN 3 Wea IOWA WEATHER Increalng cloudiness followed by snow In west and riorth por tions Friday night or Saturday nnd southeast portion Satur day Rising temperatures Fri day night and in cast and south portions Saturday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures tor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 10 Above Minimum In Night S Below At 8 A M Friday S Above The backbone of the first cold wave of the season appeared to be broken Friday morning when the wind took a shift into the south Thursday nights minimum was 3 degrees below that of the previous night hut the 8 oclock temperature Friday morning was 2 degrees above that of the corresponding hour Thursday and the advance of the mercury up to noon was more rapid than it had been Thursday Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Nov While Mr Hoover had all tiio prominent male financiers of the east restoring confidence I have interview ed all the fe male industrial giantesses of the land and re stored the fol lowing confi dence Texas Guinan the Generel Motors of night WILL ROGERS clubs said I will put branches of my industry in every town that Sears Roebuck are Clara Bow I will be glad to help out President Cooltdge and Secretary McAdoo in this finan cial jam that the talkies hava got us into Elinor Glyn The trouble with this country its got confidence but hasnt got it and confidence without it and some money is lost Fanny Brlce I buy stocks but not at the top Aimee McPherson Have just fired two lawyers and one pt buying on mar ginsIf theworst comes to the worst with Wall street I will take up a collection Yours WILL ROGERS WEATHEIHHO MODERATED USFORECASTER Snow in West and North Portions of State Predicted DES MOINES Nov 22 lief from the present cold wave was forecast today by the weather man who predicted rising tempera tures tonight and tomorrow bring ing snow to the west and north por tions of the state Charles City was one of the cold eat points in Iowa last night with the mercury hitting 2 below zero At Sioux City it touched zero Readings in other cities were Dubuque 2 above zero Davenport 4 above Des Molnes 5 above and CouncilBluffs and Keokuk 8 above The government volunteer ob server at Webster Cityreported 4 degrees below zero last night the lowest in the state according to re ports received up to 10 a m NINE ARE KILLED KANSAS CITY Nov 22 Nine persons were dead today as the result of accidents attributed to bliding snowstorms and other in clement weather conditions in Mis souri and Texas Five women wera killed near Dallas yesterday when their automobile struck an interur TURN TO PAGE 10 COLUMN 1 FRIENDS HUNT MISSING YOUTH University of Iowa Student Left Frat House on Monday IOWA CITY Nov 22 Friends were searching today for Iver P Hansen of Creston liberal arts student at the University of Iowa who has been missing since Monday Hansen was last seen at the Phi Kappp fraternity house about noon Monday He left after lunch and told friends he was go ing clown town to buy a hat His family at Creston was unable to throw any light on his Whereabouts Hansen was injured in an auto mobilo accident last September nnd his vision was impaired One theory is that he may have attempted to cross the Cedar Rapids and Towa City inlerurban bridge oyer the Iowa river and fallen off Clemenceau One Time Premier of France Is Dying FAMOUS LEADER IS MAKING HARD FIGHT FOR LIFE PRESIDENT HOOVER HEARS RAILROADS WILL SPEND BILLION IN 1930 At a white house conference with railroad executives President Hoover hears railroads arc prepared to spend a billion dollars on improve ment projects in 1930 Seated left to right A T Dice president Reading R H Alshton president American Railroad associationRobertT Lament secretary of commerce Andrew Mellon secretary of the treasury Hale Holden chairman Southern Pacific L F Loree president Delaware and Hudson Standing left to right Jeremiah Mifbanlr Southern J J Bernet president Chesapeake and Olilo J J Pellev presi dent New Haven P E Crowley president New York Central Fairfax Harrison president Southern Fred W Sargent presidentChicago and Northwestern A W Shaw Julius Barnes Chairman U S Chamber of Commerce William Buttorworth president U S Chamber of Commerce 4 Destroyers Hunt Suspect Drug Vessel Trouble on Board British Steamer Bring Response From Warships LONDON Nov 22 Brit ish destroyers today were racing thru the eastern Mediterranean at 20 knots in order to intercept the British trader Baron Elcho from which mysterious wireless messages were reported to have been received yesterday There was some doubt however as to whether the message calling for help was not a hoax The message which was some what garbled was made out as fol lows Heavy contraband traffic this ship Cocaine Repeated efforts drug or murder wireless operator Re quire immediate help Position Not Clear The Baron Elcho sailed from Egypt for Marseilles on Wednesday with a crew of Lascars The agents TURN TO PAGE 10 COLUMN 4 DEATH TOLL IN TIDAL WAVE 26 Some Reports Give 36 Dead in ing Towns ST N FNbv 22 W Toll of a tidal wave which lashed an isolated section of the south coast of Eurin peninsula after an earth quake last Monday was variously estimated here today at 26 to 30 lives and property loss of tgreat ex tent in small fishing villages With land communications ered for three days by sev severe storm preceding the earthquake and tidal wave firmst word of the de struction was wirelessed from steamers which had put into port of Burin Great Property Damage A messagefrom the Burin tele graph station listed the names of 26 men women and children as dead The list conflicted with a stateement by Premier Richard A Squires that 36 or more had per ished SUNDAYS SON BEING SOUGHT Cloak Model Too Missing Man Faces Adultery Charge LOS ANGELES Nov 22 Hollywood cloak model and George M Sunday son of the evangelist were sought today on complaints charging adultery Simultaneously with announcement that the com plaints had been issued the younger Sundays wife Mrs Harriet Sunday revealed her attorney is preparingE divorce suit naming the model Mrs Mauryne La Salle Charges made by Mrs Sunday lel Deputy District Attorney George Stahlman to Issue complaints Against Sunday and Mrs La Salle Bonds of 510000 were set for the couple who are said to have dis appeared Sunday was reported to WWf dropped from sight Nov 1 while Mrs La Salle has been miss ing since her appearance at the dis trict attorneys office for question ing soon after investigation was Begun at Mrs Sundays request Sunday and Mrs La Salle were surprised in the Sunday home on the night of Oct 27 according to the charge of Mrs Sunday who claimed she and four witnesses found the couple together Mrs La Salle who was divorced LTjfJhe mothF H year while Sundays have two children George Jr and John Mason Sunday 13 2 Minneapolis Gunmen Shoot Way to Freedom MINNEAPOLIS Nov 22 Two gunmen trapped in the base ment of the Oak Grove hotel here after they had failed in an attempt to hold up the place shot their way to freedom early today as the clerk and night watchman nought to cap No one was injured f V Frisco Radio Man Held in Case J P Tulloca 38 program director for B local broadcasting station who came here three weeks ago from New York today faced a charge of murder as the result of the fatal shooting of Mrs Gertrude Lavine 23 a divorcee as the aftermath of a party in his apartment inthe Latin quarter of San Francisco The murder charge was filed late last night after Tulloch having been questioned for several hours admitted firing the shot altho in sisting it was accidental SNOOK DENIED ANOTHER TRIAL CoEd Slayer Expected to Carry His Case to Su preme Court COLUMBUS Ohio Nov 22 Dr James Howard Snook convicted murderer of Miss Theora K Hix today was denied a new trial by the second Ohio district court of ap peals Snook sentenced to be elec trocuted the night of Nov 29 was expected to carry his case to the state supreme courfi Snook had filed an error proceed ing claiming he was not given a fair trial and was not given sufficient time in which to prepare his case The appeals court however af firmed the lower courts finding and sentence of death PAIR HELD IN DEATH OF MAN Police Say Insurance Agent Admits Killing Husband of Woman CHICAGO Nov 22 Williivm OBrien and Samuel ifi Uorr today faced charges of slaying the womans husband who died last nighc from wounds which Dorr oon fessoj he inflicted Wednesday in an ambuah in the OBrien home All Wednesday Mrs OBrien in sisted she shot her husband Later whei confronted by her father she changeu her story and blamed Dorr Without knowing OBrien had died Dtrr an insurance agent who is married and owns the apartment in which he and the OBriens lived confessed he ambushed OBrien Police said they believe Mrs OBrien and Dorr had plotted to kill their respective mates to ob tain money from insurance policies written by Dorr A gir who was Miss America a few summers ago is reported to have put on 40 pounds We shall bear her in mind in case of select ing y Miss Western Detroit News BUILDING TRADE LEADERS MEET WITH PRESIDENT Industrial Chiefs See Need of Maintaining High Wages IITASHINGTON Nov 22 Men who guide the instrumen talities of American building were added today to the list of represen tative groups consulted by President Hoover in working out his plans for sustaining an increasing American prosperity Thru an expansion of private and governmental building the chief executive hopes to accomplish many of the results that he has fixed as the objectives of his present pro gramand he sought the coopera tion of the leaders of the building industry as a vitalfactor of his campaign Much Done In Week Manufacturers of lumber prod ucts cement and bricks general contractors road builders and offi cials of building trade organiza tions were called to the white house for the fiftli of the aeries of con ferences on current economic con ditions begun by the president early in the week It was one week ago today that Mr Hoover made the first an nouncement of his plans and in the time that has passed since then his program has taken shape rapidly thru his consultations with the lead ers of American economic enter prise arid the announcement of steps by which governmental agencies seek to help in the advancement of the general project Continue Wage Levels The most recent development was publication of word that industrial leaders and labor spokesmen had agreed to continuance of present wage levels as one means of assur ing the continuity and stability of employment This came late yester day after Mr Hoover had conferred separately with a group of men rep resenting firms which employ mil lions of workers and with high of ficials of organized labor The announcement was summed up in a formal white house state ment which said that the employers had authorized the president to say on their behalf individually that no movement for wage reduction will be initiated and to recommend that this policy be adopted by employers the nation over In addition it set forth that the labor leaders had authorized Mr Hoover to say that in their opinion no movements beyond those al ready in negotiation should be in TUIW TO PAGE 10 COLUMN li Lie Detector Used to Get Goiif essiqii SEATTLEWash THe Times quoted County ProsecutorEwIngD Gplvin as hav ingannounced that Decnato Barj Mayer had confessed the slaying in 1928 of James E Baasett of Ann apolis Md The purported confes sion followed the use of the prose cutor of lie detecting devices against which Mayer yesterday ob tained a temporary restraining or der Permanent protection of the court against alleged torture thru the in jection of truth serum and use of a truth machine by county offi cials who hoped to wring from him a murder confession was sought by Mayer Arrested Last Year Mayer and hisi mother Mrs Mary Smith were arrested in Oakland Cal in September 1928 when found in possession of Bassetts automo bile Strenuous efforts were made to locate Bassett or his body but these were unsuccessful Lacking a corpus delicti Seattle authorities extradicted Mayer and his mother from California and charged them with theft of the automobile Bas setts wrist watch also was found in Mayers possession Mayer said he TURN TO PAGE 10 COLUMN 3 OF EXPLOSION Five Persons Meet Death in Blast in Washington Street WASHINGTON Nov 22 The cause of an explosion in down town Washington which brot death to five persons and injuries to many more was the subject today of seven different investigations The disaster which occurred late yesterday in a seventh street five and ten cent store crowded with shoppers shattered the front of the store lifted the heavy masonry of the sidewalk outside high in the air and littered the thorofare with debris The injured numbered more than 40 with five in such a serious con dition that death is expected The victims of the explosion were most ly passersby as the force of the blast was upward and outward and many in the stores escaped thru a rear exit TARIFF DEBATES TO BE LAID BY PFEWIEEKS Tfredf Senate Will Ge Relief Until Middle of December By D HAUOLD OLIVER Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Nov 22 tariff bill which began totak form as far back as last January and has been a foremost talking point in and out of congress evei since will be shelved by a nerve wracked senate tonight until tht second or third week in the regular December session Having voted 44 to 26 late yester day to increase the raw clothing wool duty from 31 to 34 cents pound of clean content the tired tariff warriors today faced only i few more hours work on proposec woolen goods before retiring to the homes for a welcomed rest Both Recognize Farm Needs Contrasted with the measur passed by the house on May 28 last the bill in the form presented todav by the senate could hardly be callc a likeness in any particular but one While both acceded to the cries o farm groups for higher agricultural tariffs the two measures are far I apart respecting industrial rates FRIENDS OF WAR SECRETARY JAM CHURCH IN C R ignitaries of State and Nation Pay Filial Tribute By THEODORE F COOP Associated Press Staff Writer EDAR RAPIDS Nov 22 James W Good secretary of ar was buried here at oclock oday on a hilltop in a cemetery tt ew miles from his birthplace on fttt owa farm A prayer three volleys of etry a cabinet officers 19 gun w lie and the playing of Taps he final honors accorded the lata ecretary Three thousand persona aw the rites at the cemetery undreds had been turned awaX rom services at the First Preabjf erian church The Fourteenth cavalry band twd quadrons of unmounted cavalry tha Doe college R O T C unit the owa national guard and the hing rifles from the University of owa led the funeral cortege Had Military Guard The flag draped coffin was bornf n a black draped caisson escorted by a guard of honor with fixed bay onets Behind were the automobiles carrying the honorary Mrs Good arid her two sons other relatives and the official gallon from congress and the Thousands lined the streets which the procession slowly ceeded to themuffled strains Chopins funeral march As cortege passed the InimaculateCoa ccpUon church the bell was tolled Guns at the cemetery were fired at minute intervals while the coffin was being carried from the church to the grave At the American Legion lot In Oak Hill cemetery a squad of for mer soldiers stood at attention aa the cortege passed On the highest ridge in Cedar Rapids the proces sion halted while the troops stood at attention in four long rows aa he mourners and the government mrty gathered under canopies at he grave which was banked high with flowers and wreaths Bugler Sounds Taps Dr Robert Little pastor of m XTJKN TO PAGE 10 COLUMN 2 7irst Presbyterian church and Dr rlarry Morehouse Gage president of Coe college who also conducted the service at the church officiated at the committal rituul and Dr Little offered prayer A detail of cavalary men shot three volleys and at 10 minute Intervals the salute of 19 guns wag fired Then in the stillness which fol lowed the fourteenth cavalary bug ler stepped fonvard With his in strument glistening in the sunlight lie sounded taps and the coffin bear ing Mr Good to his last resting place slowly was lowered into Iowa soil Clmrcli Filled Early Except for seats reserved for rela tives nnd the congressional delega tion the church was filled before 3 ARE ARRESTED IN MANLY RAIDS Bonds Are Furnished by Vic tims of Squad of Liquor Officers MANLY Nov Eighteen fed eral state and county prohibition agents from Cerro Gordo Worth and Mitchell counties swooped down upon this community yester day in four sections and simultane ously struck at what they believed to be the liquor heart of the neigh Around the flag draped I coffin in front of which stood two soldiers at attention were banked baskets of pink chrysanthe mums and pink rosea Just behind lay the palm wreath sent by Pres ident and Mrs Hoover On top of the pipeoigan was i long spray of white lilies The ros trum and chancel were covered TURN TO PAGE 10 COLUMN 1 We long for the day when it will not be considered bad manners to bit in scratch a Globe FRIDAYS FOOTBALL Mason City High School i Clear Lake School 1 S 3 4 Finul wmsawtm borhood As a result of the raid II G Beck and L A Riddcr proprietors of poolhalls here and Matt Olson Kensett a farmer were placed un der arrest and were taken to North wood where they were bound over to the grand jury and released bonds ranging from to Hauls amounting to several quarts and in one or two instances a gallon or more were made in cacti instance according to reports of the raid The poolhall operated by Jay Ncllson and the farm occupied by Fred Paulson also were raided bill no evidence could be found At the Matt Olson farm four miles east of Kensett 300 bottles of home brew and one and onehalf bottles of al cohol were found Olson was bound over to the grand iurv and released on bonds 1 AUNT HEX By Robert QuilJen Im goin to quit makin brown gravy on Sunday if Pa dont stiff bosom shirts or let his whiskers grow out again
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